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A Tale of Two Cities

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Tickets
 
£10 (£5 students)
 
 
The Lindley Players present...

A Tale of Two Cities
 

Tuesday 28th March - Saturday 1st April, 7.45pm

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

In March 2017 the Lindley Players will be staging an adaptation of this famous Dickens novel. As with our 2012 production of David Copperfield, the play is adapted by Matthew Francis with music by Mia Soteriou.

This epic production will be one of our entries into the Kent Drama Festival, along with Boeing Boeing. Adjudication will take place after the show on Thursday 30th March.


 
 

NT Encore Hedda Gabler

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Tickets
£10
 
Rated 12A
 
Movies at the Playhouse presents...
 
NT Encore: Hedda Gabler
 
 Tuesday 4th April 7pm
 
“I’ve no talent for life.”

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

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NT Live Twelfth Night

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Tickets
£10
 
Rated 12A
 
Movies at the Playhouse presents...
 
NT Live: Twelfth Night
 
Thursday 6th April, 7pm

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman,NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as a transformed Malvolia. an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).

 
 
 

The Counterfeit Seventies

THE COUNTERFEIT 70S POSTER NO WHIT BOX

Tickets
£17.50 / £15.50
 
The Counterfeit Seventies
 
Friday 7th April 7:45pm
 

Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between. Featuring the music of Slade, Sweet, T.Rex, The Bay City Rollers and many, many more, they will take you through a rollercoaster ride of the biggest 70’s hits.

The four piece band have toured worldwide in their individual rights, and have worked with some of the biggest names of that decade. Coupled with a stunning light show, costumes from the period and video footage of the bands and events from that era, makes this one show you don’t want to miss. So whether you want to sit back and take a trip down memory lane, or get your glad rags on and boogie on down, this uplifting show will take you on a nostalgic trip back to the 70's!!

www.counterfeit70s .com

 

What the Butler Saw

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Tickets
£10
 
The Canterbury Players present
 
What the Butler Saw
 
13-15th April 7:45pm
 
What The Butler Saw is a side-splitting frantic farce written by the English playwright Joe Orton. It is set in a psychiatric clinic yet there isn't a madman in sight.

The bizarre proceedings stem from Dr Prentice's efforts to conceal his attempted seduction of his prospective secretary. What follows is a hilarious spectacle of disintegration; normality crack and the characters descent into mental, physical and sexual confusion.

The Canterbury Players are delighted to be returning in spring 2017 to The Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable with this contemporary classic.

 

 
 

The Cromwell Road & Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery

 

 MURDER MYSTERY FLAT FINAL 1

Tickets
£10 / £11 Saturday
 
Theatrecraft presents...
 
The Cromwell Road & Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery

20th-22nd April, 7:45pm

Entry in the Kent Drama Festival - adjudication date on Saturday evening following the performance.

Share with The Cromwell Road & Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery the unforeseen incidents which happen during their ambitious production of a cunning whodunit “Murder at Checkmate Manor”. It is fair to say that whatever could possibly does! We don’t want to give away the fun but from costume malfunction and other horrors of an opening night, this comedy offers an evening of laughter and true entertainment.

To avoid boredom, the audience is also treated to a Film & Fashion Show and a Murder Mystery Quiz, complete with a Prize! Somehow, despite injury, missing props, and reluctant actors, the cast rises to the challenge and their Chairwoman, Mrs. Reece, overcomes the outrageous dramatics to save the situation and provide an inventive twist to the tale.

 

 

 

 

NT Live Encore Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

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Tickets
£10
 
Rated 12A
 
Movies at the Playhouse presents...
 
NT Live Encore: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
 
Thursday 27th April, 7pm

Directed by David Leveaux
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig
Half a century after its premiere on The Old Vic stage, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, returns to The Old Vic in its 50th anniversary celebratory production.
Against the backdrop of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this mind-bending situation comedy sees two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz (Daniel Radcliffe) and Guildenstern (Joshua McGuire), take centre stage with David Haig as The Player. Increasingly out of their depth, the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of this iconic drama. In a literary hall of mirrors, Stoppard’s brilliantly funny, existential labyrinth sees us witness the ultimate identity crisis.

 
 
 

Dizzy Boo

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Tickets
£10/£9
 
White Cobra Productions present...
 
Dizzy Boo
 
Friday 28th April 7:45pm
 
Two houses, two gardens, three couples, six people... twelverelationships.  One too many barbecues, one bewildered stranger, lots of laughs, a few home truths, end of story...  Or is it?
 
 

The Alter Eagles

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Tickets
£16
 
The Alter Eagles
 
Saturday 29th April 7:45pm
 
The Alter Eagles are an experienced, authentic Eagles tribute band. Formed in 2003, they perform the whole repertoire of Eagles tracks, from tasteful country rock - complete with full harmonies - through to hard rocking numbers, showcasing the Eagles' trademark duelling electric guitars. The current set comprises material from 35 years of Eagles' performances, up to and including 2007's Long Road Out Of Eden.

 

 
 

Boeing Boeing

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Tickets £10
The Lindley Players present...

Boeing Boeing
 

Tuesday 23rd - Saturday 27th May, 7.45pm

Still time for duty free,Boeing,Boeing by Marc Camoletti lifts off on the 23 May. This is bound to be a popular show so make sure you keep grab your tickets!

This hilarious production will be one of our entries into the Kent Drama Festival, along with A Tale of Two Cities. Adjudication will take place after the show on Friday 26th May.

 
 

Avenue Q

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Tickets
£13 / £10
 
NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
Wiley Wolf Productions presents...
 
Avenue Q
 
Wed 31st May - Saturday 3rd June, 7:45pm
 
Wiley Wolf Produtions Ltd present Avenue Q, the most outrageous musical you will ever see!

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighbourhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Filled with gut-busting humour and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favourite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good and life lessons are learned.

*NOT SUITABLE FOR LITTLE MONSTERS*

 

 
 

NT Encore Obsession

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Tickets
£10
 
Rated 15
 
Movies at the Playhouse presents...
 
NT Encore: Obsession
 
 Tuesday 6th June 7pm
 
Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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NT Encore Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

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Tickets
£10
 
Rated 12A
 
Movies at the Playhouse presents...
 
NT Encore: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
 Thursday 8th June 7pm
 
Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play.’ The Guardian ‘Conleth Hill is superb. Exquisite.’ Evening Standard ‘Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots are terrific.’ Metro ‘James Macdonald’s blistering production. Intoxicatingly good.’ Financial Times

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Dance!2017

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Tickets
£10
 
  Dance Whistable & Dance College Whitstable presents...
 
 Dance! 2017
 
Friday 9th - Saturday 10th June 7:45pm
  Matinee 2:30pm Saturday 10th June
 

  Performances by both the junior school and college students to provide   you with a show of entertainment through different genres of dance.

 
 

NT Live Encore Peter Pan

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Tickets
£10
 
Rated PG
 
Movies at the Playhouse presents...
 
NT Live Encore: Peter Pan
 
Sunday 11th June, 3pm

All children, except one, grow up... This winter, JM Barrie's much-loved tale takes flight. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy (Madeleine Worrall, Jane Eyre) helps him re-attach it. In return she is invited to Neverland – where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook (Anna Francolini, wonder.land), await.

 
 
 

St Alphege Down There Under the Sea

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Tickets
£3.50
 
St Alphege CE Infant School present...
 
Down There Under the Sea
 
Wednesday 14th June 6:30pm
 
  The sea creatures have got their fins in a flap - people's discarded rubbish is destroying their precious home. King Neptune is trying his hardest to hold it all together! Will he make Old Ma Neptune proud and can anyone save the sea bed before its too late...?
 
 

Comedy Triple Bill

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Tickets
£12/£10
 
Baroque Theatre Company present...
 
Comedy Triple Bill
 
Friday 16th June, 7:45pm
 
COMEDY TRIPLE BILL
(Three fast-paced, one act plays giving fun-seeking audiences a full and entertaining evening)
UK THEATRE TOUR MAY - JULY 2017

Directed by Adam Morley
Produced by Claire Bibby
“beautifully delivered punch lines” “hilarious” “great timing” “a hoot!”

(Review excerpts from our previous Comedy Triple Bill to ur)

Last Tango in Little Grimley (by David Tristram)

Membership of the local amateur dramatic society has dwindled to four and the audiences aren't much bigger. If they don't come up with some rent money soon, they're going to be thrown out. Time for dramatic action. "There's only one thing that sells tickets these days" argues the Chairwoman. "Sex!" But how will the locals react to the promise of a sizzling sex comedy? All is revealed in this hilarious play and thus begins the chaotic build-up to an evening of extraordinary home-grown drama - an evening the locals would never forget!

A Jolly Sinister Jape (by Elliot Strange) A pastiche 1920's thriller with a plot that defies description. This is Famous Five fun for adults as Stubby, Ophelia, Biffy and Fatty find themselves trapped in a mysterious house during a thunderstorm. Is this someone's idea of a jape? Or is something far more sinister going on? All is revealed in this madcap comedy set in the Roaring Twenties. It's fast and furious with a liberal sprinkling of hilarious period slang, along with mystery and thrills.

Last Panto in Little Grimley (by David Tristram) Sequel to Last Tango in Little Grimley, Last Panto in Little Grimley features the same incompetent characters. The society members tackle the Christmas Pantomime with predictable riotous results. It's Dick Whittington...but not as you know it!
 
 

Star Performers Take 8

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Tickets
£8.50
 
Star Performers Academy present...
 
Take 8 Showcase
 
Saturday 17th June 6:30pm
 
 Take 8 is a fantastic showcase of talent brought to you by the Star Performers Academy in Canterbury who are now in their 8th year. It is a chance for the talented SPA Students to showcase their skills in Acting, Dancing, Singing, Musical Theatre & Physical Theatre. It includes self-devised pieces of theatre as well as things they have learnt in their lessons. The Star Performers Academy give students a chance to shine and express themselves. SPA widens the otherwise narrow definition of performance into an art form which draws upon and encompasses a wealth of material.
 
 

NT Live Encore Salome

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Tickets
£10
 
Rated 15
 
Movies at the Playhouse presents...
 
NT Live Encore: Salome
 
Saturday 1st July, 7pm

The tale retold. The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

 
 
 

Jack the Ripper the Musical

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Tickets
Not yet on sale
The Lindley Players present...

Jack the Ripper: the musical
 

Tuesday 11th - Saturday 15th July, 7.45pm

Jack The Ripper was adapted for the musical stage in 1974 and features a score by leading actor Ron Pember and book and lyrics by Pember with Denis De Marne. The musical reconstruction of the incidents relating to the historic East End murders of 1888 was told through the company of a Whitechapel Music Hall, a device that cleverly presented an atmospheric commentary on the murders as opposed to a historic re-enactment. 

For audition details go to our 'auditions' tab.

 
 

Legends & Laughter

 

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£15
 
Neil J Duncan presents...

Legends & Laughter
 

Saturday 22 July, 7.45pm

 

The Whitstable Playhouse is pleased to announce the return of The Legends and Laughter Show to the theatre on Saturday 22nd July 2017.

This amazing production pays tribute to some of the greatest entertainers of the past century including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tommy Cooper, Matt Monro and Elvis Presley.

Performed by Anthony Adams (BBC’s The One and Only Show) and Neil J. Duncan (voted Best Elvis in the UK) this show offers something for everyone including timeless songs, hilarious clean comedy, beautiful dancers and a video backdrop to enhance your enjoyment.

Tickets are priced at £15 with no concessions.

 
 

NT Live Encore Angels in America Part 1

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Tickets
£10
 
Rated 15
 
Movies at the Playhouse presents...
 
NT Live Encore: Angels in America Part 1
 
Thursday 3rd August, 7pm

Part 1, Millennium Approaches

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Part Two: Perestroika, will also be broadcast at the Playhouse on 5th August.

 
 
 

NT Live Encore Angels in America Part 2

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Tickets
£10
 
Rated 15
 
Movies at the Playhouse presents...
 
NT Live Encore: Angels in America Part 2
 
Saturday 5th August, 7pm

Part 2, Perestroika

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Part One: Millenium Approaches, will also be broadcast at the Playhouse on 3rd August.

 
 
 

Whitstable Ukulele Festival

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Tickets
£8
 
 
Whitstable Ukulele Festival
 
 Saturday 12th August 7:45pm
 
With ukulele bands from Faversham, Sevenoaks, Donnington, and Whistable:

  - Sevenukes
  - Market Inn Strummers
  - Bay City Ukers
  - Dum
  - Playhouse Pluckers

  In aid of the Kent MS Therapy Centre.

 

 
 

NT Live Yerma

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Tickets
£10
 
Rated 15
 
Movies at the Playhouse presents...
 
NT Live: Yerma
 
Thursday 31st August, 7pm

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role.
A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph).
Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.
Please note this broadcast does not have an interval.

 
 
 

The Lion in Winter

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The Lindley Players present...

The Lion in Winter
 

Wednesday 20th - Saturday 23rd September, 7.45pm

Sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons – Lion in Winter, by James Goldman, is a modern day classic.  Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family who are locked in a free for all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. The queen, and wealthiest woman in the world, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II.  Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom, as well as King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, “every family has its ups and downs,” and this royal family is no exception.
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The Rise & Fall of Little Voice

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The Lindley Players present...

The Rise & Fall of Little Voice
 

Wednesday 25th - Saturday 28th October, 7.45pm

Blown fuses, real and metaphorical, punctuate the action with flashes of pent up energy in this acclaimed play. The diminutive heroine frequently plunges the dilapidated house she shares with her alcoholic mother into darkness by playing her dead father's records at a volume matched only by the soulful power of her vocal impressions. Little Voice has a hidden talent: she can emulate every chanteuse from Judy Garland to Edith Piaf. She hides in her room, crooning and dreaming of love, while her disheveled mother mistakes a seedy agent's interest as affection rather than enthusiasm for the gold mine buried in her daughter's throat. This is an engaging fairy tale of despair, love and finally hope as LV finds a voice of her own.

 For audition details go to our 'auditions' tab.