What’s On in South West London: 19 October – 25 October


SWLondoner provides your weekly round-up of what South West London has to offer.


By Jordan O’Brien

This week SWLondoner has events that will have you laughing, crying and possibly even speaking a foreign language. If that sounds like it’s up your alley, take a gander at What’s On this week…


9 to 5: The Musical – New Wimbledon Theatre

Monday 22 October – Saturday 27 October

Tickets: £15-£42

This new musical comedy, direct from Broadway, boasts a stellar all star cast including Natalie Casey (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Legally Blonde the Musical), Bonnie Langford (Chicago, Spamalot, Cats), Ben Richards (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Grease, The Bill), Jackie Clune (Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia!) and Amy Lennox (Legally Blonde the Musical, The Sound of Music) and is based on the hit movie and centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, lying, bigot of a boss. They conspire to take control of the company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do – even in a man’s world. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, Dolly Parton – 9 to 5 The Musical is about teaming up and taking care of business.

Feisty, fun and oh so fabulous! This show features Dolly Parton’s original hit title song, 9 to 5 which won her an Oscar nomination and 4 Grammy Award nominations along with her new Tony and Grammy nominated score.

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Dara Ó Briain – Hammersmith Apollo

Friday 19 September 2012 – Saturday 27 October

Tickets: £25.00

Dara began at the Hammersmith Apollo last night but the comedian of Mock the Week and Apprentice: You’re Fired fame will be continuing his show at the Hammersmith Apollo for another week.

Dara has been numerously been voted one of the greatest comedians of all time, and it’s not hard to see why. You’ll end up in stitches at his hilarious gags ranging from observational humour to stories about his personal life, there’s no doubt you’ll absolutely love this show.

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Tenacious D – Hammersmith Apollo

Wednesday 24 October

Tickets: £39.75

Sticking with our Hammersmith Apollo theme we’ve managed to find another gem, this time it’s American rock band, Tenacious D. While Jack Black may be a little busier these days, galavanting around as Po the giant panda in DreamWork’s Kung Fu Panda, it seems he’s penciled in a little time to get tour with the other half of Tenacious D, Kyle Glass.

The last time the duo were in England was to play at the Reading and Leeds Festival – but that’s no good for us here in South West London, so it’s high time they came here and serenaded us with their satire and comedy which make up Tenacious D lyrics.

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Language Show Live – Olympia National Hall

Friday 19 October – 21 October

Tickets: FREE but requires registration

If you have a yearning passion for languages then boy do we have a treat for you. The Language Show Live is heading to Olympia where it will offer you a wealth of learning, teaching and career development in many different languages. If you want help teaching languages or you just want to learn a language, then you’ll be right at the at the Language Show Live. Have fun and as they say in France, bonne chance!

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Jimmy Carr: Gagging Order – Richmond Theatre

Sunday 21 October

Tickets: £26.00

If you’re not a Dara Ó Briain fan then you’ve got to be a Jimmy Carr fan, you just have to. Jimmy’s well known for his hilarious one liners and questionable tax practices, so it’s no doubt going to be an entertaining night. Gagging Order has already been a well received tour across the country, with Jimmy continuing his love affair with audience interaction, so if you like having a bit of satire at your expense, then this is the perfect night out.

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Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival – Royal Victoria Patriotic Building

Thursday 24 October – 27 October

Tickets: £4 entry at the door

Halloween is fast approaching yet again and the people of Wandsworth won’t be celebrating this year’s Halloween in the traditional sense, instead opting for a slightly more alcohol-infused celebration. Sponsored by Kentish brewer, Shepherd Neame, the event promises plenty of beer, which would be weird if it didn’t, given that it’s a beer festival, and even some cider and wine for that extra elegance. If that’s not enough there will also live music on both the Friday and Saturday.

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