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.
THE MULTI-tonal voice of the legendary and tragic Karen Carpenter may be one of the hardest to pay tribute to.
Toni Lee in the show, We’ve Only Just Begun produces what can only be described as a mesmeric performance in a wonderfully entertaining show at the Harlow Playhouse.
WINGS OVER ABBEY ROAD Saturday 25 April 7.30pm ALTHOUGH released before “Let It Be”, “Abbey Road” was The Beatles’ last recorded album – The biggest band in history at the very height of their success. Paul McCartney then went on to form “Wings”, a phenomenal band that released 23 singles and 9 albums, and toured […]
LADIES and Gentlemen, boys and girls, please keep your head firmly on your shoulders and your arms and legs inside the ride at all times – Ministry of Science Live explodes onto a stage near you soon!
A MOTHER and daughter from the local community join an all male cast on stage each night of the run, in a dynamic and subtle exploration of the most intense of family relationships
FOUR giants of the Rock ‘n’ Roll world come together for the first time at the Playhouse Harlow for BE BOP A LULA!
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury and Roy Orbison will be brought to life on stage in Harlow. Backed by some of the UK’s finest musicians, Gavin Stanley and Lars Young recreate these legends with passion and a very real ‘feel’ of the artists and their music. This is your chance to catch the show locally before it heads to the West End.
HENNING WEHN is a unique comedian. It is not just because he is german and all the racial stereotypes attached to that. There is something very natural about him.
THERE aren’t too many scenarios where you find yourself staring at a dwarf’s genitals as the precursor to your Sunday evening entertainment. That said, The Circus of Horrors is not your everyday piece of theatre. Part Rocky Horror Show and Part Aerosmith Tribute Act, Night of the Zombie is as ever, all big hair and fake blood and not for the easily offended.
SPEAKING about being a part of these shows, Elio said, “It was thanks to the power of social media. A ʻfriendʼ from New York had heard that Billy Joelʼs original 1971 bass guitarist, Larry Russell, was looking for a piano-player and singer to feature in these reunion concerts.
FOUR giants of the Rock ‘n’ Roll world come together for the first time in BE BOP A LULA! A high octane show which will take your breath away from the first chord to the explosive finale!
COMING to Harlow Playhouse this Easter, as part of a national tour, ‘Robin Hood’ is set to be full of family entertainment and mayhem from start to finish! Join our hero Robin Hood, played by CITV’s Hi-5 Chris Edgerley, as he puts right the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham who rules over the good people of Sherwood, […]
Live at the Playhouse is bringing back another phenomenal line-up of top TV comedians to the Harlow Playhouse on the 6th March 2015. The fantastic line-up includes Damian Clark, Mick Ferry, Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue and Nick Dixon. The compere of the evening will be the brilliant Mark Olver. With a hugely talented roster of comedians to tickle all taste buds, laughter is guaranteed. The evening includes a variety of deadpan, observational and alternative comedy, making both nights a perfect night out for all comedy fans.
OEP Live ! are pleased to announce the amazing RADIO CLASH plus from THE SPECIALS, NEVILLE STAPLE & HIS BAND will be performing at the HARLOW PLAYHOUSE on 15th February 2015 – you will not want to miss this.
GATE Theatre’s highly acclaimed show tours the UK, following sell-out runs in London and Edinburgh; a gripping, compulsive new play that flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence.
BILLED as “the feel good show of the year”, brand-new smash-hit, Stateside spectacular Soul Legends is coming to town.
FRESH from yet another Edinburgh Fringe run, plus touring Australia, New Zealand and the UK and recording Life: An Idiot’s Guide and What Does The K Stand For (BBC Radio 4), feel-good maestro Stephen K Amos hits the road with his brand new show Welcome To My World.
THE HARLOW Playhouse pantomime raised over £4,000 for the Harlow-based charity “No Child Without”.The remarkable feat of fund-raising was achieved over just a few short weeks and illustrates how charitable the Harlow panto-goers are as well as underlining how people feel about the local charity.
IN 1973 a record was released which would bridge the generation gap and become a rock anthem to both young and old – ’20th Century Boy’ was written and composed by Marc Bolan, who with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic of the original glam rock era.
THE ugly sisters were a tour-de-force. We have no idea of there was any ad-libbing going on. We like to think there was. Because the scenes where things were teetering on the edge were some of the highlights of our year! Paul Leno and Anthony Stuart-Hicks were magnificent. From good old fashioned music hall slapstick to two Exorcist references.