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Spring 2022 Season Announced

Featuring two world premieres, the return of a five-star musical and a new production from The Watermill Youth Ensemble, we are thrilled to announce details of our spring season, running from January to May 2022.

The season opens with the world premiere of SPIKE, a new comedy based on the life of Spike Milligan, by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, that delves into the inner workings of one of our most unique and brilliantly irreverent comedy minds. SPIKE will premiere at The Watermill from Thursday 27 January – Saturday 5 March and will be directed by Watermill Artistic Director Paul Hart, with design by Katie Lias. Full creative team and casting will be announced shortly.

Critically acclaimed folk-inspired musical THE WICKER HUSBAND will return to the Watermill following its premature closure in March 2020 due to the pandemic. It will play from Friday 11 – Saturday 26 March 2022. Directed by Charlotte Westenra, with Book by Rhys Jennings, Music and lyrics by Darren Clark and based on an original short story by Ursula Wills, this folk-inspired new musical tells the timeless tale of the outsider.

OUR MAN IN HAVANA, a world premiere musical adaptation of Graham Greene’s iconic bestselling novel by Ben Morales Frost and Richard Hough, will play at the Watermill from Thursday 7 April to Saturday 21 May. Directed by Amy Draper, designed by Kat Heath, with Eliane Correa as co-orchestrator and Musical Director, the production was originally programmed as part of The Watermill’s Spring 2020 season but had to be postponed by the pandemic. Saica Pack are Principal Sponsor of Our Man in Havana.

The Watermill’s newly created Youth Ensemble, comprised of young people age 11+, will make their debut in a new production, to be announced, which will run from Thursday 31 March to Saturday 2 April.

Sunday Session with 1950’s rock and roll band The Boulevards and Saturday morning family fun with Wonky, presented by Really Big Pants Theatre.

We are also pleased to welcome the return of our Sunday Sessions and Saturday morning family shows with one off performances that offer audiences something a little bit different from the main programme. THE BOULEVARDS bring 1950’s Rock & Roll to Bagnor on Sunday 24 April at 3pm, followed by a return for Really Big Pants theatre with another helping of fun and educational family theatre on a Saturday morning with WONKY, playing on Saturday 14 May at 11am.

Booking opens for Friends of The Watermill on Wednesday 3 November, 10am and general sale opens Tuesday 9 November, 10am.

The spring season takes place inside The Watermill’s auditorium, with both full capacity and socially distanced performances available. Government guidelines will apply throughout the season with adherence to current guidance and restrictions.

The Watermill continues to follow measures to control the risk of Covid-19. The wearing of face coverings continues to be strongly encouraged. Enhanced cleaning procedures, including regular fogging of the auditorium, and an efficient ventilation system supplying conditioned and filtered fresh air also remain in place.

To help audience members to book with confidence, The Watermill are operating a flexible booking policy. In the event that your booking is affected by Covid-19, audience members will be offered a ticket exchange, account credit or refund.

For more information and details about our spring 2022 season, visit watermill.org.uk