Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, London CR9 1DG
Music stars Fleur East and Joe McElderry are to star
in Bravery To The Bell, a spectacular series of five variety shows
across the UK to raise awareness and fundraise for national children’s
charity, Children with Cancer UK.
They will be joined by Britain’s Got Talent dance group Flawless,
illusionist Marc Spelmann, The X Factor’s Lauren Platt, West End Aladdin
star Matthew Croke, vocalist Emma King, Reading Community Gospel Choir
and vocal harmony group Vadé, to perform the concerts and celebrate the
release of a Children with Cancer UK fundraising charity single -
Tomorrow Is A Better Day. The single is a celebratory nod to the journey
children take throughout their fight against cancer, with the ringing of
a symbolic bell at the end of treatment. The aim of the charity is to
help more children with cancer ring the end of treatment bell.
The dates and venues for Bravery To The Bell are:
Saturday 7th September 2019: Manchester O2 Apollo with extra special guests
Soul II Soul
Sunday 15th September 2019: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sunday 22nd September 2019: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sunday 29th September 2019: Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Sunday 13th October 2019: LONDON DATE - Croydon Fairfield Halls
Children with Cancer UK is celebrating more than 30 years of raising and
investing funds into vital specialist research to save children’s lives
and keep families together. Bravery To The Bell is the perfect
opportunity to bring families together to enjoy a line-up of some of the
very best entertainment in the UK, while also supporting a leading
children’s cancer charity.
Bravery To The Bell - staged during Cancer Awareness Month - is a two
hour show of song, dance, comedy and magic... but the biggest stars in
each show will be local children in remission who will get to ring a
bell placed centre stage, in what will
surely be an amazing show-stopping moment. The end of treatment bell
symbolises the joyful moment all children with cancer look forward to -
completing their treatment and returning home to normal life with their
Tomorrow Is A Better Day is available now to download on iTunes, Google
Play and Amazon Music, with all proceeds to be donated to Children with
Cancer UK. Or download the free app Bravery To The Bell available now in
the app store.
Bourne Media Group’s Suzanne Shaw and Laura Taylor, producers of Bravery
To The Bell, are also launching a competition for members of the public
to win tickets to join the cast on stage for the finale of the show to
sing the charity single.
New Wimbledon Theatre & Studio
93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1QG
The New Actors Company in association with New
Wimbledon Theatre presents:
A unique collaboration between
The New Actors Company, New Wimbledon Theatre and ATG to reinvigorate
the artistic identity of Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre.
The season includes:
Tues 27th August to Saturday 14th September 2019:
I hope you have a nice time. I don’t believe in God, really, which is a
shame in this type of situation, but –
As Amy, a chambermaid who has the luck of regularly finding the recently
deceased, wonders about the life of the dead occupant of a hotel room
she was about to clean, we are invited to discover the circumstances
that led up to the event in this cleverly constructed drama.
Earning Laura Wade the Most Promising Playwright award from the Critics’
Circle Theatre Awards, Breathing Corpses is a gift for both the actors
performing it and the audience watching it. This production will be the
first professional London revival since its premiere at the Royal Court
Theatre in 2005.
Tuesday to Friday at 7.45pm
Saturday at 2.45pm and 7.45pm
Tuesday 17th September to Saturday 5th October 2019:
Good sir, why do you start; and seem to fear
Things that do sound so fair?
Shakespeare’s classic tragedy will be the second offering in the season.
The New Actors Company is very proud to be producing its first
professional production of a play by Shakespeare. The piece needs little
introduction except to say there will be no twist or slant in this
production; no setting to explain away current affairs or the political
climate of this time or any.
Tuesday to Friday at 7.45pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.45pm and 7.45pm
Tuesday 22nd October to Saturday 9th November 2019:
How could I have known that you would come?
In 1838, poverty-stricken and on the run from creditors, Richard Wagner
writes his first successful opera, Rienzi, which is performed at the
Dresden Opera House in October 1842. In 1907, a 19-year-old Adolf Hitler
watches a performance of Rienzi, which becomes a powerful obsession for
the young, serious Austrian. When Adolf’s fleeting attempts at opera
fail dismally, he embarks on his next adventure – to “save the German
people” through political action.
How do two men derive inspiration from the same source – one, which
leads to an extraordinary act of creation - the other, a murderous act
Tuesday to Friday at 7.45pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.45pm and 7.45pm
Friday 13th to Tuesday 24th December 2019:
The Night Before Christmas
He’s an employee of an International Gift Distribution Agency.
It is the night before Christmas, and while children across the country
dream hopefully of a fat man visiting them with presents, and parents
lie awake completing re-mortgaging the house, a particularly festive
intruder is discovered breaking into a lonely warehouse.
The clock starts ticking for this elf-like individual, as he tries to
convince his captors of his Yuletide credentials, but is he all that he
says he is? As snow falls gently over the city, and the wind carries
sounds of festive cheer, Gary and Simon work to discover the truth. Is
their captive truly a Seasonal pixie, a narcotic junkie or maybe both…
Monday to Saturday at 8pm
Friday 20th and Sat 21st December 2019 at 10pm
Tickets: All seats £18 (£16 concessions)
A £1.80 (£1.60 concessions) booking fee per ticket applies.
By phone: 0844 871 7646* Calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone
company’s access charge.
After nine spectacular sold out shows raising over
£300,000 for the Make A Difference Trust, WEST END BARES, theatre’s
hottest annual fundraiser, returns for its 10th birthday with a one-off
Tickets are on sale now.
Starting in 2010 at Café de Paris, WEST END BARES quickly grew in size
and before long moved to the larger Novello Theatre, before eventually
arriving at the Shaftesbury Theatre. For its 10th birthday WEST END
BARES moves to Troxy for an almighty party to celebrate 10 stunning
years of daring to bare.
This year’s theme will be announced later in the summer and follows nine
years of incredible shows including West End Bares' unique take on the
Olympics in 2012, Fashion in 2011, a Nude Dunnit murder mystery in 2014,
reaching new heights of nearly naked pleasure in TAKE OFF in 2015 and
turning the colourful characters of Oz upside down in Ruby Strippers in
2017. This year's anniversary show follows 2018's TOP OFF OF THE POPS
which was hosted by Tom Allen and saw over 100 performers including Eva
Noblezada, Laura Baldwin, Natasha Barnes, Luke Baker and Jon Robyns dare
to bare, paying tribute to iconic music artists; the event raised over
£60,000 for the Make a Difference Trust, a new record.
Special celebrity guests and performers for this year’s performance will
be announced in due course. Previous celebrity supporters over the last
ten years have included Graham Norton, John Barrowman, Eddie Izzard,
Samantha Bond, Dame Judi Dench, Joe Lycett, Beverley Knight, Summer
Strallen, Bianca del Rio, Michelle Visage, Adam Garcia, Dianne
Pilkington, Mark Gatiss, Ian Hallard, Celinde Schoenmaker and Oliver
The event is based on the original concept ‘Broadway Bares’ by legendary
Broadway and West End director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell to
benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids.
Melanie Tranter, Chair of the Make A Difference Trust said, “West End
Bares only happens because of the incredible generosity of the theatre
community who give their time and talent so generously to make this
incredible show possible. We are delighted to be celebrating ten years
of West End Bares.”
Building on a legacy of over 30 years of fundraising by the theatre
industry, The Make A Difference Trust raises funds for HIV and AIDS
projects that build awareness and provide care, support and education in
the United Kingdom and Sub-Saharan Africa. The Trust works with
established partners to ensure projects have maximum impact and are
sustainable. The Trust has distributed grants to support individuals
experiencing hardship across the UK as well as grants to support
projects with their UK and International partners, to relieve poverty,
provide a safe environment and education for children and orphans
affected by HIV and AIDS, and to secure the needs of the individual and
the greater community as a whole For further information about the Make
A Difference Trust please visit
Prices: Floor Tables: £150
Floor Standing: £50
Circle Booths and Circle row A: £80 per seat
Circle Seats: £55, £45, £35, £25
VIP tickets are available directly from the MAD Trust
by calling 020 7231 9719 and include access to the pre-show drinks
reception, VIP entrance to the theatre with a drink on arrival, £10 of
MAD money, the best seats in the House for the legendary Rotation and
access to the Exclusive After Party.
Booking fees apply.
Box Office: Online: www.madtrust.org.uk
By phone: Troxy booking line
020 790 9000
In person at Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London E1 0HX.
Booking fees apply.
Tuesday 23rd July until Saturday 3rd August 2019
DAPHNE, TOMMY, THE COLONEL AND PHIL
Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR
Imagine your wife turned out not to be quite the woman you thought...
This brilliantly fresh, hilariously surreal new comedy is a madcap
domestic farce about an aged couple who discover that their seemingly
perfect marriage is not all it appears to be. As a turbulent past
crashes in on them, long-buried secrets turn into imminent danger. But
can love conquer all?
In a peaceful rural backwater, the irrepressible Daphne and decorated
military man Tommy have been blissfully married for sixty-six idyllic
But recently something’s been troubling Tommy: a terrible secret.
For decades he’s been haunted by the memories of a black ops mission
gone-wrong during the Korean War, and the fallout from one fatal night
is finally catching up with him.
With marital bliss on a collision course with the fast-approaching
shadows of the past—and with decades of untruths unravelling—perils loom
and chaos reigns.
Meanwhile, Daphne’s got a secret of her own. Quite a big one…
Starring David Henry (The Madness of George III) and Clifford Hume
Writer-director Edwin Ashcroft’s previous directorial credits include
the UK premiere of Jon Fosse’s Over There, and the UK/London premiere of
Nineteen Ninety-Two by Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee.
Times: Tuesday to Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday at 2.30pm
No Monday performances.
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Embassy Theatre, Eton Avenue, London, NW3 3HY
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
The languorous estancias of the Andes foothills where they grow cherries
and make Malbec wines. Here too, as in Tsarist Russia and modern South
Africa, the old ways of life are being ousted to make way for the new.
Award-winning actor and director Janet Suzman directs Chekhov's last and
greatest play, in a version proving it to be robustly universal.
First performed at the Young Vic Theatre, London on 10 October 2014.
Director - Janet Suzman
Designer - Simon Wells
Performed by MA Acting Classical Students
Before each performance, an extra play is performed:
The idea behind this play comes from the recent exposure by local
historian Catherine Cortess of the discovery of babies bones and
skeletons found in the grounds of a mother and baby home in Tuam –
County Galway – Ireland. The home was built on the grounds of an old
workhouse and ran from 1921-1961. My play is loosely based on these
recent and historical events but is not a docu-drama of Tuam’s buried
babies, though it draws inspiration from the story. Told through the
eyes of Grace and her grandchildren, ‘Bones’ is a play about loss, the
punishment of unmarried mothers and the legacy of demonsiation of women
by Church and State, where the human and reproductive rights of women
Tanika Gupta MBE, May 2019
Director - Martin Wylde
Designer - Sammy Dowson
Performed by MA Acting- Contemporary
This play was commissioned for MA Acting Contemporary. There will be
scenes of an upsetting nature.
Times: Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th July 2019 at
7:30pm (Bones at 7pm)
Thursday 25th and Saturday 27th July 2019 at 2:30pm (Bones at 2pm)
Prices: All tickets: £10 (£5 concessions, No charge
for industry and associated professionals)
Box Office: Online: boxoffice(insert @ symbol here)
By phone: 020 7722 8183
LIVE AT THE SAVOY
The new evening entertainment series taking place at
The Savoy Hotel’s Thames Foyer every night of the week.
Performers include highly-acclaimed jazz vocalist Judi
Jackson on Thursday 25th July 2019.
A new Thames Foyer evening menu will accompany the
entertainment: Available from 7pm, the menu draws inspiration from Auguste Escoffier, the legendary ‘director of chefs’ at The Savoy in the
late 1800s, who famously invented the Peach Melba. An extensive drinks
list, boasting an array of the finest Champagne, wine and Port will sit
alongside the food offering.
Tickets cost £25 each, with an additional minimum
spend on food and beverage required of £20 per person. www.thesavoylondon.com
JAMIE WILSON AND GAVIN KALIN
Colin Ingram and Peter Kane for InTheatre, Marc David Levine and Curve
THE UK PREMIERE OF
ON YOUR FEET!
A LIMITED SEASON AT THE LONDON COLISEUM Until Saturday 31st August 2019
ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and
charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami
and finally to international superstardom and features some of the most
iconic pops songs of the era, including ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’,
‘Conga’, ‘Get On Your Feet’, ‘Don’t Want To Lose You Now’ and ‘1-2-3’.
Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is the
most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music.
In addition to her 38 number 1 hits across the Billboard charts, Gloria
recorded the Oscar-nominated song ‘Music of My Heart’ and has received
numerous honours and awards over the course of her illustrious career.
Emilio Estefan is a founding member of the pioneering Miami Sound
Machine, who created a brand new Latin crossover sound – fusing
infectious Cuban rhythms with American pop and disco. Combined, they
have won a staggering 26 Grammy awards..
The Tony Award® nominated show ran on Broadway for two years, playing
for over 750 performances. It is currently on a two year US tour, whilst
the production in Holland continues until August.
ON YOUR FEET! is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell
(Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), with choreography by Olivier Award-winner
Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and book by Academy Award® winner
Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman).
Christie Prades will play ‘Gloria Estefan’, George Ioannides ‘Emilio
Estefan’ and at certain performances the role of ‘Gloria Estefan’ will
be played by Philippa Stefani. Madalena Alberto will play ‘Gloria
Fajardo’, Karen Mann ‘Consuelo’.
Christie Prades played the role of ‘Gloria Estefan’ in “On Your Feet!”
on Broadway and can currently be seen in the same role on the US tour of
the show. Christie’s other credits include ‘Vanessa’ in “In the
Heights”and “West Side Story”.
George Ioannides has appeared in the West End productions of “Annie” and
“Mamma Mia!” and was most recently seen as ‘Eduardo Cortez’ in “An
Officer and a Gentleman” at Curve, Leicester and on national tour.
Philippa Stefani played ‘Mimi’ in the recent national tour of “Rent”.
She has also played ‘Daniela’ in “In The Heights” at King’s Cross
Theatre. Her other theatre credits include the original London casts of
“Wicked” at the Apollo Victoria and “I Can’t Sing” and “Sister Act”,
both at the London Palladium. She has also appeared in “High Society at
the Old Vic and ”Ghost” at the Piccadilly Theatre.
Madalena Alberto’s West End credits include the title role in “Evita” at
the Dominion Theatre and ‘Grizabella’ in “Cats” at the London Palladium.
She has also appeared as ‘Fantine’ in the 25th Anniversary tour of “Les
Miserables” and was most recently seen as ‘Giulietta’ in “Aspects of
Love” at the Southwark Playhouse.
Karen Mann’s many credits include ‘Golde’ in the national tour of
“Fiddler on the Roof” opposite Paul Michael Glaser, ‘Marley’ in
“Scrooge” at Curve and ‘Mother Superior’ in “Sister Act” also at Curve
and on national tour. Her extensive work at the Watermill Theatre in
Newbury includes ‘Gladys’ in “Copacabana”, ‘Viv’ in “Spend Spend Spend”
and ‘Mrs Lovett in “Sweeney Todd”, which transferred to both the New
Ambassadors Theatre and Trafalgar Studios.
Completing the cast will be Hollie Cassar, Francisco Del Solar, Katie
Dunsden, Eduardo Enrikez, Laura Friedrich Tejero, Denzel Giskus,
Francesca Lara Gordon, Yonly Leyva Desdunes, Elia Lo Tauro, Martin
McCarthy, Alicia Mencía, Ciro Lourencio Meulens, Carl Patrick, Clayton
Rosa, Julia Ruiz Fernandez, Shanna Michelle Slaap, Dawnita Smith, Frank
van Hengel, Despina Violari and Alain Zambrana Borges.
Klaudia Gjergji, Holly McDonagh, Emily Perra will share the role of
‘Little Gloria’ and Santiago Huertas Ruiz, Jonathan Naranjo, Alejandro
Puentes Motato will share the role of Nayib/Young Emilio/Jeremy.
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