Following a sell-out run in Edinburgh, Luke Wright hits the road with his new show, commissioned by Inn Crowd, that critics are calling his best yet. With a new Poet Laureate due to be announced in 2019 Wrighty’s chucking his hat in the ring. He’s on a mission to write poems to unite a nation divided by austerity and Brexit. Can it be done? Can one poet ever really represent an entire nation? Big-hearted and quick witted, Wright’s poems have been lauded by everyone from Patti Smith to The Libertines. A Fringe First and Stage Award winner, Wright is truly a wordsmith and raconteur at the top of his game. In 2019 he celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his first gig. So maybe he can pull it off?
The White Lion, Selling Saturday 23rd March 2019 21:00
George Orwell liked pubs. Andrew James Brown LOVES pubs. All pubs! Taking Orwell’s 1946 essay ‘The Moon Under Water’ as a starting point, Andrew James Brown looks at the joy of pubs, their essence and their greatness, and, most importantly the people in them. Why not join him on his colourful journey through pubs great and small, from chain pub to gastro, travelling through city gin-palaces and country inns across parquet flooring and sticky carpet alike. This humorous look at pubs and people takes in history, philosophy, musings, poems and tales of booze, horse brasses and Morris dancing, all washed down with a warm lager or two.
Do you like pubs? If so, you'll like this. Hopefully.
The White Lion, Selling Saturday 6th April 2019 21:00
Brought to you by the makers of Shoe Baby, Flyaway Katie, Arthur’s Dream Boat, Pat-a-Cake Baby and Penguin. When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are inspired to put on the world’s greatest magic show! But HOW do you make real magic happen? What ingredients do you need and who can help them? Along the way they encounter some fabulous characters, from a transformative moth, a giant singing frog, an artistic spider and a rather grumpy stick insect to some beautiful fireflies who all help to create their dream. Will the conjuring trick work and will anything EVER come out of the hat? A story about friendship and true magic. Full to the brim with lively songs by Tom Gray of Gomez that will have everyone joining in! It’s a spectacular theatre experience for all ages-especially 2-8 year olds!
Revelation Saturday 6th April 2019 14:30
Avenue Theatre Sunday 5th May 2019 14:00
"My voice cracked on the high note. I saw my Nan wince. The blood rushed to my cheeks - and a century's lineage lay shattered on the floor."
In this affectionate tribute Hannah Maxwell makes a prodigal’s return to the musty vibrancy of amateur dramatics – her family’s consuming passion for 89 years and four generations. Weaving storytelling, stand-up, live art and a manageable amount of musical theatre references, I, AmDram traces the distance between queer, quirky London and the rehearsal halls of Home Counties suburbia; minding the gap between the identities we assert and the worlds we leave.
The White Lion, Selling Saturday 11th May 2019 21:00
VenuesA Summer Squall, RamsgateAddington Village HallAdur FestivalAlciston and Selmeston Village HallAldington Soapbox Derby and Village FairAlfriston Sussex DayAll Saints CentreAll Saints Church, AllhallowsAll Saints Church, GraveneyAllhallows Village FeteAllhallows Village HallAppledore Village HallArches Local Summer EventArt in The ParkArts and Crafts Show - Tonbridge FestivalAstor Community TheatreAvenue TheatreAylesford Community CentreAylesford Village FestivalAylesford's Big LunchBalcombe Village FeteBattel Bonfire Boyes Summer Fayre and CarnivalBattle and Langton Primary SchoolBattle Bonfire Boys Big WeekendBattle Brewery and Bottle ShopBattle FestivalBattle LibraryBattle Memorial HallsBeechwood Hall, CooksbridgeBenenden Village HallBethersden Jubilee Street PartyBiddenden Tractorfest and Country FairBiddenden Village HallBilsington Village HallBlackham Village HallBligh Infant SchoolbOing International Family FestivalBosham FacilitatorBosham Village HallBoughton Monchelsea Queen's Diamond Jubilee Children's Street PartyBoughton Monchelsea Village FeteBoughton Monchelsea Village HallBoxgrove Community Day and BBQBoxgrove Village Hall and Community CentreBrabourne & Smeeth Village HallBradbourne SchoolBrasted Village FeteBrasted Village HallBredhurst Church FeteBredhurst Primary SchoolBredhurst Village HallBrenchley Memorial HallBurham Fun DayBurpham and Wepham Village FeteCatsfield Village HallCentral Sussex CollegeCentral Sussex Sixth Form CollegeChalk Village FeteCharlton Place, BishopsbourneChiddingly Beer FestivalChiddingly Village HallChiddingstone Village HallChilstone Music FestivalChislet Country FairClair HallClaverham Community CollegeColdred Village FeteCompton and Up Marden CE SchoolCoronation Hall, SlindonCrawley Folk and Beer FestivalCreate Music Festival, AshfordCreate PlatformCriterion Blue TownCrockenhill Harvest FayreCrowborough Town - Sussex DayCrowhurst ParkCrowhurst Village Fayre and Horticultural ShowCrowhurst Village HallCuxton Social ClubDance WokingDarfort Big Local PicnicDartford LibraryDeal Festival of Music & the ArtsDenton Village HallDover Olympic Torch Relay Evening CelebrationDromos FestivalDunkirk Village Hall, ME13 9LFDunorlan Park Jubilee PicnicDunton Green Fun DayDunton Green Primary School PTA Summer FeteE M Forster Theatre, Tonbridge SchoolEast Chiltington Parish ChurchEast Langdon Village HallEast Malling Picnic in the ParkEast Peckham Community HallEast Peckham Jubilee PartyEast Peckham Village HallEastchurch Village HallEden Valley Summer Festival Fun DayEgerton FeteELDERFLOWER FIELDS FESTIVALEtchingham FeteEtchingham Village HallsExeter Street HallEynsford Village HallFakenham TrustFamily Fun Day, Grosvenor and Hilbert ParkFarningham Village FeteFarningham Village HallFirebird Brewing CompanyFolkestone AmpitheatreFolkestone FestivalsFolkestone FringeFour Elms Village FeteFour Elms Village HallFrittenden Memorial HallFrittenden Primary SchoolFuse Medway FestivalGlobal Youth Camp, SwattendenGodmersham and Crundale Village HallGoldsmith Recreation GroundGoodnestone FeteGoody AlesGraffham Empire HallGraffham FestivalGraffham FeteGulbenkian TheatreHadlow Down Village FayreHadlow Village HallHarleston Antiques Street MarketHarlestons Antiques Street MarketHarrietsham Village HallHartfield Village FeteHartfield Village HallHastings Olympic Torch CelebrationsHawley Square FairHaymaking FestivalHazlitt Arts Centre Exchange StudioHempstead Village FeteHenley FestivalHerne Bay FestivalHerne Bay in Bloom Giant PicnicHever School Summer FeteHever Village HallHextable DanceHigh Halden Village Fete and Boot FairHigh Hurstwood Village FeteHillyfieldsHollingbourne Village FeteHorsmonden Summer FestivalHorton Kirby and South Darenth Village HallHorton Kirby Village Society FeteHunton Village FeteHunton Village HallHurst FestivalHurstepierpoint Village CentreHythe FestivalIcklesham Memorial HallIcklesham Summer Fete and Flower ShowIden Village FeteIghtham Party In The ParkIghtham's Summer CelebrationIsfield Village FeteIvychurch Village HallIzzard Theatre, Bexhill CollegeJazz at the Castle - Tonbridge Arts FestivalKent Miners FestivalKilndown Village HallKing Charles Church HallKing Charles The Martyr Hall, Tunbridge WellsKings Hill Summer FeteLamb InnLangdon Dog ShowLavant Memorial HallLenham Community CentreLeysdown Village FeteLindfield Arts FestivalLittlebourne Queen's Diamond Jubilee CelebrationLodsworth FeteLodsworth Village HallLongfield AcademyLoose Duck RaceLoose Junior SchoolLounge on the Farm FestivalLower Halstow Memorial HallLurgashall Village FeteLurgashall Village HallLV21Lyminge DayLyminge School Summer FayreLynsted OrchardMadhurst Music and Arts FestivalMaidstone Arts FestivalMaidstone Mencap Grand Summer FayreMaidstone Olympic Torch CelebrationsMannings Heath Village HallManor Park Open DayMartlets Hall Tel: 01444 242888/ 07825138149Matfield Village HallMayfield FestivalMereworth Village FeteMid Sussex Playdays! King George's Field, East GrinsteadMid Sussex Playdays! St Johns Park, Burgess HillMilstead Summer EventMilstead Village HallMinster Youth Forum EventNCC Midsummer FayreNetherfield Primary SchoolNew Ash Green Village HallNewhaven FortNewnham Village FeteNinfield CarnivalNorton Village HallNucleus Arts CentreOffham May DayOffham Village HallOMR Theatre @ Walk Tall VillageOtford Village FeteOtford Village Memorial HallOut There FestivalOving Village Scarecrow DayPaddock Wood Carnival and FetePamphilon Theatre, Uckfield Community CollegePark House Boot and Spring FayreParkwood FetePartridge Green Village FetePartridge Green Village HallParty In The Park, St Mary's PlattPeacehavenPembury Picnic on the GreenPeterborough Arts FestivalPetham Primary School Summer FayrePetham Village HallPett and District Flower ShowPetworth FestivalPlatt Church FairPlatt Memorial HallPlayden Parish Picnic Queens Jubilee CelebrationPluckley Hog FairPulborough Duck RacePulborough Harvest FairPulbrough Harvet FairQuarterhouseRamsgate FestivalRevelationRingmer Village HallRiverside FestivalRobertsbridge ClubRobertsbridge Community CollegeRobertsbridge Funky FeteRobertsbridge Summer EventRobertsbridge Village HallRodmell Horticultural Society Summer ShowRodmersham Village HallRolvenden Village HallRotherfield Village HallRoundaboutRoyal Victoria Hall, SouthboroughRoyal Victoria PlaceRusthall Arts FestivalRusthall Village FeteRyarsh Summer FeteRye Arts FestivalSalehurst HaltSandgate Sea FestivalSandown Primary School, HastingsSandwich Ale FestivalSandwich Food FayreSedlescombe Fundraising Event For ChristianSedlescombe Spring FayreSellindge Primary SchoolSellindge Primary School Summer FayreSelling Village HallSelsey CarnivalSelsey FestivalSelsey Town HallSheepsetting Lane Recreation GroundSheppey Little TheatreSheppey PromenadeShoreham Village FeteShoreham Village HallSlindon Church FeteSmarden - The Sloman RunSnodland Jubilee EventSouthborough Lions Club Gala DaySouthfleet Village HallSpeldhurst Village FeteSpotlightSt Barnabas School FeteSt Barnabas School, Tunbridge WellsSt Edmunds Church Living WellSt George's Park Concert HallSt Georges Day Festival, MaidstoneSt James Centre Art and Food FestivalSt James School, Tunbridge WellsSt Leonards FestivalSt Luke's Church Halls, Tunbridge WellsSt Mary The Virgin Flower Festival and Art ExhibitionSt Mary's Catholic Primary SchoolSt Mary's Church Hall, BuxtedSt Mary's Church Hall, SwanleySt Mary's Church, BuxtedSt Mary's Church, HadlowSt Mary's Church, Horton KirbySt Marys Church HallSt Paul's Church CentreSt Peter & St Paul Church, NewnhamSt Peter & St Paul Church, WadhurstSt Peter & St Paul's ChurchSt Peters Community Centre, BexhillSt. John's URC, Marsh GreenSt. Mary's Church, Horton KirbyStade HallStade Open SpaceStalisfield Village FeteStaplehurst Community Events GroupStedham Memorial HallStreets of Battle & BexhillSundridge Village HallSwanley Senior PassportSwanscombe and Greenhithe Community FestivalTelscombe and Peacehaven Community Summer FayreTemple Ewell FeteTemple Ewell Village HallTenterden Folk FestivalTenterden May Fayretest VenueTeynham Community HallThe Six BellsThe AlbionThe Alexander CentreThe Alfred ArmsThe Barrow HouseThe Big Lunch - The Number One Community Centre ShowfieldsThe Big Lunch TN2 Community Centre SherwoodThe Blacksmith's Arms, HallandThe Bridge Community CentreThe Brook TheatreThe Chequers InnThe Con Club LewesThe Crown and AnchorThe Friars Summer FayreThe Garage, The Horse and GroomThe George InnThe GuildhallThe Lamb InnThe Lighthouse, DealThe Malt ShovelThe Memorial Institute Building, RotherfieldThe Milk HouseThe Oaks Theatre, Knole AcademyThe Old Vine InnThe OstrichThe PalaceThe Plough at LeighThe Roebuck Inn, LaughtonThe Rose and Crown @ Mundy BoisThe Rotherfield FiestaThe Royal Oak and Castle InnThe Sinden TheatreThe Six BellsThe Snowdrop InnThe Southern BelleThe StadeThe Star Inn, WaldronThe Starting GateThe Steyning CentreThe Three HorseshoesThe Tower TheatreThe Town HouseThe VineThe White Lion, SellingThe Willingdon Festival Of AleThe Woolpack InnThe Yew Tree InnTheatre Royal MargateThrowley Diamond Jubilee EveningTN2 Community CentreToc H HallTonbridge Arts FestivalTonbridge CallingTonbridge Christmas FestivalTovil Village FeteTunbridge Wells Adult Education CentreTunbridge Wells FestivalTunbridge Wells Jubilee Street PartyTunbridge Wells MelaTunbridge Wells Olympic Opening CelebrationsTunstall Village HallTurner ContemporaryUckfield FestivalUckfield Festival Big DayUnfestVale Vault, The BedfordVictoria Park Skate ParkWadhurst Commemoration HallWannock Road Recreation GroundWells Carnival, Food and Craft FairWest Chiltington Village ShowWest Malling Jubilee Street PartyWest Park Recreation GroundWest Peckham FeteWest Peckham Village HallWesterham Jubilee Big LunchWestern Road Recreation GroundWestgate PavilionWhatlington Village FeteWhitstable Castle GardensWhitstable Oyster FestivalWilmington FestivalWilmington Memorial HallWilmington Village FairWinchelsea FeteWinterton Hall, PlaistowWise Words FestivalWiston HouseWivelsfield Village HallWoking Park, Party in the ParkWoodlands Arts CentreWoodville HallsWord on the Street FestivalWorth Village HallWrotham Village FeteYe Olde Smugglers Inne
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