insideKENT Magazine Issue 61 - April 2017 - Page 24

EVENTS ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• THE LITTLE MERMAID // 10-11 APR Guaranteed to make a splash this Easter, Wicked Productions returns with their musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s, The Little Mermaid. A tidal wave of comedy, The Little Mermaid is sure to warm your cockles and win the hearts of your little sea urchins! Join the fair Lenor, our Little Mermaid, as she sets out to find love and legs. Daughter of King Triton the sea god and one of four sisters, Lenor longs to leave the depths of her seabed and explore the world beyond the water. In a desperate bid to win the heart of the handsome Prince Derek, Lenor makes a deadly pact with the infamous Sea Witch Morgana, whose intentions are more than a little fishy! Joined by best friends Crab Stick and Crab Paste- will Lenor win the heart of her human love or will Morgana rule the waves? 2pm. Price: £23.50 (under 16s £19.50) 2.30pm & 5.30pm. Price: £13.25-£16 Woodville Halls, Woodville Place, Gravesend DA12 1DD / 01474 337774 BRIGHTON RACECOURSE OPENING // 15 APR FAVERSHAM HAT FESTIVAL // 15 APR Spring is finally here! It’s time to shake off the winter and get dressed up in your finest! The Season Opening Race Evening at Brighton Racecourse on Easter Saturday 15th April is the day to start your social calendar off with a bang! So with fabulous food and drink, great entertainment, easy access via public transport including a free shuttle bus from Brighton station, free parking and affordable tickets, an evening at the races on the 15th of April makes for unbeatable fun and a great excuse to get your friends together for a day out. Gates open at 2.30pm and first race is at 4.30pm. From 2.30pm. Price: from £17 Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton BN2 9XZ / 01273 603580 Easter Saturday will see the annual Hat Festival take place in Faversham, with the highlight being the Hat Parade. Starting at The Hat Shop in West Street it winds its way through the town centre at 11 o’clock. It will be led by Jack Spratt, the Town Crier, and accompanied by a group of wandering minstrels followed by hundreds of adults, children and pets in a wonderful array of hats. Some will be competing for one of the best hat prizes on offer but many others are there just to enjoy the occasion. The competition categories will be judged at the Alexander Centre – the destination of the parade. From 11am. Price: Free The Hat Shop, 110 West Street, Faversham ME13 7JB / 01795 227071 SOUL LEGENDS // 22 APR Whether you're a Soul Man or A Natural Woman, or just a plain old Sex Machine, Entertainers is delighted to bring you the smash-hit spectacular Soul Legends! Bringing to life hits by Earth Wind & Fire, Barry White, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, The Emotions, Kool & the Gang, Chaka Khan, Edwin Starr and more in "soulsational" style. Get on board the soul train as it takes you on an unforgettable soul music journey. From its sixties origins to the present day via all your classic seventies and eighties floor-fillers. 7.30pm. Price: from £18 Central Theatre, 170 High Street, Chatham ME4 4AS / 01634 338338 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 24