FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 11-19
Thursday NOVEMBER 16
Friday NOVEMBER 17
ROSS & RACHEL
at St. George's Hall, Ramsgate. Ages 16+
James Fritz' dark comedy about a dysfunctional relationship and mortality. James Fritz's mind-bending heart-breaking dark comedy about the ‘Ross and Rachel’ syndrome - what happens when best friends get together and stay together? The disquieting 'duologue' is performed solo and written by Olivier-nominee and Critics Circle ‘Most Promising Playwright’ winner James Fritz.
Friday November 17, 5PM
MAKING IT HAPPEN -
HOW TO TOUR THEATRE
at Archive Homestore, Ramsgate
East Kent theatre practitioners and enthusiasts are invited to a pre-show (Ross & Rachel) networking/information sharing Salon.
The event will include a talk and Q&A with visiting and local producers. You can also expect drinks, snacks and excellent tunes from local D.Js.
Saturday NOVEMBER 18, 7PM
THE CASTLE BUILDER
at Theatre Royal Margate, Ages 12+
“The Castle Builder is a wonderful advertisement for the DIY lo-fi ethos of Outsider Art. Behind all the fun and frolics is a serious message. Art is not just for galleries. Art is everywhere, and we are all artists. Seize the moment, comrades! Make art not war!”
Dorothy Max Prior, Total Theatre
Saturday November 18,
10.30AM, 1.30PM, & 4.30PM
Sunday November 19,
10.30AM & 1.30PM
ALMOST ALWAYS MUDDY
at Foyle Room, Turner Contemporary
Join the team of Almost Always Muddy in their Junk Yard playground of treasures and build them a place to tell their story. Almost Always Muddy is an immersive story-telling experience. The Foyle Room at Turner Contemporary will be filled with pallets, tubes, ropes, nets, fabric, materials with which you can build the places stories can happen. The Almost Always Muddy team of improvisers will tThen see transform your creation transformed into a theatrical storytelling adventure, with live music, live making and special effects.
FESTIVAL LAUNCH WEEKENDER!
Saturday November 11
WE ARE NEARLY NORMAL
at Westwood Cross, Ages 5+
We are nearly normal are you?
Expect the unexpected at Westwood Cross. Look out for Thanet’s very own Bottle Dog Agility Team, our Eccentric Explorers and The Flight Crew from Kent’s premier perambulatory airline.
Also premiering our very own, very new very old #MadVentureVan. Drop in to say hello, have a look around and take part in some creative silliness.
Friday 10 & Saturday 11 November 7.30pm
Fuel, in association with Stratford Circus Arts Centre,
presents Gyre & Gimble’s
THE HARTLEPOOL MONKEY
written by Carl Grose
at Theatre Royal Margate, ages 10+
An adventure story for sea dogs and landlubbers, children and adults alike.
A French ship runs aground off the coast of England. Only a cabin girl and the ship’s mascot, a chimpanzee, survive and make it to shore. But the townsfolk mistake the monkey, in its military uniform, for a spy, and condemn him to a life-or-death trial. What will the verdict be – and can the local children save the day?
MAKE YOUR OWN PUPPET MONKEY WORKSHOP - FREE NOW SOLD OUT
Saturday 11 November 2pm, Turner Contemporary - Family workshop - Up to 25 participants- Ages 10+
In groups of 3, families will have the opportunity to make a chimp puppet using the Gyre and Gimble technique. Attendees will be able to purchase £5 for the evening performance.
image: Jemima Yong
FESTIVAL LAUNCH SUNDOWNER!
Sunday November 11, all day
at Tom Thumb Theatre, Ages 16+
Workshops: 1.30pm & 3.30pm Sundowner 7pm
Our launch event investigates and celebrates creative partnerships in all their curious forms. Expect the unexpected, as the combined imaginations of some of Thanet’s creative community are let loose!
Please join us for workshops and performances from local performance couple Ray Prendergast and Lennie where, via their current research project 'pink suits' you can explore themes of identity, gender and fantasy.
The evening event sees Ray and Lennie joined by Theatre Network Thanet and local performers The Lunatraktors and Tom Adams. See you at the Tom Thumb Theatre's smashing bar!
OPERA FOR ALL
Wednesday NOVEMBER 15
SEMELE MASH UP
at St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate,
FREE, Ages 5+
At the end of Garsington’s Opera For All programme spending two weeks in Thanet working with eight secondary and primary schools, students come together with the soloist singers, professional composers, directors and opera singers for a performance starring pupils from all the schools.