Our Autumn production will be Ladies in Lavender which has been adapted for stage by Shaun Mckenna and is based on the film written and directed by Charles Dance. This lovely production will be performed at the Kenton Theatre from 19th to 22nd October 2022.
Ladies in Lavender is a heart-warming story of unfulfilled dreams and unrequited love. Based on the hit film which starred Judy Dench and Maggie Smith in the lead roles, it tells the tale of two retired sisters Ursula and Janet living in a close-knit fishing village in picturesque Cornwall in 1936.
A handsome and talented young Polish violinist bound for America was washed up on the shore. The sisters take him under their wing and nurse him back to health however the presence of the mysterious young man disrupts their peaceful lives and the community in which they live.
This is a beautiful poignant and award-winning piece of theatre adapted from the film by Shaun McKenna
Ursula – Jan Corby
Janet – Julia Ashton
Dorcas – Jenny Haywood
Andrea Marowski – Dean Stephenson
Dr Mead – Mike Mungarvan
Olga Danilof – Siggy Lee
Director – Wendy Huntley
It is with great regret that due to the worsening situation in the UK and globally with the coronavirus, and the Kenton Theatre announcing that as the result of the government advice yesterday it is closing till the end of April, we have no option but to postpone Saturday Sunday Monday until our Autumn slot at the theatre in October. We had already been discussing this as the safety of our members has to be our top priority , and the risk of infection with everyone in close proximity during rehearsals in the show week was becoming too greater for us to continue anyway.
I stress that we are not cancelling , but postponing, the production till our Autumn slot at the Kenton Theatre, which is 18th-24th. October. Our director, Teri, and the whole cast have said they are able to remain with the production, which is a great relief. They have all worked so hard and this is such a talented cast, so we are delighted to keep everyone together to do the play as originally intended.
We are still passionate about bringing this fantastic play to the Henley audience and I hope everyone will support the production in the Autumn.
Everyone please stay safe, keep washing your hands and we look forward to seeing you all soon.
Happy to announce that our next production, Saturday Sunday Monday, is now fully cast and in rehearsal. It is a very funny play and part of an exciting documentary project. A link to the flyer is below for circulation.
Donna Rosa….Julia Ashton
Virginia …….Liz McEwen
Peppino… Michael Mungarvan
Luigi Ianello……Steve Taylor-Brown
Elenea Ianello…..Pam Pitts
Roberto …..Arnaldo Teodorani-Fabbri
Maria Carolina…..Jemima Pettifer
Catiello, the tailor……Barry Rosier
Dr. Cefercola…..Barry Rosier
We had a fantastic turnout for the readings last week for Saturday Sunday Monday and a lot of people took the audition pieces away with them but in case you didn’t or weren’t able to attend the readings please click on the links below to download them. The Auditions are at 8pm at Harpsden Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday this week so we look forward to seeing everyone there.
Our latest production is Dangerous Corner by J.B. Priestley
Dangerous Corner is a well-crafted story, a thriller of truth, secrets and lies, where one loose word leads to an explosive combination of suspicions and emotions. The examination and exposure of the complex human relationships of the dinner party guests is the key, each new revelation taking us to new and more sinister possibilities until we reach an unexpected and gripping climax, a classic thriller.
Initially all seems well at the Caplan’s independent publishing house until a can of worms is unceremoniously ripped open at their dinner party. A chance remark plunges the guests into a re-examination of the mysterious events surrounding the recent death of young Martin Caplan and skeletons come crashing out of the closet in more ways than one. Life will never be the same again… or will it?
Performances at the Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames
Box office: 01491 575 698
16–19 October 2019 at 7:30 pm
Matinee 19 October 2019 at 2:30 pm
We are delighted to announce our Autumn 2018 production will be the brilliant comedy Brassed Off, featuring the Marlow Brass Band! We are fortunate to have Ian Head directing this cracking show for us.
Please go to the ‘Latest News‘ page for information on who has made it through auditions to be cast in this fun show! Please get in touch if you would like to help with crewing or publicity!