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Brockley theatre festival gives breakthroughs to emerging playwrights in south east London

News Shopper: Gemma Mills McGrath, Max Katz and Tom Harvey's plays were all chosen for Write Now 5

5:21pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Emerging playwrights will be celebrated and given a chance to get their work performed in Brockley.

Review: Tonight's the Night, the Rod Stewart musical in Bromley

News Shopper: Ben Heathcote as lead Stuart and Michael McKell (left) as Stoner

10:04am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SLICK cast, dazzling production values and Rod Stewart’s sterling back-catalogue made Tonight’s the Night at The Churchill Theatre an enjoyable romp that largely masked a vapid and crack-filled narrative.

Thamesmead actor talks appearing with music icon Goldie in Kingston 14

News Shopper: Goldie by Robert Day

6:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Tyson Oba said he was star struck at first as he began rehearsals with the urban music icon, Goldie.

Penge fringe theatre celebrates first anniversary with Macbeth

News Shopper: West End and Broadway star Rachel Tucker opened the theatre with her husband, highly-regarded director Guy Retallack

2:28pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A FRINGE theatre is part of the cultural impetus that is driving Penge upmarket.

Breathing not taken for granted by internationally-renowned choreographer in Deptford

News Shopper: Picture by Takako Hasegawa

1:02pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

‘We often forget that we breathe, but never forget to breathe’ – that is the concept behind a dance project which comes to Deptford Creekside on April 12.

Schoolboys from Sydenham and Beckenham star in West End

News Shopper: Kiano Samuels, 11, is starring in The Bodyguard

12:50pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

YOUNG actors from Sydenham and Beckenham are starring in a hit West End musical.

Sugababe Jade Ewen on Rod Stewart, Eurovision and getting famous overnight

News Shopper: Jade stars as Dee Dee in Tonight's the Night

8:49am Wednesday 26th March 2014

GETTING a grip on the songs of Rod Stewart for the musical based on his hits was plain sailing for Jade Ewen.

Five things we learnt chatting to Sugababe Jade Ewen

News Shopper: Jade stars as Dee Dee in Tonight's the Night

8:50am Tuesday 25th March 2014

 JADE Ewen caught the nation’s attention when she sang an Andrew Lloyd Webber song at Eurovision in 2009 and finished fifth (the UK’s not done better since).

Gravesend actress Gemma Arterton to host Olivier Awards

News Shopper: Gemma Arterton

10:51am Friday 21st March 2014

GRAVESEND actress Gemma Arterton has been announced as one of hosts of this year’s Olivier Awards on April 13.

Review: Bromley Comedy Club, March 15

News Shopper: Headliner Jarred Christmas

4:57pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

On the bill: Bob Slayer (MC), Joe Rowntree, Javier Jarquin and Jarred Christmas

Pop Factor show heading for Catford

News Shopper: Pop Factor show heading for Catford

4:33pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

A POPTASTIC family show is heading to Catford, with support from a Beckenham dance school.

Penge theatre to celebrate first birthday with Macbeth

11:37am Friday 14th March 2014

SHAKESPEARE’S tragedy Macbeth will have a three week run in Penge as the Bridge House Theatre celebrates its first birthday.

New comedians given chance to star alongside established acts

News Shopper: Tiff Stevenson headlines on April 5

11:23am Friday 14th March 2014

NEW acts will have the opportunity to appear alongside established acts at a monthly comedy night in Croydon.

'Sexist, I probably am a bit': Controversial Kidbrooke comedian Jim Davidson opens up to Vibe

News Shopper: JIm Davidson

5:15pm Thursday 13th March 2014

IT is common knowledge that controversial comedian Jim Davidson has had a bumpy year.

Search for a drag star

News Shopper: TRIBUTE: The transformed Church House Pub on Stow Hill, Newport will be turned into a club paying tribute to the famous drag queen

1:30pm Monday 3rd March 2014

ARE you the new Danny La Rue?

Having children inspires Scummy Mummies' comedy

News Shopper: Having children inspires Scummy Mummies' comedy

9:32am Monday 3rd March 2014

WITH sell-out gigs at the Lewisham Fringe Festival and a series of popular comedy podcasts under their belts, south London comedy duo Scummy Mummies are moving up to bigger venues.

Comedy's biggest stars primed for Greenwich show

News Shopper: Michael McIntyre

12:06pm Monday 24th February 2014

CHANNEL 4’s star-studded Comedy Gala will return to Greenwich in May.

Billie Holiday musical heading to Bromley

News Shopper: Picture by David Savva

12:59pm Friday 21st February 2014

THE EXTRAORDINARY and tragically short life of Billie Holiday will be brought to life on stage at The Churchill.

Only Fools and Horses Boycie actor ‘kidnapped’ in south east London

News Shopper: Only Fools and Horses Boycie actor ‘kidnapped’ in south east London

8:46am Thursday 20th February 2014

BOYCIE actor John Challis has told Vibe how he was once ‘kidnapped’ while living in south east London.

Bromley theatre gives away tickets in Random Acts of Kindness

News Shopper: Gloria (centre) with box office staff Holly (left) and Emma

3:19pm Friday 14th February 2014

IT may have passed you by as it did us, but it turns out this week was Random Act of Kindness Week. Thankfully it’s not over yet, so you can still get your nice acts in.

David Essex set to star in Bromley play

News Shopper: David Essex set to star in Bromley play

2:24pm Thursday 13th February 2014

MUSIC and TV star David Essex will be rolling up his sleeves in the lead role of new play The Dishwashers when it comes to The Churchill Theatre in Bromley next month.

Ibsen classic is Brockley-bound after sell-out shows

News Shopper: Ibsen classic is Brockley bound after sell-out shows

1:43pm Thursday 13th February 2014

AFTER sell-out runs in New Cross and Bromley, A Doll’s House is heading to Brockley.

Comedian Dane Baptiste: Portrait of an artist and a businessman

News Shopper: Comedian Dane Baptiste: Portrait of an artist and a businessman

3:43pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

AS THE interview drew to a close, Dane Baptiste handed me his card. It’s a classy card but not what I was expecting from a comedian.

Bromley-bound Warwick Davis talks his new play, Life's Too Short, Star Wars and the Monty Python reunion

News Shopper: Bromley-bound Warwick Davis talks his new play, Life's Too Short, Star Wars and the Monty Python reunion

1:33pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

THERE was always going to be the potential for awkwardness meeting one of the biggest little actors around.

Acting and singing star sees prize pooch get in on the act for West End show

News Shopper: Gem Allen with her dog Betsey

11:47am Friday 31st January 2014

AN ACTING and singing star’s prize pooch has got in on the act again this week after winning a competition to perform at a Bromley theatre.

Review: How to be Immortal at The Albany, Deptford

News Shopper: Review: How to be Immortal at The Albany, Deptford

11:43am Thursday 30th January 2014

“THIS is a play about death”, we are told at the beginning, but that’s only have the story.

Kibrooke comic Jim Davidson wins Celebrity Big Brother, hits back at sex claims

News Shopper: Jim Davidson wins Celebrity Big Brother

9:04am Thursday 30th January 2014

KIDBROOKE born comic Jim Davidson won Celebrity Big Brother and hit back at sex claims against him, saying: "truth will conquer all."

Bromley theatre picks top of the pups

News Shopper: Gem Allen with her dog Betsey

12:12pm Monday 27th January 2014

THEY say you have to be barking to want to work with animals.

Review: Kinderstransport at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley

News Shopper: War orphan play comes to Bromley

8:40am Friday 24th January 2014

Based on the transportation of Jewish children from Nazi Germany, I admittedly had a pre-conceived idea that this play would be another bleak war drama I’ve seen many of time before. I was wrong.

Comedian Andrew Lawrence speaks to Vibe

News Shopper: Picture by Idil Sukan

4:12pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

EVERYONE has had things they really wish they could get off their chest but know they just can’t say in public.

Peculiar tale where Picasso steals the Mona Lisa in Brockley play

News Shopper: Picture by Paul Seaby

2:34pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

STOP me if you think you have heard this story before: It’s Paris 1911 and he’s a struggling Spanish artist called Pablo Picasso...

Theatre supports Broken Leg

News Shopper: Broken Leg's My Second Life was at Greenwich Theatre in 2012

10:48am Tuesday 21st January 2014

IT has a national reputation for supporting emerging theatre groups, and Greenwich Theatre is at it again to help create a play based on the lives of three generations of real women.

Marquee names help Cutty Sark theatre to float

News Shopper: Ross Noble brings his Mindblender tour to Cardiff

10:15am Tuesday 21st January 2014

BIG names will perform at the Cutty Sark’s news studio theatre.

Bananas in Pjyamas are running into town - Vibe interview with B1 and B2

News Shopper: Bananas in Pjyamas are running into town - Vibe interview with B1 and B2

12:23pm Friday 17th January 2014

IT’S party time in Cuddlestown Park and the guest of honour is missing. It’s a Banana emergency and it’s down to the Bananas in Pyjamas to solve the case when they come to town next month.

Game of Thrones beckons for actress appearing in Bromley next week

News Shopper: War orphan play comes to Bromley

11:48am Friday 17th January 2014

ROLES don’t come much more different than the ones Gabrielle Dempsey's tackling in the next couple of months.

Review: Happy Days - A New Musical at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley

News Shopper: Picture by Paul Coltas

2:09pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

GOODBYE grey skies, hello blue – Happy Days has been brightening people’s days since 1974. And rather than bleeding that goodwill dry, A New Musical feeds it with a show that’s as fulfilling as one of Arnold’s thick shakes.

Is your dog an opera star?

News Shopper: Buffy learns to socialise at the Anderson Veterinary Surgery puppy parties

4:31pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

DOES your dog deserve to be in the spotlight? They could be starring on the stage when opera La Boheme comes to the Orchard Theatre in April.

Strictly celebs look forward to live tour

News Shopper: Strictly celebs look forward to live tour

5:17pm Monday 13th January 2014

AFTER three months on the television show, seven stars of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing have signed up to go through it all again as part of the Strictly Live Tour.

Greenwich Theatre teams up with upcoming production company

News Shopper: Sell A Door's David Hutchinson

10:27am Monday 13th January 2014

GREENWICH Theatre has announced a formal partnership with flourishing theatre company.

Could your pooch be the Pup Idol and be on stage in Bromley?

News Shopper: Buffy learns to socialise at the Anderson Veterinary Surgery puppy parties

9:33am Monday 13th January 2014

DOES your dog love drama? Could they master their dramatic paws? Then this is their chance to tread the boards in Bromley.

Honor Oak's Mat Ricardo shortlisted for cabaret award

News Shopper: Juggling comedian Mat Ricardo from Honor Oak.

10:42am Friday 10th January 2014

A JUGGLING whizz from Honor Oak has been shortlisted for an award at this year’s London Cabaret Awards.

Review: The Perfect Murder at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

News Shopper: Review: The Perfect Murder at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

10:15am Friday 10th January 2014

DARTFORD does not get many World premieres, so it was kind of a big deal for The Orchard Theatre that the adaptation of best-selling author Peter James’ The Perfect Murder opened there.

Comedian Jason Manford talks about First World Problems show heading for Dartford and Croydon

News Shopper: Comedian Jason Manford talks about First World Problems show heading for Dartford and Croydon

9:45am Thursday 9th January 2014

JASON Manford has a refreshingly honest sales pitch for his latest show.

Comedian Ed Byrne on air guitar, being Dara O'Briain's best man and GTA at the Bake Off

News Shopper: Ed Byrne

5:20pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

'AIR guitar’ is the surprising answer Vibe got when we asked comedian Ed Byrne the secret to a happy marriage.

War orphan play comes to Bromley

News Shopper: War orphan play comes to Bromley

5:34pm Monday 6th January 2014

IN the nine months before the outbreak of the Second World War, nearly 10,000 mainly Jewish children were ferried from Germany to safety in Austria.

School lines up with big names for Cutty Sark theatre launch

News Shopper: Year 10 student Ciaron Farrell in (The Reel) Macbeth

4:46pm Monday 6th January 2014

A SCHOOL theatre group will join names like Ross Noble, Alan Davies and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on the debut programme of a new theatre inside the Cutty Sark.

Bromley panto star Anna Williamson hopes to make a Splash on ITV

News Shopper: Bromley panto star Anna Williamson hopes to make a Splash on ITV

1:00pm Monday 23rd December 2013

BROMLEY panto star Anna Williamson will hope to make a Splash when she gets a break on prime time TV in the New Year.

Sugababe Heidi Range on how to look good this January, Happy Days and Christmas shopping in Bromley

News Shopper: Picture by Paul Coltas

10:55am Monday 23rd December 2013

IF anyone knows the secrets to always looking your best, then you’d bet your money on it being a pop star.

Extra panto date added in Greenwich due to demand

News Shopper: Extra panto date added in Greenwich due to demand

4:08pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

AN EXTRA performance of the excellent Greenwich Theatre panto has been scheduled due to public demand.

Les Dennis on cooking the perfect turkey and returning to stage in Dartford

News Shopper: TV funnyman Les Dennis will star in murder play penned by Peter James

10:22am Monday 16th December 2013

ASK a hundred people what they’re eating for Christmas dinner and we’ll see what’s at the top of the board.






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