Theatre production in association with Paul Taylor-Mills
Wednesday 30 January to Saturday 23 February
MURDER FOR TWO
Book and music by Joe Kinosian
Book and lyrics by Kellen Blair
“Murder For Two is about as much fun as you can have in a theatre. It sends up the murder mystery genre with incredible skill and humour and the talent of our cast is just exceptional!
"It’s a real privilege to give Newbury audiences one final chance to see this show which has taken the UK and London by storm since its premiere at The Watermill two years ago.” Paul Hart, Artistic and Executive Director
Start the New
Year laughing with this madcap musical comedy. Direct from a hit run in London,
Murder For Two is back with a hilarious concoction of side-splitting
jokes and murderous medleys. Originally a hit off-Broadway, Murder For Two premiered
in the UK at The Watermill in 2017 and returns for a limited run.
Thursday 28 February to Saturday 30 March
By William Shakespeare
What links Johnny Cash, The xx and The Rolling Stones? They’re all inspiring The Watermill Ensemble as they create a bold new version of Macbeth. Listen to the Director's Playlist now to hear some of the show's musical influences. Fusing actor-musicianship with Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, the Ensemble’s electrifying new production runs at The Watermill from 28 February to 30 March.
Thursday 11 April to Saturday 18 May
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
With the arrival of a New Year, now is the perfect time to look ahead to shows being created in 2019. We were thrilled that the UK premiere of Amélie was listed by the BBC and WhatsOnStage in their ‘shows to look forward to in 2019’.
Based on the much loved and five-time Oscar nominated film, Amélie is a feel-good musical filled to the brim with colourful observations and whimsical wonderings. It opens at The Watermill on 11 April. Don’t miss it!
There’s just one month to go until February half term and we can’t wait to welcome young people to the theatre for our Holiday Courses! Create, rehearse and share an original performance. A great way to make new friends and develop skills supported by a professional from The Watermill.
PLAY IN A DAY
Tuesday 19 February
Wednesday 20 February
9am – 4.30pm
MUSICAL THEATRE DAY
Monday 18 February
9am – 4.30pm
Join us for two days! Combine both our Musical Theatre Day and our Play in a Day for £70.
We can't wait to welcome Wildcard to The Watermill for their explosive play Electrolyte. Written in spoken word poetry and underscored by original music, Electrolyte is a multi-award-winning piece of gig theatre that powerfully explores mental health for a contemporary audience.
For this performance, those aged 16-25 can purchase tickets for just £5 in the circle slips. To claim the offer, please call the Box Office on 01635 46044. Limited availability so be quick! Full price tickets £20 and £18.
We are delighted to have been selected as one of the three local charities in the Waitrose Community Matters scheme at Waitrose Thatcham. At the end of January, Waitrose will divide £1000 between the three selected causes, based on the split of green tokens in the boxes. The more green tokens we have, the bigger the donation we receive.
Please drop your tokens in The Watermill Theatre box at Waitrose Thatcham this month to support the creation of our onstage productions and to further our outreach and education work with the local community offstage. To find out more about other ways to support the theatre please click here.
comic masterpiece, ART, comes to Oxford Playhouse in February. Having opened
in 1996, it took both the West End and Broadway by storm, won Olivier, Tony,
Moliere and every other major theatre award and has been packing in audiences
worldwide for more than twenty years. A dazzling
study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance, the all-star cast features
BAFTA-nominated Nigel Havers, Olivier Award-winning Denis Lawson and British
Comedy Award-winning Stephen Tompkinson.
The Watermill Theatre,
Bar and Restaurant,
Berkshire RG20 8AE