Mar
23
Thu
Steptoe and Son
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm

Hambledon Productions Proudly Present

Ray Galton and Alan Simpson’s

STEPTOE AND SON

Adapted by John Hewer

 

STOP PRESS: ADDITIONAL CAPACITY ADDED – SATURDAY 25TH ONLY

As this event is currently SOLD OUT the hirer has requested we move the Saturday performance to the MAIN AUDITORIUM to provide extra capacity.  

All tickets currently sold for the STUDIO will be honoured at the front of the auditorium and audience holding those tickets will be guided by our FOH teams.  Anyone purchasing tickets now will be for rows G to P and will be for the correct seats.

We cannot accept transfers from previously booked seats to this extra capacity – this is purely for people not currently holding tickets.

Please contact the Box Office direct if you wish to enquire about any possible returns for the Wednesday or Thursday shows.

 

Albert and Harold; father and son. One proclaims he’s “a poor old man” while the other protests that actually he’s “a dirty old man!” In actual fact, both are telling the truth. These two warring rag-and-bone-men, in their Shepherd’s Bush scrapyard home, became household favourites for entire generatisteptoeandsonons throughout the 60s and 70s and still they continue to entertain audiences today.

 

Now it’s time to relive some of their finest misadventures through this brand new production. Marking fifty-five years since the show’s first ever broadcast, Hambledon Productions (Hancock’s Half Hour – The Lost Episodes, Educating Rita, Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show) breathe life back into the Steptoe household with this faithful, fresh and hilarious adaptation of original episodes from the long-running smash hit BBC sitcom.

 

Features the classic episodes: Divided We Stand, Men of Letters and Come Dancing.

 

Mar
24
Fri
Graffiti Classics
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm

NOW SOLD OUT – PLEASE CONTACT BOX OFFICE FOR RETURNS

Following sellout performances in the past Graffiti Classics return to the Riverhead for an evening of fun and great music.

16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with 1 aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating. Graffiti Classics bursts the elitist boundaries of the traditional String Quartet with its hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy cabaret show. It’s a classical concert, a gypsy-folk romp, an opera, a stand-up comedy set and a brilliant dance show all rolled into one! From Beethoven to Bluegrass, Baroque to Pop, Mozart or Offenbach to Elvis, Strauss to Saturday Night Fever, there really is something for everyone and Graffiti Classics never fails to get audiences laughing, clapping and singing along. Kids and adults alike love the uplifting and virtuosic variety of musical styles, all tied together with cheeky audience interaction. Graffiti Classics’ unique brand of musical humour is enjoyed the world over, with recent engagements in Taiwan, Ireland and at the Bermuda Festival.

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Mar
25
Sat
Steptoe and Son
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm

Hambledon Productions Proudly Present

Ray Galton and Alan Simpson’s

STEPTOE AND SON

Adapted by John Hewer

 

STOP PRESS: ADDITIONAL CAPACITY ADDED – SATURDAY 25TH ONLY

As this event is currently SOLD OUT the hirer has requested we move the Saturday performance to the MAIN AUDITORIUM to provide extra capacity.  

All tickets currently sold for the STUDIO will be honoured at the front of the auditorium and audience holding those tickets will be guided by our FOH teams.  Anyone purchasing tickets now will be for rows G to P and will be for the correct seats.

We cannot accept transfers from previously booked seats to this extra capacity – this is purely for people not currently holding tickets.

Please contact the Box Office direct if you wish to enquire about any possible returns for the Wednesday or Thursday shows.

 

Albert and Harold; father and son. One proclaims he’s “a poor old man” while the other protests that actually he’s “a dirty old man!” In actual fact, both are telling the truth. These two warring rag-and-bone-men, in their Shepherd’s Bush scrapyard home, became household favourites for entire generatisteptoeandsonons throughout the 60s and 70s and still they continue to entertain audiences today.

 

Now it’s time to relive some of their finest misadventures through this brand new production. Marking fifty-five years since the show’s first ever broadcast, Hambledon Productions (Hancock’s Half Hour – The Lost Episodes, Educating Rita, Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show) breathe life back into the Steptoe household with this faithful, fresh and hilarious adaptation of original episodes from the long-running smash hit BBC sitcom.

 

Features the classic episodes: Divided We Stand, Men of Letters and Come Dancing.

 

Mar
30
Thu
Wonderwoman – The Naked Truth
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm

One big project. Two ambitious women. Mothers to several small kids. No bed-time routine. But the show must go on. Presenting Wonderwoman – The Naked Truth (by the Notnow Collective)

Babes in arms welcome free of charge (under 18 months) particularly at the 2pm performance

Meeting a parent you envy. Meeting a parent you want to slap in the face. Vowing never to have kids (or at least not to have any more). Feeling understanding and tolerant. Being extremely protective over the rare moments of silence. Experiencing tantrums in the most unsuitable places. Whether having kids or not we invite you to join us in probing the 21st Century parenthood.

Witness the two worlds ultimately colliding.

How do we discuss sex in front of the sandpit, write a book whilst the restless toddler dismantles the house, or arrange a hot date whilst playing Lego? To work or not to work?, that is the question. Our ambition did not disappear when we had kids. It is ever-present, and often in conflict: they both fight for our attention. Can we sooth our babies and our ambition?

Because, whether a parent or not, we all have an opinion…

Tina Hofman and Kristina Gavran are both Croatian artists with long-term Birmingham addresses. They co-founded notnow Collective hoping to look into family, parenthood and work-home subjects in a challenging, highly visual and immersive way.

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Wonderwoman – The Naked Truth
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm

One big project. Two ambitious women. Mothers to several small kids. No bed-time routine. But the show must go on. Presenting Wonderwoman – The Naked Truth (by the Notnow Collective)

Meeting a parent you envy. Meeting a parent you want to slap in the face. Vowing never to have kids (or at least not to have any more). Feeling understanding and tolerant. Being extremely protective over the rare moments of silence. Experiencing tantrums in the most unsuitable places. Whether having kids or not we invite you to join us in probing the 21st Century parenthood.

Witness the two worlds ultimately colliding.

How do we discuss sex in front of the sandpit, write a book whilst the restless toddler dismantles the house, or arrange a hot date whilst playing Lego? To work or not to work?, that is the question. Our ambition did not disappear when we had kids. It is ever-present, and often in conflict: they both fight for our attention. Can we sooth our babies and our ambition?

Because, whether a parent or not, we all have an opinion…

Tina Hofman and Kristina Gavran are both Croatian artists with long-term Birmingham addresses. They co-founded notnow Collective hoping to look into family, parenthood and work-home subjects in a challenging, highly visual and immersive way.

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Mar
31
Fri
Clueless
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm
Apr
5
Wed
Easter ‘Superhero’ Workshop (Louth Playgoers in association with Do-Dance)
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am

superheroesWednesday 5th and Thursday 6th April we are delighted to offer the second school holiday workshops for children aged run by Sophie Watkinson of Do-Dance.  This time the theme will be SUPERHEROES for this workshop aimed at anyone aged 6-11 years.

Join us for 2 fun filled days full of exciting activities including: games, craft, dance, drama, and a sing along. You will have the opportunity to get creative and do your Discover/Explore Arts Award, at the end of the 2nd day you will have the chance to share all the things you have made with family and friends.

The cost is £20 for two fun filled half term days – please enquire at the Box Office as this is not available to book online

As part of this and any future workshops we are delighted to introduce our young people to Arts Award. This programme is designed along the lines of the Duke of Edinburgh Award with an emphasis on the arts and is designed to capture the imaginations and skills of young people and give them qualifications which ultimately would also add to their UCAS applications for university.  That may seem a long way off but to start your children on the road to a rewarding and meaningful activity we will offer Arts Award Discover and/or Explore at all future workshops

 

Apr
6
Thu
Easter ‘Superhero’ Workshop (Louth Playgoers in association with Do-Dance)
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am

superheroesWednesday 5th and Thursday 6th April we are delighted to offer the second school holiday workshops for children aged run by Sophie Watkinson of Do-Dance.  This time the theme will be SUPERHEROES for this workshop aimed at anyone aged 6-11 years.

Join us for 2 fun filled days full of exciting activities including: games, craft, dance, drama, and a sing along. You will have the opportunity to get creative and do your Discover/Explore Arts Award, at the end of the 2nd day you will have the chance to share all the things you have made with family and friends.

The cost is £20 for two fun filled half term days – please enquire at the Box Office as this is not available to book online

As part of this and any future workshops we are delighted to introduce our young people to Arts Award. This programme is designed along the lines of the Duke of Edinburgh Award with an emphasis on the arts and is designed to capture the imaginations and skills of young people and give them qualifications which ultimately would also add to their UCAS applications for university.  That may seem a long way off but to start your children on the road to a rewarding and meaningful activity we will offer Arts Award Discover and/or Explore at all future workshops

 

Apr
10
Mon
The Lady in the Van
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm
Alan Bennett draws from his memoirs to offer a dramatized account of the genteel vagrant, Miss Shepard, who parked her van in his driveway for fifteen years.
Maggie Smith starred in London’s West End.
“A wonderfully bittersweet comic diary of the years in which a lethally dotty and very smelly old bat parked her unroadworthy vehicle in Bennett’s Camden garden, thereby providing him with roughly equal amounts of good journalistic copy and guilty landlord irritation.” – Spectator

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Apr
11
Tue
The Lady in the Van
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm
Alan Bennett draws from his memoirs to offer a dramatized account of the genteel vagrant, Miss Shepard, who parked her van in his driveway for fifteen years.
Maggie Smith starred in London’s West End.
“A wonderfully bittersweet comic diary of the years in which a lethally dotty and very smelly old bat parked her unroadworthy vehicle in Bennett’s Camden garden, thereby providing him with roughly equal amounts of good journalistic copy and guilty landlord irritation.” – Spectator

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