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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 and follow us on Twitter Twitter: @NewburyTheatre.
Posters of forthcoming productions are here.


In the spotlight

As usual, there are lots open-air productions in the area - as well as the usual Shakespeare, there's some Jane Austen plus The Crucible by Blewbury Players and Progress Theatre's King Lear in the Reading Abbey Ruins. Details here.

See What's on for a list of everything.

News and special events

The Watermill are looking for three boys who could play a 10-year old to appear in their production of Assassins. It's an exciting opportunity for young people to perform alongside a professional cast, but hurry! The deadline for applications is 10:00 on Wednedsay 17th July.

Mortimer Dramatic Society are planning their pantomime for January 2020. It is many years since they have graced the stage with a panto and they are very excited to be able to offer something that will suit the whole family. This will have Saturday matinees as well as evening performances. Mari Fleming, who is directing the panto, is keen to involve some talented young children in a junior chorus so do please let any young family members know that she will be auditioning in November. Children will need to be aged 10 by January 2020.

From 13/12/2018, we're no longer going to update the RSS feed. Why? The use of RSS has declined and browser support is dwindling. If you're passionate about RSS and think we should keep it, let me know - I might change my mind!

What's new

Here's the list of what's changed in the last month. You can also get the latest updates via Twitter. Twitter: @NewburyTheatre

Date Item
16 JulAre you interested in joining a regular drama group? The Watermill are offering two free Take Part Taster Days for 4- to 18-year-olds on Saturday 27th July in Thatcham or Sunday 28th July at the Watermill.
14 JulReview of the Watermill's Our Church ("beautifully-crafted play... some sensitive and thought-provoking issues... highly recommended" - NWN).
27 Jun Review of The Mill at Sonning's Private Lives ("with lively, well choreographed and, at times, what looked like dangerous fight scenes, acted wonderfully... Tam Williams' direction could not be faulted on any level" - NWN).
26 JunAbingdon Drama Club are holding open castings for their autumn show Amadeus on Wednesday 3rd and Monday 8th July in the Clubhouse. The shows are scheduled for the last week in Sept in the Unicorn Theatre.

Coming soon

Watermill - Our ChurchThe Watermill's Our Church has finished touring and returns to the Watermill from 16th to 20th July. In some people's lives there is a moment when something goes wrong, when they do something very bad. In a small village, the last few members of the dwindling church committee gather to discuss its future.

Didcot Phoenix Drama Group - The Bold, the Young and the MurderedDidcot Phoenix Drama Group's next touring production between 13th and 21st September is a murder mystery comedy The Bold, the Young and the Murdered. A long-running soap opera has some cast problems and they are given an ultimatum: complete one episode overnight or the show dies. But then the director and cast start dropping like flies. Can these misfits discover the murderer?

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