PLAY A PART IN MAKING THE LEGENDS OF THE ROCK

From February to July there are several, events, workshops and  there opportunities for you to get involved in the making of Legends of the Rocks, a Community Play for Rusthall to be performed on and around Toad Rock. Rusthall Community Arts are working in collaboration with Claque Theatre to produce the first ever fully devised community play as part of the 2019 Rusthall Festival. To find out more about the project and How to take part  click the box below.

 
 

Tuesday 5th March 2019

COMPOSITION WORKSHOP
Creating Theatre Images

With Jon Oram

7.30pm-9.30pm

The Function Room

The Rusthall

St Paul's Street, Rusthall  (Off The High Street)
Free - Donations gratefully received.

The first of two Composition workshop focusing on creating theatre images. 

 

9th March 2019

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

7.30pm Sunnyside Hall
 

Director: Mike Newell

Certificate: 12A

Genre: Drama, History, Romance

Runtime: 2 hrs 4 mins

Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay, Michiel Huisman


Set in 1946, the plot follows a London-based writer who begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was under German occupation during World War II. 

Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

http://www.rusthallcinema.club


 

Tuesday 19th March 2019

COMPOSITION WORKSHOP

Creating Theatre Images

With Jon Oram

7.30pm-9.30pm

The Function Room

The Rusthall

St Paul's Street, Rusthall  (Off The High Street)
Free - Donations gratefully received.

23rd March 2019

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) (Singalong)

7.30pm Sunnyside Hall
 

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film's original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver). Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Academy Award winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Oscar winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie's three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry. As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).

http://www.rusthallcinema.club

 
 

Sunday 27th March 2019

MUSIC & SOUND WORKSHOP

With David Brett and Jon Oram

10.30pm- 5pm

at Age UK 
Wood Street, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2QS (off Camden Rd.)

 Free - Donations gratefully received.

 
 
Composition workshop exploring how music and sound can create or compliment stories, enhance scenes, create atmospheres, drive action. You don't need to be a musician to create sounds or music. Musicians and non musicians are all welcome. Learn more about music in the context of theatre.
 

David is an actor, singer and arranger. He performed with 7:84 Theatre  and was one of founder members of The Flying Pickets. He arranged a number of the group's songs, including the number one hit Only You. His Thewatre work includes Lark Rise to Candleford  ( Finborough Theatre, London) Puddle It!" and "Up The Cut" (Mikron Theatre " a national waterways tour) Ford Prefect in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy )Rainbow Theatre. TV including Terry Pratchett's 'Guards, Guards' Films include Grace (2016) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. David is working on Legend of the Rock as Musical Director and  Assistant Director.

Tuesday 26th March

David Hay Trio

Toad Rock Retreat
1 Upper Street, Rusthall
7.30
 

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

COMPOSITION WORKSHOP

Words

With Jon Oram

7.30pm-9.30pm

The Function Room

The Rusthall

St Paul's Street, Rusthall  (Off The High Street)
Free - Donations gratefully received.

Composition Workshop creating words as dialogue, poetry, lyrics, narration and storytelling. How words can be translated from page to stage

 

Tuesday 16th April 2019

COMPOSITION WORKSHOP

Words

With Jon Oram

7.30pm-9.30pm

The Function Room

The Rusthall

St Paul's Street, Rusthall  (Off The High Street)
Free - Donations gratefully received

The second composition Workshop creating words as dialogue, poetry, lyrics, narration and storytelling. How words can be translated from page to stage

 

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Brooks Williams   
Toad Rock Retreat
1 Upper Street, Rusthall
7.30

 
 

Saturday 27th April 2019

DESIGN WORKSHOP

With Laura Stanfield and a design Team

10.30pm- 5pm

at Age UK 
Wood Street, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2QS (off Camden Rd.)

 Free - Donations gratefully received.

Creating images, props, puppets, costumes. Fast making needs no previous experience and a design team led by Laura Stanfield will be on hand to create compositions around given teems and material;  Discover your creative flair

 
 

Saturday 18th Sunday 19th May 2019

SCRIPT COMPOSITION WORKSHOP

With Jon Oram, Roddy Maude Roxby, and 

David Brett
10.30pm- 5pm
at Age UK 
Wood Street, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2QS (off Camden Rd.)
 Free - Donations gratefully received.

Two full days to compose the first draft script from the deas and presentation of all previous composition workshops and the material we will have gathered.  We have just two days to create a one-hour play before casting and the start of rehearsals . The more people, the more heads the better. 

 
 

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Brooks Williams   
Toad Rock Retreat
1 Upper Street, Rusthall
7.30

 
 

Friday 23 May 
Bob Hall's Last Chance Saloon  
The Beacon,
Tea Garden Lane, Rusthall, TN3 9JH
Tickets £6 
Call: 01892 524252  
www.the-beacon.co.uk

Bob Hall has the reputation as the best boogie boogie pianist this side of the Atlantic - and here Bob is joined by legendary blues/folk musician Dave Peabody on vocals, guitar and harp, and Hilary Blythe on bass guitar and vocals....a stunning line-up!
www. boogie.demon.co.uk  

Be sure of getting a great  pre-show supper, book a table in advance


 

Sunday 9th June 2019

RITUAL WORKSHOP

With Jon Oram, Karen Gardner, David Brett 

10.30pm- 5pm

On and around Toad Rock (Weather permitting)
Rain off venue to be announced
 Free - Donations gratefully received.

Well dressing, is a tradition , a custom most closely associated today with the Peak District of Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Yet it began as a pagan custom of offering thanks for a reliable water supply and they were once countrywide, and there has been a small resurgence in Kent. There are hidden and know wells in Denny Bottom but we want to create a new tradition - an annual unique ‘dressing of the Toad’,   Some come along to create a ritual that could become a lasting legacy. 

 

Tuesday 11th June

Jim Crawford

Toad Rock Retreat
1 Upper Street, Rusthall
7.30pm
 

  & PERFORMANCES of THE LEGEND OF THE ROCK

JULY 17th - 21st 2019