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

News Shopper: Craig Revel Horwood

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

News Shopper: 'Stick to the comedy, mate': Iain Dowie's son in bizarre Twitter row with Inbetweeners star James Buckley

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

News Shopper: The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face

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

News Shopper: Award-winning Deptford Lounge, designed by architects Pollard Thomas Edwards

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

News Shopper: Dawn French

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

News Shopper: Diana Rigg plays 'old bat' in Doctor Who

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.

'It was very painful the last time I was here': Suzanne Shaw returns to Dartford

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1:35pm Monday 28th July 2014

The last time Suzanne Shaw was at The Orchard Theatre in Dartford, she went into labour and was rushed to hospital.

Monty Python's Spamalot set for Bromley run

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4:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

The tears of laughter have barely dried from the last of the Monty Python gang’s Greenwich run and now fans in Bromley can giggle themselves silly.

Groundbreaking dance gets live Woolwich Big Screen showing

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12:58pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A gravity-defying dance performance mixed with intricate digital imagery and original music will entertain crowd in Woolwich on Monday (July 28).

Angelina Ballerina ready to dance into Dartford

News Shopper: The cast of Angelina Ballerina The Mousical

12:11pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Everyone’s favourite dancing rodent, Angelina Ballerina, will pirouette into Dartford at the end of August.

Irish dancers take to Dartford High Street

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10:19am Friday 18th July 2014

Dancers brought a bit of Gaelic fun to Dartford town centre ahead of a full-scale theatre show at the end of the month.

South east London and north Kent ballet youngsters picked for major Bromley show

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12:34pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Young ballet dancers from across the News Shopper area have been chosen for a major show in Bromley this summer.

Greenwich Comedy Festival to return with big names and new home

News Shopper: Popular comedian Milton Jones

11:47am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Greenwich Comedy Festival is set to return in September at a new venue and with new sponsors. Marquee names include Rich Hall, Milton Jones, Cardinal Burns and Nina Conti.

Kent choir to join Brit winner Blake on stage in Dartford


1:30pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A Kent-based choir will join Brit Award winners Blake on stage in Dartford.

Free theatre tickets to be left around Bromley for residents to find

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2:10pm Monday 7th July 2014

Residents of Bromley could be scrambling for free theatre tickets by the end of the week after a new Twitter group announced its first event in the borough. 

VIDEO: Armstrong and Miller team with Kent brewer for modern slang guide

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11:18am Friday 4th July 2014

Kent brewer Shepherd Neame has again teamed up with comedy duo Armstrong and Miller as they bring back their famous street-talking RAF pilot characters.

Reviews hail Pythons 'legends' at first Greenwich show

News Shopper: Never a serious moment among them: Michael and the other Pythons

10:15am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Monty Python might have been the favourite of another generation but the comedy crew have still got it, according to critics of the first of a 10-night run at the O2 in London.

VIDEO: Dartford’s Mick Jagger 'dismisses' Monty Python Greenwich reunion as 'bunch of wrinkly old men'

News Shopper: ROLLING STONE: Mick Jagger captured by Bob Carlos Clarke

3:38pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

The Rolling Stones’ singer Sir Mick Jagger has produced a self-deprecating video ahead of the Monty Python reunion shows at the O2 in Greenwich.

Greenwich Theatre prepares to go to Edinburgh

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10:45am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Greenwich Theatre is taking three shows to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

Mrs Brown's on her way to d'O2

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4:09pm Monday 30th June 2014

Unstoppable comedic force, Mrs Brown, is bound for Greenwich this time next year.

Award-winning composer works with diverse groups to create street opera

News Shopper: Composer James Redwood (orange t-shirt) has been working with the groups. Picture by Charlotte E. Groves

4:38pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

People of all ages and all backgrounds from Deptford and Lewisham are working with an award-winning composer to put together a street opera.

Talent contest aims to find Star Quality in Bromley

News Shopper: Britain's Got Talent's Kieran and Sarah will perform

10:03am Tuesday 24th June 2014

Talented performers from across south east London will compete in a talent show at The Churchill Theatre in Bromley.

Tributes to Blackadder star and former Sidcup drama student Patsy Byrne

News Shopper: Rowan Atkinson as Lord Edmund Blackadder (centre) entertains his friends at a New Year's Eve dinner at Blackadder Hall

10:43am Monday 23rd June 2014

Sir Tony Robinson has led tributes to his Blackadder co-star Patsy Byrne, who has died at the age of 80.

Start summer with Last Night of the Proms in Dartford

News Shopper: Start summer with Last Night of the Proms in Dartford

2:27pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Union Jacks at the ready – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is bringing the spectacle of the Last Night of the Proms to Dartford this weekend.

VIDEO UPDATE: Rock of Ages stars perform flash mob in Bromley High Street

News Shopper: Rock of Ages stars perform flash mob in Bromley High Street

8:51am Wednesday 18th June 2014

Shoppers got a burst of 80s rock on the High Street this week as the stars of Rock of Ages performed an impromptu sing along.

QUIZ: Do you know Bond? Take the test and try to score full 007 ...

News Shopper: Roger Moore as James Bond

12:30pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

In honour of Sir Roger Moore coming to Bromley later this year, Vibe has put together a 007 quiz with a south-east London flavour.

Interview: James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore talks about Daniel Craig, living in Bexley and driving a Smart car

News Shopper: Interview: James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore talks about Daniel Craig, living in Bexley and driving a Smart car

1:59pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

Get the vodka martini on ice because Bond is heading to Bromley with a licence to talk.

Actress wants women's families' war memories

News Shopper: Actress wants women's families' war memories

9:05am Tuesday 17th June 2014

A singer-actress is seeking to acknowledge women’s efforts during the First World War.

Outdoor theatre comes to National Trust houses this summer

News Shopper: Picture: National Trust/ Arnhel de Serra

11:39am Friday 13th June 2014

The great outdoors and fun theatre will combine at beautiful National Trust houses this summer.

Complete Works of Shakespeare crammed into fun-packed 90 minute show in Dartford

News Shopper: Complete Works of Shakespeare crammed into fun-packed 90 minute show in Dartford

10:13am Friday 13th June 2014

The question may be ‘to be or not to be’, but there won’t be much time to ponder the answer as the Reduced Shakespeare Company rattle through all 37 of the Bard’s plays in 97 minutes.

Illusionist Derren Brown chooses Dartford for premiere of new tour

News Shopper: Master of illusion – Derren Brown

11:07am Thursday 12th June 2014

South London illusionist par excellence Derren Brown will launch his next one-man show in Dartford.

Catford's Ben Elton pays tribute to Rik Mayall

News Shopper: Rik Mayall

4:07pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

Catford’s Ben Elton has paid tribute to his good friend and comedy collaborator Rik Mayall.

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