Musicals are in the air at Harlow Playhouse this summer starting with Steven Arnold (Coronation Street star), hitting the stage with Chaplin (23rd July) alongside co-star Rachael Wood (Emmerdale) for a heartwarming and hilarious musical about Chaplin’s journey from Victorian London to the glitz of early Hollywood. An untold story too fascinating to be missed! Next we have Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story ( 31st Aug – 3rd Sept) featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Everyday, Shout and many many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb! The Sun say that “This show is an absolute must. If you haven’t seen the brilliant musicalBuddy yet, buy your ticket now!”
IT MUST always be a worry for any act when their gig is timed at the same time as an England game in the European Championships. But there was a very healthy crowd to see the ELO Experience on Saturday.
A tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra! Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra became one of the world’s best known and greatest recording bands.
A NEW show for young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, and for children on the autism spectrum. An exquisite play of light and shadow, a serene papery white landscape transitions from a beautiful warm day at the beach to a dreamy moonlit wonderland. The young audience is taken on an immersive, multi-sensory journey of textures, smells and tactile experiences.
BEYOND the Barricade’ has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all performed totally live!
COME along for a unique evening of live rock music as Weekend Rockstars is coming to the Harlow Playhouse on Friday evening (20th May). Part gig, part film, part play, the show is in itself a whole new genre.
ONE of Ireland’s best loved entertainers, Dominic Kirwan, is bringing his ‘Here for a good time’ tour to the Playhouse on Wednesday evening (18th May).
Come along for an evening of live music filled with some of Dominic’s most famous hits and well known songs over the years.
THIS reviewer fears going to Edinburgh Way in Harlow on a Sunday as it may involve the purchase of stuff. Usually essential, practical stuff but nevertheless stuff.
The Effect is the production currently in rehearsal by the Moot House Players, directed by Harry Tennison. This diary covers their rehearsal process from the first week of rehearsals to the final night. The Effect follows Connie and Tristan as they are involved in a clinical drugs trail for a new antidepressant drug. The production […]
Razed Roof’s inclusive production of ‘Brave New Food’ is coming to the Harlow Playhouse on the 12th May. The script is written by established playwright Judith Johnson. In a world where food is processed and fatty, the Queen cannot understand why her husband, the King, has died so young.
THE hysterical and uplifting show is heading on another tour this spring. Packed full of one-liners about hot flushes and memory loss, backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of parody versions of pop classics.
BE prepared for “a complete night of entertainment” as for the first time ever, the glamorous and stunning Lady boys of Bangkok are coming to Harlow with a dazzling new production of the country’s most popular touring cabaret show “FOREVER YOURS…X” on the 3rd May at the Playhouse Theatre.
MUSICAL satirists JONNY & THE BAPTISTS are thrilled to announce their most extensive tour to date. This spring, they will travel across the UK with their climate change musical comedy-theatre crossover hit THE END IS NIGH, following its acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe premiere. Playing over 40 dates across two months,
THE veteran broadcaster David Hamilton is coming to the Harlow Playhouse in what promises to be a fascinating show.
Break the code at the Harlow Playhouse
EXIT PURSUED BY A HIPPOPOTAMUS! This is not a stage direction for Harlow Chorus’ 40th Anniversary concert at Chelmsford Cathedral on 16th April ay 7.00pm, but a ‘moment’ in the life of composer David Fanshawe who inadvertently hit a hippo on the head with a canoe paddle during his journeys across Arabia and Africa collecting music for African Sanctus.
STRICTLY Come Dancing favourites Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe will perform a dance showcase spectacular designed to dazzle and wow you. The pro-pairing are best known for their high intensity performances on the hit BBC show and have become family favourites as they push the boundaries of dance to bring the best out of their celebrity couples.
MORE than 100 performers from Harlow Ballet Association will perform Coppelia at Harlow Playhouse from Thursday, April 7 to Saturday, April 10. Set in a European village the story sees a toy maker create a doll so life-like that a young man falls in love with it. The classic tale shows the doll come to life and compete for the man’s affection with his previous girlfriend.
“There’s a gentleman living here. He’s got a birthday today, and he’s forgotten all about it. So we’re going to remind him. We’re going to give him a party.”
THIS Easter, join the fun of our all-new Rock and Roll family musical version of Rapunzel Rocks. From the producers of recent Easter smah-hit productions, The Wizard of Oz, and Robin Hood, enjoy all the best traditions of a fairytale story, but with new twists and rockin’ music, this very special production is one for the whole family to enjoy.
STANDING ovations are rare events these days but that is exactly what the audience at the performance of Spine at the Harlow Playhouse gave last week.
THE producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-Long-a GREASE bring you their latest interactive film. The brand new singalonga screening of the classic film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
GODMOTHERS of soul The Three Degrees are celebrating their 50-year history by performing hits for fans old and new.
While the songs of most 1970’s groups are only performed by tribute bands the Philadelphia ladies are as active and glamorous as ever.
Then an awkward question on gay rights and the Section 28 ban, which produces a surprising insight into Maggie being one of the few Conservative MPs to support Leo Abse’s 1967 Private Members Bill that decriminalised homosexual acts between males aged over 21.