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Theatres

Theatres

There's nothing like seeing a live show: the anticipation, the atmosphere, the connection with the performer. The Central and Brook theatres provide an exciting programme of performances this season. Fri, 1 June, 7.30pm Mad Dogs & Englishmen bring Charles Dickens’ classic tale to the stage with a twist and a flourish in their new adaptation. Touring nationally as part of the Dickens’ bicentennial, this fast-paced and dynamic production is faithful to the book and captures all the hilarity and pathos of Dickens’ writing. With a cast of two this will be an evening of pure theatre. Tickets: £10, children and senior citizens £8

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Sat, 2 June, 7.30pm

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David Copperfield

Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band

Tickets: £10, £4 children, £7 students and senior citizen

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Wed, 6 June, 7.45pm Alternate shadows present:

The Life & Times Of Stanley Crumpet by Chris Brake

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Listen to a mix of Indian melodies, driving brass rhythms and traditional Rajasthani folk music with popular themes from Bollywood, jazz, funk, pop, reggae and even a touch of Hindustani classical music. All enhanced by their gypsy dancer, famous all over India for her cobra dance, and the fire-eating fakir who juggles with knives and walks barefoot on nails and broken glass. A dazzling display not to be missed.

At times it will be fascinating; occasionally it will be inaudible; but it will certainly be shambolic.

It’s Only A Game – Or Is It? By Owen Beesley The boys of Troy Town Triers battle the Tideway Terrors. Tickets: £6.50, concessions available.

The Brook Theatre

Community hire

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Mon, 11 June, 8pm

Comedy Club – Edinburgh Special An evening with some of the best stand-up comics on the UK circuit, performing for you right here at the Brook. Sometimes irreverent, often controversial but always a great night out. Please note: Medway Comedy Club is strictly for over 18s only. Tickets: £10, Comedy Club members £9

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Tue, 12 June, 8pm Blind from birth and with severe learning difficulties, Derek is an exceptionally gifted pianist. Marvel at loving re-creations of jazz piano gems from Errol Garner to George Shearing and beyond, with Frank Holder vocals and congas, Shane Hill on guitar, Val Manix on bass and Ann Odell, MD and vocal. "Derek ... has found an expression that gives amazement and delight to his listeners." - National Review Tickets: £11, jazz mailing list members £10

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Thu, 14 June, 8pm

Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs Dressed in tattered suits and top hats, they grab your attention wherever they go and their tongue in cheek comedy, brilliant blend of originals and reworked covers, will have you tapping your feet, laughing and singing along in no time. 'Brilliant, they're like my long lost family' - Bill Bailey Tickets: £10, folk mailing list £9

The Brook Theatre

Mon, 18 June, 7.30pm

The Great Dictator Twenty years after the end of WWI, Adenoid Hynkel has risen to power as Tomainia’s ruthless dictator. He believes in the decimation of the Jews. But he has a doppelganger, a poor but kind Jewish barber living in the slums, who one day is mistaken for Hynkel. Written, directed and starring Chaplin. Tickets: £6, or £5 if you book online. Concessions: £3.50

The Central Theatre

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Sun, 24 June, 2pm Kipper Tie presents

From the creators of The Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business. The tale of the unhappy duckling who grows into a beautiful swan. Catchy tunes, magical story telling and a whole heap of farmyard fun. Suitable for the whole family. “Perfectly Pitched” The Guardian Tickets: £6, children £5, four for £20

Tue, 26 June 7.30pm

Jimmy Carr – Gagging Order Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy. Gagging Order promises to be an hilarious night out...let’s see shall we. Just leave your conscience, sense of common decency and moral compass at home and come on out for a laugh. Warning – adult content, not suitable for under 18s Tickets: £25 The Central Theatre

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The Brook Theatre

Thu, 28 June, 7.30pm

Hoo’s Got Talent

Tickets: £6.50

The Central Theatre

Community hire

Sat, 30 June, 7.30pm

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With professional musicians and state of the art media technology, students from the Williamson Trust will showcase their talents in a stunning variety show. Running into its 10th year this sell-out show is a highlight of the school calendar.

Centre Stage 2012 A dance and musical theatre performance by over 80 talented students from The Centre Performing Arts College. Tickets: £22, concessions £15

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Productions and events which are hires at The Central and The Brook Theatres by professional and community organisations and groups are identified with these flags. If you would like to hire either theatre, contact theatres@medway.gov.uk or phone 01634 338300.

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Sat, 30 June, 7pm and Sun, 1 July, 2pm and 6pm Island Dance Academy presents

Musical Mayhem A variety of Westend musicals from Sound of Music to We Will Rock You – as well as ballet, tap, modern and street dance performed by Island Dance Academy’s students aged from two to 72 years. Tickets: £9.50, concessions £8

The Brook Theatre

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Mon, 2 July, 8pm An evening with some of the best stand-up comics on the UK circuit, performing for you right here at the Brook. Sometimes irreverent, often controversial but always a great night out. Please note: Medway Comedy Club is strictly for over 18s only. Tickets: £10, Comedy Club members £9

The Brook Theatre

Tues, 3 July, 8pm

Heads South at The Brook

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Comedy Club

Combining Latin rhythm and melody in a superb repertoire that appeals to both listener and dance-floor-mover, the five piece is led by pianist composer John Harriman and features the outstanding jazz trumpet of Steve Waterman and Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan. Think Buena Vista Social Club, add the excitement of Latin jazz and groove away the night. There will be space for dancing. ''Heads South ... play with a real feel and spirit for the music" The Times Tickets: £11, Jazz mailing list members £10

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Thurs, 5 – Sun, 8 July, 7.45pm

The Girl With No Heart Their city is made of paper, as are their hearts. The children seek to rebuild an ash-filled world destroyed by war, by folding one paper brick at a time. From award-winning writer Louisa Ashton, critically acclaimed Sparkle and Dark’s Travelling Players present their new, stark yet beautiful fable. Performed with stunning puppetry, shadow-play and live music. www.sparkleanddark.com Tickets: £7, concessions £5

The Brook Theatre

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Toploader ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’, Toploader – after working with producer Danton Supple (Morrissey and Coldplay) – the triple platinum selling band have returned with a more mature sound. “Melodies that soar to the heavens” Q “★★★★” The Independent

Theatres

Fri, 6 July, 7.30pm

Tickets: Band – A: £15.00 and Band – B: £13.50

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Los Salvadores Plus Wheels & The Flowing This Kent-based quartet combines traditional folk with a wide range of orchestral and world influences – creating a multilayered blend of melody and rhythm. Many of their songs draw on Kent’s rich history. Tickets: £8, folk mailing list members £7

The Brook Theatre

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Thu, 12 July, 8pm

Sun, 15 July, 3pm

Kids Cabaret of Curiosities returns to the Brook Theatre with an array of dazzling cabaret and circus acts. Suitable for the whole family, this spectacular will leave young eyes, wide with wonder. Ticket: £6, four for £20

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Kids' Cabaret of Curiosities

Mon, 16 July, 7.30pm

The Wicked Lady Starring Margaret Lockwood as a nobleman’s wife who secretly masquerades as a notorious highwayman. Intoxicated by the experience, she keeps on waylaying coaches, until she and the real highwayman target the same one. They soon become lovers and partners in crime. Tickets: £6, or £5 if you book online. Concessions: £3.50

The Central Theatre

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Theatres

Mon, 16 July, 7.30pm

Ferguson Theatre Arts Showcase An annual event where the students of the Ferguson Theatre Arts School have an opportunity to showcase their work from the year. Tickets: £10, concessions £8

The Brook Theatre

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Thurs, 19 and Fri, 20 July, 7.45pm 2G productions presents:

Blithe Spirit

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Noel Coward’s comic play follows a socialite and novelist, who invites an eccentric medium and clairvoyant to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, who makes continual attempts to disrupt the marriage to his second wife. Tickets: £10

The Brook Theatre

Community hire

Sun, 22 July 3pm and 7pm Jackie Lynn Dance Studio and Starquest Performing Arts present:

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A Winning World An Olympic themed roller coaster ride of song, dance and drama from countries around the globe. An exciting and spectacular production – fight like an Olympian to get a ticket. Tickets: £8.50

The Brook Theatre

Community hire

Calling all budding theatre techies Discover the skills involved behind the scenes of theatrical productions and gain real experience of live entertainment at our technical summer school. Mon, 13-17 and 20-24 Aug,10am-5pm (8pm finish on the Friday) The one-week course will include health and safety, tours and show preparation, sound and lighting equipment operation and stagecraft. At the end of the workshop there will be an opportunity for a practical set-up and rehearsal before a presentation to friends and family. Tickets £85 The Central Theatre

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Adam Ant and the Good, the Mad and the Lovely Posse

Tickets: Band-A: £29.50, Band-B: £27.50

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Wed, 19 Sept, 8pm

Tim Edey and Brendon Power

Tickets: £10, folk mailing list members £9

The Brook Theatre

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Tim Edey is a virtuoso on both acoustic guitar and button accordion, while harmonica player and composer Brendan Power is acknowledged by many as one of the most versatile and creative harp players around today. The duo’s powerful blend of passion and virtuosity is infectious. Tim and Brendan love to improvise, their sheer mad spontaneity captures audiences everywhere!

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Eighties icon Adam Ant is back, and on tour with new band The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse. Looking and sounding fantastic, the unconventional ice-cool posse, replete with two drummers, perfectly complement Ant’s eccentric garb and gait. Adam Ant & the Good, the Mad and the Lovely Posse serve up a great mix of familiar tracks and new material, with style and passion. Whether putting a twist on the familiar hits or debuting their new music, this charismatic mob deliver a pulsating performance, firmly rooted in punk and new romanticism.

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Sat, 8 Sept, 7.30pm

Join the Theatres’ Loyalty Scheme and start saving straight away For £10 a year you will get: • a discount on the adult price for shows marked with this symbol • 15 per cent discount in the Sandwich Cellar at The Central Theatre, and The Brook Café. And, once you have booked three events through the theatres’ box office during the course of any 12-month period, you will automatically qualify for two free tickets for the pantomime at The Central Theatre. Terms and conditions apply. For further details, please contact the box office on 01634 338338, email boxoffice@medway.gov.uk or go to www.medwayticketslive.co.uk

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Fri, 21 Sept, 8pm

Cabaret of Curiosities Spanning enthralling indoor circus, dancing, cheeky burlesque, music and much more. These events are packed with colour and the unexpected. Warning – adult content, not suitable for under 16s. Tickets: £11, cabaret mailing list £10

The Brook Theatre

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Dream Concert Get ready as the Dream Concert pays tribute to One Direction, Jessie J, Pixie Lott, The Wanted, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and many more… This totally awesome award winning cast will sing and dance to the biggest hits of all your favourite pop artists – this is the ultimate pop party in town. There ain’t no party like a dream party! Tickets: Band – A: £12.50 and Band – B: £11.00

The Central Theatre

Wed, 26 Sept, 7pm

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Medway Schools’ Wind Band Concert The Medway Schools’ Wind Band was established in 2009 to give all Medway Secondary Schools’ students the opportunity to play, with like-minded musicians. Under the baton of Mr Colin Palmer, the repertoire includes traditional wind band music, popular hits and selections from shows and films. Tickets: £4

The Brook Theatre

Community hire

Fri, 27 Sept, 7.30pm

An evening of clairvoyance with Keith Charles and Ivan Lee Two of the UK’s most gifted Spiritualist Mediums, Keith Charles ‘Psychic Cop’ and Ivan Lee (featured on TV and radio) endeavour to link the ‘two worlds’ seeking evidence of a life beyond. Reuniting loved ones, if just for a precious moment, exploring the concept that life and love are everlasting. Please note: There are no guaranteed or certain results and the show is for the purposes of amusement/entertainment. Tickets £13.50 (4 for £50)

The Brook Theatre

Professional hire

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Theatres

Sun, 30 Sept, 7.30pm

The Sensational 60’s Starring The Tremeloes, Hermans Hermits, The Union Gapuk, The Ivy League

Tickets: Band – A: £21.50 and Band – B: £20.00

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Brand new production for 2012 making this without doubt the most explosive 60’s show touring the UK, this is the must see 60’s show for 2012. For one night only all the original hits performed by four of the most popular bands of the 60s.

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Also now booking October Lee Hurst - Too Scared To Leave The House Kevin Bloody Wilson - Cop-U-Later Tour plus Jenny Talia Junk Selfish Crocodile Jefferson Starship The Manfreds – 50th Anniversary Tour Swan Lake performed by the Russian State Ballet and Opera House

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November An Audience with Dan Snow Sinatra, Sequins & Swing - The Capitol Years Live Marty Wilde Pinocchio The Stylistics The Magic of The Beatles That’ll Be The Day Roll Out The Barrel - Christmas Show Alan Davies - Life is Pain Cabaret of Curiosities Think Floyd - The 2012 concert Kids Cabaret Of Curiosities

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• The box office is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm or until 15 minutes after curtain up on performance nights. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain up. • Tickets must be paid for in person, by phone, credit card or by post within three days of reservation or 30 minutes before curtain up. • Tickets should be considered non-exchangeable and non-refundable and we advise customers to check their tickets upon receipt. • The Central and Brook Theatre reserve the right to introduce, remove or alter special offers and discounts without notice. Discounts can’t be applied retrospectively. • Become a member of the Assisted Access Scheme and buy an additional ticket for your assistant at half price.

• Wheelchair access and spaces are available at both theatres. Please advise staff of your requirements when booking. Access at The Brook Theatre by the electronic platform on the front steps or via the ramped entrance at Whiffens Avenue. • A Minicom system is available at the box office on 01634 880969. • An infra-red loop hearing system is fitted in the main theatre at the Brook and you should collect a hearing device from the box office. • There’s also an infra-red system suitable for use either through earphones, or via the T setting on your hearing aid at The Central Theatre. • Management reserves the right to refuse admission.

What's on theatres brochure June and July 2012  
What's on theatres brochure June and July 2012  

What's on theatres brochure June and July 2012

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