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Friday, September 21, 2012
KOSMedia’s top five things to do in the county this weekend
#1 Top Comedy
Winner of TV Channel Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe Award 2012, Stewart Francis brings his Outstanding In His Field tour to Kent.
Arguably the king of the one-liners and star of BBC’s Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo comes to the Winter Gardens with his critically-acclaimed show.
And of course it will include the winning joke: “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks”.
Winter Gardens, Margate
Saturday, September 22
#2 Top Musical
The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice starring Coronation Street’s Beverley Callard, The X Factor’s Ray Quinn and sitcom star Joe McGann.
The story is set up north and follows the life of shy Little Voice, played by Jess Robinson, who spends most of her time immersed in her late father’s record collection while perfecting her astonishing impersonations.
Encouraged by electrician Billy (Quinn) and the hapless talent scout Ray Say (McGann), Little Voice heads for stardom. Or does she?
Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Mon to Sat, September 17-22
#3 Big Brother star
He has been a TV presenter, stand-up comedian and now a Big Brother contestant, but Julian Clary will get back to his roots with a new live show at Folkestone this month.
After leaving the reality show, Clary will return to his home county of Kent with Position Vacant: Apply Within and he says he won’t be leaving town empty-handed.
The show is recommended for people aged 16 and over. Tickets are priced at £16.
Saturday, September 22
#4 Top Brit-popper
Steve Cradock, lead singer of 90s indie band Ocean Colour Scene, has confirmed he will be performing at The Royal Function Rooms.
Cradock, who has also played alongside Paul Weller and Liam Gallagher in a number of one-off songs, will play the solo gig in front of just a couple of hundred people at the intimate venue.
Known for penning songs like Day We Caught The Train, Hundred Mile High City and The Riverboat Song, Ocean Colour Scene were among the front runners of the Britpop era, which is now enjoying a second wind.
The Royal Function Rooms, Rochester
Friday, September 21
#5 Top Sport
The league season may have finished for Kent but a host of stars will be turning out this weekend for Geraint Jones’ benefit match.
A Kent XI will take on a side put together by former Kent batsmen Matt Walker at Gravesend Cricket Club on Sunday.
The 20 over match starts at 2pm at the Bat and Ball Ground in Wrotham Road.
For more details visit www.geraintjonesbenefit2012.co.uk