What’s On at the Avenue Theatre – September update
Written by karen on 4 September 2017
Screen @ The Avenue ‘Their Finest’ (12A)
Date and Time: Friday 15th September at 7.45pm
A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.
Stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
1hr 57min. Comedy/Drama/Romance
Swale Film Society ‘The Red Turtle’ (PG)
Date and Time: Friday 29th September at 7.30pm
Tickets: £2.00 Members/£4.00 Non Members
A massive sea turtle destroys a stranded man’s raft every time he tries to sail away from a tropical island.
Screen @ The Avenue ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ (12A)
Date and Time: Friday 6th October at 7.45pm
The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl
2 hrs 7mins Biography/Drama/History
Screen @ The Avenue ‘Churchill’ (PG)
Date and Time: Friday 20th October at 7.45pm
96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.
Stars: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery.
1h 45min Biography, Drama, Thriller
Fundraising Event: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (over 18’s only)
Date and Time: Friday 21st October at 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)
A fundraising event presented by the Avenue Theatre and Phoenix House.
Screening of the comedy musical film ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’
Come in costume and enjoy a fabulous evening of audience participation!
OVER 18’S ONLY.
Bar open – drinks and snacks available.
Screen @ The Avenue ‘Gifted’ (12A)
Date and Time: Friday 3rd November at 7.45pm
Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan.
1hr 41min Drama
Hamilton & Holness Sing for Cancer
Date & Time: Sunday 3rd September 2017 at 7.30pm (Doors open 6.30pm)
Tickets: £10.00 (Buffet included in ticket price)
Ronnie Hamilton and Andy Holness are a ‘Male Singing Duo’, (with a hint of comedy).
Their style of singing is Swing, Soul, Ballads, Reggae and Motown, singing from the 1950’s to present.
Come along and help raise money for Cancer Research and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Titter Ye Not
Date & Time: Saturday 7th October 2017 at 7.30pm
Tickets: £14.00 (£13 concs)
This one man play, written by and starring Paul Harris, tells of the life both on and off stage of comedian Frankie Howerd, a troubled but amazingly talented man who wowed audiences for almost fifty years. In the 1950’s he was the biggest comedy star in the country only to lose everything including his health before coming back to prominence and finding a new young audience in the 1980’s.
‘TITTER YE NOT’ is a lovingly crafted piece that will amuse and amaze all fans of Frankie Howerd’s life and career.
An Evening with Fiddle & Faff
Date & Time: Saturday 14th October 2017 at 7.30pm
Fiddle and Faff return to the theatre for another fabulous evening.
Fiddle & Faff is a duo of friends, Christine Adams and Lissie Bayford. Their finely crafted music is mostly drawn from the folk tradition, peppered with other influences that take their fancy and encompasses songs and tunes from the lyrical and lovely to the toe-tapping and quirky. Christine plays fiddle, accordion & nyckelharpa and sings harmony while Lissie sings and plays double bass and mando-bass, so that together they create performances that are entertaining and engaging.
The Magic of the Musicals – Avenue Theatre Productions
Date & Time: Thursday 26th October at 7.30pm & Saturday 28th Oct at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Tickets: £7.50 (£7.00 concs)
Avenue Theatre Productions presents a fabulous show of song and dance ‘The Magic of the Musicals’
Featuring songs from Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Rent, Wicked, Billy Elliot & more.
This amateur production is by arrangement with NODA Limited.
From Tipperary to Flanders Fields
Date & Time: Saturday 11th November 2017 at 7.30pm
Tickets: £15.00 adults, £13.00 over 60’s, £10.00 students
Created by Kent based professional company Katapult in the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, and performed continuously since, this show takes the audience on a journey through the experience of the conflict through songs, poetry, readings and drama. It tells the stories of some of the women who became nurses, bus drivers, factory workers or entertainers, as well as reflecting on the experience for combatants and civilians.
Avenue Theatre Productions presents: The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol.
Date & Time: Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th November 2017 at 7.45pm
Tickets: £7.50 (£7.00 concs)
Comedy Farce By David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr
In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society portray their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favourite (and a few which aren’t), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and rap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs.
Odile: JSLN Dance Company
Date & Time: Sunday 26th November 2017 at 4.30pm (please note revised time)
Tickets: £12.00 (£10 concs)
Odile is a fresh look at the Swan Lake story told in Niewelt’s inimitable style of dance narrative through neo classical ballet.
The tale is told through the eyes of the orphaned Odile who has been cruelly treated by her evil uncle Rothbart and seeks to escape from his influence within her mind through her subconscious alter ego Odette.
Niewelt’s new two act ballet uses some of Tchaikowsky’s well known music from Swan Lake as well as newly created scores promising to enthral all audiences with his talent for storytelling without words.
Date & Time: Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 7.30pm
Tickets: £12.00 (£8 concs)
Returning to The Avenue Theatre -The UK’s hottest tribute to Abba invites you back to 1974 with a fantastic evening of ABBA’s greatest hits plus stunning album tracks.
An authentic show, suitable for all ages.
A Night of Clairvoyance with Hazel Lee
Date & Time: Tuesday 5th December 2017 at 7.30pm
An Evening of Clairvoyance with Hazel Lee.
Rhiannon Rae ‘It’s Nearly Christmas Again!’
Date & Time: Saturday 9th December at 7.30pm
Rhiannon returns to the theatre for a fabulous Christmassy evening of music.
Rock ‘n’ Roll, ‘50’s, ‘60’s, ‘70’s, Country and much more.
Avenue Theatre, Central House, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent. ME10 4DN
Tel: 01795 471140