Elf Lyons is doing a new show. Brand new show. It's so new - anything could be in it. And it's going to be BIG. Inspired around the idea of creating something out of nothing - Elf wants to create the best full scale budget production of Swan Lake (the ballet) ever. In one hour. Involving one performer and some props. Using anything and everything in the space on the day to create it. And it might be in French. Or German. Or Russian. Elf hasn't made her mind up yet. But who knows - it's a new show after all.
A new show from one of British Vogue's 'Top Twenty Names of Now'
02 March 2017 at 8pm
On The Balcony
Join us for 'On The Balcony' - A unique dining experience
A unique dining experience set in the stunning surrounding of the Old Joint Stock Pub. Take your table overlooking the beautiful Victorian venue whilst our chefs prepare your special menu.
All 'On The Balcony' evenings will be accompanied by live music featuring our beautiful grand piano and resident singers.
3 Courses for £25.00 per diner.
02 Mar - 06 Apr 2017
Hilda and the spectrum
Part clown show, part love story, part autobiography and devised at renowned clown school L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Hilda & The Spectrum is a surrealist play devised by Elf Lyons and Ryan Lane. It follows the meeting and relationship between two otherworldly outsiders – Mr X and Hildergarde – as they meet on a dilapidated allotment in Cricklewood. Do they know each other? What is in Mr X’s briefcase? Why is Hilda’s accent so peculiar? What is THE SPECTRUM? How do they both know David Bowie?
Using a concoction of mime, clown, improvisation and live music Hilda & The Spectrum is a bizarre, viciously funny offbeat piece of new writing with a soviet kitsch feel. Imagine The X Men meets The Mighty Boosh – (this comparison is mainly because there is one really cool bit of stage combat in the play and one of the characters has telekinesis).
03 March 2017 at 8pm
Musical Theatre Open Mic Night
You are invited to an evening of Musical Theatre presented by YOU!
Come along to the Old Joint Stock’s intimate Theatre and strut your stuff to anything and everything Musical Theatre!
Featuring lots of local companies and singers showcasing their talents!!
Email email@example.com if you would like to perform!
04 March 2017 at 7:30pm
Worklight Theatre’s multi-award winning show is a funny, moving and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration. Charting a childhood in 90’s Devon, shifting political landscapes and global refugee crisis, the show uses comedy, storytelling and spoken word. Expect paper planes, racist romances and lots of sticky labels! Using humour and
honesty, Labels offers a human story from multicultural Britain, and is touring the UK after an award-winning Australian tour and London run.
Winner of both a Scotsman Fringe First Award and Holden Street Theatres’ Edinburgh Award, and winner of the Peace Foundation Award 2016. Labels is also shortlisted for the Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Award.
“Powerful, important and funny” – Emma Thompson “Terriﬁc and really thoughtful” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Scotsman Fringe First Winner 2015
Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Weekly Winner 2016
Holden St Theatres Edinburgh Award Winner 2015
Graham F Smith Foundation Peace Prize Winner 2016
09 March 2017 at 8pm
THE CLUB is a new comedy by Ruaraidh Murray, BBC Scriptroom Shortlist Writer 2016. The Club had a hit run at the Edinburgh Festval 2016 playing to sell-out audiences.
★★★★★ “Twisted Odd Couple” EDFESTMAG
★★★★★ “Toxically hilarious” QUOTIDIAN TIMES
★★★★ “Rollercoaster farce” THE STAGE
★★★★ “Graphic delight” THE SCOTSMAN
★★★★ “Utterly hilarious” THE LIST
★★★★ “Brilliantly written” ARTS AWARD VOICE
★★★★ “Maestro’s touch” BROADWAY BABY
Phoenix Nights meets The Sopranos. One night in London’s legendary 90s club The Tardis. If you were there you wouldn’t remember anyway…George is facing closure unless he pays the mother of all rent demands. Fortunately, The Tardis is having THE party of the year tonight. Only problem is, George is also due money to feared gangster Dave Sharky, who’ll stop at nothing to crash the party and take the club for himself.
11 March 2017 at 8pm
When Deb loses her most precious possession–the notes to
her graduate thesis–she unwittingly starts a chain of events that turns the
ordinary days of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary. Told through a
series of intricately connected songs and vignettes, Ordinary Days is an
original musical about growing up and enjoying the view.
16 Mar - 19 Mar 2017
The Gin Tasting Group are enthusiasts, sharing gin knowledge through our gin tasting experience in Birmingham, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.
Our Gin Masterclass is great value for money at £25.00 per head, which includes a perfectly made G&T, a talk through the history of gin and a tutored tasting of 6 gins from small independent producers.
We love our gin, and we love to share all that we know about the production, history and service of this wonderful spirit.
We begin the evening with a perfectly made G&T then there is a tutored tasting of a range of gins from small artisan producers. The line up of gins changes with each event, so if you book on again, you get to try a whole new lineup.
24 Feb - 28 Apr 2017
Follow the tale of Italian ice cream seller Jim, and Alice who fall in love strolling along the beach in a 1950s whirlwind romance. However, all is not as sweet as it seems when their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of their son Sam…a very unusual boy! Based on the title story of The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton, this bittersweet tale reminds us of the fragility of life and introduces us to a range of larger-than-life characters who are sure to entertain and delight. Oyster Boy is a multi-award-winning, international production mixing physical storytelling, clown, live singing, dance and puppetry.
24 March 2017 at 7:30pm
Mozart and salieri
“Villainy and genius can never be compatible?“
The opera follows the apocryphal legend that Antonio Salieri poisoned his rival and fellow composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart out of jealousy over his talent. Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) used the short story Mozart and Salieri by Alexander Pushkin as libretto, which also inspired Peter Shaffer’s famous stage play and film Amadeus.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s rarely performed two-hander is a character study, it is a close-up of Salieri and his tormented mind. He’s not just the villain in this story, we see a generous man committed to the art who praises Mozart’s work, but is torn between admiration for his fellow composer and his own jealousy.
In a new English translation and staged by an award-winning team, this original and innovative production will captivate its audience, making us witnesses, if not conspirators, of Salieri’s plan to poison Mozart.
Sung in English and accompanied by piano.
Age suitability: 12+
25 March 2017 at 7:30pm
Walk of shame
What is life without something that makes you feel good?
Ferocious clubber and party girl Eleanor Conway has always been a woman of extremes; she partied around the world as a music journalist, ran off to Asia to work for the triads, made hardcore porn and Tinder’d her way through most of London… Now sober from alcohol and substances she’s failing to find moderation and meaning. A critically acclaimed standup debut about sex, sobriety, sambuca and the modern addict that lies within us all.
31 March 2017 at 7:30pm