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The Hard Problem

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National Theatre Live - Encore
The Hard Problem

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

A new play by Tom Stoppard.

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness?

This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the MRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.



 

 

THE LIVE SCREENING HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-12a

 

The Shakespeare Revue

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Tickets
£12 | £10
 
White Cobra Productions present...
The Shakespeare Revue
Saturday, 2 May - 7.45pm

The Shakespeare Revue is a light-hearted collection of sketches, songs and anecdotes inspired by the works and reputation of The Bard.

Originally created for the Royal Shakespeare Company for the annual birthday celebrations, it subsequently transferred to the Barbican Theatre and the West End.

It includes extracts from Alan Bennett, Noel Coward, Richmal Crompton, Stephen Fry, Jonathan Miller, Bill Oddie, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Victoria Wood and many others. The result is a sparkling entertainment in the revue tradition, performed by six versatile actors and their pianist.

You never knew Shakespeare could be so much fun!
 
 

Music Hall

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Tickets
£8 | £9 | £10
 
The Lindley Players present...
Music Hall
Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 May - 7.45pm

The famous, (no inferior imitations), traditional Music Hall will again be performed by the Lindley Players for your delectation. In what will be a extravaganza of the senses, prepare to be delighted, surprised and maybe a little titillated.

Music with a superior and sparkling series of salubrious scenas and scintillating solos, subtly sequestered into a stylish symposium. Yes, lots of songs. This excellent show will feature magic and the very best of comedy renditions all done in the best possible taste.

We have the songs, the music, the performers but what is the essential ingredient? Our revered audience, without whom atmosphere and spirit would be sadly missing.
 
 

What We Did On Our Holiday

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Tickets
£5
 
Movies at the Playhouse present...
What We Did On Our Holiday (2014)
Thursday 28 May - 7.30pm
Running Time - 1 hour 35 minutes

Superb British comedy from the creators of BBC sitcom Outnumbered.


Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug's father Gordie's (Billy Connolly) birthday party. It is soon clear that when it comes to keeping a secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability. 


Starring: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Annette Crosbie, Ben Miller, Celia Imrie, Amelia Bullmore

Directed by: Andy Hamilton & Guy Jenkin

 
 
THIS FILM HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-12a
 
 
 

Birdman

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Tickets
£5
 
Movies at the Playhouse present...
Birdman (2014)
Wednesday 3 June - 7.30pm
Running Time - 2 hours 40 minutes
 

Birdman is a drama following an actor once renowned for playing the title role in a superhero film, as he attempts to revitalise his career by writing, directing and starring in a theatre production

Starring: Michael KeatonZach GalifianakisEdward NortonAndrea RiseboroughAmy RyanEmma StoneNaomi WattsLindsay DuncanMerritt Wever

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu

 
 
THIS FILM HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-15
 
SUITABLE FOR 15 YEARS AND OVER
 
 
 

Man and Superman

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National Theatre Live - Encore
Man and Superman

Thursday 4 June - 7pm
Doors/Bar Open - 6.30pm

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.



THE LIVE SCREENING HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-12a

 

London Road

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Live Film Premiere:
London Road

Tuesday 9 June - 6.45pm
Doors/Bar Open - 6.15pm

With an ensemble cast that includes Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch), Kate Fleetwood, Anita Dobson (Eastenders, Holby City) and Tom Hardy (Bronson), London Road documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women.

The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street.

The film follows the community who found themselves at the epicentre of the tragic events and is based on interviews conducted with the road's real residents. Using their own words set to an innovative musical score, London Road tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences.

Featuring an exclusive Q&A session with key cast and crew - broadcast live from London.

THE LIVE SCREENING HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-12a

 

Boyhood

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Tickets
£5
 
Movies at the Playhouse present...
Boyhood (2014)
Wednesday 10 June - 7.30pm
Running Time - 2 hours 42 minutes

Boyhood is a US drama, filmed with the same cast over a period of 12 years, showing family life as the children grow into young adults. 

Starring: Patricia ArquetteEllar ColtraneEthan HawkeLorelei LinklaterLibby VallariBarbara ChisholmMarco PerellaBrad HawkinsTamara JolaineZoe GrahamSam DillonNick KrauseShane Graham

Directed by: Richard Linklater

 
 
THIS FILM HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-15
 
 
 

The One and Only Rat Pack Show

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Tickets
£15
 
Neil Duncan presents...
The One and Only Rat Pack Show
Saturday 13 June - 7.45pm

The Playhouse Theatre is delighted to welcome back ‘The One and Only Rat Pack’ starring Frank, Dean and Sammy at their finest!

This tribute show recreates the music, memories and hilarious banter that made the Rat Pack unique at venues such as The Copa Room in the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas.

Featuring Antony Adams as Frank Sinatra (BBC’s One and Only), Darren Charles as Sammy Davis Jnr. (from the West End Rat Pack Show) and Whitstable’s own Neil Duncan as Dean Martin, the evening is guaranteed to uplift you and leave you wanting more!

Supported by the fabulous ‘Back Tie Swing Band’.

For lovers of fine music and clean comedy that has stood the test of time – this is a show you cannot afford to miss!

 
 

Antonio's Circus

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Tickets
£3.50
 
St Alphege Performing Arts Club present...
Antonio's Circus
Thursday 18 June - 6.30pm

Pupils from St Alphege School's Performing Arts Club demonstrate their stage skills in this highly entertaining show.
 
 

Showtime

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Tickets
£9
 
Dance Whitstable & Dance College Whistable present...
Showtime
Saturday 20 June - 7pm
Sunday 21 June - 2pm and 6pm

A variety of dance performed by both the junior school and full time college students.
 
 

Canterbury Tales

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Tickets
£9
 
Theatrecraft present...
Canterbury Tales
Thursday 23 - Saturday 25 July - 7.45pm

Theatrecraft return to the Playhouse with a performance authored by Geoffrey Chaucer, Michael Bogdanov and Phil Woods.
 
 

Burt Butler and his Jazz Pilgrims

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Tickets
£9.50
 
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.

 
 

Rolling Back The Years

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Tickets
£14
 
Lonnie Donegan Jnr presents...
Roll Back The Years
Saturday 19 September- 7.45pm

Lonnie Jnr and the band perform all his father's hits from the 50s while illustrating the huge influence the skiffle era had on music of the 20th Century.

Featuring songs from the 'legends' Elvis, Bill Haley, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and more...

A great night of non-stop hits, laughs and nostalgia you won't want to miss.
 
 

Hamlet

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National Theatre Live - Encore
Hamlet

Thursday 29 October - 7pm
Doors/Bar Open - 6.30pm

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father's death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.