Peter Andre stars in Grease the musical 
Danny, Sandy, the T Birds and the Pink Ladies return in an all-new production of Grease the Musical, which comes to the Churchill theatre in Bromley following a sell-out run at the Leicester Curve. Starring none other than Australian popstar Peter Andre in the role of the Teen Angel, the show is a chance to hear all your favourite hits from the musical – Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’ and You’re the One That I Want live on stage.
Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA. October 8 – 12, at 7:30pm with additional 2:30pm matinees. Admission: £22+/concessions available. www.churchilltheatre.co.uk/Online/default.asp

Photo: Manuel Harlan

A family day out at Charlton House 
Head to Charlton House this Sunday for its Horn Fair: a chance to learn about local conservation, including how to take care of the trees, gardens, historical objects and local bees. A family event, expect educational workshops for both adults and kids, stalls selling local products, expert ‘Horn Talks’, and a chance to handle objects from the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust’s ‘Meet the Collection’ project. Hungry? L’Arte Della Pizza will be on site, keeping visitors well-fuelled.
Charlton House and Gardens, Charlton Road, Charlton, London SE7 8RE. October 13, from 10am – 4pm. Admission: FREE. www.greenwichheritage.org/whats-on/detail/horn-fair-2019

Photo: Nikhilesh Haval

Music and majesty in the Painted Hall 
Hear the music that was written around the same time the Old Royal Naval College’s impressive hall was first painted back in the 1700s. Called ‘Opera Prelude: Music and Majesty’ the event will see a group of young artists present a concert of baroque arias by Purcell, Lully and Handel, under the exquisite ceiling of the Painted Hall.
Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NN. October 12, from 7pm – 9pm. Admission: £40. www.ornc.org

Photo: Philippe Weissbrodt

Voyage into the unknown at the Albany 
Prepare to have your expectations twisted and turned in Hocus Pocus, a dreamlike family show from internationally-acclaimed company Dance Umbrella. The production features two dextrous performers, vivid costumes and eerie props, and leaves plenty of room for the viewer’s imagination to soar. The production is choreographed and directed by Philippe Saire, with dance, theatre and stage trickery set to music from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt.
The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG. October 13, at 2pm and 5pm. Admission £12/£8 concessions.
www.thealbany.org.uk/shows/hocus-pocus

Catford residents take to the stage
Catford residents are among the members of amateur theatre company Artform, who are taking on Stephen Sondheim’s hit musical Merrily We Roll Along. The story follows three friends over a period of 20 years, and the impact events and circumstances have on that friendship. Head to Broadway theatre to show your support.
Broadway Studio Theatre, Catford SE6 4RU. October 9 – 12 at 7:45pm and October 13 at 3pm. Admission: £19.
www.artform.org.uk

 

A celebration of British apples at Woodlands Farm 
Apple Day at Woodlands Farm is a chance to discover and buy difference types of traditional British apples, following this year’s harvest. Have a go at pressing apples into juice and sample some local Kentish cider. It’s not all about apples, either: local folk band Skinner’s Rats will be performing and there will be a chance to shop locally-made honey and jam. If you get peckish, head to the café for tea and cakes, or find something more substantial from the on-site barbecue.
Woodlands Farm, 331 Shooters Hill, Welling DA16 3RP. October 13, from 11am – 4pm.
Admission: £1/£0.50p children.
www.thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org