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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.

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On 27th March at 19:30 there will be a rehearsed reading of Peter Durrant's The Brylcreem Boys by students from Park House School at Greenham Common Control Tower.

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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
6 MarReview of KATS' Spamalot ("it was crazy fun... super choreography... high production values... pure entertainment from start to finish" - NWN).
6 MarReview of The Community of Hungerford Theatre Company's The Sound of Music ("stage movement throughout was very good... the production overall was a big success" - NWN).
5 MarReviews of the Watermill's Macbeth ("luridly gothic design adds to the atmosphere of this raucous and bloody Macbeth" ★★★★ - The Stage; "the atmosphere the company create together is one of unbearable mounting tension, of gathering forces of evil... a feeling of real tragic catharsis ★★★★ - WhatsOnStage; "a bold new production with a lot to think about and take in" - Newbury Theatre).
19 FebCompton Players' next production is The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan from 10th to 13th April.
15 FebTADS' next production on 5th and 6th April in Tilehurst is a traditional, laugh-out-loud farce Drinking Habits.
10 FebReviews of the Watermill's Murder For Two ("a cracking, fast-moving production... hugely impressive... very, very clever" - NWN; "hilarious and brilliantly performed" ★★★★ - The Stage; "a high energy antidote to the gloom of both the season and of our current national politics" ★★★★ - The Spy in the Stalls).

Coming soon

The Brylcreem BoysOn 27th March at 19:30 there will be a rehearsed reading of Peter Durrant's The Brylcreem Boys by students from Park House School at Greenham Common Control Tower. An injured aircraftman joins an RAF bomber crew in a local hospital as they re-enact their experience of the ill-fated raid on Nuremberg.

TADS - Drinking HabitsTADS' next production on 5th and 6th April in Tilehurst is Drinking Habits. Accusations, mistaken identities and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce by Tom Smith. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancés, are hot on their trail.

Compton Players - The LadykillersCompton Players' next production is The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan from 10th to 13th April. Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her, unwittingly, in their heist. The police are left stumped but she becomes wise to their ruse. With only her parrot to help her, she is alone with five desperate men...

AmEgos - The 39 StepsAmEgos' next production from 11th to 13th April in Wantage is The 39 Steps. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have the intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy. A small cast of actors plays over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure.

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