Hobson's Choice by Eleanor Prineas

Hobson’s Choice Artwork

To celebrate the opening of ‘Hobson’s Choice’ tomorrow, we’re delighted to share this beautiful artwork of Hobson’s daughters – Maggie, Vickey and Alice – created by one of our talented cast members, Ellie.

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Artwork by Eleanor Prineas

1966

It’s 1966 again!

1966… we all know, of course, some football was played! But so much more was going on…

🎼🎵Some of the most iconic albums of all time were released – Revolver by The Beatles, Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel, Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan, Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys, the list goes on!

📺🎬The caped crusader burst onto our screens, but it wasn’t just Batman making his TV debut… ‘Star Trek’, ‘The Monkees’ and ‘Bewitched’ all first aired, while on the big screen, ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ was a smash hit.

🌈👢Flamboyant Carnaby Street fashion exploded into colour… the Nehru jacket arrived on the scene, women’s hemlines were getting shorter and Twiggy was named as ‘The Face of 1966’.

📣📣And in the news…
🗞️Vietnam War rages on
🗞️The world mourns the death of Walt Disney
🗞️John Lennon states that The Beatles are more famous than Jesus
🗞️Health warnings are added to cigarette packs
🗞️Indira Gandhi becomes India’s 4th prime minister
🗞️Multiple US and USSR space launches take place
🗞️Harold Wilson wins general election in landslide victory for the Labour Party
🗞️Sheila Scott completes first solo flight around the world by a woman
🗞️Frank Sinatra marries third wife, Mia Farrow

Our next play ‘Hobson’s Choice’ will follow the much-loved original script, but will be set amid all the colour and cultural change of 1966!

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1966

Sunset Boulevard

16th – 17th and 22nd – 24th September 

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard, based on Billy Wilder’s legendary film, comes to Folkestone’s Tower Theatre in a stunning new FHODS production.

In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world. Persuaded to work on her ‘masterpiece’, a film script that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras, he is seduced by her and her luxurious lifestyle. Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to break free with dramatic consequences.

With its much-loved score including Sunset BoulevardWith One Look and The Perfect Year, this new production promises to be a spectacular event!

Stalls
Adults £18 | Concession £16 (over 65s) | Under 18s £12 | Family ticket £55 (2 adults & 2 under 18s)
Gallery 
Adults £16 | Concession £14 (over 65s) | Under 18s £10 | Family ticket £50 (2 adults & 2 under 18s)

Suitable for 12+

Performances
Friday 16th September 7.30pm | Saturday 17th September 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 22nd September 7.30pm | Friday 23rd September 7.30pm and Saturday 24th September 7.30pm

Book

Jack and the Beanstalk

December 14 – 27, 2019. Written & directed by John Pritchard.

Gaslight

November 6 – 9. Directed by Natalie Holness.

Hi-De-Hi

September 26 – October 5, 2019. Directed by Stephen Hawkins.

The Sound of Music

June 28 – July 7, 2019. Directed by Michael Manton.

Around the World in 80 Days

May 8 – 12, 2019. Directed by Pete Raine.

The Dresser

March 13 – 16, 2019. Directed by Maxine Burrows.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

December 14 – 24, 2018. Written and directed by John Pritchard.