ROH CINEMA SEASON

Royal Ballet Encore (screening)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Sunday 29 October  
Pamoja Hall    2.00pm
Tickets £18.50, (£17 concessions & £10 child/full-time student)  Book tickets

Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot's score combines contemporary sound-worlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley's wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.

Approximate running time 2 hours 50 minutes including 2 intervals.

THEATRE

Theatre Ad Infinitum present

The Odyssey

Monday 6 November
Sackville Theatre   4.30pm & 7.30pm
Tickets £12 (£10 concession)   Book tickets

One actor. One hour. One man's epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge. The Odyssey follows the Greek warrior Odysseus in his relentless attempt to reach home so he can see his wife and son again before he dies. Passionate, highly physical and poignant storytelling brings this breathtaking adventure to life. A journey that will ignite the imagination and awaken the senses. 'The Best of the Fringe' - Observer

DANCE

Kala Chethena Kathakali Company present

The Ancient Art of Kathakali

Thursday 9 November
Pamoja Hall 2.20pm
SOLD OUT  Book waiting list places

Kathakali is the classical dance drama of Kerala, South India, and is a breathtaking blend of theatre, dance, drama, spectacle, music and storytelling. The internationally renowned Kala Chethena Kathakali Company bring the ancient art of Kathakali to Sevenoaks during its UK autumn tour.

Kathakali enables children to gain a deeper understanding of different cultures and exposes the remarkable qualities of Asian theatre, music, colour, stunning costumes and intricate make-up. In addition to the spectacular performance of Kathakali there is an opportunity to take part in a South Indian music workshop, see the elaborate make-up, view the costumes and meet the artists.

Before each performance there is a demonstration of how the actor tells a story, followed by a short film. Come along and enjoy discovering the world of Kathakali. 'They perform with amazing grace, intensity and dignity. Intense, hypnotic and spectacularly beautiful' - The Telegraph

MUSIC

Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society presents

Choral Concert with Soprano Eliana Pretorian

Saturday 25 November
Pamoja Hall    7.30pm
Tickets £14 (£13 over 60, £5 under 16)   Book tickets

The Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society is excited to present this concert featuring international soprano, Eliana Pretorian, former principal artist at Glyndebourne, and conducted by Musical Director Robyn Sevastos.

The first half of the concert comprises Mozart's 'Solemn' Mass in C Major (K337). It was written in 1780 in Salzburg when Mozart was 24, and was in fact his last completed Mass. The second half will feature Eliana singing Mozart's Exultate Jubilate and arias by Mozart and Verdi. The choir will also perform pieces by Handel and Mozart and the concert will end with the magnificent Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni.

MUSIC

Music at Sevenoaks presents

The Mighty Orchestra III

Friday 1 December
Pamoja Hall 7.30pm
Tickets £7    Book tickets

This concert celebrates the large ensemble playing which takes place at Sevenoaks School. The Symphony Orchestra, which will perform Schubert's 8th symphony, is supported by the younger Foundation Orchestra as well as the school's Middle School string orchestra, Sevenoaks Strings, and the school Wind Band. Members from all of these groups, and also some enthusiastic beginners, will join together for one spectacular performance of Luigi Denza's timeless classic, Funiculi, funicula. The Sennocke Consort will perform a selection of their Christmas material.

THEATRE

SSTC Year 10 present

Great Expectations

Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 December (no show Friday 8 December)
Sackville Theatre   7.00pm
Tickets £10 (£8 concessions)  Book tickets

A tale of wealth, poverty, ambition, rejection and love, Great Expectations is the story of Pip, an orphan whose life is changed when he meets an escaped convict in a churchyard, and is subsequently introduced to a mysterious elderly woman, and her beautiful ward. Neil Bartlett lovingly reinterprets Charles Dickens' dark, original Bildungsroman for the stage.

MUSIC

Crash into Christmas

Friday 8 December
Pamoja Hall    7.30pm
Tickets £7 (Profits to charity)  Book tickets

Join the large Sevenoaks School jazz ensembles in a festive musical extravaganza. The Big Band will lead the celebrations with performances of Swing sensations and there is also a chance to hear the school's gospel choir, barbershop ensembles and saxophone quartets perform many other light popular favourites.

ROH CINEMA SEASON

Royal Ballet Encore (screening)

The Nutcracker

Sunday 10 December
Pamoja Hall   2.00pm
Tickets £18.50 (£17 concessions & £10 child/full-time student)   Book tickets

 

Peter Wright's nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov's 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky's sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognisable of all ballet scores. Approximate running time: 2 hours 15 minutes, including one interval.

MUSIC

Lydian Orchestra Present

Winter Concert

Thursday 21 December
Pamoja Hall 7.30pm
 
Tickets £15 (£6 under 21, £1 under 16)   Book tickets

The Lydian Orchestra's Winter Concert will feature the 2017 Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year, pianist Peter Xie, who will perform Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2. The conductor will be Peter Young.

MUSIC

Temenos Chamber Choir present

JS Bach B minor Mass

Saturday 10 March
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £20 (£10 concessions)   Book tickets

Temenos Chamber Choir will celebrate their 30th anniversary by performing the B Minor Mass by JS Bach in the Pamoja Hall. Directed by Patrick Craig the choir will be joined by a stellar group of soloists including Nicholas Pritchard, Robin Blaze and Edward Grint, with an orchestra drawn from professional baroque musicians.