Review: The unremarkable death of Marilyn Monroe

A GOOD piece of theatre, like a good Hollywood movie, can take a piece of fiction and make it seem real, if only for the time you are watching. Marilyn Monroe’s death, as her life has become so famous that even its truth, complete with CIA conspiracies, reads like a work of fiction. What Dyad Productions have managed to do is make a work of sheer unadulterated fiction seem more real, than much of the ‘truth’ surrounding her death.

G2 coming so “Get em out by Friday!”

THIS is as close to the UK capital as we will be this year, with other date stretching across the country. The Harlow Playhouse is a perfect setting for comfort, having a few drinks, meeting up with some familiar faces – and enjoying a live musical performance as G2 recreate a selection of great songs from the Genesis catalogue.

Review: Jethro and the magic of comedy

JETHRO is a clever comedian. His comedy is like magic. He gets you to look one way and then the punchline hits you from the opposite angle. No wonder he has a joke that involves logic. Jethro or Geoff Rowe is far from as daft as he looks. It is as if he has worked out the formula for making folk laugh.

Tenors Un Limited set to raise the roof at Harlow Playhouse

This tour they strip back their live set up, losing the full orchestral production and performing alsongside a piano, giving the audience a chance to truly appreciate the harmony of their voices. Their impressive career has seen them perform many impressive slots, including singing to 90,000 people before the 2011 FA Cup Final and playing alongside the likes of Beyonce, Sting and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Fruitful evening set for Barron Knights at Harlow Playhouse

AFTER forming in 1960, The Barron Knights have built up a very impressive resume, including opening for The Beatles and Rolling Stones, and playing for the Royal family more than once. Their songs include covers, parodies and original tracks, and as they keep adding to their collection they keep topical (such as their version of ‘Killer Queen’ which documents what might happen if Camilla becomes Queen!).

Amazing Grace set for the Playhouse

AMAZING Grace is a catch phrase often applied to Irish Comedian Brendan Grace and indeed very true in many respects. The genial and much loved family comedian is celebrating 41 years in comedy and is now more popular than at any time in his career and what an illustrious career that has been!

Tunnels to be unearthed at the Playhouse

THE performance is described as follows: “Leaving the place that she calls home, Lana travels deep below the city into an underground world filled with music, smells and curious characters. Accompanied by a small audience, a musician and an intriguing chap called Cardini, Lana must journey into new worlds and dark places if she is ever to find the light again.

Joe McElderry changes Halo to Harlow!

X-FACTOR star showed what a good sport he was by changing the lyrics of Beyonce’s Halo to Harlow when he performed at the Harlow Playhouse on Thursday night! This was in response to PopJustice’s petition (which collected over 150 signatures in a matter of hours) for Joe to substitute ‘Halo’ for ‘Harlow’ while there.

It’s Dark Outside…..In the Playhouse

COMMISSIONED by Perth Theatre Company, It’s Dark Outside is created and performed by Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs and Tim Watts, the creators of the internationally renowned, multi-award winning production, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer. Joining Watts, Gray and Isaacs, is 2012 Martin Sims Award-winning composer Rachael Dease who has created a uniquely beautiful and moving score for the play which will be at Harlow Playhouse on Sunday 16th March.

There’s no play like Holmes….

THIS spring The Pantaloons theatre company are touring their action-packed and delightfully inventive production of Sherlock Holmes to theatres around the country. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories of master detective Holmes and his amiable sidekick Dr Watson are enduringly popular and this new adaptation by writer/director Mark Hayward will deliver a mash-up of the canon’s best bits and a few surprises along the way.

We are off to see the Wizard at the Harlow Playhouse!

HARLOW Playhouse has joined forces with Captiv8 Productions to create this new, laugh a minute Easter pantomime for the stage. With chart-topping songs, spectacular effects and belly-laughing comedy, the show is designed for all the family. The show includes one of the Playhouse’s most popular entertainers, Tom Swift, seen most recently in Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Peter Pan.

Review: Comedy to the fore at Playhouse

IRISH comedian, Keith Farnan was second on and was naturally very funny. Keith had really good jokes too and was able to insert from very wry observations on Harlow. The evening flew by but next up was magician Pete Firman and we have to say his magic tricks were amazing! He was so funny as well.

The Circus of Horrors to descend on the Playhouse

The show that stormed into the finals of BRITIANS GOT TALENT is back with an awe-inspiring rock n rollercoaster of a show that flies like a bat out of hell to celebrate an astounding 18 years of shock n’ roll. Ever since its conception at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival, the show has toured the world achieving cult status and dragging circus screaming and shouting into the 21st century and beyond.

Let’s Hang On at Harlow Playhouse

IN the second part of the show its simply party time, all your favourite hits non stop, you really are guaranteed to be dancing in the aisles and singing at the top of your voices to “ Dec 63, Beggin’, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Grease, Working My Way Back To You, Who Loves You, Bye Bye Baby and many many more…