insideKENT Magazine Issue 59 - February 2017 - Page 17



One ordinary day in the quiet little town of Olwinskirk , a chain of extraordinary events began to take place bringing the lives of Betty , Albert , Billy and the local undertaker , Tristan de Winter , to an uncomfortable crossroads . Albert Blunderstone has been hiding abroad for ten years after having committed a bank robbery with a small time crook called Nodger Wilson . On the day that he flies home to attend a funeral , he runs into Betty who used to be married to Nodger and in an attempt to find out what happened to his share of the dosh , he befriends Betty and her current husband Billy Blenkinsopp . The lives of Betty , Albert , Billy and the local undertaker Tristan de Winter become inextricably linked towards a path that is leading to The Pearly Gates and a disgruntled Guardian Angel named Thelma .
7.30pm . Price : £ 18- £ 22 Assembly Hall Theatre , Crescent Road , Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LU www . assemblyhalltheatre . co . uk / 01892 530613
Mozart vs Machine is a high-octane mash-up of Mozart opera , electronic sound and video , bringing some of history ’ s most iconic artists together in a theatrical sci-fi-gameshow encounter .
Alone in his Manhattan research laboratory , Raymond Scott , the father of electronic music , is developing a machine to generate random musical patterns . When one of his devices accidentally tears a hole in the universe it distorts time and brings him face to face with classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart . What follows is a fantastical journey through ideas of art and ownership , time and music shaken up through unexpected directions and random chance , culminating in a surreal , vaudevillian show trial . All with a little help from filmpioneer Georges Méliès , Lewis Carroll ’ s logic games , and composers John Cage and J S Bach .
7pm . Price : £ 27 Quarterhouse , Mill Bay , Folkestone CT20 1BN www . quarterhouse . co . uk / 01303 760750
Richard Herring , King of the Edinburgh Fringe , Metro columnist and the UK ’ s Podfather ( RHLSTP , AIOTM ) picks his favourite routines from his 12 one-man shows and crams them into 90 minutes for your delectation . From his deconstruction of the genealogy of Christ to him proving that racists are less racist than liberals , via some of the best knob jokes in the business . Will your favourite routine make the cut ? A great introduction to this influential cult comedian for the newcomer and a welcome greatest hits for long-term fans .
7.30pm . Price : £ 15 Theatre Royal Margate , Addington Street , Margate CT9 1PW www . theatreroyalmargate . com / 01843 292795
Los Pacaminos is fronted by one of the UK ' s finest and best-loved vocalists – Paul Young and features Drew Barfield , Mark Pinder , Steve Greetham , Jamie Moses and Melvin Duffy ( UK ' s premier pedal steel player ). One of the UK ’ s most popular live touring bands , Los Pacaminos play the very best in Tex Mex Border music from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion . This is a tequilafuelled Tex Mex party night , as each venue becomes the perfect cantina setting for a great night ' s rocking with the cactus sharp , tequila filled , Stetson wearing , magnificent six , Los Pacaminos !
8pm . Price : from £ 18 The Astor Theatre , Stanhope Road , Deal CT14 6AB www . thastor . org / 01304 370220