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In pursuit of the American Dream, Joe Keller, a manufacturer of aircraft parts, makes a decision that has tragic repercussions. An ordinary, decent, hard-working man, he is driven to provide generously for his family. But Joe is in denial. So too is his wife, who in the aftermath of World War II, clings to the belief that their pilot son, Larry, reported lost in action, is still alive.
(Running until Sat 22 March 2014)
One of our funniest and most original comic performers in anight of hilarity, mirth and scandal...Join comedian, writer and broadcaster Arthur Smith and baskin an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of theUK’s leading original alternative comedians.Expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes,anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs and readings from his recent memoir My Name Is Daphne Fairfax.
Multi award winning singer Emily Smith is a leading figure of the Scottish folk scene. 2014 sees Emily launch her new album with a nationwide tour. On this, her fifth studio album, Emily continues to draw on her talent as one of the finest interpreters of traditional song in the UK. New settings of time worn texts weave beautifully alongside contemporary covers blurring the borders of old and new to create what could be her finest album yet. Joining Emily are Jamie McClennan (guitar, fiddle & vocals) and Matheu Watson (guitar and whistle).
Our last Friday meeting of the Jump season, and a popular one. Enjoy the action from one of our private hospitality boxes or fine dining in The Hennessy restaurant.
Fantastic Friday- book your Grandstand ticket for £10 before February 21st subject to availability; Flying Start- 10% off online bookings 7 days in advance.
Gates Open - 11.30
First Race - 2.10
Last Race - 5.25
Join us in saying goodbye to another entertaining Jump season with this great finale. The feature race is the EBF Stallions & TBA Mares Only NH Novices Hurdle Finale alongside six other fantastic races supported by Ultima Business Solutions and entertainment for all.
Gates Open - 11.00
First Race - 1.30
Last Race - 5.00
Stand-up comedian and TV regular Miles Jupp will be discussing various domestic issues in order to cover the cost of his white goods.
Direct from a West End season comes this first national tour of Luke Kempner’s tour-de-force impressions comedy.
Having made his name with the YouTube hit Downstairs At Downton, Kempner’s debut solo show won critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe last year.
Nobody sleeps when The Young’uns are in town. They may have established their fast-growing reputation in the folk world with sublime a cappella harmonies, but the Teesside trio – Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle – are an unlikely force of nature on stage, beguiling audiences with irrepressible humour, bold vocals, gripping storylines and innate musicality. The meteoric rise to prominence of British bluesbreakersKing King has seen them racking up a host of accolades culminating in this year’s Best Band and Best Album at the British Blues Awards.
Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are left penniless after their wealthy uncle cheats them of their fortune. They are forced to leave the comforts of Norland Park and relocate to a cold Devonshire cottage. When a devilishly handsome stranger arrives at Barton Cottage with the rain-drenched Marianne in his arms, the Dashwood girls are convinced that their fortunes are changed forever. Whilst the sensible Elinor pines for quiet Edward Ferrars, impulsive Marianne loses herself in the idea of her hero on horseback, and for a girl who feasts on poetry and music, what else is there to do in Devon but dream of rescue?
In Austen’s dearly-loved classic, we follow the fortunes of the two Dashwood sisters as they chase their dreams from Devonshire to London and back.
(Running until Sat 10 May 2014)
Following on from the success of the 60th Anniversary Diamond Dynasty World Tour, The Drifters bring a fast moving, exhilarating show bringing the optimum of their own historical legacy along with events, people and culture over the decades of the dynasty, as well as brand new recordings released in 2013.
Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party are leading proponents of traditional song and tunes. The material is fresh and original, yet rooted in centuries old tradition and the showmanship and musicality on display are second to none.
Featuring lead fiddle player from Bellowhead, Sam Sweeney, Andy Cutting, Rob Harbron and the legendary Roger Wilson, let The Hurricane Party blow you away.
The Flat season is back with a day of quality racing. Be here to welcome its return in style with a table in The Hennessy restaurant and toast the start of a fantastic summer of racing ahead.
Gates Open - 11.30
First Race - 2.00
Last Race - 5.15
Your Newbury Food Festival is free to the public and features attractions for all the family with a diversity of food and drink offers representing the best of local produce and producers. Taking place in the town centre, Northbrook Street and Batholomew street.
Newbury Market Place
Crafty Craft has been running since 1974 and is a fantastic fun event on the first May Bank Holiday.
It is a boat race from Kintbury to Newbury in home-made boats. As well as building and rowing the boats, the teams must lift the boats out of the water and carry them around each lock.
Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero, Jefferson Steele, arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard but a sleepy Suffolk village and the cast are a bunch of amateurs. Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested by the enthusiastic amateur thespians - who are not averse to a spot of ego, vanity and insecurity themselves. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself and his relationships with other people… along with his inner Lear!
(Running until Sat 28 June 2014)
The 10k course starts and finishes in the historic Newbury market place, a gentle climb for the first 3km is followed by a short descent and the rest of the course is flat. Approx 7km is on the road and the remainder on footpaths and the tow path.
The Royal County of Berkshire show is undoubtedly Berkshire’s best weekend. Where else can you see everything from chickens to llamas; horse driving to pig showing skills; taste Britain’s finest foods and watch cookery demonstrations; sample the best craft and watch traditional crafts in action or compare your horticultural skills to the expert displays on show? Come and watch the best in show jumping, the wonderful spectacle of the Livestock Grand Parade and the breathtaking Hot Air Balloon flight at the end of each day. Shop ‘til you drop, celebrate agriculture and all your countryside has to offer, meet friends and make new ones, bring the family and you’ll find something for everyone.
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