Friday, 18 October 2019

New chief executive appointed by festival

New chief executive appointed by festival

THE Henley Festival has a new chief executive. Nick Mattingley, 49, who has worked in theatre production and operations and as an events director, said he was “elated” to take on the role. He said: “The community spirit of it is key and it’s not often...
Loose lips show JB Priestley’s debut has real staying power

Loose lips show JB Priestley’s debut has real staying power

Dangerous Corner | Kenton Theatre | Tuesday, October 15THE Henley Players’ production of Dangerous Corner, which premiered in 1932 at the Lyric Theatre in London, provides gripping proof of the play’s staying power. It is JB Priestley’s first play...
Players think it ‘time’ to revisit Priestley’s debut

Players think it ‘time’ to revisit Priestley’s debut

A THIRTIES stage drama that helped inspire the film Sliding Doors is coming to the Kenton Theatre next week courtesy of the Henley Players. For its autumn production the group has chosen JB Priestley’s first play, Dangerous Corner. A successful...
‘Terminal’ dilemma has no right answer

‘Terminal’ dilemma has no right answer

WHAT would you do if you learned that a close relative had a terminal illness — but they weren’t themselves aware of it? That’s the dilemma facing the characters in a new US comedy-drama that has been making waves with audiences and critics alike....
Farce is strong with cheating cabbie’s tale of woe

Farce is strong with cheating cabbie’s tale of woe

Run for Your Wife | Mill at Sonning | Friday, October 4 DESPERATE dashes, a disintegrating central character, a gorgeous woman running around in skimpy black underwear — it’s farce time at the Mill at Sonning and there are few who do this sort of...

Chamber choir’s ready to explore myth and magic

Chamber choir’s ready to explore myth and magic

LADIES’ choir the Glass Ensemble will be exploring “Myth and Magic” during a Sunday afternoon concert at Queen Anne’s School in ...

'Whispering' DJ celebrating 50 years

'Whispering' DJ celebrating 50 years

WHISPER it, but veteran Radio 2 DJ Bob Harris has been broadcasting for nigh on half a century, writes Matthew Wilson. Having started ...

Woodwind concert will be grand finale

Woodwind concert will be grand finale

A LONG-running series of classical concerts celebrating the woodwind family of instruments will reach a fitting conclusion next ...

Sixties to swing by

Sixties to swing by

A CONCERT tour that celebrates the music of the Swinging Sixties is returning to the Wycombe Swan later this month. Now in its 10th ...

Talk to explore craft of opera composers

Talk to explore craft of opera composers

THE craft of the opera composer is the subject of a musical lecture-recital at the Christ Church Centre later this month. Organised by ...

Wedding drama’s well worth ‘saving the date’

Wedding drama’s well worth ‘saving the date’

MEMBERS of the Sinodun Players are busy rehearsing for their latest production, which opens at the Corn Exchange in Wallingford on ...

Newsman files from the country

John Craven Phyllis Court Club VETERAN broadcaster John Craven received an enthusiastic welcome from a keen audience at Phyllis Court. ...

Comedian has walked the walk

Comedian has walked the walk

Dom Joly Phyllis Court Club THE early noughties were defined by some of the greatest television comedy shows of all time, not the ...

Shedding light on sunlight

Steve Jones Henley town hall THE premise of this fast-paced and illuminating talk was that the sun can support and heal us. Counter to ...

Passion for colours was plain to see

Joa Studholme Festival Hub IF your walls are covered in Mizzle, Mole’s Breath or Down Pipe then you’re displaying Joa Studholme’s work ...

Poirot star maintains his focus

Poirot star maintains his focus

David Suchet Phyllis Court Club A RAPTUROUS reception greeted acclaimed actor David Suchet as he arrived to discuss his recently ...

Every body has a story to tell

Dr Richard Shepherd Christ Church DEATH, the unavoidable, inevitable end — and the catalyst for a sell-out event to see Dr Richard ...

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