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September 2019
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Jane Eyre

September 24th - September 28th

  Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre presents A World Premiere Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Adapted for the Stage by Nick Lane   “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will”  In Autumn 2019, Blackeyed Theatre brings to the stage a brand new adaptation of one of the greatest works of English fiction, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. A gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and…

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  One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect…

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A Bunch of Amateurs

September 30th - October 5th

  Malvern Theatre Players A Bunch of Amateurs  by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman Presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd  Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their…

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Nigel Slater’s Toast

September 30th - October 5th

  PW Productions and Karl Sydow present the Lowry Production of Nigel Slater’s Toast DIRECT FROM THE WEST END… Toast vividly recreates Nigel Slater’s childhood through the tastes and smells he shares with his mother, culminating in the young Nigel’s escape to London. From making the perfect sherry trifle, through the playground politics of sweets, the rigid rules of restaurant dining, and a domestic war over cakes, this is a moving and evocative tale of love, loss and...toast. ★★★★★ “The show rises…

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October 2019

Murder, Margaret & Me

October 8th - October 12th

  Tilted Wig Productions, Malvern Theatres and Churchill Theatre Bromley present Murder, Margaret & Me Written by Philip Meeks Directed by Damian Cruden Designed by Dawn Allsopp Agatha Christie turns sleuth in a play by Philip Meeks. Starring Lin Blakely (EastEnders) as Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie and Margaret Rutherford should never have been friends. But they were. Their paths crossed when they found themselves at the heart of one of British cinema's most successful franchises. However, the Miss Marple films almost didn't get made. Murder,…

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Arrivals and Departures

October 16th - October 19th

  Arrivals and Departures By Alan Aykbourn   A poignant, timely comedy of two strangers meeting in the midst of an increasingly farcical anti-terrorist operation. A terrorist code-named Cerastes is on the loose, and an undercover anti-terrorist squad have planned a sting to capture him as he steps off a train at a London station. The operation, led by the hapless Acting Major Quentin Sexton, has drawn in two outsiders - traffic enforcement officer Barry and his assigned bodyguard Ez.…

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  A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare ‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’ A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre…

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The Girl on the Train

October 21st - October 26th

  Based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins and the Dreamworks film adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel Starring Samantha Womack Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery…

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  When Shakespeare died, he famously left his wife Anne only one thing, the second best bed. This superb one-woman play, full of both humour and pathos, has received great critical acclaim since its premier at the Swan Theatre Worcester in 2012. Liz Grand stars as Anne Hathaway on the night of Shakespeare’s funeral. The wake has finished, the mourners have all gone home, leaving Anne to remember her life with the most talented playwright the world has ever seen.…

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  Meet Joseph, just about the worst carpenter in the area. He first got to know his wife when she returned to complain about a table she had bought from him. It didn’t stop him asking her out and they eventually got married. A pretty unremarkable marriage until Mary announces that she is pregnant and that Joseph is not the father. When the boy grows up, he turns out to have a remarkable talent with wood, lending further weight to…

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