What's on: THEATRE

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

Wokingham Theatre: 'The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice'

Thursday 20th April
to Saturday 29th April

7.45pm

The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice

The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice

Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

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Wokingham Theatre: 'The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice'

This is the story of the shy, reclusive Little Voice and her larger than life, out of control Mother, Mari. Desperately missing her dead father, Little Voice spends her time locked in her bedroom, listening to his old record collection and perfecting astonishing impersonations of famous divas including Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and Dusty Springfield. She hides in her room, crooning and dreaming of love, while her disheveled mother mistakes a seedy agent's interest as affection rather than enthusiasm for the gold mine buried in her daughter's throat.

This is an engaging fairy tale of despair, love and finally hope our heroine finds a voice of her own.

Directed by Jim Cartwright

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

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

Wokingham Theatre: 'Love, Loss and What I Wore'

Thursday 11th May
to Saturday 13th May

7.45pm

Love, Loss and What I Wore

Love, Loss and What I Wore

Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

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Wokingham Theatre: 'Love, Loss and What I Wore'

Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become an international hit. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter, this intimate collection of stories celebrated an accomplished two-and-a-half year run in New York's Westside Theatre.

The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatre-going experiences domestically and overseas.

By Nora and Delia Ephron.

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

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

Russell Players: 'Trussed'

Friday 19th May
Saturday 20th May
Sunday 21st May

7.30pm

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Swallowfield Parish Hall, Swallowfield Street, Swallowfield RG7 1QX

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Russell Players: 'Trussed'

The Russell Players presents Trussed by J P S Yates.

The victim of a burglary and "trussed up like a chicken", Graham is astounded to find a general apathy to his pleas for help. The police are reluctant to investigate and his insurance company are reluctant to meet his claim.

Is the answer to stage another burglary in an attempt to be taken seriously? Probably not, however, with the help of his wife and his neighbours he does manage to find the unlikely burglar and his more unlikely accomplice.

This promises to be an evening of enjoyable comedy, so be sure to keep at least one of the performance dates free and don’t miss the next entertaining production from the Russell Players.

Tickets: £8 are available from the Box Office on 07555 073597 or from Swallowfield Stores. Snacks included!

This production is presented in association with Lazy Bee Scripts.

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.

Whitty Theatre: 'The Rising'

Friday 26th May

7.30pm

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

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Whitty Theatre: 'The Rising'

The Rising is inspired by Fijan dance forms and culture. The highly charged show explores what it means to feel alive and empowered, drawing from ideas of vulnerability, surrender, and our embodied sense of community.

The performance has live music originally composed and played by multi-award-winning musicians Will McNicol and Luke Selby.

Tickets: £10, concessions £8 available from ticketsource.co.uk.

This production is presented by Heather Walrond Company.

More information: www.thewhittytheatre.org.

Wokingham Theatre: 'Enron'

Thursday 1st June
to Saturday 10th June

7.45pm

Enron

Enron

Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

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Wokingham Theatre: 'Enron'

This award winning play doesn't offer a lecture on corporate madness but an ultra-theatrical demonstration of it at work. One of the most infamous scandals in financial history is transformed into a theatrical epic as we follow the bankruptcy of Texan energy giant, Enron.

Mixing classical tragedy with savage comedy, the play follows a group of flawed men and women in a narrative of greed and loss, reviewing the tumultuous 1990s and casting new light on the financial turmoil in which the world still finds itself.

By Lucy Prebble.

Please note: contains strong language. Not suitable for children.

Directed by Jess Hadleigh.

Tickets: £12 Adult 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.