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An Officer and a Gentleman

We come here a lot and have always had a super time. My only complaint would be the pushing and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alan S
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Amazing production

Return of the Unknown, staged at The Dover Marine Station, but produced by The Marlowe theatre. A... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom
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The Marlowe is one of the UK's leading theatres. Our programme includes some of the biggest and best artists and companies, with regular visits from the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Matthew Bourne’s...more
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The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve been going to the pantomime for the past three years and have always really enjoyed it. Went yesterday to see Cinderella and was so disappointed. They’re actually using real ponies for Cinderella’s coach. OK - they weren’t on stage for very long, but the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 322claireh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Marlowe delivered another great Pantomime, maybe not a totally traditional Cinderella, no wicked step mother!! The dames were brilliant as always and the rest of the cast were excellent, a good traditional pantomime which will appeal to all from young to old. Jokes and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DominicE217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ppa production of In The Heights at the marlowe theatre Sat 1st Dec was AMAZING! The lead make Josh Maioha blew us away with his performance! The theatre employees were so helpful. The place was clean, tidy. Good disability access Highly recommended

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here a lot and have always had a super time. My only complaint would be the pushing and shoving of rude people fighting to get to the toilets and the bar before anyone else, and a well overpriced bar anyway.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited to see Dara O’Briain. As always the venue was clean and welcoming. We had great seats. Another cracking night out. Looking forward to the Pantomime in December.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andygreenfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite simply the best theatre in the south east .Seen over 30 shows in just over 3 years .As good as any west end theatre

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ghearsey
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We were blown away by this highly creative, innovative and seamless production. The crew managing and guiding the audience through this huge area were unfailingly cheerful, polite and helpful, the young and more mature cast were well rehearsed and the whole production was, although at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lindielou2014
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Return of the Unknown, staged at The Dover Marine Station, but produced by The Marlowe theatre. A most innovative and enjoyable performance , and with seating, on straw bales, more comfortable than the orange seats at the actual theatre. Congratulations to producers and cast for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Geoff Norcott was an unknown quantity to me. I found him a bit "blue". There was another performer whose name I do not remember but was more to my liking. The second half of the performance was an improvement and we warmed to the comedian....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EllenHills
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a great show to see just as good as the film and plenty of funny bits it did make me cry but so dies the film well worth the visit

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 26, 2018|
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Response from Marlowetheatre | Property representative |
Hi. In answer to your question, the view is restricted by between 40 and 50 per cent (please bear in mind this depends on the production). The ticket price reflects this restriction. Thanks.
Diana A
September 9, 2018|
Response from JennieG139 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it's probably too late now we have been away but we walked so can't answer anyway.
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March 3, 2018|
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Response from Hatfield_visitor | Reviewed this property |
From twitter in 2015 When someone asked the same question: They're our best seats - these tend to be our most popular seats that our customers really love. Makes sense to give them a quick call and ask for details... More