Sunday, 13 June 2021

Opera festival hopes to put more seats on sale

Opera festival hopes to put more seats on sale

AFTER a year on the back burner, Garsington Opera is roaring back with the most expensive production in the festival’s history. ...

 

Theatre open again

LIVE audiences have returned to the Oxford Playhouse for the first time this year. Blindness by Simon Stephens, based on the novel by ...

 

Abbey ruins set the stage for story of the last abbot

Abbey ruins set the stage for story of the last abbot

HE may have met a grisly end on the orders of Henry VIII and his chancellor Thomas Cromwell but Hugh Faringdon, the last abbot of ...

 

Shakespeare could not be more timely

Shakespeare could not be more timely

Romeo and Juliet | Caversham Court | Monday, May 31 A BALMY evening in early summer by the banks of the River Thames. Swans, geese, ...

 

Panto tickets snapped up with months to go

Panto tickets snapped up with months to go

TICKETS for this year’s Christmas pantomime at the Kenton Theatre in Henley are selling well. Cinderella will run at the New Street ...

 

Summer roadshow line-up expanded

Summer roadshow line-up expanded

THE Kenton Theatre has added two new shows to its “summer roadshow”. Based on the book by Rachel Bright and Jim Field, LAS Theatre’s ...

 

Star-crossed lovers are racing the clock

Star-crossed lovers are racing the clock

AN actor who has worked with the Shakespeare’s Globe company since 2001 is among the cast of an open-air production of Romeo and ...

 

‘Merry Wives’ still has one part to cast

‘Merry Wives’ still has one part to cast

A YOUNG actress is being sought to play the only part in a summer Shakespeare production that has not yet been cast. The Garden ...

 

Veteran drummer’s properly kitted out ahead of Mill gig

Veteran drummer’s properly kitted out ahead of Mill gig

BY his own admission, Chris Wright may only be the third best drummer in Lower Shiplake. But that’s no disgrace when the village is ...

 

Jousting at Stonor

Jousting at Stonor

MEDIEVAL jousting is back at Stonor Park this weekend. The tournament is now a popular annual event at the venue, first being staged ...

 

Kenton Theatre box office open again

Kenton Theatre box office open again

THE Kenton Theatre in Henley re-opened its box office on Monday to coincide with the easing of the coronavirus restrictions. The ...

 

Rugby club will host Kenton’s summer roadshow

Rugby club will host Kenton’s summer roadshow

THE Kenton Theatre is to stage a summer roadshow production of The Three Musketeers at Henley Rugby Club. Starring children’s ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Boy left on doorstep awarded scholarship to acting school

Boy left on doorstep awarded scholarship to acting school

A FORMER Henley College student, who moved home 16 times while in care, is raising money to attend a drama school in New York. Kallan ...

 

Theatre chief lifts curtain on fresh approach

Theatre chief lifts curtain on fresh approach

THE new chairman of trustees at the Kenton Theatre in Henley has pledged to operate with “integrity and transparency”. Julie ...

 

Dining again

Dining again

THE Mill at Sonning dinner theatre has re-opened for outdoor dining.   The Waterwheel Bar, which was closed due to the coronavirus ...

 

Looking for lizards

A ONE-man trawl through the fake news underworld is coming to Norden Farm in Maidenhead next month. Marlon Solomon presents ...

 

Stage comedy set in pandemic delayed by... pandemic

Stage comedy set in pandemic delayed by... pandemic

NEW dates have been announced for Wargrave Theatre Workshop’s latest production. Lockdown in Little Grimley was originally due to be ...

 

Lessons in life for all

AN evening of monologues focusing on “Lessons in Life” is being staged online by the Progress Theatre in Reading. Directed by Beckie ...