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22 September 2016, 00.00
Pink Thunderbird: Sardines Review
"I think the Lindley Players go from strength to strength. They tackle a wide range of interesting material and consistently achieve a near-professional standard."
25 August 2016, 00.00
Theatre Open Day - come and visit us!
    Come along to our Open Day!   Saturday 10th September 10am-1pm.   Visitors will be given a tour of the theatre including dressing rooms, stage, costumes, workshop and control room areas. They will be given information on the theatre, its
20 June 2016, 00.00
Muddy Stilettos Awards
  The Playhouse Whitstable has been voted "Best Theatre in Kent" in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016.  


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.



Star Wars The Force Awakens


Rated 12A
Movies at the Playhouse presents...
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Wednesday 28th September 7:30pm

It's three decades on from the events of Return of the Jedi. On the desert planet
tough loner Rey (Daisy Ridley) plies her trade as a scavenger. Meanwhile,
a stormtrooper named Finn (John Boyega) finds himself in great danger, the villainous
Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) wields a cool cross-form lightsaber, and an X-Wing pilot
named Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) is sent on a mission by "a certain princess".

Star Trek director and long-term Star Wars fan J.J. Abrams brings these intriguing
plot strands together with consummate skill to launch a spectacular new trilogy.
Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are among the returning members
of the original Star Wars cast. And motion capture king Andy Serkis is also on board
as Supreme Leader Snoke, who is very much on the Dark Side of the Force.



NT Live Encore The Threepenny Opera

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Rated 15
Movies at the Playhouse presents...
NT Live Encore: The
Threepenny Opera
Thursday 29th September 7pm

Mack the Knife is back in town.

A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…

With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.

This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens, (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris, (Everyman, London Road).

Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language. 



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+



The One & Only Rat Pack Show

Rat Pack at Playhouse October 16

Neil J Duncan presents...

The One and Only Rat Pack
Saturday 1 October, 7.45pm

The Whitstable Playhouse is proud to welcome back ‘The One and Only Rat Pack’ to the theatre on Saturday 1st October 2016.
This show features Anthony Adams as Frank Sinatra (finalist in the BBC’s The One and Only). Darren Charles as Sammy Davis Jnr. (direct from the  hit West End Rat Pack cast ) and Whitstable’s very own Neil Duncan as Dean Martin (from the touring show - The Rat Pack Live)
Supported by the very talented Black Tie Swing Band, this show offers an authentic tribute to Frank, Dean and Sammy in their hey-day at The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.
Packed full of timeless songs and mischievous but clean comedy the performance takes you back on a nostalgic journey to a wonderful era in music and show business that will never be forgotten.
Tickets are £16 – no concessions.
Book your tickets early as this show always sells out!



We Dance

Dance 2016

£10 (£8 concessions)
Marnie Summerfield Smith presents...

We Dance!
Sunday 2 October, 6.30pm

From ballet and bhangra to street, tap and musical theatre, this is a night of entertainment not to be missed.




Company Poster FRONT

£10 | £12
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'.
£10 Tuesday - Thursday performances
£12 Friday - Saturday performances.
(£1 discount for concessions and members as usual)



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!




Dance Whitstable

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Dance Whitstable
Sunday 6th November, 3pm

Dance Whitstable are back for their annual choreographic event where both pupils from the junior school and Dance College Whitstable students perform their own choreography infront of an adjudicator who will judge each solo, duet or group and award winners at the end of the afternoon.

A selection of tap, modern, ballet contemporary and musical theatre to entertain our audience.





Strictly Music Hall

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!)