If you love songs from the musicals then you’ll be in Musical Theatre
heaven withENCORE RADIO, a brand new 24-hour
7-day-a-week radio station playing hits from musicals and films.
Kerry Ellis, who originated the role of Meat in Queen’s We Will Rock You
and starred as Nancy in Oliver! at Drury Lane, Eliza Doolittle in My
Fair Lady, Ellen in Miss Saigon, Maureen in RENT and Fantine in Les
Misérables, presents her own weekly show, every Saturday between 1pm and
“Hollyoaks”, Blue and West End star Duncan James also hosts his own show
on Sundays between 10am and 1pm.
Encore Radio is available 3 ways: Through its free app for tablet, iphone and android smartphones; Online
On DAB digital radio across London and the South East.
Monday 14th November to Saturday 3rd
At secret locations in South London
Teatro Vivo, in association with the
A site-specific ghost story staged in homes across South
directed by Sophie Austin
As the dark winter nights draw
in, Teatro Vivo is inviting audiences to their most
intimate show yet: a house viewing with a difference.
After staging Shakespeare in
Sainsbury’s supermarkets, Mother Courage in an old weapons factory and
The Odyssey on the streets of Deptford, where they performed everywhere
from tattoo parlours to pubs, the acclaimed company who have a
reputation for staging “theatre where you least expect it” will be
inhabiting a different secret south London home each week.
In The Residents the
audience, of up to 30 people a time, will become house hunters. They
will be told their appointment time and the nearest train station, but
will not be given the exact location until the day of the show.
After meeting estate agent,
Amelia Spoke, they will enter the property and hear previous
inhabitant’s stories, discovering how disturbing echoes of a places past
can be felt in the present.
From a murderess who disposes
of her husband, to the bizarre tale of a man who woke up one morning
transformed into a beetle, and a carer who is badly in need of care
herself, the audience will experience the perturbing tales of those who
have resided there before.
Each location will incorporate
echoes of its history through the voices and sounds of the real-life
With the help of an immersive
soundscape, a tapestry of stories will emerge allowing the bricks and
mortar currently standing on the space to tell their story.
Inspired by the latest
discoveries in gravitational wave technology, that open up the
possibilities of multiple universes, new ways at looking at time and how
the past and future collide together, The Residents will
encourage the audience to consider who came before and what they may
leave after they have gone.
NOT SUITABLE FOR THOSE AGED UNDER 12.
Monday to Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 3.30pm, 6.30pm and 8.30pm
12th to 15th and 19th to 22nd December 2016
Sutton House, 2 Homerton High Street, Hackney, E9 6JQ
Tea Break Theatre present:
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
This house… isn’t just any old house.
This house...is ALIVE.
Belle wants adventure and excitement, just like the plots in her
favourite books. But when her Father doesn’t return from one of his
trips she finds that adventure is far more dangerous and difficult than
she had imagined.
Soon she is trapped inside a house in which everything is coming to life
and is ruled over by a strange and mysterious monster: the Beast. There
are friends to be made, secrets to be unearthed and a battle to be
fought before she can set herself free.
From the company who brought you The Snow Queen, Five Children and It
and Bobbin. Join Tea Break Theatre this Christmas as they bring Sutton
House to life using puppetry, music and drama in this interactive
promenade performance that promises to be their most magical yet.
Will you follow Belle into this enchanted place and help her break the
Tuesday 13th December 2016 to Saturday 7th January 2017
The Drayton Arms Theatre, 153 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 0LJ
Fat Rascal Theatre in association with The Drayton Arms
PUSS IN BOOTS
A new adult pantomime
From the filthy minds behind BUZZ: A New Musical, Fat Rascal Theatre
presents a brand new adult pantomime, coming to the Drayton Arms Theatre
When young Colin is left with nothing but a cat in his father's will
he's ready to give up. He is a millennial after all. It's left to Puss
to sort his master’s life out, rid the land of evil and gain Colin
enough standing to marry the beautiful (but vacant) princess Fififi,
because as 2016 has proved, anyone can rule a kingdom if you tell enough
Our naughty pussy is going on a magical adventure featuring an
all-female cast, original music, side-splitting laughs and special
effects that will make you think we actually have some kind of budget.
Leave grandma at home with the cheeseboard and let Fat Rascal Theatre
purr-suade you to try something a little different this year.
Fat Rascal Theatre is a fresh new company from this year’s East 15
Acting School graduates. They are bold, cheeky and brash, using music
and comedy to educate and empower. Robyn Grant (Book and Lyrics) and
James Ringer-Beck (Music) are thrilled to be returning to this wonderful
theatre in South Kensington with their new adult pantomime, Puss in
Boots. With choreography from Matthew Ives and a cast that includes
Allie Munro, Katie Wells and Rosie Raven.
Until 22nd December 2016
Gary's Warehouse, The Bottle Shop, 128 Druid Street, Bermondsey, London
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
After a sell-out run last year, The Night Before Christmas is coming
back to Bermondsey!
An (anti)Christmas Night Out With a Difference! Following an extremely
successful run last year, Different Breed Theatre are bringing back
their production of Anthony Neilson’s dark Christmas comedy, The Night
Before Christmas, for a longer run and with some new developments.
Presented once again in Gary's Warehouse in Bermondsey and watch an elf
(well...he says he's an elf) will once again have to talk his way out of
a hostage situation.
The cast of West End actors includes Timothy O’Hara straight from 11
months as Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap; Michelle Luther who was
nominated for Best Actress in the Off West End Awards for her recent
performance in Dreamplay at The Vaults; Chris Harper who played Benedick
in last year’s Globe production of Much Ado about Nothing; and Glenn
Hanning who performed in Edward Bond’s Dea at the Secombe Centre this
Last year Melanie Hill (Cathy Matthews from Coronation Street) said of
the show, “It was so fecking good it laddered my Christmas
Our (slightly pervy) Santa will be in his Grotty Hole giving out some
fairly questionable gifts to those brave enough to sit on his knee!
There will be rude Christmas cards on sale. On the Saturday nights there
will be stand-up comedy after the play. There will be beer from local
breweries and delicious alternative Jamaican Christmas food from Arawak
Fun for grownups* (15+) this is perfect for: Christmas Parties, Lonely
Evenings for One, A Chilled Night Out, or even A Festive Tinder/Grindr
Date Night with a Difference.
*some reasonably placed swearing and sexual language where necessary.
Cast/Creatives: Chris Harper – Simon; Timothy O’Hara – Gary; Michelle
Luther – Cherry; Glenn Hanning – Elf.
Director: Sarah Henley
Public nights: 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22 December
Corporate nights: 1, 2, 6, 8, 13, 15, 16 December 2016
£20 (£15 concessions)
Corporate nights: from £85 - see website for details.
Deborah Warner’s dazzling and controversial staging of Richard II
starring Fiona Shaw
First presented at London’s National Theatre in 1995
and re-staged for broadcast on BBC2 in 1997
150 minutes including extras / £17.99 including VAT
Deborah Warner’ sumptuous and startling television film, Richard II, is
a unique interpretation of Shakespeare’s tale of a monarch’s downfall.
Two decades on from the creation of this landmark production,
Illuminations is releasing Richard II for the first time on DVD.
Fiona Shaw’s portrayal as King Richard II stirred up significant
critical controversy when she appeared on stage in 1995 at the National
Theatre and then later in Salzburg and Paris.
For the screen version, Deborah Warner and production designer,
Hildegard Bechtler re-imagined Richard II as an innovative drama that
was shot over a fortnight using film techniques.
Playing alongside Fiona Shaw is a distinguished cast of actors including
Donald Sinden (Duke of York), Richard Bremmer Henry Bolingbroke), Julian
Rhind-Tutt (Duke of Aumerle), Kevin McKidd (Harry Percy) and Paola
Dionisotti (Duchess of York).
DVD extras include Making Richard II featuring two recent interviews
with Deborah Warner and Fiona Shaw and a 16-page booklet of critical
reviews and stunning production stills.
Format: PAL region 0 / Subtitles: English for the hard of hearing
This immersive comedy by the producers
of 'Faulty Towers The Dining Experience' returns
to Covent Garden’s
Kingsway Hall Hotel
They may share the names of the world’s most
famous couple, but this Will & Kate are far from
Their dream was for a small intimate wedding,
but with everyone else planning exactly the
opposite, the couple eloped. Now it’s the date
of their original wedding day and they’re back
for the big reception – the one that neither of
them wanted in the first place. What could
possibly go wrong??!! Join the party. It’s a
roller-coaster journey full of fun, frolics and
more than a few surprises.
Fully immersive and highly improvised, the show
features four award-winning actors playing
multiple roles, performing around and with the
audience as they join The Wedding Reception.
There’s a 3-course meal, too – and cake!
(occasional strong language and sexual innuendo)
Kingsway Hall Hotel, 66 Great Queen Street,
Covent Garden, London WC2B 5BX
Times: Fridays and Saturdays. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 7:30pm (two
Tickets: £43 (£38 concessions) – all tickets include a
three-course meal (cake for dessert; special
Bookings & show info:
/ 0845 154 4145 / info (put the @ symbol here)
Wednesday 23rd November 2016 until Saturday 7th January
Press Night: Thursday 29th November 2016
Chickenshed present the World Premiere of a brand new
Adventure to Oz
by Lou Stein
This Christmas we will be presenting a world premiere of a fantastical
new musical, based on the much-loved and wonderful Oz stories of L.
Frank Baum - Adventure to Oz! The show will be a mammoth undertaking and
a true theatrical spectacle, created by our new Artistic Director, Lou
Stein – and we absolutely cannot wait to share it with audiences!
In this dazzling production, we will encounter familiar characters such
as Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man, and we will be introduced to
new loveable and memorable characters such as the incredible Patchwork
Girl and Ojo the Unlucky Munchkin. We will travel along the famous
Yellow Brick Road with a brave band of friends on a quest to release
Ojo’s Uncle from an enchantment that has turned him to stone.
Our huge and diverse cast continually wows and entrances audiences and
includes hundreds of children, young people and adults all working
together to create a theatrical extravaganza.
The production will brilliantly demonstrate our continued desire to
reflect and include our entire community.
This will be a show of incredible scale – if you’ve seen a Chickenshed
Christmas show before, expect to be even more dazzled and amazed. And if
you’ve never seen a Chickenshed Christmas show, then what are you
waiting for? Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Chickenshed for an
unforgettable theatrical experience this Christmas!
Chase Side, Southgate, London N14 4PE
Times and Dates:
Thurs 1 Dec at 12pm, 7pm, Fri 2 Dec at 1pm, 7.30pm, Sat 3 Dec at 3pm,
7.30pm, Mon 5 Dec at 12pm, Tues 6 Dec at 1pm, Wed 7 Dec at 1pm, Thurs 8
Dec at 12pm, 7pm, Fri 9 Dec at 12pm, 7.30pm, Sat 10 Dec at 3pm, 7.30pm,
Sun 11 Dec at 1.30pm, 5.30pm, Wed 14 Dec at 12pm, 7pm, Thurs 15 Dec at
1pm, 7pm, Fri 16 Dec at 12pm, 7.30pm, Sat 17 Dec at 3pm, 7.30pm, Sun 18
Dec at 1.30pm, 5.30pm, Mon 19 Dec at 7pm, Tues 20 Dec at 7pm, Wed 21 Dec
at 7pm, Thurs 22 Dec at 3pm, 7pm, Fri 23 Dec at 1.30pm, 5.30pm, Tues 27
Dec at 3pm, 7pm, Wed 28 Dec at 3pm, 7pm, Thurs 29 Dec at 3pm, 7pm, Fri
30 Dec at 1.30pm, 5.30pm.
Tues 3 Jan at 7pm, Wed 4 Jan at 7pm, Thurs 5 Jan at 7pm, Fri 6 Jan at
7.30pm, Sat 7 at 3pm, 7.30pm.
Captioned: Mon 5 Dec at 12pm, Fri 9 Dec at 7pm, Sat 10 Dec at 3pm &
7.30pm, Fri 16 Dec at 7.30pm.
Audio Described: Fri 16 Dec at 12pm, Sun 18 Dec at 1.30pm, Tue 20 Dec at
7pm, Fri 23 Dec at 1.30pm, Fri 30 Dec at 1.30pm.
Sign Language is integrated into all performances.
Initially booked for a limited 4 week run, 3 Olivier Award-winning Broadway
musical In The Heights extended its run at King’s Cross Theatre for a fourth time,
until its final performance on Sunday 8th January 2017.
In The Heights is an uplifting and exhilarating journey into Washington Heights,
one of Manhattan's most vibrant communities – a place where the coffee is light
and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of
three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of
hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggle can be deciding which
traditions to take with you, and which ones to leave behind. With a gripping
story and unforgettable Latin and hip-hop infused score, In The Heights is a
ground-breaking contemporary musical about what it takes to make a living, what
it costs to have a dream, and what it means to be home.
King’s Cross Theatre is a brand new purpose built theatre at King’s Cross
A late night bar is open to
coincide with performances of In The Heights.
Opening an hour before every
performance until late, with live music and DJs after certain performances.
(Photo credit: top: Robert Workman, below: Sam Mackay as Usnavi
and cast, by Johan Persson)
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