What's on: THEATRE

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

Progress Theatre: 'Catch 22'

Monday 2nd May to
Saturday 7th May

7.45pm

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

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Progress Theatre: 'Catch 22' by Joseph Heller

The folly of war and those who make it pay is seen through the eyes of Yossarian, a nihilistic pilot convinced his number is up.

Every time 'Yo-Yo' reaches his quota of missions, the requirements are increased until he flatly refuses to fly. He'd like to get out but there's always a catch...

A satirical play based on the 1961 novel of the same name. The story follows Captain John Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier, and a number of other characters, stationed on the Italian island of Pianosa.

Director: Guy Nichols.

CAUTIONS: gun shots, mild adult themes.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Tickets: £12 (concessions £10) which you can book online TicketSource (booking fee applies)

More information: www.progresstheatre.co.uk.

Progress Theatre: 'Angels in America'

Monday 20th June to
Saturday 2nd July

7.45pm

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

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Progress Theatre: 'Angels in America'

Angels in America – Parts I & II by Tony Kushner.

In mid-1980s New York, AIDS spreads unabated and Reagan's America is unwilling to help. Two couples' lives intertwine through physical relationships and metaphysical encounters.

Prior and Louis' relationship comes under strain when Prior is diagnosed with AIDS and both struggle to cope with the harsh reality of the disease. Harper and Joe are unhappily married Mormons. Harper hides from her pain with Valium; Joe with long walks at night.

A secret prevents them from being able to communicate.

Angels in America interrogates sexuality, religion, race, and politics at the end of the last millennium in one of the most lauded pieces of theatre. The story is told in two plays, over two weeks.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Joseph Weinberger Ltd.

Tickets: £12 (concessions £10) which you can book online TicketSource (booking fee applies)

More information: www.progresstheatre.co.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.