Following the temporary closure of The Berry Theatre due to the pandemic, the theatre will welcome back audiences for a vibrant and inspiring autumn season.
Tickets are now on sale for a broad and varied programme offering comedy, family events, theatre, music and film.
The perfect family festive treat will arrive in the form of Slot Machine Theatre and Norden Farm’s charming stage adaptation of Nick Butterworth's bestselling Percy the Park Keeper book One Snowy Night (10–30 December). There will also be some yuletide music in store courtesy of Peter Gill’s Christmas Comedy Songbook.
Mirth-making theatrical treats include Not Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2 October), a laughter-filled parody of the classic D.H. Lawrence novel and Crimes in Egypt (23 October), a romp inspired by Christie, Coward and Wodehouse.
Critically acclaimed comedian Simon Brodkin explores why he’s always been a Troublemaker (25 September) and cinematic treats include NT Live’s Follies and a full range of Saturday morning family screenings. Children will also be enchanted by StoryTribe! which offers family fun, creative games and interactive storytelling for 3-7 year-olds.
The Berry Theatre is owned and operated by Eastleigh Borough Council.
The Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Social Policy, Councillor Tonia Craig, said: “The Borough really punches above its weight in terms of arts provision, and it’s great to see our brilliant venue returning to something approaching normality, after such a challenging 18 months.
“The performing arts make a huge contribution to people’s happiness and wellbeing and the autumn programme for both our theatres is excellent and varied, offering something to appeal to everyone. Congratulations to the team for pulling it together: I’m sure it will be enjoyed by residents - and lovers of live performance across the region.”
Charlotte Hall, Creative Director at the venues, said: “This Autumn is such a feast of much needed fun and excitement following all of the challenge of recent times. Our team cannot wait to welcome our audiences back to our building and continue to do everything possible to keep our visitors feeling relaxed and safe during their visit.
“We have no doubt that our audiences will spring back in action to support us once more and we cannot wait to share some fantastic experiences with everyone again.”