Thursday 28 February to Saturday 30 March
By William Shakespeare
Live from the rehearsal room
House of the Rising Sun
As the Watermill Ensemble approach the final week of rehearsals for Macbeth, go behind the scenes with members of the cast performing House of the Rising Sun from the rehearsal room. Take a look at the rehearsal photos and find out more about the show with Assistant Director Robert Kirby’s blog.
Shakespeare’s thrilling story of ambition and greed is presented in a dark underworld where those in power will do anything to survive. Fierce live music and electrifying movement combine in the boldest Ensemble production to date.
Billy Postlethwaite (Macbeth) and Emma McDonald (Lady Macbeth) in rehearsals
Saturday 16 March at 2.30pm
BSL Integrated Performances
Wednesday 20 March at 7.30pm
Saturday 23 March at 2.30pm
Audio Described Performance
Saturday 30 March at 1.30pm
Touch tour at 12noon
Tickets £29 to £16
£10 tickets for 16-25s (call the Box Office to book)
Backstage at Macbeth
Sat 2 March (ages 11-18 years)
Work with a professional director to discover the creative process, explore a selection of scenes and then watch Macbeth.
Price £38 (includes a ticket for the matinée performance).
Workshop only price £15
Paul Hart with Billy Postlethwaite
Tue 19 March
Talk at 12 noon
Join Watermill Artistic Director Paul Hart as he discusses his approach to creating bold and daring new versions of Shakespeare’s classic texts. Paul will be joined by Billy Postlethwaite, the actor playing the title role in Macbeth.
Price £20 (includes lunch)
The first day of rehearsals for Macbeth
We were thrilled to welcome Helen from Sheepdrove Organic Farm and Eco Conference Centre, Principal Sponsor of Macbeth, on the first day of rehearsals for the show.
Helen was invited to meet the team behind Macbeth, enjoy a backstage tour of the theatre and gain an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into the design for the production during a presentation from the show’s designer Katie Lias and director Paul Hart.
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A Watermill Theatre production in association with
Hartshorn–Hook Productions, Selladoor Worldwide and Broadway Asia
Book by Craig Lucas
Music by Daniel Messé
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé
Based on the motion picture written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant
French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson will play the iconic altruist Amélie Poulain in the UK’s first musical adaptation of the much-loved, five-time Oscar-nominated film. Telling the story of the imaginative and shy romantic with a gift for helping others, Amélie will premiere in the UK at The Watermill in a vibrant, re-conception of the production with new orchestrations.
Read this WhatsOnStage article to find out more about Audrey Brisson.
Thursday 11 April to Saturday 18 May
A Watermill Theatre production in association with Paul Taylor-Mills
MURDER FOR TWO
Book by Joe Kinosian
Music by Kellen Blair
Murder For Two has been thrilling audiences across the country since its premiere at The Watermill in 2017 and you now have just four more days to catch this madcap musical comedy!
‘A better way of avoiding the winter blues for a couple of hours is hard to imagine’ Oxford Times ★★★★★
'A killer show... hilarious and brilliantly performed' ★★★★
‘Very good show, incredible energy’ Audience comment
‘Fantastic show. If you haven't seen it yet, you must go’ Audience comment
NOW until Saturday 23 February
For young people
Easter holiday course:
Play in a Week
Monday 8 to Friday 12 April
Create, rehearse and share a play in a week! A great way to make new friends and develop your skills supported by a professional from The Watermill.
Ages 7 to 16
The Jazz Club
Sunday 12 May
Learn soulful songs from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. All abilities welcome, the emphasis is on having fun!
Rehearsals 10am – 6pm
Performance at 7.30pm
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Angus Crichton-Miller, who was Chairman of The Watermill Theatre Board for 17 years between 1983 and May 2000. James Sargant remembers him as “a brilliant, long-serving Chairman, who was instrumental in changing the theatre from a 6 month programme into a year round operation”. Angus was a great friend of the Watermill and we were fortunate to have him serve as Chairman for so long.
The Watermill Theatre,
Bar and Restaurant,
Berkshire RG20 8AE