NOW until 25 March
'Daring and provocative' Whatsonstage ????
'A punchy retelling of Faust for our age’ The Stage
‘Ian McDiarmid has captured the essence of the story beautifully’ Newbury Theatre
'Witty, moving and clever'
'A wonderful production' Audience comments
In a fast-paced, compelling 70 minutes, three actors bring a new stage adaptation of Goethe’s timeless story to life. Faust, a dissatisfied academic, makes a deal with the devil for the chance to lead a different life. But quickly he is captivated by the beautiful Gretchen and Faust commits to winning her heart at whatever cost.
Don’t miss the chance to see this bold new production, featuring dramatic video design in a way you will never have seen before in The Watermill’s intimate space.
By William Shakespeare
into the prohibition jazz era with an energetic new production of Twelfth Night. The creative team behind
last year’s Romeo + Juliet return to
create a dizzying and beautiful version of a Shakespeare play that balances
comedy, romance and tragedy in equal measure.
Bohemian, outlandish, isolated: Illyria is a land where everyone has lost
something and they will use any means to survive. Viola is washed ashore.
Compelled to survive in a mysterious land, she disguises herself as
Cesario to serve the solitary Duke Orsino. What follows is a tale of mistaken
identities and transformation, leading to a complex love triangle
and the potential destruction of all propriety.
‘A jazz club seems the perfect setting for Twelfth Night given the play's obsession with music, love and excess. Featuring live music performed by our multi-talented company, the soundtrack will be 1920's influenced with a modern twist.’ Paul Hart, Director
Tickets £26.50 to £15
*£10 tickets for 16-25s Tue to Fri eves*
By H.G. Wells
Adapted by Danielle Pearson
“I’m not the marrying sort, and I shan’t ever be. That’s why I’ve got to take my own line now!”
In a dizzying world of freedom, ideas and dapper socialites, The Watermill Senior Youth Theatre return with a new adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic suffragette novel Ann Veronica.
The Senior Youth Theatre is generously supported by The Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation
Tickets £11.50 and £11, concessions £6.50 and £6
By Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn’s pair of comedies will feature at the very centre of our 50th anniversary celebrations. The two plays will be performed simultaneously by the same cast between the theatre and covered seating in The Watermill’s beautiful gardens. With hilarious consequences, one character’s entrance to House in the theatre is another’s exit outside from Garden in this fast-paced duo of plays!
House and Garden’s storyline can be enjoyed through the eyes of different characters in either the theatre or the garden. Both are complete plays with an interval. You may watch either House or Garden or choose to attend both on separate occasions. It does not matter in which order the plays are watched.
This week two Watermill shows opened in London...
Wilton's Music Hall
Runs until 18 March
by Mary Shelley
Reimagined by Tristan Bernays
'An original twist and a delight to watch'
???? The Spy in The Stalls
If you missed our electrifying production of Frankenstein in the autumn or you want to enjoy it again, you can catch it at the historic and beautiful Wilton’s Music Hall until Saturday 18 March. Tristan Bernays’ powerful reimagining of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic tale explores the timeless relationship between parent and child. Click here to watch the trailer.
Tickets £20 to £10
The Other Palace
Runs until 18 March
MURDER FOR TWO
Book and music by Joe Kinosian
Book and lyrics by Kellen Blair
A Watermill Theatre production in association with Paul Taylor-Mills
‘Impossible to resist’
‘A delight for audiences young and old’ ???? Reviews Hub
Following great success at The Watermill, Murder for Two is currently running at The Other Palace. A night of hilarious murder-mystery mayhem, book tickets for the British premiere of this Off-Broadway hit.
Tickets £29 to £10
This Easter, courses are themed around our production of Twelfth Night.
Autism Friendly Shakespeare Week
Monday 10 to Thursday 13 April
Ages 9 - 16 years (1 - 4pm)
All our holiday courses are autism friendly, but this one will be particularly suitable for young people on the autistic spectrum, their siblings or friends.
Price £95 (Ticket for matinée performance of Twelfth Night included)
Play in a Week
Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 April
Ages 8 - 11 years (9am - 12noon)
12 - 16 years (1 - 4pm)
A fun, madcap twist on our traditional Play in a Week. Rehearse and perform your very own version of the Bard’s great work.
Backstage at Twelfth Night
Thursday 13 April
Ages 11 - 18 years (10am - after the matinée performance)
Work with a professional director to discover the creative process, explore a selection of scenes and then watch the performance in the theatre.
Price £38 (Ticket for the matinée performance of Twelfth Night included).
To book a place contact 01635 570934 or email@example.com.
We are thrilled that local housing developers Palady Homes have come on board to support us in our 50th year as Corporate Club members. Founded in 2003, the company have built a reputation for providing high-quality, customised homes for discerning buyers in Newbury, West Berkshire and North Hampshire. Their bespoke homes are built with modern day living in mind and can easily be adapted to meet the changing needs of families, couples and singles in the local area.
Doyle and Alex Pearce (Co-Founders of Palady Homes) said: “We find it important to help the
arts. The Watermill and the superb work it does with young people led us
to support this important local landmark.”
If your business would like to support The
Watermill Theatre, please contact Eleanor Teasdale on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01635 570915.
While the magic of a new production is being pieced
together during rehearsals, actors reside at The Watermill and the surrounding
area. If you would be interested in hosting a Watermill cast member in the
future then please contact Maggie on 07973739340 or
email@example.com to find out more.
Monday 20 to
Saturday 25 March
La Strada at Oxford Playhouse
One of the
greatest films of all time springs onto the stage. Fellini’s
Oscar-winning story is a beautiful, heart-breaking tale and the adaptation by Sally
Cookson is every bit as magical as the original.
beautiful, mesmerising, poetic piece of theatre” Reviews Hub
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