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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.
Angelos Epithemiou (BBC 2 Shooting Stars) and Barry From Watford (BBC Radio 2 Steve Wright) come together to discuss how to succeed in business, where they think corporations have got it right and wrong and the direction in which the financial sector is headed. But mostly they will be discussing the bookies, Londis, Crimewatch, their balls, if you can claim benefits in space, whether or not Kim Jong Un cuts his own hair and how Ban Ki Moon once nearly lost The UN in a poker game.
Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan's orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie's search... Written in 1977 and based on the comic strip by Harold Gray.
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.
Using a tabletop as a puppet stage and silent disco style headphones, Beached tells the tale of Arnold whose short walk becomes a deep-sea adventure Inspired by such classics as the Clangers and Mr Benn, our mini hero finds himself facing the dangers of the deep. Previously seen at a huge variety of venues from pubs, libraries, a swimming pool and at a Bonfire Night event, this "quirky" project was described as a top pick of a showcase event by the Guardian's Lyn Gardner in 2015.
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.
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.
Flit, Flap & Fly is a squawking adventure that follows a young chick's frantic and funny journey towards independence, and his relationship with his fine-singing father. The audience is invited to join the pair in the nest, where they find themselves part of the daily life of a unique bird family. Bursting with live music and audience participation, everyone in the nest can learn birdsongs, perhaps share a worm supper, and get ready to take flight for the first time.
This award-winning comedy is a love story between two elderly residents in a nursing home. Patrick was a mathematician and codebreaker, Clara is a beautiful innocent with a fading memory. Will their adult children be able to come to terms with their own feelings as the romance between their parents blossoms? Half Life explores the nature of memory and aging and the transformative power of love with humour and tenderness.
Ustinov Studio. Part of a Season of plays from North America
British history is full of barmy people who did nasty things to each other. With blood, battles, murder and mayhem Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain explores stories from Roman, Tudor, Stuart, Georgian, Victorian and WW1 periods and features famous characters such as Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Guy Fawkes, Florence Nightingale and General Earl Haig. Enjoy an episode of Roman Mankychef and find out how to impress your guests with roast dormouse; is it easier to lose your heart or head to horrible Henry? Will Parliament escape gunpowder Guy? Take a peak inside Georgian Crime School, dare to dance the Tyburn jig and find out what a baby farmer did.
The comedian and star of Peep Show has realised that all her mates are growing up without her. Suddenly everyone around Isy is into mortgages, farmers' markets and nappies, rather than skinny dipping and Sambuca sessions.
2012 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Best Show Nominee.
James Acaster finds himself with something to look forward to. Something he's always wanted. Something we all want.
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.
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
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.
Multi award-winning comic/activist Mark Thomas performed his first gigs in The Red Shed in Wakefield, a 47-foot-long wooden hut that doubles up as a Labour Club. Three decades later he returns to celebrate its 50th birthday, entwining the story of his political coming of age with the tale of the people who inspired him. The struggle for hope and survival in a shed, a story of strikes, fights, dinner ladies and beer; friendship, love, memory and above all belief. Theatre, stand-up, journalism, activism and a small amount of help from the audience.
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.
Classical French comedy. Harpagon, the Miser, a capricious and unpredictable fool, attempts to ruin the lives of his family with the sole purpose of protecting his vast fortune. A fortune he has no intention of ever touching himself.
The band was formed in 2000 as a tribute the world's premier rock bands - Dire Straits. The abundant energy and the excellence and musicality of their performance makes Money For Nothing a "must see" for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan. Fronting the band is the brilliant guitarist and Mark Knopfler sound-alike Aled Williams. Behind him the line-up features top-class and experienced musicians that make this band a worthy tribute to Dire Straits. Aled and all the band have studied Dire Straits in great depth to re-create their tribute to be as close as possible to the real thing. Featuring all the hits from their first ever single ?Sultans of Swing' to ?Brothers in Arms?, ?Walk of Life' and their last single released in 1992 ?The Bug' - also the legendary ?Money For Nothing' (ft Sting) which was the first ever video played on MTV. The band also includes versions from ?On the Night' and ?Live @ The BBC?.
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.
The inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society embark on bringing an ambitious 1920's murder mystery (Murder at Haversham Manor) to The Edinburgh Festival. Chris the arrogant head of the drama society has directed the piece and cast himself as the dynamic Inspector. Desperate wannabe actress Sandra and the genuinely doting Max struggle opposite each other as the romantic interest while hapless Dennis still can't pronounce 'facade'. An hour of hilarious disaster ensues; actors get knocked out, the play gets stuck on a loop and the set falls down before the final denouement. The production ends with an uproarious, totally improvised Q&A session with the cast, where the audience can put their own questions to the unfortunate troupe.
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.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife... The ultimate romantic comedy, Jane Austen’s story of the five Bennet sisters and their relentless pursuit of suitable husbands is one of the best-loved novels ever written, constantly topping the polls of favourite books. When feisty Elizabeth Bennet first meets handsome bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited. When she later discovers that he has scuppered the relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, the family’s lives are turned upside down as Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and pokes gentle fun at the affectations and etiquette of provincial middle-class life.
A celebration of the music of Prince.
Britain's biggest and most exciting touring dance company who often tour two programmes at a time. Dancing to a mixture of musical styles they provide enormously watchable evenings.
Something wicked this way comes! Rambert celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2016, returning to Bath with a stunning programme of virtuoso dancing and live music, including a new work inspired by Macbeth. Tomorrow is a split-stage experience taking you inside the dark, dangerous world of Shakespeare's hero-turned-villain. Seven eerie ?witches' perform a danse macabre, their sinister, spellbinding movements presented alongside the pivotal moments of the drama. It will make you see the Scottish Play in a whole new light. A giant, revolving mirror hangs over the stage in Hydrargyrum. It offers a different angle to view the dancers as they morph from a powerful-butanonymous group to defiant-but-vulnerable individuals. A third piece looks at the subject of migration. It uses multimedia projections to create an evershifting backdrop as the dancers dramatise the mix of hope and fear that make up the migrant experience of leaving one home to search for another. All three original dance works are packed with powerful images and emotions, making an utterly distinctive and memorable programme from Britain's national dance company.
Ayckbourn's first West End hit comedy of confusion. A lazy summer Sunday in the late 60's. Ginny has fallen in love with Greg and wants Philip to leave her alone. So she sets off to see Philip and tell him once-and-for-all. Greg thinks she's visiting her parents and discovers Philips address so decides to pay a surprise visit and ask for her hand. For once, Philip's wife is still at home when Greg arrives before Ginny. Confused?
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!
Follows squeaky-clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they'll never forget, with the scandalous Frank N Furter, rippling Rocky and vivacious Magenta. Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including 'Sweet Transvestite', 'Damn It Janet' and, of course, the pelvic-thrusting 'Time Warp', Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity. This is the boldest bash of them all, so fish out the fishnets, buff up your basque and sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life! Don't dream it - be it!
English rose Lucy Honeychurch is touring Italy with her prim spinster cousin Charlotte Bartlett as chaperone. Charlotte is quick to step in when Lucy makes the mistake of fraternising with the lower-class Mr Emerson and his son George at their Florentine pensione. However, when she witnesses Lucy and George kissing, she has no option but to whisk Lucy away to Rome. Back home at the family's Surrey estate Lucy becomes engaged to the eminently suitable (but priggish and pretentious) Cecil Vyse. Charlotte has sworn Lucy to secrecy over the kiss with George, but will Lucy be able to repress her feelings when she discovers that the Emersons have taken a house in the village? With its cast of vivid characters, this elegant comedy written in 1908, is widely recognized as one of the finest novels of the twentieth century. The award-winning Merchant Ivory film adaptation in 1985 was voted number nine in The Guardian's list of the best romantic films of all time.
Back in the fifties and sixties, Revue was an essential part of London's varied theatre scene offering a fun filled evening. A simple format of sketches, songs and skits, the Shakespeare Revue is inspired by the Bard and put over with vigour, delight and panache by the accomplished performers. A rich vein of comic writing and song, much of it seems to be also a potted history of British entertainment styles. First presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Centre and subsequently in the West End, this joyous words and music celebration gathers together some of the finest comic material inspired by the Bard. The evening continues with comic contributions from the cream of writing and performing talent such as Alan Bennett, Maureen Lipman, Ned Sherrin and Victoria Wood to name just a few.
Based on the original Royal Shakespeare Company production
Join Jackie and Pooja from our ever-popular Dinkies group as they bring your favourite books to life in this fun storytelling session for pre-schoolers and their parents
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.
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.
It was sheer originality and overwhelming talent that won Tommy Tiernan comedy's most prestigious prize in Edinburgh in 1998. His life enhancing fusion of hysterical stories, killer one-liners and off-beat twists make him a favourite with audiences. 1998 Perrier Winner and 1999 British Comedy Awards Best Stand Up.
Wiletta Mayer is a talented African-American actress who has spent a lifetime building a career in the theatre. Now she is on Broadway, rehearsing Chaos in Belleville, an anti-lynching play with a white director. As rehearsals progress, Wiletta finds it increasingly difficult to relate to the part she is playing. Will she be able to overcome her misgivings and let the show go on? Peppered with knowing humour and richly drawn characters, this vivid depiction of backstage life smartly satirises the white dominated theatre scene of the fifties.
Ustinov Studio. Part of a Season of plays from North America
Modern south-London based folk duo
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.
Wi-Fi Wars is a live comedy game show where you play along! Log in with your smartphone or tablet (make sure you've got plenty of battery!) and compete in a range of games, quizzes and challenges to win the show, and prizes!
Fog and creepily haunted houses, supernatural happenings, sea mists and dark stormy nights, lonely funerals and creaking attic doors, all combine in this gripping adaptation of Susan Hill's tense and thrilling story to create a play that taps our primal fears. A grieving lawyer believes a curse has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of the woman in black. In an attempt to exorcise the spirit he engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his story. His plan begins innocently enough, but as the border between reality and fantasy blur, the horror starts and the flesh begins to creep..
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.
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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.