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spring / summer 2011

the channel suite

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This season at the Leas Cliff Hall you will find another great selection of entertainment to enjoy during the Summer months. There really is something for everyone, so book early to make sure you get the best seats!

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There have been a number of improvements made in the venue over the last few months including a brand new PA system in the Grand Hall and refurbishment of the Coasters Bar. After feedback from our patrons, we now also have a new seating plan, and to make it easier when finding your seats, rows are now lettered A upwards.

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We now sell drinks vouchers; not only will this save you time when queuing at the bar, but also save you money! Ask at the Box Office for more information. It is now hassle-free to keep up to date with all the latest news and announcements from the Leas Cliff Hall. You can subscribe to e-newsletters, join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and see us on Youtube! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Leas Cliff Hall very soon. Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is the largest theatre operator in the world combining its international stature with core local values.

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As a successful and respected theatre provider, ATG has years of experience helping millions of customers enjoy the very best theatre and live entertainment - and now it’s your turn to be part of it. Managed by Atg Owned and supported by Shepway District Council

The Channel Suite has a variety of layouts and can be designed to perfectly suit the occasion you have in mind. This unique flexibility means that we can cater for any size of event, be it an intimate gathering of ten or an elaborate affair for 250. The panoramic balcony offers breath-taking views of the English Channel and soft multi-coloured controllable lighting ensures a stunning ambience, whatever the time of day or night. The simple, chic and modern decor is the perfect backdrop for you to create whatever style of event you desire. Whether you are planning a wedding, dinner dance, birthday party, reunion, retirement, anniversary or Christmas party; any and every occasion can be catered for.

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the british pink floyd show

peter doherty

A new percussion spectacular from the creators of international success Noise Ensemble. Ten virtuoso percussionists and dancers hit the stage in an explosion of sound and light with a story of rivalry, romance and rhythm. Powerful and energetic, for fans of percussion or lovers of theatre, this is a show for all ages and promises an evening unlike anything you’ve seen before.

From the producer of The Australian Pink Floyd Show comes a brand new and even bigger Pink Floyd live spectacular; The British Pink Floyd Show. This upcoming global tour, Pink Floyd Greatest Hits World Tour 2011, will showcase the biggest and most spectacular Floyd tribute of all time. Two and a half hours of the absolute best of Floyd live with the spectacularly ostentatious setting that all true Floyd fans will relish.

Peter Doherty returns to Folkestone as part of his new UK tour. Peter, who has not toured since he reformed The Libertines last August, will play 18 dates in total.

fri 6 may 7.30pm £28.50 (standing)

mon 9 may 7pm (doors) £19 (standing)

DrumChasers tells the story of Mr Bennett, a caretaker in an old concert hall who looks after the instruments stored within its walls. However, one night, something happens, something loud and something otherworldly and he is transported to the land of the DrumChasers, a land of percussion where forbidden love struggles to be heard.

sat 2 apr 7.30pm £17 f

As part of The Libertines, Peter had hits with Don’t Look Back into the Sun and Can’t Stand Me Now. Peter also founded Babyshambles who released 2 studio albums and embarked on an arena tour in 2007.

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The Café Bar

You can now purchase drinks vouchers in advance of an event, saving you money and time on the night!

The Café Bar is the perfect spot to stop and relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Leas Promenade and the magnificent seaview.

It couldn’t be easier; buy 4 vouchers for £14 at the box office when you book your tickets or before the event. On the night, redeem each voucher for a drink.* Not only will this avoid a longer wait at the bar, but will also save you up to £1 per drink! Ask for more information at the box office. *Drinks included are a glass of wine, beer, single spirits and alchopops.

There is a wide selection of coffees, teas, hot chocolate and cold drinks on offer, along with delicious light snacks including freshly made sandwiches, rolls, paninis and jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings.

billy fury: halfway to paradise

magic of motown

remember when

buddy holly& the cricketers

one night in vegas

roy orbison

Now in its 15th year and still furiously rockin’! Billy’s own band, Fury’s Tornados, together with the beautiful voice of Colin Gold, play all of his timeless hits - Last Night Was Made For Love, Jealousy, Halfway To Paradise and many more. Fantastic live music, set to a nostalgic backdrop including personal movie footage of Billy with his band, this is a night blessed by heaven.

Get ready – for the smash hit from the States.

Enjoy a trip down memory lane with a wonderful feelgood afternoon featuring magical musical memories from the 40s to the 70s.

Featuring Buddy’s classics plus greatest hits from the legends of the 50s and 60s. This breathtaking show has delighted audiences across the globe for over eighteen years and is guaranteed to have everyone singing and dancing in the aisles.

A concert featuring the music & excitement from the entertainment capital of the world - Las Vegas.

Barry Steele takes to the stage to celebrate Roy Orbison’s 75th birthday accompanied by his 5 piece band. With support from a five piece band, appearances from our very special guests The Beatles and Billy Fury.

Whatever the season, 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!’

Including songs from Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Elvis, Barry Manilow and hits from the West End, big band swing, beautiful dancing girls and spectacular costumes. Featuring video imagery & West End performers accompanied by a Live Band. Prepare to be dazzled!

sat 18 jun 7.30pm £18.50 15.50 c G l

sat 16 jul 7.30pm £18.50 16.50

fri 22 jul 7.30pm £20 e

fri 13 may 7.30pm £19.50 c

Here it comes – authentically recreating the harmonies, slick moves, stylish looks and legendary musicianship. A super-talented cast, fresh from sell-out at London’s O2, perform hits from The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves, Lionel Richie.

With songs made famous by Doris Day Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews, Max Bygraves, Vera Lynn, Elvis, Cliff and many more!

Join Neil Sands and his fabulous cast of West End performers for this afternoon filled with music and good old fashioned fun.

fri 20 may 7.30pm £20.50 18.50

wed 1 jun 2.30pm £13 11 c G


starring martyn lucas

Roy Orbison and Friends is the only touring theatre show authorised by Barbara Orbison, and you can’t get a Enterprises, and you can’t get a better endorsement than that.


FEATURING JOHN McNALLY, frank allen, spencer james &Scott Ottoway In a remarkable career spanning 5 decades, and with such classic hits as Sweets For My Sweet, Needles and Pins and When You Walk In The Room, The Searchers have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. Don’t miss The Searchers live in Concert!

sat 6 aug 7.30pm £18.50 16.50 c e

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We really do have something for everybody including the kids with our Lenny Leas Favourite - a sandwich, doughnut and glass of cordial or milk for only £2.60! Something sweet? Have a slice of one of our homemade cakes. We also have a selection of scones, doughnuts, cupcakes, biscuits and ice creams too! The Café Bar is open 7 days a week; Monday to Saturday, 9am – 5pm. Sunday, 10am- 5pm.

the perfect venue for a magical christmas party!

thu 25 - Sat 27 Aug Thu - Sat eves 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm £11 (Child £10) C f

wed 7 sep 7.30pm £21 c e

vegas spectacular Purveyors Of Cool come to town with a sensational show featuring the greatest music of the 20th century. Classics like Come Fly With Me, Under my Skin, Sway, That’s Amore, Mr Bojangles and many more, with a great live show band and Vegas Showgirls too it’s still the hottest party around!

sat 10 sep 7.30pm £21 19 17

A brand new musical production, featuring the music and stories of legendary performers, Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli. Featuring live performances of all of your favourite Judy and Liza hits including Cabaret, Maybe This Time and The Man That Got Away performed by West End stars Emma Dears and Lucy Williamson.

fri 7 OCT 7.30pm £20.50 c

the drifters



This amateur production is present by permission of Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

Laugh till it hurts as Chubby rips into his live audience with a non-stop battering ram of laugh-out-loud comedy guaranteed! Get the hottest ticket in town, but be warned – If easily offended please stay away!

The most beautiful love story ever told. A cast of magical characters and memorable music, including the classic songs Tale As Old As Time and Be Our Guest. Don’t miss the family favourite that is guaranteed to make you smile, starring over 100 local young people. Directed by Bob Osborne and produced by Neil Hunnisett.

judy & liza


sun 7 aug 5pm £18.50 c G l

Once upon a time there lived a young prince who had everything his heart desired, but was spoilt and selfish. He is turned into a beast and his servants into an array of enchanted household articles, when he refuses an old beggar woman shelter in his castle in exchange for a beautiful red rose.

Roy Chubby Brown is back in town. Get ready for a barn-storming night of jokes, banter and hilarious mickey-taking from Britain’s most outrageous comedian, bar none!

the rat pack


With tributes to the wonderful Ted Heath and his Orchestra and Dame Vera. This show is the complete package for Big Band aficionados.

Following on from last years successful production of Fame, Kidz on stage present Beauty And The Beast

roy ‘chubby’ brown


A trip down memory lane as Musical Director, Ray McVay, leads the official Glenn Miller Orchestra along with the Moonlight Serenaders, Jan Messeder, Colin Anthony and the Uptown Hall Gang - all getting together to relive the spirit of the forties in this great evening of Glenn Miller music.

beauty and the beast


glenn miller

As one of the biggest selling groups of all time, The Drifters has featured over 60 different vocalists in almost six decades. The current recording line up perform new material alongside the group’s greatest hits including Under The Boardwalk, Save The Last Dance, Up On The Roof and many more, paying homage to some of the most prestigious former recording artists of this group.

After a fantastic sold-out show in February, Sarah Millican returns to Folkestone.

fri 14 oct 7.30pm £25

TUE 15 NOV 8pm £21

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Star of Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and now with her massive sell-out debut tour, Chatterbox under her belt - Sarah is more popular than ever. If you missed out last time, book now to avoid disappointment! Suitable for 16+

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Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), who have a






Leas Cliff Hall, Folkstone is operated by the





total of 39 venues across the UK, including 12 in






the West End, and 27 regionally. ATG’s impressive portfolio of West End theatres includes Apollo York’s, Fortune, Lyceum, Phoenix, Piccadilly, Playhouse, Savoy, Trafalgar Studio 1 and Trafalgar Studio 2. ATG’s regional theatres include The Ambassadors Woking encompassing the New Victoria and Rhoda McGaw Theatres and the award-winning Ambassador Cinemas; New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre; Theatre Royal Brighton; Bristol Hippodrome; Churchill Theatre Bromley; Edinburgh Playhouse; Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone; King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal, Glasgow; Grimsby Auditorium; Liverpool Empire; Palace Theatre and Opera House, Manchester; Milton Keynes Theatre; New Theatre, Oxford; Richmond Theatre; Southport Theatre; Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent; Sunderland Empire; Princess Theatre, Torquay; New Wimbledon Theatre and New Wimbledon Studio; Grand Opera House, York. ATG is also one of the country’s foremost theatre producers, in Britain and internationally. Current and recent ATG co-productions include Keira Knightley; Legally Blonde, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, Spamalot and South Pacific.

by car The Leas Cliff Hall is situated along The Leas in Folkestone. There is an underground car park on Sandgate Road; at the rear of the car park a tunnel leads directly through to the Leas Cliff Hall’s entrance. Please note, this car park is managed by the council and as such hourly fees will apply. (Sat Nav users – CT20 2DZ)

by bus Folkestone’s bus station is located on Bouverie Square

in the town centre, just a 10 minute walk to the theatre. For local bus services, please contact 0871 200 2233.

by train The new high speed link means that we are less than one hour away from St Pancras International. Folkestone Central train station is a 15 minute walk from the theatre and serves all main local towns. For more information, please contact 0845 748 4950.

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Concessions may be restricted to certain price levels and performances and can be withdrawn by management without notice. Only one concession can be applied at any one time and proof of status is required. Please call the box office for more information on different show discounts. The ticket price for all shows includes a £1 contributions to the theatre’s restoration fund.


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Leas Cliff Hall Spring/Summer Brochure 2011  

Seasonal Guide

Leas Cliff Hall Spring/Summer Brochure 2011  

Seasonal Guide