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This month at the Epsom Playhouse

Music
7 nightsSeven Drunken Nights - Wednesday 27 March - This celebration of the music of ‘The Dubliners’ is a celebration of Irish music itself and a guaranteed evening of music, humour and ‘craic’. Direct from the West End, the show brings to life the music of Ireland's favourite sons and tells the story of a career spanning 50 years, evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan. This talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life.

Whitney Queen of the Night - Thursday 28 March - A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level.

Story Of The Beach Boys - Sunday 31 March - Guaranteed to leave everyone with a smile on their face, a song in their heart and a truly memorable live music experience to cherish, this is a show you do not want to miss. The performers of this extravaganza express, Beach Boyz Tribute Band deliver a stunning show of technicolour harmonies that will take your breath away.

Epsom and Ewell Schools Music Festival - Tuesday/Wednesday 2/3 April - This annual music festival has been organised by the Borough Opportunities which is a part of the Collaborative Learning Teaching School Alliance. It is a fantastic opportunity to see children from the Epsom and Ewell schools showcase their singing talents.

Country Superstars Experience - Thursday 4 April - This truly unique show is hosted by Sarah Jayne Europe’s Leading tribute to the queen of country, who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 25 years. Sarah Jayne and award winning vocal impersonator Andy Crust take us on a journey back through time meeting some of the most influential icons who shaped Country music history. The show features Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Billie Jo Spears, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette, Garth Brooks, John Denver and Glen Campbell

Rock 'n' Roll Paradise Lost Legends 10th Anniversary Tour - Saturday 6 April - Two hours of rock and roll magic, brought to you by the very best tribute artistes. Each performance will be unique, bringing to life the music of the giants of rock and roll. Backed by the dynamic Paradise Band, the Legends will include Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, the Big Bopper, Eddie Cochran, Ricky Nelson, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Everly Brothers – and the King himself, Elvis.
Hot MikHot Mikado  - Tuesday – Saturday, 9 - 13 April - Epsom Light Opera Company’s production of the musical comedy sees East meet gangster Chicago in this ‘hot’ updating of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’. With modern jazz arrangements of Arthur Sullivan's glorious music whilst retaining all of W. S. Gilbert's bitingly acerbic wit, this show has everything; beautiful ballads, stunning choreography and laugh-out-loud humour. The show is set in Japan in the late 1940s and transports you to the fantasy city of Titipu, where a ban on flirting has just been passed…

Steeleye Span - Tuesday 16 April - Steeleye Span formed in 1969, with the vision of playing folk music in a contemporary, electric band format. Their latest a UK tour that sees them introduce a new seven piece line up, with Roger Carey joining on bass and Benji Kirkpatrick adding bouzouki, acoustic guitar and vocals. With the future of this famous band in such capable hands, the shows will see them breathe life into a selection of famous songs, revisit hidden gems from their long career and perform tracks from their latest album. When you come to a Steeleye Span show you can expect to hear many of the familiar classics next to gems both old and new, all delivered with a burning passion and unrivalled experience.

Unsung Singers; Brits behind the hits - Friday 26 April - Brits Behind The Hits brings together the best of Britain’s backing singers in a show featuring unforgettable songs and storytelling, where we learn how these vocal shape shifters became a vital part of the record making process and contributed to so many of our favourite hit records. Take a sneak peek behind the scenes at what went on during the recording sessions and tours of some of the biggest artists in the world.

The Unthanks - Monday 29 April - Where does a band go, after a symphonic journey that peaks with orchestral performances at the Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert Hall? Back to the beginning of course. Before fronting one of the most artistically brave and revered bands working today, Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank grew up singing songs without accompaniment, in weaving, unschooled vocal harmony.
Crooners - Friday 3 May - Crooners follows the story of three very British gentlemen who, by their very nature, exhume the characteristics of a crooner; suave, self-assured, stylish, as they defend the role of a crooner in our modern world and show that the crooner is not yet extinct! By the very same nature, it is not always obvious that these characteristics adopt quite so well by the quintessentially awkward British nature. Cue a splendiferous injection of British comedy with tongue firmly in cheek!

The Glenn Miller Orchestra - Saturday 4 May - The Glenn Miller Orchestra UK was formed in 1988 in conjunction with Glenn Miller Productions of New York. The Glenn Miller Orchestra UK has maintained the exact line-up on stage devised by Glenn, consisting of the leader, five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones and three rhythm plus a male and female vocalist. The singers perform both individually and as part of The Moonlight Serenaders vocal group. The Uptown Hall Gang - an outstanding Dixieland group drawn from members of the orchestra is also featured.

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The amazing adventures of Pinocchio - Monday 15 April - Immersion Theatre present a brand new, larger-than-life musical adaptation of the much-loved classic. Based on the fantastical children’s book (not the Disney adaptation), this magical story leaps off the page and onto the stage in this high energy re-telling of Pinocchio’s extraordinary adventures. Packed with comedy, audience interaction, and a host of new songs guaranteed to have you singing along from start to finish, this high energy musical promises to be the perfect treat for the whole family, no strings attached!

The Bubbleman - Wednesday 17 April - Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. Louis explores the breath taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised. From square bubbles to rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles to flying saucer bubbles, the amazing bubble man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.


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The Comedy Club - Friday 5 April - The Comedy Club is one of the most recognised and respected names in the comedy industry. For some very special nights in 2019 they have hand-picked some of their favourite five star laughter makers in the UK and brought them together for you in one full show! Be prepared, get buckled up & get ready for one of the funniest nights of your life!

Dance

Coppélia - Thursday 18 April - Vienna Festival Ballet present a lively production, infused with old world charm, Coppélia appeals to audiences of all ages with its captivating story of an eccentric toymaker and his beloved doll. The colourful costumes, lively characters and beautiful music from Delibes all combine to create a magical and comical classic that warms and entertains from start to finish.

Drama

My mother said I never should - Tuesday 26 March - a poignant, bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom. The play details the lives of four women through the immense social changes of the twentieth century.  In 1940, Doris, a former teacher, encourages her nine-year-old daughter, Margaret, to mind her manners and practise the piano.  In 1969, Margaret’s relationship with her own daughter is strained, as art student Jackie experiments with her new found sexual freedom.  When Jackie becomes pregnant at 18 and has baby Rosie, a decision is made that will affect all their lives irrevocably.

Terra/Earth - Sunday 31 March - Mishmak Youth Theatre is an innovative and inclusive company based in Sutton.  Terra/earth is the first show of its kind for Connections, a physical and dynamic piece of visual storytelling using the language of the body as well as the tongue. The cast are a talented ensemble of nine young female performers all aged 12 - 17 years old.

Musicals

9 to 5 - Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 March - based on the sensational 1980 hit movie, the musical is set in the late 1970's, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concert a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss.

Psychics

Sally Morgan  - Tuesday 30 April - World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive 10 year anniversary show.


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