Latest News

08 August 2017, 00.00
PLAYHOUSE OPEN DAY
  The Playhouse's Annual Open Day is on 9th September 9:30-1pm  
25 July 2017, 00.00
NODA Accolade of Excellence
  The Lindley Players received a NODA accolade of exellence for their October 2016 production of Company.  
26 June 2017, 00.00
KDA Awards 2017 - Results
  The Lindley Players picked up four awards out of their total 8 nominations including Best Play for Boeing Boeing.  

Login to Members Area

The Rise & Fall of Little Voice

LVfinal 

Tickets £10
The Lindley Players present...

The Rise & Fall of Little Voice
 

Wednesday 25th - 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.

**Please be advised there is some strong language**

 
 

NT Encore Hamlet

NT Live Hamlet Encore Listings Image Portrait UK

Tickets
£10
 
Rated 12A
 
NT Encore: Hamlet
 
Thursday 2nd November, 7pm

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

 
 
 

Two One-Act Plays: Totally Over You & Girls Like That

totgirlsfront 

Tickets £5
The Lindley Players Youth Group present...

Two One-Act Plays: Totally Over You & Girls Like That
 

Friday 10th - Saturday 11th November, 7.45pm

Two days, two plays a night.

Totally Over You by Mark Ravenhill
Directed by Vicky Wilsher
Four girls break up with their boyfriends, persuaded that it would be better if they only dated celebrities. The boys decide to trick the girls into thinking that they are on the brink of fame and fortune as a dreamy boy-band. The girls quickly decide to win the boys back, but when they find out the truth, will it be enough for them?

Girls Like That by Evan Placey
Directed by Lucie Nash
When a naked photograph of schoolgirl Scarlett goes viral, rumours sprea dacross smartphones like wildfire and her reputation becomes toxic, threatening to shatter the fragile unity of the girls she has grown up with. But how long can Scarlett remain silent? And why isn't it the same for boys?

Starring 22 teens across two different casts, audiences are in for another treat as the award winning youth group returns with another double bill of one act plays. Support young talent and grab a ticket!

 
 

NT Live Follies

NT Live Follies Listings Image Portrait UK

Tickets
£10
 
Rated 12A
 
NT Live: Follies
 
Thursday 16th November, 7pm

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

 
 
 

Immaculate

ImmaculateposterTickets £10
 
The Lindley Players present...

Immaculate
 

Wednesday 6th - Saturday 9th December, 7.45pm

You're young, free and single and haven't had sex for the last eleven and a half months, then one morning you wake up pregnant, and here is the Angel Gabriel on your doorstep claiming parentage. In Oliver Lansley's Immaculate things quickly spiral into farcical confusion with no fewer than three more potential fathers claiming parentage, one of them an ex-boyfriend, one of them a nerdish contemporary from school that you wouldn't want to be seen dead with, and the third being Satan himself.

Immaculate was first seen at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival before embarking on a nationwide tour finishing in London.

 
 

The One & Only Rat Pack Show

Rat Pack Show July 17

Tickets
£17
 
Neil Duncan presents...
 
The One & Only Rat Pack Show
 
Friday 3rd November, 7:45pm

The Whitstable Playhouse is pleased to announce that the Rat Pack will be back in the theatre on Friday 3rd November 2017.

This superb show takes you back to the famous ‘Sands Hotel’ in Las Vegas in the 1960’s when Frank, Dean and Sammy were at their very best.

The cast features Neil Gordon as Frank Sinatra, Darren Charles as Sammy Davis Jr. (as seen in the West End Rat Pack Show) and Whitstable’s own Neil Duncan as Dean Martin. The Rat Pack will be supported by the fabulous ‘Black Tie Swing’ featuring some of the finest musicians in the UK today.

Get your tickets to a night of swinging music, great memories and plenty of mischief from these unforgettable legends.

All seats are £17.00 available from the box office or on line.

 
 
 

Strictly Music Hall

download

Tickets
£10
 
West Wickham's Oldtyme Stagers present...
 
Strictly Music Hall
 
Sunday 10th December, 7pm

 
 
 

NT Encore Young Marx

NTLive Young Marx Portrait UK

Tickets
£10
 
Rated 12A
 
NT Encore: Young Marx
 
Monday 11th December, 7pm

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

 
 
 

Robin Hood

pantofinalfront1 

Tickets
Not yet on sale
The Lindley Players present...

Robin Hood
& the Babes in the Wood
 

Wednesday 17th - Saturday 20th January, 7.45pm; Wednesday 24th - Saturday 27th January, 7.45pm
Matinees: Sat 20th Jan 2:30pm,
Sunday 21st Jan 11:30am & 3:30pm;
Sat 27th Jan 2:30pm.

It's panto time again! The Lindley Players panto is back with the hilarious classic Robin Hood!

Follow our hero as he leads his band of outlaws against the mean old Sheriff of Nottingham...and finds love along the way!

We have 12 performances including 4 matinees. Our box office for panto opens at 7am on Saturday 2nd December for in person bookings, and online bookings from midday.

For audition details go to our Auditions Page

 
 

Dire Straits: uk

dire straits uk

Tickets
£18
 
Dave Phillips Music presents...
Dire Straits:uk
 
Friday 9th February, 7:45pm

Here comes Johnny singing oldies Goldies. Dire Straits UK brings you the biggest hits of one of the greatest British Rock Bands of the 20th Century.

Hear iconic hits such as Money for Nothing, Walk of Life, Romeo and Juliet and Sultans of Swing performed by 6 super fan musicians with unparalleled attention to detail, love and affection. You’ll truly get a shiver in the dark…

 
 
 

NT Encore Cat On a Hot Tin Roof

COAHTR Web3.0 Portrait Image2

Tickets
£10
 
Rated 15
 
NT Encore: Cat On a Hot Tin Roof
 
Thursday 22nd February, 7pm

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

Sienna Miller stars as Maggie alongside Jack O’Connell as Brick and Colm Meaney as Big Daddy. A return to the stage for director Benedict Andrews following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Tennessee Williams’ searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival is a twentieth century masterpiece.

 
 
 

NT Encore Julius Caesar

NTLive Julius Caesar Portrait UK

Tickets
£10
 
Rated 12A
 
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

30.03.18 Whitstable

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!

 
 
 

Yesterday Once More

karencarpenter20april

Tickets not yet on sale
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.

 
 
 

Sweeney Todd

Screen Shot 2017 09 30 at 14.45.57

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.