Theatre preview - To Kill a Mockingbird

Hillingdon Times:

5:10pm Saturday 25th October 2014

TO Kill a Mockingbird is not an easy novel to turn into a play.

Review: Stones in My Pockets at the Wycombe Swan

Hillingdon Times:

12:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO guys... playing 15 characters? Can it really come off?

The Globe brings A Midsummer Night's Dream to Aylesbury

Hillingdon Times:

4:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

SHAKESPEARE'S Globe is delighted to announce that Janie Dee and Aden Gillet will star as the fairy lovers Titania and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream performing at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre next week.

War Horse and Downton Abbey actor to star in Windsor play this week

Hillingdon Times:

11:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

AN ACTOR who has starred in War Horse and Downton Abbey will be starring in a J.B.Priestley play in Windsor this week.

Game of Thrones star talks about upcoming Aylesbury play

Hillingdon Times:

11:51am Friday 29th August 2014

GAME of Thrones Star Ian McElhinney has never had so many selfies taken with him since being in the incredibly popular show. This autumn in between filming for the HBO series and starring again in Ripper Street, he is directing Stones In His Pockets, which is touring the country and coming to Aylesbury next month.

Review: One Man, Two Guvnors at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Hillingdon Times: Emma Barton and Gavin Spokes in One Man Two Guvnors

12:25pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE smash-hit comedy sensation One Man, Two Guvnors is at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre this week – and you would be well advised to drop everything and immediately try to nab some tickets for this fantastically enjoyable play.

Review of opening night of Dreamboats and Miniskirts

Hillingdon Times:

9:41am Thursday 7th August 2014

A SLIGHTLY weak story holds together a medley of fine tunes during the opening night of Dreamboats and Miniskirts.

Review: Godspell at The Little Theatre by the Park in Chesham

Hillingdon Times:

4:13pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

PANDA Players presented a lively version of that well known musical Godspell.

Marlow actress continues rise to stardom with top London show

Hillingdon Times:

11:44am Wednesday 6th August 2014

AN ACTRESS from Marlow is continuing her rapid rise to the top with her first role on the London stage - less than two years after finishing school - in an adaptation of a theatre classic.

Review: Pride and Prejudice at West Wycombe Park

Hillingdon Times:

11:55am Monday 4th August 2014

WEST Wycombe Park was a beautiful back drop to the classic and continually popular story of Pride and Prejudice, performed by a very talented cast of five.

Review: The Masque Players at West Wycombe Hall

Hillingdon Times:

3:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FOR their summer production the Masque Players presented a double bill.

Review: Celebrate at The Elgiva, Chesham

Hillingdon Times:

1:55pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

WHAT better way of spending a Saturday evening than enjoying the Stage Plus School of Performing Arts present their latest dancing production.

Review: Evita at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Hillingdon Times:

12:15pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

AS you might expect, The Aylesbury Waterside Theatre was full for Monday night’s performance of Evita, the famous musical by Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber. And the packed audience did not leave disappointed – this production of the classic show made for an impressive night out.

Review: Bugsy Malone at Woodrow High House

Hillingdon Times:

9:52am Tuesday 8th July 2014

FOR their end of term performance the year six pupils a The Gateway School in Missenden presented this very popular musical.

Review: Rocking good fun at Aylesbury

Hillingdon Times:

10:16am Friday 4th July 2014

A VERY talented cast brought the funny and energetic Rock of Ages to the stage in Aylesbury last night, and they rocked.

Review: Dirty Dusting at The Little Theatre by the Park, Chesham

Hillingdon Times:

9:31am Thursday 3rd July 2014

CHESHAM Theatre Company chose a funny and rather risqué play for their summer performance.

Review: The Cunning Little Vixen at Garsington Opera

Hillingdon Times: Review: The Cunning Little Vixen at Garsington Opera

6:20pm Thursday 26th June 2014

HIGH art meets the earthbound realities of the wild in the latest spectacular offering from Garsington Opera - a production of Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen.

Theatre Review: Avenue Q at Wycombe Swan

Hillingdon Times: Theatre Review: Avenue Q at Wycombe Swan

10:47am Tuesday 24th June 2014

AVENUE Q has been a phenomenon since its onslaught on Broadway over ten years ago, becoming one of the longest running shows on the US musical stage.

Review: Romeo and Juliet at Pipers Corner School

Hillingdon Times: Romeo and Juliet death scene

4:22pm Thursday 19th June 2014

FOR their open air production this year, Fourways offered a modern version of this well known Shakespeare play.

Review: Entertaining Angels at Lane End Village Hall

Hillingdon Times: Review: Entertaining Angels at Lane End Village Hall

4:19pm Thursday 19th June 2014

WHAT a superb choice Lane End Players made when they decided to stage this excellent play.

Review: Godspell at the Arts4Every1 Centre

Hillingdon Times: The Arts4Every1 Centre

5:36pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

THIS venue was just the right setting for a lively interpretation of this well known musical.

Review: Mort at The Little Theatre by the Park, Chesham

Hillingdon Times: Review: Mort at The Little Theatre by the Park, Chesham

5:34pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

TERRY Pratchett’s book adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs is quite a challenge to stage but Chesham Bois Catholic Players proved they were more than up to the task.

Review: Be My Baby at The Drake Hall, Amersham

Hillingdon Times: Review: Be My Baby at The Drake Hall, Amersham

5:30pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

WRITTEN by Amanda Whittington, directed by Richard Watkins and set in the 60s, the play is an indictment of the way unmarried girls who got pregnant were treated at that time.

Review: Thriller Live at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Hillingdon Times: The cast of Thriller Live strutt their stuff

11:23am Tuesday 17th June 2014

FOR spine-tingling singing, dazzling dancing and non-stop hits, you simply cannot beat this.

The story of William Penn comes to the stage

Hillingdon Times: Jamie Noar

3:43pm Monday 19th May 2014

ONE of Bucks' most famous and celebrated sons, William Penn - is the subject of a new and highly original British musical The Perfect City which is being staged for one night only in Jordans.

Shakespeare play returns to the garden

Hillingdon Times: Shylock (David Bukht) and Jessica (Charley Murdock)

4:30pm Saturday 26th April 2014

THE Garden Players are returning once more to put on one of Shakespeare's masterpieces, to raise more pounds for charities.

Review: Company at The Elgiva in Chesham

Hillingdon Times: The Elgiva

1:54pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Chesham Musical Theatre excelled themselves with their recent production of this very entertaining musical.

Slick performance from youth theatre

Hillingdon Times: Princes Risborough School

4:13pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

RISBOROUGH Youth Theatre staged a delightful interpretation of this very popular story by C J Lewis from the Narnia series.

Edge-of-the-seat suspense at Waterside Theatre

Hillingdon Times: Christopher Timothy plays Inspector Hubbard in Dial M For Murder

11:04am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE play transports us back to a post-World War II age of trilbies and chic dresses, Habitat-style decor and dial-up telephones (surely they were black – this was blood red). Stage and film action was often slower and less frenetic, but the build-up of atmosphere and tension could be masterful.

An Evening of Entertainment at Wendover Memorial Hall

Hillingdon Times: Youth Theatre

9:16am Wednesday 9th April 2014

WENDOVER Theatre Society certainly offered great evening of entertainment with two very funny plays and three monologues.

Ghostly going-ons at West Wycombe Village Hall

Hillingdon Times: Pictured: south west Hertfordshire's top six ghosts

9:35am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE Masque Players chose to stage something different to their usual productions and offered a ghostly experience.

The Story of Tom Jones is punchy and hilarious

Hillingdon Times: The Story of Tom Jones is punchy and hilarious

9:28am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

‘TOM: A Story of Tom Jones’ is brilliant. Fast-moving, punchy and hilarious, the show is a delight from start to finish.

Scooby Doo is coming to High Wycombe

Hillingdon Times: Scooby Doo is coming to High Wycombe

2:37pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

DANNY Stokes grew up watching Scooby Doo, so imagine his delight when he was cast as the hapless Shaggy. The 28-year-old actor talks about the new show coming to the Swan this month and filming an advert for the World Cup.

Audience very vocal in their approval of three act comedy play

Hillingdon Times: A picture from a previous St Peter Players production

2:18pm Thursday 27th March 2014

ST Peter Players offered an evening of comedy in the form of three one act plays.

Shane Richie announced as Swan's panto star

Hillingdon Times: Shane Richie as Dick Whittington

10:02am Thursday 27th March 2014

SHANE Richie has been announced as the panto star for the Wycombe Swan for the second year running.

Review: Return to the Forbidden Planet at The Elgiva

Hillingdon Times: The Elgiva

11:44am Monday 24th March 2014

PANDA Players offered a lively interpretation of this pop version loosely based on Shakespeare’s Tempest and with many quotes from his other plays.

Review: Classic Ghost Stories

Hillingdon Times: Review: Classic Ghost Stories

4:12pm Thursday 20th March 2014

THOSE expecting the horror or tension of contemporary ghost stories may be disappointed by Classic Ghosts, as it didn’t quite achieve the modern scare-factor, but for those gripped by classical storytelling this adaptation may be of interest.

Review: The Two Worlds of Charlie F

Hillingdon Times: Cassidy Little in The Two Worlds of Charlie F

10:20am Friday 14th March 2014

I EXPECTED big things for The Two Worlds of Charlie F. With the poignant story of servicemen and women injured while serving in the forces brought to the stage, I expected to be reaching for my tissues. But I didn't, as somehow the show lacked that certain something.

Review: The Perfect Murder at the Swan

Hillingdon Times: Victor Smiley, played by Les Dennis, and Kamila Walcak, played by Simona Armstrong

9:44am Tuesday 11th March 2014

THE audience at the Wycombe Swan last night alternated between laughter, gasps and even a bit of tutting as an excellent cast brought The Perfect Murder to the stage.

Review: The Collaborators by Fourways

5:17pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

FOURWAYS took on quite a challenge when they decided to stage this very complex and intriguing play.

Review: Some Girl I Used To Know

Hillingdon Times: Denise Van Outen

1:39pm Monday 3rd March 2014

THERE'S one thing for sure after seeing Some Girl I Used To Know- Denise Van Outen can certainly knock out a tune.

50 year celebrations with hopes to perform at The National

Hillingdon Times: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (1972)

2:10pm Sunday 23rd February 2014

A THEATRE group in Beaconsfield is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a gala dinner and a potential performance at the National Theatre.

Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Hillingdon Times: Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound

3:14pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

DIRTY Rotten Scoundrels is light, bright and full of fun with an excellent cast to boot.

The Little Mermaid comes to Chesham

Hillingdon Times: The Little Mermaid comes to Chesham

11:20am Monday 17th February 2014

THE costume department of the Chesham Methodist Players had a job on their hands with the next pantomime- as they had to fashion outfits for seven mermaids.

New youth theatre to put on a zombie show

Hillingdon Times: New youth theatre to put on a zombie show

10:10am Saturday 15th February 2014

WITH the Wycombe Swan's Youth Theatre not running this spring a group of creative professionals decided to fill the gap with a new group with a début production about zombies.

Review: Stewart Lee at the Wycombe Swan

Hillingdon Times: Review: Stewart Lee at the Wycombe Swan

2:03pm Monday 10th February 2014

“YOU’VE got to up your game”, comedian Stewart Lee mockingly berated the High Wycombe audience of his show at the Swan last night, after claiming yet another of his jokes didn’t get the response it deserved.

Austen show sends Mr Darcy into battle

Hillingdon Times: Austen show sends Mr Darcy into battle

1:50pm Saturday 8th February 2014

MR Darcy is the archetypal gentleman - but picture spinning a Jane Austen novel on its head and sending Mr Darcy into battle with The Predator.

Musical theatre beckons Rufus for West End show

Hillingdon Times: Robert Lindsay, Katherine Kingsley and Rufus Hound

12:16pm Friday 7th February 2014

IF you haven't seen Rufus Hound's latest show, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, being promoted then where have you been? The former stand up comedian and co-star Robert Lindsay have been merrily plugging the show which is coming to Aylesbury before it débuts in the West End.

National Trust property receives record amount of visitors

Hillingdon Times: Projects worked on by architecture firm Alan Baxter and Associates include Waddesdon Manor

3:40pm Monday 3rd February 2014

WADDESDON Manor had almost 50,000 more visitors during its Christmas season than it did the previous year.

Review: Fiddler on the Roof at the Wycombe Swan

Hillingdon Times: Review: Fiddler on the Roof at the Wycombe Swan

12:20pm Thursday 30th January 2014

BEING an actor is getting harder. You no longer have to be able to act, and often sing and dance too. Now, it seems, you have to play multiple musical instruments while acting, and singing, and dancing.



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