Producing Musical Theatre
for Local Audiences
2023 Autumn Show
Killing It: A Musical Most Murderous
The Kentish Players are excited to announce their 2023 Autumn Show!
A murderous musical revue exploring the stories of killers and their victims through music, song and dance. It would be criminal to miss it!
Venue Oak Theatre, The Academy of Woodlands, Woodlands Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 2DU
Date 24 and 25 November 2023
Ticket Price £10.00 each or £2.00 for children aged 12 and under
The Wedding Singer
The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer’s sparkling new score does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years.
It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.
Dates: 6th – 8th June 2024
Central Theatre, Chatham
KP Charity 2023
Our Charity for this year is Carers First – Medway
The Kentish Players (affectionately known as the KPs) will be supporting the charity Carers First in Medway. Carers First works directly with, and for, thousands of carers, providing personalised information and tailored support in the way that suits them, helping them find balance, and to live their lives to the fullest – today and for years to come.
It’s estimated there are over 22,500 people in Medway providing care for a relative or friend. Carers First believe every one of those people deserves the support necessary to thrive in their role.
For further information: www.carersfirst.org.uk/medway
The Kentish Players will be raising money for the charity by organising fundraising events throughout the year and at the theatre during show week for FLASHDANCE – The Musical at the Central Theatre, Chatham, 22nd-24th June 2023.
Get To Know Us
Who We Are
The Kentish Players are one of Medway’s leading musical theatre companies. Founded in 1914, this long running theatre company produces one major production a year, playing to packed houses and rave reviews. Members include dancers, stage managers, crew members, directors, musical directors, choreographers, accountants, technicians, costume designers, production secretaries and, of course, actors.
What We Do
The Kentish Players’ aim is to produce Musical Theatre for local audiences. We often produce amateur premiers of top productions as soon as they are released from the West End or national tours. Our recent shows include Calendar Girls – The Musical, Our House, SPAMALOT, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde, EVITA and many more.
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Flashdance – The Musical
Calendar Girls – The Musical