Sydney Stevenson is Fairy Petit Pois in Beauty and the Beast…

A selfish Prince is taught a rather beastly lesson by a magical Fairy. He is forced to live in a cursed castle until he can learn to love and be loved in return.

Briar Rose (known as Beauty) lives in Welwyn Jardin De La Ville, with her slightly off the wall father, her brother Pano and her nursemaid Dame Dolly, who is on the hunt for a suitable suitor (look out gentlemen). Everyone is planning a special birthday celebration for Beauty and she is very excited.

When the dashingly handsome, but extremely vain Baguette seeks her hand in marriage, Beauty is adamant she is not ready and when she is, it will only be for love.

A trip to the next village with her father, Professor Cassoulet sees them accidently crossing into the Beast’s kingdom, leading to the capture of the Professor. Although she initially escapes, Beauty returns with back up and takes the Professor’s place in the Castle, knowing she can never leave.

Is the Castle enchanted? Can Dame Dolly succeed in finding her man? Will the Beast learn to love? Will Beauty see the goodness inside him before the last rose petal falls? Or will Baguette get his wish and ruin any chance for happiness?

A selfish Prince is taught a rather beastly lesson by a magical Fairy. He is forced to live in a cursed castle until he can learn to love and be loved in return.

MORE INFO HERE

Director: Helen Crosse
Musical Director: Lawrence Michalowski
Choreography: Fay Liberty
Written by: Brad Fitt
Cast: Michael Totton – Dame Dolly, Mitchell Lathbury – Prince/Beast, Matthew Curnier – Pano Chocolate, Laura Potter – Beauty,  Sydney Stevenson – Fairy Petit Pois, Mike Scurfield – Professor Cassoulet, Will Guppy – Baguette

Rich Keeble in The Rebel

Rich features in Episode 2 of The Rebel, starring Simon Callow, on Gold – next Wednesday at 10pm…

Late Night Gimp Fight for Christmas

The washed-up boy band of sketch comedy are returning to Soho Theatre with their first new show in four years. Now in their thirties and with no other career options they have decided to abandon their wives, jobs and in one case their child, to jump back in the gimpy saddle.

Strap yourselves in for a blistering hour of dark sketches, dirty songs and disgraceful nudity. It’s the ultimate alternative Christmas party.

“A riotous, rollicking, all-singing, all-dancing celebration of bad-taste comedy”
CHORTLE

“The sketches are amazing. The songs are hilarious. The collective atmosphere is intoxicating. You will laugh until you hurt, and then plough on through the pain. I genuinely cannot recommend it enough.”
VOICE MAGAZINE

“Pacy, punchy and with a good line in dirty … perfectly formed pearls of comedy”
FEST

http://sohotheatre.com/whats…/late-night-gimp-fight-xmas2017

Of course British Muslims are being held back. This is an Islamophobic country…

Read Shaista Aziz’s article here

Alistair Barrie

has a weekend performing at London’s finest, The Comedy Store, doubling up with Chiswick’s marvellous Headliners.

Catch him if you can…!

***** Late Night Gimp Fight

They might not be at the Fringe for the whole run, but earmark a  night of your weekend to see the boys in action…

 

https://www.voicemag.uk/review/late-night-gimp-fight

 

Daniela Pasquini – Blackbird

BLACKBIRD has made Official Selection for The Smalls Film Fest, London for Comedy – running 1-6 September! Congratulations to Daniela and more news to follow….

Hatty Ashdown has a new showreel!!!

Our brilliant Hatty has a new showreel – for four minutes of fabulousness click here!

SUMMER 2017

LONDON

DAN MARCH & MATT SHEAHAN: INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICAN SERVICEMEN IN BRITAIN

Jermyn Street Theatre, SW1Y, 19:30, 3-29 July

CARRIE MARX: HAPPY

Kings Head Theatre, 21:30, 21-26 Aug

EDINBURGH 

CARRIE MARX & KIRSTY NEWTON: LEONARD COHEN-THE FINAL TRIBUTE

Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33), 14:00, 18-20 Aug

DAVID MOON: LATE NIGHT GIMP FIGHT

Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33), 23:00, 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 Aug

CATRIONA STIRLING: THE CANON

Underbelly, Cowgate (Venue 61) 14.40, 3-14, 16-27 Aug

The Real MacGuffins in London town….

‘Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain’ the hit show from the Real MacGuffins and Fol Espoir is back!

It’s a rib-tickling new comedy that has been reducing audiences to silliness all over the country and after two national tours in 2015 and 2016 it comes to London in July 2017.

If you’re looking for a great night out in central London, look no further than this critically acclaimed London theatre show, highly recommended by audience members young and old. A rip-roaring comedy for all age-groups, a delight for American tourists and Britishers alike, this hilarious comedy has been entertaining audiences across the country. Now it comes to London’s Jermyn Street Theatre, located just a few steps away from Piccadilly Circus, one of London’s most famous landmarks, with a wide selection of restaurants nearby for a pre- or post-theatre meal, or maybe just a good, old-fashioned cup of tea.

Book your tickets here

REVIEWS

★★★★ Britishtheatre.com

“Fond and affectionate… Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain guarantees laughs and nostalgia in spades.”

http://britishtheatre.com/review-instructions-for-american-servicemen-in-britain-jermyn-st-theatre/

★★★★ London Theatre 1

Gloriously hilarious. A witty and whimsical production.”

https://www.londontheatre1.com/news/177102/review-instructions-for-american-servicemen-in-britain/

The Blog of Theatre Things [no star rating]

“A joyous celebration of all those little oddities of which we Brits are secretly rather proud.”

or also from The Blog of Theatre Things

“High-energy, tongue-in-cheek and frequently quite bonkers”

https://theblogoftheatrethings.com/2017/07/05/review-instructions-for-american-servicemen-in-britain-at-jermyn-street-theatre/

★★★ Broadway World

““Riotous comedy” or “a hilarious parody of difficult war times” or “fast-paced and thoroughly entertaining”

http://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/BWW-Review-INSTRUCTIONS-FOR-AMERICAN-SERVICEMEN-IN-BRITAIN-Jermyn-Street-Theatre-20170706

AND SOME PREVIOUS REVIEWS

★★★★ The Stage
“Wholly idiotic, inducing a helpless laughter that almost incapacitates the audience… an unforgettable experience.”

or, also from The Stage:

“A tender snapshot of wartime Britain – fast-paced, affectionate, authentic and wildly funny”

★★★★ Essential Surrey
“Packed with puns and innuendo, the slickness and pace of this brilliant group made it great fun for all age groups… A thoroughly entertaining evening.”

★★★★ The Richmond Magazine
“Fast paced and witty… the feel-good factor started as soon as we entered the theatre.”

A Younger Theatre [no star rating]
“Ridiculous witticisms, idiotic imaginations and a wonderful on-stage dynamic… this show is definitely one to see.”