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The Watermill - Agatha Christie's THE SECRET ADVERSARY

Agatha Christie’s gripping thriller follows the daring and dizzying adventures of Tommy & Tuppence through 1920s London.

Home from the War, flat-broke and unemployed, our twenty-something heroes embark on a daring business scheme: ‘The Young Adventurers Limited’… willing to go anywhere, willing to do anything. But their first assignment plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined and they quickly find themselves sucked into a perilous world of political intrigue, criminal conspiracy, murder and mayhem.

A classic story of magic, courage and friendship with original music to warm your heart, fly away for an unforgettable adventure in Neverland.

(Running until Sat 21 Mar 2015)



Arlington Arts - Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer

Tom Crean joined the navy at 15, starting one of the most heroic tales of the last century. Serving with the likes of Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, this one man play was developed to celebrate the life of the intrepid explorer – whose feats include traversing 56 kilometres of the Ross Ice Shelf, alone, in order to save the life of his fellow explorers. Funny, charming, compelling – Aidan Dooley’s performance has been recognized as such all over the world with nominations galore. Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of the Antarctica.



Racecourse Newbury - Mencap Charity Raceday

Celebrate the end of winter with the first of two great days of Jump racing in support of a good cause. You can enjoy a competitive seven-race card and get behind-the-scenes access with tours hosted by Hennessy-winning jockey Mattie Bachelor before racing.

Gates Open - 11.30
First Race - 2.00
Last Race - 5.15



Arlington Arts - King King + The Lawrence Jones Band

Four years. That’s all King King took to burst out of the blocks, shuffle the blues-rock hierarchy and establish themselves as the band to beat. King Kings album Standing in the Shadows hit the rock press like a right-hook. Classic Rock Blues rightly called it “a sure-fire hit”, while Tony Conley of Rock Guitar Daily noted that “its gorgeous mix of soul, blues and classic rock makes this one of the best records I’ve heard this year”.



Racecourse Newbury - Greatwood Charity Raceday

The second of our two days of racing centres around the Grade 3 StanJames.com Greatwood Gold Cup, whose past winners include subsequent Hennessy hero Madison du Berlais. The supporting card also sees the first ever running of the Betfair Veterans’ Handicap Hurdle, staged specifically for older horses with limited opportunities to race.

Gates Open - 11.00
First Race - 1.30
Last Race - 5.35



Arlington Arts - The Little Unsaid

Armed with a full band and a whirlwind of compelling, meticulously crafted songs, The Little Unsaid’s impassioned and intense live performances have earned them comparisons with the likes of Jeff Buckley, Radiohead and Nick Cave.



Corn Exchange - Nursing Lives

When Flo, a feisty seventy-something, learns that the hospital she trained at during the Second World War is being demolished, she decides to take one last look. Her visit becomes a personal celebration of friendship, courage, adventure and romance. But is what Flo remembers the truth, or is history ready to be re-written?

Nursing Lives is a love story set in the early 1980s, and takes us back to the hardworking, swing-dancing world of the UK’s wartime hospitals.



New Greenham Arts - Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted

Lee Nelson is back with a brand new show! You may have seen him host Live at the Apollo or caught him trying to join the England Squad as Premier League footballer Jason Bent. Now see Lee live in a series of intimate gigs as he prepares for his highly anticipated nationwide tour.



Corn Exchange - Andy Parsons: Live and Unleashed - But Naturally Cautious

With four sell out national tours, three DVD releases and a special for Comedy Central already under his belt, Andy Parsons, is back on the road in 2015 and coming to Newbury. Andy’s fifth show ‘Live And Unleashed - But Naturally Cautious‘ will see the star of BBC2’s ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘Live At At The Apollo’ hit the road again delivering more sharp comedy up and down the UK.



Racecourse Newbury - Spring Jump Meeting Friday

Spring 2015 at Newbury begins with back-to-back cards of good-quality Jump racing. Winners on this card last year included Volnay de Thaix who has since developed into an exciting staying hurdler, finishing second to Rock On Ruby when last seen in December.

Gates Open - 11.30
First Race - 2.10
Last Race - 5.25



New Greenham Arts - O’Hooley and Tidow - The Hum

Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow are accomplished interpreters of everything from Massive Attack to traditional Irish ballads, but it's their own boundless song writing and exquisite harmonies that truly shine. Belinda and Heidi’s powerful, deeply moving, and at times spine-tingling performances are infused with an honesty and empathy.



Corn Exchange - Unforgettable

Hosted by current members of The Drifters and featuring music from some of the greatest artistes of all time, Unforgettable provides a night of world-class entertainment and nostalgia.

Enjoy the memories of hits recorded by Nat King Cole, The Drifters, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, The Carpenters, Elvis Presley and many, many more.




It’s 1832 and wolves roam freely around a dark and wintry England. Left alone after her parents go abroad, Bonnie and her orphaned cousin Sylvia are looking forward to spending time together in their huge, rambling home, Willoughby Chase. But the arrival of the sinister governess Miss Slighcarp and a mysterious stranger on a train leads them into a frightening series of mysteries. Who is Miss Slighcarp, and what does she want? As enemies take over Willoughby Chase, Bonnie and Sylvia must escape their clutches and solve the puzzle for themselves.

(Running until Sat 28 Mar 2015)



Newbury Spring Festival: 9 - 23 May 2015

Newbury Spring Festival, now in its 37th year, presents some of the world's finest musicians in a fortnight of 45 concerts in 20 venues in and around Newbury, taking in some beautiful rural villages, and local stately homes including Englefield House and Highclere Castle. International symphony orchestras, ensembles and soloists rub shoulders with jazz legends, world music artists and the stars of tomorrow.



Newbury Showground - The Royal County of Berkshire Show: 19 and 20 September

The Newbury and District Agricultural Society was formed in 1909 with the aim of providing a show to replace the local Horse Show. Today the Society is a registered charity established with the aims and the showcase for these aims is one of the most successful agricultural shows in the country – The Royal County of Berkshire Show.





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