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SPRING 2020 January – April


· SPRING SEASON · Staff Picks 3 Theatre 4-8 Children’s Theatre 9 Music 10-14 Membership 15 Film 16-18 Corporate Supporters 19

Dance 20-21 Comedy 22-23 Youth Workshops 24-27 Gallery 28-29 Information 30 Calendar 31

Introduction If you’re reading this before January and haven’t yet booked tickets for our Christmas show, then I urge you to have a look at our new Artistic Director’s first production The Snow Queen, which along with the redecorated winter wonderland foyer and gallery promises to be truly magical! If you’re reading in the New Year, I hope you had a lovely Christmas, and are like me looking forward to the longer, warmer days! Whilst you look forward to this, there is still plenty on offer here at Trinity across our Spring season. Last November we launched a revamped programme of experience led events, including a sell out Dinner at Downton dining experience – dressing our foyer in full Edwardian splendour, and offering a superb three course meal. Following its success and positive reviews, we will be looking to offer more and more of these specialised evenings, and begin taking the entertainment beyond the auditorium. Our Kitchen & Bar were also recent recipients of a Lux Life hospitality

award, and our team of gardening volunteers won a very well deserved Silver Gilt award as part of Tunbridge Wells in Bloom. I’m also excited to report that following the success of the Senior Cinema and Trinity Encore programmes, Jocelyn Cheek, our dedicated Front of House Manager, is being given an exciting new opportunity to start a new role. She will be leading a new, dedicated community arm of the theatre, so we should start to see further programmes emerge to support vulnerable groups in the town. Finally, I’d like to thank all of our supporters, including Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, our corporate partners, our tremendously loyal and dedicated volunteers and staff as well as most importantly our audiences and Friends members! Your support makes everything we do possible and I encourage you to consider supporting our Transform Trinity campaign, as we move forwards in 2020 with our exciting heritage and development plans.

Alex Green

Chief Executive Officer

· Our Partners · The support Trinity receives from our “Big Six” Corporate Partners allows us to deliver a wonderfully rich and varied programme of events, performances, and exhibitions. Each Partner sponsors a section of our artistic programme – Theatre, Music & Dance, Film, Comedy, Children’s Theatre, and Visual Arts. Their support allows us to continue as a thriving community asset for Tunbridge Wells. By offering exclusive benefits, Trinity helps these local businesses enhance relationships with employees, and clients. We highly value the friendships we have built up with our Partners, and are grateful for their continued support.

Contact sara@trinitytheatre.net to discuss partner opportunites.

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· Staff Picks ·

“My top picks would be... Sorry We Missed You – another incredibly important film from Ken Loach, following on from I, Daniel Blake and tackling the gig economy. Then it would have to be The Farewell, a bittersweet comedy with a stellar performance from Awkwafina, followed by two very different looking thrillers: The Good Liar with Helen Mirren and Ian McKellan, and Knives Out with an all star ensemble cast. Both look fantastic and not to be missed.” Elly Coombs

“Trinity Youth and Learning are continuing to conquer the world this season, with upcoming shows High School Musical 2, and Dungeness, which is part of the National Theatre Connections Festival. We are also now the second biggest provider in the country of Speech Bubbles, our flagship educational project for primary school children. Our trained facilitators visit 13 schools and 230 children per week, using drama to boost confidence and communication.” Jess Horsley

“I always love welcoming group exhibitions at Trinity. The idea that every few steps you will be confronted with something new: a different style, a different medium and different message. The 1.5 Degrees exhibition is a brand new group exhibition curated by Sian Thomas and Angharad Brittle, and is more than just an exhibition, it’s a call to action. These artists will use ceramic, paint, photography and even ice sculpture to confront our perceptions of climate change. I am also incredibly excited about the mindfulness life drawing classes starting in January. They are for anyone, regardless of whether you have done life drawing before, and are guaranteed to bring out the focused, calm and creative artist in you” Jocelyn Cheek

“My pick of the new season is Jonas Kaufmann as Fidelio live from the Royal Opera House. Kaufmann is one of the best tenors in the world and the entire run sold out soon after going on sale so I’m delighted that I can watch it at Trinity. Other shows I’m looking forward to are The Winter’s Tale with Judy Dench, Ken Branagh and Jessie Buckley, and who could resist Andrew Scott in Present Laughter from the Old Vic” Yvonne Raptis

“Volunteering at Trinity is a very rewarding experience, and we are so pleased to have discovered this wonderful place. As well as being at the heart of the local community, it is a pleasure to support the amazing range of live plays, comedy, dance, films and live broadcasts from around the UK. Volunteering becomes a great part of one’s social life, meeting lovely likeminded people, feeling uplifted and happy as a result of a great night (or day!) out.”

Simon Collins & Roger Norton Image credit: Linda Moores RTWAS

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· THEATRE ·

Supported by

Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure Friday 24th April · 8pm

Bumper Blyton is a riotous improvised spoof chock full of innuendo and lashings of puns, all in the style of the nation’s favourite author, Enid Blyton. Come and delight in lashings of ginger beer, grab a cheeky tongue sandwich or wrap your lips round a nice spotted dick! Cast yourself back to your childhood in a show that’s utterly unique and spontaneous whilst taking a sideways glance at childhood favourite books like The Famous Five and Mallory Towers. It’s Enid Blyton... for grown-ups! Pre order your Ploughman’s picnic box, including alcoholic ginger beer, homemade scotch eggs, pork pies and cake. £10 per person

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£17 · £16 Concessions · £15 Friends

Book Now The Navy Lark

Thursday 12th March · 7.30pm Coming live to the theatre for the first time in over 60 years is The Navy Lark. The Navy Lark sees a cast of three bring to life three classic episodes from the much loved radio series which ran from 1959 to 1977, originally featuring Leslie Phillips, Ronnie Barker and Jon Pertwee. Presented in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience, bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy. When HMS Troutbridge docks at your local theatre it’s going to be “Ev’rybody Down!” for an evening of nostalgic belly laughs. So “Bung Ho!” and secure your tickets now. £19 · £18 Concessions · £14 Children · £16 Friends

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Book Now The Pantaloons present

Bleak House

Friday 20th March · 7.30pm Join The Pantaloons for a fog filled adventure in Victorian London. When a dead body is discovered in Mr Krook’s rag and bone shop, a web of mysteries starts to untangle, with farreaching consequences. Hilarious, tragic and romantic by turns, Dickens’ darkly comic masterpiece is retold by The Pantaloons in their own inimitable style. A company of five actor musicians bring the novel’s cast of over 50 characters to life in a thrilling tale of love, skulduggery and spontaneous combustion... “Enjoyable, exciting and incredibly funny” Buzz Magazine £19 · £18 Concessions · £14 Children · £16 Friends

Preorder your Prosecco! £22 per bottle, £6 per 175ml glass. (Selected events only.)


Trinity Youth Theatre presents

High School Musical 2 on Stage Friday 21st February · 2pm & 7pm Saturday 22nd February · 2pm & 7pm We’re all in this together… again! One year after they staged Disney’s High School Musical, Trinity Youth Theatre are back with another adventure for everyone’s favourite Wildcats! On the last day of junior year, the East High gang can’t wait to get the summer started – they’re ready for summer jobs, money for college and to have fun. To that end, Troy gets them all jobs at Lava Springs Country Club – which happens to be owned by popular girl, Sharpay’s, father! While Sharpay schemes to steal Troy’s heart from Gabriella, her brother, Ryan, hopes to win the Star Dazzle Award. Everything comes to a head at the talent show, where the group has to remember their motto: “All for one, and one for all.” An amateur production by arrangement with Music Theatre International performed by a talented cast of young people from Trinity Youth Theatre.

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Book Now Kinky Boots: The Musical Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper Book by Harvey Fierstein

THEATRE ON SCREEN

Sunday 9th February · 2.30pm · Recording Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at London’s Adelphi Theatre, is strutting onto the big screen! Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! “A glorious high kicking romp” Evening Standard

Book Now Guys and Dolls

Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser Book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows

Tuesday 24th March · 7.30pm The sensational Triple Threat Tour Company are back following their runaway success with 9 to 5 last year, with celebrated vivid, inspiring direction by Karen Howard, Damien Delaney’s exuberant choreography, Brady Mould’s rich, expansive sound and Ryan Laight’s stunning design. Chichester University’s Triple Threat Company is back with virtuosity, unaffected energy and elan. This won’t just put spring in your step, it will put Spring in your stride!

“Dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting” Time Out

An amateur production presented by arrangement with Musical Theatre International (Europe)

£20 · £19 Concessions · £15 Children · £17 Friends

£14 · £12 Concessions · £8 Students

Credit: Matt Crockett

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· THEATRE ·

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THEATRE ON SCREEN

Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter’s Tale

NT Live: Present Laughter

Sunday 19th January · 2.30pm Recording

Sunday 26th January · 2.30pm · Recording

THEATRE ON SCREEN

by William Shakespeare

King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences… Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to cinemas. This beautifully reimagined production, codirected by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes. £20 · £19 Concessions · £15 Children · £17 Friends

by Noël Coward

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness. £20 · £19 Concessions · £15 Children · £17 Friends

Book Now NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp

THEATRE ON SCREEN

Thursday 20th February · 7pm · Live Transmission Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano (James McAvoy) almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Book Now Theatre Nation presents

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Friday 17th April · 7.30pm Two tramps on a lonely Irish road await the appearance of a mysterious character called… Godot. Whilst they wait they while away the time by quarrelling, making up, contemplating suicide, trying to sleep, eating a carrot and gnawing on some chicken bones.

Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to lifewith linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

For his hilarious, poignant and unforgettable play, Beckett created one of the great comedic double acts in modern theatre. Once famously described as ‘a play in which nothing happens, twice’, Theatre Nation bring their customary wit, humour and flair for highly expressive physical theatre to Beckett’s masterpiece.

£20 · £19 Concessions · £15 Children · £17 Friends

£19 · £18 Concessions · £14 Children · £16 Friends

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· Our Theatre Partner · Trinity Theatre Club presents

Deathtrap

by Ira Levin Directed by Chris Howland Tuesday 25th February – Saturday 29th February · 7.30pm Wednesday 26th February & Saturday 29th February · 2.30pm The trap is set… who will make it out alive! This ingeniously constructed comedy thriller offers a rare and skilful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients – gasp inducing thrills and wicked black humour. Unknown dramatist Clifford Anderson has sent his new tour de force thriller to award winning Broadway author Sidney Bruhl for comment. Struggling to overcome a dry spell which has created serious shortage of funds, Sidney plots with his wife Myra about how best to steal the masterpiece from Clifford. Once the plot is set it’s time to invite the playwright to tea… events then quickly take a sinister, murderous turn. Who is innocent? Who is duplicitous? Who survives? This amateur production of “Deathtrap” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd., a Concord Theatricals Company.

£15 · £14 Concessions · £12 Friends £10 Matinees Opening Night Special Offer · 2 tickets for £24

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Trinity Theatre Club presents

The Real Thing

by Tom Stoppard Directed by Kirrie Wratten Tuesday 28th April – Saturday 2nd May · 7.30pm Wednesday 29th April & Saturday 2nd May · 2.30pm Contemporary theatre’s foremost verbal magician, brings us a “backstage” comedy about a famous playwright whose second wife attempts to merge politics with her art as an actress. Entertaining, clever, emotionally powerful, The Real Thing is a multi award winning modern classic. Henry is a successful playwright. His wife Charlotte, an actress, is appearing in a play by Henry about a couple whose marriage is collapsing. But all is not as it first appears; life seems to be imitating art. What is real and what is illusory? Make Love Not War… “The Real Thing reminds you why you go to the theatre and why you fall in love” The Spectator This amateur production of “The Real Thing” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd., a Concord Theatricals Company.

£16 · £14 Concessions · £12 Friends £12 Matinees Opening Night Special Offer · 2 tickets for £25

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· Our Theatre Partner ·

Trinity Youth Theatre presents

Dungeness

by Chris Thompson

Sunday 5th April & Monday 6th April · 7.30pm Fifty years on from the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England, Dungeness is a play about the struggles and the joy of being gay. In a remote part of the UK, where nothing ever happens, a group of teenagers share a safe house for LGBT+ young people. While their shared home welcomes difference, it can be tricky for self-appointed group leader Birdie to keep the peace. The group must decide how they want to commemorate an attack that happened to people like them in a country far away. How do you take to the streets and protest if you’re not ready to tell the world who you are? If you’re invisible, does your voice still count? A play about love, commemoration and protest. Performed by a talented cast of young people as part of National Theatre Connections 2020.

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Book Now My Mountain Life by Simon Yates Thursday 30th January · 7.30pm

One of the most accomplished exploratory mountaineers of all time, Simon Yates is best known for his role in the harrowing expedition to the Andes documented in Joe Simpson’s bestseller Touching the Void. Following that experience in Peru, Simon has been increasingly drawn to places where few others have trod. This illustrated lecture features spectacular images and film of the most remote and rarely explored mountain ranges of the world from the Arctic to the Antarctic and Alaska to Central Asia – there is hardly a significant range that Simon has not visited.  

Book Now Andrew Graham-Dixon presents

In the Picture

Thursday 19th March · 7.30pm

“Simon is a totally engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires”

Join leading art historian and presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon for an entertaining illustrated talk. Andrew Graham-Dixon is one of the leading art critics and presenters of arts television in the English speaking world. In this wide ranging talk, Andrew plays the role both of biographer and detective to discuss the principles and practice of art appreciation. He will explore some of his favourite paintings from many different corners of the history of art, telling the fascinating stories that lie behind them and revealing their often hidden meanings. The evening will comprise a two part talk, followed by a book signing where you can meet Andrew in person.

£19 · £18 Concessions · £14 Children · £16 Friends

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· CHILDREN’S THEATRE ·

Supported by Puss in Boots Lyngo Theatre

Sunday 2nd February · 2.30pm · Ages 4+ Would you trust a talking cat? You never know, he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story, brought to vivid life on our incredible sloping stage. Using smoke and mirrors and hidden trapdoors we’ll show you how this sure footed feline fools both the King and the Ogre to take his master all the way to the top. With a host of puppets, a working windmill and an avalanche of fruit and nuts come and see this classic furry tail, it’s the cat’s whiskers!

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Sleeping Beauty Let’s All Dance

Sunday 16th February · 2.30pm · Ages 2+ Let’s All Dance is delighted to present this much loved ballet for the whole family. Dazzling dancers, Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score and gorgeous costumes bring this glittering classical ballet to life. A good fairy turned evil by jealousy casts a bad spell on a young princess. But an act of pure love will undo her magic, restoring her heart and bringing peace and harmony to the entire kingdom. From the company who brought you Alice in Wonderland, this shortened classic is perfect to introduce children to the wonder and magic of live dance. £10 · £9 children

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Let’s celebrate! Children’s birthday parties hosted by our Kitchen & Bar... Celebrate your child’s big day with a birthday party at Trinity Theatre. Our Kitchen & Bar team are available for bespoke children’s parties, themed around our programming, from Alice in Wonderland to Sleeping Beauty and Frozen II. Fully catered by our in house team. with a choice of menus, and homemade birthday cakes available. Please get in touch to discuss catering options, private room hire, and group ticket discounts. Contact nikki@trinitytheatre.net for more information

Don’t miss our Kitchen & Bar’s brunch menu, launching in January... In addition to their regular lunch menu, full of seasonal specials, and a growing range of pre event food and drink packages, our Kitchen & Bar team are launching a brunch menu in the new year, in response to customer feedback. Served every Saturday, 9.30am to 2pm, from Saturday 18th January onwards Visit trinitytheatre.net for more information, and the full menu

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· MUSIC ·

Supported by The Marie White Show Saturday 1st February · 8pm

Winner of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition 2019 Trinity Theatre proudly presents an evening with Glastonbury’s Emerging Artist Marie White! With unique, soulful vocals, and unforgettable melodies, this Hastings based singer/ songwriter brings “The Marie White Show” to Tunbridge Wells! Full band, full production, and hopefully a full audience if you all buy tickets!

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£19 · £18 Concessions · £14 Children £16 Friends

Eduardo Niebla in Concert Thursday 6th February · 7.30pm

Hailed by the Guardian for his “exquisite guitar playing,” the formidable virtuoso Eduardo Niebla presents his amazing repertoire of “stunning flamenco jazz” with his internationally acclaimed duo. A master of today’s generation, Eduardo has traversed the worlds of jazz, classical, world and pop music, collaborating with such diverse partners as Craig David, Juno Reactor, sitar maestro Nishat Khan, Lol Coxhill and The Dante String Quartet. A spellbinding evening of passion, verve and fleet fingered virtuosity from one of the most potent forces in flamenco jazz fusion.

“Poignantly poetic... and truly breathtaking” The Scotsman

£19 · £18 Concessions · £14 Children £16 Friends

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The Music of John Denver as performed by Chris Bannister Saturday 4th April · 8pm

The real spirit of the music of John Denver is captured beautifully by Chris Bannister. Chris has been touring with his solo show since 2010 and, having performed around the world, he is now internationally applauded for his delivery of some of the best songs ever written. An evening with Chris Bannister is an evening of rare quality. Whether it is showcasing the exceptional talent of this singer/ songwriter with his self penned collection of songs, his covers of much loved classics or undiscovered folk songs, or his simply stunning tribute to the music of John Denver, it is easy to see how he has gained an international reputation which has delighted fans for over two decades. As Steve Weisberg says about Chris’s performances: “…all the magic is there.”

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£19 · Concessions £18 · £14 Children £16 Friends

Stacey Kent: I Know I Dream Thursday 16th April · 8pm

The internationally acclaimed, Grammy nominated vocalist, Stacey Kent, returns to the UK for a very select number of 2020 dates, featuring music from her latest release I Know I Dream, alongside a collection of numbers from her previous albums, including the Grammy nominated Breakfast on the Morning Tram. Stacey’s visit to Trinity Theatre with her five piece band forms part of Stacey’s worldwide tour in support of her most ambitious album to date – the beautiful I Know I Dream. This collection of songs includes American Standards, Bossa Nova classics, Chansons, as well as original songs and reprises of some of Stacey’s most loved repertoire – including numbers co-written by Nobel prizewinner Kazuo Ishiguro, whose songwriting partnership with Stacey has formed an essential plank of her repertoire. “Stacey Kent has been quietly sitting on top of the world of jazz vocals, for many years” Jamie Cullum £24 · £23 Concessions · £21 Friends

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· MUSIC · Bye Bye Baby

Friday 31st January · 7.30pm Bye Bye Baby is a jaw dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon Jersey Boys and the timeless, iconic music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Incredible four part harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show that will make it a night remember! Includes 31 of Valli’s greatest hits including Sherry, December ’63 (Oh What A Night), Grease, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin’, Working My Way Back To You, and many more!

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£24.50 · £22.50 Concessions · £20 Friends

No Jacket Required: The Phil Collins Tribute Saturday 14th March · 7.30pm

The UK’s top Phil Collins tribute returns by popular demand, as part of The Serious UK Tour. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of ‘...But Seriously’, the band will perform the album in its entirety during the first part of the show. After the interval, expect the best of the rest from Phil Collins’ chart topping career as a solo artist and with Genesis. From Another Day in Paradise to Easy Lover and the classic In the Air Tonight, there’s something for everyone in this spectacular show which spans three decades of chart topping success.

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Beatlemania: Shake It Up Baby Tour Thursday 26th March · 7.30pm

Beatlemania head to Trinity for what promises to be a non stop Beatles party with over forty songs from Love Me Do to Let It Be. Beatlemania are one of the longest running and most successful Beatles shows in the world. With the use of authentic instruments, amps and replica costumes, this 100% live band superbly and faithfully recreate the legendary live performances of the ‘Fab Four’, capturing the sights and sounds of the greatest band in rock history. Now is your chance to experience the magic for yourself and dance the night away with the sensational sounds of the swingin’ sixties.

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£19 · £18 Concessions · £14 Children £16 Friends

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· Our Music Partner ·

Book Now Paul Dunton presents

Local & Live Sessions Saturday 25th April · 8pm

The ever popular Local & Live Sessions showcase the very best new artists from Kent and Sussex. The 2020 spring season will see performances from Steve Hewitt, Anna Howie Band, The Paul Dunton Orchestra, and many more.

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Book Now André Rieu: 70 Years Young

Sunday 5th January · 6.30pm · Recording

MUSIC ON SCREEN

The Maestro is turning 70 and throwing a lavish birthday party at his castle in Maastricht! André Rieu: 70 Years Young is his ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by the maestro himself. This unique anniversary event will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André’s most amazing concerts such as Schönbrunn in Vienna, Radio City Music Hall in New York and the Royal Coronation Concert in Amsterdam.

Tunbidge Wells Art Festival 2020

GEMS Concert and Prize Giving Sunday 22nd March · 2.30pm

Tunbridge Wells Arts Festival is an annual adjudicative arts festival offering a supportive platform for amateurs of all ages and standards who love to perform music, speech and drama. The GEMS Concert and Prize Giving is the culmination of two extremely busy and enjoyable days, and showcases a varied selection of the festival’s outstanding performances.

Join the party in cinemas and bring your friends to kick off the New Year in style with the most wonderful music from the King of the Waltz.

The concert is followed by the presentation of class winners’ trophies and a number of special awards.

£20 · £19 Concessions · £15 Children · £17 Friends

£8 · £5 Concessions

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· MUSIC ·

· Our Music Partner · ROH Live: La Bohème

Wednesday 29th January · 7.15pm Live Transmission

MUSIC ON SCREEN

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character led production perfectly captures La Bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

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Tuesday 17th March · 7.15pm Live Transmission

£20 · £19 Concessions · £15 Children £17 Friends Credit: Catherine Ashmore

MUSIC ON SCREEN

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus. Sung in German with English subtitles.

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ROH Live: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci MUSIC Tuesday 21st April · 7pm Live Transmission

ON SCREEN

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed recreation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody, and with thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

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£20 · £19 Concessions · £15 Children £17 Friends Credit: Catherine Ashmore

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· FRIENDS · Become a Trinity Friend today! The support of our Friends members allows Trinity Theatre to continue to deliver a broad artistic programme, as well as a range of community projects, including our Speech Bubbles programme for local schools, and Trinity Encore, our dementia choir. Visit our website to find out more about our current community projects. Our Friends enjoy exclusive access to priority booking for high profile upcoming events, as well as discounted ticket prices – and never pay booking fees.

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Save up to £3 per ticket on most shows and films. Pay no booking fees when purchasing online, in person or over the phone. Two tickets for the price of one on any Wednesday evening film screening. Exclusive offers on food and drink in the Kitchen & Bar. Advance notice of the latest season, events and screenings. Receive our seasonal brochure in the post three times a year. Friends News to keep you up to date on new events, offers and more. Participate in our future with voting rights at our AGM. Become a supporter of the local community and arts in Tunbridge Wells.

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· FILM ·

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Sorry We Missed You

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15 · 101mins · Ken Loach Sun 19 Jan · 6.30pm

Mrs Lowry & Son

PG · 91mins · Adrian Noble Tue 21 Jan · 11am, 2.30pm & 8pm

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Celebrated film maker Ken Loach follows on from the incredible I, Daniel Blake with another piece of cinema as social commentary. This time he turns his attention to the gig economy. Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self employed delivery driver.

A biographical drama that brings together two outstanding British actors – Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall as the artist L.S. Lowry and his mother Elizabeth. Mrs Lowry & Son is a portrait of the artist and his relationship with his domineering mother, who tries to dissuade her unworldly son from pursuing his passion of painting. While Lowry dreams of pursuing a life of art and winning over the critics, he’s most desperate to win over his harshest critic... his disapproving mother.

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The Good Liar

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15 · 109mins · Bill Conden Tue 28 Jan · 11am, 2.30pm & 8pm

Le Mans ‘66

12A · 152mins · James Mangold Sun 2 Feb · 6.30pm

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An outrageous and irresistible old fashioned thriller starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well to do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her life and home to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut and dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.

American automotive designer Carroll Shelby and fearless British race car driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary vehicle for the Ford Motor Co. Together, they plan to compete against the race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. Starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon.

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Little Women

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TBC · TBC · Greta Gerwig Sun 9 Feb · 6.30pm / Tue 11 Feb · 11am, 2.30pm & 8pm

Book Now Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women follows the lives of the four March sisters, Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg, as they come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. Though very different from each other, the sisters stand by each other through difficult and changing times. Director Greta Gerwig’s (Ladybird) version of the beloved novel presents four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms, and is both timeless and timely.

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Cats

TBC · TBC · Tom Hooper Thu 13 Feb · 8pm

Book Now From Academy Award winner Tom Hooper, director of Les Misérables and The King’s Speech comes the film version of Cats. Based on the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber musical which was in turn based on T.S. Eliot’s beloved poems, this adaptation features all the famous songs from the stage show, plus an all star cast, including, Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Idris Elba and Rebel Wilson

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Matinees £9 · £8 Concessions · £7 Friends · £5 Children Evenings & Weekends £11 · £10 Concessions · £9 Friends · £7 Children

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The Farewell

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PG · 100mins · English & Chinese · Lulu Wang Wed 22 Jan · 8pm

The Aeronauts

PG · 101mins · Tom Harper Sun 26 Jan · 6.30pm

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Billi’s family returns to China, under the guise of a fake wedding, to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch – the only person that doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live. The Farewell is a bittersweet and poignant comedy that was both critically acclaimed and a breakout hit with audiences when it was released in 2019, and it looks like it may get some recognition at the Oscars this year thanks to Awkwafina’s incredible performance. A must see.

An action packed adventure starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. In 1862 headstrong scientist James Glaisher and wealthy young widow Amelia Wren mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. As their perilous ascent reduces their chances of survival, the unlikely duo soon discover things about themselves – and each other – that help both of them find their place in the world.

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Knives Out

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12A · 130mins · Rian Johnson Tue 4 Feb · 11am, 2.30pm & 8pm

The Report

15 · 120mins · Scott Z Burns Wed 5 Feb · 8pm

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A black comedy murder mystery film with an all star ensemble cast. A master detective and state trooper travel to a lush estate to interview the quirky relatives after a family gathering goes horribly awry when the family patriarch dies during his 85th birthday celebrations. Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette and Christopher Plummer.

An American docudrama starring Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Ted Levine and Michael C. Hall. Senate staffer Daniel Jones (Driver) is tasked with leading an investigation into the CIA’s systematic torture of terrorist suspects post 9/11. They conclude that the ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ used by the CIA were brutal, immoral, and ineffective forms of torture, and that the CIA routinely misrepresented these facts to policymakers. When they attempt to publish their findings, they have to contend with the CIA and White House’s attempts to block and undermine the report.

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Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon U · 87mins · Will Becher & Richard Phelan Tue 18 Feb · 11am

Book Now The latest instalment of stop motion fun from Aardman Animations. When an alien possessing strange powers crash lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep quickly makes a new friend. Together they must run from a dangerous organisation who wants to capture the intergalactic visitor. Close encounters of the furred kind…

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Frozen II

TBC · TBC · Jennifer Lee & Chris Buck Tue 18 Feb · 2.30pm

Book Now For this second instalment of the Frozen story, Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister Anna embark on an adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle, in order to discover the origin of Elsa’s magical powers and save their kingdom. They are joined on their journey by friends, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven. Featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad.

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1917

TBC · TBC · Sam Mendes Tue 18 Feb · 8pm / Wed 19 Feb · 8pm

Schofield and Blake, two young British soldiers during the First World War, are given a seemingly impossible mission. With time against them, they must deliver a message, deep in enemy territory, that will stop their own men, and Blake’s own brother, walking straight into a deadly trap. Directed by Sam Mendes and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden (The Bodyguard) and Andrew Scott (Fleabag).

Steve – Charity Film Screening

Wed 12 Feb · 8pm Steve is the must see film exploring mental health and suicide. This hard hitting but thought provoking documentary was created by Ben Akers through personal tragedy. Ben is currently touring the country with this film to critical acclaim. Steve is dedicated to understanding mental health while also showing the consequences of suicide on family and friends, but while the subject matter is hard hitting, Steve also offers hope to anyone struggling with mental health issues.

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£5 tickets · Sponsored by TW Independent Supporters Trust

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R O I N SE A M E N CI

Films are recommended by members, the house lights will not be completely turned down and there will be a 15 minute interval with refreshments. While the screenings are open to the public, please be aware of these altered conditions. £7 · £2.50 Members If you would like to join the club, email jocelyn@trinitytheatre.net, or speak to Jocelyn on the morning of a screening.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Funny Face (1957)

Lorelei (Marilyn Monroe), a showgirl, decides to go out on a trip to Paris with her friend Dorothy (Jane Russell), before her wedding with the rich Gus Esmond. Her father in law sends a private detective (Elliotrr Reid) to keep an eye on her.

Dispatched on an assignment, New York City based fashion photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) is struck by the beauty of Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn), a shy bookstore employee he’s photographed by accident, who he believes has the potential to become a successful model. He gets Jo to go with him to France, where he snaps more pictures of her against iconic Parisian backdrops.

U · 118mins · Stanley Donen Mon 10 Feb · 10.30am

U · 106mins · Howard Hanks Mon 27 Jan · 10.30am

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The Way We Were (1973)

The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Katie (Barbara Streisand) and Hubbell (Robert Redford) are opposites who fall in love with each other. But soon Katie’s radical thinking and Hubbell’s carefree lifestyle begin to hamper their relationship.

Chemist Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness) is at a crossroads in his career. He’s been trying to invent a long lasting clothing fibre, but his demands for high end equipment have gotten him fired from job after job. Finally, Sidney creates a white suit that is impervious to the elements. However, soon enough, the clothing manufacturers realise that the perfect suit is actuallybad for business.

U · 100mins · Alexander Mackendrick Mon 6 Apr · 10.30am

PG · 133mins · Sydney Pollack Mon 23 Mar · 10.30am

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· Our Supporters · Become a Trinity Corporate Supporter Trinity’s Corporate Supporters pay an annual fee, and have access to exclusive benefits which help them to promote their businesses to Trinity’s audiences. We like to tailor these benefits to suit their objectives, so aim to keep the scheme as flexible as possible. Some companies work with us on improving their digital content, whilst others hire our wonderful venue for events, and corporate entertaining. We are constantly working together, and thinking of ways to enrich and develop our collaborations. We are open to new ideas and happy to explore creative opportunities with you! Please contact sara@trinitytheatre.net for more information.

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· DANCE ·

Supported by Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet

DANCE ON SCREEN

Thursday 23rd January · 7.30pm · Recording This passionate, contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in ‘The Verona Institute’. Here ‘difficult’ young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery, filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas. Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, the UK’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra conducted by Brett Morris.

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Wednesday 1st April · 7.15pm Live Transmission

£20 · £19 Concessions · £15 Children £17 Friends

DANCE ON SCREEN

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best known and most loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

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ROH Live: The Sleeping Beauty Thursday 16th January · 7.15pm Live Transmission

DANCE ON SCREEN

This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.

Book Now ROH Live: The Cellist / Dances at a Gathering

£20 · £19 Concessions · £15 Children £17 Friends Credit: Bill Cooper

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Sunday 1st March · 2pm · Recording Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.

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Firefly Dance School

Saturday 28th March · 1.30pm & 5.30pm Sunday 29th March · 1.30pm & 5.30pm Tunbridge Wells based dance school Firefly warmly welcomes you to watch our beautiful dancers take to the stage. Dancers from 2½ upwards present their biannual show, showcasing their talent, technique and passion in ballet, modern, tap, national, Irish, street, acro, musical theatre, boys only and our amazing adults! All proceeds will be donated to Firefly’s Charity, Little Hearts Matter

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£15 · £13 Children

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· COMEDY ·

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· Trinity Comedy Club · Saturday 18th January · Friday 7th February · Saturday 21st March · Saturday 18th April · 8pm We still deliver the best on the comedy circuit, with national acts keen to get on our stage in Tunbridge Wells in advance of the Edinburgh Fringe. So break the boredom of the working week, join our rapidly growing group of followers and kick back in our theatre with a Trinity Lager for a night to remember… £13 Ticket only Comedy Club Meal Deal £20 Ticket + Meal: Upgrade your ticket to include a meal from our Kitchen & Bar, as well as a free drink* on us. Bump up your portion for only £1 extra (£2 on the night), and/or add a desert for £2 (£3 on the night). *A pint of Trinity Lager, a small glass of wine, or soft drink. Offer available to advance bookers only. Food served from 6pm. The same food will be available to purchase on the night for £8 (subject to availability).

Book Now Sign up to our comedy mailing list for up to the minute line ups, breakthrough acts, and food offers. Don’t miss out on outstanding stand-up at the Trinity Comedy Club this year!

Coming in 2020... Jo Brand: Work in Progress

Saturday 25th January · 8pm · Age guidance 14+ SOLD OUT – RETURNS ONLY

Gary Delaney: Gagster’s Paradise

Friday 13th March · 8pm · Age guidance 16+ · RETURN DATE

Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

Friday 15th May · 8pm · Age guidance 14+

Alfie Moore: Fair Cop Unleashed

Friday 12th June · 7.30pm · Age guidance 14+

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Book Now Tom Stade: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet Friday 24th January · 8pm · Age guidance 16+

Book Now Count Arthur Strong: Is There Anybody Out There?

Following his last smash hit UK tour and direct from this year’s Edinburgh festival Tom is back on the road with a brand new show. The kids have moved out and it’s the dawn of a new era! Tom’s embracing change with his usual spirit and irrepressible sense of mischief! 30 years on the comedy frontline and this Canadian legend remains as engaging, innovative and hilarious as ever. As seen on Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Live at the Apollo.

Friday 14th February · 8pm

“Unmissable” Edinburgh Evening News

“Undeniably brilliant” The Guardian

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As well as being the all round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy, since having been given a microscope, or whatever it is they use, for Christmas when he was a small precocious baby. In this, his brand new show, he seamlessly combines the very best showbiz entertainment you’ll currently find, in the world, possibly? as he wrestles with some of the big questions that other entertainers shy away from.

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Alex Edelman: Just For Us

Pete Firman & the Amazing TBC

Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart.

Come and witness the first and possibly final performance of The World’s Greatest Magical Double Act! Award winning magician/comedian Pete Firman returns with a magic show like you’ve never seen before.

Saturday 7th March · 7.30pm · Age guidance 14+ Alex Edelman’s first show, Millennial – about very traumatic stock photos and young people – won an Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. The follow-up, Everything Handed to You – about identity and the availability of plug sockets in airports – was even more acclaimed, selling out its entire Edinburgh run. Just For Us is what comes next. It’s about gorillas that can do sign language and tribalism. Come.

Thursday 23rd April · 7.30pm · Age guidance 14+

Every night he will be joined by a different special guest who has no previous conjuring experience. Together they will perform jaw dropping magic without any rehearsal. Unplanned! Unpredictable! Unwise!

Latecomers not admitted

“The new poster boy for British comedy magic” The Telegraph

£19 · £18 Concessions · £16 Friends

£19 · £18 Concessions · £16 Friends

Preorder Offer · Sharing Board £14.95 · Sharing Board & Bottle of House Wine £27.50 (Selected events only.)

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· YOUTH WORKSHOPS · What a year 2019 was for Trinity Youth & Learning! Trinity Youth Theatre performed some fabulous musicals – from the toe tapping High School Musical to the spine tingling Sweeney Todd – and some wonderful plays – the magical Peter Pan to scintillating new writing in Variations. We took two plays to the Edinburgh Fringe with our friends at The Oast Youth Theatre, and also produced some cracking new short films. This is on top of residentials, social activities and theatre trips. We have great things planned for 2020, and you can already (and should) book tickets for High School Musical 2 and Dungeness, our NT Connections show. The best way to find out about upcoming workshops and auditions is to sign up to our mailing list or follow us on Facebook or Instagram. Meanwhile, our Education programme goes from strength to strength. The key part of this is Speech Bubbles, which currently runs in 13 local schools with 220 children taking part each week in an intervention for those with speech, language and communication needs. We are keen to grow this even further in 2020/21, so please get in contact if it is the right thing for you school or see www. trinityyouththeatre.co.uk/bubbles for more information If you fancy a chat about Trinity Youth Theatre, any of our workshops or shows, or our Education programme, please send the Youth and Learning team an email on education@trinitytheatre.net or give us a call on 01892 500673.

Jason Lower

Youth & Learning Manager

Sweeny Todd (2019). Credit: Daniel Holden

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Contact: education@trinitytheatre.net · 01892 500673


· Our Youth Partner ·

High School Musical (2019). Credit: Paul Simons

Our Productions & Backstage Youth Theatre Trinity Youth Theatre stage and film a wide variety of productions – whether you want to be on stage or off stage, in front of camera or behind the lens – we are proud to have a wide range of talented young people bring terrific performances and lovingly created productions to audiences. These include big name musicals such as Les Misérables School Edition and JM Barrie’s original stage version of Peter Pan to new writing such as Pronoun and Dungeness. Members of our youth theatre work alongside professional creatives to bring these to life – as actors, musicians, costume designers, directors, stage managers, screenwriters, set designers, lighting and sound operators and much, much more. Members learn about all different parts of productions, make new friendships and develop skills that extend far beyond the theatre. To find out more about our productions or Backstage Youth Theatre and how you can take part visit www.trinityyouththeatre.co.uk, sign up to our mailing list, follow us on Facebook or Instagram or call 01892 500673.

“The work you and Trinity Youth Theatre do is incredible and changes the lives of so many young people”

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· YOUTH WORKSHOPS · Our One Off Workshops Our productions, even ones rehearsed in a week, can be a big time commitment, so we have a wide range other one off workshops that we run throughout term time and the school holidays. These include a whole range of things, from a capella singing to zombie makeup and photoshoots, and lots of things in between. Some are craft based, some focus on acting, singing or dance, and others look at different creative ideas. Some are for those who want to learn lots (such as our theatre styles workshops) while others are more informal (such as our script reading get togethers). Some are for the experienced and others are for those who have never tried anything like it before, and for a whole range of ages. Participants have described our workshops as: invigorating, inspiring, entertaining, rewarding, creative, and (most of all) fun!

Trinity Youth Theatre Sing For those who fancy just singing, no drama, we have Trinity Youth Theatre Sing. Join Jade and her piano for weekly 90 minute doses of singing. Musical theatre numbers, pop classics and some fun and catchy warm ups. No experience of singing required, just lots of enthusiasm.

Peter Pan (2019). Credit: Daniel Holden

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Contact: education@trinitytheatre.net · 01892 500673


· Our Youth Partner ·

Our Weekly Drama Workshops

Credit: Samuel Marlow

Our weekly Drama Workshops are a fantastic way to get involved with Trinity Youth Theatre for ages 5 to 20. We have a range of brilliant facilitators ready to get members enthused about different drama styles, theatre games, scripts and techniques. All drama, no singing or dancing. Younger groups work to a short, informal performance at the end of term and we have a bunch of great guest artists who come in and work with us from time to time. We also have groups for those who are interested in taking qualifications with LAMDA. They are enormous amounts of fun and a great way to meet new friends, build confidence and gain new skills.

Movie Making For those who fancy trying out TV and film we have our weekly Movie Maker workshops, and regular short film workshops. Previous movies include ‘Broken Record’, ‘Wanderers’ and ‘A Mixed Bag’. Members work alongside local filmmakers to make new short films, both in front of and behind the camera. Everyone then gets invited along to a premiere of the films on the Trinity cinema screen. Get the popcorn ready!

“Amazing, I learnt a lot about camera tech and made some fantastic new friends!”

Visit www.trinityyouththeatre.co.uk for more information, and additional audition and workshop dates

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· VISUAL ARTS ·

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Life Drawing Classes

Two Bridges School

A life drawing and still life drawing class, perfect for a source of mindfulness, refuge and stress relief. A unique time of quiet and concentration on something other than self. A time to unite with other like minded people through the activity of being in the moment, drawing the figure, connecting, through drawing together. This monthly class is perfect for drawers and non drawers alike, a chance to relax and experiment in a calm and friendly atmosphere. Run by an experienced artist and tutor, you will be supported throughout the evening.

The exhibition covers works from GCSE Art and Design completed by our KS4 students and will include artworks from students on our FOCUS programme, where we support years 7-11 students from all West Kent mainstream schools. Art is provided as a tool to enable freedom of expression. The exhibition includes 2D and 3D works, showcasing a variety of techniques and mixed media. We welcome you to celebrate our students achievements.

Thu 16 Jan, Thu 13 Feb, Thu 12 Mar & Thu 9 Apr · 7.30pm

£22 per session · All materials provided

Tuesday 21st January – Sunday 26th January

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4 Colour Environs

1.5 Degrees

Tuesday 28th January – Sunday 9th February

Tuesday 11th February – Sunday 23rd February

Mark Scammell

Fighting aching fingers, bad posture and ever deteriorating eyesight Mark Scammell creates vibrant cross stitch artworks that reflect his interest in the mundane and overlooked spaces that surround us. Rekindling an early primary school encounter with cross stitch that lay dormant for decades, Mark fuses this traditional technique with whatever his bi focal vision finds of interest amid the contemporary landscape.

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Curated by Sian Thomas & Angharad Brittle A contemporary art exhibition which aims to highlight the current climate emergency and explore our human connection with our fragile earth. Featuring works by a group of South East based artists working in a variety of different media including print, ceramics, recycled materials, painting, found objects, film and ice sculpture.

Visit www.trinitytheatre.net for more information, and additional gallery events


· Our Gallery Partner · Please send gallery hire enquiries to jocelyn@trinitytheatre.net

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A Brush with Reality

In focus...

Tuesday 25th February – Sunday 8th March

Tuesday 10th March – Sunday 22nd March

John Hawke

“Art; painting and drawing, has been an all consuming interest of mine since childhood. I want my work to be a celebration of what I see. I revel in the detail of light, shade, colour and the techniques of linear and aerial perspective for creating a sense of space and depth in my paintings. A section of my exhibition will also be devoted to more experimental work in terms of use of colour, 3D constructional art and surrealistic art.”

Kerry Munroe

Kerry’s early career in publishing meant working with text, and more importantly, images. In pre Mac time, photographs were supplied as prints or transparencies, and cropping was done by hand. This gave her an eye for strong composition. In focus… is a collection of Kerry’s work capturing everything from the everyday to the extra ordinary, faces and places – all with a splash of colour and texture.

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LIGHT in Watercolours

Colour POP!

Zillah Richards

Christine Highland & Kate Hasted

Tuesday 24th March – Sunday 5th April

Tuesday 7th April – Sunday 19th April

Zillah has a Fine Art degree from the Ruskin Art School in Oxford where she trained in oil painting and drawing. She took up watercolours after graduating and has since had several solo exhibitions of her work. “I love the immediacy of watercolour and the whole experience of working directly from life. The challenge is to capture the play of sunlight on the subject which is often fleeting, so one has to work fast!”

An exhibition of abstract works using acrylics, water surface printing and pen and ink by Christine Highland and Kate Hasted. Taking inspiration from 1970s Pop art, Christine’s love of pen, ink, line and pattern results in artworks of a graphic and bold nature. Kate is a printed textile designer who loves to explore the colour and pattern of different cultures and in the natural world resulting in striking print design and artworks.

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· INFORMATION · Become a Trinity Friend today! Becoming a Trinity Friend allows you to be part of our journey while benefitting from exclusive offers, priority booking, reduced ticket prices, and no booking fees! Visit www.trinitytheatre.net for more information, or contact Box Office on 01892 678 678

Single Friend £30 · Joint Friend £45 Box Office Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 10am-3pm, and one hour before performances.

Booking

Tickets can be purchased in person or over the phone on 01892 678 678 during Box Office opening hours, and online at trinitytheatre.net. When booking online or over the phone, there is a booking fee. As a Friends member you will never pay booking fees.

Discounts

Where advertised, concessions are available to those in fulltime education, senior citizens (60+ years), Go! Card holders, and the registered disabled. Children’s tickets are for ages 15 years and under. School and group discounts are available on some events – please contact education@trinitytheatre.net for more information.

Terms & Conditions of Sale

All tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable, and subject to availability. All information is correct at the time of going to print but the management reserves the right to alter or cancel an event without prior notice. Trinity Theatre cannot accept responsibility for the content of any theatre events it does not produce itself. For our full terms & conditions, please see trinitytheatre.net

Access

Customers with access requirements may use the ramp at the rear door to foyer. Carers go free and guide dogs are welcome. Hearing assistance headsets are available upon request.

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Parking

There are several pay and display car parks located nearby. We also have our own pay and display car park adjacent to the theatre. Please note overnight charges apply. Trinity has a limited number of parking spaces, with two reserved spaces for Blue Badge holders (no charge for badge holders). Any vehicles parked in breach of the displayed parking conditions will be issued with an excess charge notice. Trinity does not receive any financial or other benefit from these charges.

To minimise disruption, latecomers may be admitted at the discretion of the management at a suitable point in the performance.

Hire Trinity Theatre If you are interested in hiring a space within Trinity Theatre for your event, meeting, class or group, then we would love to accommodate your needs. Our auditorium offers tiered seating with excellent visibility throughout (full capacity 291), while our more intimate studio room can accomodate up to 20. Whatever your occasion, the Studio Room can be adapted to suit your needs. The space can be fully equipped with all your boardroom and class essentials, but can also be left completely clear for your group – so whether you want to discuss business or roll out your mats for some early morning yoga, our Studio Room can accommodate you. For more information or to book our venue, please contact 01892 678 671 or email enquiries@trinitytheatre.net

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· CALENDAR · Sun 5 Jan André Rieu: 70 Years Young Thu 16 Jan ROH Live: The Sleeping Beauty Thu 16 Jan Life Drawing Class Sat 18 Jan Trinity Comedy Club Sun 19 Jan Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter’s Tale Sun 19 Jan Sorry We Missed You Tue 21 Jan Mrs Lowry & Son Wed 22 Jan Thu 23 Jan Fri 24 Jan Sat 25 Jan Sun 26 Jan Sun 26 Jan Mon 27 Jan Tue 28 Jan Wed 29 Jan Thu 30 Jan Fri 31 Jan Sat 1 Feb Sun 2 Feb Sun 2 Feb Tue 4 Feb Wed 5 Feb Thu 6 Feb Fri 7 Feb Sun 9 Feb Sun 9 Feb Mon 10 Feb Tue 11 Feb Wed 12 Feb Thu 13 Feb Thu 13 Feb Fri 14 Feb Sun 16 Feb Tue 18 Feb Tue 18 Feb Tue 18 Feb Wed 19 Feb Thu 20 Feb Fri 21 Feb Sat 22 Feb Tue 25 Feb

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6.30pm 11am, 2.30pm & 8pm The Farewell 8pm Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and 7.30pm Juliet Tom Stade: You Ain’t Seen 8pm Nothing Yet Jo Brand: Work in Progress 8pm NT Live: Present Laughter 2.30pm The Aeronauts 6.30pm Senior Cinema: Gentlemen 10.30am Prefer Blondes The Good Liar 11am, 2.30pm & 8pm ROH Live: La Bohème 7.15pm My Mountain Life by Simon 7.30pm Yates Bye Bye Baby 7.30pm The Marie White Show 8pm Puss in Boots 2.30pm Le Mans ‘66 6.30pm Knives Out 11am, 2.30pm & 8pm The Report 8pm Eduardo Niebla in Concert 7.30pm Trinity Comedy Club 8pm Kinky Boots: The Musical 2.30pm Little Women 6.30pm Senior Cinema: Funny Face 10.30am Little Women 11am, 2.30pm & 8pm Steve 8pm Life Drawing Class 7.30pm Cats 8pm Count Arthur Strong: Is There 8pm Anybody Out There? Sleeping Beauty 2.30pm Shaun the Sheep: 11am Farmageddon Frozen II 2.30pm 1917 8pm 1917 8pm NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac 7pm High School Musical 2 2pm & 7pm High School Musical 2 2pm & 7pm Deathtrap 7.30pm

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ROH Live: The Cellist / Dances at a Gathering Alex Edelman: Just For Us The Navy Lark Life Drawing Class Gary Delaney: Gagster’s Paradise No Jacket Required: The Phil Collins Tribute ROH Live: Fidelio In the Picture Bleak House Trinity Comedy Club GEMS Concert & Prize Giving Senior Cinema: The Way We Were Guys and Dolls Beatlemania: Shake It Up Baby Tour Firefly Dance School

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1.30pm & 5.30pm Sun 29 Mar Firefly Dance School 1.30pm & 5.30pm Wed 1 Apr ROH Live: Swan Lake 7.15pm Sat 4 Apr The Music of John Denver as 8pm performed by Chris Bannister Sun 5 Apr Dungeness 7.30pm Mon 6 Apr Senior Cinema: The Man in 10.30am the White Suit Mon 6 Apr Dungeness 7.30pm Thu 9 Apr Life Drawing Class 7.30pm Thu 16 Apr Stacey Kent: I Know I Dream 8pm Fri 17 Apr Waiting for Godot 7.30pm Sat 18 Apr Trinity Comedy Club 8pm Tue 21 Apr ROH Live: Cavalleria 7pm Rusticana / Pagliacci Thu 23 Apr Pete Firman & the Amazing 7.30pm TBC Fri 24 Apr Bumper Blyton: The 8pm Improvised Adventure Sat 25 Apr Local & Live Sessions 8pm Tue 28 Apr The Real Thing 7.30pm Wed 29 Apr The Real Thing 2.30pm & 7.30pm Thu 30 Apr The Real Thing 7.30pm Fri 1 May The Real Thing 7.30pm Sat 2 May The Real Thing 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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