What's on: THEATRE

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

Progress Theatre Premieres: 'Equivocators' and 'Peter's Wife'

Wednesday 1st May to
Saturday 4th May
7.45pm

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Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL

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Progress Theatre Premieres: 'Equivocators' and 'Peter's Wife'

Two original plays get their première on the Progress stage:

  • Equivocators by Dan Clarke
    Set during the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, William Shakespeare arrives at the home of Ben Jonson in search of the missing pages of the Scottish play he is writing.

  • Peter's Wife by Christine Moran
    Michelle is desperate to have a baby. Julie is desperate to keep her marriage together. And Anna? She's just desperate. Three couples. Two siblings. One affair. Six lives changed forever.

Tickets: £12 (Concessions £10) available online from TicketSource via our web site at progresstheatre.co.uk/progress-premieres-2019 (Booking fee applies) or by calling 0333 666 3366.

Facilities: Onsite parking, Fully licensed bar, Wheelchair access, Hearing loop.

More information: www.progresstheatre.co.uk.

Whitty Theatre: 'Into The Woods Jr.'

Saturday 11th May

4pm and 7pm

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The Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU

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Whitty Theatre: 'Into The Woods Jr.'

StageAbility presents Into The Woods Jr., a new take on Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's ground-breaking musical fairytale about wishes and the choices we make.

Tickets: Adults: £14, available from ticketsource.co.uk (Booking fee applies).

More information: www.thewhittytheatre.org.

Russell Players: 'A Bunch of Amateurs'

Friday 17th May
Saturday 18th May
Sunday 19th May

Evenings 7.30pm

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Swallowfield Parish Hall, Swallowfield Street, Swallowfield RG7 1QX

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Russell Players: 'A Bunch of Amateurs'

The Russell Players present A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman.

Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. Instead of Sir Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers.

As acting worlds collide and Jefferson's career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!

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) .

This performance is brought you by arrangement with Samuel French.

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.

Whitty Theatre: 'Alice in Wonderland'

Saturday 1st June
6pm

Sunday 2nd June
2pm and 6pm

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The Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU

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Whitty Theatre: 'Alice in Wonderland'

BARTA Theatre Academy presents Alice in Wonderland.

All your favourite Lewis Carroll characters come to life in this enchanting new musical version of Alice In Wonderland.

Tickets: Adults: £tba (coming soon)

More information: www.thewhittytheatre.org.

Whitty Theatre: 'Annie Jr.'

Saturday 8th June
4.30pm and 7.15pm

Sunday 9th June
2pm and 5pm

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The Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU

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Whitty Theatre: 'Annie Jr.'

Berkshire Theatre School presents Annie Jr..

In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her situation changes when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy industrialist, Oliver Warbucks.

Presented by our Junior Stage School.

Tickets: Adults: £12.50 available from ticketsource.co.uk (Booking fee applies).

More information: www.thewhittytheatre.org.


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.