Looking ahead… our autumn season highlights
There’s so much to choose from in our new autumn season, whatever your theatrical tastes – whether it’s meaningful drama or just a good night out with your friends, there’s something for everyone! We take a look at some of our own personal highlights from the forthcoming season…
4th – 14th September
For some people there’s nothing better than spending an evening watching horror films from behind your hands or the sofa in the safety of your own home. But if you’re brave enough to venture out into the Theatre for your horror fix then The Exorcist is for you! Adapted from the best-selling William Peter Blatty novel, this acclaimed stage production took the West End by storm in 2018 and kicks off its first ever UK tour in Windsor.
A visually astounding, intelligent and haunting theatrical experience, this spine-chilling tale of demonic possession should scare even the hardiest of theatregoers. We can’t guarantee you won’t sleep with the lights on…
20th – 24th August
Who doesn’t love a good musical? From the glory days of Rodgers and Hammerstein to modern masterpieces from Pasek and Paul, this is one genre that isn’t going anywhere in a hurry (with a fringe on the top, perhaps!). Relive one of musical theatre’s most glorious creations as Theatre Royal Windsor’s Community Theatre project take on Lionel Bart’s Oliver!, itself adapted from Charles Dicken’s novel.
Featuring a cast of talented local youngsters and adults, a professional production team and a host of songs such as ‘It’s a Fine Life’, ‘Who Will Buy’ and ‘Consider Yourself’ you’ll be the humming the tunes all the way home!
18th – 28th September
Martin Shaw is no stranger to Windsor, having appeared in numerous plays at the Theatre Royal in recent years such as The Best Man, Murder on Air and The Country Girl. Much-loved from his TV appearances in Judge John Deed, Inspector George Gently and The Professionals. He takes to the stage once in Patrick Hamilton’s thrilling play, Gaslight which gave rise to the term ‘gaslighting’, a form of psychological abuse in which false information is presented to the victim with the intent of making them doubt their own memory and perception.
Ten Times Table
8th – 19th August
A new production of an Alan Ayckbourn play is always something to get excited about and it’s hard not to see why: arguably the most performed living English playwright and and as enduring as Shakespeare in his popularity, he has written over 70 plays in his long and distinguished career with many of them transferring to the West End to great critical acclaim.
The newly established Classic Comedy Theatre Company will take on Ten Times Table, Ayckbourn’s 1977 comedy about a pageant planning committee. You’ll laugh your socks off!
28th November – 5th January
The Windsor pantomime is something of a cultural institution in the town, loved by locals and visitors alike and bringing a host of stars of stage and screen at Christmas for a show packed with gags, songs, spectacular dance routines and outrageous comedy pratfalling.
This year will be the most thrilling pantomime adventure of them all – Aladdin – with a cast including Windsor favourites Kevin Cruise and Steven Blakeley with further names to be announced, jump on your magic carpet and book your tickets before they all go!
More off script…
Meet Hamlet & The Cherry Orchard cast member Kezrena James
Our production of The Cherry Orchard is based on a script adapted by playwright Martin Sherman, Here’s some background on his career!
Here’s some fascinating facts about Chekhov’s theatrical masterpiece
A history of our Hamlet’s previous Shakespeare performances
Your chance to win a pair of On-Stage seats for Hamlet!
Meet Hamlet & The Cherry Orchard cast member Alis Wyn Davies
Meet Hamlet & The Cherry Orchard cast member Ashley D Gayle
A look at the history of Repertory Theatre in Windsor and the UK
Meet Hamlet & The Cherry Orchard cast member Ben Allen
Here’s some fascinating facts about the Bard’s much-loved tragedy.