Thursday, 26 April 2018

Wilde’s last play still has so much to say to us

Wilde’s last play still has so much to say to us

THE Original Theatre Company are bringing turn of the century style and a degree of decadence with them as they present Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest at Windsor’s Theatre Royal, writes Peter Anderson. The show runs from Monday, April...
Railway ghost story was a delicious wait for Dickens’s twist!

Railway ghost story was a delicious wait for Dickens’s twist!

The Signalman | Theatre Royal, Windsor | Monday, April 23DEMONSTRATING the effectiveness of simplicity and the power of darkness, Rumpus Theatre Company and the Pomegranate Theatre Chesterfield brought a chill wind to Windsor in this spooky rendition...
Soap star’s getting in a flap for musical role

Soap star’s getting in a flap for musical role

FOR the New Theatre Oxford read New York City next week — when audiences will be whisked back to Twenties America and the height of the Jazz Age. It was a time when the “moderns” were entering the workforce — young women with their hair bobbed,...
‘Come and sing’ in aid of Syrian people

‘Come and sing’ in aid of Syrian people

A ONE-day “come and sing” event in aid of the Syrian people is being held at Dorchester Abbey next month. Organised by the Hands Up Foundation, a charity based in Clerkenwell, “Singing for Syrians” is described as a positive and upbeat campaign to...

Star of the show holds the whole production together

Star of the show holds the whole production together

Gypsy | Kenton Theatre | Tuesday, April 24 GYPSY, the 1959 musical with music by Julie Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, has been ...

Truth’s stripped back for tale of the ultimate ‘stage mother’

Truth’s stripped back for tale of the ultimate ‘stage mother’

JOHN Steinbeck found her memoirs “irresistible” — and he wasn’t the only one. Within two years of becoming a 1957 New York Times ...

Neo-prog survivors really are worth it

Neo-prog survivors really are worth it

Marillion | Hexagon, Reading | Thursday, April 19 THE Appallingly Disrespectful Spitting Image Book from 1985 contained a spoof ...

Penguins steal the show again as zoo pals dash for freedom

Penguins steal the show again as zoo pals dash for freedom

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure | South Hill Park, Bracknell | Friday, April 13 HAVING enjoyed the colourful extravaganza of Seussical ...

Caitlin’s rocking all over the world

Caitlin’s rocking all over the world

SHE started by hiding them less than a mile from her home but dozens of small painted rocks made by a Henley girl have now made it to ...

Artists are putting ‘freedom of expression’ first at gallery

Artists are putting ‘freedom of expression’ first at gallery

FOUR women artists, all with different life journeys, have joined forces to stage a new exhibition at the Old Fire Station Gallery. ...

Soprano is charting sentimental journey

Soprano is charting sentimental journey

A MORNING lecture-recital charting the great escape from sentimentality in the opera and literature of the 18th and 19th centuries is ...

Art’s got two gigs on the go

HENLEY’S world-famous jazz saxophonist Art Themen will be in concert at Maidenhead’s Norden Farm Centre for the Arts next Friday ...

Cast of new Mill at Sonning drama are bedding in nicely!

Cast of new Mill at Sonning drama are bedding in nicely!

HE’S the acknowledged master of farce whose uproarious comedies have proved hugely popular with Mill at Sonning audiences over the ...

Comedy dares ask ‘where’s the beef?’

Comedy dares ask ‘where’s the beef?’

BACK in the un-PC days of the Seventies and Eighties, it took a brave woman indeed to enter the working men’s clubs that peppered the ...

Choir’s showcasing ‘Northern Lights’

A CONCERT celebrating the “Northern Lights” of the classical music world is being staged by Henley’s Aliquando Chamber Choir next ...

Beanpole day returns

AN event promoting wildlife-friendly gardening will be held in Caversham tomorrow (Saturday). The annual beanpole day will take place ...

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