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The Eternal Courtship

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Tickets
£8 | £9 | £10
 
The Lindley Players present...

The Eternal Courtship
 

Wednesday 7th - Saturday 10th December, 7.45pm

An epic romantic comedy.

When Ephraim, an evildoer cursed with immortality, bets he can win the love of a barmaid in 1399 it launches a romantic pursuit spanning the centuries from the Middle Ages to Modern Times. Under the watchful eye of a mysterious Host the couple meets every seventy-five years as Ephraim schemes to capture the heart of his quarry who reincarnates as a dizzying array of different women through the years. But in order to win love the villain must eventually learn to become a human being.

"A fascinating concept...a funny, touching and clever script. " - Kitchener Record

 
 

Strictly Music Hall

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Tickets
£12 
 
Wickham's Wandering Oldtyme Stagers present...

Strictly Music Hall
 
Sunday 11th 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!)

 

 

 

 

NT Live No Man's Land

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Tickets
£10
 
Rated 12A
 
Movies at the Playhouse presents...
 
NT Live: No Man's Land
 
 
Thursday 15th December 7pm
 

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.

One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby.  As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.  

 

 
 

Beauty & the Beast

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£10
 
The Lindley Players present...

Beauty and the Beast: a
traditional family pantomime
 

Evening Performances: Wednesday 18th - Saturday 21st; Wednesday 25th - Saturday 28th January @ 7:45pm.

Matinees: Saturday 21st @ 2:30pm; Sunday 22nd @ 11:30am & 3:30pm, Saturday 28th @ 2:30pm.

The Lindley pantomime returns once again this January with 'Beauty and the Beast' written by Stuart Ardern.

Book early to avoid disapointment - as always, tickets will go fast!

 
 

Murder at the Belle House

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£10 
 
Belles Stage School presents...
 
Murder at the Belle House
Saturday 4th February, 6:30pm

 

 

 

 

NT Live Amadeus

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Tickets
£10
 
Rated 12A
 
Movies at the Playhouse presents...
 
NT Live: Amadeus
 
 
 
Thursday 2nd February 7pm
 
 

Music. Power. Jealousy.
 
Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.
 
After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film. 

 

 
 

NT Live Saint Joan

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Tickets
£10
 
Rated 12A
 
Movies at the Playhouse presents...
 
NT Live: Saint Joan
 
 
 
Thursday 16th February 7pm
 
 

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse.

Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.

Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.


 
 

Love Letters

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Tickets
£10 
 
White Cobra Productions present...

Love Letters
 

Saturday 18th February, 7:45pm

 

During the week of St Valentines Day, White Cobra Productions brings one of the most romantic plays to the stage. ‘Love Letters’ tells of a life long relationship between two Americans during the mid 20th Century.

The award winning company appeared at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival and won no less than eight awards during the year for its plays, with ‘Scaramouche Jones’ taking the British All Winners trophy. The second time the company has produced the best play in Britain in three years!

In just four years, founders Kate Billingham and Richard Jordan have built the company up and now count around a dozen actors, directors and technicians among their ranks, producing drama, comedy and musicals, with a world premiere planned for April 2017.

‘Love Letters’ takes to The Playhouse stage during a national tour, two of the eight performers who will be part of the tour appear in individual and unique pairings. So join Bernadette Wood and Fraser Haines in AR Gurney's acclaimed Broadway hit, and laugh and cry along with them, as Alan and Melissa’s wonderful and often moving love story unfolds.

 

 

 

 

The Electric Beatles

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Tickets
£16
 
Neil J Duncan presents...

The Electric Beatles
 

Friday 24 February, 7.45pm

Since forming in 2005 The Electric Beatles have become one of the UK’s finest tributes to the Fab Four. From ‘Love Me Do’ to ‘Let it Be’ this show will have you believing you’re back in the 60’s and enjoying it all over again.

 

The Electric Beatles have performed all over the UK and Europe including two tours in Germany and the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool.

 

This special show features the four main eras including the Cavern Years, Shea Stadium, Sgt Pepper and Abbey Road, with an authentic costume change for each. Look out for a special guest making an appearance during this show!

 

The Electric Beatles capture the sound, the harmonies, the look and personalities of the greatest band ever created in the UK. They are, quite simply, electric! 

 
 

Elvis in Concert

 

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£16
 
Neil J Duncan presents...

Elvis in Concert
 

Saturday 25 February, 7.45pm

 

ELVIS IS BACK IN THE BUILDING!

Once again, Whitstable’s own Neil J. Duncan returns to the theatre with his Elvis in Concert Show on Saturday 25th February 2017.

Having won several awards including ‘Best Elvis in the UK’ in 2005 Neil has continued to perfect his impersonation of the King of Rock and Roll.

Supported by an incredible 8 piece band this show gives it’s audience a flavour of experiencing a live Elvis Show but in the intimate setting of the Playhouse Theatre. Larry Geller, Elvis’s personal hairstylist and confidant one described Neil’s voice as “Extremely close to Elvis, Neil has the power in his voice, but like Elvis, is always under control”

A night dedicated to the life and music of Elvis Presley, performed by one of the very best Elvis Tribute Acts in the UK.

 
 

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.

For audition details go to our 'auditions' tab.

 
 

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).

 
 

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."

 

 
 

Boeing Boeing

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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 checking back for tickets!

This hilarious production will be one of our entries into the Kent Drama Festival, along with A Tale of Two Cities.

For audition details go to our 'auditions' tab.

 
 

Jack the Ripper the Musical

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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.

 
 

The Lion in Winter

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The Lindley Players present...

The Lion in Winter
 

Tuesday 19th - 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
 

Tuesday 24th - 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.