Trailer for The Tempest by William Shakespeare at The Watermill Theatre
Michael Hadley voices Prospero's "We are such stuff as dreams are made on..." speech from Shakespeare's The Tempest. Directed by Paul Hart, with original music by Olly Fox performed by the company, The Tempest runs at The Watermill, Newbury, Berks UK from 27 Sept to 3 Nov 2012. www.watermill.org.uk
Ben Hur at The Watermill Theatre
Patrick Barlow and Sean Foley talk about creating the epic Ben Hur at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, Berkshire, UK
Ben Hur is adapted by Patrick Barlow. Based on the novel by General 'Lew' Wallace.
Written by Patrick Barlow with Sean Foley and directed by Sean Foley and Patrick Barlow.
Produced by The Watermill Theatre in association with Fiery Angel
Designed by Paul Wills
Lighting design by Nick Richings
Sound design by Ben and Max Ringham
Trying out the sea faring props for Ben Hur
The cast and production team, in a break during rehearsals, try out the props for the galley scene from Ben Hur at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury. Written by Patrick Barlow and directed by Sean Foley and Patrick Barlow this epic tale, based on the novel by General 'Lew' Wallace, will see just four actors playing all twelve thousand and fifty-nine characters! From 22 June to 28 July 2012, produced in association with Fiery Angel.
The Watermill Theatre Great Expectations Cast Interviews
Interviews in the midst of rehearsals with some of the cast of Great Expectations as they discuss their roles in the Watermill Theatre's new production of Charles' Dickens' classic novel opening on the 29th September. Adapted by Neil Bartlett and directed by Paul Hart
Great Expectations at The Watermill Theatre
A terrifying encounter in a fog-laden churchyard changes orphan Pip's life forever. Against the dramatic backdrop of the vast, windswept marshes, Pip struggles to come to terms with his mysterious "great expectations." Haunted by the eccentric Miss Havisham and tormented by his love for the cold-hearted and capricious Estella, Pip's changed fortunes take him to London to become a gentleman. When his benefactor is revealed, a dramatic chain of events unfolds.
Dickens' much-loved novel is filled with vividly drawn characters brought to life by acclaimed theatrical adaptor, Neil Bartlett.
Great Expectations is directed by Paul Hart who directed Heroes last year at The Watermill and is Associate Director for Propeller.
The terrific cast is made up of Kazia Pelka (Maggie in TV's Heartbeat, Hazel Wilding in Coronation Street and DSI Melissa Temple in New Tricks) who makes a return to The Watermill having last appeared in Caste. Also, Jed Aukin (Shared Experience), Emma Beattie (Donmar), Stephen Finegold (Shared Experience, The National Theatre), Russell Layton (Globe, RSC, Salisbury Playhouse) and Thomas Padden (Propellers' Richard III and The Comedy of Errors and John Doyle's Merrily We Roll Along). Up and coming talent Edward Hancock and Mabel Jones will play Pip and Estella.
The Marriage of Figaro at The Watermill Theatre
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
(The play, not the opera!)
Adapted by Ranjit Bolt
Directed by Kate Saxon
Designed by Libby Watson
Original music and musical direction by Sarah Travis
Lighting designed by Nick Richings
Spend Spend Spend! at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury
Music by Steve Brown, Book & Lyrics by Steve Brown and Justin Greene. From the book by Viv Nicholson & Stephen Smith
Directed & choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood
Musical supervisor & musical arrangements by Sarah Travis
Designed by Diego Pitarch
Lighting designed by Nich Richings
Sound designed by Chris Full
An extract from Bubbles at The Watermill Theatre and on tour
An extract from the musical comedy, Bubbles by Ade Morris. Passionate, loyal and feisty, Bubbles Brough can't help but stand by her man, the lovable rogue, Reg. Her love for him and her two boys, Charley and Dirk, is the cement that binds the family together and she'll do anything to protect them. The love of her life digs himself into an early grave whilst trying to transform their scrapyard into a garden centre, an oasis of green in Willesden, so it falls to Bubbles to keep her boys on the straight and narrow...
From its touching beginning to the dramatic climax, Bubbles is a funny, inspiring and poignant comedy musical drama.
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Extract edited and compiled by CrystalLight Productions Ltd www.clpro.co.uk