Newbury theatre guide
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Posters of forthcoming productions are here.
In the spotlight
See What's on for a list of everything.
Do you remember...
Newbury Operatic Society and Camelot in 1999? See below,
under latest news. And here are the wolfhounds.
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?
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.
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!
|5 Dec||Reviews of the Watermill's The Jungle Book ("magical... brimming with energy... a thoroughly enjoyable production" - NWN; "warm and beguiling... winningly sweet-natured" - ★★★ The Times; "a life-affirming quest for identity and a wonderfully inclusive seasonal show for all ages" - ★★★★ WhatsOnStage; "superb" - ★★★★ MusicalTheatreReview; "a very topical and clever adaption... an enchanting production for young families" - ★★★★ PocketSize Theatre).|
|5 Dec||Reviews of Newbury Corn Exchange's Cinderella ("a fresh new vibrant interpretation in this fun filled fast paced show... a joyous panto hit that shouldn’t be missed" - NWN; "strong songs and some fine singing" - The Stage).|
|30 Nov||An unusual request from David Harris of Newbury Operatic Society (now Newbury Musical Theatre Society). "I’ve just unearthed the NOS programme for the Nov 1999 production of Camelot. Before it goes for recycling, is it of interest to anyone? Our 2 Irish Wolfhounds (obviously long dead) made an appearance and received a very fine credit." Blimey, last century - that's a year before newburytheatre.co.uk started. If you're interested, contact David at|
|28 Nov||Reviews of Compton Players' Evil Will Come ("it was, as is usual with Compton Players, a smooth, well-paced production with a sting in the tail" - NWN; "compelling one act thriller... full of twists and turns... directed with pace and sensitivity... delivering an extraordinary one act play in a most exceptional manner" - Janet Anderton).|
|28 Nov||Review of Boundary Players' A Party to Murder ("What really impressed about this stylish thriller though, was the neat ensemble acting, in pairs, singles or as a group. All six actors were faultless... very good" - NWN).|
|28 Nov||Woodley Light Operatic Society are performing Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe at the Oakwood Centre from 8th to 11th December.|
|21 Nov||The Corn Exchange are, as usual for their panto, putting on adult-only performances of Cinderella which will "bring a little innuendo and a sprinkle of extra silliness to your festive plans. A perfect night out for the grown-ups, it’s the chance to let you hair down, grab a drink with us and enjoy the magic of pantomime with a few cheeky twists!"|
|14 Nov||The Newbury Corn Exchange Cinema is showing the film Mothers of the Revolution from 26th November to 2nd December. It's the story of the women's peace camp at Greenham Common between 1981 and 2000.|
|14 Nov||St Peter's Players' next production is We’re Getting Ready For Christmas, a panto-themed miscellany of Christmas delights from 1st to 4th December in Wolvercote.|
|10 Nov||Boundary Players' next production from 17th to 20th November in Tadley is A Party to Murder.|
|6 Nov||The Newbury Corn Exchange's Spring season goes on general sale on 11th November.|