@schoolofrockuk is getting ready to #StickItToTheMan! 🎸
Don’t miss Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit, award-winning musical when it visits us from Tue 19 ‐ Sat 30 Apr 2022 . Tickets on sale NOW to Marlowe Friends!
Follow the link in our bio to become a Friend and book today.
Tickets go on general sale Monday 17 May 10am.
We're back with a new season of shows in our tenth anniversary year!
Expect a rich mix of productions, from musicals to opera, Shakespeare to stand-up; whatever you've been missing during lockdown, we've got you covered.
Carlos Acosta @cacostaofficial, School Of Rock @schoolofrockuk, Tell Me On A Sunday @tellmeontour, Nina Conti @theninaconti, @thersc Comedy Of Errors, Prof. Brian Cox @profbriancox, @glyndebourne, No Such Thing As A Fish, @philharmonia_orchestra and more!
On sale dates are as follows:
Friends Extra: Today
Friends: Mon 10 May
Groups: Thur 14 May
General Public: Mon 19 May
Link to full listings in our bio
Want to avoid missing out on tickets? You can become a Marlowe Friend now and book early. Follow the link in the bio for more information.
National Theatre Connections is back for 2021!.
Each year @ntconnections commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.
Between 18 – 21 May The Marlowe will host 5 regional youth theatre productions across a 5 day digital festival and it's all completely free! Throughout the week, we’ll share the shows online and see how our young creatives have tackled the challenge of producing work during lockdown.
You can find out more and see the full programme via the link in our bio.
We are thrilled to announce that @mbnewadventures Cygnet School programme will be resident at The Marlowe for the next three years.
The project aims to diversify the dance landscape, removing barriers for those with limited access to opportunities in the arts. Cygnet School will enable participants to develop a breadth of creative performance skills and a passion for dance.
12 young dancers aged 12-24 from across the country will take part in a programme of monthly workshops and holiday residencies at The Marlowe Theatre, launching in July 2021.
You can find out more about our involvement and hear from the Artistic Director of New Adventures, Sir Matthew Bourne @matthewbourne13. (link in bio)
It's a beautiful day to welcome back the younger members of The Marlowe Youth Company to The Kit. With support from the @archhfund and @heritagefunduk, they can continue to learn, laugh and be inspired in a safe and friendly environment.
The Green Room and the Box Office counter are now open, come by and say hello! Our team look forward to seeing you. The Green Room is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm. The Box Office counter is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm.
Tonight we're celebrating the return of The Marlowe Youth Company to The Kit. Over this term the companies will collaborate on an exciting project to be revealed later this year. Support from @heritagefunduk and @archhfund has helped ensure The Kit's survival through lockdown. Tonight its historic doors will be open once more as our members return to create and learn. https://bit.ly/3aqqSV4
Behind the scenes, we're getting ready to welcome you back. We’re following all the latest guidelines to ensure the safety of our audiences and staff. When you visit, you may even find yourself sitting next to some famous faces. We’ve updated our FAQ page and our team are on hand to assist you should you have any questions. https://bit.ly/3sArRId
On 8 June we’ll be kicking things off in Tudor style with the hit musical Six! Henry's wives can finally sing their side of the story for you on The Marlowe stage. It runs for three weeks until 27 June. Tickets are available via our website and Box Office.
But that’s not all. We can also announce that rehearsals will take place in The Marlowe and our opening night will launch the tour! After a year with our doors closed, this is such an exciting way to welcome you all back to The Marlowe. Try not to lose your heads!
Thanks to @danievansphoto for this amazing 📸. With many of our team still working remotely, it's great to see The Marlowe through the eyes of a local photographer. If you've taken any recent photos of our beloved building, tag us on Instagram and we'll share some of our faves on our stories today.
As restrictions ease and Canterbury starts to open up again, we're making our own preparations to welcome everyone back to the theatre. Stay tuned, we'll have more updates on the way soon!
Celebrating #WorldTheatreDay with our doors closed isn't easy. And yet, there are so many exciting things on the horizon, for us and our audiences, we simply cannot wait for you to see what we have in store.
Tell us, what are you looking forward to most?
It’s been a year since we closed our doors, but we’re excitedly planning to welcome you back this summer.
We’ve worked with portrait artist @bendickson_print to produce these stunning cut-outs of iconic Kentish characters to create a safe, socially-distanced auditorium.
We can’t wait for you to meet them and will be sharing more details of our reopening plans very soon.
📷: Richard Lea-Hair
🎄 Nurse Nellie WILL save panto this Christmas! 🎄
🤩 Cast announcement!
📆 New performance dates!
Due to the fact that Kent has entered Tier 3 restrictions, our much-anticipated fun-sized socially-distanced pantomime is now planned to premiere on Saturday 19 December and will run until Sunday 10 January.
Customers affected by the change of dates will be contacted directly by the theatre team in the coming days.
Our fantastic cast started rehearsing this week and we're all determined to do everything possible to bring Nurse Nellie to Canterbury this Christmas.
Find out more on our blog - link in bio
Oh and speaking of our cast... here they are!
BEN RODDY / Nurse Nellie 💋
Our award-winning Dame is back! Ben is a hugely popular and versatile performer. Ben's recent acting credits include a season performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
LLOYD HOLLETT / Billy 😂
Our favourite funny-man, Lloyd returns for his 10th Marlowe pantomime! A multi-talented comedian and actor, Lloyd regularly performs for audiences around the world.
IAN KIRKBY / The Baddie 😈
He's such a fantastic performer - you'll find it hard to boo him! Ian has starred in a host of classic TV shows, including 'The Slammer' and has also featured on the recent revival of 'Crackerjack!'
CHANICE ALEXANDER-BURNETT / The Fairy 🧚♂️
Making her Marlowe debut, Chanice's stunning voice has been showcased in a range of West End musicals, including 'Motown The Musical' and 'The Book Of Mormon'.
CARA DUDGEON / Jill 💪
It's a welcome return for Cara, who starred in our 2018 panto, 'Cinderella'. Twice nominated for awards at the British Panto Awards, Cara has also made TV and film appearances in 'Bernard's Watch' and 'This Is England'.
Find out more on our blog - link in bio!
GREAT NEWS! We're so happy and relieved to have been awarded £3 million from the Culture Recovery Fund.
As a self-funding charitable trust, we're very grateful for this vital support.
In a year where our revenue has been decimated by the impact of this pandemic, this funding supports our theatre through until the end of March 2021.
We're looking forward to welcoming our audiences back to our theatre very soon.
Huge thanks to the @dcmsgovuk, @ukhmtreasury and @aceagrams.
👉Read more via the link in our biog
🎄Tickets for our panto are on-sale NOW! 🎄
Our fabulous, fun-sized, socially-distanced panto is on sale and tickets are selling fast!
This 70-minute extravaganza featuring panto's greatest hits promises to be the perfect antidote to 2020.
While the show will be a little different this year, all of your panto favourites will be there, including:
🎹 Great musical numbers
😆 Hilarious comedy routines
👻 And of course, The Marlowe Ghost Gag Bench!
And you can relax in the knowledge that we'll be complying with the latest government guidance to ensure that our theatre is COVID-secure - leaving you free to focus on having an amazing time!
🧴 Check out the link in our profile to find out more about the measures that we've put in place to keep everyone safe this Christmas.
👇Don't miss out! Book your tickets today.👇
Link in biog!
🎄🎭 HUGE PANTO NEWS! 🎄🎭
Will there be a Marlowe panto this year? Oh yes there will!
We're so excited to let you know that Nurse Nellie Saves Panto will run from FRI 11 DEC 2020 to SUN 3 JAN 2021, with tickets on sale to Marlowe Friends on Mon 12 October and on general sale on Thursday 15 October.
This fun-sized, socially-distanced festive family treat starring our award-winning panto legend, Ben Roddy, promises to be the perfect antidote to 2020.
When a baddie steals the joy of pantomime, will Nurse Nellie and her friends manage to rescue it? Oh yes they will!
Co-produced by Evolution Pantomimes and written and directed by Paul Hendy, this hilarious, 70-minute extravaganza will feature panto’s greatest hits, including great musical numbers, hilarious comedy routines and of course, the legendary ghost gag bench. It’s the law!
And you can relax in the knowledge that we’ll be complying with the latest government guidance to ensure that our theatre is COVID-secure – leaving you free to focus on having an amazing time!
With a reduced number of tickets available, we strongly advise booking early.
And here's the all-important on-sale dates:
Friends Extra priority – Fri 9 Oct
Friends priority – Mon 12 Oct
General public – Thu 15 Oct
We can't wait to see you!
We’re back for day 2 of our Love Your Theatre weekend.
It’s another jam-packed day of family fun.
Come on down this afternoon to meet Arbor (part-man, part-tree), watch an 8ft giant puppet try to save the bees or take part in a gigantic chime orchestra.
From 4pm, we’ve got live music from @lotsholloway and Thomas Ashby, courtesy of our friends at @citysoundproject.
The sun is shining - so come and say hi! ☀️☀️☀️
Once again, our thanks to @aceagrams and @canterbury_bid for funding this weekend. And we’re grateful for additional support from @applausetouring and @citysoundproject
Our Love Your Theatre weekend is in full swing! There’s plenty to enjoy for all ages and it’s all FREE!
Amongst other delights, you can join a giant chime orchestra, meet Arbor (part-man, part-tree) and look on in awe at the astonishing physique of some Ancient Olympians!
There’s lots to enjoy - plus our cafe is open for refreshments. Hope to see you this weekend.
Big thanks to @aceagrams and @canterbury_bid for funding the weekend. And another thank you to @applausetouring and @citysoundproject for their additional support.
Black lives matter. That’s why we’re taking part in #blackouttuesday across our social channels today.
We stand in solidarity against racism and remain committed to playing our part to build a world free from prejudice.
We’re missing our building so much, but this beautiful sketch of our Green Room Cafe by @kent.illustrated raised our spirits. Really hope the blackbird pays a visit when we reopen. Reckon he’s a black Americano kinda guy. ☕️