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Watermill Theatre

The Watermill Theatre is an award-winning, producing regional theatre acclaimed for its music theatre style.  The Watermill's work tours nationally and internationally and twice a year it performs new writing to rural communities, playing in village halls and small arts centres. Alongside this the Watermill organises an extensive range of youth and education activities and works closely with the local business community.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £470,000
  • 2013-2014: £470,000
  • 2014-2015: £470,000

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Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility Watermill Theatre Trailer

Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, Berks UK Adapted and directed by Jessica Swale Designed by Philip Engleheart Lighting designed by Christopher Nairne Composer Paul Herbert Thursday 3 April to Saturday 10 May The cast: Paul Bigley Sir John & John Dashwood Jane Booker Fanny Dashwood & Mrs Jennings Jenny Funnell Mrs Dashwood & Mrs Palmer Alice Haig Margaret Dashwood & Lucy Steele Cassie Layton Marianne Graham O'Mara Edward Ferrars Peter Ormond Colonel Brandon William Owen Willoughby Sally Scott Elinor Dashwood www.watermill.org.uk

The Watermill Theatre's production of All My Sons by Arthur Miller

All My Sons by Arthur Miller Directed by Douglas Rintoul Designed by Hayley Grindle Lighting designed by Joshua Carr Sound designed by Helen Atkinson Assistant Director Suzanna Ward Thursday 20 February to Saturday 22 March 2014 at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, UK. http://www.watermill.org.uk/all_my_sons

An interview with All My Sons Designer Hayley Grindle at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Interview with All My Sons Designer, Hayley Grindle. All My Sons by Arthur Miller at The Watermill Theatre, Thursday 20 February to Saturday 22 March 2014. Directed by Douglas Rintoul Designed by Hayley Grindle Lighting designed by Joshua Carr Sound designed by Helen Atkinson Assistant Director Suzy Ward

Christmas Message from 2013 Companies at The Watermill Theatre UK

A Christmas message from the actors who performed at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, UK during 2013 in Sleuth, The Miser, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Laurel and Hardy, The Witches of Eastwick, Romeo + Juliet, Sherlock's Last Case and The Adventures of Pinocchio.

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Trailer for The Adventures of Pinocchio at The Watermill Theatre

By Robin Belfield and Simon Slater Based on the original story by Carlo Collodi Directed by Robin Belfield Original music by Simon Slater Designed by Karen McKeown Lighting designed by Mark Dymock Sound designed by Rob Jones Assistant director Abigail Pickard-Price Thu 21 November 2013 - Sun 5 January 2014

The Adventures of Pinocchio at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury

The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, UK's Christmas 2013 production of The Adventures of Pinocchio By Robin Belfield and Simon Slater Based on the original story by Carlo Collodi Directed by Robin Belfield Original music by Simon Slater Designed by Karen McKeown Lighting designed by Mark Dymock Sound designed by Rob Jones Assistant director Abigail Pickard-Price The Cast Sarah Applewood Jack Blumenau Tomm Coles Gabrielle Douglas Ian Harris Morgan Philpott Thursday 21 November 2013 to Sunday 5 January 2014 http://www.watermill.org.uk/the_adventures_of_pinocchio

Sherlock's Last Case at The Watermill Theatre

Interview with Director, Maria Aitken. Sherlock's Last Case by Charles Marowitz at The Watermill Theatre, Thursday 26 September to Saturday 2 November 2013. Directed by Maria Aitken Designed by Simon Kenny Lighting designed by Richard Howell Sound designed by Mic Pool Associate Director Robin Belfield

Romeo + Juliet at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Interview with Beth Flintoff, Adaptor and Clive Judd, Director of Romeo + Juliet by William Shakespeare at The Watermill Theatre, Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 September 2013. Adapted by Beth Flintoff Directed by Clive Judd Lighting designed by Lawrence T Doyle Sound designed by Neil Starke Fight Director Tom Jordan

Laurel & Hardy Trailer at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury UK

The Watermill Theatre's production of Laurel & Hardy by Tom McGrath with original music by Richard Sisson at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, UK www.watermill.org.uk Directed by Paul Foster, Designed by Laura McEwen, Lighting designed by Richard Howell, Movement Director Drew McOnie, Assistant Director Erica Miller With Paul Bigley as Stan Laurel and Gavin Spokes as Oliver Hardy.

Laurel & Hardy at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, UK

Interview with cast for Tom McGrath's play about the lives of Laurel & Hardy. With Paul Bigley (Stan Laurel) and Gavin Spokes (Oliver Hardy). www.watermill.org.uk Original music by Richard Sisson Directed by Paul Foster,Designed by Laura McEwen, Lighting designed by Richard Howell, Movement Director Drew McOnie, Assistant Director Erica Miller The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, Berks UK

Laurel & Hardy by Tom McGrath at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, UK

Interview with Paul Foster, Director of Laurel & Hardy by Tom McGrath at The Watermill Theatre. Directed by Paul Foster, Musical direction by Richard Sisson, Designed by Laura McEwen, Lighting designed by Richard Howell, Movement by Drew McOnie. Thursday 13 June to Saturday 20 July. Cast: Paul Bigley - Stan Laurel Gavin Spokes - Oliver Hardy Pianist - Richard Sisson

The Miser at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, UK

Interviews with the cast of The Miser by Moliere, a new version by Martin Sherman, Directed by Nancy Meckler Music composed by Keith Clouston, Designed by Ellan Parry,Lighting designed by Joshua Carr,Assistant Director Ant Stones 11 April to 18 May 2013 The cast: Ben Ashton, Eliza Collings, Edmund Digby-Jones, Alex Mann, Charlie Russell, Helen Sorren, Daniel Wilde

Interview with Sleuth Director Jessica Swale .m4v

Director, Jessica Swale, talks about The Watermill Theatre's production of Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth which runs from Thursday 14 Feb to Saturday 23 March 2013.http://www.watermill.org.uk/sleuth.html

Arabian Nights at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury UK.mov

The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, UK's Christmas 2012 production of Arabian Nights Adapted by Toby Hulse Original music by Simon Slater Directed by Robin Belfield Designed by Karen Mckeown Lighting designed by Mark Dymock Sound designed by Peter Rice Musical director Tarek Merchant Choreographer Michelle Gaskell The Cast Tarek Merchant Kit Orton Morgan Philpott Rosalind Steele Samantha Sutherland Amanda Wilkin www.watermill.org.uk Box office 01635 46044

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

The Tempest at The Watermill Theatre - Interview with Director Paul Hart.mpg

Paul Hart talks about directing Shakespeare's The Tempest at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, UK. Paul's credits include directing Heroes and Great Expectations at The Watermill, resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse and Associate Director for Propeller.

Thoroughly Modern Millie - Interview with Musical Supervisor and Arranger Paul Herbert.f4v

Musical Supervisor and Arranger, Paul Herbert, describes creating an actor-musician version of Thoroughly Modern Millie at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, UK

Interview with Caroline Leslie - Director of Thoroughly Modern Millie.f4v

Director, Caroline Leslie talks about The Watermill Theatre's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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.

Trailer for Of Mice & Men, by John Steinbeck at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, Berks UK

Trailer for the theatre production of Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, Berkshire UK Directed by Douglas Rintoul with Thomas Padden as George and David Ganly as Lennie. Filmed by Philip Tull and Nick Flintoff. Film editing by Nick Flintoff. Composer and sound designer, Helen Atkinson

Love On The Tracks at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury and on tour

Love On The Tracks rehearsal footage and interviews with writer, Richard Attlee, and Director, Michael Woodwood.

Lettice & Lovage at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Selina Cadell (Lettice Douffet) and Jessica Turner (Lotte Schoen) in conversation about their roles in Peter Shaffer's witty and touching comedy, Lettice and Lovage

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.

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www.watermill.org.uk

Bagnor
Bagnor
Newbury
RG20 8AE

51.421001, -1.35099

01635 45834

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