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  • 1 April 2019 to 1 January 1900

    A daft wartime romp about a horde of Yankee servicemen who have landed in deepest, darkest, rural England, confused by the customs of their hosts. A fun, frivolous, feel-good show that plays on our strange British ways.

  • 4 April 2019 to 1 January 1900

    Look on with wonder as three daring actors flit manically between countless colourful characters during 90 minutes of magical mayhem. With good old-fashioned slapstick silliness, daft one-liners, and bizarre puppetry, this critically acclaimed comedy-theatre company takes the life story of the Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and turns it on its head with a dash of whimsy and a good deal of mischief. On the eve of publishing the final volume of what will become the greatest collection of fairy tales the world has ever seen, an old foe lets it be known that he intends to collect on an old debt. To save her beloved older brothers their sister Lotte has to travel deep into the Fairy Tale Kingdom and confront the evil Rumplestiltskin. A rollicking evening of brilliantly inventive, family-friendly anarchic comedy.

  • 4 April 2019 to 1 January 1900

    A cabaret artist at the top of her game, Kate (daughter of broadcasting icon David) Dimbleby's acclaimed one-woman a cappella show is an enthralling, 'life affirming, must-see show' (Sunday Times). Weaving her stunning, pure velvet voice, magnetic stage presence and self-deprecating humour into the story of how 'she found her own voice', this uplifting evening captivates, guaranteeing a good time.

  • 4 April 2019 to 1 January 1900

    This joyful, multi-lingual, multi award-winning seven-piece ensemble are remarkable young exponents of Jewish klezmer and traditional styles from Greece, Turkey and the Balkans, reflecting the cultural diversity and living traditions of their North East London home. Weaving virtuosic instrumentation, Dunja Botic's sumptuous and 'spectacular' (BBC Radio 3) vocals, and unbridled musical passion, their uptempo good-time shows are exquisitely freewheeling.

  • 4 April 2019 to 1 January 1900

    A beautiful mix of exquisite and arresting songs, poetry, biographical readings and storytelling, as Peacock Angell sets the exceptional poems of Thomas Carnduff (1886-1956) to music. A shipyard labourer and library caretaker, Carnduff is one of the greatest Belfast writers of the 20th century, 'the Sean O'Casey of the North' (Irish Times), who dramatised the lives of the working-class at the time of the Titanic, and during the recession of the 1930s. A formidable set, hugely moving.

  • 5 April 2019 to 1 January 1900

    This joyful, multi-lingual, multi award-winning seven-piece ensemble are remarkable young exponents of Jewish klezmer and traditional styles from Greece, Turkey and the Balkans, reflecting the cultural diversity and living traditions of their North East London home. Weaving virtuosic instrumentation, Dunja Botic's sumptuous and 'spectacular' (BBC Radio 3) vocals, and unbridled musical passion, their uptempo good-time shows are exquisitely freewheeling.

  • 5 April 2019 to 1 January 1900

    William Shakespeare - the greatest playwright the world has ever seen? Or a fraud? In a superb and very funny one-man show, Royal Shakespeare Company actor Nicholas Collett takes audiences on a journey through the life of the world's most famous writer: his childhood, his glory days at the Globe, his ardent defence of his reputation. Mingling biography with snapshots of Elizabethan life and snippets from his plays, and packed with emotional punches and entertaining punchlines, this is a piece of pure theatre magic.

  • 5 April 2019 to 1 January 1900

    Breaking Bad meets Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape. Meet Mikey, a bald, paunchy table top puppet in his pants, an ugly hitman with OCD who has seen a bit too much and is beginning to question his very existence. Holed up in his Harlem apartment, he's trying to make sense of his life, to straighten things out in his head. Bizarre incidents from the Mexico border get mixed up with the assassination of JFK and the baby section of Toys R Us. A really slick, surprising 'one man' black comedy, with the man made of wood; affecting and beautiful, funny and clever. And in an entertaining TEDx-ish after-show talk the puppet playing Mikey discusses with writer and director Russell Dean his inspirations for creating the role, why we are both fascinated and wary of puppets, and why we can't help but love a villain, and reflects on the fate of Mikey.

  • 5 April 2019 to 1 January 1900

    An exhilarating and muscular re-imagining of Herman Melville's epic novel, Moby Dick, by one of Britain's most in-demand, multi-award winning dance companies: a pretty stunning work of contemporary dance-theatre and martial arts-inspired movement to strongly atmospheric music. Leviathan follows a tormented and unhinged ship's captain and his animalistic crew, hell-bent on capturing a great white whale, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining. A real crowd pleaser, a whale of a tale, recommended viewing for dance and non-dance fans alike.

  • 5 April 2019 to 1 January 1900

    Look on with wonder as three daring actors flit manically between countless colourful characters during 90 minutes of magical mayhem. With good old-fashioned slapstick silliness, daft one-liners, and bizarre puppetry, this critically acclaimed comedy-theatre company takes the life story of the Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and turns it on its head with a dash of whimsy and a good deal of mischief. On the eve of publishing the final volume of what will become the greatest collection of fairy tales the world has ever seen, an old foe lets it be known that he intends to collect on an old debt. To save her beloved older brothers their sister Lotte has to travel deep into the Fairy Tale Kingdom and confront the evil Rumplestiltskin. A rollicking evening of brilliantly inventive, family-friendly anarchic comedy.

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