Lemn Sissay – Something Dark

Lemn Sissay is really funny. Even when talking about difficult subjects. Like being adopted, rejected by his foster family, and embarking out to find family and his place in the world. The man can tell a tale, and does so brilliantly in his reading of his one man show Something Dark. Although this show atContinue reading “Lemn Sissay – Something Dark”

War Horse at The Marlowe

You’ll cry.’ I was told. You’d certainly have to have a hard heart not to be moved by War Horse. Opening its 10th anniversary UK tour at Canterbury’s The Marlowe Theatre, the National Theatre’s production really is drama at its finest. Directed by Marianne Elliot and Tom Morris, Nick Stafford’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s bookContinue reading “War Horse at The Marlowe”

Creed of Spies

Bold, innovative and thrilling, The Marlowe Theatre’s Creed of Spies is a new and exciting step for the theatre and city. An immersive performance In Canterbury’s secret places, it’s part promenade, part parkour, and fuses story and fact with history and modernity to create something special. The Marlowe Youth Theatre’s exhilarating new community production explores theContinue reading “Creed of Spies”

Dancing Queens and Flared Seams – Mamma Mia Live!

The audience are warned – ‘this show contains white lycra.’ But what else would you expect from Abba? Mamma Mia! is now in its eighteenth year, and shows no signs of slowing down. At Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre one summer evening we’re transported to a Greek island where a wedding is about to place, but even underContinue reading “Dancing Queens and Flared Seams – Mamma Mia Live!”

Sister Act at The Marlowe Theatre

‘I’m so fabulous!’ announces Alexandra Burke, arriving on stage as Delores Van Cartier, soul singer in downtown Detroit. But in Sister Act The Musical, it’s only when she’s joined by her sisters and dons the habit of Sister Mary Clarence that things really perk up, and the performance is lifted from an everyday service to somethingContinue reading “Sister Act at The Marlowe Theatre”