Brighten up your winter with a trip to the theatre
28th December 2009
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The new Marlowe Theatre Production Company are still hosting stunning performances in Canterbury, despite the rather major redecorating job the theatre is currently undergoing.
I've spotted a couple of great performances for the New Year, but for full listings, check out their website.

The Marriage of Figaro
Conducted by David Flood   Produced by Penelope Martin-Smith 
In support of the New Marlowe Theatre Development Trust

Canterbury Cathedral Garden Opera presents by popular demand a rare winter performance of its acclaimed production of Mozart’s masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro. 

“....a triumph of home-grown talent. Mozart was played and presented with real love and skill. Evenings like this of such simple enchantment are not readily found.”   Stephen Barlow (International Conductor)

The cast, entirely made up of local talent, comprises professional, semi-professional and student singers, all of whom have a connection with the Cathedral community. The performance was first staged last summer in the garden of the Deanery and was so well received that it was repeated a few weeks later. 

The opera is presented in English and using the format with narrations by the character of Antonio, the gardener. For those familiar with some of our local soloists, there will be faces and voices to recognise, perhaps in unusual guise!

Sunday 10th January 6pm

Venue: Kent College Chapel, Canterbury

Tickets: £15

The world-famous Russian Ice Stars will take you on a magical journey to the heart of the best loved fairytale of all time, Snow White, on ice.

The original story of an enchanted mirror, a beautiful girl, the ultimate Prince Charming and a shiny red apple, comes to life on ice, with ballet, gymnastics and aerial aerobatics to create a breathtaking and mesmerising experience.

This spellbinding show promises to be both lavish and spectacular, dazzling with a sheer beauty and elegance that will thrill the whole family.

The brand new Marlowe Theatre Arena makes for a suitably spectacular venue.

Wednesday 20 -Sunday 24 January
Wed - Sat eves 7.30pm
Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm
Sun 1.30pm & 5.30pm

Venue: The Marlowe Theatre Arena, Kingsmead, Canterbury

Wed - Thu eves:   £23.50, £21.50, £18, £13.50
Thu mat:  £21, £18, £13.50
All other perfs: £25, £23, £19.50, £15

Children under 16 years: Tickets half price (Wed & Thu perfs)
FOM: £3 off top two prices (Wed eves, Thu mat)
Usual concessions £2 off all prices for all performances
Schools: All tickets £10 (Wed and Thu perfs)


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