What's On?


30th May

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
Night Must Fall

  2 Jun - 3 Jun

Night Must Fall

A classic psychological thriller by Emlyn Williams


Mrs Bramson, a bitter, fussy, self-pitying elderly woman, resides in a remote part of Essex, with her intelligent yet subdued niece, Olivia. Mrs Bramson spends all her time making everyone’s life a misery from her wheelchair. She is thoroughly disliked by her servants, Dora and Mrs Terrence; as well as the district nurse and Olivia, whom Mrs. Bramson also treats as a servant.

One day, Dora reveals she is pregnant. Mrs Bramson considers firing her, but then decides she is going to bully the father into making an honest woman of her. The father turns out to be a suave, handsome young man named Dan. He almost immediately charms Mrs Bramson, causing her to forget all about Dora's pregnancy and take Dan on as her private assistant.

Then one night a human hand is found in a rubbish heap outside the house and later a headless body is discovered. Who killed the woman and what is Dan hiding in his hatbox?

Emlyn Williams classic faithfully captures the mores and manners of the 1930’s, which was when the play was written and first performed. While the attitudes and emotional responses may seem dated to a modern audience the play still powerfully conveys a sense of tension and provides a disturbing window into the psychology of a disturbed sociopath.



Continuing this week

Art in the Foyer - 2

  6 May - 22 Jul

An exhibition of photographs by Nicki Lister


As part of the Art in the Foyer season, we present an exhibition of photographs by Nicki Lister. These compositions explore form, rhythm and pattern in the deserted spaces and places of 'out-of-season' coastal resorts.

Private View:  Friday 5th May, 7–9pm

Exhibition open:  Saturday 6th May, 11am–5pm; Saturday 13th May, 11am–5pm; Saturday 20th May, 11am–5pm

Coffee Mornings              
Saturday 3rd June, 10.30am–12 noon Saturday 17th June, 10.30am–12 noon Saturday 1st July, 10.30am–12 noon Saturday 22nd July, 10.30am–12 noon

Other times by arrangement until 30th July

Shona Barr

  6 May - 3 Jun

Chroma: New Paintings

by Shona Barr

to 5pm

Paintings by the popular Scottish Artist, exploring her Native landscape, flora and fauna. Sculpture in the Garden by Clare Bigger.

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council