What’s on this April in Berkshire

PUBLISHED: 08:00 03 March 2020 | UPDATED: 16:03 03 April 2020

Important Notice regarding COVID-19

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We round up some of the best events and things to do across Berkshire this month

The government advice regarding COVID-19 on March 16th recommended that we should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues.

This is very likely to impact the events listed here and those printed in our April issue which went to print before this announcement.

We recommend you check the website or social media of the organisers or venue for more details about cancellations, postponements and possible refunds.

We will resume updating this article when the government advice allows events involving large numbers of people to resume again.

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THEATRE & DANCE

3-7 March

The Black Veil  

Rumpus Theatre Company presents a chilling play based on Charles Dickens' classic Victorian thriller The Black Veil.Newly qualified doctor Stephen Ruggles has just arrived home on a stormy winter's evening and is warming himself by the fire. A mysteriously veiled elderly woman arrives at his door and begs him to visit a nameless patient at daybreak the following morning. Against his better judgement, Ruggles agrees, only to find himself embroiled in a web of lies and deceit.

theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk 

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4-7 March

Wuthering Heights

A dark and gothic tale of romance and revenge, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights is brought to life in this adaptation by Charles Vance. As children, Cathy and Heathcliff are inseparable, but as they grow older, circumstances get in the way. Cathy allows her head to rule her heart, choosing to marry the wealthy Edgar Linton instead. Heartbroken, Heathcliff flees - returning only to have his revenge on those he deems responsible… with tragic results.

southhillpark.org.uk

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12 March-4 April  

The Wicker Husband

A folk-inspired new musical tells the timeless tale of the outsider. In a superficial world, where beauty is only skin-deep, meet the so-called 'Ugly Girl'. 

Ostracised by the shallow townsfolk because she doesn't fit in, the Ugly Girl becomes the envy of her neighbours when the mysterious Old Basketmaker makes her a strong and loving husband woven from living wicker. As bitter rivalry and jealousy threaten to tear the community apart, the townsfolk embark on a cruel and destructive plan.  Will the Ugly Girl's happiness be ruined forever? 

watermill.org.uk

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14 March  

Anton & Erin: Dance those magical movies  

Anton & Erin, the nation's favourite ballroom stars, arrive at The Hexagon with their brand-new show for 2020. With sensational choreography set to music that made it big on the silver screen, expect a Hollywood red-carpet premiere performance. You can expect all the classics from Singin' in the Rain to Casablanca. 

whatsonreading.com

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16-21 March  

The Sleeping Beauty  

Join Vienna Festival Ballet as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary with the classic fairytale set to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score. Stunning choreography and beautiful costumes combine to portray the struggle between good and evil.  

theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk

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25 March 

Ben Fogle: Tales from the Wilderness  

From crossing Antarctica to conquering Everest, Ben takes the audience on an inspiring adventure. Join him in this uplifting and exciting show, in which he'll be sharing his stories of the wilderness. 

whatsonreading.com        

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MUSIC & COMEDY  

22 March 

Lost in Music  

Get ready to recreate the magical '70s on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk  

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30-31 March  

Come what may: the ultimate tribute to Moulin Rouge

Enjoy an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza as you enter the secret world of one of the greatest movie-musicals of all time.

theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk  

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12 March

Jack Dee: Off the telly  

Join Jack Dee at The Hexagon for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new stand-up tour. "In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope - a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that's very much where I come in," says Jack.

whatsonreading.com  

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15 March  

An evening with young stars of the Royal Opera

Head to Cliveden House Hotel for an irresistible evening of opera highlights, Champagne and dinner, where you will be joined by wonderful young international stars from the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme of the Royal Opera House.  

clivedenhouse.co.uk

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19 March 

The Boys are Back! 

Catch Five, A1, Damage and 911 at The Hexagon, bringing you a show of pop classics. 

whatsonreading.com 

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21 March  

Menopause the Musical 2 

Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Nicole Barber-Lane (Hollyoaks), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Nicki French (Eurovision) star iny this hysterical sequel to the smash-hit Menopause The Musical®. Fast-forward five years to catch up with the same four characters for tales of their lives, loves and losses as they set off on the high seas.  

cornexchangenew.com

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COUNTY DAYS OUT

7 March

Civil war at Shaw House  

Immerse yourself in history with a day out in the 17th Century with The Earl Rivers Regiment Muster. Discover what life was like for those who had to take up arms against their fellow countrymen. Witness soldiers training to use swords, muskets and pikes.  

westberks.gov.uk

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21 March

Be wiser jump season finale 

Newbury Racecourse bids a fond farewell to the jumping action for another year. Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate the leading stars of the season and take an educational trip behind the scenes to the Weighing Room with former jockey Wayne Hutchinson, or a trip to the last fence to get close to the action.

newburyracecourse.co.uk

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21 March 

The Great British dog walk 

Join Hearing Dogs for The Great British Dog Walk at Beale Park.The Great British Dog Walk is a great excuse for people of all ages to get out and about and explore a beautiful location while helping to change the lives of deaf people.   

hearingdogs.org.uk

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30 March

Newbury antiques and collectors fair  

With stalls inside and out,  Newbury Showground is a  favourite location for filming BBC's Bargain Hunt, and with the range and quality of items being sold it's easy to see why. This growing fair is sure to become a regular in all antique-hunters diaries!.

iacf.co.uk 

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