Current production

From Tipperary To Flanders Fields

The Avenue Theatre Sittingbourne

From Tipperary to Flanders Fields - Saturday 11th November 2017 at 7.30pm

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE (takes you to online booking page - 6.5% booking fee applicable)

Box Office:- 01795 471140

Sunday Nov 12th Novemebr at 4pm

The Astor Theatre Deal

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Monday 13th Nov 2017 at 2.30pm

The Queens Theatre Hornchurch

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Created by Kent based professional company Katapult in the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 and performed continuously ever since, this show takes the audience on a journey through the experience of the conflict through songs, poetry, readings and drama. It tells the stories of some of the women who became nurses, bus drivers, factory workers or entertainers, as well as reflecting on the experience for combatants and civilians.

Tipperary to Flanders Fields is funny, entertaining and full of information about the lives of the people whose work is included in the show. But it also aims to thought provoking and moving, adding a deeper understanding of war and its consequences. The performance now includes original film footage of the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Many of the songs of that period continued to be popular for a long time and the audience will have the chance to join in on some of the choruses. In fact the music in the show is very wide ranging, going from the English composer Henry Purcell via Victorian Music Hall favourites to the American Irving Berlin.

Tickets £15.00 adults, £13.00 concessions (over 60), £10.00 students ON SALE NOW

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE (takes you to online booking page - 6.5% booking fee applicable)

Box Office:- 01795 471140

Sarah Thorne Memorial Theatre

Broadstairs 8th Oct 2016

played to full house

at The Astor Theatre Deal

Fri 11th March 2016

The Frogman and The Diva

a new musical comedy farce

opening Sat 10th Oct 2015 at 7.30pm

world premiere

www.sarahthorne-theatreclub.co.uk

where everthing is not quite as it seems

A Commemoration of World War I

1914-1918 in Words and Music

IT'S A LONG LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY FROM FLANDERS FIELDS

at

St Giles Church, Tottenham Court Road WC2H 8LG

on Armistice Day WEd Nov 11th at 7.30pm

www.stgilesonline.org

review of the sell out performance at Jermyn St

Cast:

Julia Burnett

Marie Kelly

Alan Simons

Ann Lindsey Wickens

Carol-Anne Wells (Musical Director)

Michael Thomas (Director)

http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/review-on-the-halls-tristan-bates-theatre/ of

ON THE HALLS by Michael Thomas 

EXCLUSIVE DINING PACKAGE at WORLD FAMOUS KETTNER'S

29 Romilly Street Soho

when you come to see the show

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An exciting new dramatizing the lives of two famous singers from a past era

ON THE HALLS PROMO

BY Tony Currell

On The Halls has been specially written for Kent based company KATAPULT Productions for their current by Dover based drama director and writer Michael Thomas. It tells the of Marie Lloyd and Vesta Tilley, two performers who dominated the halls for a period of nearly forty years up to the early 1920s. These women were famous and often controversial stars both at and abroad in Africa.and Australia. One always performed dressed as a man. The other had a complicated and sometimes violent love life that she courageously worked into her . 

Many of those songs have remained popular favourites to this day and are included in the show. There is a whole sequence devoted to Vesta Tilley’s song that encouraged thousands of young men to for service in what became the Great War. On The Halls tells the story of aspects of English a hundred years ago in a powerfully dramatic way.  

But Marie and Vesta could not just rely on songs to be successful. They also had to be funny,clever and inventive. They needed new material all the time, and in the case of Marie Lloyd in particular they had to be sexy and a bit suggestive.  

On The Halls shows how these two women’s different evolved and how they had to overcome very different challenges in becoming the superstars of their day. 

The cast of On TheHalls includes

Marie Kelly as Marie Lloyd,

Ann Lindsey Wickens as VestaTilley,

Brian Withstandley as the Chairman and George V,

Duncan Woodruff as various husbands and Queen Mary, and

Josiah Rose as theatre manager Walter de Frece and a very moral Victorian lady. Musical Director is Laurene Payne .

To enjoy this brilliant new come and be prepared to laugh, cry and sing (yes sing!) in roughly equal measures.

Performances

Sept 28th 29th 2013 at The Sarah Thorne Theatre Club Broadstairs The Arden Faversham 18/19 Oct at 7.45pm

The Astor Deal -

Nov 3rd 2013

The Marlborough Theatre Jan 25th 2014

TRISTAN BATES THEATRE TOWER ST LONDON W1

11-15 March 2014

Epsom Playhouse March 27th 2014

Rochester Victoria - 30/31 May 2014

Woodville Halls Gravesend - 27 July 2014

by

SCOTT SPARKS STAR SHOTS 

Concert performance London July 22nd 2013

The Concert Artists Association Garrick Room

20 Bedford Street Covent at 8pm - played to a capacity audience who "loved every minute" "you made us laugh and cry and had us enthralled" strong performances - especially the ladies" "can't wait to see the full show"