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This month at the Epsom Playhouse

MusicBlake

Simply Luther, If Only For One Night - Tuesday 22 May - The music of Luther Vandross has had huge impact on a whole generation, Steve Williamson doesn't mimic Luther; he plays tribute to a legend who left us far too early. His voice will leave you tingling and spellbound as he performs all of Luther Vandross’s popular hits.

Blake, the anniversary tour - Thursday 24 May - Brit-Award-winning vocal trio Blake return with a special UK tour celebrating 10 years together. The show features songs from their brand-new 10th anniversary album along with all the band's popular anthems in powerful three-part harmony. Enjoy a spectacular show with video projections, emotive lighting and the boys' famously off-piste banter.

Sing-a-long-a Beauty and the Beast - Friday 25 May - Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast is a screening of the hit 2017 Disney film with lyrics on screen, a fun-packed interactive celebration.

Albert Lee - Sunday 27 May -, the living guitar legend, the reliable Sideman, now amazing bandleader, on tour with his handpicked band.

That'll Be The Day - Wednesday 30 May - The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production returns with another chance to see its latest most popular show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning live entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music.

Epsom Symphony Orchestra Summer Classics - Saturday 2 June - Local musicians present Tchaikovsky's virtuoso 2nd Piano Concerto at their season finale concert. They will be joined by international award-winning pianist Masa Tayama.  Also featured in this programme of sunny summer classics is Brahms' beautiful and melodic 2nd Symphony and Weber's charming and vivacious Oberon Overture.African

Islands in the Stream (the Music of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers) - Friday 22 June - Leave your nine-to-five worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of country music royalty! 

Comedy

Daliso Chaponda; What The African Said - Thursday 31 May - Britain’s Got Talent comedian Daliso Chaponda in his debut stand up tour. The Malawian born stand up was a standout star from this year’s show, capturing the nation’s hearts and garnering over eight million Facebook views and nine million on Youtube. Daliso has just been confirmed for his own Radio 4 series; Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere.

Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue – Thursday 21 June - Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge, the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement, free at last to practise their extreme colouring-in, ukulele orchestra and novelty fudge- making- starring Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane and  Lizzie Roper. 

Dance

Dance Festival - Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 June - an amazing opportunity for your child to perform at the Epsom Playhouse and to represent their school alongside other Epsom and Ewell schools. Your child will be performing a dance routine on stage. A wonderful community event.

 

FilmDerby Day

Derby Day - Friday 25 May – Presented as part of the town centres Derby Festival Week, Derby Day is a 1952 British drama film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Googie Withers, John McCallum and Alfie Bass. An ensemble piece, it portrays several characters on their way to the Derby Day races at Epsom Downs Racecourse. It cleverly blends dramatic, romantic and comic elements, including the woman and lover who have murdered her husband, and the working class couple who are excited about their chance to go to the races, but end up listening to it on the radio in the car-park because they’ve got such a bad view!

 

Talks

Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis - Wednesday 23 May This autobiographical show will take Jason’s looming 50th birthday as its starting point and will zigzag back and forth through his life. Hear some new stories (and possibly one or two you’ve heard before) plus some of the songs you know and love for a night like no other!

Michael Brandon; Off Ramps - Saturday 26 May - On his journey from Brooklyn to Britain (via Hollywood) Michael Brandon has taken many off-ramps on the way. In this brilliant, funny and engaging show, he tells how he gave himself two years to star in a Hollywood movie. Still there after 50, he lifts the lid on a half-century of showbiz personalities from De Niro to Pacino, Tony Curtis to Kim Novak and his ex-wife, the Bionic Woman! [Off-ramp (n): North American ~ a one-way road leading off a main highway.]

 

For full information and to make a booking online visit www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk or call (01372) 742555 / 742227 or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instragram @EpsomPlayhouse

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