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Sylvia

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Tickets
£8 | £9 | £10
 
 
The Lindley Players Present...
Sylvia
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

 
 
 

The Golden Age Of Variety

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Tickets
£12.50
 
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.

Featuring:
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

 
 
 

The Legends & Laughter Show

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Tickets
£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

 
 
 

Dance For Peace 2014

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Tickets
£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

 
 
 

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour

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Tickets
£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

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Tickets
£5
 
 
The Lindley Players Youth Group Present...
DNA
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

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Tickets
£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

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Tickets
£8
 
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.
 
 
Dance Whitstable > 

 

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

 
 
 

Humble Boy

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Tickets
£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

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Tickets
£15
 
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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Tickets
£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

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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.