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 third year now.

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

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Thurs 5th March    8pm

JO BURKE

 

Burke is back...this time it’s personal. 
Catch her brutally honest, kick-ass, no holds barred, stand up comedy show. No gimmicks, no characters, no props. No meltdown? We’ll see shall we?
 
It’s high time she let rip...HEAR HER ROAR!

Please note this performance is being filmed

Tickets  HERE

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Fri 6th March  9pm  £5

Lunagoth presents

See website for full info on this monthly transparty night and pumping tunes on the dance floor

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Tues 10th March    8pm    Tickets £10 (members £5)

STAND UP COMEDY SHOWCASE

Join host Lenny Sherman (Loaded comic of the year) with 6 circuit comics including Liam Smith, Kyle Wallace and Steve Adams for a night of pure comedy

Box office 0208 694 1888 or book online at

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Classic Film Club presents

Thurs  12th March    8pm (doors 7.30pm)   

LOLITA (film) (15)

The original B+W Kubrick film staring Peter Sellers as Quilty

To book call 0208 694 1888 or buy online below

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Tues 17th  March to Sun 22nd March   8pm  (5pm Sunday) 

WEIMAR KABARETT & JOY DIVISION

Two plays connected by one character focusing on the lesser known true stories of Nazi Germany. In the first we meet see the relationship between well known Jewish song writer Friedrich Hollander and 'Putzi' Ernst Hanfstaengal, an American who helped finance Hitler's Nazi party. The first set in the cabaret club owned by Hollander takes you through the doors and to experience the music and the dancing girls of 1930's Germany including the songs of Hollander. We also learn about the lives of those dancing girls focusing on a young Polish girl, in Germany to make some money and her capture and use as a polish sex slave in the second of the two plays 'Joy Division' which was written in 2004 and has been seen at a number of UK theatres including in 2014, was selected for the RADA play festival. Set in a camp connected to one of the larger worker camps, we see the lives of Nazi sex slaves and see how some shared the same disgusting views on the Jews as their Nazi masters held.

Warning contains female nudity

5* remote goat

Tickets £15    (Members £5  Tues  performances only)

Over 18 only box office  0208 694 1888 or book online HERE

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Tuesday 24th - Sunday 29th March  8pm (5pm Sun)

Venturewolf present

The School for Scandal

Sheridan's The School for Scandal is a comedy of manners, a play satirizing the behaviour and customs of upper classes through witty dialogue and an intricate plot with comic situations that expose characters' shortcomings. Characters generally consist of stock types—such as the bore, the flirt, the gossip, the wastrel, the rich uncle, etc.—rather than individuals with unique qualities. Comedies of manners in Sheridan's time typically avoided the romantic sentimentality that characterized many other stage dramas of the eighteenth century. In The School for Scandal, the author mainly satirizes malicious gossip and hypocrisy in the fashionable society of London in the 1770s. The play was first performed in London on May 8, 1777, in Drury Lane Theatre.

Over 18's only   Tickets via external agent    www.wegottickets.com/venturewolf 

Tickets £13.20

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Tues 31st March to Thurs 2nd April  7pm - 10pm

ACTING & CASTING COURSE FOR BEGINNERS  (3 evenings - 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 evening 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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Tues 14th to Sat 18th April   8pm   £12

BACKSEAT DRIVERS by Claire McGowan

(COME DOG WITH ME)

Yes that is our famous theatre dog posing

Established crime fiction novelist with works such as 'The Fall' & 'The Lost', soon to be made into a BBC drama series, Claire McGowan comes away from her comfort zone with her first stage play, a gentle comedy drama about a wood, some cars, some relationships and ....well you know.

Box Office  0208 694 1888

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Thurs 23rd April to Sat 25th April       £12 (Members £5)    8pm

THE BRIDGE by Harry Denford

From the writer of the hit aviation comedy 'Club Class' and who is also a headline stand up comedian, we bring you this comedy about the life of a motorway bridge, directed by Grace Ward.  This play was written in 2007 and has been performed all over the UK.   A jumper, a model railway obsessed traffic police officer and others all visit and their stories unfold.

Box office 0208 694 1888

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Tues 12th May to Sun 17th May    8pm  (5pm Sun)    £13    (members £5 for Tuesday performance)

Ibsen

A DOLLS HOUSE

Nora has a secret that she needs to keep from her perfect family life, only one person can help her but they want something in return.   This well known classic is a must see for theatre lovers.

Box Office 0208 694 1888

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Tues 19th to Sunday 24th May   8pm (5pm Sun)   £12

THREE KNIGHTS & A WELSHMAN

Written by Belvedere Pashun

This play features Richard Burton, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Ralph Richardson and Sir Laurence Olivier. The story is based on true events which took place during the filming of ‘WAGNER’, the eight hour bio-epic from director Tony Palmer in 1982. This film was the one and only occasion when all four stage and screen legends featured in a motion picture together. Our play is inspired by a dinner party held by Richard Burton for the three knights in April 1982 at the famous Palais Schwarzenberg, Austria. Burton had at one time been lauded as the heir apparent to Olivier but in the eyes of many he squandered his rare talent in pursuit of fame, celebrity, privilege, wealth…and women.

Bookings via external agent    www.theaterinternational.com/tickets.html

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The South London Players present

Tues 26th - Fri 29th May  8pm     £10.50  (members £5)

THE OVERCOAT by Gogol

The 'Buster Keaton' version which was used to prove that a silent movie star could do serious acting will be performed live followed by a reading of the original short story by the cast

Box office 0208 694 1888

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Tues 9th to Sunday 14th June    8pm (Fri 5pm)      £15  (members £5 Tues only)

Anton Chekhov

UNCLE VANYA

 First published in 1897 and received its Moscow première in 1899 in a production by the Moscow Art Theatre, under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavski.  The play portrays the visit of an elderly professor and his glamorous, much younger second wife, Yeléna, to the rural estate that supports their urban lifestyle. Two friends, Vanya, brother of the Professor's late first wife, who has long managed the estate, and Astrov, the local Doctor, both fall under Yelena's spell. Directed by Grace Ward.

BOX OFFICE 0208 694 1888

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Tues 30th to Sunday 5th July 8pm (Sun 5pm)    £15   (members £5 Tues performance only)

MEDEA

Directed by Grace Ward

Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BCE

Box Office 0208 694 1888

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The London Theatre touring event

Sun 12th July 10am to 4pm

FANCY A DAY TRIP TO SEVENOAKS?

THE SEVENOAKS MODEL RAILWAY EXPO

Did you know our theatre also does a number of  external touring productions and large scale events around the UK each year?  Part of this is running three major model railway shows  in New Cross, Sevenoaks and Cobham.   These are large scale exhibitions, with saw over 900 people attending our last show in London over a 8 hour period.  Our next show is our Sevenoaks show and is a great day out for the whole family!

22 fully scenic working train layouts from Z to O gauge

15 trade and model shop stands

2 x Train Simulators

Children's driving layout

Modelling demonstrations

Model bus displays

Large scale model aircraft

Free parking and café on site

See www.modelrailwayexhibition.com   for all info and to pre book tickets

You can also pre book at our box office on 0208 694 1888

DIRECT TRAINS FROM NEW CROSS to SEVENOAKS (40 mins)

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Sat 18th July to Sunday 26th July

Over 20 plays, some well known pieces, some new writing, some one person plays, some with a massive cast but all performed in 1 hour or less  by numerous theatre companies and all tickets are £8 (members £5).

If you would like to see your play performed during these two weeks, we are offering slots at either £40 or £50 to theatre companies.   Email thelondontheatre@live.co.uk for more info or call 0208 694 1888

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Dick & Lotte present

Tuesday 28th July to Sunday 2nd Aug  8pm   (Sun 5pm)    £13.20

 Alan Ayckbourn's

PRIVATE FEARS IN PUBLIC PLACES

 

It intimately follows a few days in the lives of six characters, in four tightly-interwoven stories through 54 scenes. In 2006, it was made into a film Cœurs, Private Fears in Public Places by Alan Ayckbourn, traces the lives and relationships of six loosely linked people in London. 

Does Nicola still love Dan? Can Stewart be on the verge of an office romance? Will Imogen ever find true love? Does Ambrose have a secret life? And what on earth is Charlotte up to?

Bookings via external agent  www.wegottickets.com/DickandLottie

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Tues 29th Sept to Sun 4th Oct 2015

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Oscar Wilde

A Woman of No Importance is about how human beings often have differences between one another, that humans are ultimately more alike than different. This publication is highly recommended for those that are fans of the writings of Oscar Wilde and also those who are discovering his works for the first time.

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 Tues 10th Nov to Sun 22th Nov 

THE LEWISHAM FRINGE FESTIVAL

Two weeks of new plays, dance, stand up comedy & live music and new shows each night

www.lewishamfringefestival.com