All posts by Paul Brothwood

Monday 19th June – Monday Night Cinema: Long forgotten fields

7.30 £5/£4

Nominated for Best UK Feature at Raindance Film Festival, 2016, Long Forgotten Fields is the dark love story of young couple Lily and Sam. On Sam’s return from military service, Lily sets her heart on revitalising their relationship. But with Sam’s worsening PTSD isolating him from friends, family and the community, she is drawn deeper into his post war world.

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Wednesday 28th June – Wednesday 28th June ROH: Live Opera OTELLO

7.15pm £11/£10

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.

A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi’s Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona’s rapturous love duet and Desdemona’s poignant ‘Willow Song’. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.

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Saturday 1st July:

 

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7.30pm £14

The sensational hit new tribute touring show, JD King’s Elvis, is wowing audiences around the world with a stunning recreation of Elvis Presley at his very best.

Not all Elvis impersonators are created equal, but this show certainly tops the bill. Press and media up and down the country regard JD King as the closest thing possible to the man himself.

As a young man, JD impersonates Elvis as he was during the zenith of his career, bringing an extra authenticity and dynamism to the act. The impersonator is an accomplished all-round performer, actor and musician in his own right and brings a broad knowledge of stagecraft, as well as the King himself, to his act.

JD has worked with Elvis’ original musicians, performed in Memphis and Las Vegas, and is now bringing his unique and powerful performances to UK theatres for the first time.

Don’t miss the chance to see the most exciting Elvis impersonator for a generation. Book today!

 

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Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th July – WBS Dance Presents Summer Dance

7.30 pm £6/£5

Our annual celebration of the many levels and styles of dance taught and developed at William Brookes. From A Level students who will be presenting their own choreography, to GCSE work and dance club presentations from students of all ages, these two evenings are a wonderful showcase of the dance work which has been created this year. Book early!

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Thursday 20th July: NT Live – Angels in America

7pm £11/£12

Part 1, Millennium Approaches

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Part Two: Perestroika, will also be broadcast live on 27 July 2017.

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Thursday 27th July: NT Live – Angels in America

7pm £11/£12

Part 2, Perestroika

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

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Sunday 17th September – Comedy at The Edge: Mark Watson

8pm £17

After more than 100 dates on the road in 2016 with his best-reviewed show to date, ‘I’m Not Here’, and a similarly marathon effort with the previous tour, Mark Watson is amazed to find there are STILL some areas of the country he’s not visited much, and some towns that have been neglected altogether. It’s hard to be everywhere at once, so he’s narrowed it down to a sensible plan: for the next tour, Watson will only visit places beginning with M or W, his initials – as they’ve already shown a commitment by having those names in the first place. A few of these will be favourite old haunts like Winchester or Manchester, but quite a few of them are the result of Googling and quite a number are so remote that we won’t know they definitely exist until we get there. Also, some aren’t actually towns so much as trains (from Marylebone to Wycombe), or ferries (across the Mersey), or a helicopter museum (in the double-point-scoring Middle Wallop).

The material will be a mixture of the classic and the never-before-seen. And in some cases a fair bit of it will be about being on a train.

 

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Wednesday 20th September- ROH: The Magic Flute

7.15pm £12/£10

Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of he

Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems…

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Tuesday 3rd October – ROH: LA BOHÈME

7.15pm £12/£10

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s

La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the Bohemian fringes of Paris, the capital of the 19th century. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized 1850s setting.

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Sat 4th November – Comedy at The Edge: Jeremy Hardy

8pm £14

Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 33 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 33 years to go. In 2014, the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation was broadcast on Radio 4. He is also well known for his appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Indeed, Alan Bennett recently said he likes him “but he’s only on the radio”.

However, Jeremy isn’t only on the radio, his television credits include: Jack Dee’s Election Helpdesk (BBC2), QI (BBC1), Mock The Week (BBC2), Grumpy Old Men (BBC1), Back In The Day (BBC2), Not Tonight With John Sergeant (BBC2).

He is also on the road all year round and has never stopped doing live shows since 1984. He’s continuing his tour this autumn!

“In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material.”

THE GUARDIAN

‘hugely enjoyable’THE REVIEWS HUB

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Saturday 25th November- Comedy at The Edge: Kerry Godliman

8.00 p.m. £15

Stick or Twist

Kerry Godliman is back on tour.  Her straight talking brand of quick wit and bewilderment will be covering more of life’s anomalies. Why is there a Buddha at the garden center? Why collect her children’s teeth?  And even though she can’t stand aubergines, why is it her favorite emoji? There’s loads to get sorted. Be there. She’ll do all the talking.

Both an incredibly talented comedian and a phenomenal actor, Kerry is best known for her appearances on BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Jack Dee’s Referendum HelpDesk, Channel 4’s Derek and Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital’. Kerry is also a regular on Radio 4 with appearances on the esteemed News Quiz, The Now Show and Just A Minute as well as her own series Kerry’s List. Kerry is currently starring in the Sky 1 series Carters Get Rich.

‘Intelligent, silly and – at all the right moments – laced with righteous ire.’ The Guardian

‘The best comic timing on the fringe… You quite literally have to be there.’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times

‘… her material always gets the best response.’ Chortle

‘…A great comic who oozes personality’ Evening Standard

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