Kenton Summer 2019

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SUMMER 2019

April - July

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After a record-breaking 2018 - with over

30,000 visitors - we have an exciting and

varied programme for you in the coming

months, from ballet, burlesque and Bond

to the best in live comedy, magic, music,

talks and local talent.

We are privileged to host two special

charity events. A star-studded cast

including Anita Harris, Bobby Davro,

Jess Conrad and Don Maclean salute

legendary entertainer - and long time

Henley resident - Kenny Lynch as he

celebrates his 70th year in showbusiness,

with proceeds going to Prostrate Cancer

UK. And The Chiltern Centre for Disabled

Children is the beneficiary of an exclusive

Q&A with film director John Glen, who

reflects on a career that saw him helm

five Bond films as well as working on

Superman, The Italian Job and The Third

Man.

Our Jazz in the Round series of intimate

gigs with world-class musicians got off

to a great start in the winter with sell-out

shows and rave reviews; coming up we

have violinist Chris Garrick, exciting

vocalist Brigitte Beraha and legendary

jazz fusion guitarist John Etheridge.

We’re delighted to also welcome back

Chris Barber with his 10-piece band as

he celebrates his 70th anniversary as

bandleader.

Other musical highlights include 80s

icons China Crisis, Hazel O’Connor.

Paul Young brings a taste of Tex Mex

to Henley with his highly respected live

band Los Pacaminos. Pink Floyd tribute

band Pulse make their Kenton debut as

they honour the legendary rock band,

while the ever-popular All Things Must

Pass Orchestra return to celebrate

George Harrison.

Award-winning duo Morgan & West

bring their magic show for kids (and

childish grown-ups) to the theatre for an

Easter family treat. The acclaimed Ballet

Theatre UK return with a spectacular

new production of Swan Lake while

burlesque troupe Cream Tease bring

their glamorous and humorous show to

the theatre for the first time.

Comedy continues to prove popular, with

shows by Ed Gamble and Jack Dee

already sold out (waiting lists available)

- so don’t leave it too late to book for

Taskmaster star Lou Sanders or our

regular Comedy @ the Kenton nights.

Talks this season include former MP Alan

Johnson, historian David Starkey and

cricket hero David Gower.

And as always, we are proud to host the

best in local shows, from longstanding

Kenton regulars Henley Drama Festival,

HAODS, Woodley Light Operatic and

Henley Children’s Theatre - the latter

marking 50 years of putting the town’s

youngsters on stage - to being one of

the venues for the inaugural Eat! Food

Festival and hosting Berkshire Theatre

Company’s summer school for the first

time.

To receive up-to-date information and

event announcements sign-up to our

mailing list and follow us on Instagram,

Twitter and Facebook.

We look forward to welcoming you

through our doors over the coming

season.

Paula Price-Davies

General Manager

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Wed 3 April, 7.30pm

Fri 5 April, 8pm

Tickets £18

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Tickets £16

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April

JAZZ IN THE ROUND #3

ED GAMBLE: BLIZZARD

Presented by the Kenton Theatre

Presented by Avalon

Chris Garrack (violin) with

David Gordon (keyboards)

These intimate performances allow the

audience to engage with these worldclass

musicians in a unique setting.

Chris Garrick is a highly respected

improvising violinist, composer and a

bandleader.

In addition to his solo career, he has

performed with Van Morrison, Wynton

Marsalis and Dolly Parton, while his

film and tv work includes Beauty and

the Beast, Poldark and Chicago. He is

accompanied on keys by David Gordon

(Jacqui Dankworth, European Baroque

Orchestra).

“He could easily emerge as one of the

great Jazz violinists of all time”

Sir Johnny Dankworth

After a sell-out national tour in 2017,

Ed Gamble is back with another bracing

flurry of idiocy.

Off of (Mock the Week), (BBC2), (The

Russell Howard Hour), (Sky) and more.

The “diabetic comedian” explores his

anxieties, masculinity, and feline/vet

correspondence.

“This is a super show from a comic who

may be about to become more of a force

in the game.”

Chortle, 2017

Suitable for ages 14+

This show has sold out (waiting list available).

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Sun 7 April, 2pm & 6pm

Adult £20

Concessions £17

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DRAMA

FAMILY

DANCE

HENLEY

SWAN LAKE

Presented by Ballet Theatre UK

TALKS

The acclaimed Ballet Theatre UK return to

Henley with one of the most enduring and

moving ballets.

Its fantastical plot is filled with romance,

sorcery and betrayal. This spectacular

production of the timeless classic features

120 new costumes and stunning sets and

offers a new take on this classic tale.

COMMUNITY

“A ballet company of great achievement”

The Dancing Times

MUSIC

COMEDY

OTHER


Thur 11 Apr, 7.45pm

Fri 12 Apr, 7.30pm

Tickets £23.50

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Adult £18

Consessions £16

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CHINA CRISIS

Presented by by KT Promotions

China Crisis were one of the defining bands

of the 80s, with five top-40 singles, ten

top-50 singles and three top-40 albums,

including Flaunt.

The Imperfection which was the first work

produced for the band by Steely Dan’s

Walter Becker.

Their string of hit singles, includes African &

Hite, Christian, Working with Fire and Steel,

Black Man Ray and Wishful Thinking saw

the band achieve global success.

They will be performing these classics and

more, alongside tracks from the new album,

Autumn in the Neighbourhood, as they

make their Kenton debut.

DAVID STARKEY:

A MONARCHY OF MISFITS?

Presented by Sympathetic Developments

The marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan

Markle, when the second son of the Prince

of Wales wed a divorced American actress

of mixed racial background and uncertain

religion, was regarded as marking a

fundamental modernisation of the British

monarchy.

Historian and presenter David Starkey

(Moral Maze, Question Time) examines the

changes in the marriage customs of the

British monarchy; from the Middle Ages

through to the House of Windsor and its

sometimes-contorted adaptation to the

realities of modern family life.

Suitable for ages 14+

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Sat 13 Apr, 7.45pm

Tickets £25

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HAZEL O'CONNOR:

HALLEJUJAH MOMENTS

Presented by KT Promotions

The first major female popstar of the 80's,

rose to fame in 1980 starring in the film

Breaking Glass. Hazel's ageless songs

include Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother,

Monsters in Disguise, Blackman and

Hanging Around.

Accompanied here by virtuoso saxophonist

Clare Hirst (Communards, David Bowie) and

Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards and

vocals, this powerful blend of voices and

musicianship brings energy, passion and

fire to Hazel’s vibrant performance.

“It's all there, that voice, soaring sax

...timeless” Glastonbury Festival

VENUE FOR HIRE

A Georgian gem in the heart of Henley-on-

Thames, the Kenton was founded in 1805,

making it the fourth-oldest working theatre

in the country. The auditorium seats 185 in

the stalls and 55 in the circle.

The foyer includes a bar, box office and

coffee bar, while the backstage area

includes generously-sized dressing rooms

and an outside area. Staging, sound and

lighting systems can be provided in-house

or sourced locally to satisfy all needs and

budgets. With its close proximity to London

and Oxford and rail links to Paddington

from 45 minutes, this is an ideally located

venue, with that classic theatre feel.

The Kenton has played host to many

prestigious artists, companies and festivals.

It offers a versatile space for performances,

rehearsals, filming, conferences,

screenings, parties and more. We would

be delighted to discuss hosting your event

and can also offer bespoke partnership

packages with local hotels and restaurants

if required.

Please contact:

Paula Price-Davies, General Manager

generalmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk

T: 07590 861430

Suitable for ages 14+

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Wed 17 Apr, 3pm

Tues 23 Apr, 8pm

Adults £12

Children £9

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Tickets £16

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MORGAN & WEST’S

MAGIC SHOW FOR KIDS

AND CHILDISH GROWN-UPS!

Presented by Mark Makin

Time-travelling magicians, the awardwinning

duo present a jaw-dropping,

heart-stopping, brain-busting, opinionadjusting,

death-defying, mind-frying,

spirit-lifting, paradigm-shifting, outlookchanging,

furniture-rearranging magic

extravaganza!

The award-winning duo have fooled Penn

& Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to

be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and

even attempted to escape The Slammer

(CBBC).

Mixing brain boggling illusion and good

old fashioned tom foolery, Morgan & West

present a show for all the family, where

magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages

5 to 105!

“Superbly crafted”

The Stage

JACK DEE -

WORK IN PROGRESS

Presented by Off the Kerb Promotions

Join Jack Dee as he takes to the road

trying out new material for his forthcoming

UK tour. 'In these difficult and uncertain

times people need hope – a ray of

sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s

very much where I come in', says Jack.

He is the star of TV sitcoms Bad Move,

Lead Balloon and Josh as well as chair

of the Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A

Clue. He was a highlight of Celebrity Big

Brother when, much to his surprise, the

nation showed their adoration by voting

him the winner of the series. With sell-out

gigs, a chance to see this talented misery

onstage definitely shouldn't be missed.

Suitable for ages 14+

This show has sold out (waiting list available).

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Volunteers

Needed

Fri 26 Apr, 8pm

Tickets £12

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WE ARE A CHARITY

The Kenton Theatre is a registered charity

and we are reliant on the continued support

of our audiences, funders, sponsors,

members and donors. The Theatre began

as an asset for the local community and

continues to develop this role by offering a

wide-ranging artistic programme of events.

You can become involved in the life of

the theatre by hiring it as a venue or by

volunteering.

Our volunteer team perform a vital role in

ensuring that our New Street gem continues

to thrive. We are always looking for

enthusiastic and friendly theatre-lovers to

join our team.

If you are interested and want to find out

more about volunteering opportunities and

benefits please email:

volunteers@kentontheatre.co.uk

COMEDY@THE KENTON

APRIL SHOW

Presented by the Kenton Theatre & Avalon

Join us for our monthly comedy nights and

enjoy three top stand-ups from, TV, radio

and Edinburgh.

Steve Hall is or was one third of We Are

Klang, and is a regular writer on The Russell

Howard Hour.

Hayley Ellis is back in Henley, possibly

with a show about a lost pigeon. Away

from avian interests, Hayley supported

Sarah Millican on tour in 2018.

Steff Todd gained world-wide attention

after going viral with her Love Island 2018

impressions. Her other impressions include

Theresa May, Kylie and the Kardashians.

“Absolutely incredible impressions”

Daily Mirror

Suitable for ages 14+

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Sat 27 April, 7.30pm

see timetable below

Tickets £19

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Tickets £18

Concessions £17

Child £12

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May

ALAN JOHNSON: IN MY LIFE

Presented by Away with Media Productions

In this highly entertaining show, Alan tells

his personal story with the help of some of

the music that has served as a soundtrack

to his life, and reflects on his unique life

and career.

He grew up as an orphan in the 1950s,

became a postman, before rising through

the ranks of the Labour Party ranks to hold

several cabinet posts, including Home

Secretary.

In My Life adds a forth dimention to the

story of Alan Johnson the man.

Followed by a book signing.

HALF A SIXPENCE

Presented by HAODS

Based on H.G. Wells’ novel Kipps and

originally a vehicle for Tommy Steele, Half A

Sixpence is a classic of musical theatre.

Arthur Kipps, an orphan, lives and works

with other apprentices for the cruel draper,

Mr. Shalford. After learning that he is due

to inherit a fortune, Arthur tries to join the

upper class and becomes engaged to the

wealthy Helen Walsingham. However, it is

not long before Arthur realises that his true

love is his childhood sweetheart.

This amateur production is presented

by arrangement with Music Theatre

International (Europe). All authorised

performance materials are also supplied by

MTI Europe.

Wed 1 to Fri 3 May

Sat 4 May

7.45pm

2.30pm and 7.45pm

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see timetable below

Wed 15 May, 7.30pm

Adults: £10

Students: £5

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May

Tickets £20

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HENLEY DRAMA FESTIVAL 2019

The Henley Drama Festival is an annual

competition and celebrates amateur

theatre. This year, the Kenton hosts its 48th

season with nightly performances over five

days, of one act plays performed by various

drama groups, schools and stage schools

of all ages.

Each performance is judged by Louise

Manders, a professional adjudicator from

the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. The event

culminates in a Gala Night on Saturday

when the adjudicator announces the

winners in each category.

The programme will be announced in

April. For updates, entry forms and further

information visit: henleydramafestival.co.uk

facebook.com/henleydramafestival

Tues 7 to 10 Fri May

Sat 11 May

7.30pm

7pm

JAZZ IN THE ROUND #4

Presented by the Kenton Theatre

Brigitte Beraha (vocals) with

Frank Harrison (keyboards)

Brigitte Beraha is one of the most versatile

and exciting vocalists to have emerged on

the UK jazz scene in the last decade. As

well as performing and recording with many

UK jazz legends, she is involved closely

with a new generation of musicians, in

particular the Loop and E17 jazz collectives.

Frank Harrison is one of the finest jazz

pianists in the UK at present, and a regular

of the Jazz in the Round series. He is the

first choice accompanist for many singers.

He leads his own trio.

Limited seats available for this rare and

distinctive performance.

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Fri 17 May, 8pm

Sat 18 May, 7.45pm

Tickets £13

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Tickets £25

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LOU SANDERS: SHAME PIG

Presented by Avalon

Gabrielle once sang ‘dreams can come

true’ and that’s lovely, but nothing to do

with this show. After sell-out, critically

acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe

Festival and London.

With both runs extended to meet high

demand, Lou Sanders is back with

a national tour. She brings stabby

stepmothers, alcohol issues and an

unusual sexual encounter in LA with her.

This show is all about shame. Sanders has

met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig

herself – and now she’s rolling around in her

own filth for your delight.

“A Fringe comedian who leaves you

wanting more? I’ll take that deal”

The Times

LOS PACAMINOS FEATURING

PAUL YOUNG

Presented by KT Promotions

Headed by the iconic vocals of Paul Young,

the cactus-sharp, tequila-filled, Stetsonwearing

Los Pacaminos bring a taste of Tex

Mex to Henley.

Alongside Young, the band comprises

several of the UK’s most respected

musicians, who have played with Queen,

Tom Jones and Scotty Moore. A typical

setlist includes Wooly Bully, La Bamba,

Tequila and covers by Chuck Berry and Al

Green, as well as their own songs.

Do not miss them turning the Kenton into a

cantina for one night of amazing live music.

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Sun 19 May, 7pm

Tickets £24

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KENNY LYNCH & FRIENDS :

A CELEBRATION OF 70

YEARS IN SHOW BUSINESS

Presented by the Kenton Theatre

Featuring Anita Harris, Bobby Davro,

Jess Conrad, Don Maclean, The Rat Pack

Cast & Special Surprise Guests

A star studded cast including Anita Harris,

Bobby Davro, Jess Conrad, Don Maclean

and The Rat Pack joined by a swinging

band, salute the legendary all-round

entertainer Kenny Lynch (OBE) as he

celebrates his 70th year in show business.

Kenny, affectionately known as “Lynchie”,

has covered every aspect of the

entertainment industry from appearing in

movies and sitcoms to writing hit songs

for acts such as The Small Faces and Cilla

Black. His own hit records include You Can

Never Stop Me Loving You, Stand By Me

and the chart topping Up On The Roof.

During an amazing and pioneering career,

Kenny has worked alongside greats such

as The Beatles and Sammy Davis Jnr and

forged special friendships both on and off

screen with the likes of Jimmy Tarbuck and

the late Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Although born in the East End of London,

Kenny has made Henley his home for many

years. Tonight, friends from stage and

screen come to his home town to celebrate

a remarkable performer who is recognized

as a national treasure.

Proceeds from this performance will go to

Prostrate Cancer UK

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Fri 24 May, 8.30pm

Tickets £21

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GIVE THE GIFT OF

THEATRE TOKENS!

PULSE –

THE PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE

Celebrating the music of Pink Floyd, Pulse

have mastered the sound and technical

brilliance of the legendary English rock

band. This seven-piece band have

mastered of the classic Waters, Gilmour,

Wright and Mason line up whilst also

reaching back into the band’s earlier work

with Syd Barrett.

Expect to hear the likes of Comfortably

Numb, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and

a selection of songs from Dark Side of the

Moon, all performed perfectly in front of

projected images and videos designed to

enhance the show.

Give the gift of theatre with Theatre Tokens,

the unique gift vouchers that can be used

at over 240 theatres nationwide including

all of London’s West End. What’s more,

they have no expiry date, so your friends

and family can see a show of their choice

when and where they like.

Available from the Kenton Theatre Box

Office between 11am and 3pm, Monday

to Saturday.

Tel: 01491 575698

If you’re a Pink Floyd fan, you’ll wish you

were here.

Suitable for ages 12+

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Sat 25 May, 8pm

Fri 31 May, 7.30pm

Tickets £16

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Tickets £21

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CREAM TEASE

AT THE KENTON THEATRE

Based in Oxford and Abingdon, Cream

Tease is a troupe of dancers performing

classic burlesque with a contemporary

twist.

Their show is sexy but classy; witty, sassy

and smart with a wry sense of humour. They

reference themes both old and new and

wrap it up in a performance full of fun and

non-stop glamour.

Come and join Cream Tease and friends

as they take you on a spangle filled trip

through the glamorous world of burlesque.

There will be sequins, there will be glitter

and there will even be feathers; everything

you can expect from one of the most

exciting dance troupes around today!

DAVID GOWER:

ON THE FRONT FOOT

Presented by EBP Productions

David Gower, the legendary former England

cricket captain brings his UK tour to the

Kenton. Often described as one of the most

stylish left-handed batsmen of all time, the

blonde haired 80s bombshell promises to

share his thoughts on 2019’s Cricket World

Cup and The Ashes. A year that has every

potential to be one the most memorable in

the history of the game.

This is your chance to hear the Sky Sports

Star’s tales from captaining his national

team to victory in the Ashes as well as

memories of flying that Tiger Moth over

Queensland.

Suitable for ages 18+

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Sat 1 June, 7.30pm

Thur 6 June, 7.30pm

Tickets £31

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Tickets £20

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June

THE BIG CHRIS BARBER

BAND 70TH ANNIVERSARY

CONCERT

Chris Barber formed his first band in 1949

at the age of 19 and has since gone on

to become Europe's most successful

bandleader and is a true jazz legend. We

are delighted that he’ll be celebrating his

70th anniversary here at The Kenton.

With his 10-piece band, featuring a 7-strong

front line, Chris plays a selection of his

favourite music, including numbers such

Bourbon Street Parade, Jubilee Stomp, Ice

Cream, and When the Saints Go Marching

In, and many more.

The Big Chris Barber Band combine all

these ingredients into an exciting, and often

moving, evening of world-class jazz.

AN EVENING WITH FILM JAMES

BOND DIRECTOR JOHN GLEN

Presented by the Chiltern Centre for

Disabled Children

This special charity event sees John Glen

reflect on a remarkable five-decade career

in film, from the sound department on The

Third Man to directing Marlon Brando in

Christopher Columbus via The Italian Job

and Superman.

Perhaps best associated with James Bond,

having orchestrated the iconic Union Flag

parachute pre-title ski sequence in The

Spy Who Loved Me he went on to direct a

record five Bond films, including Octopussy,

For Your Eyes Only and Licence To Kill.

The evening is in support of Henley’s

Chiltern Centre, which assists disabled

children and young adults and their

families.

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see timetable below

Sun 16 June, 1.30 and 5pm

Adults £17

Consessions £16

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June

Tickets £11

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June

THE PAJAMA GAME

Presented by Woodley Light Operatic Society

This classic tale won the 1955 Tony for Best

Musical and is brimming with songs and

dances that have become musical theatre

standards.

Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama

Factory are anything but peaceful as

sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid

Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the

union grievance committee. Their stormy

relationship comes to a head when the

workers strike for a pay increase.

This amateur production is presented

by arrangement with Music Theatre

International (Europe). All authorised

performance materials are also supplied by

MTI Europe.

Wed 12 to Sat 15 June

7.45pm

HCT SUMMER SHOW

Presented by Henley Children’s Theatre

Henley Children’s Theatre has been

performing at the Kenton Theatre for 50

years. This Summer Show celebrates this

milestone with a performance of a variety

of songs, dances and witty repartee from a

cast of 100 local children.

Established in 1969 by Flavia Pickworth,

HCT remains a family run business.

Muffin Hurst produces and directs with

love, care and decades of unparalleled

experience. Come and celebrate half a century

with this much-loved group!

And, if you’d like to become part of the

family, look out for our annual Pantomime:

Puss in Boots, December 2019.

This is an amateur production with a professional

result; a perfect showcase for

what makes this group so special.

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Coming Soon

Autumn Music Line Up

A regular fixture here at the theatre is the

National Youth Jazz Orchestra and after

last year’s wonderful show, we’re very

happy to be welcoming the best young

jazz talent back to our stage on Friday 8

November.

Wed 19 Jun, 7.30pm

Tickets £20

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June

The golden age of Rock'n' Roll jukebox

hits will be celebrated with the West End

smash Lipstick On Your Collar on 26 a

27 October. Whilst Blake returns with their

new Movies & Musicals tour on the 16

November.

Our season wouldn’t be complete without a

bonafide legend, and Joe Longthorne will

be with us on the 1 November.

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JAZZ IN THE ROUND #5

Presented by the Kenton Theatre

John Etheridge (guitar) with

Pete Oxley (guitar)

John Etheridge is a jazz legend. Today

he tours in a duo with classical guitarist

John Williams, but his career straddles

many genres. In the 1970s, he played

with Stephane Grappelli for five years and

was a mainstay of Soft Machine. He is

currently in Nigel Kennedy’s group and The

Zappatistas.

Pete Oxley is an Oxford legend and founder

of the award-winning Spin Jazz Club. He is

a jazz composer of note, the leader of many

bands; he is a leading maker of violin bows,

supplying many of the world's legendary

virtuosi.

Limited seats available for this rare and

distinctive performance.

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Fri 21 June, 7.30pm

Tickets £16

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see website for timetable

Tickets £11 - £16

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TERRI ON TOUR

Presented by Monsoon PR

Join international psychic medium,

Terri Stromeyer, for an evening of spirit

communication and reconnect with those

that have passed over to spirit. Terri brings

through the thoughts, memories and

conversations of those who have passed

over onto the other side. This not only

gives great comfort to those receiving

the messages but can also inspire and

empower them in their current and future

lives.

A psychic medium with a big personality

and a special talent, Terri is a natural

performer and thrives on large audiences.

She has worked internationally on

television, radio, and for live audiences and

one-to-one readings.

For entertainment purposes.

EAT! HENLEY FOOD FESTIVAL

As part of the exciting new two-week food

festival in Henley for three days the Kenton

Theatre will be transformed into a veritable

feast of live foodie demonstrations and

talks.

Fantastic local & celebrity chefs, cooks,

butchers, vintners & brewers will be

treading the boards of the Eat! Food Fest

Kitchen at The Kenton. Along with top tips,

tricks and chef secrets as well as food &

drink pairings and the opportunity to ‘ask

the chef’.

This is the first event of its kind to be held

at the Kenton Theatre.

For timetable and further information:

www.eatfoodfest.co.uk

To book tickets visit:

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Fri 28 June, 8pm

Sat 29 Jun, 8pm

Tickets £12

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Adults £23

Concessions £21

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COMEDY @ THE KENTON

JUNE

Presented by The Kenton Theatre & Avalon

Steve Williams is one of the most exciting

and electrifying live performers on the

comedy circuit. Steve never fails to surprise

and engage audiences with his hybrid of

bizarre stories, larger than life physicality

and spontaneous improvisation.

Phil Ellis, an award-winning comic

renowned for his amalgamation of offbeat

observational material and physical

comedy. His anarchic sleeper hit of a show

“Funz and Gamez” saw him win the Fosters

Edinburgh Comedy Award’s Panel Prize.

Kieran Boyd has enjoyed nine years of

sold-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe.

He has been performing his inventive,

high-energy stand up at numerous gigs and

comedy festivals in the UK and Ireland.

ALL THINGS MUST PASS

The All Things Must Pass Orchestra

return to the Kenton for its fifth year. The

Brighton-based 10-piece band brings the

music of George Harrison to the stage.

The set consists of a fascinating selection

of songs from Harrison’s incredibly diverse

musical output. Celebrated masterpieces

such as Something, While My Guitar Gently

Weeps, Here Comes the Sun and the

anthemic My Sweet Lord are interspersed

with rarely heard gems from four decades

of sublime song writing.

The band features luscious three-part

harmony vocals, electric and acoustic

guitars, a superb horn section and a tight

rhythm section. It interprets the richly

textured music from the Beatles years, as

well as the prolific post-Beatles era, which

includes the eponymous triple album All

Things Must Pass.

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see timetable below

Adults £14.50

Friends £12

Chldren £10

13-14

July

see timetable below

Adults £14.50

Friends £12

Chldren £10

20-21

July

IT'S A SMALL WORLD

Presented by Artemis Studio Performing

Arts School

This iconic ride at Disney World - is now a

fantastic family friendly sing a long musical!

Featuring big show numbers from your

favourite Disney shows including Mary

Poppins, Aladdin and The Lion King. This

new show features the Artemis Junior

Theatre Company, aged 6-14, with special

guests from Artemis College.

Follow us around the wonderful world of

Disney - stopping in Africa, Asia, London

and more!

This is an amateur production.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Presented by Artemis Studio Performing

Arts School

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess

of darkness, has grown up and fallen in

love with a sweet, smart young man from

a respectable family. She confides in her

father and begs him not to tell her mother.

Now, Gomez Addams must do something

he’s never done before – keep a secret from

his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will

change for the whole family on the fateful

night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s

‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Starring members of Medusa Theatre

Company and the brand-new Artemis

College Company. The company members

are all actors in training.

Sat 13 July

Sun 14 July

7pm

2pm

Sat 20 July

Sunday 21 July

7pm

2pm

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Coming Soon

to enrol see website for timetable

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July/August

Live Music Line Up

We have an amazing line-up of tribute

bands gracing our stage this winter.

From the explosive The Tina Turner

Experience on 14 September and Bob

Drury’s ever popular The Neil Diamond

Story on 25 October. The Bob Dylan

Tribute returns on the 15 November, giving

you an opportunity to spend an evening

in the presence of the songs of one of the

finest minds of his generation.

Come and celebrate Christmas with the

World’s Greatest Elvis Tribute in the world,

Ben Portsmouth when he brings his unique

style and charisma to the Kenton on the 6

and 7 December.

MATILDA (SUMMER SCHOOL)

Presented by Berkshire Theatre Company

To receive up-to-date information and event

announcements sign-up to our mailing list and

follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Berkshire Theatre School’s popular musical

theatre workshop comes to Henley with

four fun-filled days of acting, dancing and

singing for 6-16 year olds run by industry

professionals. Suitable for all levels, we

ensure that every child is involved and

spends the week with a huge smile on their

face.

The workshops finish on a high with a

performance for friends and family to watch

and enjoy. You'll be amazed at what your

children can achieve in a week!

For more information and to enrol visit:

www.berkshiretheatrecompany.co.uk/

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BOOKING INFORMATION

HOW TO BOOK TICKETS

boxoffice@kentontheatre.co.uk

T: 01491 575698

Box Office Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday 11am – 3pm

and 1 hour prior to every performance.

CONDITIONS OF SALE

All tickets must be paid for at the time of

booking, some tickets will be subject to a

£1 restoration levy and each booking will be

subject to a booking fee.

CONCESSIONS

Concessions are available on selected shows

and these are: Senior Citizens, Students,

Kenton Keepers, Kenton Friends, (unless

otherwise stated). A Family Ticket is for

2 adults and 2 children. There is a group

booking discount, with one ticket free with

every 10 purchased.

RETURNS AND EXCHANGES

Kenton Theatre is able to exchange ticket(s)

(to the same value) or resell your ticket(s) if the

show has sold out. To exchange the ticket(s)

to another event, you must inform us at least

24 hours prior to the advertised start time of

the event you are unable to attend. If you

would like us to try and resell your ticket(s)

(not guaranteed), you must let the Box

Office know as soon as possible prior to the

advertised start time of the event.

ACCESS

Please tell us when booking if you require an

induction loop, if you use a wheelchair or if

you have any additional needs. The Kenton

Theatre offers Essential Companion tickets for

performances; to book contact the Box Office.

The Kenton theatre is wheelchair accessible

and there is one wheelchair space.

Wheelchair patrons who can move into a seat

may occupy one of the seats N1-N3 if the

wheelchair space is occupied. There is also a

wheelchair-accessible toilet.

VISIT US

Address: Kenton Theatre, 19 New Street,

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2BP.

Parking

There is limited street parking on New

Street but there are various town centre car

parks within easy walking distance of the

theatre:

Kings Road Car Park

Henley Train Station

Henley Rugby Club

RG9 2DQ

RG9 1FR

RG9 2JA

By Train

Henley-on-Thames Train Station is

approximately a 15-minute walk from the

Kenton Theatre.

By Bus

There are regular bus services from Marlow

and Reading and bus stops within a few

minutes’ walk of the theatre.

FOLLOW US

Twitter @kentontheatre

Facebook @kentontheatre

Instragram @kentontheatrehenley

WE ARE A CHARITY

The Kenton Theatre (Henley-on-Thames)

Management Society Ltd is a registered

charity (253021). This means that all the

money donated or earned is not distributed

as profit but kept and reinvested in the

theatre.

We are reliant on the continued support of

our audiences, funders, corporate partners,

Members and donors to ensure that we can

continue to develop our artistic programme

and remain central to the communities that

we serve.

Printed March 2019

All information was correct at time of going to print.

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WHAT’S ON AT A GLANCE

03 April JAZZ IN THE ROUND #3 Music page 4

05 April ED GAMBLE: BLIZZARD Comedy page 4

07 April SWAN LAKE Dance page 5

11 April CHINA CRISIS Music page 6

12 April DAVID STARKEY: A MONARCHY OF MISFITS? Talk page 6

13 April HAZEL O'CONNOR: HALLEJUJAH MOMENTS Music page 7

17 April MORGAN & WEST’S MAGIC SHOW Family page 8

23 April JACK DEE - WORK IN PROGRESS Comedy page 8

26 April COMEDY @ THE KENTON APRIL Comedy page 10

27 April ALAN JOHNSON: IN MY LIFE Talk page 11

1-4 May HALF A SIXPENCE Henley page 11

7-11 May HENLEY DRAMA FESTIVAL 2019 Henley page 12

15 May JAZZ IN THE ROUND #4 Music page 12

17 May LOU SANDERS: SHAME PIG Comedy page 13

18 May LOS PACAMINOS FEATURING PAUL YOUNG Music page 13

19 May KENNY LYNCH & FRIENDS Music page 14

24 May PULSE – THE PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE Music page 15

25 May CREAM TEASE AT THE KENTON THEATRE Dance page 17

31 May DAVID GOWER: ON THE FRONT FOOT Talk page 17

01 June THE BIG CHRIS BARBER BAND Music page 18

06 June AN EVENING WITH FILM DIRECTOR JOHN GLEN Community page 18

12-15 June THE PAJAMA GAME Henley page 19

16 June HCT SUMMER SHOW Henley page 19

19 June JAZZ IN THE ROUND #5 Music page 20

21 June TERRI ON TOUR Talk page 22

24-26 June EAT! FOOD FESTIVAL HENLEY Henley page 22

28 June COMEDY @ THE KENTON JUNE Comedy page 23

29 June ALL THINGS MUST PASS Music page 23

13-14 July IT’S A SMALL WORLD Community page 25

20-21 July THE ADDAMS FAMILY Community page 25

29-1 July MATILDA Community page 26

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