Arlington Arts Centre
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury, RG14 3BQ. A map is here.
The Marriage of Figaro, 2nd to 4th November
Kennet Opera return to the Arlington Arts stage in another wonderful comedy, following last year’s hilarious Cinderella. In this production of Mozart’s upstairs/downstairs classic, Downton Abbey meets Aldwych farce, as Figaro, the butler, attempts to get married to his sweetheart Suzanna before the count can get his lascivious hands on her. His increasingly desperate stratagems to preserve his fiancée’s honour lead to multiple mistaken identities, cross-dressing, long-lost parents, secret assignations, locked doors, and much hiding in cupboards and jumping out of windows, before the situation is, of course, resolved to the satisfaction of all parties. And all sung (in English), with the Kennet Opera orchestra, to Mozart’s scintillating score.
The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio, 5th November, 15:00
One of the best loved classics for children comes to life, literally. Crickets, cats, foxes and, of course, the world-famous puppet, will spring out of our collection of dusty, old, magic books while Patrick Lynch from CBeebies pulls all the strings and turns all the pages to bring you the true story of Pinocchio, no lie. Who nose? He might even find his father and become a real boy. Come and join him on his incredible journey, you'll have a whale of a time!
Rum in the Gravy Boat, 7th November, 20:00
Fluid Motion Theatre Company presents Rum in the Gravy Boat, a play that seeks to highlight a world in which an estimated 700,000 children under 16 in the UK live with a parent who is dependent on alcohol. Developed through autobiographical storytelling, physical theatre and humour, Rum in the Gravy Boat is a playful exploration into how theatre can be used to make sense of the past. Set in a series of childhood bedrooms based on the actor’s own life, Rum in the Gravy Boat delves into the dressing up box and takes us on a journey of missed performances, first dates and boiling kettles.
For more details
see the Arlington Arts Centre web site at www.arlingtonarts.co.uk.