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Saturday, November 23, 2019

It's a classic, but it took poor Puccini five goes to get it right, and now you can see it in all its operatic glory when Madama Butterfly comes to Dartford early next year.

Buddy Holly made himself look so distinctive in the world of rock 'n' roll with just a pair of cool glasses.

It's back, so tissues at the ready. And yes, I Will Always Love You is still a key song in the new The Bodyguard musical, which comes to Dartford in January.

OK, hands up who was there in 1974 when a talented Swedish group changed pop music forever when they appeared on a modest Eurovision stage in Brighton?

EastEnders bad boy Steve McFadden takes it all down a notch as he prepares to appear in another panto this festive season.

As an inspirational idea, you have to wonder why no one has thought of it before David Walliams turned it into a book and now a stage play.

It is a classic that has its roots going back to 1740 - but over the centuries, Beauty and the Beast has gone through a few iterations.

They still tour, they saw in our New Year, and now they are coming to Gravesend, sort of.

Who knew there were so many corsets and lashings of make-up? The Rocky Horror Show racks up more than 100,000 audience members so far during its UK tour.

Priscilla Queen of Dartford

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The movie rapidly became a cult must-see for millions all around the world and now there is a great chance of seeing Priscilla Queen of the Desert on stage.

It's hard to believe, but classic whodunnit The Mousetrap has been around for almost 70 years.

The search is on for a beauty to face the beast at this year's panto at The Woodville.

The army of Blue fans will be delighted Lee Ryan has joined Louis Smith, Rachel Stevens and Melody Thornton for a tour of jukebox theatre show Rip It Up - The '70s coming to Dartford and Bromley.

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.

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