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Trinity Theatre have lined up the busiest month of 2017 so far, just as the spring sun emerges and Tunbridge Wells thaws out…

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It’s been a long, harsh winter but blue moods are turning to blue skies as spring emerges triumphantly in Tunbridge Wells. Utilising this new energy, Trinity Theatre’s schedule is crammed with perhaps the widest variety of shows, films and screenings of the year so far!

We ‘march’ (sorry) straight into the third month with a week’s run of Trinity Theatre Club’s production of Look Back in Anger (until March 4). Described as a ‘landmark of British Theatre’, John Osborne’s iconic play is a vicious indictment of middle-class mediocrity, an enthralling work by a master British playwright.

Hitting our screen this March are some stunning films which swept the award ceremonies of January and February. La La Land (March 5 and 7), Manchester by the Sea (March 14) and Jackie (March 12) all screen in our auditorium, with awards and nominations for these films all amounting to double figures. Natalie Portman delivers a career-defining performance as First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the latter, an emotive biopic following the events of her husband’s assassination. However, the breadth of films showing this month almost matches that of our vast cinema screen. The critically acclaimed German comedy Toni Erdmann (March 22) offers something different, having received plenty of nods in foreign language film categories.

On the topic of comedy, Trinity lines up a variety of stand-up this month. With our regular Comedy Café offering another serving of up-and-coming comedians in a slightly more intimate set up, the likes of Mark Thomas (March 23) and Fascinating Aïda’s Dillie Keane (March 31) bring their tours to Tunbridge Wells. The moving, political and conceptual comedy of Mark Thomas garnered a huge response at the Edinburgh Fringe, winning the Scotsman Fringe First Award in 2016. Conversely, Dillie Keane’s show mixes music with comedy, a night of merriment that’ll make you laugh and make you cry.

Local & Live (March 25) remains a firm fixture in Trinity’s calendar, playing out the month with a line-up of hand-picked, under-the-radar acts showcasing the best local talent. March sees The Frampton Sisters, Holly Stanford and Roberto Picazo take to our stage.

For kids, the adventures didn’t stop with The Tin Man of Oz last month! The Cat’s Grin Theatre Company bring their high energy adaptations of classic literature in Goldilocks and Friends (March 12) to our stage. Suitable for ages four to eight, this hour-long show has plenty of audience participation to make the kids feel part of the action!
So spring into action and visit us! Whether a show, a film or even just a coffee; we’ve got something for everyone this month at Trinity Theatre!

For full listings and prices, please visit trinitytheatre.net or call the Trinity Theatre Box Office on 01892 678 678.