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Sent: 09 February 2009 08:44
Subject: February's Finest at The Central Theatre

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Hello and welcome to the February update about what's happening at The Central Theatre, Chatham.

January saw the end of our record-breaking panto, starring King of the Jungle Joe Swash. It also saw the beginning of
Screen Classics, a monthly journey through the vaults of timeless cinema. The opening film, It's a Wonderful Life was a great success, earning spontaneous applause as the final credits rolled.

Read on to find out what's next on the silver screen and uncover some live delights as the season moves into top gear. Make The Central Theatre yours this spring -
book your seats now


Sarah Williamson The City of London Sinfonia returned on Sunday, 8 February with its classical blend of fine programming.

Featuring the elegance of Mozart's Divertimento, a Latin tango by Piazzolla, the bohemian charm of Dvorak and Finzi's playful Clarinet Concerto. Sarah Williamson, former BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist (left), took the lead role.

From Thursday, 12 to Saturday, 14 February a dramatic season of plays kicks off with Chekhov's funny and touching masterpiece, The Cherry Orchard. The Thursday performance includes an after-show chance to meet the people behind the play.

The Cherry Orchard is part of our aCT now! season which also includes Oliver Twist  - 23-25 February, La Ronde 24 February and Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking30 March to 1 April. Book for at least three plays by 14 February and tickets will cost just 9. Normal price 16.


Escape to the movies this February break...there's riotous entertainment for children from Monday, 16 February to Saturday, 21 February with Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

The month closes with a spectacular performance from Think Floyd, capturing live the sonic exploration and visual brilliance of the original four-piece.  

The music continues on the main stage on Thursday, 5 March as The Illegal Eagles return to Chatham.

On Friday, 6 March we are proud to host, for the first time, Mock the Week regular and former Spitting Image writer Andy Parsons for a night of uplifting comedy.   

For full listings, times, ticket prices and more information on all shows, download the spring 2009 brochure.


Friday, 6 March
Andy Parsons

Sunday, 15 March
Go West - by Request

Saturday, 21 March
The Tales of Peter Rabbit

Saturday, 28 March
The Solid Silver 60s Show

Friday, 24 - Saturday, 25 April
The Naked Truth

See the Spring brochure for times, ticket prices and more information 

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Andy Parsons

Screen Classics at The Central Theatre

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The Screen Classics season continues on Tuesday, 10 February with Manhattan, Woody Allen's beautiful, black and white snap-shot of paranoia and romanticism.

NEW - share, discuss, discover - become a member of Screen Classics on Facebook.  We'll keep you updated via the wall and use your comments for next season's programme. Just visit the Screen Classics page and become a fan.


Summer season preview... 
The Shaolin Warriors come to Medway as part of their first UK tour. This breathtaking performance features 22 Kung Fu masters, showcasing rarely-seen feats of agility, strength and skill.   

Friday, 8 May -
book now.


Every month we will offer a pair of tickets to any show of your choice (depending on availability). Simply answer the following question and the winner will be drawn at random and announced in next month's issue.

In May we welcome one of the biggest chart-topping bands of the 1970s, whose last UK number one was Dreadlock Holiday. Name the band.  
Answers on an email - please remember to provide your name and contact details. 


Download the Spring 2009 Central Theatre brochure 

Until next time, happy theatre going... 

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