Waiting For Godot
Arts Theatre 5th to 23rd September 2017
ABA International Touring UK and The Arts Theatre announce the definitive
homecoming of Samuel Beckett’s existential masterpiece Waiting For Godot
presented by AC Productions, as it returns to the home of the original 1955
production after more than sixty years when it shocked, and delighted audiences
RACHEL TUCKER BY REQUEST
The Bridge House Theatre Gardens
2, High Street, Penge, London SE20 8RZ
Sunday 9th July 2017
For one evening our joint artistic director Rachel Tucker brings her critical
acclaimed cabaret to the Bridge House Theatre with a unique twist. The audience
will have the opportunity to bid in advance suggesting and dedicating a song
Rachel will learn and include in her set. Another auction will see the lucky
bidder perform with Rachel on stage.
All profits will go to the Bridge House Theatre.
Rachel is best known for her award-winning portrayal of Elphaba in Wicked in the
West End. She also made her acclaimed Broadway debut in Sting’s musical The Last
Ship, which was later followed by a stint as Elphaba in New York. Recently she
completed her green journey by performing as part of Wicked’s 10th Anniversary.
Rachel who will be joined by her “On the Road Band” & some special guests for
this exclusive performance said "I am honoured to bring this special show to our
very own Bridge House. It marks the end of my first UK tour, and to do this
unique fundraiser for our lovely theatre seems the perfect finish. I’m really
excited to be able to offer the audience something really different, and I
believe the auctions are a very special way of bringing the Theatre’s unique
potential of theatre that is up, close and personal! Crucially it will really
help us in further developing future productions!”
Rob Harris, lead producer at the Bridge House said “It’s wonderful that we have
such an amazing performer as Rachel as our joint Artistic Director. This show
means so much to the theatre financially. We get no independent or Arts Council
funding and survive from show to show. We have big plans for the venue and look
forward to an amazing event.”
The outside concert is directed by Bridge House Theatre joint Artistic Director
Guy Retallack, is produced by Rob Harris for The Bridge House Theatre & Climar
Productions. The On the Road Band comprises of MD Kris Rawlinson, Dan Giles and
Penge East / West stations are nearby.
A number of buses run near venue and free parking is close by.
‘LOST WEST END VINTAGE 1948-1962’
TO BE RELEASED ON JULY 28th 2017
Following the release of 'Lost West End' (2015) and 'Lost West End 2' (2016),
albums highlighted in both The Sunday Times and The Guardian, Stage Door Records
are pleased to continue the album series with the 2CD set 'Lost West End
Vintage’ released on July 28th 2017.
LOST WEST END VINTAGE celebrates London's forgotten musicals of the 1940s, 50s
and 60s, compiling songs from 35 West End productions and showcasing these
unique theatrical works from the golden age of the British musical.
Presented as a Deluxe Edition 2CD set; 'Lost West End Vintage' features over 50
tracks (including over 20 tracks appearing on CD for the first time) from London
cast recordings to pop covers, live recordings and other musical rarities.
Ranging from 1948 to 1962, the selections featured include a broad range of
musical styles and genres from prolific theatre composers including Ivor
Novello, Noel Coward, Julian Slade, Sandy Wilson, Lionel Bart, Leslie Bricusse,
David Heneker, Monty Norman, Vivian Ellis and more. The album includes a
glittering ensemble of star performers including; Pat Kirkwood, George Formby,
Anna Neagle, Sally Ann Howes, Frankie Howerd, Bertice Reading, Hy Hazell,
Elisabeth Welch, Jeremy Brett, Edmund Hockridge, Cliff Richard, Tommy Steele,
Beatrice Lillie and Petula Clark.
The 'Lost West End Vintage' musicals included are: 'Carissima' (1948), 'Cage Me
A Peacock' (1948), 'Ace Of Clubs' (1950), 'Dear Miss Phoebe' (1950), 'Blue For A
Boy' (1950), 'Gay's The Word' (1951), 'Zip Goes A Million' (1951), 'The Glorious
Days' (1953), 'Happy Holiday' (1954), 'Twenty Minutes South' (1955), 'Romance In
Candlelight' (1955), 'Listen To The Wind' (1955), 'Wild Grows The Heather'
(1956), 'Aladdin - The Wonderful Lamp' (1956), 'Grab Me A Gondola' (1956),
'Harmony Close' (1957), 'Lady At The Wheel' (1958), 'Expresso Bongo' (1958),
'Mister Venus' (1958), 'Chrysanthemum' (1958), 'Valmouth' (1959), 'Lock Up Your
Daughters' (1959), 'The Crooked Mile' (1959), 'Kookaburra' (1959), 'Make Me An
Offer' (1959), 'When In Rome' (1959), 'Follow That Girl' (1960), 'Johnny The
Priest' (1960), 'The Golden Touch' (1960), 'Call It Love' (1960), 'Belle, Or The
Ballad Of Dr, Crippen' (1961), 'Stop The World I Want To Get Off' (1961),
'Wildest Dreams' (1961), 'Scapa!' (1962), 'Vanity Fair' (1962).
Although the shows didn't last, their music lives on and this collection affirms
that the 'lost' musicals featured are well worth rediscovering.