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The Big Sick

Produced by Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids, Knocked Up, Trainwreck), don't miss the hilarious romantic comedy film of the summer, THE BIG SICK starring Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani.

When Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani) connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his stand-up sets, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing. But this further complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.

Then Emily is beset with a mystery illness forcing Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

 

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Ink: coming soon to the Duke of York Theatre

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

'A play for today. The blazingly talented James Graham has penned a super, soaraway smash.' - Daily Telegraph

Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asks the impossible and launches The Sun's first editor's quest: to give the people what they want. No matter the cost. Following a sell-out season at the Almeida, Ink, written by James Graham (This House) and directed by Rupert Goold (King Charles III), transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre for a strictly limited season. With a cast featuring Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster, Matilda) and Richard Coyle (The Associate, The Lover), this ruthless, red-topped new play leads with the birth of this country's most influential newspaper.

 

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Win a VIP family ticket to Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure and be part of the show!

Celebrate the most memorable Disney tales with all your favourite characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy and Daisy on a journey to the timeless worlds of Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, and Disney’s Frozen.

To celebrate this fantastic tour, we’re giving away a VIP family ticket at every venue! What’s more, the children from the winning family will be able to get up-close with the stars of the show and take an exciting on-ice ride during The Little Mermaid scene of the performance!

Enter here before 5pm Monday 24th July 

Good Luck!

 

Manchester Open Air Theatre Summer Season

Macbeth

Following a recent victory in battle, Macbeth comes across three witches who predict he will become the King of Scotland. When he tells his ambitious wife about this, a plan is hatched to invite the current monarch to their home and murder him.

Driven mad by what he has done Macbeth must battle with his conscience. Come along to this bloodthirsty tale of witchcraft and war.


All tickets only £22.80

 

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book is the much-loved story of Mowgli the boy raised by wolves, that takes an unexpected turn when the tiger Shere Khan vows to hunt him down because he is human.

Mowgli's family decide it would be better for him to go back to the nearest village and he sets off with panther Bagheera. Along the way he comes across the bear Baloo who teaches him what family means.

Using traditional Indian music, puppets and a lot of fun, this family-friendly treat of a show is perfect for kids both little and big. (3+)


All tickets only £22.80

 

The Importance of Being Earnest

When Jack calls on his good friend, Algernon, to inform him that he plans to marry Algernon's cousin, it sets in motion the fabulously funny far-fetched events of An Importance of Being Earnest.

Laugh along as the beloved characters escape London for the freedom of the countryside, this hilarious classic tale of crazy lovers and crossed identities is the perfect ticket for a warm summers evening. (13+)


All tickets only £22.80

 

On the Town

When Peter Pan flies into the nursery of the Darling house in search of his shadow he accidentally wakes Wendy and her brothers, Michael & John. When they discover that he can fly and comes from a magical place called Neverland they beg him to let them go with him and that is where the magic begins.

Join the boy who wouldn't grow up as he flies between worlds, saves a princess, battles pirates and ultimately learns what it means to find a home. Peter Pan is the perfect antidote to adulthood. After all, who really wants to grow up? (5+)



All tickets only £22.80

 

On the Town

"To be or not to be, that is the question."

Having been summoned back to Denmark for the funeral of his father, The King, Hamlet discovers his uncle Claudius has stolen for the throne for himself and married his Mother.

Having had his throne stolen from underneath him, Hamlet must now discover to truth about his father's murder to claim what is rightfully his.


All tickets only £22.80

Competition: Win with Kids Week

Win 4 tickets to see The Wind In The Willows and dinner at The Blue Door Bistro at The Montague on the Gardens courtesy of Kids Week.

Simply follow us and share this post on Facebook or on Twitter  by midnight on Sunday 9th July 2017 to enter the competition!

 

The Wind In The Willows:

Join Ratty, Badger, Mole and the impulsive Toad as they embark on a series of riotous adventures spiralling from Toad's insatiable need for speed!

The Wind In The Willows

 

The Blue Door Bistro:

The Blue Door Bistro provides a welcoming and informal bistro-style setting with a superb menu to match. Light and airy at lunchtime, warm and cosy by evening, the room is decorated on three sides with a panoramic view of London circa 1849. The cuisine is commended with an AA rosette and are accredited by the Sustainable Restaurant Association with 2 stars so you can always rely on responsibly sourced food and impeccable service.

The Blue Door Bistro

 

Terms and Conditions: The Wind In The Willows 4 tickets are valid for any Monday - Friday performance until 8 Sep 2017. Subject to availability. 4 family dinners (2 adults and 2 children) from the Set Menu. Additional courses/people will be charged at standard rate. No cash alternative. Subject to availability. Pre-booking is advised. No travel or accommodation is included.The Competition closes at 12pm on 9th July 2017. Entries received after that date and time will not be considered.

 

Rotterdam Review Round Up

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"A production of rare elegance and heart. [...] Sharply observed, moving and very funny."

WHATSONSTAGE

 

Rotterdam

 

★ ★ ★ ★

"Jon Brittain’s beautifully structured comedy about gender and sexuality blends the laugh-out-loud funny and the dab-your-eyes tender"

THE TIMES

 

Rotterdam

 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"A genuinely superb piece of theatre – the writing is sharp and intelligent, the acting strong and believable, the production slick, the soundtrack fits perfectly and, above all, it explores important topics with sensitivity, honesty, and a generous dose of humour."

GAY TIMES

 

Rotterdam

 

★ ★ ★ ★

"Jon Brittain's Olivier-winning and groundbreaking play brings an important subject to a mainstream audience"

RADIO TIMES

 

Rotterdam

 

★ ★ ★ ★

"An important play of our times."

ENTERTAINMENT FOCUS

 

Rotterdam

 

LAST CHANCE TO SEE - Must End 17th July 2017!
NO BOOKING FEES - Tickets from just £15.00

(MUST BOOK BY SATURDAY 8 JULY 2017 FOR NO BOOKING FEES)

 

 

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Radiohead to play Manchester Emirates Old Trafford 4th July 2017

Radiohead will play Manchester Emirates Old Trafford on Tuesday July 4th 2017.

Extra tickets for the show will go on sale 10am Saturday 17 June here

Existing ticket holders for the Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 July Manchester Arena shows will be contacted and offered a ticket swap or a full refund.

Christmas At Kew

Seasonal illuminations lighting Kew after dark

This Christmas head to Kew Gardens for the magical annual Christmas at Kew event. 

There’s something for everyone at this festive time of year as the one mile sparkling path winds its way through the world-famous gardens in a magical after dark experience.

Now in its fifth year, our new 2017 winter trail boasts over one million twinkling lights.  Welcome to an enchanting world festooned with seasonal cheer as you wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour.

Here, fairy-tale meets fantasy as singing trees, larger-than-life flora, ever-changing ribbons of light, giant baubles, and a flickering Fire Garden await. And for the finale, criss-crossing laser beams leap to life at the Palm House, with jumping jets of light and kaleidoscopic projections.

See Santa and his elves at the North Pole along the way. Enjoy your favourite vintage rides*, gather to toast marshmallows and traditional festive fare, and browse in Kew’s well-stocked gift shops.

*separate charges apply for the vintage rides

Tickets for Christmas at Kew are on sale with See Tickets

For full event information visit www.kew.org/christmas

Kids Week 2017

There are loads of great shows taking part, so browse the listings now, helpfully sorted by age suitability.

Alternatively, you can book a Show & Activity package, where the show ticket also includes a free activity!

Kids Week is all about encouraging young people to get involved in theatre.
A child aged 16 or under can go free to any participating show when accompanied by an adult paying full price. Parents can also purchase up to two extra children’s tickets at half price. Plus, there are no booking fees to pay!

 

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An Italian Themed Food & Drink Event Comes to London's Studio 338!

Coming to London's Studio 338 is the Italian themed -  'The FoodFather - A Mob Family Wedding Special' presented by FatBoiz.  

 

Themed around the wedding of a fictional Italian crime family (The Tagliatelles) guests can enjoy a mix of London's best  pasta, pizza, cannoli and other authentic Italian recipes! 

 

The event will feature: 

[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER][INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]A big band playing some of the best Italian hits
[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER][INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]A Cabaret Show with singers, musicians, comedians and host - Tommy Riccottone (The FoodFather's Godson)
[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER][INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]London's Best Pasta Restaurants
[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER][INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]London's Best Pizza Makers
[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER][INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]London's Best Wine + Cocktails
[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER][INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]London's Best Italian Style Gelato Vendors
[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER][INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]A wedding photographer - please wear your finest!
[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER][INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]A rumoured mob-hit - keep an eye out!


Guests are asked to dress for the occassion!

Tickets for 'Fatboiz Presents: The FoodFather - A Mob Family Wedding Special' are on sale with See Tickets now  

 

 

What's on at the Underbelly Festival Southbank?

Hang out in the sun, get some drinks in and see one of these unique shows at London's Southbank:


Catch Me (Attrape-Moi)

High flying, fearless, and fantastic fun, a circus sensation that has astounded audiences around the world with adrenaline pumping feats of extreme acrobatics, dramatic turns on a trampoline, and inventive parkour. This incredible display of athleticism and showmanship makes its London debut.

Tickets from £16.80

 

Jungle Book

Spectacular street-dance and breathtaking circus combine to bring Kipling's classic tale crashing into the 21st Century. Fresh from its international tour, award winning Metta Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Jungle Book will delight the whole family.

Child tickets for £12.00

Adult tickets for £21.60

 

Knightmare Live

The critically acclaimed comedy stage adaption of the cult TV classic is now bigger and better than ever. Multiple dungeoneers will be required to take on Lord Fear's catacombs of evil in a mostly improvised quest. Every show is different, every room a new challenge.

Tickets for £18.60

 

Casus: Driftwood

An international circus sensation, renowned for their aesthetic of delicately human circus, Casus play London for the first time, following rave reviews at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. As we drift along the current of life we are shaped by the humans we encounter.

Tickets from £24.00

Briefs: Close Encounters

Having glitter-bombed the globe as we know it with their iconic and hilarious brand of circus, drag, burlesque and comedy, the Briefs boys are now ready to explore the third dimension. With their trademark skill and humour they test the limits of masculinity, taste and decency.

Tickets from £24.00

Narcos - DEA Agents Murphy and Pena Live

Hot off their successful 2016 tour, DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena bring their conversation on the capturing of Pablo Escobar to Edinburgh with four nights at the Grand Hall of the New Town Theatre for Edinburgh Fringe.

August 4th / 5th / 6th / 17th
Grand Hall, New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

"Narcos - A Conversation on the capturing of Pablo Escobar with DEA Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena" - The real life actions of Murphy and Pena were the inspiration for the hugely successful Netflix crime series 'Narcos', which tells the story of Colombia's infamous drug cartels and Pablo Escobar's fight to maintain his position as its most powerful player. In a rare treat for 'Narcos' fans, Steve Murphy and Javier Pena will be delivering their first hand account of the real life capturing of Pablo Escobar!

Tickets for Narcos - DEA Agents Murphy and Pena in Edinburgh are on sale now with See Tickets   

 

NASS Festival announce new acts for 2017!

The action sports and music festival is back with a bang this July with headliners Method Man & Redman, Pendulum and Kano and international pro skate & BMX competitions.

Other acts just announced include High Focus & SIKA Records Showcase, Big Narstie, Dub Pistols, Calyx & Teebee, Rejje Snow, General Roots, Evil B, Logan D, Premise, M Blaze, DJ Darko, Linguistics and Klimax.

See the full line up so far: http://www.nassfestival.com/lineup

 

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On Blackheath 2017

The line-up for OnBlackheath 2017 has been announced! On Saturday Travis will headline, with Metronomy, De La Soul, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Steve Mason and a special guest to be announced.

The Sunday will be headlined by The Libertines with Seasick Steve, Jake Bugg, Fun Lovin' Criminals and more.

In addition to the musical line-up, OnBlackheath will also feature food stalls and family friendly areas.

Tickets for OnBlackheath go on sale with See Tickets at 9am on Friday 28 April.