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Annie – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Book: Thomas Meehan Director: Nikolai Foster Choregrapher: Nick Winston Reviewer: Dan English Craig Revel Horwood’s menacing and hilariously cruel depiction of the villainous Miss Hannigan steals the show as Annie reaches Dartford’s Orchard Theatre as part of its UK tour. The Strictly Come Dancing judge and accomplished choreographer, continuing his hugely successful foray into musical theatre, leads a hard-working cast as ...

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The Girl on the Train – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer: Paula Hawkins Adaptors: Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Dan English  A missing girl and an alcoholic struggling to get a grip on reality combine in this highly stylish adaptation of the hit thriller The Girl on the Train. Samantha Womack is Rachel Watson, a woman finding it hard to adapt following a messy divorce from ...

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Benidorm Live – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer: Derren Litten Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Dan English There’s plenty of winter sun to be had as the stage adaptation of ITV’s hit comedy Benidorm checks-in at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre as part of its tour. Leaping from ITV onto a UK and Ireland tour, Benidorm Live remains penned by Derren Litten and boasts several cast members from the TV series ...

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Aladdin – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Thom Sutherland Reviewer: Dan English With a dramatic start, Dartford’s pantomime offering this year, Aladdin, tries to put punters in the festive mood with this visually stunning production. The Orchard Theatre’s seasonal selection, directed by Thom Sutherland, sees Aladdin (Alexis Gerred) attempt to escape the clutches of his nemesis Abanazar (Marti Pellow), all while trying to ...

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Let It Be – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Musical Director: Michael Bramwell Director: Michael Gyngell Reviewer: Dan English The Fab Four continue to ply their trade as the songs and careers of The Beatles are delved into within the touring production of Let It Be. Chronicling Liverpool’s most famous export’s journey into trans-Atlantic stardom, this jukebox tribute follows the astronomical rise of Paul, Ringo, John and George as ...

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Dirty Dancing – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein Director: Federico Bellone Reviewer: Dan English It does not feel like summer without a trip to the Kellerman resort, with this current touring production of Dirty Dancing providing yet another brief vacation during its stop in Dartford. The premise is simple and well known. But with the stunning choreography and toe-tapping soundtrack, it is hard not to be ...

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Monty Python’s Spamalot – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Book/Lyrics/Music: Eric Idle Music: John Du Prez Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Dan English Cans of Spam at the ready as the hapless King Arthur and his clan of Knights hilariously hunt for the Holy Grail in this excellent touring production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Touted as the ‘lovingly’ put together musical that rips off Monty Python and the Holy Grail, ...

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Tango Moderno – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Director: Karen Bruce Choreographer: Karen Bruce with Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace Reviewer: Dan English Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace return for another crack at storytelling through dance in Tango Moderno, touted as the dance duo’s final theatrical tour. Tango Moderno focuses on being an expose of modern life; it’s an adventurous and ambitious attempt to combine philosophy with Latin ...

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