An Evening of Delectable Terror
AN EVENING OF DELECTABLE TERROR. Two ghost stories written by A.G. Smith and brought chillingly to life by Alan Birch.
NOW YOU LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP: A babysitter finds
herself trapped in a waking nightmare when she foolishly answers an advertisement in a local newspaper.
AN UNWISE PURCHASE: Arthur Mansell makes a fatal mistake when he purchases an antique with a chequered history.
01 Nov - 02 Nov 2017
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 November 2017 at 7pm
Next Thing You Know
Following sell out shows In February with The Guide To Being Single, Starbuck Theatre Company bring their musical comedy 'NEXT THING YOU KNOW' to the Old Joint Stock this November For 2 nights only.
Next Thing You Know looks at a time in your life where one day you wake up, and instead of a hangover, you have a job. Instead of a fling, you have a live-in girlfriend. And instead of naïve dreams, you have reality. Theatermania describes the show as "Life is like a bartender - it'll only give you so many shots". This is the story of four New Yorkers waking up from their invincible twenties and confronting adulthood in the city that never sleeps.
03 Nov - 04 Nov 2017
Appearing as part of our OJS OPEN DOORS initiative to support and develop new work with Midlands based theatre makers, Third Bird Theatre present UN-TAMED
06 November 2017 at 7:30pm
The Value of Nothing
Welcome. Come on in. Take part in the project launch of Art Works, the new back to work initiative championed by your friend and ours, the fantastic Vince Fine!
And so begins the press conference.
08 November 2017 at 7:30pm
Kings Cross (Remix)
Kings Cross (Remix) uncovers the hidden histories of LGBT communities in London during the 1980s through memories of the Kings Cross area; an area that has undergone radical change since its day as a hub of LGBT communities, bars and culture.
Woven together from the stories of people who experienced it first hand, Tom’s show celebrates a raucous, riotous time in the life of central London where sexuality was for exploring, HIV was causing tragedy, and rights were to be fought for.
10 November 2017 at 8pm
It is 1994. Returning from a successful parliamentary meeting, Macblair and Macbrown meet three weird hacks on a stairwell in the House of Commons. They prophesy that Macblair will become Leader of the Labour party, then Prime Minister, and eventually.. King of the World.
But how seriously will Macblair take these omens?
This is the story of Tony Blair as a Shakespearean tragicomedy. Performed by 4 actors, it uses verse, rap and comedy to examine the inner workings of one of the most detested men in modern political discourse.
'Do you like politics? Do you know your Shakespeare? Then you're going to love Macblair.' **** Fringe Guru http://brighton.fringeguru.com/reviews/brighton-2017/macblair
'Bloody good theatre' Fringe Review
11 November 2017 at 8pm
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.
28 Oct - 23 Dec 2017
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Barbara Brownskirt.
Barbara Brownskirt is the self-appointed poet-in-residence at the 197 bus stop, Croydon Road, Penge. To date she has written 22 volumes of poetry and shows no sign of slowing down. This is her first full length show which is an anarchic presentation of being a poor, unsuccessful lesbian poet alive in 21st century Britain today. Barbara is anorak wearing, unlucky in love, an obsessive Judi Dench fan and her poems are comic but also very moving.
16 November 2017 at 8pm
Wake Up & Deirdrealize
A ridiculous, outlandish, improvised, character romp, guaranteed to take you on the most thrilling rollercoaster ride of your life
Deirdre Me is on a mission to show the world how awesome it is, one person at a time, starting with you. Hailing all the way from Texas-Tennessee, Deirdre is more magnanimous than Gandhi, sexier than chocolate, hotter than the sun. With an artillery of brash offensive charm, outlandish opinions and ridiculous ideas she is locked, loaded and ready to open fire in pursuit of your awesomeness. If you think you don’t want that, trust Deirdre when she tells you ‘you sure as hell need it’. The louder you scream, the faster we go!
This is the story of one woman’s desperate search for meaning, in a world where dreams are sold as reality, the notion of ‘fake it to make it’ is pushed to the extreme until even Deirdre can’t keep up the pretence anymore.
A hilarious examination of the constructs of fame, self-help and image and a ludicrous expose of the isolation and loneliness that threaten to engulf us all in our endless quest for perfection. The show is an audacious combination of story-telling and game show, with a dark twist. Everyone is about to ‘Wake Up & Deirdrealize’, not least of all Deirdre herself.
Nincompoops’ first ever full length theatre show is bought to you by the company’s creator, first class Gaulier trained idiot Lucy Harrington.
17 November 2017 at 8pm
Up 'n' Under
Up n Under follows the story of an inept pub team from the Wheatsheaf Arms in a rugby league sevens competition. Ex-pro Arthur's only passions in life are his wife and rugby league. When he hears about the 'Cobblers Arms' pub team and their corrupt manager, Arthur bets his life savings with Reg Welch that he can train any team to beat them.
However, the 'Wheatsheaf Arms' can only muster a side of four whose pride lies in their unbroken record of defeat. The pitifully unfit set of men have to accept the help of a coach, who just happens to be a woman.
They have to struggle through adversity, come up triumphant and become a team.
21 Nov - 26 Nov 2017
One Man, Two Guvnors
In 1963 Brighton, out-of-work skiffle player Francis Henshall becomes separately employed by two men – Roscoe Crabbe, a gangster, and Stanley Stubbers, an upper class twit. Francis tries to keep the two from meeting, in order to avoid each of them learning that Francis is also working for someone else. Complicating events, Roscoe is really Rachel Crabbe in disguise, her twin brother Roscoe having been killed by her boyfriend, who is none other than Stanley.
Complicating events still further is local mobster Charlie the Duck, who has arranged his daughter Pauline's engagement to Roscoe despite her preference for over-the-top amateur actor Alan Dangle. Even further complications are prompted by several letters, a very heavy trunk, several unlucky audience volunteers, an extremely elderly waiter and Francis' pursuit of his twin passions: Dolly, Charlie's feminist bookkeeper, and food.
29 Nov - 16 Dec 2017