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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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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|24 Jul||More 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 Jul||Review 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 Jul||Review 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 Jul||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.|
|19 Jul||New 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!|
|27 Jun||Review of the Watermill's touring production of Hardboiled ("the four actors on stage hold the audience spellbound... the staging is brilliant... a very slick production... I would definitely recommend it" - NWN).|
|27 Jun||KATS' next production is Caramba's Revenge from 7th to 9th August.|
|27 Jun||There are four theatrical productions in this year's HADCAF.|
|25 Jun||Review of New Era's Heroes ("a tender, moving and thoroughly enjoyable production" - NWN).|
Didcot Phoenix Drama Group's production on 25th and 26th July is Love's Labour's Lost. The play is known for its clever, quickfire wordplay, designed to appeal to an Elizabethan courtly audience. Prepare to be transported back to a world of flared trousers, loud shirts, long hair and sideburns intertwined with a little 70s musical memory and extraordinary dancing.
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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