What's on: THEATRE

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

Wokingham Theatre: 'The 39 Steps'

Wednesday 5th September
to Saturday 15th September

7.45pm

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

How to get there.

Wokingham Theatre: 'The 39 Steps'

Richard Hannay, a man with a boring life, meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. He takes her home to his London apartment where she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organisation called 'The 39 Steps' is hot on his trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale!

A fast-paced whodunnit, packed with non-stop laughs, and over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of only four), The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure.

Directed by Mel Hampshire.

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

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

Russell Players: 'Funeral Tea' & 'The Reunion'

Friday 12th October
Saturday 13th October
Sunday 14th October

Doors open 7pm
Supper 7.15pm
Performance 8pm

Click to see full poster

Click the image to see the full poster.

Swallowfield Parish Hall, Swallowfield Street, Swallowfield RG7 1QX

How to get there.

Russell Players: 'Funeral Tea' & 'The Reunion'

The Russell Players present 'Funeral Tea' and 'The Reunion', two one-act comedies by Pat Wilson.

Funeral Tea
Following Uncle Jacob's cremation the attendees arrive for the funeral tea provided by the conscientious caterer, Mrs Ellis. As the four settle down for a cup of tea it becomes apparent that the urn containing Uncle Jacob's ashes is missing. When Miss Starkie the deceased's niece, suggests the tea tastes odd and they discover the tea jar is locked in the cupboard, they face an unthinkable possibility.

The Reunion
The discovery of a note written by Uncle Jacob, insisting attendees of his funeral come to the reading of his Will and partake in the drinking of his home made wine, has the ladies assembled again. As they preside over what they hope are his ashes, it becomes apparent they will receive some compensation for "reluctantly" providing for him. All they have to do is find the money. Unfortunately they have difficulty reading his Will. This is partly due to its poor condition and partly due to the potency of Uncle Jacob's wine. It looks doubtful they will find anything and they begin to wonder if a seance could be the answer.

Tickets: adult £10, including light supper, are available from Swallowfield Stores
or our ticket office on 07555073597
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: 'Sense and Sensibility'

Wednesday 17th October
to Saturday 27th October

7.45pm

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

How to get there.

Wokingham Theatre: 'Sense and Sensibility' by Jessica Swale

When their wealthy half-brother cheats them of their fortune, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are left penniless. They are forced to leave the comforts of Norland Park and relocate to chilly Barton Cottage in Devonshire but when John Willoughby, a handsome stranger, arrives one day with a rain-drenched Marianne in his arms the sisters are convinced that their fortunes are changed forever.

Jessica Swale's beautiful retelling of Jane Austen's timeless novel will surprise and delight you.

Directed by Rosie Hill.

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

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

Wokingham Theatre: 'My Dear, Dear Boy'

Wednesday 7th November
to Saturday 10th November

7.45pm

My Dear, Dear Boy

My Dear, Dear Boy

Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU

How to get there.

Wokingham Theatre: 'My Dear, Dear Boy' by Peter Stallwood

Celebrating the centenary of the end of WW1, WT are proud to present a new drama based on real letters from WW1 between a soldier and his family.

Directed by Jess Hadleigh and Thomas Joy.

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.