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Singin’ in the Rain
SHOWING: 30 November - 8 February
So here we go again. Our next Christmas musical. This time the Greatest Movie Musical of All Time… SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. A brilliant script, show-stopping choreography and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards including Make ’em Laugh, You Are My Lucky Star, Good Mornin’ and of course the one...
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Storytime: Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus!
SHOWING: 29 January
Every Wednesday at 10.30am, pre-school children will be treated to a story and singing in the theatre, as well as colouring-in and dressing-up in the bar. Book a place for your little one by calling the Box Office on (0118) 969 8000 and join us for a magical experience, topped...
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Sounds of the 60s Show with The Zoots
SHOWING: 2 February
THE ZOOTS are coming! And they’re bringing the hits of the 60s! Experience THE Sixties show that’s wowing audiences around the world, and headlining venues from the Palladium to Old Trafford. THE ZOOTS are here to make your whole family bop to the ’60s beats that everybody loves – with...
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Book Club
SHOWING: 5 February
A great way to meet new people, lit lovers are invited to join our free and friendly Book Club. The books we are reading this month are The Binding by Bridget Collins and Secret Service by Tom Bradby. Join us at 2pm on Wednesday 5 February 2020 to discuss the...
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Storytime: The Gruffalo
SHOWING: 5 February
Every Wednesday at 10.30am, pre-school children will be treated to a story and singing in the theatre, as well as colouring-in and dressing-up in the bar. Book a place for your little one by calling the Box Office on (0118) 969 8000 and join us for a magical experience, topped...
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Storytime: What The Ladybird Heard
SHOWING: 12 February
Every Wednesday at 10.30am, pre-school children will be treated to a story and singing, as well as colouring-in and dressing-up in the bar. Book a place for your little one by calling the Box Office on (0118) 969 8000 and join us for a magical experience, topped off as we start...
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Relatively Speaking
SHOWING: 27 February - 18 April
Greg only met Ginny a month ago but has already made up his mind that she’s the girl for him. When she tells him that she’s going to visit her parents, he decides this is the moment to ask her father for his daughter’s hand. Discovering a scribbled address, he...
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An Evening with Rick Wakeman
SHOWING: 1 March
On the evening of Sunday 1 March legendary performer Rick Wakeman will take to The Mill’s stage to perform in support of Animals Asia’s global effort to put an end to the cruel bear bile trade. Guests will also be treated to a two-course vegan and vegetarian dinner, an auction...
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The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
SHOWING: 8 March
Showing: 8 March Bar open from 6pm to 11pm Dinner served from 6.15pm Performance starts at 8.15pm Tickets £52 including dinner Including famous tunes such as ‘Puttin on the Ritz, Sweet Georgia Brown, The Lullaby of Broadway as well as hot numbers from the 20s such as Duke Ellington’s Black...
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The Jive Aces Big Beat Revue
SHOWING: 15 March
Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, The Jive Aces, explode onto the stage in their trademark yellow suits and vintage style for their “Big Beat Revue” show. Featuring special guests: the songstress from Down Under with the golden tonsils and furious tap dancing, Miss Kara Lane; The blonde bombshell with the low...
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Talk, Tour and Afternoon Tea
SHOWING: 19 March
Spoil yourself with a scrumptious Afternoon Tea and Walk and Talk Tour of The Mill at Sonning. For £30 per person, you can enjoy a 30-minute talk from Managing Director, Sally Hughes, followed by a backstage tour of the theatre and an indulgent cream tea in the Waterwheel Bar –...
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The Searchers and Hollies Experience
SHOWING: 22 March
The best of both worlds bring to the stage the magical hits of these two legendary harmony bands. Over 30 hit songs including Needles and pins, He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother, Sweets For My Sweet, Just One Look, Sugar and Spice, Stay, When You Walk In The Room, Here...
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Magic Night
SHOWING: 23 March
Join us for a night of incredible magic from the world famous and prestigious Magic Circle. Presented by Dan Hudson, this show will amaze and amuse, baffle and bewilder even the most cynical of guests! The line-up is yet to be announced – so keep an eye on our website!...
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Talk, Tour and Afternoon Tea
SHOWING: 26 March
Spoil yourself with a scrumptious Afternoon Tea and Walk and Talk Tour of The Mill at Sonning. For £30 per person, you can enjoy a 30-minute talk from Managing Director, Sally Hughes, followed by a backstage tour of the theatre and an indulgent cream tea in the Waterwheel Bar –...
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‘The Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand Show’
SHOWING: 29 March
Tony Wright and Julie Coupland backed by an outstanding band perform some of the greatest songs recorded by Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand to name a few. ‘Love On the Rocks’, ‘Hello Again’, ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’, ‘September Morn’, ‘People Somewhere’, ‘Evergreen’, ‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers’. This show is one not...
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The Everly Brothers Dream
SHOWING: 5 April
Follow young Phil & Don Everly, as the boys from a humble Kentucky coal mining community appear at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in 1957… inspiring the Beatles, the Hollies and many others with their angelic harmonies….. all the way to their triumphant reunion concert in 1983 in the...
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The House On Cold Hill
SHOWING: 23 April - 13 June
Following the incredible sell-out stage success of NOT DEAD ENOUGH, THE PERFECT MURDER and DEAD SIMPLE, the No. 1 best-selling author Peter James is back with this spine-tingling new play. A ghostly story of the Harcourt family, who move into the house of their dreams that has been empty for...
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The Definitive Rat Pack
SHOWING: 3 May
This hit show includes songs I’ve Got You Under My Skin, King Of The Road, Hey There, That’s Amore, Mr Bojangles, Strangers In The Night, My Way and many more, performed by the UK’s leading Frank, Dean and Sammy impersonators.
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Comedy Night at The Mill
SHOWING: 11 May
With faces you know from TV and names you know from the circuit, you’re promised a hilarious time at one of our ever popular Comedy Nights. Laugh the night away as you enjoy entertainment from some of the UK’s finest stand-up comedians. Tickets also include a delicious buffet dinner before...
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Talk, Tour & and Afternoon Tea
SHOWING: 14 May
Spoil yourself with a scrumptious Afternoon Tea and Walk and Talk Tour of The Mill at Sonning. For £30 per person, you can enjoy a 30-minute talk from Managing Director, Sally Hughes, followed by a backstage tour of the theatre and an indulgent cream tea in the Waterwheel Bar –...
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Stars Of British Jazz
SHOWING: 17 May
A 6 piece band comprising of a mixture of past members of highly respected bands such as. Colin Wood – piano (Acker Bilk’s Jazz Band) John Benson – Double Bass/ Voc (ex Kenny Ball’s Band) Richie Burns – Drums (ex Pete Allen’s Jazz Band) Graham Woodhouse – Trombone/ Voc (ex...
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Talk, Tour and Afternoon Tea
SHOWING: 21 May
Spoil yourself with a scrumptious Afternoon Tea and Walk and Talk Tour of The Mill at Sonning. For £30 per person, you can enjoy a 30-minute talk from Managing Director, Sally Hughes, followed by a backstage tour of the theatre and an indulgent cream tea in the Waterwheel Bar –...
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Magic: A Kind of Queen
SHOWING: 31 May
Magic have performed all over the world from Gorky Park Moscow to the London Palladium and at over 1000 UK theatre gigs. So if you are a Queen fan, or you simply want to know what a Queen concert was like live then you must see We Are The Champions,...
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Honky Tonk Angels
SHOWING: 7 June
With a blessing from Georgette Jones (Daughter of Tammy Wynette and George Jones), Clive John Productions (Johnny Cash Roadshow) present a classic night of country music at its very finest. All the hits, favourites and so much more from The Queens of Country – Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline and Loretta...
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Two Into One
SHOWING: 18 June - 8 August
If you are a Cabinet Minister in the government it is not easy to arrange to spend an afternoon of nookie in a London hotel with a young lady. The problem is not so much that the Minister and the young lady are both married (not to each other obviously!)...
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Sounds of the 70s with The Zoots
SHOWING: 28 June
The Sounds Of The 70s have wowed audiences of stage and screen in more than 30 countries – and now you can experience their smash 70s show, in all its poptastic glory! This amazing 70s tribute show has it all! Join The Sounds of the 70s for their unforgettable live...
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Genesis Connected
SHOWING: 5 July
This show performs the music of Genesis and the solo projects Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & The Mechanics. Hits spanning from the late 70s onwards including; Turn it On again, Sledgehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, That’s All, The Living Years and many...
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Comedy Night at The Mill
SHOWING: 6 July
With faces you know from TV and names you know from the circuit, you’re promised a hilarious time at one of our ever popular Comedy Nights. Laugh the night away as you enjoy entertainment from some of the UK’s finest stand-up comedians. Tickets also include a delicious buffet dinner before...
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Celebrating Sixty Years of The Shadows
SHOWING: 26 July
Following their show in 2018, top Shadows tribute act The Bourne Again Shadows will be returning to The Mill at Sonning on Sunday 26 July 2020.  A show guaranteed to have feet tapping down memory lane! Widely recognised as the tribute act producing the most authentic Shadows sound, the band’s set...
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Busman’s Honeymoon
SHOWING: 13 August - 26 September
All tickets include a delicious two-course meal in the restaurant before the show. FOR MATINEE PERFORMANCES: Restaurant open and serving lunch from 12.15pm – 2pm Performance starts 2.15pm FOR EVENING PERFORMANCES Restaurant open and serving dinner from 6.15pm – 8pm Performance starts 8.15pm The Mill is delighted to announce that...
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What’s Love Gotta to do WIth It
SHOWING: 6 September
Brought to you by the same incredible producers behind the hugely successful Whitney – Queen Of The Night, this is the ultimate tribute concert to one of the most iconic and loved musical artists of our generation. Expect a night of feel-good, high-energy, rock’n’roll full of Tina’s best loved hits...
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West End Meets Broadway
SHOWING: 13 September
The Best of the West End and Broadway comes to Sonning! Performed by Four West End stars and a band Comprising the finest West End musicians, This show features the greatest songs from West End and Broadway musicals, including The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Chicago, Evita, Miss Saigon,...
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Voice of the Heart: Karen Carpenter
SHOWING: 20 September
A classy 8 piece show include the stunning voice of Carole Gordon plus her 6 piece band. Performing all the Carpenters Hits, Top of the World, Mr Postman, Ticket to Ride, Yesterday Once More, Jambalaya and many more.
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Shady Business
SHOWING: 1 October - 21 November
October is traditionally comedy time at The Mill to give us laughter and fun as those winter evenings start to draw in. This high energy, laugh-a-minute farce – a cross between Some Like It Hot and The Sopranos – does just that. We are delighted to welcome back one of...
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The Swinging Big Band
SHOWING: 11 October
From the ‘Syd Lawrence Orchestra’The “Best Big Band in the Land” directed by Chris Dean brings the music of swing era Back to life with the youthful verve that made It the smash hit pop music of it’s day. Featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Quincy...
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Magic Night
SHOWING: 12 October
Join us for a night of incredible magic from the world famous and prestigious Magic Circle. Presented by Dan Hudson, this show will amaze and amuse, baffle and bewilder even the most cynical of guests! The line-up is yet to be announced – so keep an eye on our website!...
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Buddy Holly and The Cricketters
SHOWING: 18 October
Featuring all Buddy’s classics plus the greatest hits From the legends of the 50s and 60s. IncludingElvis, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard and the Beatles.
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Forever in Blue Jeans
SHOWING: 25 October
Brings you an exciting new production, promising a great night out for all the family. The talented cast of 7 sing their way through 80+ classic songs, from BRENDA LEE to THE CARPENTERS, from MOTOWN to CAROLE KING. A whirlwind trip from the 50’s through to the best songs of...
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The Bourne Again Shadows with Cliff
SHOWING: 1 November
In a celebration of the best instrumental band the UK ever produced. Simon Goodall whose ability to catch the subtleties and characteristics of Cliff’s voice is second to none.With hits Apache, Kontiki, Wonderful Land, Foot Tapper, Summer Holiday and Living Doll. Plus many more early rock, n roll numbers.
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How Sweet It Is
SHOWING: 8 November
Now in its 18th successive year, this stunning 100% live show combines first class music with the slickest choreography and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have! This show will have you Dancing On The Ceiling, with songs from legendary...
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The Mill at Sonning Theatre may us the personal information that you provide to keep you informed about our artistic programme, opportunities to take part in and way to support the theatre. We will store your personal information securely and use it in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018 and the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulation (PECR) 2012

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