Watermill theatre

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No turkeys allowed! 25 of the best shows to book for Christmas 2021
Looking for a jolly good trip to the theatre this winter? Here’s our pick’n’mix selection of musicals, pantos and festive spectaculars, featuring circus tricks, high kicks and puppet rodents

Chris Wiegand

16, Nov, 2021 @3:33 PM

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Brief Encounter review – sparkling revival of Emma Rice’s forbidden romance
This polished production brings Rice’s innovative adaptation of the classic film to life, with an electric central partnership and personality to spare

Anya Ryan

19, Oct, 2021 @10:28 AM

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As You Like It review – the setting is the star
A green adaptation of Shakespeare’s romcom focuses on the climate crisis, but takes its time to get the blood stirring

Clare Brennan

04, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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As You Like It review – eco-Shakespeare makes case for rewilding
With Paul Hart’s production blending into the theatre grounds, the pastoral comedy here becomes an effective vehicle to reflect on our relationship with nature

Arifa Akbar

01, Jul, 2021 @7:00 PM

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From Hamlet to Hullabaloo: what to see as theatres and comedy clubs reopen
As stage shows return, we pick the best post-lockdown offerings – featuring Egyptian gods, rebelling vicars, dancing youths ... and Ian McKellen playing the Dane at 82

Arifa Akbar (theatre), Brian Logan (comedy), Lyndsey Winship (dance)

16, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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'Another rocky road': UK theatre bosses eye 2021 with resilience and realism
Artistic directors at four venues look ahead to what challenges this year might bring

Interviews by Arifa Akbar

18, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Lone Flyer: The Last Flight of Amy Johnson review – soaring spirit
This powerful, affecting drama ranges over the pioneering aviator’s adventurous career and her final terrible moments

Arifa Akbar

25, Oct, 2020 @12:31 PM

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10 UK theatre shows to see in October
As plays return to the stage here are some of the best – from Rent in Manchester to James Graham’s Bubble in Nottingham

Chris Wiegand

01, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The play's afoot! Watermill reopens with outdoor Sherlock Holmes comedy
The Berkshire theatre will ‘conjure some joy’ with a new version of The Hound of the Baskervilles performed by a cast of three

Chris Wiegand

21, Jul, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Theatres that made us: from the Watermill to the Bush
Continuing our series on great venues, choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh and actor Paterson Joseph are among those celebrating their essential role

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

10, Jul, 2020 @8:05 PM

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Diary of a theatre under lockdown: 'We're on our third version of worst-case scenario'
Paul Hart, the artistic director of Berkshire’s Watermill, records an evolving crisis week by week, from cancellations to pay cuts and creative plans

As told to Arifa Akbar

05, May, 2020 @2:03 PM

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Kiss Me, Kate review – joyfully makes a virtue out of its limitations
A multitalented cast bring gleeful spontaneity and big laughs to Paul Hart’s bold production, with choreography by Oti Mabuse

Miriam Gillinson

30, Jul, 2019 @3:22 PM

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