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Newbury theatre guide

Find out about theatre events coming up in and around Newbury and West Berkshire, reaching out to Oxford, Basingstoke and Reading. This site is updated very frequently - see What's new below.

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See What's on for a list of everything, and details of the open-air productions are here.

News and special events

This year's Stockfest at Stockcross in August has got three theatre-related productions: A Musical Showcase from Newbury Musical Theatre Society, History of Punch and Judy and Murder Mystery Dinner and Intrigue.

Digital Theatre have now got downloads or online rentals of Globe Theatre productions of Henry VIII, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 and The Merry Wives of Windsor for sale.

There's an interesting article by the Watermill's Tei Williams about the process in staging a Watermill production, from choosing the play through to the opening night. It's here.

If you're under 25, you can get Watermill tickets for £10 from the box office. This is for performances from Monday to Thursday. You can also get Student Standby tickets on the day for £3.

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You can get the latest updates via RSS or Twitter (@NewburyTheatre). If you don't know what RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is, this may not be for you (find out more here), but if you're using an RSS reader already, this is a good way to keep up to date with the changes to this site.

Date Item
29 JulBreakaLeg's next production is Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband at the Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon from 10th to 13th September.
25 JulThe Young Vic production of A Streetcar Named Desire from National Theatre Live is coming to cinemas on 16th Spetember.
25 JulThe Town Mouse and the Country Mouse is coming to Highclere Village Hall this Sunday, 27th July.
24 JulMore reviews of Calamity Jane ("an absolute cracker of a musical... a pure delight to watch these thirteen multi-talented actors perform with such brio... a jubilant celebration of musical theatre" - British Theatre Guide; "rip-roaring production... there's nothing calamitous about this production" - NWN).
23 JulReview of Newbury Dramatic Society's Local Heroes of 1914-18 ("it told the story of the war mainly from the viewpoint of the women and children left behind") - NWN).
22 JulReview of the Watermill's Calamity Jane ("ticks all the boxes... fast paced, full of life and great fun. This is what a musical ought to be!" - Newbury Theatre).
21 JulThis year's Stockfest at Stockcross in August has got three theatre-related productions: A Musical Showcase from Newbury Musical Theatre Society, History of Punch and Judy and Murder Mystery Dinner and Intrigue.
19 JulNew National Theatre Live productions of JOHN, DV8 Physical Theatre's powerful new production, on 9th December, and Treasure Island on 22nd January. Coming soon: A Streetcar Named Desire - watch this space!

Coming soon

Hungerford Theatre Company present The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie from 31st July to 2nd August, adapted from the novel by Muriel Spark. A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticised world view.

Death, pension fraud, long lost relatives, a shoplifting pensioner and a suspicious policeman all contribute to make this hilarious black comedy by William Norfolk too good to miss! KATS' production of Caramba's Revenge is from 7th to 9th August in Upper Bucklebury's Memorial Hall.

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