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    Based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they ever could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of outrageous Olivier and Tony award-winning costumes and a hit parade of dance floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” “Hot Stuff,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “Go West,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and “I Love The Nightlife,” this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!
  3. @portsmouthcath Dame Patricia Routledge commented on how much light there is in the cathedral. Beautiful space!

  4. Arvada Opens Black Box Season with THE FOREIGNER, Performances Added Broadway World The play, a farce filled with comic surprise, has become a staple of both professional and amateur theatre. The 2017 - 2018 Arvada Center Theatre Season is sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., ... and more » View the full article
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  6. Financial Times Mata Hari unveiled - Financial Times Financial Times Who was the woman behind the myths? Simon Kuper heads to a small Dutch town for answers. and more » View the full article
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  8. Surrey Now-Leader MINTY: 'Moms' a hit in Surrey, with popular Stephen King thriller to follow Surrey Now-Leader On the positive side, community (aka amateur) theatre is totally booming and blossoming in our area. Volunteer talent pushes the productions, and ... This season, SLT is allocating $1 for every sold ticket to a local charity. That charity is determined ... and more » View the full article
  9. RT @NorthernOpera: We're pleased to share two event recordings from this year's Left Bank Opera Festival as part of #operapassion day! http…

  10. INDEX (press release) (blog) Panto season's on the way! INDEX (press release) (blog) ... of pantos on offer, from school productions to local theatres. It may only be October but the countdown to the pantomime season has kicked off…oh yes it has! From school productions and amateur dramatics to touring troupes and our leading local ... View the full article
  11. RT @jrf_uk: What policies would help low-income voters? Find out by looking at our latest @SlideShare https://t.co/i5GsOljEq9 https://t.co/…

  12. Following their exciting 2017 season which included the four-star reviewed, sell-out production of Fame: The Musical and a brand new musical adaptation of Lysistrata, Centre Stage London have announced their innovative 2018 season. Featuring a varied programme, Centre Stage London are proud to announce their 52nd Season which includes: Love Happens Here - An LGBTQI Cabaret; Mic Drop - A Musical Throwdown; Centre Stage Rocks! and the return of family-favourite, the original high-school musical, Grease The Musical! The season reflects Centre Stage London’s focus on diverse offerings for their members. Chair, Alexis Rose, says “Our team have worked to develop a fresh, innovative season which offers a wide range of opportunities for our members, old and new, onstage and off. Mixing large shows with smaller cabarets, well-known titles with totally new formats, ensures a diverse experience for our actors, creatives and audience. We are proud to be able to continue our tradition of offering exciting, high quality, affordable theatre to central London audiences.” In February Centre Stage presents Love Happens Here - AN LGBTQI Cabaret. Just like the LGBTQI community themselves, their soundtrack is vast and diverse. Centre Stage London is proud of our LGBTQI members and the connection we have with this vibrant community and is excited to celebrate a message of hope, acceptance, activism and love in Love Happens Here - An LGBTQI Cabaret! Next up in June, it’s officially on! In a new musical concept, Mic Drop- A Musical Throwdown, Team Girls will take on Team Boys in this musical throwdown of epic proportions! Each team will battle for fame and glory via social media during rehearsals, but only one can be victorious. Who will it be? Well, only the audience have the power to decide at performances. So pick your side, and consider the gauntlet thrown! Following in September is Centre Stage Rocks! Breaking free from the traditional theatre environment, this is a rock concert that will blast the house down with some of the biggest tunes Musical Theatre has ever seen. An opportunity for vocalists to unleash their inner rock god and perform alongside a live rock band with a festival-like feel, and for audiences to really let their hair down! Completing the season, in November, Centre Stage London is excited to present the return of family-favourite Grease The Musical. Featuring all the unforgettable songs from the movie including ‘Grease Is The Word’, ‘Summer Nights’, ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’, ‘Sandy’, ‘Greased Lightnin'’, ‘You're The One That I Want’ and more, dust off your leather jackets, pull up those bobby-socks and see Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again at The Bridewell Theatre in the original high-school musical! About Centre Stage Centre Stage is a central London-based theatre company that has been entertaining audiences with musicals and cabarets for over 50 years. An amateur society and registered charity, we began as a light opera company in 1966. Our members range in age from their 20s to their 60s and come from all walks of life - current members include teachers, lawyers, bankers, directors, web designers, nannies, librarians, managers, event organisers and retirees. But we all share one thing: a passion for musical theatre! www.centrestage.london Follow @centrestageldn on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Photo Credit- Alexis Rose View full news article
  13. Following their exciting 2017 season which included the four-star reviewed, sell-out production of Fame: The Musical and a brand new musical adaptation of Lysistrata, Centre Stage London have announced their innovative 2018 season. Featuring a varied programme, Centre Stage London are proud to announce their 52nd Season which includes: Love Happens Here - An LGBTQI Cabaret; Mic Drop - A Musical Throwdown; Centre Stage Rocks! and the return of family-favourite, the original high-school musical, Grease The Musical! The season reflects Centre Stage London’s focus on diverse offerings for their members. Chair, Alexis Rose, says “Our team have worked to develop a fresh, innovative season which offers a wide range of opportunities for our members, old and new, onstage and off. Mixing large shows with smaller cabarets, well-known titles with totally new formats, ensures a diverse experience for our actors, creatives and audience. We are proud to be able to continue our tradition of offering exciting, high quality, affordable theatre to central London audiences.” In February Centre Stage presents Love Happens Here - AN LGBTQI Cabaret. Just like the LGBTQI community themselves, their soundtrack is vast and diverse. Centre Stage London is proud of our LGBTQI members and the connection we have with this vibrant community and is excited to celebrate a message of hope, acceptance, activism and love in Love Happens Here - An LGBTQI Cabaret! Next up in June, it’s officially on! In a new musical concept, Mic Drop- A Musical Throwdown, Team Girls will take on Team Boys in this musical throwdown of epic proportions! Each team will battle for fame and glory via social media during rehearsals, but only one can be victorious. Who will it be? Well, only the audience have the power to decide at performances. So pick your side, and consider the gauntlet thrown! Following in September is Centre Stage Rocks! Breaking free from the traditional theatre environment, this is a rock concert that will blast the house down with some of the biggest tunes Musical Theatre has ever seen. An opportunity for vocalists to unleash their inner rock god and perform alongside a live rock band with a festival-like feel, and for audiences to really let their hair down! Completing the season, in November, Centre Stage London is excited to present the return of family-favourite Grease The Musical. Featuring all the unforgettable songs from the movie including ‘Grease Is The Word’, ‘Summer Nights’, ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’, ‘Sandy’, ‘Greased Lightnin'’, ‘You're The One That I Want’ and more, dust off your leather jackets, pull up those bobby-socks and see Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again at The Bridewell Theatre in the original high-school musical! About Centre Stage Centre Stage is a central London-based theatre company that has been entertaining audiences with musicals and cabarets for over 50 years. An amateur society and registered charity, we began as a light opera company in 1966. Our members range in age from their 20s to their 60s and come from all walks of life - current members include teachers, lawyers, bankers, directors, web designers, nannies, librarians, managers, event organisers and retirees. But we all share one thing: a passion for musical theatre! www.centrestage.london Follow @centrestageldn on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Photo Credit- Alexis Rose
  14. RT @TheatreSouthend: We chat to @anthonybristoe ahead of his performance in @OfficialALW Whistle Down the Wind @SouthendTheatre this week h…

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  21. Theatre reviewer, Polly, reviews Move Over Mrs Markham “The very mention of the name Ray Cooney brings a smile to the face of anyone who has any experience of theatre. It was with such expectation that we took our seats at the Nomad Theatre on Thursday evening. We were not disappointed. The opening musical theme prepared us for what was to come. The curtain rose on a wonderful set which evoked the period to a T. The ubiquitous Tretchikoff’s “Green Lady” the “Picasso” etc, sealed the moment in British fashion. The attention to detail in all Nomad sets is something to be very proud of. It gives all the shows a feeling of professionalism and this set was “out there” with the best, It was detailed and beautifully observed. The story of the very average couple whose flat becomes the focus of an hilarious tangle of events is laid out in the first act. The opening moments were, almost of necessity, a little slow and in no way prepared us for the absolute mayhem of what was to come in Act 2!! We first met Mrs Markham (Nikky Kirkup) who was wearing a very snug fitting dress. She gave us a well drawn character of a very reasonable, supportive wife who was leading a very quiet,”normal” and blameless life. Her husband (Matt Weaver) was the very essence of the hard working, committed, slightly boring “grey man” or was it perhaps John Major making a surprise visit? Together they presented the face of an ordered married life. Fortunately for us, their employees, in the shape of the Interior Designer, the maid and their friends, were less ordered. Nathan Farrell as Alistair Spenlow was excellent His presentation of a slightly camp but “up for it any time with any lady” was hilarious and very nicely balanced. His entry in a tangle of curtain fabric seemed like a metaphor for what was to come. I think this is the very best performance I have ever seen from Nathan. His interaction with the lovely Sylvie (Emily Tietz) was delightful. Together they created some very funny moments and some moments of the nearest thing to true romance that we got in the play. She was particularly effective in Act 2, appearing as she did, in a very pretty lemon ‘shortie’ nightie. Just the kind of lady for an Interior Designer, attractive in every way. Vykky Mash as Linda Lodge was a delight. Her frothy and giggly, ‘teetering on high heels’ sort of character was beautifully sustained. (I once knew a young student just like that.) She kept me giggling with every appearance. Her interplay with Mrs Markham was always excellently fluent, well projected and fluent. They played well against one another. Always believable and clear. Linda’s husband, Henry Lodge (Simon Openshaw) cut a very urbane figure in his elegant blazer. He presented the very epitome of the ‘English chappie’; who likes a ‘bit of fun’ and fun he had galore. His delighting in ‘entertaining’ ladies served as a wonderful foil to his more sober partner, Philip Markham. Simon sustained this role with absolute conviction and confidence throughout. An excellent portrait of one of the key characters. We had to wait until Act two to meet the other three characters. Olive Harriet Smythe was wonderfully well portrayed by Judy Abbott. This was a sensitively thought out character, played with absolute confidence and commitment. It was fortunate that she was such a very talented actor because her character was the pivot on which everything in Act 2 relied. I think we have all read about characters such as this, but it was wonderful to “meet” the real thing. It is a pity that the script did not allow us a moment with any of her canine friends. What fun that would have been! We learn in Act one that Linda was trying to wreak revenge on her straying husband by having a little ‘dalliance’ with Walter Pangbourne, (Iain MacFarlane). This sober, well at least for his first entry, gentleman, complete with bowler hat, rolled umbrella and bunch of flowers contributed wonderfully to the whole chaos of the second act. He seemed unphased by anything that was thrown at him even having to adjourn to the office below the flat for his bit of “slap and tickle “ with Linda. This was a smallish role, but he created a real, comic character with every entrance and utterance. That leaves us with Miss Wilkinson (Samantha Potten). Her first entry wearing rather forbidding glasses gave no hint of the lithe and foxy lady she became once the glasses were off. Again this was almost nothing much more that a cameo role but she made a most wonderful job of it. Her discreet but suggestive Helen Mirren-like strip was beautifully and bravely handled. She added considerably to the comic progress of the piece and her clear diction and projection ensured that her performance was well noted. This was a wonderfully funny piece of excellent ensemble playing. There were some very glorious moments of comic “business”. The bra strap being entangled in Philip Markham’s wrist, for example as he tried to thread the black bra through the louvered bedroom door, and the scene where “goosing’” was explained, were side-splittigly funny. As with the whole piece, the timing was first rate and the music and the lighting did their bit in creating the whole performance. Farce is a hugely difficult format, but here is was, flowing along with consummate ease. This is a slightly dated piece in the sense that it deals in a rather non-PC way with the issue of homosexuality. Although is was very well done, it did make me feel a little uncomfortable and was a sad echo of the kind of view that was common when the play was written. I can only hope that any gay members of the audience felt we were laughing with them rather than at them. That said, this was a really excellent evening’s entertainment and it was gratifying to find the house almost full of appreciative and enthusiastic audience members. One slight criticism. I felt a second curtain call was called for. This was a great performance and the level of enthusiastic and appreciative applause really demanded a second appearance of the cast so that we could say ‘thank you’ properly. As a company, you give huge amounts of your time to such productions and we, your audience, would love to show our warm appreciation.” Polly The post Move Over Mrs Markham – Polly reviews appeared first on Nomad Theatre.
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