WHATSON SPRING 2018
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PERFORM,WATCH,INSPIRE,CREATE. This season you’ll see a huge range of professional productions catering for those of you aged 2 months to much older than that! GLISTEN is an intimate theatre show for those under 18 months and forms part of our aim to bring more creative and inspirational work for new audiences whatever their age. GRASPING THE NETTLE mixes theatre and beautiful operatic singing in a little known story of one exceptional woman. JOHN HEGLEY brings his brilliant unique poetry to a family audience, and tickets are already in short supply for ONLY FOOLS ON THE COSTA DEL TROTTER a tribute to Del Boy and Rodney. Local company NMT Automatics bring a physical, visual version of PANDORA’S BOX and those of you just learning to read and write will really enjoy THE DAY OF THE FUNFAIR. Our Musical Theatre Company and Youth Theatre Workshop are producing top quality shows with the European Premiere of OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE and FRONTLINE HEROINES based on the little known true story of Flora Sandes. We hope you can join us!
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How to book In person
The box office is open 9am to 6pm and 45 minutes before each performance.
www.redbridgedramacentre.co.uk (No booking fee)
Ticket prices (except where otherwise stated) £10 Full price £8.50 Concessions £7.50 Students / Schools All Family show tickets £8
Box Office: 020 8708 8803 Online bookings at www.redbridgedramacentre.co.uk
How to get here Redbridge Drama Centre Churchfields South Woodford London E18 2RB Tel 020 8708 8800 Tube The nearest underground station is South Woodford which is on the Central Line. It is a 15 minute walk from the station. Buses 179, 123, 144, W13 all stop nearby. By car/coach Limited parking is available in the street during the daytime. There is unrestricted on street parking after 6.30pm. Access We are a fully accessible building.
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3 10/01/2018 12:45
Thursday 1 February
ETHEL SMYTH – GRASP THE NETTLE
A new play with music performed by contralto Lucy Stevens and pianist Elizabeth Marcus. A whirlwind of Ethel’s exploits and passions interwoven with her songs, the story of her greatest opera, ‘The Wreckers’ and her battle for an equal voice. Illuminated with anecdotes from her confidants, her letters and her own writing “…which is peculiarly beautiful and all of it rippling with life”. Ethel Smyth, the composer, writer and suffragette, was the living embodiment of the courage and passion with which Victorian women challenged the “male machine”. As an activist, she was imprisoned in Holloway with Mrs Pankhurst. As a composer, she wrote the anthem for the suffrage movement ‘The March of the Women’ as well as composing 6 operas and many sonata’s, quartets and song cycles. AGES
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Tuesday 6 February
1.30pm and 5pm
Half Moon presents
JOHN HEGLEY:ALL HAIL THE SNAIL (AND OTHER CREATURES) Join poet John Hegley as he takes us on a humorous journey through his living library of poems, songs, stories and animal drawings. Enjoy the rhyme and rhythm of this mandolin playing muse and his hilarious struggle with words as they threaten to twist and turn out of his grasp. The bespectacled author of 13 books is widely known as one of the country’s
most innovative comic artists and this children’s show will delight adults and young people alike with its chaotic comedy, bewitching poems