Monday, 12 November 2018

Jane gets an airing

Jane gets an airing

A THEATRE company that has previously staged Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is bringing her sister Charlotte’s masterpiece Jane Eyre ...

 

Actors appeal

ACTORS are needed for a children’s Nativity performance in Wargrave. The show at St Mary’s Church in Station Road will be held on ...

 

Adaptation is a gripping and respectful tribute to the fallen

Adaptation is a gripping and respectful tribute to the fallen

Birdsong | Progress Theatre, Reading | Tuesday, November 6 TAKE a seat for Steph Dewar’s Birdsong at Progress Theatre and watch a ...

 

Pop genius’s charity benefit gig was well worth saying ‘Yes’ to

Pop genius’s charity benefit gig was well worth saying ‘Yes’ to

An Evening with Rick Wakeman | Mill at Sonning | Monday, November 5 ANYONE who purchased tickets for “An Evening with Rick Wakeman” at ...

 

Chiltern Players’ classroom drama scores 10 out of 10

Chiltern Players’ classroom drama scores 10 out of 10

Teechers | Peppard Memorial Hall | Saturday, October 13 CHILTERN Players have chalked up another success with their autumn production, ...

 

Comic outsold Jerry Seinfeld

Comic outsold Jerry Seinfeld

A COMEDIAN from Maidenhead who moved to Canada five years ago and became a huge success is playing a hometown gig at Norden Farm ...

 

New stage adaptation brings all Jane Eyre’s power to bear

New stage adaptation brings all Jane Eyre’s power to bear

Jane Eyre | The Watermill, Bagnor | Tuesday, October 30 WHEN Charlotte Bronte wrote Jane Eyre in 1847 she used her characters to ...

 

Films don’t always work on stage — even a Shakespeare

Shakespeare in Love | Oxford Playhouse | Tuesday, October 30 TURNING a play into a film gives it room to expand, go beyond the walls ...

 

Musical parodist’s sideways tribute to Richard Carpenter

Musical parodist’s sideways tribute to Richard Carpenter

THEY were one of the world’s biggest pop acts, with a string of instantly recognisable hits including Rainy Days and Mondays, We’ve ...

 

Award-winning drama has got the wow factor

Award-winning drama has got the wow factor

AN award-winning play that swept the board at an Oxfordshire drama festival this summer is returning to Henley next weekend for a ...

 

Quizmaster’s ready with the tall stories

Quizmaster’s ready with the tall stories

QI quizmaster Sandi Toksvig is bringing her brand new one-woman show National Trevor to the Hexagon in the new year. Sandi realises ...

 

Great operatic disasters made for an epically amusing talk

Accidents in Opera | Christ Church Centre | Friday, October 26 EVEN the most celebrated singers, directors and performance venues have ...

 

Male friendships explained

Male friendships explained

Bromance: The Dudesical | The Other Palace | Saturday, October 20 THIS show accurately represents the trials and tribulations of ...

 

Comedian is in pursuit of genius

Comedian is in pursuit of genius

THE exact nature of genius has always been elusive. But according to comedian Simon Evans, it seems the bar has been somewhat lowered ...

 

Dine with Dracula

A MURDER mystery supper will be hosted by the Shiplake & Dunsden Dramatic Organisation on November 10 in memory of a former member. It ...

 

Fight for women’s equality

THE final two performances of A Doll’s House, staged by the Wargrave Theatre Workshop, will take place tonight (Friday) and tomorrow ...

 

Play that reveals all about famous count

Play that reveals all about famous count

A PLAY revealing the “true” story about Bram Stoker’s Dracula will be staged at the Kenton Theatre in Henley tomorrow (Saturday) from ...

 

Familiar faces still relevant and enjoyable after 40 years

WATCHING Evita is like getting out an old suit from 40 years ago and finding it still fits — classic musicals and classic clothes ...

 

Accidents happen, but singer’s got it covered

Accidents happen, but singer’s got it covered

WITH its blend of drama, soaring melodies, stagecraft, lighting and passion, opera is often billed as the most complete of all the art ...

 

First World War adaptation resonates powerfully

First World War adaptation resonates powerfully

Private Peaceful | South Hill Park, Bracknell | Thursday, October 11 TAKEN from the novel for older children by Michael Morpurgo, yet ...

 

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