Come along to one of our evening performances taking in a pre show drink in our Theatre bar.
Date/Time: 25 - 29 October @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 2.30pm
Recently revived to acclaim on Broadway starring Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century is a screwball comedy with book and lyrics by the team behind Singing in the Rain and music by Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, Little Me, City of Angels). Set in the 1920s, it focuses on egomaniacal theatre producer Oscar Jaffee and his volatile personal and professional relationship with the arrogant film actress Lily Garland.
After four flops in a row, Jaffee is facing ruin. He books a suite on the luxury train the Twentieth Century Limited, heading from Chicago to New York City. Also on board are Garland and her new beau, narcissistic heartthrob Bruce Granit. Jaffee hopes he can lure Garland back to the stage and salvage his sinking career. She is just as determined to escape his charm and a battle of wits begins.
Date/Time: 01 - 05 November @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 3pm
It's Thatcher's Britain. The late 1980s on a terraced road in Lancashire and people are struggling to get by. Jerry remembers the war, when he was young, when things were better. Skin Lad's trying to meditate. Louise and Carol just want a night out. In the middle of it all is Scullery, your guide. So hold tight, keep your arms inside the car, and join the residents of the Road for one unforgettable night.
Voted one of the best plays of the twentieth century, the Tower Theatre is delighted to present Road thirty years after it first premiered at the Royal Court Theatre.
Telephone 020 7353 1700
Date/Time: 08 - 12 November @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 2.30pm
Marking Centre Stage's 50th Anniversary year, we are extremely proud to present the Pirates of Penzance - the first show ever staged by the society!
A comedic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, Pirates of Penzance, is packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering policemen, absurd adventures and paradoxes galore set in the lovely coast of Cornwall. Frederic, a pirate’s apprentice, falls head-over-heels in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley. Frederic is due to be released from his apprenticeship on his 21st birthday, but there’s a snag. Born on 29 February, Frederic discovers that he is technically still a youngster. Although very much in love, his dedication to duty is unshakeable. Can he find a way to live happily-ever-after with Mabel?
Date/Time: 15 - 19 November @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 2.30pm
A new play to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.
The play opens in the bakery of Thomas Farynor, King's Baker, just before midnight on 1 September 1666. It's a swelteringly hot night. There has been no rain for months. Thomas assures his daughter that he has checked the fires...
The fire starts within hours; for three days it rages terrifyingly, helped by a ferocious East wind. Lord Mayor Bludworth is useless. Samuel Pepys takes practical measures, and liaises with the King, Charles II. The people lose everything and camp out at Moorfields. Foreigners and 'papists' are blamed for the fire and so are ferociously attacked. People are hysterical. St Paul's burns: a vision of Hell.
A Frenchman is hanged for starting the fire, but was he really guilty? What about Farynor? Pepys has his suspicions...
Despite the toll of 89 churches, 1300 houses and 200,000 people made homeless, Christopher Wren, in a moving final scene with Pepys, has a strong sense of hope, and believes that London, like the Phoenix, will rise from the ashes.
Historia Theatre Company is Registered Charity 1099807, founded in 2003 to put on plays that have their source in or inspiration from history. Previous productions include Evelina (2004), Five Eleven (2005), An African’s Blood (2007-8), Judenfrei: Love and Death in Hitler’s Germany (2010-11), The Sound of Breaking Glass (2012-13), Queen Anne (2014), Magna Carta (2015)
Telephone 020 7427 4742
Date/Time: 23 Nov - 03 Dec @ 7.30pm. Sat matinees @ 2.30pm. No performance Sun or Mon
The best of all possible worlds
Candide is a large, beautiful work of art. Since its successful 1973 Broadway revival, Candide has had many productions in both theatres and opera houses.
In 1759, Voltaire, a renowned philosopher, wrote the novella Candide, or l'Optimisme to satire the current philosophical discussion around "the problem of evil" (why does God allow bad things to happen). In the story, Candide's naivety is torn down through fantastical adventures. Voltaire viciously satires man's inhumanity to man, slavery, war, religion, governments, philosophers, and adventure and romance novels themselves.
In 1956, greats including Lillian Hellman, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim turned this into one of the most beautiful scores in musical theatre. The original book was revamped for a successful 1973 revival. In 1999, John Caird revamped it yet again for the National, adding wit, focus and pace to the beautiful music and strong themes.
Sedos are Resident Theatre Company at the Bridewell
Telephone 07910 273160
Date/Time: 06 - 10 December @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 3pm
When a country house weekend takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker, but also to steal a silver cow creamer from Totleigh Towers. Naturally, the ever dependable Jeeves is there to prevent Bertie from making a fool of himself in front of a cast of Wodehouse's finest characters. Enjoy an evening of raucous comedy in the company of Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeline Bassett, Sir Watkin Bassett, Dahlia Travers, Roderick Spode and Constable Oates.
Join the effervescent, aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and his dutiful valet, Jeeves in this Olivier award-winning play.
Saturday matinee will be captioned in house.
Theatre captions are similar to television subtitles and give people who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing access to live performance. The actors’ words appear on screens, placed next to the stage or in the set, at the same time as they are spoken or sung
Date/Time: 13 - 17 December @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 3pm
A Victorian Christmas treat starring the world's most famous detective : the original stage play penned by Conan Doyle himself!
Telephone 020 7353 1700
Date/Time: 01 - 03 Feb @ 7.30pm. Sat 04 Feb @ 5pm
Barclays Dramatic Society presents, in conjunction with the Galvanisers Union of Smethwick, and with the participation of Dame Fanny Stripperpole by special arrangement with the Dick Van Dork Spoon Bangers Orchestra, A Night at Ye Olde Music Hall.
Telephone 020 8946 7850
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