Dartford's Orchard Theatre to open doors for free tours, workshops and fun this weekend

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5:21pm Monday 29th September 2014

Dartford’s Orchard Theatre will throw open its doors for some access all areas fun this weekend.

Moving drama Orphans opens in Erith tonight

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4:21pm Monday 29th September 2014

An award-winning, thought provoking drama with comedy and a powerful finale opens in Erith tonight.

Greenwich Theatre unearths a Pearl for 12 and 13-year-olds

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3:05pm Monday 29th September 2014

Greenwich Theatre’s search high and wide to find a pearl of a show that would appeal to a group who often miss out when it comes to family entertainment.

Comedian Arthur Smith to host new Blackheath variety show

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2:37pm Monday 29th September 2014

Blackheath Halls is set to host a riotous new variety show, with Arthur Smith as the compere.

Young actors to get amazing chance to get on professional stage in Bromley

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9:26am Monday 29th September 2014

Young actors will get the chance to tread the boards at The Churchill Theatre in Bromley and other professional stages in London.

Game of Thrones star to direct hit Irish play

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2:42pm Friday 26th September 2014

A Game of Thrones star is set to swap the swords and sex for quaint Irish comedy when he directs a multi-award winning show in Dartford, Bromley and Croydon this month.

REVIEW: David O'Doherty, Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster at Magners Greenwich Comedy Festival

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11:41am Friday 26th September 2014

David O’Doherty uses music throughout as a kind of mood-dictating undercurrent, though the real bass line to his set is a constant soundtrack of guffawing supplied by the audience.

Author Stella Duffy discusses action-packed Fun Palaces and shares writing tips

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10:10am Friday 26th September 2014

When Vibe catches up with Stella Duffy, it’s clear the Woolwich-born writer and theatre-maker is on a serious mission to have fun.

VIDEO: Andrew Maxwell discusses Magners Greenwich Comedy Festival

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1:55pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Magners Greenwich Comedy Festival kicked off in some style last night (September 24) with a show including Stewart Lee and Josie Long.

REVIEW: Stewart Lee, Josie Long, Tony Law and Ed Gamble at Magners Greenwich Comedy Festival

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11:18am Thursday 25th September 2014

If there’s one thing we all wished Stewart Lee would do more of in his routine, he tells us, it was anti-Islam material.

Strictly Come Dancing live tour announced featuring Greenwich shows

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11:21am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Strictly Come Dancing returns in earnest with a fresh batch of celebrities taking to the dance floor this weekend and you can already book your tickets to see them live once the winner has been crowned.

West Wickham Operatic Society bags seven international awards

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9:27am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A well-loved amateur dramatics group has won a clutch of international awards.

REVIEW: Belarus Free Theatre's Price of Money at The Albany, Deptford

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11:02am Thursday 18th September 2014

If you bought a ticket for Price of Money at The Albany for an evening of distraction and escapism from days of deeply political news and conversation then you’re off to the wrong show.

Dartford's Mackenzie Crook talks about his new BBC sitcom Detectorists and reprising The Office role

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4:46pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Long days off while filming on the other side of the Atlantic were put to good use by Dartford-raised Mackenzie Crook, who wrote his own sitcom which is now on the verge of its TV debut.

Bollywood superstars set to dazzle on stage in south east London

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10:28am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Bollywood’s biggest stars are set to descend on Greenwich for a breathtaking live extravaganza.

Bromley Comedy Club returns this weekend

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9:42am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Stand up comedy returns to Bromley this weekend, with 3 Non-Blondes star Ninia Benjamin headlining the first show.

Interactive children's show to bring National Maritime Museum to life

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4:41pm Monday 15th September 2014

An innovative theatre company will take youngsters on an exciting journey through Greenwich’s naval history.

WIN! Tickets to see West End smash Once

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11:51am Friday 5th September 2014

Once is the smash-hit, award-winning musical that will capture your heart like no other.

From X Factor to Joseph, 2009 finalist Lloyd Daniels discusses stage debut and Cheryl

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10:26am Friday 5th September 2014

Barring a few notable exceptions, most X Factor finalists have long disappeared within a couple of years of leaving the show.

True tale of crime as told by the perpetrator heading for Brockley

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3:04pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A true story of crime and cocaine is the latest in a Brockley theatre’s short season of one-man shows.

The Last Leg's Adam Hills joins Greenwich Comedy Festival bill

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1:29pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Aussie comedian Adam Hills has been added to the already stellar line-up at Greenwich Comedy Festival.

Comedian Alan Davies talks about new show Little Victories, Jonathan Creek and coming to south London

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12:56pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Hampstead Heath is undoubtedly a great spot for an afternoon out with the kids. One thing it doesn’t have is brilliant mobile phone coverage, as I found out chatting to Alan Davies about his new stand up show.

'It's not a cricket show': Commentator Henry Blofeld on bringing Memories of Test Match Special to Kent

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10:41am Thursday 4th September 2014

Of the world’s most famous sports broadcasters, only one could go on a critically acclaimed tour talking about nearly half a century behind the microphone and not focus on what happened on the field.

World class magicians to appear on stage at The Orchard, Dartford

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4:43pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Award-winning magic stars are set to appear in Dartford for an evening of illusions, sleight of hand and death-defying stunts.

Win prizes by redesigning Joseph's Technicolor Dreamcoat

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1:59pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Fashion students and designers have the chance to redesign one of theatre’s most iconic costumes.

Bold arts festival in Deptford celebrates getting old

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12:02pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

An arts festival will give a voice to older people, exploring stories and exploding stereotypes of the 10million people aged over 65 in the UK.

Countdown to Greenwich Comedy Festival

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1:46pm Monday 1st September 2014

The countdown is on until the biggest names in comedy land in Greenwich.

Comedian from Penge reaches final London-wide new talent contest

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3:42pm Friday 29th August 2014

Penge comedian Dan Green has beaten more than 160 new London comedians to book a place in the final of a comedy competition.

Ruby Wax brings funny mental health show to Bromley

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1:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

Comedian Ruby Wax is bringing her one-woman show Sane New World to Bromley in September.

Young dancers wanted to join Strictly star in Dartford panto

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5:10pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Young dancers are being given the chance to work alongside Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood in pantomime in Dartford this winter.

Terry Alderton talks about Greenwich Comedy Festival, EastEnders and people heckling his feet

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4:28pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Luckily comedian Terry Alderton is used to thinking on his feet because he certainly needed to the last time he played at Greenwich Comedy Festival.

Woolwich Arsenal to stage Brecht play Mother Courage about the human cost of war

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11:47am Thursday 28th August 2014

Woolwich’s historic First World War armaments factory will create a backdrop to a unique staging of Bertolt Brecht’s most famous play.

Inbetweeners star applies for Crystal Palace job

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12:27pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Sex-mad teen throws hat in ring to take reins of beleaguered club,

REVIEW: The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face at The Jetty, Greenwich

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11:43am Tuesday 26th August 2014

“Do you want to go?” She asked me, after a more adventurous participant had ventured off down a long, whitewashed corridor.

Little Shop of Horrors opens in Erith next month

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9:43am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Erith Playhouse is gearing up for its second season opener with the popular Little Shop of Horrors.

Cannon and Ball team up with Su Pollard for Robin Hood comedy in Dartford and Bromley

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5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Veteran comedy duo Cannon and Ball will team up with Hi-de-Hi star Su Pollard for an outrageous Robin Hood farce in Bromley and Dartford.

Give an actor a home during Deptford show run

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4:24pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A highly respected theatre company is set to bring an urgent exploration of theatre’s depiction of money through the ages to Deptford.

Traditional telling of Puccini's Madama Butterfly in Dartford

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2:03pm Friday 22nd August 2014

An extravagant, traditional telling of Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly will take over the stage at the Orchard Theatre in late September.

Kids' favourites come together for Milkshake Live show in Catford

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5:17pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The likes of Noddy, the Bananas in Pajamas and Pip from Pip Ahoy are just some of the larger than life characters set to join forces for a mega tour of children's TV favourites.

Happiness captured to create theatre show in Deptford

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4:19pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A national archive of happiness is being drawn up by a theatre company in Deptford.

Taming of the Shrew revival in Brockley

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4:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

One of Shakespeare’s most controversial comedies will get a darkly humorous transformation to sixties London at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre.

Hollywood icon Michael York talks about acting, illness and Bromley Little Theatre's fight for survival

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9:42am Monday 18th August 2014

British acting legend and former Bromley resident Michael York began his career treading the boards at the Bromley Little Theatre.

Dawn French adds extra Bromley date

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3:21pm Friday 15th August 2014

Dawn French has extended her stay in Bromley during her critically-acclaimed tour in September.

Avengers star Diana Rigg leads Cutty Sark's new theatre programme

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1:37pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Dame Diana Rigg leads the stellar line-up of entertainment set for the Cutty Sark’s autumn theatre season.

BGT star joins Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood in Dartford panto

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9:24am Thursday 14th August 2014

Britain’s Got Talent impressionist Paul Burling and ventriloquist Dawson Chance have signed up to join Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood in panto in Dartford.

Robin Williams gags and the N-word: controversial comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown talks to Vibe

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4:04pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Ask for opinions on Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown and there aren’t likely to be many people sitting on the fence.

Big Brother contestant joins Corrie star in Bromley panto cast

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5:02pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Pop Idol finalist and one of this year’s Big Brother housemates, Zoe Birkett, has been added to the cast of The Churchill Theatre’s panto.

Young dancers gear up for English Youth Ballet show in Bromley

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9:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Young ballet dancers from across south east London are reaching the final stages of rehearsals for a big Bromley theatre show.

Dartford comedian Aaron Morris on a roll with 44,000 Twitter fans

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11:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A young comedian from Dartford is on the cusp of the big time having gained an impressive fan base.

Actor Paul Nicholas recalls working with Beckenham's David Bowie pre-fame

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10:21am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Paul Nicholas is perhaps best known for his BAFTA-nominated lead role in the 80s sitcom Just Good Friends, but a fledgling pop career in the 1960s brought him into contact with a pre-fame David Bowie.

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