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19 June 2015, 00.00
DNA: KDA Award Winner
  The Lindley Players Youth Group's production of DNA has been recognised at the annual KDA Festival awards.
26 May 2015, 00.00
KDA 2015 Nominations
  After a public adjudication by the KDA, The Lindley Players and the Lindley Players Youth Group have been nominated for the following awards:  
04 April 2015, 00.00
Arden of Faversham: Sardines Review
"The cast all gave outstanding performances."

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  • glassmen

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    The Lindley Players present...
    The Glass Menagerie
    Wednesday 15 - Saturday 18 July - 7.45pm

    The Lindley Players are proud to present this taut, family drama from the pen of playwright Tennessee Williams.

    Tom Wingfield is the narrator who looks back at his life with his mother Amanda, a faded Southern belle who has struggled to raise him and his sister, Laura, against a background of the financial difficulty after their dashing father abandoned then some 16 years before. Yearning for the glory days of her youth, Amanda almost resents her children for the sacrifices she has made for them, but there is one more pressing thing on her mind - a suitor for Laura. The problem is that Laura has a limp - the result of the serious childhood illness - and is terribly shy and retiring, preferring to spend most of her time with her collection of little glass animals. When reintroduced one evening to Jim O'Connor, an old mutual High School friend and current workmate of Tom's, it is hoped the two of them will hit it off.

    As the evening does not go quite according to plan it also becomes clear that the passage of time has not been kind to Jim. Meanwhile Tom, an aspiring but frustrated poet dissatisfied with his life supporting his family by working in a shoe warehouse, harbours secrets and has put a plan in place to escape his family.

     
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    Theatrecraft present...
    Canterbury Tales
    Thursday 23 - Saturday 25 July - 7.45pm

    Written by Phil Woods with Michael Bogdanov, this Chaucer Made Modern version is a riotous and rollicking retelling of the medieval masterpiece. There is no dry academic take on English literature here, but rather a fast, furious, occasionally outrageous, and invariably funny explosion of nine of Chaucer's best loved tales. All of human life is present - from the love, jealousy and final redemption of The Knights Tale; through the sore bottoms, hot pokers, deception and cuckoldry of the lewd Millers Tale; to The Reeves Tale of duplicity and sexual exploits. Although written over 600 years ago, it remains contemporary and fresh and wholly accessible to modern audiences.

    So, if you are looking for an evening full of sexual rivalry, bawdy ribaldry, vanity, greed and chivalry all wrapped up with colourful characters and strange situations then book your tickets today. 

    Not suitable for Under 12s - contains adult humour

     
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  • jazz

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    Burt Butler presents...
    Burt Butler and his Jazz Pilgrims
    Sunday 26 July - 7.45pm

    This annual and popular jazz on a summer night is now in its 31st year - trad jazz at its best - a six-piece traditional Jazz Band with vocalist Lyn Falvey who puts the ‘icing on the cake’. 

    Burt Butler’s Jazz Pilgrims is one of the most popular Trad bands in Kent and surrounding counties, in demand at local bandstands and festivals. The band has regular venues in drinking hostelries around Kent, and the lads and lasses in the band have  years of playing with many prominent musicians -  Humphrey Lyttleton, Pat Halcox, George Chisholme, Terry Lightfoot, Cy Laurie, just to name a few. So this foot-tapping six-piece band is a must not to miss.

    So book early for this great venue and then enjoy a drink and chat with the lads in the bar afterwards.

     
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  • dayandnight

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    Bakehouse Dance Studios present...
    A Day & Night at the Museum
    Tuesday 28 - Wednesday 29 July - 6.30pm

    The Playhouse is excited to welcome Bakehouse Dance Studios from Herne Bay to the theatre for the very first time.

    The show offers a colourful visit round a museum with something for everyone! With music and dance to inspire you - this truely is fun for all the family!
     
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    National Theatre Live - Encore
    Everyman

    Thursday 30 July - 7pm
    Doors/Bar Open - 6.30pm

    A new adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy. Movement by Javier De Frutos.

    BAFTA winner Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 years A Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama's oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre's new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

    Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

    One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

     

    THE LIVE SCREENING HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-15

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    The Lindley Players present...
    The History Boys
    Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 September - 7.45pm

    An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he's a fool.

    In Alan Bennett's play, staff-room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it; about education and its purpose.

    The History Boys originally premiered at The National Theatre in May 2004 and was subsequently made into a film with the same cast reprising their roles.
     
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