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13 Apr 11 | Division One North
Grays Athletic 9-0 Cheshunt
Wealdstone VS Billericay Town
East Thurrock United VS Brentwood Town
This weekend – FA Cup semi finals from Wembley, Man Utd vs Man City, on Saturday at 5.15pm, Sunday is Bolton vs Stoke at 4pm, at the same time as Arsenal vs Liverpool in the League.
Cricket season is underway, not a good start for Essex in division 2 with a comprehensive defeat by Kent at Chelmsford. Essex’s second game gets underway today against Middlessex at Lords, while in division 1, holders Nottingham start their campaign at home to Hampshire
Snooker – Crucible World Championship gets underway on Saturday, ongoing until 2nd May, with Champion Neil Robertson up against Judd Trump.
Formula 1 – China Grand Prix, qualifying at 7am, race at 8am.
Shock news in Tennis as Andy Murray wins a game! Looking much better on the clay courts preparing for the Madrid Masters and the French open, he beat Radek Stepanek in the Monte Carlo Masters 2nd round.
Golf – Maalaysian Open and Rory McIlroy’s last few days went from bad to worse. Well, from disastrous to even more disastrous as his clubs were lost en route from Atlanta post-Masters.
Athletics – London Marathon this weekend on Sunday morning
Boxing – Amir Khan taking on Paul McCloskey at the MEN Arena in Manchester in defence of his WBA light-welterweight title.
Diving – The diving World Series comes to the UK, with a tournament in Sheffield, including Olympic hopeful Tom Daley.
Man U 2 0 1 Man City Bolton 2 0 Stoke
1st Vettel 2nd Hamilton 3rd Button
Kahn to retain his WBA light-welterweight title.
The Little Mermaid: Queen’s Theatre (Ages 4-8) today at 11 and 2pm
Mike Kenny’s adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale.
TICKETS £5 – £7 call 01708 443333
Stig Of The Dump: Image Musical Theatre (Over 5s) at Thameside Theatre, Today at 2.30pm
A musical adaptation of Clive King’s story,
TICKETS £7 Call 0845 300 5264
Circles In The Sand: Tam Tam Theatre (Under 3s) at Mercury Theatre 18th – 19th April
by Created by Sarah Argent and Marleen Vermeulen
Soft between your toes, pour it… A Mountain…high…low… circles in the sand slipping through your fingers.
Grab it…drop it…where is it gone?
Touch…feel…play. A delightful and enthralling play without words for children under 3 years. At the end
of the show children are invited to explore, discover and play in the sand
TICKETS: £7.70 / £5.65 children and concessions
Beauty And The Beast at Harlow Playhouse, until 18th April with shows at 4.30 and 7.30
New World Productions presents a musical adaptation of the much-loved fairy tale, starring Jonathan Ansell, Melissa Suffield, Danielle McCormack and Jonny Freeman.
TICKETS £15 – £17 CALL 01279 431945
Whistle Down The Wind: Chelmsford Young Generation Amateur Musical Society at Cramphorn Theatre until 16th April with performances at 7.30pm and Saturday Matinee at 3pm
Based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and the screenplay by Willis Hall and Keith Waterhouse and the film by Richard Attenborough and Bryan Forbes. Adapted by Russell Labey and Richard Taylor with music and lyrics by Richard Taylor
TICKETS: £10.00-15.50 CALL 01245 606505
WEST END NEWS
Betty Blue Eyes had its Press Night last night and here is what a couple of reviewers have said….
The Stage, Mark Shenton says: It’s just a month short of 30 years since Cameron Mackintosh teamed up with Andrew Lloyd Webber for the premiere of Cats, and nearly 20 years since Moby Dick became quickly beached in the West End…..Betty Blue Eyes is far from a pig’s ear of a musical, but she may not ultimately bring home the bacon, either, for Mackintosh.
The Guardian, Michael Billington says: Musicals these days are constantly being based on movies. But this witty and delightful adaptation of the 1984 film A Private Function strikes me as better than the original. It would be unfair to say that a silk purse has been made out of a sow’s ear but the show’s creators preserve the satire on small-town snobbery, greed and racism from the Alan Bennett-Malcolm Mowbray movie script while sharpening the storyline and using music genuinely to enhance character.
The national tour cast of Diane Paulus’ Tony-winning revival of Hair is headed to Broadway’s St. James Theatre for a 10-week summertime run, July 5-September 10, with opening night set for July 13. The production, which features a mix of original Broadway cast members, London cast members and newcomers, has played in 20 cities in the past nine months. The return of Hair gives the St. James, a prime Broadway musical house, an interim tenant during the busy summer tourist season. The theater is currently home to American Idiot, which closes April 24. Hair will resume its national tour after the limited Broadway engagement.
American Idiot the Green Day musical has its sights set on Hollywood. Universal Pictures is currently in negotiations to turn the Tony-nominated hit into a feature film, according to Deadline.com. Stage director Michael Mayer will direct the proposed movie, with Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) attached to write the script.