Booking Now for Autumn Musicals in Tunbridge Wells

The new Autumn season at the Assembly Hall Theatre includes three striking musicals, two of them based on hit films (Flashdance and The Wedding Singer) and the third (Son of a Preacher Man) a brand new musical set in 60’s Soho featuring the songs of Dusty Springfield.

The Wedding Singer
Tue 5 Sep to Sat 9 Sep

It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns: Avenue Q, Legally Blonde) is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.

Can sweet natured Julia, (Cassie Compton: X Factor) and her best friend Holly lure Robbie out of the dumpster and back into the limelight?  Or is he going to see her head off down the aisle with Wall Street bad boy Glenn (Ray Quinn: X Factor, Dancing On Ice)? Only Grandma Rosie (Ruth Madoc: Hi-De-Hi!, Little Britain) seems to be able to see that Robbie and Julia are the couple that are meant to be.

Performance Times

Evenings at 7.30pm
Matinees Wed & Sat at 2.30pm

Tickets: £15 and the eleventh ticket free

Plus a £1.75 per ticket booking fee

Flashdance – The Musical
Mon 13 Nov to Sat 18 Nov

Dance like you’ve never danced before! Flashdance – The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable 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.  When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.

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

Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hit Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and the sensational title track Flashdance – What a Feeling.

Produced by the award winning team at Selladoor Productions- producers of Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors, and Runaway Entertainment – producers of Lazarus, In the Heights and Guys and Dolls, Flashdance – The Musical is not to be missed!

No school rate, but tickets from £15 plus £1.75 per ticket booking fee and requests can be put to the producers

Son of a Preacher Man
Tue 31 Oct to Sat 4 Nov

Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them…

Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging 1960s Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts.

Only, that was a long time ago and all that remains are the memories, the stories and the myths. Until now, that is, when three random strangers, generations apart but all in need of help with their hopeless love lives, are inexplicably drawn to the site of the original venue. The Preacher Man is long gone, but his son, with help from the wonderful Cappuccino Sisters, might just find it in himself to channel the spirit of The Preacher Man and once more give these three lovesick strangers the look of love.

Featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, including “The Look Of Love”, “I Only Want To Be With You”, “Spooky” and of course, the classic “Son Of A Preacher Man”, this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play by internationally-renowned writer Warner Brown will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written.

Directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood and starring Diana Vickers (Little Voice, Rocky Horror Show, The X Factor) and Debra Stephenson (The Impressions Show, Bad Girls, Coronation Street), Son of a Preacher Man comes to the Assembly Hall Theatre for one week only. So you know just what to do with yourself – book your tickets now!

Please note there is some Parental Advisory material in this production.

Evenings at 7.30pm
Matinees Wed & Sat at 2.30pm

Tickets: £15 and the eleventh ticket free

Plus a £1.75 per ticket booking fee

To book your tickets and ask questions please email or telephone 01892 554221.

Please speak to us if you would like to book a backstage tour before the matinees and we can add an ice cream to your booking for just £2 per person.

Antony Pickthall
Sales and Marketing Director

Assembly Hall Theatre, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2LU

T: 01892 554165

M: 07875 280038