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|20 Apr||Russell Players' next production from 17th to 19th May is A Bunch of Amateurs in Swallowfield.|
|18 Apr||Silchester Players' next production is the comedy Out of Focus by Peter Gordon between 10th and 18th May.|
|18 Apr||Reviews of the Watermill's Amélie ("a heart-warming musical" - Newbury Theatre; "heartily recommended" ★★★★★ - The Spy in the Stalls; "delightful, weird, and warm-hearted" ★★★★ - The Stage; "quirky and sweet" ★★★★ - Broadway World; "an extraordinary production" - Henley Standard).|
|1 Apr||New Era's next production between 6th and 15th June in Wash Common is Arthur Miller's All My Sons.|
|31 Mar||WSMC are touring again, in the Wantage area, with their musical Road Trip travelling around the world in music. They start and finish in Grove on 10th and 18th May.|
|28 Mar||Review of New Era's The Tempest ("a masterpiece of clever interpretation... I was enormously impressed" - NWN).|
WSMC’s next concert will take you on a musical road trip, travelling from the Streets of London to Africa. We'll be Walking in Memphis and following the Long and Winding Road until we get back Home. Come and join us as we travel the world and find out if Life is a Highway. Four concerts between 10th and 18th May, in Grove, Uffington and Steventon.
Silchester Players' next production is Out of Focus by Peter Gordon between 10th and 18th May. This cleverly crafted comedy is set in a church hall, where a series of over-bookings have occurred. Confusion reigns until everyone finally unites for a common cause: the production of the pantomime. Events culminate backstage at the cast party, when everyone receives their just desserts.
Russell Players' next production from 17th to 19th May is A Bunch of Amateurs in Swallowfield. Fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find this is not the RSC, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And the cast are amateurs trying to save their theatre. As his career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – and his inner Lear!
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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