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  • New International EncounterMuseum of Memories7TH - 12TH OCT 7:30PM, 2PM, 5PM12.50 (9.50 CONC)

    Critically acclaimed and award winning theatre company NIE - New International Encounter - return to the Pleasance with their mix of physical theatre, multiple languages, and immersive storytelling.

    Five actor-musicians, in a set constructed of 70m2 of rusty draws, explore the way that one life touches another, the important things that pass between us and the ripples and echoes that we leave behind in their new show.

    After the performance you are free to explore the space, open drawers, look at pictures and objects and discover memories...

    Book now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

    Cross Cut TheatreShadow Boxing

    7TH - 12TH OCT 7:30PM, 3:30PM12 (10 CONC)

    The son of a boxer who couldnt win, Flynnis determined not to end up like his father.

    He becomes a successful fighter through utter dedication.

    But is his gruelling training a way ofavoiding aspects of himself hed

    rather not face?

    A crisis builds as he moves closer to a title fight, and the play rushes to a shattering

    conclusion.

    Shadow Boxing presents a struggle for dignity and respect. It pulls no punches in

    its depiction of a boxer facing his toughest opponents yet, his personal demons.

    Effortless precision

    The Scotsman

    Broadway Baby

    Three Weeks

    Scots Gay

    MUST SEEThe Stage

    Book now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

  • Shakespeare Schools Festival

    Smooth Faced GentlemenWork Bard, Play Bard

    13TH - 17TH OCT 7PM8.75 (6.75 CONC)

    19TH OCT 6PM10 (8 CONC)

    Shakespeare Schools Festival are throwing the Bard the biggest 450th birthday party with their largest festival to date. 35,000 young people will take to professional stages across the UK. From Southampton to Inverness, from Londonderry to Norwich, 130 theatres will be hosting a party to remember.

    Each night four schools will perform excerpts from four differentShakespeare plays. Come and party with Shakespeare and celebrate the achievements of your local schools ina wonderful evening of entertainment.

    Come and enjoy a Bard days night with an eclecticplatter of different scenes, monologues, and extracts of Shakespeares work, each created in a different styleby a different group. Featuring winners of the IdeasTapWork Bard / Play Bard contest plus scenes from a variety of invited special guests, and of course, Smooth Faced Gentlemen themselves.

    Expect a variety of approaches: fromgender-flipped scenes and single-sex extracts,to radical re-interpretations and powerhouseperformances of the best of the Bard, as weexplore what hes got to say on the subject ofladies and gentlemen.

    Book now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

    Poleroid TheatreFree Fall14TH OCT - 1ST NOV 7:45PM, 5PM12 (10 CONC)Midnight at the Dartford Crossing; Rolands settled in for another thrilling night supervising the toll machines; Andreas pretty sure shes come to kill herself. Neither of them wants to be there. Both think the others crazy. Still, its nice to have company.

    Two strangers on a bridge in the dead of night, a game of dominoes, and a value ready meal HighTide Escalator playwright Vinay Patels new play explores humanity, desperation and hope.

    Fresh from the success of his debut play True Brits (an intelligent, beautiful piece of theatre, Broadway Baby) at Edinburgh Fringe, Free Fall is Vinay Patels first piece to be staged in London and is directed by the multi-award winning Bethany Pitts (Spine at Underbelly/Soho - Fringe First, Herald Angel, Stage Award) and designed by the OFFIE nominated Petra Hjortsberg (Occupied at Theatre503).

    Praise for Poleroid Theatre:

    Poleroid Theatres show should be at the top of this weeks list for all theatre goers RemoteGoat.com

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  • Book now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

    21ST OCT - 9TH NOV 7:30PM & 10PM15 (12 CONC)

    A bold, brave,powerfully

    disturbing showThe List

    Spring 1944 - Seven Soviet soldiers have been captured by the Nazis, imprisoned naked and without possessions in the empty cellar of a monastery and then abandoned by their captors. Stripped of all ties to their world before, the prisoners abandon and redefine their concepts of order, society, and human nature.

    To survive, the men contemplate murder and cannibalism. How do they reconcile rank, faith, dignity and humanity?

    Powerful, thought-provoking and darkly funny, The Curing Room comes to London after causing a huge stir at this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Written by David Ian Lee and directed by Joao de Sousa, The Curing Room is a bold, shocking thriller based on true events.

    Book now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

    Violent and explicit, quietly movingLibby Purves

    Powerful stuffThe Guardian

    A tense drama... richly scriptedThe Observer

    British Theatre Guide

    WhatsOnStage

    Edinburgh Guide

    Edinburgh Reporter

    The List

    Gay Times

    Contains full frontal nudity throughout

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    SEASON BEST OF EDINBURGH COMEDY SEASONBESTBook now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

    CATRIONA KNOX

    KIERAN HODGSON

    SURNAME & SURNAME

    LAZY SUSAN

    HENNESSY & FRIENDS

    MASSIVE DAD

    BEC HILL

    TOM NEENAN

    DAVID ELMS

    2ND NOV 7:45PM

    5TH NOV 7:45PM & 7TH NOV 9PM

    4TH NOV 7:45PM

    6TH NOV 9PM

    8TH NOV 7:45PM

    3RD NOV 7:45PM & 5TH NOV 9PM

    6TH NOV 7:45PM

    4TH NOV 9PM

    7TH NOV 7:45PM

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    ThreeWeeks

    Chortle

    The List

    Fest

    ThreeWeeks

    EdFest Magazine

    ThreeWeeks

    Time Out

    The List

    Fest

    Chortle

    The Scotsman

    The List

    ThreeWeeks

    Time Out

    Sunday HeraldThreeWeeksThe Times

    Fest

    Metro

    Student

    The Scotsman

    The List

    ThreeWeeks

    SEASON BESTBEST OF EDINBURGH COMEDY SEASON

    All shows 6 or see two for 8(subject to availability)

    To book call the Box Office on 020 7609 1800

    Book now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

    The Martini EncounterDont Tell Mother!Cabaret at the Pleasance24TH OCT 10PM10 (8 CONC)Ssh... Dont Tell Mother is an all new, late night, monthly cabaret club for London night-crawlers, hosted by the naughty but ever so nice close harmony-singing, ukulele-strumming trio.Dont Tell Mother fuses threadbare but jolly end ofthe pier variety with a seedy kabaret bunker andsmoulders with an astonishing monthly selectionof the bizarre, the hilarious and the extreme.

    This month: Self-styled eco hipster Tim Redfern (aka Timberlina), delectable Iwona Boesche, violin impresario looking for her big break, and the young Eastern European beauty Jan Rautio twiddling on the piano, plus others to be announced.

    WORK IN

    COMEDY SEASON

    PROGRESS

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    December - February

    All Tickets 5

  • Pipeline TheatreStreaming11TH - 30TH NOV 8PM12 (10 CONC)

    Welcome to webcamland.

    Rosa, 15, innocent, privately educated, has lost her mother; her father has lost his house and business. Leaving behind a world of weekly allowances and Italian holidays, they find themselves in cheap rented accommodation with a reclusive new neighbour - Candy, webcamming in her bedroom; 3.50 a minute, 20 punters a night.

    Unexpected life lessons are about to be learnt.

    Cornwall based Pipeline Theatre Company, who achieved critical acclaim with their first show Transports (Beautiful, heartbreaking, effortless A Younger Theatre), return to London to investigate coming of age in the modern world with their daring new show, Streaming.

    Book now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

    Henry IV Part 1

    Loves Labours Lost

    26TH NOV - 4TH DEC 7:30PM, 3PM, 2PM10 (6 CONC)

    27TH NOV - 4TH DEC 7:30PM, 2PM10 (6 CONC)

    One of Shakespeares most popular history plays, Henry IV Part I reflects

    on the difficulties of wielding power, exercising leadership and inspiring

    loyalty, whether that be between father and son or monarch and

    subject.

    Watch and enjoy as love - or at least lusty excitement - makes fools of almost everyone in Shakespeares raucous romantic comedy, no matter how much they try to resist.

    Book now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

    LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) is one of the worlds leading drama schools. They provide exceptional vocational training for actors, directors, stage managers and technicians.

    See both LAMDA shows for 15 (10 conc)Call the Box Office on 0207 609 1800 to claim this offer

  • 8TH - 12TH DEC 10:30AM & 1:30PM 714TH & 15TH DEC 11AM & 2PM 12.50 (11 CONC)16TH - 19TH DEC 10:30AM & 1:30PM 720TH DEC - 4TH JAN 11AM & 2PM 12.50 (11 CONC)

    No Performances Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

    Based on the book by Dr. SeussPlay originally produced by the National Theatre of Great BritainAdapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell

    DR. SEUSSSPaul Taylor-Mills Ltd presents

    Book now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

    From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home?

    An adaptation of The National Theatres production based on the much loved book by Dr Seuss, The Cat in the Hat is a lively and engaging first theatre experience for young children aged 3+.

    Expect towering hats, mischief and an imagination recharge!

    Triumphs as the maestro of mischief The Stage

    A superb adaptation a dazzling experience. Primary Times

    Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York

    Book now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

  • Let Them Call It MischiefA Christmas Carol9TH DEC - 4TH JAN 7:30PM, 5PMMON - THURS: 12 (10 CONC), FRI - SUN: 13.50 (12 CONC)

    Expect festive fun and frolics as Let Them Call It Mischief, a vibrant company renowned for their work with the classics (Bound to thrill audiencesA Younger Theatre), bring their sense ofirreverent Christmas cheer to DickensA Christmas Carol.

    Ebenezer Scrooge is miserable, angry andjust plain mean - even at Christmas time.When he gets visited by the ghost of hisold friend Jacob Marley on ChristmasEve, Scrooge knows this wont be anynormal festive period.

    Join Scrooge as hes taken on amagical journey by a host ofwonderful characters that willchange his life forever.

    Praise for Let Them Call ItMischief:

    Laugh out loud anentertaining evening ofexemplary, emotional evocations.Whatsonstage.com

    Slick, beautifully executed andmost importantly, very very funny.ViewsFromTheGods.co.uk

    Excellent productionRemoteGoat.com

    Book now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

    Jess Robinson: Mighty Voice18TH DEC & 20TH DEC 9:30PM10 (9 CONC)

    Join the star of BBC1s Dead Ringers, Impressions Show, and Jim CartwrightsLittle Voice for a sublime hour of laughter as she impersonates everyone from classic Hollywood stars to pampered pop celebs. Discover why Jess is a mimic (heroverbearing Jewish mother) andlearn some impressions so youcan impress your mates.

    Featuring live accompaniment fromfabulous flame-haired Kirsty Newton(Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen).With a mind-boggling, show-stoppingfinale extravaganza, come see Liza Minnelli rapping with Nicki Minaj, Shirley Basseysinging Nirvana, Jessie J in a sing off withBjork and much more! Terrific (Times).

    Edinburgh Evening News

    Chortle The Telegraph

    The Stage Edinburgh Reviews

    With

    Kirsty Newton

    Book now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

  • Young Pleasance#MyWay19TH - 23RD DEC 5PM10 (8 CONC)Our Sinatra-obsessed teenager plunges into the Twittersphere in pursuit of his digital darling, but shes too busy choosing her Instagram filter.

    A stunning new contemporary comedy with a cast of 30, populated with young talent the likes of which makes many of the adult ensembles at the Fringe squirm with envy (Skinny), and filled with wry and comic observation of the social media vortex in which teenagers revolve.

    Young Pleasance presents a strictly limited run of their swirling multimedia love story for now, direct from the Edinburgh Fringe.

    An exuberant, high-energy, inventive production withstrong ensemble performances that is totally relevantto these youngsters and is an absolute delightBritish Theatre Guide

    A genuinely funny and gratifying pieceBroadway Baby

    Once again the excellent YoungPleasance has come up trumpsThe Scotsman

    Book now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

    Lost WatchKATE

    Naughty CornerThe Bastard Queen

    7TH - 11TH JAN 7:30PM10 (8.50 CONC)

    7TH - 11TH JAN 8:50PM10 (8.50 CONC)

    Iceland. 1940. The British are coming.

    With 25,000 British troops arriving in Reykjavik, thewomen of Iceland certainly have something to focus on. KATE is the story of one Icelandic family following the outbreak of the war, with their wayward daughter Selma and helpful lodger Kate. A lively reflection on the shared and lost history between Britain and Iceland, with live music and gale force winds.

    The Bastard Queen is a brand new and original piece of writing that made its debut as a Naughty Corner production at the Fringe this year. A pitch-black comedy set two years after the end of the world in a post-apocalyptic Britain which follows the survival of the last five people left on earth.

    Proudly supported by the Pleasance, and now in its eighth year, the NSDF Emerging Artist Award brings the best of new work from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to a London audience. The best and brightest work from the biggest festival in the world, for one week only.

    Book now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

    See both NSDF Emerging Artist Award-winning shows for 15Call the Box Office on 0207 609 1800 to claim this offer

  • Book now www.pleasance.co.uk Only 1 transaction fee on telephone and online bookings

    BOX OFFICECarpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF 020 7609 1800 www.pleasance.co.uk

    Mon - Sun 10am - 6pm

    On performance days Box Office will remain open until the start of the final performance.

    CONCESSIONSConcession rates (where advertised) are available with proof of status for Under 18s, Senior Citizens, Students, Registered Unemployed, Disabled, Visually Impaired, Deaf or Hard of Hearing Visitors.Carers and Personal Assistants can attend free of charge.Group and Schools discounts are available on selected events, please contact the Box Office directly.

    BOOKING FEES AND POSTAGETelephone and online bookings are subject to a 1 transaction fee. Tickets can be collected anytime during Box Office opening hours or posted to you for an additional 50p. Bookings made in person are not subject to a transaction fee.

    Please note tickets sold are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. Latecomers may not be admitted.

    ACCESSPleasance Theatre strives to provide access for all. Our Main House is fully accessible via a lift from street level, we have infra-red hearing system in both performance spaces, accessible toilets and Guide Dogs are welcome. Sadly at present our StageSpace does not have step free access.Our aim is to make your visit as enjoyable as possible for further information or to discuss any access requirements please contact Box Office.

    FIND USUNDERGROUNDCaledonian Road - Piccadilly line (5 minutes walk)

    OVERGROUNDCaledonian Road and Barnsbury (15 minutes walk)

    BUSBus 393 stops right directly outside the theatre with buses 17, 91, 259 and N91 all stopping at Caledonian Road Underground Station, 5 minutes walk away.

    PARKINGMetered on-street parking is available outside the theatre Mon to Fri 10am 4.30pm with free parking evenings and weekends.

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