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Quarterhouse Autumn 2017 Contents 4 Circus & Dance 6 Theatre 7 Children & Families 12 Music 17 Film 18 Comedy 20 Live Screening 22 Get Involved 24 Folkestone Triennial 2017 25 Booking Tickets 26 How to find Quarterhouse 27 What’s On

Welcome to Quarterhouse Welcome to autumn 2017 at Quarterhouse and a programme packed with circus, dance, comedy, theatre and music for everyone to enjoy. We’re delighted to welcome award-winning Avant Garde Dance to Folkestone for the first time with their energetic hip-hop take on Fagin’s story from Oliver Twist along with up-and-coming Kent company Dizzy O’Dare with their brand new circus show Rise. Folkestone-based performance maker Manjeet Mann first scratched her new show at Quarterhouse last year and now she brings us A Dangerous Woman as part of a UK tour. We’re expanding our immensely popular live screenings from NT Live to include opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House’s live cinema season and we’re experimenting with Sunday afternoon showings as the days begin to draw in for winter. Melting Vinyl’s music programme continues to deliver some of the most inventive sounds on the independent scene. This season features experimental sound-carrier Jane Weaver, Afro Grooves from Ibibio Sound Machine and young folk legend John Smith. We’re also delighted to be hosting the first ever Folkestone Songwriting Festival. Finally, we’re very excited that this year’s Christmas Show is brought to us by acclaimed theatre company Little Bulb who combine enchanting story-telling, song and lots of silliness in a show about waking up to winter. Also gather close for an intimate woodland singer-songwriter gig staged on the set of the Christmas show. We look forward to welcoming you to Quarterhouse this Autumn. Allegra Galvin & Cheryl Pierce Quarterhouse Co-Directors

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Cover: Inua Ellams This page: Fagin’s Twist




Friday 22 September, 7.30pm

Monday 23 October, 6.30pm Tuesday 24 October, 11.30am & 2pm

Tickets £10 / £8 concession

Tickets Adults £6 / Children £5 / Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children) / Age 5+ / 55 minutes


The Hogwallops

Rise wanders into a twilight world of show business, where lovers meet against a dream-like backdrop of song, circus, cabaret and the silver screen.

Meet The Hogwallops, a family unlike all others. Every day activities are extreme, with simple tasks such as bedtime and teeth brushing needing a bungee and high level jet-spray. Dressing is a game of flying aerial wardrobe antics, and meal times are a nerve-wracking display of juggling food and crockery. This half-term, one of the brightest of the brightest and most exciting young circus companies in the UK present the craziest, funniest, most awe-inspiring family you will ever meet.

Combining tight-wire, live music, theatre and a surreal, eclectic style, Rise is a voyeuristic journey woven through with rich and romantic imagery, a poignant series of vignettes about the complexity of relationships beautiful, tragic and hilarious with a delightful blend of comedy and pathos.

Flamenco Express


Fagin’s Twist

Saturday 28 October, 7.30pm

Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 October, 7.30pm

Tickets £12 / £10 concessions The Flamenco Express chemistry combines the elemental forces of powerhouse dancer Emilio Ochando and global vocal virtuoso Juan Debel with ‘sizzling soloist’ La Joaquina, and guitar maestro Chris Clavo to add to the pyrotechnics.

Tickets £10 / £8 concession / Age 8+ / 105 mins incl interval A tale you think you know unravels and explodes. Fagin’s Twist is the untold story of a notorious and complex villain. It imagines Fagin’s youth, driven by greed and ambition in the face of overwhelming poverty. The streets are a place of little comfort and fairy-tale endings are hard to find in this poignant coming-of-age tale.

Unlike some of the splashy and slightly pretentious star-name shows at the festival flamenco, this performance is totally direct; immediate, involving and completely beguiling. Exeunt Magazine

See Dickens’ Oliver Twist in a new light as Tony Adigun’s Avant Garde Dance flip your expectations of five familiar characters with their unmatched contemporary hip hop style. Box Office 01303 760750

Just what circus should be. A Younger Theatre

This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina. Time Out





Mrs H and the Sing-along Band


A Dangerous Woman Thursday 9 November, 7.30pm

Monthly Tuesday sessions at 10.30am 5 September, 3 October, 31 October, 28 November

Tickets £10 / £8 concessions / Age 14+ / 60 mins One woman’s struggle to carve her own path in a family of six women. Women who are both allies and enemies. Based on Manjeet’s own experience this bold and unapologetic new show explores what happens when you dare to challenge conformity and make your voice heard.

FREE but please book in advance as spaces are limited / Age 0 – 5 / 60 mins Mrs H and the Sing-along Band bring their unique family music to Folkestone. Led by the charming and passionate Mrs H, the line-up of musicians includes members of Red Snapper, Beth Orton and The Leisure Society. Their aim is provide quality music for children that adults will love too.

Following a successful UK tour of her debut show Flying Solo, A Dangerous Woman is directed by Jerwood Directors Award recipient Yael Shavit and developed with support from Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Soho Theatre, Arcola Theatre and Folkestone Quarterhouse.

Bringing together elements of Folk, Soul, Afro, Latin, Dub, comedy and theatre this unique band have been wooing audiences across the land with songs from their new book and album Mrs H Sings. Bring your voices, silly dances, a sprinkling of mischief and don’t hold back from joining in the fun!

Mann has charm that grips the audience with her every word.


A Heart at Sea


An Evening with an Immigrant

Saturday 23 September, 11am & 2.30pm

Monday 20 November, 7pm

Tickets Adults £6 / Children £5 / Family £20 (2 adults 2 children) / Age 7+

Tickets £10 / £8 concessions / Age 15+ / 60 mins

An epic folktale told on a miniature scale. Haunting live music and puppets tell the story of a Boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea. Original song-writing is set to stunning visuals that revolve around a beautifully carved chest holding the secrets to the story.

Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered Boko Haram territory, award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England in 1996. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, this is a ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, performing solo shows at the National Theatre and drinking wine with the Queen, all the while without a country to belong to or a place to call home.

Intricate puppets are swept through this wooden world as the Boy tumbles through danger to recover his missing heart. A heart-warming tale of whales, tiny boats, sea captains and beards.

Ellams’ poetry gleams with a dusty, worn, deeply original beauty and he remains such wonderfully generous company to keep on stage. Metro Box Office 01303 760750






Creating Aliens with Ross Montgomery

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 October, 11am & 2.30pm

Sunday 19 November, 11am

Tickets Adults £6 / Children £5 / Family £20 (2 adult 2 children) / Age 2+

Tickets Adults £6 / Children £5 / Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children) / Age 8 – 12

The world is a very big place, especially for a tiny baby penguin who is just finding her feet. The shimmering stars and glistening snow spin around our little hero, while the mountains tower high and the wind rushes to and fro. And although baby penguin may be small her family know she’s the biggest thing of all. This early years’ favourite is a touching story about a parent and their love for their child by much loved children’s author Emma Dodd.

Have you ever wondered what aliens might look like? In Ross Montgomery’s comedy-adventure book, Perijee & Me, a girl finds an incredible shape-shifting alien and secretly raises him as a little brother. There’s only one problem – Perijee won’t stop growing! Join Ross as he talks about good aliens, bad aliens, weird aliens – then help him create an alien using vivid descriptive language! Perfect for avid readers, budding creative writers, and children who like things with tentacles.


Animal Den

Let’s Go on a Big Adventure!

Saturday 11 November, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm

Saturday 25 November, 11am

Tickets FREE / 20 mins / Age 4+

Tickets Adults £6 / Children £5 / Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children) / Age 7+

From the smallest beetle to the polar bear, what do animals mean to you?

Every big adventure is just a lot of little adventures added together. Let Robert Twigger teach you how to catch a giant snake or find Zombies, how to avoid a charging bear or wear a Bedouin headscarf during a sandstorm but above all, show what it is really like to experience a big adventure! A fun and exciting talk for the whole family.

We’ll tell a magical animal story, and invite you to share your own real-life animal encounters - from unexpected wildlife sightings, to daily dog walks. Animal Den is a mini-performance and story sharing experience for children and families informed by current research into urban wildlife, habitat, wilderness and biodiversity.

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Baba Yaga & Other Stories

Monday 13 November, 7pm

Sunday 26 November, 10.30am, Quarterhouse Cafe

Tickets Adults £9.50 / Children £7 / Groups £6.50 A series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by Folkestone schools. Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, we invite you to an exhilarating evening of theatre where you will see Shakespeare’s stories brought to life like never before.

Tickets Adults £6 / Children £5 / Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children) / Age 6+ Come and hear about Baba Yaga, the witch who flies around in a mortar and dwells in a hut that stands on a chicken leg, a magic fish, or a firebird… Storyteller extraordinaire Rachel Rose Reid will enthrall children and parents alike with her interactive tales from Russian folklore.

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Neon After School Theatre, Dance, Art, Music, Technology with Sadie Hurley & James Middleton Tuesdays 12 September – 5 December (half term 24 October) £44 per 11 week term 3.30pm – 4.15pm, Reception & Year 1 4.30pm – 5.30pm, Years 2, 3 & 4 5.45pm – 6.45pm, Years 5 & 6 7pm – 8.30pm, Years 7 to 11 Our popular Neon After School workshops explore a variety of art forms, techniques and styles for children and young people who are interested in the visual and performing arts. Over each term, young people explore, create and develop original work from scratch around a theme agreed by the group culminating in a performance showcasing the term’s work.

This term, we are working towards an intriguing Advent Calendar door on 5 December! Alongside weekly sessions with our in-house practitioners, we invite artists working in spoken word, visual arts, puppetry, costume, special FX and digital arts to offer participants a chance to develop in confidence and imagination, learn new skills and have fun!


The Night that Autumn Turned to Winter Co-produced by Bristol Old Vic and Farnham Maltings Thurs 14 Dec, 10am / Fri 15 Dec, 10am / Sat 16 Dec, 11am & 2pm / Sun 17 Dec, 11am & 2pm / Tues 19 Dec, 10am / Wed 20 Dec, 10am / Thurs 21 Dec, 11am / Fri 22 Dec, 11am / Sat 23 Dec, 11am & 2pm / Sun 24 Dec, 11am & 2pm Early bird: Adults £7, Children £6, Family £25 (2 adults, 2 children) After Sunday 1 October: Adults £8, Children £7, Family £27 (2 adults, 2 children) Schools £5 per child Suitable for all the Family This Christmas, join award-winning Little Bulb Theatre on an unforgettable woodland adventure with songs, silliness and plenty of audience interaction.

getting ready for the cold season ahead. Meet the Rabbits, feed the Squirrels and find the Foxy Fox on the night that their world turns into a magical snow shimmering wilderness.

Winter is on its way, and deep within the wild wood animals of all shapes and sizes are busy

Silliness and wonder in bumper Christmas-size portions. The Guardian

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Wicked Stone

Jane Weaver + Syd Arthur

Saturday 7 October / Doors 7pm, on stage 7.30pm

Co-headline Wednesday 25 October / Doors 7pm, on stage 8pm Tickets £15 advance / £19 door / Age 14+, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult

Tickets £10 / Age 14+, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult

Truly independent and resilient experimental Liverpudlian songwriter and sound-carrier, Jane Weaver brings her conceptual-pop classics to Folkestone. Jane’s musical versatility has seen her called-upon by time-honoured musicians such as Gruff Rhys, Richard Hawley and Laetitia Sadier. She returns with a new album of psychoactive pop energy Modern Kosmology after her 6 Music-approved and critically acclaimed The Silver Globe turned heads in 2015.

Join Hard Rock legends Wicked Stone for their highly anticipated Album Launch Party. Rock music all night, a free album with every ticket, hang out with the band for photos and signings. The Ultimate Hard Rock experience. GUESTS OF QUARTERHOUSE

For fans of Black Stone Cherry, Gun’n’Roses, Alterbridge & British Lion.

Ibibio Sound Machine

This Is Awkward Pop: PINS

+ Special Guests

+ Special Guests

Saturday 21 October / Doors 7pm, on stage 8pm

Friday 3 November / Doors 7pm, on stage 8pm

Tickets £14 advance / £18 door / Age 14+, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult London-based DJ/live music collective Ibibio Sound Machine are an exciting, explosive combined sound inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk and disco, post-punk, and modern electro. Inspired by African grooves from the 1970s and ‘80s, producers Max Grunhard, Leon Brichard and Benji Bouton create drum’n’bass tracks around the voice of frontwoman Eno Williams who crafts lyrics from Nigerian folk stories and marries them to modern themes. With Ghanaian guitar legend Alfred “Kari” Bannerman, Brazilian percussionist Anselmo Netto, and synth/horn men Tony Hayden and Scott Baylis they create a “melting-pot maelstrom”. Q Magazine Box Office 01303 760750

Kent 4-piece psych-rock band Syd Arthur co-headline this very special night. Syd Arthur have toured with the likes of White Denim, The Strokes, Paul Weller and Yes. Their third album Apricity was released this year to critical praise as they continue to explore the myriad possibilities of improvisation, taking an exceptional approach born of prodigious musicianship, elemental song-craft, and an unabashed spirit of adventure.


Tickets £12.50 advance / £14.50 door / Age 14+, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult This Is Awkward Pop is the second in a series of events shining a light on your next favourite left-field, up-and-coming acts. Bella Union’s, Manchester-based band PINS are a noisy, garage, catchy shoe-gaze pop band who have supported the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Drenge, The Subways, Best Coast and most recently Honeyblood, as well as performing their own headline gigs and shows at festivals including SXSW and the Secret Garden Party. Their recent collaboration with Iggy Pop for song Aggrophobe is a unique and engaging mix of spoken word and PINS’ signature lo-fi gritty guitar pop. Noise, power and melody; you can hear the ambition of a band on the brink of a major breakthrough. Q Magazine 13



John Smith


+ Special Guests

Friday 8 to Sunday 10 December

Wednesday 8 November / Doors 7pm, on stage 8pm Tickets £12.50 advance / £16.50 door / Age 14+, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult John Smith is the guitar man from Devon who has quietly become one of the most exciting voices on the new British folk scene. Touring relentlessly as headliner and support act, he has opened shows for John Martyn, David Gray, Cara Dillon, James Yorkston, Martin Carthy, Jools Holland, Martin Simpson and Gil Scott-Heron. John also tours regularly with Lisa Hannigan.

Tickets: £200 (includes all tutorials and Friday / Saturday evening concerts) Learn and develop the art of songwriting from national, international and local songwriters with two days of workshops to help get you out of a rut and writing the songs in your heart. Lead tutor Scottish singer songwriter Findlay Napier will be joined by Nina Clark, Neil Bob Herd, Lorraine Lucas and more. Evening concerts at Brewery Tap and Quarterhouse bring some of the best singer songwriters to Folkestone.

John plays the steel-string acoustic guitar. Sometimes with a slide, sometimes on his lap, sometimes de-tuning the thing mid-song. He was named Young Acoustic Guitarist of the Year in 2003 and hasn’t stopped to look back, unless it’s to pick up a banjo. His playing combined with his honey-on-gravel vocals have brought crowds to pin-drop silence and rapturous applause. Spellbinding. Time Out

The Ballad of Shirley Collins Special Preview Film (90 mins) + Q&A Saturday 11 November, 7.30pm Tickets £10 advance / £12 door One of the 20th century’s most important singers, Shirley Collins stood at the epi-centre of the folk music scene during the 1960s and ‘70s. However, she lost her voice in mysterious circumstances and retired from musical life in the late 70s. This documentary explores the story behind the icon, and chronicles Shirley’s battle, at the grand old age of 80, to rediscover that voice she lost so many years previously. Here is a film about loss and redemption. A film about sacrifice, healing and rebirth. A film which suggests that, during these turbulent, untethered times, we might just need Shirley Collins now more than ever. The film will be followed by a Q&A with film Director Rob Curry and Producer Paul Williams. What makes Lodestar a genuine progression from what has gone before is the sinking and deepening of her voice. It is still neutral enough to act as the conduit it always has done, but the milkmaid’s lilt has been transformed into a maven’s burden. The Wire Box Office 01303 760750



Songwriters in the Round with Findlay Napier, Lorraine Lucas, Nina Clark, Neil Bob Herd Friday 8 December / Doors 7.30pm, on stage 8pm / Brewery Tap, Tontine Street Tickets £7.50 A special concert featuring the host of first class songwriters who will be facilitating the weekend. Findlay Napier fuses folk and indie styles creating witty and warm observational songs in the storytelling tradition. Lorraine Lucas writes captivatingly honest songs touching on the light

and shade of life, love and the universe. Nina Clark is known for beautifully crafted, intricate and intelligent songwriting. Neil Bob Herd is co-founder of Folkestone Songwriting group as well as a member of the globetrotting alt bluegrass band The Coal Porters. 15



Lion (cert PG)


John Murry

Thursday 21 September, 7.30pm Tickets £5 / £4 concession

Saturday 9 December / Doors 7.30pm, on stage 8pm Tickets £15 John Murry was adopted at birth into the family of American novelist William Faulkner. Some have speculated that the Faulkner blood might also run in his veins, but that should be left for a Southern Gothic novel yet to be written. Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi in the shadow of Elvis, A Short History of Decay contains all the tragic elements of that unwritten Southern Gothic novel and the revelations of a man coming to terms with the perverse twists of fate.

Older Women Rock! Film Night Sunday 24 September, 7.30pm / Tickets £4

Boo Hewerdine

Four exciting documentary and experimental films made in and around Folkestone celebrating older women. The Singer’s Tale is a beautifully crafted documentary about singer Carol Grimes; Love Your Lines is based on a poem by Leah Thorn about the impact of the beauty industry on older women’s sense of self. Plus an award-winning experimental film with the Vivikamayas dance group and a documentary about Older Women Rock!

Sunday 10 December / Doors 5.30pm, on stage 6pm / Brewery Tap, Tontine Street

Get Out (cert 15)


Tickets £10 One of the greatest songwriter performers in the business, Boo Hewerdine is most regularly associated with Brit Award winning, former Fairground Attraction singer Eddi Reader. Together they enjoyed international success with the hit single Patience of Angels in 1995 and Boo also produced Reader’s Sings the Songs of Robert Burns, an album now viewed as a folk classic. Boo’s recent collaboration with Findlay Napier on his album Very Interesting Persons received rave reviews, including a shortlist for The Telegraph’s Best Album of the Year.

Woodland Music Night

Thursday 28 September, 7.30pm Tickets £5 / £4 concession It’s time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.

20th Century Women (cert 15) Thursday 19 October, 7.30pm Tickets £5 / £4 concession The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.

Thursday 14 December, 7pm Tickets £5 advance / £7 door The beautiful woodland set of Little Bulb Theatre’s The Night that Autumn Turned to Winter will be transformed for one night only into the venue of a warm and informal gig of folk and jazz. Featuring a line up of Kent-based artists alongside Dominic Conway of Little Bulb Theatre, we will gather for a night of atmospheric, intimate and surprising performance. Come join us in the woods... there might even be cocoa. Box Office 01303 760750

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

A Man Called Ove (cert 15) Thursday 30 November, 7.30pm Tickets £5 / £4 concession Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbours.





Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

Paul Foot: ‘Tis a Pity She’s a Piglet

Friday 29 September, 8pm Tickets £20 / Age 14+

Thursday 2 November, 8pm

Following his 100 date sell-out tour in 2015, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to venues nationwide.

Tickets £14 / Age 14+ In Paul’s first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces to tackle the big issues such as terrorism, Ant ‘n’ Dec, immigration, X-Factor and breakfast. The multi-award winning Mr Foot has appeared on numerous TV and Radio programmes including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World, Russell Howard’s Good News and The Infinite Monkey Cage.

It’s a rare and joyous thing to see a stand up so vibrant and imperiously on top of his game. The Mail on Sunday

Mitch Benn: Don’t Fear the Reaper Friday 6 October, 8pm

Utterly outlandish, but beneath layers of absurdity is Foot’s sharp eye for satire. Time Out

Tickets £14 / £12 concessions / Age 14+ It’s been a morbid time for “the country’s leading musical satirist” (The Times); he’s turned 46 - over the hill by anyone’s standards - his personal life is in turmoil, and his childhood heroes are dropping like flies. At times like these, a man feels the Reaper creeping up on him… But is death anything to fear? And is it really the end? (Yes. Yes, it is, sorry!) Mitch confronts his - and YOUR - mortality with hilarious (and tuneful) consequences. Join him! It’s time you’re not getting back! Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny. The Guardian

Mark Thomas: A Show that Gambles on the Future Friday 13 October, 7.30pm Tickets £16 / £12 concessions / Age 16+ Few predicted the events of 2016. And even fewer seem to know where we are going. Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome. By making futurologists of us all, he will create a fantastical, hilarious and possibly accurate vision of the world. And maybe even make a few quid on the side. Box Office 01303 760750


Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity Friday 8 December, 8pm Tickets £14 / Age 14+ Robin’s first new stand up show in three years is a clash of two cultures; a joyous romp through his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas. From the work of Stanley Spencer to Niels Bohr, it is 90 minutes fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art, as well as asking why we believe we see what we see and why we believe what we believe. An evening so bursting with energy and ideas... it’s a bundle of fascinating, surprising digressions. The Times




This season we expand our programme of live screenings to include opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet alongside the hugely popular National Theatre Live events.

John le Carre: An Evening with George Smiley Thursday 7 September, 7.45pm Tickets £14 / £12 concessions Broadcast live from London’s Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels to his powerful descriptions of the arms trade in The Night Manager, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century. Coinciding with the publication of his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, this one-off event will include readings from the book by the author. With a rare question and answer session, this will be an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words.


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Sunday 29 October, 2pm Tickets £14 / £12 concessions Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet inspired by Lewis Carrol’s much-loved book. At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser... An explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive choreography with wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs drawing on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real. NT LIVE

Young Marx Thursday 7 December, 7pm


The Magic Flute Sunday 24 September, 2pm Tickets £14 / £12 concessions / Sung in German with English surtitles Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems... David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies.

Tickets £14 / £12 concessions Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.


La Bohème

Sunday 10 December, 2pm

Sunday 8 October, 2pm

Tickets £14 / £12 concessions

Tickets £14 / £12 concessions / Sung in Italian with English surtitles

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Richard Jones directs a new production of Puccini’s classic opera, irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, visualised in Stewart Laing’s spectacular setting.

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The Nutcracker


Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, The Nutcracker has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores. 21



Contemporary Dance

Folkestone Food Assembly

With Jacob Bray

Tuesdays, 5pm-8pm

Mondays, 6pm – 7.15pm (beginners), 7.30pm – 9pm (advanced) from 4 September

The Food Assembly is a weekly online food market. Shop online at your convenience then pick-up your purchases direct from the farmers and makers every Tuesday evening at Quarterhouse. With an emphasis on healthy, local produce with plenty of organic, free range and spay-free produce on sale, this is an excellent way to shop local and ethical. As well as doing your weekly shop, the assembly organisers are always on the look-out for volunteers, new producers, musicians to jam on the night and ideas for food-related skills-share workshops.

£6 per class or 6 sessions for £30 (pay on the door) Beginner and advanced contemporary dance classes with teacher and choreographer Jacob Bray. Open to everyone (no experience necessary), prepare to meet new people and have some fun!

Wildflowers Choir

Write Like a Grrrl Folkestone: The Next Step

Musical Director Carol Grimes Mondays, 6pm – 7.30pm from 4 September

Tuesdays 5 September – 10 October, 7pm to 9pm £60 / £36 concession for 6 weeks

Wildflowers is a different kind of women’s choir – dynamic and innovative, singing pop, folk, jazz and blues. The choir is managed by its members and meets each Monday at Quarterhouse and other venues around Folkestone. New singers are always welcome (no audition). Interested? Drop us a line at or just turn up for a taster session.

Written a short story or had a go at a novel, and want constructive feedback in a supportive group of like-minded women? Then The Next Step is for you. This six-week women-only intensive course offers weekly critique workshops as well as sessions on advanced writing techniques such as modes of narration, pace, plotting a novel, editing, how to strengthen your regular writing practice and how to read like a writer. You’ll also be provided with sure-fire strategies on how to maintain motivation once the course is over. Come along and join us!

Folkestone Women’s Forum

Beginners Improv Comedy

Mondays 4 Sept, 2 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec, 7.30pm-9pm

With Jason Delplanque

A free monthly event for women to speak together about their interests, work, passions or experiences. Each forum features mini-talks followed by a main speaker, with opportunities to share ideas about positive action. On 4 September, Demi Lition from Kent Roller Girls will talk about the fast-growing womenled sport of Roller Derby. On 2 October, Folkestone Triennial artist, Emily Peasgood, will talk about her work. Our November speaker Dr. Rebecca Pope will speak about Artificial Intelligence and the NHS, and in December we will have a winter celebration!

Tuesdays 17 October – 5 December, 6pm to 8pm / £7 per class or £5 each if you bring a friend along! / Drop In

Updates and contact at or Box Office 01303 760750

Get in touch at Facebook & Twitter @FstoneFood


Free taster sessions 4 July, 1 Aug, 5 Sept, 6.30pm to 8pm Performance Sharing Weds 6 December, 7.30pm / Pay What You Can Improvisation is the ability to create a piece of theatre in the moment without using scripts or prepared material. It is also a great way to improve your confidence and discover your creative side and it’s a lot of fun! Over 8 weeks, you will learn core skills such as listening, saying yes!, storytelling, ensemble building, characters and spontaneity. At the end of the course you will have the chance to show off your new skills in a performance. No experience necessary. Visit to stay up-to-date. 23

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Folkestone Triennial 2017 once again promises an exciting range of tours, workshops, field trips and talks for all ages. Quarterhouse plays host to two symposia. The opening day symposium On The Edge on Saturday 2 September offers the special opportunity to hear first-hand from many of the Triennial’s national and international artists; while Border on Saturday 4 November is the third in a series of events organised with University College London’s Urban Laboratory, which explore contemporary art, architecture and urbanism, at three ‘edge’ locations connected by the HighSpeed 1 rail link from London to Folkestone.

Gift vouchers are available to purchase from the Box Office. Please be aware that vouchers will expire 12 months from date of purchase.


Cheques made payable to Creative Foundation, can only be used in person at the Box Office. Credit and debit cards carry a £1 fee per transaction, for use of this facility.

Ticket Collection

Tickets that are paid for in advance can be collected on the day, up to 30 minutes prior to the event. Tickets can also be posted to you for an additional charge of 50p. Please check your tickets on receipt.

All details are correct at time of going to print. Quarterhouse reserves the right to change the programme and introduce special offers and discounts without prior notice. These will not apply to tickets already purchased before the announcement. Updates will be available on the website and at the Box Office. Latecomers will not be allowed their seats until a suitable break in the performance. Audio recorders, cameras and mobile phones may not be used in the venue. The management reserves the right to refuse admission. All tickets are non-transferable and will be void if re-sold. Events marked 16+ No ID, No Entry are strictly for people aged over 16 and you may be asked to prove your age. You will not be permitted access to the venue if you are unable to produce photographic identification. Accepted forms of identification include a valid UK passport, UK driving licence, or an accredited pass card, e.g. Validate UK. Forms for a Validate UK card are available from the Box Office or by visiting We do not accept photocopies or out of date identification. On all other events under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Quarterhouse would like to thank


Also supported by

The Creative Foundation is a registered charity no 1105174 25

How to find Quarterhouse

What’s On

By Train


High speed trains run regularly from London St Pancras International (journey time 57 minutes). The last return train from Folkestone to London is at 22:56.

Parking is available at Quarterhouse (50 Spaces). Parking permits can be purchased from the pay and display machine located in the Quarterhouse car park. Prices are £1 per hour, up to £5 for the day. Parking is free after 6pm. For more Folkestone Central Station is a short walk from the information please call Quarterhouse Box Office. centre of town and approximately 15 minutes from Other parking includes, Tram Road (2mins), Quarterhouse. Payers Park (2mins) and the Harbour car park (5mins). All council car parks charge daily fees For full details go to our travel partner’s website starting from £1 per hour.

By Bus or Coach

By Car

A direct National Express coach service runs from London Victoria Coach Station to the main bus station in Bouverie Square, Folkestone. Stagecoach operates a network of routes linking local towns and villages to Folkestone.

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Mrs H and the Sing-along Band John le Carre: An Evening with George Smiley Lion Rise A Heart at Sea

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The Magic Flute Older Women Rock! Film Night Get Out Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit Mrs H and the Sing-along Band Mitch Benn: Don’t Fear the Reaper Wicked Stone La Bohème Fagin’s Twist Fagin’s Twist Mark Thomas: A Show that Gambles on the Future Me…

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20th Century Women Ibibio Sound Machine The Hogwallops The Hogwallops

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Jane Weaver + Syd Arthur Music page 13 Flamenco Express Circus & Dance page 5 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Live Screening page 21 Mrs H and the Sing-along Band Children & Families page 7 Paul Foot: ‘Tis a Pity She’s a Piglet Comedy page 19 This Is Awkward Pop: PINS Music page page 13 John Smith Music page page 14 A Dangerous Woman Theatre page 6 Animal Den Children & Families page 8 The Ballad of Shirley Collins Music page page 14 Shakespeare Schools Festival Children & Families page 8 Creating Aliens with Ross Montgomery Children & Families page 9 Folkestone Book Festival An Evening with an Immigrant Folkestone Book Festival Theatre page 6 Let’s Go on a Big Adventure! Folkestone Book Festival Children & Families page 9 Baba Yaga & Other Stories Folkestone Book Festival Children & Families page 9 Mrs H and the Sing-along Band Children & Families page 7 A Man Called Ove Film page 17 Young Marx Live Screening page 21 Folkestone Songwriting Festival Music page page 15 Songwriters in the Round with Findlay Napier, Music page page 15 Lorraine Lucas, Nina Clark, Neil Bob Herd Folkestone Songwriting Festival Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity Comedy page 19 John Murry Folkestone Songwriting Festival Music page page 16 The Nutcracker Live Screening page 21 Boo Hewerdine Folkestone Songwriting Festival Music page page 16 Woodland Music Night Music page page 16 The Night that Autumn Turned to Winter Children & Families page 10


Hire Quarterhouse Are you planning a conference, birthday party or wedding reception? Our experienced events team will help you turn your vision into reality. With great transport links to and from London and the rest of Kent and competitive rates, our fully accessible venue is the perfect choice in East Kent. Auditorium Our state of the art theatre boasts a capacity of 250 seated or 490 standing across two levels, and can be configured to suit your event, from cabaret-style tables and chairs to fully raked seating or as an open performance space/dance floor. We also offer dressing rooms and breakout spaces. Quarterhouse Meeting Room Whether you are conducting an interview, boardroom discussions or an away day, the Meeting Room is the ideal space, seating up to 30 boardroom style or up to 50 theatre style. Projectors and a screen can be provided along with a phone line and Wifi. Quarterhouse Bar Is a modern, vibrant space which can be hired with the auditorium or on its own. With floor to ceiling windows, it is light, spacious and perfect for fun packed parties. For more information and to discuss your ideas contact Sally Otteson on 01303 760 755 or email

Folkestone Quarterhouse Autumn 2017 Brochure  
Folkestone Quarterhouse Autumn 2017 Brochure