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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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That’s Entertainment – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Director and Choreographer: Emma Rogers Musical Director: Kurt Kansley Reviewer: Dan English   In a show that boasts a million sequins, it is hard not to be impressed by the glitz and the glamour in That's Entertainment, the song and dance show that makes its Dartford stop on its UK Tour. The production is a romp with the musical theatre ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Go West - Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical

Director: Simon Phillips Co-Choreographers: Ross Coleman and Andrew Hallsworth Reviewer: Dan English   There's plenty of disco Down Under as Priscilla Queen of the Desert stops at Dartford as part of its U.K. tour. The Simon Phillips directed production follows two drag queens and a transgender woman as they travel across the desert, with the trio encountering a number of ...

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Flare Path – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Hedydd Dylan and Daniel Fraser in the 2016 tour of Flare Path credit Jack Ladenburg

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Dan English   It is a love triangle amidthe bombing raids of World War Two as the frustrating Flare Path reaches Dartford's Orchard Theatre. Terence Rattigan's script sees husband and wife Teddy (Daniel Fraser) and Patricia (Hedydd Dylan) stay at the Falcon Hotel where they are joined by Hollywood actor Peter Kyle (Lynden ...

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Chicago – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Book by: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music by: John Kander Lyrics by: Fred Ebb Associate Director: Tania Nardini Choreographer: Ann Reinking Reviewer: Dan English There is a scheming feeling on the cell block as Chicago comes to Dartford's Orchard Theatre as part of its UK tour. Directed by Tania Nardini, the show set in 1920s Chicago is more of ...

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Annie – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

The cast of Annie

Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Dan English Despite TV star Lesley Joseph dominating the advertising for this show, it is youngster Madeleine Haynes who deserves all the plaudits in the title role in Annie, which reaches Dartford's Orchard Theatre as part of its UK tour. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the musical tells the story of Annie, the well-known ...

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Dick Whittington – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Director and Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Dan English   Shane Richie takes us down to Ol’ London Town at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre for its festive pantomime offering, Dick Whittington. Directed by Nick Winston, the production is a fun-filled two-hour romp through Whittington's journey from sleepy commoner to Lord Mayor of London, with a little help from his cat. There is ...

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Oliver! Summer Youth Project 2015 – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Music, Lyrics and Book by: Lionel Bart Director: Richard Peakman Musical Director: Melanie Crouch Reviewer: Dan English Audiences were on their feet after a West-End standard display from the cast of Oliver!performed as a culmination of the Summer Youth Project at Dartford's Orchard Theatre. Telling the well-known story of the orphan Oliver, the mammoth cast (made up of 100 young ...

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