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DRAMA, COMEDY AND POETRY

SEPTEMBER 2017

Friday 22 September - Saturday 30 September

The Questors Theatre www.questors.org.uk

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING

Heartrendingly beautiful play by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell. When the Rain Stops Falling spans four generations and two continents, exploring patterns of betrayal, abandonment, love and redemption. The past creates the future in this honest and surprisingly funny play.

7.45pm. The Questors Theatre Enquiries: 020 8567 0011
From £9  Box office: 020 8567 5184

Wednesday - Saturday 27 - 30 September

Beaufort Players www.beaufortplayers.org.uk

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW by William Shakespeare

Old Shrew – new dress! The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s less performed comedies due to its audaciously sexist content. In this production, we take the battle of the sexes and turn it on its head, to discover what lies at the heart of this controversial play.
Is Kate really tamed? Is Petruchio the man he appears to be? Who is really wearing the trousers? Delve into the divided world of gender politics through Shakespeare’s beautiful language in this fast-moving comic tale.

8pm / 7pm (Sat). Church of the Ascension Hall, Beaufort Road, Ealing W5 3EB
£12 / £10 (plus booking fee if booked online) Enquiries: 07730 572389

  Box Office: boxoffice@beaufortplayers.org.uk

Thursday 28 September

Conjuring at the Court www.conjuringatthecourt.com

A night of magic, comedy and mystery from top entertainers! With the spectacular magic of Richard Griffin, the witty mysteries of Tim Shoesmith, London’s king of comedy magic Christian Lee, and the fabulous gentleman juggler Mat Ricardo. Compere is the magical Roger Dunlop.

Doors open 7.30pm. Show 8-10pm with an interval.
Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, W13 8PH
£11 in advance, £12 on the door
  Enquiries: 07775 587708 / tickets@conjuringatthecourt.com

Friday 29 September - Saturday 7 October

The Questors Theatre www.questors.org.uk

ENDGAME

Hell really is other people in this bleak comedy by master of the absurd Samuel Beckett. Hamm and his servant Clov are trapped together in an apparently post-apocalyptic world where almost everything outside has died. How better than to while away time than in driving each other mad? A dark comedy indeed.

7.45pm (Sunday 2.30pm, no performance Monday). The Questors Theatre, Mattock Lane, Ealing
From £7 (see website for details)  Box office: 020 8567 5184

OCTOBER 2017

Friday 29 September - Saturday 7 October

The Questors Theatre www.questors.org.uk

ENDGAME

Hell really is other people in this bleak comedy by master of the absurd Samuel Beckett. Hamm and his servant Clov are trapped together in an apparently post-apocalyptic world where almost everything outside has died. How better than to while away time than in driving each other mad? A dark comedy indeed.

7.45pm (Sunday 2.30pm, no performance Monday). The Questors Theatre, Mattock Lane, Ealing
From £7 (see website for details)  Box office: 020 8567 5184

Thursday 26 October

Conjuring at the Court www.conjuringatthecourt.com

Witness the impossible as top magicians take to the stage! Vintage magic from Will Houstoun; beautiful astonishment from Michael Vadini; mind-reading by Roberto Forzoni; and magic with dance from Sabine van Diemen. Compere Russell Levinson.

Doors open 7.30pm. Show 8-10pm with an interval.
Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, W13 8PH
£11 in advance, £12 on the night
  Enquiries: 07775 587708 / tickets@conjuringatthecourt.com

Friday 27 October - Saturday 4 November

The Questors Theatre www.questors.org.uk

THE EFFECT

Tristan and Connie are guinea-pigs in a clinical trial for a new anti-depressant. Locked in for the duration of the trial, they develop intense feelings for each other, but is it love or a side-effect? Does it matter? Lucy Prebble’s The Effect asks us, are we more than the sum total of our chemistry?

7.45pm (Sunday 2.30pm, no performance Monday). The Questors Theatre, Mattock Lane, Ealing
From £7 (see website for details)  Box office: 020 8567 5184

NOVEMBER 2017

Friday 27 October - Saturday 4 November

The Questors Theatre www.questors.org.uk

THE EFFECT

Tristan and Connie are guinea-pigs in a clinical trial for a new anti-depressant. Locked in for the duration of the trial, they develop intense feelings for each other, but is it love or a side-effect? Does it matter? Lucy Prebble’s The Effect asks us, are we more than the sum total of our chemistry?

7.45pm (Sunday 2.30pm, no performance Monday). The Questors Theatre, Mattock Lane, Ealing
From £7 (see website for details)  Box office: 020 8567 5184

Friday 3 November - Saturday 11 November

The Questors Theatre www.questors.org.uk

SEASON’S GREETINGS

It’s Christmas at the Bunkers’. The men watch TV and go down the pub. The women cook and look after the kids. It’s the same every year. Except this year Rachel has brought a (handsome, male) friend and hilarity ensues. Alan Ayckbourn’s Season’s Greetings is the perfect antidote to forced Christmas cheer.

7.45pm (Sunday 2.30pm, no performance Monday). The Questors Theatre, Mattock Lane, Ealing
From £7 (please see website for details)  Box office: 020 8567 5184

Thursday - Saturday 9 - 11 November

Popup Theatre

THIS MAY HURT A BIT – a play by Stella Feehily

The play starts with Nye Bevan speaking for the NHS. Then a modern briefing for PMs questions which attempts to justify the Health and Social Care Act of 2013 but the senior civil servant, in a moment of rare honesty, says its “utter b******s”. From here we enter the Harrington Hospital and chart the experiences of one family, two other patients, one corpse and the overworked staff. There are surreal moments where the Grim Reaper, Nye Bevan and Churchill join in the action and Maggie Thatcher appears in a strange guise. This play is an unashamed call to save our NHS, with a blend of extreme anger and dark comedy.

7.45pm. Questors Studio Theatre, 12, Mattock Lane, Ealing, W5 5BQ
£8 (concessions £7) Box office: 020 8567 5184 / www.questors.org.uk

  Enquiries: beewolfie@talk21.com

Tuesday - Saturday 21 - 25 November

Theatre West 4 www.theatrewestfour.co.uk

Oliver Goldsmith’s SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER

7.30pm (Saturday matinee 2.30pm). Questors Studio Theatre
£13 (concessions and matinee £10) Box office: 020 8567 5184

Thursday 30 November

Conjuring at the Court www.conjuringatthecourt.com

Fabulous magic from amazing performers! Stylish Edwardian magic from Alexander Wells; subtle mysteries from AJ Green; magic with ballet by Megan Knowles-Bacon; and ventriloquial hilarity from John Kimmons.

Doors open 7.30pm. Show 8-10pm with an interval.
Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, W13 8PH
£11 in advance, £12 on the night
  Enquiries: 07775 587708 / tickets@conjuringatthecourt.com

LONG-TERM & REGULAR EVENTS

Tuesdays

Rainbow Poetry Group

November 2017. Minimum lines in print

If you enjoy poetry on a wide range of subjects, we invite you to our informal monthly meetings at Hanwell Library (on the second Tuesday). We read and discuss published poems, usually with a specific theme each month.

Next meetings: 12 September, 10 October (theme to be confirmed), 14 November (Matthew Arnold).

2.30pm. Hanwell Library, Cherington Road, W7
  Enquiries: 020 8567 4397 / donkennedy@f2s.com

Popup Theatre (the performance name of Pisces Players)

September 2017

We are a friendly drama group and pride ourselves on our diversity. We have two main productions a year, and run various workshops as well as take part in a local festival. We also give staged readings of new work. Our next production is in November, after we take a summer break in late July and August. New members are welcome, and we would like somebody to join us to be stage manager, for whom there is a role in the play. A way to dip your toes into acting. We meet regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays when in production. Our rehearsal space is at St. Andrew’s Church Centre, Mount Park Road, Ealing, W5 2RS.

We don’t charge a set subscription but have a donation box and members pop in what they can when they can. 

Just drop in one Tuesday or email beewolfie@talk21.com.