Underneath a Magical Moon

Through her open window Wendy Darling gazes out at the night sky dreaming of blue lagoons, magical moons and the stories that she can tell. But tonight, like no other, has magic in the air... tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal team up with leading playwright Mike Kenny to re-imagine the enchanting story of Peter Pan as told by Wendy.

Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields, until Tuesday, November 8. Details: 020 8708 8800

BBC Music Introducing

Harlow Playhouse and BBC Music Introducing in Essex join forces to present a very special series of live gigs, all hand-picked to nurture and give exposure to the freshest artists across the UK.

Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow, CM20 1LS, Tuesday, November 8, 8pm. Details: 01279 431945

Epping Forest Guardian:

Ollie Winiberg from BBC Music Introducing, photo by Laurence Crawley / BBC Essex


It’s 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England - where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather. The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Get ready to judge for yourself in a night of joyous laughter and downright silliness as a crack team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life.

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG, Tuesday, November 8, 8pm. Details: 01245 606505


In this dark comical portrayal of one man’s helplessness in the face of others’ indifference, Cincinnatus, a commonplace resident of a fictional town, is arrested and sentenced to death for an undefined crime. As he awaits execution, the beleaguered prisoner is visited by a host of characters who seem completely incapable of understanding the gravity of his predicament.

The Barons Court Theatre, 28A Comeragh Road, W14 9HR, Tuesday, November 8, to Sunday, November 27. Details: 020 8932 4747

Epping Forest Guardian: RAW Comedy !

Show of Hands

Show of Hands return with special guest Megan Henwood. Featuring songs from 25 years at the top and reunited with the exceptionally talented Miranda Sykes once more, big sounds, uncompromising songs and stunning production make for an evening to remember. Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music – England’s finest and most popular roots partnership and something of a “people’s band”, regularly voicing the hopes, fears and life stories of scores of people in song.

Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London, Wednesday, November 9, 7.30pm. Details: 020 8985 2424