Playhouse asks: “What is it about that night?”

WHAT is it about that night? is a performance which takes place in the backstage spaces of The Playhouse. For a small audience at a time, this show invites you into the world of a touring theatre company, in all its glamour and ordinariness. With live music and a journey into secret rooms, What is it about that night? celebrates the rituals of theatre, the smallness of things and of the people who live in the wings.

Comedy Club 4 Kids comes to Harlow

ON Saturday 8th February at 2.30pm, all the family are in for a great treat when Comedy Club 4 Kids returns to the Playhouse. Featuring cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old, they bring with them the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits!

Stephen K Amos heading for The Playhouse

THE maestro of feel-good comedy, Stephen has had an interesting life so far but he is often asked to be a spokesman on certain matters. Why is that? Is he qualified to do this? What is it about spokesmen these days? They’re everywhere. Stephen will be looking at spokesmen and many other things besides in his excellent new show.

Mirth, magic and melody as Dick Whittington is a perfect panto at the Harlow Playhouse!

PLAYING to a packed audience, they were treated to well over two hours of wonderful singing, great acting, laugh-out loud comedy, that was enjoyed by four-year-olds and 84-year-olds alike. Starring Rebecca Keatley from CBBC and Channel 5’s Jen Pringle, the whole cast exuded warmth, charm, talent and energy in a panto that was greatly helped by a really good script, great sets, top notch production values and great songs.

Children’s TV stars excited to star in Dick Whittington at Harlow Playhouse

HARLOW Playhouse has launched its latest pantomime, Dick Whittington, to be staged at the venue this Christmas. Starring CBeebies’ Let’s Play actress Rebecca Keatley in the title role, and Channel 5’s milkshake! presenter Jen Pringle as the magical Fairy of the Bells, the show will feature eighteen top-class theatre professionals, alongside twenty-four of the best young talent from the area.

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)