What’s On At The Watermill Theatre

Great shows that audiences love!

Since 1967, from their unique home in a converted Watermill in rural West Berkshire, they have produced award-winning work that has been recognised throughout the UK and abroad.

They are a regional powerhouse, consistently making an innovative contribution to the vibrant and diverse landscape of UK Theatre reaching far beyond the 220 seats of the theatre itself.

 

The Watermill Theatre

Notes From A Small Island

Friday, February 3 2023 – Saturday March 18 2023

Mondays – Saturdays 7.30pm, Thursdays & Saturdays 2.30pm 

The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE

The Watermill Theatre

More info at https://www.watermill.org.uk/bryson

Book tickets at https://www.watermill.org.uk/bryson or by calling Box Office on 01635 46044

In a world premiere, The Watermill Theatre brings Olivier and BAFTA award-winning playwright Tim Whitnall’s adaptation of Bill Bryson’s best-selling travel memoir NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND to the stage for the first time.  

From Calais to Scotland, Bill travels the length and breadth of Britain. How can the nation that produced Marmite, Gardener’s Question Time and people who say “Ooh lovely” at the sight of a cup of tea, hold such a special place in this American’s heart? 

With direction by the Watermill’s Artistic Director Paul Hart and design by Katie Lias, the duo come together following the major success of their most recent project, Spike. Experience Bryson’s life-affirming travelogue on stage in The Watermill’s intimate fittingly rural space.  Playing from Friday 3 February to Saturday 18 March. 

Visitors

Friday, 31 March 2023 – Saturday, 22 April 2023

Mondays – Saturdays 7.30pm, Thursdays & Saturdays 2.30pm 

The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE

The Watermill Theatre

More info at https://www.watermill.org.uk/visitors

Book tickets at https://www.watermill.org.uk/visitors or by calling Box Office on 01635 46044

Following its Critics’ Circle Award winning premiere, VISITORS is presented by The Watermill Theatre as a tender and uplifting tribute to love and gratitude for a life well lived.

Written and directed by award-winning playwright and acclaimed author Barney Norris, this evocative story follows Arthur and Edie’s marriage as they welcome the arrival of a young visitor to their sleepy farmhouse at the edge of Salisbury plain.

The reunion will come to affirm the value of a life well lived for a family whose closeness is fraying at the seams. 

Playing from Friday 31 March to Saturday 22 April. 

 

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

Friday, 5 May 2023 – Saturday, 10 June 2023

Mondays – Saturdays 7.30pm, Thursdays & Saturdays 2.30pm 

The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE

The Watermill Theatre

More info at https://www.watermill.org.uk/mr_whicher

Book tickets at https://www.watermill.org.uk/mr_whicher or by calling Box Office on 01635 46044

The Watermill Theatre presents a brand-new stage adaptation of the award-winning novel, THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHER, a chilling retelling of a true murder story that inspired the modern detective fiction genre.  

Called to the scene, of a gruesome murder, is the most celebrated detective of his day, Jonathan Whicher.

Faced with an inept local police force, a middle-class family ravaged by secrets, and a lack of evidence, will he be able to solve the case? 

Mansfield Park (outdoor performance)

Friday, June 28 2023 – Saturday July 8 2023

Mondays – Saturdays 7.30pm, Thursdays & Saturdays 2.30pm 

The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE – This production will also tour to local villages in Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire. 

The Watermill Theatre

More info at https://www.watermill.org.uk/mansfield_park

Book tickets at https://www.watermill.org.uk/mansfield_park or by calling Box Office on 01635 46044

 

The Watermill Theatre collaborates with Zimbabwean theatre-makers ‘Two Gents’ in their joint retelling of Jane Austin’s MANSFIELD PARK.  

The contemporary take will disrupt Austin’s classic romance revealing a fresh perspective.

When young Fanny Price is forced to confront the source of her family’s wealth and its true cost, she must ask some difficult questions to find out where she belongs and what it takes to be the heroine of your own life.

MANSFIELD PARK will explore themes of belonging, love, and happiness.

This new adaptation will tour to local villages in Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire for outdoor performances before playing in the Watermill Theatre’s gardens. Playing from Wednesday 28 June to Saturday 8 July. 

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