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Coming up later this month are FOUR work in progress performances of DR FAUSTESS, with songs written by Alexandra Park composer Jamie Masters.

January 22nd to 24th, 2020

at the Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH

TICKETS £10

Performances:

Wednesday 22nd January:           7.30pm

Thursday 23rd January:                2.30pm and 7.30pm

Friday 24th January:                     7.30pm

Running Time: 2.5 hours including interval

https://tickets.thecockpit.org.uk/sales/shows/dr-faustess

Synopsis

666 - this is an emergency!!  Burnt out Dr Madeleine Faustess turns to satanic aid in this modern musical twist on the Faustus story.  Faustess summons a demon to win the glittering prizes life has failed to deliver and maybe triage a few patients along the way. But instead of the great Satan she gets Hal - a hapless junior semi-demon, who causes chaos in her rundown hospital - and her life.

Over the course of one crazy year, Doctor, Demon, and the whole blasted institution discover that damnation has its plus points when there’s more of you.

A sparkling black comedy, with songs, social workers, love, death and zombies, presented as a work in progress. 

 https://tickets.thecockpit.org.uk/sales/shows/dr-faustess

Biographies

Writer - D R Hood

Dictynna’s first feature film as writer/director 'Wreckers' is a cult hit starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.  She has just completed her second feature 'Us Among the Stones' with Laurence Fox and Anna Calder-Marshall.  Dictynna and Jamie Masters (composer) have wanted to work together for a while, and 'Dr Faustess' is providing one hell of an opportunity.

Composer - Jamie Masters

Jamie has for fifteen years sold his soul to the devil in the world of advertising, winning many major awards in doing so.  In a cultural leap of faith he has also written music for several ancient Greek plays. Jamie is a multi-instrumentalist, playing piano, clarinet, recorder, violin, viola, guitar, mandolin, ukulele and banjo. In what time he has left, he invents boardgames and cranky electronic gadgets.

Director - Kolja Schallenberg

Hailing from Germany, the land of the original Faustus, Kolja trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts London.  In Germany, Kolja's prolific work as a director ranges from 'Bacchae' for Theatre League Hamburg through to stadium tour 'Massachusetts - the Bee Gees Musical', featuring original Bee Gees.  Kolja has also recently founded a new theatre in Sweden dedicated to putting on new musicals.

Music Director - Anthony Ingle

Anthony Ingle has over four decades of experience in music and theatre. He is Musical Director and pianist of Impropera, the world’s first improvising opera company. Anthony was the Musical Director of Tête à Tête’s acclaimed revival of 'Salad Days' at the Riverside.   Anthony also teaches at LAMDA where he has MD'd innumerable musicals with the talent of tomorrow including 'Tommy', 'Cabaret' and 'Hair'. We look forward to Anthony's onstage presence in 'Dr Faustess'.  

  

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Music at St Andrew's 2018

A one hour (approx.) programme - tea served afterwards

 

Further events in 2018 include:



Saturday 30 June 7.30pm - Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra

 

Please note:

Saturday 23 June 7.00pm - Alexandra Chorus (with Veronica Chacon & Jerome Royet)
Saturday 14 July 7.00pm - Hannah Gardiner, Jared Bennett, Robert Smith & others

Both of these concerts have been postponed - revised dates to follow

 

 

www.alexandrapark.org

@alexparkparish

 

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Music at St Andrew's 2018

A one hour (approx.) programme - tea served afterwards

 

Further events in 2018 include:


Sunday Afternoon Recitals 4.00-5.00pm

3 June - Recital by Jennifer Lee (piano)

Also:

Saturday 12 May 7.30pm - Fortismere Community Choir

Saturday 23 June 7.00pm - Alexandra Chorus (with Veronica Chacon & Jerome Royet)

Saturday 30 June 7.30pm - Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 14 July 7.00pm - Hannah Gardiner, Jared Bennett, Robert Smith & others
(programme inc. newly-commissioned works & Beethoven Septet - details tbc)

 

Details of a programme of concerts/recitals for the second half of 2018 and in 2019 is awaiting confirmation

 

www.alexandrapark.org

@alexparkparish

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Searching for teenagers train enthusiasts!

My son is in year 7 at APS and is really fascinated by trains and is very knowledgeable about them! He thinks he is the only person his age (12) who likes watching trains, but I thought perhaps there is someone else out there of a similar age (and local) who would enjoy trainspotting with him. 

By trainspotting, I don't mean standing with a notebook noting down the number on the same type of train as they pass by. He likes taking photos and making videos and looking out for more unusual trains. He has done this at Alexandra Palace station and has also travelled into London to Euston, Paddington etc.

Please reply to this blog if you might know someone who would be interested in joining him.

Thanks, 

Mollie

 

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Garden drainage expert needed

This is what happened after the heavy rains over Easter. Almost our entire garden under water. It’s often got waterlogged but this was far worse than usual. It also doesn’t help that the soil in our garden is pretty poor and composed largely of clay.

If anyone can recommend garden drainage experts, I’d be very grateful. 

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The Green Rooms hotel in Station Road wants to convert its yard into a peaceful garden, a place where people can sit and lunch. but it needs some backing to action the plan. Help make Wood Green a better place for all!

Receive TWO COCKTAILS here in August when you pledge £15 to the Wood Green Lunch Garden project! That's a DEAL! (link: https://www.spacehive.com/woodgreengarden) spacehive.com/woodgreengarden

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