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What's on at The Woodville

Peter Pan

7 DECEMBER 2018 to 1 JANUARY 2019 Woodville Auditorium Peter Pan You’ll be ‘hooked’ this Christmas! From the producers of the smash hit Easter pantomimes, Wicked Productions return to Gravesend this Christmas with the high flying Peter Pan. “Never Never’ will your swash be more buckled than when you see this fabulous show. Starring JJ Hamblett from Boy Band ‘UNION J’ as Peter Pan with firm favourite ‘Robert Pearce’ returning to play the hilarious pirate dame ‘Mrs Smee’ and Rob […]

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Santa’s Christmas Robin

Saturday 15 – Monday 24 DECEMBER 2018 Woodville Studio Theatre Santa’s Christmas Robin A 45 minute show followed by a trip to Santa’s Grotto where each child will receive an early Christmas present from him. Santa’s decorations are beautiful, he has even found the perfect Yule Log.There is just one thing missing… Who will he choose to be his Christmas Robin?Santa needs a Christmas Robin for his Yule Log but who will be the lucky one?Follow Santa on his quest […]

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The Grinch

Thursday 27 DECEMBER 2018 Paul Greengrass Cinema The Grinch Certificate PG – Running Time: 1 hour 30 mins ‘The Grinch’ lives alone in a cave, and he likes peace and quiet. When his neighbours’ Christmas celebrations threaten to disrupt his tranquillity, there’s only one option: to steal Christmas. They’re going to make this Christmas three times bigger than usual, so the Grinch’s only choice is to be even more mean to teach them a lesson. And so he disguises himself as […]

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Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2

Friday 28 – Monday 31 DECEMBER 2018 Paul Greengrass Cinema Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2 Certificate PG – Running Time: TBC ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2’ follows Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz on their latest adventure after their arcade gets connected to the World Wide Web. It’s like nothing they’ve ever seen before, and they’re off on an amazing journey of discovery. Travelling through this virtual metropolis on a quest to save Vanellope’s game, how can […]

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Andre Rieu New Year Concert From Sydney

Saturday 5 – 6 JANUARY 2019 Paul Greengrass Cinema Andre Rieu New Year Concert From Sydney One of Event Cinema’s biggest names, André Rieu, returns with a major new production this New Year’s 2019! ‘The King of Waltz’ will bring his New Year’s concert, recorded live in Sydney, Australia, to millions of fans across the world. The first full production from leading Event Cinema distributor Piece of Magic Entertainment, André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded […]

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NT Live From The Almeida – The Tragedy Of King Richard II

Tuesday 15 JANUARY 2019 Paul Greengrass Cinema NT Live From The Almeida – The Tragedy Of King Richard II Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. […]

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RSC Live: Antony and Cleopatra

Thursday 17 JANUARY 2019 Paul Greengrass Cinema RSC Live: Antony and Cleopatra By William ShakespeareBroadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between […]

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Spirit Of The Dance

Sunday 27 JANUARY 2019 Woodville Auditorium Spirit Of The Dance THE INTERNATIONAL DANCE SENSATION THAT CONQUERED THE WORLD The International smash hit “Spirit of the Dance” celebrates its record-breaking 20 year anniversary as one of the most successful dance shows ever. Seen by more than thirty million people in twenty countries around the world “Spirit of the Dance” is winner of nine Global Awards, including “Best Choreography” and “Best International Production”, Irish in origin and bursting with raw energy, this […]

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Lunchtime Classical: Cyril Ibrahim

Thursday 31 JANUARY 2019 Woodville Auditorium Lunchtime Classical: Cyril Ibrahim Running time: 1 hour Cyrill Ibrahim is a Dutch concert pianist who lives in London. He is a graduate from the Royal College of Music where he studied with a full scholarship awarded by the government of The Netherlands. His debut album, ‘Dialogue’, features works by Bach, Debussy, Schubert en Schumann. Just after the release of his disc he became ‘Artist of the Week’ at BBC Radio 3 and appeared […]

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Respect to Aretha

Friday 1 FEBRUARY 2019 Woodville Auditorium Respect to Aretha Life-long Aretha Franklin fan and power-house vocalist, Letitia George stars in this heartfelt and uplifting dedication to the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin’s extraordinary career as a singer and songwriter spanned over sixty years. She rose from church gospel singer to international stardom at a young age and is widely accepted as the finest female soul singer of our time. Her talent has always been unequalled. Massive hits including ‘A Natural […]

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Rock N Roll Paradise

Saturday 2 FEBRUARY 2019 Woodville Auditorium Rock N Roll Paradise As Rock n Roll Paradise returns to the UK theatres in 2019, we are celebrating our 10th year on the road with our “Lost Legends” 10th Anniversary Tour. The show continues to grow and to change, bringing to the stage an amazing number of tributes to the icons of rock and roll over the years at every venue. Each performance will be unique, bringing to life the music of the […]

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Live Cinema: I’m Not Running – Encore

Sunday 27 FEBRUARY 2019 Paul Greengrass Live Cinema: I’m Not Running – Encore I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece […]

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The Sitcom Experience – Basil & Co – The Dinner Show

Thursday 7 FEBRUARY 2019 Woodville Kent Room The Sitcom Experience – Basil & Co – The Dinner Show Touring through the UK and World since 1997, Laughlines are delighted to bring their outstanding ‘Sitcom Experience’ smash hit show to the Woodville Theatre for one night only. Each show is a unique blend of live interactive theatre and you, the audience, are treated to delicious 3- course meal but this show isn’t scripted – it’s spontaneous, hilarious and with huge doses […]

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Trextasy

Friday 15 FEBRUARY 2019 Woodville Auditorium Trextasy Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era.  With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy. T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex.  The […]

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Mamma G’s Storytime Roadshow

Saturday 16 FEBRUARY 2019 Woodville Studio Theatre Mamma G’s Storytime Roadshow Direct from appearances in the USA and Canada… and as Mrs Smee in the Woodville’s Peter Pan, Mama G (AKA popular panto dame Robert Pearce) brings her Story Time Roadshow to Gravesend! Combining panto, drag and the art of storytelling this all-singing, partial-dancing extravaganza is filled with stories about being who you are and loving who you want. Let Mama G introduce you to her range of wonderful characters: […]

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Three Sat Under The Banyan Tree

Sunday 17 FEBRUARY 2019 Woodville Studio Theatre Three Sat Under The Banyan Tree Running Time 1 hour 30 mins. By Shamser Sinha Animal tales brought vibrantly to life with wonderous masks, movement and music. Based on The Panchatantra – India’s Aesop’s Fables For ages 7 – 12 years Near the foothills of the Himalayas, three orphans open a magical book under a Banyan tree. They were told the book wouldn’t give them answers but they’d learn from it, so they […]

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Mimi And The Mountain Dragon

Tuesday 19 FEBRUARY 2019 Woodville Studio Theatre Mimi And The Mountain Dragon Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and […]

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Half Term Drama Workshop

Wednesday 20 FEBRUARY 2019 Woodville Studio Theatre Half Term Drama Workshop Fancy getting dramatic this half term? Join us for fun packed day full of drama games, improvisation challenges and the chance to take part in a stage combat uel or two! This drama workshop is suitable for ages 8 – 12.

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Land Of Nod

Saturday 23 FEBRUARY 2019 Woodville Studio Theatre Land Of Nod Where do we really go when we fall asleep? Moon On A Stick blend puppetry, captivating storytelling and an enchanting musical score in this star-light adventure. A story of tiredness, over-tiredness, wonder and waking up. Land of Nod explores the struggle of bed time and the bliss of finally falling into slumber. Join us as we fold into sleep and explore a dream world, created especially for you.  A magical, […]

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Do You Think That’s Wise

Sunday 24 FEBRUARY 2019 Woodville Studio Theatre Do You Think That’s Wise In this affectionate tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars, leading impressionist Julian Dutton (BBC1’s The Big Impression, BBC R4’s The Secret World, co-creator & co-star of BBC2’s Pompidou with Matt Lucas etc.) brings to life the man behind the wry smile and urbane English repartee that charmed millions and turned John Le Mesurier into a household name as Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army. As with many […]

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Lunchtime Classical Concert: Santiago Quartet

Thursday 28 FEBRUARY 2019 Woodville Auditorium Lunchtime Classical Concert: Santiago Quartet Running time: 1 hour Santiago Quartet is a classical ensemble that blends the sensuous mood of tango music with vibrant energy and originality. In this concert of works by contemporary composers from Latin America, the Quartet will take the listener on a journey through the rhythms, melodies and unique sounds of this exciting music. Santiago Quartet plays works by living or recent composers. Their repertoire comes from many sources, […]

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Wannabe – The Spice Girls Show

Friday 1 MARCH 2019 Woodville Auditorium Wannabe – The Spice Girls Show WANNABE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the World’s biggest girl band, the Spice Girls. Featuring the greatest Spice Girls hits, this musical celebration recreates the era of Girl Power! From the chart stomping ‘Spice Up Your Life’ through to the hip shaking ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, WANNABE takes you on a Spice World journey through the Spice Girls group and solo […]

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Chucklesinghs Presents…

Saturday 2 MARCH 2019 Woodville Auditorium Chucklesinghs Presents… Running Time: 2 hours Chucklesinghs Present…Featuring Sol Bernstein, Esther Manito, Tez IIyas and Funmbi Omotayo. Earlybird rate available for this event limited to the first 50 tickets. Subject to availability & some exclusions may apply.

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Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Sunday 3 MARCH 2019 Woodville Auditorium Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him an international star. “Just Like That!” is embarking on a brand new tour after sell-out successes across the UK. This allencapsulating show features John Hewer (Tony Hancock, Hancock’s Half Hour – The ‘Lost’ Episodes) giving “a perfect illusion of time travel” and delivering “nuances both obvious and subtle” […]

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Think Floyd

Friday 8 MARCH 2019 Woodville Auditorium Think Floyd This extraordinary band, dubbed the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience, are renowned for their stunning celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest bands. Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason describes the band as “Brilliant! – They are really good.”  In a recent interview on LBC the drummer commended Think Floyd and rather generously called them “better than we are”. 2019 celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Wall, one of the best selling […]

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Shivers

Saturday 9 MARCH 2019 Woodville Auditorium Shivers A trio of delightfully thrilling new ghost stories, set to the haunting sounds of the violin. The Book of Darkness & Light contains within it some of the most chilling tales ever told. Supernatural mysteries stir from its pages. You feel a prickle on your neck. Your blood stills. A monstrous thing creeps in the shadows. Is it all in your mind? A trick of the light? Or something far more sinister? One […]

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A Thousand Faces

Thursday 14 MARCH 2019 Woodville Auditorium A Thousand Faces A bold dance-theatre featuring Amina Khayyam using ang abhinaya , A THOUSAND FACES subverts imagery of Bollywood beauty and Hollywood glamour to explore the objectification of women in indiscriminate abuse and violence. “Beautifully choreographed, flawlessly executed and left the audience breathlesse” PULSE MAGAZINE “A powerful hard-hitting emotional production that had integrity, honesty and reality at its core” BBC  “A triumph… we were all spellbound”
 
 “Extraordinary theatre piece”  AUDIENCE Ang Abhinaya is […]

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Dear Zoo

15 – 16 March 2019 Woodville Auditorium Dear Zoo Running Time: 55 mins. No interval. Children over the age on 18 months must have their own ticket. After a successful debut tour, Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book returns to the stage in 2019! Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. This production will delight all those […]

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Oh! What A Feeling

Sunday 17 MARCH 2019 Woodville Auditorium Oh! What A Feeling A high octane show celebrating the music of; LIONEL RICHIE & THE COMMODORES ‘OH! WHAT A FEELING!’ – Winner of ‘BEST NEWCOMER’ in 2018 at the ‘NATIONAL TRIBUTE MUSIC AWARDS’ and voted ‘OFFICIAL UK NO.1’ by ‘The Agents Association of Great Britain’ is back in 2019 with a stellar line-up of world class musicians including Talon’s own Jonny Miller and the awesome  talent of Malcolm Pitt in this high octane […]

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Stan’s Disco

Saturday 23 MARCH 2019 Woodville Auditorium Stan’s Disco Dance the night away at our 70s, 80s and 90s disco night. Playing the best songs from 3 decades!

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Nest

Tuesday 26 MARCH 2019 Woodville Studio Theatre Nest A stunning multi-sensory experience for pre-walking babies and their parents and carers. Unfolding in a custom-build performance tent, NEST takes audiences on a journey through the seasons, using playful poetry, song, captivating movement and tactile and sensory play. Gentle, surprising and magical. Audiences say: ‘Exceptional…every single element was spot on‘ ‘There was a sense of wonder and excitement. My child was enchanted‘ ‘The best half hour of my child’s life!‘

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David Starkey: Henry VIII

Thursday 28 MARCH 2019 Woodville Auditorium David Starkey: Henry VIII Henry VIII, like a colossus, bestrides the history of our country. He invented the idea of British uniqueness; in fact, the Reformation could be defined as the first Brexit, when his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty. In this talk David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign to examine his tumultuous personal life, which pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of […]

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The Jungle Book

15 APRIL – 16 April 2019 Woodville Auditorium The Jungle Book From the producers of the smash hit UK tour of Alice in Wonderland, Wicked Productions in association with Jordan Productions present a brand-new hilarious family production of The Jungle Book. The Jungle Book tells the story of Mowgli, a young boy who is raised in the jungle by a family of wolves. When Shere Khan the tiger swears to kill the child, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, agree […]

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Live Cinema: RSC As You Like It

Wednesday 17 APRIL 2019 Paul Greengrass Cinema RSC Live: Antony and Cleopatra Running Time: 2 hrs 5 mins Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

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Bing Live

19 –  21 APRIL 2019 Woodville Auditorium Bing Live Calling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are coming to Gravesend in the first ever Bing stage show! Join Bing, Sula, Coco and Pando as they find out how to tell stories by pretending, dressing-up and singing songs. Flop and Amma are there to help, but in this magical world of make-believe things don’t always go according to plan… Don’t miss the chance to see your little one’s face as their […]

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Shylock

Tuesday 23 APRIL 2019 Woodville Studio Theatre Shylock Running Time: 1 hour 30 mins with interval. ‘The tragic, funny and often unbelievable life of fiction’s most famous Jew’. Is Shylock the Jewish moneylender from The Merchant of Venice a villain or victim? Gareth Armstrong’s award winning solo play confronts these Jewish stereotypes through the eyes of his only friend – and the only other Jewish man in the whole of Shakespeare – Tubal. Promoted to centre stage from his minor […]

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Stewart Francis – Into the Punset

Friday 26 APRIL 2019 Woodville Auditorium Stewart Francis – Into the Punset Please Note: Tickets wil be posted closer to the date of the show Live Nation proudly presents:STEWART FRANCIS: INTO THE PUNSETThe star of ‘Mock the Week‘ and ‘Live at the Apollo‘ embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER!!! See him before he heads off… INTO THE PUNSET.“One of the funniest comedians in the world.” – Craig Ferguson, CBS’ Late Late Show.

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Forbidden Nights

Friday 7 JUNE 2019 Woodville Auditorium Forbidden Nights CIRCUS JUST GOT SEXY!FORBIDDEN NIGHTS are skilled and professionally trained performers, hand-picked from around the UK with charisma, undeniable talent, sparkling personality and honed physiques in equal measure.They can sing, they can dance and they are VERY easy on the eye! Featuring a vocalist, aerial chain artist, acrobats and fire act all delivered with an element of naughtiness but not so naughty that you can’t bring your Granny!The evening is suitable for […]

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James Acaster – COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999

Sunday 9 JUNE 2019 Woodville Auditorium James Acaster – COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 On Sale: Friday 7th December 10am. Little Wander in association with PBJ Management present: One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn’t very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a […]

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