Producing Musical Theatre
for Local Audiences
Flashdance The Musical
The Kentish Players are excited to announce their 2023 show.
Dance like you’ve never danced before! FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year-old Alex, a welder by day and “flashdancer” by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.
Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley), this is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds. The iconic score features such best-selling hits as “Maniac,” “Manhunt,” “Gloria,” “I Love Rock & Roll” and the sensational title track “Flashdance…What a Feeling.”
Dates: 22nd June – 24th June 2023.
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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Calendar Girls – The Musical