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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

As Covid-19 continues its grip on the world, the three main theatres in our region are closing their doors.

Timeless classics are set to captivate audiences as Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival at London’s iconic SSE Arena in Wembley.

Of course it’s a farce – Monty Python icon John Cleese is behind it.

It’s the classic tale of forbidden love, and sex, and now it is coming to The Orchard Theatre, Dartford from Thursday, February 20 until Saturday, February 22.

The panto season is barely over and The Orchard Theatre in Dartford has already announced its big star this year – it’s Christopher Biggins.

The perfect crime? Can it be done? Can it be done with murder?

If Disney has taught us anything over the decades it’s to dream big and be inspired – and Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic! does exactly that.

He’s doing Broadway now, but the mystery of a Derren Brown show will be arriving in Dartford soon.

Relive the magic of Frozen and timeless Disney classics this Christmas and New Year as Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic! comes to the O2 London.

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?

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