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Kath Bloom
On from 30 Aug 2016 to 30 Aug 2016
Battersea Arts Centre
by Kath Bloom

Tickets: £12.50


Part of live music series Borderless.

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Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves
On from 30 Aug 2016 to 30 Aug 2016
Theatre503
by The Three Man Family Pantomime

Tickets: £12 - £15 - 2 Adults, 2 Children for £40


Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves: A festive treat for those who don't want to get stuck in the past...

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THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
On from 20 Aug 2016 to 01 Sep 2016
All Around Town
by William Shakespeare

Tickets: £10.00 - £35.00 - Reduced Price Previews: Saturday 20 / Monday 22 August 2016 – £5 off all prices


The Bard’s most farcical comedy in the beautiful Gray's Inn Hall, location of the first recorded performance of the play in 1594.

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Genre - Classic
artsdepot Open 2016
On from 13 Jul 2016 to 01 Sep 2016
artsdepot
by artsdepot - FREE

artsdepot’s annual Open exhibition is a celebration of art, artists and creativity.

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HOME IS WHERE...
On from 02 Sep 2016 to 02 Sep 2016
Rich Mix
by Guleraana Mir - £10

Culture, identity, belonging: an innovative devised performance using headphone verbatim, music, movement, and multimedia.

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Fruitful - A Night of New Writing
On from 02 Sep 2016 to 02 Sep 2016
Bridewell Theatre
by Various

Tickets: £8 - £10


Come along to enjoy a relaxed and fun-filled evening to explore a variety of new and wonderful writing.

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Adler and Gibb
On from 30 Aug 2016 to 03 Sep 2016
Unicorn Theatre
by Written and directed by Tim Crouch

Tickets: £8.00 - £18.00


SHOOT THE WOUNDED. SAVE YOURSELVES.

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Steel Magnolias
On from 09 Aug 2016 to 03 Sep 2016
The Hope Theatre
by Robert Harling

Tickets: £14.00 - £18.00


By turns hilarious and poignant, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling is a heart warming portrait of friendship and love.

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Ruby
On from 30 Aug 2016 to 03 Sep 2016
The Bread and Roses Theatre
by Jonathan Stephenson

Tickets: £10 / (£8 concessions)


It's been awhile since Verity’s had any fun. It's been a rough few years for her. She broke up with her partner Ed during the recession, her mother's cancer had come back and there were difficult decisions to be made...

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Bangles
On from 30 Aug 2016 to 03 Sep 2016
All Around Town
by Colours Productions - £15.00

after being enslaved by the past for so long, is freedom EVER possible?

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Genre - New Writing
ACTING COURSE for Adults
On from 01 Sep 2016 to 03 Sep 2016
The London Theatre
by Harry Denford

Tickets: £110.00


Acting course aimed at the beginner

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Garden
On from 02 Sep 2016 to 04 Sep 2016
Greenwich Theatre
by Lucy Grace

Tickets: £15 / (£10 concessions)


Monday to Friday, Lucy catches the 8am train to London Bridge. 9am, her day begins at Insignia Asset Management, where she is in charge of the photocopier, printer, scanner, shredder and binder. She’s starting to wonder how this fits into the Grand Scheme of Things...

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Lucy, Lucy And Lucy Barfield
On from 03 Sep 2016 to 04 Sep 2016
Greenwich Theatre
by Lucy Grace

Tickets: £15 / (£10 concessions)


Narnia doesn't exist. Lucy’s just realised. She's 26. She’s still reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. If the adventures of heroine Lucy Pevensie can’t help, then perhaps C. S. Lewis’s dedication to his god-daughter, Lucy Barfield, holds the key to another wardrobe.

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IMPRISONED
On from 16 Aug 2016 to 04 Sep 2016
Barons Court Theatre
by Marie Hale

Tickets: £7 - £10 - Previews (16-17 August): £5


Marie Hale brings us a double bill of new plays, each concerned with fascinating facets of modern life.

REVIEWS:
Almost 4 decades after the first woman took office as Prime Minister, and mere weeks after the second took the reigns of power, there's still not nearly enough in the way of well-written roles for women, or enough opportunities for women in the theatre in general. Commendably, this production offers offers two fascinating, well-written female roles, with the majority of the creative roles effected by women. Meg Lake and Brig Bennett both give fine performances, providing us with two very different, contrasting characters and two very different perspectives on women's lives.

There are innovative touches from directors Kasia Wojcicka and Hugh Allison who both make full use of the available space in this intimate venue, spreading the action into almost every nook and cranny, and with Ms Bennett addressing the audience directly – at times, staring right into their eyes from a couple of feet away.

There's a neatly-devised cabaret scene with an invisible, jeering audience and a clever slow-mo segment when Helen attacks a fellow prisoner, Belfast Mary.

Quality pervades this production in every department providing an engaging and stimulating evening of theatre.

(PETER BROWN: ACTDROP REVIEWS)

REVIEWS:

IMPRISONED: Two monologues written by Marie Hale and directed by Kasia Różycki and Hugh Allison, are nothing short of astonishing, both in terms of their conceptual basis and the power of their staging.

IMPRISONED is a double bill of monologues, giving two different interpretations of the title word. In SOMETHING FOR THE MEN, set in the 1980s at a time when women were more likely to be the secretary than the boss, Vicky Barwell (played by Meg Lake) is in a dead end job. In YOUR SACRAMENT DIVINE, Helen McPherson (played by Brig Bennett) is a convicted criminal. (Tom Bell – A Younger Theatre)

Maire Hale scripts are well chosen to offer contrasting stories, however, YOUR SACRAMENT DIVINE stood out as a play of exceptional quality and depth. Actress Brig Bennett is outstanding as an inmate losing hope of gaining remission to her prison sentence. She really nails the audience to their seats, as she delivers her lines with vehemence. It’s a gritty, believable and fascinating performance. The director, Hugh Allison makes excellent choices delivering the monologues up close and personal and using the whole space.

The play has suspense, as we have to wait to the end to find out why the protagonist committed the crime, at the same time the traumas are ramping up the pressure into a powder keg; it does not let up until its final satisfactory conclusion. A play with pace and pauses full of tension.

In SOMETHING FOR THE MEN, the 1980s are evoked very well, in the simple office set by Andrea Carr, the costume design and the attitudes of the day. In the monologue we hear about Vicky Barwell’s failed love affairs as she discusses them with a work colleague. She eventually emerges as a stronger woman. Whilst interesting, this linear script lacks sufficient hooks to really grab the attention. It might have worked better as a duologue as several times the protagonist repeats what the other character has said for our benefit which feels a little clumsy.

Overall, a slow start to the evening but it is worth the wait as the evening of contrasting plays, builds to a crescendo.

HEATHER JEFFREY (LONDON PUB THEATRES)

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Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone
On from 11 Jun 2016 to 04 Sep 2016
Lyric Hammersmith
by Alan Parker

Tickets: £15 - £40


Don’t miss the smash hit stage version of Alan Parker’s world famous musical.

Olivier award-winning director Sean Holmes’ critically acclaimed
production of Bugsy Malone is back following a sell out run last year.

With electrifying choreography and featuring all the classic songs from Oscar-winning writer Paul Williams including Bad Guys, My Name is Tallulah and So You Wanna Be a Boxer.

By arrangement with Warner/Chappell Music Limited

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MISS JULIE
On from 04 Sep 2016 to 07 Sep 2016
The London Theatre
by August Strindberg

Tickets: £12.50


Censored at the time for its shocking content, Miss Julie revolves around a familiar Strindbergian encounter

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Electric Jalaba
On from 07 Sep 2017 to 07 Sep 2016
Battersea Arts Centre
by Electric Jalaba

Tickets: £12.50


Part of live music series Borderless.

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An Actor's Life for me
On from 09 Sep 2016 to 09 Sep 2016
Normansfield
by The Royal Marsden

Tickets: £18 / (£15 concessions)


An Actor’s Life for Me is a fast-paced, glamorous and hilarious evening of song, dance,
sketches and Broadway showstoppers celebrating ‘Life Upon the Wicked Stage’.

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Our Baby
On from 06 Sep 2016 to 10 Sep 2016
The Bread and Roses Theatre
by Eleonora Fusco

Tickets: £10.00 - £12.50 / (£8.50 concessions)


In an eerie tragicomedy set in contemporary times, in what could be just anyone's dining room, Emma and James keep it all together for the sake of their baby: a constant reminder of what their love used to be, of the projects they have made together.

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Animus
On from 07 Sep 2016 to 10 Sep 2016
Bridewell Theatre
by Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn

Tickets: £15 - £18


A new musical set in London in 1757, a city rife with danger and degenerates.

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