Watermill Theatre moves back indoors

Published: 8 September 2020
Reporter: Robin Strapp

The Watermill Theatre

The Watermill Theatre in Newbury will present an autumn reopening season of work featuring shows with smaller cast sizes and reduced audience capacity with 'socially distanced' seating.

Artistic Director Paul Hart said, “after a hugely successful, outdoor summer season, we’re delighted to announce plans for reopening our indoor space this autumn. I think what we’ve all missed is the opportunity to share stories—something that’s always been pretty magical in The Watermill’s beautiful auditorium.

"We return to two fantastic pieces of writing from Douglas Post and Ade Morris, as well as commissioning a new version of perennial classic A Christmas Carol from our playwright-in-residence Danielle Pearson. I’m also thrilled that we have Georgie Staight and Lucy Betts making their directorial debuts for us. We genuinely can’t wait to open our doors again and welcome audiences back to the theatre.”

Bloodshot, a film noir inspired thriller starring Simon Slater, written by Douglas Post and directed by Patrick Sandford, will play from Tuesday 22 September to Saturday 17 October. Ade Morris’s Lone Flyer—The Last Flight of Amy Johnson will also be revived at the Watermill, after its original production in 2001, directed by Watermill Associate Lucy Betts, running from Wednesday 21 October to Saturday 21 November.

A new festive production of A Christmas Carol by Danielle Pearson, directed by Georgie Staight, will be performed by two actor-musicians from Thursday 26 November 2020 to Saturday 3 January 2021.