Kent Coast Theatre (KCT) are bringing a trilogy of new writing to the stage, exploring the lives and loves of three famous women of Kent; Anne Boleyn, Ellen Terry and Vita Sackville West.
Preview on Wednesday 21 June at 7.30pm, £8.00
Thursday 22 and Friday 23 June at 7.30pm, £12.00
Saturday 24 June at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £12.00
Find out more.
Sadly, due to illness, we’ve had to postpone the production of The Great Explosion. We hope to be able to stage it in November instead – so do check back for news.
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At the AGM last night Mary Caryer retired as Chair of the Committee after 11 years in the post (this time around). Her association with the Arden goes back to the days of the fundraising effort to build the original theatre back in the 70s and early 80s (she’ll never forgive me for posting this publicity shot from ‘back in the day’).
Mary will continue to be seen at the theatre, but we hope she enjoys a well earned break from her duties at the helm.
Thank you for all your hard work Mary, don’t be a stranger!
I’ve been threatening to retire from the Arden chair for some time, and now I’ve finally done it. My thanks to you all for being so supportive over the past eleven years – and my very best wishes to the new management team.
I really was touched by the flowers, chocs and wine. Thanks and thanks again.
Well done to Em Taylor and her cast and crew – The Collector has received some lovely feedback from its audiences.
THE COLLECTOR was well received on 23, 24, 25 March, when the two actors were enthusiastically applauded for their sensitive and thoughtful characterisations.
The Arden has entered THE COLLECTOR in the 2017 Kent Drama Association Full Length Play Festival and were encouraged by a fair, constructive adjudication from Paul Doust.
THE COLLECTOR, the Arden Theatre Group’s entry in Kent Drama Association Full Length Play Festival, is a tense, powerful drama adapted by Mark Healy from the novel by John Fowles.
An unremarkable office clerk, Clegg, collects butterflies and has become the owner of a remote country house purchased with a lottery win. This house must be furnished with all things beautiful from the butterfly collection, to Miranda, an art student worshipped from afar but scarcely aware of Clegg’s existence. The only solution is to kidnap Miranda, imprisoning her in the cellar, all leading to a startling, dramatic conclusion.
Direction is in the experienced hands of Emma Taylor, and the production is staged at Faversham’s Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive, on 23, 24, 25 March at 8 pm. Tickets costing £7.00 Adults, and £6.00 Concessionary are available on line – or from Carter’s Newsagents, 15 Market Street, Faversham.
This Sunday afternoon’s auditions for The Great Explosion were attended by some very good actors who are all committed to the project, but we do need a larger cast for the production to go ahead.
A second audition will therefore take place on Wednesday this week – 22 February, at 7.30 at The Arden – for those who would like to rally round and ensure we have a worthy production to mark this memorable event.
Do contact the show’s director, Huw Jones, with any queries or comments : 01795 890538 or firstname.lastname@example.org – or, of course, via FB message.
The next Arden Theatre Faversham’s production is the world premiere of a new play by BBC journalist Julien Cousins and local theatre director Huw Jones. “The Great Explosion” recounts the story of the devastating munitions factory explosion of April 1916, when over 100 people lost their lives. This play uses some of the inquest transcript – kept secret until now.
The play is designed as an ensemble piece for 10-12 performers, who each multi-role a variety of characters. Each scene flows seamlessly into the next, with minimal use of props and set. The filmic quality of the piece – with short scenes and a fluid time-line – makes for a fast-paced whole, which both tells the story and explores some of the key characters of this real-life drama.
Rehearsals will begin at the end of February.
Performances are Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 April.
All – whether Arden members or no – are warmly invited to audition to join the cast on
SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY AT 2.30
at The Arden Theatre
Lesley Smith Drive, Faversham, ME13 8PW
For more information, feel free to contact director Huw Jones:
Thursday 16th, Friday 17th & Saturday 18th February 2017
……One of the last surviving family Chocolatiers in the country try one last attempt to keep the Company alive, with the launch of a new chocolate bar ‘ Midnight Star’ but it’s not just the business that ends up being buried !………
Come along and join in the fun!!
Tickets priced £14.00 and are available from from Brian 07808068468 or book online https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ardentheatregroup
Price includes light refreshments at interval so please state if a vegetarian is required.
This is Arden Theatre member, Brian Booth’s 19th murder mystery play. Featuring an excellent cast including several regular ATG members plus a couple of new faces. Following his usual format with audience participation where you can, if you wish, question the suspects and see who is lying to you!
During an extended interval light refreshments will be served.
Over 3 consecutive nights we do of course ask you not to spoil the fun for others by keeping the murderer’s identity a secret!