STAND UP COMEDY WORKSHOPS

THE LONDON COMEDY COURSE train over 300 comics a year and use headline comics who play venues such as 'Jongleurs' as tutors.  5* rated for the past three years by QYPE.com.

All courses are aimed at the beginner and range from 3 hour taster sessions to 6 week Monday evening courses with a showcase at the end.

Recent students have won numerous competitions including LOADED magazine  comic of the year.   Great thing to try for fun, for a hobby or as many of our students found a new source of income and career.

We are happy that THE LONDON COMEDY COURSE have been based in our venue for it's 5th  year now.

See www.londoncomedycourse.com   for full info    PRICES FROM £45

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24th Jan - 4th Feb 2017 (no show Mon)  8pm   £15.00

(Members £5 for Tues or Weds performance)

Please note any group bookings can only be made via phone

MACBETH

box office 0208 694 1888 or book on line here

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Sun 5th Feb 5pm to 8pm   £45  (£25 members)

LEARN STAND UP COMEDY - 3 hour taster session

Perfect gift for the funny person in your life.  Course is aimed at the novice and taught by headline comics

Over 18 only  see www.londoncomedycourse.com

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Weds 8th to  Fri 10th Feb  & Sun 12th Feb  8pm  (5pm Sun) £13.00   (East European double bill)

'NIKOLA & THE WISHING STONE'     'JOY DIVISION'

Nikola & The Wishing stone by Andy Rothry is set in rural Croatia at the turn of the century and mirrors the me and us divide of modern Britain today.

JOY DIVISION - The Nazi Sex Slaves story by Harry Denford

Warning: Contains text of a sensitive nature and female nudity.
In the 70s and early 80s, the well-known Manchester band, Joy Division, took their name from events had nothing to do with joy. The name comes from forced labour camps in Nazi Germany. In these camps, thousands of young women, Polish Catholic mostly were used as sex slaves for German officers before they went to fight on the Russian front. They were also used by German guards in a odd logic that by providing a pretty women, it would stop the male camp gaurds having any sexual urges towards the male Jewish and homosexual inmates. Many of these girls shared the same hatred of the Jews as the Nazi's, as they saw them as just having to wait on tables or just clean, not knowing what was really happening in other camps.

These young girls, known as ‘Feld Hure’ (Field Whores), underwent daily ‘enjoyment duty’ where three bad reports were met with brutal levels of punishment. The question is, in such dire circumstances, do humans take solace in the companionship of others suffering the same fate? Or does an individual’s supposed submission give them greater dominance and a longer shelf life? We then see the same girls in a brothel today. Thos play has been seen at numerous theatres since 2003 including performed by RADA iin 2013.  

Box office 0208 694 1888 or buy tickets online HERE

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Sat 11th Feb   8pm

BREAKWATER THEATRE COMPANY Present

FIT

Nikki - young, fit and on the pull with her friends. Enter Mark, the boy of her dreams. Boy meets girl and sparks fly. Is this whirlwind romance destined to end in tragedy? Andy Evans' new monologue explores life, love and tragedy in a hard-hitting, yet witty, gut-wrenching, roller coaster of a play exploring the human spirit and the capacity to rise above the complications of 21st century courtship. Warning: Some adult language. Breakwater Theatre Company is dedicated to new writing and finding new and exciting voices in theatre today. Andy Evans is a Welsh writer, published in the USA and has written for Hull Truck Theatre, Dirty Protest, Slung Low and the National Theatre of Wales among others and is a founder member of Breakwater Theatre Company. www.breakwatertheatre.co.uk

 booking via external agent www.wegottickets.com/event/381956

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Weds 15th Feb  7.30pm (doors 7pm)   £5.50

THORNY QUESTIONS

Helen Thorn (one half of the UK's comedy duo The Scummy Mummies) is approaching 40 – she’s overweight, has a hairy body and really enjoys eating gluten. But she couldn’t be happier, so why is the rest of the world telling her she’s wrong? In this bold and brash show, this big-boned woman tackles the big issues facing the big bad world today. Why are we obsessed with waxing our front bottoms? Why is everyone wearing sporty leggings in cafes? And why the f*%k are we taking photos of our food?

Come see Helen's brand new show before she takes it to the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Tickets from external agents at www.wegottickets.com/event/385354

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Sat 4th & Sun 5th March  10am to 4pm Sat & 10am to 2pm Sun 

ADULT ACTING & CASTING COURSE FOR BEGINNERS  ( 10 hours)

Did you know our training centre is a well known casting suite for theatre and film productions and used by many companies to find actors/performers each week

Did you know that a number of our  students with no previous acting skills have been cast in professional theatre, film and TV productions as they have been spotted by our casting director while in training. 

We have decided to do a special 2 day intense course which will give you the skills to  act and do well at castings for both theatre and TV.

Past students last year have had professional lead roles in Miss Julie, Lolita and a Kids show at the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks.  

Price £95   (members £80)    Book Here

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Tues 28th Feb to Sun 5th March  8pm (5pm Sunday)   £13.00

BRAM STOKER      adapted for stage by Harry Denford

DRACULA

Jonathan Harker goes to Eastern Europe  to help Count Dracula buy an estate in England. While he is at the castle a lot of strange things happen and also back in Whitby

Book office 0208 694 1888 on book on line HERE

 

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Tues 7th to Sun 12th March £13 (members £5) 8pm  (Sunday 6pm)

THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN

by Bertolt Brecht    (produced and adapted by Larissa Turkina)

Written during the Second World War, The Good Person of Szechwan exudes Brecht’s forthright and unhinged style of theatre. The play follows the young prostitute, Shen Teh, on her mission to remain good according to the rules set forth by the gods. But the good citizens of Szechwan take advantage of Shen Teh’s goodness, and to defend her livelihood, Shen Teh must assume the cold and unwavering male alter ego, Shui Ta.

Box office 0208 694 1888 or book online  HERE

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Tues 21st to Sunday 26th March

Russian Dreams Theatre presents

TALENTS & ADMIRERS by Alexander Ostrovsky

Translated by Larissa Turkina

A play for actors about Russian actors

 Ostrovsky wrote the play in the days when he was working for the Theatre reform commission. The problem facing the main character Negina was the one which the author himself knew only too well, according to the biographer Vladimir Lakshin. He often had to apply for help to rich men but thought such compromises necessary and considered he had to "bear his cross" in the interest of the theatre. According to the author, "the art is unable to stand for itself when facing rough brutal forces and has to find rich mentors.

Last performed by The National Theatre in 2012.

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Tues 28th March to Sunday 9th April   8pm  (6pm Sunday)    No show Monday 3rd April

Hugh Leadon Productions

DEATH BY DECREE

A middle Eastern Princess of British origin avoids being stoned to death for adultery and is sent into exile back to The United Kingdom. However, dark forces are unleashed and The Princess, along with a female companion, meets an untimely death in The Swiss Alps. The question is, did she jump or was she pushed? Death by Decree, based on both historic events and events pertaining to the playwright, explores the conspiracies surrounding politically motivated killings. 

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Tues 18th to Sun 23rd April    8pm  (Sun 5pm)    £11.20

HIT CHICKS

Written and Directed by Chukwudi Onwere

Set in New Cross, Hit Chicks is a gritty action-packed thriller on love, sibling rivalry, power and betrayal in a London criminal underworld.

Note : strobe lighting used

Bookings via external agent

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Thurs 8th to Sat 10th June    £10.50   8pm

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST

(IN COCKNEY)

Our theatre does 5 productions a year in other languages including this year, classical pieces in Russian, French, Spanish and now Cockney. On my life I promise this show is well good and you wont get mugged off and the salt playing one of the birds in it did all that proper acting with words and was in that KFC advert.  

Box office give us a bell on 0208 694 1888

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 Sunday 9th July to Sun 23rd July

THE ONE HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL

This is a great chance to get your play seen.

Hire rates for plays during the festival start from £20! and you keep all the box office proceeds.  40 slots available over the festival and happy to programme new writing, established plays, dance, kids plays, anything as long as it is a play and last no longer then 60 mins.  Book your slot early - call 0208 694 1888 or email us at  thelondontheatre@live.co.uk

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