A hostess in the West End 'gentlemen's clubs', Ruth Ellis works hard, plays hard and dreams of a movie-star life. Yet in 1955, the self-styled ‘blonde bombshell’ is convicted of shooting her lover and becomes the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain. But why was she so keen to admit her guilt, and so loath to offer any defence?
Made in 48 Hours Presents...
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (Midlands)
One stranger, two gangs, 48 hours!
Made in 48 Hours are back and this time, celebrating their 20th year with their take on that infamous genre; The Western! In the small town of Gruene, in the heart of the Texan Hill Country, life is simple. That is until a new gang, hell bent on causing trouble, ride into town. Perhaps the arrival of a mysterious stranger, looking for revenge is their only hope? Join the 48 hour team, complete with live band, for an entertaining evening in which anything could happen!
Raising funds for Birmingham’s Children Hospital
Join us for a joyful celebration of the great names of Music Hall, which produced the first stars of entertainment, from Marie Lloyd and Sir Harry Lauder to Maggie Smith and Kenneth Willliams.
Watch the company of performers tread the fine line between tears and laughter through song, tongue-in-cheek innuendo, to titillate, flirt and chastise you - all led by a Chairinn ...... a gavel ...... but chiefly ...... YOURSELVES.
An evening's worth of musical wit, wisdom and charm
A.P.Waxkirsh sings a selection of Noel Coward's songs in a style poignantly evocative of the 1920's and 30's.
It’s the Second World War and George Crocker is keen to liven up his dull life so he decides to join the village Drama Club. What happens then turns his world upside down!
‘It’s “Dads’ Army meets “The Vicar of Dibley”.’ London Metro.
“My son, who is allergic to Shakespeare, now wants to see a production of Henry V. Result!” Traci, Exeter College.
MARK CAREY trained at The Royal Central School. He has been a writer and actor for over thirty years, notably at The National Theatre as well as the West End, radio and television.
An Olivier award winning dark comedy written by the master himself . Laugh out loud moments, mixed with dark edged horror and reality that plunges the depth of human nature are all on show in this riveting play.
Set in the 60’s in his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the sinister Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit. When Harry’s daughter goes missing, he begins to suspect Mooney, the brash young visitor from London.
It would be criminal to say more………
A spectacular evening of swing and big band music with The Down for the Count Swing Orchestra, as they bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life for “one hellova celebration of vintage music” (TimeOut London). Enjoy the vintage sounds of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong from the band’s stunning instrumentalists and vocalists. Down for the Count are regularly to be seen at Ronnie Scott’s in London, the London Jazz festival and on BBC Radio
Following a sell out revival in 2012 this stunning musical received 7 Olivier award nominations and more five star reviews than any other musical in West End history.
Stephen Sondheim’s semi-autobiographical musical follows the story of a talented Broadway composer who abandons his friends for Hollywood fame and pays the high price of success. It is in turns funny and heartbreaking.
Starting in 1980 and travelling backwards in time, the story takes an emotionally charged journey through the life of three close friends, featuring some of Sondheim’s most beautiful songs.
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world.
200 years later, Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play.
Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cécile Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has already targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel.
While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.