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The Playhouse Presents...

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Movies at the Playhouse

 


The Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable is proud to announce our new Cinema Screen facility.

From 2014 we will be presenting occasional movie nights, offering the ‘big screen’ experience of a mix of classic films, old and new.
 

 

Screenings commence at 7.45pm

 

 

Look out for our Events Diary

or visit us online for full listings.

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Mrs Henderson Presents

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Tickets
£5
 
Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)
Thursday 2 October - 7.45pm
Running Time - 1 hour 39 minutes

 
Mrs Laura Henderson may be a widow, but she is by no means going to spend the rest her days playing bridge. The Windmill Theatre becomes her game, and the infamous showman Vivian Van Dam becomes her partner. Even while the Germans are bombing London, the roar of the Windmill is all that can be heard as Laura obtains permission for her actresses to be the one thing no one could ever imagine: nude. Soon a nation brought to its knees by war is instead brought to its feet - in applause.


 
 
Starring: Judi DenchBob HoskinsWill YoungThelma Barlow,Ricky GervaisChristopher Guest
 
 
Directed by: Stephen Frears
 


 
 
THIS FILM HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-12a
 
SUITABLE FOR 12 YEARS AND OVER.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
 
 
 

A Streetcar Named Desire

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Tickets
£10
 
National Theatre Live - Encore
A Streetcar Named Desire

Thursday 9 October - 7pm
Doors open - 6.30pm
 

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.

As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.

THIS HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-15
SUITABLE FOR 15 YEARS AND OVER
 
 
 

Carry On Screaming

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Tickets
 £5
 
Carry On Screaming (1966)
Thursday 30 October - 7.45pm
Running Time - 1 hour 32 minutes
 
The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant Bung is on the case, and he doesn't have a clue! In this send up of the Hammer Horror movies, there are send-ups of all the horror greats from Frankenstein to Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde.
 
 
Starring: Harry H. CorbettKenneth WilliamsJim DaleCharles HawtreyFenella FieldingJoan SimsAngela DouglasBernard Bresslaw,Peter ButterworthJon PertweeMichael WardTom CleggBilly Cornelius,Norman MitchellFrank ThorntonFrank ForsythAnthony SagarSally DouglasMarianne StoneDenis Blake
 
 
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
 


 
 
THIS FILM HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-a
 
SUITABLE FOR 12 YEARS AND OVER.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Frankenstein

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Tickets
£10
 
National Theatre Live - Encore
Frankenstein

Friday 31 October - 7pm
Doors open - 6.30pm
 

Benedict Cumberbatch as Creature

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein
 returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

 

THIS HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-15
SUITABLE FOR 15 YEARS AND OVER
 
 
 

Mamma Mia

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Tickets
 £5
 
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Thursday 4 December - 7.45pm
Running Time - 1 hour 44 minutes
 
Based on the hit West End musical, featuring the music of ABBA about an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Meryl Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends - practical and no-nonsense Rosie (Julie Walters) and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya (Christine Baranski) - from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos.

But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own. On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna's past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities. Sophie's father could be any of her mother Donna's past suitors: Sam Carmichael (Pierce Brosnan), Bill Austin (Stellan Skarsgård), or Harry Bright (Colin Firth). The only way for her to find out is to invite all three to her wedding to see what happens.
 
 
Starring: Meryl StreepPierce BrosnanColin FirthStellan SkarsgårdJulie WaltersDominic CooperAmanda SeyfriedChristine Baranski
 
 
 
Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
 
 
 
THIS FILM HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-pg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Tickets
 £5
 
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Saturday 6 December - 7.45pm
Running Time - 1 hour 38 minutes
 
It's the weird and wonderful as newky engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when their car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp', Dr Fran-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy!
 
 
Starring: Tim CurrySusan SarandonBarry BostwickRichard O'BrienPatricia QuinnLittle NellJonathan AdamsPeter HinwoodMeatloafCharles GrayJeremy NewsonHilary LabowKoo StarkMeat LoafChristopher Biggins
 
 
 
Directed by: Jim Sharman
 
THIS FILM HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-12a
 
SUITABLE FOR 12 YEARS AND OVER.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
 
 
 
 
 
 

JOHN

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Tickets
£10
 
National Theatre Live
JOHN

Tuesday 9 December - 8pm
Doors open - TBC
 

JOHN contain adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+.

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre.

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards.

The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.

Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre. 

THIS HAS BEEN RATED bbfc-18  
SUITABLE FOR 18 YEARS AND OVER.
 
 

Treasure Island

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Tickets
£10

Tickets on sale soon
 
National Theatre Live - Encore
Treasure Island

Wednesday 18 February - TBC
Doors open - TBC
 

Robert Louis Stevenson's story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast from the National Theatre.

It's a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in - and her dangerous voyage beings.

 
SUITABLE FOR 10YRS+