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'Sylvia' Open Auditions
Open audition for Sylvia
16 June 2014, 00.00
Oh, What A Lovely War!: Whitstable Times Review
"The Lindley Players did not disappoint..."
16 March 2014, 13.55
Grand Guignol Open Auditions
The macabre is coming to The Playhouse, get involved!








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    £8 | £9 | £10
    The Lindley Players Present...
    Theatre Of Fear
    Tuesday 29 July - Saturday 2 August - 7.45pm

    An evening of classic tales, reliving the spirit of Grand-Guignol, the infamous turn-of-the-century Parisian theatre that captivated and terrified audiences with its tales of the macabre, of mystery, suspense, and horror… and of bawdy comedy. A typical Grand-Guignol evening consisted of several plays, and our production is no exception. There will be four short plays, including the psychologically creepy The Kiss of Blood and the spouse-swapping vulgarity of Doing the Deed.

    The genre has inspired a wide range of drama, from Hammer Horror to Tales of the Unexpected and The League of Gentlemen. Now, come and experience the original, as we aim to recreate the gruesome and lewd atmosphere of Grand-Guignol – although, unlike the original Theatre du Grand-Guignol in 1900s Pigalle, we probably won’t measure the success of the evening by the number of people who faint during the performance!

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    Burt Butler & His Jazz Pilgrims Present...
    Jazz On A Summer Night
    Sunday 3 August - 7.45pm

    RUNNING TIME: 2 hr and 30 mins approx.
    This annual and popular show is now in its 30th year - Trad Jazz at its best - a six-piece traditional Jazz Band with vocalist Lyn Falvey who puts the 'icing on the cake' as they say.

    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 appearances in drinking hostelries around Kent, and the lads and lasses in the band have had 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 be missed.

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



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

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    BBC Radio 4 Present...
    Gardeners' Question Time
    Wednesday 27 August - 6.30pm
    We are delighted to welcome BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time who will be recording their show at the Playhouse Theatre.

    The celebrated panel of gardening experts will be tackling the questions put to them by local gardening enthusiasts. This is your chance to benefit from the encylopaedic gardening knowledge of the panel and even to pose your own question..

    Tickets cost just £4.50 each - so hurry before they are all gone!



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

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    £12 | £10 | £9
    Baroque Theatre Company Present...
    The Haunting Of Hill House
    Saturday 30 August - 7.45pm

    A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of psychically receptive people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and contained ill will.

    Led by the learned Dr Montague, who is conducting research into supernatural phenomena, the visitors have come to probe the secrets of the old house and draw forth the mysterious powers which it is alleged to possess - powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived there in the past.

    Directed by Adam Morley

    Produced by Claire Bibby

    Sponsored by Clarian Ltd



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

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    £8 | £9 | £10
    The Lindley Players Present...
    Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 September - 7.45pm

    Greg and Kate have been married for twenty odd years, their lives have changed, the children have left home and they have moved back from the suburbs to Manhattan and city life. They are reacting to their new lives in very different ways. Kate is excited at the prospect of her career finally taking off. Greg however is having a “male menopausal” moment and is finding his job deeply unsatisfying. 

    Along comes Sylvia, a vivacious stray dog Greg finds in the park (or perhaps she finds him) on an afternoon when he should be at work. His life takes on new meaning. He takes Sylvia home to the smart New York apartment where he and Kate live. Kate is less than enthralled by Sylvia and demands that Greg gets rid of the dog, but Greg is smitten. Sylvia plays up to him for all she is worth, delighted to find a new home. Kate’s place in Greg’s affections is threatened and she determines to get rid of Sylvia. Who will Greg chose?



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

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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