- Telephone 01322 220000
- Website www.orchardtheatre.co.uk
Opened in 1983 by the Duke of Kent, the Orchard Theatre has been attracting a range of genres and styles through its doors. Ranging from comedians, West End musicals, drama, opera and music, the theatre maintains the area's cultural leanings.
Handily situated in Dartford town centre, the theatre is just a few minutes from the train station, which services direct trains from London and Kent. Parking is available in two venues: the Civic Centre car park (just over the footbridge; free after 6pm) and the Orchard Shopping Centre car park (parking charge; closes at midnight).
There are 39 events at this location
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Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together
A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.
All or Nothing
A musical based on the 1960s group The Small Faces.
Mon 19 Jun
Tue 20 Jun
Babe, The Sheep-Pig
The story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.
Fri 26 May
Sat 27 May
Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
- Directed by: Richard Lewis
- Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)
Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.
Sat 1 Jul
The Bowie Experience
Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.
La Cage Aux Folles
John Partridge stars as Albin and Adrian Zmed as Georges in this Bill Kenright production about drag artists and family values.
Wed 10 May
Thu 11 May
Champions Of Magic
Following a run in London's West End five illusionists present a live show of mind reading, close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions.
Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra
A night of swing, dance, and jazz from the ever popular Syd Lawrence Orchestra.
Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?
Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.
- Directed by: Douglas Rintoul
- Written by: Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller's The Crucible, presented by Sell a Door Theatre Company and the Queens Theatre Hornchurch.
Dreamboats and Petticoats
- Directed by: Bob Tomson
- Written by: Maurice Gran
Jukebox musical based on the songs of Roy Orbison, the Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and others.
Wed 8 Mar
The ELO Experience
This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.
Fantastic Mr Fox
A playful retelling of Roald Dahl's sly tale.
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar
- Directed by: Arlene Phillips (choreographer)
- Written by: Jim Jacobs
The classic romantic musical, set in an American high school in the '50s.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow
Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.
Jon Richardson: Old Man
Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.
Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment. Featuring guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.
Lee Hurst: Comedy Show No 9
Stand-up comedy show from the veteran Londoner.
Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted
Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…
Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.
Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is
Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music with tributes to The Four Tops and The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many more.
Mr Bloom's Nursery LIVE
CBeebies Ben Faulks will be joined by all his gardening friends including Margaret, Joan, Colin, Raymond and Sebastian, the lovable Wee MacGregors, and The Compostarium for an interactive stage show with familiar songs and strong educational values.
Sun 26 Mar
Naomi's Wild And Scary
The children's TV presenter recalls some of her most exciting wildlife experiences from the far flung corners of the world and introduces the audience to some of the most fierce and frightening animals she met along the way, joined on stage by Animal Mark.
Noel & Gertie
Sheridan Morley's warm and witty musical comedy based on the legendary friendship and professional collaboration of the actor, playwright and songwriter and the alluring and charismatic actress.
Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night
The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.
Out of Order
Ray Cooney's 1990 farce set in a posh London hotel.
Wed 7 Jun
Pasha: Let's Dance The Night Away
The Strictly Come Dancing star and his fantastic dancers are back again touring the UK with their completely brand new show. Expect favourite dances, stunning costumes, great music, chat and fun for all the family.
Reginald D Hunter: The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much and Such
The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.
Fri 5 May
£24.50 / 01322 220000
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.
Russell Brand: Re:Birth
The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of daughter.
Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium of Sally Morgan.
The former prisoner officer turned songstress who won the 2013 X Factor takes her debut album The Power Of Love on the road.
The eighties' singer with the famous hips performs his past hits to celebrate the anniversary of 30 years since the release of his first hit in the UK. In 1980 the singer released Hot Dog after years of touring and recording Stevens got his big break. His success in the eighties continued with the release of Marie Marie…
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more.
The Sons Of Pitches
Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs from the multi award-winning a cappella YouTube stars and winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir..
Wed 28 Jun
Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01322 220000
The Sooty Show
Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.
Tango Fire: Flames Of Desire
- Written by: german Cornejo
Argentinian dance company led by choreographer and dancer German Cornejo.
That'll Be the Day
Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
The Wedding Singer
The cast from The Wedding Singer the Musical (based on the smash hit Adam Sandler movie) perform hits from the show alongside West End hits and 80s classics.