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Fans of the Rat Pack and the music of the American Song Book are being offered a very British alternative for 2017.
Crooners is a brand new comedy musical that puts a quintessential British twist to a genre symbolized by the Crooner and exemplified by the music of the Rat Pack and the American Song Book.
This comedy musical is a collaboration between comedy writer and performer, Roman Marek, and one of the UK’s most prolific modern swing bands, The Mini Big Band, and features music of the greatest Crooners of all time; Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr as well as Tony Bennet, Bobby Darin and Britain’s very own crooner, Matt Monro, with a brand new comedy script that has had audiences smiling from ear to ear.
'We love the music of the Rat Pack and the great crooners and wanted to combine that with our love of the British variety comedy show' says script writer Roman Marek. 'We wanted a show that makes British audiences laugh out loud. An all singing, all dancing musical comedy the likes of Morcombe and Wise.'
Crooners follows the story of three very British gentlemen who, by their very nature, exhume the characteristics of a crooner; suave, self-assured, stylish. But, by the very same nature, it is not always obvious that these characteristics adopt quite so well by the quintessentially British. Cue a splendiferous injection of British comedy. Tongue firmly in cheek.
'What excites us about this show is that we are not limited to music like a Rat Pack tribute' adds Musical Director, Chris Hibbard. 'The show has songs famed by Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole and Matt Monro. All the greats.'
The show includes the fully live on stage musicianship of the 10-piece modern swing band The Mini Big Band. The is going to be a swingin’ affair.
A booking fee of £2.90 will be added to each ticket.
In addition, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
There are up to 10 wheelchair spaces available with lift access to all levels of the theatre. All areas of the Theatres are accessible to customers with limited mobility, including wheelchair users.
The Leas Cliff Hall is equipped with an induction loop system, suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid. Switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
There are public toilet facilities on the entrance level and lower level; these are separate, male and female facilities. Fully accessible facilities for both men and women are on the lower level accessible via our lift. There is an emergency call-point in all accessible facilities, should you need to call for a member of staff.
Folkestone's bus station is located on Bouverie Square in the town centre, just a 10 minute walk to the theatre.
The Leas Cliff Hall is situated along the Leas in Folkestone. CT20 2DZ
The nearest station is Folkestone Central (15 minute walk to the theatre). The new high speed link means that we are less than one hour away from St Pancras International.
The Leas Cliff Hall Car Park - Sandgate Road, Pay and Display (At the rear of the car park a tunnel leads directly through to the theatre entrance)
Bouverie Place Shopping Centre - Pay and Display.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3015 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0330 102 7533 Calls charged at local rate.
Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971
Stage Door / Admin:* 01303 228600
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.”
The box office is open from 9am - 5pm Monday – Saturday, or 15 minutes after the show starts on performance days.
The perfect spot to stop and relax to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Leas Promenade and the magnificent sea-view. There is a wide selection of coffees, teas, hot chocolate and cold drinks on offer, along with delicious light snacks including freshly made sandwiches, rolls, paninis and jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings. Something sweet? Have a slice of one of our homemade cakes. We also have a selection of scones, doughnuts, cupcakes and ice creams too! Open Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm.