Corn Exchange Wallingford & Sinodun Players
Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, 18th January to 2nd February
You think it’s all over, the pantomime costumes and scenery stored away for another year? Oh no it isn’t. Stand by for the annual Corn Exchange Pantomime - the highlight of Wallingford’s January calendar, this time in its 70th year. This year it’s Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves by Alan Frayn and it’s been in concentrated rehearsal since October. Its producers, The Sinodun Players, are hoping for another sellout in the 176-seat theatre. Last year their Cinderella sold all but a handful of seats and once again picked up the best Pantomime in Oxfordshire award. Ali Baba has a cast full of highly experienced panto performers and the resident band has also been working hard. Director Caroline Wilkes says: “This is the biggest and most ambitious thing we do every January and we throw ourselves into it. Our audiences have come to expect a high level of etertainment from us and we do our best to make sure they get it. “That’s probably why they keep coming back year after year.”
The Corn Exchange Theatre, Market Place, Wallingford. Click here for a map.
01491 825000 - every evening 19:00 to 20:00 and Friday and Saturday 10:00 to 13:00, or from the Corn Exchange web site.
A Murder is Announced, 17th to 20th October 2018
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, 23rd to 26th May 2018
Lettice and Lovage, 11th to 14th April 2018
Cinderella, 12th to 27th January 2018
Return to the Forbidden Planet, 17th to 20th May 2017
Outside Edge, 29th March to 1st April 2017
Marathon Show, 11th March 2017
The Pied Piper, 13th to 28th January 2017
The Tempest, 19th to 22nd October 2016
Wallingford Corn Exchange Drama Festival, 13th to 17th June 2016
Bazaar and Rummage, 18th to 21st May 2016
Shakespeare on Love, 23rd April 2016
Two, 13th to 16th April 2016
Rapunzel, 15th to 30th January 2016
The Cherry Orchard, 14th to 17th October2015
Plaza Suite, 14th to 18th July 2015
Wallingford Drama Festival, 15th to 20th June 2015
Scaramouche Jones, 28th to 30th May 2015
The Birthday Party, 20th to 23rd May 2015
Life of Riley, 15th to 18th April 2015
Beauty and the Beast, 16th to 31st January 2015
Oh What a Lovely War, 20th to 25th October 2014
House and Garden, 9th to 12th July and 16th to 19th July 2014
Wallingford Drama Festival, 17th to 20th June 2014
Stepping Out, 20th to 24th May 2014
Quartermaine's Terms, 2nd to 5th April 2014
Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates, 17th January to 1st February 2014
Dancing at Lughnasa, 23rd to 26th October 2013
Goodnight Mister Tom, 10th to 20th July 2013
The 2013 Corn Exchange Drama Festival, 10th to 15th June 2013
The Gut Girls, 22nd to 25th May 2013
Gethsemane, 10th to 13th April 2013
The Snow Queen, 11th to 26th January 2013
Daisy Pulls It Off, 16th to 20th October 2012
Heroes, 12th to 15th September 2012
As You Like It, 10th to 14th July 2012
The 2012 Corn Exchange Drama Festival, 13th to 15th June. Details in the Archive.
Billy Liar, 23rd to 26th May 2012
No Man's Land, 21st to 24th March 2012
Aladdin, 13th to 28th January 2012
The Devil's Gateway, 12th to 15th October 2011
Maskerade, 8th to 16th July 2011
The 2011 Corn Exchange Drama Festival, 13th to 17th June 2011
The Long Road, 25th to 28th May 2011
Uncle Vanya, 30th March to 2nd April 2011
Jack and the Beanstalk, 13th to 29th January 2011
Our Country's Good, 12th to 16th October 2010
Cold Comfort Farm, 13th to 17th July 2010
The 2010 Corn Exchange Drama Festival, 15th to 18th June 2010
Confusions, 19th to 22nd May 2010
Improbable Fiction, 24th to 27th March 2010
Babes in the Magic Wood, 15th to 30th January 2010
Separate Tables, 14th to 17th October 2009
Peter Pan, 2nd to 11th July 2009
The 2009 Corn Exchange Drama Festival, 9th to 12th June 2009
Night School and Celebration, 27th to 30th May 2009
Funny Money, 30th March to 4th April 2009
Puss in Boots, 15th to 31st January 2009
The Way of the World, 13th to 18th October 2008
The Memory of Water, 23rd to 26th July 2008
Wallingford Corn Exchange Drama Festival 2008, 24th to 28th June 2008
Dangerous Corner, 4th to 7th June 2008
Private Fears in Public Places, 31st March to 5th April 2008
Cinderella, 10th to 26th January 2008
Art, 29th November to 1st December 2007
Habeas Corpus, 17th to 20th October 2007
Playhouse Creatures, 23rd to 26th May 2007
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 12th to 27th January 2007
Forever England, 10th to 11th November 2006
The Homecoming, 17th to 21st October 2006
Blithe Spirit, 27th June to 1st July 2006
Corn Exchange Drama Festival, 11th to 16th June 2006. Details in the Archive.
Mrs Warren's Profession, 29th March to 1st April 2006
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, 13th to 28th January 2006
Humble Boy, 19th to 22nd October 2005
Anne of Green Gables, 20th to 23rd and 27th to 30th July 2005
Abigail's Party, 1st to 4th June 2005
The Seagull, 6th to 9th April 2005
Pantomime, 14th to 29th January 2005
Twelfth Night, 27th to 30th October 2004
Present Laughter, 6th to 10th July 2004
Shadowlands, 31st March to 3rd April 2004
Pantomime 'Mother Goose', 16th to 31st January 2004.
Arcadia, 22nd to 25th October 2003.
It Could Be Any One of Us, 14th to 19th July 2003.
Corn Exchange Drama Festival, 15th to 20th June 2003. Details in the Archive.
The Madwoman of Chaillot, 23rd to 26th October 2002.
Oliver! 1st, 2nd, 4th to 6th, 8th to 10th, 12th and 13th July 2002
We performed Party Time by Harold Pinter at the Abingdon (ODNTF) drama festival in 2002.
Sinbad, 11th to 26th January 2002.
Agatha Christie Festival, from 16th October to 3rd November 2001:
Go Back for Murder, 23rd to 27th October.
Dracula Spectacula, 5th to 7th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th July 2001. See the review in the Archive.
Corn Exchange Drama Festival, 10th to 15th June 2001. Details in the Archive.
Arms and the Man, 29th May to 2nd June 2001.
Passion Play, 3rd to 7th April 2001.