British IrishTheater

14th April
The Elephant Man

By Bernard Pomerance
Joseph Carey Merrick, better known as The Elephant Man, was born in Leicester, England on August 5, 1852, with horrible physical deformities. He spent the better part of his adult life on exhibit billed as The Elephant Man ... Half Man, Half Elephant, at fairgrounds and small storefront freak shows in London. Abandoned, and robbed of his life savings by his manager, he ended up one day at Liverpool Street Station where an angry mob had beaten him, only to be rescued by one of London Hospital’s most lauded young physicians, Doctor Frederick Treves.
Box Office: 818-508-4200  Email:
El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

14th to 20th April
The Pirates of Penzance

Thier second musical of 2019 is The Pirates of Penzance!
Who doesn't love this Gilbert and Sullivan musical of pirates, maidens, and an over bearing Major-General father? Sooo...start memorizing the General's song so you can sing along! "I am the very model of a modern Major-General, I've information vegetable, animal and mineral..."
Tickets call 818-244-8481 e-Mail
Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St Glendale CA.91203

14th April-5th May
The Secret of Chimneys

The Group Rep presents a long-lost Agatha Christie play “The Secret of Chimneys,” directed by Jules Aaron, produced by Kathleen Delaney & Kevin Hoffman, Jr. In this mystery, a cosmopolitan adventurer on a mission discovers more than he bargained for when he arrives at an English country house and finds himself in the center of a murderous international conspiracy. This sinister plot of stolen diamonds, secret oil concessions and exiled royalty unfolds under the purview of both Scotland Yard and the French Surete.
The Secret of Chimneys is Agatha Christie at her best: a comedy of manners laced with murder!
Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre. 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, 91601
Phone: (818) 763-5990



14th April to 15th June
Alice in Wonderland

The Musical is a modern take on Lewis Carroll’s timeless story. Alice falls down the rabbit hole and meets a multitude of familiar characters including the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Mad Hatter and of course the infamous Red Queen. This musical comedy spectacular is filled to the brim with beautiful music, amazing dancing, and pure magic that will wow the entire family! Join Alice as she navigates her way through Wonderland.
Tickets call 818-244-8481 e-Mail
Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St Glendale CA.91203

28th April 6:30pm
The New Port Beach Film Festival

Spotlight on Irish Fillms, live music with a celebration to follow.

Metal Heart. Directed by Hugh O’Conor, Starring Jordanne Jones, Leah McNamara, Moe Dunford, Seán Doyle, and Aaron Heffernan   
Fraternal twin sisters Emma and Chantal are worlds apart. Emma is self-conscious, and unsure of which path to take in life - she dreams of starting a band with her best friend Gary, who secretly has a crush on her. Chantal, meanwhile, is beautiful, confident, and knows exactly where her life is headed. When their parents go away for the summer, their simmering sibling rivalry threatens to boil over, especially when the mysterious boy next door moves back in.
Shown at the Edwards Big Newport 5.  300 Newport Center Dr,  Newport Beach, CA 92660.

2nd May 8:00pm
Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys


The first Thursday of every month At the Steve Allen Theater Naughty, lovely, and obscure musical gems of the 1910's, 20's and 30s performed with authenticity by the enchanting Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys.Film Historian Jerry Beck presents rare vintage 16mm films to open the show. 4773 Hollywood Boulevard, LA, CA 90027 for tickets Call 800-595-4849

1st June 8:00pm
Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone

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Part of the British Invasion that produced the Beatles and the Stones, Herman's Hermits made their mark on the pop charts with more than 60 millions records sold. Led by charismatic singer Peter Noone, the band put up hit after hit in the '60s including "I'm Into Something Good," "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter," "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat," "There's a Kind of Hush," "A Must To Avoid," the novelty classic "I'm Henry VIII, I Am," and many more. Decades later, Noone's extraordinary talent, wit and compelling stage presence still delight loyal fans, who call themselves Noonatics. Don't miss this chance to experience one of the original English beat bands live in concert at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.CA
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26th to 29th June 8:00pm
Eddie Izzard

Wunderbar international tour,
Eddie Izzard is a British stand-up comedian, actor, writer and political activist. His comedic style takes the form of rambling whimsical monologue and self-referential pantomime. Wunderbar is a delicious insight into the surreal and fantastical world of Eddie Izzard. This is intelligent Bunkum of the highest order.
Wunderbar began life at La Nouvelle Seine, a floating theatre in Paris on the Seine where Eddie began to improvise his new show in French. He then flipped countries and continued developing the show improvising in Berlin in German. Now after more development in English, Eddie is ready to share Wunderbar with the world…
But will make sure the language fits the country!
Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028  Phone:1 323-308-6363


22nd February 2:00pm
Welsh Choir of Southern California

Come and Sing and Learn more about Welsh Music, especially Welsh Hymn tunes.
Special music will be led by the Welsh Choir of Southern California.
A Te Bach will follow the program.
The Fifth Annual St. David's Day Celebration
at Monte Vista Grove Homes. 2889 San Pasqual Street, Pasadena, California

For more information please contact Huw Christopher at
or (850) 209-6931


15th March 11:00am
Annual Canoga Park St Patricl's Day Celebration.


Community March, Live Irish Music & Comedy featuring True Thomas, Owen Dara and many more,
Vendors, Free Food, Door Prizes and much more! Great Family Fun for All Ages
A FREE Event presented by the Canoga Park Improvement Association!
Gathering forms at the Madrid Theatre with stages set up at the Farmer's Market!

No Samaritan
Poem's by Sean Gunning

London born and raised during the the 60s, 70s, and 80s by Irish-Catholic parents Sean Gunning's 48 poems about love, war (not pro-war, not anti-war), loss and longing, remembrance and letting go, gratitude, homelessness, human frailty, the paradoxes of urban life, the struggle to be true, the creative process, and humor and laughter. You could say that in one way or another they're all love poems--in all its glory and brokenness. For only $10 (includes shipping & handling). you could read this collection of Poems. Order here:
Almost all sale proceeds will directly fund Tebot Bach's mission, including poetry workshops with the homeless, battered, and war-ravaged. Tebot Bach is a non-profit corporation, so all purchases are tax deduction

The Walford Gazette

The EastEnders Fan Newspaper


From the East Coast to the West a must read for loyal fans, check out this website:

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Brian Boylan’s Artwork
Brian Boylan worked in animation for years in Dublin, London, Sydney and now in Los Angeles  where he has set up home.

Even though he may have left Ireland, he hasn't left the Emerald Isle's swirling mists and legends far behind, with his unique style of painting he has captured all the Celtic Color of his Mythical Homeland. This is a great show and well worth a visit.

His artwork will be on display At the Animation Guild Gallery. 1105 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505
Directions: 818-845-7500.


Every TUESDAY night - 7:30pm to 9:30pm


Michael Patrick Breen

Irish Dancer / Instructor / Choreographer  teaching Irish Set Dancing (Traditional Irish Country Dancing)

Los Angeles (Los Feliz / Hollywood area) Visit a class.

Bring a friend To register for a class or a workshop,

email Michael Breen at

or call 818.504.2210

Visit his Irish Dance website:

Teachers and Students Alike

Check out this web sight for a new way to enjoy the classics


Looking For an English Screen Play

Mad Mike and the Chindits’  (working title only) Feature Action/Drama Historic
This feature 90 page screenplay needs a production outfit.

Logline: This brilliant hard-fighting WW2 Brigadier is hated by his superior officers. It’s the conventional soldiers’ dislike of the unconventional. This soldier is court martialed on trumped up charges and dismissed.Synopsis:Dubbed 'Mad Mike, because he laughed loudly in moments of danger. This fearless, heavy drinking, hard fighting idealist-the acknowledged expert on guerrilla warfare is recommended for the V.C. Astonishingly it’s quashed at senior level. This daring soldier and his strong association with SAS beginnings of which he was Commanding Office; is ill-prepared for a battle he never saw coming. Why in 1952 is Calvert set-up, court-martialled on trumped-up charges dismissed from the Army without pension or benefits. As friends turn away, he falls from favour into obscurity, and starts drinking.Eventually defeating the bottle, he pens a classic, ‘Prisoners of Hope,’ lectures on guerrilla warfare, and secures a post at Manchester University. The most decorated soldier in the British Army sold all his medals for 18,000 pounds, and drank most of it away. He died in an East End London hospital aged 84 in 1998. Montgomery said of him, ‘He’s the only officer who gave me a straight answer.” I now know who had the power to frame this man.
For details on obtaining this screenplay contact Ron Shears:

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