What's on: THEATRE

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

Russell Players: 'A Collage of Comedy'

Wednesday 15th June
& Saturday 18th June

Matinée Sunday 19th June

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Swallowfield Parish Hall, Swallowfield Street, Swallowfield RG7 1QX

How to get there.

Russell Players: 'A Collage of Comedy'

The Russell Players present three light-hearted plays under the heading, "A Collage of Comedy."

Romeo and Juliet's Final Half Hour by J Devon.
With constant interruptions and Juliet not only forgetting her lines but quoting lines from various other Shakespeare plays, Nikki the drama teacher shows perseverance, stamina, and determination as she struggles to get through the final rehearsal with the principles from Romeo and Juliet.

Café Society by Colin Calvert
Whilst enjoying a leisurely lunch Pauline is disturbed by Patrick. She is unsure about the intrusion but they fall into easy conversation and she finds herself disappointed when he disappears without explanation.

The Book Club of Little Witterington by Joan Greening
The long-established village book club dynamics are unsettled when Paula, a newcomer to the village is invited to join the club by one of the members. Despite misgivings by some of the group, it soon becomes apparent that Paula is just what they need.

Tickets: £12 are available from our ticket office on 07710 500 491 or online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/russellplayers (Booking fee applies).

Evening tickets include a light supper. Matinée tickets include afternoon tea.

This production is brought to you by arrangement 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.

Progress Theatre: 'Angels in America'

Monday 20th June to
Saturday 2nd July


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Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL

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Progress Theatre: 'Angels in America'

Angels in America – Parts I & II by Tony Kushner.

In mid-1980s New York, AIDS spreads unabated and Reagan's America is unwilling to help. Two couples' lives intertwine through physical relationships and metaphysical encounters.

Prior and Louis' relationship comes under strain when Prior is diagnosed with AIDS and both struggle to cope with the harsh reality of the disease. Harper and Joe are unhappily married Mormons. Harper hides from her pain with Valium; Joe with long walks at night.

A secret prevents them from being able to communicate.

Angels in America interrogates sexuality, religion, race, and politics at the end of the last millennium in one of the most lauded pieces of theatre. The story is told in two plays, over two weeks.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Joseph Weinberger Ltd.

Tickets: £12 (concessions £10) which you can book online TicketSource (booking fee applies)

More information: www.progresstheatre.co.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


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.