Aug
24
Fri
It Came From The Sea
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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Three evenings of heavy music at the Tom Thumb:
10 x Super Early Weekend passes at £12.50 (SOLD OUT)
10x Early Weekend passes at £15
30 x Standard Weekend passes at £18

Day tickets will be available if the weekend tickets don’t sell out.

Friday 24th August
Sacred Son– creator of Black Metal’s most controversial artwork of 2017
Dawnwalker– green post-metal
Inevitable Daydream– J Mascis’ warm fuzzy imaginings

Aug
25
Sat
It Came From The Sea
Aug 25 @ 9:36 pm – 10:36 pm

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Bismuth– DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
Bodies On Everest– Dungeon Wave
Lovely Wife– Horrible Noises

Aug
26
Sun
It Came From The Sea
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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The Lowest Form- Hardcore. Spawned in Thanet, made nastier in London
Worst Witch– Queer positive, anti-fascist, feminist witch-themed hardcore
Lump Hammer– SLUDGE

Aug
29
Wed
Jazz at the Tom Thumb (5 year anniversary)
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
5 YEARS OF JAZZ AT THE TOM THUMB! Tim Vinall ( flugelhorn ), Phil Smith ( alto ), Tony Hudd ( guitar ) and Dave Johnston ( double bass and bass guitar ).
It doesn’t seem possible that it was 5 years ago that JAZZ AT THE TOM THUMB began. To celebrate the occasion we have three of the original line-up with us again. As Tim, Phil and Tony were all part of the Dane Court Jazz Orchestra they will be joined by another member of that much-missed ensemble, Dave Johnston will be on bass.  As if this weren’t enough, there may well be a surprise guest or two. Also, being a Special Night, there will be cake!
Aug
30
Thu
MAGIC SHOW with Robert Bentley
Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Wowing audiences across Kent, Essex and London for the last 10 years, local magician Robert Bentley brings his first stage show to the Tom Thumb. Expect jaw-dropping miracles, expert sleight of hand and unbelievable mind reading live in front of your very eyes. Robert is a resident magician at Houdini’s Magic Bar in Broadstairs and a member of the prestigious Magic Circle.

Strictly over 16

Aug
31
Fri
MAGIC SHOW with Robert Bentley
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Wowing audiences across Kent, Essex and London for the last 10 years, local magician Robert Bentley brings his first stage show to the Tom Thumb. Expect jaw-dropping miracles, expert sleight of hand and unbelievable mind reading live in front of your very eyes. Robert is a resident magician at Houdini’s Magic Bar in Broadstairs and a member of the prestigious Magic Circle.

Strictly over 16

Sep
3
Mon
BETTY – THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT A film by Phil Cox – Music Documentary
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Funk Queen Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She “was the first…”as former husband Miles Davis said. “Madonna before Madonna, Prince before Prince”. An aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty arrived on the 70’s scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion and outrageous funk music. She befriended Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, wrote songs for the Chambers Brothers and the Commodores, and married Miles startlingly turning him from jazz to funk on the album she named “Bitches Brew. She then, despite being banned and boycotted, went on to become the first

black woman to perform, write and manage herself. Betty was a feminist pioneer, inspiring and intimidating in a manner like no woman before. Then suddenly she vanished. Creatively blending documentary and animation this

movie traces the path of Betty’s life, how she grew from humble upbringings to become a fully self-realized black

female pioneer the world failed to understand or appreciate. After years of trying, the elusive Betty, forever the

free-spirited Black Power Goddess, finally allowed the filmmakers to creatively tell her story based on their conversations

Sep
7
Fri
TREADING WATER By Kathryn Gardner A Comedy Play of Belly Laughs, Broken Hearts & Biscuits
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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TREADING WATER

 Sue and Carol are lifeguards. Their routine is simple and their dreams seems equally so as

they spend their days keeping the morning swimmers, the day trippers, and the evening

strollers safe. Day after day they sit, they wait, and they watch the world go by.

But when your job is to watch, when do you get to live?

And what are they waiting for? A sign of danger?

Maybe that’s just what they need.

Each morning a lone figure appears on the sand. They watch, transfixed, as he wafts his

equipment, listening for the beep. If only there were a way to get him to come over. If only

there were a way to get him to say something. Anything.

Treading Water is a funny, heartwarming tale that combines classic end of pier comedy with

Aykbourn – style dialogue.

 

 Reviews

“Screw it! I’m going all out and giving this one five stars. A beautifully touching piece of theatre with great

humour. I predict big things for this show and I cannot wait to see it again.” The Ginger in The Theatre

“A delightful and absorbing production of a sharp and perceptive script” London Theatre 1

“Kathryn Gardner’s script is beautifully paced and observed… The writing is taut, the story is sweet and

enjoyable, the banter between Carol and Sue is very funny, and the double entendres littered throughout

the dialogue fit appropriately into the seaside setting.” The Play’s The Thing

“I was left very impressed by writer and performer Kathryn Gardner’s ablity to capture the silent pathos

that can be found in everyday conversation.

The writing is tight, with a clear structure and dialogue that beautifully ebbs and flows much like the ocean

evoked throughout the piece.

“It is freezing outside but Treading Water will warm you right up with its gentle tenderness and endearing

humour and charm.” Mark Aspen Reviews

“… bringing Gardner’s snappy dialogue alive in their bright red lifeguard hoodies, chatting and arguing as

only old friends can.” West End Wilma

 

Sep
9
Sun
‘SEX DRUGS AND OTHER THINGS I NEVER DO’ by SIMON CAINE (COMEDY)
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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We don’t always get the ending we want in life.


Simon is 31 years old. In his head he feels 18. By this age he thought he’d have his dream flat, dream girl and dream job. He’s single, lives at home and performs comedy for a living (one out of three isn’t bad).


If you’re the kind of person (ie a living human) who feels younger in your head than the age you would tell people, this is the show for you.

 

If you like Pina Coladas, and deep emotional pain, if you’re anxious in public, come and see Simon Caine.

Sep
15
Sat
BURNING BOOKS
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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What should schools do when they are losing so many teachers?

 

On Teach First student Kat’s first day at Hurstville Community College, Nicky Morgan announces forced academisation for all state schools. Kat is ready for the picket line but her attempts to join the NUT are met with contempt by union stalwart Janine. The head teacher is invisible and the staff are more concerned about losing their staff room, disappearing books and a History teacher who hasn’t been seen for weeks.

 

A powerful and humorous look at an education system buckling under government cuts and targets. A story of protest and the teachers who choose to fight back.

 

“Brilliant. Her words have certainly struck a chord with teachers” – Huffington Post

“A play that will ring true for every teacher in the country!” – National Union Teachers

“Green as struck a chord with exhausted teachers up and down the country” – The Guardian

Sep
16
Sun
‘FUNNY SIDE OF THE MOON’ comedy show by Hassan Dervish & Kathryn Mather
Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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For one night only, award winning comedians Kathryn

Mather and Hassan Dervish bring their show ‘Funny Side Of The Moon’ to the Tom

Thumb Theatre in Margate on their UK tour.

Described as “Dark, sharp, largely unprintable and often downright bizarre” by The

Oxford Times, Rochdale born, London based Kathryn Mather is actually quite a nice

person. She won the Frog and Bucket World Series in 2017 and was a Circuit

Breaker at the Leicester Comedy Festival this year.

Musical comedian Hassan Dervish is fresh back from the Brighton Fringe with his

debut show ‘What’s It All About, Eh?’Born and raised in London, but don’t hold that

against him – he was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Musical Comedian Award and

received an honourable mention at the London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film

Festival 2018.

Together they bring you a show that is jam packed with musical comedy of fun

storytelling rhymes set to an original soundtrack, along with exciting straight stand up

you’ll be quoting at work tomorrow. With stories of modern life that everyone will be

able to identify with, and dark yet inoffensive jokes that can occasionally veer

towards the surreal, this is a show not to be missed.

 

“Very funny with a

distinctive comic voice”

– Nish Kumar

 

“A brilliant and unique

voice.”

– Kiri Pritchard-McClean

As heard on TalkRadio

and BBC Radio 4extra

 

Winner of the Frog and

Bucket World Series

2017

 

London-Worldwide

Comedy Short Film

Festival 2018

 

Honourable Mention

Funny Women Regional

Finalist 2018

 

Musical Comedian

Award 2018 Semi-

Finalist

 

Max Turner Award

Finalists 2017 & 2018

 

London X4 – Seasonal

Short Film Festival

Runner Up

 

Sep
18
Tue
TONGUE PUNCH (spoken word night)
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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“Every month, Whisky & Beards team up with Tom Thumb Theatre to present an ever-changing poetry line up, with an ever-evolving format. From long-slot open mics, to poetry slams, to scratch nights, to book launches and more. Tongue Punch pushes the boundaries of what a poetry night can deliver.”