The Epstein Theatre has plenty of action-packed live theatre this October including thought-provoking drama, family fun to keep the little Epsteinees entertained, a fantastic celebration of the finest local talent, and the very best in live music and comedy.

Considered one of the most influential plays of its generation, Daniel Taylor Productions present hard-hitting and gritty drama A Taste Of Honey from Tue 9 – Sat 13 Oct in what marks 60 years since its premiere.

Part of the post-war kitchen sink movement and written by British dramatist Shelagh Delaney when she was just 18 years old, it tells the gripping story of the turbulent relationship between mother and daughter; starring Liverpool actress Sharon Byatt in the role of Helen, and LIPA graduate Sophie Coward as Jo.

There is a full music programme this month, starting on Sun 7 Oct when audiences can celebrate 25 years of the UK’s number one boy band with The Take That Experience, featuring all their biggest hits including Pray, Relight My Fire, Patience, Shine, These Days, Giants and many more.

One of Britain’s greatest progressive and glam rock artists will be celebrated on the Epstein stage when Ultimate Bowie, a salute to David Bowie comes to the venue on Fri 19 Oct; a stunning two-hour showcase of Bowie’s hits, from Space Oddity to Let’s Dance to Blackstar.

Catch one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world, when Dr. Feelgood is in town on Sat 20 Oct performing hit singles Roxette, Back in the Night, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator.

Don’t miss An Irish Hooley on Sun 28 Oct featuring Ryan Ireland and starring Jimmy Cricket, and then expect fast-paced medleys and mind-bending mashups when the multi-award-winning British vocal group Sons of Pitches come to the Epstein on Mon 29 Oct bringing the music offerings for the month to a sensational climax.

Some of the country’s finest comedians are on the line-up this month, starting with internationally acclaimed funnyman Jimeoin, who presents an evening of world-class comedy stand up on Wed 17 Oct in his new show, Result!

Returning due to extraordinary demand, Tom Allen brings his sharp, acerbic wit back to The Epstein Theatre on Thu 18 Oct. Then two of Made in Chelsea’s favourite stars Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle tread the boards with their live, laugh-a-minute extravaganza Private Parts on Mon 22 Oct.

Watch in delight and/or horror as stand-up comedian and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it in Juplicity on Tue 30 Oct.

Young audiences are in for a treat this month with a triple-bill of family entertainment.

Scamp Theatre present a delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man, the award-winning production comes to The Epstein on Sat 6 Oct; and Helen Stephen’s magical book How To Hide A Lion comes to life on Sun 14 Oct with playful humour, dazzling puppets and jazz.

The family fun continues on Tue 16 and Wed 17 Oct as Selladoor Family present Guess How Much I Love You the playful story of Little & Big Nutbrown Hare in a magical show with puppets, live music and interactive play.

October also sees a wealth of local talent take to the Epstein stage, with two shows celebrating the stars of tomorrow.

Local dance company Elite Street Dance Company present Time To Shine, an unmissable showcase of the wonderful talents of their students on Fri 5 Oct.

Then come along and witness the incredible multi-talented cast of young performers from The Heath Perform and LIPA 4:19 Theatre Company who return with Jesus Christ Superstar from Thu 25 – Sat 27 Oct.

With this sensational line-up, The Epstein Theatre’s October offerings really does have something on offer for all.

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