Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s Norman Bragg Studio is rapidly gaining a reputation for championing diverse fringe theatre and fresh new talent alongside unique community events, screenings and live music.
The summer months are no exception with quirky quizzing fun delivered by WiFi Wars (Sat 3 Jun), and comedy courtesy of Simon Evans: Work of the Devil (Fri 2 Jun) and Extreme Improv Comedy Show (Fri 30 Jun). Adults-only fun bursts into the studio with 100 Watt Club – An Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville (Fri 9 Jun), and there is live music from one of the UK’s leading tributes; The George Harrison Project (Sat 22 Jul).
A timeless tale that’s not just for kids with buffoonery in abundance, arrives with Slapstick Picnic’s theatrical treat; a three-hander of JM Barrie’s classic play, Peter Pan (Sat 1 Jul). Hapless pirates, feral children and a particularly punctual reptile will have shipmates of all ages cackling.
Following the successful launch of Platform youth band night and Unsigned local artists and bands night, both events are returning, with dates set up until the end of the year. Platform (Fri 7 Jul) in partnership with XYZ Music Academy will feature live music from musicians and bands aged 11-18. Unsigned (Sat 8 Jul) is sponsored by Orange Amps and brings together the very best of the Bucks live music scene with a mix of local bands and solo artists and a variety of genres.
Guests with a love of musical theatre are invited to take to the mic in Musical Theatre Karaoke (Thu 6 Jul). This intimate event showcases the audience’s talent and love of musicals with accompaniment from pianist Michael Webborn.
The studio’s programme of screenings includes NT Live Best of Enemies (Thu 1 Jun) and Fleabag (Thu 15 Jun), ROH’s II Travatore (Tue 13 Jun) and Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty (Tue 4 Jul). The latest dementia-friendly screening is cult classic, Grease (Thu 6 Jul).
Try something different this summer – events in the Norman Bragg Studio are on sale now: www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury *