Arlington Arts Centre
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury, RG14 3BQ. A map is here.
The Thing That Came From Over There, 15th March, 20:00
Inspired by the Horror movies of the 1950’s, The Thing That Came From Over There is a fast-paced rollicking ride, mixingparanoia, suspense and hilariously gruesome deaths. It’s 1912, and as Scott and Amundsen begin their race across Antarctica, the hapless explorer, Captain Reginald Cranston Scot-t-t, has accidentally landed on the wrong side of the continent. As Cranston and his motley band set up base camp, a meteor crashes nearby. Deciding to investigate, they set out towards the crash site - unaware of the danger that awaits not just them, but the whole of planet Earth. What ancient evil lurks inside the crater? What is the dark secret of the slimy fungus? And what is the horrifying fate of those who encounter the parasitic space worms? Join three daring actors as they play over 15 roles in 85 minutes of shocks, spine tingling silliness, and blood curdling terror. With comedy and thrills galore, the show features visual gags, verbal wit, giant puppetry, and even a little bit of live music.
Showtime Coffee, 21st to 23rd March
A complex brew of fine showtunes blending a nutty aroma with overtones of homegrown comedy, from Nomads Musical Theatre.
People of the Eye, 26th March, 20:00
Inspired by real events, this personal story follows a family finding their way through unfamiliar territory to discover their own voice. A story about parents, about sisters, and about the complex love that binds families together. Using a mix of video projections, sound, live performance, and creative accessibility, this unique performance is about memories, feelings of isolation, and finding the joy in difference. This is a provocative piece that examines the realities of the people affected by deafness, and celebrates the beauty of sign language and Deaf culture while not shying away from the complex idea of culture versus disability.
Alice In Wonderland, 20th to 21st April
Are you ready to Zip, zip, zip, zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah with the Caterpillar, have a Happy Unbirthday with the Mad Hatter and Paint the Roses Red with the Royal Cardsmen. This fun packed trip through Wonderland chasing after the White Rabbit sees Alice get smaller, bigger and back to normal again. The perfect first musical for children. A Newbury YoungStars production.
The Immigrant, 10th May, 20:00
In 1917 Chaplin released a short film called The Immigrant. It is an optimistic story about people coming to America to start a new life. Exactly one hundred years later, America has adopted the most controversial immigration policy in the nation’s history. Chris Michael has lovingly recreated Chaplin’s original work and style, developing new content to reflect the harsh realities of modern migrants. The result is a piece of theatre that is both hilarious and heartbreaking. The performance contains no speaking and so is fully accessible to those with with hearing impairment.
For more details
see the Arlington Arts Centre web site at www.arlingtonarts.co.uk.