Penge lends its name to a play and it stars a Marvel Avengers actress

News Shopper:

3:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A comedy set in Penge is set to return to its natural habitat after a well-received opening in Islington.

Interview: Pop Idol Gareth Gates gets ready for panto

News Shopper:

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.

Strictly judge to star alongside local youngsters in Dartford panto

News Shopper:

9:12am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood will be joined on stage by four young actors from News Shopper’s patch this Christmas.

Campaign to get 80s star Sonia to Christmas number one starts in Bromley

News Shopper:

10:37am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A campaign has kicked off in Bromley to get pop star Sonia back in the charts this Christmas.

Jason Manford set to star in Mel Brooks' The Producers which debuts in Bromley

News Shopper:

12:47pm Friday 24th October 2014

Comedian Jason Manford is set to star in the smash hit musical The Producers, which debuts in Bromley next year.

REVIEW: Hunters Grimm in Deptford

News Shopper:

10:34am Friday 24th October 2014

If you were one of the Brothers Grimm, searching high and wide for stories, there’s a chance you would find it all a bit depressing too.

Social media inspires All Made Up female improv comedy in Bromley

News Shopper:

1:37pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

An all female improv group are set to bring their social media-inspired laughs back to Bromley.

10 of the best from a decade of Bromley Comedy Club

News Shopper: Reginald D Hunter

3:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

As Bromley Comedy Club celebrates its 10th birthday, promoter Mike Fox picks 10 of his favourite acts.

Chance to audition for three plays in Bromley

News Shopper: Image for Bromley Little Theatre

2:05pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Actors have the chance to star in an Aykbourn play, the autobiographical story of playwright Neil Simon and an interesting character study in Bromley. Bromley Little Theatre is holding open auditions on Sunday, November 9, for three shows it is hosting early in 2015.

VIDEO Circus of Horrors girl pulls truck with her hair

News Shopper:

10:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Circus of Horrors’ latest show The Night of the Zombie takes place in a corpse-ridden, apocalyptic London in the near future and its grisly story of murder and shocks is accompanied by a rocking soundtrack.

Triumphant return to the stage in Dartford for amateur society in Half a Sixpence

News Shopper:

11:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A century-old amateur dramatics society which feared it would never return to the big stage is set to take a bow at The Orchard tomorrow.

Unusual French farce opens in Erith tonight

News Shopper:

3:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

A French farce will be delivered in truly unique and no doubt hilarious style at Erith Playhouse.

Greenwich Theatre takes on West End and Broadway theatres for awards

News Shopper:

9:40am Monday 20th October 2014

Greenwich Theatre is competing with the big guns from the West End and Broadway after being nominated for a hat trick of prestigious awards.

Comedy cabaret trio Fascinating Aida head for Dartford's Orchard Theatre

News Shopper:

11:17am Friday 17th October 2014

Treasured comedy cabaret trio Fascinating Aida are preparing to bring their witty mix of songs and entertain,ent to Dartford’s Orchard Theatre on Monday, November 3.

Sir Derek Jacobi speaks at Bromley Little Theatre Gala evening

News Shopper:

9:14am Friday 17th October 2014

One of Britain’s best-loved actors paid a visit to Bromley Little Theatre last weekend to help raise money for charity at a gale evening.

Festival at former trading estate celebrates Deptford Stories

News Shopper:

4:08pm Thursday 16th October 2014

An arts festival will celebrate the lives and legends of Deptford’s past.

Popular comedy nights to return in Erith and New Cross

News Shopper: Free Comedy Tuesday Night - Soho

12:46pm Monday 13th October 2014

A pair of popular comedy clubs are set to return in Erith and New Cross this month.

The Hunters Grimm collect creepy tales in Deptford's streets this Halloween

News Shopper:

10:33am Monday 13th October 2014

Dark winter evenings in Deptford are set to be filled with weird and wild characters to give you a chill.

PICTURED: Stars come out for Bromley's panto launch

News Shopper:

10:56am Friday 10th October 2014

The countdown to Christmas is on.

Chance to star alongside Strictly judge in Dartford pantomime

News Shopper:

5:16pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A big break is awaiting youngsters in Dartford – with a major role in this year’s panto up for grabs.

VIDEO: Eagles fan Eddie Izzard interviews Monty Python legend John Cleese

News Shopper: John Cleese

9:40am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Watch our video of John Cleese sharing anecdotes about the Monty Python Live in Greenwich tour and reminiscing about some of his live performances in conversation with Crystal Palace superfan Eddie Izzard.

Bromley and Welling stand-ups reach comedy final

News Shopper:

12:01pm Monday 6th October 2014

Comedians from Welling and Bromley have both made it through to the final of a London-wide stand-up competition.

London's Vietnam War survivors' stories turned into Deptford performance

News Shopper:

9:35am Monday 6th October 2014

An immersive Deptford theatre show was inspired by accounts of survivors of the Vietnam War who found themselves in 21st century London.

'We enjoy being scared': Actor Matt Connor discusses Woman in Black ahead of Dartford show

News Shopper:

1:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

With Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time for a brilliantly terrifying evening.

Deptford to host South African arts festival on 20th anniversary of democracy

News Shopper:

11:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A festival celebrating South African arts and culture will begin in Deptford before heading off around the country.

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper: Andrew Maxwell

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

News Shopper: Stewart Lee, photo by Steve Ullathorne

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

News Shopper: BWN pixie strictly.jpg

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

News Shopper: Bromley Gilbert and Sullivan show features genuine peg-leg pirate

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper: Crack Comedy Club

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

News Shopper: Sunrise at the nearby O2

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper: Adam Hills

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

1:59pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

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

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