March 2014

Evita in Canterbury

Evita in Canterbury - Credit: Archant

1 Mar

Lloyd Hollet

Thanet-born Lloyd Hollett is returning to The Theatre Royal, Margate 24 years after his he made his stage debut there.

Tickets: £12 01843 292795 Theatre Royal, Margate Satnav: CT9 1PW


Jackson Live in Concert

Long-time Michael Jackson

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fan Ben and band deliver a mesmerising, energetic and dynamic performance that captures the essence and magic of the King of Pop live on stage.

Tickets: £19.50, £14.50 (child) 01843 292795 Winter Gardens, Margate Satnav: CT9 1HX

7 Mar

The Stranglers

The band that invented post-punk has scored 42 hits over four decades, so their return is something to be welcomed. Eccentric and experimental, but always listenable.

Tickets: £24 0844 871 3015 Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone Satnav: CT20 2DZ

8 Mar

Dirty Dancing

The smash-hit tribute to one of the greatest soundtracks of all time is a celebration of the music from the iconic movie, starring BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre, Aimie Atkinson

Tickets: From £19.50 0844 871 3015 Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, Satnav: CT20 2DZ

10 to 15 Mar

The Dishwashers

David Essex rolls up his sleeves to take on the role of Dressler. When Emmett was a high flyer in the City, he was a customer in an upmarket restaurant, but now, thanks to a reversal in his fortunes, he’s starting a new career there – as a dishwasher.

Tickets: £10.00 to £27.00 0844 871 7620 Churchill Theatre, Bromley Satnav: BR1 1HA

12 Mar

Tom Wrigglesworth

In turns heart wrenching and hilarious, audiences will revel in the poignant relationship the comic has with his granddad.

Tickets: £23232 01843 292795 Theatre Royal, Margate Satnav: CT9 1PW

12 to 14 Mar


A cast of 14 from the Fourth Monkey Theatre Company tell the story of the man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for wealth and power. On the opening night, there will also be Q&A session focusing on Christopher Marlowe’s work

Tickets: £12, £10 (Friends), £11 (concessions) 01227 787787 The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Satnav: CT1 2AS

14 Mar

Alvin Sputnik

Seas have risen and billions have died. Alvin Sputnik is our only hope. A visually inspired solo show, it is created and performed by Tim Watts, who employs a unique blend of mime, puppetry, music and animation to explore the mystery of the deep blue sea.

Tickets: £8, £10, £30 01843 292795 Theatre Royal, Margate Satnav: CT9 1PW

15 Mar

Evening of Burlesque

Now entering its fourth year, this show sparkles with couture costumes, recalling the golden era of burlesque, and promises ‘all tease and no sleaze’.

Tickets: £20, £18 (concs) 01843 296111 Winter Gardens, Margate Satnav: CT9 1HX

15 Mar

Spring Garden Tasks

Viv Hunt, head gardener at Godinton and Fiona Abrahams, lecturer at Hadlow College, tell you how to prep your garden for the growing season, with advice on pruning shrubs and climbers, preparing herbaceous borders, glasshouse work and planting.

Tickets: £55 01233 643854 Godinton House, Ashford Satnav: TN23 3BP

15 and 16 Mar

Lambing Weekend

See newborn lambs take their first faltering steps in the world, enjoy tractor and trailer rides, sports demos and tours of the Animal Management Unit.

Tickets: £3-£15 (families) 01732 850551 Hadlow College Satnav: TN11 0AL

18 Mar

Jack Bruce

Don’t miss the chance to see legendary musician Jack Bruce from Cream with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker here in Kent.

Tickets £31.50 01227 787787 Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Satnav: CT1 2AS

18 Mar

The Massacre at Paris

With a Christopher Marlowe-themed Q&A session to kick off, this play is based on the massacre of St Bartholomew’s Day where thousands of Protestants were murdered by order of the French royalty and the Catholic nobles.

Tickets: £12, £10, £11 (concs) 01227 787787 Canterbury Cathedral Crypt Satnav: CT1 2E

21 Mar

Trudy Kerr

Jazz vocalist Trudy Kerr and her band celebrate the music of jazz greats such as Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan. Expect such well-known songs as Tea For Two.

Tickets: £12 , 01892 750665 or 01892 750845 Frant Church Satnav: TN3 9DX


With a string of Top 10 smashes and hit albums, 911 got back together for TV series The Big Reunion. Now the boys are set to create a storm again with the announcement of a brand-new UK tour. Let the screaming begin.

Tickets: £22 0844 871 3015 Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone Satnav: CT20 2DZ

22 Mar

Pot Luck

Kent’s innovative theatre company Accidental Collective’s Pot Luck performance tapas series embarks on its final show of this series. Don’t miss out. Tickets: £7, 01795 535515 Creek Creative, Faversham Satnav: ME13 7BE

24 Mar to 5 Apr


Chart star, hearthrob and musical heavyweight Marti Pellow stars in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece telling the poignant story of Eva Peron.

Tickets £16.50-£40.50 01227 787787 Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Satnav: CT1 2AS

25 Feb to 1 Mar

Table Manners

One part of Alan Ayckbourn’s trilogy The Norman Conquests, family, in-laws and a friend meet, eat and battle around the dining room table in a country house.

Tickets: from £12.50 01892 678678 Trinity, Tunbridge Wells Satnav: TN1 1JP

26 and 27 Mar

Blood Wedding

Theatrical Niche returns to Charlton Park with Lorca’s rural masterpiece, fusing puppetry, writing and movement

Tickets: £12, £8 (concs) 01227 831355 Charlton Park, Canterbury Satnav: CT4 5JA

28 Mar

Tickling the Ivories

Pianist and one-man-band Michael Lunts invites you to a musical romp through 100 years of comedy song. His potted history ranges from Gilbert and Sullivan to Monty Python.

Tickets: £10 01303 862073 Tayne Centre, Lyminge Satnav: CT18 8JA

26 to 28 Mar

The Jew of Malta

Believed to be the play that inspired Shakespeare to write The Merchant of Venice, this piece by Marlowe is the tale of a Jew who wreaks vengeance on a city that has left him destitute.

Tickets: £10-£12 01227 787787 Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Satnav: CT1 2AS

30 Mar

Mothering Sunday Treat

Reserve your table for a cream tea in the elegant White Rose Drawing Room of this fine castle.

Tickets: £15 per person 01892 870347 Chiddingstone Castle Satnav: TN8 7AD