Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Open-air approach to operas

Open-air approach to operas

AN opera festival that last year had to be cut back to a single weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic is returning with seven open-air productions staged over 10 days this summer. Running from August 12 to 21, the Waterperry Opera Festival will...

Half way to the end

Half way to the end

COMEDIAN Mark Watson is to appear in Henley next month. His latest show, This Can’t Be It, is inspired by taking a life expectancy test using an app on his phone and discovering that he could expect to reach 78. In other words, he’s just over halfway...
Master of improv

Master of improv

PAUL MERTON has gathered together some familiar faces and comedy veterans for his latest show. Among them are Whose Line Is It Anyway? stars Richard Vranch and Mike McShane, his wife Suki Webster, who wrote and starred with him in Radio 4 comedy drama...
Mark Steel in town with new show

Mark Steel in town with new show

NOT so long ago, it seemed unlikely that Britain would vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton to the American presidency. Comedian Mark Steel was living the married suburban ideal. Since...

I only ever went into stand-up for a laugh

I only ever went into stand-up for a laugh

EVEN after almost three decades in showbiz, comic Omid Djalili still doesn’t like to watch himself perform. The man whose first comedy ...

Stop messing about... Carry On star revived

Stop messing about... Carry On star revived

DO you miss the nasal, whiny, camp-cockney inflections and smirking innuendo of Kenneth Williams, comedy actor, raconteur and diarist? ...

Singing sisters released

Singing sisters released

THE coronavirus pandemic has provided few reasons to laugh but Flo and Joan are about to change all that. The comedy music act ...

Ventriloquist’s pulling the strings of romance

Ventriloquist’s pulling the strings of romance

COULD there be anything more contemporary than a comedy show with masks which looks to bring people together? That’s what Nina Conti ...

Musical’s star wants to rock you this Christmas

Musical’s star wants to rock you this Christmas

THE star of the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical lighting up the New Theatre Oxford this Christmas is promising to show audiences a ...

Funnyman comes full circle with festive gig

Funnyman comes full circle with festive gig

AFTER a long and at times frustrating year, veteran folk singer and comedian Richard Digance is looking forward to spending Christmas ...

Kenton panto is the happy ending we all needed

Kenton panto is the happy ending we all needed

Cinderella | Kenton Theatre, Henley | Sunday, December 12 IF you are looking for a cheerful, colourful show to brighten a winter’s day,...

Kenton Cinderella ‘has got a bit of grit to her’

Kenton Cinderella ‘has got a bit of grit to her’

CINDERELLA is “very clever” and “has got a bit of grit to her”, the actress playing the title role in this year’s Kenton Theatre ...

Ogre adds power to the people

Ogre adds power to the people

Shrek The Musical | Kenton Theatre, Henley | Tuesday, November 23 HAODS has brought a family favourite to the Kenton stage. Shrek The ...

Ogre adds power to the people

Ogre adds power to the people

Shrek The Musical | Kenton Theatre, Henley | Tuesday, November 23 HAODS has brought a family favourite to the Kenton stage. The ...

‘Spice up your life’ at Mayor’s festive bash

‘Spice up your life’ at Mayor’s festive bash

THE Mayor of Henley is inviting people to spice up their lives by attending a Christmas knees-up at the town hall. Councillor Sarah ...

Fringe star at pub

Fringe star at pub

A COMEDIAN who has twice featured in the Dave TV channel’s funniest jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe will top the bill at the Maltsters ...

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