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The Wise Words Festival in Canterbury runs until May 7

26 April 2017

Ten days of secret encounters, storytelling and performance come to a Secret Garden in Canterbury this weekend with the Wise Words Festival.

Comedian Sean plans to Keep It Light as he visits Kent

Sean Lock's show Keep It Light is coming to Margate

21 April 2017

Comedian Sean Lock will film his latest DVD at his Keep It Light show in Kent next week.

Hop along to see Lee

Comedian Lee Hurst

19 April 2017

Comedian Lee Hurst, who now calls Kent home, recalls hop-picking days in the county ahead of a rare stage show in the county.

Kent actor gets knighthood

Sir Mark Rylance after he was knighted by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

19 April 2017

A star of the silver screen is being recognised for his services to theatre that span more than 30 years.


Three months of open air music, stage and comedy

Soaking up the atmosphere at Hever

16 April 2017

Cinema under the stars, live music and family shows will all feature in a three-month-long summer festival at a Kent castle.

Panto at Easter? You're having a laugh

Ant Payne and Tom Swift star alongside Georgia Rowland-Elliott in the Little Mermaid

12 April 2017

There's no need to check the calendar – top class panto really is on offer this coming weekend.

A Strictly Modern Millie

Last year's Strictly winner Joanne Clifton will star in Thoroughly Modern Millie

09 April 2017

Strictly champion Joanne Clifton waltzed off with the glitterball and into the cast of the Bill Kenwright musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Comic brings Frankie Howerd back to life

Paul Harris outside the Criterion Theatre, Blue Town

08 April 2017

British comedian Frankie Howerd would have been 100 last month so Kent funnyman Paul Harris is touring his one-man play Titter Ye Not as a tribute.

Grease is the word

The cast of Grease Picture: Paul Coltas

07 April 2017

The hit musical Grease, starring The Wanted's Tom Parker and EastEnder Louisa Lytton, comes to two Kent theatres later this year.

Do you have a dog with star quality?

French international soprano Olga Perrier with her own dog Julius in rehearsals for the Ellen Kent production, La Boheme

06 April 2017

The search is on to find a pet pooch with star quality to appear in Ellen Kent's latest production of La Boheme.

TV Studios to host pantomime for the first time

Peter Pan will be flying into Maidstone Studios and your school could be there!

05 April 2017

Maidstone TV Studios is to host pantomime this Christmas for the first time, featuring X Factor, Hollyoaks and TOWIE stars, it has been announced.

Ben and Holly's Kingdom comes to Royal Tunbridge Wells

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom is from the same team as Peppa Pig Picture: Da Tsantilis

05 April 2017

The stage show of kids' favourite Ben and Holly's Kingdom, which comes from the same team as Peppa Pig, comes to two Kent theatres.

Michael's hurricane

Michael Fish presenting the weather more recently

05 April 2017

A stage show and appearance by weatherman Michael Fish will look back on the night the Great Storm tore through Kent 30 years ago.

Take That! New musical coming to Kent

Take That are pleased with rehearsals so far

03 April 2017

The Band, starring Kent's very own AJ Bentley, will come to a Kent theatre next year.

Pasha wants to dance all night

Pasha Kovalev brings his new tour Let's Dance the Night Away to Folkestone and Dartford

03 April 2017

Strictly star Pasha Kovalev brings his new tour to two Kent theatres, and will be inviting pupils from two dance school to join him on stage.

Open air theatre's castle show to be exclusive charity night

Hamlet will be performed by the Changeling Theatre

03 April 2017

Just 100 tickets are on sale for an exclusive open air theatre show at a rarely-opened castle raising funds for charity.

Theatre company comes full circle for their 90th anniversary

LAMPS present The Mikado for their 90th anniversary

01 April 2017

Theatre group LAMPS return to the town they started out in for their 90th anniversary production.

Pitchforks at the ready - Shrek the Musical is on its way

Shrek the Musical is coming to Canterbury Picture: Helen Maybanks

31 March 2017

A musical of monster proportions is coming to Kent next year as Shrek the Musical goes on tour.

Join Ashleigh and Pudsey for a trip over the rainbow

Ashleigh and Pudsey star as Dorothy and Toto in the Wizard of Oz at the Central Theatre, Chatham

27 March 2017

Join Dorothy and Toto and follow the yellow brick road to the magical Land of Oz and defeat the Wicked Witch of the West this Easter.

Weird, wonderful and hot stuff!

Comedian Jon Richardson has four dates in the county

22 March 2017

Jon Richardson, the runner-up in Heat Magazine’s Weird Crush poll not once but three times also has three sold out dates lined up in Kent.

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