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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. Follow us on Twitter Twitter: @NewburyTheatre. Email us at  
Posters of forthcoming productions are here.

In the spotlight

Spotlight

The Newbury Corn Exchange autumn season goes on general sale on 29th July.

Mikron Theatre Company are back touring the waterways of England.
With no performances possible last year, they’re back with 80 this year, a reduction from their usual 130. Performances in our area are:
A Dog’s Tale, 28th July, 19:30 at The Rowbarge, Woolhampton
Atalanta Forever, 31st July, 19:30 at Goring Lock
Atalanta Forever, 1st August, 17:00 at Caversham Court, Reading
A Dog’s Tale, 3rd August, 19:30 at Long Wittenham
Atalanta Forever, 11th August, 19:30 at the Plough Inn, Oxford
All performances must be booked in advance.

This year’s Boxford Masque takes place from 28th July to 1st August at Boxford Rec, RG20 8DD. The inspiration for it was the uncovering of a very rare Roman mosaic in Boxford. The Masque will feature a huge community cast of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, and will be produced by a professional theatre team. It will whisk you on a crazy image-packed journey into the land of mosaics, myths and monsters where ancient stories will become real and our modern world melts into the marvellous past.

The Watermill's popular outdoor production earlier this year The Hound of the Baskervilles returns between 10th and 27th August, on tour to local villages in our area. Details, with dates and locations, here.

See What's on for a list of everything.

Online productions

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?

Life in Stages is the National Theatre’s brand-new interview series that profiles some of the biggest names in British theatre. Featuring interviews from Olivia Colman and Rufus Norris, Jessie Buckley and Josh O’Connor, and Adrian Lester and Meera Syal. Each episode reveals the funny, personal, and poignant stories from their lives on the stage. Watch Life in Stages for free on the NT's YouTube channel.

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.

Online theatre

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!

Latest news

Date Item
1 JulReviews of the Watermill's As You Like It ("[songs] beautifully played and sung by the cast using a variety of wooden stringed instruments... enchanting" - Newbury Theatre; "marvel at how Hart and his company have found the extraordinary, even urgent, contemporary resonance of Shakespeare – without losing the play's magic and humour in this haunting production" ★★★★ - What's On Stage; "an almost mystical sparkle that often made my skin tingle with pleasure... this is undoubtedly a triumph" - Wokingham Today; "the pace and invention of this production bring new vigour to an old favourite" ★★★ - The Stage; "a fine example of how to modernise Shakespeare" ★★★★ - The Guardian).
6 JunLocal amateur groups are getting ready for the end of lockdown (will we, won't we?) with a raft of new or previously postponed produtions. It looks as if July is going to be a busy month.
6 JunReview of the Watermill's The Hound of the Baskervilles from the Newbury Weekly News ("the plot is tongue-in-cheek with the intention to amuse a family audience, reviving the spirits after months of lockdown, encouraging long-missed communal laughter" - NWN).

Now and coming soon

theSpaceUK - StrangersStrangers 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.

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