Newbury Youngstars: Singin’ the rain
Friday 31 March 7:30pm
Saturday 01 April 3:30pm & 7:30pm
£16 Adult, £14 concessions
£12 Under 16s, £50 Family
Newbury Youngstars will have Newbury residents “walking down the lane with a happy refrain” when they perform Singin’ In The Rain JR. Based on the 1952 movie of the same name, Singin’ In The Rain JR. takes place in Hollywood during the last days of the silent movie era. The story follows Don Lockwood, one half of the blockbuster celebrity silent movie star “couple” Lockwood and Lamont, and the extreme measures taken when his co-star’s high-pitched and nasal voice threatens the duo’s successful transition into talking pictures.
Singin’ In The Rain JR. is adapted from the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film – named the #1 best movie musical of all time by the American Film Institute.
pOP dIVAS lIVE!
wEDNESDAY 05 aPRIL 3PM
Pop Divas Live! is the UK’s number one pop concert experience featuring tributes to all your favourite female pop stars on the same stage.
Take a break from your mobiles and iPads and enjoy all the best acts from the social media generation live and on stage – the way it should be! The UK’s number one girl band, Little Mix kick off the show, alongside Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, JoJo Siwa and many more for 2 hours of non-stop hits.
Whether you’re a mum or dad who listens on the radio or a little diva who watches on a tablet, we guarantee you’ll love every tune! There’s even a chance for some lucky little divas to join the stars LIVE ON STAGE! It doesn’t matter if you’re 4 or 64, don’t miss Pop Divas Live! the UK’s number 1 Pop Tribute!
Running time – 2 hours including a 20 minute interval
bALLET tHEATRE UK: ROMEO & JULIET
tHURSDAY 06 aPRIL 7:30PM
fULL pRICE £20, aDULT cONCESSIONS £18
cHILD cONCESSIONS £15, fAMILY £60
Join Ballet Theatre UK with their passionate portrayal of one of the world’s greatest love stories, Romeo and Juliet. Returning by popular demand, this theatrical production tells the tragic tale of star-crossed lovers with astonishing grace and heart-breaking intimacy. During the opulent Capulet’s ball our lovers meet, sparking a fateful series of events. We follow the young couple as they experience the greatest of romances to their tragic final embrace.
Stunning costumes and innovative stage sets transport you to Renaissance Verona where our tragic tale unfolds of the Capulet and Montague families. From the balcony scene’s elated pas de deux to the lovers’ heart-breaking ends, Romeo and Juliet promises to be an audience favourite and the highlight on the calendar.
Top Five Dance Productions Touring the UK” The Independent
“A ballet company of great achievement” – The Dancing Times
tHE tAP dANCING mERMAID
wEDNESDAY 12 aPRIL 3PM
£9, £30 fAMILY
It’s time to hear the Moon’s story, one you will NEVER forget… Gather round for the Moon’s magical story about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night.
Marina Skippett creeps out of her house every night to shuffle and stomp on the boardwalk to the sounds of the sea. She can’t tap dance at home any more since her evil, tractor-sized Aunty banned it! But then, one moonlit night, Marina meets a mysterious, watery boy swimming in the sea and her life is never the same again! The “truly amazing one woman power house” (Guide 2 Bristol) Tessa Bide is returning with her solo show, heralded “just everything a children’s theatre experience should be” (Childplays) to celebrate its 10-year anniversary.
Featuring stunning puppets, original live music and tap dancing that will make you want to stick 50ps to your shoes and join in!
“The Tap Dancing Mermaid is the perfect example of a show where the adults are just as enthralled as the kids.” A Younger Theatre
Elles Bailey (Support: Tamara Stewart)
Friday 14 April 8pm
ONLY STANDING TICKETS REMAINING
To an artist without the creative energy and laser-focused determination of Elles Bailey, it could all have been very different. But when you’re one the hardest-working women in blues, rock and roots, not even the tumultuous world events of the past few years can stop you from writing several new chapters in a remarkable story.
Elles Bailey, the smokey voiced, human dynamo who has powered her way to the forefront of the British blues and roots scene in recent years, finally unveiled her eagerly-awaited third album ‘Shining in the Half Light’ in the spring of 2022. Crammed with vibrant originals brought to life with her A-list band, it’s another significant step forward in a career already feted with awards and acclaim generated by her two previous studio sets, 2017’s Wildfire and 2019’s Road I Call Home.
This self-confessed ‘rolling stone’ continues to do everything she can to call the road her home. 2022 saw Elles play multiple high profile headline festival slots across the length and breadth of the UK and into Europe, taking to the high seas to play the Joe Bonasmassa – Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Cruise, opening for Blues Legend Walter Trout and joining Don McLean on his 50th anniversary American Pie UK tour.
‘Absolutely Superb’ Bob Harris BBC Radio 2
Divorced, beheaded, died:
An Audience with henry viii
Friday 21 April 7:30pm
FULL PRICE £15, CONCESSIONS £13
‘The year is 1544 and King Henry, the Eighth of that name, is engaged upon Royal Progress about his Realm; and has halted here to afford his Loyal Subjects the opportunity to have ‘audience’ with their Sovereign Lord and King’.
Jack Abbot (‘Henry VIII’) recreates ‘historical characters’ at heritage, educational, and corporate venues across the UK and the USA; and has performed as ‘Henry VIII’ at Windsor Castle on behalf of he Royal Household.
“Jack Abbot looks the picture of Henry VIII …. an imposing figure …. great presence …. poignant …. Abbot is a powerhouse and embodies Henry VIII perfectly ….” Simon Topping – Brighton Fringe Festival 2021
Sons of pitches
friday 28 april 7:30pm
LOW TICKET WARNING
To celebrate 10 years of A Cappella adventures, The Sons of Pitches are getting back on the road to bring you their ‘Best Bits’.
Expect some of your favourite tunes from the last decade of SoP shenanigans, including songs from their debut TV appearance on Gareth Malone’s Naked Choir and favourites from all 5 of their UK tours. There’ll be a selection of ridiculous skits that should probably have been left in 2017 and of course, their trademark improvised numbers that you’ll help to inspire.
Whether you’ve followed the boys on their journey or you’ve always thought A Cappella was a beach in Mexico, you’re in for a real treat with this show.
sATURDAY 29 APRIL 8PM
After supporting Eddi Reader at AAC in 2022, we just HAD to have Jill return.
Jill Jackson is one of Scotland’s leading singer songwriters and an acclaimed artist within the thriving international Americana music scene. Her sensitive and sympathetic storytelling, heart-rending vocals, and sheer love of Americana music, have earned her a loyal fan base around the world and not surprisingly, drawn comparisons to the likes of Brandi Carlile and Joni Mitchell.
A natural born storyteller and award-winning artist, Jill effortlessly marries swinging American charm with Scottish heart. With five solo records under her belt, Jill’s 2018 album, Are We There Yet? was released to critical acclaim, reaching number 3 in the iTunes UK Country Charts, and racking up more than 1 million views on YouTube.
Despite her many career achievements and undeniable credibility, Jill is an artist who has often – until now – felt like the underdog. However, as the tide slowly starts to change in music and an undercurrent of female talent begins to dominate the Americana scene, Jill stands proudly at the heart of that incredible swell.
Doors to the venue open an hour before the performance starts, with the bar starting service at the same time. Doors to the auditorium usually open half an hour before a performance.
Tickets can be purchased from the box office (which is directly opposite the entrance doors) during opening hours (10am-4.30pm weekdays), as well as just before and during the show.
Our box office and bar accept both card and cash payments. Please note that there is no cash machine on site.
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