Sunday, 26 September 2021

THE Mill at Sonning theatre has renamed its auditorium to thank a playwright and actor who helped to ensure its survival. The new Ray ...

 

Theatre fund to help groups with hire costs

Theatre fund to help groups with hire costs

THE Kenton Theatre in Henley is to launch a “community fund” to help schools, drama groups and workshops to hire the venue. ...

 

Play with music marks return of drama group

Play with music marks return of drama group

MEMBERS of Henley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society are returning to the stage this month with a new drama about the ups and downs ...

 

Players back with A Christmas Carol

Players back with A Christmas Carol

THE Chiltern Players have announced their first show since the start of the covid pandemic — a production of Charles Dickens’s A ...

 

Orchestra bring flavour of the Balkans and Russia

Orchestra bring flavour of the Balkans and Russia

A BAND who specialise in traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia are playing the Kenton Theatre ...

 

Shakespeare’s spirit sparked to life on the green

The Spirit of Shakespeare | Mill Green, Wargrave | Saturday, September 4 ADAPTING nimbly to the covid era, Wargrave Theatre Workshop ...

 

Musical brings screen glamour of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage

Musical brings screen glamour of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage

THE Mill at Sonning is delighted to announce our next spectacular Christmas musical, Top Hat, a masterpiece of musical theatre that is ...

 

Rain doesn't stop play for Shakespeare actors

Rain doesn't stop play for Shakespeare actors

MEMBERS of Wargrave Theatre Workshop are gearing up for a busy weekend in the open air. The group returns to Mill Green tomorrow ...

 

Late Victorian comedy classic set us back ashore on a high

Late Victorian comedy classic set us back ashore on a high

HMS Pinafore | Henley Rugby Club | Saturday, August 28 YEARNING for the crash of waves and a blast of salt spray, I visited Henley ...

 

Concerts at theatre strike the right note

Concerts at theatre strike the right note

MUSIC fans are in for a treat at the Kenton Theatre this month, with four concerts across a range of genres. Jazz returns to the New ...

 

Musical tale of family and fate sings as poignantly as ever

Musical tale of family and fate sings as poignantly as ever

Blood Brothers | New Theatre Oxford | Tuesday, August 31 THIS week’s show at the New Theatre is Willy Russell’s tale of family, fate ...

 

THE Garden Players’ outdoor production of William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor at the end of last month raised more than ...

 

Cricket club plays host to summer Shakespeare

Cricket club plays host to summer Shakespeare

THE team behind the Kenton’s Christmas panto are bringing an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night to ...

 

Pink-painted travelogue’s as royally entertaining as ever

Pink-painted travelogue’s as royally entertaining as ever

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert — The Musical | New Theatre Oxford | Tuesday, August 24 “Three drag queens in a bus,” says one of the ...

 

Director’s memoir is ‘Action!’ packed

Director’s memoir is ‘Action!’ packed

A SHOWBIZ memoir written by film, television and theatre director Alvin Rakoff has been praised by Stephen Fry ahead of its launch at ...

 

Opera’s back at Great Barn

Opera’s back at Great Barn

LIVE opera will return to the Great Barn at Manor Farm, Fingest, next month following a year’s absence. Touring company Diva Opera ...

 

Acorn Music Theatre Company

Acorn Music Theatre Company

TALES for Fairly Grimm Times, the new Acorn Music Theatre Company’s production, certainly lived up to its name during their recent ...

 

Frustrated comedian’s having another crack

Frustrated comedian’s having another crack

HE’S a comedian who’s known for his love of the great outdoors, but this autumn Ed Byrne is delighted to be spending some time indoors ...

 

MP’s best laid plans go farcically awry

MP’s best laid plans go farcically awry

Two Into One | The Mill at Sonning | Thursday, August 5 JUST imagine this. In a London hotel conveniently close to Westminster, a ...

 

Stage show has got soul

Stage show has got soul

A CELEBRATION of soul music through the decades is coming to the Kenton Theatre tomorrow night (Saturday). The History of Soul ...