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The Insect Circus
The Insect Circus – courtesy of String Theatre – invites the audience to be immersed in the strange and beautiful world of beetles, grasshoppers, wasps and dragonflies as they demonstrate their dexterity with wit and humour. Expect dramatic lighting and exquisitely composed music, punctuated by the ambient sounds of enraptured children.
Puppet Theatre Barge event
Auditions - The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz (YPE)
We are delighted to confirm our Autumn Term production will be The Wizard of Oz (YPE).
This project will go into rehearsal in late September with a performances on the main stage at Hampton Hill Theatre on 21st – 23rd December.
Auditions for prospective new members will be held in September.
This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations.
With all the classic songs such as; “Over The Rainbow,” “If I Only Had A Brain” and “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road)” this magical musical will bring as much joy to parents watching as it will to our young actors performing.
Rehearsals take place at Hampton Hill Theatre on Tuesday afternoons, the United Reformed Church in Hampton Hill on Wednesday afternoons, and St. Mary’s University, Twickenham on a Saturday.
Auditions for our Christmas show will be held Sunday 15th September at St. Mary’s University in Twickenham from 11.00am – 1.30pm and from 2.30pm – 5.00pm.
Auditions are run in workshop format and are great fun for all involved. Children participating in the workshop will learn a song from the show and work on some short scenes and movement in small groups.
There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about the production and find out more about Dramacube shows.
We will contact parents within 3 days of the audition to offer places.
There is a £20 audition fee which will be deducted from the project fee when a child joins the company or refunded if a place cannot be offered.
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Dramacube Productions event
Hampton Court Palace Food Festival
A fabulous festival in the stunning gardens...
Join us in the East Front Gardens over the August Bank Holiday weekend to feast on delicious street food, sip on cocktails, enjoy live music, kids' entertainment, materclasses, cookery demos and more.
It's the perfect day out this summer ... and all included in palace admission tickets!
Hampton Court Palace event
Jazz On The Plaza - 60th Anniversary of 'Kind Of Blue'
This month's Jazz On the Plaza concert will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Kind Of Blue. In the intimate setting at Café Yukari, the compositions of this seminal album will be the focus of this duo concert.
Released on the 16th August in 1959, Kind of Blue by Miles Davis has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz record and one of the best albums of all time. Its influence on music, including jazz, rock and classical genres, has also led writers to deem it one of the most influential albums ever recorded.
Limited seating so we recommend early booking.
Gabriel Garrick - trumpet
Terence Collie - piano
Mood Indigo Events event
Swing Patrol Wimbledon
Our classes run every Monday. There is a beginners class at 7:15pm and a Level 2 class from 8:45pm with social dancing in between, in the beautiful Hillside Hall taught by the wonderful Ieva and James.
7:15-8:15pm: Level 1 – Beginner swing dance class
Our beginners class always assumes no prior knowledge, so absolute beginners are welcome to join us any week. There’s no need to book in advance or bring a partner. Just arrive ready for some fun!
8:15-8:30pm: Social dancing!
8:30-9:30pm: Level 2 – Intermediate class
When you start feeling confident in Level 1 – this is the class for you! You have probably been to your first social dance by now and will have made it all the way through at least one whole song. As well as looking at fancy moves there will be styling, variations and plenty of tips to help you lead, follow and really dance to the music. Ideally you will have done at least one 10 week beginner cycle and covered all the footwork patterns that we teach at Level 1 (Lindy hop with kicks or triple steps and 1930s Charleston).
Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!
Swing Patrol event
Spirit, by Sue Beattie, takes the audience on a captivating journey of ordinary people’s otherworldly experiences. The puppetry moves from delicate marionette to table top and from object theatre to shadows. The visuals of the show are constructed around the voices of real people relating personal stories and contemplating life and living. Their reflections and narratives are humorous, inspiring and in some cases deeply moving.
Running time: 1hr including interval
Suitable for adults.
Puppet Theatre Barge event
Open Mic Night for adults with learning disabilities
Join us for our Open Mic Night for adults with learning disabilities (and parents/carers).
August 30th, 7.30-10.30pm at Shepperton Studios!
£5 admission and £5 parent/carer
No booking required, turn up on the night.
Artists can book ahead or just turn up on the door. If you would like to perfrom please contact - email@example.com