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The Full Monty – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

2016 UK Tour of The Full Monty

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Jack Ryder Reviewer: Dan English   Baring all, except for a modest hat, to earn some quick cash, six northerners enter the world of male stripping in this riotous new tour of The Full Monty. Times have fallen hard in Thatcher’s Britain, nowhere more so than in the steelworks of the north, where Gaz (Gary Lucy) ...

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Not Dead Enough – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Director: Ian Talbot Writer: Shaun McKenna based on the novel by Peter James Reviewer: Dan English It is a dangerous time to be a woman in Brighton as the latest play inspired by the novels of Peter James embarks on its newest UK tour. Not Dead Enough is the third in a series of plays created as adaptations from the ...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Jonny Bowles Reviewer: Dan English Seasoned entertainer Joe Pasquale returns for yet another seasonal offering in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the pantomime at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre. As the loveably hapless Muddles, Pasquale leads a delightful cast across the highly enjoyable production, marking the beginning of the festive period. The production continues the trend at ...

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Sunny Afternoon – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Cast of UK Tour of Sunny Afternoon

Book: Joe Penhall Original Story: Ray Davies Music and Lyrics: Ray Davies Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Dan English The music of The Kinks warms the winter evenings as Sunny Afternoon reaches Dartford’s Orchard Theatre as part of its UK tour. Stepping off the West End, this musical transports audiences backs to the 1960s, following the emergence of The Kinks, tracking their ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

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Writer: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Choreographer: Miguel Angel Reviewer: Dan English One of the original jukebox musicals, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, makes its rock and roll stop in Dartford, retelling the life of 50s musical superstar Buddy Holly. Buddy, written by Alan Janes, debuted in 1989, although Holly's legion of loyal fans are still flocking to see the ...

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Dirty Dancing – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein Director: Federico Bellone Choreographer: Gillian Bruce Reviewer: Dan English   It is the summer of 63 at Dartford's Orchard Theatre as the sizzling Dirty Dancing musical reaches north Kent on its UK Tour. Set among the backdrop of an innocent America, the raw passion that is bubbling in the USA at the time comes to the foreground ...

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Let It Be – The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Producer:Jeff Parry Reviewer:Dan English It is over 50 years since The Beatles first stormed the airwaves, yet their music continues to be loved by the masses thanks to the Let It Be musical, which makes its stop in Dartford as part of its U.K. tour. Let It Be is everything you'd expect from a jukebox musical, retelling the story of ...

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Rocky Horror Show – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Book/Lyrics/Music: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Choreographer: Nathan M Wright Reviewer:Dan English Despite debuting in 1973, Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show shows no sign of being caught in a Time Warp as it makes its stop at Dartford's Orchard Theatre. Christopher Luscombe's production sees innocent All-American couple Janet (Lauren Ingram) and Brad (Richard Meek) find themselves enter the debauched world ...

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