Newbury theatre guide
Posters of forthcoming productions are here.
In the spotlight
With the weather improving, it's time to think about booking for open-air productions. As usual, there are lots 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
Our three local Drama Festivals of one-act plays are coming up, in Henley (7th to 11th May), Abingdon (3rd to 8th June) and Wallingford (10th to 14th June). Details here.
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|21 May||Hungerford Summer Festival (HADCAF) is here again with lots of theatre productions as usual. Hungerford Theatre Company is well represented with performances from its adult and children's groups, Guy Masterson is back with more Dylan Thomas, plus Kennet Opera's touring production of Viva Verdi! and the Watermill's touring production of Our Church. 28th June to 14th July.|
|12 May||With the weather improving, it's time to think about booking for open-air productions. There are nine listed here and there will be more to come.|
|6 May||D-Day 75, at Greenham Business Park on 4th and 5th June, follows Eisenhower in the days leading up to this event, along with a company from the 101st Airborne Divison stationed at Greenham and with the stories of the local people of Newbury. It consist of interactive immersive performances from over 100 community performers from the Watermill's and Corn Exchange's outreach groups and is supported by Greenham Trust. If you remember the amazing Greenham: 100 years of War and Peace on Greenham Common two years ago, you won't want to miss this.|
New Era's next production of All My Sons is a very powerful play primarily about deception, its consequences, and survival; that is survival of family life and the American way of life in the 1950s. Whilst this is a dramatic play it also has great humour, and is delightfully sardonic and American in style. It's on at the New Era Theatre, Wash Common, between 6th and 15th June.
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