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Epsom Playhouse announces star of this year's panto

Surrey Comet: Epsom Playhouse announces star of this year's panto

9:04am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Legendary children’s entertainer DAVE BENSON PHILLIPS has been announced as the star of this year’s Epsom Playhouse pantomime The Wizard of Oz where he will be playing the part of the Scarecrow.

CBeebies Andy back at the Epsom Playhouse

Surrey Comet: CBeebies Andy back at the Epsom Playhouse

9:04am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Following their smash-hit show, Andy and Mike's Big Box of Bananas, the dynamic duo are back at the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 6 September at 2.30pm with another brilliant adventure, and this time they have a time machine!

Psychic Sally on the Road

Surrey Comet: Psychic Sally on the road

9:03am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Star of Sky LIVING's Psychic Sally On The Road, Britain's favourite TV psychic Sally Morgan returns with her outstanding nationwide tour stopping off at the Epsom Playhouse on Wednesday 10 September.

CBeebies presenter and comedy partner bring time machine to Epsom

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

CBeebies presenter Andy Day and his childhood friend are bringing their fun-filled time machine show to town.

Shakespearean comedy celebrates Bard's 450th

Surrey Comet: Midsummer Night's Dream

4:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Young actors and directors are invited to take part in three perform performances to celebrate the Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.

Youth Action Theatre take on Orwell

Surrey Comet:

2:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

Young actors hope to wow audiences when they perform a George Orwell favourite this month.

EastEnders star's Stage school celebrates with end-of-term production

Surrey Comet:

2:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Pupils of an Esher stage school were presented with graduation certificates after an end of term production.

Milkshake kids TV fans get chance to see characters and presenters on stage

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Young fans of kids TV strand Milkshake now have the chance to see their favourite characters and presenters on stage.

Young performers tackle themes of conflict and resolution in dance show

Surrey Comet:

5:06pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Aspiring young performers from around the borough entertained hundreds of theatre-goers yesterday in a show inspired by the classic Broadway musical, West Side Story.

Lionel Bart's Oliver! at the Epsom Playhouse

Surrey Comet: Who asked for more?

10:45am Monday 14th July 2014

Dandelion Theatre Arts celebrates its third birthday this year and marked the occasion by staging two performances of Lionel Bart's Oliver! at the Epsom Playhouse on Sunday 6 July.

Richmond Theatre welcomes Cambridge spy ring to the stage

Surrey Comet:

8:07am Monday 14th July 2014

A story of betrayal, loosely based on the Cambridge spy ring, comes to Richmond Theatre this week.

Shakespeare society brings the Bard outdoors

Surrey Comet:

8:02am Monday 14th July 2014

Theatre fans can enjoy the delights of Shakespeare outdoors against the backdrop of the iconic naked ladies statue in Twickenham’s Fountain Gardens.

Youth Acting Company launches at Epsom Playhouse

Surrey Comet: Youth Acting Company launches at Epsom Playhouse

8:39am Thursday 10th July 2014

Pull the Other Theatre Education (PtO) will launch their eagerly anticipated professional Youth Acting Company this Autumn taking up weekly residency at the Epsom Playhouse from September.

A very Welsh wonder comes to Richmond Theatre

Surrey Comet:

10:36am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Review: Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood is a fantastic piece of physical theatre when you consider it was originally written for radio.

Puppet opera inspires children at Wimbledon's Polka Theatre

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Monday 7th July 2014

Convincing adults a night at the opera is money well spent can be hard at the best of times. So what about children?

Huge success as Orange Tree Theatre production moves to West End

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Monday 7th July 2014

Torben Betts' Invincible opens in the West End this week after its acclaimed run at Richmond's Orange Tree Theatre earlier this year.

Beer garden welcomes the Bard for Midsummer Night's Dream

Surrey Comet:

3:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

A Twickenham pub's beer garden will be transformed to play host to a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream this month.

What's it really like to be upper-class, White and British?

Surrey Comet:

5:40pm Friday 4th July 2014

Welcome to the casually cruel, intensely competitive and emotionally unstable world of the British girls' boarding school, as depicted by writer Milly Thomas.

Twickenham Theatre looking ahead to first barbaric production

Surrey Comet:

2:10am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The tale of a razor-wielding barber launches the new season as Twickenham Theatre aims to make the grade.

TV's Milkshake live on stage

Surrey Comet: TV's Milkshake live on stage

2:44pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Fans of Channel 5’s hugely popular children’s TV strand Milkshake will be thrilled to know that a brand new stage show Milkshake! Live 'Party Party' is coming to the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 9 August at 1pm and 3.30pm.

Under Milk Wood brings Dylan Thomas to Richmond Theatre

Surrey Comet: Classic: Under Milk Wood

2:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

Life in a small Welsh town is coming to Richmond Theatre with the arrival of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood next month.

Leatherhead Theatre to welcome Les Mis

Surrey Comet: School talent search on for Les Miserables

5:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

If you want to see Les Miserables as it should be done, rather than listening to Russell Crowe’s attempt at singing in the film version, then pop down to Leatherhead Theatre.

Classic Catch-22 coming to Richmond Theatre

Surrey Comet: Catch-22: Joseph Heller's novel was published in 1961

2:10am Saturday 21st June 2014

Joseph Heller's famous novel, Catch-22, will be brought to life on stage at Richmond Theatre later this month.

Lindsay Lohan takes West End role

Surrey Comet: Lindsay Lohan plans to make her stage debut in London's West End

10:08am Friday 20th June 2014

Lindsay Lohan has confirmed she is set to take to the West End stage later this year.

All-male cast takes on Romeo and Juliet at Ham House

Surrey Comet: Historic: Ham House

2:30am Tuesday 17th June 2014

An all-male cast will perform the world’s greatest love story in full Elizabethan costume at Ham House this summer.

Q+A with Warren Sollars from 20th Century Boy

Surrey Comet: Warren Sollars plays Marc Bolan in 20th Century Boy

1:40pm Monday 16th June 2014

Rocking its way to the New Wimbledon Theatre, the smash hit musical 20th Century Boy is set to open on the same day as the Wimbledon tennis championships.

Political intrigue at Hampton School

Surrey Comet: Satire: Conversations not fit for the American dinner table

2:00am Monday 16th June 2014

A master of puppetry packs a political punch with his hit satirical comedy based on US congress.

Merton school pupils prepare for a performance inspired by musical West Side Story

Surrey Comet: East and West: Preparations are underway for the musical inspired by West Side Story

3:40am Sunday 15th June 2014

Preparations are underway for the musical inspired by West Side Story.

Henry VIII's life in music as never heard before

Surrey Comet: Historic tale: Henry VIII is one of Britain's most famous monarchs

3:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

The story of Henry VIII and his succession of wives is one of the best known in British history.

Rudyard Kipling tale marks 1000th anniversary of WWI

Surrey Comet: My Boy Jack: A moving tale

2:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

Teddington Theatre Club’s next production will be a tribute to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.

Green Theatre Company brings some Coward to Surbiton

Surrey Comet: Green Theatre Company: Speaking only to their guests

1:40am Tuesday 10th June 2014

A classic comedy of manners by Noel Coward is being brought to Surbiton by a New Malden-based youth theatre company.

Find out what happened When Peggy met Ella

Surrey Comet: Jazz duo: Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald

1:40am Tuesday 10th June 2014

After a run of sell-out West End shows, an internationally accomplished jazz duo will celebrate two musical icons in an evening filled with classic jazz tunes.

Madcap ad-libbing from the Fringe to Hampton School

Surrey Comet: Showstoppers: Never a dull, or repeated, moment

3:00am Sunday 8th June 2014

It may be difficult to believe a theatre and music troupe who have dominated the Edinburgh Fringe for the past six years with their ad-libbed performances will play in a school theatre this summer.

Orange Tree Theatre prepares suitable send-off for Sam Walters

Surrey Comet: Legend: Sam Walters

2:10am Thursday 5th June 2014

After 43 years at the helm, the Orange Tree Theatre’s founder Sam Walters is approaching his final curtain call as artistic director at the playhouse.

Noel Coward masterpiece resurrected at Richmond Theatre

Surrey Comet: Rofl: Audiences have been in floods of laughter

2:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014

In 1936, Noel Coward took nine single-act plays on tour, something Gyuri Sarossy, who stars in today’s adaptation, describes as “monstrous”.

'Crazy For You' at the Hampton Hill Playhouse

Surrey Comet: 'Crazy For You' at the Hampton Hill Plahhouse.

8:15am Monday 2nd June 2014

Spotlight Musical Theatre Company present 'Crazy for You' at the Hampton Hill Playhouse from 11th to 14th June 2014.

Obama's America put under the microscope

Surrey Comet: What is life like in Obama's America?

5:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

In 2008, Barack Obama surged to a historic election victory thanks to a groundswell of popular support. His campaign appealed to the hopes of a generation.

Top performing arts college celebrates 40 years with gala production

Surrey Comet: Former students of Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom

4:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

One of Britain's top performing arts college is celebrating its 40th anniversary in style with a dazzling gala production.

Flood Warning for Desborough Players

Surrey Comet: Desborough Players: Taking to the stage

2:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

As the wet weather falls down on the borough once again, thoughts will inevitably turn to flooding.

Rose Theatre must fend for itself, new Kingston Council leader warns

Surrey Comet: Councillor Kevin Davis: "I’m not a believer in never-ending subsidies for things."

10:53am Friday 30th May 2014

Kingston’s new Conservative council leader has said the Rose Theatre “has to learn to stand on its own feet” instead of relying on council funding.

Review: Scooby Doo succeeds in ambitious transition to stage

Surrey Comet: Yaba Daba Doo!

4:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

Review: Would today’s children more used to the high-tech gadgetry of Tree Fu Tom or Star Wars be interested in Scooby and his pals?

Globe Theatre remembrance for Richmond theatre expert

Surrey Comet: Sorely missed: Ros Aitken

2:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

A late lecturer and theatre expert will be among those remembered at The Globe’s annual commemorative ceremony.

Playhouse show raises money for Help for Heroes

Surrey Comet: Playhouse show raises money for Help for Heroes

8:08am Wednesday 28th May 2014

THAT'LL BE THE DAY is all about nostalgia, reflecting the music and tone of an era that changed the course of music history and youth culture forever. The show was established on the cabaret circuit in the late 1980's and began playing regional theatres in the early 1990's and returns to the Epsom Playhouse by public demand on Tuesday 1 July.

Join Keith from The Office on stage and play John Lennon's son - auditions this weekend

Surrey Comet: What might not have been: The Fab Four credit: Trinity Mirror archives

3:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

Young actors are needed to play John Lennon’s son in a production that puts a twist on the traditional story of The Beatles.

Brilliant Buddy rocking Richmond Theatre

Surrey Comet: Buddy: Enjoyed by millions

3:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

Buddy is a half-play, half-tribute act which has been seen by more than 22m fans all around the world.

Sinatra Sequins and Swing

Surrey Comet: Sinatra Sequins and Swing

2:44pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Theatregoers are advised to snap up their tickets fast for the new Sinatra, Sequins & Swing The Capitol Years Live! concert-show coming to Epsom Playhouse on Friday 20 June. This is not to be mistaken with the typical tribute Rat Pack shows. Expect to be musically wowed by an honest rendition of the Fifties Hollywood glamour of Sinatra’s supreme Capitol Records years and a world-class 15 piece big band live on stage.

Two tales of slaughtered innocence

Surrey Comet: Two tales of slaughtered innocence

7:44am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Breathtaking physical theatre meets spectacular music at the Epsom Playhouse on Thursday 19 June when young company Concert Theatre bring The Rite of Spring / Romeo and Juliet to the stage.

Natalie Imbruglia's stage debut unearths a different star

Surrey Comet: From pop to stage: Natalie Imbruglia is loving the work Credit: Nobby Clark

3:07pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

Review: Natalie Imbruglia made a solid stage debut in Alan Ayckbourn's Things We Do For Love, but it was co-star Claire Price who stole the show.

Natalie Imbruglia makes stage debut at Richmond Theatre next week

Surrey Comet: From pop to stage: Natalie Imbruglia is loving the work Credit: Nobby Clark

2:00am Monday 19th May 2014

Natalie Imbruglia makes her UK stage debut in Things We Do for Love, which drops into Richmond Theatre next week.

Mr Mistoffelees talks the wonderful world of Cats

Surrey Comet: Mr Mistoffelees talks the wonderful world of Cats

11:49am Thursday 15th May 2014

Musical favourite Cats is coming to town.

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