Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Wartime comedy’s still a great morale-booster

Wartime comedy’s still a great morale-booster

HE was only the fourth playwright to be knighted in the 20th century and has long been regarded as one of the finest English ...

 

Play builds bridges

Play builds bridges

THE Chiltern Players’ latest production opened last night (Thursday) at Peppard Memorial Hall. Building Bridges is a contemporary ...

 

Adventure in cinema

Adventure in cinema

A TOURING film festival that focuses on real-life adventurers is returning to the Hexagon in Reading next Thursday (March 21) and on ...

 

Author faces his past in Coward’s last bow

Author faces his past in Coward’s last bow

IT was the last bow of a theatrical collossus: a semi-autobiographical drama in which Noël Coward made what was to prove his final ...

 

Lord and lady still dance a tragic tune

Lord and lady still dance a tragic tune

Macbeth | The Watermill, Bagnor | Monday, March 4 PAUL HART, the artistic director of the Watermill at Bagnor and director of its new ...

 

Players are revisiting Rattigan

Players are revisiting Rattigan

REHEARSALS are under way for the Henley Players’ forthcoming production of Terence Rattigan’s 1944 play Love in Idleness at the Kenton ...

 

Drama’s tangled web of secrets add up to a not so gilded cage

Drama’s tangled web of secrets add up to a not so gilded cage

A Doll’s House | Progress Theatre | Thursday, March 7 IBSEN’S A Doll’s House sits squarely within Progress Theatre’s tradition of ...

 

‘Fools’ actress is relishing Christie’s record-breaker

‘Fools’ actress is relishing Christie’s record-breaker

IT’S an unstoppable West End hit whose “twist in the tail” ending has been thrilling theatregoers for 67 years. Agatha Christie’s The ...

 

Play doesn’t flinch from exploring darker corners

Play doesn’t flinch from exploring darker corners

IT’S a phrase that first entered the language in the Sixties but in the age of the internet dating app sadly seems to have acquired ...

 

Python is back on stage with a book

Python is back on stage with a book

GLOBETROTTING Monty Python star Michael Palin is heading for the Hexagon in Reading this summer — with a one-man stage show based on ...

 

Traditional panto’s still got a lot going for it, say Players

Traditional panto’s still got a lot going for it, say Players

THE demand for an old-fashioned live pantomime shows no sign of waning, according to Wallingford’s Sinodun Players. Over the course of ...

 

Lippy comic

COMEDIAN Jo Brand is to appear at a special event organised by the Henley Literary Festival. She will be talking about her book Born ...

 

Ann Seymour — 1938-2019

Ann Seymour — 1938-2019

ANN SEYMOUR passed away on Sunday, February 16, She joined The Mill at Sonning theatre as assistant administrator in 1984 and stayed ...

 

‘Shock and awe’ drama is an assault on the senses

‘Shock and awe’ drama is an assault on the senses

The Unreturning | Oxford Playhouse | Tuesday, February 26 IF you have a ticket for The Unreturning prepare yourself for an all-out, ...

 

Sitcom pioneer Hancock is having his time again

Sitcom pioneer Hancock is having his time again

IT’S been hailed as the first situation comedy — a genre it is now impossible to imagine the radio or TV schedules without, writes ...

 

Witchcraft theme made for a magical ‘Cinderella’

Witchcraft theme made for a magical ‘Cinderella’

Cinderella | Woodcote Village Hall | January 26 to February 3 THE snow that carpeted Woodcote to a depth of four inches, followed by ...

 

Comedy star is in ‘Store’

Comedy star is in ‘Store’

A STAR of the Comedy Store in the West End is one of three funnymen lined up for next month’s edition of Comedy at the Kenton. The ...

 

Uplifting musical’s a fabulous ‘reboot’

Uplifting musical’s a fabulous ‘reboot’

Kinky Boots | New Theatre Oxford | Tuesday, February 19 WHAT links the reluctant heir to a shoe-making factory in Northampton and a ...

 

Medium’s messages of comfort come naturally

Medium’s messages of comfort come naturally

UNTIL he was a teenager, Tony Stockwell did not realise he could see and hear things other people could not. From an early age he says ...

 

West End star was born to play Brothers’ mum

West End star was born to play Brothers’ mum

A MUSICAL that was first performed in a Liverpool comprehensive school before going on to become the third longest running production ...

 

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