Harlow Chorus set for 40th anniversary concert

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 Harlow Playhouse….

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.

Harlow Ballet to present Coppelia at the Playhouse

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.

Rapunzel will rock the Harlow Playhouse this Easter

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.

Review Being Maggie by Pip Utton

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.

Straight outta Cruttenden coming to the Playhouse

HOST of Live At The Apollo and star of Radio 4, the great Hal is back ranting about the real evils of the modern world – over sharing on social media and the 5:2 diet. The more he complains the funnier he gets. Book Early. As seen on The John Bishop Show, The Royal Variety Performance, Would I Lie To You?, The Great British Bake Off; An Extra Slice, Live At The Palladium and Have I Got News For You.

The Great Gatsby set to bring glamour to the Playhouse

IMMERSING you in the decadence of America’s ‘Jazz Age’, The Great Gatsby is brought to life in this sizzling new stage adaptation from nationally acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre. Recreating the sights, sounds and feel of America’s ‘Roaring Twenties’ as seen through the eyes of Nick Carraway, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece is a brilliant evocation of a society obsessed with wealth and status.

Embrace the first “Pay What You Can” season at the Harlow Playhouse

BOUND which is inspired by true accounts of human trafficking was the first Pay What You Can Season show at Harlow Playhouse and it was a complete success with over a 100 people through the door and 30% of the audience that had never been to Harlow Playhouse before. Harlow Playhouse is excited for the rest of the season and they have some great shows coming up.

Review: Bound at the Harlow Playhouse

PHYSICAL Theatre can be a tricky business. It has to get the balance right between being visually interesting and keeping the narrative running. Justice in Motion are an Oxford theatre company whose production Bound managed to seamlessly synthesise those two themes.

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