Borough Insight

This month at the Epsom Playhouse

There a lot coming up over the next few weeks at the Epsom Playhouse!

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Comedy

Griff Rhys Jones
Sunday 17 November; 7.30pm
Following sell out performances of his previous one man entertainments ‘Jones and Smith’ and ‘Where Was I?’ and a hugely acclaimed tour of Australia and New Zealand, it's time to join one half of Smith & Jones, one quarter of Not the Nine O’clock News and one third of Three Men In a Boat as he presents an evening of hilarious true stories, riffs, observations and details of his recent medical procedures. 

The Comedy Club as Seen on TV Presentsswan lake
Saturday 23 November; 7.30pm
Comedy Club on the Road! celebrating 23 years of bringing laughter to life! The Comedy Club is one of the most recognised & respected names in the comedy industry and over the years has worked across the UK and Abroad with the best of the best.

Stephen K Amos
Wednesday 22 January; 8pm
Stephen K Amos is on a mission to bring about world peace. Or, to at least bring about an evening of peace, one venue at a time. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common.

Dance

Swan Lake
Friday 22 November – 7.30pm

Russian National Ballet returns to the UK with the most famous ballet of all time. Swan Lake is one of Tchaikovsky’s best works, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance. Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odilie, who resembles each other so strikingly one can easily be mistaken for the other.

Family

MARVELus – All the Marvel Movies, Kind of
Thursday 14 November; 8pm
The world’s premier nerd-culture comedy double-act, The Just Us League, present their smash hit show MARVELus: All the MARVEL Movies, Kind Of. Direct from two standing room only seasons at Edinburgh Fringe and a critically acclaimed, award-nominated tour of Australia, The Just Us League, are bringing their incredible MARVEL-based comedy show to venues across the UK in 2019. 

Music

That’ll be the Day
Thursday 7 November; 7.30pm
Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety production returns with the best of That’ll be the Day! This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of touring! Featuring smash hits from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s this is a throwback evening of brilliant entertainment that guarantees to have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over!

Rock for Heroes
Friday 8 November; 7.30pm
Immerse yourself in the incredible new live music experience with Rock for Heroes. Bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artist across the eras, in celebration of an incredible cause Help for Heroes.

My My My Delilah
Saturday 9 November; 8pm
This truly outstanding concert production celebrates the man, the music and the voice of one of the greatest singers of our time, Sir Tom Jones. Together with West End Star Glen Leon’s astounding vocal likeness and powerful range, a band of gifted musicians and superb backing singers, this highly acclaimed show takes you on a wonderful rollercoaster ride through five decades of hits including; It’s Not Unusual, Green Green Grass of Home, Sex Bomb, Fall in Love, Kiss, Thunderball, She’s A Lady, What’s New Pussycat, and many more.

The New Half a Sixpence Musical
Wednesday 13 November to Saturday 16 November
Following its sensational run on the West End in 2017 described as “Pure Gold” (Daily Telegraph) and “Absolutely Stonking” (The Times,) Sutton Theatre Company is proud to be one of the first amateur theatre companies chosen to do Kipps, the new version of the classic musical comedy Half a Sixpence.

Neil Sands Presents Christmas Memorieseagles
Tuesday 19 November; 2.30pm
Neil Sands and his wonderful cast are back with their biggest ever production of their hit show, filled with, more songs and even more stunning costumes, bringing you an unforgettable afternoon of festive nostalgia, taking us all back to a time when Christmas really was the most wonderful time of the year. Be transported back on a yuletide sleigh ride filled with over 60 all-time favourite Christmas songs and carols.

Illegal Eagles
Wednesday 20 November; 7.30pm
Following continued public demand the World’s Official No.1 tribute to the legendary rock band return in 2019 for more stunning vocals, tight harmonies and awesome guitar riffs! Described as 'flawless' by The Express, The Illegal Eagles are internationally renowned for their outstanding ability to recreate the Eagles’ distinctive sound with both flare and incredible authenticity.

Sinatra, Sequins and Swing: The Capitol Years Live
Thursday 21 November; 7.30pm
Attention Sinatra, Rat Pack, Swing fans, the show returns with a stunning new revamp for 2019 that will thrill all. The spectacular-sounding, visually-evocative Sinatra production like no other, and only UK Sinatra production endorsed by President of Sinatra Music Society, includes Frank Sinatra himself reliving his iconic hits, vocal majesty, and the Hollywood glamour of his sensational Capitol Records years of 1953-61, with plenty of fun in between.

Oklahoma!
Wednesday 27 November – 7.30pm to Saturday 30 November
Leatherhead Operatic Society present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colourful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story.

Jack Petchey’s Perfect Pitch
Sunday 19 January; 7pm
Jack Petchey's Perfect Pitch is a music education programme supported by the Jack Petchey Foundation. The programme focuses on the teaching of a cappella skills to young people. After assessment visits and workshops tonight sees the first of three regional finals taking place where our groups battle for a place in the grand final at the beautiful Cadogan Hall in London.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story
Thursday 23 January; 7.45pm
Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a sold out worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs. Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more.

Oye Santana
Friday 24 January; 7.30pm
Celebrating 50 years since Santana's electrifying performance at Woodstock catapulted them into stardom. This show is stacked with five decades of hits – including the multi-million seller Smooth, Black Magic Woman, Samba Pa Ti, Maria Maria, Oye Como Va, Corazón Espinado and She’s Not There – played with power, passion and perfection.

The Counterfeit Stones – The Great British Takeoff
Saturday 25 January; 8pm
The Counterfeit Stones celebrate over a quarter of a century of master forgery with yet another glam-bake. “The Most Famous Stones Band in England” as quoted by Sir Mick Jagger himself, are touring the UK with a new riff packed show that’s set to leave their fans gasping. This skilfully mixed cocktail of classic hits, retro costume and humour continues to intoxicate young and old alike – 100% proof that a good shot of copy-rock always hits the target.

Epsom Symphony OrchestraSusie
Sunday 26 January; 3.30pm
A colourful concert of musical animals for all the family which will feature the ever-popular Peter and the Wolf which will narrated by David Leonard (West End Matilda's Miss Trunchbull). This family event also includes musical Lions, Bees, Hippos, Swans, Cuckoos Elephants and Wild Bears in an exciting and fun Carnival of Animals. Children of all ages welcome.

Talks

Nicholas McCarthy
Tuesday 5 November; 7.30pm
Nicholas McCarthy is an inspiring and dynamic performer who was born without his right hand. Hailing originally from Epsom, this star pianist has performed all over the world. As a champion of the exciting and brave world of left hand alone repertoire beginning in the 19th century and developing through Paul Wittgenstein following the First World War with Strauss, Ravel, Britten and other composing left hand alone concerto’s.  

An Audience with Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham
Sunday 24 November; 7.30pm
Mark 'Billy' Billingham - star of Channel 4's 'SAS Who Dares Wins' is TV's most experienced, highest ranking and most decorated SAS leader and sniper. Billy is a former SAS Sergeant Major Class 1 and Bodyguard to the Stars including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Russell Crowe, Sir Michael Caine, Tom Cruise and many others.

Susie Dent presents The Secret Life of Words
Monday 20 January; 7.30pm
Take a journey into the curious, unexpected and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day. Susie will retell the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne (involving a chamber pot) and bugbear (a terrorising monster), and explain such oddities as the silent 'h' in ghost and the mysterious disappearance of kempt, gormful, and ruly (and yes, you really can be gruntled).

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