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At Jermyn St Theatre London 22nd Feb 7.30pm - 1914-199
Epsom Playhouse
THE STAGE pg21 Issue 20 Feb 2014


A Midsummer night's Dream
Alice Brown accepted for Birmingham Conservatoire
Appointment with Death
Art Spring 2013
At the Arden Theatre Faversham
Audition for Film Sport and the Performing Arts
audition for workshop 2013
Coming up soon - performances
Dover Youth Theatre
Film Sport and The Perorming Arts Workshop and Performance
Imogen - as Oliver in Dover College
Kent Competitive Festival Prizewinners Concert 26 June2011
Kent on Sunday Article
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
Mr Micawber
Mr Micawber opens at Trinity Theatre Tunbridge Wells
ON THE HALLS by Michael Thomas
Singing Exams June2011
Speech and Drama Exams
Sppech and Drama Exams Trinity Guildhall 2011
Spring tour of DIck Barton begins 25th March at Tom Thumb
Thanet Festival 2011
Thanet festival 2013
The Canterville Ghost storytelling workshop
The long awaited album
THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL performances
Trinity Guildhall Exams
Trinity Theatre Tunbridge Wells
Valentine's Day 12th Feb 2011
War and Creativity
Workshop 2013 Art Spring
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At Jermyn St Theatre London 22nd Feb 7.30pm - 1914-199

Cast : Julia Burnett Marie Kelly Ann Lindsey Wickens Alan Simmons Musical Director: Carol Anne Wells Devised and Directed by Michael Thomas


ON THE HALLS - the new play by Michael Thomas - The story of Music Hall stars Marie Lloyd and Vesta Tilley comes to Wootton Village Hall on Sat 17th May at 7.30pm  Tickets £10 including a drink from Sue Clough 01303 844324 


The next outing for ON THE HALLS BY MICHAEL THOMAS  is at The Auditorium Upstairs Visitor Information Centre 95 High Street Rochester ME1 1LX  Fri 30th May Sat 31 May at 2.30pm  Tickets from £10  Box Office 01634 843107  07873 820320

THE STAGE pg21 Issue 20 Feb 2014

Here's the article from this week's issue pg 21 of THE STAGE  - 
ON THE HALLS by Michael Thomas opens in two weeks Tuesday March 11 2014 at 7.30pm at the Tristan Bates Theatre  Tower St in the heart of London 's West End 

Tristan Bates Theatre herewe come

Had a great evening at The Marlborough Theatre in Brighton on Saturday - Here's Ann as Vesta Tilley off stage when she dressed in femimine attire (onstage Vesta was a male impersonator ) with Marie as tender tasty toothsome starry Marie Lloyd to quote a line from ON THE HALLS 


ON THE HALLS Playwright (Bottom right in company collage) has been interviewed by BBC RADIO SUSSEX (will let you know when its being broadcast)about the forthcoming date in 
4, Princes Street Brighton on Saturday 25th January at 7.30pm  01273 273870 -

On the Halls at Brighton

Duncan Woodruff and Michael Thomas as the Social Purity Committee with Brian Withstandley as The Chairman in ON THE HALLS - at Brighton's Marlborough Theatre 25 January 2014 at 7.30pm 4 Princes Street Brighton 01273 273870 


Looking forward to the first performance of 2014 of 
Saturday 25th January 2014 at 7.30pm 
Playwright Michael Thomas returns to the city he was born and grew up in - creating the role of 
Vesta Tilley's husband and manager Walter De Frece  

Come and see Dover Youth Theatre at the Roundhouse Dover

Come and see the senior students of Dover Youth Theatre perform THE PATIENT by Agatha Christie and a Spoof on Bram Stoker's DRACULA at The Roundhouse Theatre Dover Discovery Centre Market Dover next week Fri 22nd/Sat 23rd November 2013 at 7.30pm 

ON THE HALLS - Biograph Play

Looking forward to performing ON THE HALLS in Deal This Sunday Nov 3rd at The Astor Theatre Stanhope Rd at 7.30pm with Ann Linsdey Wickens Brian Withstandley Duncan Woodruff David Harding our superb musical director and our writer and director Michael Thomas . Tickets are cheaper if you get them in advance and there is a special student rate for the Deal Venue only 


Had a wonderful time performing in Faversham at the weekend - people came from as far away as Shropshire to The Arden ! and we are looking forward to playing at the Astor in Deal on Sunday NOV 3rd at 7.30pm - to book www. and box office 01304 370220 - advance booking special ! 

THE SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT BBC Radio Kent Sunday 6th October

 Members of the cast of ON THE HALLS Ann Lindsey Wckens Michael Thomas and Marie Kelly had a wonderful interview with Paul Harris and Paul James aka PJ and Harris on the Sunday Supplement BBC Radio Kent this sunday 6th Oct -  you can hear it for the next 5 days at The BBC Website 

The Arden Poster

ON THE HALLS 0CT 18th and 19th at The Arden Faversham


Meet the company - 
David Harding Musical Director 
Brian Withstandley (The Chairman and                                King George V), 
Ann Linsdey Wickens (Vesta Tilley
Marie Kelly (Marie Lloyd)
Duncan Woodruff (Percy Courtenay)
Michael Thomas (Walter de Frece)

ON THE HALLS - A new play about the lives loves and songs of Vesta Tilley and Marie Lloyd opens at tHe Memorial Theatre Sarah Thorne Theatre Club Hilderstone Broadstairs on sat 28th SEpt at 7.45pm to book your tickets call 
(0845 26 26 263) 

ON THE HALLS - Premiere at the Sarah Thorne Theatre Club

Delighted to be in rehearsals for the Katapult production of  - ON THE HALLS especially after the wonderful reception we had at the preview of Act 1 at the Concert Artists Association in Covent Garden. OPENING NIGHT Sat 28th Sept 2013 at the Sarah Thorne Theatre Club Hilderstone Broadstairs to book contact 0845 2626263 

Carmen and Britannia July 2013

Marie will perform The Habanera and Gypsy Song from Carmen and sing Britannia with Dover Choral Society on July 5th in Dover Town Hall -Conductors Michael Lewis and Stephen Yarrow 

Slave of the Ring in Aladdin

Currently playing the Slave of the Ring on tour Home Counties Dec 2012 - Jan 2013 

Mr Micawber comes to Deal and Faversham

Congrats to David Barry on a splendid Radio interview with Pat Marsh today on BBC Radio Kent - Mr Micawber will play at The ASTOR COMMUNITY THEATRE in DEAL On SUNDAY NEXT 4th NOVEMBER at 7.30pm  Tickets 01304 370220 and The ARDEN THEATRE FAVERSHAM on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November 2012 at 7.30pm  Tickets 01795 531600

Fashion Show and Cabaret - Fri 19th Oct St Margaret's Village Hall from 7pm

Come and Support the Fashion Show and Cabaret and help Dover Youth Theatre kick- start their funding for a free weeklong performing arts workshop in the New Year. Wide variety of stalls - Fabulous Fashions - all ages - male and female boys and girls .  St Margarets Village Hall  reach Road St Margaret's At Cliffe near Dover Kent - FRIDAY OCTOBER 19th 2012 - doors open at 7pm. 

DICK BARTON at Sevenoaks

For all Dick Barton Fans Come and see the next offering of Dick Barton Special Agent at the SACKVILLE THEATRE THE SPACE AT SEVENOAKS SCHOOL next Monday 2nd July and Tuesday 3rd July 2012 at 7.45pm  Book Your tickets now 01732 450175ur post here.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

To celebrate the
Diamond Jubilee of
Queen Elizabeth II
come and see
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Monday 4th June 2012 at 2.30pm for a free promenade performance that takes you from Pencester Gardens in Dover to the grounds of Dover College ( woodland scenes) and then to Dover Town Hall (the Palace) .

Forthcoming dates for Dick Barton

Write your post here.The Katapult 2012 Production 
"Dick Barton -Special Agent " by Phil Willmott
director John Drewry
Next performance - 
The Woodville  Gravesend 
Sunday 27th May 2012 Matinee 4pm
Evening 7.30pm 
Box Office 01474 337774 
then Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Dinner and a Show
The New Cavendish Club, 44 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 7 BS
On Saturday 2 June 6.30 for 7.00pm
A stylish new production of a nostalgic radio programme performed by Katapult Theatre Company.
To book please contact
Deborah Roberts, Events Manager
O20 7723 0391
Or email

Dick Barton - Special Agent at The Sevenoaks Festival 
Dates & times

02 Jul 2012 19:45   BOOK NOW 
03 Jul 2012 19:45   BOOK NOW 

It's 1948, and this is the BBC broadcasting from Austerity Britain. The actors turn up at the studio for today's exciting episode of "Dick Barton - Special Agent." This hilarious Katapult version of Phil Willmott's award-winning comedy musical stars James Petherick, Marie Kelly, Biff Harrison, Brian Withstanley and Ann Lindsay Wickens. 


 Venue: Sackville Theatre, The Space, Seven
oaks SchoolTicket Price: £14,£11

Dick Barton - Special Agent at The Cockpit Theatre

Come and see Dick Barton Special Agent on Friday 27th April at 7.30pm at The Cockpit Theatre Gateforth St Marylebone London  NW8 8EH  Tickets £15 £12 Concessions 

Dick Barton in THE STAGE

THE STAGE issue 15 March 2012 - Check out this weeks calendar listings  Dick Barton . Next week 22nd March a Showpeople feature on James Petherick as Dick Barton -Special Agent 

Dick Barton on Hawkinge Gazette

Please check out the link in the Hawkinge Gazette re Dick Barton many thanks to the editor for the wonderful article and to Karol Steele for creating the link


KATAPULT fans can see the next performance of DICK BARTON - SPECIAL AGENT at the Bulls Head in BARNES LONDON on Wednesday 7th December 2011 - admission £10

Coverage in the media

Just 6 days to go to opening night and requests for tickets coming in - in spite of incorrect dates in one newspaper - but wonderful article . The Publicity Banner in the Roundhouse has definitely made an impression on several people with no connection to the actors or DYT - Still desperately looking for a deckchair.  Anyone got one they could lend us? Marie

Mention in Your Dover and Hawkinge Gazette and Dover Mercury

The Banner for APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH has arrived and its great and is at present in the Discovery Centre Foyer.  Check out YOUR DOVER and The HAWKINGE GAZETTE  on the web and Appointment with Death is mentioned on pg 6  of Dover Mercury Thursday 11th Nov -  look out for more coverage this week. Thank you so much to all the papers

Press Pictures Appointment with Death

Some pictures from last night's photo shoot of the cast members of Appointment with Death 
Nov 25 and 26th Roundhouse Theatre Dover at 7.30pm  Tickets£8 £5 Box Office :01304 202544
Pictires : Karol Steele

Appointment with Death

Dover Youth Theatre will perform APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH by Agatha Christie in The Roundhouse Theatre Market SQ Dover on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th November at 7.30pm We have a fine cast lined up to bring this unique classic Christie play - (no Marple or Poirot in sight!) to the Roundhouse Box Office available from November 1st on 07703 207878

Dates for Spring

Sorting out dates dates for Katapult productions in the Spring - Watch this space

The stage and Silly throat

In this week's Listings issue of The Stage for Tunbridge Wells - The Stage are interested in doing a feature for further performances. Looking forward to the Trinity perfromance tomorrow in spite of throat infection which WILL be better by then - Doctor Footlights rules

Michael Wheatley-Ward of The Sarah Thorne Theatre Club

None of this could have happened without the support of Michael Wheatley-Ward of the Sarah Thorne Theatre club.Michael who spoke at the January Branch Meeting  offered his theatre to us and made the ball roll.

Newspaper Coverage

 This week's Dover Mercury  (Thursday Sept 9th) carries an article on page 25
Marie in Biggs Play premier. 

Preparing for Katapult - Broadcast on Tuesday at 2pm Radio Kent

Rehearsals are well under way for The Root of All Evil - The first Production that Katapult (formed by branch members of Kent Actors Equity )> It's a double bill. The first play Maid/Man  by Rich Rubin is a Tarantinoesque style one act that will keep the audience on the egde of their seats. The second play is
A Friend of Ronnie's by David Barry. I play Susan - a crime reporter on the hunt for one of the gang who was never caught - Arthur - played by David Barry and his wife Edith - played by Ann Lindsey Wickens find their lives will never be the same again .... Not telling any more yet Come and see the world premiere at the Sarah Thorne Theatre Club on  sat 18th and Sunday 19th Sept at 7.30pm Box Office 0845 26 26 26 3