What's On?


29th November

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
Creation Theatre

  2 Dec - 6 Jan

A Christmas Carol

10am, 2pm, 6pm & 7.30pm

This Christmas we'll be back at The North Wall with our usual brand of joyful, anarchic, heartwarming festive theatre. Creation's Rep Company will present a new spin on our 2017 production of A Christmas Carol, complete with suitably grim Victorians, a Fezziwig party you'll never forget and, at its heart, the most christmassy tale of redemption around. We can't wait!

Praise for the 2017 production:

'Dickens would surely love it' This is as good as theatre gets. The Oxford Times

'Great cast; great concept; fabulous treatment of my favourite Dickens. Creation Theatre punches way above it's weight and we in Oxford are very lucky to have such a company resident in our city.' Audience member of Twitter

Box_office: https://creationtheatre.co.uk/show/a-christmas-carol/?utm_source=NewburyArts&utm_medium=Listing&utm_campaign=ACC23

Barfield Handbell Ringers

  2 December

Christmas Around the World

Handbell Concert


Join us as we celebrate the start of the festive season with a varied programme of music, including some Christmas pieces in the second half.  Light refreshments will be available in the interval.

Tickets available at the door: £6 full, £5 concessions, accompanied children free



Continuing this week

New Era Players

  23 Nov - 2 Dec

Blithe Spirit

by Noel Coward


New Era Players present Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward A smash comedy hit in London and New York, this much-revived and popular classic from the playwright of Private Lives, concerns fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, who has remarried but finds himself haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira, after a séance goes awry. Clever, insistent and well aware of Charles' shortcomings, Elvira is called up by a visiting 'happy medium', the eccentric and flighty Madame Arcati, and proceeds to wreak havoc in Charles and Ruth's previously happy home. Coward himself labelled this play 'an improbable farce' and it is full of his typical waspish humour and some delicious one-liners. New Era Players are joining in the celebrations to mark the 125th Anniversary of Coward's birth next year.

The New Era Players present Blithe Spirit on 23rd-25th November and 28th November-2nd December 2023 at the New Era Theatre, Andover Road, Wash Common, Newbury RG14 6NU. Tickets are £12 each and are available online at ticketsource.co.uk/new-era-players. For other enquiries, email the Box Office at boxoffice@neweraplayers.org or call 07919 916009. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

New Era Players

  23 Nov - 6 Jan

Samantha Emmons


New Era Players, as part of the Art in the Foyer Series, present paintings glowing with colour by Samantha Emmons. In the foyer of New Era Theatre you will find a fantastic exhibition of Samantha's works: she 'evokes the metamorphosis of life with fluidity, transparency, reflection and tactility,' creating 'ripples that half hide, half reveal.' Please come and join Samantha at the Open Evening on Thursday 23rd November from 6-7pm: this coincides with the opening night of New Era Players' production of Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit, which starts at 7.30pm. Why not combine both events? You can book tickets for the show at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/new-era-players.

Or you could try a Saturday coffee morning to see the exhibition, from 10.30-12 noon on November 4th and 18th, December 9th and January 6th. The exhibition will be on display throughout the run of New Era Players performances during late November and early December.

For further information, email samanthaemmons@hotmail.com.

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council