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31 July 2014, 00.00
Grand-Guignol: Canterbury Times Review
"The production was professional and solid with a strong cast."
24 July 2014, 00.00
'Snow White' Open Auditions
Auditions for our 2015 panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
16 June 2014, 00.00
'Sylvia' Open Auditions
Open audition for Sylvia








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    Whitstable & Herne Bay Lions Club Present...
    The Golden Age Of Variety
    Friday 3 October - 7.30pm
    Running Time - 2 hours, 30 mins approx. (inc. interval)

    The Whitstable & Herne Bay Lions Club return to the Playhouse with a new show in aid of the Air Ambulance Night Flying Appeal and local charities including the RNLI and the Umbrella Centre.

    Singer and impressionist - Julia Burnett, ventriloquist - Alan Simmons & Denny, entertainer - John Styles and performances from the Thanet Stage School dancers. 



    Tue 18th- Sat 22ndJanuary - 7:45pm

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    £15 | £14
    Neil J. Duncan Presents...
    The Legends & Laughter Show
    Saturday 4 October - 7.45pm

    The Whitstable Playhouse is pleased to welcome this brand new show to it’s theatre.

    The combined talents of award winning tribute artists Antony Adams and Neil Duncan have joined forces to produce an evening that has something for everyone!

    The show opens with a superb tribute to one of Britain’s finest singers, Mr. Matt Monro followed by one of Britain’s finest comedians Mr. Tommy Cooper! For the second half of the show we travel across the Atlantic Ocean for two of the finest legends from America – Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. 

    The show’s finale will be a unique duet between Sinatra and Elvis singing ‘My Way’.

    For a great night of unforgettable songs, nostalgia and clean comedy, book your tickets early to avoid disappointment – this show will sell out!



    Tue 18th- Sat 22ndJanuary - 7:45pm

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    £10 | £8
    Trust Sulha Present...
    Dance For Peace 2014
    Saturday 11 October - 7.45pm
    A dance spectacular in aid of Trust Sulha - Peace Through Education

    Now in its 7th year, Dance For Peace is a highlight in Kent's dance calendar.

    An entertaining and emotional night featuring fantastic performances by local dance schools and special guests. Superb raffle. A great night for the whole family.

    Trust Sulha educates Afghan refugee children in Quetta, Pakistan and was founded by Marnie Summerfield Smith.
    Trust Sulha 


    Tue 18th- Sat 22ndJanuary - 7:45pm

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    £13 | £10
    Folk In The Barn Present...
    Bridie Jackson 
    & The Arbour
    Saturday 18 October - 7.45pm

    Newcastle based four-piece Bridie Jackson & The Arbour are an eclectic group of folk-influenced musicians. Hauntingly ethereal, yet fused with dark and powerful undertones; this eccentric ensemble inject contradictions galore, with their union of bright melody and sombre lyricism.


    Sitting somewhere between the lushness of Norah Jones and quirkiness of Joanna Newsom, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour create songs that intertwine melancholy with joyful rich harmonies, often skipping down a path of dream-like rapture, before discovering the journey is beset with sorrow. 

    Folk in the Barn are thrilled to welcome this extraordinary band to the Whitstable Playhouse – demand will be high, get your tickets early.

    “Bridie Jackson & The Arbour are refreshingly unpretentious and movingly soulful” Daily Telegraph


    “The remarkable voice of Bridie Jackson is beautiful yet haunting” The Guardian

    “Nobody I have heard makes music anything like Bridie Jackson & The Arbour”  BBC 6 Music



    Tue 18th- Sat 22ndJanuary - 7:45pm

  • DNA

    The Lindley Players Youth Group Present...
    Friday 24 - Saturday 25 October - 7.45pm
    A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up.  But when they find that their cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their once fractious lives, where is the incentive to put things right.

    Written by Dennis Kelly for the 2007 National Theatre Connections Festival, he wrote DeoxyriboNucleic Acid
     (better known by the title DNA) which after the connections received a professional production. The play is now used widely in schools and is on several curriculums for GCSE drama.



    Tue 18th- Sat 22ndJanuary - 7:45pm

  • sherlock

    £12 | £10 | £9
    Baroque Theatre Company Presents...
    Sherlock Holmes & The Case Of The Christmas Carol
    Saturday 1 November - 7.45pm

    Literature’s favourite quirky detective is infused with the spirit of a crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge in this festive Victorian theatrical treat.

    After failed attempts by Dr. Watson to cheer Holmes into celebrating the holiday season, the unrepentant, ill-tempered detective is forced to deduce the facts and solve the most important mystery of his life – past, present and future.

    Experience a magical mix of Dickens and Doyle… You won’t want to miss this cheery, insightful and truly atmospheric journey with some of literature’s best.

    Suggested age: 8+

    Directed by Adam Morley

    Produced by Claire Bibby

    Sponsored by Clarian Ltd


    Audience and Reviewer Quotes:

    “Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Christmas Carol is simply breath-taking. The superb quality of the acting, backed up with an incredible array of technical sound and lighting and top notch Direction make this one a 'must see' show”.

    “I cannot recommend this show highly enough.”

    “I can only highly recommend that you give this show a visit yourself. It is a very enjoyable play, fantastic dialogue, a strong cast and some of the finest moments I have ever enjoyed in a theatre.”



    Tue 18th- Sat 22ndJanuary - 7:45pm