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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19th to 26th Nov   Events form free to £12

LEWISHAM FRINGE FESTIVAL
Come and put your play / dance / comedy or film on for one night with theatre hire rates from £20 and you take all the box office money over  week. See all events below -


Sunday 19th Nov    7pm      £10.50  SOLD OUT

DALI IN THE FREUD CHAIR
Performed in Spanish


Two great minds meet as Freud interviews Dali or does Dali try and work out Freud.  Performed in Spanish 

Tickets Here from external booker http://www.wegottickets.com/event/420713

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Monday 20th Nov   7pm   Tickets £11.50    SOLD OUT 

NUNEATON - THE FINAL FRONTIER


A William Shatner lookalike is booked to open a new Iceland Store in Nuneation, He may look the part but the brummie accent is a problem plus a TJ Hooker superfan is stalking!    Simon Drew's brilliant one man show around the ups and downs of a Shatner double.  Duration 1 hour

External booking agent   HERE     SOLD OUT NOW SORRY!

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Tues 21st Nov 9pm (doors 8.30pm)    £4.90

JANET by Helen Ainsworth     

"Janet" follows the life of a young woman - "Janet" her story, her dreams and her fears."Janet" is represented by a lump of uncooked bread dough, other members of the cast are represented by other paraphernalia.
This performance is a scratch. Duration 1 hour

Tickets from external agent www.wegottickets.com/event/421575

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Weds 22nd   Nov 7pm to late  - FREE EVENT

MODEL RAILWAY LOVERS BIG PISS UP!
A social night for anyone into model railways, all welcome and to show that things have moved on since the fights between different gauges and rival model railway clubs of the 1980's which gave the hobby a bad name and got it banned in many venues and church halls.  Southwark Model Railway club often come mob handed (No one likes us but we don't care) and Colin and the OO Association turn up also plus some 009 lot and the garden railway fans.  Open to all,  if you are into model railways, want to get into model railways or want to get some advice over a pint or want to  use it as a  means to impress the opposite sex on a first date,  feel free to come along.   No need to book just turn up!

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Thurs 23rd November    £2 per dog     6pm to 10pm

DOGS TAKE OVER THE THEATRE




A night for local dog owners to meet (we are limiting it to 20 woofers). Abba our theatre dog will be manning the bar, it will be chaos but fun. Dogs can run around off lead and we have a garden area for poo poo and lots of doggy treats. Entry price goes to the Doodle Trust. The ticket price is per dog, feel free to bring as many people as you want. Cheap theatre bar! You don't even need a dog to come along, just like them and be prepared to give lots of cuddles. from 6pm to 10pm. Front gate locked so dogs can roam outside freely. Just call the theatre on 0208 694 1888 to be let in. pre booking a must if bringing a dog! Only one dog allowed per booking.   Free entry for people. Sorry no children under 14 at this event and must be with an adult.

We will be selling bottles of  'The Dog's Bollo*cks'  doggy beer 100% doggy safe,  no alcohol and made from barley, beef and kale and you might want to take a few bottle home.

Max one dog per owner allowed

Book online  HERE  or call our box office on 0208 694 1888

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Friday 24th   7pm      £8  (doors open 6.30pm)  SOLD OUT

MRS MILLS and her music


Mrs Mills, was an English pianist who was active in the 1960s and 1970s, and who released many records. Her repertoire included many sing a long and party tunes made popular in the music hall.  Born in East London and big on the TV in both the UK and the USA.   Eileen Costigen recreates the music and the magic of this popular songstress.  Duration 1 hour

Booking via external agent   SOLD OUT


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Sat 25th Nov  11am   £5     Aimed at 3 to 6 year olds -
Please note theatre bar will be shut for this performance but a selection of soft drinks and tea and coffee will be for sale 

Faraday Productions present
MR PARKERS MAGIC SHOP (ALL TICKETS NOW SOLD)

Very odd as all the items in the shop seem to have a life of their own.  Who or what is moving everything and why? A great magic show for kids.  1 hour show

Book online Here

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Sat 25th    9pm   (doors 8.30pm)   £15.40

FULL MOON & A ROSE   

They are a very happy couple and they have been together for a long time. But some changes to their lives come and suddenly Stephan has to leave away for 30 days. He can't say to Rosa why he is leaving but he promises to her that he will be back at that time. Rosa is surprised when she listens of those news, but besides her fears she have no other choice apart of accepting Stephan's departure and wait for him to come back. Through the play we see Rosa dealing with this departure and waiting, waiting for a full moon! How will the time pass? Is Stephan coming back on the day he said? And why has he left so unexpectedly? A play based on the importance of promise in everyday life and relationships. Duration 1 hour

Tickets from external agent www.wegottickets.com/event/421599


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Sat 25th   10.15pm to 2am (Free) No entry after 11.30pm

LGBT local event for the lewisham Festival   

FABALASS

A social night of dancing and chatting aimed at the transgender and T girl  community and friends held in a safe friendly venue with direct parking outside.    Great dance floor and chill out bar area.  Changing room and supportive bar staff.   No need to book.   

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Sunday 26th Nov noon to 3pm £45  (members £25)

STAND UP COMEDY TASTER SESSION

Join us for a three hour stand up comedy taster session run bt THE LONDON COMEDY COURSE and taught by headline comics.  You will learn joke writing skills, performance skills and build confidence in a relaxed and friendly setting.   No previous experience needed.   Over 18 only



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Sun 26th Nov  4.30pm   (doors 4pm)   £11.20

BETHAL GREEN


At 8:17pm on 3rd March 1943, the air raid sirens sounded in Bethnal Green, East London. People made their way through the rain to the deep shelter in the partially-built tube station. At 8:27pm, a salvo of rockets sent up from nearby Victoria Park caused a rush to the small entrance. In the darkness, a woman tripped and fell and within seconds 300 people were crushed on the staircase. 173 people, most of them women and children, died. duration 1 hour


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Sunday 26th Nov   6.30pm 

AMATEUR DRAMATIC GROUP - NEW MEMBERS SOCIAL
 
The South London Players are a local amateur dramatic group who meet at our theatre and are holding a new members social night where you can come along meet existing members and maybe see if you would like to join and be part of their next production here in Feb 2018.   You need no previous experience and they seek not just actors, but writers, stage hands, tech people and anyone who would like to get involved some how.    great social seen also.    So come down have a drink and a chat.

see www.southlondonplayers.com   for more info


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Sun 10th Dec (External event we run)  10am to 4pm

BEXLEYHEATH MODEL RAIL SHOW

BEXLEYHEATH ACADEMY, Graham Road Entrance, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6  7EG

Fun for all the family, 20 fully scenic model railways, lots of trade stands, model demos. One of the Largest model railway shows in the South East with gauges from T to O gauge.    Pre booked tickets avilable.   Free onsite parking and bus 89 direct from Lewisham stop outside.   Venue is behind ASDA in central Bexleyheath. 

Tickets  Adults £6 (£4.95 if pre booked)   Child 3 to 16 and OAP over 60  £5 (£3.95 if pre booked)    Family  £15 up to 2 adults and 2 children  (£12 if pre booked)  

Box Office  0208 694 1888 or buy online HERE

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Russian Dreams present

Tues 12th to Sat 16th Dec      8pm    £13.75 (members £5)

The House of Bernarda Alba by Lorca

Upon her second husband's death, domineering matriarch Bernarda Alba imposes an eight-year mourning period on her household in accordance with her family tradition. Bernarda has five daughters, aged between 20 and 39, whom she has controlled inexorably and prohibited from any form of relationship.

Box office 0208 694 1888   or book online HERE   

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Sat 16th & Sun 17th Dec   1pm - 6pm  £49  (2 day course)

ADULT ACTING & CASTING COURSE FOR BEGINNERS

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.  

Course Covers

* You will given two Shakespeare speeches working with our theatre director and casting director for 'Shakespeare in the Park' (one comical and one serious) to get you to performance and drama school audition standard.

*You will learn one modern speech and perform various scenes both scripted and improvised from plays.

*You will perform a scene from a well known Chekhov play and scenes from a 'Brechtian' style play

*  You will learn to act and sight read to the camera

* Basic stage fighting skills

*You will work on voice and accents.

* You will look at skills needed for panto, late 19th century plays and easy ways to learn lines and team acting exercises.

This course is aimed at the beginner  to acting although useful for actors wishing to get into acting and also a chance to be seen for castings

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Thurs 4th to Sat 6th Jan  8pm  £8.80   Conc £6.60 (over 18 only)

TREPANNING THEATRE

PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens

As mock exams near in a Stockport private school, the arrival of a mysterious new girl sets in motion a series of events, revealing the hidden desires and unrelenting aggression of the students. Simon Stephens' play explores the horrors of trying to fit into a society that commands conformity, offering a scathing, darkly humorous and thrilling theatrical experience.

tickets via external booker  HERE

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Russian Dreams present supported by THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL TOURIST BOARD

Tues 23rd Jan to Fri 26th Jan 8pm     £13.75    (members £5)


THE JUST  by Camus


In 1905, the Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, the uncle of the last Russian Czar Nicholas II, was  assassinated by terrorists: a group of Russian Socialist-Revolutionaries. The Just is based on this true story described in Memoirs of a Terrorist by Boris Savinkov (“Kaliayev ” in the play).


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Sat 27th  & Sun 28th Jan    8pm Sat & 6pm Sunday

Seagull & Wolf Productions present

THE LAST FIVE YEARS by Jason Robert Brown

“The Last Five Years” is a musical with a huge following. Jason Robert Brown’s two-person show follows the doomed marriage of Jamie, an arrogant Jewish novelist, and Cathy, an insecure gentile actress. 

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Thurs 15th to Sun 18th Feb  8pm   (6pm Sunday)    £10.50  (members £5)

South London Players present   (Amateur Dramatic production)

'DUO'



A selection of playlettes written by the cast, some comical and some dramatic.   This local group once again returns after their succesful run of 'Number 28 Deptford' last year.  



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