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All Change – A new site is on it’s way! THEATRE SOUTH EAST!

I would like to apologise if posting seems to be a tad erractic at the moment – I keep being asked when I am going to do another personal post as this site seems to have really been taken over by theatre posts now.

So if you are wondering how I am doing in my 101 in 1001 or what crazy things have been happening lately, you will have to wait a little longer – but hopefully not too long.

As well as managing my family, my work and countless other things, I have been spending my time developing a new theatre website.

I split my personal twitter page and my theatre twitter page a little while ago now as they were getting a bit confused. The same is happening with this blog.

So stand by – a bit split is on it’s way. This one will remain all about lil ol’ me  ‘Sammioneill’ and I am about to publish – Theatre South East, a new blog promoting theatre in London and the South East. Pretty well what I have been doing here but a bit more specialised and hopefully will look a bit smarter….. Do you want a quick peek?

Of course you do……




Facebook Page






www.theatresoutheast.com – no, not quite ready – but getting there.

I have quite a lot finalised already but am struggling a bit with the final details so bear with me, it is alllllmost ready. Quite proud with what I have learnt up until now :)

Thanks to Jo Digby Designs I have a new logo. I will miss my Little Miss Magic logo, but I think you’ll agree, she has seen her day.

Little Miss Magic

I thought it was a good likeness. – well maybe not :)




Theatre South East will hopefully be exactly what the same suggests, I hope to provide information about theatre productions in London and the South East, if I could stretch myself any further I would.

I hope to get local theatres fully on board and provide listings, news, gossip, interviews, features, reviews, professional, amateur, you name it. I will also provide my thoughts on West End theatre where I can, because currently I seem to be spending an awful lot of time there (It’s a hard life).

I would be interested to hear what YOU would find useful. Ideas would be gratefully recieved. Please send me a comment in the box provided below.

I will continue to write my Saturday Morning Column for http://www.EastGrinsteadOnline.com and write reviews and articles for

Downstage Centre
and Everything-Theatre

busy busy bee I am.

Please contact me in you have any questions / suggestions.

Thanks for listening, and please support the new site.

Sammi x x x


Aled Jones, Tom Chambers, Wendi Peters, Graham Cole and the Cast of White Christmas The Musical perform the London Premiere of the title song outside a snowy Fenwick of Bond Street, sixty years after the iconic film starring Bing Crosby premiered, and 10

A White Christmas at Fenwicks of Bond Street | Oct 29th 2014

Aled Jones, Tom Chambers, Wendi Peters, Graham Cole and the Cast of White Christmas The Musical perform the London Premiere of the title song outside a snowy Fenwick of Bond Street, sixty years after the iconic film starring Bing Crosby premiered, and 10Despite the wet wet weather yesterday, you may be forgiven for thinking the Christmas had come early. At Bond Street’s most renowned department store Fenwick, the cast of White Christmas led by Aled Jones performed for passers by songs from their upcoming musical which will play at the Dominion Theatre from Dec 8th.

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Dancing Queen, Hawth Theatre, Crawley, England, 10th July 2013,

Dancing Queen, Christmas Party | The Hawth Crawley | Thurs 27th Nov

Thursday 27 November 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley

Forty years since ABBA won Eurovision with the song Waterloo, the internationally renowned Dancing Queen: The Concert hits Crawley with its tribute to one of the biggest selling groups of all time.

Dancing Queen is bringing the show, which is also full of festive fun to The Hawth Crawley this November as part of an extensive national tour, proving that its winning formula of fantastic hits, harmonies and authentic costumes is still going strong after fifteen years touring the world.

Dancing Queen: The Concert captures the sounds of ABBA lyrically, visually and musically. The hit show features many of the favourite hits we all remember including Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Name of the Game, Chiquititta and Money, Money, Money.

Unlike most other Abba shows out there, Dancing Queen: The Concert adds even more shows and songs to the party, by covering songs from the musical Grease as well as top hits from the 70s pop era including Hold Back the Night’, Boogie Nights and Blame it on the Boogie.

Musical Director and Creator Paul Roberts grew up with a passion for music and fell in love with the music of the ‘70s especially the melodies and harmonies of Abba. Paul says: “I wanted to bring a blend and mix of Abba with the classic pop hits of the 70’s and that’s why “Dancing Queen – The Concert” was created. Dancing Queen allows audiences the chance to enjoy live music like it was when it was first created”

Dancing Queen is the ultimate party show and if you looking for an excuse to have fun, reminisce or simply be entertained by some of the best pop music ever written, then Dancing Queen – The Concert is the show for you.

Tickets: £20 can be purchased from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or by visiting http://www.hawth.co.uk.

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Hanging Hooke | The Hawth Studio Crawley | 27th Nov

Thursday 27 November 7.45pm, The Hawth Studio Crawley

By Siobhan Nicholas, performed by Chris Barnes

Robert Hooke was curator of experiments for over twenty years at the Royal Society and is now thought by many to be our English Leonardo. A genius of the 17th century; architect, engineer, chemist, horologist, physicist, astronomer, artist, even musician but Hooke provoked intense loyalty, jealousy, controversy and hatred.

As Curator of Experiment, he poured out a stream of brilliant concepts for the Royal Society. Yet after his death, England’s Leonardo was written out of history; even his portrait mysteriously disappeared. Was this ingenious man buried by another Da Vinci plot?

Then in 2006, a 300 year old manuscript was accidentally discovered in a cupboard in a country house in Hampshire! This is a tale of intrigue and betrayal that explores the captivating 17th century world of new science and discovery.

‘the most wonderful piece of new writing I have seen in years’ Plays International

Actor Chris Barnes began performing at eight years of age when he became a chorister at Westminster Abbey. After graduating from university he ran away to Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey’s Circus in America to train at Clown College.

Since then he has appeared alongside Robert De Niro, Michael Keaton, Keanu Reeves and Allan Bates in the films Much Ado About Nothing, Frankenstein and The Grotesque. And in numerous television and theatrical productions.

Suitable for ages 12+. Tickets: £14 (Discounts: £11). Tickets can be purchased from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or by visiting http://www.hawth.co.uk.

Hoke’s Bluff | Shoreditch Town Hall, London | 18th – 29th Nov

UK Tour: Wednesday 8th October – Wednesday 10th December
London dates: Tuesday 18th November – Saturday 29th November

Award-winning performance company Action Hero’s Hoke’s Bluff, critically acclaimed from a run
at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013 as part of the British Council showcase, now goes on tour this
Autumn. Hoke’s Bluff is a contemporary theatre piece inspired by American teen sports movies,
looking at how the cliches and conventions that we all know from these films can still pack a real emotional punch.

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Myths | Blue Elephant Theatre Camberwell | 18th Nov – 6th Dec

The Greek Myths retold as you’ve never seen them before!

Join the Fates for an evening of hilarity in the underworld as Hammer and Tongs Theatre take on the myths of Ancient Greece, accompanied by live music. Dodge snakes with Medusa’s stylists, chug protein shakes with the goddess of war, and glimpse the dinner-party squabbles on Mount Olympus that really started the Trojan War.

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Scratches | Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell | 16 Nov

Presented by Spare Tyre
you should  brace yourself for new writing that will touch your heart, scuff your emotions.

Gavin Dent directs provocative and abrasive new writing by three emerging artists aged 70+. Writers explore ageing: looking back, looking forward, looking towards death. Scratches challenges prejudice and celebrates diversity.

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BBC Big Band – Frank and Ella | The Hawth Crawley | Sun 16th Nov

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Conductor: Barry Fogie
Vocalists: Elaine Delmar & Iain MacKenzie

Join the internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band for a celebration of two of the finest and most iconic entertainers of our time, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.


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