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Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: Tony Hancock, Lenny Bruce, Where We Come From

Tower Theatre to hold open day after one year in Stoke Newington

29 August, 2019 — By Julie Tomlin

At the Cockpit Theatre on September 6, Two Comedy Suicides is a double bill performed by David Erdos about two unique comedians. Heathcote William’s Hancock’s Last Hour details the final minutes of the legendary British comedian Tony Hancock as he reflects on his life. And written by David Erdos, His Last Cabaret – On the Life, Legacy and Afterlife of Lenny Bruce, looks at the life of the comedian who also came to prominence in the 1950s and 1960s and the destructive forces unleashed against him for daring to broach subjects of sex, politics and religion. More details at tickets.thecockpit.org.uk

•  Part of the John Thaw Initiative Graduate Season 2019, Where We Come From is a series of vignettes which celebrate female pleasure. At the Tristan Bates Theatre from September 5-6, the play aims to help younger women have healthier relationships with their own bodies. More details at www.actorscentre.co.uk/theatre/where-we-come-from/book

Tick, Tick, Boom, heralded as an alternative to hit musical Fame, is an autobiographical musical by award-winning composer Jonathan Larson. The narrative follows the lengths he went to so he could finally get his break in musical theatre. From September 3-8 at The Etcetera Theatre. More details on 020 7482 4857.

• To celebrate one year in Stoke Newington, the Tower Theatre is opening its doors for a day to allow visitors to explore the space and learn about producing plays. The open day on September 7 is an opportunity to try on costumes, learn how to get involved in future projects and hear all about Tower Theatre’s new season. Details on 020 7353 1700.

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