The Corn Exchange Newbury has announced its autumn season and it is a jam-packed line-up guaranteed to have something that everyone can enjoy.
Dick Tracy: A Comedy Caper
Some much-loved theatre companies will be returning to the Corn Exchange, including Le Navet Bete, who promises to have the audience in stitches with Dick Tracy: A Comedy Caper. Plus there is another chance to see the funny and fearlessly touching tale Finding Joy from award-winning mask theatre company Vamos Theatre. Fans of the hit Netflix series will enjoy the parody One Man Stranger Things and, following last year’s sell-out production of Dirty Dusting, we are delighted that the company returns with their smash-hit musical comedy,Seriously Dead.
Tenors Un Limited
Those looking to dance and sing along can enjoy The Three Degrees and The Real Thing as they perform their classic hits while The Simon Garfunkel Story performs some much-loved favourites including Bridge Over Troubled Water and Mrs Robinson. Celebrating their 15th anniversary is the ‘Rat Pack of Opera’ – the number one selling operatic trio - Tenors Un Limited and the award-winning singer/songwriter Hazel O'Connor promises a sumptuous evening of some of the greatest music of the 20th Century.
There are few familiar faces this Autumn. Susie Dent comes to explore the origins of words, with anecdotes from her 25 years on Countdown, and MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace will be sharing tales from behind-the-scenes of the popular TV cooking show. BBC2’s Coast presenter Neil Oliver will be disclosing his love for Britain in The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places and Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle, of E4’s Made in Chelsea, come to present a live on stage edition of their hit podcast Private Parts.
For a monthly dose of funny, there is the ever-popular Corn Exchange Comedy Club to see some of the best talent on the circuit, or flexing their comedy muscles is a plethora of well-known names including Marcus Brigstocke, Seann Walsh and Iain Stirling. In the world of dance, the Russian National Ballet will perform the greatest of all romantic ballets, Swan Lake, live on our stage while Company Chameleon performs its inspiring and insightful triple bill,10.
The Snail and the Whale
For our younger audiences, families can take a trip around the world with the stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-selling book, The Snail and the Whale, or you can pop along to see Britain’s Got Talent runner up and magician Jamie Raven, who will amaze audiences with his mystifying new show Making Magic.
Not to forget, of course, the Corn Exchanges’ much-loved pantomime. This year’s production is Jack and the Beanstalk (30 Nov – 6 Jan 2019) and, as one of Newbury’s biggest Christmas events with 15 shows already sold-out, it’s never too early to book for panto!