The Beacon

The Beacon
Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BX
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Acoustic Blues Weekend - Concert

The weekend will offer classes starting Friday from 1pm to 5pm and an evening jam session from 8pm to midnight for participants only. On Saturday, classes will run from 10am to 5pm followed by a public staff concert at 8pm. On Sunday, classes will start at 10am and end at 3pm. The classes will cater for all levels of…

Sat 3 Mar

£10

Ballet On Film - Alices Adventures In Wonderland

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouserAs Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. Shes swept off her feet by the…

Thu 12 Apr

£8–£12

Goodbye Christopher Robin

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 47min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Simon Curtis
  • Written by: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Simon Vaughan
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald
  • UK release: 28 September 2017

The story of ex-Army officer-turned-writer AA Milne (Gleeson), and how he turned to children’s literature after the public showed little desire to read his anti-war writings. Curtis handles the awkward but loving father-son relationship beautifully and it’s a competent and credible work, with subtle and intelligent use of…

Fri 9 Mar

£5

Jigsaw Stage Productions Present Oliver!.. The Musical

Join young orphaned Oliver Twist as he escapes from the hungry world of the orphanage only to be caught up in the London underworld of thieves in Fagins family of child pickpockets!With spirited timeless songs like, As Long as He Needs Me,Food, Glorious Food and You Gotta Pick a Pocket or Two, Oliver! is a musical classic…

Wed 4 Apr

£12–£14

Thu 5 Apr

£12–£14

Fri 6 Apr

£12–£14

Sat 7 Apr

£12–£14

Kathy Lette's Girls Night Out

New show from Kathy Lette, taking everything on board – from puberty to menopause – with men, marriage, toy boys, Prince William, and George Clooney along the way.

Fri 11 May

£15

Luke Daniels And His 19th Century Polyphon Machine

Such is Luke Daniels' unquenchable inquisitiveness that, since his landmark solo statement What's Here What's Gone in 2014, he's put down several more markers on the musical map. Revolve and Rotate had him transporting the 19th century's closest thing to hi-fi, the giant steel discs of the polyphon, to modern…

Thu 3 May

£14

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Thu 22 Feb

£15

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare's political drama.

Thu 22 Mar

£15

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

  • 2018
  • Directed by: Rufus Norris
  • Cast: Anne-Marie Duff, Rory Kinnear

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris sees Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Thu 10 May

£15

Oliver | Jigsaw Stage Productions

Bringing Charles Dickens' beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart's Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates London's underworld searching for a home, a family and most importantly - for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by the Artful…

Wed 4 Apr

£15.40 some concessions

Thu 5 Apr

£15.40 some concessions

Fri 6 Apr

£15.40 some concessions

Sat 7 Apr

£15.40 some concessions

Oliver | Jigsaw Stage Productions [matinee]

Bringing Charles Dickens' beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart's Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates London's underworld searching for a home, a family and most importantly - for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by the Artful…

Sat 7 Apr

£15.40 some concessions

Opera Unmasked Presents Cav & Pag

Opera on film - Pietro Mascagnis Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallos Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian operas most famous double act, but they were written independently. Cavalleria rusticana came first, its hugely successful premiere in 1890 doubtless an influence on Leoncavallo. His…

Thu 19 Apr

£12

Paddington 2

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • UK/France
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Imelda Staunton
  • UK release: 10 November 2017

Paddington (Whishaw) falls foul of a dastardly scheme to steal the key to a hidden fortune. The sequel to the wildly successful first film is implausibly even better, with spiffing action pieces, seemingly throwaway gags paying rich dividends later, and splendid performances from all, with Grant brilliant as the has-been…

Sun 18 Mar

£3

Paddington 2 (U) - Autism Friendly Screening

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucys 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Grubers antique shop…

Sun 18 Mar

£3

Panto: The Wizard Of Oz

After the hugely successful Christmas Pantomimes here at The Beacon, Talegate Theatre are back this Easter with The Wizard of Oz.Click your ruby heels together and join us over the rainbow for a magical adventure suitable for all ages. Follow Dorothy and her new friends along the yellow brick road as they help the…

Sun 15 Apr

£8.50–£32

Phil Jupitus: Juplicity (14+ (Parental Guidance) Likely To Be Bad Language And Adult Content)

14+ (Parental Guidance) Likely to be bad language and adult contentJoin stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world…

Fri 23 Mar

Sold out

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Phill brings poetry and chat to the masses.

Fri 23 Mar

£15

  • 20:00

The Unravelling Wilburys

THE UNRAVELLING WILBURYS perform the songs of the 1980s supergroup The Traveling Wilburys, (George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne). Songs such as End of the Line, Handle with Care, The Devils Been Busy, Not Alone Anymore, Heading for the Light, form the basis of the set with choice cuts, such…

Fri 13 Apr

£16

Unravelling Wilburys: Tribute To The Traveling Wilburys

The band performs the songs of the 1980s supergroup including End Of The Line, Handle With Care, The Devil's Been Busy and many more.

Fri 13 Apr

£16

  • 20:00

The Wizard Of Oz

After the hugely successful Christmas Pantomimes here at The Beacon, Talegate Theatre are back this Easter with The Wizard of Oz. Click your ruby heels together and join us over the rainbow for a magical adventure suitable for all ages. Follow Dorothy and her new friends along the yellow brick road as they help the…

Sun 15 Apr

£8.50 (Children £8.50; £32)

  • 14:00

The Zoots

The Zoots perform the sounds of the 60s.

Fri 30 Mar

£15

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