How can one show with just four actors possibly contain so much action and adventure? Elementary, my dear!
The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company put dynamic detective duo Holmes and Watson through their paces as they tackle their most fiendish cases yet in this delightfully inventive and hilarious show for all ages featuring live music, audience interaction and more mystery than you can shake a magnifying glass at.
"A production of ingenuity, verve and wit...hilarious! * * * * *" (Oxford Times)
Lee Hurst - Things That Make You Go Aaarggh!!!
In his new tour, stand up comic Lee Hurst is travelling throughout Britain to find out what really winds you up.
Mostly people get on with living their lives, but everyone has at least one thing that pushes their button and sends them over the edge. What's yours? Come along for a night of laughter and letting off some steam.
Lee is known throughout the comedy business as someone who can pull laughs out thin air with his razor sharp ability to improvise and ad lib comedy on the spot.
Everyone witnessed this when he first hit our TV screens on 'Have I Got News For You' and 'They Think It's All Over' he is also a regular guest on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff.
Joe McElderry - Set Your Soul Alive Tour
For fans of Joe McElderry and X Factor this is one night not to miss!
Joe rose to fame when he won the sixth series of the ITV show The X Factor in 2009. Joe’s first single “The Climb” reached number one in the UK and Irish singles chart and was soon followed by the release of his debut album titled “Wide Awake”.
Joe returned to our TV screens where he was the triumphant winner of the second series of ITV show Pop Star to Opera Star in 2011, where he had received 80% of the voting throughout the series.
There is only one Joe McElderry, and there is only one night for you to see this incredible singer with his band performing songs from Rock, Pop to Classical.
This is one night not to miss with Joe having sold in excess of 2 million records worldwide and with over 350,000 twitter followers - expect his tickets to go fast!
Judy & Liza
Just over five decades after Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli last performed together at the London Palladium, the two legends return to the stage thanks to this acclaimed production, starring two highly renowned West End Leading Ladies with orchestrations from renowned composer Michael England. Featuring sublime live performances of your favourite hits including “Cabaret”, “Maybe This Time”, “The Trolley Song” and “The Man That Got Away”, this dazzling production takes you on an emotional journey through their glamorous yet often troubled lives. Judy & Liza is an evening of explosive singing and razor sharp wit that will leave you breathless.
“Their performances are spellbinding.” WhatsOnStage.com
Cream of Clapton
Eric Clapton is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries and is regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
Cream of Clapton is a remarkable and utterly authentic tribute to Eric Clapton, covering the songs from his days in Cream and Derek and the Dominoes, as well as his spectacular solo career. “I Shot the Sheriff”, “Wonderful Tonight”, “Cocaine”, and “Layla”, as well as an unplugged acoustic set featuring such favourites as “Tears in Heaven”, are just a few of the many songs faithfully reproduced in this two hour show.
It's Dark Outside
house and Theatr Mwldan present the Perth Theatre Company production:
IT'S DARK OUTSIDE
by Tim Watts, Arielle Gray and Chris Isaacs
Music Composed by Rachael Dease
Using puppetry, mask, animation and live performance, this is a grand epic western about death, redemption and dementia.
As the sun sets, an old man and his noble tent go wandering into the wild. He is losing his mind. Swept up in a surreal world, he is on the run. Meanwhile a mysterious tracker has caught the scent and is hell bent on hunting him down. But while he can try and run away from the life he once knew, he can’t hide from everything.
“A rare triumph of theatrical ingenuity and human compassion” -The West Australian
Wed 19/03/14 to Fri 21/03/14
Three cleaning ladies who are 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. “Why not run a Sex Chat Line?” After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the telephone and providing they can keep this a secret from their boss, they could be onto a winner! Needless to say, things don’t go entirely according to plan.
This is a feel-good comedy that will have you rolling in the aisles and smiling every time you answer the phone! Starring Crissy Rock (Hit TV series Benidorm), Pat Dunn and Jason Jones (both from the hit TV series Hebburn) and comedienne and actress Leah Bell, treat yourself to an evening of pure Theatrical Viagra!
Hip Hop Pop - A Class Showcase 7
Fri 21/03/14 to Sat 22/03/14
Hip Hop Pop bring you their seventh class showcase. This show really is what it says on the tin - a showcase of what the students have been learning in their lessons over the previous 11 weeks. Students of different levels aged 5-30+ will wow you with routines combining a multitude of hip hop and street styles, including popping, locking, waving, popping, krumpin, lyrical, house and more. Come and support Harlow’s funkiest talent!
Harlow Playhouse is the hire venue and ticket agent for this event.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow
The Johnny Cash Roadshow returns to the Playhouse bringing a musical adventure unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend.
Respected singer/songwriter Clive John, with The Spirit Band, truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show!
The show takes the audience from the 1950’s right up to 2002 and all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included; Ring of Fire, Walk the Line as well as the Johnny and June duets Jackson, Long Legged Guitar Pickin’ Man and so many more, all the while accompanied by an amazing video back drop with evocative images and shots from Johnny Cash’s life.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
“Are You Experienced?” are the world’s number one tribute to Jimi Hendrix, the only real legendary rock guitarist the world has ever seen. Could anyone possibly measure up to him?
When you listen to “Are You Experienced?” featuring John Campbell, you very quickly realise that it can be done. The guitar work is note perfect, and at the same time beautifully fluent. The voice is Hendrix, and the persona of the man himself is on the stage, personified by John Campbell, who bears a striking physical resemblance to Jimi.
The Moscow State Circus
Tue 25/03/14 to Wed 26/03/14
The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK with its latest & greatest production to date, PARK GORKOGO.
Set in the mystical centre of Moscow's cultural & artistic quarter 'PARK GORKOGO' (Gorky Park) is the perfect back drop for what is undoubtedly the greatest & most famous circus on earth.
Superstar Clowns Splendid Pavlik & Klava invite the audience to this wondrous & mysterious place, a place to romance, a place to stroll & take in Moscow at sunset & a place to see magnificent feats of human achievement, the like of which have never been witnessed in Great Britain before.
As our Loveable Buffoons reminisce about past times in one of the most famous cities on earth they are surrounded by a multitude of flying, back flipping, juggling & roller skating performers
Amazing Grace is a catch phrase often applied to Irish Comedian Brendan Grace and indeed very true in many respects. The genial and much loved family comedian is celebrating 41 years in comedy and is now more popular than at any time in his career and what an illustrious career that has been!
Brendan's latest show features some brand new material and some 'Old Favourites' from his vast repertoire over the last 41 years. His sense of timing and ability to read an audience is without equal. A brilliant character actor, his 'Bottler' character is legendary and is now featured at every performance.
Rhubarb Cabaret March 2014
Rhubarb Cabaret returns with another stunning evening’s entertainment.
Rhubarb Cabaret presents some of the best variety artists in the country including contortionists, magicians and illusionists, escapologists, mind readers, burlesque performers and fire performers. Every performance is a delight! - There really is something for everyone.
Whether you are celebrating or simply want to try something new, Rhubarb Cabaret is the perfect night out. The bar will be open throughout the night so what more could you want?
The Searchers 2014
The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The Beatles as well as The Searchers and many others was very special and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression.
Their special ‘solo’ concert is a highly entertaining show and has been enthusiastically and warmly received throughout the world. Combined with anecdotes and reminiscences, this fully self-contained concert includes all their famous hits, plus many album recordings, B-sides and a selection of other collector and well known favourites.
The Wizard of Oz 2014
Mon 07/04/14 to Sun 13/04/14
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 a Scarecrow with no brain a Tin Man with no heart and a cowardly Lion. Will their wishes be granted by the all powerful Wizard of Oz or will their plan be thwarted by the Wicked Witch of the West?
Harlow Playhouse have joined forces with Captiv8 Productions to produce this fun Easter Eggtraviganza ! With Chart Topping songs, Opulent Costumes, a stunning set and endless effects- this Easter Pantomime promises to be a lavish laugh a minute family show! Returning to Harlow for the first time since his appearances in Aladdin and Peter Pan, Tom Swift will take to the stage as the hilarious Scarecrow! A tornado of laughs- don't miss out on this production of 'The Wizard of Oz'.
Please note this is a pantomime version of the Wizard of Oz. It will not feature any of the songs from the MGM film.
HBA - Snow White
Thu 17/04/14 to Sun 20/04/14
Join Snow White in one of the nation’s favourite legendary tales, as she tries to escape her evil sorceress stepmother, the Queen. When the magic mirror proclaims Snow White will be the cause of the Queen’s downfall, she is forced to flee into the dark forest, where she befriends a band of resourceful “rebels” who try to help her gain the throne! This thrilling dance drama, with outstanding choreography by Hayley Burns, is a new and exciting adaptation. The fabulous characters, excellent dancing and beautiful music, guarantee a truly captivating show for the whole family!
The World's Worst Serial Killers
Trevor Marriott, retired murder squad detective reveals the true stories behind some of the world’s worst serial killers. The show not only depicts the killers and their victims, but the errors and bad judgement calls made by law enforcement officers, in allowing some serial killers to continue to be at large and able to kill again before their final capture
Warning – The show contains original crime scene and victim’s photographs many of which are of a graphic and explicit nature, which some people may find disturbing. Persons under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or appropriate adult.
Global Productions: Quartet
Fri 25/04/14 to Sat 26/04/14
Global Productions present a bitter-sweet comedy about life-long friendships and growing old disgracefully.
Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred live in a home for retired musicians. Each year, on the 10th of October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday and they are busy preparing to take part. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their plans. But the show must go on.
We Say Yeah!
‘We Say Yeah’ celebrates the music and hits of Cliff Richard and the Shadows from the late 1950's through to the major hit records of the 1970's and 80's.
From the producer of 'Rockin' on Heaven’s Door’, ‘We Say Yeah’ promises to deliver a night of music nostalgia which will delight all Cliff and the Shadows fans both young and young at heart. With a stunning portrayal of Cliff by Steve Halliday along with The Undercover Shadows providing the sounds and musicianship of The Shadows, this is a night not to be missed.
An Evening with Pasha Kovalev & Katya Virshilas - Stars from Strictly Come Dancing
This spectacular new live theatre show featuring two stars from the hit show Strictly Come Dancing, Pasha Kovalev & Katya Virshilas will feature them along with their 4 guest dancers, all beautifully costumed, demonstrating a series of stunning dance routines, accompanied by a full audio-visual backdrop and light show, the ever enjoyable Q & A section plus an appearance by a local dance school.
The show will also feature the opportunity for the audience to get involved and dance on-stage with the stars resulting in this production being the ultimate one for any ‘Strictly’ fan!
This unmissable brand new production of Tim Whitnall's Olivier Award- winning play, stars the Olivier-nominated Bob Golding as comedy icon, Eric Morecambe. Directed by Paul Hendy, the show is a moving, often hilarious tale about one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers: from humble beginnings in Music Hall to 28 million viewers on Christmas Day, it’s the heart-warming, tear-jerking, laughter-inducing story of the man what brought us the sunshine. What do you think of it so far? Brilliant!
Razed Roof - The Flood
Thu 01/05/14 to Thu 01/05/14
'Flood' by Judith Johnson
On the evening of 31 January 1953, a great storm surge swept down the east coast of England and overcame fragile sea defences, leaving 307 people drowned or dead from the effects of exposure. Inspired by the stories of local people who survived the Big Flood - plus electricity bills, rising sea levels, and polar bears – Razed Roof’s unique style brings a brilliantly fresh perspective to the issue of climate change.
Razed Roof commissioned Judith Johnson to write this script for our inclusive cast, in the treasured memory of Keith Watson (1948 -2013)
Harlow Playhouse is the hire venue and ticket agent for this event.
Stacey Kent - In Concert
Grammy-nominated singer, Stacey Kent, brings her new album, The Changing Lights, to Harlow Playhouse
The Changing Lights places Kent's love for Brazilian music centre-stage, featuring Bossa Nova classics like How Insensitive alongside originals by the songwriting team of Jim Tomlinson and acclaimed novelist, Kazuo Ishiguro.
Stacey’s repertoire and audience have expanded with every album. Her platinum-selling album Breakfast On the Morning Tram was nominated for a Grammy Award. Whilst her follow-up albums ‘Raconte-Moi’ and ‘Dreamer in Concert’ have been released in more than 37 different countries worldwide - making Stacey a truly international artiste.
Stacey’s limited number of UK tour dates will provide a rare opportunity for fans to hear her performing tracks from the new album live in concert.
Buddy Holly's Winter House Party
In February 1959 Buddy Holly began a string of dates across the American Mid-West. The Tour was called The Winter Dance Party Tour, which included Ritchie Valens , Big Bopper Dion Di Mucci and not forgetting the man himself Buddy Holly .
This Winter Dance Party Concert is a celebration of that tour from their earlier songs, 'Blue Days Black Nights' to 'True Love Ways' and 'Heartbeat'
This wall to wall Rock n’ Roll show will see four West End artists pay tribute to four music icons and will also include an interacting video audio.
Forever Jackson 2014
Fans of Michael Jackson, brace yourselves as Forever Jackson (previously named Jackson Live), Europe's number 1 Jackson tribute show, re-ignites the magic of the legendary King of pop at the Playhouse for the 6th time, returning by popular demand and bigger and better than ever!
Robin Parsons’ Jackson pays homage to the late great King Of Pop. Singing 100% live, his voice replicates the distinctive tones of Jackson, his dancing mirrors the legend in every detail and his look, created through a two hour theatrical make up process, is the exact image of MJ.
With support from a live band whose credits include supporting Beyonce, Katy Perry, and The Script to name but a few and backed by an amazing all girl dance crew, HIP HOP POP who are fantastic local talent, this show is simply electrifying!
A play with music for young children and their families
Don and Sam are bin men with dreams, big dreams! They want to save the world and they want to have fun doing it!
Bin men see everything we throw away – and we throw away so many things.
With Don and Sam around we may just need to think again, they can find a use for anything!
‘Bin Men’ is an exciting new co-production between York Theatre Royal and nationally and internationally acclaimed ajtc.
Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS & Davey Arthur, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc will make their 5th appearance here on Wednesday 7th May 2014.
Renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc, the Fureys & Davey Arthur have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 35 years.
Steve Hewlett - Thinking Inside The Box
Steve Hewlett, fresh from his stunning appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, now embarks on a major theatre tour with his hilarious friends.
From talking hands, to bottles of water, from Arthur Lager to Little ‘Simon Cowell’, Steve and his creations won the hearts of the nation and wowed the judges in the BGT final.
Now Steve and his cast of zany characters, along with international award winning illusionist Richard Griffin, take a brand new, spectacular show on the road to delight and amaze the whole family.
Don’t miss TV’s top comedy ventriloquist.
The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe
Monroe as we’ve never seen her before: alone in her bedroom, in dressing gown and slippers; no glitz, no glamour, no masks. Overdosed on pills, the woman behind the icon unravels her remarkable life and bares all, revealing a biting intelligence, a frustrated talent and an imperfect body. This stark confessional (DiMaggio, Gable, Miller, Hyde, her mother – it’s all here) offers a radical interpretation of this Hollywood legend and leads us, in real time, to the very moment of her death.
Cornish comedy legend Jethro is back, as large as life, and on tour in 2014 with his very own unique brand of irresistible West Country tales for a fun-filled night of adult comedy.
Jethro promises more tear-jerking, farcical stories featuring his old mates Denzil and Slip Along Trevaskis, as well as hilarious tales from his extensive repertoire and his successful career in TV and theatre.
Cornwall’s best-loved comic takes a very alternative look at life – in only the way he can! Don’t miss it.
Roy Orbison & Friends
Using original film footage from the era, Barry Steele and his fabulous piece band recreate the soaring sound of Roy Orbison.
Add to the mix our special star guests paying homage to Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield and Jerry Lee Lewis you have yourself a spectacular fusion of good old “Rock n Roll” and contemporary musical genius all on one stage.
Book yourself a ticket to ride this incredible musical Journey, “It’s not The Big O’ but you simply won’t believe it!
The Barron Knights
The Barron Knights return to the Playhouse to have you rockin’ and laughing as well as rolling.
The band will play their inimitable version of the William tell Overture and their Flamenco party piece Malaguana. They will also have you laughing along as they parody ‘Killer Queen’ with a song about Camilla becoming Queen and the hilarious take on of Windmills Of Your Mind’ about what happens to your body as you get older.
They are the only group to have toured with the Beatles and twice with the Rolling Stones. This is a show not to be missed.
Suggs - My Life Story in Words and Music
In Suggs: My Life Story the Madness frontman takes to the stage in a hilarious, yet moving, one man tour de force playing to rave reviews.
The death of Suggs' beloved cat on his fiftieth birthday triggers a personal quest to discover what happened to the father he never knew. Stunned by what he learns Suggs is taken back to his childhood on the tough streets of 1970's Soho and his first appearance on Top Of The Pops at the age of eighteen...
Is it a play? Is it stand up comedy? Is it Music Hall? Whatever it is hold on to your seats as Suggs goes on to stumble and plummet through the trap door of failure. Then trampoline
back up to catch the passing trapeze of show business success!
WITH MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT AND UNCALLED FOR INTERJECTION
FROM DEANO HIS LOYAL MANSERVANT-CUM-PIANIST
Gerry Cross The Mersey
Join in this musical journey through the life and times of one of our greatest 60s icons – Gerry Marsden. Gerry & the pacemakers topped the UK and us charts for much of the 60s. Gerry talks about his early beginnings in Liverpool, those heady days of the 60s and up to the present. Hear all Gerry’s greatest hits mixed with stories, jokes and anecdotes from his years at the top. This is a roller coaster ride of fun, music and nostalgia not to be missed.
Bless 'am All
Starring Comedy Entertainer STEVE BARCLAY, by Special Request a return of Britain’s Greatest Virtuoso of the Ukelele ANDY EASTWOOD, and New Singing Star LUCIA MATTESS . With full supporting cast of Singers JAMIE STEEN and MERVYN FRANCIS and the live Music of the MARTYN ST JAMES BAND here is a tribute to our Armed Forces of yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. With all the great songs and Music of the 1940’s, this is Damp eye nostalgia, that leaves everyone with a warm and sentimental glow.
Live at the Playhouse May 2014
Live at the Playhouse returns with another great line-up of top TV comedians.
Sean Hughes – ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’
Dominic Holland – ‘Royal Variety Performance’
Romesh Ranganathan – ‘Live At The Apollo’
Joel Dommett – ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’
MC for the evening - Tom Toal
“a spectacular show... some of the UK's finest television comedians” Herts & Essex Observer
Join the UK’s original classical-crossover ‘man band’ for a fantastic musical journey that will move you and make you laugh in equal measure. Scott, Paul & Jem will perform some of their favourite songs in a brand new show that includes hits from the world of opera, musical theatre and pop, interspersed with some self-penned original material from their forthcoming album.
This is quite possibly one of the most entertaining shows you’ll see within the genre – witty and irreverent one moment and heart-felt the next. The combination of powerful vocals, rich harmony and tender, intimate love songs will give you an evening like no other.
Billy Pearce 2014
National Treasure, and without doubt one of Britain's most talented and best loved comedians, British comedy award winner Billy Pearce appears on stage as part of his latest National tour in a night of adult comedy not to be missed!
Billy's jokes flow one after another, with such velocity that it's like being on the receiving end of a machine gun. Although many of the themes Billy jokes about are of an adult nature, unlike other comedians, he never descends into the quagmire of crudity, nor does he rely on obscene language.
Fighting fit from critically acclaimed sell-out runs in London and Edinburgh, Bitch Boxer is an exhilarating and award-winning new play. Meet Chloe, 21, from Leytonstone. She likes the simple things in life: cherry sambuca, hairbrush-in-the-mirror karaoke and winding her Dad up. Oh, and she’s a boxer.
London, 2012. Women will step into the Olympic boxing ring for the very first time, and it’s in Stratford, down the road. As Chloe trains for the fight of her life, she is left winded by two life-changing events. In a man’s world, can she prove she’s still worth the title?
Produced by Singalonga Productions Ltd in Association with Park Circus
From the Producers of the smash hit Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music. This fully interactive screening of the classic film with on-screen subtitles is “The one that you want”.
The host will lead a vocal warm up judge a fancy dress competition and show you how to use your magic moments fun packs then just sit back and sing-a-long with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and the gang.
It couldn’t be easier... or more fun! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.
visit www.singalonga.net for more information
The Ugly Duckling
Sat 24/05/14 to Sat 24/05/14
Out tumbles the biggest, strangest duckling you’ve ever seen. Honk! Honk! Follow the ugly duckling through all the sights and sounds of the Farmyard, as he waddles, swims and flaps his way into the big, wide world. Lost and lonely, will he ever find true friendship?
This brand new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale promises to be a playful, colourful, family friendly production, brought to life with memorable music, larger than life animal characters, panto-style interaction and puppetry.
G2 Definitive Genesis
G2 Definitive Genesis pays tribute to a vintage period in Genesis’ long and colourful history, the four-man “Seconds Out” era (1975-78),whilst also dipping back into the earlier Gabriel years.
Ripples, Entangled, Los Endos, Blood On The Rooftops, Afterglow, mixed up with Gabriel era classics, Firth Of Fifth, Cinema Show and Suppers Ready, this is vintage Genesis, performed by G2 to a level Genesis themselves would be proud of! Well, Steve Hackett says he likes it…
So take a little trip back and relive those wonderful moments of your Genesis musical history with G2.
Rare Youth Theatre: Les Miserables
Thu 29/05/14 to Sat 31/05/14
Originally adapted from Victor Hugo's timeless novel, Les Misérables® School Edition introduces a new generation to the grand and inspirational story that has touched the hearts of millions. An emotional and uplifting epic, Les Misérables® follows Jean Valjean's life-long struggle for redemption and his relentless pursuit by inspector Javert , who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Set amid the political and social turmoil of early 19th century France, the show includes a majestic score with favourites such as "On my Own", “Castle on a Cloud" and "Master of the House."
Harlow Playhouse is the hire venue and ticket agent for this event
Bananas in Pyjamas
Sun 01/06/14 to Sun 01/06/14
“Are you thinking what I’m thinking B1?” “I think I am B2?”
It’s Party time in Cuddlestown Park. But wait... the guest of honour’s gone missing? It’s a Banana emergency!
Join B1, B2, Amy, Lulu and Morgan in this brand new, all singing, all dancing show.
With plenty of audience participation, and slapstick fun...Can you help the Banana Detectives solve the case?
Thu 05/06/14 to Sat 07/06/14
“It’ll be such fun, living in the country. You’ll love it!”
When the Second World War air raids threaten their safety in the city, Carrie Willow and her brother, Nick are evacuated to a small village in the Welsh countryside. Billeted with the kind but timid Auntie Lou and her miserly brother, Mr Evans, the children quickly learn that this is a place unlike any they have ever known and begin to discover the joys, and terrors, the countryside possesses.
From the whispering woods of Druid’s Grove to the harvest fields, the children get to know and love their new world and the characters that inhabit it; the aging, glamourous Mrs Gotobed, Mr Johnny, who speaks a language all of his own, and Hepzibah Green, the mysterious
Harlow - A Creative Journey
Sun 08/06/14 to Sun 08/06/14
A young child is taken on a journey spanning more than 60 years, exploring Harlow's roots, its highs and lows and above all its creative heart and soul.
Locally devised, this event will involve a cornucopia of theatre, dance, music and arts groups in a spectacular piece of entertainment.
Harlow Playhouse is the hire venue and ticket agent for this event.
Spotlight 2014 - The Magic of Musicals
Fri 13/06/14 to Sat 14/06/14
This year’s performance from the pupils of Spotlight Theatre School invites you
to spend a night at the musicals.
Pupils form the age of 3yrs to 18yrs will perform to the music from the well-known musicals. Exciting dance routines and spectacular costumes make it a evening not to be missed. Come and join the cast of over 80 children as they transport you into the world of musical theatre.
Harlow Playhouse is the hire venue and ticket agent for this event.
The Pantaloons' History of Britain
Mud, blood and stiff upper-lips! It's the History of Britain as you've never seen it before. Join the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company for a breathless race through the centuries in this delightfully inventive open-air show. Harold II and William the Conqueror don't see eye to eye. Henry VIII decides five marriages just isn't enough. Queen Victoria is most certainly not amused. This historitcally hysterical show is packed with songs, sketches and silliness and is suitable for all ages. This show will take place at Harlow Museum Walled Gardens.
Phoenix Theatre Arts Showcase 2014
Mon 16/06/14 to Tue 17/06/14
Following on from last years fantastic production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat students from Phoenix Theatre School return to the Playhouse to once again prove why the School is one of the most popular in the region. The Annual Phoenix Main Stage showcase promises to be a feast of fun for Theatre lovers of all ages. Full details can be found at www.phoenixtheatrearts.com
Harlow Playhouse is the hire venue and ticket agent for this event.
Marty Wilde 2014
A chance to see live on stage, one of the only performing Rock'n'Roll pioneers in the world today. Marty began his career in 1957 and was one of the first British singers to play a leading part in those early formative, and ground breaking Rock'n'Roll years.
With his many hits and a host of wonderful songs from that era, Marty and his fabulous band the Wildcats take you back through some of the most exciting musical times this country has ever experienced.
A fantastic evening awaits as Marty and the band entertain you on this stunning musical roller coaster, which has become one of the most acclaimed shows in the country today.
Talon - The Best of Eagles
Now in their seventeenth year together Talon have been recognised by the ‘Agents Association of Great Britain’ at the ‘National Tribute Awards’ as the ‘OFFICIAL UK No. 1’ Eagles tribute show. In 2014 their latest production will feature all the classic Eagles hits from the timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Lyin’ Eyes, Take It Easy, Desperado, Take It To The Limit, Life In The Fast Lane, The Last Resort and many more Although the show now features a host of world class musicians it is the immensely powerful four part vocal harmony and exact musical production on which Talon have built their reputation. Their ability to evolve and go from strength to strength in delivering bigger and better shows year on year continues once again with what promises to be an EVENT…
Buckhurst Hill & Woodford School of Dancing 2014
Mon 30/06/14 to Wed 02/07/14
The Buckhurst Hill and Woodford School of Dancing
Presents their Summer Showcase
The Buckhurst Hill and Woodford School of Dancing now in its 92nd year are delighted to be back performing in the Playhouse. The evening’s performance is full of fun, variety and entertainment.
Harlow Playhouse is the hire venue and ticket agent for this event
Frank, Liza & Sammy - The Ultimate Event
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.
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this unique and acclaimed tour, the show has been amazingly recreated by three of Britain's finest performers. Featuring Maggie Moone as Liza Minnelli (Name That Tune), Des Coleman as Sammy Davis Jnr (Eastenders) and David Alacey as Frank Sinatra (Lovejoy)
Featuring the stunning L.A Showgirls and a swinging orchestra, this is a great show which includes classic hits including My Way, Cabaret, Mr Bojangles, and New York New York, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to recapture a magical period in entertainment history created by three iconic performers.
Jess Conrad Meets Glen Ford
Sixties Pop Idol Jess Conrad, famous for shows such as Oh Boy! Six Five Special! Last of The Summer Wine, The Generation Game, and many more comes to the Playhouse with an afternoon of great foot-tapping Hits of the 60’s, plus a fun-filled two hours of hilarity with Jess’s own inimitable style of humour that will have everyone laughing their socks off!
Add to this the comedy talents of television impressionist Glenn M Ford, who is the official Norman Wisdom lookalike and you will be treated to a great time with lots of music and laughter!
The Bon Jovi Experience 2014
“The Bon Jovi Experience” is an outstanding tribute to Bon Jovi. They are the only Bon Jovi tribute band in the world to have actually played and shared a stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself! Fans will have thought there were two Bon Jovi’s on stage that night, so much does lead singer Tony Pearce resemble Jon Bon Jovi!
Recreating Bon Jovi Live in Concert, “The Bon Jovi Experience” perform all the great hits: “Livin’ On a Prayer”, “Keep the Faith”, “Bad Medicine”, “You Give Love a Bad Name”, and many, many more.
Voted Best Tribute Act of 2012, Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin – Together on the same bill for the very first time!!!
Many years have passed since the last UK gigs from the classic line-ups of both bands. Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the originals live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians.
In a full two and a half hour show complete with costume changes for each band, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs. Come and experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerising show!
The Simon and Garfunkel Story
Direct from London's West End, award winning actor Dean Elliott (Buddy Holly in 'Buddy -The Musical') and a full cast of performers tell the compelling story of the greatest music duo of all time in this 50th Anniversary Celebration. Using both original photos and film footage, 'The Simon and Garfunkel Story' also features a full live band performing all their hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. If you're a fan of beautiful music then this is an evening not to be missed!
"Fantastic" - BBC Radio 2. "An exceptional piece of theatre" - Choice Radio
That'll Be The Day 2014
Prepare yourself for a party as the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the nations longest running rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns to the Playhouse.
This hugely entertaining rock ‘n’ roll spectacular features a fantastic line up of knock-out hits from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, mixed with loads of new zany comedy routines to produce a show with a real feel good party atmosphere.
Now in its 28th year of touring continuously in the UK and Europe, That’ll Be The Day is living proof that Rock ‘n’ Roll will never die!
Colin Fry 2014
Being one of the World’s most recognised Spiritualist Mediums and Healers,
Colin’s TV series “ 6ixth Sense” has now been broadcast worldwide for 12 years
making his public performances an International demand.
This year’s tour will once again see Colin Fry bring his own unique form of
comfort and upliftment to ordinary people living ordinary lives, proving once
again he IS very much the Peoples Medium.
Evenings of Mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for
education and entertainment purposes only.
Omid Djalili - Iranalamadingdong
He’s back on tour with a new show, following a sell-out four week West-End residency and a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival.
A firm favourite with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-up awards include; ’Time Out Award’ and ‘EMMA Award’ for Best Stand Up and nominated for the ‘South Bank Award'
Omid was the winner of the "Best Actor" Award for his lead performance in The Infidel at the Turin Film Festival (won the previous year by Bill Murray). The Infidel also picked up a Loaded LAFTA award for "Funniest film" and Omid was short listed for "Peter Sellers Award" at the ‘London Evening Standard British Film Awards’.
Barry Manilow's Copacabana Autumn 2014
Thu 02/10/14 to Sat 04/10/14
Her name was Lola, she was showgirl... So begins this tale of romance and stardom that has captivated audiences in the West End, Atlantic City and on-screen across the US. With sensational original songs by Barry Manilow, dazzling costimes and fabulous choreograhy is a show that will leave you breathless.
Featuring hits such as Dancin Fool, Who Needs To Dream, Aye Caramba, and of course the Grammy award-winning Copacabana, this is a show sure to have you humminh the tunes all the way home.
Harlow Playhouse is proud to present the premiere of Barry Manilow's revised version of the original show for 2014.
Kerry Ellis has fast become recognized as the First Lady of West End musicals from her starring roles in London and on Broadway, and has achieved chart-topping success as a recording artist signed to Universal Decca with her debut album Anthems.Kerry originated the role of Meat, in Queen's We Will Rock You and was the first British Elphaba in the West End smash, Wicked, for which Kerry won the 2008 Whatsonstage.com Award for 'Best Takeover in a Role'. She then immediately transferred to Broadway and played Elphaba at the Gershwin Theatre for 6 months, where she won the Broadway.com Audience Award for Favourite Female Breakthrough Performance, before returning to London for another 6 month stint in 2009. Her many other leading role credits include Nancy in Oliver! at the London Palladium, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Ellen in Miss Saigon and Fantine in Les Miserables.
The Noise Next Door 2014
The U.K’s most exhilarating comedy act embark on their second national tour. The Noise Next Door will be delivering explosive doses of their trademark off-the-cuff comedy directly into the funny bones of the nation. Six time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners, The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning quick wit and totally original comedic talents. Side-splitting scenes! Mind-blowing songs! Finely tuned anarchy! This is a night of comedy that you simply can't miss...