The Coronet Announces Christmas Season Lineup
Print Room at the Coronet this year celebrates with an entertaining and eclectic programme of events performed in the atmospheric Coronet Theatre or candle-lit Bar. By turns contemporary and traditional, thought provoking and light-hearted, there will be:
11 December 7.30pm
Poetry @ the Print Room returns with readings from Jean Sprackland, Mark Ford, both well-established and highly acclaimed poets and rising star Zaffar Kunial.
12-14 December 7pm
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol adapted and performed by Clive Francis. A 'spellbinding' (Sunday Times) performance of Dickens' classic story of redemption at Christmas in a wonderful Victorian setting.
15 December 8pm
Rhapsody in You
An evening with Richard Thomas, Philip Edward Fisher and Sooz Kempner. A concert like no other, sparkling and irreverent, with the writer of Jerry Springer, the Opera, a virtuoso classical pianist and an award-winning singer and comedienne.
18-20 December 7.30pm
Dead Poets Live. The Dead by James Joyce. Funny, universal and almost unbearably moving, Joyce's short story takes place during a Christmas party on a snowy night in Dublin, 1904.
11 December 7.30pm
Poetry @ The Print Room returns this Christmas Season with readings from:
Jean Sprackland is a poet and author who is celebrated for her tactile transformative poetry. Her fifth and latest collection Green Noise was published this autumn. Tilt was the winner of the Costa Prize in 2007, and her non-fiction book Strands won the Portico Prize in 2012.
Mark Ford is one of the UK's most well-established and distinctive poets. Enter, Fleeing, his fifth and latest collection, displays Ford's power to amuse, move and disconcert. His most recent book, This Dialogue of One: Essays on Poets from John Donne to Joan Murray (2014), was awarded the Poetry Foundation's 2015 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism.
Zaffar Kunial is already an acknowledged star amongst a new generation of poets and the recently published Us was one of the years most anticipated debuts. He has spoken at most major festivals and venues in the UK and recently been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize for Us.
Price £10 See listings below for multi-buy, family and group discounts Poetry @ The Print Room is supported by The TS Eliot Foundation
After selling out in 2014, Clive Francis returns to the Print Room at the Coronet with his highly acclaimed performance as the misanthropic Ebenezer Scrooge, bringing with him a host of Dickensian characters from the spectral Jacob Marley to Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. A veteran of over 20 West End plays and a 100 television and film performances, the most recent being as Lord Salisbury in The Crown, Clive Francis was first introduced to A Christmas Carol back in the late 90's when he played Ebenezer Scrooge for the RSC, which he then went on to adapt into a one-man show. In Clive's words 'Once played, never forgotten. Once you have trod the "path of jagged flints and stones laid down by Scrooge's brutal ignorance", it's hard to get the old boy out of your head'.
Price: £25 Concessions £20
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A night of music, comedy and mischief. If you love Christmas, you will love this. If you hate Christmas, you'll love it even more.
The internationally celebrated concert pianist Philip Edward Fisher performs Gershwin's glorious and much loved master-work, Rhapsody in Blue plus, from the genius who created Jerry Springer The Opera, the world premiere of Rhapsody in You by Richard Thomas and his Me Too song cycle featuring the singer, Sooz Kempner. Richard's work has been applauded around the world from New York's Carnegie Hall, the ENO, Royal Opera House, Sydney Opera House and now, in Notting Hill Gate!
Price: £30 Concessions £20 See listings below for multi-buy, family and group discounts Suitable for ages 12+
18 - 20 December 7.30pm
Dead Poets Live. The Dead by James Joyce.
Together with Dead Poets Live, we are thrilled to be staging The Dead by James Joyce. In a reading that gradually becomes a play, Joyce's compelling short story takes place during a Christmas party on a snowy night in Dublin, 1904. Cast to be announced.
James Joyce was 26 and living in self-imposed exile in Rome when he wrote The Dead. It tells the story of Gabriel Conroy and his wife Gretta, who attend the annual Christmas party hosted by Gabriel's aunts. Over the course of the evening, the story becomes one of lost love, a dead man, and of how the past shadows and ultimately - perhaps - redeems the present. Funny, universal and almost unbearably moving, The Dead is widely regarded as the greatest short story ever written in the English language.
Dead Poets Live have established a reputation at Print Room at the Coronet for dramatic and unusual ways of presenting poetry. This very poetic story is a natural continuation of their style.
Dead Poets Live has brought to the Coronet main stage performers including Glenda Jackson, Toby Jones, Denise Gough, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Isaacs, Robert
Sheehan and Miranda Richardson, reading Byron, Shelley, Yeats, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Edward Thomas and Robert Frost, Auden, Cummings and Stevie Smith.
Prices: £30/25 Concessions £20 See listings below for multi-buy, family and group discounts Suitable for ages 12+
Devised and supported by T.S Eliot Foundation
The proceeds go to the refugee charity Safe Passage, which supports the most vulnerable unaccompanied minors to reach safety in the UK.