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Thursday, June 20, 2019

A £500,000 redevelopment project for The Orchard Theatre in Dartford has been announced.

A two-hour show demonstrating the dazzling footwork from some of Ireland's most outstanding performers is what goes into the making of the Rhythm of the Dance.

His shows baffle - how does he do it, is it trickery, slight of hand, magic, a set-up?

As Strictly Come Dancing continues to bring in television audiences, more people want to see some of the performances live, and now they can at The Orchard Theatre.

Calling panto loving children - here's a chance to be in one.

The hit musical Annie is coming to Dartford directly from London, for just one week and is likely to sell out quickly.

The rise and fall of controversial television funnyman Michael Barrymore comes under the microscope of a man who hails the comedian as his childhood hero.

Everyone loves a bit of Abba and while the Swedish hit-makers continue to enjoy their retirement, tribute bands like Abba Forever fill the space.

Few women have had a more powerful stage presence than Tina Turner, and an amazing tribute performer will be bringing her stage presence to town next month.

Thriller fans are clearly in for a treat when director Anthony Banks promises the stage adaptation of The Girl On The Train "is absolutely packed with twists and turns".

We know it's only April, but sorting the panto is a serious matter, and now people have the chance to book up for Peter Pan at The Orchard in Dartford.

His fast-paced slightly awkward delivery of some razor sharp wit should please audiences at the Orchard this month.

Roll up roll up, everyone loves a circus and Gravesend is playing host to the Santus family's Le Cirque de France tour 2019.

Following a very exciting 2018 in which the nation's favourite yellow magic bear Sooty celebrated his 70th birthday, he'll be launching into 2019, joined by Sweep, Soo and his TV pal Richard Cadell, with a new theatre tour.

It was the hit that should never have happened, but Calendar Girls is just that.

The world lost the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, last year but her music lives on in the form of Letitia George.

Rock 'n' roll never dies, it lives on forever in the form of tribute band festivals, and one of the best is arriving at The Woodville.

The Woodville pantomime, Peter Pan, smashed the panto box office figures over Christmas selling more than 18,000 tickets, which also helped to raise thousands of pounds for charities.

It was the film that put disco firmly on the map, and now a musical version of Saturday Night Fever arrives in Dartford.

A theatre is putting on the Calendar Girls musical - so of course all the staff have decided to completely strip off and make their own charity calendar.

Audiences shall go to the ball this Christmas as Cinderella comes to the Churchill Theatre for this year's pantomime.

Former Coronation Street favourite Kevin Kennedy (who played Curly Watts) takes to the stage in musical comedy Rock of Ages.

Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Company, the Classic Thriller Company has produced hits including adaptations from Ruth Rendell and Levison and Link, the writers of Murder She Wrote.

Following the incredible sell-out stage success of Not Dead Enough, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the number one best-selling author Peter James is back with a spine-tingling new world premiere play, The House On Cold Hill, coming to the Orchard Theatre in January.

One of Britain's most iconic wrestlers of all time steps in to the ring again to raise money for a worthy cause.

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