Tag: Chatham

Let’s go to… The Copper Rivet Distillery, by Anna Morell

Copper Rivet Distillery

The Victorians had a thing for waterworks. The machinery which transformed society and industry, they clad in buildings as good as palaces. Crenellations, towers, ornate brickworked structures like gussied up churches, they window dressed the plainer iron and clank beyond with the architectural equivalent of a crinoline. One such building, Pumphouse Number 5, sits behind…

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Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Central Theatre, Chatham by Anna Morell

Jack and the Beanstalk

Opening nights have a palpable excitement. A veritable crackle. And sometimes a warning, in song, about the big, tall, terrible, awesome, scary, wonderful giants in the sky, before a firework bang so loud you forget all about giants for a while, bedazzled by the appearance of the scatty Fairy Fuschia, who is giving Tunbridge Wells’…

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Review: The Smallest House Mouse And The Christmas Cat by Anna Morell

The Smallest House Mouse and the Christmas Cat

The children are ushered into the Edwardian parlour of the Moonbeam Hotel. And what’s that? A dog dusting? And a Scottish cat welcoming everyone in? Whose bright idea even is this? Santa’s, that’s whose. He set up The Christmas Cat and dog in this astonishing place to look after something quite special – magical moonbeams,…

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Theatre review: Operation Black Antler (5 stars), by Anna Morell

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Operation Black Antler

Anna Morell reviews Operation Black Antler, an immersive theatre production, made with a cast of professionals and individuals from the local community, brought to Chatham from 23-25 June 2016 by Ideas Test, Blast Theory and Hydrocracker. The production explores the nature of undercover police work in contemporary Britain, focussing on targeting far right extremists, and takes place…

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