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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




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 Holmes & The Case Of The Christmas Carol


£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


Dance Whitstable Choreographic Evening


Dance Whitstable Present...
Dance Whitstable's Choreographic Evening
Sunday 2 November - 6.30pm
Keeley Sanderson and Kathryn Wiggans bring Dance Whitstable to The Playhouse for the very first time. Originally teachers of over 20 years at the Deborah Capon College, expect an evening of young performers bringing you ballet, modern tap and jazz.
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Tue 18th- Sat 22ndJanuary - 7:45pm


Humble Boy


£8 | £9 | £10
The Lindley Players Present...
Humble Boy
Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 November - 7.45pm

Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones is a comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of bee-keeping.

Felix Humble has come home after the sudden death of his “bee-keeping” father. However, relations with his Mother are not good and get worse when she announces her marriage to old family friend George, the father of Felix’s old girlfriend, Rosie. 

Simon Russell-Beale played Felix at the National before transferring to the West End where the play was Winner of the Critics’ Circle Best New Play and the People’s Choice Best New Play Awards 2002, “Sad, very sad; funny, very, very, funny... this is a seriously wonderful play.” – Sunday Times



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


The One & Only Rat Pack Show - Christmas Special


Neil J. Duncan Presents...
The Rat Pack Show
Christmas Special
Friday 5 December - 7.45pm

The Playhouse Theatre is pleased to welcome back by popular demand ‘The One and Only Rat Pack’ with their special Christmas Show – a fabulous way to start your festive season!

This show brings into the present day the antics of the famous three Rat Packers and does so with a smile and a wink back at the original lines and performances from the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas.

As well as a generous helping of Christmas classics this show will also deliver great songs such as Come Fly with Me, Everybody Loves Somebody, Mr Bojangles, That’s Amore, New York New York and many more!

Featuring Antony Adams, a finalist from BBC’s The One and Only Show, as Frank Sinatra, Darren Charles, direct from the West End Rat Pack Show as Sammy Davis Jnr and our very own Neil Duncan as Dean Martin this production promises to bring you an evening of fabulous music, timeless memories and plenty of mischief! 



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


The Return Of Strictly Music Hall

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£12 | £10
Wickham's Wandering Oldtyme Stagers Present...
The Return Of
Strictly Music Hall
Sunday 7 December - 7.45pm

Wickham’s Wandering Oldtyme Stagers (WWOS) will be returning to the Whitstable Playhouse, to present for your delight and delectation, The Return Of Strictly Music Hall as a lead up to the Christmas festivities for one performance only!


So brush off your big hats, moustaches, monocles, top hats & tails and prepare to exercise those vocal chords for what promises to be an evening of good old fashioned fun, frolics and nostalgia by the buckets full! (Song sheets will be provided at no extra cost!)


WWOS have been travelling to the Whitstable Playhouse for over 12 years - in this year's pre-Christmas offering they promise their own mix of traditional Music Hall mayhem with a few new surprises at the popular Whitstable Hall of Varieties!


Kevin Gauntlett, the company’s worthy Chairman, promises a comprehensive collection of consummate crime carefully contrived to captivate the connoisseur and confuse the critics!


Book now to avoid missing this treat! 



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


Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs


Panto Box Office Opens
Saturday 6 December, 7am
The Lindley Players Present...
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Tuesday 20 - Saturday 24 January - 7.45pm
Tuesday 27 - Saturday 31 January - 7.45pm
Matinees: Sat 24, Sun 25 & Sat 31 January - 2.30pm

The Lindley Players are proud to present Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, written by Ben Crocker.

When the Evil Queen discovers that she is about to be ousted as the "fairest of them all" what is she to do?

So sparks our funny and sometimes frightening ride through Ben Crocker's take on the timeless tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Cheer our heroine as she evades the Evil Queen's sinister plot, and boo the minions sent to do her bidding. Join Snow White as she escapes with the help of her friends, making new ones on her journey to true love. With elements such as a Magic Mirror, a Poisoned Apple and a Teddy Bears' picnic, this year's storybook pantomime has got something for everyone.

Be ready to laugh, boo, cheer and gasp at the story that is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


Arden of Faversham


£8 | £9 | £10
The Lindley Players Present...
Arden of Faversham
Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 March - 7.45pm

The play depicts the true story of the murder of Thomas Arden by his whife Alice together with her lover, and their subsequent discovery and punishment. The author is unknown, but the play has been attributed to Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare - solely or collaboratively.

It is about passion, violence, infidelity, predatory capitalism, jealousy and incompetence. If it was written today it could be described as a dramatised documentary. It is certainly a black comedy.

Our version sets the action in the present day as the themes are timeless.

This production has been chosen by The Royal Shakespeare Company as one of their plays in the Open Stages Project.

Arden of Faversham is also entered in the Kent Drama Association Full Length Play Festival 2015.



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