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Four finalists in the frame


Perfect Pitch and Theatre Royal Stratford East announced in June that they were working together to present the 2015/16 Perfect Pitch Award for Musical Theatre Writing and have since been overwhelmed with applications. The two organisations, which are offering a ...

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Help ELF the Musical start with a bang!

The Cast in rehearsals for Elf The Musical. Photo: Becky Lee

Tickets are still available for the opening night performance of ELF The Musical at the Dominion Theatre on Thursday 5th November. The show, starring Kimberley Walsh and Ben Forster, will run for ten weeks, with proceeds from the opening night ...

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What a nightmare!

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As Halloween approaches, there’s a rush of authors and playwrights and film-makers trying to provide a scary product to suit the season. Hodder and Stoughton, publishers of Stephen King’s new collection of short stories, The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams, commissioned ...

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New at the Proud Archivist


The Proud Archivist (PA) is a multi-purpose venue on the western fringe of East London but very reachable from our area. As well as serving as a café and bar, it also provides a gallery and a venue for music ...

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Anita and Me coming to Stratford


If you haven’t read Meera Syal’s novel or seen the film, where were you? Anita and Me is a delightful story on several fronts. It’s just right for mums (and maybe dads) to read with pre- and early teen children: ...

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Dave Bawa stays in control

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Sometimes an emerging singer sounds twee, not genuine – like they are singing to order, doing what they are told. This does not apply to Canadian artist Dave Bawa: the songs on his five track debut EP This Is Me ...

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