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Quarterhouse Spring 2018 Contents 4 Theatre 8 Children & Families 13 Talks 14 Music 17 Film 18 Comedy 20 Live Screening 23 Get Involved 25 Booking Tickets 26 How to find Quarterhouse 27 What’s On

Welcome to Quarterhouse After four incredibly privileged and inspiring years, this is Allegra’s farewell season at Quarterhouse. She has chosen work that looks to our future – that describes the potential utopias and dystopias that await us. Artists are our storytellers. Whether through painting, music or theatre, they give us a reflection of ourselves and our world that helps us all to better understand our own lives and selves. From intimate real-life experiences, to humour to folk tale, we see truths about ourselves mirrored in the words and pictures created on stage. Recently, major political and economic changes have laid bare social divisions; mass migration, climate change and terrorism are unsettling our status quo and creating fear, guilt and protectionism. We have worried theatre is not adequately reflecting our society by telling stories that truly give diverse audiences a reflection of themselves. We have also seen artists responding to this by deeply questioning their role in society and grappling for new forms that enable them to speak on these vast topics. We have found hope in the artists chosen for this season. Theatre provides a unique space for us to come together and imagine the future... for Folkestone, for the UK, for the world. To make the Futures: Utopia/Dystopia season a truly shared experience, we’re offering these three shows on a Pay What You Decide basis – reserve a ticket in advance and pay after you’ve seen the show. We’re confident in the work and we’re confident in you. Let’s do this together. Allegra Galvin & Cheryl Pierce Quarterhouse Co-directors

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Cover: Morgan & West. See pages 6 and 10 This page: Ezra Furman. See page 14


THEATRE

THEATRE

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

MARK THOMAS

Showtime from the Frontline (work in progress)

Written and directed by Adrian Berry

Friday 9 February, 7.30pm Tickets £16 / £12 unwaged and students

Saturday 24 February, 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 concession

Jenin refugee camp, a stronghold for the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade during the Second Intifada, is not a place synonymous with laughs. But it is also home to the Jenin Freedom Theatre and to people with a wealth of stories to tell.

Martin is a David Bowie obsessive. A boy with problems, an illness no-one understands and a head full of sound and vision. When an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday, Martin embarks on a thrilling journey leading him to discover some long-hidden truths about himself. What follows will change his life forever.

Dodging cultural and literal bullets, Mark and his team set out to run a comedy club in Jenin in the West Bank only to find that it is not so simple to celebrate freedom of speech in a place with so little freedom.

Music and magic realism collide in this darkly funny tour-de-force solo show featuring Alex Walton and the voice of comedian Rob Newman. With a blistering Bowie soundtrack, the life of the pop fan is dissected in this tale of unnatural teenage wildlife.

Funny, moving and necessary, this is a story about being yourself in a place that wants to put you in a box told by Mark with Faisal Abualheja and Alaa Shehada, two aspiring comics from the Jenin Club. TILTED PRODUCTIONS

KIERAN HURLEY

Friday 23 February, 7.30pm

Thursday 1 March, 7.30pm

Tickets £10 / £8 concessions

Tickets : Pay What You Decide as part of Futures: Utopia/Dystopia series

Constructions of Thin Air

Heads Up

One moment intimately moving, another poignantly absurd, Constructions of Thin Air exposes the paradoxical nature of our desire and refusal to belong.

A city. Just like this. Right now. A teenage girl boils up in rage in a toilet cubicle. A finance worker preaches doom in a busy train station. An absurd coke-addled celebrity races through town on a mission. A paranoid stoner stares blankly at the endless disasters on the TV news. In just one moment, all their worlds will end.

Nine intergenerational performers merge contemporary dance, physical theatre and everyday objects to transform the stage into shifting architectural landscapes unfolding over two acts: the first asks questions about belonging to systems – political, economic or social. The second provokes thoughts about home and family.

Multi award-winner Kieran Hurley weaves a picture of a familiar city at its moment of destruction, asking what would we do if we found ourselves at the end of our world as we know it.

Maresa von Stockert has a choreographic sensibility that’s all her own, a mix of intellectual and sensory scrupulousness that makes her work strikingly original. The Guardian Box Office 01303 760750

Urgent, compelling, beautiful writing… confirms Hurley’s status as one of the most powerful writers to emerge in British theatre this decade. The Scotsman 4

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THEATRE

THEATRE ALULA CYR

Hyena

Wednesday 7 March, 7.30pm

THIRD ANGEL PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE

Tickets £10 / £8 concession

Tickets : Pay What You Decide as part of Futures: Utopia/Dystopia series “We step out of our solar system, into the universe, seeking only peace and friendship…”

The first all-female Cyr troupe, Alula’s debut HYENA explodes onto the UK circus scene in a whirlwind of women, wheels, acrobatics and song.

So says the message from the human race on the Voyager spacecraft. But is there, y’know, anyone out there? Alex went to speak to an astrophysicist to find out. This is what he learned: Stellar Wobble. The Mirror Test. Fermi’s Paradox. The Enhanced Human and murderous dolphins.

Boisterous and wild, HYENA is a synchronised display of sisterhood, strength and power.

Somewhere between stand-up and an astrophysics lecture, Third Angel brings you a simple show about huge ideas that explores the stories we tell in order to understand our place in the cosmos, if there are extra terrestrials in our galaxy and what it means to be human.

“This is my tribe and this is our song. Welcome to our world!”

...engaging with the big issues about how we live with a fierce intelligence. The Guardian

MORGAN & WEST

DOM COYOTE

Saturday 17 March, 7.30pm

Friday 20 April, 7.30pm

Tickets £10 / £8 concession

Tickets : Pay What You Decide as part of Futures: Utopia/Dystopia series

We Can Time Travel

Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you! Not content with being the nineteenth century’s greatest magic duo, this prestidigitatory pair present a conjuring spectacular to the audiences of the modern day.

Following on from the award-winning Songs for the End of the World, musician/ theatre-maker Dom Coyote presents his highly anticipated new solo show. Since he was a boy, Dom has been receiving messages from The Traveller, a mysterious voice at the edge of time. Join him for an experiment in Harmonic Time Theory to prove, once and for all, that time travel is real.

No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as these temporal tricksters burst into the twenty-first century with a show brimming over with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers, and a totally genuine ability to travel through time! An unforgettable evening of magic, mystery, and the unexplainable. Superbly Crafted.

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Written & Performed by Alexander Kelly Inspired by conversations with Dr Simon Goodwin Friday 23 March, 7.30pm

She is the one who turns like a great wheel. She is the maker of cycles. She is the one we leave home for and come home to. She is the mucky root of all women.

Time Travelling Magicians

600 People

Jump into a world of analogue synths, cassette tapes, live looping, epic storytelling and roaring songs to raise a rallying cry for our times, a lucid lens to look at our world, wake up and change the course of time.

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CHILDREN & FAMILIES

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Mrs H and the Sing-along Band Monthly Tuesday sessions at 10.30am 9 January (full band), 6 February, 6 March, 17 April Age 0-5 / 60 mins / £3 After an amazingly successful pilot season, Mrs H and the Sing-along Band bring their unique family music back to Folkestone with the full band kicking off the season on 9 January. Led by the charming and passionate Mrs H, the line-up of musicians include members of Red Snapper, Beth Orton and The Leisure Society. Their aim is to provide quality music for children that adults will love too. Bringing together elements of Folk, Soul, Afro, Latin, Dub, comedy and theatre the Sing-along band have been wooing audiences across the land. Bring your voices, silly dances, a sprinkling of mischief and don’t hold back from joining in the fun! TRAVELLING LIGHT AND THE EGG

The Snow Mouse

Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 January, 9.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm Tickets Adults £6 / Children £5 / Family £20 (2 adults 2 children) / Age 3-4 years An enchanting winter’s tale for the very young. Winter has arrived and the woods are covered in white. A child hurries to put on their winter clothes so they can run outside and play in a sparkly new world.

LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE

Red Riding Hood & the Wolf

Just when they start to feel a bit lonely they find a sleeping mouse buried under the soft white flakes. Sliding, tumbling and laughing, they explore the winter wonderland together and keep each other safe and warm from the winter freeze. Come and join the two new friends on their adventures in a magical forest full of play, puppetry and music. Delightful.

Wednesday 14 – Sunday 18 February, 11am & 2.30pm Tickets Adults £6 / Children £5 / Family £20 (2 adults 2 children) / Age 7+ / 50 mins

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What if the Big Bad Wolf wasn’t big or bad at all? What if they got it wrong? Robyn wants to tell you what really happened through a world of homemade make-believe. And here is where our story starts. Enjoy a new spin on this classic story – about two misfits who just want to fit in.

Time for bed. Tuck yourself in. This is where Robyn’s story begins. How can they expect her to sleep at a time like this? She takes a book and starts to read. But she can’t relate to Red Riding Hood, sugar and spice and all things nice. There are two sides to every tale, and that is not how this one goes! 8

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CHILDREN & FAMILIES

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

WHAT’S COMING OUT OF THE BOX

Inside

Friday 9 March All tickets £5 / 45 mins 10.30am: 1 – 4 years, 12pm: 1 – 2½ years, 1.30pm: 2½ – 4 years A limited number of baby on lap tickets are available for each show @ £1 each An intimate, interactive show aimed specifically at children between 1 and 4 years old and their families. Set within a campsite and inspired by life inside the womb, this immersive show is performed in – and experienced from – both the inside and outside of a tent. Inside features multi-sensory activities, shadow theatre, sound-making and object theatre and has been devised in consultation with young children and their families and nursery staff.

Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids! (Bigger, bolder, and more brilliant than before!) Saturday 17 March, 2.30pm / 60 mins Tickets Adults £6 / Children £5 / Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children) Age 5+ Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West! Might Mr Morgan manage a whole trick without his partner complaining? Will Mr West ever accept children as real people too? Can everyone’s favourite duo of deception finally find fame, fortune, and a box of fondant fancies? Hilarious and good for all ages. Primary Times Box Office 01303 760750

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Guess How Much I Love You Thursday 29 March, 4.30pm Friday 30 – Saturday 31 March, 11am & 2.30pm Tickets Adults £10 / Children £8 / Family £30 (2 adults, 2 children) Age 3+ colours of each season as they compete to measure their love for each other in this timeless loveable story.

I love you right up to the moon – and back Join Little & Big Nutbrown Hare as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this magical journey through the seasons. Watch Little & Big Nutbrown Hare settle down after a bedtime story and re-awaken to discover the delights and

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CHILDREN & FAMILIES

TALKS

Nick Sharratt’s Big Draw-Along Sunday 29 April, 2.30pm Tickets Adults £6 / Children £5 / Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children) Age 5+ / 60 mins + after show book signing Join this much-loved children’s writer and illustrator in a family-friendly, fun filled draw-along for all ages. Nick’s best-selling picture books include You Choose, Shark in the Park and Pants. He’s also the illustrator of Jacqueline Wilson’s phenomenally popular children’s novels. He’ll be showing you how he creates characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways to invent your own crazy creatures and giving loads of top tips as your draw along with him. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on.

Neon After School Theatre, Dance, Art, Music, Technology with Sadie Hurley & James Middleton Tuesdays 9 January – 27 March (half term 13 February)

Esther Rantzen: That’s Life All Over Again

£44 for 11 week term 3.45pm-4.30pm, Reception & Year 1 4.45pm-5.45pm, Years 2, 3 & 4 6pm-7pm, Years 5 & 6 7.15pm-8.30pm, Years 7 to 11

Dame Esther Rantzen in conversation with Rebecca Wilcox

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.

For one night only broadcasting legend Dame Esther Rantzen and her daughter the presenter and journalist Rebecca Wilcox discuss their illustrious careers, personal lives and family ties. This is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the country’s national treasures. Find out what drives her as she shares anecdotes from over 50 years in broadcasting.  

Wednesday 28 March, 8pm Tickets £22.50

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 a chance to learn new skills, develop in confidence and imagination and have fun! Box Office 01303 760750

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The star of That’s Life, Esther, That’s Esther, Grumpy Old Women, Strictly Come Dancing and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! among many, many others, Dame Esther is also well known for her tireless campaigning. As the founder of ChildLine and more recently The Silver Line, her charity work is legendary and life changing. 13

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MUSIC

MUSIC

Profound Sound

The Handsome Family

Friday 2 – Sunday 4 February

+ special guests

Early Bird Pass £25 / Festival Pass £40 / single events £3 – £8

Sunday 25 March, doors 7pm / on stage 8pm

Reaching across traditional forms of music to the fringes of sound-art, Profound Sound explores song and instrumental, spoken word, radio broadcasting, sound installation, contemporary classical and jazz, electroacoustic, performance, film and video.

Over 14s welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult

£17.00 advance / £21.00 door

Once proclaimed the Beatles of the folk world by revered US rock critic Greil Marcus, Rennie and Brett Sparks have been creating music for over twenty years and have released over ten albums.

Alongside a mind-stretching programme, Folkestone Fringe and Hot Salvation Records will be coaxing Folkestone sound and music makers into the public arena and offering workshops for all ages. Visit folkestonefringe.com or hotsalvation.com to find out more.

Ezra Furman + Special Guests Saturday 10 February, doors 7pm / on stage 8pm Tickets £21 advance / £24 door Over 14s welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult New Bella Union signing, Illinois’ Ezra Furman, has had an exhilarating couple of years, breaking the UK with sell-out, show-stopping shows. His latest album Perpetual Motion People sees him continuing to harbour a charmingly unique lyrical voice. Musically, Furman draws influence from Fifties skiffle and doo-wop to Sixties garage with a righteous mix of urchin charm, winning melody and caustic humour. The 6 Music much-loved musician is also an electrifying live performer, combining a genuine mixture of outsider-angst and life-affirming energy that gives nothing less than his whole body and soul to the cathartic moments of performance. The restless sound of a genuine one-off in a generic world. The Guardian Box Office 01303 760750

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After their track Far From Any Road was used for the theme of hit TV show, True Detective, The Handsome Family found themselves in the top ten of the US Spotify charts and ranking over twenty million hits on YouTube. Since then they have toured the world, performing their unique blend of folk, country and noir to enraptured audiences. In 2017 they returned with the highly acclaimed The Unseen, an album that is steeped in the western gothic of New Mexico life and perfectly demonstrates The Handsome Family’s ability to weave rich, macabre narratives with highly crafted musicianship.

This Is Psychedelia Saturday 7 April, doors 6pm / on stage 6.30pm £17.50 advance / £21.50 door Over 14s welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult You asked for its return, so we’re bringing it back! After last year’s first ever Folkestone Psychedelic Festival, the co-founders of Lewes Psychedelic Festival return for a second year bringing you a spectrum of creative artists all under the umbrella term of the sonic worlds of psychedelia. The festival starts at 6pm and features five profiled psych artists covering a cross range of genres and gender throughout the evening with visuals from Innerstrings who create visuals for the likes of Liverpool Psych Fest, Eagulls and Josefin Ohrn washing Quarterhouse in a warm light-projected womb. The line-up includes Canterbury’s Dreamweaver with their dreamy lo-fi pop diluted with a heavy dose of psychedelia; rare psych gem Cobalt Chapel who meld folk and vintage organ to create atmospheric landscapes; Flamingods, a multi-instrumental, multi-cultural four-piece who combine dance, psych and folk into beguiling psychedelic wig-outs; and much-loved cult Malmo trio Death and Vanilla with their eerie, haunting ambient-noir pop. 15

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THE CLEARING

FILM

The Clearing

I Am Not A Witch (12A)

Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm and for events

Thursday 25 January, 7.30pm Tickets £5 / £4 concession

The Clearing is our brand new café bar, located on the first floor of Folkestone Quarterhouse. It is an immersive and sensory experience, created with vertical gothic tree-like forms by multidisciplinary architectural practice, Studio Ben Allen. Spacious and bright, the café bar is opened-up and given the illusion of cathedral-like expanse, with floor to ceiling mirrors and windows. 

Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp. Like the other residents, Shula is tied to a ribbon which is attached to a coil that perches in a large tree. She is told that should she ever cut the ribbon, she’ll be cursed and transformed into a goat. Rungano Nyoni’s debut feature is comic, tragic – and captivatingly beautiful. The Guardian

Offering tasty home-cooked dishes with lots of vegetarian options made with seasonal, locallysourced ingredients, The Clearing is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a bite to eat! With pastries and granola pots available alongside fabulous local teas and coffee for breakfast, to amazing £5 lunch boxes, which include a choice of salads and a slice of delicious freshlybaked tart for lunch, there’s something for anyone, anytime. We also have a range of reasonably priced bottled and draught beers available, as well as spirits, wines and ciders.

God’s Own Country (15) Thursday 8 February, 7.30pm Tickets £5 / £4 concession Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path. A tender impressive debut.

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A Brokeback Mountain for the Yorkshire Moors. The Telegraph

Loving Vincent (12) Thursday 8 March, 7.30pm Tickets £5 / £4 concession In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. A triumph of painstaking technical prowess and stunning visuals.. See it for its nuanced take on a huge cultural figure and to applaud its astounding audacity. Empire

Call Me By Your Name (15) Thursday 15 March, 7.30pm Tickets £5 / £4 concession In 1983, the son of an American professor is enamoured by the graduate student who comes to study and live with his family in their northern Italian home. Together, they share an unforgettable summer full of music, food, and romance that will forever change them. Set during an endless Italian summer, this ravishing drama is imbued with a sophisticated sensuality. The Guardian Box Office 01303 760750

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COMEDY

COMEDY

Tom Allen: Absolutely

Simon Evans: Genius

Thursday 1 February, 8pm

Friday 6 April, 8pm

Tickets £14 / Age 14+

Tickets £14 / Age 14+

Catch him now and you’ll be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous. The Telegraph

Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans’. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter? Hmmm…

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour this spring. As seen on Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute and News Quiz. Riotous stuff, perfectly delivered. The Scotsman

Super-sharp wit. Time Out

In the last year Tom has supported Sarah Millican around the world, sold out his Edinburgh and London runs and even passed his driving test!

A masterclass in socio-political comedy…The show is called Genius. It comes very close. The Scotsman

Lee Hurst: Mucking About

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Saturday 24 March, 8pm

Thursday 12 April, 8pm

Tickets £17.50 / Age 14+

Tickets £15 / Age 14+

Star of BBC1’s They Think It’s All Over is back on the road in 2018 with a brand new show exploring the relationship between...

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.

No he won’t, he’ll be leaving that old twaddle to comedians at the Edinburgh Festival. There’s no journey or message. If you want to go on a journey, buy an airplane ticket. If you want a deep message, run your voicemail through a sub-base woofer. If you want plenty of laughs this is for you.

Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.

Lee will be turning up, lobbing gags and funny stuff at you from all angles.

… a true comic talent. Manchester Evening News

A hilarious night is about to hit town. Box Office 01303 760750

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LIVE SCREENING

LIVE SCREENING

National Theatre and ROH Live events screened live or as encore performances re-broadcast via satellite. NT LIVE

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Thursday 22 February, 7pm Tickets £14 / £12 concessions Tennessee Williams’ 20th century masterpiece played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ thrilling revival (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted. Sunday Times

NT LIVE

Julius Caesar

Rigoletto (Sunday Encore) Sunday 21 January, 2pm Tickets £12 / £10 concessions Sung in Italian with English surtitles David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano. McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. ROH LIVE

Tosca Wednesday 7 February, 7.15pm Tickets £14 / £12 concessions Sung in Italian with English surtitles Drama, passion and fabulous music – Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley. One of the great evenings of opera – from its strident opening chords Jonathan Kent’s production conjures a world of political instability and menace.

Thursday 22 March, 7pm Tickets £14 / £12 concessions Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

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The Winter’s Tale Wednesday 28 February, 7.15pm Tickets £14 / £12 concessions

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. Box Office 01303 760750

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Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s adaptation for the Royal Ballet with music by Joby Talbot. The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audience alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic. 21

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GET INVOLVED

Wildflowers Choir

ROH LIVE

Carmen

Musical Director Carol Grimes

(Sunday Encore)

Mondays, 6pm – 7.30pm from Monday 8 January

Sunday 11 March, 2pm

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 in The Clearing. New singers are always welcome (no audition). Interested?

Tickets £12 / £10 concessions Sung in French with English surtitles

Drop us a line at wildflowerschoir@gmail.com or just turn up for a taster session.

Bizet’s classic opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky’s intense production. Carmen is one of the most famous operas with numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song permeating the popular consciousness.

Qi Gong Mondays 29 January to 26 March, 11.30am to 12.30pm Tickets £54 for 9 week term / Bookings: kath@meiquan.co.uk 07982 014005

The heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production originally created for Frankfurt Opera.

Qi Gong is one of the four pillars of Tai Chi. Its exercises are aimed at enhancing the body’s capacity for energy – our vitality. The exercises will concentrate on both invigorating and relaxing the body through movements harmonised with the breath. We will improve our strength and flexibility, learning techniques for relaxation and natural breathing that stimulate the vital organs and enhance metabolism and circulation; making us feel more healthy, vital and alive. ROH LIVE

Macbeth Wednesday 4 April, 7.15pm Tickets £14 / £12 concessions Verdi’s opera on Shakespeare’s tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Zeljko Lucic and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo. Phyllida Lloyd’s production is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeth’s childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. Box Office 01303 760750

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Folkestone Women’s Forum Mondays 5 February, 5 March, 9 April, 7.30pm-9pm A free monthly event for women to speak together about their interests, work, passions or campaigns. Each forum features a mini-talk followed by a main speaker with opportunities to share ideas about positive action. Join us on Facebook for regular updates: www.facebook.com/folkestonewomensforum

Miniature Music Makers Tuesdays 9 January – 27 March (half term 13 February), 10.30am Tickets £4.50 per session (£4 per session per ½ term block) / Age: under 5s / Advance booking essential: Karen 07880 499504 www.miniaturemusicmakers.co.uk Miniature Music Makers brings its successful recipe for pre-school music groups to Quarterhouse every Tuesday morning at 10.30am. Lively, fun, interactive music groups for pre-school children designed to help them develop a love of music as well increase their skills and abilities. Each session is planned on a theme, with interactive songs, musical instruments, and lots of unique accessories. 23

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GET INVOLVED

Folkestone Food Assembly Tuesdays from 9 January, 5pm-7pm 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 spray-free produce, 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. Get in touch at folkestonefoodassembly@gmail.com Facebook & Twitter @FstoneFood www.foodassembly.com

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Write Like a Grrrl Tuesdays 16 January to 20 February, 7pm-9pm

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Tickets £60 / £36 concessions

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Women! Always wanted to write fiction? Or haven’t written for a while and want to kick-start your practice? Then this low-cost, 6 week ‘Ignite’ course is for you. You’ll develop skills in characterisation, dialogue, creating dynamic settings and other essential writing techniques in a warm, welcoming environment. You’ll learn to push through doubt, reduce fear of the blank page, become disciplined and enjoy writing so much more. Over two hundred women have graduated from Write like a Grrrl and For Books’ Sake’s Ignite courses. Stop dreaming and become your dream. Tackle self-doubt. Gain strength and a sense of community. Revolutionise your writing.

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Improv Gym Drop In with Jason Delplanque & Sarah Davies Tuesdays 27 February to 10 April, 7pm – 9pm 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 6 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 on Tuesday 10 April.

We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded, except in the case of a cancelled event.

Access

Quarterhouse Box Office Quarterhouse Mill Bay Folkestone Kent CT20 1BN Opening times Monday to Saturday – 10:00 to 17:00 Sunday – Closed (except on event days) Box Office reopens at 6pm on event nights

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

Concessionary rates apply (where stated) to under 16s, full time students, senior citizens (age 65+), registered unemployed, registered disabled plus companion, Equity members, Kent Dance Network and Creative Quarter tenants. Proof of status will be required.

Disclaimer

Payment

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 www.validateuk.co.uk. 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

Supporting

No experience necessary. No need to book, just turn up! £7 per person or £5 if you bring a friend Visit www.facebook.com/improvgym to stay up-to-date. Email improvgymteam@gmail.com or call 07947134941 for more info. Box Office 01303 760750

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How to find Quarterhouse

What’s On

By Train

Parking

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. www.southeasternrailway.co.uk

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.

From the M20, turn off at junction 13 and follow signs to the Harbour. (SAT NAV USERS: CT20 1BN)

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10.30am

Mrs H & the Sing-along Band

Children & Families page 8

Thu 18 – Sat 20 Jan

9.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm

The Snow Mouse

Children & Families page 8

Sun

21 Jan

2pm

ROH Live: Rigoletto

Live Screening page 21

Thu

25 Jan

7.30pm

I Am Not A Witch

Film page 17

Thu

1 Feb

8pm

Tom Allen: Absolutely

Comedy page 18

Fri 2 – Sun 4 Feb

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Profound Sound

Music page 14

Tue

9 Jan

6 Feb

10.30am

Mrs H & the Sing-along Band

Children & Families page 8

7.15pm

ROH Live: Tosca

Live Screening page 21

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8 Feb

7.30pm

God’s Own Country

Film page 17

Fri

9 Feb

7.30pm

Showtime from the Frontline

Theatre page 4

Sat

10 Feb

7pm

Ezra Furman

Music page 14

Wed 14 – Sun 18 Feb

11am & 2.30pm

Red Riding Hood & the Wolf

Children & Families page 8

Thu

22 Feb

7pm

NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Live Screening page 20

Fri

23 Feb

7.30pm

Constructions of Thin Air

Theatre page 4

Sat

24 Feb

7.30pm

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Theatre page 5

Wed 28 Feb

7.15pm

ROH Live: The Winter’s Tale

Live Screening page 21

1 Mar

7.30pm

Heads Up

Theatre page 5

6 Mar

10.30am

Mrs H & the Sing-along Band

Children & Families page 8

Wed 7 Mar

7.30pm

Hyena

Theatre page 6

Thu

8 Mar

7.30pm

Loving Vincent

Film page 17

Fri

9 Mar

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Inside

Children & Families page 10

Sun

11 Mar

2pm

ROH Live: Carmen

Live Screening page 22

7.30pm

Call Me By Your Name

Film page 17

Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids! (Bigger, bolder, and more brilliant than before!)

Children & Families page 10

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Thu

22 Mar

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NT Live: Julius Caesar

Live Screening page 20

Fri

23 Mar

7.30pm

600 People

Theatre page 7

Sat

24 Mar

8pm

Lee Hurst: Mucking About

Comedy page 18

Sun

25 Mar

7pm

The Handsome Family

Music page 15

Wed 28 Mar 8pm

Dame Esther Rantzen in conversation with Rebecca Wilcox

Talk page 13

Thu

4.30pm

Guess How Much I Love You

Children & Families page 11

Fri 30 – Sat 31 Mar

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11am & 2.30pm

Guess How Much I Love You

Children & Families page 11

Wed 4 Apr

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ROH Live: Macbeth

Live Screening page 22

Fri

6 Apr Folkestone

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Simon Evans: Genius

Comedy page 19

Sat

7 Apr

6pm

This Is Psychedelia

Music page 15

Thu

12 Apr

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Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Comedy page 19

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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 sallyotteson@creativefoundation.org.uk www.quarterhouse.co.uk

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