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27/09/2018 to 17/11/2018 A NIGHT IN PROVENCE
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Ah Provence! Ah The French Riviera! Where optimistic holidaymakers rent luxury villas for exhorbitant sums in order to get their annual fix of sun, sea, and haute cuisine. However, imagine the crisis if one such sumptuous place was double booked. Worse - imagine it triple booked! By a French couple - Maurice and Yvette; an English couple - Fred and Judy; and begorrah, an Irish couple - Shaun & Moira. Marriages have floundered on less. Add the ingredients of copious amounts of sparkling champagne, heightened sexual attractions, to say nothing of deep-seated cultural differences, all this makes the current Brexit negotiations seem a snip!
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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29/10/2018 to 11/11/2018 READING AT WAR EXHIBITION AT THE HEXAGON
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

As part of the commemorations marking 100 years since the end of the First World War, the Hexagon is proud to present 'Reading At War'. A unique display exploring the lives and experiences of people in the town during the Great War. The exhibition features a set of images drawn together in striking montages by the award winning graphic artist Paul McEvoy. Taken from a variety of local and national archives following a program of research led by Reading Museum in partnership with Reading’s leading military and local historians. Conjuring up a picture of how Reading endured four years of this brutal conflict and struggle at home and on foreign fields. It includes stories of individual acts of heroism and tragic tales of loss, together with an account of the hopefulness and celebration that engulfed the people of Reading when an armistice was finally agreed in November 1918.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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06/11/2018 to 10/11/2018 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Lockwood and Lamont have risen to stardom during the silent-film era. This poses a threat when talking pictures arrive and it’s discovered that Lina has a dreadful voice. Enter studio singer Kathy Selden; she has the angelic voice of which Lina is in desperate need. Can Don find a solution to Lina’s laughably annoying voice to salvage his career?
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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07/11/2018 to 10/11/2018 MY DEAR, DEAR BOY
 WOKINGHAM THEATRE

Celebrating the centenary of the end of WW1, WT are proud to present a new drama based on real letters from WW1 between a soldier and his family.
Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road Wokingham RG40 5TU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 978 5363
  boxoffice@wokinghamtheatre.org.uk
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07/11/2018 to 10/11/2018 NOEL COWARD'S EASY VIRTUE
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

The Whittaker family live in an idyllic bubble of socialising and propriety but that’s all about to implode when they’re introduced to their son’s new American bride. A razor-sharp commentary on the morals and conventions of English society, Easy Virtue displays Noël Coward’s satire and wit in a rare revival of one of his earliest plays. The Young Company recreate the glamour and scandal of the Roaring Twenties in this comic melodrama, full of rumours, misapprehensions and dazzling jewels.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044
  boxoffice@watermill.org.uk
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08/11/2018 to 17/11/2018 BIRDSONG
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Based on Sebastian Faulks’ international bestselling novel, Birdsong tells the story of a soldier haunted by his past. As a young man, Stephen Wraysford was caught up in an all-consuming love affair in Amiens, France. As the First World War unfolds, Stephen finds himself pulled closer and closer back to Amiens, back to the Valley of the Somme… Birdsong is a tale of one man’s quest to understand how far mankind can go and still call itself human… There will be a special commemorative performance on Remembrance Sunday - 11 November - to raise funds for the British Legion at 4:30pm.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169
  enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk
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08/11/2018 to 10/11/2018 KENNET OPERA DOUBLE BILL - THE ZOO, PLUS DIDO AND ARENAS
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Kennet Opera offer two productions for the price of one – and what a bill! Though both by English composers, it would be hard to find more contrasting pieces. Purcell’s unspeakably moving Dido and Aeneas chronicles the doomed affair of the queen of Carthage and the Trojan hero. With some of the most heart-rending arias in all opera, including the famous lament, it also presents sorcerers and spirits, sailors and courtiers, in a succession of pulsating, passionate choruses.
Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
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09/11/2018 to 11/11/2018 PRIVATE PEACEFUL
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War One, Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line. Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by third Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. His inspiration came from a visit to Ypres where he was shocked to discover how many young soldiers were court-martialled and shot for cowardice during the First World War.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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09/11/2018 AYESHA HAZARIKA - GIRL ON GIRL, THE FIGHT FOR FEMINISM
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Phew! After Weinstein and #MeToo, women of the world have finally united... for a good old-fashioned bitch-fight! Who cares about smashing the patriarchy when you can go full-on Prisoner: Cell-Block H? So, what happened to feminism? Is it too posh? Too white? When did Germaine Greer become Richard Littlejohn? Whose feminism is it anyway? And who asked your opinion, Piers f**king Morgan? Ex-political adviser and regular pundit on Sky, BBC, CNN and LBC, Ayesha analyses the fight for feminism with humour and honesty, and asks - are sisters doing it to themselves?
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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09/11/2018 HOTBUCKLE PRODUCTIONS - JANE EYRE
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! The young, orphaned Jane meets with cruelty at the hands ofher aunt and then at the school to which she is banished. She eventually finds her freedom and becomes governess to the daughter of the enigmatic Mr Rochester at Thornfield Hall. As Jane and Rochester’s relationship grows, it is over shadowed by doubt, dark shadows and terrible secrets and she must choose between passion and reason.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
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09/11/2018 to 10/11/2018 SUBJECT TO TIME
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

At 7pm, two strangers bump into each other at a bus stop. They part without a second glance. At 8pm on another day, they meet again at a mutual friends party. At 9pm, a few weeks later, they share drinks at a bar. Wrapped up in the complications of their previous loves, Archie and Isla weren’t expecting each other. As the world determinedly forces them together only to pull them apart, they’re forced to question whether something can be right, even when it isn’t meant to be. Told in twelve scenes, starting in the evening and spanning to the early hours of the dawn, Subject To Time is a love story that asks whether love can be enough when the timing isn’t on your side.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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09/11/2018 POETS' CAFÉ
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Monthly poetry night hosted by Reading Stanza, including an open mic section for local poets to read their work, alongside guest poet A.F. Harrold and host Jez Dyer. A.F. Harrold is a poet, performer and children’s author who was, for some years, the host and organiser of Poets’ Café. Since handing over the reins he’s been focussing on his work for and with children, traveling to a great many schools across the country and running poetry workshops for pupils and teachers. His new children’s novel, The Afterwards, comes out at the start of November and 2019 will see the publication of two poetry books for kids. He keeps busy.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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09/11/2018 to 10/11/2018 HOW TO HIDE A LION
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and track him down. Helen Stephens’ magical book, How to Hide a Lion, comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets and jazz.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

09/11/2018 WOMAN TO WOMAN - JUDIE TZUKE, BEVERLEY CRAVEN AND JULIA FORDHAM
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Woman to Woman sees a timeless collaboration between three of the UK’s most celebrated female singer-songwriters: Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham. They will be taking to the stage together performing their hit singles and album tracks alongside a stunning 20-piece string orchestra featuring some of the UK’s finest young musicians from the world-renowned Chetham’s School of Music.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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09/11/2018 CHARLIE BAKER, KELLY CONVEY, ALAN CARR - WORK IN PROGRESS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Join Charlie Baker, Kelly Convey and your host for the evening, Alan Carr, for a night of work in progress comedy. This is your chance to see Alan Carr host one of his first work in progress shows this year, alongside the all singing, all dancing Charlie Baker, and So You Think You're Funny finalist Kelly Convey.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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09/11/2018 THE BIG UNTIDY - LIVE MUSIC
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

The Big Undy Night Out specialises in bringing new undiscovered talent into the Rising Sun Arts Centre. The Big Untidy are pleased to introduce a great line-up with Head Drop plus The Ady Baker Sound and, completing the bill are Kill Committee.
Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 986 6788
  info@risingsun-artscentre.co.uk
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10/11/2018 KENTON THEATRE FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY - COME AND SING
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Marking 100 years since the end of World War One , Kenton Theatre, Royal British Legion, Henley Town Council, Gillotts School and the Come and Sing Company present an afternoon of poetry, music and theatre in honour of the fallen. Students from Gillotts will perform excerpts from Joan Littlewood’s Oh! What a Lovely War! Hear George Butterworth’s classical interpretation of AE Houseman’s A Shropshire Lad. Butterworth himself was a composer and solider who died during The Somme. Local primary school children will read their own poetic responses to the horrors of a century ago.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
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10/11/2018 JAMES MULLINGER LIVE - FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

The Maidenhead-born comedian has taken Canada by storm since moving there in 2014. He has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and a Just For Laughs Award for Best Comedy Show. His stand up special Anything Is Possible was performed to over 5000 people, released internationally on Amazon Prime and was a bestseller on Blu Ray in North America. James twice beat Jerry Seinfeld's sales record with his colossal arena shows.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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10/11/2018 PAUL FOOT - IMAGE CONSCIOUS
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Greetings. I am one of the world’s comedians and I’m here to tell ye about my show. Have you ever considered the unique predicament of the soft-shell crab? Well I have. That animal is absolutely ridiculous. What about the many, MANY problems that occur when organising a suburban orgy? The catering, for example. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, which incidentally is a terrible type of lettuce.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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10/11/2018 LIVE MUSIC - HARRY MANX
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

The Canadian based artist has been dubbed an essential link between the music of East and West. He creates musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. Harry’s signature instrument is the 20-stringed Mohan Veena, blending Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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10/11/2018 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

The greatest party in town celebrates 22 years with a new show. A perfect feast of entertainment performed by Carole Gordon and a host of terrific singers, dancers and musicians playing the best in country music and rock ‘n’ roll. This big hearted show includes favourites from Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Mavericks, Tammy Wynette, The Carpenters and Carol King, plus classics from the great western musicals such as Oklahoma and Paint Your Wagon. A great night for all the family!
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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11/11/2018 PIGTAIL PRODUCTIONS - HOW TO HIDE A LION
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and track him down. Helen Stephens’ magical book, How to Hide a Lion, comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets and jazz. Pigtails Productions, Polka Theatre and Oxford Playhouse present How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens, Directed and Adapted by Peter Glanville and with music and songs by Barb Jungr.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
  Event Web Site

11/11/2018 BASINGSTOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Le Freak are the UK's finest tribute to the music of Nile Rodgers and Chic performing all the hits and productions from their exceptional career. The world's greatest disco band, had an enviable run of worldwide hit singles such as Dance Dance Dance, Good Times, I Want your Love, Everybody Dance, My Forbidden Lover and Le Freak. The eight-piece band fronted by two fantastic female singers are guaranteed to get the party started and give you a night to remember!
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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11/11/2018 MUSIC NIGHT AT THE MILL - THE ROD STEWART EXPERIENCE
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Garry Pease not only looks like Rod Stewart he sounds like him too! In an all action, non-stop tribute show, Garry performs all of the favourites from Rod Stewart's vast portfolio of songs - everything from the early Faces days through to the Old American Songbook. To name a few Maggie May, Do Ya Think I am Sexy, Tonights the Night, You're in My Heart, You Wear It Well, Stay With Me, Baby Jane and Sailing.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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12/11/2018 LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

The Concert Hall continues its regular series of lunchtime recitals by local and internationally renowned organists. Recitals begin at 1pm and last for approx 50mins.

The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

12/11/2018 to 24/11/2018 PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Based on the smash-hit 1994 movie, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is the heart warming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for dreams and friendship – but discover much more… With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance floor favourites.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

12/11/2018 to 17/11/2018 A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE MUSICAL
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

University Centre Weston proudly presents a dazzling production, which will surely get you into the holiday spirit! A Christmas Carol is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’s most well known story by Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty And The Beast & The Little Mermaid) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime & Seussical), who breathe new life into the classic tale. Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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12/11/2018 to 13/11/2018 SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Shakespeare's timeless stories are brought to life by local schools in the world's largest youth drama festival. Shakespeare Schools Foundation marks its 18th birthday with a Season of Democracy, in which young people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities have been finding their 'voice' in their school rehearsal room, culminating in a thrilling night of theatre.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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13/11/2018 to 15/11/2018 FROZEN LIGHT - THE ISLE OF BRIMSKER
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

A lighthouse keeper lives on a desolate outcrop surrounded by stormy seas. Duty bound to maintain the light that guides boats away from danger, she lives a solitary existence. One day a runaway lands on the shore, together they face the inevitable. Change is on the horizon but not in the form she expects. How do you survive when faced with the biggest decisions of your life? Would you change the world or change yourself?
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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14/11/2018 JOOLS HOLLAND AND HIS RHYTHM AND BLUES ORCHESTRA
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his acclaimed Rhythm and Blues Orchestra have announced their annual musical excursion around the UK and Ireland hitting The Hexagon in November. Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond will be accompanying Jools Holland, along with Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Beth Rowley.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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14/11/2018 SIX HANDS - JOHN WILLIAMS, JOHN ETHERIDGE, GARY RYAN
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

After many years of playing together John Williams and John Etheridge are joined by classical guitarist and composer Gary Ryan in a colourful and varied programme of solos, duos and trios. Williams and Etheridge will play some of their most popular pieces together and own compositions and Gary Ryan will play his own “Benga Beat”. The programme will also feature duos played by Ryan and Williams, by Ryan and Etheridge and trio pieces.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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14/11/2018 THE JOURNEY
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

A displaced mother and child struggle to hold darkness and despair at bay, during a punishing trek from their devastated, war ravaged homeland to a destination of perceived safety and security. This fearless, intense and immersive theatre project focuses on the experiences of refugees from across the globe To research the play writer/director Steve Lambert visited The Lebanon and camps on the Syrian border to learn of the desperate measures people can be forced to endure as they strive to survive. In the UK he worked with refugee communities and support organisations to develop a drama that is true to their experiences of fleeing conflict and, sometime, certain death.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
  Event Web Site

14/11/2018 to 17/11/2018 FARNDALE AVENUE...MACBETH
 SHINFIELD PLAYERS THEATRE

The Farndale Avenue Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society mounts yet another assault on the classics with a startlingly original production of Macbeth. What can go wrong does go wrong and results in a series of hilarious mistakes from beginning to end. A play within a play with only a passing nod to Shakespeare’s masterpiece.
Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, Reading RG2 9DF
MORE INFO: Maggie Smith 0118 975 8880
  maggie@shinfieldplayers.co.uk
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14/11/2018 FASTLOVE - THE GEORGE MICHAEL TRIBUTE SHOW
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation. Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom in your heart. The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems from Wham classics to the chart-topping success of the eighties album Faith, plus the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties. A spellbinding experience not to be missed, get up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, Outside, Jesus to a Child, and many more!
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
  Event Web Site

15/11/2018 LIVE MUSIC - THE ROVING CROWS
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Roving Crows have been carving out their niche in the UK folk music scene since early 2009. Over eight years and evolving incarnations, Roving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre. The band play with genuine passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, a must-see live act who showcase a mix of fiery, Celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by pounding tribal rhythms and electronica-infused dance grooves. Roving Crows comprises; Lead vocals from Paul O’Neill and Caitlin Barrett, Paul’s electric and acoustic guitars, Caitlin’s fiddle, Loz Shaw on electric 5 and 6 string bass, keyboards, guitars and clarinet, and pumping percussion from Tim Downes-Hall.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
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15/11/2018 LIVE MUSIC - THE ELO EXPERIENCE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra have established themselves as one of the most important and influential bands ever. Between 1972 and 1986, they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet. 10538 Overture, Evil Woman, Living Thing, Diary of Horace Wimp, Don't Bring me Down, and of course, Mr Blue Sky went on to become the soundtrack of our lives. The ELO Experience are the world's foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra, and have been bringing their music to the live stage for over 12 years.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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15/11/2018 WITHERING LOOKS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Britain’s favourite literary lunatics are back with their cult Brontë spoof. Specially reworked for the 200th anniversary year of Emily’s birth, the classic comic duo just couldn’t resist the urge to dust off their crinolines, wear flattering bonnets and sit at rain-lashed windows in a pale and decorative manner. Withering Looks takes an ‘authentic’ look at the lives and works of the Brontë sisters – well, two of them actually; Anne’s just popped out for a cup of sugar. Peopled with many of the characters we know and love, Maggie and Sue move effortlessly from frock to frock coat. Don’t miss the chance to share in the silliness too!
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
  Event Web Site

16/11/2018 10cc LIVE IN CONCERT
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure. Testament to 10cc’s ongoing appeal, the band can count a generation straddling array of fellow artists, everyone from Chrissie Hynde to The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie and Axl Rose to Sophie Ellis Bextor, among their many millions of fans. And now a new generation is discovering 10cc for the very first time.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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16/11/2018 MATTHEW FLOYD JONES - RICHARD CARPENTER IS CLOSE TO YOU
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

In a world where rainy days and Mondays collide, one man’s solitary journey to find himself has only just begun… The piano player from Frisky and Mannish plays the piano player from The Carpenters in a razor-sharp parody play about a life spent playing the piano. Richard used to be on top of the world, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen. Now he's back with a vengeance, only to find out it's not exactly yesterday once more anymore. DISCLAIMER: This Award-Winning Fringe hit show is not endorsed by the real Richard Carpenter.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site