13th & 14th DECEMBER - CHRISTMAS AT KEW

This winter, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew will transform into an enchanted winter wonderland as the much-anticipated Christmas at Kew returns once again. After the staggering success of the last four years, Kew has once again teamed up with entertainment promoter Raymond Gubbay Ltd to create a brand new illuminated trail around the Gardens with over 1 million twinkling lights.
                   

Witness Kew’s magnificent landscape come alive with over one million twinkling lights

  • Encounter an array of mesmerising illuminated installations along the trail
  • A brand-new trail through the Gardens that is bigger and brighter than ever before

We can expect a magical world that will fill hearts with seasonal cheer. The festive adventure will begin with a path lit by hundreds of illuminated globes winding through glittering trees dripping with silvery shards of light, snowflakes and stars. Children and adults alike will delight at the enthralling sound of a chorus of Singing Trees as they head towards perhaps one of Kew’s most stunning attractions, its glistening lake. Visitors will witness an ethereal underwater display of glowing lights as they stroll over the famous ‘Sackler Crossing’ bridge.

As the winter trail comes to an end, visitors will be greeted by the scent of mulled wine, mince pies and other festive foods from a variety of enticing stalls at Victoria Plaza.

We will be leaving Kingshill at approximately 4.30pm and expect to arrive back at 9.15pm

Cost inclusive of entrance and coach and gratuities £31

Reserve your place now as seats are limited

Payment with reservation please and as usual either by cheque payable to “Kings Hill U3A Social Acct” and mailed to Mark Richards or by bank transfer to the following account

Account: Kings Hill U3A Social Acct, Number: 00024944, Sort: 40 52 40

SUNSET BOULEVARD - 18th April 2018

WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL 2018 – MARLOWE THEATRE

2.30PM MATINEE PERFORMANCE

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning masterpiece.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning masterpiece Sunset Boulevard, starring Ria Jones, who received standing ovations every night when performing the role at the London Coliseum as Norma Desmond, comes to Canterbury.

One of the all-time great musicals, Sunset Boulevard is a compelling story of romance and obsession, based on Billy Wilder’s legendary film, with Don Black and Christopher Hampton’s wonderful book and lyrics.

In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world. Persuaded to work on Norma’s ‘masterpiece’, a film script that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras, he is seduced by her and her luxurious life-style. Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free, with dramatic consequences.

With its much-loved score (including Sunset Boulevard, With One Look, The Greatest Star Of All and The Perfect Year) performed with full orchestra, this “majestic, mesmerizing and teasingly seductive” (Evening Standard) production promises to be a spectacular evening.

Cost inclusive of top stalls seat, coach, and driver’s gratuity - £51

Reserve your place now as seats are limited

Payment due with booking either by cheque payable to “Kings Hill U3A Social Acct” and mailed to Mark Richards or by bank transfer to the following account

Account: Kings Hill U3A Social Acct, Number: 00024944, Sort: 40 52 40

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FLASHDANCE - 21st June 2018

THURSDAY 21ST JUNE 2018 – MARLOWE THEATRE

2.30PM MATINEE PERFORMANCE

Dance like you’ve never danced before!

Flashdance tells the story of 18–year-old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer.

Based on the Paramount Pictures film (screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds.

Prepare to be blown away by an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score, including the smash hits Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock and Roll and the sensational title track Flashdance… What A Feeling.

Produced by the award-winning team at Selladoor Productions (Footloose and Avenue Q), Runaway Entertainment (Lazarus and Guys and Dolls), and Matthew Cundy (Footloose and Murder Ballad).

Cost inclusive of top stalls seat, coach, and driver’s gratuity - £46

Reserve your place now as seats are limited

Payment due with booking either by cheque payable to “Kings Hill U3A Social Acct” and mailed to Mark Richards or by bank transfer to the following account

Account: Kings Hill U3A Social Acct, Number: 00024944, Sort: 40 52 40

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