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October 11, 2018

Introducing the talented cast and foley for the Scarlet Pimpernel staged radio play:  

We are also looking for two more people for front of house and a technician, please email players@kent.ac.uk if you are interested.

And so it begins! 

Auditions for the University of Kent Players next production, The Scarlet Pimpernel, have come to a close.  And what a run it will turn out to be judging by the performances I have witnessed this week. 

What a privilege!

Having experienced, and loved, the University of Kent...

September 23, 2018

The University of Kent Players present a live recording of The Scarlet Pimpernel, a staged radio play set during the French Revolution.

Following the success of their first staged radio play, the Players will be taking the most elusive of characters, The Scarlet Pimpernel, to France and back (and bac...

September 20, 2018

If you would like to join us on our next venture - a staged radio play of the Scarlet Pimpernel - then come along to auditions on 2nd October from 12pm and 4th October from 5:30pm at the University of Kent Canterbury campus. 

This particular version of The Scarlet Pimpernel was originally aired...

August 29, 2018

On the 28th August the cast and crew of The Ghost Train met with members of the Canterbury Stroke Association to present them with their cheque from proceeds of the production in April.

This service is for stroke survivors for any age, and families and carers of people affected by stroke, living in C...

July 20, 2018

We're very happy to announce that our September production of 'Sense & Sensibility' will be supporting Dogs for Good UK through ticket and programme sales!
Dogs for Good train assistance dogs to help adults and children lead more independent lives, at home and in the community around them.They...

April 30, 2018

The University of Kent Players are very pleased to announce that their next production will be Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’ – coming to the Gulbenkian on the 6 – 8 September!

We will be auditioning for the production on 8th and 10th May from 5.30pm-7.30pm in KS4 and all staff are invited to...

April 16, 2018

A big thank you to everyone who came to see The University of Kent Players perform The Ghost Train.

The Ghost Train, a comedy thriller written in 1923 by Arnold Ridley, who is less well-known as a playwright than as Private Godfrey, the most senior member of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard. Before D...

February 26, 2018

The University of Kent Players are proud to announce that they will be supporting the Canterbury Stroke Recovery Service with all profits made from tickets sales and programme sales of The Ghost Train. 

What is the Canterbury Stroke Recovery Service?

This service is for stroke survivors for any age, a...

January 30, 2018

The University of Kent Players are proud to present Arnold Ridley’s ‘The Ghost Train’ this April.

The University of Kent Players was founded in 2013 by Neil Hornsey and made up of staff at Kent who love the theatre.

The plot revolves around a party of assorted railway travellers who find themselves st...

November 29, 2017

We are excited to announce that our next production will be Arnold Ridley's 'The Ghost Train'. To be performed from the 12th to the 14th April 2018.

Arnold Ridley's classic drama was first produced in 1925 and filmed no less than three times. A very silly young man accidentally strands six passengers...

November 26, 2017


A big thank you to everyone who came to see The University of Kent Players first radio play- The Philadelphia Story. 

The radio play followed the fortunes of a Philadelphia socialite and her decision between her drunken ex-husband, her wealthy fiance, and a prying reporter. 

The live performance at t...

May 9, 2017

We are incredibly excited to announce that our next production will be Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde adapted by David Edgar.

We will be holding a read-through of the script on Thursday 11th May and auditioning on 23rd and 25th May. If you are interested in being involved with this pr...

April 20, 2017

A massive thank you to all who supported Wyrd Sisters in April as this meant that we were able to support the Orangutan Foundation with a donation of £440.

Founded in 1990, the Orangutan Foundation is the foremost orangutan conservation organization working actively across the range of both orangutan...

April 10, 2017

What a fabulous run of Wyrd Sisters we have had last week! A big thank you to everyone who came along to see it, the reviews have been good so far!

The cast and crew had a wonderful time on this production and we can't wait for the next!

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