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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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Elephant & Castle Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
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London Bridge Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
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Elephant and Castle NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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All In A RowAll In A Row2019-02-21T15:00:00+00002019-03-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
Category: event
Now On
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BodiesBodiesTwo's Company presents the first staging of James Saunders' comedy of sexual and marital relations in over 20 years, directed by Tricia Thorns.2019-02-21T20:00:00+00002019-03-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
Category: event
Now On
Bodies
Billy Bishop Goes To WarBilly Bishop Goes To WarProud Haddock's production is a tribute to and a biography of the First World War Canadian fighter pilot. Written and composed by John Gray, in collaboration with Eric Peterson and directed by Jimmy Walters.2019-03-13T20:00:00+00002019-04-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
Category: event
On Soon
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The Rubenstein KissThe Rubenstein KissThe Rubenstein KissRuby Bentall, best known for playing Verity in the BBC's Poldark, takes on the role of Esther Rubenstein in The Rubenstein Kiss, a tale of conspiracy and betrayal in the Cold War, staged at the Southwark Playhouse. Inspired by the true story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were executed in 1953 for allegedly providing atomic secrets to the Sovie2019-03-14T00:00:00+00002019-04-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
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event > Theatre > Musicals
PRICING  £22 (Adults), £18 (Concessions)
DATES  14th March to 13th April 2019
VENUE  Southwark Playhouse 
Ruby Bentall, best known for playing Verity in the BBC's Poldark, takes on the role of Esther Rubenstein in The Rubenstein Kiss, a tale of conspiracy and betrayal in the Cold War, staged at the Southwark Playhouse. Inspired by the true story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were executed in 1953 for allegedly providing atomic secrets to the Sovie... More about this event
 
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.2019-04-17T20:00:00+01002019-05-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
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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.2019-04-19T19:30:00+01002019-06-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
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