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Henry the Fifth
Unicorn Theatre present a modern telling of Shakespeare's play that explores the way power can lead to conflict. Ages 8+.
Tue 12 May
Wed 13 May
Tue 19 May
Wed 20 May
Thu 21 May
Fri 22 May
A production of Jacqueline Wilson's book for youngsters, Hetty Feather tells of plucky young Hetty as she searches for her real family.
The History Boys
- Directed by: Kate Saxon
- Written by: Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett's witty play, which is also a hit movie starring James Corden and Dominic Cooper, follows eight teenage boys on their journey towards academia.
Thu 14 May
£15.50; £16.50–£19; £18.50–£24 / 02871 264455
- 11:00 The History Boys Millennium Forum, Londonderry
A History Of Feminism
Q: How do men feel about the Suffragettes? A: Envious! They combined violence with a sense of moral destiny. It's an irresistible cocktail! Political sketch writer Lloyd Evans reveals men's secret views on bra burning, Greenham Common, strippers, female quotas, 'all men are rapists', and Welsh lesbian separatist…
Sat 2 May
Sun 3 May
Sat 9 May
Sun 10 May
Italian company La Barraca – Testoni Ragazzi present a play about friendship and building. Suitable for ages 1–4.
Sat 23 May
£8 (£6; Family £24) / 0844 357 2625
- 11:30 – 12:00 Home Stratford Circus, London
Hoopla Character Improv Workshop
Date: Saturday 11th July 2015. Time: 11:30am - 5pm. Where: Theatre Delicatessen, 119 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3DA. Tube: Farringdon (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines). www.hooplaimpro.com
Hoopla Improvised Singing Workshop
Date: Saturday 16th May 2015. Time: 11:30am - 5pm. Price: £35. Where: Theatre Delicatessen, 119 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3DA. Tube: Farringdon (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines). www.hooplaimpro.com
Hoopla John Cremer Workshop
Date: Saturday 27th June 2015. Time: 11am - 5pm. Cost: £50. Where: Theatre Delicatessen, 119 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3DA. Tube: Farringdon (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines). Ages: 18+. www.hooplaimpro.com
Hoopla Narrative Improv Workshop
Date: Saturday 21st February 2015. Time: 11:30am - 5pm. Where: Theatre Delicatessen, 119 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3DA. Tube: Farringdon (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines). www.hooplaimpro.com
Hoopla Playback Theatre Workshop
Playback Theatre workshop with Victoria Howden and Jane Beavis of Plays of our Lives playback theatre. A one day intensive workshop on Playback theatre – a form of improv based on stories told by audience members.
Hoopla Scenes Improv Workshop
Date: Saturday 20th June 2015. Time: 11:30am - 5pm. Where: Theatre Delicatessen, 119 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3DA. Tube: Farringdon (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines). www.hooplaimpro.com
Hoopla Short-Form Improv Workshop
Date: Saturday 13th June 2015. Time: 11:30am - 5pm. Where: Theatre Delicatessen, 119 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3DA. Tube: Farringdon (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines). www.hooplaimpro.com
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain
- Directed by: Neal Foster
- Written by: Neal Foster
The hit book and TV series is brought to the stage in a quirky exploration of the history of Britain. Based on the children's books by Terry Deary.
Sat 25 Jul
Wed 29 Jul
Thu 30 Jul
Have you ever looked through a window into someone else's world? The house is for sale but after the move, what is left behind? Staged by twelve actors in a Victorian town house and linked with 'House 2' in a converted council house. This intimate devised performance invites the audience to travel through time and memory…
Sat 9 May
- 11:30 House 45 Springfield Road, Brighton
How the Koala Learnt to Hug
- Written by: Steven Lee
Learn about the power of a good hug with a host of animals including Karen the koala bear and Natalie the wombat. Ages 4+.
Sat 3 Oct
Sat 2 May
£10.50 (Children £9.50; £38) / 01793 524481
- 11:30 How the Koala Learnt to Hug Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Blunderbus present the tale of poor hugless Douglas – the bear who is searching for the perfect cuddle. Ages 3–7.
Sat 4 Jul
£10 (£5) / 01509 231914
- 11:00 Hugless Douglas Loughborough Town Hall
Dyad Productions 1568: at a vital crossroads in history, a young queen steps from the shadows to confess her thoughts on marriage, succession, religion and war. But time is against her. Using only Elizabeth's words, the much loved 2010 hit returns to Assembly for a limited run. Its political parallels acutely relevant…
Fri 7 Aug
Sat 8 Aug
Sun 9 Aug
The Imperial Ice Stars: The Nutcracker On Ice
The award-winning 26-strong company of Olympic, World, European and National champion skaters welcomes Dancing On Ice stars Olga Sharutenko and Keith Chegwin for a colourful and acrobatic adaptation of Tchaikovsky's ballet.
Into the Woods
The Talentz Musical Theatre Company Direct from the West End of Kent, The Talentz Musical Theatre Company brings this fresh interpretation of Sondheim's spellbinding musical. Staged with a live band, this dark tale brings together the brightest young talents from across the South East.
Mon 24 Aug
Tue 25 Aug
Wed 26 Aug
Investigate Morning: Noises Off
Join actors, playwrights, directors and theatre specialists to discuss some of the themes in Michael Frayn's acclaimed farce.
Sat 27 Jun
£6.50 / 01204 520661
- 10:30 Investigate Morning: Noises Off The Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Jack and The Beanstalk
Jack trades his cow for some 'magic beans' – is it any wonder his Mum is angry? Lucky for him, the beans grow into a massive beanstalk – surely fame and fortune await?
Jo Bannon: Exposure
An autobiographical, one-to-one performance piece which asks whether it is possible to see people clearly for who or what they really are.
Wed 6 May
£5 (£3; £2 mems; £4) / 01722 321744
- 12:00 – 16:00 Jo Bannon: Exposure Salisbury Arts Centre
Johannes & Margarethe
JES present a re-imaging of what happened to Hansel and Gretel after they entered the witches house. Suitable for ages 6+.
Fri 15 May
The Journey Home
The Journey Home From the acclaimed children’s book by award winning author Frann Preston-Gannon This is a story about a Polar Bear who sets off in search of a new home when the ice starts melting. Travelling through storms, busy shipping lanes and across oceans, he picks up some exciting friends along the way. Meet…