The Kenton Theatre
The Kenton Theatre web site is at www.kentontheatre.co.uk.
01491 575698. Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 5:00, Saturdays from 10:00 to
noon. Recorded information at other times.
New Street, Henley on Thames, RG9 2BP. Click here for a map.
Love in Idleness, 21st to 23rd March, 19:30 and 14:30 on Saturday
Presented by the Henley Players. Love in Idleness, written in 1944 by Terence Rattigan, and revived very successfully in 2017, is a fascinating fusion of comedy and political comment: one of Rattigan’s lighter plays, it sparkles with Cowardesque wit and humour. Young Michael returns from his evacuation to Canada bursting with left-wing ideals, only to discover that his widowed mother is enjoying a liaison with a wealthy Tory industrialist and member of the War Cabinet, a representative of all that Michael opposes. A tug-of-war comedy, with echoes of Hamlet, ensues, as Olivia is torn between her callous offspring and her devotion to Sir John, whose ghastly wife gives him little to turn to.
Half a Sixpence, 1st to 4th May, 19:45 and 14:30 on Saturday
The show is based on H.G. Wells's novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul. Arthur Kipps is an orphan who unexpectedly inherits a fortune and climbs the social ladder before losing everything and realising that you just can't buy happiness. An HAODS production.
Previous drama festivals
Henley Drama Festival 2018, 1st to 5th May 2018
Henley Drama Festival 2017, 1st to 6th May 2017
Henley Drama Festival 2016, 2nd to 7th May 2016
Henley Drama Festival 2015, 5th to 9th May 2015
43rd Henley Drama Festival, 5th to 10th May 2014
42nd Henley Drama Festival, 6th to 11th May 2013
The Henley Drama Festival at the Kenton, 8th to 12th May 2012
40th Kenton Drama Festival, 4th to 7th May 2011
39th Kenton Drama Festival, 4th to 8th May 2010
Kenton Drama Festival, 5th to 9th May 2009
35th Kenton Drama Festival, 9th to 13th May 2006.
33rd Kenton Drama Festival, 11th to 15th May 2004.
32nd Kenton Drama Festival, 14th to 17th May 2003. The details are in the Archive.