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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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CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

Bonkers Playhouse Theatre is now a 'Covid Secure' venue.

We ask our patrons to be sensible when attending the theatre and maintain safe distance when in the foyer area.

 
Please note: There is a £1 per transaction admin fee when buying tickets online.

Bonkers Theatrical presents

Bonkers Do… The Rat Pack

27th Sept to 2nd Oct 2021

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.

ANYONE HOLDING A VOUCHER, PLEASE CALL MARK ON 01536 601160


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Bonkers Playhouse present

Dr John’s Cabinet of Curiosities

19th & 20th November 2021

Come and join our resident magician, Dr John, as he presents his new and very dark show, ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’. His last show with us was a sell out so we would suggest booking your tickets early.

ANYONE HOLDING A VOUCHER, PLEASE CALL MARK ON 01536 601160


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Bonkers Theatrical presents

Educating Rita

6th to 11th Dec 2021

Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to seek refuge in bottles of whisky he hides on his bookshelves. Rita is a forthright, twenty-six year old hairdresser who is hungry to ‘know everything’. With Frank as her tutor Rita embarks on an Open University course and her education process begins. The effects are both amusing and serious as her fresh, intuitive approach becomes clouded and stifled as she grapples with the problem of a formal education geared to the passing of exams.  The play became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters.

ANYONE HOLDING A VOUCHER, PLEASE CALL MARK ON 01536 601160


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Bonkers Theatrical presents

Bonkers Do… The Carpenters

7th to 12th Feb 2022

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

Bonkers Theatrical

Keeping Mum

14th to 19th March 2022

Jo has just moved her mum Glenda into the Woodlands Nursing Home and is trying to come to terms with their shifting roles. Glenda has dementia and is fretful, having left her imaginary ape Bobo behind – but at least she’s only stashing gateaux now instead of vodka, and her local police constabulary are waving goodbye with sweet relief. Larry the lorry driver has turned beautician and is in great demand, especially on the dance floor, while Dally the nurse glides through the mayhem bringing calm. A bittersweet comedic drama about alcohol, dementia and crawling out of the wreckage. This world premiere of a new play, written and directed by Kaye Vincent, promises laughter and tears, through family tales, hair curlers and hopi candles.

Bonkers Playhouse

Mothers Day Afternoon Tea

Sunday 27th March 2022

Adults £15   Children (12 & under) £10

Treat your nearest and dearest to a delicious afternoon tea served with love at Bonkers Playhouse Theatre.

Full menu to follow very soon but will include all favourites that you would usually find in an afternoon tea.

There will be 3 serving times for this event. 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Limited spaces so early booking is advised.

Bonkers Theatrical presents

Live Reloaded

30th May to 4th June 2022

In a world where reality and entertainment are continuously colliding, Live! follows ABN network president Katy Courbet and her team as inspiration strikes to create the most daring reality program ever. The show is Russian Roulette, network style, with contestants competing for five million dollars on-air, complete with a loaded gun. Live! examines the competitive and often gut-wrenching world of television production, where everyone from the crew to the contestants to the network brass becomes engulfed in a ratings battle where questions of morality and ethics lead to a dark, sick and unforgettable outcome.

Bonkers Playhouse

Fathers Day Ploughman's Lunch

Sunday 19th June 2022

Adults £15   Children (12 & under) £10

Treat your nearest and dearest to a delicious ploughman's lunch served with love at Bonkers Playhouse Theatre.

Full menu to follow very soon but will include all favourites that you would usually find in a ploughman's.

There will be 3 serving times for this event. 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Limited spaces so early booking is advised.


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Bonkers Theatrical presents

The Queen Of Horror

&

We Apologise For The Inconvenience

NEW DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

The Queen Of Horror

Successful novelist Hannah Gold, nicknamed 'The Queen of Horror', is being interviewed by a young fan for a podcast. But is her interviewer who she claims to be? And what does she really want?

We Apologise For The Inconvenience

It’s 1984 and Douglas Adams’s editor has locked him in a hotel room in a desperate attempt to get the reluctant author to finish the 4th book in his popular Hitchhiker’s Guide trilogy. Notoriously bad with deadlines, Adams is far too busy distracting himself with Life, the Universe and Anything Else Apart From Writing to care, including reflections on his failed Hollywood career, PG Wodehouse, evolution, his relationship with the Pythons and the fine art of tea-making. Will he make the deadline?  Oh, and there’s a talking duck in it.

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    BONKERS PLAYHOUSE
    27c Victoria Street
    Kettering
    Northants
    NN16 0BU
    Tel: 01536 601160