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Wicked - still a spectacle more than a decade on

Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba. Picture: Matt Crockett.

29 June 2017

The hit London musical stuns audiences and means you'll never be able to watch The Wizard of Oz in the same light again.

Open air drama

The Changeling Theatre will be taking their production of Hamlet to Leeds Castle this summer

28 June 2017

Castles, gardens and even an animal park are venues for outdoor theatre across Kent this summer.

Alexandra's class act

Sister Act the musical comes to Canterbury

27 June 2017

The much-loved all-singing, all-dancing musical Sister Act, adapted from the Whoopi Goldberg film, will have you on your feet.

One-legged actor wins part in top London theatre

One-legged Sheppey actor Phil Goldacre has a new role at London's Royal Court Theatre

27 June 2017

A Kent actor who lost a leg from diabetes and needs a wheelchair is taking to the London stage to play a man suffering from motor neurone disease.

Actress inspired to bring scholar to life

Lynn Archer in Period Costume outside Carter House Deal

26 June 2017

Actress Lynn Archer will be impersonating Deal’s Georgian celebrity Elizabeth Carter at various events throughout this summer.

Divine intervention: Alexandra Burke in Sister Act

Alexandra Burke in Sister Act

25 June 2017

She’s made a habit of making hit singles but now the former X Factor winner is looking on the funny side for her role in Sister Act.

Theatre audience's collection for bombing victims

RENT the Musical at the Assembly Hall Theatre

21 June 2017

Generous theatregoers donated thousands over just five days to the fund in aid of those affected by the Manchester bombing.

Review: All Or Nothing - Orchard Theatre

Stevie Marriott (Samuel Pope) and the Small Faces in full swing in All Or Nothing

20 June 2017

Brilliant songs and a roller-coaster of emotion bring to the stage the frustrating life and death story of The Small Faces' Stevie Marriott.

Turning gangsta for a Friday night adventure

Rachel Stanley (right) in Gangsta Granny, which will be at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

19 June 2017

Local actress Rachel Stanley's got her dancing shoes – and leotard – ready for her role in David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny.

A new take on a 170-year-old classic

Jane Eyre at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury

18 June 2017

Still feisty, Charlotte Bronte’s heroine Jane Eyre comes to Kent next week in an acclaimed National Theatre production.

Review: The Buddy Holly Story at the Marlowe Theatre

Miguel Angel, Joe Butcher and Glen Joseph as Buddy

14 June 2017

Buddy had us dancing in the aisles as the rock 'n' roll musical visits Kent.

Rave On with Buddy

12 June 2017

A high-energy show about the life of Buddy Holly, which has the backing of his widow, hits a Kent stage this week.

Get ready to boo and hiss

Former EastEnders star Michael Greco will star in panto at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

09 June 2017

Former EastEnders star Michael Greco says he can't wait to get booed as he plays baddie Abanazar in panto in Kent this Christmas.

You'll be hooked on this year's panto!

The cast of Peter Pan at The Marlowe Theatre

08 June 2017

A celebrity cast including an ex-Eastenders star and a children's TV favourite are performing in this year's panto.

Reginald D Hunter has comedy on his mind

Reginald D Hunter will be at venues across Kent Picture: Yvette Illsley

06 June 2017

He’s the comic from over there, who’s been doing quite well over here: Reginald D Hunter talks tea and Trump ahead of his last Kent date this year.

A master of farce

Susie Amy in Ray Cooney's farce, Out of Order in Dartford

05 June 2017

Master of farce Ray Cooney celebrates 70 years in showbusiness with a reworking of his show, Out of Order, at two Kent theatres.

Studios launch pantomime

Maidstone Studios will be the venue for a pantomime for the first time

01 June 2017

Oh no they haven't! Oh yes they have! Production company launches pantomime which will be the first of its kind.

Bidding starts for Storage Hunters' tickets

The stars of Storage Hunters will be in Kent

29 May 2017

The stars of cult American TV show Storage Hunters are coming to Kent this autumn as part of a national tour.


Tragedy inspires an animal tale

India Brown as Lilly with Frank in Running Wild

28 May 2017

The tragedy of the 2004 tsunami is brought to life in a children's show of Michael Morpurgo’s book, Running Wild, featuring life-sized puppets.

Singing along to Evita

Emma Hatton as Eva Peron in Evita, coming to Dartford

27 May 2017

The acclaimed Bill Kenwright production of Evita, which has won more than 20 major awards, comes to the county from a run in London.

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