Drama, Film, Comedy & Poetry

Drama, Film, Comedy & Poetry Announcement

Ealing Music and Film Festival 13-17 February 2019

7th GLORIOUS YEAR – HOLD THE DATES!

to November 2018 only

Five days of exciting concerts, film-related events and more!

Full details on website as they are confirmed, and in February-March “What’s On”.

manager@ealingmusicandfilmfestival.orgwww.ealingmusicandfilmfestival.org

November

The Questors Theatre Friday 2 - Saturday 10 November

For Services Rendered by W. Somerset Maugham

After WWI the men came home as heroes, but now 14 years have passed. Blinded by a gas attack, Sydney spends his time knitting. His sister, whose fiancé never came home, devotes herself to his care.

Collie spent 20 years in the navy, but commanding a destroyer hasn’t prepared him to manage a business. And war hero Howard has gone back to being a tenant farmer and drinks heavily; his wife can only console herself with their children. War has changed Britain, and now the Ardsley family must face that change.

Daily at 7.45pm (excl. Sun/Mon); Sunday at 2.30pm

The Questors Theatre, 12 Mattock Lane W5 5BQ.
From £7

Box office: 020 8567 5184 www.questors.org.uk

The Questors Theatre Friday 9 - Saturday 17 November

Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald

The friendship of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen

They fought on the Western Front and met as patients in a military hospital in 1917. Owen was in awe of Sassoon – as a poet and a soldier. Sassoon became his mentor, and their brief but close friendship stimulated an intense period of creativity.

They spoke out against the patriotism of war, and brought to light the horror of the trenches. Being in a military hospital without a visible wound, Owen felt he had to prove he wasn’t a coward. In August 1918 he returned to the front line.

Daily at 7.45pm (excl. Sun/Mon); Sunday at 2.30pm

The Questors Theatre, 12 Mattock Lane W5 5BQ.
From £7

Box office: 020 8567 5184 www.questors.org.uk

Theatre West 4 Tuesday-Saturday 20-24 November

Sylvia’s Wedding, a play by Jimmie Chinn

7.30pm, plus 2.30pm Saturday. Questors Studio Theatre, Mattock Lane

£13 (concessions 20-22 November £10, Saturday matinee £10)

Box office: 020 8567 5184

Conjuring at the Court THursday 29 November

Witness the impossible as top magicians take to the stage! With Britain’s Got Talent winner Jamie Raven, Bharat Patel, Marc Shortland and Fritz Alkemade from Holland.

Doors open 7.30pm, show 8pm - 10pm. The Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, W13 8PH
£11 in advance, £12 on the door

07775 587708 mail@russell-levinson.comwww.conjuringatthecourt.com

Beaufort Players Thursday - Sunday 29 November - 2 December

Beauty the #Pantomime

‘Tis a dark time, when kingdoms are divided, magic is banished, and the king is a having a total grump-fest. But a chink of hope flutters forth in the form of three incompetent fairies and their bossy chief, Dame Balmy Weather.

She has a cunning plan up her tutu: to bring a little magic to Princess Beauty’s christening, and bestow three wishes upon her. Little does she know that bad fairy Stormy Weather didn’t make the guest list and is now planning a chilling revenge that will bring the princess’s reign to a very wintry end…

Thursday & Friday 8pm, Saturday 2.30 & 7pm, Sunday 2.30pm.

Church of the Ascension Hall, Beaufort Road, W3 5EB

£8–£12

07730 572389 boxoffice@beaufortplayers.org.ukwww.beaufortplayers.org.uk

December - January

Beaufort Players Thursday - Sunday 29 November - 2 December

Beauty the #Pantomime

Please see above

The Questors Theatre Most days Friday 14 - Monday 31 December

Sleeping Beauty Christmas Panto Younger Years

Come along this Christmas for our fun, laugh-out-loud family pantomime. Sing along and shout at the wicked fairy – if you dare!

Join us for some very messy cake-baking, jokes by the bucket-load, plenty of songs, and lots to shout about as our heroes fight to keep the Princess safe from the clutches of the wicked fairy and her very naughty cat, Spindleshanks. It’s the panto of your dreams!

Our hugely popular Christmas panto is performed in our 350-seat Judi Dench Playhouse and is great fun for all the family. Tickets sell quickly, so book early.

Evening performances start at 7pm.

See website for matinee performances and full dates and show times.

The Questors Theatre, 12 Mattock Lane W5 5BQ.
Family tickets from £44

Box office: 020 8567 5184 www.questors.org.uk

The Questors Theatre Tuesday 18 December - Saturday 5 January

Absent Friends

A 1975 period piece of masterful dark comedy by Alan Ayckbourn, Absent Friends is a bittersweet, hysterical look at love, friendship and the realisation of middle age.

Colin’s fiancée has recently passed away. His estranged friends never met her, but a gathering has been organised to cheer him up. Some aren’t too enthusiastic about the reunion, however…

The old gang try their best to console their pal through his grief, but there is huge tension in the air. Dodgy deals, extramarital affairs, trivial illness and a paper towel holder all hinder the group as the cracks in their friendships begin to appear. In fact, it’s poor Colin who is the happiest of the lot!

Daily at 7.45pm (excl. Sun/Mon); Sunday at 2.30pm; Saturday 5 January at 2.30pm.

No performances on 25, 26, 27 December and 1 January

The Questors Theatre, 12 Mattock Lane W5 5BQ.
From £7

Box office: 020 8567 5184 www.questors.org.uk

Conjuring at the Court THursday 27 December

Children’s Magic Show Younger Years

Let your children enjoy the magic of Christmas with a special Christmas magic show! Fun and magic from Britain’s most popular children’s entertainer, Colonel Custard. Children and adults will be thrilled by Scott Penrose’s fabulous magic – performed for the last time! This wonderful show is brought to you for the 10th year running by the producers of Conjuring at the Court, London’s longest-running monthly magic show; it’s a wonderful afternoon of magic for the family. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Doors open 2pm. Show starts 2.30pm and runs to 4pm with an interval.

£9 (children under 16, £7)

Evening Christmas show

Witness the impossible as top magicians take to the stage! Conjuring at the Court brings you its 10th annual Christmas show – magic of the highest quality and great entertainment for all. A host of great magicians but, best of all, the show features the last-ever performance of Scott Penrose’s superb visual act. Please don’t miss it; you’ll never see this glorious piece of magic ever again!

Doors open 7.30. Show starts 8pm and runs to 10pm with an interval.

£11 in advance, £12 on the night

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Both shows at the Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, W13 8PH

07775 587708 tickets@conjuringatthecourt.comwww.conjuringatthecourt.com

HEOS Musical Theatre Saturday & Sunday 29 & 30 December

Cinderella Younger Years

This family-friendly traditional pantomime is packed with adventure and excitement. Cheer Cinderella, boo and hiss her stepmother and stepsisters who treat her so badly, and help Prince Charming find the girl of his dreams.

There is fun, slapstick, a ghost scene, stunning costumes, magical song and dance, romance, but above all, lots of participation from you, the audience. In fact, something for everyone – just what you expect from a traditional family pantomime – and ideal entertainment for the festive period.

2pm & 6.30pm daily. Greenford Hall, Ruislip Road, Greenford, UB6 9QN

£8, £9, £13.50. No booking fee, no hidden extras.

Enquiries and box office: 07758 841523 boxoffice@heos.org.ukwww.heos.org.uk

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Conjuring at the Court THursday 24 January

London’s longest-running monthly magic show promises a cracking evening of New Year magic with Claire Lenahan, Russell Levinson and other top performers! Enjoy a night of dazzling magic and fun at the Drayton Court – it’s something different and good!

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm and runs to 10pm with an interval.

Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing W13 8PH
£11 in advance, £12 on the door

07775 587708 mail@russell-levinson.comwww.conjuringatthecourt.com

The Questors Theatre Friday 25 January - Saturday 2 February

That Face

Who’s Martha’s worst enemy? Alcohol? Her ex-husband? Herself?

Martha’s falling apart. Alcohol seems to help, and so do prescription drugs. Except when her 15-year-old daughter borrows them. Her son is her only hope of sanity, but he’s only just 18 and has dropped everything to try and help her. And her rich ex-husband has now decided to fly over from Hong Kong to sort everyone out…

Written by Polly Stenham, That Face is a modern drama about family life slowly spiralling out of control.

Daily at 7.45pm (excl. Sun/Mon); Sunday at 2.30pm.

The Questors Theatre, 12 Mattock Lane W5 5BQ.
From £7

Box office: 020 8567 5184 www.questors.org.uk

February

The Questors Theatre Friday 25 January - Saturday 2 February

That Face

Please see above

REGULAR EVENTS

Rainbow Poetry Group Tuesdays

January 2019. Minimum lines in print

If you enjoy poetry on a wide range of subjects, we invite you to our informal monthly meetings at Hanwell Library (on the second Tuesday). We read and discuss published poems, with a specific theme each month.

Next meetings: 13 November (subject to be confirmed), 11 December, 8 January

2.30pm. Hanwell Library, Cherington Road, W7

Enquiries: 020 8567 4397 donkennedy@f2s.com

The West London Fantastic Film Society Thursdays

November 2018

Dedicated to the strange and exciting world of fantasy films on reel celluloid film

First Thursday each month, February - November. 7.30pm - 11pm.
The Royal Harvester Restaurant, Boston Manor Road, London, W7 2AX
£5 per show / £1 Lifetime Film Society Membership Card

Enquiries: 07939 395128 filmhorror@yahoo.co.uk


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