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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Tues 29th Nov to Sun 4th Dec  8pm   (Sun 5pm) £13.20

Venturewolf present

CHARLIE'S AUNT

Charley's Aunt is a farce in three acts written by Brandon Thomas. It broke all historic records for plays of any kind, with an original London run of 1,466 performances. 

Love! Deceit! Cross-dressing! How far would you go to help a friend in love?! Jack and Charley are desperately in love but in order to get  the girls of their dreams they are going to need a chaperone… When the  eccentric Fancourt Babberley agrees to dress up as Charley’s Aunt  Lucia, what could possibly go wrong?! Join Venture Wolf at The London  Theatre, December 2016 for Charley’s Aunt, a madcap Christmas comedy  of friendship, farce and a dame with a difference!

Tickets via external agent  www.wegottickets.com/venturewolf

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Mon 5th to Weds 7th Dec     8pm     Over 18 only    £6

BEATING DREAMS

A journey into bdsm and fetish via movement and poetry

The Divine Feminine’s scented weight charges space with accelerating curves; drawing Her slave’s worship, as Her twisting Renaissance squashes dance.

In BeatingDreams, Jonathan Graham creates a diving homage to Latin culture’s linguistic romance: fired, live, by refracted thought, where discovery is born as a ringing search: yet a search confused, between the shared vibes of light – and the shackles’ of tantric weight, beamed from deep, and whither he is pulled.

Tickets from external source www.wegottickets.com/f/10594

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Sat 10th Dec   5pm   & 8pm Children £20 (includes Jelly wristwatch gift & fruit pack)  Adults  £25

A London Theatre production bought to you under licence from Russian Dreams

BABA YAGA by Gleb Borovik                 Music and lyrics by Denis Tsvetkova

This traditional Russian folk story will be performed in Russian following the Christmas Panto style with an evil villain and two stupid henchmen and two very clever children.

Suitable and aimed at ages 4 to 8 and runs 1 hour 30mins including interval

One performance of this touring production only about this classic Russian folk character and how her put upon chicken legged hut fooled her into not being able to fatten up the two brave children she had caught to eat.  Gleb Borovik re-working of this story to a English Panto style yet still remaining fully in the Russian language makes the perfect Christmas show for kids.  

Box office ALL TICKETS NOW SOLD

Please note the theatre bar will only be serving soft drinks and tea and coffee during these two performances

www.russiandreams.weebly.com

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Sun 11th Dec  10am to 4pm

MODEL RAILWAY SHOW - Held in Bexleyheath in the Borough of Bexley and sponsored by The London Theatre.

All gauges from T to O

SELKENT MRC which are based at our venue are holding a massive model railway show with 20 fully scenic layouts, train simulator, 12 trade stands, free parking, café and fun for the whole family.   Direct trains from New Cross (18 mins) and bus 89 from Lewisham and Blackheath.

Full details see www.modelrailwayexhibition.com

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Monday 12th Dec   7pm - 10pm

ACTORS & CASTING DIRECTORS SOCIAL DRINKING NIGHT - FREE

Our theatre will be casting over the next few weeks for Macbeth, Dracula and other well known classics plus we get other film and theatre directors who want to attend to discuss their projects.  This isn't a open casting night but a social for actors, directors, writers and anyone who maybe want to get into acting to come along and mingle and meet fellow industry people.  If you have a play, film or script you seek actors for, feel free to come along also.   Nice selection of draft Meantime lagers, 4 types of CAMRA approved bottles ales, great wine selection oh and our Chocolate Porter.  Voted the UK's cheapest theatre bar with wine from £3 a glass and vodka shots at £2. Abba the theatre dog will be on bar duty.

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Weds 14th Dec 6pm to 10pm - Free entry

TALIKING LOCO'S SOCIAL - FREE ENTRY

These monthly social nights are proving to be a nice way to meet fellow people into model railways.   This is an open invitation to anyone who want to come and chat over a pint about this pastime, maybe arrange a group trip to a model railway show or get or give advice on aspects of this hobby.   

Bar open all evening for beers, real ale, teas and coffees.  All welcome

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Sat 17th & Sun 18th Dec  £10.50   8pm Sat & 5pm Sunday  (members £5)

MUERTE ACCIDENTAL DE UN ANARQUISTA

PERFORMED IN SPANISH - produced by Fatima Pita

Box office 0208 694 1888

Book online  

Sat 17th Dec 8pm 

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Sun 18th Dec 5pm

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Monday 19th Dec  8pm

FLEMENCO - UNVEILING

"Unveiling is a show about the life of Cristina Celli, a flamenco dancer based in London. This show will take you on a roller coaster ride through the ups and downs of Cristina's life, presented in the style of Tanztheater (Dance Theatre) with an emphasis on Flamenco and Butoh movements."

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NEW YEAR EVE  Sat 31st Dec    7pm - 1am  (No entry after 11pm)  (£5 if pre booked) £8 on door 

MEET UP NEW YEAR EVE FANCY DRESS PARTY  

HOSTS HARRY, LARISSA & ABBA THE DOG

Full fancy dress optional- go on if you dare!   Maybe at least come in a silly Hat!

Entry price includes a first drink (Posecco or soft drink) .   Cheap bar with wine from £3 a glass and Vodka shots at £2.   seven types of bottled ale and Meantime draft beer.    Dance floor to dance the night away.   Good transport links with night buses outside to Blackheath, Lewisham, Welling,  Bexleyheath, Charlton and Greenwich being only 10 mins walk away.    Those not drinking - free parking outside.   

Limited to 60 tickets - so book now!

Book Here and ticket can be printed off or we will have a record of you on the door. 

Tickets HERE  or call 0208 694 1888

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Sat 7th & Sun 8th Jan  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 10th to Sun 15th Jan £13 (members £5) 8pm  (Sunday 5pm)

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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 Sat 14th Jan11am to 2pm   £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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24th Jan - 4th Feb 2017 (no show Mon)  8pm   £15.00

Over 18 only

MACBETH

box office 0208 694 1888

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Weds 8th to  Fri 10th Feb  & Sun 12th Feb  8pm  (5pm Sun) £12.50   (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.  

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

BRAM STOKER      adapted for stage by Ben Multimer

DRACULA

Jonathan Harker goes to Transylvania to help Count Dracula buy an estate in England. While he is at the castle a lot of strange things happen.

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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.

Sun 27th Nov  5pm   Tickets £11.20