From thisiskent.co.uk: There were tears of laughter and then sadness as the final curtain fell on Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre on Sunday. After a marathon four-hour variety show the 25-year-old theatre - converted from a former 1933 Odeon cinema - has gone “dark” so it can be pulled down to make way for a new £25.6 million building.
There was a video message from Pirates of the Caribbean Hollywood hunk Orlando Bloom whose first foray into showbusiness was on the Marlowe stage as four-year-old. His mum was in the audience.
View Orlando’s video message at www.newmarlowetheatre.org.uk