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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.
A puppet's journey with Motor Neurone Disease, and his pet fish - brought to Greenwich in an acclaimed co-production between Smoking Apples, Little Cauliflower and Red Threaders. After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Ted goes on a trip of a lifetime... and so does his pet fish. CELL is an acclaimed new collaboration between three exciting emerging theatre companies, using puppetry to explore a physically degenerative disease.
The wonderfully innovative comedy mind behind Modern Life Is Goodish (Dave TV), Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure is back with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point... (The PowerPoint). Yes. That's right. It's a PowerPoint presentation. We know what you're thinking. But don't worry... as this all-new show follows the phenomenal success of his critically-acclaimed UK Tour, Dave Gorman's Powerpoint Presentation, which included a sold-out 5-night run at London's Southbank Centre, we think you're in pretty safe (and funny) hands. You won't need to take notes and you almost certainly won't be tested on it later.
Playful, kaleidoscopic and horrific, Filter's radical version of Macbeth takes you on a strange, funny and scintillating journey to the epicentre of the "heat-oppressed brain". "Whence is that knocking? How is it with me, when every noise appals me?" A demarcated area on stage. Witches operate a strange collection of electronic musical apparatus. Macbeth is invited in to play. Filter's radical version of Macbeth fuses Shakespeare's corrosive, psychological thriller about ambition, power, witchcraft and sanity with innovative sound and music
Running time: 75mins (no interval). Recommended for aged 14+
Have you reached that certain age? Are you more likely to shake your rolling pin than your booty? Is there stuff you'd like to get off your saggy old chest? Then join us for a live grump fest. Jenny Eclair, self appointed form captain of grumpy old women hosts an orgy of middle aged mayhem, 90 minutes of theatrical HRT with not a thong in sight. Inspired by the ratings bursting BBC 2 series and best selling Grumpy Old Women handbook, the show is a celebration of the pre, peri and post menopausal female condition. Don't forget your bifocals. No heckling, but 'tutting' allowed. Be home in time for Desperate Housewives and to put a wash on. Marvellous.
A comic drama about adolescent schoolboys. A group of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results, and a history teacher who thinks he's a fool.
Infinity Pool takes the anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary - a novel that scandalized France - as the starting point for this tragi-comic love story. In the sticky, polyester heat of summer on a Devonshire trading estate Emma Barnicott dreams of a life beyond the dusty venetian blinds of her office. Voicemails unanswered, bills unopened, Emma whiles away the tedious hours looking at luxury honeymoons for her imaginary marriage to a man she's never met. When her online lover suggests meeting, Emma's elaborate web of debt and deceit begins to pull her stable world apart.
Preceded by Daily Dismissals, a short play by Christine Roberts
Puccini's most enduring opera. The story of the love of the poor poet Rodolfo for the consumptive seamstress Mimi. Set in the Latin Quarter of Paris the course of their love is constantly threatened by Rodolfo's jealousy and Mimi's illness. The painter Marcello and the provocative Musetta are the other main characters. This is where 'your tiny hand is frozen' comes from and the last few bars, as Rodolfo realises Mimi is dead, are some of opera's most moving moments.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
A tender and pertinent portrayal of rural life, unemployment, friendship and a cow called Sandy. Set in the heart of the countryside, the work tells the story of two men in their twenties; Paul, who can't find a job, and Snowy, who can't find himself. Inspired in part by the playwright's own experience of growing up in the countryside, the story explores the realities of life and opportunity for those at the beginning of adulthood, and the pressures facing young people living in rural communities today.
Running time: 1hr 10mins. Suitable for ages: 15+
Roy 'Chubby' Brown is a comic genius and one of the funniest comedians in the world. His outrageous performances are considered unsuitable for mainstream television but his videos and DVDs sell in their millions. He has taken his brand of humour around the world with huge success in Australia, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong. For adults only.
Roy Chubby Brown returns with his meatiest show yet, Who Ate All The Pies? He's still rude, he's still crude and this time he's turning headlines into punch lines as his rip-roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn't hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and gender, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked! As politically incorrect as ever 'The World's Most Outrageous Comedian' is far too rude for TV, so this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian! If easily offended please stay away! Age 18+
What is it that a citizen owes to his city or country? This is the question posed by Donizetti's rarely performed bel conto epic. It is the story of the burghers of Calais (depicted by Rodin in his famous sculpture outside the Houses of Parliament), citizens who offer up their lives to save their city from a besieging army. Their sacrifice is quiet, ordinary, sublime - and it culminates in one of the most moving ensembles in all of opera, the momentous O sacra polve, o suol natio (O Sacred Earth). The opera also includes poignant, intimate scenes between the young couple at the heart of the drama and between the leader of the city and his anguished followers. Meanwhile, at the gates, the triumphant Edward III shouts for blood.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
A young Amstell started performing on the comedy circuit when he was just 14 and later caught the eye of TV executives in 1998 after becoming the youngest ever finalist of the BBC New Comedy Awards. A short and somewhat chequered stint with Nickelodeon followed before he parted company with the children s channel and found himself much more at home as the cult co-host for Channel 4 s POPWORLD.
An internationally acclaimed stand-up comedian, accomplished actor and writer with guest spots on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and 8 Out of 10 Cats, Stewart Francis is one multi-talented performer. Stewart has made numerous television appearances. He's a regular guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, he is the host of trivia game show You Bet Your Ass, and in Britain, his TV appearances include The Comedy Store, Live At Jongleurs and The Big Stage.
From Made In China sideman and author of the award-winning 'punk-opera' The Inconsiderate Aberrations of Billy the Kid comes a tale of paranoia and ultra-violence, a cartoon romance and a midnight movie for the mind's eye. Chock-full of gonzo humour and apocalyptic imagery, This is How We Die is a motor-mouthed solo performance and a blood-soaked love letter to the depraved, the depressed and the death-obsessed.
Running time: 75mins. Suitable for ages 16+.
There are more punchlines in a Tim Vine show than any other you'll have seen. Fact. It's wonderfully silly and inane - but incredibly funny.
The punslinger returns with new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing. Joke, joke, joke. Prop, prop, prop. Song, song, song. (Sorry, the laptop's jammed). It's time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. Warning: This show will contain wobbly props, one reference to a panda and a song about getting water in your ear after swimming. Running time: 1hr. Age 12+
The libretto by Jacopo Ferretti is based on a play by an unknown author, but ultimately derives from an episode of Cervantes' Don Quixote. Unusually for its time, the plot centres on a male victim of spousal infidelity. After his wife Eleonora is unfaithful, Cardenio flees for an island in the West Indies, where he loses his senses and his mind. The Wild Man of the West Indies features a love story of huge psychological depth, and a host of beautiful bel canto arias
New production. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.