insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 69 Dec 2017 - Page 29

EVENTS ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE SCREENING: THE NUTCRACKER // 10 DEC FLIPPER’S PERFECT PRESENT // 16-24 DEC Flipper the Penguin wants to get the perfect Christmas present for Florence. Join him on his journey and see who he meets along the way. Included is a meet and greet with Santa plus a present for every child! Various times. Price: £10-£12.50 Woodville Auditorium, Woodville Place, Gravesend DA12 1DD www.woodville.co.uk / 01474 337774 A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, The Nutcracker has become the perfect Christmas entertainment and Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music, the most recognisable of all ballet scores. 2pm. Price: £14 Quarterhouse, Mill Bay, Folkestone CT20 1BN www.quarterhouse.co.uk / 01303 760750 JACKSON LIVE IN CONCERT // 11 DEC ALADDIN // 16-30 DEC Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time, but many of today’s artists have been inspired by his iconic style. His career spanned nearly five decades of music and he was continually at the forefront of popular music. Jackson Live in Concert sees long-time fan and hugely talented tribute act, Ben, recreate the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs. 7.30pm. Price: £22-£27 The Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA www.churchilltheatre.co.uk / 020 3285 6000 DESIGN A FESTIVE BAUBLE // 16-17 DEC Come along to the bauble- making workshop at Knole and create a glittering masterpiece for your tree inspired by Knole’s beautiful Spangled Bed. Suitable for children aged 5+ who must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. 10.30am and 1.30pm. Price: £5 Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole / 01732 462100 Laugh out loud jokes, fabulous costumes, magical special effects, a ‘bazaar’ airborne genie, singalong songs and an astonishing flying carpet all feature in this year’s family pantomime, Aladdin at the EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge. Audiences will be taken on a magical carpet ride to the Far East this festive season with the most opulent and eye- catching pantomime Tonbridge has ever seen! Big song and dance numbers, slapstick, crazy jokes, audience participation and lashings of traditional panto magic combine to make this the most unmissable, family, festive pantomime. Rub your lamp, and make a wish… Various day and evening performances. Price: £15.50 EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge School, High Street, Tonbridge TN9 1JP www.boxoffice.tonbridge-school.co.uk / 01732 304241 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ((((((((