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Vagina Monologues

Exclusive Charity Benefit Performances.

This newly reimagined version of Eve Ensler’s hilarious and provocative classic returns to London at the New Players Theatre following a sell-out run in 2009. The show will only be performed for six exclusive benefit performance between 9th and 20th March 2010.

Think you’ve seen it? Think again! Book now to avoid disappointment – proceeds go to local and international charities working to end violence against women.

For more information go to Vagina Monologues Tickets.

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Grumpy Old Women

Grumpy Old Women brings comedy to the Novello Theatre in London from 14th April to 5th June 2010.

Chin Up Britain, The Grumpies Fight Back – Fresh from a 60 date sell-out National tour three of Britain’s Top Grumps bring their brand new show to London’s West End.

Come and join Jenny ‘the spleen burster’ Eclair– the original grump and star of many grumpy shows including a previous West End run and the tour of Australia; Wendi ‘mad dog’ Peters (Coronation Street, Bad Girls) – the all singing, all dancing ex Corrie grrrrrrrrump; and finally the Queen of Soap, Stage and taking things back to Marks and Spencers, Susie ‘the huffer’ Blake (Coronation Street, Wicked), (looks like a normal middle aged woman – but scarier).

Expect ninety minutes of advanced Grumping – plus vital tips on getting through these gloomy days the Grumpy way! To check out availability for your dose of “grumping” go to Grumpy Old Women Tickets!

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Richard Briers to star in London Assurance

Recently Michael Ball introduced Richard Briers on his BBC Radio 2 show by saying

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La Bete

La Bete at Comedy from 28th June 2010.

La Bete is American playwright David Hirson’s rollicking 1991 play. This is a comic tour de force about Elomire (David Hyde Pierce), a high-minded classical dramatist who loves only the theatre, and Valere (Mark Rylance), a low-brow street clown who loves only himself. When the fickle princess (Joanna Lumley) decides she’s grown weary of Elomire’s royal theatre troupe, he and Valere are left fighting for survival as art squares off with ego in a literary showdown for the ages.

This production of La Bete at the Comedy Theatre in London will will feature a star-studded cast including Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing), Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce (Dr Niles Crane in Frasier) and BAFTA Award winner Joanna Lumley (Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous) and will be directed by the multi award-winning Matthew Warchus (The Norman Conquests, God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing).

For more information and to check ticket availability go to La Bete Theatre Tickets.

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London Assurance

London Assurance at the Olivier Theatre, London.

The brilliantly funny London Assurance was written by the Irish genius of London theatre Dion Boucicault in 1841 and created two of the great comic roles of the English stage, Sir Harcourt Courtly played by Simon Russell Beale and Lady Spanker played by Fiona Shaw.

Sir Harcourt Courtly is lured away from the epicentre of fashionable London by the promise of a rich and beautiful bride, Grace, several decades his junior. Arriving at Oak Hall, Gloucestershire, he marvels at this rural Venus until her charms are eclipsed by her hearty cousin, the foxhunting Lady Gay Spanker. Meanwhile his disguised son turns up in flight from his creditors and falls head over heels for Grace. When Lady Spanker discovers the young couple, she needs little prompting from the visiting chancer Dazzle to lead Sir Harcourt astray.

London Assurance will open at the Olivier Theatre (at the National Theatre) in London tomorrow, 2nd March 2010 – but only until June so for more information and to check availability for this comedy show go to London Assurance Theatre Tickets.


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Madness in Valencia

Madness in Valencia has just finished a sell-out run at the White Bear and now moves to the Trafalgar Studio Two theatre in London.

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Mrs Warren’s Profession

The question her daughter, Vivie, is asking is “what is Mrs Warren’s Profession?”.

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The Real Thing

The new production of Tom Stoppard‘s play, The Real Thing, is to star Toby Stephens (Die Another Day, tv series Jane Eyre).

This comedy examines the complex nature of love, art and reality through the story of Henry who is a successful and talented playwright, married to Charlotte – who is an actress playing the lead in his current play about adultery. Her co-star and friend Max is married to Annie, also an actor. Henry and Annie have fallen in love but is it any more real than the subjects in Henry’s play? As the story unravels, Henry discovers that love – ‘the real thing’ – can be unpredictable and painful.

The Real Thing opens in London at the Old Vic Theatre on 10th April and we have ticket availability until 5th June 2010.

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Nunsense A-Men

Nunsense A-Men is an hilarious comedy spoof following the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser – with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers!

Sister Julia’s vichyssoise is contaminated with botulism, resulting in the death of the rest of the sisterhood and the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed!

Think Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent!

Nunsense A-Men comes to the Arts Theatre, London from 25th January to 25th March 2010 – for more information and to check ticket availability go to Nunsense A-Men Theatre Tickets.

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Party

Party is an hilarious Fringe First winning debut play from Tom Basden. It comes to the West End two years after collecting the if.comedy Best Newcomer award at the Edinburgh Fringe and comes to the Arts Theatre, London for a limited run from 1st to 13th March 2010.

Starring Tom Basden, Anna Crilly, Tim Key, Jonny Sweet and Katy Wix, this comedy is about small minds tackling big issues, from China, sex trafficking, cycle lanes, unfair trade cofee, what to call the “party” and when they should take a break to eat cake!