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HBA - Snow White
HBA - Snow White Sat 19/04/14 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
The World's Worst Serial Killers Fri 25/04/14
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
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! Sat 26/04/14
‘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
An Evening with Pasha Kovalev & Katya Virshilas - Stars from Strictly Come Dancing Sun 27/04/14
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!
Morecambe Tue 29/04/14
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
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
Stacey Kent - In Concert Thu 01/05/14
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
Buddy Holly's Winter House Party Fri 02/05/14
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
Forever Jackson 2014 Sat 03/05/14
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!
Bin Men
Bin Men Sun 04/05/14
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.
The Fureys
The Fureys Wed 07/05/14
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 - Thinking Inside The Box Thu 08/05/14
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
The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe Thu 08/05/14
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.
Jethro 2014
Jethro 2014 Fri 09/05/14
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
Roy Orbison & Friends Sat 10/05/14
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 Sun 11/05/14
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
Suggs - My Life Story in Words and Music Tue 13/05/14
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
Gerry Cross The Mersey Thu 15/05/14
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
Bless 'am All Fri 16/05/14
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 May 2014 Fri 16/05/14
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
Nicola's School of Dance
Nicola's School of Dance Sat 17/05/14 to Sun 18/05/14
This fantastic showcase features children aged 4+ performing tap, modern, ballet and jazz dance, as well as singing. The show is choreographed by professionally qualified teachers Nicola Hoar, Stephanie Holden, Amy Jobling, Chloe Drew and Lyndsay Barnbrook and proceeds will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children. Now in its 22nd year, the school has raised more than £30,000 for GOSH and this year will hope to raise even more. Harlow Playhouse is the hire venue and ticket agent for this event
Tenor's Unlimited
Tenor's Unlimited Wed 21/05/14
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
Billy Pearce 2014 Thu 22/05/14
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.
Bitch Boxer
Bitch Boxer Thu 22/05/14
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?
Sing-a-long-a-Grease Fri 23/05/14
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
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 Sat 24/05/14
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.
Wrestleforce - Goldrush
Wrestleforce - Goldrush Sun 25/05/14
Wrestleforce return with their new show. The Cult has wreaked havoc at Wrestleforce. With wrestlers making unlikely alliances and nobody trusting anyone, the competition has reached fever pitch! In a move taken to maintain WrestleForce's reputation as the best wrestling company in Europe, WF chairman Marc Marcus has ordered that every Championship belt will be defended, meaning only the best have the opportunity to seize championship gold. Harlow Playhouse is the hire venue and ticket agent for this event. For a limited period only, get 30% off tickets!
Rare Youth Theatre: Les Miserables
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
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 Banana-riffic! 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?
Carrie's War
Carrie's War 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
Spotlight 2014 - The Magic of Musicals
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
The Pantaloons' History of Britain Sat 14/06/14
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
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
Marty Wilde 2014 Wed 18/06/14
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
Talon - The Best of Eagles Thu 19/06/14
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…
eNgage 2014
eNgage 2014 Tue 24/06/14
eNgage 2014 returns to The Playhouse with fresh new talent from the district and beyond. eNgage is an annual youth and community dance platform comprising a variety of groups, dance styles, ages and abilities all in one great show for one night only! It always guarantees to be an explosion of energy, ideas and choreography not to be missed.
Buckhurst Hill & Woodford School of Dancing 2014
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
Highams School of Dancing 2014
Highams School of Dancing 2014 Fri 04/07/14 to Sat 05/07/14
Back after another action packed year, including lots of workshops and successful exam sessions is Highams School of Dancing with this year’s annual show. A cast of over 120 ranging from 2-60 years have been working hard to bring you this year’s production for your enjoyment ! The first half consists of 3 sections using music from Bruno Mars, Disco and Slumdog Millionaire. The second half is devoted to our interpretation of the stage musical story of 'Matilda', a story of a little girl who always has her nose in a book, is not wanted by her parents and whose horrible headmistress, Miss Trunchball has taken a dislike too. Only her caring class teacher Miss Honey can help her through those torturous school days ! Please visit our website for all details regarding the school a www.highamsschoolofdancing.co.uk
Variations Dance Studio 'Legend'
Variations Dance Studio 'Legend' Sun 06/07/14 to Mon 07/07/14
There are many legends we hold dear - it may be a singer, artist or movie star or a well-known fable of old. The students of Variations Dance Studio, age 2.5 to adult, bring these legends to life through various dance genres including ballet, contemporary, tap, modern, jazz and street dance. An entertaining evening for all the family! Harlow Playhouse is the hire venue and ticket agent for this event
The Rat Pack - The Ultimate Event Tour
The Rat Pack - The Ultimate Event Tour Sat 12/07/14
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.
Jenny Myhill - An Evening of Dance 2014
Jenny Myhill - An Evening of Dance 2014 Thu 17/07/14 to Sat 19/07/14
The Jenny Myhill School od Dance & Performing Arts returns to the Playhouse with its tenth evening of dance production. From the youngest student to a rousinf adult group, the Bishop's Stortford based school presents and exciting evening of dance, song, drama and musical theatre to entertain all ages. Harlow Playhouse is the hire venue and ticket agent for this event.
Jess Conrad Meets Glen Ford
Jess Conrad Meets Glen Ford Thu 24/07/14
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 2014 Fri 25/07/14
“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.
Purple Zeppelin
Purple Zeppelin Sat 26/07/14
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
The Simon and Garfunkel Story Sun 27/07/14
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 www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com
The Sooty Show
The Sooty Show Sun 31/08/14 to Sun 31/08/14
Izzy Wizzy Lets get busy – It’s The Sooty Show! Direct from Citv, Sooty heads into town in a fabulous new show to delight the whole family. Joining the nations favourite bear will be Sweep , Soo and Sooty's TV Partner Richard Cadell -who will be attempting to keep Sooty from getting up to mischief! Boy will he have his hands full! Come and join in with all the fun and games at Sooty's Birthday Party! There's also a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show.
The Lindisfarne Story
The Lindisfarne Story Sun 14/09/14
Lindisfarne was Tyneside's best-loved band for over thirty years and The Lindisfarne Story is a celebration of the group's music and achievements. The show is devised, written and performed by drummer/founder member Ray Laidlaw, and Billy Mitchell, front man for the final eight years of the group. Ray and Billy perform acoustic versions of Lindisfarne's classic songs and tell the story of the group's rise to fame, from the early days on Tyneside in the 1960's hustling for gigs to their rise to fame in the early seventies. The show is illustrated with archive photographs and video and describes their worldwide tours, festival successes and TV appearances. The Lindisfarne Story has captured the imagination of the fans and media.
That'll Be The Day 2014
That'll Be The Day 2014 Wed 17/09/14
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
Colin Fry 2014 Thu 18/09/14
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.
Surfin' USA
Surfin' USA Fri 19/09/14
Surfin’ USA, starring BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing lead singer, Chris Madin, backed by an incredible live band complete with horn section, are proud to pay tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time, The Beach Boys. The Beach Boys had over eighty songs chart worldwide and are listed at number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the '100 Greatest Artists of All Time'. Chris Madin and the Surfin’ USA band will bring those wonderful songs, energy and fun back to life. Narrated by Suzi Madin you’ll get even more insight into this decade defining band. Don't miss out on this stunning recreation of an iconic sound.
Nights On Broadway- The Bee Gees Story
Nights On Broadway- The Bee Gees Story Sat 20/09/14
The Bee Gees were three brothers who, from singing close harmony as children, grew to become world superstars by their early twenties. They went on to be acknowledged as some of the greatest song writers in history. “Nights On Broadway” present a tribute to the Bee Gees through a live concert, featuring the Gibb brothers’ incredible songs from over four decades - from the 60s to the 90s. The show gives the audience the experience of being at a Bee Gees concert, with a unique blend of classic hits, acoustic medleys and dance floor favourites. The show is a totally live concert experience, with a seven piece band that prides themselves on musical authenticity, and in particular the accurate recreation of the vocal talents and harmonies of the Bee Gees.
A Night of Queen with the Bohemians
A Night of Queen with the Bohemians Sun 21/09/14
Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians return with a new tour, new costumes, new production, and a new set to take you back to the early 70’s through to the Magic of ‘86. Remember the long hair, the big winged shirts, even the harlequin leotards of ’77? This show will take you through the years of Queen’s Greatest Live Performances ending in the grand style and pomp you would expect from any of Queen’s magnificent live shows.
Omid Djalili - Iranalamadingdong
Omid Djalili - Iranalamadingdong Tue 23/09/14
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’.
The Magic Of The Beatles
The Magic Of The Beatles Thu 25/09/14
Join the authoritative Beatles live concert show, celebrating the Golden Anniversary of A Hard Day’s Night. The film, album and hit single propelled John, Paul, George and Ringo to worldwide stardom. Their legendary live performances are recreated, taking you from their Mop Top roots to the psychedelia of Sgt Pepper and beyond, from Love Me Do to Let It Be. Fantastic costumes, brilliant vocals and incredible musicianship Come Together in a lavish Magical Musical trip back to Yesterday.
Barry Manilow's Copacabana Autumn 2014
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
Kerry Ellis Wed 15/10/14
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 Noise Next Door 2014 Thu 23/10/14
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 right 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. With a perfect blend of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners and musical extravagance, this show is guaranteed blow you away. Immerse yourself in a night of finely tuned anarchy!
Hal Cruttenden - The Tough Luvvie Tour
Hal Cruttenden - The Tough Luvvie Tour Wed 19/11/14
Following stand out performances on Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1) and Mock The Week (BBC2), Hal is being strongly tipped as the next big thing. Footballers, Facebook and food are just three of the topics Hal devours with his unique mix of camp and straight, warm and catty humour. 
Cinderella 2014
Cinderella 2014 Fri 12/12/14 to Sun 04/01/15
The world’s favourite pantomime, Cinderella, will sweep into town this Christmas, featuring great comedy, music and dance, plans are afoot to make this our most visually stunning show yet, with astounding effects, ingenious sets and luscious costumes. Joe Swash will be flying straight back from the jungle to join us as Buttons, and two of the best dames in the business- Antony Stuart-Hicks and Paul Leno- will feature as the indomitable Ugly Sisters. What's more, this year we’ll have a free play area and Winter Wonderland experience. So come on down to get yourself in the festive mood with a show the whole family will love!
Cinderella 2014 - Relaxed Performance
Cinderella 2014 - Relaxed Performance Sat 03/01/15
We look forward to welcoming customers who might not normally feel comfortable in a formal theatre setting to this very special ‘relaxed performance' of Cinderella. Relaxed performances are specifically designed to welcome people with a learning disability, Down’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Condition or sensory and communication disorders. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and some small changes made to the light and sound effects. Please feel free to contact the theatre for more information on this great experience. TO BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE
Chris & Pui Roadshow 2015
Chris & Pui Roadshow 2015 Sat 23/05/15 to Sat 23/05/15
See Chris and Pui from ‘Show Me Show Me’ live on stage! CBeebies’ favourite double act is bringing songs, rhymes, comedy sketches and lots of joining in for all the family. Poor Old MacDonald has recklessly lost his animals! Please help Chris and Pui find them and meet Incy, Humpty, the Duke of York, King Cole and – “oh my woolly word!” – Little Bo Peep along the way. You are invited to bring your teddies or favourite character toys but please hang on to them! Sing, laugh and join in with Chris and Pui. For more information visit: www.chrisandpui.com
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