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Looping the Loop - 11th Festival!

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22 October 2018

Looping the Loop
Looping the Loop Festival returns this November with their 11th festival of adventures in performance across Thanet.

From time-travelling cabarets and interactive space missions, this inclusive festival is has a programme of events and shows to excite, inspire and entertain audiences. It’s going to be out of this world!

The line-up includes critically acclaimed theatre, interactive family experiences and all of them are live, local and right on your doorstep.

The festival kicks off with John Retallack’s Hannah and Hanna in Dreamland on November 3 at 7:30pm and November 4 at 3pm at the Grade 2 listed Theatre Royal in Margate. A story of friendship and prejudice, migration and identity. Hannah is from Margate, Hanna - from Kosovo. The only things they share are their names and a passion for pop music.... Sixteen years later, a Syrian girl, living in the Calais ‘Jungle’, pulls them back together. In a show that's funny, touching, thought-provoking and keeps you entertained, starring local actress Lisa Payne and Celia Meiras who played Kosovan Hanna in the original production of Hannah & Hanna.

The Festival has shows and events to suit all ages.

For children aged 7 to 12, Ground Control is an interactive space mission. Using projection and a highly intelligent computer - ‘Futuretron’, children are given a mission to decide the future of a new planet. There are only four performances on Friday November 9 at 6pm and Saturday November 10 at 11am, 2pm and 4pm, all at St. George’s Church Hall in Broad Street, Ramsgate. There are limited spaces for every mission and its likely to sell out quickly. If you love the sound of it get booking!
Absolutely no adults are allowed but don’t worry you can sit relax and wait with a hot drink or if you come on Saturday November 10 you can take any younger children to our Adventure in Space which will be situated nearby.

Adventure in Space is for little ones aged 7 and under. Take them on their very own intergalactic mission with the Looping the Loop MadVentureVan. This mini adventure will take place every 30 minutes from 11am - 4pm, on Saturday October 27 in Ramsgate Town Centre, Saturday November 3 at the Turner Contemporary and Saturday November 10 in St. George’s Churchyard, so just pop on down on the day and let Looping the Loop transport your child into space.

Grown ups won't fail to enjoy Rendezvous in Bratislava. We invite you to enter the living room of Miriam and her live band of Slovaks, for a totally captivating and exciting original new cabaret. Miriam’s Grandad wrote 800 cabarets - she has written one and she stole the name from him. Enjoy free prosecco, gin and live music and laughter at Looping the Loop; Cliftonville Community Centre on Thursday November 8 and Saturday November 10 at 7:30pm.

The 'We Are Nearly Normal' Street Theatre will be out and about again, this time as Stranded Space Cadets looking for their spaceship as well the MadVentureVan hosting a number of events in various locations, including Teatime Tales at Westwood Cross and Rendezvous in Rendezvous at the Turner Contemporary. You can book tickets for Where is Mrs Christie at the Tom Thumb Theatre - the expertly performed whodunnit, one-woman show with Liz Grand as well as our Halloween special FREE Flex Improv Workshop and TNT Networking party on the November 1!

For full festival event information, and to book tickets, please visit or pick up a programme at visitor centres and other venues around Thanet.