Oct
22
Tue
2019
MASTERFUL ONE-MAN SHOW Sinatra Raw: Post-show Q&A with writer & star Richard Shelton on Frank Sinatra @ Wilton's Music Hall
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Richard Shelton is Sinatra: Raw at Wilton's Music Hall 22 Oct-2 Nov 2019

Richard Shelton is Sinatra: Raw at Wilton’s Music Hall 22 Oct-2 Nov 2019

After my recent event to The Crown Dual, I’ll return to Wilton’s Music Hall for another James Seabright Production coming to London following a smash at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe… an absolute must-see for fans of Frank Sinatra!

In Sinatra: Raw, you are invited to Palm Springs, California, 1971. Frank Sinatra faces retirement. The air is electric and the crowd jockey for position at Sinatra’s last intimate show. But times are changing as the Rolling Stones and David Bowie dominate the charts.

Sinatra’s blue eyes are bloodshot and his face craggy with booze, cigarettes and memories. Things take an unexpected turn when he drinks One for My Baby too many. This is the 2am Sinatra you dream of meeting. Dangerous. Unpredictable. Brilliant.

This masterful show, written and performed by Richard Shelton, reveals the man behind the music. Following a sell-out West End stint, extensive tour and success at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, Sinatra: Raw returns to London for a limited season at Wilton’s Music Hall.

“Shelton’s splendidly tough yet laid-back, authentic performance” – The Times
“Shelton as Sinatra is quite simply phenomenal” – Mike Young, BBC
“Singing the hits with style, Sinatra is marvellously played” – Telegraph

Richard Shelton is one of the world’s most acclaimed Frank Sinatra interpreters. Cast as Sinatra in the hard-hitting drama Rat Pack Confidential in the West End, his gritty portrayal won Shelton a Best Actor in a Leading Role nomination from the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards and international acclaim.

After the opening performance of Sinatra: Raw at Wilton’s Music Hall on Tuesday 22 October 2019, I’ll be joined by Richard Shelton to discuss his journey with the show and Frank Sinatra’s legacy. Any questions? Join us!

Nov
28
Thu
2019
EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF SINFULLY FUNNY COMEDY An Act of God: Post-show Q&A with deity Zoe Lyons, writer and director @ The Vaults
Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
An Act of God runs at The Vaults in London from 27 November 2019 to 12 January 2020

An Act of God runs at The Vaults in London from 27 November 2019 to 12 January 2020

What are you doing this Thanksgiving? This American expat will be spending it giving thanks to ‘god’ directly as I return to The Vaults for the European premiere of hit American comedy An Act of God, another in my series of post-show Q&As for producer James Seabright.

God is back… and SHE has a lot to say! After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (award-winning comedian Zoe Lyons as seen on Mock The Week and Celebrity Masterchef) assisted by her devoted angels Gabriel (Tom Bowen) and Michael (Matt Tedford, aka ‘Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho’) will answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation.

In this very alternative Christmas message, An Act of God sees a dissatisfied deity, weary of the original Ten Commandments, delivering a new version: a fresh set of rules for the modern world. This sinfully funny comedy delivers a new meaning to divine intervention as The “One” gives the first and last word on everything mankind has wrought on the planet.

“Divinely funny” – New York Times

“Wickedly irreverent… anarchic fun” – Hollywood Reporter

An Act of God, written by former The Daily Show with Jon Stewart writer David Javerbaum, was twice a smash hit on Broadway (starring Jim Parsons, Sheldon Cooper in the TV sitcom The Big Bang Theory, and Sean Hayes, Jack in Will and Grace).

For this European premiere, Javerbaum has rewritten the play to feature bespoke material for Zoe Lyons and a British audience. He also continues to run the controversial Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod, through which God shares his thoughts on world events with over six million followers. Benji Sperring directs the comedy’s European premiere.

After the 8pm performance (90 minutes) of An Act of God on Thursday 28 November 2019 (Thanksgiving!), I’ll talk to our heavenly mother Zoe Lyons, writer David Javerbaum, director Benji Sperring and the company. Any questions? Join us!


 

Dec
8
Sun
2019
OLIVIER-NOMINATED FESTIVE FAMILY FUN Potted Panto: Post-show Q&A with comedy partners Dan & Jeff @ Southwark Playhouse
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Potted Panto runs at London's Southwark Playhouse from 5 December 2019 to 11 January 2020

Potted Panto runs at London’s Southwark Playhouse from 5 December 2019 to 11 January 2020

This one will get you into the Christmas spirit, guaranteed. I’m gearing up for the holidays with the hilarious duo of Dan & Jeff, another in my series of post-show talks for producer James Seabright.

Seven classic pantomimes in eighty hilarious minutes! This Christmas, Dan and Jeff (aka Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner) return for a fifth festive season of their Olivier-nominated Potted Panto, hot on the heels of their world tour of Harry Potter parody Potted Potter.

“So silly it’s just one long joke… featuring a 3D journey to nowhere but tear-inducing laughter” – The Guardian

“The hordes of children fall around with delight at the mixture of sarcasm & slapstick” – The Times

In a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime, our dastardly double act dash from rubbing Aladdin’s lamp to roaming the golden streets of Dick Whittington’s London and making sure that Cinderella gets to the ball. It’s all unmissable fun, whether you’re six or 106.

“Full of enjoyably terrible jokes, manic costume changes, buckets of poo & a spirit of anarchic goodwill” – Daily Telegraph

“A hoot of a show… Huge fun for five years & upwards” – Evening Standard

In addition to Potted Panto and Potted Potter, Dan and Jeff have had hits together with Potted Pirates and Potted SherlockPotted Panto was nominated for Best Entertainment Show at the Olivier Awards following its West End premiere in 2010. It’s directed by Richard Hurst.

After the 6pm performance on Sunday 8 December 2019, I’ll talk to Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner and the Potted Panto creative team. Maybe we’ll get mince pies too?! Any questions? Join us!


Show trailer

Did you see Potted Panto on one of its previous West End runs? So much festive family fun!