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Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

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£10
 
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.

 

Singin' In The Rain

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£5
Movies at the Playhouse present...
Singin' In The Rain (2008)
Thursday 5 February - 7.30pm
Doors open: 7pm
Running Time - 1 hour 43 minutes
 
Widley considered as Hollywood's greatest musical, this classic from 1952 follows the shaky path of a small movie studio as its actors, producers and technicians make the transition from silent hilm making to the age of sound.

Don Lockwood (Kelly) and his co-star Lina Lamont (Hagen) are darlings of the silent silver untill their studio boss instists their latest movie is to be released as a musical. However, Lamont's singing voice could strip wallpaper, so a plan is hateched to secretly have her voice dubbed by struggling chorus girl Kathy Selden (Reynolds).

With great song and dance numbers, superb performances and laugh out loud comedy, this is one classic movie not to be missed on the big screen!
  
Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, Rita Moreno, Douglas Fowley
 
Directed by: Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly
 
 
 
THIS FILM HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-u

SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE
 
 
 
 

Hercules - The Voice

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£12.50 | £10
 
Hercules Smith Presents...
Hercules - The Voice
Saturday 7 February - 7.45pm
 

South African born classical singer Hercules Smith, winner of the 2012 Voice of Europe, takes to the Playhouse stage performing, among others, tracks from his first solo album "I Am Yours".

This is a musical treat not to be missed! 

 
 
 

 

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

 
 
 

American Hustle

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£5
 
Movies at the Playhouse present...
American Hustle (2013)
Wednesday 11 February - 7.30pm
Running Time - 2 hours 10 minutes
 

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. 

Starring: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence

Directed by: David O'Russell

 


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

DNA

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The Lindley Players Youth Group present...
DNA
Saturday 14 February - 7.45pm

A talented cast of young Lindley performers present Dennis Kelly’s sharp, jet-black comedy of teenage bullying, self-interest, peer pressure - and the bid to get away with murder... quite literally.

Adam is gone, presumed dead.
He was last seen teetering on the grille of the deep, disused shaft, a group of bullying teenagers throwing stones at him. They may all be guilty as hell, but they had no intention of getting caught. They have their futures to consider.

Fortunately help is at hand in the form of Phil, an eccentric teenage criminal mastermind who may be a genius or a psychopath, and who comes up with the solution to their problem that ensures it’s the perfect crime… Or is it?

Directed by the Youth Group leader, this not-to-be missed production returns for one night only and features young performers exclusively from the Lindley Players Youth Group.

DNA is also entered in the Kent Drama Association Full Length Play Festival 2015.

 

 

Treasure Island

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Tickets
£10
 
National Theatre Live - Encore
Treasure Island

Wednesday 18 February - 7pm
Doors open - 6.30pm
 

Robert Louis Stevenson's story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast from the National Theatre.

It's a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in - and her dangerous voyage beings.

 
SUITABLE FOR 10YRS+
 
 
 

Elvis in Concert

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Tickets
£15 | £14
Neil J. Duncan Presents...
Elvis in Concert
Saturday 21 February - 7.45pm
 

Unequivocally the best Elivis impersonator in the UK is definitely “back in the building” with Elvis in Concert

 

Featuring the Fabulous Heartbeats and The CC Rider Show Band. 

 

Neil J. Duncan was voted the best Elvis Impersonator in the UK and, by popular demand, he brings his full live show back to The Playhouse Theatre Whitstable. Supported by his band and backing singers Neil will re create an Elvis Show similar to the concerts made famous by the King in the 1970's. With well known songs such as 'Suspicious Minds', 'The Wonder of You', 'Blue Suede Shoes' and 'American Trilogy' as well as many more this is a must see for all Elvis fans and other theatre goers who simply enjoy good music and live entertainment! This show always sells out so make sure you secure your tickets early to avoid disappointment. 

 

 

Neil says, "Having lived in Whitstable for nearly 30 years it is always a pleasure to perform the show at my local theatre. As this year's show is just a week after Valentines Night we will be including quite a few love songs so two tickets might be the ideal extra present for a loved one!" 

 
 

 

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

 
 
 

Saving Mr Banks

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£5

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Movies at the Playhouse present...
Saving Mr Banks (2013)
Wednesday 25 February - 7.30pm
Doors/Bar Open - 7pm
Running Time - 2 hours 5 mins (approx.)

Author P.L. Travers (Thompson) reflects on her own childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney (Hanks), who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell, Jason Schwartzman

Directed by John Lee Hancock

 

 

THIS FILM HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-pg

Suitable for general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children.

 

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

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National Theatre Live
Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Thursday 12 March - 7pm
Doors/Bar Open - 6.30pm

A new play by David Hare based on the book by Katherine Boo.

Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Pulizter Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.



 

 

THIS SCREENING HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-12a

 

Arden of Faversham

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Tickets
£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

 
 
 

Maxine Peake as Hamlet

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Picturehouse Entertainment present a Royal Exchange Theatre screening...
Maxine Peake as Hamlet
Wednesday 8 April - 7pm
Doors/Bar Open - 6.30pm

From its sell-out run at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre comes this unique and critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare's tragic Hamlet. In this stripped-back, fresh and fast-paced version, BAFTA nominee Maxine Peake creates a Hamlet for now, giving a performance hailed as "delicately ferocious" by The Guardian and "a milestone Hamlet" by the Manchester Evening News.

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most iconic work. The play explodes with big ideas and is the ultimate story of loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness. Hamlet's father is dead and Denmark has crowned a new king. Consumed by grief, he struggles to exact revenge, with devastating consequences.


This groundbreaking stage production, directed by Sarah Frankcom, was the Royal Exchange’s fastest-selling show in a decade. Alongside Maxine Peake as the eponymous prince, a number of other roles, including Polonious and Rosencrantz, are also played by women. Hamlet is brought to cinemas by director Margaret Williams, whose Written on Skin for the Royal Opera House/BBC won the Gramophone Contemporary Award and the Diapason d’or, and producers Anne Beresford and Debbie Gray, the team behind the highly successful cinema broadcast of Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach.

 

 

A View from the Bridge

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National Theatre Live - Encore
A View from the Bridge

Thursday 9 April - 7pm
Doors/Bar Open - 6.30pm

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

 

 

THE LIVE SCREENING HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-12a

 

Cash on Delivery

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£9 | £10
 
Theatrecraft present...
Cash on Delivery
Thursday 16 - Saturday 18 April - 7.45pm

Theatrecraft return to the Playhouse with Roger MacDougall's comedy.

In order to earn a large inheritance, an American woman travels to Britain to prevent her ex-husband having any more children.
 
 

Phil Beer

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£14
 
Folk In The Barn present...
Phil Beer
Saturday 25 April - 7.45pm

Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands. With a professional career of over 36 years, playing in too many bands and line ups to list fully but the most notable sessions in his career range from the Rolling Stones’ album Steel Wheels and Mike Oldfield’s live album Exposed to albums by the Albion Band as well as the huge catalogue of Show of Hands.

How do you describe a Phil Beer Performance?

Fun, eccentric, informative, with the constant sounds of jaws hitting the floor. Phil could coax a beautiful tune from a length of clothes-line.  Not only that but his gigs really do have something for everyone,  traditional tunes, covers of Springsteen or The Hollies, together with his own compositions and songs from his contemporaries.

All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit.

 
 

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