Newbury theatre guide
Posters of forthcoming productions are here.
In the spotlight
Progress Theatre's Abbey Ruins Open Air Shakespeare production this year is Romeo and Juliet from 14th to 24th July.
Good news for Newbury theatres. The Government’s Culture Recovery Fund are handing out more cash. The Watermill will receive £197,646 and the Corn Exchange will receive will receive £120,000. Watermill boss Paul Hart said of the news: “We are extremely grateful to DCMS and Arts Council England for awarding The Watermill Theatre a grant in the second round of Culture Recovery Fund which is announced today. It offers renewed optimism as we work towards reopening the theatre after a hugely difficult year.
“We are confident that thanks to this funding and with the continued support of our loyal audiences we will bounce back to produce bold and imaginative theatre, and we look forward to welcoming audiences to our unique theatre once again. Buoyed by this investment, our commitment to celebrate theatre, inspire creativity and connect communities is stronger than ever.”
See What's on for a list of everything.
Strangers is the new online film currently picking up critical acclaim at the online festival theSpaceUK. Written by local writer Nick Card and starring local actors Emily Browne and Steve Schollar it tells a dark tale of when two strangers meet by chance. Desperate circumstances lead to desperate action that result in a shocking revelation with disturbing consequences. Can things ever be the same again?
Newbury Theatre and Penny Post
Newbury Theatre has joined up with Penny Post to give updated theatre information, and it will also appear here. Penny Post is a great source of local information - if you don't know it already, I can thoroughly recommend it, particularly now when a lot of us will be stuck at home.
The National Theatre are making their NT Live recordings available online. You can subscribe for £9.98 a month or rent individual plays for £7.99.
You can search for reviews of previous productions - there are more than 900 pages of them in the Archive!
|11 Apr||Woodley Light Operatic Society's next production is Celebrate the Musicals, a relaxed evening of musical entertainment in a cabaret setting with a ploughman's supper.|
|11 Apr||Shinfield Players' next production is Bloomin' Murder on Zoom. A virtual Murder Mystery by Carol Vockins. The PLOT thickens, can you SHED any light on it? Can you un EARTH the murderer? Can you WEED out who's DUG themselves into a HOLE? Enjoy the virtual challenge of being a detective for the evening!|
|11 Apr||Kennet Opera are planning to do more outdoor concerts in 2021. So far, they've booked Shaw House again for the evening of Sunday 11th July and they hope to return to Church House in Wantage in the same month.|
|21 Mar||Progress Theatre's Abbey Ruins Open Air Shakespeare production this year is Romeo and Juliet from 14th to 24th July. There are auditions on Saturday 3rd and Monday 5th April.|
|21 Mar||Reviews of The Picture of Dorian Gray ("thoroughly modern adaptation ★★★★" - Guardian; "brave and inventive ★★" - The Times; "as a satire on the dark, digital state we're in, the update is bang on the money ★★★★" - Telegraph; "plenty of beauty, and even a little genius" - New York Times; "a beautiful, cinematic feel that is a great move in the right direction for theatres at the moment" - The Indiependent).|
Strangers is a new online film from theSpaceUK. Written by local writer Nick Card and starring local actors Emily Browne and Steve Schollar it tells a dark tale of when two strangers meet by chance. Desperate circumstances lead to desperate action that result in a shocking revelation.