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St Mary’s Exchange Theatre Celebrates Second Birthday

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The Exchange theatre in Twickenham will shortly be celebrating two years as a new public venue with an exciting autumn 2019 Programme of live events lined up with something for everyone.

In October ‘19 The Exchange, which is managed by St Mary’s University will have been open for two years.

Within that two year period the venue has hosted just over 200 public events. Acts that have performed at The Exchange have included top comedians such as Jason Manford and Ruby Wax, music with Squeeze legend Chris Difford and talks by well-known personalities such as Germaine Greer, Russell Brand and Dan Snow. Sixty of the events have been films giving the local public a Cinema option it didn’t have previously.

This autumn the strong comedy line up leads off with Sajeela Kershi and Patrick Monahan on Sept 14th, the women led ‘Token Man Comedy’ returns on Sept 18th including BBC Best Newcomer Janine Harouni, Jason Manford’s Comedy Club makes another visit on Oct 4th and the Scummy Mummies bring their Christmas show in December.

Left - Adam Kay

For live music fans there’s great blues music featuring Ex-Manfred Mann lead singer Paul Jones and Dave Kelly on 17th Sep, Americana legend Chip Taylor on Nov 3rd and innovative string quartet String Fever on Oct 11th. Zimbabwean singer Anna Mudeka brings her African music show ‘Kure Kure’ on Nov 1st.

In the autumn half term there are two great children’s shows: Jay Foreman’s ‘Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children’ on 30th Oct followed by the science magic of Morgan & West on Nov 2nd.

The comic Shakespearean production of ‘Sh*t Faced Shakespeare’ is on for two nights in mid-November and is quickly followed by the first performances of author and Doctor Adam Kay’s new show ‘Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas’. There are also regular talks and films and around Christmas there will be a new pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’.


Right: Anna Mudeka

The popular exhibition celebrating the films that The Beatles made in Twickenham will continue for another month until the end of September and will be followed by an exhibition of art produced by young people based at Heatham House.

Creative Director Stuart Hobday of The Exchange said of the coming events “The Exchange is developing nicely as a live venue and cinema for people in the Twickenham area and we’d like to thank everyone who has attended so far and we hope that they will continue come back and join any newcomers to the venue all of whom will be made very welcome. Please give the venue a go!”  

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