Welcome to Theatrecraft Herne Bay
Theatrecraft Herne Bay is an 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.
Cinderella, The Pantomime - The King's Hall Theatre, Herne Bay
Thursday, 6th January 2022 until Sunday, 9th January 2022
Theatrecraft is bringing the nation’s favourite pantomime, Cinderella, to the King’s Hall Theatre for New Year 2022.
This is the perfect traditional tale of rags to riches, as Cinderella outwits her outrageous ugly sisters and wicked stepmother and with the help of her friend Buttons, and a magical Fairy Godmother, wins the heart of the dashing Prince Charming and goes to the ball. Watch out for Hagan the pantomime horse who isn’t quite what he seems and don’t miss the two comic builders, Bodget and Leggett, who arrive to help re-develop Hardship Hall!
Full of silly jokes, crazy characters, audience participation, slapstick routines and tunes you will be singing along to, this is a magical experience for all the family.
The clock is ticking…so polish off those glass slippers and book your tickets to the ball today.
'Allo 'Allo - The Playhouse Whitstable, Whitstable
Wednesday, 13th April until Saturday 16th April 2022
Theatrecraft is absolutely delighted to announce that our amazing comedy 'Allo 'Allo has now been rescheduled for April 2022 at the Playhouse Whitstable.
This stage version of 'Allo 'Allo follows the adventures of Rene, a hapless cafe owner in Nazi occupied France, and his wife Edith, who entertains their patrons with her special brand of "cabaret".
Rene must keep many secrets; he has concealed a priceless portrait in a knockwurst sausage on behalf of the Nazis (but plans to keep it for himself), he is reluctantly hiding two British Airmen for the French Resistance and there will be big trouble if his wife discovers his amorous affairs with his young waitresses.
Matters come to a head with the news that the Fuhrer is to visit the town and the cafe become filled with tricksters intending to impersonate or assassinate Hitler. Rene will need all the wit he can muster to save his cafe and his life!
Come and join us for this wonderful version of this very British comedy. Tickets are now on sale.
Made in Dagenham - The King's Hall Theatre, Herne Bay
Wednesday, 6th July until Saturday, 9th July 2022
We are delighted to announce that we will be bringing the award-nominated musical Made in Dagenham to The King's Hall Theatre, Herne Bay in 2022. Following on from our amazing productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Tommy, which were both met with packed houses and standing ovations, and even a NODA Award of Excellence, this is live theatre that you will not want to miss.
Set in the 60s, Made In Dagenham has a huge heart – it is funny, sad, uplifting and has some belting musical numbers to boot.
It is inspired by the true story of 187 upholstery machinists at Ford's Dagenham plant who came out on strike in the late 60s for equal pay. In doing so they took on the full might of Ford USA, the British Government, the TUC, public opinion and initially their own colleagues. And WON!!!
Tickets will be on sale early 2022.
Kent Drama Association Radio Play Festival Awards 2021
Theatrecraft is delighted to have scooped the following accolades at the KDA Radio Play Festival Awards for their entry Far Side of The Moore by Sean Grundy:
♦ Overall - Equal 4th
♦ Winner of Best Actor in a Cameo Role
♦ Runner Up in the Best Actor Category
♦ Consideration for Best Audio Initiative
We are so proud of our amazingly talented actors, creatives and production team who worked so hard on our entry.
We would also like to offer our congratulations to all of the winners and participating societies. The entries have truly been of an outstanding standard.
Head to www.kentdrama.org.uk for the full results.