Newbury theatre guide
Find out about theatre events coming up in and around Newbury and West Berkshire, reaching out to Oxford, Basingstoke and Reading. This site is updated very frequently - see What's new below. Posters of forthcoming productions are here.
In the spotlight
The Mummers are back
Coming to a village and/or pub near you between 10th and 26th December. Details here.
See What's on for a list of everything.
News and special events
Basingstoke Amateur Operatic Society need three males, aged around 20, to play the roles of Motel, Perchik and Fyedka, plus male and female ensemble members for their March production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Haymarket.
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|14 Dec||KATS' panto is Alice in Wonderland at Kennet School from 15th to 17th February.|
|13 Dec||Reviews of this year's pantos are rolling in. We've got reviews of the Watermill's The Borrowers, the Corn Exchange's Beauty and the Beast and Oxford Playhouse's Jack and the Beanstalk, and we'll keep adding them as they come in.|
|13 Dec||Review of New Era's A Christmas Carol ("New Era Players have entered into the spirit of Victorian England with gusto and strong ensemble playing... an enjoyable and vibrant production... a perfect start to the Christmas season" - NWN).|
|12 Dec||Faringdon Dramatic Society's panto is Dick Whittington between 27th January and 3rd February.|
|9 Dec||Dates for Mummers' performances between 10th and 26th December.|
|7 Dec||Review of The Mill at Sonning's My Fair Lady ("brilliant dance routines... a small ensemble playing up a storm and achieving a big theatre experience" - NWN).|
|29 Nov||Review of Boundary Players' Vintage Hitchcock ("the players, directed by Ann Bieloch, gave a finely-tuned performance of the piece... a well-paced production, with strong acting, well-timed noises off and appropriate music" - NWN).|
|24 Nov||HAODS have a new web site and two new productions coming up: ’Allo ’Allo in February and Gypsy in April.|
|19 Nov||Review of the Watermill's The Borrowers ("the whole production was energetic and fun... a dramatic piece with good songs and music" - Newbury Theatre).|
|16 Nov||Review of Kennet Opera's The Marriage of Figaro ("blend of voices in the ensemble pieces was a highlight... Camilla Foster-Mitchell was an irresistible Susanna" - NWN).|
|15 Nov||Didcot Phoenix's panto from 19th to 20th January is Red Riding Hood Goes Out West.|
Didcot Phoenix's panto from 19th to 20th January is Red Riding Hood Goes Out West. Red Riding Hood arrives in the Wild West town of Not Very Big Boulder to save Grandma from the outlaw, Bad Bart, and his incompetent sidekick, Brains. Add in the Indian brave Big Bad Wolf and squaws Maxihaha and Minihaha - can the Lone Ranger save the day?
Faringdon Dramatic Society's panto is Dick Whittington between 27th January and 3rd February. Dick and his cat have arrived in London Town seeking to make their fortunes, only to find that they are not at all welcome. However, Dick manages to get a job and the cat is also taken on to help the cook keep marauding rats out of her pantry…
KATS' panto is Alice in Wonderland at Kennet School from 15th to 17th February. Join Alice as she takes a tumble down the rabbit hole to a strange and wonderful land where she meets a talking cat, takes tea with a Mad Hatter the March Hare, gets lost, and found again and narrowly avoids having her head cut off by the evil Queen of Hearts!
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