Here’s some key events taking centre stage this month.
3RD » Prominent Play
Don’t miss Olivier Award winner and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest which was ﬁ lmed live at London’s Vaudeville Theatre. The Space at Sevenoaks School will host the screening. A superb satire on Victorian manners and one of the funniest plays in the English language, the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy will certainly make you laugh out loud!
Doors open at 7pm and tickets are £13, available from www.thespacesevenoaks.co.uk
11TH » A Delectable Drama
For something different, the Commemoration Hall in Wadhurst are hosting The Iranian Feast – a play with food from the heart of Persia. Part thriller, part cookery lesson of traditional Persian cuisine, this is a story of a family working out how life will be in the future. Viewers sit in their living room with them and experience a family in crisis desperately trying to cling onto what is so dear to them.
Performance begins at 8pm and tickets are £13.50, available from firstname.lastname@example.org
11TH » A Touch of Jazz
St. Alban’s Church, Frant hosts many performances in aid of the Frant Musical Festival. A highlight will be the talented Tim Thornton performing with a quartet of his very highly regarded colleagues. Tim Thornton is an excellent double-bassist whose contribution to jazz has fascinated many of his audiences internationally.
Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £12. For more info, and to book, visit www.frantmusic.org.uk
12TH » Youth Revival
Take a step back in time with a new alternative 80s night ‘Electric Youth’ hosted by The Sussex Arms in Tunbridge Wells. A fantastic event promising the best of the 80s from pop, disco and rock genres, plus with a twist as the DJs will play lesser known tracks. Grab a drink from the bar and move your feet to italo disco, new wave, rock and of course the 80s classics that never fail to disappoint.
The event is free of charge. For more information, call 01892 549 579
13TH » Dreams and Visions
Join the Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra for a varied performance of classical music connected with dreams and visions. The programme begins with Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Suite and is followed by the haunting dreamlike flute solo at the start of Debussy’s tone poem. The second half comprises Berlioz’s novel and very exciting Symphonie Fantastique. Enjoy the Dreams
and Visions show at The Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks.
Performance begins at 3pm and tickets are £16 for adults and £1 for under 19s. To book, visit www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk
17TH » Go Your Own Way
Having performed to over a million fans since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac returns to the UK to launch its stunning new stage production performing in meticulous note-for-note detail all the classic hits from one of the most outstanding and enduring catalogues in the history of rock music. Watch this fantastic tribute band as they take their tour to The Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells.
Performance begins at 7:30pm and tickets cost from £22.50 available from www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk
21ST » Cultural Children
The Wheels on Debussy provides a high-quality classical music experience for you and your child. Each concert is performed by exceptionally talented world-class musicians in a relaxed environment. The Wheels on Debussy is rolling into Tonbridge School with Matthew Sharp introducing the fabulous percussionist Daniella Ganeva. Babies and toddlers are able to roam free whilst they and their carers experience some wonderful music.
The concert is at 10.30am but arrive early at 10am for coffee, pastries and craft. Tickets start from £7, to book visit www.billetto.co.uk/the-wheels-on-debussy
24TH » Economical Humour
Host of BBC Radio 4’s Goes to Market and star of BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, Simon Evans has been immersing himself in economics for the last couple of years and now he will share the humour of it all at the Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells. As usual the whole thing deteriorates swiftly into a heartfelt rant about his children but these are at least the lofty aspirations he starts with this time.
For more information and to book, visit www.trinitytheatre.net