Arlington Arts Centre
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury, RG14 3BQ. A map is here.
Snow White Red Rose Bear Brown, 19th February, 15:00
Snow White and Rose Red – family, sisters, twins, best friends – have lived in the forest since they were Babes in the Wood. Not as worldly-wise as their mother would have liked, they are nonetheless kind, caring and sometimes a little over enthusiastic in their deeds! When their quiet life is interrupted by a friendly bear a new chapter begins. But why has the bear chosen them as playfellows? Why is there sadness in his eyes? And who on earth is that rude little man with a ridiculously long beard that they keep bumping in to? All questions will be untangled in this new show from the Woods of Widdershins, using puppets, storytelling, original music and a fantastical fairytale forest. Suitable for ages 4 and up.
Mathilda and the Orange Balloon, 5th March, 11:00 and 13:30
Mathilda is a little grey sheep in a little grey world. Her herd is content to munch clovers, but Mathilda’s mind is full of questions. When an orange balloon makes a surprise appearance on the farm, Mathilda discovers there is more to who she is than being a grey sheep! As she explores what it means to be orange, Mathilda leads us all on a journey of self-discovery and the joys of self-expression. Join Mathilda, her herd, and our narrators on stage and see how, with a little imagination and a big open mind, anything is possible! With a diverse cast of Deaf and hearing actors, Mathilda’s tactile, fully realised world is welcoming and fully accessible to Deaf and hearing children and families through the use of spoken English, sign language, and creative captions and animation. Suitable for ages 3-8 and their families.
Legally Blonde Jr, 29th to 30th March, 19:30 and 15:30 on Saturday
Legally Blonde Jr follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not 'serious' enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive. As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all. A Newbury YoungStars production.
The Selfish Giant, 15th April, 11:00
Grinter the giant lives alone in her huge cold house, surrounded by her huge snowy gardens, enclosed by her high, frost-covered walls. She shuts out the world, because long ago, the world shut her out, and so she hides, in her peaceful, icy home. Outside, the world has changed and there is very little green left. One day, the children, tired of playing on hard roads and grey rooftops, climb through a chink in the giant’s wall, changing the course of their lives forever. Powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, beautiful design, enchanting music and a sprinkling of magic sums up this very special show! Suitable for age 3 and up.
Showtime Soirée, 17th to 18th April, 20:00
Join local group Nomads Musical Theatre for their annual Showtime extravaganza, back at Arlington Arts for the second year! Fresh from their latest success, Priscilla Queen of The Desert, Nomads will entertain you with an evening of song featuring a selection of popular numbers from West End and Broadway musicals!
The Listening Room, 12th June, 20:00
A searing exploration of life, death and justice, The Listening Room follows five real victims and offenders as they relive the crimes that shook their lives and make the extraordinary decision to go in search of the person on the other side.
For more details
see the Arlington Arts Centre web site at www.arlingtonarts.co.uk.