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SUMMER 2019 May – August

· SUMMER SEASON · Our Programming 3 Theatre 4-10 Children’s Theatre 11 Music & Dance 12-17 Film 18-20 Our Supporters 21

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

Introduction Welcome to Summer at Trinity, where we hope you will continue to support us as a local arts charity, whilst enjoying an excellent programme of events, on stage, on screen, and in our gallery. Following the major success of our Christmas show The Wind in the Willows, and a positive Spring season, we have an exciting programme of award-winning drama, top-class music, great comedy and dance all live on our stage, augmented by worldclass cinema and brilliant live broadcasts. Personally, I’m looking forward to the amazingly funny Jack Dee, Rocketman (after seeing Bohemian Rhapsody), and a thrilling production of Sweeney Todd School Edition by our wonderful youth theatre. I’m also excited by Tunbridge Wells’s first site-specific piece of theatre – Terror – which is being directed by John Martin as his first show after his time at Trinity. For those of you unaware, John will be stepping down as the theatre’s Artistic Director after a decade of success. During his tenure, the theatre has positively developed, and he deserves great credit for this period of Trinity’s success, so I would like to thank him for his effort and dedication and wish him luck, firstly with Terror, and then onward in expanding his own production company!

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Looking to Trinity’s future, we have recently invested in our booking system, till system and sound system! All of these upgrades should improve the experience of our audiences. We will shortly be upgrading our heating system, which is no easy feat for a 200-year-old building! Even more excitingly, following a three-year application process, led by our Grants Manager, Alison Kemp, we have recently been awarded two significant grants, which will help transform Trinity. In support of this, we will be launching a fundraising campaign in the coming few months. We aim to raise over £1.5m to open up new community spaces, and comprehensively upgrade the theatre’s facilities, including creating a new dynamic heritage attraction and viewing platform at the top of our clocktower! The grants awarded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council have allowed us to realise over 50% of our target already, and we hope that you will support us in reaching our end goal – continuing to make a difference to our community through the arts. This new heritage programme will support the continued growth in artistic opportunities, including seeing Trinity Youth Theatre take a show up to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time ever! Thank you for supporting us, and please continue to do so as we move into a new chapter in Trinity’s history!

Our Partners allow Trinity to deliver a broad range of programming, and fulfil our commitment to the local community – thank you for your continued support.

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· Our Programming ·

“I am particularly looking forward to Honk! for two reasons. Firstly, it is a great British musical written by Stiles & Drewe who also wrote The Wind in the Willows which was our last Christmas show. Secondly it has Danni Payne in it, who was so wonderful as Pauline in my production of One Man, Two Guvnors a few summers ago. Also, one for collectors of theatrical trivia – Honk! beat Mamma Mia! and The Lion King to the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2000!” John Martin

“Our popular weekly Youth Theatre drama workshops continue, in which we explore the world of theatre, as well as help members develop their own style and confidence, both as a performer and a well-rounded young person. Being brave and making bold decisions is encouraged, as well as having a good time and making new friends. We’re also lucky enough to be bringing a show up to Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, a first for Trinity Theatre!”

Juliette Finn

“We are beginning and ending our Trinity Gallery season with two bold exhibitions: The Animal Realm by Bernardo Carrara and Perspectives: An Exploration of Form, Colour and Space by John Stewart. Bernardo’s huge pieces are larger than life and full of magic, like something you would see in a dream. John’s exhibition is a must for any modern art and sculpture fans. Using Perspex and vinyl John will be transforming the space with bright neon colours. For something completely different, Athena Jane Churchill’s exhibition will create a labyrinth through memory, using sculpture, artefacts and paintings to honour Mnemosyne” Jocelyn Cheek

“We are thrilled to welcome back the Royal Tunbridge Wells Orpheus Male Voice Choir, who have been regulars in the Trinity programme for many years now. In addition there are several breathtaking on screen performances, with particular highlights from Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, and the Royal Opera House season, including Romeo and Juliet. These screenings provide a unique view of the best ballet and opera that London has to offer” Becky Waight

“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


· THEATRE ON STAGE · John Martin Productions in association with Trinity Theatre Productions presents

by Ferdinand von Schirach Translated by David Tushingham Directed by John Martin

Guilty. Not Guilty. You Decide. 28th May – 16th June 2019 Evenings 7pm Matinees 2pm Saturdays and 2.30pm Sundays A hijacked plane is heading towards a packed football stadium. Ignoring orders to the contrary, a fighter pilot shoots the plane down – killing 164 people to save 70,000. Put on trial and charged with murder, the fate of the pilot is in the audience’s hands. John Martin Productions and Trinity Theatre Productions present Tunbridge Wells’s first site-specific, immersive piece of theatre. Taking place in an actual courtroom in a secret location in Tunbridge Wells, this promises to be a thrilling and intimate drama where audiences determine the verdict and the fate of the defendant. With only 48 seats available for each performance, sign up now for Jury Service! Before booking, please read the additional information on our website.

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· Our Theatre Partner · Trinity Youth Theatre presents

Sweeney Todd School Edition Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Hugh Wheeler

Friday 9th August | 7.30pm Saturday 10th August | 2pm & 7.30pm Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Sweeney Todd is a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony Awards, a thrilling theatrical treat that has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world. Performed by a talented cast of young people by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).

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Pamela’s Palace

Interactive Theatre International Friday 21st June | 7.30pm

In the glittery underworld of combs and curlers Pamela is the hard-won queen of a buzzing beauty salon, but behind the glitz and the glamour, the Salon of the Year competition threatens to bring the walls of her suburban palace crumbling down. Tiffany is love-sick, bashful Bronwyn “needs to talk”, and attention-seeking Pamela has age-related problems from her head down to her camel-toe. With dazzling original music and jaw-dropping dance routines, Pamela and her girls bring you all the drama of a Mike Leigh and the sparkle and humour of “Strictly Ballroom” in a whirlwind of female insecurities, shameless gossip and some over-bleached highlights. “An outstanding sitcom comic creation.... a real treat of a show” The Scotsman “Pamela’s Palace guarantees a night of total hilarity” North West End, London

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£15 | £14 Concessions | £12 Friends


· THEATRE ON STAGE · Trinity Theatre Club presents

Three Tall Women by Edward Albee

Tuesday 30th April – Saturday 4th May | 8pm Wednesday 1st May & Saturday 4th May | 2.30pm Directed by Meg Nutt Edward Albee’s multi-award-winning Three Tall Women is a startling and provocative portrayal of a wealthy widow looking back on her life in an attempt to solve its riddles… a journey that transports her to a landscape of reflection where generations collide and time vanishes. Albee’s dialogue is charged with wit, pain and laughter and his observations tell us about forgiveness, reconciliation and our own fates. But it is his probing portrait of the three women that reveals Albee’s genius. They lay bare the truths of our lives – how we live, how we love, what we settle for and how we die. Albee is at his best when he is pricking our complacency and poking a hole in the habit of “putting on a happy face”. Three Tall Women does both marvellously, a ferociously compelling, towering work by a towering playwright… not to be missed! This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. £15 | £14 Concessions | £12 Friends | £10 Matinees Special Offer | 2 tickets for £22 on all evening performances

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This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd

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Trinity Theatre Club presents

Taking Steps

by Alan Ayckbourn

Tuesday 16th July – Saturday 20th July | 7.30pm Wednesday 17th July & Saturday 20th July | 2.30pm Directed by Kirrie Wratten Take six eccentric characters, place them in a highly implausible situation, add in Ayckbourn’s theatrical wizardry and stir to mix – the result is comedy bliss. In a damp and decaying Victorian mansion rented by bucket magnate Roland Crabbe and his new wife, a disparate collection of people find themselves entwined in a spaghetti junction of unlikely confusion and hilarious misunderstandings. Written by multi-awardwinning Alan Ayckbourn, an acknowledged master of comic theatre, Taking Steps is achingly funny, clever and emotionally true. “For sheer riotous entertainment Taking Steps is unbeatable” The Stage This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. £15 | £14 Concessions | £12 Friends | £10 Matinees


Opening Night Offer | 2 tickets for £24

· Our Theatre Partner ·

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Music by George Stiles. Music & Lyrics by Anthony Drewe Saturday 25th May | 6pm Sunday 26th May | 2pm & 6pm

Honk! is flying the nest after a critically-acclaimed, award-nominated run in London. Described as “flawless”, “relentlessly excellent” and “an absolute joy to watch”, this musical egg-stravaganza is bursting with puppetry, magic and illusions... and water guns! This heartwarming reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling tells the story of Ugly, a plucky little bird who gets picked on by the other farmyard animals because he’s different. Pushed out of the flock, he embarks on an adventure across the marsh, meeting an array of characters who teach him that it takes all sorts to make a world, and that he is much more than just his fowl looks.

£17 | £16 Concessions | £14 Friends | £10 Children

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Northanger Abbey

Andrew Graham-Dixon presents

Thursday 9th May | 7.30pm

Thursday 4th July | 7.30pm

Cyphers Theatre Company

How can he say one thing and mean another? Catherine Morland has grown up in the country, with only sensational novels and pop culture to inform her of life beyond the village. She leaves home for the first time to find a world much messier than the one she read about. Cyphers present Jane Austen’s timeless tale of growing up and getting it wrong. Told with their accessible style of humour, multi-roling and fast-paced action. “Remarkably inventive” LondonTheatre1

Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. In the second part of this talk, the acclaimed art critic, presenter and journalist Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the tempestuous later life of the extraordinary talent that was Caravaggio. The talk will be followed by a chance to meet Andrew and purchase a signed copy of his book. “Andrew Graham-Dixon is the most gifted art critic of his generation” Robert Hughes

“Absolutely charming” A Younger Theatre

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

£19 | £18 Concessions | £16 Friends


· THEATRE ON STAGE & SCREEN · Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae from an idea by Jonathan Butterell

Thursday 13th June | 7.30pm | Recorded Transmission Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Musical, and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was filmed live at the Apollo Theatre in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue especially for cinemas. “Irresistible: a joyous, life-affirming Billy Elliot” The Independent “‘Sweeps you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance” Financial Times

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

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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Tuesday 21st May | 7.30pm

Thursday 6th June | 7.30pm

by Merlin Holland European Arts

The triumphant opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest was the zenith of Wilde’s career. Less than 100 days later, he found himself a common prisoner sentenced to two years’ hard labour. Using the actual words spoken in court, we can feel what it was like to be in the company of a flawed genius – as this less than ideal husband is suddenly reduced to a man of no importance. “Utterly compelling and heart-rending” Stephen Fry

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


by William Shakespeare Quantum Theatre

Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular comedy of love and intrigue, magic and mayhem, is brought to life by family favourites Quantum Theatre in their wonderfully funny and exuberant production of the Shakespeare classic. Set on that most dangerous of nights when fairies are abroad and nothing is as it seems, four young, unsuspecting lovers become entangled in their magical affray and soon no mortals are safe in those bewitched and bewitching woods outside Athens… “Cannot be recommended highly enough” The Herald

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

· Our Theatre Partner · The Merry Wives of Windsor: Live from Shakespeare’s Globe by William Shakespeare

Thursday 20th June | 7.20pm | Live Transmission Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound in The Merry Wives of Windsor as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the “Merry Wives” quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at Falstaff’s expense.

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Directed by Nicole Charles and Elle While, and staged at the beautiful and iconic Globe Theatre in London, this new production of The Merry Wives of Windsor will be broadcast live to cinemas and will feature exclusive behind-thescenes insights into the play.

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

RSC Live: As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Wednesday 15th May | 7pm | Recorded Transmission Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy. “Inventive, playful, captivating... a bonkers trip to the forest of Arden” The Telegraph

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

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RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

Wednesday 3rd July | 7pm | Recorded Transmission In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

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

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RSC Live: Measure For Measure by William Shakespeare

Wednesday 31st July | 7pm | Live Transmission “To whom should I complain?” When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.

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· THEATRE ON SCREEN · NT Live: All My Sons by Arthur Miller

Tuesday 14th May | 7pm | Live Transmission Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

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America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

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

NT Live: All About Eve Adapted by Ivo van Hove

Thursday 30th May | 7pm | Recorded Transmission Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast to cinemas from the West End in London. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve… don’t you…? Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

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

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NT Live: Small Island

Based on the novel by Andrea Levy

Thursday 27th June | 7pm | Recorded Transmission Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play on screen, as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

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Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

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NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini

Thursday 25th July | 7pm | Live Transmission The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

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

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Book Now The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I am Turtle

Wednesday 22nd May | 1pm & 4pm | Ages 1+

Sunday 2nd June | 2.30pm | Ages 5+

MEI Theatrical Ltd.

The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, the star of the show, celebrating its 50th Birthday in 2019, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

£12 | £10 Children

The Makeshift Ensemble

From the delightful storybook of The Makeshift Ensemble comes a new adventure through the deep blue. Discover the ancient song of the Sea Turtles as they guide us through shipwrecks and seashells, to sing their song anew when the future of their underwater world is in peril from plastics and beasts of the deep! “Powerful… and very clever!” British Theatre Guide “A great family treat” Storyhouse, Chester 2018

£8 | £12 inc. workshop

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King Midas & Other Greek Myths

The Wind in the Willows

Sunday 12th May | 2.30pm | Ages 5+

Sunday 9th June | 2.30pm | Ages 4+

The Cat’s Grin Theatre Company

The Cat’s Grin Theatre Company

Midas is the richest king in Ancient Greece, but still he wants more! When Dionysus grants him a wish, Midas’s greed gets the better of him. He soon begins to suffer – and so do those around him, including his precious daughter. Can Dionysus save Midas from himself? Follow the story of Midas and his Golden Touch from wishful thinking to gilt-edged guilt. Plus four other stories, including Pandora & the Box of Whispers, and Echo & Narcissus.

From an idyllic riverside setting, through the snowbound Wild Wood via Mr Toad’s motoring misadventures to the final Battle for Toad Hall, this unique adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s original book oozes with charm and wit. Timid Mole, the upright Ratty and the belligerent Mr Badger try to keep pompous Mr Toad under control as he causes mayhem in trains, cars, caravans & boats. Meanwhile, Stan the Stoat & Frank the Ferret have their beady eyes on the splendid Toad Hall. This family friendly interactive performance shimmers with big characters and big hearts.



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· MUSIC · The Dolly Parton Story Night Owl Shows

Saturday 29th June | 8pm The Dolly Parton Story follows Dolly’s incredible journey in this groundbreaking “show-umentary” format, taking you from her humble beginnings in the Smoky Mountains to her arrival as “Queen of Country”. Featuring passionate renditions of Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands In The Stream, Here You Come Again, Coat Of Many Colours, Joshua and many more, this show enjoyed sell-out shows with standing ovations at Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 and had audiences dancing in the aisles. “What a beautiful performance. Dolly’s music comes alive in a contemporary way” Dominic King

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Book Now Orpheus at Trinity Concert 2019 Saturday 11th May | 7.30pm

The Royal Tunbridge Wells Orpheus Male Voice Choir a.k.a. “the Men in Red”, with their new Music Director Kent Lee, are back with a fantastic evening of music from shows, folk, hymns, traditional, pop, spirituals and the classics sung in rich 3 & 4 part harmonies. Fresh from their live appearance on BBC Radio Kent, the choir will give you a fine evening’s entertainment, with our young Guest performers the Bennett Memorial Year 7 Choir. Also supporting Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.

£15 | £12 Concessions

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Book Now Show Stoppers as performed by the Wadhurst Brass Band & Friends Saturday 1st June | 7.30pm

Devotees of stage and screen musicals will be in for a real treat as Wadhurst Brass Band brings West End favourites to Trinity for a charity concert in aid of Cancer Research UK. With music and songs from Les Misérables, Sweet Charity, Carousel and Oklahoma! – this brilliant local brass band will thoroughly entertain all, as it has done across The Weald for over 60 years, with its eclectic repertoire of traditional, popular and modern music.


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· Our Music Partner ·

Book Now Paul Dunton presents

Local & Live Sessions Saturday 22nd June | 8pm

The ever-popular Local & Live Sessions showcase the very best new artists from Kent and Sussex. The 2019 summer programme will see performances from Anna Howie, The Paul Dunton Orchestra, Infrared, Duke Lloyd and more...


Kitchen & Bar Eat | Drink | Relax The Trinity Kitchen & Bar is the perfect spot to relax, meet friends or have lunch with colleagues. Our chef uses fresh & seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients and our homemade cakes & biscuits really are the talk of the town! With daily specials featuring alongside Trinity favourites, our menu really does have something for everyone. Enjoy a pre-theatre drink or an after work get together – our bar is stocked with Trinity Pilsner, local ales, Kentish gin, and an ever increasing wine list – with monthly guest offerings.

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· MUSIC · Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience 31st Anniversary Tour Saturday 18th May | 7.30pm

The Big O & the Wilburys show is back – bigger and better than ever! Come and celebrate with the band as they commemorate 31 years since the Wilburys original album release, and pay a special tribute to The Big O, who died later the same year. Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience will take you on a journey through the story of the Wilburys. With expert narrative and big screen action, this joyous, up-tempo feelgood celebration of classic pop music is guaranteed to have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

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£24.50 | £22.50 Concessions | £21.50 Friends

The Carole King Songbook Saturday 27th July | 8pm Get ready for a two-hour adventure into the world of Carole King, celebrating her fascinating musical journey and world-class songwriting. With a professional cast of leading vocalists and musicians, this concert-style revue show has audiences captivated from the very first note. The show features countless Carole King hits such as You’ve Got A Friend, Beautiful and It Might As Well Rain Until September, plus classic songs from The Drifters and Neil Sedaka – many of which were written by Carole King herself. Ignite your love for one of the greatest songwriters of our time, whose hits are still recognised and treasured by all ages today.

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£24.50 | £22.50 Concessions | £21.50 Friends

Le Vent du Nord

Thursday 1st August | 8pm Combining a great stage presence with an energetic, dynamic flair, Le Vent du Nord are one of the leading names in Québecois folk music performing original songs inspired from their tradition – a truly fabulous sound! The group never fail to delight crowds with their glorious mix of fiddle and foot-tapping, guitar, accordion, piano, bass, hurdygurdy and five part harmonies. The band deliver catchy songs and tunes, and their well-polished musical arrangements simply enhance their uplifting repertoire. On stage Le Vent du Nord know how to deliver music that will move any crowd – to their feet and in their hearts!

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Book Now Take That: Greatest Hits Live

Saturday 8th June | 8pm | Live Transmission Celebrating 30 incredible years, Take That are bringing their spectacular 2019 Greatest Hits tour to cinemas for one night only! Broadcast live on Saturday 8th June from their last UK concert of the tour, this highly anticipated anniversary show promises to be their best yet. With front row seats, you’ll be a part of the action as Gary, Mark and Howard journey through Take That’s incredible music history. Performing their biggest hits from the last three decades, and new tracks from their latest album Odyssey, fans will love this ultimate big screen singalong. So, get ready to throw your hands in the air – it’s a party you’ll never forget! “Master crowdpleasers deliver a flaming carnival of pop” The Guardian

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

Book Now ROH Live: Faust

Sunday 5th May | 2pm | Recorded Transmission Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s bestloved opera. There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognisable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

Book Now André Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert: Shall We Dance

Sunday 28th July | 3pm | Live Transmission Sunday 11th August | 5pm | Recorded Transmission This year André Rieu invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 hometown concert from Maastricht: “Shall We Dance?” You can waltz the night away with André Rieu – the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André throughout his career, and this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Sung in French, with English subtitles

Summer nights are made for dancing and this is a party you do not want to miss! Prepare to be swept off your feet by this magical celebration of dance on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema.

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

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· MUSIC ON SCREEN · Glyndebourne: Cinderella – Live

Sunday 30th June | 5.30pm | Live Transmission A brand new production directed by critically-acclaimed actor and director Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, Killing Eve), the classic Cinderella story is told with composer Massenet’s sensuous and lavish score. Glyndebourne favourite and international star Danielle de Niese plays the titular role in this glittering and colourful opera. Sung in French, with English subtitles “Fiona Shaw... turns this fin-de-siècle confection into a complex modern-day fairytale and a story of psychological transformation” The Times

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Glyndebourne: The Barber of Seville – Recorded (2016) Friday 26th July | 6.30pm | Recorded Transmission

Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini’s most popular comedy. Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, has a cunning that knows no bounds. His playful energy is brought to life in director Annabel Arden’s sparkling and springing production. This is also another chance to catch Danielle de Niese who plays the determined Rosina. Sung in Italian, with English subtitles “A triumphant celebration of Rossini’s musical genius” The Independent

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Glyndebourne: The Magic Flute – Live Sunday 4th August | 5.30pm | Live Transmission

Mozart’s most magical comedy of The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. This new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Douce promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics. Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro alongside exciting young singers including Caroline Wettergreen, Sofia Fomina and Björn Bürger. Sung in German, with English subtitles “Barbe and Doucet’s production plays up the humour and vitality of Puccini’s opera” The Guardian (of La Bohème)

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ROH Live: Within The Golden Hour / New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Flight Pattern Thursday 16th May | 7.15pm | Live Transmission

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The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet stage, has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.

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

Bolshoi Live: Carmen Suite / Petrushka Sunday 19th May | 4pm | Live Transmission

Carmen is as passionate and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug, in an evening encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.

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

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ROH Live: Romeo and Juliet

Tuesday 11th June | 7.15pm | Live Transmission Tuesday 6th August | 7.15pm | Recorded Transmission

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Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.

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

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Saturday 15th June | 6pm | Recorded Transmission Sunday 16th June | 2.30pm | Recorded Transmission Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake comes to cinemas with a fresh look for the 21st century and is “as bold and beautiful as ever” (The Telegraph). This thrilling, audacious and witty production is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, this “spellbinding” (The Independent) reimagining of the classic New Adventures production stars Will Bozieras, Liam Moweras and Nicole Kaberaas.

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· FILM ·

Evenings & Weekends £11 | £10 Concessions | £9 Friends | £7 Children

The White Crow

12A | 127mins | English, French & Russian | Ralph Fiennes Sun 5 May | 7pm Wed 8 May | 8pm

At Eternity’s Gate

12A | 111mins | English & French | Julian Schnabel Sun 12 May | 5pm Wed 15 May | 2pm

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Book Now The incredible true story of legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev is brought vividly to life by director Ralph Fiennes and screenwriter David Hare. From Nureyev’s poverty stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, followed by his nail-biting escape from the KGB and defection to the West at the height of the Cold War, The White Crow is a gripping, revelatory look at a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.

An Oscar-nominated journey inside the mind of the famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh who, despite scepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. During a self-imposed exile in France the Dutch painter develops his unique, colourful style of painting. While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship with fellow artist Gauguin, Van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity rather than the pain his art causes him in the present.


Wild Rose

PG | 112mins | Tim Burton Mon 27 May | 5pm Tue 28 May | 10.30am & 2pm

15 | 100mins | Tom Harper Tue 28 May | 8pm

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Book Now Circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughing stock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting entrepreneur Mr. Vandevere, who recruits the elephant for his newest entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

An uplifting story about family, dreams and responsibility. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is bursting with raw talent, cheek and a dream of getting out of Glasgow to make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense and is at odds with her dreamer daughter. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house (Sophie Okonedo).

The Sisters Brothers

Fisherman’s Friends 12A | 112mins | Chris Foggin Sun 2 Jun | 7pm Tue 4 Jun | 11am, 2pm & 8pm

15 | 122mins | Jacques Audiard Wed 29 May | 8pm

Book Now A reimagining of the cinematic Western as a dangerous, witty, and emotionally cathartic exploration of what it means to be a man. It’s 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters are brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. The Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the gold rush land of California – an adventure that tests the deadly family ties that bind.

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Book Now A London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty-singing fishermen. He becomes the ultimate “fish out of water” as he struggles to gain the respect and enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

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Matinees £9 | £8 Concessions | £7 Friends | £5 Children

Red Joan

· Our Film Partner ·


12A | 101mins | Trevor Nunn Sun 9 Jun | 5pm Wed 12 Jun | 8pm

TBC | TBC | Dome Karukoski Tue 18 Jun | 11am, 2pm & 8pm Wed 19 Jun | 8pm

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Book Now Based on the true story of Melita Norwood, the “granny spy”, this new historical thriller from renowned theatre director Trevor Nunn casts Judi Dench as Joan Stanley, a retired physicist living in contented retirement in a picturesque village in England. However, her tranquil existence is suddenly shattered as she’s shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history...

Based on the early life of J.R.R. Tolkien this historical drama explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle Earth novels.

Bel Canto


TBC | TBC | Dexter Fletcher Fri 28 Jun | 8pm Tue 2 Jul | 11am, 2pm & 8pm

15 | 101mins | Paul Weitz Tue 25 Jun | 11am, 2pm & 8pm

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Book Now The dramatic story of a famous soprano who becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she’s invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America. While they are confined to the house, the hostages and their captors, who speak different languages, are forced to find ways to communicate. Music, especially the beautiful arias performed by the soprano, spark a shared sense of comradeship and even love, uniting the disparate housemates as they form unexpected bonds, overcome their differences, and discover their shared humanity.

A musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Elton John’s formative years. Written by the man behind Billy Elliot and starring Taron Egerton, this musical romp through the early years begins with Elton’s emergence as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music and continues through to his transformation into a pop superstar, highlighting his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin, as well as his struggles with depression, substance abuse, and acceptance of his sexual orientation.

Gloria Bell

Late Night

15 | 102mins | Sebastian Leillo Tue 23 Jul | 11am, 2pm & 8pm Wed 24 Jul | 8pm

TBC | 102mins | Nisha Ganatra Mon 29 Jul | 8pm Tue 30 Jul | 8pm

Book Now A sophisticated romantic comedy that shows love can strike at any time, relationships are never simple, and nothing can get you down as long as you keep dancing. Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a freespirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity, and family.

Book Now A late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires her first and only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision brings about unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women who are separated by culture and generation become united by their love of a biting punch line. Starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling.

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· FILM ·

· Our Film Partner · Young Picasso

PG | 85mins | Phil Grabsky Wed 22 May | 8pm

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Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place? Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso, the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements.


PG | 90mins | Kat Mansoor Wed 5 Jun | 8pm

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Filmed in exquisite detail, the camera offers a privileged view of the once-in-a-lifetime 2015 Late Works exhibition at the Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and London’s National Gallery, with behindthe-scenes access revealing the preparations of the show. Rembrandt’s creativity gathered new energy in the closing years of his life. It is the art of these late years – soulful, honest and deeply moving – that indelibly defines our image of Rembrandt the man and the artist.

Van Gogh & Japan

TBC | 85mins | David Bickerstaff Tue 9 Jul | 8pm

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“I envy the Japanese,” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based, one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh.


Trinity Senior Cinema is an initiative developed in collaboration with Good Neighbours, designed to combat social isolation amongst older generations. 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. £5 | £2 Members If you would like to join the club, email, or speak to Jocelyn on the morning of a screening.

Supported by

The Ladykillers (1955)

East of Eden (1955)

U | 97mins | Alexander Mackendrick Mon 24 Jun | 10.30am

PG | 118mins | Elia Kazan Mon 13 May | 10.30am

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Cal Trask (James Dean), the son of a California farmer, feels that his father cares only about his brother. When Cal embarks on a business venture to gain the favour of his dad, he finds himself dealing with his estranged mother, now the owner of a brothel, and tensions in the family rise even further when he begins to fall for Aron’s girlfriend, Abra.

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Mrs Wilberforce likes to report suspicious behaviour to the police. Unaware of her reputation, a dapper thief rents rooms in the elderly widow’s home for himself and his band of cohorts. The thieves pull off a bank robbery, but slip up in front of the old woman. Agreed that they need to murder her, the bumbling crooks wind up double-crossing each other and slowly killing themselves off.

The Lavender Hill Mob U | 81mins | Charles Crichton Mon 22 Jul | 10.30am

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Henry Holland is a fussy supervisor who oversees gold bullion deliveries to the bank in which he works. Secretly, he is plotting to steal a load of bullion and retire early, but he cannot figure out a way to smuggle it out of the country.

· Our Supporters · Become a Trinity Corporate Supporter As a registered charity, Trinity is grateful for the valued support it receives from the corporate sector. There are two levels of corporate membership, Partner and Supporter. Our Partners, shown on the first page of this brochure, sponsor our six genres – Theatre, Music and Dance, Film, Comedy, Children’s Theatre and Visual Arts. Our Supporters, shown below, pay an annual fee to belong to the membership scheme. All our corporate members receive access to some exclusive benefits which help to promote their businesses and enhance relationships with clients, employees and the community. Trinity understands the importance of these mutually beneficial associations. It collaborates closely with likeminded local businesses in order to fulfil corporate objectives, whether they be brand awareness or social responsibility. By supporting our work, companies benefit from being associated with our brand and the creative and inclusive work we do. To explore the creative opportunities a theatre and arts venue can offer your company email

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· Comedy Café · Friday 17th May, Friday 14th June & Saturday 6th July | 8pm We’re back, and we’ve got a new deal to fuel your monthly giggle fix! 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 Pilsner for a night to remember… 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 Café this year! £13 Ticket only Comedy Café 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 Pilsner, 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 Visit for more information, and up-to-date listings. Join our mailing list for new show announcements.

Coming soon... Jack Dee: Work in Progress

Friday 10th May | 8pm | Age guidance 14+


Josh Widdicombe: Work in Progress Tuesday 7th May | 8pm | Age guidance 14+ SOLD OUT – RETURNS ONLY

John Robins: Hot Shame

Friday 1st November | 8pm | Age guidance 16+

Griff Rhys Jones

Friday 8th November | 8pm

Become a Trinity Friend to enjoy priority booking, reduced ticket prices, and no booking fees.

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· Our Comedy Partner ·

Book Now Radio Active

Book Now Jess Robinson: No Filter

So Television

Friday 24th May | 8pm

Thursday 23rd May | 8pm Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson-Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope reunite to take classic scripts from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show on the road following a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Among other classic characters, expect to catch up with long suffering radio host Mike Channel, original foodie Anna Daptor, and the accident-prone Martin Brown, as well as the cast’s original musical creations, responsible for such parody bands as The Hee Bee Gee Bees and Status Quid.

£20 | £19 Concessions | £17 Friends

Multi-award-winning Jess Robinson returns with more spot-on celebrity impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics. Jess and her incredible live band take you on a dizzying journey through hilarious improvised musical impressions, serving up a feast of styles and genres from classical to rock to hip hop showcasing the voices of all your favourite celebs. “Naturally funny. Pitch perfect” The Telegraph

£19 | £18 Concessions | £16 Friends

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Book Now Rob Beckett: Work in Progress

Milton Jones: Work in Progress

Come and join Rob as he tries out new material!

One man. One mission. Is it possible? No, not really.

After quickly establishing himself on the circuit Rob’s cheeky chappy persona saw him winning fans starring on Live at the Apollo, Would I Lie to You, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week, Celebrity Juice, as well as his role as resident comedian in the jungle each year on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now!

Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo. But this is also a love story with a twist, or at least a really bad sprain. Just gloriously daft nonsense or is there a deeper meaning? Every man has his price. Sainsbury’s, where good food costs less.

Friday 7th June | 8pm

“A likeable high tempo comic” The Guardian

Wednesday 26th June | 8pm

“He’s fast, absurd and very funny” Radio Times “No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride” The Guardian



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· YOUTH WORKSHOPS · Here at Trinity Theatre we are proud to place development of the creative and personal potential of young people at the heart of what we do. Whether it is in our popular Monday night drama workshops, our expanding movie-making opportunities, or in our productions both on- and off-stage, young people are at the fore of making their own creative decisions. And they’re making new friends, growing in confidence and learning new skills that they can take with them into other parts of life. This includes a number of one-off workshops, more of which are being added to our website at all the time, and our new Teenage Flicks, which has been spearheaded by Izzy, who has been proactive in getting this programme of films for young people off the ground. This year also presents a first for Trinity Youth Theatre. In addition to our blockbuster Summer musical, Sweeney Todd School Edition we will be taking two shows to the Edinburgh Fringe in August. Pronoun tells the story of a trans male and his relationship with his former boyfriend. Ben Hur is a fiendishly big epic that will burst of the stage. It is very silly and very fun and very different to murderous barbers and musicals in high schools. Our Speech Bubbles programme, which has this year worked with 116 children aged 5-7 each week in eight local schools is entering its third year in September, and we are incredibly proud of it – one of our mascots, Badger the Lion, is pictured above. Through this, they develop their speech, language and communication skills. We are grateful for the support of Kent County Council, The Arts Society, The Lawson Endowment, Kent Community Foundation and Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table, and next year will be expanding it to further schools, including in Sevenoaks. We are very fortunate to have such a brilliant and supportive team at Trinity as well as fantastic audiences. Thanks to them, we are able to continue to offer exciting opportunities for them to achieve their potential.

Jason Lower

Youth & Learning Manager

More info Our exciting Junior Summer Show for children aged 7-13 years returns with Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr! Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr is a fastpaced take on the classic tale. Our Junior Summer Show is a fantastic opportunity for children – rehearse, perform, have fun, make friends and create memories that will last for years. Auditions: Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th May (Can’t make it? Don’t worry – you can video audition!) Rehearsals: Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August, 10am – 4pm Performances (Carroll cast): Saturday 3rd August, 11.30am and 4.30pm Performances (Lewis cast): Saturday 3rd August, 2pm and 7pm

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Infants Musical Fun

Storytellers runs in our Studio Room, with gentle drama games, characterisation exercises and a new story each week, where the children take turns to perform characters, build the world of the story, and show off their creativity.

Friendly singing and dance tutors help you to explore exciting songs and dances from well-known films and shows, with lots of drama games and plenty of fun throughout. A showcase of song and dance will then be shared with parents at the end of the morning, or threeday course. A gentle introduction to musical theatre.

Years 1 - 2 | Ages 5-7

Ages 4-7

The group is designed to be an introduction to acting, to develop confidence and give the children an opportunity to make new friends.

A great way to make new friends, develop confidence and have bundles of fun!

Mondays, 4.30pm – 5.15pm

Sunday 5th May, 10am – 12.30pm | £20

£65 per term | £50 for siblings

Infants Summer Project | £75 Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th July

Years 3 - 5 (ages 7-10) 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Years 6 - 7 (ages 10-12) 5.40pm - 7pm

Years 8 - 10 (ages 12-15) 6pm - 7.40pm

Years 9 - 11 (ages 13-16) 7.45pm - 9.30pm

Years 11+ (ages 15-19) 7.45pm - 9.30pm

Our Monday night drama workshops are for those aged 5-19! They’re great fun and a brilliant place to learn new things, grow in confidence and make friends! Taster sessions, sibling discounts and bursaries are available. We also offer LAMDA classes! Work in small groups on monologues to gain a graded qualification in Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. These weekly classes will delve deep into characterisation and technique – invaluable for gaining confidence, helping for auditions and, at the higher grades, gaining UCAS points. With facilitators helping each step of the way, from choosing the right monologues, to refining your performance, and to sharing all the information you need, this is a rewarding and wellrespected qualification to gain.

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Sweeney Todd, the musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim, is coming to the Trinity stage and we are looking for a talented cast of young people to take on this infamous tale in both our cast and young orchestra! For ages 13-19 Optional Singing Workshop: Saturday 11th May, 10am – 3.30pm Audition dates: Sunday 26th May & Monday 27th May Rehearsals: Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August, 9.30am – 4.30pm and Monday 5th August – Friday 9th August, 9.30am – 4.30pm Performances: Friday 9th August, 7.30pm and Saturday 10th August, 2pm and 7.30pm

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Take part, behind the scenes! Trinity Youth Theatre Backstage is an excellent opportunity for you to get involved in the creative process that goes into bringing a show from concept to stage. Our Backstage members learn, with the guidance of industry professionals, about the different elements that happen behind the scenes in the theatre. Starts in May. Applications include a short form and phone interview.

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Short Film Course

Movie in a Week

For ages 11-15

For ages 13-19

Write, shoot and star in your own short film! This three-day workshop will teach you the basics of screenwriting and filming – you will even receive a copy of your work after the event! This workshop is perfect for anyone who is interested in creating their own films, writing for screen, or developing their skills.

Heighten your behind-the-camera skills by joining Trinity Youth Theatre in the production of our next original short film. Guided by local film makers you’ll get hands-on as you shoot and act in an original movie, shot off-site. The week will include helpful hints on cinematography, acting, lighting, and editing. Perfect for any aspiring film maker!



Wednesday 29th – Friday 31st May 10am – 4pm

Monday 12th – Friday 16th August 10.30am – 5pm

Book Now Weekly Workshop Tuesdays, 5pm – 7pm For school years 9+ Movie Maker members will cover theory and practical elements of shooting, pre- and post-production over a variety of on-going projects, picking up hints and tips as well as getting hands-on with equipment. A great way to expand your filmmaking knowledge! £140 per term

“Amazing, I learnt a lot about camera tech, and made some fantastic new friends” Trilby, 13

New for Summer 2019, Teenage Flicks, a film season curated by our young programmers. “Spend time with friends and watch films you haven’t seen in years, or ever, on the big screen – come along or get involved and help us choose the movies!” Izzy, Young Programmer To get involved with curating our next Teenage Flicks season, email

Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet 12A | Wednesday 24th April | 5pm

Johnny English

PG | Wednesday 29th May | 5pm

Bend It Like Beckham

12A Wednesday 19th June | 5pm

Mean Girls

12A Wednesday 24th July | 5pm

Visit for more information, and additional workshop dates

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More info Animal Realm

Unseen: Photographic Exhibition 2019

Bernardo Carrara

Tuesday 30th April – Sunday 12th May Private View: Tuesday 30th April, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Based on mostly imaginary scenes, each painting is like a snapshot taken of the life of an animal. The art is both symbolic and highly personal in meaning. His artistic portrayal of each subject, while contemporary and pop in style, is also heavily influenced by the naïve and postimpressionist art movements.

More info Re:remembering: An Offering to Mnemosyne Athena Jane Churchill

Wednesday 22nd May – Sunday 2nd June Artist Talk: Friday 31st May, 6pm – 7.30pm

Exploring the relationship between museum collection, archive and created artefacts, reflecting her fascination with traces of memory in heritage objects, myths and ancient devotional sites, she weaves her magic to create an atmospheric shrine to Mnemosyne – a journey into the labyrinth of Memory.

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More info Tuesday 14th May – Sunday 19th May Private View: Thursday 16th May, 5.30pm – 7.30pm This exhibition brings together the work of six students completing their BA(Hons) Photography course at the University of Kent. With the title “Unseen”, the exhibition explores intangible and obscure aspects of contemporary life such as mental health, cultural heritage and gender politics. The exhibition features the work of Roger Bahari, Jamie Bogaardt, Morgan Hansford, Lisa Hills, Adele Mason and Tim Veness.

More info South East Open Studios: Jess Levine & Jan Brine Tuesday 4th June – Sunday 23rd June Private View: Friday 7th June, 5.30pm – 8pm

Jess Levine is influenced and inspired by the flows and rhythms of the landscape, and has a wide range of creative concerns – namely colour, texture, surface decoration, composition, balance and light. Jan Brine finds the initial inspiration for a painting can arrive from various visual sources. However, once begun, a painting invariably takes off on a life of its own, and soon presents possibilities and problems to be solved.

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The Things I Say, The Things You See

Senses Sea Sail Sights

Natalie Bennett & Stephanie Brunton

Michael Sheppard

Predominantly working in oils, Natalie enjoys creating a sense of drama in her work, capturing the subtle nuances between people, often driven by love and desire. Stephanie explores the poignancy and fallibility of memory in paintings and other art works. Seeking to temper sentimentalism and pathos, constructing fragments of a sometimes shared history from a mutated past.

MJ The Art Traveller is on a mission to find clarity between the corrupted cityscapes and sea sail shores. His mission is record the environments and abstract representations between different places: “One minute I’m in Nottingham City, the next minute my sketchbook could be floating ink around the Cornwall coast.”

Tuesday 25th June – Sunday 30th June

Tuesday 2nd July – Sunday 7th July Private View: Tuesday 2nd July, 6pm – 8pm

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Illustrations and Illuminations


Catherine Hawkes

John Stewart

This exhibition comprises two series of illuminated pictures: a selection of Shakespeare’s sonnets and William Blake’s poem ‘The Tyger’ plus highly decorated classical music quotations and the occasional cat. All of Catherine’s work features gilded decoration using 24ct. gold leaf applied using traditional methods.

John Stewart’s artistic practice is mainly site-specific abstract work involving the creation of items that are in dialogue within their setting. This exhibition is an exploration of colour and form involving the investigation and perception of positive and negative space using mainly man-made materials in the creation of structural installations.

Tuesday 9th July – Sunday 21st July Private View: Tuesday 9th July, 6.30pm – 8pm

Tuesday 23rd July – Sunday 4th August Private View: Tuesday 23rd July, 6pm – 8pm

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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 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.


Tickets can be purchased in person or over the phone on 01892 678 678 during Box Office opening hours, and online at any time at There is a £2 booking fee per transaction, when booking online or by phone. Those with a Friends membership pay no booking fees.


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 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


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



There are a number of 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 now 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

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· CALENDAR · Tue 30 Apr Three Tall Women 8pm Wed 1 May Three Tall Women 2.30pm & 8pm Thu 2 May Three Tall Women 8pm Fri 3 May Three Tall Women 8pm Sat 4 May Three Tall Women 2.30pm & 8pm Sun 5 May ROH Live: Faust 2pm Sun 5 May The White Crow 7pm Tue 7 May Josh Widdicombe 8pm Wed 8 May The White Crow 8pm Thu 9 May Northanger Abbey 7.30pm Fri 10 May Jack Dee 8pm Sat 11 May Orpheus at Trinity Concert 7.30pm Sun 12 May King Midas & Other Greek 2.30pm Myths Sun 12 May At Eternity’s Gate 5pm Mon 13 May Senior Cinema: East of Eden 10.30am Tue 14 May NT Live: All My Sons 7pm Wed 15 May At Eternity’s Gate 2pm Wed 15 May RSC Live: As You Like It 7pm Thu 16 May ROH Live: Mixed Triple Bill 7.15pm Fri 17 May Comedy Café 8pm Sat 18 May Roy Orbison & the Traveling 7.30pm Wilburys Experience Sun 19 May Bolshoi Live: Carmen Suite / 4pm Petrushka Tue 21 May The Trials of Oscar WIlde 7.30pm Wed 22 May The Very Hungry Caterpillar 1pm & 4pm Wed 22 May Exhibition on Screen: Young 8pm Picasso Thu 23 May Radio Active 8pm Fri 24 May Jess Robinson: No Filter 8pm Sat 25 May Honk! 6pm Sun 26 May Honk! 2pm & 6pm Mon 27 May Dumbo 5pm Tue 28 May Dumbo 10.30am & 2pm Tue 28 May Wild Rose 8pm Wed 29 May The Sisters Brothers 8pm Thu 30 May NT Live: All About Eve 7pm Sat 1 Jun The Wadhurst Brass Band 7.30pm Sun 2 Jun I am Turtle 2.30pm Sun 2 Jun Fisherman’s Friends 7pm Tue 4 Jun Fisherman’s Friends 11am, 2pm & 8pm Wed 5 Jun EOS: Rembrandt 8pm Thu 6 Jun A Midsummer Night’s Dream 7.30pm Fri 7 Jun Rob Beckett 8pm Sat 8 Jun Take That: Greatest Hits Live 8pm Sun 9 Jun The Wind in the Willows 2.30pm Sun 9 Jun Red Joan 5pm Tue 11 Jun ROH Live: Romeo and Juliet 7.15pm Wed 12 Jun Red Joan 8pm Thu 13 Jun Everybody’s Talking About 7.30pm Jamie

Fri 14 Jun Comedy Café 8pm Sat 15 Jun Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake 6pm Sun 16 Jun Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake 2.30pm Tue 18 Jun Tolkien 11am, 2pm & 8pm Wed 19 Jun Tolkien 8pm Thu 20 Jun The Merry Wives of Windsor 7.20pm Fri 21 Jun Pamela’s Palace 7.30pm Sat 22 Jun Local & Live Sessions 8pm Mon 24 Jun Senior Cinema: 10.30am The Ladykillers Tue 25 Jun Bel Canto 11am, 2pm & 8pm Wed 26 Jun Milton Jones 8pm Thu 27 Jun NT Live: Small Island 7pm Fri 28 Jun Rocketman 8pm Sat 29 Jun The Dolly Parton Story 8pm Sun 30 Jun Glyndebourne: Cinderella 5.30pm Tue 2 Jul Rocketman 11am, 2pm & 8pm Wed 3 Jul RSC Live: The Taming of the 7pm Shrew Thu 4 Jul Caravaggio: A Life Sacred 7.30pm and Profane Sat 6 Jul Comedy Café 8pm Tue 9 Jul EOS: Van Gogh & Japan 8pm Tue 16 Jul Taking Steps 7.30pm Wed 17 Jul Taking Steps 2.30pm & 7.30pm Thu 18 Jul Taking Steps 7.30pm Fri 19 Jul Taking Steps 7.30pm Sat 20 Jul Taking Steps 2.30pm & 7.30pm Mon 22 Jul Senior Cinema: The Lavender 10.30am Hill Mob Tue 23 Jul Gloria Bell 11am, 2pm & 8pm Wed 24 Jul Gloria Bell 8pm Thu 25 Jul NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy 7pm Fri 26 Jul Glyndebourne: The Barber 6.30pm of Seville Sat 27 Jul The Carole King Songbook 8pm Sun 28 Jul André Rieu: Shall We Dance? 3pm Mon 29 Jul Late Night 8pm Tue 30 Jul Late Night 8pm Wed 31 Jul RSC Live: Measure for 7pm Measure Thu 1 Aug Le Vent du Nord 8pm Sat 3 Aug Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. 11.30am, 2pm, 4.30pm & 7pm Sun 4 Aug Glyndebourne: The Magic 5.30pm Flute Tue 6 Aug ROH Live: Romeo and Juliet 7.15pm Fri 9 Aug Sweeny Todd School Edition 7.30pm Sat 10 Aug Sweeny Todd School Edition 2pm & 7.30pm Sun 11 Aug André Rieu: Shall We Dance? 5pm

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TRINITY THEATRE Church Road | Tunbridge Wells | Kent | TN1 1JP

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