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Visit the Japanese tea house, Café Mori in Wimbledon

Japanese tea house, Café Mori, has a calm and cosy atmosphere offering a selection of teas, coffees, pastries, cakes and desserts (sencha tea, matcha lattes, matcha rolls, crepes and more). It’s the latest independent business to open in Wimbledon town centre. If you’ve not visited them as yet, take a peek inside.

 

Find them at 68 The Broadway, SW19 1RQ, 0208 544 1343.

Villeroy & Boch Opens in Centre Court

A warm Wimbledon welcome to Villeroy & Boch who have opened their new store in Centre Court Shopping Centre.

Villeroy & Boch is a stylish and elegant tableware brand with a longstanding heritage. Born over 270 years ago in Germany, we are proud of our high quality porcelain, crystal and stainless steel accessories which makes every meal a special occasion and every special occasion an exceptional experience.

‘We are very excited to open our brand new store in the heart of Wimbledon and to continue to serve our customers with our implacable, high standard service. We are welcoming our guests with special discount, up to 50% off from recommended retail prices and a fully stocked store, including our very special Christmas range.’

 

Find them on the Upper Mall, Unit 225.

 

Events

Cinderella
7 December 2019 – 5 January 2020

Join Cinderella as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her wicked sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming.
Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients audiences expect, Cinderella features laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses.
You shall go to the ball next Christmas with the spectacular family pantomime Cinderella!

Richard Foreman at Fifty Season: Zomboid! 2 – 7 December, various times

A radical work of art that tells you more than any possible news bulletin about the secret forces in the depths of our lived experience. Combining filmed footage and live stage action, five lost souls wander through an other worldly landscape surrounded by stuffed donkeys.

Zomboid! is part of the Foreman At Fifty season, a yearlong project at New Wimbledon Theatre celebrating American avant garde theatre pioneer Richard Foreman’s 50th anniversary as a theatre artist.

Book Tickets Here

RideLondon Street Party
4 August, Wimbledon Hill Road

Love Wimbledon’s Street Party is back again, celebrating cyclists from around the world as they whizz through Wimbledon on Sunday 4 August. Come and join in the fun!

We’ve got THE BEST view the cheer the ride on! Come along to support the cyclists and enjoy lots of activities for all the family. We’ll also have all our popular favourites, including face-painting, live music, tasty treats and deck chairs for relaxing.

Prudential RideLondon will cycle along Worple Road and up Wimbledon Hill Road towards Wimbledon Village. Find out more about Prudential RideLondon.

 

Richard Foreman at Fifty Season: Lava
1 – 6 July, various times

Richard Foreman’s at Fifty Season is a story about five mysterious shamans who have gathered around a long table and sit listening to the disembodied voice of G-d. He laments the inefficacy of communication and the inability to say what he truly means.

Lava is part of the Foreman At Fifty season, a year long project at New Wimbledon Theatre celebrating American avant garde theatre pioneer Richard Foreman’s 50th anniversary as a theatre artist.

Book Tickets Here

Horrible Histories Terrible Tudors
26 – 29 June, various times

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is, everyone is dead!

Why go and see it? Whether you are a fan of the books or a fan of the tv series, one thing is for sure… you cannot miss this fantastic production!

So it’s time to prepare yourselves for an amazing show with Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips! From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed. Survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience!

 

The auditorium seems to fit combust spontaneously in an explosion of joy and excitement!

-THE TIMES

 

Wholly accessible, educating, entertaining and enjoyable, Horrible Histories live on stage is a tour de force!

-BBC

Horrible Histories Awful Egyptians
26 – 29 June, various times

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is, everyone is dead!

Why go and see it?

Whether you are a fan of the books or a fan of the tv series, one thing is for sure… you cannot miss this fantastic production!
It’s time to prepare yourselves for an amazing show with Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips! From the fascinating Pharaohs to the power of the pyramids, discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt. Are you ready for a rumble with Ramesses the Great? Dare you enter through the Gates of the Afterlife? It’s the history of Egypt with the nasty bits left in!
Wholly accessible, educating, entertaining and enjoyable, Horrible Histories live on stage is a tour de force!
-BBC
The auditorium seems fit to combust spontaneously in an explosion of joy and excitement!
-THE TIMES

The Tiger Who Came To Tea
14 – 16 June, various times

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr direct from a smash-hit West End season.
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!
Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem…,expect to be surprised!
David Wood OBE is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. His many successes include The Gingerbread Man, BFG, The Witches, Meg and Mog, Spot and Babe the Sheep Pig.
★★★★
“This Tiger is the cat’s meow”
The Times
★★★★
“A rare and grrreat achievement”
Mail on Sunday

Running time: 55 minutes

Age guidance: 3+

Book Tickets Here

In The Willows
9 – 11 May, various times

The new Musical of The Wind in The Willows.

Explosive new British Musical, with soaring vocals and spectacular street dance, starring Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe.

Mole’s first day in ‘The Willows’. Her classmates look a bit scary. Surely Mr Badger will look out for her, as streetwise Rattie, rich kid Toad and cheeky Otter teach her the ways of The Riverbank. But when Toad gets locked up for joyriding, the Weasel Clan break into his (lily)pad. It’s now only a matter of time before Chief Weasel reveals Mole’s dark secret…

This classic story is brought leaping into the twenty first century. Featuring ballads, beats and backflips this fresh new musical will be fun for the whole family.

Written and directed by Poppy Burton Morgan (Mouthful, Trafalgar Studios), Choreography from Rhimes Lecointe (Associate Choreographer Zoo Nation), Music from Pippa Cleary (Adrian Mole; Menier Chocolate Factory) and hip-hop composer Keiran Merrick from the award-winning company who brought you Jungle Book and Little Mermaid.

Age guidance 6+

In The Willows incorporates elements of British Sign Language integrated with Hip Hop choreography. There will be audio description available for all performances in Wimbledon.

CAST

Badger | Clive Rowe

Mole | Victoria Boyce

Toad | Harry Jardine

Rattie | Zara MacIntosh

Otter | Chris Fonseca

Chief Weasel | Matt Knight

Owl | Abiola Efunshile

Duck | Seann Miley Moore

Bitchy Rabbit | Katherine Picar

Twitchy Rabbit | Treasure Iyamu

Book Tickets Here

5 Women Wearing the Same Dress
30 April – 4 May, various times

Following last years acclaimed run of The Cagebirds, Full Houses Theatre present Alan Ball’s 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress.
During an ostentatious wedding reception in Knoxville, Tennessee, five reluctant bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the female spirit.

Running time: The running time will be added as soon as it is confirmed.

Book Tickets Here