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Soap star coming to Richmond Theatre

Wandsworth Guardian: From screen to stage: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Credit: Geraint Lewis

3:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Former EastEnders star and Dancing on Ice winner Sam Attwater takes the lead as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers arrives in Richmond.

REVIEW: Pygmalion proves a fair old treat at Richmond Theatre

Wandsworth Guardian: Pygmalion: A classic tale

2:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Take Pygmalion at face value and you will see the witty, razor-tongued play that inspired the musical My Fair Lady.

Palin: Last-minute Python rehearsal

Wandsworth Guardian: The Monty Python team are returning in the summer

6:49am Sunday 13th April 2014

Michael Palin has said rehearsals for The Return Of Monty Python are being left until the last minute - because the group of "old" performers want to save their energy for the live shows.

Grumpy old women ready for Fairfield Halls show

Wandsworth Guardian: Grumpy Old Women

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Getting old does not seem to be much fun, especially if listening to grumpy old women is anything to go by, writes Andy Bloss.

Paxman talks pogonophobia on stage

Wandsworth Guardian: Jeremy Paxman is set to spend a week at the Edinburgh Festival

10:51am Thursday 10th April 2014

Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman has promised to investigate " pogonophobia, underpants and the human condition" in a new one-man stage show.

Epsom Playhouse new season launched

Wandsworth Guardian: Epsom Playhouse new season launched

12:40pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

The Epsom Playhouse has announced it’s new Summer Season of shows and highlights over the next few months which includes performances by Suggs from Madness, tap dance at its stomping best with Tap Factory, Close Up Magic, comedy with Jongleurs, return of the Grumpy Old Women starring Jenny Eclair, comedian Miles Jupp, and back by public demand the rock ‘n’ roll spectacular That’ll Be The Day.

Q&A with Sooty host Richard Cadell

Wandsworth Guardian: Richard Cadell with Sooty

3:10pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Celebrating his 65th year in show business Sooty, arguably the nation's favourite bear, is coming to town.

Bruce Forsyth heading to the stage

Wandsworth Guardian: Sir Bruce Forsyth has announced a stage tour

10:45am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Sir Bruce Forsyth has proved he has no plans to retire post-Strictly Come Dancing, after announcing a series of live theatre shows.

Theatre company tours passion play exploring Jesus’ encounters with women

Wandsworth Guardian: Theatre company tours passion play exploring Jesus’ encounters with women

2:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

A theatre company is touring a passion play which explores Jesus’ encounters with women in the gospels.

War Horse creator's tale of love rival brothers hits the stage

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5:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

After the West End success of War Horse, an adaptation of another Michael Morpurgo story is coming to Carshalton this month.

Norwegian fairytale classic coming to Hampton Hill Playhouse

Wandsworth Guardian: Festival: Hampton Hill Playhouse

3:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

A youth theatre group will take on Peer Gynt, directed by Bill Compton, at Hampton Hill Playhouse.

Classic tension at Richmond Theatre's Dial M for Murder

Wandsworth Guardian: Getting away with it? Dial M for Murder

5:14pm Friday 4th April 2014

There is an understated tension keeping the audience constantly on edge throughout Dial M For Murder.

The Ladykillers bring spring laughs to Cecil Hepworth Playhouse

Wandsworth Guardian: Great fun: The Ladykillers coming to Walton

3:00am Friday 4th April 2014

A classic Ealing comedy comes to the Walton stage next month, performed by the Ember Players.

Radcliffe is happy on the stage

Wandsworth Guardian: Daniel Radcliffe says he loves working on Broadway

9:39am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Daniel Radcliffe has said he loves working in theatre and is having a great time on Broadway.

REVIEW: Invincible powers into Orange Tree Theatre

Wandsworth Guardian: A great play: Invincible impresses at every turn

3:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

It is something of a meeting of minds when a woman who worships Karl Marx meets a man who worships his cat, Vince.

Pinocchio Theatre Arts Workshop this Easter

Wandsworth Guardian: Pinocchio Theatre Arts Workshop this Easter

2:01pm Monday 31st March 2014

Local dance and drama school Dandelion Theatre Arts is on the look out for the next generation of Oscar winners! The school which runs after school and weekend classes in Epsom and Ashtead is holding its next holiday workshop for 4-11 year olds following the success of the recent February half term event.

Pinocchio Theatre Arts Workshop this Easter

Wandsworth Guardian: Pinocchio Theatre Arts Workshop this Easter

2:01pm Monday 31st March 2014

Local dance and drama school Dandelion Theatre Arts is on the look out for the next generation of Oscar winners! The school which runs after school and weekend classes in Epsom and Ashtead is holding its next holiday workshop for 4-11 year olds following the success of the recent February half term event.

A fresh take on a Hitchcock classic comes to Richmond Theatre

Wandsworth Guardian: Getting away with it? Dial M for Murder

4:00am Sunday 30th March 2014

Have you seen the one about the retired amateur tennis player who arranges for his wife to be murdered?

One-man show brings popular story to life at Richmond Theatre

Wandsworth Guardian: Private Peaceful: Award-winning show Credit: Jonathan Keenan

2:00am Sunday 30th March 2014

One of Michael Morpurgo’s best loved stories will be brought to life at Richmond Theatre in a one-man show starring an actor from ITV’s hit series Whitechapel.

Classic comedy thriller by the Claygate Dramatic Society

Wandsworth Guardian: Light in the dark: Arsenic and Old Lace

2:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

An evening of murder and mayhem will be brought to a quiet village by the Claygate Dramatic Society.

Watford man in Fatal Attraction

Wandsworth Guardian: Alex Lowe (photograph: Helen Murray)

2:27pm Friday 28th March 2014

Alex Lowe, aka Barry from Watford, tries to chat up Natascha McElhone but she only has eyes for Mark Bazeley in Trevor Nunn's staging of Fatal Attraction

Rolling in the aisles, and on stage, with Warwick Davis and cast in classic English farce

Wandsworth Guardian: Great fun: Still time to catch the play at Richmond Theatre

10:28am Wednesday 26th March 2014

After more than 30 years in showbiz, Warwick Davis made his stage debut in his own production of Philip King’s See How They Run.

Am dram group bringing Discworld to life with new production

Wandsworth Guardian: Q2 Players: the cast takes on Discoworld

9:30am Tuesday 25th March 2014

An award-winning Richmond amateur dramatics group promises to transport audiences to Terry Pratchett’s fantasy Discworld with their new production.

VIDEO: Star Wars evil Emperor Ian McDiarmid takes on the Catholic Church in A Life of Galileo

Wandsworth Guardian: Tables turned as Star Wars evil Emperor Ian McDiarmid takes on the Catholic Church in Life of Galileo

3:10pm Monday 24th March 2014

He ruled the Galactic Empire as the evil Sith Lord Darth Sideous – also known as Emperor Palpatine - in Star Wars.

Ruthie Henshall talks about almost everything (apart from Prince Edward)

Wandsworth Guardian: EPS AND VIBE Ruthie Henshall talks about almost everything (apart from Prince Edward)

5:40am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Olivier-Award-winning musical theatre legend Ruthie Henshall is bringing her acclaimed one-woman show home to Epsom next month. An Intimate Evening With Ruthie Henshall won plaudits when it toured the country last year, for its balance of humour, emotional honesty and genre-hopping musical performances.

Q&A with singer Jade Ewen

Wandsworth Guardian: Jade Ewen as Dee Dee in Tonight's The Night

5:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Tonight’s The Night, the smash-hit musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod Steward, is coming to Wimbledon for one week this spring.

Young actors wanted for King Lear workshop at Epsom Playhouse

Wandsworth Guardian: Pull the Other wants young people to take part in a King Lear workshop

1:20pm Sunday 9th March 2014

Aspiring young actors are being invited to perform in one of Shakespeare’s greatest works.

Carla Grauls debuts her new play in Battersea’s Theatre 503

Wandsworth Guardian: Darkly comical, Occupied challenges the issue surrounding immigrants

5:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

Award-winning writer for stage and screen Carla Grauls debuts her new play in Battersea’s Theatre 503.

Warwick Davis excited about Reduced Height's stint at Richmond Theatre

Wandsworth Guardian: Rehearsals: The Reduced Height Theatre Company

4:00am Thursday 6th March 2014

From speaking to Warwick Davis as he drives to Coventry for the opening of See How They Run, it is obvious he has been waiting a long time for this moment.

JMW Turner's life on stage across Richmond

Wandsworth Guardian: Big shoes: Leigh Stevenson, absorbing his role as JMW Turner

3:00am Thursday 6th March 2014

A unique portrait of JMW Turner’s life will be performed at three theatres across the borough.

Comic operetta makes a singing start to spring

Wandsworth Guardian: Celebration: Gordon Peters

4:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

He is the very model of a modern Gilbert and Sullivan aficionado.

Richmond Shakespeare Society takes on The Chalk Garden

3:00am Sunday 2nd March 2014

Richmond Shakespeare Society (RSS) – one of the borough’s longest-standing theatre companies – is staging Enid Bagnold’s ever-popular play The Chalk Garden next month.

Four actors perform all roles in Macbeth

Wandsworth Guardian: Birmingham’s Blue Orange Theatre, which is bringing the Scottish play to Epsom

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Just four actors will perform all of the memorable characters in an innovative production of Shakespeare’s celebrated tragedy Macbeth.

Fancy some apocalypse fun? Head to Richmond

Wandsworth Guardian: The end: My only friend, the end

3:00am Friday 28th February 2014

To experience the end of days, go and see It Just Stopped at Richmond’s Orange Tree Theatre.

"I'm its number one fan": Kingston author Jacqueline Wilson on Rose Theatre's new stage adaptation of Hetty Feather

Wandsworth Guardian: Writer Emma Reeves, Jaqueline Wilson and Hetty Feather star Phoebe Thomas, at the launch of the new stage show outside the Foundling Museum in London. Picture Helen Maybanks

3:00pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

Kingston author Jacqueline Wilson talks to the Surrey Comet about the new stage adaptation of her best selling book Hetty Feather, ahead of its world premiere at the Rose Theatre in April.

Fame packs a punch at New Wimbledon Theatre

Wandsworth Guardian: Fame The Musical. Photo courtesy of Hugo Glendinning.

2:00pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

Everyone knows the words to the title Fame song, and toes were tapping when the well-known lines began with gusto.

On The Halls

Wandsworth Guardian: On The Halls

4:13pm Monday 24th February 2014

Funny, rude, poignant and bursting with energy, On The Halls at the Epsom Playhouse Myers Studio on Thursday 27 March is a new play about two women who dominated popular theatre and entertainment over a hundred years ago. Marie Lloyd – the Queen of the Halls as she was known – was famous for her songs with their suggestive lyrics which tested the limits of Victorian prudery.

Controversial drama banned for a decade performed by Teddington Theatre Club

Wandsworth Guardian: Brimstone and Treacle comes to Hampton Hill

6:00am Sunday 23rd February 2014

A production banned by the BBC for more than 10 years because of its controversial nature is coming to Hampton Hill.

David Essex takes to the stage for dirty dishes and despair

Wandsworth Guardian: David Essex in The Dishwashers

5:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

English musician, singer-songwriter and actor David Essex is getting ready to roll up his sleeves for his return to the stage in a new play.

UK premiere of The Addams Family musical in Sutton!

Wandsworth Guardian: UK premiere of The Addams Family musical in Sutton!

10:31am Thursday 20th February 2014

Mayhem Musical Theatre Company are ecstatic to be bringing the UK premiere of The Addams Family to the Secombe Theatre in Sutton in a visually stunning production from 12th till 15th March 2014!

Guy Fawkes the gameshow contestant? Welcome to mad world of Horrible Histories

Wandsworth Guardian: Horrible Histories is on at Fairfield Halls next month

10:20am Wednesday 19th February 2014

World War One has been relocated to a wrestling ring and the 1605 Gunpowder Plot reimagined as a TV gameshow - get ready for a history lesson like no other.

Sex and bondage come to Croydon in raunchy Fifty Shades of Grey spoof

Wandsworth Guardian: Dannielle Malone plays Maggie Muff in the Fifty Shades of Grey spoof 51 Shades of Maggie

9:55am Wednesday 19th February 2014

Rehearsing lines out loud while jogging has been the perfect preparation for Dannielle Malone’s latest role where she discovers sex and bondage while at the job centre, writes Robert Fisk.

The Burlesque Show

Wandsworth Guardian: The Burlesque Show

10:54am Monday 17th February 2014

Welcome to a stunning night of sophisticated tease, wonderful comedy, magic and music featuring the UK's finest artistes of the burlesque at the Epsom Playhouse on Friday 7 March.

Unwin returns to Rose but Asher takes centre stage

Wandsworth Guardian: Unwin returns to Rose but Asher takes centre stage

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

Jane Asher takes centre stage in Moon Tiger at the Rose next month. Director Stephen Unwin talks to Ross Logan about the show.

Classic 80s show Footloose dancing into town

Wandsworth Guardian: The Epsom Players cast of Footloose

1:00pm Saturday 15th February 2014

Dancing fans will want to side-step their way into the Epsom Playhouse to catch classic 80s musical Footloose.

Women first in Playhouse Creatures

Wandsworth Guardian: Setting the stage: Georgina Armour in Playhouse Creatures

7:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

A moving and comic account of the first English actresses to tread the stage will be played out in Teddington.

REVIEW: Poirot debut created a tried and tested formula - for good reason

Wandsworth Guardian: Who did it? Black Coffee

2:30am Wednesday 12th February 2014

Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee is exactly what theatre-goers have come to expect from the revered murder mystery writer.

Ballet Boyz back with a bang at Richmond Theatre

Wandsworth Guardian: Ballet Boyz: Original material

4:00am Sunday 9th February 2014

Ballet Boyz is one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance.

Poirot's debut takes to the stage at Richmond Theatre

Wandsworth Guardian: Who did it? Black Coffee

4:00am Friday 7th February 2014

Agatha Christie fans will welcome the arrival of Black Coffee to the Richmond Theatre stage.

Strictly Come Dancing star looking forward to Croydon show

Wandsworth Guardian: Brendan Cole

4:10pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

One of Strictly Come Dancing’s most popular dancers, known for pushing the boundaries, is bringing his new tour to Croydon, writes Andy Bloss.








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