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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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|6 Mar||Review of KATS' Spamalot ("it was crazy fun... super choreography... high production values... pure entertainment from start to finish" - NWN).|
|6 Mar||Review 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 Mar||Reviews 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 Feb||Compton Players' next production is The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan from 10th to 13th April.|
|15 Feb||TADS' next production on 5th and 6th April in Tilehurst is a traditional, laugh-out-loud farce Drinking Habits.|
|10 Feb||Reviews 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).|
New Era's next production in Newbury between 14th and 23rd March is The Tempest. When the Tempest comes it leaves plenty of wreckage behind; a lost prince, a lovesick daughter, a distraught king and his retinue, and two drunken and very confused servants and their monstrous sidekick. Prospero needs all the help he can get from his hard working spirits to clean up the mess!
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. 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' 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' 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' 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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