What's on: THEATRE

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

Wokingham Theatre: 'Enchanted April' by Matthew Barber

Wednesday 22nd April

to Saturday 2nd May

POSTPONED

7.45pm

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Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

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Wokingham Theatre: 'Enchanted April' by Matthew Barber

BOOKINGS SUSPENDED DUE TO CURRENT HEALTH ISSUES

Escape dreary Edwardian London to the idyllic Italian Riviera in this charming comic romance.

Sweet-natured Lotty Wilton has had enough of the bleak English winter and her oppressive husband. When she sees an advertisement to rent a castle in Italy for the month of April she jumps at the chance to escape her downtrodden existence. Sensing an instant kinship with fellow housewife Rose Arnott who has her own sorrows, Lotty persuades her along on the adventure.

Seeking to reduce the costs the two ladies find Caroline Bramble, a beautiful and exhausted socialite, and Mrs. Graves, an overbearing widow, to join them. As the month passes sun-drenched San Salvatore works its magic on each sad and hardened heart, healing grief and bringing hope. And with the arrival of two chastened husbands and one attractive young artist romance blooms again.

Matthew Barber's play, based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's beloved novel of the 1920s, is a gentle and romantic comedy of manners.

Booking opens 1st February.

Tickets can be booked online from the theatre.

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

Wokingham Theatre: 'Apologia' by Alexi Kaye Campbell

Wednesday 21st May

to Saturday 7th June

POSTPONED

7.45pm

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Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

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Wokingham Theatre: 'Apologia' by Alexi Kaye Campbell

BOOKINGS SUSPENDED DUE TO CURRENT HEALTH ISSUES

Written and set in 2009 Apologia tells the story of a disastrous family reunion, offering a sharp and perceptive look into what has happened to the idealists of 1960s and the children who grew up with them.

Successful art historian Kristin Miller's has invited her two sons and their partners to celebrate her birthday.

As a young mother in the 60s she was heavily involved in political activism, storming Parisian barricades and living in Florence. Having recently written a book about her past she has completely failed to mention either of her sons in the story of her life.

What should be a time of celebration turns into a confrontation of the cost of Kristin’s commitment to her passions on her family life.

In this modern drama life choices are examined by all characters as they fully come to terms with the impact of their decisions.

Booking opens 1st March.

Tickets can be booked online from the theatre.

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

Wokingham Theatre: 'Stepping Out' by Richard Harris

Wednesday 8th July

to Saturday 18th July

7.45pm

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Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

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Wokingham Theatre: 'Stepping Out' by Richard Harris

It's the 1980s, Maggie is still PM and Lady Di's coiffure is the height of fashion for ladies of the era. Against this backdrop seven women and one man gather to learn tap dancing on a Thursday night, with former-pro-turned-teacher Mavis leading them, joined by her grumpy pianist Mrs Fraser.

The story follows the group - from a mixture of ages, backgrounds and dancing abilities - as their relationships progress and their circumstances change. Dancing becomes the glue that holds them together in this funny, uplifting play that celebrates women, friendships and bravery, with the odd leg warmer thrown in for good measure.

Booking opens 1st April.

Tickets 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.