What’s on… Greenwich Theatre

An Enemy of the People
27 Sep – 29 Sep 2018

“The majority is never right. Never! Who do you think makes up the majority? Intelligent people or a load of bloody fools?”

Having rejuvenated the fortunes of a crumbling town, eminent doctor Tamsin Stockmann expects to be hailed as its saviour once again when she exposes a major public health risk. But the town’s prosperity hangs in the balance and opposition grows. Will she will lauded as hero of the hour or will Dr. Stockmann be declared an enemy of the people?

Following national tours of their “hugely entertaining” (Daily Info) The Government Inspector and “stonkingly brilliant” (Oxford Playhouse) Don Q, Flintlock Theatre return with a reimagined classic. Employing their signature high-energy storytelling, music and live digital interaction, Flintlock’s irreverent style brings Ibsen’s masterpiece into the 21st century in a searing examination of fake news, whistleblowing and who really wields power in contemporary Britain.

Flintlock Theatre is an associate company of Farnham Maltings. Farnham Maltings supports, collaborates with and invests in artists to make new theatre and reach new audiences.

★★★★★ ‘Had a full house stomping and shouting by the end’ Stage Talk Magazine on The Government Inspector.

Presented by: Flintock Theatre
by: Henrik Ibsen
Suitable for ages: 12+
Performance times: 7.30pm
Ticket prices: £18.50 Concessions £16 (All prices include a £1 per ticket booking fee)


Ventoux
30 Sep 2018

Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France.

It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani – whose drug-fuelled race there in 2000 was the greatest cycling had ever seen. Ventoux charts the parallel lives of these champions who overcame great adversity in tandem, and the mountain that cast them in opposing directions.

Join 2Magpies as they restage the race using breathtaking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, asking the question – how far will we go to succeed?

★★★★ ½ ‘A piece to be enjoyed by both cycling fans and non-fans in equal measure.’ The Public Reviews
★★★★ ‘Not a pedestrian moment’ The Independent
★★★★ ‘Touching and elegantly controlled’ The Scotsman
★★★★ ‘A devastating study’ Broadway Baby
★★★★ ‘You must see this show’ Fringe Guru

Presented by: 2Magpies
Performance times: 8pm
Ticket prices: £16 Concessions £11 (all prices include a £1 per ticket booking fee)


Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)
1 Oct 2018

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (Guardian) evening of stand-up comedy.
The show completely sold out at Greenwich Theatre in the spring, and also sold out at Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 & 2017 and Soho Theatre 2017.
The accompanying book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’ is a Sunday Times bestseller – and copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.

★★★★★ ‘Blissfully brilliant’ Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ ‘Incredibly funny’ Three Weeks
★★★★ ‘Never less than utterly clever’ Telegraph

Presented by: James Seabright
Performance times: 7.30pm
Ticket prices: £19.50 Concessions £16 (All prices include a £1 per ticket booking fee)


Measure for Measure
2 Oct – 6 Oct 2018

Some rise by sin and some by virtue fall
Vienna is rife with brothels, loose morality and ludicrous characters. The weak Duke goes undercover, leaving his strict deputy Angelo in charge to clean the city up. But when Angelo sentences young Claudio to death for sleeping with his wife to be, Claudio’s sister Isobel, a nun, pleads for his life. Angelo agrees to spare him, but the stakes are high and Isobel faces an impossible choice…

This bawdy and witty Shakespeare comedy has a storyline full of twists and turns as sin meets virtue and good battles against evil. Changeling’s Measure for Measure is inspired by the Moulin Rouge and the Burlesque.
Part of the Greenwich Performs Festival. Supported by the Peter Harris Trust.

Presented by: Changeling Theatre
Performance times: 7.30pm
Ticket prices: £18.50 Concessions £16 (all prices include a £1 per transaction booking fee)


How To Hide A Lion
6 Oct 2018

When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and track him down. Helen Stephens’ magical book, How to Hide a Lion, comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets and jazz.

“Comes to life with a roar” The Guardian
“Little gem of a production . . . enchanting mini musical” Children’s Theatre Review
“Staying true to the terrific tale and delightful drawings, with an extra pawful of stagey sprinkles… this makes for a very classy production” Curious Mum

Adapted for the stage by: Peter Glanville
Presented by: Pigtails Productions, Polka Theatre and Oxford Playhouse
Director: Peter Glanville
Music composed by: Barb Jungr
by: Helen Stephens
Performance times: 2pm
Ticket prices: £13.50 Concessions £11 Children £8.50
All prices include £1 per ticket booking fee


Mischief and Mystery in Moomin Valley
7 Oct 2018

Open a book and discover a world where anything is possible. Be sure to pack your imagination and join us on an unforgettable journey to Moomin Valley where everyone is welcome, nature thrives and adventures are plentiful.

Magical puppetry, an ingenious set, original music and interactive play will delight young audiences aged 4 to 7 years and encourage them to immerse themselves in a unique participatory story-telling experience.

Expect snow, surprises and plenty of Moomin mischief.

Presented as part of Greenwich Performs, supported by the Peter Harris Trust
Presented by: Get Lost And Found
Suitable for ages: 4-7yrs
Performance times: 10.30am 12.30pm 2.30pm
Ticket prices: Adults £11 Children £8.50
(all tickets include a £1 per ticket booking fee)


Here
9 Oct – 13 Oct 2018

A comedy about love and living together from Michael Frayn, the celebrated writer of Noises Off and Copenhagen.

Here is where everything happens. Here and now – in the space around us that we can see and touch. For Phil and Cath, in this one small studio flat, as they begin to construct their life together. For them the whole past history of the universe has led up to this moment, and its whole future history will be determined by what they decide together. Here. Now. But how to decide anything, when the other person keep disagreeing? And when the woman downstairs keeps dumping the left-over remains of her own life on you…?

HERE is presented as part of Greenwich Performs, supported by the Peter Harris Trust.

Presented by: Greenwich Theatre
Director: James Haddrell
by: Michael Frayn
Performers: David Hubball, Serin Ibrahim, Kerry Joy Stewart
Performance times: Eves 7.30pm, Sat Mat 2.30pm
Ticket prices: £18.50 Concessions £16


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