insideKENT Magazine Issue 59 - February 2017 - Page 18

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SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL // 4 FEB
Enter the enchanting world created from the stories of Dr . Seuss and meet your favourite characters including The Cat in The Hat , Horton The Elephant , Gertrude McFuzz and The Grinch . This charming family musical includes JoJo , a young boy and thinker of great things , who brings this story together . The storyline of Seussical The Musical mirrors the plot of the smash-hit animated film Horton Hears a Who , which was also based on Dr Seuss characters . It tells the story of Horton The Elephant ’ s endeavours to protect the people of Who- Ville , who live on a tiny speck of dust . It also features characters and scenarios from many other Seuss books , including the Butter Side Upper / Downers . Seussical is the amazing , colourful stage show of these fantastic adventures and will provide a wonderful outing for all the family .
2pm & 7pm . Price : £ 14 ( children £ 12 ) Stag Theatre , London Road , Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ www . stagsevenoaks . co . uk / 01732 450175
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT // 7-11 FEB
X-Factor winner Joe McElderry dons the coveted coat ! Bill Kenwright ’ s ‘ Amazing ’, ’ Superb ’, ‘ Wonderful ’ and ‘ Brilliant ’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber ’ s sparkling family musical continues on its record-breaking tour having sold to date an estimated 15 million tickets . Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph ( Joe McElderry ), his eleven
© Mark Yeoman brothers and the coat of many colours , this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including “ Those Canaan Days ”, “ Any Dream Will Do ” and “ Close Every Door To Me ”.
Various times . Price : from £ 17.50 The Orchard Theatre , Home Gardens , Dartford DA1 1ED www . orchardtheatre . co . uk / 01322 220000
RENT // 6-11 FEB BUSTED // 7 FEB
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Don ’ t miss Bruce Guthrie ’ s brand-new production of the legendary , multi-award-winning rock musical RENT as it celebrates its incredible 20th anniversary . This exhilarating , landmark musical tells the thrilling story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive in New York City ’ s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian excess . Inspired by Puccini ’ s classic opera La Bohème , RENT features unforgettable music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson including the muchloved songs “ Seasons of Love ”, “ Take Me or Leave Me ” and “ La Vie Bohème ”. Winner of four Tony ® Awards , six Drama Desk Awards and the hugely prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama , it ran on Broadway for an astonishing 12 years . Featuring a brilliant cast that includes Layton Williams ( Bad Education , Billy Elliot The Musical , Hairspray ) and Lucie Jones ( X Factor , Legally Blonde The Musical , Les Misérables ), this is a rare chance to experience the searing emotion and breathtaking thrills of one of the all-time great musicals .
Various times . Price : from £ 22.50 The Churchill Theatre , High Street , Bromley BR1 1HA www . churchilltheatre . co . uk / 020 3285 6000
Following the release of their first brand new single in over a decade , the disco-tinged , “ On What You ' re On ”, pop trio Busted are pleased to announce a UK headline tour . The string of dates brings them to Folkestone ’ s Leas Cliff Hall on February 7th 2017 for their only Kent date on the Night Driver UK tour . The third album , Night Driver , released on 11th November , their first in 13 years , brings the pop rock band back with a new sound , one they are keen for their fans to hear .
7pm . Price : £ 33.65 Leas Cliff Hall , The Leas , Folkestone CT20 2DZ www . atgtickets . com / venues / leas-cliff-hall / 01303 228600
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