7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
7:45 pm - 10:15 pm
7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
The story of an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times, told with love, laughter and song. Syd Smith fought at El Alamein, became a POW and ended the war in the notorious Colditz Castle in Germany. In the 1950s, PC Syd patrolled London’s South Bank and met a gallery of characters whom he tried his best not to arrest. Arthur tells this 20th-century story with laughter, music reflections and a hilarious photo.
7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Celebrating a day in the life of ‘Llareggub’ – a small seatown somewhere in Wales – all 69 ebullient inhabitants in Dylan Thomas’ timeless masterpiece are assidulously recreated in an amazing feat of memory and virtuosity. Complemented by a stunning original soundscape, it’s bawdy and beautiful, sad and sensual and, through the music of language, leaves indelible, unforgettable images of humanity.
Made famous by Richard Burton’s legendary recording in 1954, Guy Masterson (Burton’s nephew) brings the entire work it to vivid life on stage.
This astonishing solo performance premiered in 1994 and has played over 2000 times all over the world from Swansea to the West End, Trinidad to New Zealand, Hong Kong to Calcutta over 53 years, enchanting audiences wherever it has played. “If you’ve never seen Under Milk Wood before, this is perhaps the ultimate rendition. Don’t miss it!” (The Times)
7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Jess, a new musical by Rob Alderton. This is a year in the life of one Jessica Delaney. But not just any year: This is the year in which she meets Gino Corsetti and falls in love for the first time – as much to her surprise as anyone else’s! Not long out of university, she’s stuck in a dead-end job and looks for excitement wherever she can find it. She’s funny, outgoing, a bit bonkers, and wears her heart on her sleeve. Oh, and she lives in the beautiful Thames-side town of Wallingford!! This is Jess! is a one-woman show with a difference
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