E M Forster Theatre | Listings June / July 2024

E M Forster Theatre

Listings June – July 2024


Thursday 6th June | 7.30pm | £20

The nation’s favourite sitcom returns!
The boys are delighted to be back at their favourite theatre, the EM Forster Theatre, with three newly
adapted episodes.
Two actors, two microphones, over twenty-five characters – and lots of sound effects!
The Dad’s Army Radio Show brings Perry and Croft’s classic BBC comedy to life in this highly acclaimed
stage production. Three episodes of the popular sitcom – adapted for radio for the very first time – are
hilariously and lovingly enacted on stage by two master performers – complete with sound effects, vintage
music and all your favourite Perry and Croft characters and catchphrases.


Saturday 8th June | 2.00pm | Pay What You Can

Join us for a family singalong of the brilliant 2021 Disney movie, Encanto!
The film tells the story of the extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live in the mountains of Colombia in a
magical house in a vibrant city, in a wonderful, enchanted place called Encanto.
This year, we are trialling a new way to pay. When booking, you’ll see that you can pay what you can for your
ticket to join us for what is sure to be a magical afternoon. All ticket proceeds benefit Hospices of Hope
and their work ensuring children and adults live and die with dignity and without pain, no matter where they


Saturday 8th June | 7pm | £5 – £20

Library Gardens at Tonbridge School
Pedalling from venue to venue with all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes, the
HandleBards are a four-strong troupe of actors who are spending the summer bringing environmentally
sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK.
Join the troupe in the library gardens at Tonbridge School for a bicycle-powered production of
Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’ like you’ve never seen before. When two sets of estranged twins are
brought together on the same island, this classic comedy takes hold, with mistaken identity, music and
manic costume changes a plenty.
This is an outdoor production, so please bring a chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for
the weather!


Sunday 16th June | 11am & 2pm | £12

Long Nose Puppets return to Tonbridge with a story about friendship and true magic.
When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are
inspired to put on the world’s greatest magic show! But HOW do you make real magic happen? What
ingredients do you need and who can help them?
Along the way they encounter some fabulous characters; a transformative moth, a giant singing frog, an
artistic spider and a sassy glow-worm who all help to create their dream.


Friday 21st June | 7.30pm | £14

We welcome three of the best comedians on the circuit, and these monthly nights are always popular. Be
sure to check our website for full line up details which will be published soon.


Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th June | 7.30pm | £6, £2 concessions

Tonbridge School presents this Junior Production of ‘A Monster Calls.’
Directed with a keen focus on the transformative power of storytelling, this production brings to life the
poignant tale of Conor O’Malley as he navigates grief, loss, and the complexities of growing up. Step into a
world where imagination meets reality and be swept away on a journey that blurs the lines between fantasy
and truth.
Audiences are invited to explore the profound impact of stories, reminding us of all of the enduring magic
found within the narratives that shape our lives.


Thursday 4th July | 7.30pm | £17, £12 dance school groups

Experience the magic of Ballet Central as it returns in 2024. The Ballet Central tour presents captivating
works by acclaimed choreographers, performed by dance talents from the renowned Central School of
Ballet as they step into their professional careers. Enjoy the grace and power of classical ballet alongside
dynamic contemporary dance.
Programme highlights include the final act of Petipa’s Coppélia, a celebration of classical ballet staged by
Adela Ramirez, with the stunning score by Leo Delibes. Two newly commissioned works make their debut:
Jules Cunningham’s Stay On It, a contemporary work to a rhythmic track by minimalist composer Julius
Eastman; and Carolyn Bolton’s Night Flight v2.0, a high energy ballet with striking lines and celestial
formations set to a new score by Philip Feeney. Daniel Davidson’s recent work, I think we’re on different
planets, is a moving evocation of heartache and our yearning for connection. With a 40-year history of
delivering loved performances, this mixed bill is sure to enchant its audiences.


Thursday 18th July | 11am and 1pm | £13
Friday 19th July | 10am and 11.30am | £13

Outdoor Performance at Tonbridge School
If you could change anything on your bicycle, what would it be? A comfy new saddle? An ice cream maker?
Rocket boosters?!
When Mrs Armitage goes out for a ride with her trusty dog Breakspear, she decides her bicycle needs
improvement. With a new horn, a picnic hamper…and a sail, will Mrs Armitage manage to keep her bicycle
in one piece or will her crazy contraption prove too much to handle?
Adapted from Quentin Blake’s classic tale, Scoot Theatre present a 40-minute interactive, energetic show,
celebrating the joy of getting outdoors and being active. Featuring live music, puppetry and physical
comedy, we celebrate the power of imagination and the importance of resilience.
Co-produced with Farnham Maltings, with additional support from Arts Partnership Surrey. Mrs Armitage on
Wheels has recently been adapted for the BBC. Watch the animated special and others from ‘Quentin Blake’s
Box of Treasures’ on BBC iPlayer.