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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Sat 25th June to Tues 28th June   8pm (Sun 5pm)    £10.50  (members £5.50)

JOY DIVISION - The Nazi Sex Slave story

Warning: Contains text of a sensitive nature.

 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

Box office 0208 694 1888   or book online HERE

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 FILM NIGHT : FRENCH   

Weds 6th July 8pm    £3    (Members £1.50) 

Être et avoir

Charting the events within a small single-class village school over the course of one academic year, Etre et Avoir takes a warm and serene look at primary education in the French heartlands. A dozen youngsters, aged 4-10, are brought together in a rural classroom and taught every subject by a single teacher. A master of quiet authority, he patiently navigates the children towards adolescence, cooling down their arguments and listening to their problems with extraordinary dedication. Soon, however, he will have to say goodbye to those older students, who are now ready to go onto the state school in the local town.

Tickets Here

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FANCY A FAMILY FRIENDLY DAY OUT IN KENT?

Sunday 10th July 10am to 4pm

SEVENOAKS MODEL RAILWAY SHOW

organised and run by The London Theatre

The London Theatre run one of the largest Model Railway shows in Kent and each year it gets bigger and better!  20 Scenic fully working layouts, lots of trade stands and high quality refreshments plus FREE PARKING and only 800 yards from Sevenoaks BR  (Direct trains from NEW CROSS). 

Full details at www.modelrailwayexhibition.com

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Sat 16th July 3pm to 6pm   £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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Sat 6th to Tues 9th Aug    £13.20   8pm (Sun 5pm)   Members £5.50

GILBERT & SULLIVAN

TRIAL BY JURY & THE BEST OF GILBERT & SULLIVAN

Trial by Jury is a comic opera in one act, ... As with most Gilbert and Sullivan operas, the plot is ludicrous, but the characters behave as if the events were perfectly reasonable.  The second half of the show tonight will see the cast singing all the well known songs by G&S

Booking via external agent

Sat 6th (8pm) www.wegottickets.com/event/365240

Sun 7th  (5pm)  www.wegottickets.com/event/365242

Mon 8th  (8pm) www.wegottickets.com/event/365244

Tues 9th  (8pm)  www.wegottickets.com/event/365246

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Mon 8th to Fri 12th Aug  10am to 4pm plus showcase on Sat 13th Aug

Limited to 10 spaces

A full time acting 5 day summer school which is aimed at those aged between 11 and 16 who wish to undertake slightly more advanced stagecraft which will include doing basic stage fighting, panto skills, period dress movement, learning a well known Shakespeare short speech, devising plays, working on accents and one place is reserved for a child who wishes to help direct and do some of the technical aspects such as lighting and sound design (They will also undertake many of the acting modules but revert to helping direct some of the final showcase scenes).  Audition advice and a suitable audition speech will also be worked on for each child during the course.

There will be a final showcase on Saturday evening which is open to the public.

This is an excellent chance to experience working with professional directors and experience life in a theatre and great way to learn new skills in a fun safe environment.

Cost £125

Book Here

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Thurs 11th  - Sat 13th Aug  7pm - 10pm Thurs/Fri & 11am to 2pm Sat

ADULT ACTING & CASTING COURSE FOR BEGINNERS  ( 9 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 3 day intense course which not only will give you the skills to  act and do well at castings for both theatre and TV.

To book and more information click HERE 

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Sat 3rd to Tues 6th Sept    8pm (5pm Sunday)   £12.50   (members £5)

CLUB CLASS - The Hit Aviation Comedy

This hit comedy has toured over 180 UK theatres in the last 12 years and returns after its last sell out production here.   Written by a former airline pilot and 'Jongluers' headline comic, we see a cast of five dress as cabin crew yet playing everyone from pilots to passengers, baggage handlers to bits of the Airbus A320 on this comedy flight from hell (Luton to The Algarve).  Set to the music of STEPS or THIN LIZZY depending on what crew is roistered to work that flight.

Contains adult humour and a uber realistic flight simulation scene based on a real training exercise the writer failed (btw he has crashed 3 times in real life, once nearly killing a member of the Royal family at RAF NORTHHOLT.  To balance the play there is also a very unrealistic sex scene in the loos at 35000ft bit.

Feel free to come dressed as cabin crew, passengers or pilots.

Voted as one of the best new plays in 2005 by a national newspaper

Performed  and staged following the rules Brecht style for theatre purist /  highly camp and silly comedy for the rest of us.

Box office 0208 694 1888

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Tues 13th to Sun 18th Sept    8pm (Sun 5pm) £13.20 $ £12

THE CALM

In a military field hospital the line between war and terror is blurred on the eve of the final push. Relationships are built and discarded as the medical staff question what it is to love in war. Tickets via external agent   www.wegottickets.com/thecalm

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Weds 12th & Thurs 13th Oct 8pm  £11

Second Impression Theatre present

A DIRTY GET-AWAY!  by David Weedall

Stranded by severe snowstorms, three identically dressed strangers disturb the rural calm of a young woman living in a remote Sussex cottage.  Who are these weird visitors? What exactly are they looking for? As news reports reveal more about their identities, this farcical comedy untangles a web of confusion whilst creating even more! Award Winning Second Impression Theatre present their 21st consecutive premier direct from The Brighton Fringe with a cast of five dangerously energetic actors!

Booking via external agent

Weds  www.wegottickets.com/event/358171

Thurs www.wegottickets.com/event/358172

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18th to 23rd Oct    8pm (5pm Sunday)   £12 (members £5)

SAFEWORD IS KILL by Marie Chauvet

adapted into English by Christine Mansfield

An adapted adult murder mystery from French crime writer Marie Chauvet, adapted for the English stage from the 2006 French Production.  This production moves from its original setting in Nantes to London and is set in the fetish world. During  consensual play between two adults someone dies, not the submissive, but the domme.  Was it murder and who was in control when it happened.   An intelligent look in to the world of bdsm and what extremes can play go to before it becomes abuse.  

Over 18 only (contains scenes of a violent nature)

Box office 0208 694 1888

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15th- 27th Nov 2016

Over 30 plays, dances pieces, comedy shows, kids shows and films

See www.lewishamfringefestival.com

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Tues 29th Nov to Sun 4th Dec

Venturewolf present

CHARLIE'S AUNT

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Tues 6th to Sun 11th December £13 (members £5)

THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN

by Bertolt Brecht    (translated 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.

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