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PUB THEATRE NEWS HEADLINES

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LONDON PUB THEATRES PATRON, ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PUB THEATRES

 

 

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Editor Heather Jeffery chats all things pub theatre with Tom Hartwell, of London Fringe Podcast

 

 

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Our thanks to:

LAMBCO Productions, On The Brink Theatre, Signal House Theatre, Matthew Parker at The Hope Theatre, Proforca, Danse Macabre, Adnams, Raving Mask Theatre, Calenta Theatre, The Write Network, Hari Ramakrishnan, BYT Theatre, Experimentorium Productions, Wild Surmise Theatre, Summer Light Theatre, Blueleaf Theatre, Naiad Productions, Chalk Line Theatre, Saul Reichlin, Break the Verse,

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WRITER'S CORNER

OLD RED LION submissions for Scare Slam at the Horror Festival are now open/CANAL CAFÉ THEATRE submissions for Trick or Treat children's play  are now open

 

+Bread & Roses playwriting circle, & Rolling submissions Read here

         WHAT'S ON

Bread & Roses, Clapham

 

Brockley Jack Studio, SE

 

Canal Cafe, Little Venice

 

Etcetera, Camden

 

Katzpace, London Bridge

 

King's Head, Islington

 

Old Red Lion, Islington

 

The Hope, Islington

 

White Bear, Kennington

 

Full list of London Pub Theatres

WOMEN IN THEATRE

 

In this centenary year of women getting the vote we ask seven women in theatre to answer two vital questions Read Here

 

To Fringe or Not to Fringe

by Annie Power

 

All you ever wanted to know about the hottest fringe theatre and fringe theatre festivals Read Here

List of Fringe Festivals Here

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Follow the money: Can fringe theatre  

ever pay all its creatives a fair wage?

Andy Curtis investigates Read Here

 

 

"... this is where I think LONDON PUB THEATRES score so heavily over a West End experience" says Richard Braine

 

Best pub theatres for food and drink Read Here

RETURNING ACTORS

Why don't Westerners do grief well?

Sam Edmunds tells us more about the problem and how overcoming it is captured in his critically acclaimed play TESTAMENT at The Hope Theatre 21, 22, 28, 29 October

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Sholom Aleichem in the Old Country

Lion & Unicorn Theatre 30 Oct - 25 Nov

 

Aleichem is the genius whose stories became Fiddler on the Roof. We Interview celebrated actor & exponent of his works Saul Reichlin Coming Soon  

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Jack Studio Theatre 9 - 27 October

 

Produced by Arrows & Traps Repertory Theatre. We interview rising star CHRISTOPHER TESTER on his role as the count and his experiences of working in rep READ HERE

EDITOR'S CHOICE: Much Ado About Nothing at Katzpace 10-24 October

 

Resident company, Exploding Whale

remount their 5-Star show, directed by Ellie Morris of Olivier Award winning Mischief Comedy.

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HAVE YOUR SAY

 

Taking place in a Staten Island apartment over the Christmas holiday season, this hilarious comedy gives a fly-on-the-wall perspective when four friends and a mystery visitor find themselves in just one apartment.

“This is the play to see! This is how a sleepover should be.

Makes Big Brother look like Enid Blyton!”

LAMBCO Productions     lambcoproductions.co.uk

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INTERVIEW WITH

CHRISTOPHER TESTER

 

 

The pub theatre circuit has rising stars of its own.  Christopher Tester is returning to Brockley Jack Studio to play the role of the Count in a new stage adaptation of DRACULA 9 - 27 October.  

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BULLET HOLE by Gloria Williams

Directed by Lara Genovese

PARK THEATRE

2 – 27 October

 

Young Cleo was given her ‘gift’ at age seven – except that ‘gift’ left her with type 3 Female Genital Mutilation.

How can Cleo love her body, when her husband brutally sexually assaults her?

A story of hope, love and human rights played by an all-female cast. Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2017.

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Saul Reichlin's superb new show, abundant in all the wisdom and humour of the shteltl. Follow the hilarious adventures of Sholom Aleichem, himself, as he returns to the place of his birth to visit his roots. Such a trip would not be complete, however, without a special appearance by Tevye the Milkman and Menachem Mendel, the matchmaker!

It is the treasured and timeless world of Sholom Aleichem, the genius whose stories became FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Saul Reichlin, one of the great interpreters of Sholom Aleichem's work toured his production NOW YOU'RE TALKING! for 5 years, playing in full houses in 36 cities in 8 countries, including Off Broadway

 

"THE MOST EXCITING JEWISH STORYTELLING

IN THE WORLD! BRILLIANT! (Edinburgh Jewish Telegraph)

 

London Evening Standard CRITICS' CHOICE

 

"TOTALLY BEGUILING! EVOCATIVE AND ENCHANTING!"

(What's On In London)      

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WORDPLAY by Richard Braine

Richard's guest this month:

 

KERRY GOODERSON who plays Beth Ives in ‘The Watching’ at the White Bear Theatre opening 16 - 20 October

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BULLET HOLE by Gloria Williams

Park Theatre 2 – 27 Oct 2018

 

Interview with director Lara Genovese on raising awareness of FGM through the medium of theatre

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LONDON HORROR FESTIVAL

Old Red Lion Theatre 7 Oct–3 Nov 2018

 

Here is the line up of blood curdling shows including 'Annie's Top Nightmares'. Be prepared to scream

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Testament Hope Poster

 

5* EdFringe Hit Transfers!  In the beginning God created the heavens and earth and... Max! After a car crash, Max questions what happened to Tess. Answers appear as biblical apparitions, aiding in his discovery or tempting him away. His only hope of recovery lies in the hands of his brother Chris.

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VOILA, LONDON’S EUROPEAN FESTIVAL, RETURNS ETCETERA THEATRE 6 – 18 NOVEMBER

 

NINETY-THREE YEAR OLD STAR, THELMA RUBY, RETURNS TO KING’S HEAD THEATRE IN NOVEMBER 2018

 

PENTAMETERS CONTINUES TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF PUB THEATRE WITH THE FINAL THREE PRODUCTIONS OF THE YEAR

 

KATZPACE CELEBRATE THEIR FIRST ANNIVERSARY

 

FINBOROUGH THEATRE’S PRESTIGIOUS NEW WRITING FESTIVAL, VIBRANT, OPENS  7 - 25 OCTOBER

 

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Break the ‘Verse theatre company presents ‘Schrödinger’s Dog’; a darkly comic look at the epidemic of male suicide with an LGBTQ+ slant. Following their successful Arts Council funded debut, the company will return to The White Bear Theatre in Kennington from the 23rd October to the 3rd November

EDITOR'S CHOICE: Indebted To Chance & The Recruiting Officer at Old Red Lion Theatre 6 Nov - 1 Dec

 

Featuring outstanding repertory actor Andy Secombe who is one of our Wordplayers Read Here