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A fun, fast-paced, family version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, it has all the comedy and confusion of the original play, but is considerably shorter (at about 50 minutes), with more audience interaction, songs, water pistols and none of the boring speeches. However, within the informal theatrical style, occasional snippets of original text slip in, to allow the audience to enjoy some authentic Shakespearean language. Review from a Canterbury audience member: "My daughter (the last girl to do a roly-poly) LOVED LOVED the performance this morning... she's 4 and can't stop talking about it and…
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DAPA students are delighted to be performing at the Quarterhouse theatre. There will be Irish dancing, ballet and street dancing showcases from all the students. A fun time for all the family.
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Welcome to Backstage! Here, you will find the 'Ladies of the Chorus' getting ready for opening night of Verdi's Macbetto. If you're a regular opera-goer in this area, you'll have seen these three before as Cigarette Girls, Geishas, and Nuns - this time, they are the Witches!* Despite their numerous appearances over the years, would you recognise them out on the high street? Or know their names if you ever met them? Who really are the people you only seem to see 'upstage'? * There are only three witches due to budgetary constraints. Written by & starring Bridget Hardy, Penny Rossano, and…
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In a collection of monologues, Theresa’s one woman show dramatizes the dark and satirical ways women have adapted to the crazy times we are living in. The diverse characters take the audience through challenges faced by women, who mainly ingeniously make the unworkable workable. In a sometimes absurd world, the onus is often on already stressed women to speak up for those they care about. Every Day Women shines a light on their resilience and ingenuity. This production appeals to a liberal-minded audience seeking thought-provoking entertainment and some chuckling moments. Theresa skillfully…
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Fleecehold, a 'rollicking juggernaut of a show', charts the journey of three extraordinary women from the north west who have fought to abolish leasehold over the last eight years after being mis-sold their homes using the Government's Help To Buy scheme. Katie, a nurse, is furious the freehold to her own home has been sold by the developer onto a viscount who owns 200,000 freeholds and now wants her to pay thousands of pounds for it. Despite being mute as a child and badly bullied because of a bad stammer, Katie decides she must speak out. She is soon joined by fellow leaseholders Cath…
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A brutally funny dark comedy about boarding school. Through the character of Fudgey - your quintessential, tone-deaf man in a suit (you know, the 'harmless' type... until you find them running the country) - award-winning, Gaulier-trained Greaves explores the complexities of his own privilege in a mind-bending, tour-de-force performance. As Fudgey's reality hits breaking point, Greaves embodies a carousel of personalities in an anarchic & virtuosic performance, ultimately facing Fudgey's past to find his own future. Fantastically energetic, anchored in true emotion, strap in for a thrilling…
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A show packed full of quality one-liners, wordplay and puns
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After a silly childhood game accidentally put his sister in hospital 30 years ago, Phil tries to figure out how to process guilt, what makes us carry it, and why he ended up living alone in a dead man's bungalow for a year. Phil brings us a highly personal new work-in-progress show.
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Heartbroken stand-up comedian George travels to the Isle of No’Man (pronounced Norman), in a bid to find inner poise and stave off men, however distracting the men with movie-star looks and hunky sea-men might be. Taking over the local café and trying to win over the locals becomes complicated when the problems he was trying to escape find their way across the sea. Will George be able to make amends and be open to finding new love? Or will he fail spectacularly? Either way, his story will help you believe in love again. Or at least enjoy the failings of a dramatic comedian-cum-barista along…
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A theatrical journey through a cinematic world, this solo show written and performed by Tim Larkfield, tells the story of film director James Whale’s career in 1930’s Hollywood through a myriad of voices and characters. From Frankenstein to The Invisible Man, James Whale directed some of the greatest movies of all time. So how did a working-class boy from Dudley end up in Hollywood, and why did he disappear from view? An expressionist and out gay man working in the studio system at the peak of Hollywood’s golden age, his moment in the movie-land spotlight lasted little more than 10 years…
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"Yes, my mother is angry at me, and she is right, she should be, I am a bad son." Beyond the media. Bear witness and grow our solidarity. "That day in the workshop, as the situation worsened with the sounds of explosions, shots and clashes, I decided to inform the children that we must help each other feel safe. Together, we broke the barrier of fear and worry to defy all circumstances, even as the electricity cut off and plunged us into darkness" Join actors from across the south east as they read accounts of daily life in Gaza and in Jenin, in the West Bank. An afternoon of deep listening…
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Do you have silly and strange dreams at night? Well, Mr Sleepybum does, and he's going to re-enact them all for you in this high-energy, interactive, kids' comedy show for the whole family. Mr Sleepybum awakes in his bed to find a room full of parents and children. A circus of silly sketches and dream scenes ensues, from swimming with sharks to solving the mystery of a stolen chocolate cake to dodging balls in the guise of the Cowboy Ball-Dodger. Mr Sleepybum's imagination is limitless. Mr Sleepybum is a multi-award-nominated, one-man, character comedy kids show, written and performed by…
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Biographic drama including songs, about the life and loves of music hall legend Marie Lloyd - including her activism for performers rights. Written by Michael Thomas.
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Some of the younger children will be lucky to go away with a balloon animal and some may even win some prizes.
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Join us for the tales of Blighty, from the daring dos of Squadron Leader Anderson in Escape From Castle Kronenburg!, to the pursuit of a terrible murderer in Murder Between The Stumps!, and more. Radio Blighty's Idle Hour is a 1940s radio for stage comedy, reliving the golden age of Hollywood with a stiff upper lip and riveting stories, guaranteed to have you clinging to your wireless. All with live sound effects!
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Amused Moose Best Debut Show winner revisits the feedback she received: 'Louise Atkinson – sounds good, looks a mess'; and discusses our prejudices. "Reminiscent of Victoria Wood and Peter Kay" - Stuart Maconie
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Ryan HILL and Ben JONES present their ‘SKETCH SHOW GOES WRONG’ with original material, tributes to comedy greats, and much more silliness! Ryan, the serious comedian, desperately tries to keep his comedy sketch show on the rails while Ben, the loveable idiot, can’t help but cause things to go wrong! A fast-paced performance of original and adapted comedy sketches, stand-up, monologues, dance and drag, all tied together into a disastrous tale of mishaps and mayhem!
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The Folkestone Teeny Boppers demonstrating group always puts a smile on the faces of their audiences, and an event with them is never one to be missed.
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A one-man play by Franklyn McCabe about the life and times of John 'Biffo' Bindon: infamous actor, criminal, alleged of Princess Margaret and possessor of a 12-inch appendage. Given his first big break by director Ken Loach after a meeting in a Chelsea pub in 1966, Bindon was a charismatic character and well-connected raconteur who transcended the swinging sixties and decadent seventies. "London's nothing more than a million doors, the trick is to walk through the right one" The play includes references to Bindon's criminality and celebrity with his circle of famous friends drawn from the…
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Join best friends Rachel and Ruby for a kids' comedy show that's fun for all the family! Full of sketches, songs, pranks and silliness, Rachel and Ruby use physical comedy and silly characters to bring sketch comedy to children of all ages – a fun way to explore emotions, friendship and shyness. Winner of Best Kids' Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2023. ★★★★ 'Sketch comedy for kids … Shelf pull it off with brio' - The Guardian ★★★★ ‘This pair are instantly likeable; their confident and hilarious routines are brilliantly delivered and super entertaining for adults as well as kids’ - The List
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Electro folk. Traditional shanties & folk songs for the 21st century. Mixing traditional shanties & folk songs with high tempo electronica and EDM.
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A signalman who witnessed a horrifying tragedy is haunted by a mysterious figure standing by a railway tunnel. He’s sure it’s a warning – but what is it warning against? This fresh and thrilling adaptation of the famous Charles Dickens ghost story places the signalman at the heart of the narrative in a compelling solo show. Written after Dickens himself survived a train crash, the short story was the writer's final completed work, and was famously adapted for television in the 1970s as one of the BBC's Ghost Stories For Christmas, starring Denholm Elliott. Directed by Sam Raffal. "Tim…
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Experience a musical journey with Dan Driver’s latest show, The Sound Of Muzak, a show that will tug at your heartstrings and make you regret selling your CD collection. Follow Dan as he shares the soundtrack of his life, from awkward teenage years to the chaotic yet unforgettable moments of adulthood. This emotional rollercoaster explores music's profound impact on our lives, from unforgettable first crushes to break-up anthems and moments of midlife crisis. Don't miss out on this memorable experience. "A natural ability with an audience" - Nottingham Comedy Review Dan has captured hearts and…
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In 2019, Jody had an epiphany in Wetherspoons. He questioned his life; the answers he got were poignant, complex, and hilarious. This is Jody’s origin story. It’s physical, energetic, and raw. Expect elaborate enactments of his working-class Bristol life, the feeling of being married to a Russian and his childhood fears of visiting Iran. Jody is a Folkestone-based character comedian, actor, and writer. With a background in contemporary clowning, he is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe, having written and performed fourteen solo shows over the past fifteen years. Longlisted for Best Show by…
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'Laughter through tears' expresses the heightened emotions running through this one act play. Following the sudden death of her father, Susan rushes home to help her mother and aunt prepare for the funeral. Susan had hoped that his sudden death would finally bring her and her mother a little closer. But even the good intentions of lovely Aunt Lillian can't seem to bridge the enormous chasm between them. Such intimate periods in life can bring out the best and worst in people – and Susan is dealt a blow that will change all their lives forever.
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Whether it's relationship problems, how to word a sensitive work e-mail or the best way to cook a brisket, this Jewish mother has all the answers! A joyous, hilarious, interactive comedy show from Rachel Creeger: multi award-winning stand-up comedian and the only orthodox Jew on the UK comedy circuit. As seen on BBC One, Amazon Prime, NextUp Comedy and heard across the BBC Radio network. "At the world’s largest arts festival, there is a huge scope for humour around culture and religion. Rachel Creeger: Ultimate Jewish Mother is the pinnacle of this" - Funny Women
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Jake brings a brand new show for 2024 to Folkestone. Last year his show Alone Together was described as a heady blend of the whimsical with the political. This year he looks to perfect that cocktail with an extra measure of gags, a liberal splash of wit and a soupçon of daftness – all shaken and served over ice in a stylish, albeit rather impractical, glass.
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