First World War Centenary Event

Adult £8, Child £6

Mon – Sat 11am – 3pm
plus one hour prior to performance for that show only


Marking 100 years since the end of World War One , Kenton Theatre, Royal British Legion, Henley Town Council, Gillotts School and the Come and Sing Company present an afternoon of poetry, music and theatre in honour of the fallen. 

Students from Gillotts will perform excerpts from Joan Littlewood’s Oh! What a Lovely War!

Hear George Butterworth’s classical interpretation of AE Houseman’s A Shropshire Lad.  Butterworth himself was a composer and solider who died during The Somme.  Local primary school children will read their own poetic responses to the horrors of a century ago.

In addition, the Come and Sing Company will lead an enlightening and light-hearted sing-a-long performance of some of the music that boosted troop morale, helped spread propaganda and even kept them marching in time! You will be able to join in as we all sing classics such as It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, Good-byee and Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag. As per 100 years ago, no previous soldiering (or singing!) experience required. Just some good old fashioned British spirit! 

Proceeds from this event will go to The Royal British Legion. 


Adults £8     Children £6 

(Price includes £1 Restoration Levy)