The Kenton Theatre
The Kenton Theatre web site is at www.kentontheatre.co.uk.
01491 575698. Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 5:00, Saturdays from 10:00 to
noon. Recorded information at other times.
New Street, Henley on Thames, RG9 2BP. Click here for a map.
Treasure Island, 26th May, 11:00 and 14:30
Take your family on a merry romp to the sunny Caribbee’ with Cambridge Touring Theatre’s swashbuckling musical adaptation of Treasure Island. Join our two young heroes - Jim and Ruth - as they find a treasure map and set sail for adventure. Along the way they’ll learn important lessons about loyalty and friendship - and discover whether the pirate Long John Silver can be trusted! Suitable for all ages, the performance is interactive and full of laughs and catchy tunes. Boys and girls are invited to come along in their best pirate fashion.
Sweet Charity, 12th to 15th June, 19:45
From robbery to drowning, no one’s love life can possibly be as eventful and entertaining as that of Miss Charity Hope Valentine – or can it? Sweet Charity is a tender, poignant and consistently funny look at the adventures, or rather, misadventures in the ways of love encountered by the gullible and guileless lady known as Charity Hope Valentine – dance hall hostess - who always gives her heart, and her earnings, to the wrong man. Sweet Charity boasts some fabulous show stopping numbers including The Rhythm of Life and Big Spender, and a poignant, consistently funny script. It is a wonderfully uplifting musical that promises to send you home with a smile on your lips. A WLOS production.
Ghost Station, 12th to 14th July
A brand new musical play written by local writer Niki Robinson. A small group of London teens break into a dead tube station - closed up since the late 40’s. The station is a time capsule and as the teens explore the dark passageways, filming as they go things take a strange turn. Can they find a way to reach into the past? Can they change history? Featuring sing-a-long popular songs from the 40's such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Chattanooga Choo Choo. Presented by Artemis Studios performing arts students from Bracknell and Windsor aged 5 to adult, this is a roller coaster story with laughter, tears and some toe tapping songs!
Jesus Christ Superstar, 10th to 14th September, 19:30
Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. This classic musical has been a favourite with audiences since it was first presented to great acclaim on Broadway then the West End in 1971. By 1980, after 3,358 performances, Jesus Christ Superstar had become the longest running musical in West End history at the time. Tracing the last seven days of the life of Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, the familiar songs I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Superstar and Herod’s Song evoke the emotion of the story bringing the gospels to vivid life. A Masquerade production.
84 Charing Cross Road, 25th to 28th September, 19:45
This world renowned play is the simple story of the love affair between Miss Helene Hanff of New York and Messrs Marks & Co, sellers of rare and second-hand books, at 84 Charing Cross Road, London. It tells the tale of correspondence between a New York writer and professed lover of books and the manager and other staff of a small British book shop in Charing Cross Road over a period of 20 years starting in 1949. It is a play full of charm, wit and the best of human nature.
Previous drama festivals
42nd Henley Drama Festival, 6th to 11th May 2013
The Henley Drama Festival at the Kenton, 8th to 12th May 2012
40th Kenton Drama Festival, 4th to 7th May 2011
39th Kenton Drama Festival, 4th to 8th May 2010
Kenton Drama Festival, 5th to 9th May 2009
35th Kenton Drama Festival, 9th to 13th May 2006.
33rd Kenton Drama Festival, 11th to 15th May 2004.
32nd Kenton Drama Festival, 14th to 17th May 2003. The details are in the Archive.