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What’s on this month in Kent

PUBLISHED: 10:36 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:45 16 January 2018

Loco No.23 hauls the last train of the day into Tenterden � Stuart Kirk

Loco No.23 hauls the last train of the day into Tenterden � Stuart Kirk

Stuart Kirk

Our selection of top events and diary dates for this month in Kent

Theatre and dance

16 to 20 Jan

Cilla – The Musical

A heartwarming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series based on the early life of Cilla Black. Kara Lily Hayworth takes the title role.

Tickets: £22.50 to £44.50. 01322 220000. The Orchard Theatre, Dartford


16 to 20, 23 to 27 Jan

Crazy For You

A multi-award-winning romantic comedy musical featuring a score from the Gershwin Brothers songbook and starring Tom Chambers and Claire Sweeney.

Tickets: £14.25 to £48.25 (16-20, The Marlowe); £22.50 to £45 (23-27, The Orchard)


18 Jan

Team Viking

The story of how one man gave his best friend a Viking funeral.

Tickets: £13.75. The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury


20 Jan

Matt Richardson: Slash

Be warned - Matt Richardson talks about pretty much everything on his mind.

Tickets: £13.25. The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury


23 Jan

Rock’n’Roll Paradise

Crammed with the country’s best tributes to rock’n’roll stars.

Tickets: £22.75. The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury


25 Jan

Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room

Star of BBC’s Live at the Apollo and Would I Lie to You, Sky One’s A League of their Own, ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show and Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Katherine Ryan is a writer/performer and stand-up comedian who is fast rising to the very top of the UK TV and live comedy scenes.

Tickets: £18.50. Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells


27 Jan

Get Ready

Take a trip back to 1960s Detroit with a brand-new stage show featuring the music of the Temptations, Four Tops, Supremes, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

Tickets: £22.50. Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells


29 Jan to 3 Feb

Of Mice And Men

Written by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck and based on his own experiences in the 1920s, this is the story of two migrant ranch workers who dream of owning their own ranch.

Tickets: £12.25 to £37.75. The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury


30 Jan to 3 Feb


A mind-bending psychological thriller from the pen of Anthony Horowitz, creator of Foyle’s War, the BBC’s New Blood, Alex Rider, the Sherlock Holmes novels House of Silk and Moriarty and the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis.

Tickets: £15 to £18. Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells


Out and about

8, 15, 22 and 29 Jan

Story time

Join the story time fun in Knole’s bookshop, where littl’uns can enjoy short stories and nursery rhymes at these weekly sessions. Suitable for under-fives. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Tickets: 0344 249 1895. Knole, Sevenoaks


9, 12, 18, 27 and 31 Jan

Coffee mornings

Learn how you can be part of the team at Knole by coming along to a volunteering coffee morning. Discover the huge range of opportunities available, from helping out in the conservation studio to working outside as a park walk guide.

Tickets: £2 (suggested donation). Knole Park and Gardens, Sevenoaks


20 and 21 Jan

Canterbury Model Railway

There will be at least 14 model railway layouts on show at the exhibition. Displays will include a scale model of Rolvenden in P4 (1:76.2) by Robin Gay; Loftus Road, an OO scale (1:76) modern layout based on Kensington Olympia, with kit and scratch-built Class 377 electric units and some very detailed scenic work.

Tickets: contact club. St Anselm’s School, Canterbury


20 Jan

Decorative tassels

Learn traditional techniques of decorative tassel making with expert Anna Crutchley at this workshop. Use a rich colour palette of high-quality yarns to create your own tassel to take home.

Tickets: £125 per person. 0344 249 1895. Knole, Sevenoaks



19 Jan


Marc Bolan, along with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. T•Rextasy has now been performing around the world for more than two decades, keeping the pop pixie’s music alive. This is undoubtedly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages.

Tickets: £23.50. Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells


20 Jan

The Golden Years

Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of one of the world’s greatest pop icons, David Bowie. A must-see for all Bowie fans, this latest production promises an unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from the chameleon of pop.

Tickets: £24.50. Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells



21 Jan

Megaslam Wrestling Live

Guaranteed action-packed fun, Megaslam is celebrating nine years of being one of Europe’s leading wrestling promoters. International challengers from America, Mexico and the best British stars will all battle it out in spectacular match ups

Tickets £10 to £45. Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells


31 Jan to 3 Feb

Cirque Berserk!

Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, the talented international troupe behind Cirque Berserk! includes more than 30 jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers, daredevil stuntmen and, of course, the award-winning clown, Tweedy. Featuring the world’s most hair-raising circus act, the legendary motorcycle Globe of Death. Don’t miss out

Tickets: £34.50 (children); £44.50 (adults). The Orchard Theatre, Dartford


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