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An Opera Unmasked presentation as part of the Wantage Summer Arts Festival. Opera on film with Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Anja Harteros, Ekaterina Gubanova. Recorded live at the Baden-Baden Festival.
Written by Human Story Theatre’s Gaye Poole, Connie’s Colander is a new play intertwining a mother and daughter’s journey with dementia.
“The acting is a tour de force by Amy Enticknap, as daughter, and Gaye Poole as her mother. Yet, despite the subject material, the play is alive with good humour…” Daily Info
As part of their ‘Celebrating Sixty Years of Cliff and The Shadows’ tour, Simon Goodall and The Bourne Again Shadows are playing at The Beacon!
The band are critically acclaimed as the most authentic Cliff and The Shadows tribute act.
One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of the Waltz André Rieu has announced that his 2018 Maastricht concerts will be screened in over 2000 cinemas worldwide, as he performs his hometown shows this year with a celebration of love.
Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.
Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK.
This disheveled, fiery, animated, fiercely idle, millennial man child is one of best live comedians to have come out of the UK.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
Featuring personalities from Farage to Lumley, Diane Abbott to Fiona Bruce and the sublime to Jacob Rees Mogg. Over 30 characters for the price of 2 (3 at weekends). A unique mix of impressions and satire from the stars of Bremner, Bird and Fortune and Dead Ringers
Talegate Theatre Productions are back at The Beacon for the fifth year with Sleeping Beauty.
It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.
This amazing 70s tribute has it all! Join The Sounds Of The Seventies for their unforgettable live show, as they explore the monster sounds of T.Rex, Queen, Bowie, Abba, The Sweet, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, and other amazing Seventies legends! From Glam Rock to Prog Rock, Motown to Disco – there's something for everyone!– you can't help grooving to The Sounds Of The Seventies'!