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Dead of Night at The Mill at Sonning

by Hotspur Theatre Company

The Mill at Sonning Theatre
Sonning Eye,
Reading, Berkshire RG4 6TY
Box Office: 0118 969 8000

The world premiere of Dead of Night starts in the newly refurbished Mill At Sonning Waterwheel Bar where the audience will be able to enjoy a drink and food before the show starts.

Hotspur Theatre Company was created by 4 actors in 2014 when they performed a Jacobean season at Petworth House Summer Festival directed by Tam Williams. Other cast members include Luke Beattie, Antony Jardine, Nick Malinowski and Rikki Lawton. They met when they were all in ‘Strangers On a Train’ (Patricia Highsmith) produced by Barbara Broccoli at the Gielgud Theatre. Born with acting in his blood (his father is actor Simon Williams, his mother actress Belinda Carroll and aunt actress Kate O’Mara), Tam Williams is currently performing in 'Sunny Afternoon' the Kinks Musical nominated for an Olivier Award (Sunday 12 April) directed by Ed Hall.

They say every theatre has a ghost…

A group of touring actors performing 'Macbeth' have been contracted for a night’s work at The Mill at Sonning. They arrive to find the theatre closed for renovations. Making the best of the situation, they set up to give one final performance in the bar. The situation quickly starts to spin out of control as the actors realise that they are in a frightening story of their own and must venture through the darkened theatre to confront their fears.

This unique promenade production from Hotspur Theatre Company, promises to show things you’ve never seen before by taking you into the dark backstage and under the stage areas of the Mill At Sonning in an attempt to understand the frightening mysteries that happen in the Dead of Night. Ghostly illusions have been provided by Paul Daniels. Jon Trenchard has been commissioned to write new music and there is special mobile LED lighting. Dead Of Night is produced and developed by Tam Williams with direction by Chris Myles, devised by Luke Beattie and Nick Malinowski.

Tam has been in many productions in Ed Hall’s Propellor Theatre Company which have toured worldwide, and at the Old Vic, National, Chichester Festival Theatre and in many West End productions.

Sat 11 April - Sat 2 May Perfs Tues-Thurs and Sun 8.00pm, Fri & Sat 7.00pm and 9.00pm. Running time 1 hr 15 mins.
Prices £20.00 (show only)
Trains: Paddington – Reading

21 April 2015