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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 14TH NOVEMBER 2009

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Dates:
17th September 2009†until†14th November 2009
OPENING TIMES
Tue to Sat 8pm, Sat & Sun mats 3.30pm
PRICES
Previews until 22nd Sep: £20, £29 (inc pre-show meal) | Shows from 23rd Sep: £25 (Adults), £20 (Concs), £34 (inc pre-show meal)

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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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Menier Chocolate Factory events

AssassinsAssassinsAssassinsJamie Lloyd directs Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical about the various men and women who have attempted - sometimes successfully - to assassinate the President of the United States. The cast of Assassins includes Carly Bawden as Squeaky Fromme, Simon Lipkin as The Proprietor, Mike McShane as Samuel Byck, Andy Nyman as Charles Guiteau, Da20th December 2014Saturday 7th March 2015 Where:
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53† Southwark Street† † † SE1 1RU
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Ongoing
Assassins
event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES21st November 2014 to 7th March 2015
VENUEMenier Chocolate Factory†
Jamie Lloyd directs Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical about the various men and women who have attempted - sometimes successfully - to assassinate the President of the United States. The cast of Assassins includes Carly Bawden as Squeaky Fromme, Simon Lipkin as The Proprietor, Mike McShane as Samuel Byck, Andy Nyman as Charles Guiteau, Da...†More about this event
In The RawIn The RawContemporary paintings and mixed media pieces from Spanish artist Francisco J Jimenez.9th January 2015Saturday 17th January 2015 Where:
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53† Southwark Street† † † SE1 1RU
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Free EventOn Soon
In The Raw
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES9th to 17th January 2015
VENUEMenier Chocolate Factory†
Contemporary paintings and mixed media pieces from Spanish artist Francisco J Jimenez.
Buyer & CellarBuyer & CellarMichael Urie, best known as Marc St James in Ugly Betty, plays an underemployed Los Angeles actor, who finds gainful employment in Barbra Streisand's basement in Jonathan Tolins's award-winning comedy of modern manners. Directed by Stephen Brackett.11th March 2015Saturday 2nd May 2015 Where:
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53† Southwark Street† † † SE1 1RU
Category: event
Buyer & Cellar
event > Theatre > Comedies
PRICINGsee website for prices
DATES11th March to 2nd May 2015
VENUEMenier Chocolate Factory†
Michael Urie, best known as Marc St James in Ugly Betty, plays an underemployed Los Angeles actor, who finds gainful employment in Barbra Streisand's basement in Jonathan Tolins's award-winning comedy of modern manners. Directed by Stephen Brackett.

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