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November 2012


In this month's newsletter:

• A magical transformation from watermill to spectacular palace - Arabian Nights coming soon.
• Our new season is announced
• Shop in style at our Christmas Bazaar
• Beethoven and Ronnie Biggs – two fascinating book events
• Christmas meals and parties at The Watermill
• A final, truly sublime helping of
Seasonal Sauce
• Hone your creative skills for Christmas

As Salamu Alaykum.  Greetings and welcome 
to the palace of King Dara al-Saeed...


... a palace of infinite 
riches and wonders 
beyond compare.

With a magical set, beautiful costumes, witty script and an accomplished cast of actor musicians, Arabian Nights will be a real family treat appealing to all ages this Christmas.

“The story’s started and can’t be stopped until we’ve reached the end. Listen!”

Long, long ago, in a faraway land of mystery and wonder, a cruel king listens as a beautiful princess tells him stories - magical tales of princes and fishermen, flying horses and fabulous treasures, talking animals and powerful genies. Will she find the one story that will save them both, and fill his heart with joy and love? Or is she doomed to die, and the king to remain forever alone?

To get tickets for your preferred date, don't delay, book now.

Thursday 22 November – Sunday 6 January
Tickets £18 - £10.50



Announcing our sizzling new Spring/ 
Summer 2013 season

Our new season goes on sale from 10am on Monday 5 November to The Friends of The Watermill with booking opening to all from 10am on Monday 12 November.

Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer
Thursday 14 February – Saturday 
23 March
Sleuth is regarded as one of the greatest stage thrillers.

David Copperfield 
by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Beth Flintoff and presented by The Watermill Senior Youth Theatre
Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 March
Dickens’ classic tale of a poor orphan making his way in the world.

The Miser by Molière
Thursday 11 April – Saturday 18 May
A sparkling new version of this madcap masterpiece by Martin Sherman

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Created by Rhum & Clay Theatre Company with Beth Flintoff
Tuesday 21 May – Saturday 1 June
A lively, atmospheric adaptation of the classic tale about a scientist whose experimentation releases his darker side!

Laurel & Hardy by Tom McGrath
Thursday 13 June – Saturday 20 July
An affectionate look at the lives of the most successful comedy team in history, featuring many of their finest routines.



Support The Watermill?s 
Christmas Bazaar and find all your 
Christmas treats under one roof!

Friday 16 November 
9.30am – 2.30pm

Fabulous presents and stocking fillers for Christmas, our Bazaar is designed to enable you to have a stress free shopping experience. 

Following the success of our first two Christmas fairs we are introducing new stallholders with wide range of goods. For a full list of stallholders, click on the link below. 

Refreshments are available.
Tickets: £2.50 on the door, no pre-booking required. Please consider car-sharing. 



Miss Helen Watson?s  spectacular 
swan song?

After 26 fabulous fun-filled years, much-loved Miss Watson has decided that 2013 will be her last Seasonal Sauce at The Watermill. So let’s make this spectacular swan song one to remember. Songs from the shows, comical characters, scintillating sketches and much, much more... A musical trip through the last century, and 26 years - full of fun and laughter for all ages.

Spring Seasonal Sauce 
Wednesday 30 January to Saturday 9 February
Tickets £25 - £13.50



Love to read?  Come along to our 
Watermill Book Clubs

We are delighted to welcome writers of books with two very different subjects during the coming weeks.

JOHN SUCHET, presenter of Classic FM's flagship morning programme, joins us on Thursday 6 December at 7pm
John is recognised as a leading authority on the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven. His new book, a full-length biography of Beethoven, portrays the real man behind the music, revealing a difficult and complex character. 
Tickets £6

Wednesday 28 November at 7.30pm
Ronnie Biggs is still a household name fifty years on from the crime that made him notorious. But is it the man or the myth that has fascinated the British public for so long? Chris Pickard joins us to talk about the autobiography he has written with Biggs. Love him or loathe him, it is one compelling story.
Tickets £5

Our book clubs are open to all. The restaurant will be open from 6pm. If you would like to make a reservation, please do so when booking your tickets.



A relaxed meal or a chance to dance, 
it?s Christmas party season!

Whether it's a party or small get-together for you and your friends, or you're responsible for organising your company's Christmas celebrations, The Watermill is a lovely place to enjoy the festive season.

Due to demand we’ve added another party night! 13 December - party night with DJ.  Booking open to individuals and groups (4+).

We also have some tables available for Christmas dinner on 7 and 20
December. Individuals and groups welcome.

Click on the link below to look at our Christmas menu and call 01635 570920 or email
restaurant@watermill.org.uk to make your booking.



Christmas Wreaths Workshops

Greet visitors to your home this Christmas with a beautiful scented foliage and herb wreath created by you! Under the instruction of specialist events florist Karen Sopp, you can spend a relaxing two hours making something individual and special for your front door or Christmas table.
Monday 10 December 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm. Price £30. 

And due to popular demand, we have added an extra Garlands Workshop on Tuesday 11 December from 2pm - 5pm. Price £45.

Prices includes all materials, tea or coffee and biscuits and workshops are limited to 14 people.

Lunch is not included but our restaurant will be serving a hot and cold buffet from 11.45am to 2pm. Make a reservation when booking your place on the course.



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