Outside the Box - Russell Howard

Running Time: 120 mins.

We have the brilliant and arena filling RUSSELL HOWARD coming to Outside the Box Comedy Club at the Stag Theatre to do a tour preview!

As seen on The Russell Howard Hour, Russell Howards Good News, His own Netflix special and Mock the Week!

Plus support from Steve Hall (as seen on Comedy Central and BBC 2) and Maff Brown (writer for Mock the Week)

This will sell out so be quick!

Over 16's only

Please note acts are subject to change

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Tue 25th September

20:00
Due to exceptional audience demand, RUSSELL HOWARD is performing an extra show live here at Outside the Box Comedy Club in The Stag Plaza!

Joining him we have Steve Williams - Chortle Award nominee and one of the most exciting and electrifying live performers on the comedy circuit.

Don't miss out, book quick!

Over 16's only

Please note acts are subject to change

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Tue 25th September

19:30

NT Live: King Lear

Running Time: 220 mins.

☆☆☆☆☆ 'Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.' (Daily Telegraph)

Broadcast live from London's West End, see Ian McKellen's 'extraordinarily moving portrayal' (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.

Chichester Festival Theatre's production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this 'nuanced and powerful' (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

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Thu 27th September

19:00

The Scummy Mummies

Running Time: 120 mins.

An evening of laughs for less-than-perfect parents Following their sell-out UK tour, comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson are bringing their popular comedy show to The Stag.

The show cover a wide range of parenting topics, from pelvic floors and play-dates to farting and fish fingers. Expect songs, sketches, stand-up and very scummy stories! Based on the UK's No.1 Kids and Family Podcast, as recommended by The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and BBC's Woman's Hour.

Hilarious Broadway Baby | Very Funny The Guardian | Utterly Brilliant Camp Bestival

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Fri 28th September

20:00

The Close-Up Show

Running Time: 120 mins.

1 NIGHT, 3 MAGICIANS, 3 TABLES

An intimate evening of close-up magic, trickery and sleight of hand. Close-up magic is one of the most popular and impressive forms of the art and this event showcases some of the best exponents. With performers direct from the sell-out shows at The Magic Circle, a strictly limited audience will meet them and experience the magic in an intimate setting, often taking part themselves. An amazing collection of close-up magicians presenting superlative magic right before your very eyes. Seeing IS believing!

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Fri 5th October

19:30

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Running Time: 120 mins.

Direct from it's success in London's West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

"Fantastic” - Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2.

"Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage

www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com

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Sun 7th October

19:30

Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine

Running Time: 120 mins.

An evening with KRIS DREVER & BOO HEWERDINE performing as a duo, two sets no support.

Two of the U.K's finest and most prolific songwriters Kris Drever (BBC Folk Singer of The Year, Lau) and Boo Hewerdine (The Bible / Eddi Reader) tour together for the first time in over three years. 2018 finds both artists on top form, Kris having released his If Wishes Were Horses album and won BBC Folk Awards Best Singer award, Boo releasing his critically acclaimed Swimming In Mercury album and Seven song " Letter To My Younger Self" EP, music which is widely considered to be the best work of each artist yet.

"Kris Drever is a serious talent" MOJO

"What The Beatles might have sounded like in 2017 – ingenuous and classy songwriting - Boo Hewerdine" Louder Than War

“Boo Hewerdine is one of the country's most consistently admired songwriters" Folk Radio UK

"The folk revival has a new standard bearer - Kris Drever" Q Magazine

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Mon 8th October

20:00

The Three Degrees

Running Time: 120 mins.

Celebrating more than 50 years in the business, The Three Degrees are renowned for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows and their worldwide hits including When Will I See You Again, Dirty Ol' Man, Take Good Care Of Yourself. My Simple Heart, Giving Up Giving In, Year of Decision.

Join Helen Scott, Valerie Holiday and Freddie Pool for a sensational night of hits.

Customers please be aware that the support artist for act one will be Hannah Bradbeer and band.

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Thu 11th October

19:30

Bitesize Drama Buffet Dinner Bites Back

Running Time: 150 mins.

Join Stag Theatre Company for an evening of short plays - from thrillers to farce, modern authors to old favourites.

After the success of 'Bitesize Drama, Buffet Dinner' in 2015, we provide another helping of different English and American off-Broadway short plays. Tickets include a delicious two-course meal - hot buffet and dessert. (Vegetarian and gluten-free diets can be catered for).

There will also be a raffle in aid of Spadework, a local charity which provides life skills, training and work experience for people with learning and other disabilities.

Run time: TBC

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Fri 12th October

19:30

Missing Magic

Running Time: 120 mins.

An exciting adventure through Pride Lands see's Rapunzel in desperation as she tries to get back the 'Missing Magic.' Friends will ensure she picks herself up and succeeds. See some popular characters work together to defeat evil through an array of exciting adventures. Celebrate Dance Off Studios' 10th anniversary through this vibrant show of dance and song.

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Sat 13th October

18:30

Family Concert

Running Time: 75 mins.

Come on a trip around the world with the Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra at the Family Concert. This concert (75 mins) is suitable for children and their families and is a wonderful opportunity to hear a live orchestra in Sevenoaks. Short pieces of music will be introduced by our engaging conductor in this exciting world tour, including the Toreador's March, an Argentinian Tango and Beethoven's Turkish March. David Leonard will join us to tell the tale of the Amazing Magic Carpet with orchestral accompaniment.

This is a very popular concert—book now to avoid disappointment!
A reduced group rate for 4+ tickets can be booked online or through the box office.

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Sun 14th October

16:00

Imagine the Beatles

Running Time: 140 mins.

For a fantastic night out where the hits just keep coming. Enjoy the very best of the 'The Beatles'. They will take you back to the great days of the sixties. Could it really be them? From the 'Cavern' Club through to 'Abbey Road' and back, calling a 'Penny Lane' enroute; this is one 'Magical Mystery Tour' you won't want to miss! Have you got 'Your Ticket to Ride'?


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Sat 20th October

19:45

The Unravelling Wilburys

Running Time: 140 mins.

THE UNRAVELLING WILBURYS perform the songs of the 'supergroup' The Traveling Wilburys, which came together in the late 1980s with George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne.

Songs such as End of the Line, Handle with Care, The Devil's Been Busy, Tweeter and The Monkey Man, Heading for the Light, form the basis of the set with choice solo cuts, such as…… Pretty Woman, You Got It (Orbison), Mr Blue Sky, When I Was A Boy (Lynne), The Waiting, I Won't Back Down (Petty), What Is Life, Here Comes The Sun (Harrison), Mr.Tambourine Man, Lay Lady Lay (Dylan) to name a few. A superb live band! Folk/Country/Rock genres.

The whole package is presented with the band's inimitable style and humour and is not to be missed!

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Sat 20th October

20:00

Dance at the Plaza

Running Time: 150 mins.

Come to the Stag Plaza for a relaxing, fun afternoon Tea Dance. The Jean Bentley Jazz Vintage Dance Orchestra will be playing music of the twenties, thirties and forties made popular during the Dance Band Years. Dave and Sandra from 'Shall We Dance' duo will be teaching a few Ballroom and Latin dance steps through the afternoon, lead some social dances and provide a short cabaret. DJs Duncan and Jim will guide you through the afternoon to entertain with their delightful music. But you don't have to dance – just come and listen and enjoy the afternoon. Doors open at 2pm – Vintage dress welcome.

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Sun 21st October

14:00

Out of the Hat

Running Time: 45 mins.

Brought to you by the makers of Shoe Baby, Flyaway Katie, Arthur's Dream Boat, Pat-a-Cake Baby and Penguin

When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are inspired to put on the world's greatest magic show! But HOW do you make real magic happen? What ingredients do you need and who can help them?

Along the way they encounter some fabulous characters, from a transformative moth, a giant singing frog, an artistic spider and a rather grumpy stick insect to some beautiful fireflies who all help to create their dream.

Will the conjuring trick work and will anything EVER come out of the hat?

A story about friendship and true magic. Full to the brim with lively songs by Tom Gray of Gomez that will have everyone joining in! It's a spectacular theatre experience for all ages-especially 2-8 year olds!

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Mon 22nd October

10:00
11:30

Funny Girl - The Musical

Running Time: 160 mins.

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London's West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times). Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.

Praised by critics as having “irresistible charm, wit and warmth” (Metro), and hailing Sheridan Smith as “the greatest star by far” (The Daily Telegraph), Funny Girl features a host of iconic and timeless musical numbers including “People,” “I'm the Greatest Star,” and “Don't Rain On My Parade.”

Hilarious, glorious, and 'exhilarating' (The Independent), don't miss this sensational production from the comfort of your local cinema seat.

Run time: 160mins TBC

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Wed 24th October

19:00

Rob Picazo - The Porchlight Blues

Running Time: 135 mins.

Rob Picazo returns to The Stag with a concert of his own Blues and Soul songs in aid of Porchlight, the local charity for the Homeless. Listen to “Sleeping on the Floor”, a track from his acclaimed debut album “Spanish Moss” and you will understand why the charity feels he's a good advocate for them. This is a young up-and-coming local artist who wants to do good with his music too. With influences ranging from the likes of Sam Cooke and Ray Charles to B.B. King and Peter Green, Rob's brand of upbeat Blues will give you the chance to discover a new talent and do a good deed all in one great night!

FoS tickets £11 available through the Box Office.

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Sat 27th October

19:30

National Theatre Live: Allelujah!

Running Time: 170 mins.

Allelujah!

by Alan Bennett

'Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness' Independent

Alan Bennett's sharp and hilarious new play is 'just what the doctor ordered' (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London's Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don't miss this 'rousing chorus line for the NHS' (Observer) in your local cinema.

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people's choir.

Alan Bennett's celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

Letterpress graphic by Alan Kitching, art directed by Michael Mayhew.

Please note this performance has been filmed live in front of an audience.

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Thu 1st November

19:00

The Nutcracker

Running Time: 120 mins.

Be swept away on a magical adventure in one of the most famous classical ballets of all time – The Nutcracker. With its combination of enchanting choreography and unforgettable music, this fabulous ballet is a Christmas treat like no other.

Set to Tchaikovsky's sumptuous score, the traditional tale of The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara and her enchanted nutcracker doll. Their adventures see Clara and the Nutcracker combat the Mouse King, and join the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier on a wonderful journey through the glistening Land of Snow to a kingdom made entirely of sweets.

Returning by popular demand, Vienna Festival Ballet's production of The Nutcracker promises to delight audiences of all ages with its festive setting and light-hearted story

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Fri 2nd November

19:30
Paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream - Voodoo Room are a stunning classic power trio, featuring some of the UK's finest musicians.
They perform an incredible high energy show, delivered in the true spirit of these legendary superstars.
Their individual credits include: Steve Winwood, Massive Attack, Duran Duran, Ben E King, Fish, Thunder, Thea Gilmore, Lulu etc etc.

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Sat 3rd November

20:00

You, me and dementia

Running Time: 180 mins.

Two plays performed about Dementia alongside a market place, with organisations that are linked to Dementia and Alzheimer's.

Chocolate Muffins - Written by Naomi Morgan (Performed by Children aged 11-13 from Riverside Youth Group)

"My Granddad always had that knowing look in his eyes whenever I asked him anything. His reply was always quick and always right. I used to ask "Granddad, how do you know all these things?" and he would say, well Champ, I am your Granddad and Granddad's know everything". But sadly he doesn't say that anymore".

Chocolate Muffins is a short play that follows Oscar as he tries to understand and come to terms with his Granddad's Dementia and Alzheimer's. He sees his hero lose his way and become less and less of his big strong always right Granddad. Oscar has to remember his Granddad as the person who made him laugh so much that he use to wee his pants and not this shell of a man who is broken by Dementia.

Bothered and Bewildered - Written by Gail Young (Performed by Riverside Players)

"Look at your hands Darling, just look at them. Look at all those little lifelines etched into the palms of your hands and tell me they can't tell a story, a great story! Everyone has a great story in them Darling. You've just got to wring it out of your heart and squeeze it through your fingertips onto the paper".

Bothered and Bewildered is a comic drama that follows Irene and her two daughters Louise and Beth as they begin a long journey in which the girls lose their mum in spirit but not in body. As her family struggle to come to terms with her Alzheimer's, Irene's past passion for romantic fiction blurs with reality. She discusses with her unseen and witty companion Barbara Cartland (Irene's favourite and now deceased world famous romantic novelist) how best to write her 'memory book' disclosing to Barbara long kept family secrets that she would never reveal to anyone else.

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Sat 3rd November

16:00

Outside the Box - Lee Nelson

Running Time: 120 mins.

LEE NELSON headlines Outside the Box Comedy Club on the 6th November.
As seen on Live at the Apollo and his own TV show, the Lee Nelson Show.

Supporting acts include:
JEN BRISTER
as seen on LIVE AT THE APOLLO

and
JAKE LAMBERT
as seen on Live at the Comedy Store on Comedy Central

Over 16's only
Please note acts are subject to change

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Tue 6th November

20:00

The Graduate

Running Time: 140 mins.

A Sevenoaks Players production: this adaptation brings the inspired movie hit of the sixties vividly to the stage.
Benjamin Braddock, recent college graduate and prodigal son, returns home and promptly becomes embroiled in an affair with the wife of his father's business partner, one Mrs Robinson, but soon finds himself falling in love with her daughter Elaine.

Ruth Makepeace stars as Mrs Robinson with Callum McFarland as Benjamin Braddock. The play is directed by Vivien Cleary.

Please note: this play contains scenes of a sexual nature with nudity.

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Thu 8th November

19:45

RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida

Running Time: 120 mins.

"Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion"

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle, broadcast live to cinemas from Shakespeare's home town.

The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy and, at the point at which the play begins, the war has reached stalemate. The Greeks are quarrelling amongst themselves. Achilles, their greatest champion, refuses to fight and has withdrawn to his tent with his lover, Patroclus. Equally at odds with themselves, the Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen.

Troilus is much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp. The young lovers are eagerly assisted by Cressida's uncle Pandarus, who acts as their go-between. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father in the Greek camp. Almost immediately she betrays Troilus with the Greek Diomedes and, discovering this, Troilus is plunged into despair.

With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles.

Runtime: TBC

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Wed 14th November

19:00

Ralph McTell

Running Time: 90 mins.

One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, is now celebrating more than 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant.

Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album 'Eight Frames a Second' and in 1974 the release of 'Streets of London' earned him an Ivor Novello Award. In 2002 he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

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Thu 15th November

19:30

Letz Zep

Running Time: 150 mins.

Letz Zep are the Official Number One tribute to Led Zeppelin and Baby They Ain't Foolin'.

Ticketmaster awarded them the status of both 'The Most Popular' and 'The Most Highly Rated' tribute to Led Zeppelin in the UK today. Even Robert Plant has seen the band perform, commenting: 'I walked in, I saw me'. Letz Zep are certainly the most successful and in demand tribute act to Led Zeppelin on the planet, having been featured on BBC1, BBC2 and ITV1. They have also appeared on TV and radio in Spain, France, Brazil, Venezuela, Australia and New Zealand to name but a few.

Letz Zep is a band formed by talented, experienced and respected musicians who are all true Zep fans with a strong musical pedigree.

Its members have toured with artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Roger Daltrey, Debbie Bonham, Steve Hackett, Dr Feelgood, Saxon and Uriah Heep – to name but a few.

They have also performed at major festivals word wide, including at prestigious event such as Viva Latino in Mexico, Bospop in Holland and the 25th anniversary of WACKEN WOA in Germany.

Letz Zep cover the entire catalogue of their idols and keeps adding more classics to their repertoire, thus not merely delivering the obvious. Their performance is an expansive display of what the icons have created and enthuses both novices to Led Zeppelin as well as experts.

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Fri 16th November

19:30

Orchestral Concert

Running Time: 120 mins.

Autumn Classics Concert

An afternoon concert of Romantic music, performed by the Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra, opening with the overture to one of Wagner's most famous operas. We follow this with the tender slow movement of Mahler's 5th Symphony, a piece made famous by the film "Death in Venice".

We are delighted to welcome back soloist Joo Yeon Sir to play the lovely violin Concerto by Bruch, a firm favourite in the repertoire.

Symphony no.2 by Elgar, which occupies the second half of the concert is truly an Edwardian piece. Dedicated to the memory of King Edward VII, Elgar felt he had poured his soul into this music.

The Orchestra will be conducted by Darrell Davidson and led by Catherine Smart.

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Sun 18th November

15:00

NT Live: The Madness of George III

Running Time: 210 mins.

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live's first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.
Written by one of Britain's best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.
The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It's 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King's mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

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Tue 20th November

19:00

Waterloo - The Best of Abba

Running Time: 125 mins.

Waterloo – The Best of ABBA captures the unique ABBA sound and feel with incredible attention to detail by a full live cast and band, stunning costumes and breath-taking choreography.

The iconic lyrics composed by Benny and Bjorn are sung in wonderful, captivating harmony from the opening refrain to the final sing-along chorus of this two-hour spectacular.

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Fri 23rd November

19:30

The King & I: From the London Palladium

Running Time: 180 mins.

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London's iconic Palladium.

Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, 'Broadway musical's undisputed Queen' (The Sunday Times) Kelli O'Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.

“Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It's a hit” - The Times

“We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!” - Daily Mail

“Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture” - The Telegraph


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Thu 29th November

19:00

Baby Broadway Concert

Running Time: 45 mins.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas at a festive Baby Broadway concert this December! An interactive Christmas performance suitable for all ages.

The whole family can sing and dance along to seasonal showtunes from hit musicals and well-known songs from Christmas films, all performed by our West End singers.

Enjoy well-known numbers from The Polar Express, The Sound of Music, Elf, White Christmas, The Snowman, Frozen and many more. Festive fancy dress is encouraged and as well as singing, clapping and dancing along you can expect bubbles, bells, actions and puppetry!

Open to all ages from new-borns to school age to grandparents. Concert lasts approximately 45 minutes, doors open 15 minutes before start time.

Free admission for babes 12 months and under.

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