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Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball to perform in Ha Ha Hood!

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:40pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Explosive new show starring comedy queen Su Pollard (Hi-de-Hi!, You Rang, M’Lord?) and comedy duo Cannon and Ball.

Torn between his devotion to King and country and his love for his children: Rudyard Kipling’s My Boy Jack

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:34pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The year is 1913 and war with Germany is imminent. Rudyard Kipling’s determination to send his myopic son to war triggers a bitter family conflict which leaves Britain’s renowned patriot torn between his own greatest passions: his love for his children and his devotion to King and Country.

Young performers set to take over Theatre Royal Stratford East

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

Young poets, writers, actors and composers are set to take centre stage as part of Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Young People’s season.

Play The Events explores faith, reason, science and politics

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:24am Monday 14th July 2014

When Claire, a priest, survives an atrocity she sets out on a quest to answer the most difficult question of all - Why?

Beyond Caring comes to Hackney

3:59pm Saturday 12th July 2014

Four people arrive to work the night shift in a meat factory. They meet for the first time. They are employed as cleaners, by a temp agency. They are all on zero-hours contracts.

The Devil and Stepashka/ The Verdict is Yours comes to Walthamstow

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:22pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A topical tale about injustice, deceit, passion and the search for the truth. Russian landowner, Zhenya, sows wild oats with one of his peasant girls, but puts it all behind him when he marries - or so he believes.

Bugsy Malone comes to Harlow

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:20pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A rendition of the classic Bugsy Malone featuring all of your favourite characters including Fat Sam and Blousy Brown.

Realities of war captured in Merry It Was to Laugh Here

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:54pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

An evocation of World War One sourced through the letters sent and received by women waiting for their soldiers at the Front.

Shakespeare's Richard II brought to life at St Leonard's

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:36pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Enjoy a performance of the dark and dastardly Richard II in a historical Shakespearean area.

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy return to the stage for Skylight

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

4:23pm Monday 23rd June 2014

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy return to the stage for the first time in forever to star in psychodrama Skylight by David Hare.

Passion, power and punishment examined in Shakespearean comedy Measure for Measure

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

11:48am Friday 20th June 2014

Justice, passion, power and punishment are examined in equal measure by the Greek Theatre Players, in this intriguing, dark, Shakespearean comedy.

West End Live returns with plenty to sing and dance about

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

5:19pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Where can you expect to hear songs from Carousel, Billy Elliot and Stomp all on one bill?

Review: In the Night Garden Live

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Tombliboos on stage at the O2

10:58am Monday 2nd June 2014

Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka come to life on the stage at the O2

Theydon Bois Drama Society presents: Billy Liar

5:50pm Sunday 1st June 2014

Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall’s Billy Liar is set to come to the stage, courtesy of Theydon Bois Drama Society.

The Holiday

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

2:40pm Saturday 31st May 2014

Geeky chap Colin is dating cool girl Maggie. When Maggie heads off to Spain on holiday with friends, Colin’s phone breaks and he’s unable to contact her. Persuaded by his friend Felicity to follow Maggie to Spain, he finds his paramour in the arms of another man...or two. What happens next?

The Rat Pack to come to Harlow

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

2:10pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

In 1989 Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis Jnr took their sell-out Ultimate Event tour to 27 cities around the world including a record breaking week at The Royal Albert Hall.

Olivier award-nominated show Fleabag returns

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

9:30am Sunday 11th May 2014

If you missed Fleabag during its 2013 run, due to the shower of critical praise and multiple awards leading to a string of sold-out performances - then don't worry.

Audience members faint at gore in bloody revival of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus

10:30am Thursday 8th May 2014

With reports of audience members fainting at the gore in this bloody revival of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, that alone should spur you on to test your mettle against Lucy Bailey's graphic production.

Gilbert and Sullivan's Yeomen Of The Guard

5:09pm Thursday 1st May 2014

Love and betrayal at the Tower!

Have the time of your life with Dirty Dancing

1:05pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

Have the time of your life at this tribute to Dirty Dancing. Featuring all the the best songs from the hit film, this show, embarking on a national tour, is great for music and dance fans alike.

Aerial dance show inspired by the stories of BBC Afghanistan correspondent David Lyon

6:50pm Monday 28th April 2014

Based on the stories of BBC Afghanistan correspondent David Lyon.

Street Stories: Dance Collaborations

4:46pm Monday 28th April 2014

A brand new piece of work exploring the soulless elements of modern life. 30 young east Londoners are being given the opportunity to perform on one of the biggest stages in London and are looking at how we treat one another.

Review: Morecambe

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Bob Golding plays his hero Eric Morecambe

12:39pm Friday 25th April 2014

ACTORS are trained in playing another persona, but it is something altogether different to portray a real-life, national treasure on stage.

The Great Gatsby comes to Hornchurch

5:50pm Monday 21st April 2014

Amid the glitz of the roaring '20s, mysterious young millionaire Jay Gatsby moves into town and throws a series of luxurious parties at his waterside mansion.

Bin men try to save the world in new play

11:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A play with music for young children and their families.

Drama group to tell story of storm which left hundreds dead

3:40pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Inclusive performing arts group Razed Roof bring Flood by Judith Johnson to the stage.

Buddy Holly comes to Harlow

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

In February 1959, Buddy Holly began a string of dates across the American Mid-West.

Strictly's Pasha Kovale and Katya Virshilas to take to the dance floor

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Stars Pasha and Katya from hit show Strictly Come Dancing will be joined by four guest dancers, all beautifully costumed, to demonstrate a series of stunning dance routines.

Global Productions: Quartet

10:20am Friday 18th April 2014

A bitter-sweet comedy about life-long friendships and growing old disgracefully.

Snow White comes to Harlow Playhouse

10:22am Thursday 17th April 2014

This thrilling dance drama, with outstanding choreography by Hayley Burns, is a new and exciting adaptation of the famous fairytale.

E17 Puppet Project presents: In the Shadow of the War

11:30am Friday 11th April 2014

Create your own World War 1 puppets and props, try your hand at puppeteering and get a chance to show them to the audience.

The magical world of Briar Rose

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The magical world of Briar Rose is coming to the Royal Albert Hall

10:47am Thursday 10th April 2014

This adaptation of the story of Briar Rose by the Brothers Grimm, conjures a dreamlike fantasy of palaces and forests, ogres and fairies, princes and babes.

Catch Charlotte Josephine's Bitch Boxer

8:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

Charlotte Josephine’s award-winning and adrenaline-fuelled one-woman show.

Philip Ridley's Dark Vanilla Jungle

7:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Philip Ridley’s breathtaking drama continues to astound audiences and critics alike.

Follow the brick road to Harlow Playhouse for the Wizard of Oz

4:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Join Kansas girl Dorothy Gale as she’s blown away to the magical and enchanted land of Oz. On her journey to the Emerald City she is joined by the Scarecrow with no brain, Tin Man with no heart and the cowardly Lion.

Actor Bob Golding talks about becoming Eric Morecambe

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Actor Bob Golding is...Eric Morecambe

3:29pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

SO one night a wife comes home and finds her husband in bed with a dummy. Sounds like the start of a classic Eric Morecambe gag doesn’t it? But it’s actually the pun-filled position actor Bob Golding found himself in when he was preparing to play the beloved comedian in Morecambe, a whistle-stop tour of the funnyman’s life.

Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Billy Hayes

1:45pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Captivating, inspiring and harrowing in equal measure, Billy Hayes’ story of his arduous escape from a Turkish prison has inspired millions.

Analysing the mind of a killer

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Retired Murder Squad Detective Trevor Marriott Brings His Show The World’s Worst Serial Killers, to the Harlow Playhouse

12:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Retired murder squad detective Trevor Marriott brings his latest audiovisual show, The World’s Worst Serial Killers, to the Harlow Playhouse.


9:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

BUNNY boiler is not an expression I care to use, but it does sum up Glenn Close as Alex, the deranged love interest in the 1987 post-feminist backlash movie Fatal Attraction.

I Can’t Sing!

5:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

This new musical comedy from Harry Hill goes behind the microphones and under the judges’ desks to reveal big bust-ups, huge voices and the cutest young love story the West End has ever seen

Father Nandru and The Wolves

2:50pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A lost village, star-crossed lovers, mysterious wolves and the extraordinary story of a community trying to save what is most precious to them before it is lost forever.

A View from the Bridge

11:59am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale, featuring Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sherlock Holmes) and Nicola Walker (Last Tango in Halifax, Spooks).

The Jolly Postman

3:40pm Monday 31st March 2014

Storytelling workshops full of fun and games and based on a popular children's story.

Kingston 14

1:40pm Monday 31st March 2014

Set in modern day Jamaica, this gripping new play about police corruption features Goldie in the lead role of Joker, a much-feared and admired gang leader.

Iconic movie is now on stage

10:31am Monday 31st March 2014

It’s one of the most iconic film scenes of the 1980s – the mother cautiously approaches the unexplained pot boiling on the stove as her young daughter hares across the garden to the rabbit hutch. We all know what’s in the pot before the characters do, but it’s no less distressing when the mum lifts the lid and we see what’s inside.

Goldie treads the boards in Kingston 14

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Goldie by Robert Day

2:10pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Goldie answers the phone sounding like a bizarre mix between Brian Blessed and Richard Burton.

Angela Lansbury takes to the stage for Blithe Spirit

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Angela Lansbury takes to the stage for Blithe Spirit

9:00am Monday 17th March 2014

National treasure Angela Lansbury, reprises the role that won her a Tony in 2009, as clairvoyant Madame Arcati in the venerable Michael Blakemore’s new production of Noël Coward’s preposterous supernatual comedy Blithe Spirit.

Grimm Tales

3:30pm Saturday 15th March 2014

This dark adaptation of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales for Old and Young is brought to life in east London.

Murder Weapon

12:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

When Chief Constable Bligh accompanies her friend Diane Tulliver home to Dysart Hall after a night at the opera they arrive to a horrifying scene

Two and Two Make Sex

12:47pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Poor George is having a mid-life crisis and is seeking comfort in the arms of pretty young Jane.


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