Corn Exchange Newbury have announced their January-April programme. With classic murder mysteries, side-splitting comedy and adventures for all the family, there’s something for everyone in this fantastic season.
Katy Griffiths, Director of Corn Exchange Newbury, comments, As we look to the spring, we are delighted to present another jam-packed season of performances including stunning circus and dance, feel-good music and comedy and fabulous touring theatre productions. We are proud to be celebrating the talent of our own young performers as our Infant, Junior and Intermediate Youth Theatre groups take to the stage to share stories both new and old. Combined with family shows to entertain and inspire and a busy programme of workshops and courses both in our own Learning Centre and out in the local area, we can’t wait to share these creative activities with our community.
The wide-ranging theatre programme features the York Theatre Royal production of Around the World in 80 Days (16th – 18th March), a delightful adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic novel, alongside raucous night out Queenz (18th February) and family favourite Room on the Broom (1st – 2nd April). Blackeyed Theatre also bring their adventure-filled Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear (26th – 27th April) to Newbury, along with their production of Teechers Leavers ’22 (7th – 9th February).
Award-winning circus comes direct from the Edinburgh Festival in Sadiq Ali’s The Chosen Haram (2nd February), as this unique and complex take on circus deals with themes of sexuality, faith, addiction and connection. ACE Dance and Music also present UNKNOWNREALMS (23rd February), in collaboration with two internationally acclaimed male choreographers Serge Aimé Coulibaly and Vincent Mantsoe, in this multi-layered production that celebrates mortality, perseverance and hope overcoming adversity. The comedy programme features the return of new talent showcase The Comedy Network (3rd February and 28th April), and evenings of laughter from Babatunde Aléshé (11th February), Chris McCausland (31st March) and Axel Blake (20th April).
The young performers of Newbury are also taking to the stage this season – the Infant and Junior Youth Theatre are presenting The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (14th – 16th April), working with a full professional production team on this much-loved tale, and the Intermediate Youth Theatre will be performing Is My Microphone On? by Jordan Tannahill (23rd & 24th March), a brand new play as part of NT Connections.
The season runs in tandem with the Corn Exchange’s extensive engagement programme for the local community, including the Corn Exchange Youth Theatre and the wide range of Ageing Creatively courses. Both on stage and off, there’s something for all at Corn Exchange Newbury.