For the audience at the Harlow Playhouse last Thursday and Friday, a £12 ticket transported them back into the late 1940’s to witness the impact of the Newtown housing development scheme, put in motion after World War Two.
EASTERN Angles Theatre Company present a new musical, created by Eastenders writer Kenny Emson. The show is on at the Harlow Playhouse on Oct 15th and 16th at 7.30pm.
BY all reports, Leo Sayer was not well on the day before his appearance at the Harlow Playhouse. But, in the great tradition of his 1974 hit, Leo was there for performance at the Harlow Playhouse.
COMEDIAN and police officer, Alfie Moore is looking forward to bringing his arresting sense of humour to the Harlow Playhouse in October.
“People called Funny Peculiar “a fun thing to do” and “a lovely shop and expedition.” Older people tend to be more interested and range from the ages 24 to 70. Most of the visitors however tend to be 40+.
FROM Adam Long, founding member of The Reduced Shakespeare Company and co-creator of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) comes Dickens Abridged – a fast-paced musical comedy. An absurdly talented cast of four bring hundreds of the great author’s best-loved characters to life in 70 minutes of madcap Dickensian mayhem.
TV medium Colin Fry has died at the age of 53, his management has announced. The spiritualist, whose shows included Most Haunted and 6ixth Sense With Colin Fry, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in April.
THAT’LL Be The Day is all about recreating nostalgia with LIVE entertainment, reflecting the music and tone of an era that changed the course of music history and youth culture forever. Incredibly the show is now in its 30th year of touring, and the birthday party is coming to a theatre near you!
CALLING all retro music fans. If you like 70s music, you’ll love this: so goes the publicity for latest live concert show to go on tour nationwide The Solid Gold 70s Show.
JOIN hero Tree Fu Tom, as he takes to the stage in his first ever nationwide ‘live’ tour in 2015. With dates in theatres across the UK, running from April through November, fans of the CBeebies show will be able to follow the adventures of Tom, Twigs and friends on an action-packed adventure through the magical world of Treetopolis!
LES Enfants Terribles brought a touch of circus themed fun to Harlow this weekend through their touring production of Dr Longitude’s Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie.
GIVEN government cuts, many theatre companies have turned, rather than creating new shows for audiences to come and watch, to taking the new shoes to the audiences themselves. Not Too Tame are one such company, and their production of Early Doors at The Red Lion in Potter Street, Harlow, proved a truly fantastic evening.
ROCK ‘n’ Roll Paradise is a jam packed show, where the music plays the leading role as it takes audiences on a rock and roll-a ride through those great days of the 50’s and 60’s. This year we commemorate the 55th Anniversary of the car crash that sadly killed Eddie Cochran on 17th April 1960.
FIRST night under new management. A brother and sister are reopening their much-loved family pub for the first time since their mother’s passing. Will it be a success? Let’s hope so! Either way, they are certainly not allowing any mourning tonight.
ANNABELLE’S Skirtingboard Adventure is coming to Harlow Playhouse at 2.30pm on Saturday 13th June to give young children a theatre experience that combines film, animation and music, all created live before their very eyes!
IT is always exciting to be listening to and watching live music and this is how it was on Saturday. Iain Court and his 8 piece band promised to recreate the authentic sound of Sir Elton John and with humour made this Saturday night alright.
HARLOW Playhouse plays host to a very different style of tribute band on Saturday 6th June when Crocodile Mock present their unique twist to the Music of Sir Elton John.
CBeebies’ favourite double act is coming to town! See Chris & Pui from ‘Show Me Show Me’ in their new stage show with the toys & characters from their hit TV programme.
IT is often said that you cannot take Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors seriously, and this is the same in Jeanne Stacey’s production. She adopts conventions of the silent film era – using slapstick comedy, melodramatic gestures, intense physicality and some truly excellent reactions – in her direction for Harlow Theatre Company to bring the farce to life.
ANDREA Hubert was next and the lack of warmth in Andrea’s sneery comedy about her friends who she doesn’t like having the babies that she doesn’t want didn’t seem to connect with the Harlow crowd. It’s a bit risky to tell an audience: “You won’t like this,” and I almost think Andrea expected that her jokes might not really land
STRIKE! is “rising star” director Keziah Serreau’s debut show, fusing theatre and circus, it premiered at Jacksons Lane as part of Circusfest 2014. It has since been touring the UK including the City of London Festival and Latitude.
THE award-winning performance art duo Sh!t Theatre are bringing a night of satire, spoken word, song and movement to Harlow Playhouse in a unique insight into the world of drug testing as a cure for an empty bank account.
Set in 1920s Chicago, Bugsy Malone takes influences from the lives of mobsters like Al Capone and Bugs Moran, before mixing them together with a cast full of kids and the infamous splurge guns. As Scott Baio, the original film’s star put it, “you couldn’t ask for a better first big gig!”
ALTHOUGH not a full house, we were anticipating a good night of Beatles and Wings songs and that is what happened. I wasn’t sure what to expect and was looking forward to finding out if Wings over Abbey Road were a tribute band or taking influences from the music that they love.