A Watermill Theatre and Trademark Touring Production
Thursday 20 September to Saturday 27 October
TRIAL BY LAUGHTER
by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
Ian Hislop, Nick Newman and the cast of Trial By Laughter
Rehearsals are coming to a close for the premiere of Trial By Laughter, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's new play about William Hone, the forgotten hero of free speech. In the early 19th century, William Hone was charged with blasphemous libel for satirising the government and royal family. Hone, assisted by his cartoonist ally George Cruikshank, defended himself in court on three successive days and famously used laughter to support his case.
Following the enormous success of The Wipers Times, Hislop and Newman blend humour and drama to tell the remarkable true story of how Hone fought for freedom in one of the most remarkable legal cases ever. Expect courtroom chaos, a thrilling narrative, and of course, jokes... plenty of jokes.
WATCH THE REHEARSAL TRAILER
Find out more about Trial By Laughter
from the writers Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
A Watermill Theatre Production
NOW to Saturday 22 September
By William Shakespeare
at Wilton's Music Hall London
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR WATERMILL CUSTOMERS
20% off tickets | Enter promo code: watermill
Subject to availability | No other discounts apply
Book at wiltons.org.uk or call 020 7702 2789
Following huge success at The Watermill and on tour last year, Twelfth Night returns for a very special run at the beautiful Wilton's Music Hall. If you missed Twelfth Night last year or simply loved it so much you want to see it again, join The Watermill Ensemble in the world's oldest grand music hall for a dizzying and beautiful version of Shakespeare's perfect play.
Find out what inspires The Watermill Ensemble and hear music from the show in the second episode of The Watermill Theatre Podcast.
Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November
By Charlotte Brontë
Adapted by Danielle Pearson
Tickets £14 to £7.50
Dark, passionate and political, Jane Eyre is a searing portrayal of a woman’s search for equality and freedom. Brontë’s classic novel is brought to life by three actors in a fast-paced, stripped back new adaptation. There will be a free post-show Q&A following performances on Tuesday to Friday.
Jane Eyre will also be touring to schools from 5 to 23 November. For more information about booking the tour call 01635 570927.
The Sackler Trust, Principal Supporter of The Watermill Schools Touring Programme
*BOOK NOW FOR CHRISTMAS*
Thursday 15 November to Saturday 5 January 2019
Adapted by Laura Dockrill
Music by Hugo White
Tickets £25 to £12
Join Robin Hood and her Merry Many as they set off on a mission to steal from the rich and give to the poor.
This hilarious new adaptation is written by acclaimed children's author Laura Dockrill and will feature new original music by Hugo White. Laura has written numerous bestselling books and poetry collections including the popular Darcy Burdock series. Hugo is an acclaimed music producer and former guitarist in The Maccabees.
There will be a relaxed performance on Saturday 1 December at 2.30pm. Please call the box office for more information and to book tickets.
Get ready for an action-packed October half term! Learn new skills, make friends and have fun on one of our holiday courses, enjoy a morning of tales at one of our interactive storytelling sessions and join us for a specially themed Robin Hood Family Fun Day to celebrate our forthcoming Christmas show. Click the titles below to find out more and book now.
We’re delighted that Jasper Britton has been nominated for Best Performance in a Play, for his portrayal of Johnny 'Rooster' Byron in our production of Jerusalem, and The Watermill’s General Manager Clare Lindsay has been nominated for Theatre Employee of the Year.
The UK Theatre Awards honour and celebrate outstanding achievements in regional theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The winners will be announced at the UK Theatre Awards on Sunday 14 October.
Over the years, many visitors to The Watermill have admired the sculpture that sits in our Lily Pond Conservatory. The sculpture of a mother and child has been at The Watermill for many decades and we would love to find out who created it and give them credit for creating this beautiful piece of art. We believe it was created by a female sculptor in the 1960s who may have been based near Hungerford. If you recognise this sculpture (pictured right) and think you might know who created it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01635 45834.
We are looking for a Car Parking Assistant to join our team who is available to work on Thursday matinées between 12 noon – 2.30pm.
For further details please contact Julie Pearson on 01635 45834 or email@example.com
The Watermill Theatre,
Bar and Restaurant,
Berkshire RG20 8AE