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.
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.
Henley Drama Festival 2019, 7th to 11th May, 19:30
Nightly performances over five days of one act plays performed by various drama groups, schools and stage schools of all ages. More details here.
The Addams Family, 20th to 21st July
The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. Starring members of Medusa Theatre Company (15-23) and the brand new Artemis College Company (16-21). The company members are all actors in training and all are passionate about theatre! Professionally produced, this show features a cast of 40! The fantastic set is made even better with wonderful and bespoke digital media moving projections!
Sleeping Beauty, 13th to 28th December
Once upon a time in a land far, far away the King and Queen organise a great feast to celebrate the birth of their daughter Briar-Rose. In their eagerness they forget to invite the Sorceress Maleficent who arrives mid-feast to wreak her revenge, crying out: “The King’s daughter shall, in her eighteenth year, prick herself with a spindle and fall down dead!” and sweeps out of the room. Fortunately, there is a good fairy who has not yet bestowed her magical gift on the Princess and she softens the curse, saying: “The Princess will instead fall into a deep sleep, to be awakened only by true love’s kiss.” Perhaps you know the rest of the story, but we promise you much fun in the telling of it, and many hilarious moments along the way!
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.