A THEATRE has introduced a "pay what you want" scheme to help drama-lovers tackle the cost-of-living crisis.

The Kenton Theatre in New Street in Henley, will allow people to see selected shows and pay what they can afford.

All the profits from the selected shows will then go to the War Child Charity, which is working on the ground with displaced and endangered children and families in Ukraine and other war zones.

The shows included in the scheme are a comedy about Frankie Howerd called 'Howard's' End, next Thursday, June 9, and a Ghost Lights night of live music featuring bands Octavia Freud, Elucidate and Tiger Mendoza on Friday, June 24.

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Theatre Manager Simon Spearing said: “We know it’s difficult for everybody at the moment and we genuinely think that theatre should be a way of getting away from it all for a couple of hours.

“Theatre should be here for all of us to enjoy and that’s why we are working with some brilliant people to offer a selection of shows with no set ticket prices.

“This is a new initiative for the Kenton and if people go for it we will try to keep doing it with more shows in future.

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“So what have you got to lose? It doesn’t matter if you pay £1, £20 or £50, we just want everybody to be able to come and have a great night out”.

For more information, visit: kentontheatre.co.uk


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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