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September 2017

Captive Hearts

September 1 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive
Faversham, Kent ME13 7LE United Kingdom
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Captive Hearts

BRIAN KEENAN and JOHN McCARTHY, kidnapped by Islamic Jihad at the height of the Lebanese hostage crisis in April 1986. During four years their Anglo-Irish relationship is at times frayed, but the more they learn about each other, the more they learn about themselves - and what it really is to be alive. Anger heals but forgiveness takes courage. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue after the show (suggested minimum…

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Baby + Family Dance Workshop

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive
Faversham, Kent ME13 7LE United Kingdom
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Performers of Baby dance show

Ovulation, Zygote, Knocked-up, Hormones, Peeing, Midwife, Swollen, Gaviscon, Nesting, Agony, Induction, Labour, Drugs, Epidural, BABY, Joy, Crying and crying …a clueless mother’s experience of pregnancy, childbirth and ‘life’ after. BABY is a dance theatre performance inspired by the choreographer’s experience of the birth of her son, Dylan in August 2015 and tells the story of that birth.  The show contains personal material from the artist’s life in both the soundtrack and projection.  The show is both tender and comic.  It…

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Take A Trance On Me

September 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Old Brewery Store, Mill Place
Faversham, Kent ME13 7DY United Kingdom
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After amazing audiences for years with groundbreaking show Strictly Come Trancing, the UK's top hypnotist of the century introduces a brand-new hypnotic experience. Take a Trance on Me invites audience volunteers to be hypnotised live on stage, before re-enacting a range of hilarious hypnosis sketches inspired by the madcap world of HopFestFringe and Faversham Hop festival. From street performances on Preston Street to the 'haunted' Canterbury Cathedral and our very own unforgettable Kent's Got Talent, Take a Trance on Me…

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The Value of a Reasoned Argument

September 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Ayn Rand, Russian novelist and Objectivist philosopher, is being put to trial for hypocrisy. Did Rand actually conform to her ideals of rational self-interest, laissez-faire capitalism and metaphysical art, or did she only think about those ideals? Written as part of 2016's 365 Women a Year, The Value of a Reasoned Argument is a fictional court case that presents both sides of the argument, and lets a jury formed of the audience decide the verdict, and therefore the ending! With…

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Hope & Hill

September 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive
Faversham, Kent ME13 7LE United Kingdom
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Hope & Hill

Dancing... singing... old favourite comedy sketches and brand new, never-before-seen original sketches. This hilarious double act will go through all types of comedy and push their bodies to the limit to make you laugh. Bright Stars is a six-strong comedy troupe, but the other four are taking time off right now to concentrate on various theatrical projects. So, for one time only, Hope and Hill will perform by themselves, together, and alone, just for you. Buy a ticket in advance…

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What Would… And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Do?

September 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Old Brewery Store, Mill Place
Faversham, Kent ME13 7DY United Kingdom
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Jim Campbell

Award-nominated comic Jim Campbell has been busy with a chart-topping podcast and acclaimed book. Now he explores mistakes and regrets, love and reinvention via our slide into armageddon. In a fun way. Warning: quality of jokes may compromise structural integrity of roof. "Exquisitely written, punchline-driven material... A future star" Chortle. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue after the show (suggested minimum donation £7).  

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Salty Tales

September 2 @ 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Fleur de Lis Hall, Preston Street
Faversham, Kent ME13 8NS United Kingdom
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Storyteller Diana Redgrave returns to the Hop Festival Fringe with a brand-new interactive show for children. Why is the sea salty? Do magpies grant wishes? Is anything as dear as salt? The answers to these questions and more can be found in three stories from around the world, suitable for young children and their families, all served with a pinch of salt. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue after the…

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Twat Out Of Hell

September 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fleur de Lis Hall, Preston Street
Faversham, Kent ME13 8NS United Kingdom
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Twat Out Of Hell

Comedian Gary G Knightley (as seen on Channel 4, BBC3 and the West End) brings you his debut solo show. After hiding behind cult EdFringe show Animal Jokes for years, it is time to get real. Uncomfortably real. Knightley explores what it is to be him: a brash, honest curmudgeon who hates everything but just wants to be adored. What a twat. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue after the…

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Caspar Thomas: More Magic & Mentalism

September 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Old Brewery Store, Mill Place
Faversham, Kent ME13 7DY United Kingdom
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Handkerchief: pressed. Cards: picked up. Props: bought (at Tiger). Following his successful runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes Caspar comes to HopFringeFest to perform more new and classic (invented by some of the greatest magicians of the last 120 years) close-up, interactive, before-your-very-eyes sleight of hand magic and mentalism. No suspicious looking boxes. No stooges. No assistants (glamorous or otherwise). 'Caspar’s sleight of hand and mentalism is of a standard rarely seen anywhere, and never attempted by the current…

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Awkward Reunions: Intelligent Love & Friendzoned

September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive
Faversham, Kent ME13 7LE United Kingdom
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Awkward Reunions

Two exceptional one-act plays, hand-picked as two of the best presented as part of Mad Apple Collective's ACANTEEN residency. Taken from our maiden residency (#Awkward) is Intelligent Love by Ian Willingham. Lorna’s got a date. Lorna’s got a date but something’s different. He’s sharper, wittier, and wiser than anyone she’s ever met before. His name is Jake and he’s not completely human. In a future where advancements in robotics, artificial intelligence and genetics have exceeded all expectations, dating a Super…

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