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Anton du Beke and professional partner Erin Boag

Strictly pair to dance onto Kent stage

Sevenoaks-born Strictly star Anton du Beke may have been voted off this year, but he and Erin Boag will dance for Kent audiences soon.

Let there be festive lights

Lucas Farley and Jacob Park, both five, get into the festive spirit at West Malling last year. Picture: Andy Jones

Christmas lights are starting to sparkle across the county. Make sure you grab a slice of the festive fun with our guide to switch-ons near you.


Gok Wan bares all in the county

Gok Wan will be baring all

Who doesn’t want to look good naked? The man who made us all feel we could, Gok Wan, is at it again – and he’s doing it in the county.

The Little Mermaid and her enchanting tail

Abigail Prudames gets ready to play Marilla

The underwater world of The Little Mermaid we all know and love comes to life in a new Northern Ballet production coming to Kent.

Seeing stars: Pantomimes across Kent this Christmas

Amelia Lily as Tinkerbell and Lloyd Daniels as Peter Pan, appearing at Maidstone Studios this Christmas

See the stars, boo and hiss and enjoy some festive happy endings: here's our guide to pantomimes across Kent this Christmas.

Panto stars and Santa will kick off the Christmas countdown

Members of the Aladdin cast will be at the Royal Victoria Place in Tunbridge Wells Picture: Phil Lee

Christmas will kick off in one Kent town with a family day featuring panto stars, a themed Santa's grotto - and free parking.

Family-friendly monkey business

The Hartlepool Monkey is coming to Margate. Picture: The Other Richard

The puppeteers who helped bring War Horse to life are bringing a new family-friendly play, based on a 200-year-old legend about a monkey, to Kent.

From the stage door to the stage: a dream come true

Ben Forster and Celinde Schoenmaker in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End

From autograph hunter 18 years ago to now: Kent actress Hannah Grace has joined the cast of the West End production, The Phantom of the Opera.

A final festival flourish

Violinist Tasmin Little will be at the Canterbury Festival

The Canterbury Festival which has brought arts to the streets, galleries and concert halls, has its final flourish this weekend.

Bringing top class opera to the masses

Cosi fan tutte will be playing at the Marlowe this Tuesday and Thursday

Three of the world’s most beloved operas are coming to the county when the Glyndebourne Tour stops off at a Kent theatre.

Creepy and kooky: The Addams Family opens on Halloween

Samantha Womack as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family Picture: Matt Martin

They’re creepy and their kooky: The Addams Family, starring EastEnders' Samantha Womack, round off their UK tour in Kent – in time for Halloween.

Grease is the word when it comes to musicals

Grease the musical will be at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury and the Orchard Theatre, Dartford

The Wanted star Tom Parker joins former EastEnder Louisa Lytton in the original high school musical, Grease, at two Kent theatres.

Music and mystery at the Canterbury Festival

The Canterbury Festival opening parade

Gripping and ghoulish shows in honour of Halloween mix with walks, family-friendly fun and music and mystery at the Canterbury Festival.

Strictly pair's love story on stage

Kent's Ola and James Jordan will tour together next year

Kent dance supremos James and Ola Jordan will take to the stage next year in their first tour together, telling the story of their own love story.


Arts and culture come together for the Canterbury Festival

The opening parade of the Canterbury Festival

There’s a rich tapestry of culture laid out for visitors to the three-week-long international arts celebration that is the Canterbury Festival.

Show me the money

The Storage Hunters Sean Kelly, Green Mile and T-Money are heading for Folkestone

The three larger-than-life stars of cult hit Storage Hunters come to Kent this week with a fast-paced show and even faster-pace charity auction.

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