What’s On

Forthcoming Productions and Events at The Whitty Theatre

 

 

FILM SCREENING:

THINGS TO COME

Thu 6 April at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate 12A

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)      



DANCE DANCE DANCE

Fri 28 April at 7:00pm, Sat 29 April at 2:00pm & 7:00pm, Sun 30 April at 2:00pm

Madelaine Kelly School of Dance

Pupils from the School intend to dazzle their audience with an eclectic variety of dance styles and themes. With a mixture of well-known numbers such as the Waltz of the Hours from Coppelia, A Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins and big band numbers Jump, Jive an’ Wail and In the Mood, together with original choreography by the School’s talented team of dance teachers, there is sure to be something to appeal to everyone.

Tickets £12 (£9)                     



FILM SCREENING:

A BIGGER SPLASH

Thu 4 May at 7.30pm

CULTURAL MONTH EVENT

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate 15

Stars Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes. The idyllic Italian vacation of a famous rock star recovering from a throat operation, with her filmmaker boyfriend, is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter.

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)      



FILM SCREENING:

RACE

Thu 11 May at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate PG

Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)      



WOKINGHAM MUSIC CLUB: FRED’S HOUSE & THE JIGANTICS

Fri 12 May at 8.00pm

Wokingham Music Club

Not one but 2 great bands. Both are firm favorites with music lovers all over the country.

Fred’s House are an award winning band based in Cambridge. Mixing elements of folk, pop, country, classic rock and west coast with a definite vintage feel to their music, echoing the 70s but creating a fresh new sound that is very much part of now. Among their many influences are bands such as Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, The Swell Season and C.S.N.Y.

The Jigantics has a line-up which can generate the kind of rock family tree that used to be turned into a TV show. They have fused the disparate talents of its members to hop between styles almost at will. Talent of the highest order.

Tickets £13                   



FILM SCREENING:

SING STREET

Thu 18 May at 7.30pm

CULTURAL MONTH EVENT

The Link Visiting Scheme

Certificate 12A

Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. To impress a girl he forms a band.

Tickets £6              



FILM SCREENING:

A UNITED KINGDOM

Sun 21 May at 3.00pm

CULTURAL MONTH EVENT

The Link Visiting Scheme

Certificate 12A

Stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike A United Kingdom tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of modern Botswana, and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.

Tickets £6                



FILM SCREENING:

IN CIRCLES

Thu 25 May at 7.30pm

CULTURAL MONTH EVENT

Wokingham Film Society

We are delighted to showcase local talent, with this film made by a  local film producer and not yet released in UK – includes Q&A with writer/directors Ian Manson and Jonnie Hurn.

The clandestine world of crop circles is threatened when an ambitious TV journalist plans to expose the truth drawing her into the enigma of lights, Celtic mythology and UFOs to discover both the beauty and danger in the mystery she seeks.

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)      



THE RISING

Fri 26 May at 7.30pm

CULTURAL MONTH EVENT

Heather Walrond Company

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 (£8 conc.)      




NATIONAL THEATRE SCREENING: THE AUDIENCE

Thu 15 June at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Winner of three Tony Awards® and two Olivier Awards, NT Live’s smash-hit broadcast of the original West End production of The Audience – featuring Helen Mirren’s multi-award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II – returns to cinemas in celebration of the monarch’s 90th birthday.

Written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), these special encore screenings include an exclusive Q&A with Helen Mirren and director Stephen Daldry.

 

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)      




TUNDE JEGEDE: TESTIMONY CONCERT

Mon 10 July at 7.00pm

21st Century Renaissance Man Who Bridges African & European Musical Traditions 

Tunde Jegede is a 21st century Renaissance man who bridges African and European musical traditions. He is an internationally renowned kora player, cellist and composer, whose soul-stirring music blends the ebb and flow of traditional kora-playing with his own dynamic contemporary compositions.

In this unique solo concert listeners are taken on a journey to the heart of Malian griot culture bringing Tunde’s sound worlds and rich musical legacies to life. With re-imagined cinematic imagery of ancient Africa, it is a meditative musical experience that touches on the very essence of our being. Tunde Jegede’s music is at once an intimate and personal reflection – a cultural expression that transcends boundaries.

 

Tickets £12 (£10 conc)        



 

 

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