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CINDERELLA

STARRING BRADLEY WALSH

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT PEPPA PIG BLOOD BROTHERS JASON MANFORD MOSCOW CITY BALLET

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AUTUMN / WINTER 2013

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Look out for The Orchard Theatre Groups Club, offering you the following: special discounts on selected shows, exclusive events for club members plus much more. Email groups@ orchardtheatre.co.uk for more information.

CALLING ALL BUDDING YOUNG ACTORS AND DANCERS! In The Wings Productions in association with The Orchard Theatre is looking for youngsters aged eight to 19 years old to audition for the musical production of Grease! Auditions take place on Sun 22 September between 9am and 6pm at The Orchard Theatre. For further information call the In The Wings office on 07704 058809 or email liz@burville.co.uk or visit orchardtheatre.co.uk to download an audition form.

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GOTTA SING GOTTA DANCE A Magical Night at the Musicals

Featuring show-stopping numbers from Hairspray, Phantom Of The Opera, Wicked, Les Misérables, 42nd Street, Barnum, Oliver!, Mamma Mia and many more. Two hours of spectacular song and dance numbers from stage and screen, a top West End cast and superb live band invite you on an exhilarating journey through the wonderful world of musical theatre.

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From the MGM movie musicals of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly to stage classics Phantom Of The Opera, Les Misérables and Oliver! to the latest West End smash-hits Wicked, Jersey Boys and Hairspray, Gotta Sing Gotta Dance promises you an unforgettable night at the musicals! TICKETS £19.00* – £25.00*, Wed Mat £20.00* UNDER 18s £15.00* PREMIERE CARD Two for one on MON 16 SEPTEMBER GROUPS 10+ £5.00 off

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‘A spellbinding, smash-hit production, worthy of enjoying over and over again’ Eastbourne Herald

THU 19 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

JOE LONGTHORNE with his band in Concert Joe Longthorne began his career more than three decades ago and has appeared on television in the UK and USA. His repertoire of voices is endless and includes hundreds of the world’s top singers. Join Joe as he entertains with a variety of songs and ballads.

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TICKETS £22.00* PREMIERE CARD £2.00 off

FRI 20 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

MON 9 – SAT 14 SEPTEMBER Get ready for the ride of your life! Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, the feel-good international hit sensation is coming to Dartford. Starring Noel Sullivan and based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance-floor favourites, this wildly fresh and funny new musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS! Priscilla is ‘HUGELY ENTERTAINING...INSANELY GLITZY’ – Daily Telegraph.

6+

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T*REXTASY I Love To Boogie

MON – THU 7.30PM, FRI 5PM & 8.15PM SAT 2.30PM & 7.30PM TICKETS £22.00* –  £37.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off Mon – Thu & Fri Mat PREMIERE CARD £5.00 off Mon – Thu & Fri Mat GROUPS 6+ £5.00 off GROUPS 20+ £6.00 off GROUPS 40+ £7.00 off STUDENTS £20.00* (Fri 5pm only)

T*Rextasy pays homage to Marc Bolan’s greatest hits – recreating the music, the performance and the incredible atmosphere of the glamrock era. T*Rextasy has now been performing for over 20 years and this fantastic rock ‘n’ roll concert will feature hits such as Metal Guru, Solid Gold Easy Action and Telegram Sam. TICKETS £19.00*

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SAT 21 SEPTEMBER BAR OPENS 7PM EVENT 8PM – 1AM

VIVA Las Vegas!

FRI 27 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

THE DRIFTERS Diamond Dynasty Tour

18+

Experience the glamour and glitz of the Vegas nightlife as it comes to The Orchard Theatre. You’ll be treated to a glass of bubbly and canapé reception upon arrival, followed by a sumptuous three-course meal. With Elvis in the house, dancing show girls, plus various gaming tables† to enjoy and much more, this will be a night to remember. †(chips have no monetary value – strictly for fun only)

The Drifters are back for their 60th Anniversary with the Diamond Dynasty Tour which features the current line-up Pierre Herelle, Michael Williams, Ryan King and Carlton Powell. Performing some of the greatest hits as well as new material, this extravaganza also features an amazing light show and a world-class band. This is a night of pure excellence which will be enjoyed by all.

TICKETS £49.50 includes three-course meal

TICKETS £25.00* CONCESSIONS £1.00 off

TUE 24 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

SUN 29 SEPTEMBER 3PM

THE BAY CITY ROLLERS STORY

GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND

Take a trip back to those innocent days of growing up to the sounds of The Bay City Rollers. Enjoy a live band led by the one and only Les McKeown featuring hits such as Bye Bye Baby, Shang A Lang and Summer Love Sensation. Les will also tell you about the extreme highs and lows of his rock ‘n’ roll journey.

The real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band are celebrating the 15th anniversary of the classic film with a concert bursting with popular tracks from the movie. Enjoy the fabulous sound of this world-famous brass band as they perform well-known hits plus favourite classics in spectacular style!

TICKETS £17.50*, £19.50*

TICKETS £19.50*, £21.00*

WED 25 SEPTEMBER 2.30PM

SUN 29 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

SECRET LOVE The Life & Music of Doris Day

KEN DODD

Singer and West End actress Claudia Morris explores the life of one of Hollywood’s best-loved actresses and singers, Doris Day, in this intimate afternoon of reminiscence. Expect plenty of laughs, a few tears and some surprises in this celebration of Day’s extraordinary music, movies and marriages from one of her most dedicated fans. A heart-warming heart-breaking new musical play featuring a live band.

Ken Dodd enjoys legendary status as one of Britain’s funniest comedians and has enjoyed a professional career spanning nearly 60 years. He has toured non-stop with his ‘Happiness’ tours and has won numerous showbiz honours including the first ever ‘Living Legend Award’ from the British Comedy Society and a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ from the British Comedy Awards.

TICKETS £15.00*

TICKETS £18.00*, £22.00*

THU 26 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

MON 30 SEPTEMBER 8PM Stewart Francis, Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool are

BUDDY HOLLY A Legend Reborn

SOLD OUT

16+

THE LUMBERJACKS

Combined on stage for the very first time, the UK’s number one touring Buddy Holly production joins the legendary show Good Rockin’ Tonight in an all-new spectacular starring Britain’s top Buddy, Marc Robinson – ‘An accomplished singer’ The Telegraph. Backed by a band reminiscent of The Crickets in their 50s heyday, it’s an authentic slice of rock ’n’ roll nostalgia.

Canadian stand-up comedians Stewart Francis, Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool bring their hilarious show to The Orchard Theatre. Between them they have appeared on Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Live At The Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News and Dave’s One Night Stand. All three will perform new material as well as classic routines.

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TUE 1 OCTOBER 7.30PM

AIDA

FRI 4 OCTOBER 7.45PM

THAT’LL BE THE DAY Brand-New 2014 Production

Directed by Ellen Kent, this magnificent traditional production with amazing special effects, stars the celebrated Chisinau National Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra with international guest soloist.

The legendary That’ll Be The Day, the nation’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show, returns by popular demand. Now in its 28th year of touring, this rock ‘n’ roll spectacular features new comedy routines plus a great line-up of knock-out hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s!

This brand-new production brings the dramatic grandeur of ancient Egypt to the stage in Verdi’s classic love story brimming with war, jealousy and revenge. The opera tells the tragic story of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida and her love for the Egyptian hero, Radames.

TICKETS £24.50*

SAT 5 OCTOBER BAR OPEN AT 6PM, DINNER AT 7.15PM, CABARET SHOW AT 9PM

AN EVENING WITH BARBRA

With opulent sets and costumes, this production is as stunning visually as it is musically and features some of the greatest pieces of music Verdi ever wrote, including the well-known arias Celest Aida and the great chorus piece the Triumphal March.

Come and indulge yourself in the sensational vocals and charisma of Tina Law in this captivating live tribute to the incredible Barbra Streisand. Accompanied by her live band and special guest Fisher Stevens as Neil Diamond, enjoy this stylish cabaret and three-course set menu in our main auditorium. Gather a group of friends, book a whole table of 12 and one person enjoys all this for free!

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

MAIN CABARET SEATING £42.00 (includes a delicious three-course meal and bubbly on arrival) SHOW ONLY £20.00 (Circle, arrive from 8pm)

TICKETS £25.50*, £28.50*, £33.50*

SUN 6 OCTOBER 7.30PM

WED 2 OCTOBER 7.30PM

THINK FLOYD

ESSENCE OF IRELAND

The incredibly talented musicians who make up Think Floyd have managed to faithfully recreate the atmosphere, visual magnitude and musical excellence of Pink Floyd live on stage. The show celebrates the 40th anniversary of one of the most influential albums of all time, Dark Side of the Moon and includes songs The Wall, Animals, Meddle and many more.

Essence of Ireland tells a story of love, joy, happiness and heartache endured by Cora McGowan and Sean Dempsey as they are separated by emigration from each other and their beloved Ireland. This moving story told through music, song and dance features original choreography and music, together with Irish classics such as Galway Girl, Irish Rover and Carrickfergus. ‘Mesmerising’ The Guardian TICKETS £18.50*, £22.50* CHILDREN £3.00 off PREMIERE CARD £2.00 off

TICKETS £19.00*, £20.00* PREMIERE CARD £2.00 off top price GROUPS 10+ £3.00 off top price

THU 3 OCTOBER 7.30PM

MON 7 OCTOBEr 7.30PM

16+

SETH LAKEMAN

DAVIDSON & DIGANCE

Celebrated folk-inspired singer-songwriter and virtuoso fiddler Seth Lakeman has released six albums. His latest album, Tales from the Barrel House confirms his innate knack for writing both foot-stomping, sing-along songs and more tender, thoughtful ballads. His fiddle and tenor guitar playing is often breathtaking and Seth’s trademark soaring vocals are as beguiling and haunting as ever.

Two of the most iconic performers of a generation, Jim Davidson and Richard Digance, join forces this autumn for an hilarious night of comedy. This show promises to celebrate great times and great memories of the eighties, when the two performers travelled the world to entertain troops.

Together Again

TICKETS £18.50*, £22.50*

TICKETS £23.50*

PANTO IS COMING…OH YES IT IS! Cinderella opens Sat 14 Dec 2013...book your tickets now!

 

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CHRIS DEAN’S SYD LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA in Concert

The Syd Lawrence Orchestra in Concert is the zesty new show sparkling its way through a performance that is sure to be brimming with surprises. Chris Dean leads the orchestra, showcasing their finely blended sound and conjuring memories of the glittering and glamorous days of the Big Band era. The atmosphere is exciting and the music dynamic and vibrant. TICKETS £19.50*

MON 21 – WED 23 OCTOBER MON – TUE 11.30AM – 1PM WED 4.30PM – 6PM TICKETS £5.00 per child (children must be accompanied by a participating adult)

In support of the first UK-wide festival of family arts events, the Family Arts Festival, you are invited to join us for theatre fun-time! Activities will include; drama, dance and arts & crafts. Have fun as a family and take part! Suitable for under 5s and their grown-ups! For more information email Sarah at takepart@orchardtheatre.co.uk To book tickets please contact our Ticket Office on 01322 220000.

CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS TUE 8 – SAT 12 OCTOBER Direct from the USA the international smash-hit show New Jersey Nights comes to The Orchard Theatre as part of the world tour.

The production features an award-winning cast of singers, dancers, unique stage sets and a rockin’ on stage band.

The show is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all times. From the back street studio in New Jersey where it all began, this vibrant production includes all of The Four Seasons’ greatest hits, Including Sherry, Rag Dolls, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man and many more.

New Jersey Nights has smashed box office records right across the USA and UK and is proving to be one of the most successful touring shows of all times.

TUE – SAT 7.30PM, WED & SAT MAT 2.30PM TICKETS Tue – Thu Eve & Wed Mat £10.00* – £27.50* Fri, Sat Mat & Eve £10.00* – £29.50* CONCESSIONS £1.50 off (excl. Fri & Sat) PREMIERE CARD £20.00 on TUE 8 OCTOBER GROUPS 10+ £5.00 off (excl. Sat)

‘BRILLIANT SHOW, PERFECT HARMONIES, THE CROWD WENT WILD’ LIVERPOOL ECHO

THU 24 – SUN 27 OCTOBER Fresh from the success of Peppa Pig’s Party and Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt comes Peppa’s brand-new show Peppa Pig’s Big Splash. Join Peppa and her friends for another all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles! The nursery roof is leaking and Peppa and her friends need to fix it – quick! Join Peppa and her friends and family as they go about setting up a fete to raise money for the repairs – having fun putting up bunting, running stalls and organising a great day out. Peppa Pig returns live on stage with super-cute puppets in this brand-new show that will brighten your day. So grab your wellies and brollies and get splashing! THU 4PM, FRI 1PM & 4PM, SAT 10AM, 1PM & 4PM SUN 10AM & 1PM TICKETS £10.00*, £14.50*, £16.50* UNDER 16s £2.00 off CHILDREN’S MENU FAMILY OFFER – 4 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR JUST £58.00* (2 adults, 2 children) GROUPS 10+ 10% off

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‘BRILLIANT! IT EXPLODES LIKE GLITTERING FIREWORKS’

BILL KENWRIGHT

BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP PRESENTS

JOHN PETER · SUNDAY TIMES

TUE 15 – SAT 19 OCTOBER Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ‘Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance. Fresh from the hit television series STEPS: On The Road Again and a 20 date sell out arena tour, Ian ‘H’ Watkins is delighted to reprise the role of Joseph which he first played in London’s West End in 2005. Ian became a household name as ‘H’ with the 90s pop phenomenon STEPS who have produced three hit number 1 albums, he entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2007 and has starred in television, radio and in West End shows including; Make Me a Song, Fame and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

LYRICS BY

MUSIC BY

TIM RICE

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door To Me. Joseph bursts on to the stage at The Orchard Theatre – so book your tickets now and be part of the magic!

‘THE SHOW OF THE CENTURY!’

TUE – THU 7.30PM WED & SAT MAT 2PM THU MAT 1.30PM FRI & SAT 5PM & 8PM

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TICKETS £16.00* – £28.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off Tue-Thu & Fri 5pm PREMIERE CARD £19.00 on TUE 15 OCTOBER GROUPS 10+ £5.00 off Tue – Thu & Fri 5pm SCHOOLS £13.00 – £15.00 Tue – Thu & Fri 5pm One teacher goes free with every ten pupils FAMILY OFFER – 4 TICKETS £80.00* (Tue – Thu) (2 adults, 2 children)

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AS JOSEPH S P E T S M O R F ‘H’ ‘A DREAM COME TRUE. IT IS UTTERLY IRRESISTIBLE,

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‘A SUPERB PIECE OF ENTERTAINMENT’

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LADIES’ NIGHT

WED 30 OCTOBER 11.30AM

Starring Andy Day from Andy’s Wild Adventures (CBeebies) with Mike James. Join Andy and Mike as they go on a marvellous adventure in a time machine which sends them on a quest to collect the things they need from the past to help a very old Andy in the future. the in le yer Will they make it back or be forever trapped in the midst of time? ilab fo

The ultimate girls’ night out! Enjoy a delicious three-course meal before an hilarious drag queen leads you through an evening of tantalising fun and outrageous entertainment from our hunky male dancers! Contains nudity. BAR OPENS 7PM EVENT 8PM – 12.30AM IN THE RESTAURANT TICKETS £34.00

TICKETS £12.00*

SING-A-LONG-A ROCKY HORROR

FAWLTY TOWERS: THE DINNER SHOW

The campest cult classic of all time, Rocky Horror, gets the sing-along-a treatment it’s been screaming for! Enjoy singing along to a screening of the classic film, starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Meat Loaf and Richard O Brien as you get to sing to every song! Join in the fun with your live host who will show you how to use the fun pack provided and interact with the film. 16+

Experience an hilarious dinner service ‘Fawlty’ style as the famous hoteliers serve up a good helping of Great British comedy. The show promises an evening of side-splitting entertainment and a great meal, the most enjoyable dining experience you will ever have! TICKETS £39.00

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WED 30 OCTOBER 7.30PM

SAT 26 OCTOBER BAR OPENS 6PM DINNER 7.30PM By Laughlines Comedy Entertainment

3+

ANDY AND MIKE’S TICK TOCK TIME MACHINE

IN THE RESTAURANT

TICKETS £15.00* PREMIERE CARD & GROUPS 8+ £2.00 off

MON 28 OCTOBER 7.30PM

THU 31 OCTOBER 7.30PM

BILL WYMAN – RHYTHM KINGS

THE UPBEAT BEATLES

Legendary former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman returns with the fabulous Rhythm Kings bringing the kind of classic rhythm and blues that first inspired Wyman to pick up a guitar as a teenager. Experience a night of absolute quality, with a special guest star Maria Muldaur, best known for the hit single Midnight at the Oasis.

Capturing the mad magic of the Fab Four, The Upbeat Beatles will have you dancing like it’s 1963. This non-stop tour of the ‘UK’s Best Beatles Band’ tells the incredible story of the sound that changed a generation, from the Cavern Club to the roof of the Apple building in an unforgettable night of music, humour and Beatlemania.

TICKETS £33.50*, £43.50*

TICKETS £18.50*

TUE 29 OCTOBER 7.30PM

JETHRO

FRI 1 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

15+

THE SENSATIONAL 60S EXPERIENCE

Always slightly on the edge, Jethro’s fruity Cornish humour is the perfect remedy to cheer us all up. Tales of everyday events turned into hilariously farcical stories are delivered in his trademark West Country accent with such effortless rhythm, timing and charm that all seriousness melts into pure laughter. Contains adult humour.

Experience original classics performed by The Marmalade, Herman’s Hermits, Chris Farlowe and Steve Ellis’ Love Affair and enjoy hits including Reflections of my Life, No Milk Today, Out of Time and Everlasting Love. Relive the sixties during a nostalgic evening when pop music was at its very best.

TICKETS £21.00* PREMIERE CARD £2.00 off

TICKETS £24.00* PREMIERE CARD £2.00 off GROUPS 10+ £4.00 off

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The Orchard Youth Theatre The Orchard Youth Theatre is a partnership between The Orchard Theatre and Reynolds Training Academy.

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If you are aged between eight and 18 and enjoy acting and performing then why not join The Orchard Youth Theatre? (OYT). OYT offers young people the opportunity to participate in a range of theatre making processes using games, exercises and a variety of scripts, with sessions designed to develop skills in confidence, imagination and creativity. OYT sessions take place at Reynolds Training Academy with the next term beginning week commencing 30 September. For more information, please email Sarah at takepart@orchardtheatre.co.uk OYT Juniors (8 –10 yrs) Mon 6pm – 7.30pm OYT Middles (11–14 yrs) Mon 7.30pm –  9pm Seniors (15–18 yrs) Wed 6pm – 8pm

SUN 3 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

THE HOLLIES Join The Hollies as they perform a two hour show complete with their classic hits, including – The Air That I Breathe, Carrie Anne, I’m Alive and He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother. The Hollies have had 18 top ten hits as well as international success. Their hallmark vocals have not wavered throughout 50 years of continuous touring, performing and recording. TICKETS £26.50*, £30.50* PREMIERE CARD £2.00 off

SUN 10 NOVEMBER 1.30PM

THU 7 – SAT 9 NOVEMBER 7.30PM & SAT MAT 2.30PM

COLIN FRY & DEREK ACORAH

Our House is the story of Joe Casey who, on the night of his sixteenth birthday takes the girl of his dreams out on their first date. In an effort to impress her, he breaks into a building site, the police turn up, and Joe’s life splits into two. The musical follows the story of the ‘Good Joe’ and the ‘Bad Joe’ on two contrasting stories.

Colin Fry and Derek Acorah, stars of hit TV series’ 6ixth Sense and Most Haunted, will grace the stage in a memorable afternoon designed to leave you both amazed and entertained. As two of the world’s most well-known psychic mediums with their entertaining and engaging personalities, this will be a show to not miss. TICKETS £19.50* SHOW & LUNCH £34.50*

SUN 10 NOVEMBER 8PM

SLADE & SWEET

TICKETS £12.00*, £15.00* PREMIERE CARD £8.00 GROUPS 10+ £8.00 SCHOOLS £6.00

Experience a night of Slade & Sweet as two of the world’s most iconic bands come together to entertain you! One of Europe’s biggest bands in the 70s, Slade produced a hit catalogue that provided a soundtrack to the glam generation and with Sweet, the quintessential glam rockers who have sold over 55 million records, this is a night to not miss!

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.

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TICKETS £26.00*, £28.00*

SAT 2 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

MON 11 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

JANE McDONALD Live in Concert

AL MURRAY The Only Way is Epic

The spotlight beckons again for singer and TV star Jane McDonald, one of the nation’s favourite entertainers. The show will feature many of the best-loved songs and hits from her incredible career and brand-new material from her forthcoming album, all backed by her fantastic musicians and backing singers.

Al Murray, The Pub Landlord is back with a critically-acclaimed show of epic proportions, filling up broken Britain’s empty pint glasses to audiences from the four corners of the UK. This show will see Britain’s most irrepressible innkeeper serving up his premier brew of ale-inspired acumen and bar-room buffoonery.

TICKETS £25.00*, £29.50*, £34.50*

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BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

THU 14 NOVEMBER 7.30PM Join us for an unmissable evening of entertainment with comedian, singer, actor and chat show host Brian Conley. A versatile performer whose unique sense of comedy and comic timing has audiences demanding more, Brian will also perform songs from some of the award-winning West End musicals in which he’s starred including Hairspray, Jolson and Me and My Girl to THE name UNMISSABLE SHERLOCK HOLMES SPOOF! but a few! STARRING

JOE PASQUALE

TICKETS £19.00* – £25.00*

BEN LANGLEY

WITH

ANDREW FETTES THE FUNNIEST COMEDY EVENT OF THE YEAR STARRING JOE PASQUALE

Fri 15 November 7.30PM There’s a beast on the moors, a crime to be solved, and with the Ha Ha team on the case what can go right? Don’t miss this pipesmoking new show from theatre’s funniest parodists as Holmes and Watson embark on their most dangerous adventure yet…hunting down The Hound of the Baskervilles! It’s also downright hilarious as comedy national treasure Joe Pasquale, direct from his West End run in Spamalot, takes on the role of Sherlock Holmes. As one of the UK’s top stand-ups, Joe brings mirthful merriness to proceedings, but will he be skating on thin ice?! With Ben Langley as Doctor Watson and Andrew Fettes as everyone else, this sure-fire wonderfully ridiculous show is well worth an investigation. TICKETS £21.00* GROUPS 10+ 10% off WRITTEN BY BEN

LANGLEY

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 ‘THE FUNNIEST THING ON SIX LEGS *A £1.50 per ticket booking fee will be added to all transactions www.hahaholmes.com stated otherwise. See Booking Information page for details. I CANNOT REMEMBER WHEN I LAUGHED SOunless MUCH’

MON – SAT 7.30PM, WED & SAT MAT 2.30PM

MON 18 – SAT 23 NOVEMBER Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-awardwinning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright’s production recently surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.

TICKETS £15.00* – £32.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off Mon – Thu PREMIERE CARD £20.00 Mon Eve only SCHOOLS £15.00 Upper Circle £18.00 Stalls & Circle Mon – Thu One teacher free per ten pupils GROUPS 10+ £5.00 off Mon – Thu

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WORLD PREMIERE TUE 26 – SAT 30 NOVEMBER

Based on E R Braithwaite’s autobiography To Sir, With Love is an inspirational story of courage and hope. Adapted for the stage by Ayub Khan Din, follow Ricky Braithwaite, a Cambridge graduate and ex-RAF fighter pilot as he arrives in London and soon learns what it is to be black in post-war England. In a time of austerity will love and hope win through against all the odds?

TUE 1 – SAT 5 APRIL 2014

ADAPTED BY PAUL ALLEN BASED ON THE SCREENPLAY BY

MARK HERMAN

Matthew Kelly plays Florian, a character based on Alex Bloom, the revolutionary headteacher of St George’s secondary school in Stepney which employed Ricky. Matthew Kelly is one of the UK’s best-loved actors. Winner of an Olivier Award for Of Mice and Men, he has been widely acclaimed for television and theatre performances including the TV drama Cold Blood. He joins Ansu Kabia as Ricky.

To coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike, Brassed Off will be set against the very real backdrop of the collapse of the mining industry in Thatcher’s Britain and star a local brass band. This promises to be a moving but uplifting celebration of human endeavour and creativity against all the odds.

TUE, THU, FRI, SAT 7.30PM, WED 1.30PM & 7PM, SAT MAT 2.30PM TICKETS £10.00* – £24.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off Tue – Thu PREMIERE CARD Two tickets for the price of one on TUE 26 NOV & TUE 1 APRIL GROUPS 10+ £5.00 off (exc. Sat Eve) SCHOOLS £10.00 One teacher free per 10 pupils UNDER 21s / STUDENTS £15.00* BOOK FAMILY OFFER – 4 TICKETS £60.00* CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE WED 27 NOVEMBER 7PM AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE SAT 30 NOVEMBER 2.30PM

MATTHEW KELLY as Florian

ANSU KABIA as Ricky Braithwaite

TAKE PART! Back to the 40s

BOTH SHOWS FOR JUST

SAT 30 NOV 12PM – 2.30PM Enjoy 40s themed activities for the whole family! Visit orchardtheatre.co.uk for more details.

£34.00* *TOP PRICE TICKETS ONLY

a night of it o make SHOW & TWO-COURSE MEAL £35.00 MATTHEW KELLY WILL BE APPEARING AT CERTAIN PERFORMANCES ONLY

TUE, THU, FRI, SAT 7.30PM WED 1.30PM & 7PM, SAT MAT 2.30PM TICKETS £10.00* – £24.00*



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TUE 12 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

LEO SAYER Silverbird 40th Anniversary Tour Join Leo Sayer in concert as he takes you through his 40 year career with hits such as You Make Me Feel Like Dancing and Thunder In My Heart. With millions of album sales, plus 20 worldwide top ten hits, you can be sure to experience an amazing live show plus Leo’s uniquely powerful and recognisable voice. TICKETS £26.00*, £28.50* PREMIERE CARD £2.00 off

WED 13 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

THE DREAMBOYS Fit and Famous 2013

18+

After a massive sell-out tour in 2012, The Dreamboys are returning with their brand-new Fit and Famous 2013 tour! They have earned themselves celebrity status having appeared on a number of TV shows including The X Factor and Celebrity Big Brother as well as fronting their own show! This is an action-packed night of music, muscle, magic and mayhem which will leave you breathless! TICKETS £23.50*

SAT 16 NOVEMBER 7.30PM TCHAIKOVSKY GALA

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

A spectacular celebration of Tchaikovsky’s finest works, including sunny Capriccio Italien, the monumental Piano Concerto No.1, Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and the explosive 1812 Overture. Conductor: Timothy Henty. Special guest soloist: winner of the 2013 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, Tae-Hyung Kim. TICKETS £15.50* – £32.00* PREMIERE CARD £5.00 off CONCESSIONS £2.00 off UNDER 16s £10.00* tickets on selected seats only. GROUPS Buy ten tickets and get one free plus one free concert programme per ticket purchased.

SUN 24 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

GO WEST, HUE AND CRY and special guests THE CHRISTIANS

SUN 1 DECEMBER 4PM

MON 16 DECEMBER 7.45PM

FRI 20 DECEMBER 7.30PM

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

THAT’LL BE THE DAY

JACKSON LIVE

Experience The Magic of Christmas as Belvedere Concert Band and other special guests bring you a festive filled treat for the whole family. Following last year’s sell-out concert, this year’s show promises a concert filled with music, song and dance from the stage and big screen.

Get ready for a party as the UK’s most successful touring Rock ‘n’ Roll production, the legendary That’ll Be The Day, returns with a brand-new 2013 Christmas show.

With proceeds going to EllenorLions Hospices and Kent Air Ambulance, it’s a concert not to be missed. TICKETS £15.00* – £20.00* CONCESSIONS £1.00 off PREMIERE CARD £1.00 off UNDER 18s £5.00 off

Brand-New 2013 Christmas Show

Trevor and the gang celebrate the festive season by bringing back the good times with all your favourite Christmas classics and hilarious comedy routines.

Ben’s portrayal of Michael Jackson is the most vocally and visually accurate tribute to the King of Pop to have ever toured UK theatres. Jackson Live sees Ben joined on the stage by an incredible band and dancers who perform all the hits. He’s got the look, the moonwalk and above all, the voice. TICKETS £19.00*, £20.00* UNDER 16s £15.50*

Join in the festive fun this Christmas! ‘What a great value for money show That’ll Be The Day is. not to be missed!’ The Daily Mail TICKETS £25.00*

The 80s are back as critically-acclaimed legends of the era Go West, Hue and Cry† and special guests The Christians are united on the same bill. With millions of albums sales, iconic hits, plus over 25 years of perfecting their craft, this authentic eighties triple header is not to be missed. †Hue and Cry will be performing as an acoustic duo

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TICKETS £27.50*, £29.50*

6+

GROUPS GET MORE AT THE ORCHARD THEATRE If you are part of a party of six or more ask us about special ticket deals on selected shows

 

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NAME YOUR SEAT

MON 2 – TUE 3 DECEMBER MON & TUE 7.30PM, TUE MAT 1.30PM

A CHRISTMAS CAROL A magical winter musical

MAKE SOMEONE’S CHRISTMAS EXTRA SPECIAL BY NAMING A SEAT AFTER THEM

Talkwood Productions are delighted to present this new and original five star musical A Christmas Carol based on one of the best-loved stories by Charles Dickens.

You can now dedicate a seat to a loved one or show your support for The Orchard Theatre by naming a seat. Naming your seat makes a superb present and seats will have a plaque inscribed with your chosen message.

Dickens’ celebrated classic A Christmas Carol is brought to life this festive season by a cast of 14 performers in this magical musical. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean and lonely man who prefers money to people. However, on Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future who take him on an incredible journey to show him the error of his ways... This spellbinding musical will have you laughing, crying and sitting on the edge of your seat! A timely festive treat.

Name your seat today for £95.00 a year and receive: • An engraved plaque on the seat – with your personalised message. • P  remiere Card Membership (worth £29.00) entitling you to discounts on shows and no booking fees. • T  he named person will also be included as a patron within our in-house programme (minimum 3 times a year).

TICKETS £15.00* – £22.00* CHILDREN £15.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off SCHOOLS £12.00 (inc. 1 ice cream per student) GROUPS 10+ £4.00 off GROUPS 40+ £7.00 off PREMIERE CARD Two tickets for the price one on MON 2 DEC, £4.00 off TUE 3 DEC

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Gift Vouchers

FRI 6 – SAT 7 DECEMBER 7.30PM & SAT MAT 2.30PM

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Give the gift of entertainment… Gift Vouchers

A voucher will ensure not only a wonderful visit to a show at The Orchard Theatre, but also lasting memories of your thoughtful and loving gift. HQ Theatres’ Gift Vouchers make a great long-lasting present for birthdays, anniversaries, thank you gifts and wedding presents – The Orchard Theatre’s gift vouchers are the perfect present for every occasion! Available in any denomination and valid for 12 months at all ten HQ Theatres.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE RAT PACK

Tis the season to be merry! Beat the winter blues with the special Christmas version of the hit show. Take a trip back in time to the glamorous, glitzy nights of Las Vegas in the late 1950s and early 60s where, in the company of three of the world’s most popular entertainers, the fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band, you will experience Frank, Sammy and Dean performing at the famous Sands hotel. Hit follows hit including: The Lady is a Tramp, Mr Bojangles, That’s Amore, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, What Kind of Fool Am I, Volare and seasonal classics including: Baby it’s Cold Outside, Let it Snow, Let it Snow, White Christmas, Winter Wonderland and Auld Lang Syne. TICKETS £18.00* – £26.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off Sat Mat GROUPS 10+ £5.00 off GROUPS 20+ £6.00 off GROUPS 40+ £7.00 off (All group offers exclude Sat 7.30pm performance) PREMIERE CARD £5.00 off Fri 7.30pm & £4.00 off Sat 2.30pm

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WED 11 & THU 12 DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT Join us for a sumptuous three-course meal, then rock around the Christmas tree with our resident DJ and all the festive tunes! A fun party night not to be missed!

TUE 10 DECEMBER By Laughlines Comedy Entertainment

WED 4 DECEMBER

THU 5 DECEMBER

FESTIVE FEVER DISCO NIGHT

CHRISTMAS LADIES’ NIGHT

Calling all disco divas and wannabe John Travoltas! It’s time to get in the Christmas spirit and dance the night away to your favourite tunes of the 70s and 80s! Don your sparkly dress and bell-bottom jeans as The Orchard Theatre is transformed into a festive funky nightclub where our disco DJ will spin one great floor-filler after another! EVENT 8PM – 1AM IN THE MAIN AUDITORIUM TICKETS £8.00 includes festive cocktail on arrival Groups 20+ Please contact the Hospitality Team to discuss the festive buffet

25+

Start the festive season in style with the ultimate treat for all the girls! Enjoy a delicious threecourse meal before an hilarious drag queen leads you through an evening of tantalising fun and outrageous entertainment from our hunky male dancers! Contains nudity. LADIES ONLY

BAR OPENS 7PM EVENT 8PM – 12.30AM IN THE MAIN AUDITORIUM TICKETS £34.00

18+

MON 9 DECEMBER By Laughlines Comedy Entertainment

MURDER AT THE PANTOMIME A must-see show for all pantomime fans! This comedy murder mystery show incorporates lots of audience participation, songs, slapstick comedy and humour. The cast are dressed to impress and bring to life some of your favourite panto characters. This fun-filled show is not to be missed! (Oh no it isn’t!). This event also includes a sumptuous three-course meal. BAR OPENS 6PM DINNER 7.30PM IN THE RESTAURANT TICKETS £39.00

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Happy Christmas from all of us at The Orchard Theatre

‘ALLO ‘ALLO: LE DINNER SHOW

Gather a group of friends, purchase a whole table of 12 and one goes free. BAR OPENS 7PM EVENT 8PM – 1AM IN THE RESTAURANT

‘Listen very carefully; I shall say this only once’ ‘Allo ‘Allo – Le Dinner Show is an hilarious tribute to the ever popular 80s sitcom.

TICKETS £32.00

18+

The critically acclaimed Laughlines cast have perfected the character’s mannerisms to a tee and use a high energy mix of improvisation, songs and perfect comedy timing to deliver a fast paced and delicious evening of unforgettable nostalgic entertainment. The evening promises sidesplitting entertainment, a superb three-course meal and a little bit of sacré bleu! BAR OPENS 6PM DINNER 7.30PM IN THE RESTAURANT TICKETS £39.00

All events have a pre-ordered set menu which will be co-ordinated by the Hospitality Team.

Festive events at The Orchard Theatre are incredibly popular – book early to avoid disappointment In the event of force majeure alternative dates will be offered, subject to availability.


Dartford audiences will have a ball this Christmas with this year’s magical family pantomime starring Bradley Walsh. The most popular of all pantomimes is brought to The Orchard Theatre stage with dazzling sets, amazing costumes, an abundance of comedy, and stunning special effects. Packed with audience participation, this will be a truly magical staging of the beautiful rags-to-riches fairy-tale. Don’t leave booking any longer, or even your Fairy Godmother won’t be able to magic you a ticket!

Saturday 14 December Sunday 15 December Monday 16 December Tuesday 17 December Wednesday 18 December Thursday 19 December Friday 20 December Saturday 21 December Sunday 22 December

2pm 7pm 1pm 5pm No Performances 2pm 7pm 2pm 7pm 2pm 7pm No Performances 11am 3pm 7pm 1pm 5pm

Monday 23 December 2pm 7pm Tuesday 24 December 1pm 5pm Wednesday 25 December No Performances Thursday 26 December 1pm 5pm Friday 27 December 1pm 5pm Saturday 28 December 11am 3pm 7pm Sunday 29 December 1pm 5pm Monday 30 December Tuesday 31 December Wednesday 1 January Thursday 2 January Friday 3 January Saturday 4 January

1pm 5pm 1pm 5pm No Performances 2pm 7pm 2pm 7pm 11am 3pm 7pm

Sign-interpreted performance: Thursday 19 December 7pm Supported by

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TICKETS:

• £15.00* £20.50* • £15.00* £27.50* £30.00* • £15.00* £28.50* £32.50* FAMILY OFFER – 4 Tickets (2 adults, 2 children):

£75.00* (• only) £95.00* (• only) DISCOUNTS: CONCESSIONS: £1.00 off ( • & • only) CHILDREN: £2.50 off (• only) GROUPS OF 20+: £18.50 (• & • only) GROUPS OF 50+: £17.00 (• & • only) GROUPS OF 20+ Mon 30 & Tue 31 December 5pm

£5.00 off (Upper Circle seats only) SCHOOL GROUPS OF 10+: £12.50 includes

a free ice cream plus one teacher/supervisor with every ten pupils goes FREE (• only) PREMIERE CARD: Two tickets for the price of one on Wednesday 18 December 7pm PREMIUM SEATS:

£24.50* (• only) £34.00* (• only) £36.50* (• only) All discounts and prices are subject to availability and may be withdrawn without prior notice. Standard terms and conditions apply to all tickets purchased.

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WED 15 – SAT 18 JANUARY

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WED 15 JANUARY 2.30PM & 7.30PM

MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER...

ROMEO & JULIET THU 16 JANUARY 7.30PM

International best-selling crime thriller novelist Peter James has sold over 14 million books of his Roy Grace series, and is published in 36 languages. The Perfect Murder was 15 weeks at No 1 and remained for 50 weeks in the iBooks Top 10.

DON QUIXOTE FRI 17 – SAT 18 JANUARY 7.30PM & SAT MAT 2.30PM

THE NUTCRACKER Moscow City Ballet and its full orchestra is currently at its outstanding artistic best, winning new invitations to perform internationally and showcasing the talented Moscow City dancers and their magical ingredient of Russian soul. Experience MCB’s version of The Nutcracker with its innovative freshness and orchestration, choreography, interpretation, beauty and outstanding virtuoso performances which repeatedly win rave reviews.

THE WORLD STAGE PREMIERE FROM THE NO.1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR

You can also enjoy Romeo & Juliet – a signature piece of their entire repertoire – plus Don Quixote, a fantasy story of an eccentric Spanish nobleman’s travels, from the iconic novel by Miguel Cervantes. Enjoying a 21st century renaissance Don Quixote is currently a showpiece for the Bolshoi Ballet and the latest revival of St Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Ballet. Prepare for an unrivalled evening of explosive ballet fireworks.

TICKETS £15.00* – £35.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off Wed – Thu (exc Premium seats) PREMIERE CARD £5.00 off top 3 prices Wed – Fri (exc Premium seats) OVER 60s Wed Mat £28.00* CHILDREN £5.00 off all performances GROUPS 10+ £5.00 off Wed – Fri GROUPS 20+ £6.00 off Wed – Fri GROUPS 40+ £7.00 off Wed – Fri SCHOOLS £12.00 Wed – Fri Upper Circle only FAMILY OFFER – 4 TICKETS £99.00* Wed – Fri

­Featuring Roy Grace from the 14 million crime bestseller! Adapted by Shaun McKenna Directed by Ian Talbot

WED 8 – SAT 11 JANUARY ­­Have you ever wondered how you commit the perfect murder? Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for a long time. But Victor secretly loathes Joan and is getting attention elsewhere. And Joan is bored stiff by Victor, whose irritating ways are driving her mad. Their marriage has reached crisis point and Victor decides there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever...but he’s about to get a nasty surprise. As Detective Roy Grace starts to investigate his very first homicide case, dark forces intervene and Grace begins to fear that nothing is quite as it seems.

‘ONE OF THE MOST FIENDISHLY CLEVER CRIME FICTION PLOTTERS’ DAILY MAIL

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SHOW & TWO-COURSE MEAL £35.00

7.30PM THU & SAT MAT 2.30PM

TICKETS £10.00* – £25.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off Wed-Thu & Sat Mat UNDER 21s £15.00* Best available PREMIERE CARD Two tickets for the price of one (top two prices) on WED 8 JAN, £5.00 off Thu & Sat Mat (top two prices) GROUPS 10+ £5.00 off GROUPS 20+ £7.00 off (all group offers apply to top price tickets on Wed – Thu & Sat Mat) 

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IF YOU BUY TICKETS FOR ROMEO AND JULIET OR THE NUTCRACKER YOU CAN GET HALF PRICE TICKETS FOR DON QUIXOTE. OFFER IS AVAILABLE ON TOP THREE PRICE BANDS AND EXCLUDES PREMIUM SEATS.

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SUN 12 JANUARY 7.30PM

BEYOND THE BARRICADE

MON 27 – WED 29 JANUARY 7.30PM

TICKETS £18.00*, £22.00* PREMIERE CARD £2.00 off UNDER 18s £5.00 off GROUPS 10+ £4.00 off

Lovable Maggie is a working class girl who knows what she wants in a man, however she has been let down in love by all the men in her life. Attending an interview at the Job Centre Maggie meets the man of her dreams, the handsome and hunky Mr Big! Does he turn out to be the man of her dreams, or will his ‘Private Room of Pain’ put her off?

Beyond the Barricade is back and celebrating its 15th year by recreating original musical hit songs and featuring a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Misérables. This production looks back over the show’s amazing fifteen years and will include songs from musicals such as The Lion King, Phantom Of The Opera, West Side Story and Les Misérables.

THU 23 JANUARY 7.30PM

THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY 50th Anniversary Celebration Direct from London’s West End, award-winning actor Dean Elliott (Buddy Holly in Buddy -The Musical) and a full cast of performers tell The Simon and Garfunkel Story using original photos and film footage and featuring a live band performing hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Homeward Bound and many more.

16+

Fifty One Shades of Maggie is the Number 1 best-selling spoof play of 50 Shades of Grey.

This hilarious new play is full of naughty bits, join Maggie and her friends on this (slightly filthy) journey of love, booze and whips! TICKETS £18.00* – £21.00* PREMIERE CARD Two tickets for the price of one on MON 27 JANUARY (top price tickets) GROUPS 6+ £18.00 (Best available) GROUPS 20+ £15.00 (Best available)

TICKETS £17.50*, £19.50* PREMIERE CARD £1.00 off

FRI 24 JANUARY 8PM

JONGLEURS

Line-up subject to change

THU 30 JANUARY 7.30PM

18+

BOBBY SOCKS AND BLUE JEANS

The world-famous comedy club returns to Dartford for one night only, with another superb line-up from the best of the British stand-up circuit. During this hilarious evening three comedians and a compère will take to the stage to tickle your funny bone – keep an eye on our website for full details of the line-up. This is the perfect way to get your weekend off to an hilarious start!

This electrifying show lights up the stage with more than 40 smash-hits from the 50s and 60s! Starring Kytsun Wolfe as well as some of the most celebrated and talented musicians and performers. Bobby Socks and Blue Jeans will bring back wonderful memories to every Bobby Socks girl and Blue Jeans boy! TICKETS £19.50*

TICKETS £12.00* PREMIERE CARD Two tickets for the price of one GROUPS 6+ £10.00

SAT 25 JANUARY 7.30PM

FRI 31 JANUARY 7.30PM

30th Anniversary Special

Experience the ultimate Billy Fury show with The Billy Fury Years as Michael King and his fantastic musicians take you on the journey of Britain’s best-loved rock ‘n’ roll legend. This two-hour show includes hits such as Run To My Loving Arms and Last Night Was Made For Love. A show any true Billy Fury fan shouldn’t miss!

The Kings of Swing is a live concert featuring the Kings of Swing Orchestra and presenting some of the best swing vocalists currently performing throughout Europe today. Celebrating the greatest hits of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole and recent hits by the likes of Michael Bublé, Paulo Nutini, Brian Setzer and many more!

TICKETS £19.50*

TICKETS £19.50*

THE BILLY FURY YEARS

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SAT 1 FEB 7.30PM

WED 5 FEBRUARY 8PM

CHAMPIONS OF ROCK

JASON MANFORD

It’s back. This time the authoritative Queen concert show is joined by the world’s number one Meat Loaf revue. Recreating the fun, musicianship and showmanship of Queen live, return to a time of Bohemian Rhapsody and We are the Champions plus Bat Out of Hell and Dead Ringer for Love with Terry Nash’s Meat Loaf show.

Join everybody’s favourite northern comedian, Jason Manford, as he performs his brand-new show promising a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit. Fresh from performing on Live at the Apollo, and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow to name but a few, this comical genius will entertain all night!

TICKETS £19.50*, £23.50*

16+

TICKETS £23.50*

SUN 2 FEBRUARY 1PM

BANANAS IN PYJAMAS

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THU 6 FEBRUARY 7.30PM

MR BLUE SKY TOUR featuring the ELO Experience

Join B1 and B2 as they get ready to party in Cuddlestown Park! But wait, the guest of honour has gone missing, it’s a Banana emergency! Joining B1 and B2 are Amy, Lulu and Morgan in this brand-new, all singing, all dancing show. With plenty of audience participation and slapstick fun... Can you help the Banana Detectives solve the case?

For more than 40 years the music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra has been regularly played on radio stations throughout the world and now great songs such as It’s a Livin’ Thing, Telephone Line, Sweet Talkin’ Woman and of course, Mr Blue Sky are being brought back to life live on stage. This is a show any true fan won’t want to miss.

TICKETS £13.50* CONCESSIONS £11.50* FAMILY OFFER – 4 TICKETS £46.00* (£44.00* if purchased before MON 2 DEC)

TICKETS £20.00* PREMIERE CARD £1.00 off

FRI 7 FEBRUARY 7.30PM

MON 3 FEBRUARY 2PM

FORCES SWEETHEART

PSYCHIC SALLY: ON THE ROAD

Forces Sweethearts has been wowing audiences since 1995 with its unique blend of nostalgia and song. Beryl and Carolyn are our two sweethearts and for 2014 they will be remembering The Great War with a selection from the hit musical Oh What A Lovely War including Pack Up Your Troubles, It’s A Long Way To Tipperary, Goodbyee and Goodbye Dolly Grey. This will be the happiest way to commemorate the outbreak of war in 1914!

Britain’s best-loved psychic and international star, Sally Morgan returns with her outstanding 2014 nationwide tour. Sally is most well known for being the star of Sky LIVING’s Psychic Sally On The Road! This unique theatrical experience should leave you feeling uplifted and enlightened… you’ve got to see it to believe it! TICKETS £24.50 plus a £2.00 per ticket booking fee

TICKETS £12.00* PREMIERE CARD £1.00 off GROUPS 10+ Buy 10 tickets get 1 free

supersonic 90s party

TUE 4 FEBRUARY 7.30PM

PUNT & DENNIS

SAT 8 FEBRUARY

The 90s...seems like it was only yesterday! From indie to grunge to pop we’ve got it covered, so no matter if you were a melon twister with a kinky afro or if you’ve got the poison...we’ve got the remedy!

TICKETS £22.50*

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all new retro night

Life on the road is all rock-n-roll glamour. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis live the dream as they cruise the contraflow lanes, follow the one-way systems, unwrap the pasties and sip the service-station coffees of Britain in their quest to find somewhere to park vaguely near a theatre in your town.

BEAT THE QUEUES...

Sally Morgan is investigational and the show is for the purpose of entertainment

EVENT 8PM – 1AM (IN THE MAIN AUDITORIUM) TICKETS £5.00



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PAUL NICHOLAS, GEORGE CRITCHLEY, PETER FROSDICK present TUE 18 – SAT 22 FEBRUARY TUE  – SAT 7.30PM WED, THU & SAT MAT 2.30PM

MON 10 FEBRUARY 7.30PM

Set in Oregon in 1850 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is the story of Adam (played by Dancing on Ice champion Sam Attwater), the eldest of seven brothers, who goes to town to get a wife, convincing a lady named Milly (Helena Blackman, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?) to marry him that same day. They return to his backwoods home and only then does she discover he has six brothers – all living in his cabin.

RENT West End star Kerry Ellis features in this critically acclaimed concert of Rent. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Featuring songs including Seasons of Love and Without You, this Pulitzer prize-winning musical has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. TICKETS £20.00* – £32.00* UNDER 18s £5.00 off top two prices PREMIERE CARD £3.00 off

TUE 11 – SAT 15 FEBRUARY

TUE 7PM, WED 10.30AM & 1.30PM, THU 1.30PM & 5PM, FRI 10.30AM & 7PM, SAT 11AM & 2.30PM

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand-new show Barmy Britain with all new amazing 3D effects! Can you beat battling Boudicca? Has William Wallace met his match? Would you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Can King Charles keep his head? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare, dare to dance the Tyburn jig, move to the groove with party Queen Victoria and prepare to do battle in the frightful first world war!

Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Then, after reading about the Roman capture of the Sabine woman, Adam develops an inspired solution to his brothers’ loneliness...kidnap the woman they want! Colourful costumes, fabulous sets, technical effects and sassy high energy performances guarantee a spring in your step and a tune on your lips. Directed and choreographed by US award-winning Patti Colombo.

TICKETS £18.00* – £32.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off Tue – Thu PREMIERE CARD Two for one tickets on TUE 18 FEBRUARY (limited availability) £5.00 off Tue  –Thu GROUPS 10+ £5.00 off GROUPS 20+ £6.00 off GROUPS 40+ £7.00 off (all groups offers exclude Sat performances)

It’s the horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!

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TICKETS £15.00* – £18.00* CHILDREN £3.00 off Tue – Fri PREMIERE CARD £5.00 off Tue 7pm SCHOOLS £10.00 (Stalls & Circle), £8.00 (Upper Circle) One teacher free per 10 pupils. Tue – Fri GROUPS 10+ £10.00 (Stalls & Circle), £8.00 (Upper Circle) Horrible Histories® is a registered trademark of Scholastic Inc. and used under authorisation. All rights reserved. Based on the books written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown. Illustration copyright © Martin Brown.

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UNDER 18s

HALF PRICE (excluding Saturday night)

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SUN 23 FEBRUARY 11AM & 2PM

CHRIS & PUI ROADSHOW

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FRI 28 FEBRUARY 7.30PM

RELIGHT THE FIRE The Take That Experience Relight your fire for one of the most successful boy bands of all time and join us for The Take That Experience!

See Chris and Pui from Show Me Show Me live on stage! Join CBeebies’ favourite double act as they help poor old MacDonald who has recklessly lost his animals! Help find them and meet Incy, Humpty and – ‘oh my woolly word!’ – Little Bo Peep along the way.

Relight The Fire features five wonderfully talented guys with remarkable on-stage chemistry and full replica costumes. Enjoy the very latest Take That favourites as well as all the classic songs from the past.

Expect songs, rhymes, comedy sketches and lots more.

TICKETS £20.50* POST SHOW PARTY £6.00 (ticketholders only)

TICKETS £12.00* CONCESSIONS £10.00* FAMILY OFFER – 4 TICKETS £40.00*

THU 27 FEBRUARY 7.30PM

SAT 1 MARCH 8PM

iMAGICIAN

THE BIG CHRIS BARBER BAND

iMagician is a show like no other. Defying the boundaries of logic and blending incredible illusion with technology, Jamie Allan will amaze and astound you. One of the greatest innovators of modern magic, having designed many amazing effects for stars including LuLu, Tim Minchin and Sting, he has performed around the world for the past 10 years. iMagician is directed by Derren Brown’s producer, Anthony Owen.

Chris Barber celebrates his 65th anniversary! Having formed his first band in 1949 aged 19, and he has since gone on to become Europe’s most successful and influential bandleaders and a bona fide jazz legend. With his 10-piece band, featuring a seven-strong front line, Chris plays a selection of his favourite music from his roots in New Orleans style in Bourbon Street Parade, to the music of Duke Ellington and Sidney Bechet.

TICKETS £18.00*, £22.00* PREMIERE CARD £3.00 off GROUPS 10+ £15.00 UNDER 21s £15.00*

TICKETS £18.00*, £22.00* PREMIERE CARD £2.00 off

MON 24 – WED 26 FEBRUARY 7.30PM & WED MAT 2.30PM It’s all about juggling timetables – oh, and a reliable maid who never forgets to change the photographs…

a night of it o make SHOW & TWO-COURSE MEAL £35.00

SUN 9 MARCH 5PM

MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS Park Gorkogo The Moscow State Circus returns with its greatest production to date, Park Gorkogo. Set in the mystical centre of Moscow’s cultural and artistic quarter, you will be wowed by performers including the roller-skating of the Veslovskis and the revolving Russian Swing, which catapults the 10 strong troupe high into the air. An amazing show for the whole family!

Bernard has three flight attendant fiancées, managing to keep each one under the illusion that she is the only one. However, everything goes horribly wrong when old school friend Robert arrives unexpectedly, a new – and faster – Boeing jet is introduced and bad weather causes delays. Bernard, Robert and Bertha the maid, in a desperate struggle to keep the women apart, become tangled up in a web of lies that get more and more difficult to reconcile.

TICKETS £16.00* – £25.00*

MON 10 MARCH 7.30PM

BALLETBOYZ The Talent

As everything descends into chaos around them, the trio improvise at breath-taking speed in a near faultless piece of theatrical invention – with hilarious consequences!

Following their triumphant appearance in spring 2013, BalletBoyz are back by popular demand with their stunning show, featuring spectacular dance pieces by internationally celebrated choreographers Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett. The Talent is made up of 10 exceptional young dancers with a distinctive style, fusing spectacular dance which is both energetic and graceful, with stunning music and film.

TICKETS £10.00* – £19.00* UNDER 21s £5.00 off PREMIERE CARD Two tickets for the price of one on MON 24 FEBRUARY and £2.00 off Mon-Wed Eves GROUPS 10+ £4.00 off Eves & £2.00 off Wed Mat

TICKETS £12.00* – £24.50*



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THE SMASH-HIT MUSICAL DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

‘A GREAT ROCKIN’ EVENING’

DAILY EXPRESS

­BILL KENWRIGHT AND LAURIE MANSFIELD IN ASSOCIATION WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC PRESENT

BOOK BY LAURENCE MARKS & MAURICE GRAN

MON 3 – SAT 8 MARCH 7.30PM, WED & SAT MAT 2.30PM

Inspired by the six smash-hit multi-million selling albums of the same name and featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era, including Let’s Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Shaking All Over and many more, the West End sell-out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats returns by huge popular demand. TICKETS £15.00* – £31.00* CONCESSIONS £3.00 off Mon – Thu PREMIERE CARD Two tickets for the price of one MON 3 MARCH £5.00 off Tue – Wed GROUPS 10+ £5.00 off GROUPS 20+ £6.00 off GROUPS 40+ £7.00 off (all group offers exclude Sat Eve) UNDER 18s £15.00* (best available Mon – Thu)

TUE 25 – SAT 29 MARCH 7.30PM, WED & SAT MAT 2.30PM

From the award-winning producers of The King and I and High Society comes a new production of one of the world’s favourite musicals, Fiddler On The Roof. Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, the nation’s favourite Strictly Come Dancing judge and starring the celebrated and acclaimed actor, director and writer, Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky in the iconic 70s TV series Starsky & Hutch) in the lead role of Tevye. Tevye, the local milkman in his village of Anatevka, has always stuck by his traditions but suddenly his headstrong daughters decide that they want to marry for love rather than stick to the rules. Filled to the brim with classic songs like If I Were a Rich Man, Matchmaker Matchmaker and Sunrise Sunset. TICKETS £15.00* – £37.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off Tue – Thu STUDENT SPECIAL £20.00* on TUE 25 MARCH PREMIERE CARD £10.00 off all seats TUE 25 MARCH (exc Premium seats) £5.00 off Wed & Thu (exc Premium seats) GROUPS 10+ £5.00 off GROUPS 20+ £6.00 off GROUPS 40+ £7.00 off (all groups offers exc Fri & Sat Eve)

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WED 16 – SUN 20 APRIL WED – FRI 7PM, THU & SAT MAT 1.30PM, SAT 5.30PM & SUN 3PM

PETER PAN ON ICE

The world-renowned Russian Ice Stars bring this famous fantasy adventure perfectly recreated in a spectacular adaptation on ice! Wendy, Michael and John are visited in the nursery by Peter Pan himself, who teaches them to fly with the help of Tinker Bell, and takes them on a magical journey to Never Land. The show comes complete with all your favourite characters including Tiger Lilly, Mr Smee and the vengeful Captain Hook, whose appetite for revenge knows no bounds. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land! TICKETS £15.00* – £24.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off Wed – Thu PREMIERE CARD Two tickets for the price of one on WED 16 APRIL, £5.00 off Thu GROUPS 6+ £5.00 off Tue – Fri GROUPS 20+ £7.00 off Tue – Fri GROUPS 40+ £8.00 off Tue – Fri UNDER 18s £15.00* Best available FAMILY OFFER – 4 TICKETS £64.00*



MON 12 – SAT 17 MAY 7.30PM, WED & SAT MAT 2.30PM Agatha Christie’s

THE MOUSETRAP

The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre – with over 25,000 performances it’s a play to be proud of and to celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, it’s going on tour for the first time. Experience Dame Agatha Christie’s shuddering suspense as a group of people gather in a country house cut off by the snow to discover that there is a murderer in their midst, but who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerveshredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. TICKETS £15.50* – £29.50* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off Mon – Wed PREMIERE CARD £8.50 off MON 12 MAY, £5.00 off Tue & Wed GROUPS 10+ £5.00 off GROUPS 20+ £6.00 off GROUPS 40+ £7.00 off

MON 19 – SAT 24 MAY 7.30PM, WED & SAT MAT 2.30PM

HAPPY DAYS Happy Days are here again with the premiere of a brandnew UK tour based on the hit TV series, featuring the unforgettable ‘King of Cool’ Arthur ‘The Fonz’ Fonzarelli. Join your favourite ‘50s family, the Cunninghams and the rest of the gang – Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi as they battle to save their beloved diner Arnold’s from demolition. This musical is written by Garry Marshall, the creator of the legendary television series. Starring popstar Heidi Range as Pinky Tuscadero. Happy Days – A New Musical is a hilarious feel-good musical that is guaranteed to have you rockin’ and rollin’ all week long! TICKETS £15.50* – £34.50* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off Mon – Thu PREMIERE CARD Two tickets for the price of one MON 19 MAY (limited availability) £5.00 off Mon – Wed UNDER 18s £10.00 off (exc Fri & Sat Eve) GROUPS 6+ £5.00 off GROUPS 20+ £6.00 off GROUPS 40+ £7.00 off (all group offers exc Fri & Sat Eve)

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©2007 Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (©2008 Theatres for Theatres) Registered charity no. 23582

Since October 2010 HQ Theatres, alongside its sister company Qdos Entertainment, has been raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Theatres for Theatres Appeal. To date we have raised £431,000 for the appeal which aims to build new state-of-the-art operating theatres at the hospital, which treats very sick children from across the UK.

This money has been raised through the generosity of our audiences and the staff of The Orchard Theatre who have taken part in various fund-raising events and activities. We will continue to support the Theatres for Theatres Appeal and your on-going support is greatly appreciated. On behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital, a huge thank you.


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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT GOTTA SING GOTTA DANCE JOE LONGTHORNE T*REXTASY VIVA LAS VEGAS! THE BAY CITY ROLLERS STORY SECRET LOVE BUDDY HOLLY A LEGEND REBORN THE DRIFTERS GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND KEN DODD THE LUMBERJACKS

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AIDA ESSENCE OF IRELAND SETH LAKEMAN THAT’LL BE THE DAY AN EVENING WITH BARBRA STREISAND THINK FLOYD DAVIDSON & DIGANCE TOGETHER AGAIN NEW JERSEY NIGHTS CHRIS DEAN’S SYD LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL EVENT PEPPA PIG’S BIG SPLASH LADIES’ NIGHT FAWLTY TOWERS: THE DINNER SHOW BILL WYMAN – RHYTHM KINGS JETHRO ANDY & MIKE’S TICK TOCK TIME MACHINE SING-A-LONG-A ROCKY THE UPBEAT BEATLES

SUN 1 THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS MON 2 - TUE 3 A CHRISTMAS CAROL WED 4 CHRISTMAS DISCO THU 5 CHRISTMAS LADIES’ NIGHT FRI 6 - SAT 7 CHRISTMAS WITH THE RAT PACK MON 9 PANTO COMEDY MURDER MYSTERY TUE 10 ALLO ‘ALLO AT CHRISTMAS WED 11 CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH DJ THU 12 CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH DJ SAT 14 - SAT 4 JAN CINDERELLA MON 16 DEC THAT’LL BE THE DAY CHRISTMAS SHOW FRI 20 JACKSON LIVE

JANUARY WED 8 - SAT 11 SUN 12 WED 15 - SAT 18 THU 23 FRI 24 SAT 25 MON 27 – WED 29 THU 30 FRI 31

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THE PERFECT MURDER BEYOND THE BARRICADE MOSCOW CITY BALLET THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY JONGLEURS THE BILLY FURY YEARS 51 SHADES OF MAGGIE BOBBY SOCKS AND BLUE JEANS KINGS OF SWING CHAMPIONS OF ROCK BANANAS IN PYJAMAS FORCES SWEETHEARTS PUNT & DENNIS JASON MANFORD THE ELO EXPERIENCE SALLY MORGAN SUPERSONIC 90S PARTY RENT HORRIBLE HISTORIES SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS CHRIS & PUI BOEING BOEING CHRIS BARBER RELIGHT THE FIRE

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THE SENSATIONAL 60’S EXPERIENCE JANE MCDONALD THE HOLLIES OUR HOUSE COLIN FRY & DEREK ACORAH SLADE AND SWEET AL MURRAY LEO SAYER THE DREAMBOYS BRIAN CONLEY HA HA HOLMES! ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA BLOOD BROTHERS GO WEST, HUE & CRY, THE CHRISTIANS TO SIR WITH LOVE

BOOKING NOW FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2014 TUE 1 – SAT 5 APR WED 16  –  SUN 20 APRIL MON 12 – SAT 17 MAY MON 19 – SAT 24 MAY

BRASSED OFF PETER PAN ON ICE THE MOUSETRAP HAPPY DAYS

SAT 1 MON 3 - SAT 8 SUN 9 MON 10 TUE 25 - SAT 29

IMAGICIAN DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS BALLET BOYZ FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

FANTASTIC SHOW PACKAGES are available on selected shows this season allowing you to save £££s IF YOU BUY TICKETS FOR ROMEO AND JULIET OR THE NUTCRACKER YOU CAN GET HALF PRICE TICKETS FOR DON QUIXOTE. OFFER IS AVAILABLE ON TOP THREE PRICE BANDS*

BOOK FOR JOSEPH AND THE £5.00 OFF AMAZING TECHNICOLOR TOP PRICE TICKETS DREAMCOAT AND BLOOD SELECTED SEATS BROTHERS AND RECEIVE & PERFORMANCES

BOOK FOR TO SIR, WITH LOVE & BRASSED OFF AND SAVE! *EXCLUDING PREMIUM SEATS


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