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Junkyard - 2017 - West End


It's 1979, rubbish is on the streets, and it's tricky being Fiz. She's 13, she's got no money, her sister's pregnant and her mum thinks she’s a waste of space...

Rick remembers what it's like to be a teenager. So when he decides to build a junk playground in Bristol, he's pretty sure he has the charisma to get a bunch of reluctant kids involved. He's wrong.

But with some old-fashioned emotional bribery, Rick persuades Fiz, Higgy and Ginger to help him. And the project turns from something that means nothing to something that means a lot. And kids that care about nothing, start to care a lot. But darkness has a way of coming back and biting you when you least expect it.


Running Time: Two hours

Rose Theatre

(Kingston, )
24-26 High St., Kingston KT1 1HL, UK


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by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
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by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
New Store No. 2 is the second solo album from Chris Maxwell, a quintuple threat: gifted songwriter, singer, guitarist, producer, arranger. He's best known for the catchy, jagged junkyard rock he made with the legendary New York band Skeleton Key in the 90's and more recent work as half of the Elegant Too production team. With the latter he's composed and recorded music for hit TV series like the Emmy Award-winning Bob's Burgers and produced artists like They Might Be Giants and Jon Spencer ... as one does! New Store No. 2 is being released February 14 (Valentine's Day!) by Max Recordings.
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by TV Scoop - Jan 13, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of PRODIGAL SON, airing on FOX on Monday, January 20, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
As the Olivier Award-winning a?oeBest New Musicala?? Come From Away enters its second year in the West End, it welcomes new cast members from Monday 10 February 2020. This joyous musical tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed, and nerves ran high, but as uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
See what's coming up at the Grand Rapids Symphony! Schedule below!
by Martin Ganeider - Feb 4, 2020
Not sure how to spend Valentines Day? There are plenty of options to spend the afternoon/evening with your beloved one. Apart from all the fine restaurants and Jewellery stores, there is some fine entertainment, offering something for everyone's taste. Here are some of our favorites for Valentine's day.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
The Elmwood Playhouse of Nyack NY will be presenting 'Born Yesterday', written by Garson Kanin and directed by Melinda Pinto. 'Born Yesterday' is a surprisingly thought-provoking romantic comedy that is both funny and resonant in today's world. Love and lawlessness collide when a junkyard tycoon comes to Washington, DC with his girlfriend, ex-show girl Billie Dawn, to buy a senator. 'Born Yesterday' runs March 13th thru April 4th Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm with a Thursday night performance on April 2nd at 8pm and a Saturday matinee on April 4th at 2pm. Tickets are $27 / $24 Seniors and Students.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Leap Day Celebration: A Dance-Off! kicks off the 2020 free AXIS event series! Ten local dance crews will battle each other in front of an experienced panel of local esteemed judges (including yourself!) who will select the very best performances for cash prizes ($2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place), while all dancers will receive small prizes for participating. Join us in this epic and diverse dance-off!
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
Director of The Ford Cynthia Fuentes today announced the launch of a new season of digital programs celebrating the diverse community of artists served by The Ford. The online programs were created in response to the venue's closure due to COVID-19 and will be posted on a variety of platforms.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
Papatango Theatre Company today announced the ten winning monologues from their Isolated But Open - Voices From Across The Shutdown initiative. Filmed performances of the monologues are available now for free on Papatango's website (, alongside the publication of each monologue as a free online PDF by Nick Hern Books.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
The cast of over 50 UK actors taking part in Unprecedented: Theatre from the State of Isolation has been announced.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
A second group of Broadway producers have stepped up to match all new donations up to $1 million