Events and things to do in Berkshire - January 2017
PUBLISHED: 10:15 10 January 2017
Start the year with the pick of the shows, fantastic music and comedy from across Berkshire
Jack And The Beanstalk - Theatre Royal Windsor until 8 January
It’s an odd place to start a panto review, oh yes it is, but to set the scene we have to get through a typical domestic shenanigans.
On the long-awaited day I was due to take my granddaughter, The Mini Me, to see the show that evening, the daughter-in-law phoned with a burbling torrent which would have impressed Timmy Mallett. Within five minutes of this I could have happily hit her with his mallet. Several times.
Apparently The Min had leapt out of bed at 5am, would probably collapse in an exhausted heap after school or, at the very least, turn into The Whinging Four Year Old from Hell. Perhaps the two of them should give it a miss suggested the usually much loved daughter-in-law.
Mari’s in Town
Mari Wilson comes to New Greenham Arts Centre on 28 January with her Ready Steady Girls show featuring top hits such as Don’t Sleep In The Subway, You’re My World, Always Something There To Remind Me, and 24 Hours from Tulsa, as well as some of her own songs such as the 80’s classic Just What I Always Wanted, tickets £16.
The Counterfeit Stones
They’ve been going for 25 years and the music is brilliant – but, best of all, this tribute act never take themselves too seriously. Rock along to Newbury’s Corn Exchange on 28 January, tickets £23 for a great night out.
• 8 January, Cantley House Hotel, Milton Road, Wokingham, tel: 07990 711444, and Hilton Hotel, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, tel: 01276 451498
• 14 January, The Great Wedding Show Off, The Great House, Thames Street, Sonning tel: 01189 692277
• 15 January, Crowne Plaza, Richfield Avenue, Caversham, tel: 07990 711444, and Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa, Bagshot Road, Sunninghill, Ascot, tel: 01276 451498
• 22 January, Trunkwell House Hotel, Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, Reading, tel: 07990 711444
• 29 January, Hilton Hotel, Drake Way, Reading, tel: 01276 451498
The Hexagon, Queens Walk, tel: 01189 606060
Until 8 January 2017, Snow White; 14 January, Mario Kombou: The Elvis Years; 19 January, A Never Ending Nightmare: The Circus of Horrors 2017; 22 January, American Superslam Wrestling; 25 January, Russell Howard – Tour Warm Up; 26 January, That’ll be the Day; 30-31 January, Room on the Broom
South Street Arts Centre, South Street, tel: 01189 606060
John Shuttleworth: My Last Will and Tasty Mint; 13 January, Poets’ Café – Holly Hopkins, hosted by Robin Thomas; 20-21 January, Stephen K Amos; 26-28 January, Everyday Moments by Hofesh Shechter
The Mill at Sonning, Sonning Eye, tel: 01189 698000
Until 14 January High Society; 8 January, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra; 19 January – 11 March, Peter James’ Dead Simple; 22 January, An Evening with Brian Blessed; 29 January, Searchers
Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, tel: 01189 606060
18 January, Lunchtime Organ Recital – Christopher Cromar; 26 January, The Carducci String Quartet
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch, tel: 0118 384 2195
16-21 January, No Naughty Bits by Steve Thompson
Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, tel: 01183 9758880
13-22 January, Humpty Dumpty: A Traditional Panto by Barrie Theobald
The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, tel: 01635 46044
Until 1 January, Sleeping Beauty; 26 January – 25 February, Murder For Two
Corn Exchange Newbury & New Greenham Arts, Market Place, tel: 0845 5218218
13 January, Jongleurs Comedy Club; 14 January, Sounds of The Glenn Miller Era; 19-21 January, Annie; 27 January, Tangomotion; 28 January, Mari Wilson – Pop Deluxe; 28 January, The Counterfeit Stones
Theatre Royal Windsor, Thames Street, Tel: 01753 853888
Until 8 January, Jack and The Beanstalk; 11-21 January, A Judgement in Stone; 29 January, Russell Howard; 25 January – 4 February, Dreamboats and Petticoats
School Hall, Eton College, tel: 01628 528041
14 January, Windsor & Eton Choral Society – Two Choral Classics
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, tel: 01183 788660
1 January, New Year’s Day Concert; 6 January, The Dreamers; 7 January, The Snowman; 13-14 January, Stephen K Amos; 15 January, Shunted again! Steve Gribbin’s Real Story of the Railways; 20 January, The Holland and Leo Green Duo; 21 January, Purple Zeppelin; 25 January, Lee Nelson; 27 January, Terry Alderton; 27 January, Phil Beer; 28-29 January, The Magic Flute; 29 January, Piano Recital – Jianing Kong
South Hill Park, tel: 01344 484123
Until 3 January 2017, Cinderella; 19 January, GSMC Music Awards; 20 January, Ivan Hovorun – Conservatoire Concert Series; 27 January, Ben Waters & Friends; 27 28 January, Round the Horne