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LEICESTER SQUARE

THEATRE

MAIN HOUSE AUTUMN 2013 6 Leicester Place London WC2H 7BX

BOX OFFICE 08448 733433 leicestersquaretheatre.com


Leicester Square Theatre Main House Autumn 2013 REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

BARBERSHOPERA

Extended to 17 August

Tuesday 22 October

AUSTENTATIOUS

PACO ERHARD

Sundays 28 July, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November & 22 December

Wednesday 23 October

STEVE HUGHES: WHILE IT’S STILL LEGAL

WHAT WE DID FOR LOVE

Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 October

Monday 5 August

SEX GURU

STREET DANCE SPECTACULAR

Saturday 26 October & Saturday 23 November

Friday 9 August

CONSCIENCE BY JOHNNY TAIT

STUPID CUPID: THE GIRL GROUP ERA

Tuesday 29 October

Friday 16 & Saturday 17 August

ROB BECKETT

BAGA CHIPZ: OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Wednesday 30 October

Sunday 18 August

SIRO-A From Wednesday 21 August

AN EVENING WITH JIM ROSS

MARTY MACDONALD’S FARM Thursday 31 October & Saturday 2 November

DAVID GUAPO Thursday 31 October

Sunday 25 August

DAVE SPIKEY: WORDS DON’T COME EASY

BABY WANTS CANDY

MAGIC OF THE MOVIES

Friday 30 & Saturday 31 August

DECLAN O’ROURKE Thursday 5 September

Friday 1 November Sunday 3 November

STEWART LEE: MUCH A-STEW ABOUT NOTHING

MIRANDA SINGS

Monday 4 November – Saturday 14 December and Thursday 2 – Sunday 19 January

Monday 9 – Saturday 14 September

HONOR BLACKMAN AS HERSELF

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE

Sunday 10 November

Sunday 15 September

STICK-MAN – LIVE ON STAGE!

VARLA JEAN MERMAN AND WELL STRUNG

Saturday 16 November – Sunday 5 January

Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 September

HAL CRUTTENDEN: THE TOUGH LUVVIE TOUR

WEST END MAGIC

Saturday 16 November

Sunday 22 September

RICHARD HERRING’S MEANING OF LIFE

FUNNY WOMEN AWARDS FINAL Monday 23 September

Sundays 17 November, 26 January, 16 February, 16 March, 13 April & 18 May

TOM STADE: TOTALLY ROCKS

Sunday 24 November

Friday 27 & Saturday 28 September

RICHARD HERRING’S LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE PODCAST Mondays 30 September, 7, 14 & 28 October

KOLBE’S GIFT Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 October

RICHARD HERRING: WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE Tuesday 8 – Sunday 13 October

BECS – THE 21ST CENTURY MEDIUM Friday 11 October

NEW COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR FINAL HOW TO BECOME PARISIAN IN ONE HOUR? Wednesdays 27 November & 18 December

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CARL DONNELLY VOLUME V Friday 29 November

HENNING WEHN’S AUTHENTIC CHRISTMAS DO Sundays 1, 8 & 15 December

SPYMONKEY’S COOPED Monday 2 – Saturday 7 December

CHRISTMAS WITH THE SUPREME FABULETTES Saturday 14 December

PAT SHORTT: I AM THE BAND

DUSTY ‘O’ VARIETY EXPERIENCE

Saturday 12 October

Monday 16 December

JOKING FOR JUSTICE

DR PHIL HAMMOND

Thursday 17 October

Tuesday 17 December

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REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY® in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] Extended run to Sunday 17 August £27.50, £25, £20, Conc available All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, London’s longestrunning comedy now revised for 2013; join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

WHAT WE DID FOR LOVE: Chorus Line Cabaret Monday 5 August 11pm | £30, £20 An exclusive one-night only cabaret show featuring the cast of the show-stopping London revival of A Chorus Line. All profits will go to Acting For Others, the appeal of The Combined Theatrical Charities

STREET DANCE SPECTACULAR Friday 9 August 3pm | £15 A Spectacular performance by the Summer School Street Dance Students from Pineapple Performing Arts School.

AUSTENTATIOUS: AN IMPROVISED JANE AUSTEN NOVEL Sundays 28 July, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November & 22 December £12.50, Conc £10 An eloquent, irreverent and 100% improvised take on Britain’s favourite novelist. Watch a full-length Austen story crafted from scratch, full of society balls, dashing lords and stolen looks.

STUPID CUPID: THE GIRL GROUP ERA Friday 16 & Saturday 17 August 7pm £10, Conc £8 Highlighting the songs sung by Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Barbara Lewis, Lesley Gore, the Supremes and more! So put on your bubble skirt and come on down to groove to the music that made the world fall in love, with New York vocalist Rosemary George.

BAGA CHIPZ: OPEN FOR BUSINESS Sunday 18 August 8pm | £17.50, Conc £15 Multi award winning drag artiste 'BAGA CHIPZ' is proudly supporting The Albert Kennedy Trust as she opens her heart and chippy (but not her legs) to the public for the very first time. £5 from every ticket sold will go direct to The Albert Kennedy Trust.

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BABY WANTS CANDY 30 & 31 August 9.15pm | £15, Conc £12.50 Baby Wants Candy, one of the world's most celebrated and beloved improvisational ensembles, return to create an entire musical from a single suggestion! Everything you see is completely made up on the spot - you are here for, and part of, its creation..

DECLAN O’ROURKE SIRO-A From Wednesday 21 August £30 – £15 The international multi-award winning spectacular is coming back to London! Often described as Japan’s answer to the Blue Man Group, SIRO-A is a revolution in live entertainment, fusing mime, ground-breaking visual effects and an electro soundtrack to create a mind-blowing theatrical experience that is a feast for the senses.

Thursday 5 September 8pm | £17 O’Rourke returns following his acclaimed solo show here last September.

“He writes the sort of classic songs that people don’t write anymore, songs that sound like they’ve been around forever” Mojo Magazine

“It’s a mind-blowing show” Metro

MIRANDA SINGS

AN EVENING WITH JIM ROSS: THE VOICE OF WRESTLING

SO OU LD T

Sunday 25 August 7.30pm | £25 For the first time ever, WWE hall of famer and the voice of wrestling Jim Ross re-lives stories from on the road and behind the scenes, with over 20 years in the business of the wrestling world!

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Monday 9 – Saturday 14 September 7.30pm | £18.50, Conc £15.50 Dont miss the return of Miranda Sings, the character created by comedian and singer Colleen Ballinger. Her satires of increasingly common YouTube videos, comically off-key, have gone viral with over 40 million views.


THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE Sunday 15 September 8.45pm £13, Conc £10, Family £40 Following on from the huge success of 'Fagin's Last Hour' and 'A Christmas Carol - As told by Jacob Marley (deceased)', award-winning actor/writer, James Hyland, returns with his brand new adaptation.

TOM STADE: TOTALLY ROCKS Friday 27 & Saturday 28 September 9pm | £17.50, Conc £16 Canadian superstar Tom Stade is back with a brand new live show direct from his smash-hit run at the Edinburgh festival, and a storming set on Ch4’s star-studded Comedy Gala at London’s O2 Arena.

"Powerful and highly accomplished... will stay with me for a long time" The Stage

VARLA JEAN MERMAN and WELL-STRUNG, the Singing String Quartet Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 September | £35, £30, £25 International Drag Sensation and creation of Jeff Roberson, Varla Jean Merman returns to London for the first time in 10 years joining newcomers Well-Strung, The Singing String Quartet to double your pleasure for a two-act evening of sublime entertainment. Directed by Broadway veteran Donna Drake.

RICHARD HERRING’S LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE PODCAST Mondays 30 September, 7, 14 & 28 October £15 The "Podfather" (Guardian) brings his iTunes chart topping Edinburgh Fringe Podcast to London, to chat with big comedy stars and showcase the best new comedians. Topical humour, improvised comedy chat and serious chat about comedy.

WEST END MAGIC Sunday 22 September 4pm £15, Child £10, Family £40 An amazing show starring top UK magicians! This brand new show will feature incredible illusions, award-winning magic and comedy from some of the best acts in the UK including the ‘brilliantly different’ Oliver Tabor and 'the King of Comedy Magic' Christian Lee.

FUNNY WOMEN AWARDS FINAL Monday 23 September 8pm | £20 Over the last decade, leading female comedy brand Funny Women has searched the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland to find the best new female comic talent. 13 new acts will perform in front of industry judges to decide who will be crowned Funny Women Award winner 2013.

KOLBE’S GIFT Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 October 7pm, Weds matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 3pm £12.50 - £20 A play by David Gooderson Telling the true story of Polish priest Maximilian Kolbe and ordinary soldier, Franek Gajowniczec. One became feted across the globe. The other faded into obscurity. This is their story.

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RICHARD HERRING: WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE Tuesday 8 – Sunday 13 October 7.15pm | £15 After sorting out politics (Hitler Moustache), religion (Christ on a Bike), love (What is Love, Anyway?) and penises (Talking Cock) Herring’s tenth consecutive stand-up show tackles the undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns (apart from Jesus and that canoe bloke).

THE THREE MUSKETEERS BY BARBERSHOPERA

BECS: THE 21ST CENTURY MEDIUM Friday 11 October 9.45pm | £10 Becs has been blessed with the most incredible friendships and love on her rollercoaster ride of a life journey and is now poised to take mediumship into the 21st Century – we hope you enjoy the ride.

PAT SHORTT: I AM THE BAND Saturday 12 October 9.30pm | £15 A hilarious look at life on the back roads between Ireland’s dance halls, and a tribute to one of this country’s true music legends, Dixie Walsh, from one of Ireland’s best loved Comedians.

JOKING FOR JUSTICE Thursday 17 October 7.30pm | £20 The World Development Movement's annual comedy night returns for a fourth year, featuring top British comedy acts such as Arthur Smith, Holly Walsh, Earl Okin, Ava Vidal, Amadeus Martin, Sara Pascoe, Daniel Simonsen and David Morgan.

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Tuesday 22 October 9pm | £14 A frenetic feast of wit and excitement from the sixtime award-winning close harmony comedy group. The home-grown comedy quartet bring the fulllength musical comedy version of Alexandre Dumas’ much loved classic adventure story, complete with four part a cappella harmonies.

PACO ERHARD: 5 STEP GUIDE TO BEING GERMAN Wednesday 23 October 9pm | £12.50 Wanna be German? Of course you do. So learn how, as German comedian Paco Erhard leads you right into the soul of his charming, crazy mishap of a country. You will laugh. If you want. Zis is not an order.

STEVE HUGHES: WHILE IT’S STILL LEGAL Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 October 7.15pm £16, Conc £14 Direct from sell-out shows down under, the sublime Australian comic and ex heavy-metal drummer returns to UK shores to embark upon his second solo tour, featuring more thoughtful, outspoken social commentary courtesy of a masterful, erudite and provocative performer.


SEX GURU - THE SEXOLOGICAL COMEDY SHOW Saturday 26 October & Saturday 23 November 10pm | £24, £20 Riotously funny, obscenely cheeky, yet always intelligent, this is a bold, new approach to resolve the battle of the sexes! You are sure to leave on a theatrical climax and with more than a few tricks up your sleeve!

MARTY MACDONALD’S FARM Thursday 31 October 10.30am, Saturday 2 November 10.30am & 1pm Adult £11, Child £9, Family £35 Marty MacDonald is looking after his uncle’s farm but Old MacDonald has left things in a mess! Join Marty, Pongo the Pig, Molly-Moo the Cow and Sheena the Sheep as they work together to find a way to rescue the corn and save their farm! Suitable for 3 – 8 year olds.

CONSCIENCE BY JOHNNY TAIT Tuesday 29 October 9.15pm £20, Conc £17.50 Adapted from the novel of the same name by comedian and author Johnny Tait.

ROB BECKETT Wednesday 30 October 7pm | £10 Multi award winning comedian Rob Beckett and his trademark grin will be travelling across the country with his highly anticipated debut UK tour. The plan for the show is for you to laugh a lot and leave happier than when you arrived.

DAVE SPIKEY: WORDS DON’T COME EASY Friday 1 November 7.30pm | £17.50

"A very funny and accomplished comedian and one of the finest raconteurs around" Time Out

DAVID GUAPO EN EL CARNAVAL DE LA COMEDIA Thursday 31 October 9.30pm | £22 David Guapo es seguramente uno de los mejores showmans de España y, sin lugar a dudas, el de mayor proyección. Si eres de otro planeta y no lo conoces, seguramente querrás saber un poco más acerca de él. Please note this show is performed in Spanish

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MAGIC OF THE MOVIES

HONOR BLACKMAN AS HERSELF

Sunday 3 November 8pm | £23 The show sceptics love to hate. The mentalist show that will drive you mental.

Sunday 10 November 7pm £27.50, £25, 22.50 In conversation with director Richard Digby Day, Honor Blackman as herself tells stories of her childhood, of her rise to stardom, her leather-clad triumph in television’s The Avengers, and her casting as Pussy Galore in the James Bond movie Goldfinger … and of course there will be songs.

Matt does real magic" Daniel Radcliffe.

STICK MAN – LIVE ON STAGE! STEWART LEE: MUCH A-STEW ABOUT NOTHING Monday 4 November – Saturday 14 December and Thursday 2 – Sunday 19 January £17.50, £15.50 Following the sell-out Carpet Remnant World, the acclaimed writer and comedian presents a mixed stew of unrelated ideas in preparation for his 2014 TV series. See it live so you can begin the backlash ahead of transmission.

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Saturday 16 November – Sunday 5 January Adult £17.50, Child £12.50, Family £50 He’s back in the West End for Christmas! Time Out – Critics Choice HHHHH This delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Shefflers hugely popular children’s book features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves; Stick Man guarantees more fun than you can shake a stick at! Most suitable for children aged 3+ with their friends & families.


HAL CRUTTENDEN: THE TOUGH LUVVIE TOUR Saturday 16 November 9.30pm £15, Conc £13 Following stand out performances on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1) and The Edinburgh Comedy Gala (BBC3), Hal is being strongly tipped as the next big thing…

RICHARD HERRING’S MEANING OF LIFE Sundays 17 November, 26 January, 16 February, 16 March, 13 April & 18 May 7.30pm | £10 Richard Herring is making the ambitious move to make his own filmed stand-up series. Each episode will tackle one of the big questions of life: is there a God? What happens to us when we die? What is love, anyway? Why are we here? Is there really good and evil? And if all goes to plan by the end of the series the meaning of life will be revealed. You don’t get that with Paddy McGuinness.

NEW COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR FINAL Sunday 24 November 7.30pm | £12 The finalists from over 300 entries battle it out for the £1000 prize and the title Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2013. Now in it’s 5th year, Leicester Square Theatre plays host to some of the finest up and coming new acts on the circuit.

HOW TO BECOME PARISIAN IN ONE HOUR? Wednesdays 27 November & 18 December 9.30pm | £25, Conc £20 Discover the Smash hit show that teaches you how to survive in the Parisian Jungle. He will train you on how to become Parisian in a taxi, metro, night club, restaurant, shop, even in bed (your partner won't recognize you)... This show is a Survival guide to enjoy PARIS!!! OhLaLa!!!!!

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CARL DONNELLY VOLUME V Friday 29 November 9.45pm | £15 Join Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Carl Donnelly (who you may have seen on such shows as Mock The Week, Russell Howard's Good News and Dave's One Night Stand) for a brand new hour of hilarious anecdotes and observations on the current state of affairs and his plans on how we should be dealing with it.

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HENNING WEHN’S AUTHENTIC CHRISTMAS DO

CHRISTMAS WITH THE SUPREME FABULETTES

Sundays 1, 8 & 15 December 4pm & 7pm £12.50 - £16.50, Conc £10.50 - £14.50 Celebrate the jolliest time of the year with the German Comedy Ambassador. In addition to meticulously planned and sufficiently funny standup routines there will be renditions of the Fatherland’s most favourite Christmas carols!

Saturday 14 December 9.45pm | £19.50 After storming Leicester Square Theatre with their first Christmas shows in 2012, you are cordially invited to come along and hear a host of Christmas favourites delivered with a Supreme Fabulettes twist!

DUSTY ‘O’ VARIETY EXPERIENCE Monday 16 December 7.30pm | £20 Dusty ‘O’s brand new variety experience promises a resplendent flourish of unique and diverse acts from every genre you can imagine. It’s carry-on camping via Les Misérables with a dash of Cirque du Soleil and a sprinkling of Soho's finest, Dusty has assembled a menagerie of talent for all, with a gentle nudge nudge and saucy wink that everyone can revel in. A real, old school variety spectacular!

DR PHIL HAMMOND: GAMES TO PLAY WITH YOUR DOCTOR

SPYMONKEY’S COOPED Monday 2 – Saturday 7 December 9.45pm, Thurs matinee 2.30pm £22, Conc £15 Spymonkey return to the West End with a rare chance to catch this deliciously demented take on gothic romance. This is the show that made the company an international comedy sensation, delighting audiences from Sydney Opera House to Just For Laughs Montreal.

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Tuesday 17 December 7.30pm £18, Conc £16 In his brand new show, Dr Phil turns the whole of medicine into a succession of games for you to play with your doctor. What’s the misdiagnosis? Why are you doing that to me doctor? And when did you last wash your hands?


SEPTEMBER IN THE LOUNGE

DOGGETT & EPHGRAVE'S MOSTLY COMEDY CLUB Tuesday 17 September 9pm | £10, £8 A grab-bag of stand-up, sketches and music from some of the finest acts on the scene, hosted by small-town comic duo, Doggett & Ephgrave

“A keen eye for the absurd. Polished, natural comedians.” Camden Fringe Voyeur

NEW COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR OPENING NIGHT GALA Sunday 22 September 7pm | £5 Now in its 5th year, we’re celebrating the launch of 2013’s Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Competition with a special show. Featuring previous winners and finalists including Tim Shishodia, Matt Rees, Harriet Kemsley and Luke Benson.

NEW COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR: HEATS Sun 22 Sept 9pm, Mon 23 – Wed 25 Sept 7pm & 9pm Sundays – Tuesdays 29 Sept – 1 Oct, 6 Oct – 8 Oct & 13 Oct – 15 Oct 7pm & 9pm | £6

QUARTER FINALS Sundays & Mondays 20-21 & 27-28 October 7pm & 9pm | £6

SEMI FINALS Sunday & Monday 10 & 11 November 7pm & 9pm | £6 300 new comedians compete to win the title of New Comedian of the Year. You, the audience, can cast your vote to make sure your favourite makes the final in the Main House on 24th November.

THE SILENT MOVIE EXPERIENCE Wednesday 18 – Friday 20 September 7pm | £12, Conc £10, Family £39 David Watts, self-appointed professor of Silent Movie Ethno Musicology (SMEMY), takes you behind the scenes of a comedy silent movie in this wildly chaotic show!

JODY KAMALI: LIVEWIRE Wednesday 18 September 9pm | £6 Livewire is a bizarre, moving, stupid, physical comedy clown show; catch it post the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

UNBELIEVABLE! AN EVENING OF MAGIC AND DISBELIEF Saturday 21 and Friday 27 September 7pm | £12, Conc £10 When it comes to the performance of magic, Tim Barnes really is a jack-of-all-trades! In his returning show, magic is bigger, funnier, bolder, and even more unbelievable!

ANDREW RYAN: THE LIFE OF RYAN Thursday 26 September 7pm | £6 When Andrew’s parents were 31 years old, they were married with three children. Andrew is now the same age. He is not married, but does have three penalty points.

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Saturday 28 September 7pm | £9 There is no doubt Alan Francis has expanded. Now bitter and middle aged, the Award winning Scottish comedian rails against the disappointments of the modern world.


Martin Witts for London International Arts Theatre Presents By arrangement with Samuel French LTD

Starring

Leanne Jones (Hairspray) Directed and Choreographed by

Stuart Saint

“The Rocky Horror Show for the millennium”

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