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Marmozets

After some time away working on new material, Marmozets incendiary live show is back on the road this week as they embark upon a warm-up tour ahead of their sets at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals. With their current warm up dates entirely sold-out in advance, the band can now announce details of a headline tour that commences in October.

The tour comes as marmozets prepare to launch their eagerly anticipated second album which has been produced by Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies). The album follows their 2014 debut 'The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets' which earned them Kerrang!'s coveted Album Of The Year award as they became the hottest new band on the Brit alt-rock scene.

"Songs flit around from riff to riff, as if Marmozets were bursting to fill each song with ideas" - The Guardian.

"A very impressive, ambitious debut" - Q.

"Becca is challenging British rock and setting a high bar for other bands because she's just an amazing fronthuman" - Noisy.

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Glow Wild 2017

Glow Wild winter lantern festival

Wakehurst, Sussex

30 November – 17 December 2017. Weekly, each Thursday to Sunday

As darkness falls, let the magic begin… Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands - brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. A magical winter experience the whole family will adore.

Tickets will be available exclusively to Friends of Wakehurst/Friends of Kew from 10am on 22 August 2017. Friends will be notified by email with details of how to book.

Tickets go on general sale at 10am on 29 August 2017.

Become part of the lantern trail as you journey through the beautiful landscape as trees, ponds and forest floors are brought to life with thousands of lights and handcrafted lanterns. Here, a river of fire and galaxy of stars await. Along the way spot the charming woodland creatures that make Wakehurst their home.

Absorb the architectural beauty of the 16th century mansion before marvelling at the UK’s tallest living Christmas tree and enjoy toasting marshmallows or chestnuts over giant fire bowls with hot chocolate or mulled wine in hand. Festive crafts, foodie treats and late-night opening of our Visitor Centre shop will ensure you have Christmas all wrapped up.

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DATES

• Thursday 30 November - Sunday 3 December
• Thursday 7 December - Sunday 10 December
• Thursday 14 December - Sunday 17 December

ENTRY TIMES

Choose from seven time slots daily, at half hour intervals between 4.30pm and 7.30pm.

PRICES

• Adult: £13
• Friend of Wakehurst/Kew: £11
• Child: £7 (age 4-16)
• Family: £38 (2 adults and 2 children)
• Family (Friend of Wakehurst/Kew): £36
• Under 4s/carers: free

A fee of £1.25 per transaction applies.

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

Trainspotting Live

'A must-see for fans of the novel and film alike.' - **** Daily Telegraph.

Touring direct from a sell-out London run, Trainspotting Live recaptures the passion and controversy of the famous novel and globally successful film, and repackages it into an immersive production – the audience are literally part of the show, including the notorious "Worst Toilet in Scotland" scene.

This no-holds-barred, in-yer-face theatre production will travel to Cardiff, Leamington and Southampton in February next year.


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Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg releases his stunning new album 'Hearts That Strain', on 1st September and to coincide with the album's release, Jake plays OnBlackheath festival Sunday 10th September and will step out for an intimate solo acoustic tour in November this year.

The first taste of 'Hearts That Strain' is the breezy single 'How Soon The Dawn', a collaboration with Dan Auerbach.

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Show of the Week: Five Guys Named Moe

A major new production of the Olivier Award-winning, smash-hit West End and Broadway musical Five Guys Named Moe swings into the new Marble Arch Theatre on the 29th August.

Be transported to a red-hot 1940s New Orleans jazz club, complete with a wonderfully authentic cocktail bar and band-stand. Featuring the irresistible hits of the original king of jazz Louis Jordan, including Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby, Early In The Morning and Saturday Night Fish Fry, Five Guys Named Moe is a theatrical event like no other.

This high-octane production is the ultimate celebration to lift your soul – book your tickets today!

 

SHOW OF THE WEEK
Grab your free glass of prosecco with tickets from £34.50*
No Booking Fees on all tickets from just £18.00**

 

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*Free glass of prosecco offer: No Booking Fees and free glass of prosecco with Band A, B, C tickets. Valid for performances from 18th September (excluding 20/09) - 9th October 2017. Book by 14th August 2017.
**No Booking Fee offer: Valid for all price types and performances (excluding 20th September) from 18th September - 21st October 2017. Book by 14th September 2017.

Liam Fray

Liam Fray, frontman and songwriter of Courteeners – one of the country's biggest and most loved home grown bands – has announced a series of intimate acoustic shows across the country in October and November.

At the gigs, he promises Courteeners classics as well as a deep dive into rarely heard songs from the band's decade old back catalogue.

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Priority booking now open for RHS Flower Shows 2018 - Become an RHS Member and book today

RHS Member booking now open for RHS Flower Shows 2018.

Purchase RHS membership and book discounted tickets today.

Look forward to a great day out filled with inspirational gardens, stunning floral displays, talks from experts and much more

Become an RHS Member from as little as £54 a year and you can purchase up to four tickets* to an RHS Flower Show including Cardiff, Hampton Court Palace and Tatton Park Flower Shows, and sell-out Chelsea and Chatsworth Flower Shows – a whole month before they go on sale to the public on 1 September

RHS Members can also attend exclusive RHS Members’ Days at our shows and enjoy access to four RHS Gardens plus over 200 Partner Gardens.

Become an RHS Member to book early here and add a wonderful day to your diary.

*Up to four tickets can be purchased subject to availability

Brian Reed On Creating S-Town - UK dates announced.

Brian Reed, the host and co-creator of the groundbreaking 'S-Town', is coming to the UK this autumn for a very special tour, giving fans an opportunity to hear how the now legendary podcast was created.

'S-Town', from Serial Productions - the team behind 'Serial' and 'This American Life' - recently reached a new high-water mark for the audio-show industry (by some considerable distance!), the seven-episode series closing its first month with over 40 million global downloads having already achieved an unprecedented 16 million downloads within its first week alone.

Reed spent more than 3 years collating content for S-Town, which began when a man named John B. McLemore asked him to investigate an alleged murder in Woodstock, a small Alabama town. The series won widespread critical acclaim for elevating audio storytelling into the realm of great literary works, as it mesmerized audiences with the mysteries surrounding the life of a brilliant yet troubled man.

Part conversation, part Q and A, you'll have the opportunity to ask Brian your burning questions and find out more about the intriguing world of S-Town.

 

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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 

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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.


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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.