Welcome to Theatrecraft Herne Bay
Theatrecraft Herne Bay is a highly successful, award winning amateur dramatic society based in Herne Bay, Kent.
We have been entertaining local audiences since 1948 and put on three major productions each year: a play, a musical and Herne Bay's annual pantomime.
Treasure Island, Kings Hall, Herne Bay
Thursday 10th until Sunday 13th January 2019
Following last year's record breaking pantomime, Theatrecraft is bringing the spectacular Treasure Island to the Kings Hall. Written by Hales, Hogan and Wright, and courtesy of Spotlight Productions.
This rollicking adventure yarn will be filled with all of the traditional pantomime elements for the family to enjoy: baddies to be booed at and heroes to be cheered, men in dresses and girls in pants, a host of gags, excellent songs to sing along to and colourful chrous routines.
So join Long John Silver, Jim me lad and his mum, Harriet Hawkins, as they set off on a voyage to search for the missing treasure and find more than a few surprises along the way!
Maybe that desert island isn't deserted after all? Will Jim find true love? Can Long John Silver really be trusted?
So if you're ready for an adventure then heave to me hearties and come and join us as we hoist the Jolly Roger over the Kings Hall for this swashbuckling tale.
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Tom, Dick and Harry, The Playhouse Whitstable
Thursday 23rd until Saturday 25th May 2019
Tom, Dick and Harry written by playwrights Ray Cooney and his son Michael, is Theatrecraft's Spring Play and their entry into the Kent Drama Association's Full Length Play Festival 2019.
Tom and his wife, Linda, are hoping to adopt a baby so everything must be perfect for the visit later that day of the lady from the adoption agency.
Enter Tom’s brothers – Dick and Harry – who have come to ‘help’. Their hearts are in the right place but their brains definitely aren’t! Before long, the house is awash with contraband cigarettes, suspicious-looking packages, an inquisitive police officer, and two stowaway refugees. And the lady from the adoption agency is due at any moment!
Come back and check for when our tickets for this hilarious caper are on sale.
The Who's Tommy - Whitstable Playhouse
Theatrecraft's last production was The Who's Tommy, which was presented over an absolutely amazing four night run at the Playhouse Whitstable.
To say the show went with a bang is an understatement, with a full house nearly every night and two standing ovations. It would be fair to say that we rocked the Playhouse Whitstable.
We had two incredible reviews from NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) and Sardines Magazine and plaudits galore hitting our Theatrecraft Facebook Page from happy audience members who managed to get tickets for this one of a kind theatrical event.
NODA reviewer Cheryl Mumford said "this was a superb production of a tricky show which myself (and the audience) thoroughly enjoyed."
Sardine Magazine reviewer Peter Bressington said "taking on this show is not for the fainthearted, but Theatrecraft gleefully and successfully shows they are up for the challenge"
"Directed by Andrew Cozens this is a no-nonsense, in-your-face, take-no-prisoners show. It is brash and loud just as it should be"
To say we fulfilled our ambition for this glorious production would be to sell ourselves short. This was Theatrecraft at its very best with our creative team, back stage team, technical team, front of house team and our talented cast all working together to put on a show that we believe Whitstable will be talking about for quite some time to come.