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Comedy, charity and CoppaFeel!

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on Thursday, 06 November 2014
We Young Ladies About Town never tire of going to the theatre, and what could be better than our enjoyment aiding a worthy cause?

In February, every ticket sold to Di and Viv and Rose will lead to a £3 donation to the charity CoppaFeel! All customers need to do is quote 'COPPAFEEL' when booking.

It is an inspired double act. Di an Viv and Rose (transferring to the Vaudeville Theatre after a sell-out run at Hampstead Theatre) stars Tamzin Outhwaite, and is a funny and honest exploration of life and female friendship. CoppaFeel! was founded in 2009 by twin sisters Kris and Maren Hellenga after Kris was diagnosed with breast cancer. Both the charity and the play speak volumes about the strength and power of female ties.

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As if we needed any encouragement, this is a play we'll be seeing more than once...

£3.00 from every £49.50 & £39.50 ticket and £15 student ticket purchased for performances in February will be donated to CoppaFeel! when quoting the promotional code 'COPPAFEEL' either online at here or by calling 0844 482 9675.

Theatre of War

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on Monday, 24 March 2014
Heart-wrenching and heart-warming all at the same time, The Two Worlds Of Charlie F gives those on civvy street a fascinating insight into life in the modern military.

In a unique approach, real British servicemen and women take to the boards to share their stories. Covering all aspects of an armed forces career – from signing up, to entering the theatre of war, to the fall out when tragedy strikes – the resonance of the tales is heightened not only by the stellar acting, but by the simple fact that they are true. The physical scars are showcased as the men and women talk about the injuries they have sustained, but it is the emotional scars which creep out as the play progresses that have a resounding effect on the audience.

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In typical military form, however, the dark humour also takes centre stage. It is an inspirational tribute to the strength of the human spirit.

The concept was borne from producer Alice Driver’s belief that theatre can boost the confidence and self-esteem of the wounded, giving them a voice. And it's a voice that needs to be heard. This simple yet impactful production is a must-see, and will stay with you long after the standing ovation has died down.

For more information and tour dates visit www.charlie-f.com

Forthcoming Events on Theatre and South Asia November 2012

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on Friday, 02 November 2012
The British South Asian Literature festival this November 2012  http://southasianlitfest.com/festival-at-a-glance/ is the biggest event of its kind outside India and while many of the sessions cover fiction and poetry, there are also some fascinating theatre events.

I will be putting in links to the resultant pod casts and blogs as they appear, but if you want to go to some of them, here are details:

Shakespeare in South Asia
Bush Theatre, 7PM Thursday 1st Nov., with Rachel Dwyer, Salil Tripathi, Andrew Dickson and Nandini Das

Elements: New Writing on stage
Bush Theatre, 7PM Thursday 1st Nov. with Anna Jordan, Anna Clarkson, Fadia Quaraman, Imran Yusuf, Karim Haidari, Moni Mohsin, N S R Khan, Nyla Levy, Vinay Patel

From Page to Stage: Lost and Found in Adaptations - Bush Theatre, 10.30 AM, Sat 3rd November, with Sudha Buchar, Lloyd Evans and Sarah Williams £5/4 conc

Shakespeare’s South Asian Stage - Bush Theatre, 1.45  PM, Sat 3rd November, with Tim Supple, Tom Bird and Paul Bhattacharjee £5/4 conc

Shakespeare Globe-to-Globe Screening: Taming of the Shrew (Urdu)  Bush Theatre, 7  PM, Sat 3rd November,  - £5/4 conc.

Great Gatsby and Charleston charm

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on Tuesday, 01 May 2012

I had never heard of Wilton’s music hall when I made my way there Friday night to see Peter Joucla’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. But as soon as I turned down a quiet little road in Whitechapel and saw the building, I could see the reasoning for the location. great-gatsby1

The crumbling façade of the hall makes it perfect for the location for an evening steeped in the history of the 20s. Its location and the run down look of the building made it feel seedy and dirty, but in a charming 1920s prohibition speakeasy way.

The moment you set foot inside the hall, the theatre starts. The barmen, armed with many bottles of Hendricks Gin, all had a Chicago-type accent adding to the speakeasy atmosphere. And the fact my gin and tonic was served in a jam jar just added to my excitement!  There were bootleg booze sellers strolling around the bar selling contraband pornographic pictures of buff men in sailor hats and little else. It was 50 cents for one or a $1.50 for four, so of course I went for four!

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