CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe for £25 today CLICK HERE

Theatre: Return Of The Unknown at Marlowe Theatre

PUBLISHED: 12:07 23 July 2018

[Return of the Unknown]

[Return of the Unknown]

Archant

Ben Roddy - best known as The Marlowe's pantomime dame - is to star in Return Of The Unknown, a major new work to mark the centenary of the Armistice

Ben Roddy – best known as The Marlowe’s pantomime dame – is to star in Return Of The Unknown, a major new work to mark the centenary of the Armistice.

Drama, music, dance and digital art will combine to create an immersive theatrical experience, made and performed by leading professional artists and a 400-strong community company from across Kent. It looks at the world of remembrance and will tell the stories, known and unknown, of the people of the region.

Dover Marine Station, on the western docks, was where many soldiers left British soil for the First World War, and where 1.26 million wounded soldiers returned.

It was also where, in November 1920, the Unknown Warrior passed through on his way to Westminster Abbey, where he became an integral part of our national identity.

Ben, who will play several characters in Return Of The Unknown, said: “After working with The Marlowe for nine years now, I’m absolutely delighted to have been asked to join the cast of this new production. It’s a very important part of Kent’s history; a story that needs to be told. And as a proud Canterbury resident, I’m especially excited to be involved, I can’t wait to get started.”

The Marlowe’s Head of Artistic Productions Andy Dawson is Artistic Director of Return Of The Unknown, which is written by the theatre’s Literary Associate James Baldwin. The director is Matt Costain, with musical direction by Anna Pool.

Return Of The Unknown is at Dover Marine Station from 8 to 11 November (various performance times). Tickets at £14.50 (concessions available) are from The Marlowe Box Office on 01227 787787 and marlowetheatre.com. The production, which is in partnership with Port of Dover, is sponsored by Pharon Independent Financial Advisers.

More from Out & About

Mon, 14:11

The Westerham Walk travels closely with the famous Greensand Way trail, taking you through superb woods and hidden valleys, to Churchill's house at Chartwell and striking views out to the Weald of Kent

Read more
Mon, 13:54

Kent Life suggests some of the best spots in the Garden of England for a walk on a crisp, misty autumn day

Read more

Known for its wild countryside and farmland, the wonderful Weald of Kent is interspersed with some of our county's prettiest historic villages and towns

Read more

Close to Sevenoaks and with links to not one but two famous leaders, Westerham is a small country town with a big personality

Read more
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Let the Trust's series of festive events and activities help you enjoy a stress-free and fun lead-up to the big day

Read more

Join us on a literary journey around the Kent coast to see how it has inspired writers over the centuries

Read more
Monday, November 4, 2019

Barn or castle, golf club or famous public school - the choice is endless for couples looking to tie the knot in Kent

Read more

Bridging the gap between Kent and London, these two neighbours have plenty to offer visitors

Read more
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Our county has lent its name to a number of different items and places that are now recognised across the world and linked to Kent. Here are some that might surprise you

Read more

They're very different but just a couple of miles apart. Let's look at the ancient medieval market town of West Malling and the cutting edge community of Kings Hill

Read more
Kent Life Food & Drink awards. Open for entries.

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook


Local Business Directory

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search

Most Read

Latest from the Kent Life