The Gulbenkian Theatre
- Box office 01227 769075
- Website www.kent.ac.uk/gulbenkian/
Part of the University of Kent, showing a mixture of world, arthouse and mainstream releases.
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Arthur Pita: The Little Match Girl (Over 4s)
- Directed by: Arthur Pita
- Written by: Arthur Pita
Director and choreographer Arthur Pita presents his dance theatre show for children, which is based on Hans Christian Andersen's story.
Ashford Choral Society presents Vaughan Williams and Elgar
Ashford Choral Society and Orchestra presents Vaughan Williams's The Sea Symphony and Elgar's The Music Makers.
Sat 5 Apr
£20 (Children £10) / 01227 769075
Bolshoi Ballet Live: Le Corsaire
Loosely based on Byron's poem, this romantic tale tells of the rescue of a beautiful slave from her master by a handsome pirate. Featuring music by Adolphe Adam and Leo Delibes.
Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Golden Age
The ensemble take on Shostakovich's satirical take on jazz and cabaret. Please note: This performance has been cancelled.
The Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda
- Directed by: Yuri Grigorovich
Yuri Grigorovich choreographs the tale of medieval knights as created by Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky.
Blending double bagpipes, whistle, fiddle, song and Scottish stepdance with Celtic flair and frenzy.
Founded by former Wilde Flowers members David Sinclair, Richard Sinclair, Pye Hastings and Richard Coughlan Caravan blend psychedelic rock and jazz to create a distinctive sound.
Charlie & Lola's Best Bestest Play
Exciting stage production based on the popular books for tots about Charlie and his funny little sister Lola, and the many, many obstacles standing between her and bedtime. Ages 3+.
Sat 26 Apr
- 123 min
- Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore
- Written by: Giuseppe Tornatore
- Cast: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, Jacques Perrin
Told largely in flashback, the winner of the 1990 Oscar for Best Foreign Film traces young Salvatore's infatuation with his village cinema, and his growing friendship with its projectionist (played to perfection by Noiret). Essentially, it's Tornatore's lament for the joyous movie-going experience of his youth and…
A mixture of dance, spoken work and physicality which explores two versions of reality and the complexities of humanity; from the intimate to the superfluous.
Exceptional dancers perform an electric evening of dance.
Entertaining Mr Sloane
- Directed by: Michael Cabot
- Written by: Joe Orton
Joe Orton's unique blend of farce and black comedy was first staged at the Arts Theatre in London in 1964, winning the London Critics Variety award for best play of the year.
Ernest And The Pale Moon
Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock, Ernest And The Pale Moon is a spine-chilling tale of obsession and murder from Les Enfants Terrible.
This non-verbal show playfully uses live music and beautiful projection to tell a delightful tale of teamwork.
The Fez Comedy Club
Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.
Fireside Tales With Granddad: Pickled Image (Over 5s)
Cuddle up around the campfire in this ingeniously staged children's puppet show, as Granddad regales you with tales of greedy goblins, grumpy trolls, sneaky princes, a giant pair of underpants and a daring escape from a hungry shark.
Sun 4 May
£7 / 01227 769075
Geminus: Compagnie Ubi (Over 2s)
The French company presents a theatre piece for young children, exploring the wonder of mirrors and reflections.
Sat 24 May
The Great Gatsby: T24
Recreating F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic story, exploring the clash of glamour against the sordid morality of the American Dream.
Hair: UKC Musical Theatre Society
A production of the irreverent, highly energetic and wildly imaginative American tribal love-rock musical.
The Invisible Woman
- 111 min
- Directed by: Ralph Fiennes
- Cast: Felicity Jones, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Fairley
- UK release: 7 February 2014
Ralph Fiennes directorial return examines the relationship between Charles Dickens and his secret lover.
It's Dark Outside
- Written by: Arielle Gray
An old man wanders into the wild. As the sun sets he finds himself in a surreal western, on the run from a mysterious tracker hell-bent on hunting him down.
JV2: Triple Bill
Back on tour by popular demand, award-winning dance theatre pioneers Jasmin Vardimon Company return with JV2, a new initiative for nurturing young talent and engaging with young audiences, now in its second year. Presenting a vibrant group of eleven international young dancers, hand-picked by Artistic Director Jasmin…
Kiss the Water
- 80 min
- Directed by: Eric Steel
- UK release: 10 January 2014
Documentary on the life and work of Megan Boyd, legendary Scots maker of salmon flies.
Louis Pearl, The Amazing Bubble Man
A fun exploration of the dynamics of bubbles from the American toymaker and entertainer, Louis Pearl, who brings science to exciting life. A combination of art, music, comedy and a sprinkling of audience participation forms part of this "storm of bubbles" show.
Matt Richardson: Hometown Hero
Intelligent and energetic observational humour from the 2012 winner of Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival Best New Show award.
Monday's Child: Tutti Frutti/York Theatre Royal (Ages 3-7)
A delightful show about the unique bond between a great-grandmother and her grandchild. Great Gran can't remember much, but does remember to visit every week and play until bedtime.
Mon 26 May
£7 / 01227 769075
Motionhouse Dance Theatre Company: Broken
Contemporary dance piece exploring humanity's relationship to planet Earth.
Our Friends, The Enemy
- Directed by: Tom O'Brien
- Written by: Alex Gwyther
Private James Boyce takes us on a magical, haunting journey through the events surrounding the Christmas truce during the First World War.
Out of the Furnace
- 116 min
- Directed by: Scott Cooper
- Cast: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana
- UK release: 29 January 2014
When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough, his older brother Russell takes matters into his own hands to find justice.
The Skye-based band fuses traditional Scottish pipe and fiddle tunes with jazz, hip hop, reggae and electronic influences.
The Pillow Maker: Bright Shadow (Ages 1-5)
Mr Pillowmaker comes from a long line of Pillow Makers, who use magical stuff to fill their super soft, super plumpy pillows. But one day he runs out of stuffing. An interactive adventure show for young children.
Wed 16 Apr
- Written by: Evan Placey
A powerful love story about transition, testosterone and James Dean in which Josh and Isabella are childhood sweethearts. They were meant to spend their gap year together and be together forever; but Isabella has now become a boy.
Improvised humour based on suggestions from members of the audience.
Rambert School Of Ballet & Contemporary Dance
A sophisticated programme of works characterised by exciting dance theatre and performed by exquisite dancers to vivid live music.
Rob Beckett Live
Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up.
The London-based Scottish songstress returns with more of a bluesy slant to her songwriting.
School of Rock
- 108 min
- Directed by: Richard Linklater
- Cast: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack
Rock'nroll family comedy in which Black recruits a classroom of talented music proteges to enter a battle of the band competition.
State Of Emergency: Love&Sex Aka Per-Mission
- Written by: Alesandra Seutin
The latest dance-theatre show from the company exploring love, sex and consent, is a collaboration between choreographer Colin Poole and composer Steve Marshall, with additional choreography from Alesandra Seutin.
Steve Bloom: Living Africa
An illustrated presentation from the living world photographer, discussing the issues experienced by Africa's people and its environment.