Theatre news

PUBLISHED: 16:43 04 February 2009 | UPDATED: 17:19 16 August 2010

A LAUNCH production of a new amateur theatre company is to open next Thursday (12).

A LAUNCH production of a new amateur theatre company is to open next Thursday (12).

Burning Down the House, a theatre company founded last November by Caron Kehoe and Head of Drama at Hayes School Chris Gunning, present Death and the Maiden until Saturday, February 14.

The debut production of the Ariel Dorfman play about a society struggling to come to terms with post-dictatorship democracy, is to take place at the Hayes School Drama Studio in west Common Road, Hayes.

The play is taking place as part of the school's Arts College community program with recent graduates stage managing alongside pupils in the 'Tech Club' who will operate lighting and sound.

Tickets for the 7.45pm performance are £6 (£4 concessions) and available from the box office on 07775 646935.

ELVIS impersonator Rob Kingsley will perform The King's classic rock n roll numbers at the Woodville Halls next Friday (13).

Vision of Elvis is lined up as part of the Gravesend Reporter winter/spring season, tickets are £16 (concessions £15).

If it is a sing-a-long you're after, get ready for a screening of Hairspray where audience members are invited to join in.

Taking place this Saturday (7), the film starring John Travolta as Edna Turnblad, will have lyrics on screen for the sing-a-long and a live host to lead the audience through the special moments.

Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended, tickets are £12.

Call the box office on 01474 337774 or go to

A PINK Floyd tribute band us returning to the Orchard Theatre tomorrow (6) at 7.45pm.

Think Floyd, dubbed 'the definitive Pink Floyd experience', make a stop in Dartford as part of their 2009 tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Wall.

Tickets are £16.50 and £17.50 plus a booking fee, call the box office on 01322 220000 or go to

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