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QUICK coronavirus testing could enable nightclubs and theatres to reopen, Boris Johnson has suggested. The PM said “rapid” lateral flow tests could be used by “those parts of the economy we couldn’t get open last year”. “That, in combination with vaccination, will probably be the…

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DURING the first national Lockdown Sam Ashford, Creative Director of local Charity Livewire, began a series of online drama lessons. This time around, with the support of local primary schools Tanys Dell, Hare Street and Fawbert and Barnard, Sam has taken these sessions a step…

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Harlow Playhouse Christmas Advert A message from Harlow Playhouse THIS year, with distance between us and separated from loved ones. Christmas might be a bit different, so we’ve done something a bit different too… Last night we launched our first ever Christmas advert live on…

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AHOY there shipmates! All aboard the Jolly Roger for our Swashbuckling, Social Distancing adventure, for this year’s Christmas Alternative Production ‘Treasure Island!’ We might not be able to bring you our annual pantomime, however that won’t stop us from entertaining our audiences safely this Christmas…

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DIVERSE ARRAY OF EAST-ANGLIAN TALENT CELEBRATED ONLINE IN VOICE BOX SERIES WEST End producer APL Theatre has teamed up with Witham based creative composers At Swefn’s Edge to present an online series celebrating a diverse collection of work from East-Anglian based performers, writers and creatives.…

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COVID 19 Statement – 4/11/2020 Harlow Playhouse to temporarily close during lockdown  By Creative Director: Rory Davies IN light of the announcement made by the Prime Minister on 31/10/2020 sadly I must announce that we have taken the decision to temporarily close Harlow Playhouse’s doors…

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By Kevin James IT’S Christmas Eve.  Lily is so excited and, with the help of her brother Jack, determined to deliver her letter to Father Christmas in person.  It sounds like a perfect adventure, but they don’t have a sleigh, and they don’t actually know…

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AWARD-winning HipHopPop are trying to help schools deliver a diversified and engaging PE education in the face of COVID-19 limitations in a Covid-secure way. They understand the importance, more now than ever before, of making sure that the young people of Harlow take part activities…

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Harlow Playhouse has been awarded £531,551 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future; the Culture Secretary has announced today.  Harlow Playhouse is one of…

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By Kevin James IT’S Christmas Eve. Lily is so excited and, with the help of her brother Jack, determined to deliver her letter to Father Christmas in person. It sounds like a perfect adventure, but they don’t have a sleigh, and they don’t actually know…

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A THEATRE group for people with learning disabilities is set to open next month. Sting Performing Arts will be based at the Harlow Playhouse. Full details are on the poster. YH hope to meet up with the next month to find out a little more…

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Harlow Playhouse announces their Christmas Season plans! AFTER much consideration and consultation with our associate producers KD Theatre Productions, it’s with regret we announce that our planned main house annual pantomime production “Cinderella” will be postponed until 2021 along with our brand new theatre 2…

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HARLOW PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR RECOVERY FOLLOWING a lengthy planning process and after the publication of government guidance, Harlow Playhouse can announce plans to re-open its facility in a safe and sensible way. The plans detailed below are measured and take into account the safety…

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IF THERE was ever an event that encapsulated and celebrated Harlow’s LGBT+ community then this was it. Saturday’s event was based at Harlow Playhouse and shown on-line via their own website and Facebook. It was hosted by the wonderful Fanny Galore who proved to once…

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THE government has unveiled a £1.57bn support package to help protect the futures of UK theatres, galleries, museums and other cultural venues reports the BBC. It follows several weeks of pressure, with industry leaders warning that many venues were on the brink of collapse. Independent…

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HARLOW charity Livewire prepare themselves for acclaim as they await the premiere of their full length feature film entitled “Lockdown”. Funded by The Arts Council England, Livewire have spent the majority of lockdown creating an original piece of theatre that looks at the pandemic from…