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As the nights draw in, the Leas Cliff Hall is the ideal place to spend your evenings as we have a great selection of entertainment for you to choose from.

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Take a look through our brochure and see for yourself the exciting range of shows we have to offer you this season. Our winter highlights include our magical pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the Chinese State Circus and we even have the Hairy Bikers riding into town.

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This year we also see the return of our New Years Eve party night in our Channel Suite. This is the perfect way to celebrate the start of 2013 in style with the use of a private bar, cocktail bar and disco, why look anywhere else? Included in the price is a delicious buffet and a glass of bubbly to toast at midnight. Don’t forget you can keep up-to-date with all the latest news and announcements from the Leas Cliff Hall by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter. We look forward to welcoming you to the Leas Cliff Hall very soon.

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circus of horrors

marty wilde’s

Mercury have firmly established themselves as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen. This tour in 2012, over 20 years after the death of Freddie, includes fantastic performances of the most popular Queen hits from the height of their reign - tracks such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Friends Will be Friends, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You, and many more.

17 years after its conception at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival the show has gone on to tour the world, achieving cult status and dragging Circus screaming and shouting into the 21st century and beyond.

Original ‘dreamboats’, Marty Wilde, Mike Berry and Eden Kane, with the Wildcats join forces in Marty Wilde’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Party.

The new sensation, which stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent is packed with new shocks that will take you on a whirlwind journey featuring the most bizarre, unbelievable and unique performers in the world.

Performing their own hits and collaborating live on stage, teen idols of their day, Marty, Mike and Eden show us how rock ‘n’ roll with its fusion of sound and rhythm shaped the style of music that we listened to then and still do today.

thu 15 nov 7.30pm £15 - £17 c g a

sat 17 nov 7.30pm £14 - £27 c a e

thu 22 nov 7.30pm £23 - £25

the ultimate queen tribute

rock ‘n’ roll party


the drifters

royal marines christmas concert

santa’s magic kingdom

jimmy carr

Best known for their hit singles Cool For Cats, Up The Junction and Labelled With Love. Amongst others, Squeeze were one of the biggest new wave bands of the late seventies and early eighties, although their career has stretched right up to the present day!

Following the highly successful gold album Up On The Roof released in 2011, The Drifters are back on the road performing both the classic hits from the last six decades and their superb new material. There have been over 65 vocalists in the group’s incredible 59-year history and the current line up perform hits such as Come on Over to My Place, Up On The Roof, Under the Boardwalk and many more.

Seafarers UK, the leading maritime charity, returns to Folkestone once again with the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth.

Spectrum Theatre Workshops and the Leas Cliff Hall present a wonderful Christmas show, Santa’s Magic Kingdom, filled with music, singing and dancing from Spectrum’s students and special guests.

Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy. Gagging Order promises to be an hilarious night out - let’s see shall we.

Proceeds from the evening will go to Spectrum Theatre Workshop’s adopted charity, Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

The show will be packed with one-liners, stories and jokes. Some clever, some rude and a few totally unacceptable.

Now they return with their Pop Up Shop 2012 Winter Tour, with special guest, former Housemartin and Beautiful South front-man Paul Heaton. tue 27 nov 7pm (doors) £33.50 - £46

masquerade tour

The popularity and following of the Royal Marines Band is as strong as ever with music appealing to all ages. Ranging from the Corps of Drums to a patriotic finale, the evening’s entertainment includes popular tunes from shows and films played and sung by these talented musicians. There is also an added flavour of Christmas to tonight’s concert!

gagging order

Early booking recommended.

thu 29 nov 7.30pm £25

thu 6 dec 7.30pm £19.50 c g a

sun 16 dec 7.30pm Tickets are only available in person from the box office. £8

tue 18 dec 8pm £26

new date in may

group savings

Neil Hunnisett and Bob Osborne in conjunction with C.T.P. Productions proudly present a community pantomime

Book a group and save £££s! Amazing savings for the shows listed below, book 10 tickets and get 1 free!


remember when at christmas


This enchanting Christmas production now in its 6th sell out year, is a wonderful mixture of great songs, stunning costumes, good old fashioned festive fun and a unique atmosphere that will warm your heart on the coldest winters’ day, taking you back to a time when Christmas really was the most wonderful time of year.

Fresh from the huge success of his recent tracks Bad Intentions, Rockstar and following a sell out tour in 2011, Dappy will be bringing his Bad Intentions tour to Folkestone.

wed 19 dec 2.30pm £11 - £13 c g a

Dappy sold over a million albums as part of dynamite trio N-Dubz and this year will see him tour the UK after being dubbed a ‘livewire performer’ by The Independent.

fri 21 dec 7pm (doors) £16

peter andre up close & personal

Following a massive arena tour in 2010 and selling over 150,000 concert tickets in the process, Peter Andre is back for a 31 date UK tour. The tour will give Peter a chance to get up close and personal with his fans. Over the past few years Peter has released two studio albums including the platinum selling Revelation, headlined two sold out tours and starred in a hit television series. mon 14 jan 7pm (doors) £28.50

royal marines remember when at christmas snow white & the seven dwarfs beyond the barricade jake & elwood sleeping beauty hormonal housewives Oliver! classical divas

wednesday 2 - saturday 12 january 2013

sally morgan 0844 871 3035 Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm Alternatively you can email us:

family ticket (4) £46

groups 1 in 10 free

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Children £11 Seniors £11

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beyond the barricade

jake and elwood

milton jones

Brand new 2013 production.

Spend an evening in Chicago to witness masters at work as they explode on stage for their soul, rhythm and blues musical extravaganza. Backed by the totally live powerhouse that is the incredible Black Rhino Band, plus the sensational Charvelles.

Milton Jones is back on the road with another tour, this time imaginatively entitled On The Road. If you like the stuff he’s done on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo or in any of the nine radio series he’s done for Radio 4 then this is the show for you. Hundreds of his celebrated one-liners, plus pictures he drew. Clever, surreal but mainly just stupid. He’s won awards you know.

Recreating original West End/ Broadway musical hits and featuring a cast of past principal performers from the West End, this production includes songs from Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom Of The Opera, Love Never Dies, Mamma Mia, Blood Brothers, The Jersey Boys and many more hit musical productions, with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Misérables! fri 18 jan 7.30pm £19.50 c g a

on the road 2013

chinese state circus

& the black rhino band

Featuring the much loved, world-renowned favorites including Everybody Needs Somebody, Sweet Home Chicago, Soul Man, Jailhouse Rock and I Feel Good. sat 2 mar 7.30pm £22.50 c g a

‘He’s fast absurd, and very funny’ Radio Times tue 5 mar 7.30pm £21

2000 years of tradition explode on stage with a spectacular 2-hour extravaganza. Thirty Chinese artistes performing remarkable acrobatics, martial arts, live musicians, a remarkable display of human juggling, the amazing, legendary Bicycle Act, the superb swinging poles, the sensational contortionist and the dynamic hoop divers with their amazing acrobatics and the first UK appearance of the formidable Shaolin Master known only as The One are just some of the sensational performers featured in this daring, breath-taking and thrilling family show.

‘The most exhilarating circus it has ever been my privilege to see’

sleeping beauty

hormonal housewives

boogie nights

Vienna Festival Ballet returns to town with their traditional, enchanting production of The Sleeping Beauty.

The Hormonal Housewives are back, and this time they mean business! Following on from their hugely successful 2012 tour, the girls return in 2013 with hilarious all-new sketches, as well as the very best bits from last time around. Looking at everything that makes today’s woman tick (or ticked off) from the joys of teenagers, to the hell of IKEA, the madness of holiday reps and the insanity of DIY.

The West End’s original and favourite 70’s musical is back on the road! The ultimate party show, with over 2,000 performances and a story set to the incidental music of our lives, for a certain generation!

sat 9 mar 7.30pm £20.50 c a g

tue 12 mar 7.30pm £32.50 - £35.50

A classic fairy tale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes, all combine to portray the different between good and evil.

starring toyah willcox

Now, a remixed concert version sees the original characters in a packed hit-fest that promises 70 songs from the 70’s with video images on a giant back drop to enhance an amazing array of live music and a massive eight star cast on the concert stage for one night only. The Osmond Brothers, Merrill, Jimmy and Jay direct from the USA appearing in their first ever musical and starring Gareth Gates, Louisa Lytton from Eastenders and The Bill plus X Factor stars Andy Abraham and Chico and introducing Shane Richie Junior as Roddy O’Neil with a cast of 15 singers, dancers and musicians. It’s the biggest, best, all star Boogie Night ever. Don’t miss the party of a lifetime!

London Evening Standard wed 6 - thu 7 mar 8pm (Thu 5pm) £17 - £26 c a f

fri 8 mar 7.30pm £13 - £28.50 c

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the Tommy Emmanuel and stranglers Martin Taylor


big time american wrestling

joe brown

folkestone choral society


It’s been over 2 years since we did our last tour, a complete sell-out and one of the best times of our lives. It’s for those reasons that we can’t wait to do it again; only this time it’s going to be bigger, bolder, funnier, and packed with more food and laughs than ever before. Filled with plenty of surprises, expect the unexpected and if you like us on the telly, you will love us Larger than Live.

Two of the world’s greatest acoustic guitarists, Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor, embark on a collaborative UK tour in March 2013 entitled The Colonel and the Governor. The tour will see both guitarists playing together and separately. The tour is also the name of Emmanuel and Taylor’s collaborative acoustic guitar album scheduled for February 2013 release.

All Star Superslam Wrestling brings star studded first class action like only All Star can present, as Europe’s No 1 name in professional wrestling live events. Folkestone fans can look forward to a thrilling 2 hour all star line up of top talent from around the world taking on the best of British in action from the sound of the first bell.

Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown recently received MOJO magazine’s coveted Outstanding Contribution To Music Award as well as a much deserved MBE. Packed with timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, folk, and rock ‘n’ roll, all interwoven with Joe’s effervescent delivery and humorous reminiscences, this eclectic, sensational show is a musical journey not to be missed.

The Folkestone Choral Society consisting of well over 100 voices, is the largest choir in the area and draws members from as far afield as Deal, Canterbury, Ashford and Romney Marsh.

CTP Productions present a local production of this hit musical, bringing to life Dickens’ timeless characters including Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes, Artful Dodger and Oliver!

During their career The Stranglers have garnered a total of 24 top 40 singles over four decades as well as eighteen top 40 albums, hits include Peaches, No More Heroes, Something Better Change, Always The Sun and Golden Brown.

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!

sat 16 mar 7.30pm £25 a

sun 17 mar 7.30pm £23

thu 21 mar 7pm (doors) £24

sat 23 mar 6pm £15 c f

wed 27 mar 7.30pm £27

fri 29 mar 7.30pm £11 - £18

charlie hairy bikers landsborough larger than live Multi award-winning and critically acclaimed, this winter sees Charlie taking his own brand of country/ spiritual music back on the road on a major tour. Although a successful recording artist, Charlie truly comes into his own when performing live. No matter the size of the venue Charlie has the ability to make it feel as though he is singing directly to you. A truly intimate, moving and unique experience. thu 14 mar 7.30pm £17 - £18.50

With a genuine aura of danger and cool, The Stranglers begin their 2013 live campaign with an extensive 22 date UK tour.

Be sure to hold onto your seats, hats and horses as you are entertained by one of the funniest storytellers to date. Contains adult material.

fri 22 mar 7.30pm £19.50 - £20.50

Elgar - Te Deum and Benedictus

Lionel Bart’s sensational score includes the much-loved songs Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-A Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more.

Elgar - Sea Pictures Elgar - The Music Makers

thu 4 - sat 6 apr 2.30pm & 7.30pm £11 c a f

The Café Bar

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The Café Bar is the perfect spot to stop, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Leas promenade and the magnificent sea view. We have 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. 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 6 days a week; Monday to Saturday, 9am - 5pm.

classical divas

sally morgan

the solid silver 60s show

Come and enjoy this wonderful production starring four sensational sopranos, in an unforgettable evening of ever popular classical arias and timeless pop classics. From The Flower Duet, Nella Fantasia, and O Mio Babbino Caro, to spell binding contemporary crossovers, The Titanic theme My Heart Will Go On and I Dreamed A Dream from Les Mis. Together with pop classics, Adele’s Someone Like You, and Maria Carey’s Hero.

The star of Sky Living’s Psychic Sally On The Road, returns for another phenomenal nationwide tour. Extremely entertaining, due to Sally’s warm and bubbly personality, observing how the spirit world can communicate with us from beyond the grave is an enlightening experience.

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! The show features the unforgettable talents of Mike Pender, Dave Berry, and Wayne Fontana, all backed by New Amen Corner. Also with special guests The Merseybeats.

fri 12 apr 7.30pm £15 c g a

*Sally Morgan is investigational/ experimental. There are no guaranteed or certain results and the show is for the purpose of entertainment.

mon 15 apr 7.30pm £25 g

wed 17 apr 7.30pm £27 - £29

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.

For further information about the venue and to arrange a viewing, please contact us by one of the means shown below.

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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 from 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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The show will be packed with one-liners, stories and jokes. Some clever, some rude and a few totally unacceptable.

The death of his beloved cat on his 50th birthday triggers a personal quest to discover what happened to the father he never knew. Stunned by what he learns Suggs is taken back to his childhood in 70’s Soho and his first appearance on Top of The Pops at the age of 18.

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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, All New People, Ghost The Musical, Posh/ Jumpy (Royal Court at the Duke of York’s), 9 to 5 The Musical, Matthew Bourne’s The Nutcracker!, Legally Blonde The Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Misanthrope, West Side Story, Dandy Dick, Guys and Dolls, Exit the King and The Rocky Horror Show.



You may have seen them conducting ceremonial duties in London such as Trooping the Colour, or whilst on Public Duties when troops of the Household Division were mounting guard on Buckingham Palace, but you now have the chance to see the band in concert.

The Madness frontman takes to the stage in a hilarious, yet moving, one man tour deforce.

For ATG Theatre Card bookings call 0844 871 7633 (no booking or postage fees on most shows for ATG Theatre Card holders)

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Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy. Gagging Order promises to be an hilarious night out let’s see shall we.

*Drinks included are a large (187ml) glass of wine, a pint of beer, single spirits and alcopops.



They are the oldest of all the bands in the British Army and are world famous for their exceptionally high musical standards.

gagging order

my life in words & music

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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.

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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Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone - Winter/Spring 2013  
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