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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.

FATAL ATTRACTION

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.

Dirty Dusting

4:58pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

Three cleaning ladies, about to be put out to pasture by their overzealous office manager, get the idea of their lives when a chance wrong number requiring A Sex Chat Line rings into the office.

Review: Strictly Come Dancing Live

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing - TX: 07/12/2013 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Embargoed for publication until: 07/12/2013 - Picture Shows: **LIVE SHOW** Embargoes for publication until 20:15 hrs on Saturday 7th December 2013
L - R Ola Jordan, Ashley T

3:09pm Thursday 13th February 2014

For many a Strictly fan, there is no greater disappointment than when the show season comes to an end. Two evenings a week for 12 weeks are dominated by struts, sequins and salsas – heaven forbid if you want to watch anything else on the box.

Donmar's Coriolanus on the big screen

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: MARKED MAN: Mark Gatiss writes and stars in a hat-trick of linked ghost stories, Crooked House

12:12pm Monday 20th January 2014

Seats for the epic production of Coriolanus at the Donmar may be like gold dust, but you’re still in with a chance of watching Tom Hiddleston, Mark Gatiss et al on the big screen. As part of National Theatre Live, the play will be broadcast in cinemas across the country including South Woodford, Stratford, Hackney and more. Tickets now on sale, show January 30. Details: ntlive.com

Motormouth Steve Parrish

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Support campaign to update law

11:58am Monday 20th January 2014

It could only have been a sight for sore eyes. A flurry of naked men and women running screaming from a burning building, while the sound of firecrackers punctuated the air.

The show with a lot of muscle

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Florin Haidouc, Peter Carter, Zane Hopkins, Lotan Carter (Picture: Pippa Douglas)

11:55am Monday 20th January 2014

Flexing their pecs is all in a day’s work for The Dreamboys, as Amie Mulderrig discovered.

Review of Cirque du Soleil: Quidam

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Statue Act, photos Matt Beard and costumes Dominique Lemieux

11:57am Wednesday 8th January 2014

Looking for a way to beat off the January Blues? It is impossible not to feel inspired by Cirque du Soleil's Quidam

Disney on Ice

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rapunzel and Flynn Rider in Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream

8:10am Wednesday 25th December 2013

Join Mickey and friends on the ice, for this contemporary story which features not one, but two modern-day princesses, Rapunzel and Tiana. The classic elegance of Cinderella is thrown in for good measure in this fantastical tale too.

Review: David Tennant in Richard II

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: HAIR TO THE THRONE: David Tennant plays Richard II at Stratford-upon-Avon.

9:20am Friday 20th December 2013

Review: David Tennant in Richard II at The Barbican

Let The Right One In

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Let The Right One In (15)

8:00am Thursday 19th December 2013

Let The Right One In

Perfect gift for fans of musicals

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Perfect gift for fans of musicals

10:40am Friday 6th December 2013

The Ultimate Musicals Experience

Dick Whittington is a triumph

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Dick Whittington is a triumph

1:06pm Thursday 5th December 2013

Dick Whittington at the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

What's it like being a panto dame?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Support campaign to update law

10:38am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Delroy Atkinson stars in Dick Whittington

It's panto time

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The cast of Dick Whittington at Theatre Royal Stratford East

10:21am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Rosy Moorhead rounds up the details of this year’s festive productions in your area

Matt Smith in American Psycho

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Dr Who actor Matt Smith

10:07am Monday 2nd December 2013

Matt Smith on stage in Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho

Barbara Windsor backs campaign

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Barbara Windsor

10:04am Monday 2nd December 2013

Barbara Windsor backs campaign

Duchess of Malfi opens Globe's Jacobean playhouse

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Gemma Arterton

1:13pm Monday 25th November 2013

Duchess of Malfi to open Globe's Jacobean playhouse

Ayckbourn black comedy staged

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Alan Ayckbourn

6:28pm Friday 22nd November 2013

Ayckbourn's Season's Greetings at Union Theatre

Win a family ticket to see Potted Panto!

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Support campaign to update law

8:23am Friday 15th November 2013

Win a family ticket to see Potted Panto!

Knitting Pattern

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Support campaign to update law

8:13am Friday 15th November 2013

Knitting Pattern

Killian Donnelly on The Commitments

1:14pm Thursday 7th November 2013

Killian Donnelly on The Commitments

The Nutcraker

12:54pm Thursday 7th November 2013

The Nutcraker

BLAM!

12:54pm Thursday 7th November 2013

BLAM!

Billy the Girl

12:53pm Thursday 7th November 2013

Billy the Girl

Deathtrap by Ira Levin

12:52pm Thursday 7th November 2013

Deathtrap by Ira Levin

Fifty-One Shades of Maggie

12:52pm Thursday 7th November 2013

Telling the story of working class girl Maggie Muff’s search for love. Let down by all the men in her life, she attends an interview at the social security office, and meets the hunky Mr Big, who could be the man of her dreams.

Twelve Angry Men in West End

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Martin Shaw takes the lead in 12 Angry Men.

9:03am Wednesday 6th November 2013

The classic courtroom drama Twelve Angry Men comes to the Garrick Theatre in London this week starring TV favourites Martin Shaw and Robert Vaughn.

Emil & the Detectives at the National

3:39pm Tuesday 5th November 2013

The classic children’s story Emil & the Detectives by Erich Kästner is taking to the stage at the National Theatre from December.

Win a pair of tickets to see Eric and Little Ern!

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Morecambe and Wise

10:37am Tuesday 5th November 2013

Win a pair of tickets to see Eric and Little Ern at Vaudeville Theatre, London

The Five & the Prophecy of Prana

10:05am Tuesday 5th November 2013

The Five & the Prophecy of Prana

BLAM!

10:04am Tuesday 5th November 2013

BLAM!



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