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Kettering's first and only dedicated Playhouse Theatre offering a range of entertainment including: Straight Plays, Small Scale Musicals, Live Music, Themed Evenings and much more. With a licensed bar the venue is also available for hire for Conference / Meeting room, birthdays, anniversaries & other celebrations. Public parking at two locations, School Lane and Queen Street. Both are free after 6pm

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Bonkers Theatrical presents

Bonkers Do… The Movies

25th to 27th April

Continuing with the 'Bonkers Do…' theme, this time we attack The Movies. Join us as we travel through the ages featuring some of the best movie songs of all time. Think of your favourite movie, then think of the headline song from that movie, there's a good chance it will be in this show. Limited tickets available, so book early.


Cytringan Players present

The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband

7th to 11th May

Kenneth and Hilary have been married nearly twenty years, but as middle age approaches, Ken finds himself in the arms of another woman. At first, Laura appears to be everything that is missing from Ken’s life with Hilary – young, slim, attractive and a vibrant free spirit – but his little fling quickly becomes desperately out of hand. Juggling the affections of two women, his world becomes a tangle of lies and deceit. After his initial denials to Hilary’s increasing suspicions, he is soon forced to confront the truth and leaves Hilary for Laura. Only one problem . . . Laura can’t cook. As time passes, Kenneth mourns the loss of Sunday roasts and haute cuisine, and the comforts of the settled life he once knew. When Hilary invites Ken and Laura over for dinner, he readily accepts, unaware of what delicacies Hilary plans to serve. Told through a series of flashbacks interspersed with the `last supper’, The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband is a highly entertaining exploration of the old adage, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”!


Bonkers Playhouse present

Bingo Night

Friday 24th May

Join us for a fun night of Bingo. Play with one ticket or buy a full book. Licensed bar will be open.

Free entrance, just pay for your Bingo Books.

£2 per book. £10 for 6 books.

Each book covers all 10 games.

Extra spot prizes in our bonus 11th game.

Theats presents


25th May

We welcome back the Theats to perform An Evening Of Song. This will be Encore's second visit to the Playhouse following their successful show in 2018. Featuring many well known and loved tunes. An evening not to be missed.

Tickets on:


or 01536 601160

Bonkers Theatrical presents

A Dolls House

11th to 15th June

The slamming of the front door at the end of Ibsen’s delicate and electrifying play shatters the romantic masquerade of the Nora and Torvald’s marriage. In their stultifying and infantilised relationship, they have deceived themselves and each other into thinking they are happy. But Nora’s concealment of a loan she had to take out for her husband’s sake forces their frivolous conversation to an irrevocable crisis, until Nora claims her right to individual freedom.


Bonkers Playhouse presents

Poker Night

Friday 5th July 2019

Join us for a fun night of Poker. Beginners and experienced players welcome. Mini League format, so you are never out of the game for too long. £10 buy in gets you 5 games during the night. Licensed bar.

Bonkers Theatrical presents

Blood Brothers (The Play)

8th to 13th July 2019

Production Sponsor: STANAIR

The story revolves around two boys, Mickey Johnston and Eddie Lyons, both from different backgrounds. One from a well off family, The Lyons’, and one from quite a poor family, The Johnston’s. The two boys become friends at the age of seven and we watch them grow into adults. But there is a secret that Mrs Johnston and Mrs Lyons hold. Eddie is the twin brother of Mickey, who was given away at birth to an infertile Mrs Lyons. As the two grow up they become very close and are even in love with the same girl, Linda. As they all grow older Mickey and Linda are married but, due to recession, Mickey becomes chronically depressed. He also believes Linda is having an affair with Eddie.
He then sets out on a mission to find his ‘friend’. Mrs Johnston and Linda hurry after him in a last ditch attempt to stop him killing his twin. Mrs Johnston finally tells the brothers the truth, but with tragic consequences.


Next Page Productions presents

Funny Faces

Saturday 20th July 2019

A double bill of two beautifully written plays based on the lives and loves of two British legends, Sid James and Joan Sims.
‘WOT SID DID’  sees SID JAMES in his stage dressing room in the hour before his last performance.  SID’s in a pensive mood as he looks back on his career, his life and his lost love – BARBARA WINDSOR.  A funny poignant play about one of  Britain’s most loved comic actors.

JOAN SIMS takes a walk down memory lane in ‘SIMply JOAN’.  Join JOANIE as she reflects on her professional work and her private heartache, sometimes hilariously , often touchingly, as we witness her determination to ‘Carry On’!

Bonkers Theatrical presents

My First Time

17th to 21st Sept 2019

My First Time features four actors in hysterical and heartbreaking stories about first sexual experiences written by real people. In 1998, a decade before blogging began, a website was created that allowed people to anonymously share their own true stories about their First Times. The website became an instant phenomenon as over 40,000 stories poured in from around the globe that were silly, sweet, absurd, funny, heterosexual, homosexual, shy, sexy and everything in between. And now, these true stories and all of the unique characters in them are brought to life by four actors in this acclaimed play from Ken Davenport.


Bonkers Theatrical presents

2 Across

15th to 19th Oct 2019

Two strangers, a man and a woman, board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30 a.m. They're alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword. She's an organized, sensible psychologist. He's a free-spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, “Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don't, fail.” Now he vows to finish. Why?  He's a competitor and she happens to be lovely. This starts an eighty-minute ride described by critics as “Hilarious,” “Witty,” “Romantic,” “Poignant,” and “Wonderfully entertaining.” Two opposites in an enclosed space, attacking each other's values but also being swayed and intrigued by them. They each have serious life problems that the other helps solve. Their trip is filled with unpredictable, but believable, surprises, even a passionate kissing embrace or two. As the train ride ends, it's obvious each of them has been changed for the better.


Bonkers Playhouse presents

Winter Wonderland

Sat 30th Nov & Sun 1st Dec

Event Sponsor:  THE YEWS

Enjoy the fetivities of Christmas with Bonkers Playhouse Theatre as we present our second annual ‘Winter Wonderland’. A truly unique Christmas event featuring over 30 decorated Christmas Trees, Santa’s Grotto, A Woodland Waterfall and much, much more. Visit Santa in his grotto and get a family picture and gift for the children. Priced at just £7 per child (accompanying adults go free).

We will also be serving mulled wine, winter warmers and festive mince pies, or for something different, try one of our speciallity Hot Chocolates or Christmas inspired coffee's. Limited numbers available so early booking is advised.

To ease congestion and to help everybody have a memorable experience, tickets are provided at five minute intervals throughout the day. Choose your approximate arrival time from the drop down boxes below. Your actual time slot will be allocated within your chosen hour.

Winter Wonderland 2019

Winter Wonderland 2019

Bonkers Theatrical presents

Bonkers Do… Christmas

12th to 14th Dec

Continuing with the ‘Bonkers Do…’ theme, this time we attack Christmas. Some of the best loved festive songs along with poems and sketches. A guaranteed fun night out for all the family to get you into the festive spirit.
Limited tickets available, so book early.


Bonkers Theatrical presents

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

27th Jan to 1st Feb

This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as ‘the relationship.’ Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious musical pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, ‘Say, what are you doing Saturday night?’


Bonkers Theatrical presents

Bonkers Do… The The Rat Pack

16th to 18th Apr

Continuing with the ‘Bonkers Do…’ theme, this time we attack The Rat Pack. Join us as we perform some of the best loved swing songs from the Rat Pack era. Guaranteed to be hit after hit of some of the most well known songs ever written. Limited tickets available, so book early.


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Tel: 01536 601160