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Get the biggest gigs and events stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Timothée Chalamet is making his London stage debut in 2020. He'll appear in 4000 miles alongside Dame Eileen Atkins from April 6 until May 23 and tickets go on sale today (December 3). The show will run at the 1,000 capacity Old Vic Theatre in South East London. The Pulitzer nominated play by Amy Herzog follows 21-year-old Leo (Chalamet) who set out from the West Coast cycling across America with his best friend. After weeks of radio silence, no one is more surprised than his 91-year-old grandmother, Vera (Atkins), when Leo turns up on her Manhattan doorstep in the middle of the night.

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His life just starting, hers nearly ended, in a faded Greenwich Village apartment their griefs collide. It'll be directed by Matthew Warchus who's now in his fifth season at the South East London theatre. Tickets for Chalamet's London stage debut are expected to be in high demand. How to get tickets They go on sale at 12pm today (December 3) via seetickets.com or lovetheatre.com. Tickets for the show are priced from £12 plus booking fees.

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EAST 17's Tony Mortimer has reflected on his brother's suicide on the 25th anniversary of Stay Another Day. A version of the 1994 Christmas number one is being re-released this year in association with CALM, a mental health charity, to raise awareness on suicide and depression. 6 Tony appeared on This Morning earlier today Credit: Rex Features Tony, 49, appeared on This Morning earlier today to discuss the track, which he wrote following sibling Ollie's tragic passing. Acknowledging that it had been exactly 25 years to the day that Stay Another Day hit number one, Tony admitted that it started out as a "delicate" album track that he never wanted to be released. He told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: "It was a very delicate album track that was never to be released, ever, but people liked it and I said: 'No, you can't release that because it's kind of a personal one'. "Having no control at all, it got released and it became the biggest hit that we have ever had." 6 East 17 was Christmas number one in 1994 Credit: Not known, clear with picture desk 6 Tony never wanted the album track to be released as a single Explaining why the song was so personal to him, he continued: "My brother committed suicide a couple of years before and I used that as the muse to write a song about loss.

"It turned into a love song - I didn't write my brother a love song, I used that as the loss behind it, and a friend of mine had lost her father. "It was a really personal song just to stay on the album, no-one would know about it... For me, it was so surreal - of all the songs on the album you chose that one!" 6 Tony said the song was deeply personal to him Credit: Rex Features 6 East 17 were huge back in the '90s Credit: Getty - Contributor Tony, who won an Ivor Novello award for writing the song, plays piano on a new version of the track as part of Waltham Forest's London Borough of Culture celebrations, with the lyrics being sung by a choir of 100 local school children. The proceeds will go to CALM [Campaign Against Living Miserably], with the star explaining: "This is for a charity that looks after guys who feel suicidal. "As males, we tend not to talk - all the money goes to charity." 6 A new version of the song has been released to raise money for charity East 17's 1994 music video for 'Christmas' hit Stay Another Day Most Read In TV & Showbiz merry's xmas Inside Alan Halsall and Tisha Merry's £750k mansion with huge Christmas tree JOSS NOT ON Gloomy Jac Jossa looks unimpressed by Dan's letter after Myles' 'cheat' claim PETE PALACE Inside Peter Andre's home as bankrupt Katie Price tries to do up mucky mansion 'DEFINITELY NOT' Peter Andre's wife Emily hits back after he said she wanted another baby PETE'S PITY Peter Andre 'feels sorry' for bankrupt Katie Price & 'promises to pay for kids' Exclusive 5M BUGGING OFF I'm A Celeb loses HALF its viewers amid mounting complaints of dull line-up Directly addressing viewers, he added: "Hopefully being on your show, this might help someone who is feeling so low and you can ring Calm. "To have those thoughts, it's an emergency, you need help. "There is a way out and you need to hold on in there." If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or depression, contact CALM on 0800585858 or Samaritans on 116 123 for confidential advice and support Image copyright Getty Images Comedian Nish Kumar was booed off stage after making a political joke at a charity event on Monday night. Kumar, who hosts the BBC's Mash Report, was performing at the Lord's Taverners annual charity cricket lunch. "You are the only audience in my entire 13-year history of performing that have actually thrown something at me," Kumar said, after a bread roll hit the stage. Radio 1 DJ and Taverners' ambassador Greg James said the behaviour of some of the crowd was "appalling". Skip Twitter post by @gregjames Because I'm seeing some inaccurate press reports, I'd just like to say that the treatment of @MrNishKumar by some members of the crowd at the @LordsTaverners fundraising Christmas lunch yesterday was appalling. It's a charity I was proud to be an ambassador of... — Greg James (@gregjames) December 3, 2019 Report James added he was "embarrassed to be there". The event, at London's Grosvenor House, was raising money to give vulnerable children a start in life through sport. On stage, Kumar described it as "the rowdiest gig I've ever done". Video footage showed him being interrupted by hecklers, one of whom shouted "don't do politics". "It's an election season and I thought it would be interesting to spark a conversation here," explained Kumar, "but clearly the conversation I've sparked is, 'this guy is a bit of an [expletive].' "I did think it would be nice to come here and talk to some people who had a different political outlook to me, and I thought it'd be interesting for me to share my perspective - but clearly that's not been the case." He added: "What I don't want to do is to detract from any of the fantastic work done by the charity," for which he received a round of applause. 'Not gonna leave' But as the routine continued, the audience began a "slow clap", after which Kumar refused to leave the stage. "I'm not going anywhere," Kumar said. I'm full Bercow-ing it," referring to the former House of Commons speaker John Bercow. "I know you want me to do it but I'm not gonna leave. Absolutely not." Kumar was eventually joined by the host of the event, who escorted him off stage. "Can I shake your hand, sir?" he asked. "Ladies and gentlemen, Nish gave his time to come and support this charity today, and I think the very least we can do is say thank you for doing that." Afterwards, the comic took to Twitter to make light of the crowd's reaction. He also posted a 1966 clip of Bob Dylan mocking newspaper reports claiming that his latest concert inspired mass walkouts. The BBC has contacted Lord's Taverners for a comment. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email [email protected]

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