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VenueTheatre Museum
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From15th April 2005
To15th April 2005
When19:00
PricesFrom £10.00. To £10.00.
What is currently on at Theatre Museum (V247)

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T423108309
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. 17.30 drinks. 18.00 A curator talks about a highlight of the Museum's collection. 18.30 Main event. The British musical stage - a musical entertainment Written and presented by Rex Bunnett A four-part tour of the British musical through Ivor Novello and Noel Coward to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton showing how the British musical survived against its bigger and brasher American cousin. 3 June -The First World War and the gay twenties - discover the early history from the egendary Chu Chin Chow to Noel Coward's Bittersweet (Presented by Malcolm Jones, Theatre Museum Events Manager). 1 July - The turbulent thirties and the Second World War - the glamour of Noel Coward and Ivor Novello and the fun Noel Gay and Vivien Ellis. 5 Aug - The postwar musical 1945-1959 - the arrival of big American musical and the British riposte of Julian Slade and Sandy Wilson. 2 Sept -The new order 1960-2000 - from Lionel Bart to Andrew Lloyd Webber Great nights in the theatre presented by Al Senter Al Senter, arts writer, radio presenter and host of the National Theatre Celebriteas seasons, with special guests, will celebrate memorable nights at the theatre in London and New York. In addition, Malcolm Jones (Theatre Museum Events Manager) will present archive material from the Museum's collections. 24 June - Great first nights and disasters in the West End - successes and failures of famous first nights. 15 July - Summer nights in Regent's Park - the story of London's number one open-air theatre. 19 Aug - Great first nights and disasters on Broadway - the highs and lows of famous Broadway openings.Nightclubs: after dark in London's West End Three experts examine the little charted history of the West End nightclub from its origins in the rowdy song rooms of Regency London to the glare of media publicity during the Profumo affair. 7 Oct -19th century origins - John Earl, the distinguished historian, charts the story of song rooms, such as the Cider Cellars in Maiden Lane - the'haunt of young guardsmen and florid bucks', through to 1914. 4 Nov - The golden age 1914-1945 - Terry Charman, researcher at the Imperial War Museum, reveals the glamour of the interwar period when clubs such as the Embassy and the Kit Kat thrived. 2 Dec - Postwar London - a look at how nightclubs struggled to adapt to the changing postwar world of sex, drugs and 'rock & roll' by Geoffrey Marsh, Theatre Museum Director International evenings - Four evenings looking at what is going on in other leading performing arts centres. In a global marketplace can London maintain its leading position? Where is the competition coming from? Which city should you visit next? 16 Sept Barcelona - is the capital of Catalonia continuing to be a centre of innovation? 21 Oct - South Africa - what is happening as a new cultural identity emerges? 18 Nov - New York - how is Broadway responding to the post 9/11 environment? 16 Dec - Russia - how are St Petersburg and Moscow reacting to recent upheavals? Friday early evenings 17.30 - 20.00 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. As a complement to Thursday evenings, Fridays will see two fascinating series of discussions on the West End today. Since these discussions focus on current trends, it is not possible to confirm the subjects for the autumn. Paul Webb's Balcony on the West End 18.00 - 19.00 Tickets: 6.00 3.00 concs Paul Webb, director of Balcony hosts a series of early evening events that feature brief presentations on, and then interviews with, leading figures in the West End. Balcony is a theatre production/consultancy company with an emphasis on style and glamour. 11 June- David Lan - Artistic Director of the Young Vic, who has tempted Jude Law off the screen and back onto the stage. 9 July - Christopher Oram - award-winning designer who currently has three shows in the West End: Oleanna, Suddenly Last Summer and Henry IV. 13 Aug- Anthony Field - Finance Director of the Arts Council for over 25 years, producer who helped break West End censorship in the 1960s and regular columnist for The Stage.10 Sept - Interviewee tbc. 8 Oct - Ivan Putrov - Principal of the Royal Ballet and one of its most exciting dancers who, like Nijinsky, was born in Kiev and has made his career in the West. 12 Nov- Interviewee tbc. Theatrevoice live 17.30-20.00 Tickets: 4.00 Theatrevoice.com is a new website providing lively critical debate about theatre in London and beyond. Twice a month critics from a range of publications discuss new productions and subjects of the moment. Come and listen to the debate and join in. 17.30 Reviews begin. 18.30 Main discussion. All recorded interviews and debates can be accessed online at www.theatrevoice.com. 28 May- Are British playwrights any good? The critic Aleks Sirz conducts a survey of the burgeoning new writing scene with leading playwrights Mark Ravenhill, Richard Bean and Simon Stephens. 25 June - Does the fringe matter anymore? Theatrevoice.com editor Dominic Cavendish asks practitioners and fellow critics what keeps the London fringe ticking. 23 July - How to survive the Edinburgh Festival: Critics and performers give the inside story on the world's greatest arts festival Note: no event in August. 24 Sept 22 Oct 26 Nov - themes for discussion tbc

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