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Look Back in Anger - Trinity Theatre - February 2017
Lisa Beaumont: The drama felt current and relevant the acting was intense and powerful. Attention to detail was evident in both the set design and costumes, a high standard as usual from TTC.
Bruce McMichael: Written over 50 years ago, this play changed British theatre forever with writer John Osbourne leading the Angry Young Men of the 1950s. This production by the Trinity Theatre Club puts in a solid performance, bringing in the tensions and complexities of relationships for the contemporary audience. Set in one room, the scenery is well well designed and laid out. Acting great, especially as cast playing generally unlikable characters. Well worth watching!
Quirky Tree Celebration - Rusthall - February 2017
Lisa Beaumont: A fun uplifting day of performances and activities, an unusual outdoor event in February worked well with participation and refreshments, a fun way to access the arts.
Merry Opera: Eat, Drink, Love! - Opera House - February 2017
@daveybarnett: An inspired smorgasbord of songs served with a generous portion of humour makes for a delicious show by @MerryOpera perfect for the @OperaHouseTW stage.
Cinderella by Rodgers & Hammerstein - Trinity Theatre - December 2016
Mel Wickenden: Another great show from Trinity. Talented cast. Great choreography. Live music. Puppeteers! Mix this together for a Christmas delight. 10/10
The Tale of the Pig - St Barnabas School - April 2015
@TheKingLobotomy: Hilarious and magical retelling of Romanian fairy tale. Zipped along with energy and wit. If anything it ended too soon. Recommended.
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Assembly Hall Theatre - November 2014
@SnappyDavid: A faced paced evening of music and song, covered very professionally, I would recommend.
@daveybarnett: A high energy show with excellent performances from leads & ensemble. Some bizarre twists in a well known story ensure a toe-tapping evening.
@CarolynTGray: A techni-coloured extravaganza of songs and hand-clapping .. with surprises .. and with beards on-trend too.. #Joseph #WellWorthIt
The Government Inspector - Trinity Theatre - October 2014
@samuelmarlow: A merciless and uncomfortable satire of civil service corruption and the immunity of privilege. Excellently performed, masterfully directed.
Dreamboats and Miniskirts - Assembly Hall Theatre - September 2014
daveybarnett: A storyline led by the songs available may not appeal but this is delivered with enthusiasm by a young & talented ensemble. Like 60s music? You'll love this!
La Boheme - Trinity Theatre - September 2014
@daveybarnett: Excellent production of this 19th c love story in a modern day setting. Worked well. And good performances from the whole cast. Enjoyable.
By Jeeves - Trinity Theatre - August 2014
Pauline Southcombe: Absolutely first class production. Terrific cast and a totally amazing and amusing Bertie Wooster. So good we could have watched it again.
Mel Wickenden: By Jeeves, what an amazing show? The cast were superb. The comedy was delivered in a delightful manner. Where do we find such wonderful talent? Congratulations John Martin on a job well done. I cannot think of anything to criticise on what was a perfect evening of entertainment. Go see it if you can, you will not be disappointed!
Evita - Assembly Hall Theatre - June 2014
@daveybarnett: The life, loves & death of Eva peron, well staged with polished performances from a good cast ably lead by @MadalenaAlberto as #Evita
TTC: The Accrington Pals - Trinity Theatre - April 2014
George Thomas: Painfully dull production, not very well done. Avoid.
@samuelmarlow: Though only watched from the wings, a strong cast deliver some potent performances in this sombre, but occasionally funny WWI drama.
TWODS: Oliver! - Assembly Hall Theatre - April 2014
@SDElsden: "Please Sir, can I have some more". @TWODSLtd production of #Oliver! picked my pocket and heartstrings last night. Fagin stole the show.
@samuelmarlow: Enthusiastic musical numbers and impressive set compensates for hesitant dramatic scenes between songs.
Imelda May - Assembly Hall Theatre - March 2014
@daveybarnett: A great performance by Imelda May tonight. Fantastic voice mixed with a rockabilly vibe. Ably supported by BB Bloater's blues. More please.
Amy Pilcher: Socks well and truly danced off to the incredible @ImeldaOfficial. What a fabulous show!
Ian Bird: An excellent version of a great musical. A "must watch" performance - so get your tickets before it finished. I will definitely go again.
TTC: Table Manners - Trinity Theatre - February 2014
@samuelmarlow: One of the nice things about TTC is the range of plays they perform. After the excellent Madness... comes a fun and silly couple of hours.
Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong - Assembly Hall Theatre - February 2014
Sarah Bond: Wow! Superb, harrowing, tearjerking WWI Birdsong @ahttw literally blew me out of my seat. EVERY school should see it!
Elaine Barnett: Powerful moving emotional drama. Wonderful acting making great use of a well thought out set. Great leads and music. Lovely to see Peter Duncan!
@CaroynTGray: If you have chance to get a ticket, go along @birdsongthetour @ahttw - even if you leave dry eyed you will leave pondering #WW1 #100years
@RachelLK: Very impressed with @birdsongthetour - staging and production was excellent. And I got to see Peter Duncan! @ahttw
@mrsankertw: Fantastic production of Birdsong at @ahttw - thoroughly recommended.
Caroline Dressel: A fabulous production in every way!
@daveybarnett: A story of love & loss in the tunnels & trenches of WW1. A complex tale well told, with strong performances from all. Theatre at it's best.
Festival of the Spoken Nerd - Trinity Theatre - February 2014
@daveybarnett: #SpokenNerd 01010011 01000011 01001001 01000101 01001110 01000011 01000101 00100000 00100110 00100000 01000110 01010101 01001110
Secret Sunday Brunch: Son of Kirk, Emma Jane, Annaca - Trinity Theatre - January 2014
@daveybarnett: A lovely way to spend a wet & windy Sunday morning and good value to boot. The 3 varied acts where all excellent. Watch out for the next one.
Dave McKean: A Retrospective - TW Library, Museum & Art Gallery - January 2014
Caroline Derrick: Wonderful exhibition, dark & exciting a must see for lots of reasons one being something very different for the TWBC art gallery. More please.
@SDElsden: Astonishing originals from every period of McKean's career give fascinating insight into his evolving style & the history of comic art
@daveybarnett: A fine sample of work from internationally reknowned artist & illustrator @DaveMcKean, some nicely dark pieces that demand closer inspection.
@ankertw: A stunningly varied collection of artworks that will encourage many new visitors to our art gallery. Go see it!
Beauty and the Beast - Royal Victoria Hall - December 2013
Helen New: Best panto I've seen, high energy from beginning to end, both kids and adults thoroughly enjoyed it.
@AmyMurtagh: @WickedPantomime absolutely excellent once again, best panto in the area & face ache guaranteed - can't wait for the next show :-)
@KBockerStory: @WickedPantomime was brilliant! Funny, clever, current, magical, old-school proper pantomime. We loved it. Kids loved it.
@CarolynTGray: Fun and laughs, Blowing bubbles, Magical snow, Fire and water, Chart tunes, Traditional gags; if u missed Christmas - See Easter
@ReadCaro: Beauty & the Beast at Southbo' is such a treat! I've seen a LOT of pantos but this is pitched just right. Hilarious & emotional.
chYps Carol Concert - Tonbridge - December 2013
@Rachel_Holweger: A magical carol service @chYpsCharity with the amazing @PipofftheTV and jazz singer @TheoJackson photos by @SnappyDavid
Jack & The Beanstalk - Assembly Hall Theatre - December 2013
@TWBC_Green: The usual suspects combine well to deliver a panto spectacular with corny (some new) gags & audience participation. Oh yes they did.
@daveybarnett: Cheeky chappie, dashing hero, distresed princess, vile villan, daft dame, forgetful fairy & daisy the cow all entertain with silly songs & corny jokes! IT'S PANTO TIME!
The BFG - Trinity Theatre - December 2013
@SDElsden: Inventive theatrical effects and a versatile cast effectively bring the classic book to life.
@CarolynTGray: A junior audience member said "That's Magic" "Is that the real Giant?" so does it count if I thought #BFG funny with great effects?
@readcaro: Human beans big and small will be giggling at the antics of the BFG at Trinity this Christmas. Great set and wonderful performances!
@daveybarnett: Interesting mix of actors, puppets & film in this scrumdiddlyumptious telling of Roald Dahl's classic story. A whizz-popping time had by all!
TW PopUp Cinema: Good Vibrations and Cleaning Up - The Forum - December 2013
@CarolynTGray: TW Forum with chairs, heaters, curtains, cushions and nibbles - @twpopupcinema launches with emotional feelgood GOOD VIBRATIONS
Oklahoma! - Assembly Hall Theatre - November 2013
@daveybarnett: Local musical theatre at it's best with top performances from actors & dancers alike in this show about life in the American farmbelt. Yey haa!
@MrNickKnowles: Oklahoma @TWODSLtd is a real success. Fluid, funny, magically musical, a joy. Surely TWODS are the most professional of amateurs.
@CarolynTGray: Beautiful mornings, American accents, Gun shots, Raunchy Dreams, True Love, Persian Pedlar, Laughs and Shocks #Oklahoma! #TWODS
Christmas Lights 2013 with Abi Alton, Micky Parsons & Jordan O'Keefe - Royal Victoria Place - November 2013
Cassandra_MUA: Great event @tw_events xmas switch on, lovely to meet the talented and very lovely @Micky_District3 and @jordyokeefe
Cabaret - Assembly Hall Theatre - November 2013
@babymouncer: I think it was one of the best shows I have seen at @ahttw great production - moving, funny, amazing singing, flawless.
@MrHariCovert: A truly magnificent production of Kaberet with only a brief lederhosen appearance to boot! Very dark and a stunning Emcee performance as well.
@neffy1959: A perfectly marvelous show & a perfectly wonderful Emcee. See you again on Sat Can't wait #lifeisacabararet
@GriffLozza: Excellent show. @siobhandillonuk was simply outstanding as Sally Bowles.
Mel Wickenden: A show not too be missed. Will Young astounds audience along with rest of cast. Excellent makeup / sound / lighting and sets - superb!
@gillydthack: Will Young stars as M.C., travelling tour of Cabaret provides a musical taste of the West End.
@daveybarnett: Decadence & pathos in equal measure delivered with a twinkle in @will_young31's eye. Excellent performances all round. Come to the Kabaret!
@MagsTWells: I thought Will's performance better than Joel Grey's in the film, loved the humour Will brought to the part.
@SallyAllbeury: Cabaret at the Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells. Beg or steal a ticket for it. Incredible.
Dee Kirkwood: Superb performance from Will Young. Excellent night at the theatre - and didn't have to catch the train home. Perfect!
@dennett783: Cabaret was fantastic this evening! @ahttw Will Young was just mesmerising.
RTWCS Choral Concert with Special Guest Violinist Chloe Hanslip - Assembly Hall Theatre - November 2013
Melissa Richards: Amazing! What a treat to have such talent in both the RTWCS Musical Director, Rebecca Miller, and guest soloist Chloe Hanslip. Encore!
Didn't You Used To Be Derek Jacobi - The Beacon - October 2013
Melissa Dalyanci: A fantastically written fast paced show full of humour and pathos. Excellent character changes right before our eyes and all by one man. FAB
The Madness of George III - Trinity Theatre - October 2013
@samuelmarlow: Astonishing performances by the lead cast leads to a harrowing first half, and soulful end. Well worth seeing.
Leading Ladies - Trinity Theatre - August 2013
@LadeezWhoLaunch: Laughed out loud SO many times at Leading Ladies @trinitytheatre tonight, as did audience. You can't beat a great farce. An absolute hoot :)
@daveybarnett: Classic farce, but with trousers intact, plus some Shakespeare on the side all well performed by the ladies & the 'ladies'. Nice ending!
@samuelmarlow: Outstanding! Tremendously funny new comedy from Ken Ludwig. A wonderful vindication of original material. Make sure you see it!
Summer In February - Trinity Theatre - July 2013
@LadeezWhoLaunch: Summer in February, baby in… you do the maths ;) @thatdanstevens is fabulous in beautifully shot true tale of 1913 ménage à trois @tw_events
@CarolynTGray: Nice Q&A session hosted by @SamuelMarlow with #SummerInFebruary screenwriter and producer after film screening @trinitytheatre
@samuelmarlow: Strong film with beautiful locations supported by inclusion of a Q&A with writer and producer (and surprisingly good-looking chairman...)!
Rope - Trinity Theatre - July 2013
Fi: A really interesting play, performed brilliantly by TTC. Both the acting and the technical were very slick and professional. Would recommend
@samuelmarlow: Well performed and interestingly staged but ultimately bleak and un-redemptive tale of vanity, stupidity and murder for its own sake.
Bizz: Fantastic play, and excellently acted. Although sound effects did let it down slightly. Continual rain when there wasn't supposed to be any.
JK: Loved the Hitchcock film, but was pleasantly impressed by the acting. Actors were let down by the ill-timed sound FX though. Worth a look.
Mud - Trinity Theatre - July 2013
@samuelmarlow: A low-key film with numerous excellent performances. Tye Sheridan is one to watch...
Yes, Prime Minister - Assembly Hall Theatre - May 2013
@daveybarnett: Manic machinations over a smorgasbord of subjects ranging from euro jobs to Eurojobs from a magnificant ensemble in this makeover of the much loved 80s sitcom!
@LadeezWhoLaunch: TWellian @fentonstevens's a triumph in Yes, Prime Minister @ahttw! LOLs inc Bernard looking uncannily like famous figure from @TWellsCouncil
@SheLovesTelly: Fab night at Yes, Prime Minister as PM @fentonstevens has funniest breakdown since John Cleese thrashed that car in Fawlty Towers!
@SDElsden: Local comedy legend Mike Fenton-Stevens showed his talent to great effect, though was upstaged by a sublimely brilliant Crispin Redman.
@tw_people: When the Minister for Events seeks a coherent review pertinent to the events of this evening @ahttw the constraints of the 140 character form are insufficient and would be infinitely better served by the creation of a committee headed by a Czar. Until then perhaps you will approve further viewings. #yesprimeminister
Carnaby Street - Assembly Hall Theatre - May 2013
@daveybarnett: A string of well known 60s songs linked through an insubstanial storyline. Some good performances & fans of the music will love the finale.
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert - Assembly Hall Theatre - May 2013
@CllrRogers: Absolutely fabulous! Great music, classic songs, funny writing. Assembly Hall did really well with the staging.
@RevWhoGuest: Took us on an amazing journey to the heart of fabulous. Great feelgood show and the guys are perfectly cast.
Elaine Barnett: Wow! What as fabulous uplifting show. Great leads, amazing costumes. I was smiling from beginning to end. Must see show!
@mayor_twbc: Priscilla Flamboyant, colourful fun show, energetic with lots of laughs. Amazing cast who put on a fantastic performance.
@daveybarnett: OMG! Fabulous Dahling! Spandex, glitter & feathers all the way as 3 drag queens cross Australia. Some fantastic over the top performances.
Pygmalion - Trinity Theatre - April 2013
@samuelmarlow: Extremely funny, warm and well-timed production. The whole cast were excellent with Eliza, Higgins and Doolittle Sr especially worth seeing.
TWODS Presents: The Sound of Music - Assembly Hall Theatre - April 2013
@samuelmarlow: Obviously I'm not its target audience, but all songs performed with enthusiasm by a charismatic cast who were clearly enjoying themselves.
Save The Last Dance For Me - Assembly Hall Theatre - March 2013
@j_dwyer1: A great show, everyone go and see #SaveTheLastDanceForMe
@daveybarnett: A story of interracial relationships set to a backdrop of 60s music in this jukebox musical. Some good performances from the cast. Enjoyable.
The Burlesque Fever Christmas Show - The Forum - December 2012
@imagesred: Fab night @twforum @burlyfevershow hosted by witty Miss Jones,fun & saucy Burlesque girls. Great night to take Forum ‘virgins’ will go again:)
Tom Williams And The Boat + Story Books + The Standard Lamps + Freddy Green - The Forum - December 2012
@CarolynTGray: Much anticipated and thoroughly enjoyed 4 TOP bands @twforum our #tunbridgewells music keeps getting better.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves - Assembly Hall Theatre - December 2012
@charlottebartz: A very entertaining and hilarious pantomime to watch, brought back some fond childhood memories from when I was convinced I was Snow White!
@MrCRTW: Loved the 12 days of Christmas song, hysterical skit. And seven 'proper' dwarfs, great fun! #hihoahtpanto
@mrsankertw: Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Chris Pizzey!
@imagesred: Good old panto jokes, stunning stage sets, beautiful costumes, loads of giggling children and adults:)
@daveybarnett: A jolly jester, a naughty nanny, a wonderfully wicked witch, some delightful dwarves, a posh prancing prince and a perky princess all performed well in this Disneyfied version of Snow White.
@thecmband: Great show loved every minute of it! Belly laughed a few times!
Rapunzel - Royal Victoria Hall - December 2012
@wingstone: Back from seeing Rapunzel in Southborough. Hilarious. And Royal Victoria Hall such a great, intimate venue.
Peter Pan - Trinity Theatre - December 2012
@Liam__Rogers: I think even the kids found it tiresome. #PeterPan Performers were good but poor material and sloppy direction.
@SamuelMarlow: I may be a little biased as I helped out on this one, but well worth seeing. Flying is great. Hook is creepy. Strong cast all round.
@daveybarnett: Darling Wendy, Gruff Hook, Silly Smee and Popular Peter combine with the kids of Trinity in a high flying production. Worth a look!
Christmas Comedy Cafe: Kevin McCarthy, Rob Beckett - Trinity Theatre - December 2012
Mike John: The worst night of comedy stand up I have ever been too. Whole set up was terrible. Acts not funny. Compare rude, but not in good way.
The Emperor's New Clothes - Trinity Theatre - November 2012
@CarolynTGray: We r guided through the story by the storytellers, who are the crooks, who weave the cloth but.. the emperor & cast are balloons!
TWODS Presents: The Pirates of Penzance - Assembly Hall Theatre - November 2012
Emma Collie: Really professional fun show. TWODS always put on a great show and profits go to local charities.
TWUNT Night at the Opera House - Opera House - November 2012
@CarolynTGray: A large group of ukulele players made homeless by closure of High Brooms Tavern spend the evening entertaining @TheOperaHouse1
Haunted House Halloween Party with Howard Wearth - The Bedford - October 2012
Danny Littlechild: Stonking set from the stunning 8 Car Attach @ The Bedford. At their very best.
Danny Littlechild: Howard Werth awesome and really top bloke too! Great night at Bedford.
Fusion Talent Contest Final - Assembly Hall Theatre - October 2012
@imagesred: I wouldn't have liked to have been a judge. All the acts were outstanding and totally different to each other.
Palma Violets - The Forum - October 2012
@CarolynTGray: Packed in @twforum for Trophys, Childhood + Palma Violets. Out of all the places in town to watch live music This is the Best!!
Arcadia - Trinity Theatre - October 2012
@samuelmarlow: Stoppard's metaphysical exploration handled with his usual wit and pathos brought to life by truly excellent cast. See it now! Seriously!
Calendar Girls - Assembly Hall Theatre - October 2012
Babara Yeo: Went to see Calendar Girls last night! Very moving and funny at the same time. Very powerful storyline!
Elaine Barnett: Great show, brilliant acting, very strong cast, funny but also poignant.
Julie Dunn: Belly laughter from start to finish with some very touching scenes, brilliant cast.
@mrsankertw: I cried with laughter and sorrow (bloody hormones!), a celebration of true friendship and big buns. Every woman should have a Lesley Joseph
@SheLovesTelly: Fab Calendar Girls @ahttw – tears, laughter and tears of laughter! And where else would you see Dorien from Birds of a Feather, Little Mo from Enders, Viv from Emmerdale, Sylvia "Bodybag" Hollamby from Bad Girls and Camilla Dallerup from Strictly stripping off – to the horror of Hi-de-Hi!'s Ruth Madoc, and with Hollyoaks heart-throb Jake (Kevin Sacre, Camilla's real-life hubby) looking on? Class act. Sunflowers all round :-)
@KarenSeagrave: #CalendarGirls @ahttw was a fab show tonight. Lots of laughter & a few choked back tears but a marvellous performance all round #goseeit :-)
@neffy1959: Funny sad & uplifting in more ways than one! Kacey Ainsworth v quietly spoken - needs to speak up.
@lizzytw: Calendar Girls was a hoot. Lots of laughter. Good script although paced like a steam train so perhaps lacked some subtleties.
@Rachel_HITW: Fantastic! Beautifully done and a fabulous, fun way to raise vital funds for @Hospiceweald
@daveybarnett: Comedy, Tragedy, Nudity (almost), all delivered with aplomb by a fine ensemble cast. An excellent night out for everyone!
@SnappyDavid: A thoroughly enjoyable evening, very funny and captivating throughout, I would thoroughly recommend going to see it.
The Local & Live Sessions: David Midgen & The Dirty Words and Cyrano - Trinity Theatre - October 2012
@CarolynTGray: Rainy October Evening forgotten while absorbed in the super sounds of Local and Live Sessions in Trinity Theatre : Encore!
Ross Noble: Mindblender - Assembly Hall Theatre - October 2012
@daveybarnett: Fantastic show, how does he do this every night? From Stephen Hawking to Jimmy Saville, from wolf-wank to toponymy. Wide ranging and unique!
@nbamford: Transvestites, paraplegics, incontinence, sexual deviants, wolf enthusiasts, local historians and Jimmy Saville’s ghost were all in the audience and the content of Ross Noble’s Mindblender show. Ross takes a theme and like some jazz comedian DJ, riffs on it for over two hours (there is a comfort break), coming back to previous themes to blend and bring the audience to a comedy high. Every show should have its own unique content and if you’re lucky enough to sit at the front and brave enough to engage you may become part of show.
Murder on the Nile - Assembly Hall Theatre - September 2012
@SnappyDavid: A good Agatha Christie murder mystery production, well worth seeing, plenty of intrigue and guessing 'who did it' in the second half.
@daveybarnett: Drop the Dead Donkey! Murder, mystery & intrigue in Tunbridge Wells. Which well formed Christie character done it? You'll have see it!
Compaid's Got Talent - Trinity Theatre - September 2012
@CarolynTGray: Family evening out @trinitytheatre to see Compaid's Got Talent: lots of hand clapping, lots of audience fun & a lot of young talent
@SDElsden: Oh what a night. Thanks to all the acts, @patmarsh, AXA PPP and the team @trinitytheatre for a fantastic Compaid's Got Talent final.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Trinity Theatre - August 2012
@patmarsh: Had a brilliant evening last night at the opening night of #SpellingBee @trinitytheatre - it was fantastically funny and well worth catching.
@mebrooker: Witty and hugely entertaining. Superb cast deliver a finely tuned performance with lots of comedic nuances. Loved the audience involvement!
@samuelmarlow: A funny entertaining and uplifting show, with a very talented cast & musician. I don't normally enjoy musicals but this quickly won me over.
@mrsankertw: Sweet, funny and heartwarming - this is a must-see for anyone who has ever been called a nerd, a swot, a loser, or an inky malinky long legs
@daveybarnett: REVIEW - a short summary of an excellent show, fine performances all round inc the audience! Songs, laughs and education. R-E-V-I-E-W
You're a Good Man Charlie Brown - Trinity Theatre - July 2012
C Methven: Amateur production left me and my children laughing but for all the wrong reasons. Out-of-tune, badly rehearsed, a bit sad really.
Proms in Dunorlan Park - Dunorlan Park - July 2012
@kentishfella: Proms was great. Elektra rocked, really loved them. Jubilee fireworks display was a surpise!?
@oddly_active: Missed the opening band, but everything we did see was great. Breretons not my CofT, but do what they do very well...
@jimjam_arch: A wonderful setting for a series of performances charged with energy, packed with talent and delivered with very good acoustics.
She Stoops to Conquer - Trinity Theatre - July 2012
@SamuelMarlow: Outstanding cast and brilliant direction entertain in delightfully ridiculous 18th Century comedy.
Denise Rogers: More people need to know about this competition which features world class young musicians here in TW! The 6 finalists were sensational!
An Optimist's Tour of the Future - The Grey Lady - July 2012
@daveybarnett: Interesting & thought provoking talk on pragmatic optimism @TWSkeptics by @Optimistontour, better read the book so I understand it all!
@Nick_Pope: Great talk by @Optimistontour last night in #TunbridgeWells... Thanks to @TWSkeptics... #SkepticsInThePub
@ToddBrunner: Still basking in the warm glow of last night's brilliant inaugural Tunbridge Wells #skepticsinthepub. We are on the map!
Hop Farm Festival - Hop Farm Family Park - June 2012
Nicole Barty: Great venue, really well organised, maybe not so much wow factor as last year but nevertheless a good weekend
@buggyworkout: Home from #HopFarmFestival such a good weekend. @ScreamOfficial a highlight, Treetop Flyers a new find. Gary Numan used to be older than me!
@jamie_poole: Took our 2yo son for the weekend camping, he loved the whole experience! Our fav primalscream & KoolATG. Looking forward to 2013!
@IanSolley: Great local festival - best day Friday, the Sunday - Best Acts - George Clinton, Richard Ashcroft, British Sea Power- Beer £4.30 a pint!
Pantiles 40's Festival - The Pantiles - June 2012
@EugeniaVerenko: Lovely music by South London Jazz Orchestra at 40s fest. Dancing and vintage clothes / bric-a-brac stalls are all great fun.
@QueenB_Belinda: Really great atmosphere! Good music, dancing, stalls to browse. Head on down tomorrow!
Willy Russell's Blood Brothers - Assembly Hall Theatre - June 2012
@CarolineMTW: Excellent show! Really moving and brilliantly preformed!
@kj_mini: Saw Blood Brothers last night would highly recommend to all.I laughed, nearly cried & had goosebumps from the pure talent & story
Elaine Barnett: Brilliant, great music, wonderful characters, very funny, nostalgic, desperately sad & moving. What an ending, not a dry eye in the house, Fantastic!
@mrsankertw: An astounding cast led by a heartbreakingly emotive Nolan and a demonic Pellow. So you hate musicals? Prepare to have your mind changed.
@daveybarnett: Enegetic as a 7 year old, moody as a teenager, believeable as a broken man, Sean Jones is one of many stand out performances as Micky.
@ankertw: All I can say is, if you don't have a ticket, either regret the day or beg, steal or borrow to get one.
@IamSassyB: Went coz I love Marti Pellow – came away in love with Maureen Nolan -as well as rest of gr8 cast – amazing show! Don't forget your tissues!
@SnappyDavid: A show not to be missed if you have the opportunity to see it. Well put together and a great performance by Maureen Nolan
Pantiles Food & Drink Festival 2012 - The Pantiles - May 2012
@buggyworkout: it's fab! Watched a deer being skinned,butchered and cooked and then had a lovely taste so had to have the fab venison burger
@tinydancerstw: Gorgeous morning at the Pantiles Food Festival - completely stuffed now. @SankeysRTW paella was amazing!
@arostw4: It was absolutely fantastic. Spent 2 hours there just enjoying it. Lots of food to choose from, nice people and good atmosphere.
Whipping It Up - Trinity Theatre - May 2012
@SamuelMarlow: Talented cast deliver witty script with great charm and timing.
Chicago - Assembly Hall Theatre - May 2012
Fiona Rooney: WOW! Chicago was sensational!! Right from the very start you are Razzle Dazzled by all on stage, Tuple Dorgu was just amazing! A MUST SEE!!!
@kj_mini: Had a brilliant night last night. Razzed Dazzled by the cast in Chicago! The singing, dancing, set, lighting and dialogue was 100%
@laurelfawcett: Fab evening last night at Assemble Hall, Chicago was amazing!! Wanted to be in it!! Loved it!
@cstrudders: Chicago was amazing - very strong cast, dazzling dance routines, sexy & sassy in equal measures - left the Theatre buzzing
@daveybarnett: Long legs & deep cleavage and that's just the men! Strong performances all round in an excellent production of Chicago, catch it while you can!
Juan Zelada + Virgin Soldiers + Es Muss Sein - The Forum - April 2012
@VintageRoseBake: Really great gig! @virginsoldiers are really ones to watch, they were ace!
@GillyPhelps: @virginsoldiers Great nite at TW Forum! We've seen you perform twice in less than 2 wks now and you're all amazing ... Goosebumps every time!!
John Whitehorn - Beau Nash - April 2012
Richard Coleman: Great sound and great atmosphere. Beau Nash may be small but it helps to create a good acoustics, and they sell local(ish) bitter!
Beacon Fringe: My Gay Best Friend - The Beacon - April 2012
@SDElsden: A funny, moving and thought provoking two hander between Louise Jameson and Nigel Fairs. Both inhabit their characters easily and audience interaction worked well. A short, sharp delight.
Motown Night - Beau Nash - April 2012
@joclairecheek: Fun and warm atmosphere, everyone up and dancing to some real crowd pleasers. As an 18yr old I was by far the youngest, but still had a ball
TWODS Presents: 42nd Street - Assembly Hall Theatre - April 2012
@SDElsden: Great production of 42nd Street by TWODS last night. Strong leads and fantastic dancing. You can still catch it Fri and Sat night.
@daveybarnett: Excellent show with a lot of energy. Well played, sung, danced and acted. Top notch musical theatre as expected from TWODS.
Chinese State Circus - Assembly Hall Theatre - April 2012
@oddlyACTIVE: Saw chinese circus years ago. Unbelievable stuff. Only downside wanted to see it again ten minutes later.
@nicolajstewart: Lots of jaw-dropping acrobatics and amazing balancing acts! Kids loved it.
Grease - Assembly Hall Theatre - March 2012
@dennett783: Grease is the word! Great production, fab cast, great singing and dancing. A proper "feel good" show.
@jovitler16: Thought it was a great show! Great audience for opening night, cast were fantastic! Everyone should go see it! :)
@daveybarnett: High energy show with all the hits from the film and some excellent song and dance routines. A well staged musical. Grease is the word!
Chris Addison - Assembly Hall Theatre - March 2012
@SDElsden: An enjoyable if rather rambling evening. Some good gags on offer but Addison needs to better define his on stage persona beyond his TV spots.
Reginald D Hunter - Assembly Hall Theatre - February 2012
@sirencall: Provocative, profound, irreverent and huge fun. This man goes deep and yes, he's definitely ***** 5 stars!
@Goldilocks_257: First time I'd seen him live and he didn't disappoint. Very funny, intelligent thinking. For those that saw it.... 5*'s ;) Highly recommend.
Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare 4 Kidz - Assembly Hall Theatre - February 2012
@shelovestelly: Wow. Shakespeare rocked in @s4kidz superb Romeo & Juliet musical @ahttw. Tears (me) & laughter (the kids loved it, espec top clown Mercutio)
Whisky Galore! - Trinity Theatre - January 2012
@stevemomofoto: Def an experience I'd repeat, but without deep-fried Mars bar! Ice-cold Snow Goose was a highlight, with Whisky Galore close second
@daveybarnett: Funny in so many ways, not all deliberate! A great way to spend Burns Night enhanced by Haggis/Neeps and some whisky tasters.
@insidedesignco: Up early, must be that deep fried Mars Bar last night! Whisky Galore! brilliant, great to have a good a laugh, and to see my brother!
Cabaret at the Forum - The Forum - December 2011
@modwolf63: An excellent nite of comedy, country style rock n roll and burlesque dancing by 3 beautiful ladies.
Sleeping Beauty - Assembly Hall Theatre - December 2011
Claudia Stevenson: Brilliant!! The Best Show I've Ever Seen. All The Characters Were Great Especially Nanny Glucose And Silly Billy Great Fun For The Family!!
@TWBC_Green: Pantotastic! Jokes & songs for all the family. You'll love the Dame but don't make eye contact with her if you're in the front row eh Simon?
@haveunotthought: Cast come up with inventive ways to entertain where kids don't get bored, mums r v happy and dads get FEVER
@ankertw: Double entendres aplenty and full of poptastic songs to sing along to. She's behind you!
@TWBC_CheifExec: Baby born & cursed to die good fairy saved her & by & by she met a prince who wanted to wed but was pricked by a wheel and promptly bled
@daveybarnett: Fabulous flying fairies, a time-travelling prince, CGI & pyrotechnics plus all the old panto jokes you could possibly want.
@IamSassyB: What a pantomime should be like! Something for all ages. Good choice of music, sweet dancers, strong characters & the right level of SFX.
@SnappyDavid: An good pantomime. Impressed by the special effects, I won't say too much as it might spoil the fun, go and enjoy!
@mrsankertw: Fun for all the family - adults will enjoy the hilarious and very crude double entendres, the erect sausage and men in figure hugging tights.
@slyquinn: Opening night @ahttw was fab, @MsGlynisBarber wickedly wound up everyone's spinning wheel & @derekmoran5 gave a good party! Must see #panto (and came all the way from Canada to see this - ed)
The Baron and the Beanstalk - Groombridge - November 2011
Tula Cavill: Weds 30/11 was opening night for the Groombridge Panto-much thigh slapping,joking,dancing & singing in this colourful feel good romp.
Michael Collins & the City of London Sinfonia - Trinity Theatre - November 2011
@SDElsden: A marvellous evening of music - it was a privilege to see Michael Collins perform and conduct on a local stage. Great after show food too.
Brigadoon: TWODS - Assembly Hall Theatre - November 2011
@daveybarnett: Dancing excellent, singing good, acting OK, accents mixed, storyline strange. Overall another fine performance from TWODS #brigadoon
Angie Denman: Wonderful singing especially by the male lead and as always from TWODS famtastic dancing of the highest standard! A very pleasant night out!
@SDElsden: A fantastic night of wonderfully choreographed Scottish dancing. Superb performances kept the fanciful story grounded in real emotion.
@itsnotavan: Dry ice, kilts & bagpipes! Excellent singing strong leads, loads of well choreographed dance. Soppy storyline so take your hankie
Ale Trail - Tunbridge Wells - November 2011
@ankertw: Ale Trail, a nice relaxed history tour with free beers, great stories and good company. Well worth £10.
Dreamboats & Petticoats - Assembly Hall Theatre - September 2011
@daveybarnett: C'mon everybody, only the lonely or the great pretender won't appreciate this story of a teenager in love. Shakin' all over, at the hop!
Richard Bellars: Deja Vu - Royal Victoria Hall - September 2011
Scott Kingsnorth: A brilliant night from a rising star. Good humoured and slickly performed magic.
Create Nose in a Book Night - Wobblybridge Art Gallery - September 2011
Alison MacKenzie: A great evening with readings ranging from John Donne to Adam Faith - poetry, prose, drama & the Claquers Impro team - thanks to all!
Sci-Fi Movie Night: Alien - Sussex Arms - September 2011
@SDElsden: A great little pop up cinema in the pub basement and great to see this classic film with a great sound system. Hope for more to come.
The Kingsnorth Lobotomy Live - Sussex Arms - September 2011
Kevin Cross: Great night of comedy. Really well written and acted with many original ideas and a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Oliver Lee-Haswell: It was bonkers off its bongo to the maximum wang. A fun night.
The Pitmen Painters - Assembly Hall Theatre - September 2011
@garaththesoutie: PitmenPainters is a fascinating exploration of what Art is. Amazing play with totally committed cast and great simplicity.
@sirencall: Powerful, provocative play... Politics, pitmen, painting, pathos but more importantly it answers seemingly impossible question: "What is art?"
Marion J. Cooper: A magnificent performance full of passion, anger & humour. Thoroughly enjoyable & 'educational' play with superb actors.
@daveybarnett: One of the best plays I've seen for ages, who would have thought politics, social history & art could be so enthralling. Away the lads!
Comedy Club Nights at The Camden - Relish! - September 2011
@ankertw: A stonking comedy night at Relish. Well recommended.
Local & Live 2011 - The Pantiles - August 2011
@SDElsden: Sunday afternoon the main stage saw some great talent, but towering above all others was Coca Jem. If Alice Gold can make it, so can she.
@RhiannonC_: and theeeeeen Tom Williams & The Boat were my other highlight - seen them before but I always love them. Tom's voice...wowza ;D
@RhiannonC_: first time seeing Origami Dinosaur and much enjoyed-so much energy and rather eccentric. definitely a new favourite :D
@RhiannonC_: was goooooooood. a few new artists i'll definitely pay attention to - favs were stray dogs and son of kirk :)
Equus - Trinity Theatre - August 2011
@samuelmarlow: Exceptional cast in brilliant performance of Brad Shaffer's dark and disturbing trip to obsession and religion.
A Very English Event - Holmewood House School - August 2011
@jonhedge: Children had a great time, bash the rat, spongesoak, skittles,and well organised fun races, ice cream and tea. Had a lovely couple of hours.
Open Air Victorian Concert - Woodbury Park Cemetery - July 2011
Angie Denman: The choir, recorder players & recitalists, all dressed in Victorian garb, produced a truly magical, if surreal, event amongst the old graves!
Tea, Glorious Tea - The Pantiles - July 2011
@stuff_goodsense: A delightful time was had by all, many resplendent in vintage attire. Homemade sarnies, cakes 'n scones tasted fab served on vintage china.
The Pantiles Players present 'Fawlty Towers' - Salomons Estate - July 2011
Simon Lucas: Cleese & Booth are a hard act to imitate, especially when a tv series meets a rather cramped stage. Disappointing.
The War & Peace Show - Hop Farm Family Park - July 2011
@spartiago: A great day out for anyone even mildly interested in all things military. Where else can you stand 5m from a cheiftan at full throttle!
Tunbridge Wells Mela 2011 - Calverley Grounds - July 2011
Susi@bussroot: The rain didn't dampen the spirits. Charming performance by little girls from Kerala Community Dance Group & Bloco Fogo brilliant as always.
@smallhytheNT: Despite the rain, we had a lovely day! The music kept the spirits up and the sun came out eventually!
@SDElsden: A great improvement in music from Cornish folk band to local stars Bloco Fogo and Paul Dunton. Thr crowds hardly noticed the rain.
Hop Farm Music Festival - Hop Farm Family Park - July 2011
@TWRewardCard: Oh my god - Prince was amazing! And the purple rain?! Nice touch Hop Farm!!! Spectacular!
@murphyway: Gets better every year. Iggy pop was fantastic and Newton Faulkner. Lou Reed miserable as always.
@fortonsmiff: Hop farm festival = surprisingly f**king aweeeeesome!
@BussRoot: Prince was an absolute showman, silky voice, wicked dance moves, cheeky pouts, purple glitter filled the skies...enchanting!
Charlotte Arnold: Fantastic day. Prince was utterly amazing, Purple Rain by far the best. Tine Tempah was also a huge success. Can't wait for next year :D
@TheRealSJR: Prince was just incredible as usual. Best performer on the planet was 10 minutes from my house! Feeling blessed right now. :-)
@SDElsden: A playful Prince delivered a 2 hour set of hits across his whole career, right back to Controversy. Tinie Tempah impressed in brief support.
Timbo: One word - wow! All the classics, really funky entertainment, he [Prince] was on top form.The crowd got into it too - how do they top that next year?
@IanSolley: Organisation this year much better - 3 stages and funfair tucked away - also good beer tents - best bands Stornoway, Goldheart & Ferry [Friday]
Melanie Safka - Trinity Theatre - June 2011
@daveybarnett: The Summer of Love rekindled in Tunbridge Wells. Great songs, great singer, great sentiments & tremendous guitar work from son Beau! Love & light, man!
Mark Thomas - Trinity Theatre - June 2011
@maxim_pr: Mark Thomas was thought provoking, yet funny at the same time. 'Fear & despair' - not normally fertile ground for comedy.
@vensur: Mark Thomas Extreme Rambling @trinitytheatre truly a must see show...
@pixltw: Great night of jazz on the pantiles, even better in the company of cool friends!!! #love tunbridge wells
The Shaolin Warriors - Assembly Hall Theatre - June 2011
@TheRealSJR: Shaolin Warriors was an epic mix of skill, dedication, action, wonder and even audience participation. Compelling from start to finish.
Dylan Moran - Assembly Hall Theatre - June 2011
@nikemaria: I laughed so much I was actually crying fantastic evening! Thanks so much @NotDylanMoran at @ahttw
@ElyMatz89: I didn't understand all of it, but @nikemaria was actually crying! Just couldn't stop laughing.. Absolutely fantastic!
The Downtown Meltdown - Sussex Arms - June 2011
@lizzytw: We had a laugh in the pub @downtownmd but were able to jump up and bop too. Energetic & friendly. Best dance party for over 21s.
Jekyll & Hyde - Assembly Hall Theatre - May 2011
CS: Good show. 2nd half better than the 1st. True to the story which is a credit to the production. Lucy v good.
@SheLovesTelly: You'll feel it in your fingers, you'll feel it in your toes… pop's Marti Pellow is murderously good in Jekyll & Hyde @ahttw. Don't miss it!
@daveybarnett: From wet, wet, wet to defect, depravity & death! Marti Pellow leads a fine cast in this excellent musical telling of science gone wrong!
Silent Disco - Sankeys - May 2011
CBT: Excellent local beers & great food on patio. First time I've seen silent disco - not as weird as u think!
@alison_graphics: Wicked night out with @vibestraining last night. The silent disco @SankeysRTW might be the funniest thing I've ever witnessed!
UNFEST 2011 - The Forum - May 2011
@MrCRTW: Let's start a campaign for TW Ukelele Club to play @trinitytheatre or @ahttw ~ judging by their #Unfest performance they'd go down well!
@tj_hinson: Unfest was a fantastic representation of everything good and different about the Kent music scene.
@garaththesoutie: 2 and bit days of creative, loud, quiet, funny music by great Forum guys and local talent. And all free! Missed it - go next year for sure.
@tomadolph: Without wanting to sound too cheesy #unfest has really shown what making, playing, writing, listening and enjoying music is all about...
@daveybarnett: Some good, some not so, some quiet, some LOUD, some entertaining, some bizarre, the word eclectic springs to mind! #UNFEST a big success.
Spring Bank Holiday Extravaganza - Chapel Bar - May 2011
Alex Cole: The weather was kind and outdoor performances from Charlie Rivers and Bloco Fogo were superb - thanks to spectators and patrons for support.
Pantiles Food Festival - The Pantiles - May 2011
@taywell_online: An excellent weekend with a heady mix of food and drink from around the county. A must for next year!
@MrHariCovert: It was a real pleasure to be involved and very impressed by what I hope will become a great annual event - looking forward to 2012!!
@SDElsden: A great mix of food and drink for all tastes and ages. Lovely to sample fare from local restaurants - will be back for more soon.
@daveybarnett: The Pantiles has never smelt or felt better! A perfect venue on a perfect day for an event like this, roll on 2012!
Jon Hodge: What a great event, so good we went back on Sunday! A Real Triumph! Hoorah!
CBT: @pantilestraders Well done to all. This well organised &thoroughly enjoyable event brought the Pantiles back to life! When's the next one?
Agatha Christies Verdict - Assembly Hall Theatre - May 2011
@IanSolley: It wasnt a classic whodunnit as you saw who did it - nice set and acting but a bit hard work.
The Solid Siver 60s Show - Assembly Hall Theatre - May 2011
@celebgreenroom: Solid Silver 60's at Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells. Superb as expected with all star finale as a bonus which didn't happen at Eastbourne.
Music on the Meadow - Mayfield - May 2011
@garaththesoutie: Relaxed and family friendly festival. Great local music inc. Intraverse and young budding talent.#norain!
Tim Vine - Assembly Hall Theatre - May 2011
Jane Gibby: Very funny, very silly and very enjoyable. Brought his loyal fans with him to ensure a very raucous evening. Great stuff.
@SDElsden: A night of hilarious wordplay and visual gags, so fast I could hardly keep up.John Archer's comedy magic support act will go far as well.
The Gruffalo's Child - Assembly Hall Theatre - May 2011
@TWBC_Innovation: Great family show with audience participation - my boy loved it, a bit scary for daddy though ;-) Lovely fun!
Pam Ayres - Assembly Hall Theatre - May 2011
@celebgreenroom: Loved sell-out Pam Ayres in Tunbridge Wells. Much more than a poet she's down to earth with so many very funny stories.
Live at High Rocks - High Rocks - May 2011
@daveybarnett: Five bands showcasing the diverse and talented musicians we have in Tunbridge Wells. Looking forward to Local & Live in August
@jimjam_arch: Nothing makes my cheeks ache like a @tomwilliamsboat gig. Great show tonight guys. Tom you're better with 4 strings than the rest are with 6.
Andy Parsons Gruntled - Assembly Hall Theatre - May 2011
Loz: Lots of laughs with punchy, political, very topical content, all in a very relaxed atmosphere.
What the Butler Saw - Trinity Theatre - May 2011
@TW_KJM: A Carry On film on drugs. Utter farce but annoyingly enjoyable.
@mrsankertw: A light-hearted comedy about sexual harassment, rape, incest, mental illness, nudity and cross-dressing. Jolly brilliant acting by the cast.
@ankertw: IF you love double entendres then the latest production at @trinitytheatre will leave you crying with laughter. Best one yet!
@samuelmarlow: Warm, charismatic and courageous cast outrage audience in hilariously poor taste farce. Not for the faint of heart or easily offended.
Compaid's Got Talent - Trinity Theatre - April 2011
@SDElsden: A great night celebrating local talent, especially magician Adam Smith and band The Big Squeeze. Let's hope a repeat show follows next year.
@DavidHardingHC: Great evening of live music at the Grey Lady in Tunbridge Wells, topped by a moving and brilliant set by The Beretons.
Poetry Evening - Crowborough - April 2011
@garaththesoutie: Crowborough Arts Net's first PoetryEve at Fire Station Cafe - relaxed, varied verse from unexpected people. All enjoyed and want more, next is 17 June
Burning Shapes + KP and Squizz + Mystery Clarke + Frances Yonge & The Freeze, - The Grey Lady - April 2011
@TonyCoach: Fantastic gig by superb Burning Shapes headlining the Grey Lady. Crystal clear harmonies, captivating melodies, audience royally treated!
Kyle Eastwood - Trinity Theatre - April 2011
@carlsphotograph: Want to see passion and energy with a superb sound? These World acclaimed Jazz musicians should on the top of your list. Great show!
Swan Lake On Ice - Assembly Hall Theatre - April 2011
@shelovestelly: You get the general story - Prince tells Queen: "Mum, I've met this new bird..." then the smoking Count from hell cuts in! Oooh
@RyKas: #SwanLake was superb the skills of the skaters were stunning and everyone @ahttw had a fantastic time bravo!
@MrsTWEvents: Spectacular show. Magical. Very impressive skating on a small stage. A few surprises, plus a happy ending! Definetly worth going to see.
@arenafun: Swan Lake on Ice at the Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells. Absolutely brilliant! On till Saturday. Don't miss it!
@mrsankertw: Wow, these chaps can really skate! Plus new upbeat ending and a chance to hear Tchaikovsky's great lost masterpiece, the Riverdance movement
@daveybarnett: TuTus & tight turns in abundance in this tour de force from this Russian troupe. With flashing blades and clashing steel this one is worth a look.
@TWBC_ChiefExec: Slick production: well known story, breathtaking skating, sword fighting and fire - all on ice! Would highly recommend.
@ankertw: An icetastic performance but he married the wrong bird. You're skating on thin ice if you don't love this one.
Lee Evans - warm up show - Trinity Theatre - April 2011
@tomadolph: Very exciting to see my first comedy love in my local theatre. Unsurprisingly hilarious and very interesting to see show at early stages.
@KathrynSarah15: Lee Evans was bloody amazing. I ache from so much laughing. An extra hour too. Can't ask for more. Great venue, great night.
@jamiem13: Lee Evans was amazing, tiny venue, great jokes, brilliant show.
@LouisePitney: Lee Evans at our humble little TW theatre - bloody fantastic. Haven't laughed so much in ages. Thanks all!!
@jimbomurphy: Great little Lee Evans gig at the Trinity. And did bohemian rhapsody to finish, classic.
@Cross_Ross: Lee Evans = fantastic. Laughed for 3 hours solid. Finished with his Bohemian Rhapsody sketch. Amazing. Thank you @trinitytheatre
@anthony_hook: fricken awesome!
@scoobydoo_uk: Lee Evans @ Trinity, Fantastic night.. so funny throughout and was on stage for well over 2 hours... funniest gig in ages
RTW Choral Society - Spring Concert - Assembly Hall Theatre - April 2011
@daveybarnett: Not my favorite genre but I can spot a great performance when I see one. Excellent local talent (both singers and musicians), excellent pros!
The Haunting - Assembly Hall Theatre - April 2011
@tomadolph: Eerie atmosphere,witty and exciting script,Stunning set,wonderfully acted and jumpy in all the right places! Such a great night out :)
@MrsCRTW: Heart-stopping, mysterious Dickens ghost story, with 2 excellent cast (plus ghostgirl) which left me wanting more.
@daveybarnett: Great acting in this moody Dickensian ghost story. Tension builds nicely with a twist at the end. Check it out! Help me...
@MrsTWEvents: Very enjoyable, not too scary, but lots of tension & good effects. Great acting, howling wind, lightning, ticking clock, voices, screams. Recommended!
Kent Big Weekend 2011 - Tunbridge Wells - March 2011
@daveybarnett: An opportunity to go somewhere new. Hymalayan Gardens for me: wild garlic, primroses in abundance; Bluebells to come. Watch out for the Yeti!
Sarah Millican - Assembly Hall Theatre - March 2011
George & Rosie: @sarahmillican75 @Assemblyhall the biggest audience ever seen, treated to 1.5 hours of hilarious naughtiness. V quick & clever.
@GSRecords: @sarahmillican was amazingly funny in t wells tonight! Cruder than you'd expect but everything perfectly timed and written. Comedic genius !!!
Sue Mitchell: I didn't know Sarah M before I went: now I have "TMI" & tearstained cheeks! Want some "I'd do anything for love, but I won't do THAT" pants!
Anne-Marie Richards: Great evening, but now have sore eyes and mascara running dowm 'me face' from crying with laughter! Great show - especially for us girls.
The Naked Truth - Assembly Hall Theatre - March 2011
@celebgreenroom: In my opinion far better than Calendar Girls. So funny yet so incredibly touching. Superb actresses every one brilliant!
Carmen - Royal Opera House - Odeon Cinema - March 2011
@RyKas: Carmen over! Was good but VERY long so go for Premium seats for comfort! Think ballet would be good in 3D @RoyalOperaHouse next!
National Theatre Live: Frankenstein - Odeon Cinema - March 2011
@RyKas: Thanks @ntlive that was amazing I now want to see #Frankenstein the other way round! What a fab job @NationalTheatre it was a masterpiece.
Mary Wilson of the Supremes - Assembly Hall Theatre - March 2011
@celebgreenroom: The former Supreme member delivered a supreme performance. Chi-Lites were excellent too. Standing ovations fully deserved!
John Bishop: Live - Assembly Hall Theatre - March 2011
@shirllz: Still hurting from the laughter! A genuinely humble & naturally hilarious man. Thx for another great night @ahttw
Dreadzone + The Last Republic - The Forum - March 2011
@nooodlydooodly: Oh what an amazing treat for the folks of tunbridge wells.....We rocked!!!! come back soon chaps ;-)xx
Venus and the Sun - Assembly Hall Theatre - March 2011
@MrsCRTW: Intriguing take on Greek Myth, excellently produced and executed. Latin went over my head tho ;) Worth a watch
@jonhedge: Thoroughly enjoyed @venusandthesun, sorrel nation a talent, Billy was superb, inside out made me feel queasy, a triumph!
@daveybarnett: V&S was well played, an interesting retelling of Ovid's tale, Billy was a blast & Sorrel Nation was an excellent start, a real buzz @ the AHT
@CStrudders: Just back from Venus & the Sun - fab night. Amazing voice Sorrel N, loved the Billy film -laughed out loud, really enjoyed V&S, wanted more!
@DigiTomTV: Enjoyed @VenusAndTheSun Premiere, launches on iTunes Store 14th as a short film app. Highly recommended, tho left wanting more...
Flawless - Chase the Dream - Assembly Hall Theatre - March 2011
@RyKas: GREAT job in Tunbridge Wells @neoflo_flawless will you be coming back? AMAZING performance guys! @flawlessUK may have not won BGT but they won over the audience last night.
@xBlondieMariex: Just seen @flawlessUK in tunbridge wells you guys were amazing! Fantastic show! Made me wana dance out of there n keep dancing all night! X
@neoflo_flawless: Crowd were on fire 2nite in Tunbridge Wells! Maaaad energy! Love u all xxx
Ed Byrne - Assembly Hall Theatre - March 2011
Vaughn Wiles: Top comedian on top form makes for a top night out. Thanks for an awesome Tunbridge Wells gig, Ed!
@TWBC_Theatre: EB-fulminates,cogitates,irritates; illustrates how every day life and the many insignificant events we experience are funny. FAB
The Vaccines - The Forum - February 2011
Ben Frost: Fantastic show in front of an audience who knew all the songs - this was definitely the last chance to see them in a venue this size.
Alan Carr - Trinity Theatre - February 2011
@alison_graphics: Awesome show from beginning to end! Hard to believe it was the first time he'd performed this new material. Great warm-up act too.
@jimbomurphy: Great time seeing @Alancarr last night. big fan of warm up gigs, so much more interactive. Laughed so much it started to hurt!
@kbbanks1: I thought Alan Carr was brilliant and warm up act was great, overall a fab night
@RyKas: @AlanCarr was hilarious, his warm-up act was a bit pants but Alan made @trinitytheatre roar with laughter. Can't wait for @The_O2
@recalltheatre: @AlanCarr you were amazing tonight in tunbridge wells! The people who have paid full price to see you on tour are in for a treat! :)
@KathrynSarah15: If that was a warm up, his o2 gig will be amazing. tunbridge wells tasters are the way forward. &special guest- his dog Bev. Brill
Caucasian Chalk Circle - Trinity Theatre - February 2011
@alexandrabond: Talented & earthy storytelling of Brecht's CCC using dynamic mediums inc Commedia Dell'arte, music & song. Mod ref was unneeded.
@SheLovesTelly: Just back from inventive adaptation of Caucasian Chalk Circle. Confusing & too many tangents, but Blackeyed Theatre Co a talented, fun bunch
Florrie + Annaca - The Forum - February 2011
@Freudenschade: @FlorrieMusic was possibly the most exciting thing that's happened in Tunbridge Wells since Queen Victoria visited. Great live show ^__^
Lenny Henry - Assembly Hall Theatre - February 2011
@cstrudders: Lenny Henry was fab at the theatre last night - I was up dancing!
Troy Boy - Opera House - February 2011
@PenThePeeerless: Troy Boy was fantastic. Really good fun and great to be in the opera house watching opera! Highly recommend for next time.
Stephen K Amos - Assembly Hall Theatre - January 2011
@shirllz: Superb interaction with the audience, both Stephen & Seann made me laugh so much! Much funnier live than on the BBC.
Cinderella - Assembly Hall Theatre - December 2010
@mrsankertw: Bar...ooops...Shaun's great, the ponies are great, and I wish I had that dame's legs! Panto at its most trad & best - don't stop believing!
@SoTWMag: Cinderella at The Assembly Hall, a roaring success. Comedy for kids and adults alike, plus plenty of local references. Good show!
@daveybarnett: Nice Cinders, nasty sisters, weak baron, dependable Buttons, novice fairy, charming prince! A slick performance from all. Find a kid and go!
@ankertw: Brilliantly funny for adults and kids, with Barry from Eastenders, a Glee soundtrack and miniature ponies what's not to love! Very slick.
@DigiTomTV: Lovely Press Night @ahttw Panto, where Shaun Williamson is a good Buttons and Cinders' a peach, not a pumpkin, she WILL go to the ball.
The Adventures of Mr Toad - Trinity Theatre - December 2010
@daveybarnett: Some great anthropomorphic characterisations! A wonderful musical telling of a classic story suitable for all ages! Good fun! Poop! poop!
Jack & the Beanstalk - Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks - December 2010
@robantonycope: Fantastic Jack+Beanstalk panto at @StagSevenoaks. Cast were brilliant. We should all do our bit to support live theatre
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue - Assembly Hall Theatre - November 2010
@nbamford: Four veterans and new boy Jack entertained a full house for two hours with racier than radio material and all the favourite games.Free Kazoo
Ross Noble - Assembly Hall Theatre - November 2010
@Kelly_Lea: @realrossnoble Been to see both your shows in tunbridge wells, best couple of nights ive had out in ages! Thank you, you legend!
@PotteringinTW: Both hilarious and random. Ross a bit fatter than on TV. Thanks to the scouser in the first row for wearing a silly orange hat
Flawless - Chase the Dream - Assembly Hall Theatre - October 2010
@dollyknits: An unexpected brilliant show w. a standing ovation at the end. Something for everyone + even more for MJ fans! Again on March 3rd
Electric Forest - Bedgebury Pinetum - October 2010
@barneyc: Take some trees, a heap of lights & throw in some sound. Wait until dark then let the kids run riot. Family fun but hardly cheap.
@mannyvw: Dark, illuminating, inspiring, original, creepy, peaceful, unusual, damp, interactive, photographic, spooky, electric - Bit pricey ?
Magpies Fabulous Vintage Fair - Spa Hotel - September 2010
@mrsankertw: RTW's A-list, resplendent in all their finery, rummaged racks of lovely clobber, necked back the buck's fizz and brandished their goody bags.
SKA NIGHT. TooT'n'SkameN - Royal Victoria Hall - September 2010
@gazatimber: WOW, these guys had the place jumping, superb high energy set, all the Madness, Specials and Bad manners classics. Support from Cabstars.
Playgroup Festival - Eridge Park - August 2010
@lizzytw: Playgroup Festival was fun. Lots of funky Brighton bands. Eridge Park looked great. Lovely tents, food, bar. Hope they do it again! Beware the loos!
Autorama 2010 - Dunorlan Park - August 2010
@sycamoredesign: Autorama 2010... I had a great time!
@lofo78: Incredibly boring..car show commentator: "why did you buy this car?" "cos it's blue" "any other reason" "nope"
@karlrichard: Walked through it on the way home & realised oil/petrol just isn't as exciting as it used to be...
A Lady of Letters - Trinity Theatre - July 2010
@daveybarnett: A personification of Tunbridge Wells' Disgusted? A bite-sized view on community spirit gone wrong! Beautifully written and performed.
@Georgetabun: Bennett's writing manages humour and pathos and this production was perfectly paced for a 35-minute lunchtime treat.
Charity Slave Auction - Woods Restaurant - July 2010
@mrsankertw: Lunch at the Ivy Club-Play Polo-Picnic at Polo-Night out in London- Burlesque-Head Massage-Dinner by Hari Covert-Fix your plumbing? Yes Yes!
The Importance of Being Earnest - Trinity Theatre - July 2010
@Gaynor_Juice: Ernest at the Trinity was a joy with stand out performances from the female cast members. The handbag line was wisely underplayed.
@Alex_Franklin: Great cast, great fun, lots of laugh out loud moments and thoroughly well performed. A great night had with Earnest at Trinity!
@mrsankertw: Mr Wilde is The Master - truly joyous to witness great actors really enjoying themselves, but turn the sound down: "background" music too loud.
@ankertw: A hhhhhhhhhhandbag?! High tea in the gardens followed by a thoroughly brilliant performance from Trinity. Oscar would have loved it.
@daveybarnett: double trouble at groombridge, a tour-de-force of mistaken identity by an excellent band of travelling players. Neatly resolved of course!
@snappydavid: A splendid evening set amidst the ideal location, my 11 year old daughter was spellbound - a great introduction to the works of Shakespeare.
@nooodledooodly: a FAB way to spend a summer evening...picnicking with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the peacocks in Groombridge Place gardens...Luvly
@iansolley: Last saw them at V2000, when Teenage Dirtbag was a hit - a very hot and sweaty night, poor sound, surfing teens, but still good night out
@IanSolley: Only my second vist to AHTTW in 10 years and it was great - superb set excellent cast - an all round wonderful whodunnit.
@RyKas: Great 'who done it' play, great twist @ the end. Fab all star cast, great acting.
@spiralskies: Staged bliss. The play crackled & fizzled with taut performances while the set was a star in its own right. Stylish & clever: don't miss it.
@daveybarnett: Who done it! More twists than a curly wurly! Was it him? No, yes, no, yes... Can you believe his wife? Slick performance, lots of words!
Tunbridge Wells Fashion Week - One Warwick Park - February 2010
Moyra Cosgrove: Great evening. Generous with drinks, quality goody bag, big welcome from staff, fab models, uplifting & fun. ALL proceeds to charity.
@Torpedo_Juice: First ever fashion show I have attended - better than expected and overall very entertaining.
@Rachel_M_Ebbs: Fabulous insight into TW boutiques & leading brands. Eclectic mix of casual & statement pieces. Greys, pastels, embellishment & amazing heels.
Blood Brothers - Assembly Hall Theatre - February 2010
@tomchownVJ: 1st half impressive, expecting more song and dance after interval: Standing ovation for the cast & crew of #bloodbrothers.
@daveybarnett: Separated at birth; rich mum, poor mum; best friends & Blood Brothers; good life, bad life; one girl; bang! bang!; together in death: See it!
@chris_maslin: Grown ups playing kids, excellent entertainment! Seemed to string out 3 songs to fill the whole play though.
Gaslight - Trinity Theatre - February 2010
@mrsankertw: In the olden days, you could pretend your missus was a loony, and lock her away! Then get off with the serving staff. Patrick Hamilton RIP.
@ankertw: Gaslight dims, why? Am I mad? Gaslight brightens, why? Am I mad? I am going out of my mind, or am I? - a fine Trinity production - go see it.
Peter Pan - Assembly Hall Theatre - December 2009
@gbeuzit: Saw Peter Pan at Assembly Hall on Monday, I was pretty impressed. Kids loved the flying! Quite a polished production.
@kopidol76: Just seen Peter Pan at Tunbridge Wells. Alf from home and away was captain hook! Great panto!
@SianyLou88: smee, excellent! V funny! Alf from home&away did well as cap'n hook! & tink wasn't wearing a bra which was hilarious!
A Christmas Carol - Trinity Theatre - December 2009
@VoteUpsall2010: Go and see this magical Xmas family show at Trinity, a superb 'new' version & perfect for anyone who doesn't do panto - go you'll love it!
@threebt: Sparse set and clever casting transform wretched miser Scrooge into jolly old soul. Just add spirits. Gawd bless us every one.
@mrsankertw: A misanthropic Scrooge, a girl has a really beautiful singing voice and there's an energetic lanky bloke who moves like a sprite
@myjuicyoffers: "I wannabe keira kinghtly", dry ice galore, bah humbug scrooge! trippy ghost fat ghost reaper ghost more dry ice: tiny tim lives!
@daveybarnett: Tick tick, bah humbug, tick tick, lonely young scrooge, tick tick, poor tiny tim, tick tick, lonely old scrooge, tick tick , happy tiny tim
Moon - Trinity Theatre - September 2009
@mottleyhippie: Moon by Duncan Jones is HIGHLY recommended. Small budget film with numerous practical effects and sterling performance by Sam Rockwell.
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