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20 June 2016, 00.00
Muddy Stilettos Awards
  The Playhouse Whitstable has been voted "Best Theatre in Kent" in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016.  
02 June 2016, 00.00
The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Sardines Review
"The Lindley Players always achieve a high standard but this production is in a different league."
02 June 2016, 00.00
KDA 2016 Nominations
  After a public adjudication by the KDA, The Lindley Players have been nominated for the following awards:  


Take 7 Showcase


Star Performers Academy present...

Take 7 Showcase
Saturday 23 July, 6.30pm

SPA is a leading Performing Arts academy based in Canterbury. Now in its 7th year, it educates and facilitates young people from across the county to develop creative skills and personal growth.

SPA's Take 7 showcases its students in all three disciplines. Expect a wide variety of dance styles and vocal numbers as well as monologues in this fantastic performance by their truly professional students

9 to 5 The Musical


Theatrecraft present...

9 to 5 The Musical
Wednesday 27 - Saturday 30 July, 7.45pm

9 to 5, The Musical is a hilarious musical comedy, based on the hit movie, and centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical, bigot of a boss.  They conspire to take control of the company and learn there is nothing they can't do.  Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5 is about teaming up and taking care of business.  Feisty, fun and oh so fabulous!
This show features Dolly Parton's original hit title song "9 to 5" which won her an Oscar nomination and 4 Grammy Award nominations along with her Tony and Grammy nominated score.

Jazz on a Summer Night


Burt Butler's Jazz Pilgrims present...

Jazz on a Summer Night
Sunday 31 July, 7.45pm

This annual and popular Jazz on a Summer Night is now in its 33rd   year - Trad Jazz at its best - a six-piece traditional Jazz Band with vocalist Lyn Falvey who puts the ‘icing on the cake’.

Burt Butler’s Jazz Pilgrims is one of the most popular Trad bands in Kent and surrounding counties, in demand at local bandstands and festivals. The band has regular venues in drinking hostelries around Kent, and the lads and lasses in the band have years of playing with many prominent musicians - Humphrey Lyttleton, Pat Halcox, George Chisholme, Terry Lightfoot, Cy Laurie - just to name a few. So this foot-tapping six-piece band is a must not to miss.

So book early for this great venue and then enjoy a drink and chat with the lads in the bar afterwards!


The Deep Blue Sea

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The Deep Blue Sea

Thursday 1 September - 7pm
Doors/Bar Open - 6.30pm

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.

When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge.

With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.



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The Lindley Players present...

Pink Thunderbird
Wednesday 21 - Saturday 24 September, 7.45pm

Roy is back from Vietnam and keen to resurrect his old freewheeling lifestyle. His wife Elizabeth yearns for something more permanent.
These two one-act plays, both poignant and hilarious by turn,a re among the best of American drama from the 70's.
Don't miss this rare chance to see these two classics!

Folk in the Barn - Home Service



Folk in the Barn present...
Home Service ft.
John Kirkpatrick
Sunday 25 September, 7.45pm

Formed in 1981, Home Service, the ground-breaking, vibrant and quintessentially English 8-piece Rock-Folk band, made a dramatic and award-winning return to prominence in 2011 with a best-selling live album and a string of major festival appearances. Last year after 5 years back on the road, their esteemed leader and front man John Tams announced he was leaving and many thought that would be the end of the band.  Last September Folk in the Barn were sad but honoured to host the last ever performance of this historic line-up, and an emotional and memorable evening it was.

But you can’t keep an extraordinary band down!  Now just 12 months later, a new line-up has been announced, featuring the great musician John Kirkpatrick as front man.

To herald this new era, a brilliant new album is now available - all new recordings of new material – set alight by their distinctively mighty brass sound.  We are thrilled to be presenting this legendary band with their new front man at the wonderful Playhouse Whitstable.

“The brass play like the Devil’s own pit-band, the rhythm section lay down an immovable foundation and Graeme Taylor’s guitar can strip paint” – R2.



Veronica's Room

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£12 | £10 | £9
Baroque Theatre Company present...
Veronica's Room
Friday 30 September, 7.45pm

Are you brave enough to enter Veronica’s Room?

This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Horror classic Rosemary’s Baby and Deathtrap, takes you into an absorbing spider’s web of fantasy, reality and danger.

Susan Kerner, a young beautiful Boston college student is on a date with the charming Larry Eastwood in 1973. The young lovers find themselves at The Brabissant mansion, invited by the Mackeys, an elderly Irish couple who are struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant long since dead. Together they enter Veronica’s room, untouched since 1935 and nothing will ever be the same again for them.

The mystery of Veronica’s Room deepens as twist after twist unravels the threads of reality. Is it 1973 or is it in fact 1935?

A fascinating piece of suspense filled drama full to the brim with twists, turns and intrigue.
Contains adult themes that may shock. Age Guidance 16yrs+



As you Like It

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Strike Productions present...

As You Like It
Friday 4th November, 7.45pm

Forced into exile, a wilful and roguish Rosalind flees her Uncle’s court to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and faithful fool Touchstone. Little does she know her new-found love Orlando has fled to the Forest of Arden to escape his brother’s malevolence. However, after such brief encounter and under the guise of a man, how can Rosalind ever profess her love to Orlando?

Strike Productions proudly presents Shakespeare’s glorious comedy all about love, mistaken identity and cross-dressing, full of satire, wit and romance!






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£10 | £9 | £8
The Lindley Players present...
Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th October, 7.45pm

On the night of his 35th birthday, bachelor Robert struggles to think of a wish as he blows out his birthday candles. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his diverse and frequently hilarious friends -- "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" -- explain the pro's and con's of taking on a spouse. Robert is forced to question his single status during an hilarious array of interactions.

Stephen Sondheim's ground breaking modern musical is a mature, intelligent and wildly funny look at relationships and vulnerability. Nominated for a record fourteen 'Tony' Awards and winning seven of them, 'Company' features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Sondheim's best known songs, including 'Being Alive', 'Barcelona', 'Ladies Who Lunch', 'Side by Side' and 'Drive a Person Crazy'.