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
2018 celebrates the Diamond anniversary of the beginning of the Carry On series. It’s 60 years since Carry On Sergeant burst onto our cinema screens and became the first in a long line of these evergreen comedies. To celebrate, Next Page Productions brings you a double bill of two beautifully written plays based on the lives and loves of British legends, Sid James and Joan Sims.
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’!
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.
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 10 games.
Extra spot prizes in our bonus 11th game.
A very funny comedy by the author of Broadway smash End of the Rainbow and the West End hit Glorious! Four sets of characters, four crucial moments. Jonathan and Wendy are on a blind date and hoping to get it right this time even though they’ve never got it right before; Barrie is not really interested in women but Janet sees that as no reason to stop trying; Shelley and Bobby have decided to holiday in Spain to finalize their divorce whilst drowning in cocktails; Angela is marrying for the third time to the dismay of her brother Toby and amidst a barrage of bad omens and a dress resembling a parachute.
Tickets on 07447 217622 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/whitecobra
Experienced players and beginners welcome. Come and join us for a fun night of Poker. £10 Buy In will get you 5 games during the evening. Licenced bar will be open.
Also, for one night only, we have a card demonstration by Johnathan Strudwick (Magician) who will be performing at Bonkers Playhouse in February 2019
Enjoy the fetivities of Christmas with Bonkers Playhouse as we present our first ‘Winter Wonderland’. A truly unique Christmas event featuring over 30 decorated Christmas trees, Santa’s Grotto, A Woodland Waterfall and much more. Visit Santa in his grotto and get a picture and gift for just £6. We will also be serving mulled wine, winter warmers and festive mince pies from Paul’s Bar. Limited numbers available so early booking is advised.
Looking for something different this Christmas? Tired of ‘Pantomimes’
and ‘A Christmas Carol’? Well, this is the play for you! Eight reindeer
dish the dirt on the real Santa. All those rumours you’ve heard about
him and the elves. About Rudolph’s little secret and Vixen’s story that
was leaked to the press, all true. Yes, the reindeer finally speak up
and they do not hold back! This play is not recommended for younger
audiences. Adults only for this one!
Join us for our first anniversary
celebration. Evening features the return of ‘Fortune And Friends’ with
some very special guests covering all genres of music. A great night is
Cabaret style seating at tables with waitress service from the bar.
Very limited numbers. Early booking recomended.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic Tell Me on a Sunday is a one-woman show that charts the course of a young English girl newly arrived in New York. Brimming with optimism, she sets out to seek success, companionship and, of course, love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether – in fact – she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places.
It’s dusk. Mother and father are in their bedroom, dressing in preparation for Parents’ Evening at their only daughter’s primary school. During this rare opportunity to check in, the couple embarks on a volatile, passionate and surprising confrontation that challenges every one of their life choices. The play is a painfully witty, perceptive exploration of the landlines of parenting in modern marriage.
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.
or 01536 601160
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.
27a Victoria Street
Tel: 01536 601160