All Means All/ Charity Fundraiser/ Rose Theatre Kingston

Hands up. Admit it. You’ve not yet been to the Rose Theatre in Kingston yet. I hope you’ve got a good excuse.

It’s a 900-seater, modelled on an Elizabethan theatre, which manages to feel like a small intimate space. A gift to the rest of us from the Council Tax payers of Kingston.

I’m told that a few weeks ago Dame Judi Dench got so carried away with the Elizabethan spirit of the place that she launched herself into the streets of Kingston town centre in full Elizabeth I regalia, her costume for Midsummer Night’s Dream, to get to a cake shop for a birthday cake for one of here retinue of fairies. Nice. The sold-out run of ‘Dream’ ends this Saturday.

Next Friday 26th there’s a very good excuse to get down there. it’s a jamboree fundraiser for educational charity Parents for Inclusion.

Here’s the line up

Performance poet John Hegley, comedian Liz Carr, poet and former children’s laureate Michael Rosen.

Music is from endlessly original saxophonist Tim Whitehead with Julian Joseph on piano and Mark Bassey on trombone. And the London Community Gospel Choir.

All under the title ALL MEANS ALL

It starts at 7 30. Tickets from the Rose Theatre

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