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TalentThe Menier Chocolate Factory possesses a unique charm with its ticklish, irrepressible, intimate style of musical theatre and Talent is the latest show to hit the right note at this effortlessly cool venue. Star entertainer Victoria Wood is the author of this comedy with songs, also playing the role of Maureen - the fat, tag-along friend at a grotty talent night - in the original 1978 production at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre and then alongside Julie Walters in the telly version. Wood is back at Bunter's nightclub, the scene of said grotty talent night, but this time she is directing the action as Maureen and her glossier, slimmer mate Julie, who dreams of the bright lights of stardom, wait backstage. Talent has all the ingredients of that gritty, heart-warming brand of British working class drama (think The Full Monty and Little Voice) from the down-at-heel club scene to pictures of bleak domesticity. It's a distinct type of comedy but we think the formidable combination of Wood and the Menier will make this a sure-fire hit.

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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20 Lavington S, SE1 | 4 minutes from Talent
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2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Talent
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London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 22nd May to 26th August 2017 - Various Times
Talent, 171 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Talent
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London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 28th June to 27th August 2017 - Various Times
Talent, 171 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Talent
Mixed-media sculpture and installations by Sam Bakewell, Marcin Rusak, Laura Youngson Coll, Juli Bolanos-Durman and Jessica Harrison....More
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Talent, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Talent
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Talent
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
53a Southwark Street, SE1 | Same location as Talent
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Omeara
London > Entertainment > Live Music
6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Talent
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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 Talent
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Talent
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Menier Chocolate Factory Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Talent
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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London > Restaurants > American restaurants
11 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Talent
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London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
10-20 Redcross Way, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Talent
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London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 20 minutes from Talent
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Talent
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160 Union Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Talent
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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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Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Talent
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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London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Talent
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 Talent
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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Menier Chocolate Factory events

The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4Luke Sheppard directs the London debut of Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary's musical version of the popular young adult novel series by Sue Townsend, with choreography by Rebecca Howell.2017-08-20T15:30:00+01002017-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53† Southwark Street† † † SE1 1RU
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The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4
The LieThe LieLindsay Posner directs the English language world premiere of Florian Zeller's provocative drama, which has been translated by Christopher Hampton. Alice sees her friend's husband Paul with another woman and wrestles with the moral dilemma of telling her gal pal the shocking truth. Samantha Bond stars as Alice opposite James Dreyfus, Tony Gardner a2017-09-14T20:00:00+01002017-11-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53† Southwark Street† † † SE1 1RU
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