New show announced!

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In the Smoke presents Open Mic Night*
Tales of love, a cappella and everything in between.

A brand new immersive show from UK Community A Cappella Champions and musical storytellers extraordinaire, In the Smoke.

Open Mic Night* features a diverse cast of romantic winners and losers navigating their way through dates, propelled by delicate duets and hot-blooded harmonies.

*So, you don’t get to perform. It’s just the setting for the show. Only we will perform. Sorry. Come watch though 🙂

Three shows @ 7.30pm:

Thursday 6th April
Friday 7th April
Saturday 8th April

Tickets, in advance only, from:
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/in-the-smoke

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BLOG: We’re picking up the pace!

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This week’s rehearsal saw us polishing all the music for the first half of our gig, including a revival of our Voice Festival UK and Choir of the Year sets (Michael’s Into the Void and Classic Rap Battle, André’s Wichita Lineman and Ed’s Sing a Song), while still leaving us time for a run-through of James’ Disney Medley – at the special request of Shirley, who has been practising being a cat all week.

With just two and a half weeks until gig night everyone is giving it their all, and we’re particularly excited about starting work on the physical aspects of the show at our extra rehearsal on Saturday morning. Just as long as André remembers the coffee.

Bring. It. On.

Independence, eh?
Friday 4 July 2014, 8-10pm (bar open from 7.30pm and during the interval)
Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston St, London SE1 3RA
Tickets £10 (£5 concession or FREE for under-16s and school pupils)
www.ticketsource.co.uk/inthesmokeuk

BLOG: Three weeks and counting…

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This week was all about the girls: we had a stonking new solo from Anna in Russian Roulette, Shirley-Anne taking on the female lead in No Air (both arranged by Michael), Mel giving it her all in Hazel’s Happy, Rachel and Lizzie mashing up Joel’s Fidelity/Pumpkin Soup… Katie was the only lady duetter whose partner was present and so who had to share – she and Michael are showing Hazel’s Falling Slowly who’s boss.

The girls also get all the best moves, not least Mel’s octopodeian Ursula impression for Poor Unfortunate Souls in James’ Disney Medley, which gave rise to handy choreo mnemonic ‘After the octopus, get into the bra’. Check it out on the video…

Independence, eh?
Friday 4 July 2014, 8-10pm (bar open from 7.30pm and during the interval)
Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston St, London SE1 3RA
Tickets £10 (£5 concession or FREE for under-16s and school pupils)

www.ticketsource.co.uk/inthesmokeuk

BLOG: One month until independence!

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Most productive. Rehearsal. Ever.

And at just the right time, one month before we take to the stage at the Greenwood Theatre…

As well as picking up two new arrangements (Happy and Falling Slowly, both by Hazel), we brushed up on Joel’s mash-up of Fidelity/Pumpkin Soup, put the finishing touches to Dre’s Wichita Lineman, resurrected James’ Dublin Sky and started work on body percussion for his new four-hander, Water Fountain.

We are so excited right now.

Independence, eh?
Friday 4 July 2014, 8-10pm (bar open from 7.30pm and during the interval)
Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston St, London SE1 3RA
Tickets £10 (£5 concession or FREE for under-16s and school pupils)

www.ticketsource.co.uk/inthesmokeuk

GIG: Friday 4 July – Independence, eh?

We’re pleased to announce that we’re returning to the Greenwood Theatre in London Bridge this summer, and tickets are ON SALE NOW!

With the possible exception of some Independence Day ‘humour’*, this is a no-gimmicks, straight-up, best-of evening of great a cappella. Expect some old favourites, recent favourites, not yet favourites (aka world premieres) and a Disney Medley. Oh yes.

Independence, eh?
Friday 4 July 2014, 8-10pm (bar open from 7.30pm and during the interval)
Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston St, London SE1 3RA
Tickets £10 (£5 concession or FREE for under-16s and school pupils)

Tickets are on sale now (no booking fees!): www.ticketsource.co.uk/inthesmokeuk

* It was the only date we could get the theatre…

GIG: February 7: Friday Night with In the Smoke!

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In the Smoke takes great songs you know and great songs you don’t and arranges them for a cappella voices, retaining what makes them great and adding our original style, flair and stagecraft. Our five new members will be taking centre stage for our first London gig since August, with a batch of premiere arrangements alongside some of your favourites.Doors open from 7pm for a 7.30pm start, with tickets on the door at £5. Rather reasonably priced bar available before, during and after.

www.inthesmoke.co.uk

GIG: VFUK TOMORROW AAAAAH

The last couple of rehearsals have been spent putting the final touches to our set for this years Voice Festival Community Showcase! It’s going to be great. We’ll be singing our most varied set yet, leaving comfort zones trailing behind us!

The details:

Sunday 26 January, 3.30pm (Box Office open from 2.45)

Sarah Siddons Theatre at The City of Westminster College, Paddington Green Campus, Paddington Green, London, W2 1NB

Tickets: Showcase Ticket Only – £7 (£5 concession) when bought online and in advance at: http://thevoicefestival.co.uk/events/community-showcase-2014/

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