Kingston Guardian: Vibe Theatre

Dracula the panto

Kingston Guardian: Dracula the panto

11:04am Monday 15th September 2014

On Saturday 4 October Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden will bring Dracula The Panto to the Myers Studio at the Epsom Playhouse to entertain the audience with a hilarious spoof show suitable for anyone aged 8 to 80.

Legendary children's TV entertainer drops in to Epsom

Kingston Guardian: Legendary children's TV entertainer drops in to Epsom

11:03am Monday 15th September 2014

Legendary children’s entertainer DAVE BENSON PHILLIPS popped into the Epsom Playhouse to see his home this Christmas when he will star in this year’s family pantomime The Wizard of Oz as the Scarecrow.

Dirty Dusting

Kingston Guardian: Dirty Dusting

11:02am Monday 15th September 2014

On Wednesday 8 October the Epsom Playhouse is offering an evening of pure theatrical Viagra with Dirty Dusting. Three cleaning ladies played by Crissy Rock (from Hit TV Series Benidorm and I’m A Celebrity…….), comedienne and actress Leah Bell and stage and TV actress Dolores Porretta Brown star in this comedy where the characters start up a telephone sex line that really cleans up!

Popular theatre school expands

Kingston Guardian: Popular theatre school expands

10:54am Monday 15th September 2014

Owing to the popularity of Dandelion Theatre Arts in Epsom, Ashtead and Langley Vale, two brand new classes are starting this September to cater for younger and older children.

Stones in his Pockets

Kingston Guardian: Stones in his Pockets

2:51pm Monday 15th September 2014

Stones In His Pockets, the multi award-winning comedy by Irish writer Marie Jones, comes to the Epsom Playhouse for one night only on Monday 6 October with original director Ian McElhinney, now starring in the critically acclaimed “Game of Thrones”, at the helm.

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee back despite popular demand

Kingston Guardian: Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee back despite popular demand

1:31pm Monday 15th September 2014

Two of the UK’s favourite entertainers are coming to the Epsom Playhouse on Thursday 9 October with another fantastic evening of their favourite magic tricks and brand new illusions never performed in public before. This will truly be an evening full of comedy and amazement.

Mad science with Albert Einstein

Kingston Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Can physics ever be funny? Well, this one-man show by actor and comedian John Hinton is aiming to answer that question with an emphatic yes, writes Harvey Day.

Special agent stageshow to delight at Normansfield Theatre

Kingston Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

The BBC’s classic detective series, Dick Barton - Special Agent, will be brought to life at Normansfield Theatre this September by all-singing, all-dancing team Kaos Kabaret.

Free electricity for a year up for grabs at green living event

Kingston Guardian:

6:20am Saturday 13th September 2014

The event is in partnership with the Good Energy and Centre for Sustainable Energy.

Love in the Soviet examined in Lost Theatre

Kingston Guardian:

4:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Be drawn in by a play about unconventional love in Soviet society this autumn.

Could Twickenham play hold secrets to Shakespeare's "lost years"?

Kingston Guardian:

2:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

The life of William Shakespeare has long been shrouded in mystery, but a play coming to Twickenham this September, 450 years after his birth, may have some answers about the world’s most celebrated playwright’s infamous "lost years".

Felicity Kendal stars in Noel Coward classic

Kingston Guardian:

2:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A Noel Coward classic drops into Richmond Theatre next week, with Felicity Kendal headlining a stellar cast.

Popular theatre school expands

Kingston Guardian: Popular theatre school expands

10:35am Thursday 11th September 2014

Owing to the popularity of Dandelion Theatre Arts in Epsom, Ashtead and Langley Vale, two brand new classes are starting this September to cater for younger and older children.

April in Paris sparks joie de vivre at Richmond Theatre

Kingston Guardian:

4:34pm Thursday 11th September 2014

What happens when a couple, who have been unhappily married almost 30 years, win a trip-of-a-lifetime to Paris?

Dirty Dusting

Kingston Guardian: Dirty Dusting

1:41pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

On Wednesday 8 October the Epsom Playhouse is offering an evening of pure theatrical Viagra with Dirty Dusting. Three cleaning ladies played by Crissy Rock (from Hit TV Series Benidorm and I’m A Celebrity…….), comedienne and actress Leah Bell and stage and TV actress Dolores Porretta Brown star in this comedy where the characters start up a telephone sex line that really cleans up!

Dracula the panto

Kingston Guardian: Dracula the panto

8:33am Tuesday 9th September 2014

On Saturday 4 October Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden will bring Dracula The Panto to the Myers Studio at the Epsom Playhouse to entertain the audience with a hilarious spoof show suitable for anyone aged 8 to 80.

Edinburgh Fringe's WWI comedy/tragedy at Hampton Hill Playhouse tonight

Kingston Guardian:

2:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

After a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, WWI tragic-comedy the Hardybutts Boys, adapted from true stories from the Great War, is coming to the Hampton Hill Playhouse this Saturday.

Writer takes on leading role as Daytona arrives at Richmond Theatre next month

Kingston Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Oliver Cotton’s critically-acclaimed play Daytona, starring Olivier-award winning Maureen Lipman, Harry Shearer and Cotton himself, is making its way to Richmond Theatre this September.

Review: Avenue Q pushes social boundaries in a hilarious production with puppets

Kingston Guardian:

3:49pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Avenue Q is at the New Wimbledon Theatre this week.

Suzanne Shaw to star in a Blockbuster of a musical

Kingston Guardian: Suzanne Shaw

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A new musical will be making its way to Fairfield Halls on its tour of the UK, writes Ella Griffiths.

First show approaches for Orange Tree Theatre's new director

Kingston Guardian:

10:03am Monday 18th August 2014

New artistic director Paul Miller opens his Orange Tree Theatre reign with novelist DH Lawrence's The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd.

Arts bonanza at Fairfield mini-festival

Kingston Guardian: Green Theatre Company: Speaking only to their guests

2:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Performers from across Kingston will descend on the Fairfield in a mini-festival designed to showcase the best of the borough.

Pratchett premiere arriving at the Rose

Kingston Guardian:

2:20am Friday 15th August 2014

A Youth Music Theatre UK director has taken on a Terry Pratchett Discworld classic to premiere in Kingston this month.

'Psychic Sally' to perform at the New Wimbledon Theatre

Kingston Guardian:

6:10am Sunday 10th August 2014

An ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift', says the blurb for psychic to the stars Sally Morgan who is promising to delve into the minds of Merton residents.

One of the greatest plays of the 20th Century at Epsom Playhouse

Kingston Guardian: One of the greatest plays of the 20th Century at Epsom Playhouse

9:16am Thursday 7th August 2014

Voted by the National Theatre as one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century, John Godber’s BOUNCERS is coming to the Epsom Playhouse on Wednesday 17 September providing an hilarious vision of the Eighties urban nightlife.

From above a Battersea pub to the West End - play continues incredible journey

Kingston Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

A play born above a Battersea pub is heading to the West End in September.

Pull out your dancing shoes for the return of award-winning musical 'Top Hat'

Kingston Guardian:

5:50am Saturday 2nd August 2014

The spectacular West End production is coming to Wimbledon.

Duo take on Daytona at Richmond Theatre

Kingston Guardian:

2:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Olivier award winner Maureen Lipman first learned about Oliver Cotton's idea for Daytona while starring together at Richmond Theatre.

Epsom Playhouse Autumn Season unveiled

Kingston Guardian: Increase in shows selling out at the Epsom Playhouse

11:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

The brand new autumn season of shows at the Epsom Playhouse has been unveiled and there are some old favourites returning as well as some new and exciting productions.

Epsom Playhouse Autumn Season unveiled

Kingston Guardian: Increase in shows selling out at the Epsom Playhouse

11:31am Thursday 31st July 2014

The brand new autumn season of shows at the Epsom Playhouse has been unveiled and there are some old favourites returning as well as some new and exciting productions.

Epsom Playhouse announces star of this year's panto

Kingston Guardian: Epsom Playhouse announces star of this year's panto

9:04am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Legendary children’s entertainer DAVE BENSON PHILLIPS has been announced as the star of this year’s Epsom Playhouse pantomime The Wizard of Oz where he will be playing the part of the Scarecrow.

CBeebies Andy back at the Epsom Playhouse

Kingston Guardian: CBeebies Andy back at the Epsom Playhouse

9:04am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Following their smash-hit show, Andy and Mike's Big Box of Bananas, the dynamic duo are back at the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 6 September at 2.30pm with another brilliant adventure, and this time they have a time machine!

Psychic Sally on the Road

Kingston Guardian: Psychic Sally on the road

9:03am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Star of Sky LIVING's Psychic Sally On The Road, Britain's favourite TV psychic Sally Morgan returns with her outstanding nationwide tour stopping off at the Epsom Playhouse on Wednesday 10 September.

CBeebies presenter and comedy partner bring time machine to Epsom

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

CBeebies presenter Andy Day and his childhood friend are bringing their fun-filled time machine show to town.

Shakespearean comedy celebrates Bard's 450th

Kingston Guardian: Midsummer Night's Dream

4:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Young actors and directors are invited to take part in three perform performances to celebrate the Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.

Youth Action Theatre take on Orwell

Kingston Guardian:

2:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

Young actors hope to wow audiences when they perform a George Orwell favourite this month.

EastEnders star's Stage school celebrates with end-of-term production

Kingston Guardian:

2:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Pupils of an Esher stage school were presented with graduation certificates after an end of term production.

Milkshake kids TV fans get chance to see characters and presenters on stage

Kingston Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Young fans of kids TV strand Milkshake now have the chance to see their favourite characters and presenters on stage.

Young performers tackle themes of conflict and resolution in dance show

Kingston Guardian:

5:06pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Aspiring young performers from around the borough entertained hundreds of theatre-goers yesterday in a show inspired by the classic Broadway musical, West Side Story.

Lionel Bart's Oliver! at the Epsom Playhouse

Kingston Guardian: Who asked for more?

10:45am Monday 14th July 2014

Dandelion Theatre Arts celebrates its third birthday this year and marked the occasion by staging two performances of Lionel Bart's Oliver! at the Epsom Playhouse on Sunday 6 July.

Richmond Theatre welcomes Cambridge spy ring to the stage

Kingston Guardian:

8:07am Monday 14th July 2014

A story of betrayal, loosely based on the Cambridge spy ring, comes to Richmond Theatre this week.

Shakespeare society brings the Bard outdoors

Kingston Guardian:

8:02am Monday 14th July 2014

Theatre fans can enjoy the delights of Shakespeare outdoors against the backdrop of the iconic naked ladies statue in Twickenham’s Fountain Gardens.

Youth Acting Company launches at Epsom Playhouse

Kingston Guardian: Youth Acting Company launches at Epsom Playhouse

8:39am Thursday 10th July 2014

Pull the Other Theatre Education (PtO) will launch their eagerly anticipated professional Youth Acting Company this Autumn taking up weekly residency at the Epsom Playhouse from September.

A very Welsh wonder comes to Richmond Theatre

Kingston Guardian:

10:36am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Review: Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood is a fantastic piece of physical theatre when you consider it was originally written for radio.

Puppet opera inspires children at Wimbledon's Polka Theatre

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Monday 7th July 2014

Convincing adults a night at the opera is money well spent can be hard at the best of times. So what about children?

Huge success as Orange Tree Theatre production moves to West End

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Monday 7th July 2014

Torben Betts' Invincible opens in the West End this week after its acclaimed run at Richmond's Orange Tree Theatre earlier this year.

Beer garden welcomes the Bard for Midsummer Night's Dream

Kingston Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

A Twickenham pub's beer garden will be transformed to play host to a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream this month.

What's it really like to be upper-class, White and British?

Kingston Guardian:

5:40pm Friday 4th July 2014

Welcome to the casually cruel, intensely competitive and emotionally unstable world of the British girls' boarding school, as depicted by writer Milly Thomas.

Twickenham Theatre looking ahead to first barbaric production

Kingston Guardian:

2:10am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The tale of a razor-wielding barber launches the new season as Twickenham Theatre aims to make the grade.

TV's Milkshake live on stage

Kingston Guardian: TV's Milkshake live on stage

2:44pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Fans of Channel 5’s hugely popular children’s TV strand Milkshake will be thrilled to know that a brand new stage show Milkshake! Live 'Party Party' is coming to the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 9 August at 1pm and 3.30pm.






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