Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Comedy brings out the best in Dickens

Comedy brings out the best in Dickens

HE’S the acid wit behind such acclaimed political satires as The Thick of It and — on the big screen — The Death of Stalin. But this month Armando Iannucci is out to bring a little cheer to cinema audiences with a charingly lavish adaptatation of...
School production is a ‘ticket outta Loserville’

School production is a ‘ticket outta Loserville’

SHIPLAKE College is taking a thoroughly professional approach to its latest school drama production — by staging it at the Kenton Theatre. The show — a Seventies-set musical called Loserville — is playing for two nights at the New Street venue next...

Rita’s story is still an education 40 years on

Rita’s story is still an education 40 years on

ONE of Britain’s best known and most beloved plays is marking its 40th anniversary with a UK theatre tour that opens at the Oxford Playhouse next month. The new production of Willy Russell’s Educating Rita — which was made into an award-winning 1983...
French-trained comic’s still clowning around

French-trained comic’s still clowning around

ALL stand-up comedians have a keenly developed sense of the ridiculous, the idiotic and the absurd. But John-Luke Roberts is in a league of his own. A sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe inspired his first full national tour last year. Now...
Choral showcase at St Mary’s Church

Choral showcase at St Mary’s Church

THE annual Henley Choir Festival is returning to St Mary’s Church tomorrow night (Saturday) at 7pm. The programme includes part one of Haydn’s oratorio The Creation and will feature contributions from soloists Rebecca Bell, Tom Emlyn Williams and...

Three to tango as recitals make a welcome return

Three to tango as recitals make a welcome return

The Four Seasons | St Mary-le-More Church, Wallingford, Saturday, January 18 IN the face of strong competition from the local seasonal ...

Eliot’s play to mark Becket anniversary

TS ELIOT’S verse drama Murder in the Cathedral is to be staged at St Thomas of Canterbury Church in Goring to mark the 850th ...

Folk singers are marking the end of museum stint

Folk singers are marking the end of museum stint

FOLK singer-songwriter Jackie Oates has a busy few days in store, writes Matthew Wilson. On Monday night (January 27), she is hosting ...

Youth choir hosting a ‘Come and Sing’

HENLEY Youth Choir is inviting young people aged seven to 17 to join it for a free “Come and Sing” event on Sunday (January 26). The ...

Film festival offers real-life adventures

Film festival offers real-life adventures

A TOURING film festival specialising in real-life adventure movies is returning to the Hexagon in Reading next Wednesday (January 29) ...

Actor’s new album is going the distance

Actor’s new album is going the distance

AN actor and musician who sparked a media storm when he took a stand against “woke” thinking on Question Time last Thursday night is ...

Greatest lover must face his judgement

Greatest lover must face his judgement

JUDGEMENT Day is coming for Don Giovanni, the world’s greatest lover, at the Kenton Theatre. Well, two days, actually. The Merry Opera ...

Mum’s the word at literary festival talk

Mum’s the word at literary festival talk

THE author of a bestselling book about motherhood is to give a talk at Henley town hall this spring. Giovanna Fletcher will be in ...

Jazz concert had something for everyone in the house

Jazz concert had something for everyone in the house

GORING village hall was full to capacity on January 10, with the cream of British jazz appearing there. Steve Waterman’s six-strong ...

Civil war at the Kenton Theatre

Civil war at the Kenton

PRESSURE is building on the chairman and trustees of the Kenton Theatre in Henley. It comes after general manager Max Lewendel was ...

Hambleden tastes fame (again)

Hambleden tastes fame (again)

HAMBLEDEN is enjoying a starring role in a new BBC fantasy series. It doubles as the fictional village of Tadfield in Good Omens, an ...

Panto fusion has got olde worlde charm in spades

Panto fusion has got olde worlde charm in spades

Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood | Corn Exchange, Wallingford | Friday, January 17 AN excited audience of all ages gathered for the ...

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