Hansel and Gretel. Image by permission of (c) Reading Between the Lines (RBL)
Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Christmas special by the Reading Between the Lines theatre company (RBL) at the South Street Arts Centre. Last year they put on a heavily bepuppetted version of A Christmas Carol and this year they’re performing Hansel and Gretel.
The Reading Fringe Festival programme 2019 is out and there are lots of events south of the IDR, including those at the new-to-the-fringe venue, the After Dark club on London Street. Other local venues are the Rising Sun Arts Centre, South Street Arts Centre, Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) and the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL).
‘Tulips’ at South Hill Park, Bracknell
The Exit Pursued by Panda Theatre Company is performing the dark and thoughtful psychological drama Tulips until Saturday 18 May at Bracknell’s South Hill Park Arts Centre and at the Woodley Theatre from 25 until 29 June.
Image courtesy of BAFA.
Reading celebrates the Windrush generation’s contribution to the town with four events, starting with a sports day at South Reading Leisure Centre on Windrush day, 22 June.
By Ruth and John Howard.
Stella Ross in ‘Silent Generation’ at South Street
Michael Curran in ‘Silent Generation’ at South Street
Peter Marinker in ‘Silent Generation’ at South Street
Patricia Loveland in ‘Silent Generation’ at South Street
Ruth and John Howard enjoyed a sneak preview of StrikeUp Theatre’s debut, Silent Generation, by attending their rehearsal this week. The play opens at South Street Arts Centre with a free community performance today, Thursday 25 April.
People over 65 years of age have been invited to a free community performance of Silent Generation at Reading’s South Street Arts Centre on Thursday 25 April.
By Gillian Tunley and Brenda Sandilands.
Photo (c) Lizzy Lam
The Shinfield Players Theatre are presenting John Buchan’s and Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller The 39 Steps this week in a highly comedic adaptation by Patrick Barlow (from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon) involving four stellar actors playing over 130 roles in over 50 locations, phew!
Children helping children at the Reading Hexagon, 2018
Schools from Reading come together at the Hexagon Theatre on Tuesday 19 March to sing, dance and recite poetry.
These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.
The Reading Between the Lines’ (RBL) youth company RBL Foundations has invited aspiring actors between the ages of 16 and 25 to attend auditions for their production of Macbeth and Julius Caesar on Saturday 2 February.