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The play Shirley Valentine is coming to the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells. Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for two weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently. Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. It was adapted into an Oscar nominated film. Now, on its 30th anniversary, Jodie Prenger stars in the first major revival of this national treasure. The play is on from July 3rd to 8th at 7.30pm, with matinee performances on July 5th and 8th at 2.30pm. Tickets range in price from £15 each from the box office on 01892 530 613 or via the theatre’s website at assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk
The 48th Sevenoaks Summer Festival runs until July 9th. There will be over 60 events taking place at venues throughout Sevenoaks highlighting a rich mix of music, drama, comedy, dance and the arts. Amongst the many highlights are the play Macbeth, the Tommy Cooper Comedy Show, a series of concerts on the band stand and a finale concert starring Paul Jones of the Manfreds. Full details can be found on the festival’s own website at sevenoaksfestival.org.uk . There is also a special brochure that can be picked up at many locations throughout the town and beyond. Tickets for many of the events can be bought via the Stag Theatre from the box office on 01732 450 175 or via the theatre’s website at stagsevenoaks.co.uk
The Trinity Theatre Club are performing Sleuth at the Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells. The immensely successful mystery writer Andrew Wyke lures his wife’s lover to his manor house in the Home Counties. His object: to convince him to stage a robbery. But as the two men collude, fence and lie to each other, events take on a more sinister cast - until the line between reality and deception disappears altogether. Sleuth has twists and turns which are both breathtakingly clever and fiendishly hilarious; a perfect mix of suspense and excitement and a dazzling parody of the Agatha Christie country-house thriller. The play is on from July 11th to 15th at 7.30pm with matinee performances at 2.30pm on July 12th and 15th. Tickets range in price from £10 to £15 depending upon the time and day of the performance, they are available from the box office on 01892 678 678 or via the theatre’s website at trinitytheatre.net
The Rhythm of the Dance is coming to the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells. This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the handsome Young Irish Tenors, an array of the most talented, gifted cast who have kept audiences wowed all over the world since 1998. The show continues to evolve thanks to the constant striving for perfection by its producer. Rhythm of the Dance celebrates a renewed vigor in Irish culture, embracing traditional and current dance styles. Internationally rated as one of the most popular and successful Irish Step Dance shows on tour, by critics, audiences, and millions of fans around the world. The show is on July 19th at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £24 each from the box office on 01892 530 613 or via the theatre’s website at assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk
Magic – A Kind of Queen are coming to perform at the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks. The first and still one of the best tributes to Queen, they perform all of Queen’s greatest hits plus some you may not have heard for a while. It’s refreshing that in these days of pre-recorded backing tracks, Magic perform completely live. With five vocals to back up the powerful lead vocal of the dynamic Roger Brown, Magic can recreate all the complex harmonies that are Queen’s trademark recording sound. This, along with two guitars, bass, drums and the brilliant piano and keyboard skills of Dave Chapman, they produce a sound that is second to none. While not attempting to emulate Queen visually, Magic creates all the excitement of a Queen live show. The show is on July 20th at 7.30 and tickets cost £20 each from the box office on 01732 450 175 or via the theatre’s website at stagsevenoaks.co.uk