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What’s on September - December 2018


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Welcome to a New Season Welcome to the Hazlitt Theatre’s new Autumn Season. With the summer just gone displaying some record weather temperatures we have to prepare ourselves for the colder months ahead. So what better way, as we open the new brochure with the last of the summer sunshine on our faces, than to prepare to come and watch some productions from the very diverse offerings at the county towns very own theatre. Once again The Hazlitt Theatre has not forgotten it’s younger customers with shows such as the classic ‘There Was An A Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly’, ‘Stick Man’ and ‘Wind in the Willows’. The fantastic Hazlitt Youth Theatre will be staging it’s very own unique version of ‘High School Musical’ and of course for our very little customers, The Hazlitt is so very excited to be welcoming ‘Bing Live’ in October. A must see show for all those out there that simply love this little rabbit. For theatre lovers we have two nights of the classic that has stood the test of time when Sherlock Holmes graces our stage with ‘The Sign Of Four’. To counterbalance the edgy and mysterious telling of a Sherlock Holmes story we welcome back ‘Austentatious’.

The amazingly funny cast that improvise their way through the Jane Austen novel ’Lost’ with only the help of the audience to guide them. Music and Comedy galore with the amazing ‘Whitney’ tribute, ‘Blake’, ‘The Real Thing’, ‘The Rolling Stones Story’ to name but a few and plenty of great stand up comedy as we throw open the doors and welcome ‘Jim Davidson’, ‘Harry and Chris’ & ‘Jason Byrne’. And for those of you that like something a little different….’Puppetry of the Penis’ and ‘The Lady Boys of Bangkok’ will have you wowed or in some cases wincing! And finally the Autumn season always culminates the The Hazlitt Theatre’s very own Pantomime Production and boy have we raised the roof this year. A great cast spearheaded by the very charming, very funny and all round great guy, Mr Richard Blackwood. Aladdin will be a pantomime full of fun, song, dance and maybe even some fire!!!! And remember #maidstonesonlypanto Regards Martin Cleverley General Manager

The Hazlitt Theatre is operated by Parkwood Theatres working in partnership with Maidstone Borough Council.


Season Highlights

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Sherlock Holmes The Sign Of Four Bing Live

Tues 9th & Wed 10th Oct

Thurs 22nd & Fri 23rd Nov

Jim Davidson

1st - 31st Dec

Aladdin

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Calendar

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Tues 2nd & Wed 3rd Oct


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Sat 1st Sept, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

Walk Like a Man

Walk Like a Man combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which will leave you wanting more!

TICKETS: £24.50 & £22.50 Concessions

Fri 7th Sept, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

Bob Drury’s

The Neil Diamond Story

The life of a legend in song Sat 8th Sept, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra Internationally acclaimed Pasadena Roof Orchestra presents a show of pure joy for those who love the Swing era, laced with a liberal dose of British humour it is an evening not to be missed

TICKETS: £21.50

Celebrate with Bob Drury and his band the incredible back catalogue of hits by the legendary singer/ songwriter. Prepare to be blown away by Bob’s vocal likeness to Neil Diamond which has been delighting audiences around the world.

TICKETS: £22.50


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Tues 11th - Fri 14th Sept 7:30pm Sat 15th Sept 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Theatre, Musical

Kent Musical Theatre Society Presents

Half a Sixpence

Following their recent productions of West Side Story and Little Shop of Horrors, Kent Musical Theatre Society return to the Hazlitt Theatre for their fifth consecutive year with Half a Sixpence! This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

£16 & £14 Concessions Fri 21 Sept, 7.30pm, Theatre, Music

Celtic Country

This wonderful show brings together the very best of both Irish and Scottish artists with their own style of Country music, plus a hint of American Country, which all emanated from Scotland and Ireland. The show stars Ireland’s International Recording Star DOMINIC KIRWAN, with son BARRY KIRWAN along with special Guest EVE GRAHAM original lead singer of the New Seekers and star of BBC TV’s THE VOICE COLIN CHISHOLM.

TICKETS: £25

Sat 22nd Sept, 7:30pm, Theatre, Adult

Australia’s greatest theatrical export, Puppetry Of The Penis is celebrating their 20th Anniversary with the hilarious Greatest Bits Tour which is sure to make audiences roll in the aisles in uncontrollable fits of laughter. This is a non-sexual show and does contain full frontal male nudity.

TICKETS: £24


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Sun 23rd Sept, 2:30pm, Theatre, Family

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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly This magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart warming family fun.

TICKETS: £12.50 & £11 Concessions

Tues 25th Sept, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

Tiffany

I Think We’re Alone Now

Iconic number one hit single ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ captured the heart of a nation and catapulted her to pop superstardom. She has guest starred on reality TV shows such as Food Network’s Rachael Ray VS. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap, VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club, A&E’s Celebrity Ghost Stories and Food Network Challenge.

TICKETS: £25


Wed 26th Sept, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

A Celebration Of Stage And Screen The Hazlitt Theatre Choir returns to the Hazlitt Stage this summer with Tonight’s The Night! A Celebration of Stage and Screen! The glamour of Hollywood meets the best of the West End in this spectacular evening of show stopping hits from Broadway & the big screen.

TICKETS: £8

Thur 27th Sept, 8pm, Exchange Studio, Comedy

Steve Bugeja Age recommendation 16+ Following three critically acclaimed shows and direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Steve Bugeja hits the road for his third and largest UK tour.

TICKETS:£14

‘An eye for comic detail that’s all his own’ Guardian

Fri 28th Sept, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

Blake

The sounds of classical anthems, big musicals and contemporary songs are set to collide once again, along with the boys lush harmony vocals and irreverent banter. The show features atmospheric video projections, dramatic lighting, live choirs in selective venues only and great instrumentalists.

TICKETS: £21.50

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Sat 29th Sept, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

Whitney

Queen Of The Night

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artists, and together with a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level..

TICKETS: £24.50

Tues 2nd - Wed 3rd Oct, 7:30pm, Theatre, Drama

Sherlock Holmes

The Sign Of Four

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Recommended for age 11+ Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions, The Sign of Four is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes tale, a breathtaking yarn brought to life in this spectacular new stage adaptation.

TICKETS: £20 & £12 Schools


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From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

Thur 4th Oct, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

Simon Goodall and The Bourne Again Shadows

Simon Goodall and the Bourne Again Shadows are widely acclaimed as the most authentic sounding Cliff/Shadows tribute act (even Sir Cliff has said so!). With Cliff classics like Summer Holiday, The Young Ones and Please Don’t Tease; and Shadows’ instrumental hits such as Apache, Wonderful Land and Foot-Tapper, you will be tapping your feet down memory lane!

TICKETS: £20.50

Fri 5th Oct, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

Tina Law Sings

Barbra Streisand Featuring the UK’s top Streisand and her sensational band – crowned No 1 in the 2013 National Tribute Awards. This fabulous show features all of Barbra’s chart-topping hits, but also favourites from her many award-winning movies; Hello Dolly, A Star is Born, The Way We Were and of course her Oscar-winning film Funny Girl which put her on the road to superstardom.

TICKETS: £19.50

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Wed 3rd Oct, London Coach Trip


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Fri 5th Oct, 8pm, Exchange Studio, Comedy

Felicity Ward

Busting a Nut 16+ age restriction

Star of her BBC Radio 4 series ‘Appisodes’ and Netflix special ‘Live From The BBC’, regular co-host of the Guilty Feminist Podcast, Felicity Ward returns smaller and funnier.

TICKETS: £13.50 & £11.50 Concessions

“She’s so bloody funny”

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‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’ The Times

‘Consistently brilliant’ (The Metro)

Sat 6th Oct, 8pm, Theatre, Comedy

Jason Byrne

You Can Come In But Don’t Start Anything Recommended age 14+ The ‘Outright King of Live Comedy’ (The Times), is on the road again for more comedy chaos. Everyone is welcome, but don’t start anything. Grab your ticket before it’s too late.

TICKETS: £21

Sun 7th Oct, 7:30pm, Theatre, Dance

Backlash Ballroom

An intoxicating dance performance guaranteed to wow! Featuring a wonderful soundtrack, including some great homages to movies, plus beautiful lighting. If you LIKE Strictly Come Dancing, you will LOVE Backlash Ballroom!

TICKETS: £21 & £20 Concessions


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Tue 9th - Wed 10th Oct - 10am, 1pm & 4pm, Theatre, Family

BING!

Calling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are coming to Maidstone in the first ever Bing stage show! Join Bing, Sula, Coco and Pando as they find out how to tell stories by pretending, dressing-up and singing songs. Flop and Amma are there to help, but in this magical world of make-believe things don’t always go according to plan…

‘The youngsters were captivated… an absolute family favourite’ Hull Daily Mail

Don’t miss the chance to see your little one’s face as their favourite characters are brought to life in this brand-new show. Full of fun, laughter and music, Bing Live! is the perfect first theatre trip for preschoolers and their families. Going to the theatre… it’s a Bing thing!

TICKETS: Adult: £19.50 & £17.50 Child: £17.50 & £15.50


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TICKETS: ÂŁ25


Fri 12th Oct, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

A Vision Of Elvis

Starring Rob Kingsley winner of The National Tribute Music Awards “Official Elvis Show” and “No.1 Male Tribute” is internationally renowned as the best Elvis Presley tribute concert, touring the world today.

TICKETS: £24.50

Sat 13th Oct, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

The Real Thing

Hear all the hits plus some fantastic covers such as ‘Ladies Night’ ‘Celebration’ ‘Good Times’ & ‘Ain’t no stopping us now’ in an action packed show.

TICKETS: £31.50 Rows A + B Meet & Greet All other rows: £24.50 & £22.50 Concessions

Sun 14th Oct, 1pm & 3:30pm, Exchange Studio, Dance

Alice In Wonderland

A Fantastical New Ballet For The Whole Family Come and join Alice as she enters the curiouser and curiouser world of the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter.

TICKETS: £10 & £9 Concessions


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Sun 14th Oct, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

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Buddy Holly & The Cricketers Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!”

TICKETS: £23.50 & £20.50 Concessions

Wed 17th Oct, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

Stringfever Now, this group are simply first class, audiences are mesmerised by the concept and musicianship. They have turned the way classical instruments are played on its head and perform a stunning show.

TICKETS: £19.50


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Sun 28th Oct, 3pm, Theatre, Family

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Wind In The Willows This exciting and playful take on the tale features a professional cast of energetic performers, catchy new songs and lots of humour that will entertain and delight the whole family!

TICKETS: £16.50 & £14.50 Child

Tues 30th Oct, 7.30pm, Theatre, Drama

Austentatious The Improvised Jane Austen Novel Age Recommendation 12+ Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.

TICKETS: £18.50 & £16.50 Concessions

Thur 1st Nov, 7:30pm, Theatre, An Evening With

TICKETS: £25

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive 10 year anniversary show.!


Fri 2nd Nov, 7:30pm, Exchange Studio, Music

Album Launch

Join us for a fantastic night of live music from local musician Fred Clark. This evening will be the first chance to hear his brand new album in full and celebrate the release of this exciting new batch of songs. There will be support for the evening from another fellow local musician.

Tickets: £10

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Fri 2nd Nov, 8pm, Theatre, Comedy

Flo & Joan Alive On Stage Age recommendation 14+ Following a sell-out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers, musical comedy duo and sisters Flo & Joan are travelling the country with a new hour of their dark and witty songs.

TICKETS: £13.50

‘These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next’ HHHH Telegraph

Sat 3rd Nov, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

The Rolling Stones Story

A high energy concert with all the hits celebrating the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band. Let’s Spend The Night Together in the company of Mick and the boys and experience a truly authentic Rolling Stones spectacle.

TICKETS: £24.50


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Tues 6th - Sat 10th Nov, 7:30pm, Theatre, Drama

the Ghost train Presented by The Willington players

Written by English actor and playwright Arnold Ridley, widely known for his portrayal of Private Godfrey in the classic television sitcom Dad’s Army, this suspense thriller is bound to have you on the edge of your seats! Amateur Hire

TICKETS: £14 & £13 Concessions

Sun 11th Nov, 2pm, Theatre, Dance

The Nutcracker Presented By Vienna Festival Ballet Returning by popular demand, Vienna Festival Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker promises to delight audiences of all ages with its festive setting and lighthearted story.

TICKETS: £21 & £18 Concessions

Tues 13th Nov, 1.30pm & 4.30pm, Wed 14th Nov, 11am & 1.30pm, Theatre, Family

Stick Man

Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s ‘Stick Man’ is coming to the Hazlitt Theatre.

TICKETS: £15 & £13 Child Due to popular demand new show time added on Tuesday 13th November at 4:30pm

‘Wonderfully exuberant and imaginative! Our 3 year old was engrossed from start to finish’ Time Out, Critic’s Choice


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Thurs 15th Nov, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

The Greatest Hits of Motown How Sweet It Is

This stunning 100% live show will have you Dancing On The Ceiling, with songs from legendary artists such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, and many more. Slick choreography and an amazing band delivering the best Motown experience you will ever have!

TICKETS: £25

Fri 16th Nov, 2:30pm, Theatre, Music

Pack Up Your Troubles Following the hugely successful production of THE MAGNIFICENT MUSIC HALL, they now bring you another truly heartwarming show in celebration of the centenary year of the end of World War 1.

TICKETS: £17.50 & £15.50 Concessions

Fri 16th Nov, 8pm, Exchange Studio, Comedy

Harry & Chris Save The World Their songs range from panda repopulation to coming of age to Robot Wars, and they bring love and laughter to a world that needs both more than ever.

TICKETS: £14

‘Amazing, fabulously entertaining’ Jonathan Ross


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Sat 17th Nov, 7:30pm, Theatre, Music

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A Gospel Christmas performed by The Big Sing Gospel Voices The BIG Sing gives people who desire to sing, unique performance opportunities and teaching by expert tutors. The BIG Sing have performed alongside some BIG names already including Ellie Goulding, Blake, London Community Gospel Choir, sung for Jamie Oliver and have toured with Leona Lewis. All proceeds to Bowel Cancer UK

TICKETS: £19.50 Sat 17th Nov, 7:30pm, Exchange Studio, Cabaret

Up Yer Bum Cabaret Age 18+ An evening of cheeky, racy, ridiculous and quite simply “anything goes” fun - all in the name of charity! This show will demonstrate local and national talent, welcoming a dedicated community keen to entertain you! Music, dance, burlesque and comedy – you will be offered it all! THIS is the greatest show! An amateur production organised by charity volunteers. Amateur Hire

TICKETS: £18.50 VIP: £23.50 ( Buy 9 and get 1 Free )

Wed 21st Nov, 7:30pm, Theatre, Cabaret

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

Wonder Women Tour Age 16+ With some of your favourites from the last 20 glorious years re-imagined, added to new scenes of spectacular costumes, choreography and – of course – hilarious comedy!

TICKETS: £24 & £22 Concessions


Jim Davidson On The Road Again Age 18+ The people’s favourite and one of Britain’s greatest ever comedians, Jim Davidson OBE telling it like it is.

TICKETS: £24

Sat 24th Nov, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Theatre, Dance

Mad About Dance Don’t miss it, come and enjoy an afternoon or evening of dance! As always, a donation from both performances will be made to The Heart Of Kent Hospice. Amateur Hire

TICKETS: £12 & £10 Concessions

Thur 6th Dec, 7:30pm, Exchange Studio

Tis The Season

Tis The Season is a hilarious play that shines the light on the awkward and embarrassing moments mixed in with the politics we all experience as employees at the one and only dreaded office Christmas party!! Brought to you by Total Productions

TICKETS: £13.50

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Thur 22nd & Fri 23rd Nov, 7:30pm, Theatre, Comedy


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Next Season Shows Coming in 2019

The Comedy Store Maidstone​ Sat 12th Jan

An Evening of Burlesque​ Fri 25th Jan

Little Star​ *Members priority booking and discount* Sun 27th Jan

Hoot Owl *Members priority booking and discount* Wed 30th Jan

MURDER SHE DIDN’T WRITE Wed 6th Feb

Lee Nelson Serious Joker Thur 7th Feb

Psychic Sally 10th Anniversary tour


Next Season Shows Tues 26th Feb

Naturally 7 *Members priority booking and discount* Wed 27th Feb

MATT FORDE - BREXIT THROUGH THE GIFTSHOP Thur 28th Feb

Lipstick On Your Collar Sun 3rd Mar

The Amazing Adventures Of Pinocchio​ Thur 7th Mar

Crimes On The Nile​ Fri 29th & Sat 30th Mar

The Best of Wham *Members priority booking and discount* Sat 30th Mar

The Noise Next Door​ *Members priority booking and discount*

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Maidstone Film Society 17 September 2018

The membership prices for the season are: Single - £31.00 Couples - £55.00 Concessionary - £26.00 Guests - £5.00 (UK 2017) 100 mins Cert: 15

FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

London 1979. Liverpudlian actor meets ex-noir star Gloria Grahame and an unlikely two year romance ensues. This funny and poignant true-life story boasts terrific character performances from Jamie Bell and Annette Bening, and artfully contrasts their working-class and Hollywood lifestyles.

1 October 2018

(UK/FR 2017) 93 mins Cert:

I AM NOT A WITCH

Zambian-Welsh film-maker Runango Nyoni’s feature debut has won numerous festival awards and concerns a young orphan, Shula who is accused of being a witch in modernday Zambia. Alternately expected to perform for tourists and settle local problems, she finds herself exploited by a local government official.

29 October 2018

[CAN/IRL/LUX/USA 2017] 94 mins Cert: 12A

THE BREADWINNER

Developed from a recent novel, this animated film is set in Kabul, where Parvana’s father is arrested by the Taliban. Her family faces starvation, as females are not allowed out in public unless accompanied by a man. She takes the initiative, becoming the family breadwinner and taking the place of her dead brother, a dangerous situation.

12 November 2018

(UK/IND/PAK 2017) 125 mins Cert: 12A

CAKE

This rich Pakistani soap-opera confection concerns the privileged Jamali family, whose lifestyle conceals numerous problems and secrets. When the extended family descend on a countryside farmhouse for the parents’ 50th anniversary celebrations, skeletons come tumbling from the closet.

19 November 2018

(USA/UK 2017) 115 mins Cert: 15

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Martin McDonagh’s third feature is another stylish, bitter black comedy, this time focusing upon Mildred Hayes, who has hired the titular billboards to denounce the local sheriff for his failure to capture her daughter’s murderer. A multiple-award winner for acting and writing, it manages to continually wrong-foot its audience’s expectations.

3 December 2018

(SW/DEN/NOR 2015) 116 mins Cert: 15

A MAN CALLED OVE

Rolf Lassgard, one-time Wallander star, is a curmudgeonly widower who spends his time enforcing rules at his apartment block and visiting his wife’s grave. Having decided to commit suicide, he turns out to be ‘really bad at dying’. Instead he teams up with his pregnant neighbour, takes in a teenage lodger and exposes local corruption in this amiable, darkly-humorous comedy.

The contact details: Membership secretary Francois-Yves Belver Tel 01622 746078 (or contact the Hazlitt theatre box office) Web site : www.maidstone-film-society.org.uk The films all start at 8:00 pm on Mondays in the Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone


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CLASSES hazlitt YOUTH theatre Thursdays 4 - 5pm - 11 - 14yrs 6.30pm - 7.30pm - 15 - 19yrs Working on many different styles of dance including commercial, contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre, partner work and many more These classes are developed to help build confidence in dance as well as being a fun environment to learn a new skill. Classes for 6 - 10 yr olds coming soon! For further information email: hazlitt.youththeatre@parkwoodtheatres.co.uk or visit www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk

BECOME A HAZLITT THEATRE MEMBER Benefits Include: • Queue jumping • Beat the queue and book first • Two Free Drinks on us • VIP nights • Receive our newsletter • Money saving ticket offers • Seasonal brochure as well as exclusive members offers at Wagamama Maidstone

Membership available from £30

HOW TO BUY: Call our Box Office on 01622 758611 Visit Our Box Office 10:00 - 16:00 MON - SAT Sign up at www.hazlitttheatre.com

Hazlitt Theatre Choir Love Singing? Love learning exciting new material? Love singing your favourites? Well, we cover it all! The Hazlitt Theatre is proud to host it’s own In House Choir, meeting weekly throughout term time in our Exchange Studio, and performing onstage at the Hazlitt Theatre. Covering a wide range of styles and repertoire - we’ve got Musical Theatre, Pop, Acapella & Traditional classics to suit ALL abilities of singers! Come along and join us at one of our termly taster sessions, or better still - sign up for a term and get singing along to all your favourites today! No Audition Required - Bespoke Musical Arrangements Materials Provided - Individual Harmony Rehearsal Tracks - Theatre Trips & Discounted Tickets

Want to check us out in action? Come and see TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT: A Celebration of Stage & Screen (PAGE 15) for a taste of what we do!

x10 week term, x3 terms a year. Only £65 per session!


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5pm - 6pm Children And Youth Theatre 6pm - 7pm, Adult Theatre (18+)

Hop Shed on Fridays Hopshed are proud to produce beautiful, inspirational and groundbreaking theatre! Join now! Our fantastic, inclusive performance workshops involve movement, drama, singing and story-making. Led by Hopshed’s highly experienced and enthusiastic staff, Hopshed’s creative and artistic workshops are specifically designed to encourage members to make friends, develop new skills and grow in confidence in a vibrant and

uplifting environment. Hopshed is Kent’s only truly inclusive theatre, where everyone is welcome and everyone is valued. Supported by The Symbol Trust, Hopshed is currently made up of 60 members with or without disabilities. Find us on Fridays during term time at the Hazlitt Theatre! To find out more or get involved: Email: hopshed@symboltrust.org Tel: 01622 859 216

HATHA YOGA CLASSES with Yvonne Celder BWY (British Wheel of Yoga) Dip Hazlitt Theatre, Wednesdays between 12 – 1.00 pm Mixed ability Yoga classes for all, beginners through to intermediate. A mixture of static and flowing Yoga, concentrating on alignment, breath control and relaxation. Energise your body for the day ahead, learn to relax and let go of any stress and tension in this fast no time for ourselves life we all lead. Take one hour out for yourself and notice the change within you.

Cost : Drop in £8


BOOKING & ACCESS Booking fees

Access

In order to ensure our booking fees are transparent please note the following information;

The Hazlitt Theatre is committed to make the venue as accessible and enjoyable an experience for all patrons as possible.

A booking fee of £1/£1.50 will be charged on each ticket, this fee directly supports the running costs of the Hazlitt Theatre. Ticket revenue is divided between many different parties and an increase in ticket prices may not necessarily benefit the theatre. By adding a small booking charge we ensure that every penny goes to supporting your theatre and ticket prices are kept to a minimum.

Disabled Access All our venues are wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs are most welcome. There are parking bays for people with disabilities sited adjacent to the venue. We also have lift access to all of our venues located in Rose Yard.

We are happy to post your tickets out to you for £1 or you can choose to collect them from the box office. In Person Hazlitt Theatre, Earl Street Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1PL, Monday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm. (Box Office opens 1 hour prior to each performance in the Hazlitt Theatre and 30mins for performances in the Exchange Studio).

Adapted toilet facilities are also available. The Hazlitt Theatre and Exchange Studio both have an infra red sound enhancement system for use with or without a hearing aid. Please ask a member of the Front of House who will be happy to ensure that you have access to this. Booster Seats The Hazlitt Theatre has a limited number of booster seats available on a first come first served basis.

By Phone 01622 758611, Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm

Smoking Policy Smoking or the use of E-Cigarettes is prohibited.

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No photography or filming allowed during performances.

By Post Please indicate performance date, time, price and discounts (if applicable). Please make all cheques and postal orders payable to Parkwood Leisure Ltd. Please include your day and evening telephone number and email address.

HOW TO FIND US

Students people over 16 and in full time education. Unemployed people in receipt of job seeker’s allowance, income support, working tax credit or housing benefit. Confirmation of eligibility may be asked for. The Hazlitt Theatre reserves the right to introduce discounts and other price changes without notice. These will not apply to tickets already purchased before the announcement.

Refund/Exchange of tickets Exchange/reprinting of tickets will incur a fee of 50p per ticket. In the unlikely event of a performance being cancelled a full refund or exchange will be offered free of charge. Theatre Tokens Theatre Tokens are available for sale from the box office. All tokens are offered in a presentation card. These can not be redeemed against any show advertised as a ‘Hire’ or London Theatre Trips. Free Mailing List/Email Alerts Keep in touch with what’s on at The Hazlitt Theatre by joining the mailing list at the box office or keep up to date with all the news at www.hazlitttheatre.com

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calendar september 2018 – february 2019 THEATRE 2018 September 1 Walk Like A Man 7 Bob Drury’s The Neil Diamond Story 8 Pasadena Roof Orchestra 11-15 Half A Sixpence - Kent Musical Theatre Society 21 Celtic Country 22 Puppetry Of The Penis 23 There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly 26 Tonight’s The Night A Celebration Of Stage And Screen 28 Blake 29 Whitney - Queen Of The Night

6-10 The Ghost Train - Willington Players 11 The Nutcracker - Vienna Festival Ballet 13&14 Stick Man 15 The Greatest Hits Of Motown 16 Pack Up Your Troubles 17 The Big Sing Gospel Voices 21 The Ladyboys Of Bangkok 22&23 Jim Davidson - On The Road Again 24 Mad About Dance

October 2&3 Sherlock Holmes - The Sign Of Four 3 Tina - The Tina Turner Musical (London Coach Trip) 4 Simon Goodall & The Bourne Again Shadows 5 Tina Law Sings Barbara Streisand 6 Jason Byrne - You Can Come In But Don’t Start Anything 7 Backlash Ballroom 9&10 Bing Live! 11 Forbidden Nights 12 A Vision Of Elvis 13 The Real Thing 14 Buddy Holly & The Cricketers 17 Stringfever 25-27 Disney’s High School Musical Hazlitt Youth Theatre 26-28 ‘25’ - Michelle Hartree School Of Dance 28 Wind In The Willows 30 Austentatious

January 10 Hansel And Gretel Go Down In The Woods 11 Dire Straits - The Alchemy Tour 12 An Evening Of Burlesque 17 The Searchers In Concert 18 Girl Power 19 The Wild Tonics 20 Stephen K Amos - Bouquets & Brickbats 25 Murder She Didn’t Write 26 The Ultimate Commitments & Blues Brothers Experience 27 Leather And Lace

November 1 Psychic Sally - 10th Anniversary Tour 2 Flo & Joan - Alive On Stage 3 The Rolling Stones Story

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February 6 Lee Nelson - Serious Joker 7 Psychic Sally - 1Oth AnniversaryTour 8 Country Superstars 9 Matt Forde - Brexit Through The Gift Shop 14 The Comedy Store Maidstone 15 Legend - The Music Of Bob Marley 20-23 Legally Blonde - Stage Theatre Society 24 Mandy Mudey 26 Naturally 7 28 Lipstick On Your Collar

Exchange studio 2018 September 27 Steve Bugeja October 5 Felicity Ward - Busting A Nut 14 Alice In Wonderland - A Fantastical New Ballet For The Whole Family November 2 Fred Clarke Band Nights 16 Harry & Chris - Save The World 17 Up Yer Bum Cabaret

December 6 Tis The Season 21-24 A Christmas Carol - Hazlitt Youth Theatre January 19 Matt Richardson - Slash 25 Little Star 27 Hoot Owl February 8 Do You Think That’s Wise 22 Glenn Wool - Wool’s Gold (The Iron Pirate) 24 Suddenly

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To find out what’s on or book tickets, visit our website: www.hazlitttheatre.com or call our box office: 01622 758611. *Current programme at the time of print is subjected to change*

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Hazlitt Theatre September - December 2018  
Hazlitt Theatre September - December 2018  
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