What's on: THEATRE

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

Wokingham Theatre: 'Doubt'

Thursday 25th January

to Saturday 3rd February 2018

7.45pm

Doubt

Doubt

Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

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Wokingham Theatre: 'Doubt' by John Patrick Shanley

In this powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, suspects Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the students.

Doubt is a gripping story of suspicion that is less about scandal than moral certainty, forcing you to question your own prejudices.

This eloquent and provocative investigation of truth was made into an award-winning film starring Meryl Streep and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

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

Please note: Running time One hour 25 minutes and there is NO interval.

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

Russell Players: 'The Wizard of Oz'

Friday 2nd February
Saturday 3rd February
Friday 9th February
Saturday 10th February

7.30pm (Fri & Sat)
& 2.30pm (Sats)

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Swallowfield Parish Hall, Swallowfield Street, Swallowfield RG7 1QX

How to get there.

Russell Players: 'The Wizard of Oz'

The Russell Players are proud to present a The Wizard of Oz for their 2018 pantomime.

Unexpectedly finding herself in a place called Munchkinland, Dorothy is told her only chance of returning home to Kansas is with the help of the wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Join Dorothy as she embarks on a treacherous journey along the Yellow Brick Road in search of the Emerald City, the home of the Wizard of Oz. Meet the friends and foes she encounters along the way as she seeks out the Great Wizard, who apparently knows absolutely everything about absolutely everything.

Tickets: adult £10, children up to 17 years old £5, are available from the Box Office on 07555 073597 or from Swallowfield Stores or online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/russellplayers (Booking fee applies) .

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.

Wokingham Theatre: 'Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass'

Thursday 15th February

to Saturday 17th February 2018

7.45pm

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

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Wokingham Theatre: 'Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass'

On a glorious summer's afternoon young Alice happens upon a smartly dressed rabbit looking at his watch and muttering, "I'm too late!" This being an unexpected occurrence, she follows him down a nearby rabbit hole and falls into Wonderland.

Lewis Carroll's timeless children's classic is magically brought to life in this adaptation by Adrian Mitchell, first commissioned and produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The amazing Lobster Quadrille, the Queen of Hearts' infamous croquet match and the Mad Hatter's tea party are just a few of the remarkable events and characters in this enchanting play.

A classic for all the family to enjoy, join our senior youth group as they fall down the rabbit hole with Alice and transform Wokingham Theatre into the fantastical dark world of the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter.

Tickets: £6 can be booked online from the theatre.

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

Whitty Theatre: 'Teechers'

Monday 29th January, 2018

7pm

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

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Whitty Theatre: 'Teechers'

Blackeyed Theatre revives its highly-acclaimed production of John Godber's classic comedy about life at a struggling 'sink school' for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher.

Featuring breathtaking ensemble performances and a bang-up-to-date soundtrack, Teechers brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the unique eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby; three Year 11 students about to leave school for good.

Will Mr Nixon abandon his students for a green and pleasant Grammar school? Who puts the bounce in Miss Prime, the PE teacher? Will Mrs Parry ever find her Koko? And why does everyone smell of spring onions?

Crammed full of unforgettable characters, political left-hooks and razor-sharp comedy, Teechers is more relevant today than ever, a modern classic with something vital to say about education for the 'haves' and 'have nots'.

Suitable for age 11+. Running time 110 minutes approx including interval.

Tickets: Adults £15, Concessions £13, School groups £9, Neighbours £9 available from ticketsource.co.uk.

More information: www.thewhittytheatre.org.

Wokingham Theatre: 'A Flea in Her Ear'

Wednesday 14th March
to Saturday 24th March

7.45pm

A Flea in Her Ear

A Flea in Her Ear

Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

How to get there.

Wokingham Theatre: George Feydeau's 'A Flea in Her Ear'

Raymonde suspects her husband Victor Emmanuel of infidelity and she turns on her best friend, Lucien, to help her gain proof. They conceive a play - based on a perfumed letter - to trap him at the Hotel Coq d'Or in Montretout.

In true Feydeau fashion the plan misfires: the plot is complicated by confused identities, revolving beds, a great many doors and the fact that the stupid hotel porter, Poche is the exact double of Victor Emmanuel.

Set in the stylish early 1900's Belle Epoque, an evening of incredulity and hilarity is guaranteed.

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.