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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.
North London rapper, writer and founder of The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company Akala burst onto the underground hip-hop scene back in 2004 when he became the first unsigned artist to appear on MTV UK's TRL show. His self-released debut, It's Not a Rumour, "fizzled with raw energy and outrageous talent" (BBC Music) and earned Akala the Best Hip Hop Artist award at the 2006 MOBOs (beating Kanye West to the title).
His most recent output, 2013's The Thieves' Banquet, was praised for its "intricate flow" (The Guardian) and "emotive and socially aware rhythms" (Hit the Floor).
Al Murray is the pub landlord who holds forth on all manner of topics, waxing wide about the state of the world with all the skewed logic of a bar room philosopher. Anyone who has spent even the smallest amount of time in a pub will recognise these immaculate observations of British pub culture.
Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation's critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense crusade to re-Great Britain in his brand new show. We live in troubling times. Europe. The NHS. Whatever the hell is going on in the Middle East. The gathering storm of fortnightly bin collections? Who knows where it will all end? Watch the one man who will answer the call of destiny even though it's an unlisted number. Watch the one man who will call time on tyranny even though he isn't quite sure what it means. Watch the one man who isn't afraid to say no to women ordering anything other than a glass of white wine (or fruit based drink).
First and foremost, the Average White Band were a band of music fans - they would meet as ex-pat soul brothers frequenting the clubs of London; nodding their acquaintance, glad of each other's musical love. Some of the group had already been on a No. 1 record by Chuck Berry and the band had supported Eric Clapton on his legendary 'comeback concert' on 13th January 1973. They had toured the US with equipment borrowed from the Who. They had signed to MCA and although their debut album, Show Your Hand had been warmly received, it sold next to nothing. It resulted in the label rejecting their new demos, cut at Clover Studios in L.A.
Michael Nunn and William Trevitt - former dancers with The Royal Ballet - founded their all-male company Balletboyz in 2000. The company has since won multiple awards and has produced several acclaimed television projects, including The Rough Guide to Choreography (Channel 4), The Royal Ballet in Cuba (More4) and Balletboyz: The Rite of Spring (BBC Three), as well as creating the digital work for Christopher Wheeldon's Electric Counterpoint (The Royal Ballet).
World Premie (Sadlers Wells). BalletBoyz are back with a brand new show, performed by an all-male company of ten amazing dancers who perform to a mesmerizing and evocative original musical score. Featuring two new commissions by internationally acclaimed choreographers Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos, Life takes an elegant, powerful and provocative look at life and death, presented in the inimitable BalletBoyz style.
Formed in 1988 in their home town of Toronto, Canada, their first album 'Gordon', sold over 5000,000 copies in Canada, outselling artists such as U2 and Michael Jackson. For a time they were even nicknamed the 'Canadian Housemartins', after the UK's own melodic, humorous popsters.
Black Grape's debut album, It's Great When You're Straight?Yeah, is a surreal, funky, profane, and perversely joyous album, overflowing with casual eclecticism and giddy humour. Ryder's sound was reinvigorated; creating bizarre rhymes that tie together junk culture, drug lingo, literary references, and utter nonsense.
One of the most influential bands to emerge in the initial wave of punk rock.
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.
Friends for 30-years, multi award-winning vocalist Claire Martin OBE and legendary saxophonist and vocalist Ray Gelato have combined their love of all things 'Swing' and joined forces for their first show together, 'A Swinging Affair'. These much celebrated and respected musicians share the stage with a world-class trio led by renowned-pianist Dave Newton to explore the Great American Songbook - including classics such as; 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off', 'They all Laughed', 'Baby It's Cold Outside' and 'Can't We Be Friends'.
When a theatre is 'dark' it means that it is closed. This may be temporary, e.g. between shows, or it may be semi-permanent, e.g. when it is closed for refurbishment (sometimes it is uncertain when this happens whether it will actually open again) and sometimes it means that the theatre is completely out to action, lost or gone!
John & Elis James can be heard every Saturday on XFM.
Featuring Bruce Foxton from the original line up of The Jam and from Stiff Little Fingers. Playing classic The Jam hits such as Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, Going Underground, Town Called Malice and The Modern World as well as songs from Bruce Foxton's solo career.
In 1997, a British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers who had nothing to lose, took the world by storm. And now they're back, live on stage, only this time, for them, it really has to be...THE FULL MONTY. Rediscover the six men, their wives and their children and what they had to do to keep it all together.
This entertaining Liverpool quintet emerged from total obscurity to become a dominant British indie chart regular in the first half of 1986. Having disbanded in 1987 the group reformed in 1990 displaying a marked progression in song writing and performance, with a fine mix of hard rock and soulful ballads. Though their work is becoming more polished and sophisticated they have retained their sense of the absurd.
The Hot 8 Brass Band is the world-renowned New Orleans based brass band that blends hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds with stunning results.
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.
Jasmin Vardimon Company (JVC) is one of Britain's most pioneering physical dance theatre companies, creating work that excites both the eye and the mind by pushing the boundaries of human physicality whilst engaging in universal, contemporary themes that strike an emotional chord. Vardimon's powerful art of story-telling integrates multiple layers of communication - combining dance, movement, video, animation, text and music. Her sharp instincts and keen observations of human behaviour deliver beautifully precise characterisation, powerfully brought to life by her company of versatile dancers. Cast from around the world, each performer brings his/her own unique experience, with dynamic results.
World Premiere. Showcasing Vardimon's uniquely theatrical choreographic and directorial style, Pinocchio will combine physical theatre, quirky characterisation, innovative technologies, text and dance to examine the idea of what it means to be human. With insightful humour, engaging drama and an acute observation of behaviour, Pinocchio will take audiences on a wonderful journey of discovery through the parameters of this timeless and beloved fable.
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.
Joe Stilgoe is a serious musician having fun. His parents, both professional musicians, encouraged him to practise and it's now paying off as he draws comparisons with singer/pianists such as Nat King Cole, Harry Connick Jr, Buddy Greco and Jamie Cullum. His singing, piano playing and sense of humour have made him a regular at the UK's top jazz clubs including Ronnie Scotts, where he regularly plays with his dynamic trio.
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.
Boogie Woogie. Jools Holland needs little introduction. In 1973 he met up with Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook and formed Squeeze and with hits like 'Cool for Cats' and 'Up the Junction' Squeeze achieved spectacular success. In 1990 Jools sowed the seeds of the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra when he began touring with Squeeze's virtuoso drummer Gilson Lavis. This has evolved into a powerful and disciplined twelve-piece band, capable of selling out hundreds of shows a year all over Britain and Europe.
Writer, actor and comedian known for his overtly camp style. Known for a while as "The Joan Collins Fanclub" and appeared with Fanny the Wonder Dog.
A masterclasss in camp comedy.
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.
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.
Loudon Wainwright performs like no one else, delighting audiences with his energy, humour, spot-on observations of life and the wild ride his songs provide.
A tantalizing and dynamic cocktail of folk, roots, blues and alt. country. Martin Harley has built a rock solid reputation all over the country with his chill-out harmonies, raw and rootsy sound.
X Factor's 2010 winner. English singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt rose to fame after winning the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010. Winning the competition secured him a £1 million recording contract with Syco music and his debut number one single "When We Collide" was released immediately. It sold 439,000 copies in its first week to become the UK Christmas number one.
In this new show Cardle will give audiences an intimate and exclusive insight into the various aspects and inspirations of his musical life.
Mike & The Mechanics are an English rock/pop band formed in 1984 as a side project of Mike Rutherford, a founding member of Genesis, who became a successful band in their own right.
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.
Stand-up and ventriloquist. Winner of British Comedy Award for Best Female (2013).
Nina will create a new show each night by plucking inspiration from the audience. Strap into the mask as Nina gets in your face. With the help of Monkey and a bag of tricks, truly anything can happen in this unmissable improvised adventure of hilarious witchery.
Paul Foot's recent shows and tours have garnered a string of 5 star reviews and successive Barry Nominations at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Described by Chortle as "Inspired, surreal and incomprehensibly funny", he is a true original, challenging comedic convention at every turn and delighting his connoisseurs. A BBC New Comedy Award and Daily Telegraph Open Mic winner, most recent UK TV credits include "8 Out 10 Cats" Channel 4, "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" BBC2, "The Alternative Comedy Experience" Comedy Central and "Russell Howard's Good News" BBC3.
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.
Brian Cox is perhaps the world's foremost communicator of all things scientific. His innate ability to make highly complex matters enormously entertaining and easy to contemplate has made his science television shows ground breaking in their audience reach and accessibility.
The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ?high science' and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos. Whether you're an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of your knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all. Always captivating, continually surprising and forever pushing the boundaries, Professor Brian Cox takes science to a new dimension in this new stage show, plus get up close and personal with the man himself with an interview hosted by his The Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince.
Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2013.
Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand new show exploring the rationality of his worldview. Irrational will see Romesh examine the issues close to his heart, and explains why everybody else is wrong about them. The last two years have been incredible for Ranganathan with his two critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival shows, Rom Wasn't Built In A Day and Rom Com being nominated for the coveted Edinburgh Festival Awards for Best Show 2014 and Best Newcomer in 2013. This new show promises to be as much of a hit!
Ross has a reputation for outstanding improvisation ability.
Rated as one of the world's top mediums, Sally's reputation has been built from her close relationship with many high-profile celebrities. Since becoming a professional medium, Sally has gone on to read for a whole host of celebrities from film stars to radio presenters, musicians to soap actors. These have included George Michael, Koo Stark, Uma Thurman, Mel B and perhaps most notably, the late Pricess Diana whom Sally read for over a period of several years.
The quartet from Tuam, County Galway, owe much to Waterboys' lead singer Mike Scott. He saw them perform in Ireland in the late 1980s and immediately asked them to support the Waterboys in the UK. The Saw Doctors have not looked back since. Their live show is an exciting blend of Irish roots and folk, rock and popular music.
Seth has a strong youthful voice and is a talented multi-instrumentalist who plays a guitar, violin and viola. In 2005 he was nominated for Best Original Song and Best Newcomer at the 2005 BBC Folk Acoustic Awards.
Set in Oxford, in the 1950s, Shadowlands is a witty, erudite and moving play about the unlikely but true romance between reserved British academic, author and theologian C.S Lewis and outspoken, divorced American poet Joy Gresham. When they met, Lewis - an Oxford don in his fifties living quietly and contentedly with his brother, Warnie - could not have anticipated how their lives would become entwined. Their marriage of convenience, undertaken to avoid Gresham's deportation, soon grew into a much more profound and significant connection.
When Disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder she is put in protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won't be found - a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an up tight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir Deloris breaths new life into the church and community, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon the gang is giving chase only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her new found Sister Hood. Based on the smash-hit movie.
An English two-tone ska revival band which formed in 1977.
A retired bank manager's life takes a new turn with exciting consequences. Henry Pulling lives in an ordinary London suburb and leads a rather dull life. At this mother's funeral he meets the redoubtable Aunt Auusta and his life takes an unexpected turn. Taken under her wing, Henry is propelled into a madcap dash around the world - Paris, Istanbul, even Paraquay. It's a long way from Southwood.
Born out of the mid-80s Indie scene The Wedding Present established themselves as one of the most exciting and maverick bands of their generation.
Co Founder of Dr Feelgood renowned for his combined strum and pluck guitar playing.