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Sherlock Holmes

Posted on: December 19th, 2017 by admin No Comments

Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows.

Chilling, gripping and filled with unforeseen twists and revelations, this new thriller has been commissioned by Theatre Royal Bath from award-winning dramatist Simon Reade. This world premiere production reunites the dream team of Robert Powell and Liza Goddard following huge acclaim for their performances in Single Spies and Relatively Speaking.

Nina Conti: In Your Face

Posted on: April 25th, 2015 by admin No Comments

‘Charming, sharp, warm, glamorous’ **** The Times.

Direct from her smash hit total sell out UK tour, Nina is playing 18 shows in London at the Criterion Theatre from 25th February – 12th March.

She’s won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium and made a BAFTA nominated film – all without moving her lips.

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Dear Lupin

Posted on: April 28th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Father and son James Fox and Jack Fox starred in this brand new stage adaptation of the best-selling Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year ‘Dear Lupin, Letters to a Wayward Son’ in which renowned journalist and author Roger Mortimer’s brilliantly hilarious, often touching and always generous letters to his unruly son Charlie were vividly brought to life. The Production toured for six weeks before transferring to the Apollo Theatre in the West End for a limited eight week season.

Adapted by celebrated writer and journalist, Michael Simkins (Fatty Batter, Simkins’s World).

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Shakespeare Revue

Posted on: June 19th, 2017 by admin No Comments

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII sing their way out of the history books and into the spotlight. With songs including Ex Wives, Haus of Holbein and Don’t Lose Ur Head, this pop concert remixes five hundred years of historical heartbreak into one hour of 21st century sass. If you thought this show was all about one man – you thought wrong!

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Relatively Speaking

Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by admin No Comments

This classic Ayckbourn comedy stars Robert Powell and Liza Goddard and tours the UK in the Autumn of 2016 in a co-production with Theatre Royal Bath. The play is directed by Ayckbourn stalwart Robin Herford and takes place during a Summer weekend in the sixties. Gregory loves Ginny, and Ginny loves Gregory. But unfortunately Ginny also loves Philip, or at least she used to, and Philip loves her – does Philip love his wife too? Relatively Speaking delightfully shows “how prolonged misunderstanding can become a source of painful truth” (The Guardian) and will play at New Victory Theater, New York, October 2016.

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Anthems

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Working with Music Promoters Kennedy Street Enterprises, we co-promoted a 13 date concert tour ending up the Hampton Court Palace Festival for West End star Kerry Ellis and Brian May who produced Kerry’s concept album ANTHEMS.

The show toured with Brian’s rock band and played to packed houses all over the country

Three Little Pigs

Posted on: August 9th, 2013 by admin No Comments

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS a very curly musical tale is a “great big little West End show” for audiences of three years and up from Stiles and Drewe the award-winning writers of the international smash hits MARY POPPINS and HONK!
He can huff and puff until the cows comes home, but will the Big Bad Wolf get the better of the three little superstar piglets in this brand new retelling of the classic story?
Full of catchy songs, jokes and japes for little ones and parents alike, this endearing musical will leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter.
For ages 3+. May not be suitable for vegetarians.
Illustration copyright: Charles Riffenburgh

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Corpse

Posted on: July 26th, 2013 by admin No Comments

By Gerald Moon (2002)

Gerald Moon’s wonderful comedy thriller starred Mark McGann, Colin Baker and Louise Jameson and was directed by Robin Herford. Sibling rivalry is taken to the extreme when Evelyn, a ‘resting’ actor engages the genial but shady Major Powell to dispose of his identical twin brother in order to assume his persona and inherit his riches. The play is packed full with surprises, theatrical tricks and hokum as one actor plays both of the twins and sometimes appears to be seen as both characters on stage at the same time.

Stuart Little

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by admin No Comments

By E.B.White adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette (2006)

Based on the much loved children’s classic by EB White and following two successful movies, this brand new stage version brought to life the story of the little mouse trying to get ahead in a grown up world. See live footage at www.stuartlittle.com

The Challenge

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by admin No Comments

(1992)

This remarkable ‘new musical’ goes down in musical theatre history as one of the most extraordinary shows ever written and presented to a paying audience. 29 different composers and lyricist set about writing a book musical based on the legend of Daedelus, Icarus, the Minatour and the maze. The book was stitched together by Stephen Clarke and the 19 songwriting teams were encouraged to write in a style which they felt fitted the 8 minutes of plot they had been given rather than to attempt to homogenize a style as a whole. The Production was made even more bizarre by the fact that the writers included all those who had been students of Stephen Sondheim on the inaugural visiting professorship sponsored by Cameron Mackintosh. Participating writers included Goerge Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Howard Goodall, Kit Hesketh Harvey and James McConnell, Charles Hart, Ed Hardy, Eric Woolfson, Stephen Keeling and Shaun Mckenna. The performance ran for one night at the Shaw Theatre and was attended by Stephen Sondheim and Cameron Mackintosh. The cast album is available from Dress Circle.