A talk by Jim Grant
Monday 27 February
Recital Room 3.00pm
Free Admission BOOK TICKETS
Jim Grant will be giving an exclusive talk to the Arts Society to support Lent Term's school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
In his own words: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream is a perennial favourite for school productions, even for quite young pupils. But why is a play about forced marriage, sexual desire, marital strife and mind-altering drugs seen as such a 'safe' choice for children? This talk will explore the assumptions about Shakespeare, about the content of the play, and about fairies that have made it the adult's favourite Shakespeare for youngsters, and explain the thinking, both educational and theatrical, behind the forthcoming Sevenoaks School Theatre Company production.'
Sevenoaks School Theatre Company present
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wednesday 15 to Saturday 18 March
Sackville Theatre, 7pm
Tickets £10, £8 concessions Book tickets
Confused young lovers and bumbling workmen step into a strange world of fairies and magic with some curious results in this potent cocktail of weirdness and comic mayhem. A team of performers from Years 9 and 10 deliver Shakespeare’s popular, endlessly fascinating exploration of the power of imagination with freshness and comic verve.
When the Eye Has Gone
Tuesday 21 March
4.30pm and 7.30pm + post-show Q&A
Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) Book tickets
When The Eye Has Gone written by James Graham-Brown (OS 1970) under the pseudonym Dougie Blaxland is the critically acclaimed one man show directed by Roughhouse Theatre. It tells the all too brief life of Colin ‘Ollie’ Milburn - the cricketing legend who was one of England’s most unlikely sporting heroes. With a thumping soundtrack, anecdotes and a large gin and coke, the story swings backwards and forwards through Milburn’s life as he raises a glass to his triumphs, including his first Test Century against the West Indies at Lords in 1966 and his disasters, like losing his left eye in a car accident in 1969.
Commissioned by the Professional Cricketer’s Association, When The Eye Has Gone originally toured the country in Oct/Nov 2016.
Theatre Ad Infinitum present
Monday 24 April
Sackville Theatre 6.30pm
Tickets £12 Book tickets
This multi award-winning company present the powerful story of one Mexican woman's fight for justice.
When her mother is murdered for protesting corporate and governmental corruption, Milagros finds herself with only a bloodstained list of those responsible. Determined to make them pay, she embarks on a passionate quest for justice, no matter the cost.A story about love, loss and revenge, told with physical storytelling, live instrumental music and song.
Spirit of the Fringe Award 2016 ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The Stage