Orchard Theatre

Orchard Theatre
Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1ED

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Orchard Theatre

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).

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There are 34 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.

Sun 2 Apr 2017

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.

Brendan Cole: All Night Long

Choreographer, performer and Strictly's dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.

Thu 23 Feb 2017

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.

Tue 9 May 2017

£17–£51.50 / 01322 220000

Wed 10 May 2017

£17–£51.50 / 01322 220000

Thu 11 May 2017

£17–£51.50 / 01322 220000

…and 2 more dates until 13 May 2017

Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.

Sat 4 Mar 2017

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The Classic Rock Show

Air guitars at the ready for this incredible musical journey through the best moments in rock featuring music by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Dire Straits and Meat Loaf.

Thu 2 Feb 2017

£25–£35 / 01322 220000

The Crucible

Arthur Miller's The Crucible, presented by Sell a Door Theatre Company and the Queens Theatre Hornchurch.

Tue 14 Mar 2017

Prices to be confirmed / 01322 220000

Wed 15 Mar 2017

Prices to be confirmed / 01322 220000

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Prices to be confirmed / 01322 220000

…and 2 more dates until 18 Mar 2017

Ellen Kent's La Bohème

Puccini's romantic opera is staged traditionally, directed by Ellen Kent and starring international soloists.

Sun 19 Feb 2017

£24.50–£36.50 / 01322 220000

The First Hippo on the Moon

David Walliam's children's book about two big hippos and one enormous dream – which of them can make it to the moon first?

Sun 29 Jan 2017

£18.50; £16.50 under 16s / 01322 220000

Mon 30 Jan 2017

£18.50; £16.50 under 16s / 01322 220000

Tue 31 Jan 2017

£18.50; £16.50 under 16s / 01322 220000

Wed 1 Feb 2017

£18.50; £16.50 under 16s / 01322 220000

The Full Monty

Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy has adapted his feel great 1990s film about six washed-up Sheffield steel workers, who swap the dole queue for the stage. Gary Lucy, Joe Absolom, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Chris Fountain and Kai Owen flex their pecs to great songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.

Mon 13 Feb 2017

£20.50–£37 / 01322 220000

Tue 14 Feb 2017

£20.50–£37 / 01322 220000

Wed 15 Feb 2017

£20.50–£37 / 01322 220000

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Jim Davidson

  • 3 stars

More controversial stand-up from the x-rated comic and inexplicable winner of 2014's CBB.

Fri 3 Feb 2017

£21.50–£27 / 01322 220000

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.

Mon 27 Feb 2017

£20.50–£24.50 / 01322 220000

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Directed by: Bill Kenwright
  • Written by: Tim Rice (lyrics)

Bill Kenwright's production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical returns, with X Factor winner Joe McElderry starring as the boy with the troublesome coat.

Tue 7 Feb 2017

£17.50–£38.50 / 01322 220000

Wed 8 Feb 2017

£17.50–£38.50 / 01322 220000

…and 2 more dates until 11 Feb 2017

Lee Hurst: Comedy Show No 9

Stand-up comedy show from the veteran Londoner.

Thu 20 Apr 2017

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…

Sun 19 Mar 2017

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The Magic Of Christmas

Get into the festive spirit and celebrate with the Belvedere Concert Band and guests as they bring you the very best of Christmas music alongside songs from the stage, big screen and opera.

Mon 19 Dec

£21–£22.50 / 01322 220000

Miles Jupp: Songs Of Freedom

The actor, stand-up and host of The News Quiz muses on modern life.

Sat 4 Feb 2017

£21.50 / 01322 220000

Moscow City Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

A glittering production of the famous ballet, highlighting the magic and splendour of the triumph of good over evil. As Aurora pricks her finger, the curse of the wicked Carabosse takes effect until the Prince awakens her with a kiss, the spell is broken, and Carabosse dies.

Tue 10 Jan 2017

£22.50–£36.50 / 01322 220000

Moscow City Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Natalia Ryzhenko
  • Written by: Natalia Ryzhenko

Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy about the Prince Siegfried, his love Odette, and the evil spell cast upon them by Von Rothbart and Odile. Directed by Natalia Ryzhenko and Victor Smirnov-Golovanov.

Thu 12 Jan 2017

£22.50–£36.50 / 01322 220000

Fri 13 Jan 2017

£22.50–£36.50 / 01322 220000

Sat 14 Jan 2017

Omid Djalili

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

Sat 6 May 2017

£25.50 / 01322 220000

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Out of Order

Ray Cooney's 1990 farce set in a posh London hotel.

Mon 5 Jun 2017

£22.50–£39.50 / 01322 220000

Tue 6 Jun 2017

£22.50–£39.50 / 01322 220000

Wed 7 Jun 2017

£22.50–£39.50 / 01322 220000

…and 3 more dates until 10 Jun 2017

Puss & Dick - The Adult Panto

The Market Theatre Company presents an alternative to the family pantomime. With a minimum of set, props and costume this traditional story is distorted almost beyond recognition.

Sun 29 Jan 2017

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.

Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox

  • Directed by: Maria Aberg
  • Written by: Roald Dahl (book)

Sam Holcroft adapts Roald Dahl's colourful yarn about a sly fox, who plots to outwit three greedy and smelly farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Directed by Maria Aberg with music by Arthur Darvill and lyrics by Darren Clark, Arthur Darvill, Sam Holcroft and Al Muriel.

Tue 28 Feb 2017

£22.50 / 01322 220000

…and 3 more dates until 5 Mar 2017

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.

Sun 26 Feb 2017

£24.50–£34.50 / 01322 220000

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Sally Morgan

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.

Wed 3 May 2017

£28.50–£32.50 / 01322 220000

Shakin' Stevens

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…

Wed 19 Apr 2017

£22.50–£35 / 01322 220000

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The story of one of music's most compelling duos.

Tue 2 May 2017

£20.50–£22 / 01322 220000

Sister Act: BLOC

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke plays sassy diva Deloris Van Cartier, who hides out in a convent after witnessing a crime and gets back into some righteous habits, in Alan Menken's feel good and funky musical. Curve Leicester's production is directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood.

Mon 2 Jan 2017

£22.50–£47 / 01322 220000

Tue 3 Jan 2017

£22.50–£47 / 01322 220000

Wed 4 Jan 2017

£22.50–£47 / 01322 220000

…and 3 more dates until 7 Jan 2017

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

A family pantomime spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of comedy, sensational song and dance numbers. Starring Joe Pasquale.

…and 16 more dates until 31 Dec

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 2017

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01322 220000

Tango Fire: Flames Of Desire

  • Written by: german Cornejo

Argentinian dance company led by choreographer and dancer German Cornejo.

Sat 25 Feb 2017

£20–£28.50 / 01322 220000

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.

Mon 12 Dec

£29.50 ( £27) / 01322 220000

Fri 24 Feb 2017

£10 phone for availability / 01322 220000

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