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Theatre firm to perform at secret location in Chatham

Theatre company to perform in Chatham Credit: Operation Black Antler

A theatre production company is coming to Chatham, offering performances of a different kind in a secret location.

The theatre company “Operation Black Antler” appeared first at Brighton Festival for its world premier and thrilled its audiences by involving them with controversial role-playing of characters. And the chance to literally 'walk in someone else’s shoes.'

Operation Black Antler secret locations are revealed after booking your tickets. Prices vary between £10-15. The shows will be at 19:00 to 20:45, every 15 minutes, on the 23rd , 24th and 25th of June.


Kings Theatre prepares for production of Peter Pan

The theatre is preparing for Peter Pan in July Credit: Kings Theatre

This July, at the Kings Theatre Portsmouth, more than 100 local children, aged between 4-18 years old, will take to the stage to perform Peter Pan.

It’s a huge youth theatre project involving children from many different schools and from all walks of life. The cast have been working hard for the last three months learning lines, lyrics and choreography to get ready for opening night.

Poirot gets in touch with his feminine side

We took him to our hearts as Agatha Christie's much loved Belgian detective Poirot, but now there's a chance to see actor David Suchet as you've never seen him before

All this week he's starring in a new theatre production at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre before it transfers to the West End. And it's not quite what you might Christine Alsford found out when she went to see him.

To prepare for the part, Suchet - who played Poirot on our television screens for 25 years - practised wearing a boned corset at rehearsals.

David Suchet preparing to play Lady Bracknell Credit: Nobby Clark

Poirot's David Suchet takes on a challenging new role

David Suchet in costume for his latest role

The actor David Suchet is currently appearing on stage at the Mayflower in Southampton in one of theatres' most famous roles. The thespian who became a household name playing Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, is now performing in Oscar Wilde's play the 'Importance of Being Earnest'.

Suchet said he was rather shocked at first, when he was asked to star as Lady Bracknell - the first female starring role in his long acting career.

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The spectacle of circus theatre comes to town!

They promise a spectacular show, "filled with magic", combining circus arts with music, dance and theatre.

"Circus Eloize" is coming to the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and the Mayflower in Southampton, and David Johns has been along for a preview.

He spoke to performers Lea Toran Genner and Samuel Charlton.


Starsky & Hutch icon to perform in Fiddler on the Roof

He was a 70's icon who thrilled millions with his daredevil antics and wry humour in Starsky and Hutch. But now Paul Michael Glaser is coming to our region in a totally different role. He is to star in the stage production of Fiddler on the Roof.

But in his real life he has been touched by personal tragedy. His wife Elizabeth caught aids from a blood transfusion and passed it onto their baby daughter. Sadly, they both died.

Paul, who chaired the aids foundation for eight years, told Fred why we must not become complacent just because of new drugs to combat the disease.

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