Bare-faced cheek at the Marlowe, Canterbury!
From the classics to comedy, there is something for everyone at Kent's Marlowe Theatre this February
The Marlowe in February
From the classics to comedy, there is something for everyone at The Marlowe Theatre this month.
On Friday 10 February, The Kings of Swing take to the main stage. The orchestra is joined by some of Europe’s best swing vocalists and there will be tributes to a host of greats, from Frank Sinatra to Michael Buble.
The concert by big band Bellowhead on Sunday 12 February has sold out.
Those Calendar Girls make a welcome return – for the last time – from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 February. Original cast member Lynda Bellingham is joined by, amongst others, Jan Harvey, Ruth Madoc and Joe McGann for this poignant true story.
Nun The Wiser, in The Marlowe Studio on Thursday 16 February, is also a true story and tells of what happened when showbiz agent Triona Adams became a nun.
- 1 10 excellent fish and chip shops in Kent
- 2 20 of the best places to eat out in St Ives
- 3 Win the full range of Bashall Spirits Gins
- 4 9 places to eat out in Chester this summer
- 5 16 beautiful beaches in Devon you have to visit
- 6 11 of the most Instagrammble locations in Hampshire
- 7 Win a three nights stay at Nydsley Hall in Pateley Bridge
- 8 17 of the best things to do in Essex for free
- 9 6 of the best August walks in Cheshire
- 10 20 of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire
The classical stars of tomorrow take to the stage for The Marlowe Young Musician of the Year on Tuesday 21 February. The six finalists, all from local secondary schools, are: Magdelena Worm (piano); Summer Alp (recorder); Charles Olivier (violin), James Pooley (trumpet); Jessica Meakin (violin); and Ana Vanderpeer (violin). They will be joined on stage by the Kent Concert Orchestra, lead by conductor John Perkins, and show presenter Jane Jones, of Classic FM.
Music legend Nick Lowe makes a rare live appearance on Wednesday 22 February. A pivotal figure in the early punk rock and pub rock scenes, he will be performing songs both from his new album, The Old Magic, and the early days, including Cruel to be Kind and I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass.
Forces Sweethearts Beryl, Carolyn and Jenny have been delighting audiences since 1995 with their unique brand of music and song from the wartime years, through to the early 1950s and the Queen’s coronation. Join in the sing-a-longs on Thursday 23 February.
A few tickets are still left for maverick comedian, writer and director Stewart Lee’s show on Friday 24 February.
For further details of all these performances, including times and prices, and to book tickets, go to marlowetheatre.com or call the Box Office on 01227 787787.