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.
Sense and Sensibility, 18th to 21st October, 19:30 and 14:30 on Saturday
When her wealthy step-son – urged on by his money-grabbing wife - cheats them of their fortune, Mrs Henry Dashwood and her three daughters Elinor, Marianne and Margaret are left penniless. They are forced to leave the comforts of Norland Park, their family home and rely upon the charity of a distant relative Sir John Middleton and relocate to chilly Barton Cottage. When John Willoughby, a handsome stranger, arrives at the cottage with a rain drenched Marianne in his arms, the sisters think that their fortunes are changed forever. Eminently sensible Elinor pines privately for quiet, kind-hearted Edward Ferrars, while the impulsive Marianne loses herself in the idea of her hero on horseback. Young Margaret however, would just prefer crabs to men anyday! In Jessica Swales’s delightful fast-moving adaptation of Austen’s dearly loved classic, we follow the fortunes of Elinor and Marianne as they chase their dreams from Devonshire to London and back again. But one thing is for sure - no man is what he seems!
A Chorus Line, 8th to 11th November, 19:45 and 14:30 on Saturday
A Chorus Line looks at one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves. Reservations open into revelations, confessions and personal exposure. Within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality and fears. An H.A.O.D.S production.
Robin Hood, 15th to 28th December
Follow the exciting escapades of our dashing hero and his loyal band of merry men in this madcap, medieval romp. Watch as Robin fights to restore justice for the people of Sherwood, win the heart of the beautiful Maid Marion and rid the land from the avaricious Sheriff of Nottingham once and for all. With heaps of audience participation, thrilling sword fights, archery contests, spirited heroes and dastardly villains, experience a Christmas treat like no other as this much loved tale is given an exhilarating twist in the Kenton Theatre's most spectacular pantomime to date. Perfect for the entire family!
Previous drama festivals
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.