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Takes as its basis August Strinberg's 1888 class-struggle Miss Julie, which tells the tale of the passionate but ultimately destructive sexual liaison between a lowly footman and the sexual aristocrat Miss Julie. Marber's contemporary take on the idea moves the action from a Swedish estate at the end of the 19th Century to an English country house in July 1945, on the night of the Labour Party's victory over Winston Churchill's Tories in the General Election.
The Pantomime story of Aladdin and the magic lamp. Widow Twankey, her no-good son Wishee Washee and the Chinese laundry usually provide the slapstick.
Two brothers, Polyneikes and Eteocles, fight for the crown of Thebes. They kill each other. The rule is strict and clear: whoever dares to bury Polyneikes will be punished with death. Antigone cannot accept the laws that leave one of her brothers unburied and humiliated. State against Ideals, a young woman against a monarch, the whole town, us, inside the arena. How do you get a diamond out of a stone? 'I was born to love, not hate', states Antigone. And there is always a cost for it.
With a spectacular career spanning forty years, Art Garfunkel is responsible for some of the best loved songs ever written.
The Beat have been hailed as one of the most important bands in British music history, having developed a unique sound that fuses ska, punk rock, reggae and soul. They are returning with their 2tone sound and simple message of love and unity to help you dance the night away.
Queen tribute band.
So many fabulous hits to be covered but they're all here, from the early piano and harmony heavy masterpieces , to the later, catchy pop of the eighties and Rock anthems of the early nineties. Whether it's Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love or The Show Must Go On, Bohemian Rhapsody or Will Rock You We Are the Champions, The Bohemians will have you on your feet, singing, dancing and clapping along in a truly memorable live re enactment of the world's greatest Rock Band.
Basically, a fella with gaffer tape over his mouth doesn't bode well for an evening of comedy. But this exciting one-man show from New Zealand is attracting attention across the globe. Strikingly original and an absolute delight to watch, this is one of the most innovative and downright hilarious shows for years. There's no 'walking into the wind' or 'stuck in a glass box' here, but somehow, Sam Wills manages to get loads of laughs from his comic skill alone. Unique!
Fresh from sell-out shows all over the world, join TAPE FACE as he conjures uproarious & moving tableaux using only the most everyday of objects and the most popular of songs. Visually stunning, heart-stopping, and hilarious - you'll laugh, you'll cry, and when it's all over you'll be completely lost for words.
Famed for the passionate intensity of her singing, Camille O'Sullivan's interpretative power of song is a force to be reckoned with. She is regarded as one of the leading exponents of this vanquished art, Cabaret.
When the Governor's Wife abandons her baby in her haste to keep her collection of dresses, Grusha, the humble kitchen maid, saves the child from death and faces danger and adversity to protect him. A drunken village clerk, Azdak, is made judge by accident and tries her case. An epic and compelling morality tale of possession and rights.
Crickets, cats, foxes and, of course, the world-famous puppet, spring out of a collection of dusty, old, magic books, while Patrick Lynch from CBeebies pulls all the strings and turns all the pages to bring to life the true story of Pinocchio, no lie. Who nose? He might even find his father and become a real boy. Come and join him on his incredible journey... you'll have a whale of a time!
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears' dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. I made a decision. I did this by thinking of all the things I could do and deciding whether they were the right decision or not. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507.
Welcome to the unlikely setting of Lyme Regis Community Centre, where the Park Family - Terry, Jade and Noah - embark on a journey to a misty past. When things go wrong, family feuds are faced with the rapturous roar of DIY dinosaurs.
There's a boy. You know someone just like him. Except his best friend is a robot.
HMS Pinafore premiered in 1878 at the Opera Comique in London, and became Gilbert and Sullivan's first smash hit, enjoying a successful run of 571 performances. Satirising the snobbery and hypocrisy of the English social system of its day. HMS Pinafore is a comic tale of love, class pretensions and mistaken identities. Questioning the integrity of the ruling elite and exposing the duplicitous motives of leaders of power, this comedy still has remarkable resonance today.
All Male Production
Perrier Nominee and the hottest comic at the Edinburgh Fringe at 100 per cent sell-out 1998-2003 (and consistently the fastest selling comedian). With no two shows alike, this is unpredictable, unmatchable comedy at its best.
Perrier nominee 2002.
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr's new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he's performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He's won the British Comedy Award for 'Best Live Stand-Up Tour' and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.
In a vain attempt at bourgeois credibility, Manchester's sharp-dressed, sharp-delivering punk poet Lenny, changed his name to John Cooper Clarke and embarked on a ?polysyllabic excursion though Thrillsville'! Clad in the slum chic of the hipster, he issued the slang anthems of the zip age in the desperate esperanto of bop. Expect a mix of hilarious anecdotes of life in a Northern town interspersed with machine-gun fast delivery of some of his best poems. If you think poetry is dull and boring, or posh and erudite - you haven't seen JCC!
Jonathan Pie is a respected News reporter for a respected News broadcaster but he has a problem. He has several problems. He hates his job. He hates his colleagues. But mainly he hates the f**king News. Join him for this live show where he hilariously reveals the truth behind recent News events both home and abroad. He'll also be discussing his own meteoric rise to mediocrity...and one imagines he'll be venting plenty of spleen in the process.
Tribute band for The Kinks.
Mary Frances Doherty invites you to celebrate Katie's 12th birthday as she explores what it's like to be 12 years old and making the change from primary to secondary school.
Running time: 25mins. Age 11-12
King Lear divides his Kingdom between his daughters according to a declaration of their love for him. His eldest Goneril and Regan exaggerate their affection and inherit. His youngest daughter Cordelia speaks only the truth and is banished. So begins the tragedy of King Lear, whose dignity, sanity and finally life are torn from him by a self-seeking younger generation, ambitious for his power. What is love, what is madness, what is truth - Shakespeare explores these questions together with many others in King Lear, widely considered to be his greatest tragedy.
Comical love wars entangle the gods and youths of Ancient Greece in La Calisto, a sparkling light opera with all the raciness of a classic Carry On film.
A very British scandal involving fraud, bigamy, a disputed title, a legal case, madness and, ultimately, attempted murder. An extraordinary set of circumstances finds Lady Anna, a woman of aristocratic birth, in love with a radical tailor's son. The weight of the Victorian establishment closes its ranks against the match. So Anna must choose between her family, her class and everything she has ever known or settle for love, destitution and disgrace.
Time is running out for Restoration England's most notorious rake. The Earl of Rochester was the era's greatest unsung genius: also lover, a liar and pornographic poet. With only months left to live, he begins his final assault on life, blazing through the court of Charles II and London society, scorching all in his path.
On a midsummer's night Hermia and her lover Lysander flee from Athens and Demetrius - the man Hermia's father favours as a son-in-law. Demetrius follows, pursued by Helena who loves him in spite of being spurned in favour of Hermia. On the same night Bottom and his friends leave Athens to find somewhere quiet to rehearse their play which is to be performed at the wedding feast of Duke Theseus. Drawn into the woods they enter a world of magic, mystery and wonder.
Tween faux-reality dance show dancers live on stage.
The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour (Step 2) brings incredible dances to the stage, infusing contagious energy and unparalleled performances that will leave the audience in awe. Choreographed entirely by series stars Jordan Clark and Trevor Tordjman, the jaw-dropping tricks and emotionally-driven routines showcase the elite talent of eight performers who leave it all on the dance floor. Also returning to the stage to perform alongside The Next Step dancers are Shane Harte and Sarah Carmosino, who star in Family and Temple Street's music series Lost & Found Music Studios. Deshaun Clarke, also from Lost & Found, will reprise his role as host for the stage show, showing off his own musical talent and keeping the entire family on the edge of their seats.
Live on stage with his puppets Albert and Baby as well as the showstopping animatronic Sam. America's Got Talent finalist.
Gary Essendine is the complete actor - self-obsessed, talented, sexy and charming - but his life is one long act. Haunted by the trauma of turning 40 he goes in for a string of one-night stands and casual flings but with so many under his spell he finds himself trapped in a position even he can't charm his way out of.
Blending high drama with comic insight, Protein Dance are fast making their mark as sly and subversive humourists in contemporary dance.
Four vocalists and four dancers all sing for their supper in a witty piece of dance and music theatre that will provoke thinking on the sensory, cultural and social implications of food, from savouring the simplicity of a cherry tomato to touching on the moral dilemma of vegetarianism. With renowned composer Orlando Gough's music sung live and a tempting waft of freshly-baked pudding, expect a performance sure to delight all the senses. Weaving through celebrated designer Yann Seabra's interactive set, the performers will invite the audience to sit at a table, offer a tasting menu and then serve a show. Luca Silvestrini and Orlando Gough have collaborated closely so that all movement is composed and music choreographed and performed a cappella, creating an immersive experience of indulgence, nostalgia and mischief.
Its fun all the way, as the Purveyors of Cool swing into town with a sensational show featuring the greatest music of the 20th Century.
Robin Hood, with a tongue as sharp as his sword, fights for justice, outwits the evil Sherriff of Nottingham and woos Maid Marian. Expect fiendish escapes, spectacular swashbuckling and sword fights galore ? all performed by a fabulously versatile cast of four merry men, accompanied by an all-female ska band!
Sara has starred on BBC's Twenty Twelve, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Live at the Apollo, C4's Stand Up for the Week and Live at the Comedy Store on Comedy Central. Despite all this, she cannot be absolutely sure that she exists.
The Simon and Garfunkel Story tells the fascinating tale of how two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world's most successful music duo of all time. Starting from their humble beginnings as 50's Rock n Roll duo 'Tom & Jerry', The Simon and Garfunkel Story takes you through all the songs and stories that shaped them, the dramatic split, their individual solo careers and ending with a stunning recreation of the legendary 1981 Central Park reunion concert.
Smiths tribute band.
Musical version of Richard Harris's original comedy play which was made into a film by Liza Minnelli. The story of the lives and loves of a weekly tap-dancing class as the teacher tries to turn the odd bunch of attendees into a presentable group.
When Barney, a day-dreaming, eight year old falls over the edge into a chalk pit he discovers Stig, a modern day caveman living in a rubbish dump. Thrills, excitement and fun abound as they embark on an original fantasy journey. Making use of everything to improve Stig’s home, this intriguing and touching tale is a wonderful proclamation about friendship, imagination and possibly even recycling. Written in 1963 by Clive King, Stig of the Dump has became a firm favourite amongst readers with several first reading the book in school. It was adapted for television, firstly for ITV in 1981 and later by the BBC in 2002. It continues to be read in schools to support the Literacy Curriculum and, of course, enjoyed by adults approaching it for the very first time.
A household name in his native Australia, Tommy Emmanuel's career has spanned four decades, taking him from Hong Kong, Nashville, Peru and Africa to the closing ceremony of the Sydney Olympics in 2000, where his performance was beamed to 2.75 billion people. An extraordinary guitar-player with numerous awards to his credit, he is definitely a name to watch.
Modern south-London based folk duo
Meet a lost Prince chased by a dragon, a mysterious Queen of the Night, a kidnapped Princess, a lonely Bird-Man and don't forget the Magic Flute and Bells. This sparkling musical outing is packed with beautiful puppets, costumes and magical transformations. Ages 3-7
A vibrant multi-sensory play for young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Wave is the follow up to White Peacock. Performed for small audiences in a purpose-built theatre, and featuring live music, singing and digital projection, this play offers a unique experience rich in action, colour, sound, touch and emotion. Inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest, Wave explores the relationship between a parent and their offspring as they reach adulthood and leave home. This production is suitable for teenagers and adults with profound learning disabilities, including autism.
On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Lady Elizabeth, the Earl of Harpenden makes the mistake of allowing a drunken American Lieutenant to spend the night in his Albany apartment. Things start to go wrong the following morning when the Earl arranges a little female company for his charming and mischievous guest in the form of Mabel Crum, a former girlfriend with a penchant for Americans...but it is his fianc?e, Lady Elizabeth, who turns up at the flat! Add into the mix Colbert, a young French officer who also fancies his chances with Elizabeth, and her garrulous father, an inveterate gambler, and the stage is set for hilarious confusion. In this flurry of crossed-wires and mistaken identities Rattigan shows himself to be a master farceur
A Tribute to Led Zeppelin.
With glittering vocal showpieces and moving arias, Handel's slant on the perils of romantic love juxtaposes the heroic and the comic, the serious and the playful. A Persian Ruler's infatuation is triggered by the singing of his general's daughter. So instead of concentrating on his planned campaign against the Greeks, Xerxes prefers to focus on the sexual conquest of his brother's beloved - with unexpected results.
Sung in English Translation
Telling the delicate story of friendship, this musical journey intertwines all the hits including 'I Feel The Earth Move', 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow', 'How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)', 'Fire & Rain', 'You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman)' and the beautiful 'You've Got A Friend'.
Cult British Band.
Led by legendary UK songwriters Colin Blunstone on vocals and Rod Argent on piano, The Zombies originally formed in 1961 and are best known for the classics She's Not There, Tell Her No and Time Of The Season. Their seminal 1968 album Odessey and Oracle was ranked number 81 in Rolling Stone Magazine's top 500 albums of all time and the band's songs have been covered by an eclectic array of acts including Crowded House, Santana, OK Go, Elliott Smith, Dinosaur Jr, Beautiful South, Belle & Sebastien and Tom Petty to name but a few. As solo performers, Blunstone is famed for tracks such as Say You Don't Mind and Caroline Goodbye, whilst Argent rose to prominence with hits including Hold Your Head Up and God Gave Rock & Roll To You. Celebrating the band's 50th anniversary, The Zombies are back on the road again and also releasing a brand new album of fresh material. Expect a wonderfully assured set of new tunes, Zombies classics and songs taken from the respective members critically acclaimed back catalogues. Unmissable.