On 27 June, the cast of The Taming of the Shrew perform for one night only at The Playhouse Theatre Whitstable.

This seaside town in Kent is famous for its maritime heritage and the annual Oyster Festival held there every year.

The theatre was built in 1982 in order to accommodate the activities of the thriving amateur dramatics group, the Lindley Players. Building work was undertaken by members of the group on evenings and weekends, and since then it has been expanded, re-furbished and fitted out with the latest state of the art sound and lighting equipment.

Thanks to the work of volunteers over the years, the playhouse building has become a welcoming, high-specification venue for many an amateur and professional production.

The first production to be performed at Whitsable Playhouse was “Voyage Round My Father” by John Mortimer, who was present on the first night and very much approved.

Recently a smoke generator providing effects was left on after a show all night at the Playhouse and it wasn’t until the cleaner arrived in the morning that a fire brigade could be called! Luckily, tickets can still be bought for this production here.

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