stage & screen

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

Beck The­atre

Grange Road, Hayes, UB8 2UE. Box of­fice: 020 8561 8371. www.beck­the­atre.org.uk

Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 2

The Great­est Love Of All: This breath­tak­ing pro­duc­tion, fea­tur­ing the im­pec­ca­ble vo­cal tal­ents of South Africa’s Belinda Davids, is a beau­ti­fully crafted trib­ute to one of the world’s most revered singers. Ac­com­pa­nied by a full band and dancers, Davids per­forms over two hours of Whit­ney Hous­ton’s best-loved pop hits. £29 or £31, 7.30pm.

Thurs­day Novem­ber 3

I’m Still Stand­ing – The El­ton John

Song­book: Paul Ba­con, with the Rocket Band, de­liv­ers a truly won­der­ful cel­e­bra­tion of the mu­sic of the one and only El­ton John – from bal­lads though to up tempo dance floor clas­sics. £22.50, 7.30pm. Com­pass The­atre Glebe Av­enue, Ick­en­ham, UB10 8PD. Box of­fice: 01895 673 200 www.com­passthe­atre.co.uk

Satur­day Novem­ber 5

DK Pro­duK­tions and Lon­don Bor­ough of Hilling­don presents Com­pass Kidz

– Novem­ber 2016: For chil­dren aged four to seven year olds to learn about per­for­mance, team work and con­fi­dent com­mu­ni­ca­tion through fun drama and mu­sic ac­tiv­i­ties. Com­pass Kidz is run by DKproDuK­tions and Ses­sions run on Satur­day morn­ings at Com­pass The­atre dur­ing school terms from 10.30am to 11.30am. Par­tic­i­pants at­tend by book­ing a full term place in ad­vance. Com­pass Kidz: Novem­ber 2016 Term Place £24 (four ses­sions; Novem­ber 5, 12, 19, 26 ) £24, 10.30am.

The­atre Royal Wind­sor

Thames Street, Wind­sor, SL4 1PS. Box Of­fice: 01753 853 888 www.the­atreroy­al­wind­sor.co.uk

now un­til Novem­ber 5

Rumpy Pumpy! – A Mu­si­cal: Star­ring Linda Nolan and Louise Jame­son.

When two brave ladies from the Hamp­shire Women’s In­sti­tute, Jean John­son and Shirley Lan­dels, de­cide to cam­paign to im­prove con­di­tions for work­ing girls ev­ery­where, warm-hearted brothel Madame, Holly Spencer, de­cides to con­tact them. Holly has the ‘per­fect brothel’ these ladies could be look­ing for. £15 to £31, Tues to Sat 8pm, Thu 2.30pm, Fri 4.45pm, Sat 4.45pm.

Sun­day Novem­ber 6

The Bob Dy­lan Story: The new stun­ning and de­fin­i­tive trib­ute to a song­writ­ing ge­nius who spoke for a whole gen­er­a­tion. En­hanced by a top back­ing band, the show lov­ingly and au­then­ti­cally recre­ates the many songs that made Dy­lan the liv­ing leg­end he is to­day, the way we all re­mem­ber hear­ing them. £16 to £38, 7.30pm.

Novem­ber 8 to 12

Snow White: Join Vi­enna Fes­ti­val Bal­let on a mag­i­cal jour­ney with their un­miss­able pro­duc­tion of Snow White. Based on the tra­di­tional Grimm broth­ers’ story, this bal­let in­cor­po­rates all the im­por­tant el­e­ments – a beau­ti­ful girl, an en­chanted mir­ror, a poi­soned ap­ple. Hip-hop­ping dwarves help Snow White find her Prince Charm­ing.

Cre­ative Work­shop on 9 Novem­ber

Vi­enna Fes­ti­val Bal­let: There will be an ad­di­tional cre­ative work­shop for chil­dren aged five years and over. This fun work­shop with scenes from Snow White gives chil­dren the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence and learn more about the magic of bal­let and its hid­den se­crets.Tue 8th Nov - Sat 12th Nov £13 to £31, Tue to Sat 7.30pm, Wed, Thu and Sat 2.30pm.

Lyric Ham­mer­smith

Lyric Square, King St, Lon­don W6 0QL. Box of­fice: 020 8741 6850 www.lyric.co.uk

now un­til Novem­ber 5

Shop­ping and F’ing: Twenty years since its ex­plo­sive pre­miere, Olivier Award-win­ning direc­tor Sean Holmes brings Mark Raven­hill’s provoca­tive first play, Shop­ping and F***ing back to the stage.

With a raw mix­ture of black hu­mour and bleak phi­los­o­phy, the play fol­lows three dis­con­nected young adults whose lives have been re­duced to a se­ries of trans­ac­tions in an emo­tion­ally shrink wrapped world. A place where Shop­ping is sexy and F***ing is a job. £15 to £35, Wed to Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm, Wed 1.30pm.

Satur­day Novem­ber 5

Un­der­neath A Mag­i­cal Moon: A reimag­in­ing of Peter Pan as told by Wendy Dar­ling. Writ­ten by Mike Kenny. Through her open win­dow Wendy Dar­ling gazes out at the night sky dream­ing of blue la­goons, mag­i­cal moons and the sto­ries that she can tell. But tonight, like no other, has magic in the air...Suit­able for ages 3 to 7. £8, 11am and 2pm.

Questors The­atre

12 Mat­tock Lane, Lon­don, Eal­ing, W5 Box of­fice: 020 8567 5184 www.questors.org.uk

now un­til Novem­ber 5

The Questors present The Ex­on­er­ated: By Jes­sica Blank and Erik Jensen, pow­er­ful ver­ba­tim the­atre set on death row. This pro­duc­tion tells the sto­ries of six pris­on­ers who spent years on death row in the United States, liv­ing in fear of the elec­tric chair, be­fore each was shown to be the vic­tim of a mis­car­riage of jus­tice. £7 to £18 7.45pm or Sun 2.30pm.

Novem­ber 4 to 12

The Questors present Mea­sure for Mea­sure by Wil­liam Shake­speare: Drama of jus­tice, de­struc­tive sex­ual pas­sion and gov­ern­ment.

This pow­er­ful, am­bigu­ous drama raises chal­leng­ing ques­tions about the power of the state over the in­di­vid­ual, as Is­abella wres­tles with the choice be­tween sav­ing her own im­mor­tal soul or her brother’s life.

Shake­speare’s queasy, un­set­tling and bawdy para­ble is set in the present-day – where chal­lenges of state hypocrisy and gov­ern­ment of our­selves by our­selves still demand answers from us. £7 to £18, 7.45pm and Thu 2pm or Sun 2.30pm.

Novem­ber 5 to De­cem­ber 3

Five-week in­tro­duc­tion to mu­si­cal

the­atre: Do you love mu­si­cals? Do you fancy hav­ing a go at singing songs from your favourite shows and learn­ing a bit about mu­si­cal the­atre? If yes, then this should be just up your street

Ses­sions will run every Satur­day for five weeks, from 5 Novem­ber with a show­case on the last Satur­day. There will be no au­di­tion, just come along and have fun.

The course will be led by Rachel Moor­head and Ca­role Smith, who re­cently worked to­gether on The Questors’ suc­cess­ful pro­duc­tion of Stephen’s Sond­heim’s A Lit­tle Light Mu­sic.

They will be lead­ing you through what will surely be a course to up­lift the spirit. Non-mem­bers £60, Mem­bers £45, 8pm to 10pm.

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