There's lots to look forward to this summer at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford with the new season offering a varied line-up.
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World where dinosaurs come to life on stage in a brand new interactive show for all the family (ages 3+).
Offering great days out for the kids this May, Dinosaur World roars into The Orchard theatre from May 5-6 (three performances only), as part of a major UK Tour.
A brand new Latin and Ballroom dance Show set once again to wow Dartford audiences from May 16-20 with guest star dancers from Strictly Come Dancing. Strictly Come Dancing 2016 professional dancers Katya and Neil Jones with strictly favourite Robin Windsor.
Keep Dancing is a brand new dance show celebrating the ever popular world of Ballroom and Latin dance. Keep Dancing will feature dance stars from Strictly Katya and Neil Jones alongside Strictly favourite Robin Windsor with world-champion Ballroom and Latin Dancers.
Following its smash hit run at London’s Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright’s production of the extraordinary musical, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, is set to thrill audiences once again across the UK and will be in town from May 30 to June 3.
Taking on the iconic role of Eva Perón will be one of musical theatre’s most exciting leading ladies today, Emma Hatton.
She recently finished wowing audiences in the lead role of Elphaba in the West End’s production of Wicked.
Following her smash hit TV series Cruising with Jane McDonald, the showbiz legend and household favourite is extending her Making Memories tour by public demand on June 18.
Exalted as her best show yet, Jane performs audience favourites of self-penned songs such as The Hand That Leads Me to stunning medleys of Cilla’s hits, a nod to her role as Grizabella in Cats and everyone’s favourite disco hits from Boogie Wonderland to Let’s Groove and, of course, her signature hit Dizzy.
Ray Cooney, is celebrating both his eighty-fifth birthday and seventy years in showbiz in 2017.
He is working with producer Tom O’Connell on a brand new season of Ray’s comedies; an updated version of his Olivier-Award-winning Westminster comedy Out of Order, which will be at The Orchard Theatre from June 19-21, with a stellar cast and directed by Cooney himself.
All or Nothing, the new Small Faces musical sensation, will tour the UK in 2017 on its second major outing.
Carol Harrison will play Kay Marriott at certain performances with Stefan Edwards as Kenney Jones, Russell Floyd as Don Arden, Josh Maddison as Ian McLagan, Joseph Peters as Jimmy Winston, Samuel Pope as Young Steve Marriott, Chris Simmons as Steve Marriott and Stanton Wright as Ronnie Lane.
The cast also includes Daniel Beales, Sophia Behn, Melissa Brown-Taylor, Daisy Darvill, Fran Dearlove, Katie Faye, Alexander Gold, Danielle Johnson and Martin Teall.
The smash hit production of Hairspray will embark on a further major tour and will be in town from August 30 to September 9.
The big, bold and beautiful production of this much loved musical comedy will visit more than 30 venues across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland until early summer 2018.
Featuring the iconic music and lyrics by Academy Award, Tony and Emmy winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Hairspray is directed by Paul Kerryson, with choreography by Drew McOnie.
Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of The Addams Family, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams.
There'll be lots of comedy this season too, with hilarious line-ups featuring some of the UK’s most popular comedians including Henning Wehn, Jon Richardson, Paul Chowdrhy and Joel Dommett to name but a few.
For more information visit orchardtheatre.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 01322 220000.