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January 2018

The Mick Foster Quintet

January 25
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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The Lennie Niehaus Connection by THE MICK FOSTER QUINTET ~~    World Class Featuring three of the UKs finest saxophonists ~ Foster ~ Barnes & Fowler This is the gig that all of these amazing musicians , personally requested a repeat !!! These are the wonderful original compositions & arrangements of standards by LENNIE NIEHAUS the former Stan Kenton alto saxophonist.. MICK FOSTER  baritone sax ~~ ALAN BARNES alto sax ~~ ROBERT FOWLER tenor sax  ~~ DAVID CHAMBERLAIN double bass…

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February 2018

Pete Long’s Pocket Basie

February 1
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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PETE LONG~ great musician ,clarinet & saxophone & wonderful  humorist raconteur                                     Pete is also the leader of The Echoes of Ellington Big Band that won the coveted Brit Jazz Award He also leads The Ronnie Scott Big Band & the perform on a regular basis at Ronnies. He returns to The FJC with these Quality Musicians in his highly successful Pocket Basie…

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Rent – the Musical

February 6 - February 9
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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Join the talented students of the Canterbury Academy’s Sixth Form Musical Theatre Programme as they perform the Tony Award-winning rock musical, RENT. With a cast of over 50 elite performing arts students presenting this iconic work, this show is not one to be missed! Performed on agreement with Music Theatre International. Evening performances at 7.30 0n February 6th, 7th and 9th Matinee at 2.30 on February 8th Tickets £12 and £8 for concessions (students and over 65s)

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Jacqui Hicks with the Brian Dee Trio with guest star Art Themen

February 8
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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    Wow what a scoop to get ART THEMEN to join this fantastic line up ~ This man ~ the former top orthopaedic surgeon has always been in the top echelon of British Saxophonists ~Having seen him a few times recently, the word on the street is~ & i have to agree , his playing is now up into another gear. ART THEMEN is one of the Greats of British Jazz .. BRIAN DEE piano.  DAVE GREEN double bass.  CLARK…

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The Artie Zaitz Quartet

February 13
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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ARTIE ZAITZ guitar.  ROSS STANLEY hammond organ.  STEVE BROWN drums.  DAVE PATTMAN congas.. This quartet is making its debut at The FJC..  Having seen them on many occasions i can vouch for them being one of the most exciting & unique outfits on The UK jazz scene. They are almost contracted to Ronnie Scotts & the brilliant young leader guitarist Artie Zaitz Is pure class & up there with the best..Plus the excitement of Ross Stanley with the full force…

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An evening with the FHODS Youth Section

February 16 - February 17
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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The evening will be in two halves.  The first half is a revue-style drama showcase, compiled and originated by the Youth Section and directed by Louise Cockram. The second half will be the Kent premiere of ‘Kilmainham Kids’, a play that traces the fortunes of 6 children imprisoned in Kilmainham Jail in Dublin in 1850 and one of the leaders of the 1916 uprising, Con Colbert.  How they meet with sixty-six years separating the events is just one of the play's…

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Jazz ‘n Jolson

February 22
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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You Loved this show in 2016 & again in 2017, so you must Love it in 2018.. it's the best... JULIAN MARC STRINGLE  Tnr Sax & Clrnt -- CHRIS GOWER Trombone ENRICO TOMASSO Trumpet - -NICK DAWSON  Piano ANDREW CLEYNDERT Double Bass    ROD BROWN Drums   Doors open at 7, concert starts at 8, tickets £12.

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March 2018

Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” and “Utopia Ltd”

March 3
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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The popular annual Gilbert and Sullivan concert returns to the Tower Theatre with two pieces that highlight Gilbert’s satirical views on Victorian society. The well-known “Trial by Jury” of 1875, a tuneful and effervescent one act piece, and the later “Utopia Limited” of 1893 that explores the beneficial results of reconstructing the utopian society of a South Sea Island along the perfect lines of Victorian England. Topsy-turvydom with a sting! Local soloists take lead parts and Kevin Bull accompanies. The…

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Jeeves and Wooster

March 14 - March 17
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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  A New Play adapted from the works of P.G. Wodehouse Join the effervescent, aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and his dutiful valet, Jeeves in the play ‘Perfect Nonsense’ featuring P.G. Wodehouse’s iconic double act. When a perfectly delightful trip to the countryside takes a turn for the worse, Bertie is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker – reconciling the affections of his host’s drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with his newt-fancying acquaintance Gussie Fink-Nottle. If Bertie, ably assisted by the ever-dependable…

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