Please note with regard the Covid situation, all our performances will follow recommended guidelines.
Directed by Ruby and Greg
Thank you for Bearing with us ... that's right we are back! Didcot Phoenix are very much looking forward to bringing panto back to the stage this year with "Goldilocks and the three Bears". Dame Gertie Dollop runs the Circus with her son, Silly Billy but they have fallen on hard times. Join them as they are aided on their quest by Goldilocks to save the save the show from dastardly Ringmaster Heinkel. And where to the three bears fit in ?.. join us to find out in this Panto where the laughs aren't too many and aren't to few...they are JUST RIGHT! Its really going to be in-tents. We know you will enjoy this fun filled family show where the circus is full of amazing astounding and at times just down right ridiculous acts.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
Didcot Civic Hall
Harwell Village Hall
Adults £10 + booking fee
Concessions £6 + booking fee
Family ticket £26 + booking fee (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)
For group bookings please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" is the eighth Sherlock Holmes short story by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The story tells of Helen Stoner, a soon-to-be married young woman who suspects her stepfather may be trying to kill her in order to retain control of her inheritance. Convinced of her stepfather's intentions, she turns to Holmes for help.
Written by Phoenix member Jane Card, this is an adaptation of a short story by the American humourist, James Thurber, from the 1930s.
Called the Macbeth Murder Mystery, we see an American woman, who has bought a Penguin Shakespeare instead of a Penguin Crime, applying the rules of detective fiction to Macbeth - she doesn't think the Macbeths are guilty.
A short play by Jonathan Edgington. George's wife is missing. He knows where she went, but not where she is. Dare he tell the truth to anyone?
Written and directed by Phoenix member Gerry Rouse, we see a committee meeting gone awry due to the discovery of a suspicious object....
We have recently been in email correspondence with Christian Feser, currently doing a PhD on Thomas Coryate at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany).
He wrote, “ I just stumbled upon your recent production of the Legge-stretcher's voyages on your YouTube video, and I'd be delighted to know more, considering yours is probably the first and only dramatic adaptation of his work…….Since I am supposed to put a literary theorist spin on my thesis, I will be looking at the use of eccentricity in Coryate's works and figure out why they became obsolescent so quickly after his death ……However, I'd like to look at Coryate's reception as well, which is where your dramatic adaptation of the Crudities would be a perfect fit!”
(After we had sent the script and photographs, and an explanation of how the original script was workshopped.)
“Thank you for the photos and the poster! It looks like everyone involved had great fun. Together with the delightful script, it must have been a very entertaining night for the Odcombians!
It is interesting that you should mention the pantomime. It's a brilliant observation that you would have been influenced by that. I know only little about the English pantomime, but the fact that it puts emphasis on audience participation and double entendre alone suits a stage adaptation of the Crudities so well.”
Gary Lugsden (the author of Rumpelstiltskin)
"It really seemed everyone both in the audience and on stage had a great time!
We all thoroughly enjoyed the show... a job well done!"
Paul Smith (the publisher of Smiths Scripts)
"It was great to come and see you all and I really enjoyed the show. I thought you adapted to the venue really well!"
Spelthorne and Runnymede Virtual Drama Festival
• Festival Runners up
• Best Presentation/Production - won
• Best Time Keepers - won