What's on: THEATRE

Performances at local theatres, theatrical events, comedy, theatre workshops.

Wokingham Theatre: 'Just the Ticket'

Wednesday 16th January
to Saturday 19th January

7.45pm

Just the Ticket

Just the Ticket

Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

How to get there.

Wokingham Theatre: 'Just the Ticket' by Peter Quilter

Susan, an eccentric sixty-year-old, decides to celebrate her birthday by repeating a journey to Australia she made with a group of friends when she was 20. This time, she's travelling alone - carrying the same hopes and dreams, but with 40 years of extra baggage!

Endlessly chatty, accident-prone and often looking like she's been dragged through a hedge backwards, Susan is undoubtedly colourful. Her wit, charm, chaos and hint of sadness have given her a unique outlook on life - and make her an unforgettable character.

Just the Ticket is a poignant 90-minute journey through Susan's hilarious life.

Directed by Margery Jackson.

Tickets: £12 can be booked online from the theatre.

More information: www.wokingham-theatre.org.uk.

Russell Players Pantomime: 'Snow White and the Magnificent Seven'

Friday 1st February
Saturday 2nd February
Wednesday 6th Feb (for Charity)
Friday 8th February
Saturday 9th February

Evenings 7.30pm

Saturday matinées 2.30pm

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Click the image to see the full poster.

Swallowfield Parish Hall, Swallowfield Street, Swallowfield RG7 1QX

How to get there.

Russell Players Pantomime: 'Snow White and the Magnificent Seven'

The Russell Players present Snow White and the Magnificent Seven.

The unexpected revelation that Snow White is actually the fairest on the prairie throws Widow Blackheart, her wicked and manipulative stepmother, into a jealous rage. Determined to seek her revenge, the Widow plots to remove Snow White permanently from her friends and the Happy Ever After Ranch.

Can Snow White and her friends survive the treacherous and evil schemes of Widow Blackheart? Join us and we'll take you on an adventure to the depths of the Wild West where you'll see Snow White, Nanny, Tornado the talking horse, and Silly Billy the Kid. Add some rather mischievous cacti to the mix and what have you got? A recipe for an enjoyable family show.

Tickets: adult £10, are available from Swallowfield Stores
or our ticket office on 07555 073597
or online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/russellplayers (Booking fee applies) .

For the Charity performance on Wednesday 6th February, please contact for tickets Tess Eagles by email.

This performance is brought you by arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts.

The Russell Players were founded in November 1977 by a group of Swallowfield Parishioners having performed informally together in 1976. We have had a long held tradition of staging pantomimes at the end of January / beginning of February each year.

More information: russellplayers.co.uk.

Wokingham Theatre: 'Goodnight Mister Tom'

Wednesday 13th February
to Saturday 23rd February

7.45pm

Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

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Wokingham Theatre: 'Goodnight Mister Tom' adapted by David Wood

Magorian's stunning Goodnight Mister Tom is brought gloriously to life in this stage adaptation by David Wood - the UK's 'National Children's Dramatist' (The Times).

Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows sad young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable and moving friendship with the elderly recluse Tom Oakley. All seems perfect until William is devastatingly summoned by his mother back to London.

Booking opens December 1st.

Tickets: £12 can be booked online from the theatre.

More information: www.wokingham-theatre.org.uk.

Wokingham Theatre: 'The Taming Of The Shrew'

Thursday 28th March
to Saturday 6th April

7.45pm

The Taming Of The Shrew

The Taming Of The Shrew

Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

How to get there.

Wokingham Theatre: 'The Taming Of The Shrew' by William Shakespeare

Two wealthy sisters in Padua must be married off. The modest, demure Bianca has no shortage of suitors, but who on earth will take the wild, ungovernable, 'shrewish' Katherina? Perhaps the gold-digging Petruchio, as maddeningly strongwilled and perverse as Katherina herself, will be equal to the task of bullying her to the altar.

Shakespeare's outrageous comedy introduces one of theatre's great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play's controversial conclusion.

Booking opens January 1st, 2019.

Tickets: £12 can be booked online from the theatre.

More information: www.wokingham-theatre.org.uk.


Timeless announcements: THEATRE ARTS

These theatre art activities run permanently.

Showtime Academy: Performing Arts for 8 - 19 year olds!

Showtime Academy

Showtime Academy

Saturdays during term time

10am-1pm

The Loft, Finchampstead Baptist Church (FBC) Centre, Gorse Ride North, Finchampstead RG40 4ES

How to get there. Access to FBC available from Nine Mile Ride or Barkham Ride by an entrance on Gorse Ride South and Gorse Ride North.

Established in 1999, the Showtime Academy leads the field in fun, performance based training in the song, dance & drama. Aimed at students aged 8 - 19 years old, we look to produce at least two quality musical performances each year for those with the desire to get up on stage and entertain.

Whilst members of the Academy do not have to have had any previous performing experience, we are looking for people who want to get involved and have fun!

If you have enthusiasm, want to make some great friends, work with experienced West End performers and technicians the Showtime Academy could definitely be the place for you.

More information: www.showtimeacademy.com.