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winter 2011/2012

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As we head closer to Christmas, and the nights draw in, the Leas Cliff Hall is the perfect place to spend an evening, and this season we have a fantasic range of shows for you to choose from.

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We look forward to welcoming you back to the Leas Cliff Hall very soon.

paul ketley

natalie hubbard

neil hunnisett

bob osborne

david woolnough

as flesh creep

as vegetable fairy

as silly billy

as dame trott

as king rupert

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Here at the Leas Cliff Hall, we are not only an entertainment venue, our Cafe Bar is open during the day, so why not stop by and have a coffee and a slice of cake and enjoy the delightful view of the English Channel. Also, we have The Channel Suite; available for a variety of functions including weddings, conferences and exhibitions!

We are pleased to launch the ATG Theatre Card this season, which has a lots of benefits including priority tickets, exclusive ticket offers across all 39 ATG Theatres and much more, and for only £30 a year its a great purchase for avid theatre-goers! For more information see the ATG Theatre Card page at the back of this brochure.

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fri 23 dec 2011- sat 7 jan 2012 charley byrne as jack Managed by Atg Owned and supported by Shepway District Council

Tickets £13 Concessions £11 Family ticket (4) £48 oap Special Tue 3 Jan tickets £6 Groups 1 in 10 go free

ellie fiore as princess

group savings

Book a group and save £££s!

the perfect venue for a magical christmas party!

Amazing savings for the shows listed below, book 9 tickets and get 1 free!

Dates available throughout december try our delicious seasonal menu

sold out

royal marines concert

reginald d hunter

the twist

Valentines Wedding Fair

beyond the barricade


kaiser chiefs

jack & the beanstalk beyond the barricade jethro d.i.s.c.o. russian spectacular

The Royal Marines Band, Portsmouth present a full military band concert with a hint of Christmas flavour all under the direction of the talented Captain Nick Long. A breathtaking performance with all the trimmings, plus the Corps of Drums, presenting a spectacular display in a delightful evening of musical entertainment.

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tue 13 dec 7.30pm £18.50

In just over a decade, Reginald D Hunter has become one of the UK comedy industry’s best-known and most distinctive performers. His work is often brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and thought out.

fri 10 feb 8pm £21

A spectacular, vibrant, nonstop rockin’ show featuring songs from Petula Clark, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Connie Francis, Eddie Cochran, Dusty Springfield, and Brenda Lee. Big Tony Tremendo, delivers a show packed with authentic vocals, a live band; The Twists and dancers, the Twistettes. Enjoy a LIVE radio style broadcast show direct from the Twist Diner with DJ Danny Dellany.

sat 11 feb 7.30pm £21 c a

Love is in the air at the Leas Cliff Hall! Are you planning a wedding? Come and take a look at a variety of wedding stands including cakes, wedding outfits, florists and more. All set in this magnificent venue, with the Channel Suite beautifully transformed for the occasion. If you are interested in exhibiting please contact our sales team on 01303 228606 Sun 12 Feb 10.30am - 3.30pm Free entry

This cast of past principal performers from Les Misérables bring you all the great songs and moments of the West End and Broadway musicals. Featuring songs from The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, along side traditional classic Christmas favourites, in a brand new 2012 production.

wed 15 feb 7.30pm £19.50 c g a

It’s laughter all the way. Cornwall’s ambassador of comedy will once again take you on a fun and wild journey, in only a way that he can! Be sure to hold onto your seats, hats and horses as you are entertained by one of the funniest story teller’s to date. Contains adult material. Age 16+

fri 17 feb 7.30pm £17.50 - £18.50 g

Kaiser Chiefs go on their first UK tour in almost two years, playing shows across the UK! The tour follows the band’s re-emergence with new album The Future Is Medieval, a host of UK festival appearances, two huge sold out shows at Leeds’ Kirkstall Abbey and some superlative shows on the European festival circuit.

sun 19 feb 7pm (doors) £26 book now 0844 871 3015

rat pack is back sally morgan the grimethrope colliery band the elo experience there’ll always be an england 0844 871 3035 Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm Alternatively you can email us: leascliffhall@

spaghetti western orchestra


charlie landsborough

the solid silver 60s show 2012


russian spectacular

rat pack is back

nashville nights and dixie days

the sound of music

Five brilliant comic maestros perform classic Ennio Morricone soundtracks from the iconic Clint Eastwood movies The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, For A Few Dollars More and Once Upon a Time in The West recreating every punch up, gunshot, and jangling spur with hilarious effect!

McFly return to Folkestone as part of their 26 date Up Close and Personal Tour.

A consummate live performer, Charlie and his five-piece band are well known for keeping concert goers enthralled. His anecdotes captivate audiences wherever he plays - he is as entertaining as he is melodic - while his musicality is unquestionably superb. His music ranges from inspirational to country, from ballad to anthem, and always hits the spot. He has dedicated fans the world over.

They say that if you remember the 60s you weren’t there! Fill that gap in your memory with The Solid Silver 60s Show and relive the 60s with original artists singing their greatest hits!

D.I.S.C.O. returns to Folkestone after a hugely successful and frightening Halloween event.

The Russian Spectacular returns, featuring the White Russian Central Band (formerly The Red Army Band) with guest soloists from the Bolshoi and traditional dancers.

The Rat Pack is Back; Britain’s longest running tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. Backed by the fabulous Don Hunt Swing Band and Don is no stranger to the Rat Pack having played on shows featuring the real Sammy Davis Jnr, while working as Bruce Forsyth’s MD for over 35 years. Featuring special guests such as Bobby Darin and The Vegas Showgirls for a unique night Vegas style.

The UK’s most popular Country music show rolls back into town with its brand new 2012 show!

Osborne & Hunnisett productions present the world’s best-loved musical, The Sound of Music for one week only!

thu 22 mar 7.30pm £17 - £18.50

fri 23 mar 7.30pm £26.50 - £28.50 g

sat 10 mar 7.30pm £20

Their first album Room on the 3rd Floor, released in 2004 broke the world record for the youngest ever band with a number 1 album, a record previously held by The Beatles. Also having 7 number 1 UK singles and 15 consecutive top 10 singles, Rock Magazine were right to award them Best British Band 2011 wed 14 mar 7.30pm £27.50

Now in its 27th year the show features the unforgettable talents of Peter Noone, Chris Montez, Brian Hyland with Brian Poole and all backed by Vanity Fare.

This is the ultimate party night with a mixture of 70’s & 80’s music, so dig out your boogie shoes and hustle down to the Leas Cliff Hall when D.I.S.C.O. returns with more classic hits and dance floor fillers.

Includes a spectacular grand finale; The Last Night of The Russian Proms.

Fancy dress is optional, but positively encouraged!

Hear the classic hits performed by the original hitmakers! sat 24 mar 8pm £11 g

mon 26 mar 7.30pm £16 - £19 c g a e

sat 31 mar 7.30pm £18 - £19.50 g

In its 10th record breaking year, join Neil Sands, The Fabulous Dixie Dolls and the All Star Band for a night of your favourite country hits from Don Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Garth Brooks and many more including a show stopping Elvis tribute. Stunning costumes, lots of fun and a unique atmosphere that will warm your heart. Sat 7 apr 7.30pm £14 - £16 c g a

Starring a local cast with sets and costumes from the West End, this production has the unforgettable score, which is known by people of all ages. Includes the popular favourites; My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain and the title song The Sound of Music. Don’t miss this musical treat, perfect for all the family!

tue 10 - sat 14 apr 7.30pm, Wed & Sat 2.30pm £13 (Child £12) c f

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

Everyone’s favourite gangster musical hits the stage with a fantastic cast of over a hundred talented young performers from all over East Kent. This glittering new production will delight audiences both young and old. Featuring the hit songs from the film, Bugsy promises to be the theatrical event of the year and a show not to be missed. To be part of the cast call 07800 852535

Fresh from her new TV Series Psychic Sally On The Road on Sky Living, Britain’s best loved celebrity psychic, Sally Morgan returns by overwhelming public demand. Sally has used her gift over the years to help many people, most notably famous for her work with the late Princess Diana. Her reputation has been built from her close relationship with many celebrities.

or visit Auditions will be held in January

thu 19 - sat 21 apr 7pm Sat mat 2pm £14 c g f

thu 26 apr 7.30pm £24 g

swan lake Vienna Festival Ballet presents Swan Lake, the most popular ballet in the world. It’s the ballet that captures like no other the full range of human emotions - from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. Featuring Lavish costumes, stunning scenery, international stars and glorious music from Tchaikovsky. fri 27 apr 7pm (Child £12) £13.50 - £28.50 c a

grimethorpe colliery band

super trouper

The stars of the hit movie Brassed Off, celebrate it’s 15th anniversary, with a concert including the popular tracks from the film and other classics. Having won almost every brass band accolade, these musicians have a highly acclaimed international reputation.

Fresh from a smash hit tour of the USA, Supertrouper returns to the UK to bring ABBA fans a night not to be missed. If you’re looking for an excuse to party or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then Supertrouper is for you!

‘A thoroughly entertaining show and a must for all music enthusiasts!’ The Guardian sat 28 apr 7.30pm £18 - £19.50 g

Enjoy all of your favourites including: Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen, Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper and many more. Dig out those platforms, dust down those flares and thank ABBA for the music. fri 18 may 7.30pm £20 c e a

elo experience

The Electric Light Orchestra Greatest Hits Tour. A group of talented musicians are currently touring UK theatres bringing the most popular songs of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra back to the stage. This show, currently wowing audiences up and down the country, is not to be missed!

barry & stuart show & tell

Stars of BBC1’s The Magicians and winners of the World Magic Awards: Best Comedy Illusionists, twisted warlocks Barry & Stuart will be stunning audiences with their amazing new show, Show & Tell. Expect their trademark innovative tricks and devious illusions and in the second half, have your minds blown as they exclusively reveal all the secrets behind the magic, showing you exactly how those tricks were done! NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12.

sat 19 may 7.30pm £18 c g a

sun 27 may 7.30pm £13 - £15 book now 0844 871 3015

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The Café Bar is open 6 days a week; Monday to Saturday, 9am – 5pm.

psychic sally on the road

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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!

sally morgan

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bugsy malone

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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!

A feel good afternoon filled with patriotic music and nostalgia celebrating the very best of English Entertainment. Travel through 60 years of memories including 1953 Coronation Day, 1966 World Cup, great English musicals and the swinging 60’s. Presented by Neil Sands and his very talented cast of West End performers. Mixed with stunning costumes, a large dose of good old fashioned fun, and a unique atmosphere that will touch your heart. wed 30 may 2.30pm £10 - £12 c g

the channel suite at the leas cliff hall 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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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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Tickets cannot be refunded. Ticket exchanges can be offered for a per ticket exchange fee – exchanges will only be accepted for the same production and for the same value or higher on payment of the difference. All exchanges are subject to availability and must be received at least 48 hours prior to the original performance date. Due to the varying nature of the shows and sets we cannot guarantee an unrestricted view from all seats at all times.

Co-founded by Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire in 1992, the Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd (ATG) is the largest owner/operator of theatres in the UK with 39 venues, an internationally recognised theatre producer and a leader in theatre ticketing services through ATG Tickets. ATG’s impressive portfolio of West End theatres includes Apollo Victoria, Donmar Warehouse, Duke of York’s, Fortune, Harold Pinter, 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; Aylesbury Waterside Theatre; New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham; 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 has been behind some of the most successful and innovative productions in Britain and internationally. Current and recent ATG co-productions include South Pacific, Ghost The Musical, Legally Blonde The Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Misanthrope, West Side Story, Elling, Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd, Company, Exit the King and The Rocky Horror Show.




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Call the ATG Customer Contact Centre on 0844 871 3015, open 9am – 10pm Mon – Sat, 10am – 8pm Sun. Contact Centre opening hours may vary on Bank Holidays. Calls are charged at national rate (may vary according to provider). We accept Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express. We are unable to accept ticket reservations over the phone or online.

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.

assistance to attend the venue should make this known at the time of booking. We have a limited number of wheelchair spaces available, please inform when booking. Wheel chair spaces and disabled toilets are accessible via a lift.


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