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Forbidden BroadwayAnother rip-roaring night at the Menier Chocolate Factory as a cast of four - and their hard-working pianist - take a deep breath and launch themselves headlong into the spotlight of musical spoofs. Forbidden Broadway is like acrobatic theatre as numbers tumble over each other, performers reach higher and the stunts get ever more daring. This subversive hall of fame hits the collective nerve of Broadway and the West End in glorious fashion - merchandise, ticket prices, characters, stars and storylines; nothing escapes Gerald Alessandrini's merciless lyrics. Les Mis and The Lion King are particular laugh-out-loud highlights, capturing the ardent performances and over-the-top staging in equal measure. Solo take-offs of Cameron Mackintosh, Hannah Waddingham, and Andrew Lloyd Webber are wickedly funny, the only dud note coming from a Stephen Sondheim parody, which doesn't quite have the familiarity factor. This updated version includes brand spanking new material from musicals such as The Book of Mormon, Once, Matilda The Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Miss Saigon, shaken up by the Chocolate Factory's irrepressible style - do we sense a West End run waiting in the wings?

About Menier Chocolate Factory

Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had half-a-dozen West End transfers, most of them slick revivals of recent plays and musicals, including Merrily We Roll Along, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park With George, Dealer's Choice, and Little Shop of Horrors. More about Menier Chocolate Factory

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CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £74† 28% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 4 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
From comfy king sized beds and an international plug system to free movies and complimentary WiFi, the citizen London Bankside hotel promises to offer its guests ... More
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £113† 31% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ... More
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £73† 32% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
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London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Tuesday 16th January 2018 - 1pm-2pm
Forbidden Broadway, Borough High Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 18th October 2017 to 28th January 2018
Forbidden Broadway, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
Russian-born conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, known for their pioneering large-scale environments and installations, are the subject of a retrospective at Tate Modern this October. ...More
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Mini Picture Show
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Forbidden Broadway, 48 Hopton Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Forbidden Broadway
Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had half-a-dozen ... More
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The Bunker
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53a Southwark Street, SE1 | Same location as Forbidden Broadway
An Off-West End theatre housed in a former underground parking garage in London Bridge, The Bunker is a small 110-seater studio theatre used ... More
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Omeara
London > Entertainment > Live Music
6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Forbidden Broadway
Mumford and Sons band member Ben Lovett, co-founder of independent record label Communion, bucks the trend for closing down ... More
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London > Attractions >
68 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Forbidden Broadway
The Flat Iron Square project is an exciting piece of town planning and urban renewal. This Bankside development has ... More
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Hunter Penrose
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
32 Southwark Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
A beautiful old brick factory next to a b lue railway bridge just off Southwark Street, this was once the home of Hunter Penrose ... More
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Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called the Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created and ... More
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Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Forbidden Broadway
Founded by chef and baker Matthew Dryden in early 2016, Burnt Lemon Bakery is serious about sourdough breads, made exclusively with organic flours milled in the ... More
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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More
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Menier Chocolate Factory Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Forbidden Broadway
The menu at this Chocolate Factory has no golden eggs or endlessly chewable bubble gum on it and, on the night we went anyway, there were ... More
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The Breakfast Club, London Bridge
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11 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Forbidden Broadway
Arguably the most popular place in London to get breakfast, The Breakfast Club opened its sixth location in London Bridge in mid-2014. Just like the other ... More
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Boot and Flogger
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
10-20 Redcross Way, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Forbidden Broadway
Venture into the past at Boot and Flogger, opened in 1964 and decked out with old-style furniture and fashionably-worn wood panelling. Dine on smoked fish and ... More
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 15 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 20 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 22 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
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Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 9 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
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Devonshire House
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Forbidden Broadway
Within the Flat Iron Square site, an area encompassing six railway arches and filled with restaurants, street food and a live music venue, is Devonshire ... More
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Call Me Mr Lucky
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The Breakfast Club, 11 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
Not content with leading London's breakfast scene, The Breakfast Club are now also pioneers in cocktail bars. Along with the opening of their café in London ... More
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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... More
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
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Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 9 minutes from Forbidden Broadway
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Menier Chocolate Factory events

BarnumBarnumGordon Greenberg directs a revival of the razzle dazzle musical, which charts the rise of the greatest showman on Earth, 19th century circus supremo PT Barnum, with a book by Mark Bramble, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Michael Stewart. Starring Marcus Brigstocke, Laura Pitt-Pulford and Celinde Schoenmaker.2018-01-16T20:00:00+00002018-03-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53† Southwark Street† † † SE1 1RU
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Ongoing

event > Theatre > Musicals
PRICING£40, Premier Seats £42.50, concs £32.50, Meal Deal £50, tickets on sale Sep 11
DATES25th November 2017 to 3rd March 2018
VENUEMenier Chocolate Factory
Gordon Greenberg directs a revival of the razzle dazzle musical, which charts the rise of the greatest showman on Earth, 19th century circus supremo PT Barnum, with a book by Mark Bramble, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Michael Stewart. Starring Marcus Brigstocke, Laura Pitt-Pulford and Celinde Schoenmaker....†More about this event
Ground Stone Clear WaterGround Stone Clear WaterExhibitions & Art, Painting.2018-01-23T11:00:00+00002018-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53† Southwark Street† † † SE1 1RU
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Barnum
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Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

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Tracing the early paintings, drawings, albums and installations primarily exploring themes of a failed utopia by Ilya Kabakov to the ...More

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Migration, alternative energy and the power of global capital are just some of the motives behind the highly engaging, visual ...More

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Propaganda posters, prints and photographs from collection of photographer and graphic designer David King (1943-2016). Includes work by El Lissitzky, ...More

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This November, Tate Modern takes a journey through Amedeo Modigliani's career with a major new retrospective. Responsible for some of ...More

 
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Tate Modern looks at the dramatic history of Russia and the Soviet Union through the eyes of artists, designers and ...More

 
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Danish collective Superflex has been chosen to create this year's Hyundai Commission for Tate Modern's massive Turbine Hall. In the ...More

 
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