Borough Insight

This month at the Epsom Playhouse

2020 is getting off to a fantastic start at your local community theatre with a diverse line up to suit all tastes and ages.

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Music

The Counterfeit Stones
Saturday 25 January; 8pm
The Counterfeit Stones celebrate over a quarter of a century of master forgery with yet another glam-bake. The Great British Take Off is a new riff packed show that’s a skilfully mixed cocktail of classic hits, retro costume and humour continues to intoxicate young and old alike.

The Midnight Swingsters
Monday 27 January; 8pm
The Midnight Swingsters sing and swing their way through the classics of the Great American Songbook. Swingsters Jonathan Vinten - piano, Nils Solberg - guitar, Steve Thompson - bass are augmented this evening by the wonderful playing of Rod Brown on bongos.

Beyond the Barricade Mercury
Thursday 30 January; 7.30pm
Featuring past-principal performers from Les Misérables, Beyond the Barricade delivers a wonderful performance of the best loved songs from Broadway and the West End, ending, of course, with a stunning finale from Les Misérables.

Mercury
Friday 31 January; 7.30pm
Mercury are well established as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen. This dynamic theatre production fully emulates the true charismatic appeal of rock’s most flamboyant front man, faithfully and accurately recreating the distinctive Queen experience.

The Elvis Years
Saturday 1 February; 7.30pm
Join Mario Kombou (Jailhouse Rock, West End), an all-star band and award-winning singers for an unforgettable journey through over 50 golden greats that span over three decades – from the early Sun Records hits to the majestic Las Vegas performances, via The Jordanaires, the army years, authentic re-creations from the Hollywood movies and the stunning ‘68 TV special.

Songs and Harmonies
Sunday 2 February; 7.30pm
Songs and Harmonies is a jazz evening of songs from Jule Styne to Amy Winehouse, with some originals you probably won’t have heard, with stories of those who wrote them. Featuring the voice of Sharon White and female vocal trio 3s A Chord accompanied by the Ken MacIntyre Quartet.

Some Guys Have All the Luck
Thursday 6 February; 7.30pm
Celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail - from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time.

Genesis Connected
Thursday 7 February; 7.30pm
Genesis Connected is a tribute show celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics. This show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers.

That’ll Be the DayLuther
Monday 10 February; 7.30pm
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 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s this is a throwback evening of brilliant entertainment!

Luther – The Celebration
Wednesday 12 February; 7.30pm
The World’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ experience all the hits from Luther Vandross amazing career, including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written, fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his ten piece band.

Strictly Nashville
Saturday 15 February; 7.30pm
Celebrating the very best in music from America's 'Music City', this show promises an exciting fusion of pure Country gold with 'New Country' blockbusters! An amazing cast of musicians deliver a set of pristine classics from the likes of Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers.

Tommy the Album
Wednesday 19 February; 7.30pm
This 50th anniversary production celebrates a ground-breaking moment in rock history; Tommy tells the fascinating and complex story of a "deaf, dumb and blind kid“ and his extraordinary experiences. The Goldhawks, perform Tommy as an eight-piece outfit backed with amazing projection, stunning special effects and a superb replication of The Who’s sound.

Magic of Michael Jackson
Thursday 20 February; 7.30pm
Take a journey back in time to remember Michael Jackson – the man, the music and the magic. A hit theatre production starring the UK's ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman. Not only does he look and sound like the King of Pop, but he's honed his routine so carefully that audiences truly believe they are watching Michael Jackson himself.

Dancing Queen
Friday 28 February; 7.30pm
Dancing Queen ‘The Concert’ is an action packed party show featuring the greatest hits from Abba, Grease and the 70’s. This is the ultimate nostalgia night that guarantees to get you dancing in the aisles!

 Amos

Comedy

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.

John Archer
Saturday 1 February; 8pm
A rare chance to see baffling magic with a dash of comedy thrown in by the man who many consider to be the best Comedy Magician in the UK today.

Jim Davidson
Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 January; 7.30pm
The masterful, outrageous and hysterically funny comedy legend embarks on his comedy campaign. Who will he upset this time? Which battles will he win, which will he lose? One thing’s for certain, Jim never retreats!

Victorious
Tuesday 4 February; 8pm
Join award-winning musical comedy performer Hannah Brackenbury as she presents a joyful and poignant musical tribute to the late, great comedy genius Victoria Wood. This hilarious and uplifting hour-long show celebrates the life and musical work of a much-missed British comedy icon.Navy

Sam Avery
Tuesday 11 February; 7.30pm
Award-winning comedian and bestselling author Sam Avery (AKA the Learner Parent) presents an evening of hilarious stand up; how do you raise a toddler with more attitude than Kanye West? Can you negotiate effectively with a pre-schooler who knows you’re clueless? And will any of us survive Toddlergeddon?

Heroes of Hooch
Friday 14 February; 8pm
The Thinking Drinkers return with a brand new show, a hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure, from Plato and Picasso, to Nelson, Napoleon and Norm from Cheers.

The Navy Lark
Tuesday 18 February; 7.30pm
The Navy Lark sees a cast of three bring to life three classic episodes from the much loved radio series which ran for 1959 - 1977 which originally featured Leslie Phillips, Ronnie Barker and Jon Pertwee. Presented in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience, bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy.

The Comedy Club as Seen on TV Presents…
Thursday 27 February; 7.30pm
The Comedy Club is one of the most recognised and respected names in the comedy industry and over the years have worked across the UK and abroad with the best of the best. For one night 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 and get ready for one of the funniest nights of your life!

Drama

The Cinder Path
Thursday 13 February; 7.30pm
The Cinder Path is a sizzling and fast-moving drama, set against the backdrop of WW1. Our tale begins in the rolling hills of Northumberland where Charlie Macfell, becomes an innocent witness to the murder of his cruel and sadistic landowner father. Believing himself to be the only person aware that his childhood friend Arthur Benton is the killer, Charlie tries to set old injustices to right by protecting his friend from prosecution.

 
Family

Animal Magic
Sunday 26 January; 3.30pmchina
A colourful concert from Epsom Symphony Orchestra of musical animals for all the family which will feature the ever-popular Peter and the Wolf. 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.

The Snow Queen
Sunday 2 February; 2.30pm
When Kai is abducted to an enchanted frozen palace, his best friend Gerda sets out to rescue him…but will she reach the Snow Queen before it’s too late? A magical new adaptation of the timeless Hans Christian Andersen story the story is brought to life by an ensemble of actor-musicians, illusion and puppetry.

Chinese Cultural Show
Friday 21 February; 7pm
Mark the fresh beginning and welcome the Year of the Rat at the Playhouse this Chinese New Year as Jinlong Culture & Performing Arts brings a spectacular line-up of Chinese acrobatics, music and dance to Epsom!

Unbelievable Science
Saturday 22 February; 2.30pm
Discover captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza! Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

 Wrestle
Talks

David Harper – Unexpected Tales
Wednesday 26 February; 7.30pm
David Harper is a BBC TV presenter well known for his appearances on Bargain Hunt, The Antiques Road Trip, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Flog It and For What It’s Worth. These hugely popular BBC programmes are shown in over 50 countries worldwide. David has appeared on many other TV programmes too from The One Show to Celebrity MasterChef, Through the Keyhole to Countryfile, Celebrity Eggheads to The Heaven & Earth Show!

 

Wrestling

Superslam Wrestling
Sunday 16 February; 3pm
You’ve seen it on television, and now you can see it live when All Star Superslam Wrestling return to Epsom Playhouse with their extravaganza of high-flying action as part of their 50th Anniversary tour. Former WWE Superstar Gangrel will be just one of the wrestlers who will be appearing.

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