Chase away the back-to-school blues at Jackson's Lane

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By LiseS | Monday, September 05, 2011, 08:59

September always has the whiff of getting back to school or work after a languid summer - even after a summer like we've just shivered through. But nothing cures the autumn blues like a trip to the theatre - and Jackson's Lane has a great season of performance, puppetry and children's shows to liven up the mistiest of September evenings.

Direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Foursight Theatre return to Jacksons Lane with the London premiere of the hotly-tipped Bette and Joan: The Final Curtain. This new comic drama is a wry, feisty and irreverent look at two of Hollywood's greatest rival queen bees and their battle for supremacy, and received great reviews up in Edinburgh this August. Bette and Joan: The Final Curtain runs from Tuesday 6 – Sat 24 September at 8pm.

Another Edinburgh hit, John Peel's Shed, comes to Jackson's Lane in October. Adapted from poet John Osborne's acclaimed debut novel Radio Head, John Peel's Shed tells the story of what happened when he decided to listen to a different radio station every day, all day, for a month. Featuring a selection of records previously owned by the late John Peel, this is an opportunity for Peel fans to hear very rare recordings by obscure and now defunct bands. Catch it in Highgate from Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 October.

Younger viewers will welcome the return of The Insect Circus to the venue at half term - roll up to see agile ants, gasp at balancing beetles and beauteous butterflies. Brand new acts will include glimmering glow worms, wild worms and flighty flies - share in the magic of this fabulous variety show for all ages from Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 October at 12noon and 3.30pm.

All these shows and more can be booked on 020 8341 4421, or at the theatre's new-look website at

Got a show coming up in Highgate this autumn? Let us know here or on our events pages!



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    The only London dates of John Peel's Shed take place at Jackson's Lane this week - don't miss out!

    By LiseS at 19:51 on 23/10/11

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