The Wizard of Winterbourne

The Newbury Youth Theatre

Open lock to the Dead Man’s knock! Fly, bolt and bar and band! Nor move, nor swerve, joint, muscle, or nerve at the spell of the Dead Man’s hand! Newbury Youth Theatre present the tall tale of Wizard John Palmer, who exorcised a Boxford cottage, silenced the bells of Welford and stopped the curse of a dead man’s hand in Winterbourne.

Devised, Physical theatre. Age 7+

'Executed with finesse and artistry by the young performers to make for a truly beautiful performance' **** (
'One of the best theatrical young companies in the world ever' (ThreeWeeks).

£9.00 (£8.00)
Mon, 5 Aug
2:30 - 3:30pm
Tue, 6 Aug
2:30 - 3:30pm
Wed, 7 Aug
2:30 - 3:30pm
Thu, 8 Aug
2:30 - 3:30pm
Fri, 9 Aug
2:30 - 3:30pm
Sat, 10 Aug
2:30 - 3:30pm


Exuberance, vitality, invention and sheer joy ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Newbury Youth Theatre have done it again with their sparky and sparkling new show about the Wizard of Winterbourne, one John Palmer who lived in the village of Boxford in the mid-19th century, and about whom there are many tales, some of which might even be true…

An entertaining production from a talented young cast. Interactive and fun from the moment you walk in the door. Good for children too. Fast moving, engaging and  funny. The stories woven round the "Wizard “ are intriguing; you couldn’t make them up! Do go and support this excellent cast, you won’t regret it.

Quaker reviewer