What's on: THEATRE

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

Woodley Light Operatic Society: 'The Yeoman of the Guard'

Tuesday 28th November
to Saturday 2nd December
evenings 7.45pm

Sat 2nd Dec
matinée 3.00pm

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The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Berkshire RG5 4JZ

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Gilbert & Sullivan's 'The Yeoman of the Guard' (or The Merryman and His Maid)

Presented by Woodley Light Operatic Society (WLOS).

The opera is set in the Tower of London, during the 16th century, and is the darkest, and perhaps most emotionally engaging, of the Savoy Operas, ending with a broken-hearted main character and two very reluctant engagements, rather than the usual numerous marriages.

The libretto does contain considerable humour, including a lot of pun-laden one-liners, but Gilbert's trademark satire and topsy-turvy plot complications are subdued in comparison with the other Gilbert and Sullivan operas. The dialogue, though in prose, is quasi-Shakespearian, or early modern English, in style.

Tickets:

  • Evenings: £15 (Concessions £14, Under 16s £9.50)
  • Matinée: £14 (Concessions £13, Under 16s £8.50)

are available online from woodleylightoperatic.ticketsource.co.uk or from the box office telephone 0333 666 3366. There is no additional booking fee for tickets.

An amateur production.

More information about Woodley Light Operatic Society: www.wlos.co.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.


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.