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 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 
Box office : 01304 370220

Monday 13th Nov 2017 at 2.30pm
The Queens Theatre Hornchurch 
Box office : 01708 443333
From Tipperary to Flanders Fields - A Katapult Production

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
where everthing is not quite as it seems
A Commemoration of World War I 
1914-1918  in Words and Music  

St Giles Church, Tottenham Court Road WC2H 8LG
on Armistice Day WEd Nov 11th at 7.30pm

 review of the sell out performance at Jermyn St
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 
29 Romilly Street Soho 
when you come to see the show  
An exciting new dramatizing the lives of two famous singers from a past era
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.  

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 
11-15 March 2014
Epsom Playhouse March 27th 2014
Rochester Victoria - 30/31 May 2014 
Woodville Halls Gravesend -  27 July 2014

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"
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