What's on: THEATRE

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

Wokingham Theatre: 'Happy Now?'

Thursday 7th June
to Saturday 16th June

7.45pm

Happy Now?

Happy Now?

Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

How to get there.

Wokingham Theatre: 'Happy Now?'

First performed in 2008, Happy Now? is a deliciously sharp and well observed contemporary black comedy, dealing with the (very middle class!) frustrations of modern life.

We follow the story of Kitty, a successful working mother of two children. On the surface she seems to have it all but a chance encounter at a conference hotel plays on her mind as she struggles to balance her personal freedom with family life, fidelity and a testing job.

This very funny and painfully truthful take on modern life has plenty of home truths many of us will relate to, especially anyone who has children or Grandchildren (at times the couples almost seem to be in competition as to who is the most tired and sleep deprived!). Kitty, who seems to have it all has reached a point in her life where she is questioning whether she is truly happy and what she really wants out of life with her husband, her friends, her irritating mother and maybe the odd workplace dalliance.

Directed by Chris Hillebrandt.

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

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

Progress Theatre: 'Happy Jack' by John Godber

Monday 11th to
Saturday 16th June

7.45pm plus
2.30pm Saturday

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

How to get there.

Progress Theatre: 'Happy Jack' by John Godber

Happy Jack is a funny and touching play about Jack and Liz, a couple inspired by John Godber's own grandparents.

Weaving through 60 years of marriage, the pair introduce us to the characters they have known in their Yorkshire mining village and take us through love, sadness, anger, joy and conflict, from courtship to retirement and much in between.

"Neat, touching and joyously celebratory" - Financial Times

"There's a truthful timeless quality to this little piece of Yorkshire social history that isn't showing its age at all" - British Theatre Guide

Directed by Helen Wernham.

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

This amateur production of "Happy Jack" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

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

More information: www.progresstheatre.co.uk.

Wokingham Theatre: 'When We Are Married'

Wednesday 18th July
to Saturday 28th July

7.45pm

When We Are Married

When We Are Married

Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

How to get there.

Wokingham Theatre: J B Priestley's 'When We Are Married'

Twenty Five years ago, the Helliwells, the Parkers and the Soppiest were married on the same day and by the same person. They are now gathered at the Helliwells' home to celebrate their silver wedding. These staunch West Riding folk have summoned the new organist to reprimand him for courting an unidentified maiden. To their consternation he tells them that he recently met the parson who conducted the triple wedding ceremony, and who was not authorised to do so!

Pandemonium breaks out when these pillars of society believe they have been 'living in sin' for 25 years. Priestley at his scintillating best.

Booking opens 1st May, 2018. 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.