New Season Starts at Dorking Halls

Dorking Halls' new season of events launches next month. It features top comics, quality children's shows, lots of live music, and the return of Dorking's annual Beer Fest. Not forgetting this year's panto, the ever-popular Beauty and The Beast.

Hal Cruttenden arrives Friday 28 September with his new stand-up show, Chubster. His daughters chose the title. He's now on a diet. Rich Hall follows hot on his heels on Saturday 29 September, with his tour The Hoedown. The show begins as a withering dissection of Trump's America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana. The only person to ever put Katie Hopkins in her place, award-winning stand-up Chris Ramsey arrives on Friday 9 November. Next up is star of BBC2's Live at the Apollo Geoff Norcott on Friday 9 November, with an extension of his sell-out tour Traditionalism. BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran drops in on Friday 23 November, offering his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache.

Hal Cruttenden
Hal Cruttenden
Hal Cruttenden

Bing and his friends are bringing the first ever Bing stage show to the Halls on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September. Join Bing, Sula, Coco and Pando as they find out how to tell stories by pretending, dressing-up and singing songs. Direct from a smash hit West End season, The Tiger Who Came to Tea pounces onto the stage on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 October. Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show, packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos. Spellbinding Christmas panto Beauty and The Beast is on from 15 to 29 December. Expect energetic music and dance routines, plenty of jokes and lots of opportunities for audience participation.

Fish out the flares and get ready to dance: Jimmy Osmond is coming to town on Saturday 15 September. From The Jam are back on Thursday 11 October with their All Mod Cons 40th anniversary tour. The band is comprised of legendary former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton, vocalist and guitarist Russell Hastings, drummer Mike Randon, and Andy Fairclough on Hammond and piano. The world's most famous Beatles tribute band The Bootleg Beatles arrive Monday 15 October. They will trace the Fab Four's journey through the 60s, meticulously covering every tiny detail, from costumes to authentic period instruments; from witty Scouse banter to inflection-perfect vocal mimicry.On Wednesday 17 October, witness fast-paced medleys and mind-bending mashups as multi-award-winning British vocal group The Sons of Pitches attempt to hit their target of 100 legendary tracks in just one evening.

Now in its 5th year, the Winter Beer Festival returns on Friday 30 November and Saturday 1 December. With 35 different beers to choose from, plus a selection of cider, perry and gin, there's something for everyone. All served with live music from local bands and tasty, hearty food that goes perfectly with a pint.

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Last Updated: 10/08/2018

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