The Collector – 23, 24, 25 March 2017

The Collector

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.

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Death by Chocolate

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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!


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Arden of Faversham

The Arden Theatre is performing ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM on 26, 27, 28 January, 8 pm at the theatre.

This is a revised, streamlined, modern-dress version of the original 1592 script, as adapted by the Royal Shakespeare Company, based on the nefarious murder of Thomas Arden, Mayor of Faversham, in 1551.

The play is anonymous, although attributed to various writers of the time, including Christopher Marlowe, with possibly some input by William Shakespeare.

Thomas Arden’s wife, Alice, is not only having an affair with local ‘butcher’s boy’, Mosby, but the two of them are planning to murder him, and various failed plots are set in motion. The murder is finally accomplished in Arden’s House, the body hidden in the grounds of the Abbey where it is inevitably discovered, and all those involved are brought to justice – execution in each and every case. The exciting story is coloured by greed, infidelity and violence, while offering a fair degree of comedy.

ARDEN abounds with local colour; the Flower-de-Luce, Boughton, Rainham Down, Sheppey, Faversham Abbey and grounds, as well as the main setting – Arden’s House, which still exists in Abbey Street, the backdrop for a production of the original version in 2004.

ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM is directed by Kevin Piper, assisted by Mary Caryer. Kevin, who also plays Mosby, has appeared in many Arden Theatre productions. Alice is played by Katie Blythe, Arden by Richard Stone, both experienced actors new to the Arden stage, as are several other members of the cast. Established Arden members are also well represented amongst the cast and crew.

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Tickets, priced £7.00 and £6.00 concessionary are available from The Sweet Scene, Preston Street, Faversham

Or book online via TicketSource.

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Top Girls

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Marlene celebrates her appointment as managing director of TOP GIRLS EMPLOYMENT AGENCY with women who come from different times and places but have extraordinary achievements in common. The play spotlights ‘top girls’ who, like top men, often achieve success at the expense of their less able sisters. Thought provoking, funny, hard-hitting, a must-see!

 

Tickets can be booked online here.