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Xanadu at the Southwark Playhouse recreates the cult roller-skating 1980 musical movie - "a fabulously insipid turkey" (The New York Times) - starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. Can a play be "simultaneously indefensible and irresistible?" asked The New York Times reviewing this play eight years ago. "Why, yes it can" came the reply, going on to describe 'Xanadu' as an "outlandishly enjoyable stage spoof of the outrageously bad movie".

 

About Southwark Playhouse

The Southwark Playhouse, one of London's best fringe theatres, has found a temporary home for five years at 77-85 Newington Causeway, a huge warehouse in the heart of Southwark, a five minute walk from Borough Tube and Elephant and Castle Tube stations. More about Southwark Playhouse


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London Bridge Railway Station
 
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Other People's MoneyOther People's MoneySet in the world of corporate business, Jerry Sterner's dark comedy explores commercial values and whether everything has a price.2019-04-24T20:00:00+01002019-05-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
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Now On
Other People's Money
Ain't Misbehavin'Ain't Misbehavin'A Made in Colchester production that explores the life and times of jazz musician Fats Waller. Directed by Tyrone Huntley.2019-04-24T19:30:00+01002019-06-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
Category: event
Now On
Ain't Misbehavin'
Little Pieces Of GoldLittle Pieces Of GoldA programme comprising eight new plays by various writers.2019-04-28T19:00:00+01002019-04-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
Category: event
On Soon
Little Pieces Of Gold
OnenessOnenessEmmanuel Akwafo play examines identity in modern society. Directed by Emmanuel Akwafo and Liliana Tavares.2019-05-05T17:00:00+01002019-05-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
Category: event
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Oneness
Vision Of YouVision Of YouSharon Sexton and Rob Fowler perform a selection of duets from the West End show, Bat Out Of Hell.2019-05-05T19:00:00+01002019-05-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
Category: event
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Songs For JeremySongs For JeremyCast members from Hamilton, Les Miserables, Aladdin, Miss Saigon, Hadestown, Little Shop of Horrors, The Book of Mormon, West Side Story and Six perform a charity concert in aid of The Good Grief Trust, hosted by Katie Shalka.2019-05-12T19:00:00+01002019-05-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
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On Soon
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The Curious Case Of Benjamin ButtonThe Curious Case Of Benjamin ButtonJethro Compton Productions present a musical set in Cornwall about a man whose life moves in reverse, based on the short story by F Scott Fitzgerald. Book and lyrics by Jethro Compton and music and lyrics by Darren Clark. Directed by Jethro Compton.2019-05-15T20:00:00+01002019-06-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
Category: event
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Slackline StoriesSlackline StoriesA programme of short plays or excerpts by six emerging playwrights.2019-05-26T19:00:00+01002019-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
Category: event
 
Slackline Stories
AfterglowAfterglowAdam Roebuck presents an exploration of a married couple in an open relationship and the effect of third person on it.2019-06-05T19:30:00+01002019-06-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
Category: event
 
Afterglow
The SandmanThe SandmanThe Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Bridge Company presents a musical thriller, loosely based on the short story by ETA Hoffmann, that deals with friendship, art and the supernatural. Written and directed by Harry Blake and Jennifer Fletcher in collaboration with the company.2019-06-14T20:00:00+01002019-06-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
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