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TRAILOFF for LIVE theatre

   Villain In Tinseltown. A Warning from George Sanders

Helen Niland & Yasser Kayani @ Made In England Creative

White Bear Theatre, London, Kennington / 18th May – 29th May at 7pm.

www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk/whatson/Villain-in-Tinseltown

Play / Drama / Comedy / New Writing / For young people 15+ / Disability themes

A monologue adapted from George Sanders’ own “Memoirs of a Cad” in which he satirically warns us not to allow our own humanity to be eaten away by fame-worship and social media culture.

TRAILON for ONLINE show

  Things I Am Not

LegalAliens Theatre / Available online for a year / thingsiamnot.com

New Writing / Innovative / Devised / Experiential / Atypical

Things I am Not is a podcast series and digital platform brought to you by LegalAliens Theatre. At the heart of the project are 10 original audio monologues, each written and performed by a female theatre maker who has migrated to the United Kingdom.

NEWS OF MORE LIVE THEATRE opening in MAY 2021

BREAD & ROSES

I and the Village / 25 May – 5 June / https://www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/#event=41682588

COCKPIT

Hamlet / 19-29 May / https://www.thecockpit.org.uk/show/hamlet_0

JERMYN STREET THEATRE

Two Horsemen / 17 May – 5 June / https://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/show/two-horsemen/

KINGS HEAD

No Strings Attached / 25 May – 19 June / https://kingsheadtheatre.com/whats-on/no-strings-attached

OLD RED LION

Saving Britney / Fake Escape / 18 May – 5 June / https://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/saving-britney.html

OSO ARTS CENTRE

7½ Years / 28-31 May / https://www.osoarts.org.uk/

QUEENS THEATRE HORNCHURCH

Neville’s Island / 20 May – 3 July / https://www.queens-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/show/nevilles-island/

THE CHAMBER, LONDON COUNTY HALL

The Money / 26 May – 18 July / www.themoney.live

THE SPACE

Amalgam / 17 May – 6 June

Lovefool / 21-22 May

New Moon Monologues / 25 May

The Dream Machine / 27-29 May

https://space.org.uk/whats-on/

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TRAILERS for ONLINE shows

  Blonde – The Musical

Kristian Thomas Company & Tom Hopcroft / 1-16 May / http://www.livetickets.org

Musical / Drama / For young people 15+

Music and Lyrics by Adam Howell | Book by Paul Hurt

Blonde is a new musical based on the last nine years of the public & private life of Marilyn Monroe, seen through the eyes (and camera) of a young photographer, Georgie Gifford.

  The Sorrows of Satan

Michael Conley / 5-9 May / https://bit.ly/3xmCsdM

Play / Musical / Comedy

A ‘hysterical laugh-out-loud’ musical comedy so good, it must be sinful. Filmed in one of England’s finest stately homes, this online production reimagines the story of Faust at the heart of a corrupt 1920’s London, where the elite are financially and emotionally bankrupt and one man has a big decision to make

NEWS OF LIVE THEATRE opening in MAY 2021

THE BIG HOUSE

The Ballad of Corona V – The Remix / 3-26 June

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on?q=The%20Ballad%20of%20Corona%20V%20-%20the%20Remix

BUSH THEATRE

Harm / 17 May – 26 June

https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/event/harm/

CANAL CAFÉ THEATRE

Peter Pandemic / 18-23 May

https://canalcafetheatre.com/our-shows/

CHISWICK PLAYHOUSE

CP Recharged Festival / 17 May – 27 June

https://www.chiswickplayhouse.co.uk

IRIS THEATRE / In the gardens of the Actor’s Church in Covent Garden

Platform: Dylan Wynford / 21 May

https://iristheatre.com/event/platform-dylan-wynford-2/

THE LION AND UNICORN

AAAAA [FiveA] / 18-29 May

https://www.thelionandunicorntheatre.com/whats-on#/event/aaaaa-fivea-1

SOHO THEATRE

Herding Cats / 19-23 May

https://sohotheatre.com/shows/herding-cats/

SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE

You Are Here / The Grey Area Theatre Company / 17 May to 12 June

https://www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show-whats-on/you-are-here/

UNIT HQ / new venue in Mayfair: 56 Davies Street, W1K 5AB

Doctor Who: Time Fracture / From 26 May

https://www.immersivedoctorwho.com/

WHITE BEAR

Villain in Tinseltown / 18-29 May 2021

www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk/whatson/Villain-in-Tinseltown

MALTINGS THEATRE

Roman Theatre Open Air Festival / 28 May – 11 July

www.maltingstheatre.co.uk

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  THE TEMPORAL SOCIETY

Sid Phoenix / CtrlAltRepeat / Sundays at 7:30pm from 4th April to 16th May / Online via Zoom

Play / Comedy / Immersive & Interactive / New Writing / For families / For young people 12+

http://www.CtrlAltRepeat.com/temporal-tickets

The year is 1894. You are cordially invited to attend a lecture on the subject of time travel. Your very presence will serve as a demonstration of its feasibility.  What could possibly go wrong?

From CtrlAltRepeat, the award-winning online theatre pioneers behind VIPER SQUAD and SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE SYMMETRIC MAILSHOT, comes an original adventure that catapults you in to the London of years gone by.  Heavily influenced by the work of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, and doused in the company’s trademark sense of fun, THE TEMPORAL SOCIETY pushes the boundaries of what is possible over Zoom.

  JEW…ish

Unleash the Llama & Zoe Weldon / King’s Head Theatre / Online / 15 April – 5 May / https://bit.ly/JEWish-tickets

Play / Comedy / New Writing / LGBTQ themes

Unleash the Llama are proud to present the long awaited return of the ★★★★★ sell-out “hilarious”, Jew…ish, filmed in high definition by the award-winning Shoot Media as part of King’s Head Theatre’s digital on demand season, Plays On Film.

The twisted millennial romcom that absolutely no-one asked for, Jew…ish struck a resounding chord with audiences in smash-hit live runs in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe and was nominated for an Offies OffComm award.  TJ and Max are in love; with polyamory, substance-abuse on the Portobello Road and sexually-charged debates about Israel-Palestine. Occasionally even with each other. There’s just one thing: Max is Jewish. TJ isn’t.  Watch as these lovers navigate the cultural divide – amid death, pegging, and two millennia of inherited trauma – in this laugh-out-loud two-hander which asks the ultimate question: is it ever OK to get back with your ex?

When you book, you can watch on-demand until 5 May. The ticketing site can be confusing…

  Perfect

The Northern Comedy Theatre / 19 – 26 April at 8pm each night / Online / https://northerncomedytheatre.com/perfect

Play / Comedy / New Writing

Five Actors play 25 different characters in this Outstandingly Brilliant Excellent PERFECT comedy by David Spicer.  When a harassed Junior Education Minister tries to make a joke at a press conference, he not only nearly brings about the fall of his Government, he unwittingly starts a chain of events that leads to the unravelling of his life, a range of offensive jelly moulds and a dead Peruvian Llama.  Taking aim at the current madness that seems to have taken grip of the country (but managing to mention ‘Brexit’ only once in passing and ‘COVID’ not at all), PERFECT is a hilarious gallop through the weird and not-very-wonderful worlds of politics and celebrity culture.

  The Motherhood Project

Battersea Arts Centre / 19 – 25 April / Online / https://bac.org.uk/whats-on/motherhood-project/

Drama

A new series of short films by leading UK artists, exploring the cultural pressures and realities of motherhood. Created during lockdown, contributors to the films include Lemn Sissay, Juno Dawson, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Anya Reiss. Tickets are Pay What You Can and 50% of the proceeds go to Refuge in support of vulnerable women in the pandemic.