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.
Fat Fighting February!
Sign up to walk from London to Pittsburgh the home of Flashdance! Throughout February we are aiming to walk just under 12 million steps! This event is open to ALL KP Members, Friends & Family.
Come on KPs, lets fight the flab this February with the 6 F Step Challenge aka Frumpy, Flabby, Fat Fighting, Flash, Fitness Step Challenge and attempt to walk from London to Pittsburgh (the home of Flashdance!)
As well as keeping fit and hopefully having a bit of fun it will help the Kentish Players raise valuable funds.
To take part transfer £5 per person (REF: 6FSTEP) into the KPS bank account by 31st January 2023 or follow the payment link on www.kentishpayers.com .
You will then be sent a unique URL for the challenge, click on this link, and sign up to Kent’s Free Activity Tracker to start logging your activity.
There will be special mentions for most steps, best walk photograph and best weekly improvement.
What a feeling it would be to reach our target, you’d be a maniac to miss out!
KP Charity 2022
Our Charity for this year is Galton Day Unit at Medway Hospital
The Kentish Players, one of Medway’s leading community theatre groups, have been raising money for The Galton Day unit at Medway Hospital. Every year The Kentish Players (affectionately known as the KPs) nominate a local charity to support, as we kick start our rehearsal process for our show. This year, the Kentish Players will be performing Calendar Girls The Musical, and we couldn’t think of a more fitting and deserving charity to support. In true Calendar Girl fashion, the cast braved to bare all and create our own charity Calendar last November! What started out as quite daunting and nerve wracking, soon turned out to be a fun and laughter filled experience, and frankly a perfect ice breaker for the show ahead! We have successfully and proudly sold almost 100 copies of our Calendar, with proceeds going to the Galton Cancer Day unit. Some of our cast and committee attended the unit a few weeks and handed over the cheque of £250 raised from the sales of the calendar to the lovely team of nursing staff.
The Kentish Players will continue to raise money for the unit at their fund raising events throughout the year, and at the theatre during show week.
The Kentish Players will be performing Calendar Girls the Musical at the Central Theatre, Chatham, 30th June – 2nd July.
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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 Our House, SPAMALOT, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde, EVITA and many more.
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