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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!

 
 

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. 

 

 
 

The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Tickets
£5

Rated 12A

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Movies at the Playhouse presents...

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Friday 3rd February, 7:30pm

One of several adaptations of Conan Doyle's classic tale, this one is considered to have the best portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, by Peter Cushing. Holmes is called in when Sir Charles Baskerville seemingly falls prey to the family curse: a hell-hound which is said to haunt the moors of Devon.

However, rather than investigate personally, Holmes opts to send his trusted colleague Doctor Watson (André Morell) to take up residence at Baskerville Hall to protect Sir Charles' heir, Sir Henry Baskerville (Christopher Lee) and attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery. But Holmes is not far away and on-hand to unravel the mystery..
 
 

Murder at the Belle House

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£13 adults/£7.50 children
 
Belles Stage School presents...
 
Murder at the Belle House
Saturday 4th February, 6:30pm

 

 

 

 

The Mummy

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Tickets
£5

Rated 12A

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Movies at the Playhouse presents...

The Mummy

Friday 10th February, 7:30pm

Intrepid archaeologist Stephen Banning (Felix Aylmer) and his son John (Cushing) are so determined to locate the resting place of Princess Ananka, an ancient Egyptian high priestess, that they ignore the warnings of locals regarding a curse placed on the tomb.

The trio have cause to regret their arrogance when back in England they are tracked down by Kharis (Lee), a mummy who has been brought back to life to avenge the desecration of the tomb.

Having watched his father and uncle succumb to Kharis, John realises that he will almost certainly be the next target. However, he hasn't counted on his wife Isobel (Yvonne Furneaux)'s uncanny resemblance to Princess Ananka, which threatens to confuse the vengeful mummy...
 
 

Voodoo Room

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£13 in advance, £15 on the door
 
Voodoo Room - A Night of Hendrix & Cream
 

Saturday 11 February, 7.45pm

Paying homage to these first Super Groups of Rock are ‘Voodoo Room.’ 
 
Their refreshingly energetic and unpretentious live show is not to be missed! 
 
Delivering a full-on show that features all your favourite Hendrix and Cream songs, they perform with an energy and virtuosity that transcends tribute band status. 
 
The sheer musical ability of the band is a force to be reckoned with and you will see and hear why their CVs include: Stevie Winwood, Massive Attack, Ben E King, Thunder, Fish etc.
 
This is definitively NOT a wig wearing, dress up, pantomime style tribute band – rather, it’s simply great music performed by great players of genuine pedigree. 
 
A band with real talent.
 
 

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.


 
 

Dracula

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Tickets
£5

Rated 12A

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Dracula

Friday 17th February, 7:30pm

Dracula is a 1958 British horror film directed by Terence Fisher and written by Jimmy Sangster based on Bram Stoker's novel of the same name, The first in the series of Hammer Horror films inspired by Dracula, the film stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, and Melissa Stribling.
 
 

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.


 
 

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

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Tickets
£17.50 / £15
 
The Counterfeit Seventies
 
 
 
Friday 7th April 7:45pm
 
 

Featuring the music of Slade, The Bay City Rollers, Sweet, T.Rex and many more.

 

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 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.

 

 
 

Avenue Q

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*

 

 
 

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

 

Tickets
£10
 
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 - awaiting confirmation of adjudication date.

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.

 

 

 

 

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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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 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 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.