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The Orchard Theatre


Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1ED
01322 220000
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Lady Chatterley’s Lover
FROM:20-02-2020
TO:22-02-2020
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When Clifford Chatterley returns from the war a wounded hero, his young bride Connie does her best to care for him. Neglected and alone, she instigates a love affair with the gamekeeper, Mellors, a relationship that bridges the social divide and challenges convention. In touch, they find the simplest of truths. In lust, they risk the greatest of scandals.

Rupert Hill stars as the lover, Oliver Mellors. (best known for playing Jamie Baldwin in Coronation Street. Recent theatre credits include DEATH OF A SALESMAN (Manchester Royal Exchange) & THE FULL MONTY (UK Tour) and Phoebe Marshall is playing Lady Chatterley (WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, London County Hall).
Lawrence’s most sensual of novels was first published in 1928, but only in 1960 did an unexpurgated version become available, leading to one of the most famous trials of the century. Tender, thoughtful and impassioned, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is the book that changed Britain.

This production contains material of an adult nature
An age guide of 14+ is suggested

Sun Records
FROM:23-02-2020
TO:23-02-2020
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Where Rock’n'Roll Was Born - the Official Sun Records Concert Show
The legendary record label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin’ pioneers, comes to life live on stage.
Revisit the blessed recording studio where the distinctive sound we know and love today was crafted from gospel, blues, hillbilly, country, boogie and western swing by musical visionary Sam Phillips.
His trailblazing Memphis studio brought us That’s Alright Mama, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’, Bear Cat, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rocking Tonight. . . hundreds of hits that would influence the world of music for generations to come.
Rehearsed in an exact replica of the Sun Studios, featuring the musical instruments of the era, starring a multi-talented cast of singers and a supporting cast of amazing musicians.

Family Day
FROM:23-02-2020
TO:23-02-2020
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This year’s Family Day’s theme is The Ugly Bug Ball!

Come dressed ready to dance the day away.

PLUS
Magical Storytime
Arts & Crafts
Theatre Games
Workshops
Party Dance
Bug Parade
Face Painting
Meet The Bugs
Quizzes & Competitions
and lots lots more!

The Sounds Of The 70s with Johnnie Walker
FROM:24-02-2020
TO:24-02-2020
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Following the success this year of Tony Blackburn’s Sounds of the 60s live tour, which has enjoyed a long run of sold out performances across the UK, legendary DJ Johnnie Walker will take BBC Radio 2’s popular Sounds of the 70s radio show on the road in 2020.

The brand new live show will be hosted by Johnnie, who will offer his personal stories and memories from the ‘70s, and will feature a live band and singers who will perform an array of classic hits from throughout the decade. The tour will visit over 20 venues across the UK bringing the Sounds Of The 70s from the studio to the stage for the very first time.

Johnnie Walker said “It’s a real treat for me to be taking my Sounds of the 70s radio show on the road. It’s going to be a great celebration and sing-song of one of the greatest decades in music – we’ll talk about the artists who made it so special and will have an incredible band performing all those classic 70’s hits."

Boyzlife
FROM:25-02-2020
TO:25-02-2020
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Two of the world’s biggest bands BOYZONE and WESTLIFE come together, for the very first time, with a full band production show.

Featuring Brian Mcfadden and Keith Duffy.

This specially adapted theatre production will include many of their greatest hits, the catalogue includes a record breaking 18 Number 1 singles and 9 number 1 albums, and combined record sales of over 60 Million Units.
Expect to hear, World Of Our Own, Mandy, Queen of My Heart, Picture Of You, Words, No Matter What, Uptown Girl, Flying Without Wings, You Raise Me Up, Going Gets Tough, Swear It Again, Father and Son, Love Me For A Reason, My Love and many, many more

Brian Mcfadden featured on all WESTLIFE’S number 1 Singles and Albums and has since had a Solo Number 1 Album.

Keith Duffy is currently touring with BOYZONE on their Final ever Sell out Arena tour.

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers
FROM:26-02-2020
TO:26-02-2020
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BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETERS

28 Years of Rock ’n’ Rolling The World!

This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.

It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One’s Saturday night live programme, “The One and Only”, hosted by Graham Norton.

The show rarely pauses for breath and is, quite simply, the most compelling concert of its kind. The hits just keep on coming - That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and much, much more.

Gag House Comedy Superstars
FROM:27-02-2020
TO:27-02-2020
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Gag House Comedy Superstars returns to The Orchard Theatre in February with a lineup full of headliners!

Gag House Comedy are over the moon to be presenting this night of comedy with acts that will be familiar to you from shows such as Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Britains Got Talent and lots more…

Hal Cruttenden is one of the top stand up comedians working in the UK today and is the headliner for this evening. Hal has made several appearances on Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You and The Royal Variety Performance as well as his regular appearances on shows such as Mock the Week.

Holding the night together is Cally Beaton , a natural storyteller full of intelligent, distinctive and punch-line rick material. She has appeared several times on BBC Radio 4, including most recently on Museum of Comedy and QI.

Jonny Awsum exploded on to the comedy scene some years ago but you will recognise him from the semi-finals of Britains Got Talent in 2017. Since then Jonny has been much in demand on the UK comedy circuit.

Mark Dolan is a Gag House Comedy favourite and always guarantees side splitting laugher. Marks most recent TV appearance was on channel 4’s The Jump but he has also appeared on Balls of Steel, The Worlds … and me and Show Me The Funny as well as winning Celebrity Come Dine With Me.

Tropicana Nights
FROM:29-02-2020
TO:29-02-2020
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The Ultimate 80s Party Night! It’s time to dig out those 80s outfits for the most amazing party ever. Feel The Power of Love while partying with friends at the ultimate 80s themed party, Tropicana Nights!
Totally retro and full of your favourite 80s anthems, our DJ will have you partying the night away. Dance yourself dizzy and indulge yourself in pure 80s heaven! An incredible night guaranteed! (No roller skates allowed). So what are you waiting for?

Grab your friends and family and come on down to the best 80s party in town.

BAR OPEN 6.30pm | EVENT 8pm - 1am
Bar Snacks available.

In The Auditorium.
Age 25+

Vintage Cabaret With Keeley Smith
FROM:01-03-2020
TO:01-03-2020
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Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon at The Orchard Theatre, with live vocals from the exceptionally talented Keeley Smith and a delicious three-course Sunday Roast.

The Ultimate “Showgirl” Experience. Keeley Smith is one of the most sought after female vocalists in the events industry. She has performed at The London Palladium and Barbican Theatres and played Lola La Mar in Copacabana as well as Connie Francis in Let the Good Times Roll. She gained influence from singers such as Amy Winehouse, Chaka Khan, Randy Crawford and Dusty Springfield, her show gets audiences on their feet!

BAR OPEN 12.30pm | SUNDAY LUNCH 1.30pm

Set menu applies. Diners are seated at tables of up to 10.
A correct email address is required to receive your menu and drinks order forms. Please provide this when booking.
In The Restaurant (Accessed via 22 steps)

The Fureys
FROM:01-03-2020
TO:01-03-2020
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Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs I will love you, When you were sweet 16, The Green fields of France, The old man, Red rose café, From Clare to here, Her father didn’t like me anyway, Leaving Nancy, Steal away etc return on Sunday 1st March.

The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival where he shared accommodation with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell. In 1969 with his brother Finbar, he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. In 1971 he moved to mainland Europe where he toured for seven years. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while Dave was still a teenager.

Simon & Garfunkel Story
FROM:02-03-2020
TO:07-03-2020
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Direct from London’s West End and a sold out worldwide tour, The Simon & Garfunkel Story celebrates one of the world’s most successful multi award winning duos.

Now seen by over a 1/4 million people across the world, The Simon and Garfunkel Story is a critically acclaimed concert style theatre show about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo. Using state of the art video projection, lighting and a full live band The Simon & Garfunkel Story is a moving and powerful concert featuring all the hits such as Mrs Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, The Boxer, The Sound Of Silence and many more, this is a show not to be missed!

Come What May - The Ultimate Tribute to Moulin Rouge
FROM:08-03-2020
TO:08-03-2020
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We present to you an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza as you enter the secret world of one of the greatest movie-musicals of all time.

Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including Come What May, Your Song, Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend, Roxanne and Lady Marmalade plus hit songs from The Greatest Showman and other iconic movie musicals.

Travel back in time as the children of the revolution take you on a thrilling non-stop journey into the sexy, disreputable and glamorous underworld of Paris.

It's a ‘Spectacular, Spectacular’ evening of unforgettable dancing, dreams, adventure and above all - love.

Bring Your Own Baby
FROM:09-03-2020
TO:09-03-2020
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Bring Your Own Baby Comedy is the UK’s premier baby friendly comedy club! Our shows feature the funniest comedy stars from the circuit and TV. Our events are all about you, the parents! But don’t worry – we also take great care of our younger guests.

We provide soft flooring, toys, buggy parking and baby changing, so that your baby is happy and you can relax, have a coffee (or a cheeky G&T if you prefer!) and be entertained!

If you need to whip out a bum (the babies please!), a boob or a bottle please feel free… and our comics won’t mind being heckled by our younger guests!*

COMEDIAN LINE-UP CONFIRMED
Juliet Meyers - “laugh- out loud funny, wonderfully bizarre ideas" Chortle
Wendy Wason - "She’s absolutely hysterical!” Jimmy Carr
and MC Alyssa Kyria - "bold, brash, unflappable sketch comic...bringing a vibrant energy" Chortle

Our shows feature a brand new line up of comedians every month. We feature two acts, plus a compere, with a 15 minute interval, and the whole show will last approx. 75 minutes.

* Please note: our brilliant comic will be performing their usual adult material, which is why we have a 15 month age limit for our little laughers.

BAR SNACK MENU AVAILABLE ON THE DAY

Takes place in the Restaurant, accessed by 22 steps.

Adults age 18+ | Babies 15 Months and under

Andy Ford - Live, Daft and Lovely
FROM:09-03-2020
TO:09-03-2020
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The comedy star of the Orchard Theatre’s 2019 Pantomime is back!

After his hilarious performance alongside Steve McFadden as Smee the reluctant pirate, ANDY FORD returns to the theatre with his award winning stand up comedy (Lost Review Awards Best Stand Up Comedy Show UK 2017). Join Andy for an evening of laughter all delivered in an unique and original style that needs to be seen to be believed!

Matt Lucas said, “Andy Ford is just about the funniest man alive,” after catching one of his performances… but don’t just take his word for it, come and see the show yourself… it’s different!

Andy’s special guest on the night will be Star Impressionist from Britain’s Got Talent, Paul Burling (he of the famous Harry Hill impersonation). So bring the family along for a great night of fun and laughter!!

AGE 12+

Joe Brown
FROM:10-03-2020
TO:10-03-2020
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Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown takes to the road to celebrate 60 years in the business.

Combining timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, bluegrass, and rock ‘n’ roll with Joe’s effervescent delivery and humorous reminiscences, this sensational show is a musical journey not to be missed.

Joe’s band includes among others Fiddle virtuoso Tom Leary; Guitar / Mandolin veteran Steve Simpson; Ace Bass player Andy Crowdy and stalwart band member, drummer, percussionist and singer Phil Capaldi.

The Ab Fab Comedy - Dinner Comedy Dinner Show
FROM:11-03-2020
TO:11-03-2020
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Join the Ab Fab girls for a bolly-fuelled night of classic comedy chaos!
A tribute to television’s favourite narcissists, Eddie and Patsy, who are throwing a party to launch their latest venture. And you’ve made it onto the guest list, sweetie! But be warned, these girls like to party hard.

It’s intoxication, self-absorption and high-end shopping all the way. So, as they attempt to schmooze their guests and find investors, things go spectacularly off the rails.
Can Saffy, Mother and Bubble rescue proceedings?

An evening of hilarity with a three-course dinner included.

BAR OPEN 6.30pm | DINNER 7.30pm | Entertainment Throughout

Age 18+
In The Restaurant (Accessed via 22 steps)
Set menu applies. Diners sat at tables of up to 10.
A correct email address is required to receive your menu and drinks order forms. Please provide this when booking.

The Magic Of Motown
FROM:12-03-2020
TO:12-03-2020
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The Magic of Motown , now in its 13th year and seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history.

Come celebrate with us, as were coming out to start off a chain reaction and take you on a musical journey with the biggest Motown party of the year.

Get ready for all the hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance routines and outstanding musicianship in this breath-taking live concert spectacular.

You will be going Loco down in Acapulco as we take you back down memory lane with all the Motown classics from artists such as, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and many many more.

Celebrate the sound of a generation and Reach Out for - The Magic of Motown!

Radio Ga Ga
FROM:13-03-2020
TO:14-03-2020
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Radio Ga Ga - Celebrating the Champions of Rock Queen

The UK’s authoritative Queen Concert Show performed live, in a two-hour rock spectacular!

Be part of the ultimate celebration of one the biggest bands to have ever graced the stage – Queen. Radio Ga Ga recreates the magic, fun & showmanship of the bands touring days, as they played to millions of people every year.

Join us as we take you on a journey through the decades, bringing you all 26 UK Top 10 hits and fan favourites, performed live with an electrifying band such as; Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I Want to Break Free, Somebody to Love, we Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and of course Bohemian Rhapsody.

Join us as we Rock You, and show you We Are The Champions.

Radio Ga Ga; the show that is taking the country by storm.

80’s Live!
FROM:14-03-2020
TO:14-03-2020
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You may have heard of throwback Thursday, now it’s time for the ultimate throwback decade -80s Live!

Join us as we travel back in time to one of the most iconic eras of music for an exciting night out – put your hands together and get into the groove as our live band ‘Electric Dreams’ perform over two dozen chart topping anthems from artists including Duran Duran, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Culture Club, Kim Wilde, Rick Astley, The Human League, A-Ha, Tears for Fears, Wham and more!

Whether you were born in the 80s, were lucky enough to hear these sounds from your very own cassette player or you’ve had a Stranger Things glimpse of 80s life, once you’ve seen 80s Live, you’ll want to relive it again and again.

Blending pop and soft rock, the show includes hits such as Living on a Prayer, The Final Countdown, Don’t You Want Me Baby, Relax, Never Gonna Give You Up, It’s Raining Men, Rio, Tainted Love and so much more.

This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.
Promoter reserves the right to alter the programme.

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac
FROM:16-03-2020
TO:16-03-2020
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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac , the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2020 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s legendary Peter Green era.

Channelling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time.

Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.

Chicago Blues Brothers - A Night At The Movies
FROM:19-03-2020
TO:19-03-2020
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Direct from London’s west end, join the Chicago Blues Brothers and their 11 piece band, for a brand new 2-hour all singing, all dancing hit parade bringing you the greatest movie anthems of all time, performed live in concert.

Featuring songs from Footloose, A Star is Born, Dirty Dancing, The Greatest Showman, the Full Monty and many more, not forgetting all the much loved Blues Brothers classics, with a ton of surprises and lots of lunacy.

Staying true to the legacy and style of Jake and Elwood, performed in the crazy, upbeat and hard hitting style that has made The Chicago Blues Brothers one of the most successful theatre shows touring the globe.

Dig out those trilbys, shades and polish your dancing shoes because we are bringing the party to you in this 2 hour spectacular of non–stop music and laugher. You’ll dance, you’ll sing, you’ll have the time of your life.

Menopause The Musical 2
FROM:20-03-2020
TO:20-03-2020
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In our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four characters as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses.

Hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain - these are a few of our favourite menopausal things! Cruising Through Menopause is a hilarious, heartfelt, reassuring and unflinching look at the joys of menopause and friendship. When your life is a bumpy ride full of twists and turns, it’s hard to find true friends. But step on board and we’ll take you on a trip of self-discovery, love and friendship all backed by a soundtrack of toe-tapping parodied hits!

For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail.

So, all aboard and we’ll have you laughing, singing and maybe even dancing on-stage, as you join us for Menopause The Musical® 2 - Cruising Through Menopause.

Star cast to be announced.

The show is sponsored by iMEDicare as www.mypelvichealth.co.uk

Age advisory 16+

Firedance
FROM:21-03-2020
TO:21-03-2020
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The brand new Latin spectacular - FIREDANCE.
Starring Strictly favourites Gorka Marquez and Karen Hauer, will ignite audiences in 2020.

Argentine Tango – Flamenco – Contemporary – Paso Doble – Samba – Salsa.

Expect hot pulsing beats, seductive choreography and passion that will take your breath away.
With live Latin musicians and a dynamic dance ensemble. A seductive dance experience you strictly won’t want to miss.

It’s time to heat things up - get ready for FIREDANCE.

Derren Brown
FROM:27-03-2020
TO:04-04-2020
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Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show! The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history! Now with his first brand new theatre show in five years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of Showman remains a closely-guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat!

“All I can reveal is that the show will ultimately be about you, the audience member, because that’s what I find most interesting. There are places I’d like to take the audience where we haven’t been before. I always aim to have it deliver more than you’d expect. I’m excited to be at the starting point of that process. Getting it on the road will be my favourite part of the year.”
Derren Brown

Not suitable for under 12s

On Your Feet
FROM:06-04-2020
TO:11-04-2020
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Direct from London and featuring many of the original West End cast, this ‘exhilarating extravaganza’ (Whatsonstage) is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom. Featuring all of their smash hits including Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Conga, Get On Your Feet, Don’t Want To Lose You Now, Dr. Beat and 1-2-3.

Starring Philippa Stefani (RENT, In the Heights, Grease), as Gloria Estefan, George Ioannides (Annie, Mamma Mia!, An Officer and a Gentleman) as Emilio Estefan, Madalena Alberto (Evita, Cats, Les Misérables) as Gloria Fajardo and Karen Mann (Sister Act, Fiddler on the Roof, Sweeney Todd) as Consuelo.

Don’t miss this ‘glorious night out with Gloria’ (Daily Mail) at The Orchard Theatre!

We Love Little Mix
FROM:12-04-2020
TO:12-04-2020
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WE LOVE LITTLE MIX
THE ULTIMATE LITTLE MIX PARTY!

If you love Little Mix, you are going to just L.O.V.E this show! Featuring four fantastic singers and dancers who really capture the look, the sound and all the dance moves of one of the UK’s best loved girl bands.

Little Mix came to fame after winning the X Factor back in 2011 and have gone on to release five albums and many hit singles, including four number-ones.

We Love Little Mix features all live vocals, breath-taking costumes and an impressive light and video show. This non-stop, high energy show is packed with all your favourite Little Mix songs including DNA, Wings, Salute, Black Magic, Love Me Like You, Secret Love Song, Shout Out to My Ex, No More Sad Songs, and many more.

The ‘Allo ‘Allo Comedy Dinner Show
FROM:12-04-2020
TO:12-04-2020
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Poor old Rene, as if things weren’t bad enough. The Germans already have him hiding the painting of the fallen Madonna with the big boobies by Van Clump. Michelle of the Resistance still needs his help to get the British airman back to England. And worst of all, Edith, his wife, still thinks she can sing!

So, when Herr Flick of the Gestapo turns up demanding the whereabouts of the painting it’s testing times for Rene. Even his secret affair with the waitress, Yvette, struggles to raise his spirits!

Oh, and keeping a watchful eye over events is a British agent disguised as a policeman who hasn’t quite grasped the French language.
A fully immersive and hilarious evening with delicious three-course dinner included.

A must for ‘Allo ‘Allo fans. Book now or you vill be shot!

Age 18+
BAR OPEN 6.30pm | DINNER 7.30pm | Entertainment Throughout
In The Restaurant (Accessed via 22 steps)
Diners are sat at round tables of up to 10

Bang Bang!
FROM:14-04-2020
TO:18-04-2020
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When Leontine, a respectable society lady, discovers that she’s been hoodwinked by her husband, Duchotel, who’s always pretending to go hunting but really chasing after other ‘prey’, she vows to take revenge on the philanderer! But while Duchotel’s away, his lifelong friend comes calling – and he’s on the hunt too.

Tessa Peake-Jones became a household name with her role as Raquel in the iconic comedy Only Fools and Horses. Her extensive stage work encompasses the National Theatre and RSC, recent credits include The Winslow Boy and Shirley Valentine.

Tony Gardner first made his name in comedy as part of the award-winning comedy duo Struck off and Die. Since then he has appeared on TV in roles ranging from the My Parents are Aliens to Last Tango in Halifax and on stage in Alan Ayckbourn’s classic Bedroom Farce.

Wendi Peters is most widely known for her role as Cilla Battersby in Coronation Street and is currently appearing in the West End smash-hit musical BIG.

Seven Drunken Nights
FROM:19-04-2020
TO:19-04-2020
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Following sold-out smash hit tours, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres with an even bigger production.

Direct from the West End, the show brings to life the music of Ireland’s favourite sons ‘The Dubliners’. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan. This talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life.

A performance that will have you singing and clapping along to such classics as The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan’s Wake, McAlpines Fusileers, Raglan Road and of course The Seven Drunken Nights.

This celebration of the music of The Dubliners is a celebration of Irish music itself and a guaranteed evening of music, humor and ‘craic’.

Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook
FROM:20-04-2020
TO:20-04-2020
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Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook is a stunning live concert performance, celebrating the music of one of our generations finest singer-songwriters.

Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC Special, the outstanding Katie Markham leads a super-talented six piece band through all your favourite Adele hits plus much more in this internationally acclaimed show – from powerhouse performances with Force 10 vocals through to intimate torch songs and a spellbinding sit down acoustic section.

The world class show faithfully recreates the magic of the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25 - including Chasing Pavements, Make You Feel My Love, Set Fire To The Rain, Someone Like You, Hello, Rolling In The Deep, Skyfall and many more.

Someone Like You also pays homage to some of Adele’s musical heroes, from Etta James to George Michael, via the Cure, to name but a few.

The Rocket Man - A Tribute to Sir Elton John
FROM:21-04-2020
TO:21-04-2020
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Are you ready for Love?
Get ready for take-off as we bring you the number one tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time, Sir Elton John!

Starring world renowned tribute artist Jimmy Love, no one else recreates the flamboyant megastar with as much vigour and brilliance.

Join us as Jimmy and our amazing live band take you down the Yellow Brick Road with 2 hours of glorious Elton hits, from Crocodile Rock to Philadelphia Freedom and the beautiful Your Song to I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues. With Dazzling costumes, stunning vocals and sensational piano solos, this show has it all!

This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

David Baddiel Trolls: Not The Dolls
FROM:22-04-2020
TO:22-04-2020
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Trolls – he terrible people who spend all day insulting and abusing strangers for no other reason than to fill the huge gaps in their souls. There is a common wisdom about how to deal with trolls: don’t, for goodness sake, encourage these people by replying to them.

It’s a good law. And it’s one that David Baddiel has consistently broken. Because David has always seen trolls as hecklers, and if a comedian gets heckled, it is their duty not to ignore the heckler, but to wittily put them down. Over the years, David has spent a lot of time doing this, which has led him to think that there might be a show in it: a show that would say something about how we live now.

David has stories to tell, of the dark, terrible and hysterically absurd cyber-paths that interacting with trolls has led him down. Come with him on this comedy journey into our culture’s most dank virtual underground. You will come back safe, more able to deflect your own trolls, and only a little bit soiled.

Puccini’s La Bohème
FROM:23-04-2020
TO:23-04-2020
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Starring Elena Dee the Korean soprano in her iconic role as Mimi and the celebrated international soprano Alyona Kistenyova.

Directed by Ellen Kent, this brand new production is traditionally staged and features beautiful sets and costumes.

La Bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer.
The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include, a brass band, snow effects and Muzetta’s dog will also make an entrance.

This classic tale of Parisian love and loss features many famous arias including Your Tiny Hand is Frozen, They Call Me Mimi and Muzetta’s Waltz.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Chris Ramsey
FROM:24-04-2020
TO:24-04-2020
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Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour in 2020. Having filled venues across the country including The Newcastle Metro Arena, twice, “Ramsey has the potential to be a mainstream hit, a cult favourite or almost anything in between” (Sunday Times), so don’t miss your chance to catch him live on stage while you can.

Chris has just announced his own live stand-up special which will be available to stream on Amazon Prime this summer. Alongside his wife Rosie he is also the co-host of the no.1 hit podcast Shagged. Married. Annoyed. which has been downloaded a phenomenal 4.5 million times.

Recently seen hosting two series of his very own TV show The Chris Ramsey Show and Chris Ramsey’s Stand up Central (both Comedy Central), he has also been a regular face on many major comedy shows including Celebrity Juice (ITV2), 8 out of 10 Cats (C4), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and Virtually Famous (E4) to name a few.

Burn The Floor
FROM:25-04-2020
TO:25-04-2020
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KEVIN CLIFTON is back with the BURN THE FLOOR cast in 2020…and this time Kevin will be joined by his sister JOANNE CLIFTON!
After the sell-out success of the first ever UK tour of BURN THE FLOOR in 2019, this 5 star production is set to return with a new show.

The famous siblings will tour together for the very first time and will play on their individual successes in an ‘Anything You Can Do…’ inspired them. And what better way to do it than in the world’s leading Ballroom show BURN THE FLOOR!

In the past two decades Burn the Floor has revolutionised Ballroom style. Combining jaw-dropping choreography and ground-breaking moves, Burn the Floor brings their famous, infectious and rebellious energy to the stage every single night in the UK, starring STRICTLY COME DANCING CHAMPIONS Kevin Clifton and Joanne Clifton.

KEVIN CLIFTON says
“Burn The Floor is the show that ignited a spark in me and changed me forever as a performer.
Through Broadway, West End and touring all over the world this show has ripped apart the rule book, revolutionised our genre and inspired and shaped me as the dancer I am today.
In 2019 I returned ‘home’ to Burn The Floor, and I am delighted to say that, in 2020, my sister Joanne will be joining me.”

JOANNE CLIFTON says
“I’m not competitive or anything, but being a World Champion, I have a natural nose for the win, especially against my brother Kev. He’s always done everything first – he was born first, started dancing first, got on Strictly first, joined the amazing Burn the Floor first…oh wait, but I won the Strictly glitterball first, didn’t I?
Burn the Floor? More like Scorch the Earth.
Come and see the show if you want to see who the REAL Clifton Champion is!
Anything he can do, I can definitely do better!”

Shrek
FROM:29-04-2020
TO:02-05-2020
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Dartford Amateur Operatic Dramatics Society Presents...

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

Walk Right Back
FROM:03-05-2020
TO:03-05-2020
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After phenomenal sell out tours, Walk Right Back is…BACK! From the Producers of That’ll be the Day, the show tells the story of the most successful duo of all time - The Everly Brothers.

Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream and Cathy’s Clown, this unique concert-based musical entwines the wonderful, sad yet glorious story of The Everly Brothers around those trademark “harmonies from heaven”.

Follow the brothers rise to fame, through their decade-long feud to the glorious reunion that gave them back to the world, and back to each other.

Thriller Live
FROM:04-05-2020
TO:09-05-2020
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Direct from London’s West End where it is now in its record breaking 9th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer.

Seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, Thriller Live continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history.

You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion, this is a show that you will never forget.

Expect your favourite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, including: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t Care About Us, Dangerous and Thriller plus many more!

The Take That Experience
FROM:10-05-2020
TO:10-05-2020
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As Take That celebrate 30 years as the UK’s number one boy band, The Take That Experience mark over a decade together as the ultimate tribute act with their best show yet!

Wowing audiences everywhere they go with their amazing vocals, replica costumes and electrifying dance routines, they continue to successfully recreate the magic of Take That with the ‘Greatest Hits Tour’.

The Take That Experience bring you all the classic songs you know and love from the 90s through to the present, including smash hits Pray, Relight My Fire, Patience, Shine, These Days and Giants!

The show also features the one and only “Robbie Williams” who brings alive fan favourite songs Angels, Rock DJ and Candy to an already explosive show!

The boys don’t just give you a night you’ll Never Forget… they give you The Take That Experience!

An Inspector Calls
FROM:12-05-2020
TO:16-05-2020
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he National Theatre’s Landmark Production.
Directed by Stephen Daldry

Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production for the National Theatre of AN INSPECTOR CALLS returns after a sell-out London season and American tour. Daldry’s visionary, radical, challenging version of JB Priestley’s classic thriller, hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, has been seen by more than 4 million people worldwide.

When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences.

More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for a whole new generation of theatregoers

Creative team:
Director Stephen Daldry
Designer Ian MacNeil
Lighting Designer Rick Fisher
Composer Stephen Warbeck
Associate Director Julian Webber
Producer PW Productions

Jack Dee
FROM:17-05-2020
TO:17-05-2020
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Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new stand-up tour.

“In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s very much where I come in” says Jack.

Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh, Jack also hosts the legendary Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. Additional credits include presenting Jack Dee’s Helpdesk on BBC Two, C4’s The Jack Dee Show, ITV’s Jack Dee’s Saturday Night, BBC’s Jack Dee’s Happy Hour and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo. “In fact,” explains Jack, “I’ve probably appeared in every TV show with my name in the title”.

Other sidelines include Motivational Speaking, which Jack describes as “Basically a total waste of time, talking to losers, but the cash is decent” and then adds “Don’t print that”. It’s so hard to tell when he’s being serious.

In recognition of his charity work, Jack was denied an OBE in 2015.

Tottenham Legends in Conversation
FROM:18-05-2020
TO:18-05-2020
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Three Spurs legends are coming to town to talk about their action-packed careers as football stars in the Tottenham Legends in Conversation show.

Football fans are invited to join ex-player/manager – Ossie Ardiles, fellow Argentine legend Ricky Villa and the club record holder for appearances – Steve Perryman – as they discuss the big games, dressing room and training ground stories, managers, fall outs and everything you wanted to know about playing and managing a successful football club.

Compere for the evening will be Sky Sports presenter Hayley McQueen.

There will be a chance to pose questions to the stars during the evening. And VIP tickets are available affording the opportunity for a meet and greet with the legendary players and a photograph opportunity before the show.

Tim Vine is Plastic Elvis
FROM:19-05-2020
TO:19-05-2020
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The total sell out at the Edinburgh festival is now on tour! Feel the electricity as Plastic Elvis hits the stage backed by his incredible five piece THE HIGH NOON BAND. He’ll shake, he’ll smoulder, he’ll try and control his hair and in the end he’ll break your heart. Sing along with some of the King’s greatest songs on a breathless night of rock’n'roll.

With support from special guests John Archer as BIG BUDDY HOLLY and song writing legend DAVID MARTIN.

This show will contain moves that even Plastic Elvis himself isn’t expecting.

“I was there. That’s all I know.” -Plastic Elvis fan.

“From the opening fanfare to the emotional finale I was hooked.” -The other fan.

Syd Lawrence Orchestra
FROM:20-05-2020
TO:20-05-2020
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The “Best Big Band in the Land” is back for 2019-2020 and their explosive new show is better than ever!

Hold on tight as Live and Swinging takes you on an exciting journey that is stunning, dynamic, and thrilling. Directed by Chris Dean, this mesmerizing performance is packed with your Big Band Favourites.

Featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Quincy Jones, Billy May, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.

This is definitely a musical extravaganza you won’t want to miss!

Ed Byrne
FROM:21-05-2020
TO:21-05-2020
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Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert!

A TV household name, in the past year Ed has appeared on Live At The Apollo (Host, BBC), Mock The Week (BBC), The Pilgrimage (BBC), Top Gear (BBC) and QI (BBC).

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz
FROM:22-05-2020
TO:22-05-2020
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Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is the biggest, best and most raucous music quiz in the UK.

With over 100 eclectic tracks across 8 different categories per quiz, SFMQ guarantees to ensure everyone in the team can be included, with the ethos of ‘you don’t have to know the answers to have a good time’ it really is the taking part that counts. From Wham! to Weller, Tina Turner to Tinie Tempah, Katy Perry to Tom Petty, from Bruno to Bowie – we have it all.
At the end of the night, crowds are on their feet (and in some cases the tables) dancing and belting out the tunes. We have prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last place – plus Best Team Name. While the ‘Wheel of Forchooon’ bonus round keeps the momentum spinning. It’s a fun, fantastic, memorable night and it’s why people keep coming back to SFMQ over and over again.

It’s a party! It’s a Quiz!

EVENT 8PM - 1AM BAR OPEN 6.30pm
BISTRO MENU AVAILABLE ON THE NIGHT

Age 18+

In The Restaurant
(Please note there are 22 steps up to The Restaurant)

In The Night Garden Live
FROM:22-05-2020
TO:23-05-2020
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In the Night Garden Live show is coming to The Orchard Theatre in 2020!

Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, MakkaPakka and friends are back in their fun-filled live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! Join Igglepiggle as he looks for his friends in the Night Garden by following their funny sounds until he finds them all!

You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music. This completely new show lasts just under an hour and your little ones will be amazed when they see a very special visit from The Amazing Flying Pinky Ponk.

Now in its 11th year, In the Night Garden Live is one of the UK’s favourite family events. Over 1 million people have seen it so far and it gets 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 13,490 parents’ reviews.
There are other shows for young children, but as The Independent wrote,“there’s nothing quite like In the Night Garden Live.”

Robert White Tank Top Tour: Take Two - 'Troubles and Treats'
FROM:24-05-2020
TO:24-05-2020
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Following on from the success of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, and his debut comedy Tour ‘The Tank Top Tour - 2019’, unique and hilarious musical comedian, Robert White, brings you more, but this time with a little of his personal journey, life ups and downs and some quirky tales into the bargain.

Robert White, that gay autistic keyboard-wielding comedian who you’ve almost forgotten [from Britain’s Got Talent 2018], fresh off the heels of his debut tour last year, brings you his unique form of musical stand-up in a laugh packed hour, but this time with a little more edge, a little more personal revelation and a whole new tank top. Just him, some jokes, some songs, a keyboard and maybe a personal trouble or comedic treat, or two.

Robert is probably the only Asperger, dyslexic, cross lateral, gay, quarter-Welsh, webbed-toed comedian on the circuit…probably. In this show, White brings you more of the fun you saw on telly…. plus lots of extra naughty bits.

Some Guys Have All The Luck
FROM:26-05-2020
TO:26-05-2020
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Over 50 years since the release of Rod’s first album, Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story is back in theatres in 2020 with a brand new show, bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration of one of rock music’s greatest icons.

The first half of the show features hits from Rod’s earlier career such as Handbags & Gladrags and You Wear It Well along with some Faces’ favourites like Stay With Me and Twisting The Night Away, all interwoven with some interesting and amusing anecdotes, and takes you on a musical journey through Rod’s career over the last five decades - from humble beginnings to superstardom.

The second half is one big party and includes all Rod’s big hits such as Maggie May, Baby Jane, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Sailing, Tonight’s The Night, The First Cut Is The Deepest and You’re In My Heart.

Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
FROM:27-05-2020
TO:27-05-2020
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Jools Holland OBE DL was born Julian Miles Holland on 24th January 1958 in Blackheath, South East London.

Up The Junction and Cool For Cats gave Squeeze meteoric success and their popularity rapidly extended to America, where their tour included performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

In 1987, Jools formed The Jools Holland Big Band – comprising himself and Gilson Lavis. This has gradually metamorphosed into the current 19-piece Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, which consists of pianist, organist, drummer, three female vocals, guitar, bass guitar, two tenor saxophones, two alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, three trumpets, and three trombones.

Giovanni Pernice - This Is Me
FROM:28-05-2020
TO:28-05-2020
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Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Giovanni Pernice, is back with a BRAND NEW show for 2020, GIOVANNI PERNICE - THIS IS ME!

The showman is set to light up the stage, along with his cast of professional dancers, for his fourth year of touring.

With the Italian’s natural charm, combined with beautiful choreography perfectly complemented by a fabulous soundtrack, THIS IS ME pays homage to the music and dances that have inspired Giovanni’s career, from a competition dancer to one of the biggest names on the hit BBC show.

Expect all of your favourite Ballroom and Latin dances and more…

Dancer, Showman….. Giovanni Pernice - THIS IS ME

Shalamar
FROM:29-05-2020
TO:29-05-2020
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As noted in the British Hit Singles & Albums, Shalamar were regarded as fashion icons and trendsetters, and helped to introduce ‘body-popping’ to the United Kingdom. Jeffrey Daniel brought street dance to the UK – he is noted as the dance mentor for Michael Jackson and the man that taught him the moonwalk. Howard Hewett is a one of the most iconic US soul artistes of all time, releasing numerous solo albums and collaborating or performing with some of the greats including Stevie Wonder, George Duke, Earth, Wind and Fire, Teena Marie, Anita Baker, Dionne Warwick, Deniece Williams, El Debarge. He was recently voted by Soul Tracks as one of the top 10 greatest male soul singers of all time.

The Ballroom Boys
FROM:30-05-2020
TO:30-05-2020
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The Ballroom Boys double act Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are set to return in 2020 with a brand new show - Ian Waite and Vincent Simone….Act Two, after the roaring success of their 5 star rated 2019 tour!

The fabulous Strictly Come Dancing stars promise another wonderful evening of old-fashioned variety - dance, comedy and song!

With beautiful costumes, gorgeous lighting and world class routines, including the Viennese Waltz, the Foxtrot, the Rhumba and of course there has to be another incredible Argentine Tango routine by the master! The boys will be joined by their stunning dance partners and a world class singer.

If you enjoyed The Ballroom Boys, then make sure you don’t miss the hilarious dancing duo when they bring you….Act Two!

The Johnny Cash Roadshow
FROM:31-05-2020
TO:31-05-2020
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Only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back on top form for 2020 with a brand new show. This year award winning Clive John pays homage to Cash’s Career as the Man In Black, alongside his iconic Wife June Carter played by Emily Heighway the Roadshow Horns, and on selected shows The ‘Carter Sisters’. With all the hits such as Man in Black, Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue along-side some of the darker more atmospheric songs from the later American Recordings such as The Man Comes Around and Hurt making this year’s show an emotional roller-coaster of songs through Cash’s career, packed together in one fantastic evening’s entertainment.

With standing ovations every night The Johnny Cash Roadshow is the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world today guaranteed to leave you wanting more.

Friendsical
FROM:01-06-2020
TO:06-06-2020
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Friendsical is an original and unique new parody musical inspired by the gang in Friends, the iconic TV show.

When Ross’s wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachel runs back into his life… will he end up with his one true love?

With original new songs such as ‘(He’s her) Lobster!’, ‘Richard’s Moustache’ and ‘You’re Over Me, When Were You Under Me?’, the gang take on naked Thursdays, a power cut and a dinosaur convention! What could possibly go wrong?

This is a loving parody, not to be confused with the Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. series Friends.

Forbidden Nights
FROM:10-06-2020
TO:10-06-2020
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Forbidden Nights 2020 Tour is here… celebrating our 5th year so it’s bigger and better than ever!

Immerse yourself in this sexy, innovative and classy show this new age entertainment brings you world class circus acts with our signature Forbidden tease. Get ready for your ultimate ‘Forbidden’ night out with two hours of breath-taking action, seductive choreography and our comedian compere for your entertainment.

Abandon your inhibitions at the door as the talented cast of acrobats, live male vocalists, fire acts, aerial artists and world-renowned circus performers flip and spin across the stage in this high-octane show. This fun, sexy & entertaining evening with Forbidden Nights is guaranteed to be a night to remember.

Welcome to the Sexy Circus!®

The Bowie Collective
FROM:15-06-2020
TO:15-06-2020
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Take an incredible two hour trip through the finest work of David Bowie. This group of rock musicians, artists and performers recreate Bowie’s most iconic recordings in exquisite detail against a spell-binding backdrop of lights and visual magic.

With glowing endorsements from the likes of Rick Wakeman and Mike Garson this exciting show is a must for Bowie fans and the Bowie-Curious! From the dark depths of isolation and fractured reality of Berlin to the sheer celebration of Let’s Dance, the amazingly accurate Bowie Collective make it their mission to give you the Bowie show you always wanted – and will never forget.

The ELO Experience - Sensational Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra
FROM:24-06-2020
TO:24-06-2020
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The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction – suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet! ‘10538 Overture’, ‘Evil Woman’, ‘Living Thing’, ‘Diary of Horace Wimp’, Don’t Bring me Down’ and of course ‘Mr Blue Sky’ went on to become the soundtrack of our lives.

The ELO Experience are the world’s foremost multi award winning tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience. Why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a magical musical journey through time.


Running Times: 2h20 include the a 20 min interval.

The Roy Orbison Story
FROM:25-06-2020
TO:25-06-2020
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The one and only Barry Steele takes on the role of ‘The Big O,’ in The Roy Orbison Story®. He comes with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Roy Orbison. Following his West End Debut at The Adelphi Theatre in The West End, Barry is set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in ‘The Roy Orbison Story’ In Concert.

Get ready for an upbeat night of solid gold hits and contemporary genius as Barry Steele and a cast of musicians and singers, celebrate & commemorates the musical legacy of The Big O and his friend.
Barry is joined on stage by the sensational guest pianist Boogie Williams as they present original material written but never sung by Roy Orbison and showcase elements of the symphonic orchestration first heard on the Hologram tour.

That’ll Be The Day
FROM:27-06-2020
TO:27-06-2020
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Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety performance returns with the BEST OF THAT’LL BE THE DAY!

This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of touring!

Featuring smash hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s this is a throwback evening of brilliant entertainment that guarantees to have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over!

Early booking is advised as this ever-popular show attracts a big audience of music lovers ready to party!

Midnight Train To Georgia
FROM:09-07-2020
TO:09-07-2020
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Born in Georgia in 1944, the legendary Gladys Knight began singing with her siblings at age 8, calling themselves “The Pips.” The group opened for many R&B legends in the 1950s before heading to Motown. There started the legend that became Gladys Knight & The Pips.

Capturing the essence of the Multi Award Winning Ms Gladys Knight, Hayley Ria Christian portrays her, capturing the true magic that Gladys Knight provides on stage.

Featuring the hit songs like ‘Baby Don’t Change Your Mind’, ‘Help Me Make it Through the Night’, ‘Try to Remember/The Way We Were’, ‘Part Time Love’, ‘Licence To Kill’ and her signature tune ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’.

Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael
FROM:13-07-2020
TO:13-07-2020
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Direct from London’s West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael tribute show.
Make new memories whilst reliving old classics. The show features all his hits including Father Figure, Freedom, Faith and many more. This is one show-stopping extravaganza you do not want to miss!
You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your best-loved songs from Wham and George’s solo career including Careless Whisper, Freedom 90, Outside and Too Funky!

This show will take you on a musical journey from the moving Jesus To A Child, to the celebration of Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, to everyone’s favourites I’m Your Man and Wake Me Up. Join us as we present our respectful tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time with our stunning stage show that’s taking the globe by storm. The show is now touring in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Ireland and Sweden, with more countries to come.

This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

Giraffes Can’t Dance
FROM:15-07-2020
TO:16-07-2020
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Gerald the Giraffe has a tall, thin neck and long, slim legs. He’s great at reaching the highest shoots on the tallest trees, but he’s not so good at dancing. Now the annual Jungle Dance is just around the corner, and Gerald is longing to join the waltzing warthogs, rock’n’rolling rhinos and cha-cha cha-ing chimps on the dancefloor. But everyone knows that giraffes can’t dance… or can they?

A much-loved book for over 20 years, Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees’ African jungle bursts to life with puppetry, songs, and a company of five playing warthogs, lions, rhinos, chimps – and a very special violin-playing cricket.

Perfect for audiences aged 2+, Giraffes Can’t Dance encourages everyone to dance to their own rhythm, and to just be a little more Gerald.

Director Julia Thomas
Composer Tasha Taylor Johnson

Craig Revel Horwood 2020
FROM:17-07-2020
TO:17-07-2020
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So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Gavin Barker Associates presents.

CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD – THE ALL BALLS AND GLITTER TOUR

The star of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing is taking to the road with his debut solo tour! Join Craig as he talks about his life from Australia to the West End to Strictly, reveals a wealth of backstage gossip with his trademark wit and candour, and gives a very special performance of some of the music which has been the soundtrack to his career.

A fab-u-lous evening of entertainment!

Cat and The Canary
FROM:20-07-2020
TO:25-07-2020
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Twenty years after the death of Mr. West, his descendants gather at a remote mansion to learn who will inherit his vast wealth and the hidden family jewels.

When the heir is revealed, the heritage hunters turn into prey and a chain of macabre events is set in motion; walls crack open, shadows loom and dark secrets are revealed. Will the heirs dare to face the haunting presence toying with them?

When the cat prowls, the flock takes fright…

Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, The Classic Thriller Company presents their adaptation of this mysterious classic.
Starring Britt Ekland (The Man with the Golden Gun, The Wicker Man), Mark Jordon (Heartbeat, Emmerdale), Tracy Shaw (Coronation Street), Marti Webb (Evita, Tell Me on a Sunday), Gary Webster (Minder), Ben Nealon (Soldier Soldier) and Eric Carte (Bouquet of Barbed Wire).

Al Murray
FROM:26-07-2020
TO:26-07-2020
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A time of crisis, the world in chaos, the country divided as it has never been divided before. Questions have been asked and non-answered.

What we need is one man, to step forward, one man with all the answers.

Well you’re in luck, ladies and gentlemen - he’s here and touring the nation.

Beautiful
FROM:28-07-2020
TO:01-08-2020
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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier and Tony Award®-winning West End and Broadway show is coming to Dartford!

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit song-writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Along the way she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, including one of the best-selling albums of all time, Tapestry, and countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof, and The Locomotion.

**** ‘A STREAM OF CLASSICS’ The Observer

**** ‘I FELT THE EARTH MOVE UNDER MY FEET’ Mail On Sunday

The Thunder Girls
FROM:01-09-2020
TO:05-09-2020
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STARRING
BEVERLEY CALLARD
CAROL HARRISON
GARY WEBSTER
COLEEN NOLAN

Fame and greed tore their friendship apart, they haven’t spoken in decades…

Ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors when legendary bands meet up to discuss a reunion? What’s really going on behind the hugs and kisses at those reunion press conferences?

The Thunder Girls were a successful ‘80s girl band until lead singer, Chrissie, sensationally quit the Band to pursue a solo career taking with her, Rick, the Band’s manager. Chrissie broke the Girl Code as Rick was also the boyfriend of Band mate, Roxanne.

At the reunion dinner from hell, Chrissie tries to reunite the band to salvage herself from bankruptcy after being conned out of her fortune by her toyboy husband. Is there a price that will heal the deepest of wounds? And 30 years later, can lightning strike twice? Some friendships never die, even if you want them to…

Jimmy Carr
FROM:29-09-2020
TO:29-09-2020
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Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things.
Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.
But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things.
Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo.
Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket.

What’s Love Got To Do With It
FROM:30-09-2020
TO:30-09-2020
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Brought to you by the award-winning producers behind the hugely successful Whitney - Queen Of The Night, What’s Love Got To Do With It? is the ultimate tribute concert paying homage to one of the most iconic and much loved musical artists of the 20th Century.

In this smash-hit touring theatre show, expect a night of high energy, feel-good rock-and-roll featuring Tina’s greatest hits performed by the amazing vocal talent of Elesha Paul Moses (Whitney - Queen Of The Night, The Voice, X Factor) supported by a full live band.

Looking back on a breath-taking career spanning more than 50 years, audiences will enjoy hearing stunning musical arrangements of Tina’s most-loved classic hits including Private Dancer, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Proud Mary, River Deep, Nutbush City Limits, Simply The Best and many more. This not-to-be missed musical experience is a stunning celebration of one of the greatest female singers of our time.

Harry Redknapp
FROM:01-10-2020
TO:01-10-2020
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I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here winner and famous football manager will be telling stories from his football days and his time in the jungle. Expect a hilarious evening, Harry Redknapp is a great raconteur and has a wealth of hilarious stories.

There will be an audience Q&A at the end of the evening.

Grease The Musical
FROM:05-10-2020
TO:10-10-2020
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The world’s best-loved musical is back! Grittier and more glamorous than ever before.

After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?

With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new version is brought to life by a fresh young cast who bring energy, vitality and passion to this ultimate musical classic.

Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and with choreography by Arlene Phillips, reignite your passion and get ready for an explosion of summer loving.

So round-up your Burger Palace Boys, pick up your Pink Ladies and re-discover why Grease really is the one that you want this term!

10CC
FROM:28-10-2020
TO:28-10-2020
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The legendary 10cc have announced a mammoth 25-date UK tour for Autumn 2020, performing the hits which have singled them out as one of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music.

Marking the 45th anniversary of the release of their mega-hit I’m Not In Love, which landed the band a top 5 single in 10 countries and spawned a No 1 album in the US.

Led by co-founder Graham Gouldman, the art-pop band are heralded in equal measure for their ability to craft ingenious songs that also resonated commercially, with eleven top 10 hits, and over 15 million albums sold in the UK alone. The group also have three No 1 singles to their name – Rubber Bullets, Dreadlock Holiday and I’m Not In Love.

The line-up features Gouldman (bass, guitar, vocals), Rick Fenn (lead guitar, bass, vocals), Paul Burgess (drums, percussion) – both of whom have been with the band since the mid-’70s - Keith Hayman (keyboards, guitars, bass, vocals) and Paul Canning.

The Hollies
FROM:29-10-2020
TO:29-10-2020
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The Hollies are one of Britain’s best-loved bands. Their soaring, distinctive harmonies, brilliantly crafted songs coupled with The Hollies extensive back catalogue of memorable hits has ensured the longevity of one of the greatest groups to emerge from the early 1960’s British Rock revolution – a time when British Music began to shake the world.

The band have produced some of the best-loved songs: The Air That I Breathe, American number one: Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress), Bus Stop, I’m Alive, Carrie Anne, the soul-stirring He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother… the list goes on.

The Hollies take great pride in presenting their theatre tours. No support act is needed as their stage performance can last for over two hours. Concert dates in the UK. Scandinavia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand take place on a regular basis. They have never disbanded and have toured Britain and the world every single year since 1963.

Ben Hanlin
FROM:07-11-2020
TO:07-11-2020
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Join Ben Hanlin star of Dancing on Ice (ITV), Tricked (ITV2, NETFLIX) and Ben Hanlin’s live and Deadly (ITV2) as he takes his unique style of fun, cheeky magic on the road!

“The Best Variety Show of The Edinburgh Fringe 2018”
Theatre Weekly

“Amazing”
Kim Kardashian

“Ben Hanlin’s is a magic show packed with entertainment and amazement – you’ll be on your toes throughout”
Ed Fest Magazine

Jason Donovan
FROM:10-11-2020
TO:10-11-2020
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Jason Donovan came into our lives in the late 80s as Scott Robinson in the hit Australian series, Neighbours. Throughout 1988/89 he had several hits and his album Ten Good Reasons was the best-selling album of 1989. His hits included Too Many Broken Hearts, Especially For You (with Kylie Minogue), Any Dream Will Do, Sealed With A Kiss, When You Come Back to Me, Everyday, Nothing Can Divide Us and many more.


The Sensational 60s Experience
FROM:30-11-2020
TO:30-11-2020
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The biggest and best 60’s show touring the UK returns to The Orchard Theatre Dartford for one night only, with a brand new production for 2020. The Sensational 60’s Experience brings you a three hour 60’s spectacular of pure nostalgia. The show with the definite feel good factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960’s. The Sensational 60’s Experience will deliver to you a night never to be forgotten where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat.

Whether you come to this show to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years. Come and experience the musical phenomena of the 1960s for yourself. This is must see 60’s show for 2020

Whitney - Queen Of the Night
FROM:01-12-2020
TO:01-12-2020
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Direct from The West End, experience the ultimate Whitney Houston tribute show as it tours across the UK performing over 100 concerts every year!

Whitney - Queen of the Night is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.This phenomenal production consistently delivers an outstanding concert that has been described as “a powerhouse performance that delivers on every level…”Taking audiences on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of nostalgic hits that include: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, I Will Always Love You, My Love Is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, How Will I Know, Million Dollar Bill, The Greatest Love Of All, and many more…

Join us for an unmissable evening as we pay homage to the Queen of Pop with a sensational cast and a stunning live band.

The Commitments
FROM:22-02-2021
TO:27-02-2021
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The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Returning to tour the UK and Ireland, 5 years after a phenomenally successful, record-breaking run in London’s West End subsequent sell-out tour, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic.

The Commitments received universal critical acclaim following its London World Premiere and was quickly hailed as a smash hit musical sensation. With over 20 soul classics performed live on stage including: Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, River Deep, Mountain High, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Reach Out, Uptight, Knock On Wood, I Can’t Turn You Loose and more!

A guaranteed fabulously-fun night out you will simply never forget.

The Commitments musical has been adapted from the novel by Booker prize winning author Roddy Doyle himself and is directed by Caroline Jay Ranger.

The Orchard Theatre is the main theatre of Dartford, Kent, located at the heart of its town centre. This large 956-seat theatre opened its doors on 14th April 1983 and receives some of the best touring companies in the UK.

The Orchard Theatre was built by Dartford Borough Council to provide the community with high-quality theatre and to encourage them to be involved with the arts. It was officially opened by special guest, His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, in 1983. Since its beginnings the venue has seen numerous successful touring companies grace its stage, presenting popular musicals, comedies, dance pieces, drama, classical music and variety events.

The venue is at the heart of Dartford town centre and its public. It runs various programmes specially to involve local youth with the theatrical arts; this includes having its own drama group and choir (called Orchard Theatre Drama and Orchard Theatre Choir), running summer youth workshops, young writers’ classes, and family days. The commitment to children in the area is also shown by the successful pantomime which is held each year around the Christmas period.

Transport

By Train - The Orchard Theatre is situated in Dartford town centre with Dartford railway station just two minutes' walk-away. There are direct trains from South East London and Kent.

By Car - Easily reached by car, The Orchard Theatre is well sign-posted on all local routes into Dartford. From the A2 and M25 follow signs for Dartford Town Centre.

Parking

The Orchard Theatre recommends the following local car parks that could be used during your visit to the theatre:

Pre-Show Dining, Theatre & Events
Dartford Borough Council Car Park (DA1 1BP) – Free after 5pm Monday to Friday and a short walk over the footbridge.

Theatre & Events
Station Car Park (DA1 1BP) – £1.50 after 6pm Monday to Friday. £4 for all day parking on a Saturday and £1 on a Sunday.

Theatre & Events
Westgate Car Park (DA1 2AJ) – £1 after 6:30pm Monday to Friday, free after 6.30pm on a Saturday and free all day on a Sunday.

Restaurant

Just footsteps from your auditorium seat, The Orchard Theatre is proud to shout about The Restaurant. Enjoy a mouth-watering meal, prepared by our talented chefs using fresh, seasonal produce. Our wine list compliments our dishes perfectly and boasts local wines from Biddenden Vineyard.

You won't have to worry about getting to the show in time! The Restaurant is open prior to most performances, but spaces are limited, so reserve your table today.

Bar

Serving a selection of quality wines, spirits and beers, our bars are open one and a half hours before the performance, so you can enjoy a relaxing drink.

Order your interval drinks before the show and they will be waiting for you - no need to queue at the bar.

Access Info

For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page: orchardtheatre.co.uk/Online/otAccessibility

Tokenline: 020 3011 0755

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