Newbury theatre guide
Posters of forthcoming productions are here.
Some light ahead
The theatres are looking at ways to restart operations
and although indoor theatre isn't yet allowed, the Watermill has been the
first to reopen with two outdoor productions. The Hound of the
Baskervilles has been so successful that they've extended the run for this and
for the other production, Camelot - again sold out but try
Newbury Theatre is joining 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, particularly now when a lot of us will be stuck at home.
At the Watermill
The Hound of the Baskervilles,
19th August to 6th September
A new version devised by the company. A mysterious murder, an ancient curse and a legendary detective... Prepare for cryptic chaos with just three actors playing all the characters in a brand-new comedy version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead with a look of horror still on his face and beside him the paw prints of a gigantic beast, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are summoned to discover the truth about the Hound of the Baskervilles. See the reviews here.
17th August to 5th September
Lose yourself in a world of knights and chivalry in a spirit-lifting concert performance of Lerner and Loewe’s musical based on the legend of King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot. Enjoy classic songs including If Ever I Would Leave You, How To Handle a Woman and Camelot.
Show Must Go Online has weekly readings of the Complete Plays of
Shakespeare (Wednesdays, 19:00) in the
order they were believed to have been written. It uses global casts,
including professionals and amateurs, and you can either watch the plays or
apply to read a part. You can stream previous readings of the plays,
starting with Titus Andronicus.
Twelfth Night, 19th August
Troilus and Cressida, 26th August
You can search for reviews of previous productions - there are more than 900 pages of them in the Archive!
|5 Aug||Reviews of the Watermill's The Hound of the Baskervilles ("a frolicsome spectacle of heavenly delight, one which in its own devil-may care, irreverent way is helping raise theatre from the dead... manic character-switching and costume-changing, with arch narration, histrionic gasps and chorused hound-wails ★★★★" - Daily Telegraph; "delivered with so much tongue-in-cheek energy ★★★★" - The Times).|