The Merchant of Venice

WTW-Merchant-3007th to 10th June 2017

The Merchant of Venice, one of Shakepeare’s best known comedies will be performed by WTW as part of the Wargrave Village Festival. The Outdoor Shakespeare production is the most popular event of the Festival and we aim to make this year’s production, from 7th-10th June, our best ever.

We have mined a rich seam of Wargrave theatrical talent including some well-known Festival faces to entertain and delight in the Festival production of The Merchant of Venice. This thought-provoking comedy was first performed 420 years ago and remains as relevant and entertaining today.

The play will be performed in Elizabethan costumes on our beautiful Mill Green. To ensure your comfort, we will be providing comfortable, covered seating.

The actors are busy rehearsing and learning their lines and look forward to hearing your laughter and applause.


A Spoonful of Sugar

8th to 10th June

A Spoonful of Sugar is adapted from the stories of Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers.

This is the amazing story of the Banks family who lived in Cherry Street, London and a nanny who turns their lives upside down.  Come and join us at the open air theatre on Mill Green, where Wargrave Theatre Workshop Youth and Juniors will be performing this well loved family favourite.

Thursday 8 June 5pm, Friday 9 June 5pm, Saturday 10 June 2pm and 4pm on Wargrave Mill Green with raked, covered, comfortable seating. Adults £4.50, Children £3.00.

Plays, Youth Theatre

Ladies’ Day

Ladies-Day-3005th to 8th April 2017

Amanda Whittington’s hilariously funny comedy about four fish filleters who work in a factory in Hull.

Work, love and life are just one long hard slog for the foursome. Pearl is about to leave to spend more time with her husband in their caravan.  Jan kicked her husband out years ago and now lives only for her daughter Claire who is about to leave for university. Shelley thinks she is above working in the factory and wants to be famous and Linda, the youngest and an avid Tony Christie fan, has her own burden.

Pearl has always wanted to go to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot and this year it is being run at York, so as a send-off, the foreman agrees to give them all the day off. Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as the four head off to the races. We learn about the lives, loves and ambitions of the four and secrets are ‘spilled’ as a result of the champagne…


Treasure Island

treasure-30025 to 29 January 2017

Ahoy, me Hearties and shiver me timbers! We’ve come over piratical for panto this year with Alan Frayn’s panto adaptation of Robert Louis Stephenson’s Treasure Island.

We’ve got all of your favourite classic literary characters plus the best bits of traditional panto and jokes to have them groaning in the aisles.

Always our most popular show of the year, the show usually sells out very quickly so don’t delay. The box office opens to the public at 9am on 10th December.

Book online or from TicketSource on 0333 666 3366


Audition Notice – Treasure Island

treasure1-300Pantomime Reading and Auditions

Our 2017 panto will be the swashbuckling Treasure Island by Alan Frayn. It is a fabulous script with wonderful characters so please come along and join in the fun.

There will be a reading on Sunday, 30 October at 8pm in the Green Room.

Auditions will take place on:

Thursday, 3rd November at 8pm in the Green Room
Sunday, 6th November at 7.30pm in the Green Room

The performance dates are Wednesday, 25 January – Sunday, 29 January 2017.

If you have any questions with regard to the pantomime, please contact us on

Audition, Pantomime

Youth Theatre double bill

fresh-300Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November

Wargrave Youth Theatre and Junior Workshop present a double bill. A Breath of Fresh Air and A Foxy Tale.

At the Woodclyffe Hall, Saturday Performances 2pm and 4.15pm,  Sunday’s performance 2pm.

Tickets:  Adults £6,  Children £5, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £20.




Youth Theatre

All My Sons

AMS-30019th to 22nd October 2016

All My Sons is Arthur Miller’s 20th century classic play about social responsibility set against personal gain. When Joe Keller places the prosperity of his family above the lives of others, there are consequences for all.

Joe Keller, a successful businessman, lives comfortably with his wife Kate and son Chris in a suburban American neighborhood. They have only one sadness in their lives, the loss of their son, Larry, who went missing in World War II. After three years, Kate still clings to the hope that her son is alive. Chris would like her to give up that hope because he wants to marry Ann, Larry’s former fiancée. But Ann’s father is in prison for a crime committed in Joe’s factory and when he went to prison, Joe returned home and made his business bigger and better.


Enchanted April

Enchanted-April-30018th to 21st May 2016

​by Matthew Barber, based on the book by Elizabeth von Arnim.

Set in 1922 four years after the end of the war, two London housewives discover whilst in a London Ladies’ Club, that each is attracted to the same advertisement. ‘To those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine, a small castle on the Mediterranean, Northern Italy, to be let for the month of April. Cook, gardens, ocean view. Reply Box Eleven’. Although they had never spoken before they decide to go on the holiday of a lifetime, without their husbands. They contact the owner, Antony Wilding, and agree to rent the castle.

In order to assist with the cost they advertise for two travelling companions, ladies in a similar situation who would enjoy sharing such a holiday. They receive only two replies, one from Lady Caroline Bramble, a socialite who is in great need of an escape particularly from men, and the other from Mrs. Clayton Graves, an elderly lady with a regal bearing, who at their initial meeting states that certain ground rules should be spelled out and she proceeds to do so. However, during their enchanted month in the small Ligurian castle, the ladies fall under the spell of their idyllic, sun-drenched surroundings. There they rediscover laughter, learn new truths about themselves and find just the romance they need, though perhaps not the romance we – or they – had expected to find.

Tickets can be purchased though the “buy tickets” link on this page or from TicketSource on 08448 700 887 from 8th April.

“A ‘must see’ play that leaves you positively glowing” and “Superb”. We look forward to seeing you!

The Bull at Wargrave will be offering a pre-theatre supper. Main course and glass of house wine for £12.50. Call 011189 403120 for reservations.

News, Plays


Cinderella-30021 to 24 January 2016

The ever popular Wargrave Pantomime returns with the magical tail of Cinderella, expect a glass slipper, fairy godmother, Buttons, Dandini, a handsome Prince and of course two-for-one dames with the two ugly sisters. Our traditional panto, directed by Linda Daman and written by Alan P Frayn will have you cheering and booing louder than ever. Oh yes it will.

The box office opens on Saturday 5th December. As with previous years we expect to sell out quickly so don’t delay. Book online or call TicketSource on  08448 700887.


Roald Dahl’s The Witches

Witches-30021 & 22 November 2015

Witches absolutely detest children. To a witch, a child smells like dogs’ droppings. And now the Grand High Witch is planning to get rid of every child in England – can anybody stop them?

The Witches tells the story of a brave young boy and his Norwegian grandmother as they battle against England’s child-hating witches.

Wargrave Youth Theatre proudly present Roald Dahl’s scary classic. Book online or call 0118 940 4246 for tickets. £6 (£5).