A new year means a new season at Uppingham Theatre and we’ve got lots of brilliant shows coming up between now and June.
We’ve already kicked off our season with a hilarious comedy night, featuring political satirist Andy Zaltzman and ex-teacher Mark Cooper-Jones. And next up, on Friday 20th January, we have Guy Masterson’s one man show in which he plays all 69 characters in Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood.
If Speakers are more your cup of tea, Dame Jenni Murray joins us on Sunday 22nd January for an entertaining evening in which she tells a different version of the history of Britain. Whilst later on in the season cricketing legend, Henry Blofeld, brings his take on the sport, and life in general.
Our children’s calendar carries on this season with a couple of wonderful shows - Alice in Wonderland and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. As always parents are welcome to bring their children along to the 4pm shows absolutely free of charge and they are a brilliant way to introduce children to live theatre.
For the drama lovers, we’ve got something for everyone from the Shakespearian classic, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to a dramitisation of ‘De Profundis’ by Oscar Wilde and the emotional ‘Two Sisters'.
Plus Uppingham School pupils will be bringing not one, but two House productions. First is a new play, Call Over, which is loosely based on a true story and then Meadhurst House share their take on Alan Bennett’s comedy, Habeas Corpus. We’ve also got the talented Uppingham School Lower Drama Society performing the classic Frankenstein from 1st - 4th March.
And of course who could forget the annual School production, which this year takes us back to 1950s America. Grease runs from Wednesday 24th - Friday 26th May.
We hope there is something there for you and look forward to seeing you at the Theatre soon.