Sunday, 03 July 2022

Gruesome tales in the farmyard

ACORN Music Theatre will be staging The Goose Girl and Other Stories at White Pond Farm in Stonor next week. The production has been ...

 

Mill announces two new plays for spring

Mill announces two new plays for spring

THE Mill at Sonning has announced two new plays for spring 2023. First up is Jill Hyem’s romantic comedy, We’ll Always Have Paris, ...

 

Classic comedy about joys of falling in love

Classic comedy about joys of falling in love

NOW summer is finally here, the Mill at Sonning is providing some escapism, laughs and reflections on love and marriage in Neil ...

 

Mystery night

WOODCOTE Amateur Dramatic Society will present a murder mystery at the village hall this weekend. An Ill Wind, written by Rosemary ...

 

Almost as good as originals

IT was a calm evening but those of us in the theatre were being battered by a comedic hurricane. The Play What I Wrote is a non-stop ...

 

Little bit of Shakespeare performed by little ones

Little bit of Shakespeare performed by little ones

CHILDREN will present five of Shakespeare’s works in a short, modern and fun way in Wallingford next weekend. Diana Christie, of ...

 

Traditional ballet story with more ‘girl power’

Traditional ballet story with more ‘girl power’

A LITTLE treat for all budding ballet dancers to enjoy is coming to Henley this weekend. Let’s All Dance’s production of The Princess ...

 

Couple’s miserable married life has little meaning as drama

OH, the misery of our time: political turmoil, plummeting pound, economic stagnation; we need relief. So to the Oxford Playhouse for ...

 

Dickens spoof is simply hilarious

Dickens spoof is simply hilarious

MARK EVANS’S Bleak Expectations, a rollicking spoof of Dickens’s books and Victorian melodrama in general, first appeared on BBC Radio ...

 

Howerd’s way... secret life of comic revealed

Howerd’s way... secret life of comic revealed

A SHOW based on the life of Frankie Howerd comes to Henley next week. A star of stage, screen and stand-up from the Forties to the ...

 

Nell’s a right royal triumph: a fine production of a fine play

Nell’s a right royal triumph: a fine production of a fine play

WITH a string of forthright, likeable characters, Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn is comical and engaging from the outset. Inspired ...

 

Prospero changes sex for production

Prospero changes sex for production

THE characters of Prospero and Caliban have been changed to female in Wargrave Theatre Workshop’s forthcoming production of ...

 

Shakespeare as he would have seen it

Shakespeare as he would have seen it

SHAKESPEARE’S As You Like It will be presented at Stonor Park next week in just the way the playwright originally saw it. An all-male ...

 

Cheaper tickets to theatre

Cheaper tickets to theatre

THE Kenton Theatre in Henley is offering cut-price admission to help people during the cost of living crisis. Its new “pay what you ...

 

Pair of Cold War dramas

Pair of Cold War dramas

TWO plays due to be performed in Henley before the coronavirus pandemic have become topical since being rescheduled. Tales from Star ...

 

Play wins hat-trick for writer/actor

Play wins hat-trick for writer/actor

PLAYWRIGHT and actor Piers Burnell said he was “totally chuffed” to take three prizes at the 50th Henley Drama Festival. Twelve plays ...

 

Time for a laugh with Seventies sitcom stars

Time for a laugh with Seventies sitcom stars

LAUGHTER is said to be the best medicine so here’s your chance for a blast of funny stuff to make you feel better. Comic veterans ...

 

For the love of Nell

THE Sinodun Players present Nell Gwynn at the Corn Exchange in Wallingford next week. This is an award-winning comedy written by ...

 

Award-winning play of deceit, blood and murder

Award-winning play of deceit, blood and murder

THERE are the tidied-up fairy tales of Disney films and then there are the less palatable fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. Now ...

 

Irreverent look at Dickens’ England

Irreverent look at Dickens’ England

A NEW stage adaptation of a hit Radio 4 series sends up the works of Charles Dickens while still respecting his campaigning for social ...

 

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