What's on: THEATRE

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

Wokingham Theatre: 'Treasure Island'

Thursday 15th February
to Saturday 17th February
7.45pm

Saturday 17th February
2.00pm

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Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

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Wokingham Theatre: 'Treasure Island'

Wokingham Youth Theatre present a fresh and genuinely thrilling adaptation of the classic tale.

When young Jim Hawkins is left a treasure map by the dying buccaneer Billy Bones, he sets sail on the Hispaniola in search of the island. Among the crew, the one-legged Long John Silver becomes his greatest friend - but Silver has a shocking secret in store, and when they reach their destination, Jim faces danger and adventure greater than even he could have imagined.

We are pleased to offer Child Tickets for this Production - applicable to those up to and including the age of 16.

Tickets: £11 (adult) and £6.50 (child) can be booked online from the theatre.

More information: www.wokinghamtheatre.org.uk.

Progress Theatre: 'THE LAST QUIZ NIGHT ON EARTH' by Alison Carr

Monday 11th March to
Saturday 16th March

7.45pm

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

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Progress Theatre: 'THE LAST QUIZ NIGHT ON EARTH' by Alison Carr

It's the end of the world... The last night on Earth. An asteroid is heading straight for us and there's nothing we can do about it...

Except for maybe host a pub quiz – which is exactly what landlady Kathy and her quizmaster Rav are doing. But, with time ticking, some unexpected guests explode on the scene – Bobby wants to settle old scores, and Fran wants one last shot at love.

Alison Carr's play The Last Quiz Night on Earth is an innovative comedy-drama featuring a fully interactive pub quiz for the audience to participate in, complete with real teams, real questions and real swapping each other's answers for marking.

'The end-of-the-world quiz waits for no man, literally. Onwards, ever onwards, to our fiery decline. Round three…'

There is a relaxed performance, with reduced capacity, on Monday 11th March.

Tickets: £15 (concessions £12) which you can book online at TicketSource (booking fee applies)

More information: www.progresstheatre.co.uk.

Wokingham Theatre: 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie'

Thursday 14th March
to Saturday 23rd March

7.45pm

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Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

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Wokingham Theatre: 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie'

A dramatic exploration of a charismatic and unconventional schoolteacher's impact on her students in 1930s Edinburgh.

Miss Jean Brodie, with her unorthodox teaching methods and romantic notions of life, becomes a mentor and muse to a group of girls, but her influence also leads them down dangerous paths. As her methods are called into question and her personal life is exposed, Miss Brodie’s downfall becomes inevitable.

With nuance characters and a haunting sense of loss, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a powerful examination of the power dynamics of education and the consequences of blind devotion.

Tickets: £16 can be booked online from the theatre.

More information: www.wokinghamtheatre.org.uk.

Wokingham Theatre: 'The Pitmen Painters'

Thursday 18th April
to Saturday 25th April

7.45pm

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Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

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Wokingham Theatre: 'The Pitmen Painters'

A heartwarming play based on the true story of a group of miners from Northumberland who discover a passion for painting.

As they navigate the art world and grapple with their newfound success, the men also confront issues of class, identity, and the purpose of art.

With humour, humanity, and a deep appreciation for the power of creativity, The Pitmen Painters is a moving tribute to the transformative power of the arts.

From MONDAY 19th FEBRUARY Tickets: £16 can be booked online from the theatre.

More information: www.wokinghamtheatre.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.