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What’s Coming Up in England in 2023?

Get your calendars ready and put your booking hats on!. Although many of us will be happy to put 2022 behind us as we prepare for Christmas and look toward the future, it turns out that there is actually a lot to look forward to in the new year.

Sing-a-long-a The Greatest Showman

15 Jan ’23

Sing-a-long-a The Greatest Showman

Look out ‘cause here it comes….

Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible – with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud as you want.

And it’s marching on to the beat we drum.

Our live host will teach you a unique set of dance moves that will truly make you come alive. As they show you how to use our interactive prop bags. 

YOU the audience will rewrite the stars!

It couldn’t be easier or more fun! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.

Please note this is a screening of the movie, not a live stage show.

Alexandra Theatre – Mind Mangler

18 Jan – 18 Jan ’23

Mind Mangler

Join the ‘Mind Mangler’ as he returns to the stage following a disappointing two-night run at the Luton Holiday Inn conference centre, suite 2b. His new solo spectacular is predicted to spiral into chaos as he attempts to read your mind…

Following a sold out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Mind Mangler is a guaranteed night of ‘laugh filled, mind-bending silliness’ (Broadway World) that will leave you gasping for breath. Not to be missed!

Snowdrop Walk starts 2023 season at Hever Castle

8 Feb – 28 Feb ’23

Hever Castle

The self-guided snowdrop walk will take visitors through the woodland areas, around the Outer Moat and into the colourful Winter Garden. The Winter Garden features flame-coloured dogwoods, ‘Early Sensation’ daffodils, heathers and winter shrubs.

The frosted topiary on the walk towards the Castle is a delight to behold in the winter months. Over on the outer banks of the moat, the crocus will begin to appear towards the end of the month too.

If visitors are feeling adventurous they can add in a walk around the 38 acre Lake.

Snowdrop Walk runs daily from the 8th February.

The Alexandra – The King and I

28 Feb – 4 Mar ’23

The King and I

Helen George, best known as Trixie in the hit BBC One series Call The Midwife, will star as Anna.

The King and I is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals – with one of the finest scores ever written including Whistle a Happy Tune and Shall We Dance.

This gloriously lavish production is brought to the stage by an internationally renowned creative team under Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher (South Pacific My Fair Lady / To Kill a Mockingbird) and will feature a world-class company of over 50 West End and Broadway performers and a full-scale orchestra.

Early Spring Forest Bathing at Leonardslee

25 Mar – 25 Mar ’23

Leonardslee Gardens

What is Forest Bathing?  

This Japanese practice is a process of relaxation; known in Japan as shinrin yoku. The simple method of being calm and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature around you whilst breathing deeply can help both adults and children de-stress and boost health and wellbeing in a natural way. 

Scientific research has been done to measure the healing benefits derived from simply being in a Forest/Woodland setting in a mindful way. It also gives you a chance to enjoy our forests and green spaces more and encourages you to want to take more care of them. 

What to bring 

  • Suitable clothing layers, including long sleeves and trousers. It protects skin from scratches from branches, brambles etc. You may get cold, even in the summer. 
  • Sensible walking shoes or boots for woodland walking. 
  • Lightweight folding stool or chair if you are uncomfortable sitting on a rug or mat.   
  • Water and sun protection. 

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