BRIDGET CHRISTIE: WHAT NOW?
Thursday 20th until Saturday 22nd September
Thursday 11th and Friday 12th October 2018
Thursday 1st until Saturday 3rd November 2018
Tuesday 6th until Saturday 10th November: 2018
All performances start at 7pm
£22.50 (plus £3.38 per ticket booking fee)
Multi-award winning and highly acclaimed comedian Bridget Christie hits the
road in 2018 with her brand new show WHAT NOW? Brexit. Trump. Nuclear
apocalypse. Environmental catastrophe. But let’s be positive, at least Hugh
Hefner is dead! Is rolling news affecting your ability to enjoy the simple
things in life? Like baking, gardening and autoerotic asphyxiation? There
has to be another way of living that is more enjoyable than this. But can
Bridget find it?
Bridget’s last show, the hugely critically acclaimed Brexit show BECAUSE YOU
DEMANDED IT, completely sold out its 21-night Leicester Square Theatre run
and subsequent UK tour. It won Best Show at the comedy industry Chortle
Awards 2017, and was The Guardian’s No.1 Comedy of 2016.
As well as theatres up and down the UK, Bridget will also be doing this run
at London’s Leicester Square Theatre.
JO KOY BREAK THE MOULD
Monday 8th October 2018
£26.25 (plus £3.94 per ticket booking fee)
American stand-up superstar Jo Koy brings his Break the Mould tour to the
Across the pond, the comic has been selling out venues and breaking all
kinds of records with his boundary-shattering brand of self-effacing humour.
Being the son of a Filipino mother and an American father, his material
comes from a lifetime of being caught in the crossfire of different cultures
– with hilarious results. In the melting pot that is the United States of
America, it’s no wonder that Jo Koy’s anecdotes and experiences are such
familiar fare for so many of its people.
What keeps audiences coming back for more, however, is Jo’s infectious,
explosive energy in relating his stories to the crowd. Such energy has
influenced a steady progression from playing coffee houses and small bars to
selling out venues in Las Vegas, Seattle and more, and as his popularity
increases he has branched out worldwide to Canada, Australia, Europe and
Asia. His comedy is universal, and so is his appeal. What’s not to like?
Now Jo is ready to share the love with a UK audience, and invites us to join
him in London – for two nights only – for some good old fashioned infectious
laughter. Care to join him? The only disappointment you face is through
Jo Koy’s began as a stand-up in Las Vegas in the 1990s, and following this
he had his first TV break with BET’s Comic View. Further TV work includes
World’s Dumbest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Joy
Behar Show, and as a regular guest on the hugely popular Chelsea Lately. He
has also featured in two widely-watched specials on Comedy Central: Don’t
Make Him Angry and Lights Out. Podcast-wise, Jo hosts his own weekly show
The Koy Pond, and is a weekly guest on The Adam Carolla Show.
Last year, Jo produced his very own Netflix Original: Live From Seattle. As
his live audiences grow, so does his universal reach via the medium of film
Mark Cortale Presents Broadway @ The Leicester Square
RAMIN KARIMLOO with SETH RUDETSKY as pianist & host
Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October 2018
Press Night: Friday 5th October at 9.30pm
Friday at 9.30pm
Saturday at 3pm and 9.30pm
£66.50, £46.50, £26.50 (plus £4 / £4 / £3.97 per ticket booking fee)
Also £101.25 (plus £4 per ticket booking fee) tickets, including a Meet &
Greet are available. The Meet Greet will last for 30 minutes on
stage directly following the performance and include a photo-op with a
professional photographer. Please note that no autographs will be possible
due to time constraints).
International theatre star Ramin Karimloo returns to London for Seth
Rudetsky’s Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre concert series for 3 intimate
performances, produced by Mark Cortale.
Karimloo is best known for his Olivier nominated performance in Love Never
Dies and The Phantom of The Opera on the West End and the Broadway revival
of Les Miserables (Valjean) for which he received a Tony nomination.
Seth Rudetsky recently starred in a charity gala of his Broadway musical
Disaster! in 2016 at Charing Cross Theatre.
Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre began in 2013 with Patti LuPone, then
featured Audra McDonald in 2017 and most recently John Barrowman this April.
What differentiates this concert series from any other perhaps, is the
seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway’s biggest
stars - prompted by Rudetsky’s probing, funny, revealing questions - and
their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire. This is a spontaneous
evening of hilarity and show-stopping songs that is not to be missed.
Called “a global actor for a global time” by The New York Times,
Iranian-born, Canadian-raised Tony and Olivier Award-nominated actor and
singer Ramin has taken the West End and Broadway by storm with stand-out
performances in the most iconic roles in musical theatre, as well as nuanced
characterisations in new and surprising pieces of theatre. He recently
starred on Broadway in the smash-hit new musical Anastasia, originating the
role of Gleb Vaganov, a new character written for the stage adaptation and
tailored to his talents.On the West End, Ramin rose to fame in starring
roles in both of the West End’s longest running musicals: Les Misérables,
where he’s played Jean Valjean, Enjolras and Marius; and The Phantom of the
Opera, where he played Raoul and became the youngest person ever to play The
Phantom. Ramin was then hand-picked by Andrew Lloyd Webber to originate the
lead role of The Phantom in Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of
the Opera. For his performance, he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier
Award for Best Actor in a Musical and awarded with the prestigious
Theatregoer’s Choice Award and the Broadway World Award for Best Actor in a
Musical. Additional awards include: Favourite Leading Man in London’s West
End in the WhatsOnStage Awards, West End Theatregoers Choice Award for his
performance as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, and the Best Actor in a
Musical WhatsOnStage Award in 2011 for his performance as The Phantom in
Love Never Dies.
Seth Rudetsky is a self-confessed walking talking Broadway search engine who
lives and breathes The Great White Way! A musician, stand-up comic, actor,
writer, and radio host, his career includes performing on Broadway, writing
three books, penning a weekly Playbill.com column, and playing piano in more
than a dozen hit musicals, including Ragtime, Les Miserables, and The
Phantom of the Opera. Best known to US audiences as the daily Broadway host
of Sirius/XM radio, he has also been nominated for a Grammy Award - for his
recording of the musical Hair - and was three times nominated for an Emmy
Award - for his writing on The Rosie O’Donnell Show as well as winning the
title “Funniest Gay Male in New York” for his stand-up comedy.
Sponsored by Radisson Blu Edwardian, Mercer Street Hotel.
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
Tuesday 23rd until Saturday 27th October 2018
All performances start at 7pm
Tuesday to Thursday: £20 (plus £3 per ticket booking fee)
Friday and Saturday:
£22.50 (plus £3.38 per ticket booking fee)
In 'The Butterfly Effect,' Jon Robson takes a look at – and tells the tale
of – free, easily-accessible porn on the internet. At first glance you’d be
forgiven for thinking that this may be an exposé on a seedy industry and the
trouble it causes, but in reality it is a very human story – beginning with
a teenage dream of using the web to share porn with the masses (the flap of
the butterfly’s wing, if you will) and taking us through a chain reaction of
events that affect numerous people in a variety of ways.
Jon Ronson says: “The Butterfly Effect is sort of about porn, but it’s about
a lot of other things. It’s sad, funny, moving and totally unlike some other
nonfiction stories about porn – because it isn't judgmental or salacious.
It’s human and sweet and strange and lovely. It’s a mystery story, an
adventure. It’s also, I think, a new way of telling a story.”
Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and journalist. He is the author of
many bestselling books, including The Men Who Stare at Goats, So You’ve Been
Publicly Shamed, Lost at Sea, The Psychopath Test, and Them: Adventures with
Extremists. His screenplays include Frank (starring Michael Fassbender) and
the recent Okja (directed by Bong Joon-Ho). He lives in London and New York
Freckle Productions present:
Saturday 20th October 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019
Wednesday to Friday at 11.00am and 1.30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am,
12.15pm, 2.00pm (additional peak performances, see website for details)
unning time: 55 minutes
Adults £24, children £19. Family ticket £75 (Family - 4 tickets, maximum 2
Freckle Productions are delighted to announce that Stick Man, based on the
book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, will return to
London in 2018 for its eighth annual West End season. The run will coincide
with the 10th Anniversary of the book.
'Stick Man lives in the family tree
With his Stick Lady Love
and their stick children three...’
But what starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure for
Stick Man: a dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with
him, and he even ends up on a fire! How will Stick Man ever get back to the
family tree? Packed full of puppetry, live music and funky moves, Stick Man
is a touching, funny and utterly original adaptation that will delight all
Stick Man is adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson, the multi
award-winning author of some of the world's best loved children's books,
most notably the modern classic The Gruffalo which has sold over 13 million
copies worldwide. Julia is best known for her popular rhyming stories for
children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which have sold
millions of copies and have been translated into over 40 languages.
Stick Man is a perennial bestseller and has been translated into 23
languages. In 2015, Magic Light Pictures premiered the animated film of
Stick Man with an all-star cast including Martin Freeman, Jennifer Saunders
and Hugh Bonneville. The film was the 4th most-viewed 2015 Christmas Day TV
programme in the UK, and the book went to number one in the children’s
chart. In 2018 Stick Man celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Stick Man is produced by Freckle Productions, who have brought many of Julia
Donaldson’s books to the stage including Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales
and the forthcoming premiere UK Tour of Tabby McTat. It has original
direction by Sally Cookson (A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre) with design by
Katie Sykes (Jane Eyre, National Theatre), lighting by Elanor Higgins
(Private Peaceful, UK Tours) and music by Benji Bower (A Monster Calls, Old
Vic Theatre). The Associate Director is Mark Kane. Photo credit (above):
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