Arlington Arts Centre
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury, RG14 3BQ. A map is here.
Showtime Coffee, 21st to 23rd March
A complex brew of fine showtunes blending a nutty aroma with overtones of homegrown comedy, from Nomads Musical Theatre.
People of the Eye, 26th March, 20:00
Inspired by real events, this personal story follows a family finding their way through unfamiliar territory to discover their own voice. A story about parents, about sisters, and about the complex love that binds families together. Using a mix of video projections, sound, live performance, and creative accessibility, this unique performance is about memories, feelings of isolation, and finding the joy in difference. This is a provocative piece that examines the realities of the people affected by deafness, and celebrates the beauty of sign language and Deaf culture while not shying away from the complex idea of culture versus disability.
Alice In Wonderland, 20th to 21st April
Are you ready to Zip, zip, zip, zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah with the Caterpillar, have a Happy Unbirthday with the Mad Hatter and Paint the Roses Red with the Royal Cardsmen. This fun packed trip through Wonderland chasing after the White Rabbit sees Alice get smaller, bigger and back to normal again. The perfect first musical for children. A Newbury YoungStars production.
The Immigrant, 10th May, 20:00
In 1917 Chaplin released a short film called The Immigrant. It is an optimistic story about people coming to America to start a new life. Exactly one hundred years later, America has adopted the most controversial immigration policy in the nation’s history. Chris Michael has lovingly recreated Chaplin’s original work and style, developing new content to reflect the harsh realities of modern migrants. The result is a piece of theatre that is both hilarious and heartbreaking. The performance contains no speaking and so is fully accessible to those with with hearing impairment.
For more details
see the Arlington Arts Centre web site at www.arlingtonarts.co.uk.