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This month at the Epsom Playhouse

Music

MGM the Musicals -  Wednesday 5 September - Award winning singer Robert Habermann sings the songs and tells the story of the magical MGM musicals - from their humble beginnings at the start of the talkies in 1929.Faith

Bye Bye Baby - Thursday 6 September -  Back by popular demand, Bye Bye Baby takes you back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, whose songs graced such films as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing and Grease.

Beyond Faith - Saturday 8 September - this tribute to George Michael is a brilliant spectacle and journey through the musical legend’s hits.  This year celebrates 31 years of the landmark album ‘Faith’.  Experience this multi-award album played live, in full, along with some of his other hits including the incredible Wham songs.

Genesis Connected - Thursday 13 September - This show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. Genesis Connected celebrates the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics.

The Roy Orbison Story - Friday 14 September -  He’s the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads, Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music.  Barry Steele takes on the role with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the ‘Big O’.

An evening of musical variety - Sunday 16 September - In aid of The Friends of The Royal Marsden Sutton and Tenovus Cancer Care, with a donation to the South East Cancer Support Group. Featuring a brass quintet, opera singers, acoustic singer songwriters, a harp ensemble, three performers and the Sutton Sing With Us Choir. Stones

Clare Teal and her TRIO - Thursday 20 September – Swings the Thing; a celebration of popular music from award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal. Clare’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling. Upbeat and uplifting to the extreme, guaranteeing a night to be remembered.

The Counterfeit Stones -  Friday 21 September - The Counterfeit Stones are more than a tribute to the Rolling Stones, they're a complete re-enactment. The theatre production is essentially a mockumentary of the Rolling Stones' colourful history from 1962. The repertoire, instruments and clothes faithfully match those of the originals, and the show has been affectionately described as a masterpiece in 'fraud rock and hooky nostalgia'.

Comedy

Instant Sunshine - Sunday 9 September -  Best known for their long association with BBC Radio’s Stop the Week, Instant Sunshine’s unique and original humorous songs, laden with self-parody, have delighted audiences at home and abroad for decades. As a musical comedy team they have been described as brightening up the dullest of days with their timeless entertainment.

Joe Pasquale - Wednesday 19 September -  Joe Pasquale burst on to our TV screens on ‘New Faces’  and now he’s on his 30th anniversary tour ‘A Few Of His Favourite Things’; a celebration of his best cack, plus some surprises on the way!  Let your inner child loose and learn to laugh and play again.

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There was an old lady who swallowed a fly - Saturday 22 September - I don’t know why she swallowed a fly... but The People’s Theatre Company do! Now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life. Come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart-warming family fun.

Talks

Benedict Allen
- Sunday 23 September – the adventurer-explorer tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure – a solo expedition to Papua New Guinea, during which he filmed his journey to visit a community he had befriended thirty years earlier – when he hit the headlines after failing to turn up for a flight to Hong Kong, prompting his friends and family, and eventually the world media, to become concerned for his wellbeing.

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