TV comedy stars coming to the Harlow Playhouse

FANCY giving your giggle muscles an intense workout?Then good news – because some of the country’s best TV comedians are coming to Harlow Playhouse on November 23rd. If you ever got out of bed in the early 2000s then you will remember Paul Tonkinson as a host of the Big Breakfast as well as The Sunday Show and countless other TV appearances. But as well presenting, this self-confessed ‘professional northerner’ is a startlingly good stand-up performer as you will know if you caught him on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

CBeebies Star brings Magical Playroom to Harlow

FOLLOWING a sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe premiere, Cerrie Burnell (as seen on CBeebies) brings The Magical Playground to Harlow this Saturday
This delightful new show features a new story inspired by Cerrie’s own childhood. Cerrie plays Liberty Rose. Libby dreams of becoming a ballerina like her mother before her. But when she’s told to wear a false arm for dancing lessons, Libby rebels, seeking escape in her favourite playroom. Suddenly, the toys magically come to life around her. Will Libby’s new friends be able to help her to become a famous ballerina?

Trevor’s clever investigation on Jack the Ripper

THE show opened with Mr Marriott introducing himself and asking the audience about their own knowledge of Jack the Ripper, who seemed to know their stuff having read books and watched documentaries. Well, Mr Marriott changed all that the minute he started talking in a fashion that one couldn’t help but compare to the great Columbo.

Review: Caroline Horton’s Mess at The Playhouse

CONTINUING their tradition of showing thought provoking new work by young theatre companies, Olivier Award-nominee Caroline Horton’s ‘Mess’ graced the Studio Theatre of The playhouse last Thursday.
Providing an unusual approach to the tricky and uncomfortable subject of eating disorders, the show itself is loosely a play about a play, something alluded to throughout, with the show be reworked and self directed in front of the audience.

Enjoy three nights of 51 Shades of Maggie

FOLLOWING sell-out shows in Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin earlier this year, the smash hit comedy, Fifty-One Shades of Maggie, is set to become one of the funniest shows to hit UK stages in years as it embarks on the first 27-venue tour of the country, with former Emmerdale star Adele Silva taking the lead role

Review: Award winning Vikki Stone definitely has the X Factor

HILARIOUS and relatable, Vikki Stone is an absolute must-see. Expect the unexpected as the winner of The Soho Theatre “One Night Stand Up” award delivers her intelligent analysis of popular culture, peppered with profanities and side-splitting wit. The over the top, musical comedy is fresh and fast-paced in a show that cleverly satirises ‘15 minutes of fame’ TV by mirroring its format.

Ripper for the 21st century coming to Harlow

TREVOR Marriott is a retired British Police murder squad detective, and leading Ripper expert, who since 2002 has been conducting a cold case re investigation into The Whitechapel Murders of 1888 which were attributed to a fearsome killer who came to be known as Jack the Ripper. On November 8th, his show is being staged at The Harlow Playhouse Theatre, titled “Jack the Ripper-A 21st Century Investigation.”

Review: The Transport Theatre Company’s Adaptation of ‘As you like it’ at The Playhouse

IT can be hard to make a well-known play fresh, this is a particular problem with Shakespeare. How do you keep the integrity of the text yet bring it up to date? Whilst Shakespeare’s words are exceedingly good at being relevant today, how to you help the rest of the performance bridge that gap? Somehow that is exactly what the transport theatre have done with the comedy ‘As You Like it’.

A Night to Remember!

THE music of some of the biggest artists from the 1950’s and 1960’s provides a night of world class entertainment and nostalgia that you will never forget! ‘Unforgettable’ is a first class production that highlights the musical icons of this era – favourite musical legends such as Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Frankie Valli, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, The Beach Boys, The Carpenters, The Beatles and many more .

51 Shades of Maggie!

FOLLOWING sell-out shows in Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin earlier this year, the smash hit comedy, Fifty-One Shades of Maggie, is set to become one of the funniest shows to hit UK stages in years as it embarks on the first 27-venue tour of the country, with former Emmerdale star Adele Silva taking the lead role

Get ready for a classic tale with a twist

THE producers of the smash-hit ‘Fairy Tales of the Unexpected’ are performing at The Harlow Playhouse, this coming Autumn season with another fantastic show after wowing audiences during the Summer of 2013. This time, promising fun for all the family, LP Creatives present ‘Treasure Island’ for one day only over the Autumn school hols (Sun 3rd November– 2.30pm)

The legendary Buddy Greco is coming to town…

ON Friday, October 18th, the legendary international recording star, pianist and singer, Buddy Greco and his wife and singer Lezlie Anders will be spending their evening with YOU at Harlow Playhouse. Buddy Greco is one of the truly great musical legends of the twentieth century, and for this special evening he brings a lifetime of music and some of his show business experiences to Harlow. He has the rare distinction of having the longest recording career of any living artist and will be performing with his trio some of his biggest hits, including The Lady is a Tramp, Girl Talk, Around the World and MacArthur Park.

Vikki Stone – Definitely coming to the Playhouse

HOT from her critically acclaimed sold-out run at Edinburgh Festival this summer, comedian, songstress and talented musician Vikki Stone returns this autumn with her debut UK tour ‘Definitely’. During her short time on the comedy circuit, Vikki has established herself as one of the most eagerly anticipated rising stars of comedy – replete with talent Vikki combines a number of disciplines and jam packs this very entertaining show to the brim – her effortless and innately funny stand-up style combined with her show stopping writing skills and her hugely impactful and powerful voice, Definitely, is a show not to be missed.

Review: Spelling Bee…In a sentence… Fantastic!

WELL, we learned a lot. Strabismus, crepuscule and cow to name just three words but we also laughed and applauded a whole lot more at a terrific production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which ran for three nights at the Harlow Playhouse. What marks this musical out is the characters. Not only a very dry and witty Darren Day as vice-principal Douglas Panch as well as the outstanding singing of Niki Evans but it was the patchwork personalities of the contestants that really lit up the playhouse.

Secret love at the Playhouse

THE MUSIC of Doris Day has a timeless quality. It may have come from the fifties but the music resonates today. ‘Secret Love’ is a heart-warming, heart breaking new musical play which comes to Harlow Playhouse on Wednesday 16th Oct.

Playhouse prepares to open ‘The Hatch’

THIS OCTOBER as part of its ‘Freaky Fortnight’ The Playhouse prepares to lift the lid on Harlow’s deepest , darkest and most well covered secret. On the run up to Halloween, members of the public will be able to explore a labyrinthine network of storm drains recently uncovered during building works at the Playhouse. Accessed via an entrance in the basement, known as The Hatch, the drains aren’t for the faint-hearted or claustrophobic, and getting around will mean crawling on hands and knees.