Saturday 26 October 2024
Our favourite dinner theatre - The Mill at Sonning Theatre, Sonning Eye, Reading

If you hear it… it’s already too late!

Please join us in October 2024 for this WORLD PREMIERE and original adaptation of Rebecca Netley‘s bone chilling novel – THE WHISTLING, as a Saturday afternoon in October is the perfect time to meet up with friends for a delicious lunch and share the thrills and spills of a great ghost story, just before Halloween!

A young woman takes a new job on a remote Scottish Island, and quickly learns why the previous nanny didn’t last long! When Elspeth arrives on a remote Scottish island to become nanny to a young child, she hopes to bond with her. Until she learns that, for reasons no one will explain, Mary has not spoken for months ….. and the girl’s silence is not the only mystery. Hypnotic lullabies drift down empty corridors.
Strange dolls appear in abandoned rooms. And as the nights draw in, darker questions arise . . . What happened to Mary’s late twin, William? Why did their previous nanny disappear so suddenly? And is the whistling Elspeth hears at night just the storm outside?

This ghost story will send shivers down your spine and haunt your dreams – but it’s still one of those thrillers NOT TO BE MISSED!

Wonderfully atmospheric, genuinely eerie – GUARDIAN
Gripping, chilling and very, very satisfying – DAILY MAIL
A ghost story that kept me guessing – SUSAN STOKES-CHAPMAN
Perfect for a cold winter’s night – DAILY MIRROR
It will chill you to the bone – ANITA FRANK
If you’re looking for a chilling tale as we head towards Halloween, you’ve found it! – HEAT

As usual, a delicious two-course lunch with tea/coffee is included and served before the show. 

If you’ve never experienced intimate setting of The Mill at Sonning,  you’re in for a pleasant surprise! It’s Solent Events’ favourite dinner theatre, located in a tranquil position in the countryside beside the Thames at Sonning Eye, adjacent to George Clooney’s house. George and his wife Amal are patrons of the theatre and have hugely supported them in the past two years and are often seen in the audience at the Mill. We’re sure you will be equally as enthralled as we are, by this wonderful theatre with the very BEST seats for the very BEST view!

On arrival, we will be dropped off in the car park, right in front of the theatre – so there is very little walking  – in fact,  approximately 20 yards! A delicious 2-course hot & cold buffet meal with tea & coffee will be served in the restaurant on the first floor,  where the theatre is also situated. (NB. if you find stairs a difficulty, a small lift is available on request).

Tickets always sell fast, so it’s advisable to book as soon as possible. All Club-21 Members enjoyed a discount if they booked early – before end July 2023!  

SPECIAL OFFER AVAILABLE UNTIL 05 January 2024: PAY 50% deposit with booking
£120pp inclusive
Inclusive of 2-course pre-theatre Lunch with coffee, Luxury coach & special Travel Treats!

What's Included?

Provisional Itinerary 

NB. Times may have to be adjusted slightly nearer the time.

0930    Pick-up Stokes Bay – Sailing Club bus shelter

0940   Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – opposite seafront shops

0950     Pick-up at Stubbington – Red Lion

1000     Pick-up at Peak Lane, Fareham – centre lay-by  

1145     Arrive Mill at Sonning – bar opens 

FREE TIME for a relaxing drink in the cosy Watermill Bar or a stroll by the river

From 1215 to 1315  Lunch is served in the 1st floor restaurant

1415    DEATHTRAP begins

             Interval – 20 mins – bar open and pre-ordered drinks available

1645   Performance ends

1700    Coach leaves theatre

1845   Arrive home area

The above itinerary is only provisional, but will give you an idea (+/- 1/2 hour) of the time schedule expected.
Coach seats  & theatre seats are allocated on a first come first served basis, after Club-21 Members.
Couples & friends will always be seated together. Large parties will be seated together as far as possible.
Preferred choice of area will be taken into consideration, but cannot be guaranteed.
Solent Events & Leisure reserve the right to alter the final tour itinerary as necessary if circumstances change beyond their control.
NB. Please do not ask us to pick-up or drop-off at stops not specifically listed above, as unfortunately we are unable to do so.

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