Tuesday, 18 May 2021

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...

Cast and director can’t wait to play it again

Cast and director can’t wait to play it again

THEATRE director Robin Herford will never forget the day his profession — like so many others — was locked down. Best known for commissioning The Woman in Black, which is now second only to The Mousetrap as the longest-running non-musical play in West...
Critically acclaimed shows join the dots

Critically acclaimed shows join the dots

A FAST-rising comedian and a conspiracy theory debunker are coming to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead next week. Ahir Shah has twice been nominated for best show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. His sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up...
Zoom in for laughs

Zoom in for laughs

THE Mill at Sonning is hosting a virtual comedy night tonight (Friday).Starting at 8pm, the show will be headlined by Ellie Taylor, as seen on Live at the Apollo, QI and Have I Got News For You. Also on the bill are Mock the Week regular Maff Brown,...

Drive-in movies, comedy, music and theatre at showground

Drive-in movies, comedy, music and theatre at showground

LIVE comedy, music, children’s theatre and big screen movies are coming to the Henley Showground over five days in May. The Alfresco ...

No bar on laughing

THREE actors who were cooped up together during lockdown have created a laugh-out-loud version of Romeo and Juliet. Now the “unhinged ...

From relationships and love handles to lockdown

IT was with some expectation that I settled down on my sofa to watch This Show Does Not Contain Nuts. I had been looking forward to it ...

Writer’s auction to pay for film

Writer’s auction to pay for film

A SCREENWRITER from Henley is holding an online silent auction to put her new short tragi-comedy film into production. Amy Brandis, 26,...

Comic relishing being back with live audience

Comic relishing being back with live audience

MAFF BROWN has had a lot on his plate this year. Cancelled gigs, a house move during lockdown, becoming a stepfather and the perils of ...

Concert to celebrate Eighties landmark

Concert to celebrate Eighties landmark

NORDEN Farm Centre for the Arts has announced two shows that can either be enjoyed in person or via live-streaming. Tomorrow night ...

Comedian re-books

A COMEDIAN who starred at last year’s Henley Festival will appear at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in November. Geoff Norcott was ...

Funnyman says he still feels like an ‘imposter’

Funnyman says he still feels like an ‘imposter’

HE’S a star of radio and TV with a stand-up comedy career dating back to 2009 — and he’s still only in his late twenties. But despite ...

Magic man isn’t afraid to share the limelight

Magic man isn’t afraid to share the limelight

HE’S been hailed as “the new poster boy for British comedy magic” but Pete Firman isn’t afraid to share the limelight. That’s why his ...

Political satirist is up to the minute

Political satirist is up to the minute

ONE of the top comedy headliners at this summer’s Henley Festival is bringing his touring show to Norden Farm in Maidenhead next ...

BBC sitcom adaptation was a well-directed taste of nostalgia

BBC sitcom adaptation was a well-directed taste of nostalgia

Are You Being Served? | HAODS Studio | Friday, February 21 THE Henley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society has made dinner and ...

Comedian shows love of technology

Comedian shows love of technology

FOR those who can’t wait for this year’s Henley Festival to see comedian Olga Koch, she will be taking to the stage in Reading next ...

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Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

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TWO events will take place in Watlington as part of the Chilterns Walking Festival. Alex DeWitt, who runs bushcraft courses, will hold activities including primitive and modern ... [more]

 

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