Liza Pulman: Everything’s Coming Up Roses – Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016

For One Week Only! 

Liza will also be performing with Fascinating Aida 22-28th August.

Highfield Productions and the Pleasance present

Liza Pulman: Everything’s Coming Up Roses

An expertly pruned show about flowers and all things green from songstress and comedienne Liza Pulman!

22 – 29 August 2016 at 2.30pm

Cabaret Bar at the Pleasance Courtyard

To book tickets click here.

From Tip Toe Through The Tulips to Neil Diamond’s You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Liza Pulman offers an afternoon filled with glorious songs, quirky comedy and charm! Accompanied by Joseph Atkins at the piano, Liza’s celebrated voice make this a blooming hour not to be missed! 

Liza Pulman, daughter of screenwriter Jack Pulman (I, Claudius, War and Peace) and actressBarbara Young (Coronation Street, Family Affairs, Last of the Summer Wine) has enjoyed an extensive and varied career encompassing a broad spectrum of music, comedy and theatre.  After training at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama she joined the Glyndebourne Operaenjoying principle roles in many of the globally renowned company’s leading productions. Drawn by her love of musical theatre, Liza performed with Michael Ball in Adrian Noble’s award-winning 2002 production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, a production which became the theatre’s longest running show.

Since joining internationally renowned comedy singing group and satirical cabaret trioFascinating Aïda in 2004, Liza has toured the world’s top venues. The group are taking a break until 2017, giving Liza a chance to focus on her solo career which now includes a series of recordings Liza Pulman Sings, UK tour Liza Pulman Sings Hollywood and her current show,Everything’s Coming Up Roses. Fascinating Aïda is however making an appearance with theirGreatest Hits: Back in the Saddle for a week-long run at Assembly Rooms!

“A dazzling, heady bouquet of an evening, filled with laughter but also deep emotion, Liza Pulman’s wit and warmth and world class musical talent lit up our festival, bringing true West End glamour, sass and style to Suffolk while engaging also with the old world charm of gardens, flowers and romance. Eye was smitten.” Ian Kelly, Eye Open Gardens Festival.

“The moment Liza walked onstage we all fell under her spell. Her gorgeous voice, her humour and her warmth reached everyone, she is a unique performer.” Sir Tim Smit, Eden Project

Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at St. James Theatre

Hilary and Stuart Williams in association with Paul Taylor-Mills present








Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown will helm a new London production of his acclaimed musical The Last Five Years, playing at St. James Theatre from Friday 27 October, with a press night on Wednesday 2 November at 7.00pm.


Tickets are on sale to St. James Friends at 10.00am on Friday 24 June, and on general sale at 10.00am on Saturday 25 June.


The Last Five Years is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical telling the story of Jamie and Cathy, two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. As aspiring author Jamie gets the book deal of his dreams, actress Cathy struggles to get work and make sense of the way her career has turned out. Can a couple once united by their dreams stay connected as their paths begin to divide? Known for its unique structure, The Last Five Years sees their stories told in opposite directions; Jamie moving forwards and Cathy backwards through their relationship, meeting only briefly for a moment in time as their stories cross.


Jason Robert Brown is a three-time Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist, best known for his dazzling scores to several of the most renowned musicals of his generation. His major musicals include Honeymoon In Vegas, The Bridges of Madison County and 13, all of which played on Broadway. Several of Jason’s musicals have previously been seen in London; his song cycle Songs for a New World played at St. James Theatre last year; 13 received its West End premiere in 2012 at the Apollo Theatre in a production directed by the composer; Parade played at the Donmar Warehouse in 2007 in a major revival directed by Rob Ashford; and The Last Five Yearsreceived its London Premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2006.


Samantha Barks will play Cathy. Samantha is best known for playing Eponine in Les Miserables, a role she played in the West End, the 25th Anniversary Concerts at the O2, and in the 2012 film adaptation alongside Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Eddie Redmayne. Samantha came to prominence as a finalist on BBC’s I’d Do Anything, and later played Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh’s touring production of Oliver!. Recent theatre credits include the title role in the world premiere of Amelie – A New Musical (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Mallory/Avril in City of Angels (Donmar Warehouse), Velma Kelly in Chicago (Hollywood Bowl) and Sally Bowles inCabaret (UK Tour). Recent film credits include Interlude in Prague (Stillking Films),Bitter Harvest (Devil’s Harvest Productions), The Canary (Pioneer Pictures), the voice of Miss Acacia in Jack & The Cuckoo-Clock Heart (EuropaCorp) and The Christmas Candle (Pinewood Studios). Samantha also recently released her debut eponymous album “Samantha Barks” and is currently on a nationwide tour.


Jonathan Bailey will play Jamie. Jonathan is best known for television roles including reporter Olly Stevens in ITV’s Broadchurch and Leonardo Da Vinci in BBC’s Leonardo, with other recent credits including W1A (BBC), Doctor Who (BBC), Crashing (Channel 4)Campus (Channel 4) and the upcoming Hooten and the Lady (Sky). Jonathan is also currently shooting the next series of Michaela Cole’s Chewing Gum (E4). Theatre credits include American Psycho (Almeida Theatre), Othello (National Theatre) and South Downs (Harold Pinter Theatre), with film credits including 5 Children and It, Testament of Youth and the upcoming Crowhurst biopic The Mercy with Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, which is to be released next year.

The Last Five Years premiered Off-Broadway in 2002, where it won the Drama Desk Award for Music and Lyrics, and has since been seen all over the world. A film adaptation was also released in 2014 starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. This major revival production, directed by Jason Robert Brown, was first seen in a record-breaking Off-Broadway run at New York’s Second Stage Theatre in 2013.


The Last Five Years is written and directed by Jason Robert Brown, with musical direction byTorquil Munro. Casting is by Pippa Ailion. It is produced by Hilary and Stuart Williams in association with Paul Taylor-Mills.


Originally Produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell

Originally Produced by Northlight Theatre, Chicago, USA

Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited


Twitter: @TL5Y_London

Casting announced for RSC Shakespeares 2016

  • Casting announced for much acclaimed RSC productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost andMuch Ado About Nothing

  • Edward Bennett returns as Berowne and Benedick and Lisa Dillon co-stars as Rosaline and Beatrice

  • Most of the 22-strong original cast will be returning for runs at Theatre Royal Haymarket, Chichester Festival Theatre and Manchester Opera House

  • The productions will once again be directed by Christopher Luscombe, designed by Simon Higlett and composed by Nigel Hess

The RSC’s hugely acclaimed 2014 pairing of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing(or Love’s Labour’s Won) arrives in London this Christmas, following runs at Chichester Festival Theatre and Manchester Opera House. From 9 December 2016 to 18 March 2017, Edward Bennett and Lisa Dillon will delight audiences at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in Christopher Luscombe’s elegant, effervescent productions.

At the end of Love’s Labour’s Lost two sparring lovers, Berowne and Rosaline, are separated; at the beginning of Much Ado About Nothing, two sparring lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, meet again after a long absence. The RSC productions, with dazzling country house designs by Simon Higlett and glorious music by Nigel Hess, are set either side of the First World War. Love’s Labour’s Lost conjures up the carefree elegance of a pre-war Edwardian summer, while in post-war Much Ado About Nothing, the world has changed forever, with the roaring Twenties just around the corner.

Lisa Dillon will play Rosaline in Love’s Labour’s Lost and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. Lisa recently starred as Moll in The Roaring Girl and as Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew, both at the RSC, and opposite Stephen Mangan as Lisa in Birthday at the Royal Court. Her other theatre credits include A Flea in Her Ear and Design For Living (Old Vic), The Knot of the Heart(Almeida), Private Lives and Under The Blue Sky (West End). On television, she is best known for her role as Mary Smith in Cranford.

Edward Bennett reprises his roles as Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing. Edward made his name when he took over the title role in Hamlet from David Tennant at the Novello Theatre in 2008. His recent theatre credits include Photograph 51 with Nicole Kidman in the West End, and the National Theatre’s One Man, Two Guvnors on tour.

Love’s Labour’s Lost

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.

Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy mischievously suggests that the study of the opposite sex is the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.

Much Ado About Nothing or Love’s Labour’s Won

Winter 1918. A group of soldiers returns from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own, altogether more combative, courtship.

Shakespeare’s comic romance (possibly known in his lifetime as Love’s Labour’s Won) plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out.

These productions are presented by The Royal Shakespeare Company, Chichester Festival Theatre, TRH Productions, Jonathan Church Productions and Duncan C Weldon.

Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing

Directed by Christopher Luscombe

Designed by Simon Higlett

Lighting by Oliver Fenwick

Composed by Nigel Hess

Sound by Jeremy Dunn

Choreography by Jenny Arnold

Chichester Festival Theatre: 24 September 2016 – 29 October 2016

Ticket prices from £10

Tickets available from / 01243 781312

Press performances: Thursday 6 October at 2pm and 7pm

Manchester Opera House: 23 November 2016 – 3 December 2016

Tickets available from / 0844 847 2484

Theatre Royal Haymarket: 9 December 2016 – 18 March 2017

Ticket prices from £15

Tickets available from / 0207 930 8800

Press performances: Saturday 17 December at 2pm & 7pm

Full cast      

Sam Alexander                  King of Navarre/Don John

John Arthur                      Sir Nathaniel/Antonio

William Belchambers         Longaville/Conrade

Edward Bennett                Berowne/Benedick

Paige Carter                      Maria/Ursula

Rebecca Collingwood        Katharine/Hero

Lisa Dillon                         Rosaline/Beatrice

Nick Harris                        Butler/Francis Pickbone/Butler/Officer/Musician

Nick Haverson                   Costard/Dogberry

John Hodgkinson              Don Armado/Don Pedro

Tunji Kasim                      Dumaine/Claudio

Emma Manton                  Jaquenetta/Margaret

Chris McCalphy                 Dull/Sexton

Peter McGovern                Moth/George Seacole/Soldier

Chris Nayak                       Footman 1/Borachio

Jamie Newall                    Boyet/Friar Francis

Steven Pacey                    Holofernes/Leonato

Roderick Smith                 Gatekeeper 1/Marcade/Verges

Jamie Tyler                      Footman/Hugh Oatcake

Harry Waller                     Gamekeeper 2/Marcade/Balthasar

Anna Wheatley                 Housemaid/Housemaid

Leah Whitaker                  Princess of France

The Doctor In Spite Of Himself Review

Drayton Arms Theatre June 21 – July 13.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick

As part of Bastille Festival, Exchange Theatre present a modern version of Molière’s rarely produced play. Playing alternately in French and English, the energetic company manage to gloss over the clunky 17th century attitudes towards wife beating and marriage with a deft comic touch.

After one too many beatings from her wastrel husband Sganarelle (David Furlong), Martine (Jacqueline Berces) jumps at the chance of revenge by claiming that he is a wonderful doctor, but will only admit to his skills after being beaten. He is tasked to cure Lucinde (Anita Adam), who has “lost” her voice to avoid an unwanted marriage. There follows lots of flirting and sexual innuendo involving a randy nurse and her Neanderthal husband, crossdressing and general chaos as Sganarelle tries to help Lucinde. Watching over it all is a bust of Molière himself, and Martine controls events by flicking through a book of Molière’s works with delicious malice.

The talented cast give great performances, although it took a little while for me to get used to some of the stronger French accents and intonation. The biggest laughs were provided by Furlong’s Sganarelle – a charmingly buffoonish seducer, and Matt Mella’s Lucas – the epitome of braindead muscle.

The set design is interesting, but changes of scenery behind the curtain as dialogue continued were noisy and distracting, and the introduction of the window is very fiddly and may need a bit of a rethink. The soaring music adds even more energy to the production, with a fantastically atmospheric opening scene, although the volume needs to be adjusted. They just about got away with it in the workshop scene, where the men shouting at each other over the noise of the radio and saw felt natural, and the beat added to the cartoon violence, but at other times, dialogue was drowned out completely. These little niggles aside, director Furlong has created an upbeat and entertaining production, full of joie de vivre and mischief.

DarlingtonOS – Spamalot casting press release

Casting announced for Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium

Director and Choreographer JOANNE HAND

Musical Director JOHN HUDSON

Seven performances only – October 24 to 29

Tickets now available

Casting for the DarlingtonOS upcoming production of Monty Python’s Spamalot, the parody of the Arthurian Legend which won the Tony for Best Musical in 2005, can now be announced.

The cast includes Julian Cound as King Arthur with company newcomer Ruby Hoggarth as the Lady Of The Lake. King

Arthur’s hard-done-to side-kick Patsy will be played by Eddie Jones while the Knights of the Round Table are made up of Leighton Taylor as Sir Lancelot, Neil Harland as Sir Galahad, Jason Slater as Sir Bedevere, and another company newcomer Richard Hamilton as Sir Robin. Alisdair Wilson will play Sir Bors and Hamish Sams will appear as Sir Not Appearing In This Show.

Director Joanne Hand said “I feel so fortunate to have been asked to direct Spamalot for DarlingtonOS. The show is hilarious and full to overflowing with larger than life characters and I can’t wait to start working with this fabulous cast.

DarlingtonOS never fail to put on a spectacular show and Spamalot will be no exception.”

Joanne continued, “It’s easy to understand just why Spamalot is so popular. It’s been touring almost constantly since 2006 with productions taking place in Las Vegas, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand and Hungary. Millions have seen and enjoyed this show because laughter is universal. Even if you’ve never seen the movie or have any idea of what Monty Python is, you can still appreciate the show and its downright silliness. And I think, especially now, we all need a little laughter and silliness in our lives.”

Monty Python’s Spamalot will have seven performances at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium this autumn – Monday 24 to Saturday 29 October at 7.30pm with a 2pm matinee on Saturday 29 October.

Monty Python’s Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their quest for the Holy Grail. The show features lusty maidens, dancing divas, a killer rabbit and a legless knight. It has been honored with dozens of awards, including the Grammy for Best Original Cast Recording and three Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Tickets are priced £16 for adults and £10 for children (aged 14 and under) and can be purchased online at, or by phone on 01325 244659.

Monty Python’s Spamalot has book and lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle. Lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail, by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, Spamalot had its Broadway debut in 2005, directed by Mike Nichols.

Rehearsal for Murder at The Grand





From the pen of award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of the unsurpassable mystery series Murder She Wrote and TV detective series Columbo comes a classic ‘whodunnit’ murder mystery. Rehearsal for Murder opens at Leeds Grand Theatre on Monday July 4th for one week only.

TV favourites ALEX FERNS (Eastenders, Legend) and SUSIE AMY (Footballers’ Wives, Echo Beach) join a cast of much-loved Agatha Christie Theatre Company regulars including GARY MAVERS (Peak Practice, Emmerdale),  60’s pop legend MARK WYNTER (Cats, Dreamboats and Petticoats, The Phantom of the Opera) and BEN NEALON (Solider Solider). Entertainment icon ANITA HARRIS, Holby City’s LAUREN DRUMMOND, GWYNFOR JONES and GEORGIA NEVILLE complete the cast.

Following the decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, Bill Kenwright Ltd began an exciting new chapter in January this year with the launch of The Classic Thriller Theatre Company and its first production REHEARSAL FOR MURDER adapted for the stage by David Rogers.

Playwright Alex Dennison is left heartbroken when his fiancée and leading lady Monica Welles is found dead from an apparent suicide after the opening night of her stage debut. On the anniversary of that ill-fated night, Alex assembles the same cast and crew in the same theatre, for a reading of his new play. But as the reading progresses, the play’s similarity to actual events becomes increasingly uncomfortable for the participants, and it soon becomes clear that Alex believes Monica was murdered and his new play is a devious cat-and-mouse chase to uncover her killer.

Rehearsal for Murder is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 4th to Saturday 9th July

Tickets are on sale now priced from £22 to £36

Book online at or call box office on 0844 848 2700







·       150,000 TICKETS ALREADY SOLD!






Producers Karl Sydow and Paul Elliott are delighted to announce that due to overwhelming demand for tickets around the country, even more dates have now been added to the UK and Ireland tour of the brand new production of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage. Many performances have already sold out, and since originally going on sale in October 2015, over 150,000 tickets have been snapped up, with over £5million taken.


The classic story of Baby and Johnny, featuring the hit songs ‘Hungry Eyes’, ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, returns to the UK this summer, following two blockbuster West End runs, two hit UK tours, and various sensational international productions. Lewis Griffiths will star as ‘Johnny Castle’, one of the most iconic roles in popular culture. Lewis has had a prolific career in musical theatre, most recently starring as ‘Nick Massi’ on the UK tour of Jersey Boys. Other roles in UK tours include Ghost and Legally Blonde, and West End credits include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rent and Whistle Down the Wind. Katie Hartland will make her professional musical theatre debut carrying the watermelons as she takes on the role of ‘Baby Houseman’, having graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015. Carlie Milner will star as ‘Penny Johnson’. Carlie is part of the Dirty Dancing family; starting as a member of the ensemble in 2014, she covered and subsequently took over the role of ‘Penny’ in 2015.


Joining Lewis, Katie and Carlie will be Julian Harries as ‘Jake Houseman’, Simone Craddock as ‘Marjorie Houseman’, Roger Martin ‘as Max Kellerman’, Jo Servi as ‘Tito Suarez’, Lizzie Ottley as ‘Lisa Houseman’, Michael Kent as ‘Billy Kostecki’, Greg Fossard as ‘Neil Kellerman’, Tony Stansfield as ‘Mr Schumacher’, and Daniela Pobega as ‘Elizabeth’, and Camilla Rowland as ‘Vivian’. Also joining the company are Gabby Antrobus, Imogen Brooke, Simon Campbell, Robert Colvin, Katie Eccles, Beth Highsted, Megan Louch, Ashley Rumble, Callum Sterling, Austin Wilks and Karl James Wilson.

Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing, the record-breaking show has been reconceived in an all new production created by an innovative new creative team; directed by Federico Bellone, choreographed by Gillian Bruce and with design re-imagined by top Italian set designer Roberto Comotti. The production premiered in Milan in July 2015, subsequently packing out the 15,000 seat Roman Arena in Verona, and then played a season in Rome.


Tour Dates for the UK production are as follows, Blackpool Opera House (11 – 30 August 2016), Orchard Theatre, Dartford (1 – 10 September), Grand Theatre, Swansea (12 – 17 September), Aylesbury Waterside (19 – 24 September), New Theatre, Wimbledon (26 September – 1 October), Palace Theatre, Manchester (10 – 15 October), Grand Opera House, York (17 – 22 October), Carlisle Sands Centre (24 – 29 October), Northampton Derngate (31 October – 5 November), Regent Theatre, Stoke (7 – 12 November), Kings Theatre, Southsea (14 – 19 November), Reading Hexagon (21 – 26 November), and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (28 November – 3 December). Southend Cliffs Pavilion (10 – 21 January), Belgrade Theatre Coventry (30 January – 4 February), Dublin Bord Gais Theatre (6 – 11 February), Millennium Forum, Derry (13 – 18 February), Grand Opera House Belfast (20 – 25 February), INEC Killarney (27 February – 4 March), Ipswich Regent (20 – 25 March), Cardiff New Theatre (27 March-1 April), Wycombe Swan (3 – 8 April), Leicester De Montfort Hall (10 – 15 April), Hall for Cornwall Truro (17 – 22 April) [on sale soon], Milton Keynes Theatre (24 – 29 April), and Birmingham Alexandra (29 May – 3 June).


The new tour dates for 2017 are as follows: Churchill Bromley (6 – 11 March), Bradford Alhambra (1 – 6 May), Inverness Eden Court (8 – 13 May), Grimsby Auditorium (22 – 27 May), Sheffield Lyceum (5 – 10 June) [on sale soon], Edinburgh Playhouse (12 – 17 June), Glasgow Kings Theatre (19 – 24 June), Bristol Hippodrome (3 – 8 July), Grand Theatre Leeds (24 – 29 July) [on sale soon], and the Princess Theatre Torquay (31 July – 5 August).


Summer Season| 28th June – 10th July 2016

Flux Theatre in association with the Etcetera Theatre present The World Premiere


by Will Adolphy.

Directed by Will Adolphy. Assistant Directed by Adam Irving. Designed by Giulia Scrimieri. Lighting Design by Petr Vocka. Sound Design by Sam Glossop. Cast: Ben Manz. Ella Road. Leigh-Anne Gilbert. Louise Lingwood. Nigel Fyfe.

“It’s like Christopher Columbus searching for the continent, he has no idea where he’s going but he knows something’s there.”

The world premiere of Dinosaur Dreams opens at the award-winning Etcetera Theatre on Tuesday, 28th June 2016 (Press Night: Thursday, 30th June 2016 at 7.30pm) for a limited 13 performances, playing June 28th 2016 to 10th July 2016.

Developed with the help of psychologists and mental health advocates, Dinosaur Dreams is a visceral insight into the mind of someone grappling with a fractured past.

The story follows Charlie, a film student who, after what is determined as a ‘psychotic episode’, gets hospitalised. As we step into a world of therapy, medication and daytime TV, Charlie must find a way to cope. Entertaining as well as darkly engaging and ultimately moving, the play aims to humanise mental health and prevent stigma.

Following a successful run of scratch performances with his directorial debut, Dinosaur Dreams, director and playwright Will Adolphy returns to the Etcetera Theatre Camden for an extended and developed run of the same work. Will trained at The University of Central Lancashire, completing a BA (Hons) in Acting. After graduating in July 2015, Will founded Flux Theatre. Credits include: ‘Dinosaur Dreams’ (Etcetera Theatre), ‘The Crazy Locomotive’ (The Cockpitt Theatre), ‘The Sun Dream Team Comedy Sketch Team’, Peter Pan (New Wimbledon Theatre).

Returning alongside director Will Adolphy is Assistant Director Adam Irving. Adam trained at The University of Central Lancashire, completing the Contemporary Theatre and Performance BA (Hons). Credits include: Assistant Director, Dinosaur Dreams (Etcetera Theatre), Crawler (Film Short) Patricia Guerra Ovin, Co-director, Any Minute Now (Independent Company).

The cast includes:

Ben Manz

Ben trained under Christopher fettes, Liana Nyquist and Giles Foreman at Drama Centre London and the GFCA. Since graduating Ben has worked in Film, Theatre, Musical Theatre and Television. Theatre credits include: FAME (Popular Productions Dubai), One Month Early (Big Bold Theatre), L’Olympiad (Bath international music festival), Chalk Legend (Bournemouth and London HMV Forum), Sugar and Spice (Studio Soho), The Balcony (Studio Soho), Amphitryon (Theatro Technis), Rhinoceros (Studio Soho), and Fuente Ovejuna (Studio Soho). Film credits include: D is for Detroit, Ashridge, Wake, The Trip, The Woods, The Bagpiper and The Victorious. Ben can also be seen in HSBC’s My Money Campaign, GQstyle Magazine, Menenti Magazine and was the cover of Future Faces Magazine 2013.

Ella Road

Ella trained at The Oxford School of Drama after her English degree at Oxford University. Stage credits include work with The Old Red Lion, Theatre 503, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Rose, The Oxford Playhouse and the Soho Theatre. Screen work includes Joseph’s Reel, The Wyrd, Tiny Bible and Genius. Since graduating Ella has been involved in the development of a number of pieces of new writing (for Flux, The Molino Group, Tangled Thread, Khona Productions & Boxing Rabbit, among others).

Leigh-Anne Gilbert

Leigh-Anne trained at East 15 Acting School. Theatre includes The Assembly Women (VAULT Festival), A Stitch In Time (Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Walthamstow), Fog, Vapour, Wisp. (VAULT Festival), A Light Shining In Buckinghamshire (Cockpit Theatre), Doubles (Corbett Theatre, Loughton), All My Sons (Crescent Theatre, Birmingham), Much Ado About Nothing (Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City)

Nigel Fyfe

Nigel trained at City Lit and the Impulse Company. Theatre includes Fragments (Tristan Bates), The Trial (Edinburgh Fringe), Compulsion (Edinburgh Fringe), Three Sisters (White Bear), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Rosemary Branch), Professor Bernhardi (Bart’s Pathology Museum), Hamlet (The Rose, Bankside) and a rehearsed reading of What Flows Past the Baltic (Arcola). Film includes Fare, The Golden Steps and Once Tasted. Radio includes Apocalypse Slough (Wireless Theatre).

Louise Lingwood

Louise trained at Court Theatre Training Company and Mountview. Theatre credits includes: Strangers Welcome (Tabard and White Bear); Street Scene (Young Vic); Chartists Rising (Hayley-D tour); Closer (Chelmsford Civic); Perfect Wedding, Volcano, A Christmas Carol (Palace Westcliff); Butterflies Are Free (Vienna’s English Theatre); Mayor of Casterbridge (Salisbury Playhouse); Pied Piper, Dawn to Dusk, Tess of the d’Urbevilles, The Last Dragon, Beauty and the Beast (Forest Forge); Gold Tree and Silver Tree (Invergordon Arts); Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down (Palace Watford).

Film & TV includes: Looking for Dexter, Tom’s Day Out (A2 Films); Barren (Just Boom Productions); Are You Proud of Me? (Shadab Omar Productions); Caught in Amber (VolVentures); Labels (Orpheos Productions); The Real Bronson (First Fire Films); Waiting for a Stranger (Lucid Film); Cuckoo (Kneejerk Productions).

Other projects: Singer at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony; Cloud Boat’s Carmine music video; co-founder of Theatre Leopard with touring productions of Skirmishes and Inside the Dream.

Audience members on the scratch performances of Dinosaur Dreams

“Thought provoking, challenging, yet entertaining. That was really good. Ben Manz and Ella Road outstanding in the parts of Charlie and Ruby respectively. Superb script and direction by Will Adolphy. The show was performed by Flux Theatre who are well worth supporting if you get the chance.” Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics at Lancaster University.

“Massive props and respect to all involved in Dinosaur Dreams. There is so much average theatre saying nothing that it was refreshing and engaging to watch.” Sope Dirisu, Actor (Humans, Channel 4).

“Just seen Dinosaur Dreams for the 2nd time tonight, inspiring!” Diana Dimitrovici, Actress (Criminal, Off the Kings Road).

PRESS NIGHT: Thursday, 30th June 2016 at 7.30pm

265 Camden High Street, NW1 7BU London, United Kingdom

Box Office: 020 7482 4857 or Email the box office at [email protected]

To Book online follow:

Performance Dates: Tuesday, 28th of June – July 10th

28th June – 2nd July at 7:30pm 3rd July – 10th July at 6:30pm

Ticket Prices: £10 across the board

Performance Length: 55 minutes (No Interval)

For more information about Flux Theatre’s work and creatives please visit:

Les Enfants Terribles and ebp, in association with Bompas & Parr and Creature of London, present Dinner at the Twits – an interactive theatrical dining experience


Presented by Les Enfants Terribles and ebp, in association with Bompas & Parr and Creature of London I @Twitsdinner I @BompasandParr I @TheVaultsUK


  • Les Enfants Terribles and ebp present Dinner at the Twits – an interactive theatrical dining experience like no other at The Vaults in Waterloo, in celebration of Roald Dahl 100, from 4 September to 30 October
  • From the award-winning team behind Alice’s Adventures Underground, in association with culinary geniuses Bompas & Parr, guests are cordially invited to the worst dinner party in the world, at the residence of the revolting Mr and Mrs Twit
  • This will be the very first time one of Dahl’s titles has been adapted into a production specifically for adults

Brought to you by Les Enfants Terribles and ebp, the team behind the Olivier Award-nominated smash hit Alice’s Adventures Underground, in association with gastronomic wunderkinds Bompas & Parr and creative wranglers Creature of London, Dinner at the Twits is a gloriously gruesome interactive theatrical dining experience that will blow your mind and tickle your tastebuds.

Les Enfants Terribles’ previous work includes multi-award-winning, international stage shows, including The Trench, The Terrible Infants and The Vaudevillains.

Based on the best-selling and much-loved title from the world’s number one storyteller. For the very first time join two of Roald Dahl’s most exquisitely appalling characters, Mr and Mrs Twit, inside their windowless house and ghastly garden for a grown-up journey down memory lane. But be warned: Dinner at the Twits is not for the faint of heart or soft of stomach!

Your evening will include a banquet of deliciously disgusting dishes, to be enjoyed with homemade cocktails, Mr Twit’s special brew and Mrs Twit’s potent punch.

Fish the glass eye from your cocktail, take a slice of bird pie, and enjoy all manner of fabulously foul food while being entertained by your horrid hosts.

Celebrating a hundred years of Roald Dahl, in a year filled with gloriumptious treats,Dinner at the Twits is designed specifically for grown-ups – no chiddlers allowed! Roald Dahl’s unique blend of macabre humour and quirky warmth has endeared him to generations of children and adults. Dinner at the Twits is the first adaptation of one of his children’s titles specifically created for adults.

Produced by Emma Brünjes, James Seager and Oliver Lansley with Creature of London, directed by Emma Earle, written by Oliver Lansley and Anthony Spargo, and designed bySam Wyer, Dinner at the Twits will run at The Vaults in Waterloo from 4 September to 30 October.

Oliver Lansley, of Les Enfants Terribles, said: “We are delighted to be presenting the first adaptation specifically created for adults of one of Roald Dahl’s hugely adored children’s books. We never really lose our sense of play, our relish in the bizarre and revolting. Dinner at the Twits will give adults the opportunity to explore those boundaries between disgust and delight, to come up close and personal with the hideous hairy Twits and to be taken on a multisensory journey through Dahl’s beguilingly bizarre world.”

Harry Parr, of Bompas & Parr, said: “We have always been fascinated by food taboos, and the gleefully grotesque universe of the Twits seems to us the perfect place to probe the limits of gastronomic experimentation. We want guests at Dinner at the Twits to be titillated, intrigued and surprised, and we promise that squeamishness will give way to scrumptiousness as you open your minds and your mouths…”

Les Enfants Terribles and ebp first joined forces in 2014 to create the technically and creatively ground-breaking theatrical experience, Alice’s Adventures Underground. An immersive and interactive theatrical production, it was the hit of the summer and ran at The Vaults for 21 weeks in 2015, playing to a total audience of 94,000 people and garnering a nomination for the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family.

Emma Brünjes is an experienced producer, promoter and General Manager with ten years’ experience in theatre and comedy; as Head of Avalon Promotions, General Manager of Productions and Programming at Nimax Theatres and Producer of the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards among many other roles. In 2013 she started ebp, which has quickly established itself as a producer of great productions and great talent across its broad portfolio.

Bompas & Parr leads in flavour-based experience design, culinary research, architectural installations and contemporary food design, creating immersive flavour-based experiences ranging from an inhabitable cloud of gin and tonic to the world’s first multi-sensory firework.

Creature of London is an independent creative company that produces film, theatre, music videos and advertising, from The Hairy Ape at Southwark Playhouse, to associate producing Alice’s Adventures Underground with LET and ebp, to the Green Party’s ‘The Not So Secret Life of 5-Year-Old Politicians’, a video that became one of the most shared party election broadcasts of all time.”


Dinner at the Twits

The Vaults, Waterloo

4 September – 30 October 2016

Press performance: Wednesday 14 September at 19:15

Tickets priced at £80-£110 available from / 0844 248 1215

90 minutes, no interval

Minimum age 14+, recommended for 16+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Special dietary requirements will be catered for if notified in advance.


Tuesday & Wednesday: Standard: £80 Premium: £100

Thursday: Standard: £85 Premium: £105

Friday & Saturday: Standard: £90 Premium £110

Sunday Brunch: Standard: £75 Premium: £95

All prices will include a £1.50 booking fee on the website

Standard tickets include a 90-minute show, which includes a bespoke cocktail, and a banquet with wine or non-alcoholic drinks

Strictly Limited Premium tickets include:

–      A 90-minute show, which includes a bespoke cocktail, and a banquet with wine or non-alcoholic drinks

–      A unique cocktail on arrival in an exclusive area in the front of house bar

–      A personal box of chocolates with a hot beverage

–      A programme


Groups of 10 or more benefit from a reduced booking fee of £1 per ticket.

Groups of up to 9 people are able to book their tickets online. Larger groups must be booked by calling 0844 248 1215.

Exclusive bookings

Exclusivity of the show at Premium rate can be booked for 80 people. Tickets must be booked on 0844 248 1215. Tickets include banquet, wine or non-alcoholic drinks with dinner, two cocktails, programme, and a personal chocolate box


Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday evenings:

6pm, 7.15pm and 8.30pm

Saturday matinees:

12pm, 1.15pm and 2.30pm


12pm, 1.15pm, 2.30pm  and 3.45pm





7 JULY – 1 OCTOBER 2016




One secret love affair. Two disaster-bound dinner parties.

Three couples headed for trouble.



Bill Kenwright’s West End production of Alan Ayckbourn’s farcical tale of matrimonial mishaps How The Other Half Loves is moving house. The comedy, which has enjoyed huge public and critical acclaim since it opened in March, will extend its West End run, transferring from the Theatre Royal Haymarket to the Duke of York’s from 7 July – 1 October.

Praise for the production includes:




As Bob and Fiona clumsily try to cover up their affair, their spouses’ intervention only adds to the confusion. William and Mary Featherstone become hopelessly stuck in the middle, falsely accused of adultery and with no idea as to how they’ve become involved. The plot culminates in two disastrous dinner parties on successive nights, shown at the same time, after which the future of all three couples seems in jeopardy…


Olivier Award nominated star of stage and screen Nicholas Le Prevost will continue to play ‘Frank Foster’ opposite Jenny Seagrove as ‘Fiona Foster’. Jenny starred in Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular in the West End in at the Garrick in 2007, and is best known for her role as ‘QC Jo Mills’ in ITV’s Judge John Deed.



Jason Merrells – one of TV’s most popular actors from roles in Lark Rise to Candleford, Cutting It andWaterloo Road, and recently seen as ‘Juror Number 8’ in Twelve Angry Men, plays ‘Bob Phillips’.



Matthew Cottle, star of BAFTA nominated Game On, and most recently seen in Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business at the National Theatre in 2014, plays ‘William Featherstone’ opposite Gillian Wright as ‘Mary Featherstone’. Gillian is nationally known for her award-winning role as ‘Jean Slater’ in EastEnders.



Joining the cast in the role of ‘Teresa Phillips’ will be Andrea Lowe, best known for playing DS Annie Cabbot in the popular ITV series DCI Banks.