A Way with Words

Friday 8 May and 15 May at 1.30pm Elizabeth House, Station Hill SL6 9BS. Free entry. The Elizabeth House Thespians deliver a rehearsed performance of “White Lies”, a one act play by local playwright Richard James. This group of village elders meets every Friday to read plays and poetry under the direction of Sue Roberts.

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Dick Barton, Special Agent

Monday, 11 May and Tuesday 12 May, 7:30pm Pinder Hall, Lower Road SL6 9EH. Licensed bar. Ticket £12 for one night £18 for both. Upstage Theatre’s Kaos Kabaret, by special arrangement with the BBC bring their hilarious musical spoof of the original radio detective series to Cookham Festival.This drama plays over two nights with a traditional Dick Barton ‘Cliffhanger’ at the […]

Voices of the Great War

Tuesday,12 May 8pm Cookham Dean Cricket Club, Rickett’s Field, Whyteladyes Lane SL6 9LF. Licensed bar. Ticket £7.50. A cast of well-known local performers led by Roger Deats presents an evening of poetry, prose and music from the First World War – some familiar, some not.


From Odney Bridge to Flanders Field

Thursday, 14 May, 8pm Cookham Dean Village Hall, Church Road, Cookham Dean SL6 9PY. Licensed bar. Ticket £8. The stories of the Great War years in the Cookhams, as recorded in the Maidenhead Advertiser and Parish Magazine, are written as a dramatised reading by Andy Draper and brought to life by local actors. Learn about the dispute over the building of the Odney […]

Drama: Regulation 18B – No Free Man

Friday, 15 May, 7pm reception, 7:45pm start Edinburgh Restaurant, Moor Hall SL6 9QH 7pm reception. 7.45pm. Licensed bar. Ticket £12. This one-act play, written by Scott W. Wright and directed by Sylvia Wimpenny, has its world premiere at Cookham Festival. Based on an actual case from the early 1940s, this gripping story, with themes that resonate from the time of Magna Carta to today, explores […]