THE WATERMILL THEATRE ANNOUNCES SUMMER/WINTER 2016 SEASON

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THE WATERMILL THEATRE ANNOUNCES SUMMER/WINTER 2016 SEASON

28 JULY – 1 JANUARY 2017 

The Watermill Theatre today announces its Summer/Winter 2016 season, the continuation of Paul Hart‘s inaugural programme as new Artistic and Executive Director. On general sale from 16 May, and to Friends of The Watermill from 9 May.

Artistic Director, Paul Hart directs The Watermill’s summer musical, Gershwins’ Broadway classic, Crazy For You, reimagined for the theatre’s intimate stage with actor-musicians, opening 28 July – 17 September. Crazy For You is produced in association with Jamie Wilson and stars Tom Chambers (Top Hat and Strictly Come Dancing winner) as Bobby.

Season highlights also include the world premiere of Ian Hislop and Nick Newman‘s The Wipers Timesa brand new stage adaptation of the award-winning BBC film. Directed by Caroline Leslie and produced in association with Trademark films, The Wipers Times is based on the true story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme and runs from 22 September – 29 October.

As part of The Watermill’s ongoing Education and Outreach programme, an electrifying 75 minute adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein tours local schools and plays at The Watermill from 31 October – 4 November and Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi opens 9 – 12 November, presented by The Watermill Young Company.

Concluding the season, Bill Buckhurst directs Rufus Norris‘s critically acclaimed adaptation of Sleeping Beauty running from 17 November – 1 January 2017.

Paul Hart commented:

“I’m delighted to announce the second half of my inaugural programme here at The Watermill. Following the success of Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s comedy, A Bunch of Amateurs, which premiered here in 2014, we’re thrilled to open The Wipers Times, to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. The intimate space of our converted mill will be transformed to the glamour of Broadway for our summer musical Crazy For You and we’re delighted to welcome Bill Buckhurst following his critically acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd in a pie shop to direct an immersive and mischievous Christmas treat for families, Sleeping Beauty by Rufus Norris.”

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