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Austentatious offer an eloquent, irreverent and 100% improvised take on Britain's favourite novelist - watch a full-length Austen story crafted from scratch, entirely based on your suggestions! At your behest, the group will conjure a one-off literary masterpiece, full of society balls, dashing lords and stolen looks.
The 'Battle' in the concert name refers to the unique performance of Beethoven's 'Battle Symphony' - a powerful piece of music which was composed to include 193 live firing cannons as part of the score. This is the only concert series in the world to perform Beethoven's most ambitious piece with its full complement of thunderous percussion. A big screen will be displaying all the action from the cavalry, cannons, and stage so you never have to leave your seat!
Broadcasts directly from the National Theatre, Royal Opera House and other famous theatres around the world onto a big screen. Broadcasts may be of live performances or "Encore" screenings of previous famous productions recorded "as live".
Songs such as "I've got Rhythm", "Embraceable You", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Nice Work if You Can Get it". The heart-warming story of Bobby Child's dream to be a dancer on the stage combined with a boy-meets-girl love story. Lots of songs and dancing. Popular with amateur clubs who perform by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Ltd of New York.
Produced in association with Jamie Wilson
Rescued near the North Pole, a dying Victor Frankenstein tells a British explorer Captain Robert Walton, an incredible tale of his cursed life. The eldest son of a wealthy Swiss family, Frankenstein is sent to University in Ingolstadt, where his brilliance and thirst for knowledge are soon clear to all. He develops an obsessive quest to create life and bestow it on an inanimate being, which he has constructed from the corpses of many experiments; something which horrifies even himself. When he succeeds in animating his creature, he is appalled by what he's done and hides from him; the creature disappears, only gradually does it become apparent that in creating this being, then rejecting him, Frankenstein has brought about the doom of all those who are dear to him.
Hymn - Alan Bennett writes: ?In 2001 the Medici Quartet commissioned the composer George Fenton to write a piece commemorating their thirtieth anniversary. George Fenton appeared in my play Forty Years On and has written music for many of my plays since, and he asked me to collaborate on the commission. Hymn was the result. First performed at the Harrogate Festival in August 2001, it's a series of memoirs with music. Besides purely instrumental passages for the quartet, many of the speeches are under-scored, incorporating some of the hymns and music I remember from my childhood and youth.' Hymn is coupled with Cocktail Sticks, an oratorio without music that revisits some of the themes and conversations of Alan Bennett's memoir A Life Like Other People's. A son talks to his dead father as his mother yearns for a different life. It's funny, tender and sad. The pinnacle of my social life is a scrutty bit of lettuce and tomato and some tinned salmon. Mind you, I read in Ideal Home that if you mix tinned salmon with this soft cheese you can make it into one of those moussy things. Shove a bit of lemon on it and it looks really classy.
Winner of five major comedy awards. 24-hour-show luminary. Novelist. Watson (host of BBC's We Need Answers, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week regular and star of cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better).
A seemingly minor problem at an airport forms the starting point of the show, which spirals into an examination of identity in the digital age and a search for meaning in our lives. Luckily with an enormous number of jokes, as well as Watson's customary flailing, chaotic audience interactions and all sorts of other fun.
One of the most popular bands of the past 25 years, Simply Red, fronted by the unmistakable Mick Hucknall, a catalogue of hit singles like 'Holding Back The Years', 'If You Don't Know Me By Now', 'Stars', 'For Your Babies', 'Fairground' and 'Angel' established Simply Red’s superstar status across the globe.
The tale of the sleeping beauty - sleeping under the spell of a wicked witch until her Prince Charming comes to wake her up.
A quirky, comic re-telling of the classic fairy story through the eyes of the mischievous Fairy Goody. Having condemned the beautiful princess to an enchanted sleep in a fit of anger, she then has to seek out a suitably brave and handsome prince to break the spell. But the dashing prince doesn't match up to expectations and Beauty's happy ever after doesn't quite go to plan. An enchanted forest, fantastical creatures and a mother-in-law who turns out to be an ogre combine to create an entertaining story that will be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Expect a touch of Roald Dahl in this acclaimed version by Rufus Norris with plenty of original music. Directed by Bill Buckhurst, with design by Simon Kenny, lighting by Jack Knowles and music by Tarek Merchant.
Alfred Jarry's absurd and funny political satire Ubu Roi created a storm when it first appeared in Paris in 1896, striking a blow for artistic freedom with its outrageous burlesque. Set in fictional Poland, the utterly unlikable Ma and Pa Ubu violently take over the kingdom, become dictators and unleash a reign of mayhem on society. Ubu Roi uses scatological humour, farce and irreverence. Although the lewd parody loosely blends elements of 'Richard III' and 'Macbeth', Jarry's characters are blatantly stupid, cowardly, cruel, greedy, gluttonous and grotesque. Seen by some as an overgrown schoolboy joke that unfolds like a gory cartoon, Jarry's work actually inspired theatre of the absurd and Dario Fo as well as influencing the dada and surrealist movements in art.
Join a band of rebel rabbits for the ultimate adventure! When Fiver senses danger, a small band of rabbits make a hurried escape in search of safety - a high place, where they can spot enemies for miles around. They must stick together, be quick and be cunning. But the real threat to their future is greater than a thousand enemies, and they will risk their lives confronting the terrifying General Woundwort to overcome it!
In a bombed out building during the First World War in the French town of Ypres, two officers discover a printing press and create a newspaper for the troops. Far from being a sombre journal about life in the trenches they produced a resolutely cheerful, subversive and very funny newspaper designed to lift the spirits of the men on the frontline. Defying enemy bombardment, gas attacks and the disapproval of many of the top Brass, The Wipers Times rolled off the press for two years and was an extraordinary tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.