Henley Life - page 9

WHAT’S ON HIGHLIGHTS
Music icons, award-winning family shows, top
comedians and, of course, pantomime are all
on the schedule for Henley’s Kenton Theatre
this Winter.
After setting new attendance records in the
Autumn season, the New Street venue
continues its aim of providing entertainment
for all tastes in the coming months, starting
with its most spectacular panto yet,
Robin
Hood.
Running from December 15 to 28,
Immersion Theatre promise stunning sword
fights, awesome archery and groan-worthy
gags.
The company return on February 9 to 10
with the new family musical
The Jungle Book
.
And in March Michael Morpurgo adaptation
I
Believe in Unicorns
comes to Henley after an
acclaimedWest End run.
A special evening is assured on February 4
when Olivier-winner Maureen
Lipman, singer Jacqui Dankworth
and leading musicians team up for
a night of words and music.
Later that month jazz legend Chris
Barber and songwriter-producer
Mike Hurst both perform gigs at
the theatre.
Other musical offerings include
Mozart opera
Marriage of Figaro,
The Rat Pack Show
with special
guest Kenny Lynch, a new musical
about Dusty Springfield, 80s band
The Christians and the return of
Four Seasons tribute
Bye Bye Baby.
Comedy at the Kenton returns on
Comedy, music and
more this Winter
January 26 with three top stand-ups from the
London circuit, followed by
I’m a Celebrity
star
Shappi Khorsandi on February 1. Then in
March
Never Mind the Buzzcocks
stalwart Phill
Jupitus makes his Kenton debut, as does Iain
Stirling, the
Love Island
narrator who sold out
his Edinburgh run.
March also sees Professor Robert Winston
and
Only Fools & Boycie
with John Challis
Drama at the theatre this season includes
Henley Players’
Arcadia
and the Rep Company
with an Agatha Christie thriller and a classic
farce.
For the full schedule and to buy tickets visit
kentontheatre.co.uk or call (01491) 575698.
John
Challis
Phill Jupitus
Music, comedy and drama all on
offer at Henley’s Kenton Theatre
HENLEY
life
| DECEMBER 2017
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