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FILM: YOU haven’t been to see the wonderful pantomime at the Harlow Playhouse yet. There is still time and we really do recommend it. This morning (Saturday) the cast were limbering up for another busy day however, we thought we would pay tribute to the…

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NOW WE ALL know that they wanted the pantomime to raise the roof but not quite literally! However, the Harlow Playhouse was one of the victims of the storms on Monday night as there was substantial damage to the roof. Manager, Scott Ramsay and his…

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THE opening night for Dick Whittington at the Harlow Playhouse had just about everything you could want from a pantomime. 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…

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THERE is a wonderful buzz at the Harlow Playhouse as the finishing touches are being put to this years pantomime, Dick Whittington. The panto opens on Friday and the cast are now in full costume and rehearsing with gusto and relish. YH popped in to…

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Harlow Playhouse Manager Scott Ramsay said, “We pride ourselves on telling a strong story, adding new twists and turns that entertain and surprise in equal measure. The traditional panto approach is to shipwreck Dick in Morocco after suffering a maritime storm. With the upcoming Rio…

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By Grace Sadler CCBC star Cerrie Burnell had the audience entranced with her one-woman show, The Magical Playroom at the Harlow Playhouse. Cerrie played Liberty Rose who dreamt of becoming a ballerina like her mum. The key scene is when she it told that she…

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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…

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by Jo O’Reilly 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…

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IN this brand new show for 2013, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist – Lee Memphis King, presents the ultimate tribute to The King – celebrating the entire career of the musical legend. Lee will be performing at the Harlow Playhouse on Friday November…

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Trevor Marriott blows the lid off the case of the notorious Jack the Ripper. The audience sat fascinated and intrigued while the retired detective shared evidence and theories, dispelling myths and injecting logic into the Victorian murders that happened 125 years ago By Jessica McArdle…

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by Jo O’Reilly 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…

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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,…

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RHUBARB Cabaret presents a great evening of some of the finest variety artists in the country this Saturday, 9th November at 8.30pm. With a relaxed atmosphere, you’re in for a great evening of spectacular treats for the eyes. Come along and see what’s on offer!…

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Review by Perdi Harris 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,…

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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…

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By Jo O’Reilly 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,…