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TUESDAY 5 APRIL Great Expectations
Painted in rich, vivid colours across a vast landscape of characters and locations, this new version of Dickens’ novel promises a powerful and theatrical telling of a universally- loved masterpiece. Adapted for the stage by leading playwright Tanika Gupta.
Till Sat 9 Apr; 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm. Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ 0844 871 7651
MONDAY 11 APRIL Tell Me On A Sunday
Tell Me On A Sunday charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York, played by former Brookside star Claire Sweeney. As she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, she begins to wonder whether she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places.
SATURDAY 2 APRIL Ockham’s Razor
A spellbinding triple bill of aerial theatre. Arc examines the instability of relationships and explores the experience of isolation in close proximity. Every Action... is a playful look at the bonds that form when people are thrown together. Memento Mori is an award-winning, powerful duet performed on a suspended metal frame.
Till Sun 3 Apr; Sat 7.30pm, Sun mat 5pm. Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston KT1 1HL 0871 230 1552
MONDAY 4 APRIL National Theatre Connections
The National Theatre has commissioned ten new plays from some of today’s most exciting writers. Now, local youth theatre groups, schools and colleges perform them for the first time in what promises to be an exciting, lively and inspiring event.
Till Sat 9 Apr; 7pm. Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston KT1 1HL 0871 230 1552
Till Sat 16 Apr; 7.45pm, Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm. Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ 0844 871 7651
MONDAY 18 APRIL Corrie!
Presented by ITV to celebrate 50 Golden Years of Coronation Street. A funny and affectionate tribute to five decades of Corrie that follows the fortunes of two of Weatherfield’s finest families, the Barlows and the Platts and stars Ken Morley.
Till Sat 23 Apr; 7.45pm. Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm. Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ 0844 871 7651
TUESDAY 19 APRIL Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Keith Jack, runner-up in the BBC series Any Dream Will Do, takes on the title role of Joseph. Retelling the
All-star cast forDVD Giveaway creator of Jack
Paul Tanter, film maker and
Manager of Kingston’s Community Library Service, has just completed
the film of (he directed and wrote the script from his own graphic novels) Jack Falls, the final instalment of the gripping Jack trilogy and which stars Tamer Hassan (Bonded by Blood, Layer Cake) pictured left with Paul, Simon Phillips (Jack Said, Jack Says), Dexter Fletcher (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Stardust), Adam Deacon (Adulthood, Kidulthood), Jason Flemyng (Clash of the Titans, Kick Ass) and Martin Kemp (The Krays), with Olivia Hallinan (Sugar Rush), Zack Galligan (Gremlins) and Doug Bradley (Pinhead of Hellraiser).
Jack Falls DVD and Blu-ray plus the DVD Trilogy boxset are available now. Visit our website to find out how to win a boxed set.
Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do.
Till Sat 23 Apr. New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1QG 0844 871 7646
WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL Ha Ha Holmes!
In a thrilling race against time and with live musical accompaniment, Holmes and Watson try and solve a mystery in this comedic thriller.
8pm; tickets £16.50, pass card members £13.20. Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, Epsom KT18 5AL 01372 742555
THURSDAY 28 APRIL Autumn and Winter
Families. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. We are present at a regular family dinner with mother, father and their two daughters. But the evening develops into one of accusations, guilt and denial. Family dinners will never be the same again…
Till Sat 28 May. Orange Tree Theatre, 1 Clarence Street, Richmond TW9 2SA 020 8940 3633
Ray Gelato and his Giants Ray Gelato (Radio 2 best jazz vocalist nominee) and Kai Hoffman (award-winning US Diva) have developed a fun show, taking tunes from the great American songbook.
8pm; tickets £19.50, pass card members £15.60. Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, Epsom KT18 5AL 01372 742555
FRIDAY 29 APRIL Let’s Hang On
Let’s Hang On is a tribute to the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – the music of which is recognised around the world for its legendary falsetto lead vocal.
Punk Poet John Cooper Clarke at the Rose Poetic tribute by Sarah Hodgson
He’s Britain’s punk poet, a world-famous name, Supporting the Pistols, The Fall, and New Order, Scoring glamour and glory and power and fame, With magical voice from north of the border.
We all knew the name of John Cooper Clarke Startling new talent, his quick fire rendition. Seventies Punk saw him make his mark On tour with the Buzzcocks and great Joy Division.
They call him the bard, from Salford he hails, (That’s Lancashire luv, for those from the south) He sounds tough as boots, he sounds hard as nails Astonishing poetry flows from his mouth.
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These days not so wild, but is he quite tame? He’s still punk poetry’s great leading light His clothes are still sharp, his hair still a mane. But now when on tour he goes home at nights.
If you do know his work, go see him again Say hi to the guy, still highest octane. If you don’t know his poems, then follow my lead Head to the Rose, hear our Johnny read.
Watch him on stage here - and truly rejoice Now you’ll always read poetry in John CC’s voice!
Sunday 10 April (www.rosetheatrekingston.org
7.45pm; tickets £22.50, pass card member £20. Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, Epsom KT18 5AL
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