Sutton Guardian: Vibe Theatre

Story of Dylan Thomas to be brought to life at Epsom Playhouse

Sutton Guardian:

5:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

"These poems, with their crudities, doubts and confusions are written for a love of man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn fool if they weren't" wrote Dylan Thomas.

Your guide to Halloween events across Sutton

Sutton Guardian:

4:29pm Friday 31st October 2014

Don't panic if you are yet to come up with a plan for how to celebrate Halloween tonight as our guide has some great suggestions.

Interview: Pop Idol Gareth Gates gets ready for panto

Sutton Guardian:

12:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

It has been more than a decade since Gareth Gates battled it out with Will Young on Pop Idol, but in the last year alone fans have seen him ice skating, in a boyband, performing solo and now he’s gearing up for panto.

Dozens of groups keen on first ever Richmond arts festival

Sutton Guardian: Launch: Mayor Meena Bond and Baroness van Dedem

6:35am Thursday 30th October 2014

Plans for the first borough-wide music and drama festival are well under way, with more than 60 organisations declaring an interest.

REVIEW: Orange Tree Theatre's new director looks sure to go The Distance

Sutton Guardian:

9:04am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Deborah Bruce's The Distance lived up to all expectations, although it was not headline star Helen Baxendale who stole the show.

Richmond Theatre show examines the impact of war on survivors

Sutton Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A compassionate look at the devastating after-effect the First World War on its young soldiers, adapted from Pat Barker’s Booker-nominated novel, comes to Richmond Theatre this October.

Old MacDonald Had A Farm

Sutton Guardian: Old MacDonald Had A Farm

4:59pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

As everyone knows Old MacDonald had a farm. But Old MacDonald’s animals have gone missing! The Epsom Playhouse needs people to help a friendly scientist and his amazing time machine get them back for the farmer on Saturday 8 November at 2.30pm.

REVIEW: Channel Island invasion brought to life in Lotty's War

Sutton Guardian:

3:09pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The hardships of surviving under Nazi occupation faced by the Channel Islanders during the Second World War are brought vividly to life in Giuliano Crispini’s Lotty’s War, based on real diary accounts of the invasion found in a Guernsey library.

Medium Derek Acorah

Sutton Guardian: Medium Derek Acorah

10:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Derek Acorah, who comes to the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 8 November, has been described as the pioneer for spiritualism and mediumship on television. He is arguably the world’s most renowned Spirit Medium having demonstrated to many hundreds of thousands of people in theatres throughout the UK.

Aerial dance gulfs 100 year gap between wars

Sutton Guardian:

2:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Wars 100 years and 3,000 miles apart are the theme for a new contemporary dance work at Teddington’s Landmark Arts Centre this October.

Enjoy Battersea show all about dad dancing

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Dad Dancing aims to explore the relationship between fathers and their children.

Battersea's annual Collars and Coats Gala Ball returns

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

An evening of entertainment with global stars will take place in aid of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Diary of a Madman comes to Omnibus in Clapham

Sutton Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The tale of a Russian civil servant during the time of Tsar Nicholas I is coming to Clapham.

Writer’s debut play comes to Battersea's Theatre503

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A writer’s debut play promises to be searingly funny and dangerously intimate, writes Sophia Sleigh.

REVIEW: Havers shines in the Importance of Being Earnest

Sutton Guardian:

3:49pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The ever-charming Nigel Havers proved to be the highlight of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest at Richmond Theatre.

Halloween Dance Day

Sutton Guardian: Thriller Workshop

1:25pm Monday 13th October 2014

This half term on Friday 31 October Dandelion Theatre Arts will run a thrilling one-day workshop for children six years old and over at Langley Vale Village Hall, Epsom.

Palestine fundraiser will see non-stop acting for 12 hours

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Monday 13th October 2014

If sitting at your desk for eight-and-a-half hours seems tiring, spare a thought for a bunch of actors who will be fundraising by singing, rapping, improvising and acting for 12 hours, writes James Gormley.

Bad Girls actress Nicole Faraday on her role as Eva Cassidy

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Bad Girls and Emmerdale actress Nicole Faraday was so overwhelmed that she cried when she was first cast as legendary singer Eva Cassidy.

The Trench: Musician reveals how he wrote original score for Great War tale

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

The Trench, from Les Enfants Terribles, follows a soldier stuck underneath a sodden trench through music, mime, puppetry and live-action acting.

Doggy star wanted for panto

Sutton Guardian: Doggy star wanted for panto

2:21pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Does your dog have the ‘X Factor’? The Epsom Playhouse is looking for two well-trained small breed dogs with an eye for the limelight to star as Toto in this year’s family pantomime The Wizard of Oz this Christmas.

Russian ballet company to perform in Epsom

Sutton Guardian: Russian ballet company to perform in Epsom

2:35pm Monday 6th October 2014

On Friday 24 October acclaimed dance company Moscow Ballet La Classique will be returning to the Epsom Playhouse with their latest production, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty.

Family participation musical The Snow Queen

Sutton Guardian: Family participation musical The Snow Queen

2:34pm Monday 6th October 2014

Filled with the strange beauty of ice-cold winter and the warmth of true love, Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy-tale The Snow Queen translates perfectly into one of Image Musical Theatre's much loved participation musicals. The production comes to the Epsom Playhouse for a matinee performance on Sunday 19 October at 2.30pm.

Review: Single Spies at Rose Theatre Kingston

Sutton Guardian:

11:57am Monday 6th October 2014

An exceptional cast bring Alan Bennett's Single Spies to life at the Rose Theatre.

Watch recording of Billy Elliot live broadcast

Sutton Guardian:

6:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Billy Elliot the Musical will be beamed live from the West End to cinemas around Europe for one night only on Sunday, September 28.

Epsom Playhouse launches panto

Sutton Guardian: Epsom Playhouse launches panto

11:32am Wednesday 24th September 2014

The cast of this years’ Epsom Playhouse pantomime The Wizard of Oz visited the theatre yesterday (Monday 22 September) to meet each other, run through the script and try on their costumes.

Wrestling at the Epsom Playhouse

Sutton Guardian: Wrestling at the Epsom Playhouse

11:31am Wednesday 24th September 2014

ACTION PACKED FAMILY WRESTLING The stars stars of LDN Wrestling are coming to the Epsom Playhouse on Sunday 12 October for an afternoon of action packed drama!

Epsom Playhouse hoping to be UK's most welcoming theatre

11:18am Monday 22nd September 2014

Public voting is now open for the My Theatre Matters! UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre Award in association with Smooth Radio, and the Epsom Playhouse really needs your vote please!

Epsom Playhouse hoping to be UK's most welcoming theatre

10:31am Monday 22nd September 2014

Public voting is now open for the My Theatre Matters! UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre Award in association with Smooth Radio, and the Epsom Playhouse really needs your vote please!

Richmond Theatre commemorates First World War and soldiers past, present and future

Sutton Guardian:

2:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A new wartime cavalcade show comes to Richmond Theatre this month as a commemoration of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Simon and Garfunkel Story coming to Richmond Theatre

Sutton Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

It has been 50 years since American folk rock duo Simon and Garfunkel recorded their first number one hit single.

Audition for Tartuffe

1:48pm Friday 19th September 2014

Auditions for Tartuffe, Moliere’s hilarious comedy about religious hypocrisy, will be held at the cornerHOUSE on Sunday (September 21).

Take a journey through history of the BBC in theatre show

Sutton Guardian:

4:59pm Friday 19th September 2014

After a series of sell-out shows at both 2014 Brighton Fringe and the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe, Five Rounds Rapid are back with a revised, updated and equally endearing version of A Complete History of the BBC (Abridged).

Dickens descendant honours ancestor with one-man Great Expectations

Sutton Guardian:

3:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Charles Dickens’ great-great-grandson is bringing his celebrated ancestor’s masterpiece Great Expectations to Normansfield Theatre this October.

Children's drama school takes centre stage

Sutton Guardian:

2:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A new drama school that focuses on the "four Cs" of confidence, communication, co-ordination and concentration comes to Putney.

REVIEW: Felicity Kendal in Hay Fever is nothing to be sniffed at

Sutton Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Felicity Kendal gave a hilarious performance as the preposterously superficial Judith Bliss in Noel Coward's Hay Fever.

Dracula the panto

Sutton Guardian: Dracula the panto

11:04am Monday 15th September 2014

On Saturday 4 October Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden will bring Dracula The Panto to the Myers Studio at the Epsom Playhouse to entertain the audience with a hilarious spoof show suitable for anyone aged 8 to 80.

Legendary children's TV entertainer drops in to Epsom

Sutton Guardian: Legendary children's TV entertainer drops in to Epsom

11:03am Monday 15th September 2014

Legendary children’s entertainer DAVE BENSON PHILLIPS popped into the Epsom Playhouse to see his home this Christmas when he will star in this year’s family pantomime The Wizard of Oz as the Scarecrow.

Dirty Dusting

Sutton Guardian: Dirty Dusting

11:02am Monday 15th September 2014

On Wednesday 8 October the Epsom Playhouse is offering an evening of pure theatrical Viagra with Dirty Dusting. Three cleaning ladies played by Crissy Rock (from Hit TV Series Benidorm and I’m A Celebrity…….), comedienne and actress Leah Bell and stage and TV actress Dolores Porretta Brown star in this comedy where the characters start up a telephone sex line that really cleans up!

Popular theatre school expands

Sutton Guardian: Popular theatre school expands

10:54am Monday 15th September 2014

Owing to the popularity of Dandelion Theatre Arts in Epsom, Ashtead and Langley Vale, two brand new classes are starting this September to cater for younger and older children.

Stones in his Pockets

Sutton Guardian: Stones in his Pockets

2:51pm Monday 15th September 2014

Stones In His Pockets, the multi award-winning comedy by Irish writer Marie Jones, comes to the Epsom Playhouse for one night only on Monday 6 October with original director Ian McElhinney, now starring in the critically acclaimed “Game of Thrones”, at the helm.

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee back despite popular demand

Sutton Guardian: Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee back despite popular demand

1:31pm Monday 15th September 2014

Two of the UK’s favourite entertainers are coming to the Epsom Playhouse on Thursday 9 October with another fantastic evening of their favourite magic tricks and brand new illusions never performed in public before. This will truly be an evening full of comedy and amazement.

Mad science with Albert Einstein

Sutton Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Can physics ever be funny? Well, this one-man show by actor and comedian John Hinton is aiming to answer that question with an emphatic yes, writes Harvey Day.

Special agent stageshow to delight at Normansfield Theatre

Sutton Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

The BBC’s classic detective series, Dick Barton - Special Agent, will be brought to life at Normansfield Theatre this September by all-singing, all-dancing team Kaos Kabaret.

Free electricity for a year up for grabs at green living event

Sutton Guardian:

6:20am Saturday 13th September 2014

The event is in partnership with the Good Energy and Centre for Sustainable Energy.

Love in the Soviet examined in Lost Theatre

Sutton Guardian:

4:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Be drawn in by a play about unconventional love in Soviet society this autumn.

Could Twickenham play hold secrets to Shakespeare's "lost years"?

Sutton Guardian:

2:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

The life of William Shakespeare has long been shrouded in mystery, but a play coming to Twickenham this September, 450 years after his birth, may have some answers about the world’s most celebrated playwright’s infamous "lost years".

Felicity Kendal stars in Noel Coward classic

Sutton Guardian:

2:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A Noel Coward classic drops into Richmond Theatre next week, with Felicity Kendal headlining a stellar cast.

Popular theatre school expands

Sutton Guardian: Popular theatre school expands

10:35am Thursday 11th September 2014

Owing to the popularity of Dandelion Theatre Arts in Epsom, Ashtead and Langley Vale, two brand new classes are starting this September to cater for younger and older children.

April in Paris sparks joie de vivre at Richmond Theatre

Sutton Guardian:

4:34pm Thursday 11th September 2014

What happens when a couple, who have been unhappily married almost 30 years, win a trip-of-a-lifetime to Paris?

Dirty Dusting

Sutton Guardian: Dirty Dusting

1:41pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

On Wednesday 8 October the Epsom Playhouse is offering an evening of pure theatrical Viagra with Dirty Dusting. Three cleaning ladies played by Crissy Rock (from Hit TV Series Benidorm and I’m A Celebrity…….), comedienne and actress Leah Bell and stage and TV actress Dolores Porretta Brown star in this comedy where the characters start up a telephone sex line that really cleans up!






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