Theatre

SSTC Lower School Play

Will Shakespeare Save Us!

Will Shakespeare Save the Queen!

Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 May
Sackville Theatre   7.00pm
Tickets £10 (£7 concessions)   Book Tickets

A bored monarch, a jealous chamberlain and a royal troupe of terrible actors: a recipe for disaster!  Obviously, the only solution is Shakespeare. 

Join us as the royal troupe perform a series of extracts from Shakespeare to entertain their sovereign.  Will it be good enough to save their necks?  This is a farcical comedy interwoven with scenes from some of the most well-loved Shakespeare plays, including Romeo & JulietMacbethHamlet and Much Ado About Nothing.

MUSIC

National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain present

To Infinity and Beyond

Sunday 2 June
Pamoja Hall   3.30pm
Tickets £10 & £5 children   Book Tickets​​​​​​​

The young musicians in the NCO South Easterlies Orchestra are journeying through the weird and wonderful landscapes of symphonic repertoire, and you are invited to come along!

From the deep ocean to the high seas; the Wild West to Andy’s toy box; up in the air and curious new planets, a whole host of characters and environments are ready to be explored in this family-friendly performance. For an event, which is as inspiring as it is exciting, look no further than the National Children’s Orchestras.

Andy Morley     Conductor                             

Offenbach  

Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld

Menken (arr. Bryant) 

Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid

Goodwin (arr. Sutherland)   

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Sullivan        

Overture to Pirates of Penzance

Bernstein                

Magnificent Seven

arr. Longfield

The Magical World of Pixar

Khachaturian

Sabre Dance

Prokofiev

Troika

arr. Custer    

Star Trek Through the Years

 

TALK

Dr Tom McLeish: The Poetry and Music of Science

Thursday 13 June

Pamoja Hall   6.15pm

Admission FREE but should be booked   Book A Place

Dr Tom McLeish: The Poetry and Music of Science. Professor of Natural Philosophy at York and Chair of the Royal Society’s Education Committee, Tom McLeish, Old Sennockian, challenges the assumption that science is less creative than art. FREE Books signings and sales courtesy of Sevenoaks Bookshop.


 

Ballet

Royal Opera House encore Cinema present

Romeo and Juliet

Sunday 16 June   Pamoja Hall  2.00pm
Book Tickets

SHAKESPEARE'S STAR-CROSSED LOVERS ENCOUNTER PASSION AND TRAGEDY IN KENNETH MACMILLAN'S 20TH-CENTURY BALLET MASTERPIECE.

Shakespeare's enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story's tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.

CHOREOGRAPHY KENNETH MACMILLAN MUSIC SERGEI PROKOFIEV

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

 

THEATRE

SSTC Y9 Play

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Wednesday 19 to Saturday 22 June
Sackville Theatre   7.30pm
Tickets £10 (£7 concessions)   Book Tickets

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie was adapted for the stage by Tim Supple and David Tushingham in 1998.  Conceived as a piece of physical theatre for 12 performers, the play includes singing music and movement to portray the story. is a rollicking roller-coaster of a journey through magical lands in the company of some of the strangest characters you could ever hope to meet. It is also a celebration of stories, their value, their joy and the need to keep them free.

MUSIC

Sevenoaks Summer Festival 2019 present

The Tallis Scholars Early Music Choral Concert

Sunday 23 June
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £30   Book Tickets

Over four decades of performance and a catalogue of award-winning recordings for Gimell, Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars have done more than any other group to establish sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music.

MUSIC

Sevenoaks Summer Festival present

Harry the Piano

Monday 1 July
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £15   Book Tickets

Cabaret pianist with a varied & novel improvisation style. Harry's extraordinary talent and breath-taking creativity have earned him a reputation as one of the most gifted pianists in the World.

MUSIC

Sevenoaks Summer Festival present

Pentangle's Jacqui McShee and Friends

John Smedley Folk Memorial Concert

Tuesday 2 July
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £20   Book Tickets

With her friends Mike Piggott, Kevin Dempsey and Mike Chapman, Jacqui will perform Pentangle hits, including from the world-wide hit album Basket of Light.

MUSIC

Sevenoaks Summer Festival 2019 present

Len Phillips Big Band with Clare Teal

Thursday 4 July
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £25   Book Tickets

Over the last thirty years this 16 piece swing orchestra has grown to be one of Britain’s most popular big bands. Performing are players who between them have worked with Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Ted Heath, Henry Mancini and Shirley Bassey to name but a few. For this performance they join ranks with one of the UK’s most celebrated and much-loved singers, Clare Teal. With her stunning voice, encyclopaedic knowledge of jazz, swing and big band music, and her innate warmth and wit, Clare is a sought- after singer throughout the country as well as a prolific recording artist and popular BBC Radio 2 broadcaster. In 2018, she presented her fourth full-scale BBC Prom Concert.

MUSIC

Sevenoaks Summer Festival Finale 2019 present

Rick Wakeman

Sunday 7 July
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £30   Book Tickets

A Fellow of the Royal College of Music, Professor of the London College of Music, former YES keyboard player, Watchdog presenter and renowned Grumpy Old Man, Rick Wakeman has led a rich and varied life. In his one-man solo show, he recounts hilarious and unlikely anecdotes from a career which has included musical collaborations with David Bowie, Cat Stevens and Elton John, as well as worldwide tours with his own bands, punctuated by displays of dazzling virtuosity on the piano.

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