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The Merchant of Venice

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Tickets £10 

The Lindley Players present...

The Merchant of Venice
 

Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th March, 7.45pm

A re-imagining of one of Shakespeare's most famous plays.

This year's entry into the Kent Drama Association's Full-Length Play Festival is Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.

This is one the more problematic of Shakespeare's works, with its central theme of religious bigotry.

This production moves the action to a World War II setting; a time when such sentiments had more profound meaning. The intention is to indicate where such prejudices can finally lead.

 
 

NT Encore Julius Caesar

NTLive Julius Caesar Portrait UK

Tickets
£10
 
Rated 15
 
NT Encore: Julius Caesar
 
Thursday 29th March, 7pm

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

 
 
 

Genesis Legacy

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Tickets
£18
 
Dave Phillips Music presents...
Genesis Legacy
 
Friday 30th March, 7:45pm

We can see the fire’s still alight….Genesis Legacy is a loving tribute to the music of Genesis, Mike and the Mechanics, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and, of course, Phil Collins.

Hear the biggest hits from these pillars of the British music industry such as Invisible Touch, Over my Shoulder, Solisbury Hill, In the Air tonight and many many more. They’ll be reaching in to grab right hold of your heart!

 
 
 

Marrakesh Express

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Tickets
£16
 
Zoot Alors Promotions presents...
 
Marrakesh Express
 
Saturday 31st March, 7:45pm

A tribute to The Byrds & Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

 
 
 

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

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Tickets
£10-12
 
Canterbury Players present...
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
 
Thursday 5th - Saturday 7th April 7:45pm
 

"The play's the thing..."

As Shakespeare's iconic drama, Hamlet, unfolds around them, two of its minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, unwittingly lead the bewildering action behind the scenes. Through the bizarre encounters and episodes they witness, these hapless heroes try to make sense of everything from the meaning of life and free will to who they really are, before they shuffle off this mortal coil...

Tom Stoppard's absurdly hilarious modern classic is told through his infamous wit, wonderfully weird characters and razor sharp dialogue.

 

Bouncers & Shakers

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Tickets
£10-12
 
Theatrecraft present...
Bouncers & Shakers
 
Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th April 7:45pm
 

Two of John Godber's hilarious plays in their 'one act' form performed together on one night.

It is a Friday night in 1984 and time to hit the disco! In this outrageous parody of the time, four bouncers invite us out for a night on the town. We meet giggly girls, boozy lads, Hooray Henrys, pogo-ing punks and a smooth talking DJ all set against a backdrop of night life glamour.

Every town has a "Shakers" trendy cocktail bar where the rude, the yuppies, the local lads and the new faces all tittering at the thought of a long comfortable screw! We are offered a wickedly funny glimpse of this world through the stories of four long suffering waitresses and the reality that lurks behind the plastic palms and Pina Coladas.

 

Yesterday Once More

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Yesterday Once More
The Karen Carpenter Story
 
Friday 20th April, 7:45pm

For music fans everywhere, the Carpenters music was the soundtrack to the ‘70s. Hauntingly beautiful songs like Close to You and We’ve Only Just Begun made Richard and Karen Carpenter international superstars.

Kent-based soprano Rebecca Robinson and pianist Mark Heller are touring a captivating show charting the meteoric rise to fame of the brother and sister duo, and they will be appearing at the Playhouse, Whitstable on Friday 20 April, at 7.45pm.

Featuring many classic and much-loved Carpenters songs, Yesterday Once More charts Karen’s extraordinary musical achievements, reveals the turbulent lives that lay behind the glamour and success, and tells the story of her long and unsuccessful battle with anorexia.

This memorable and moving show pays tribute to Karen Carpenter through song, story and video footage. Intimate piano and vocal arrangements showcase The Carpenters’ songs in all their poignant beauty.

Tickets are priced at £12 (£14 on the door), and are available by calling the theatre’s box office on 01227 272042 or by going online at www.playhousewhitstable.co.uk.

 
 
 

Dance Whitstable

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Tickets
£7
 
Dance Whitstable present...
 
Dance Whitstable
 
Saturday 21st April, 6:30pm
 
Dance Whitstable return with their annual choreographic show.

 

 
 

Folk

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The Lindley Players present...

Folk
 

Wednesday 16th - Saturday 19th May, 7.45pm

Winnie’s no ordinary nun. She swears, she smokes, she drinks Guinness, and she loves a sing-song with Stephen. But soon everything’s going to change.

Stephen’s lost his way. Finding solace in music, he knows he must start again… if only he knew how.

Kayleigh is a teenager, unsure of herself. But when unexpected circumstances lead her to Winnie and Stephen, she starts to find her voice.

Surprising and poignant, Folk is a hilarious and not-so-holy story of hope, coming together and finding your feet when your world is turned upside down. It was co-produced in 2016 by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Hull Truck Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre.

 
 

An American in Paris Screening

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Tickets
£10
 
Rated 12A
 
NT Encore: An American in Paris
 
Tuesday 22nd May, 7pm (later than general release)

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you.

An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...

Experience this “truly ravishing” (The Guardian) production in the comfort of your local cinema.

 
 
 

NT Encore: Macbeth

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Tickets
£10
 
Rated 15
 
NT Encore: Macbeth
 
Thursday 24th May, 7pm

Sleep no more...

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy is directed by Rufus Norris. Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

 
 
 

Viva Neil Diamond

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Tickets
£15
 
Viva Neil Diamond
 
Friday 25th May, 7:45pm

Whilst performing in Las Vegas two years ago Bob Drury was described "one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond" and he's now back touring the UK with his new show celebrating the legendary Neil Diamond and his incredible back catalogue of songs. Bob Drury's one-man show is an absolute 'must-see' for any Diamond fans.

Prepare to be blown away by his vocal likeness which has been delighting audiences around the world. This year's show includes all the favourites such as Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, I'm a Believer, Red Red Wine and of course Sweet Caroline, plus Neil Diamond's UK hit Pretty Amazing Grace and a few lesser known songs that are sure to become your favourites by the end of the evening. A fantastic evening guaranteed!

"an uncanny resemblance to Neil Diamond's voice. That sent tingles down my spine Bob!" Debbie McGee, BBC Radio Berkshire

"Bob, it was great hearing you last night and I was totally blown away by your level of musicianship on guitar" Mark LeVang, keyboard player with Neil Diamond's band

"Bob is well established as one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond" Steve Tatone, Film Producer, Midnight Pass Productions, USA

"If I didn't know better I'd have said that was Neil Diamond singing" Pat Marsh, BBC Radio Kent

"Without doubt, the best Neil Diamond tribute in the UK. The vocal accuracy is astonishing!" - Chris Neilson (Artistic Director) First & Foremost Entertainment Ltd

"….oozing class" Nolan Dean, Cruise Director, M/V Island Star

"Neil Diamond fans will be delighted with the sound-alike quality and the nifty guitar work" UK Cabaret Magazine

 
 
 

Soul of Santana

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Tickets £16
 
Soul of Santana
 
Saturday 26th May, 7:45pm

If you were not familiar with Carlos Santana's music, here is one way to find out as UK tribute band 'Soul of Santana' perform his best-loved songs.

From the early days of the debut album 'Santana', the follow-up Abraxas to the shiny, stadium rock of 90's classics such as 'Yaleo', 'Smooth' and Maria Maria' all receive a real good airing. It is class from the off.

The arrangements are tight, instrumentation note perfect, and the excitement of Santana live is reproduced with nerve-tingling accuracy. This is the fruit of dedicated Santana fans that play their hearts out.

 
 
 

Sweeney Todd

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Tickets
£15/13
 
Wiley Wolf Productions present...
Sweeney Todd
 
Tuesday 29th May - Saturday 2nd June 7:45pm
 

After the sell-out success of ‘Avenue Q’ and ‘One Night at The Playhouse’, Wiley Wolf Productions Ltd return to the Playhouse Theatre and invite you to attend the barbarous tale of Sondheim’s blood-thirsty musical thriller.

Sweeney Todd is back in business and razor-sharp. returning to England after fifteen years with a thirst for revenge, Sweeney’s out for the judge that sentenced him, but several unlucky customers pass through his hands first. Operating from his barber shop in Fleet Street, he forms a sinister partnership with Mrs Lovett who bakes the “worst pies in London” and sends him unsuspecting customers for the closest shave they’ll ever know!

Wiley Wolf’s production cuts straight to the bone with stellar performances from a phenomenal cast, witty lyrics, high drama and utterly beautiful music from an extremely talented live band.

Sweeney Todd promises a superbly entertaining night out.

 

Magic of the Musicals

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Tickets £12/£14

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Magic of the Musicals
 
Friday 8th June, 7:45pm

Nothing has the power to capture our hearts and imagination like the great West End and Broadway musicals. From ground-breaking shows like West Side Story and Oliver, to extravagant productions like Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera, audiences across the world have been enchanted and captivated by epic story lines, spectacular sets, and unforgettable songs.

Now, you have the opportunity to enjoy all your favourite songs from the musicals in one magical, emotion-filled evening.

Acclaimed musicians Rebecca Robinson, Jack Foley and Mark Heller take you on an extraordinary journey, presenting beautifully crafted songs from West Side Story, Oliver, Evita, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Les Misérables, and many more…Come along and experience the magic of the musicals, and be prepared for an unforgettable evening

 
 
 

The Alter Eagles

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Tickets
£16
 
The Alter Eagles
 
Saturday 9th June, 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.

 
 
 

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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The Lindley Players present...

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - A Musical Comedy
 

Tuesday 3rd - Saturday 7th July, 7.45pm

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.

 
 

Elvis in Concert - Neil Duncan

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Tickets
£16
 
Elvis in Concert - Neil Duncan
 
Saturday 21st July, 7:45pm

The Whitstable Playhouse is pleased to welcome back local artist, Neil J. Duncan with his award winning 'Tribute to Elvis Presley Concert' on Saturday 21st July 2018 - 7.45 pm.

If your musical preferences are either Rock and Roll, Gospel, Country and Western, power ballads or simply Elvis Presley, then this tribute will be a show you cannot afford to miss!

Now in his 20th year at the theatre Neil will be supported by an authentic live eight piece band including a brass section and backing singers.

In the past, he has been voted the best Elvis Tribute Artist in the UK and has the look, voice and stage presence to offer one of the finest impersonations of the King of Rock and Roll in the UK.

This show is always a sell out so book your tickets early to avoid disappointment! As Elvis would say "Than' you…than' you very much!"