What’s On

Forthcoming Productions and Events at The Whitty Theatre

 

 

FILM SCREENING: MOONLIGHT

Thu 28 September at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate 15

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.

This showing will include by Reading University Film Studies Lecturer Dr Stefan Solomon

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)      


WOKINGHAM MUSIC CLUB: PHIL BEER

Fri 29 September at 8.00pm

Wokingham Music Club

Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands, described as a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer.

With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances. All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit.

Tickets £14                                


CELEBRATION OF LANGUAGES

Wed 11 October at 7.00pm

Luckley House School

A Celebration of Languages’ will be an evening of multilingual entertainment hosted by Luckley’s MFL department at The Whitty Theatre. Students have been working on a range of challenges, from a spelling bee to a short film competition, and will present their work on this evening. We hope to see you there for what promises to be a very special evening.  

FREE ADMISSION

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FILM SCREENING: THEIR FINEST

Thu 12 October at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate 12A

A former secretary (Gemma Arterton) newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. Also stars Bill Nighy as veteran actor Ambrose Hilliard struggling to accept that his days as a leading man are over.

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)      


A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

Sat 14 October at 7.30pm

St Sebastian Wokingham Band

Saint Sebastian Wokingham Band conducted by Steve Block presents A Night at the Movies with guest vocal ensemble Masterclef.

The programme includes music from Superman, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Star Trek, James Bond, The Dam Busters, The Glenn Miller Story, Singin’ in the Rain, great Westerns, fabulous Musicals – and much more!

Tickets £10                               

A MONK’S TALE

Thu 19 October at 8.00pm

Arborfield & Barkham Churches

This show is about Martin Luther. And it’s for people who aren’t quite sure which Luther we’re talking about. With a feeling of Horrible Histories and Monty Python, A Monk’s Tale helps the audience understand the unfamiliar medieval mindset, and exactly what Luther was trying to do with his 95 Theses, which sparked one of the most significant movements in history: the Reformation.

The show is light, accessible and funny, using sketches, and songs to explain the specifics of the story: the indulgences, purgatory, the sacraments and theological disputes of the period. As the play unfolds, the audience will be informed and challenged as well as entertained and amused.

The show is written and directed by James Cary, an award-winning sitcom writer for BBC TV and Radio. He worked on the first two series of Miranda and co-wrote Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop for BBC Radio 2. He co-created Bluestone 42 for BBC3 which ran for three series and has also written episodes of My Family, My Hero and Citizen Khan.

Tickets £8                                

 

FILM SCREENING: UNDER THE SHADOW

Thu 26 October at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate 15

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)      


AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT

Sat 28 October at 7.30pm

Emma Macedo in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care

An Evening of Entertainment 2017 is an independently organised fundraiser concert  in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The show will be returning to The Whitty Theatre for a second year after last year’s audience were thoroughly entertained, but this time, will feature an even bigger variety of acts. Focusing on showcasing the talent of musicians, singers and dancers from the local area such as…

Vicki Sayers – Singer/Songwriter
Urban Stylez – Award Winning Streetdance Company
RASPO – Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra
Iain Bailey – Member of the the Magician’s Circle
Students from Virtue School of Gymnastics

AND MORE!

Tickets £12.50 (£6 children)    

 

AN EVENING OF MAGIC

Tue 31 October at 7.00pm

Ian Vallance & Richard Pinner

A positive alternative to Hallowe’en in aid of WandAid.

Magician Ian Vallance and multi-award-winning professional magician Richard Pinner (vice-president of the Magic Circle) present an evening of spellbinding magic – fun for all the family!

Tickets £8                           

FILM SCREENING: HIDDEN FIGURES

Thu 9 November at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate PG

At the height of the space race in the early 60s, NASA found untapped talent in a group of black female mathematicians. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, we follow their struggles and triumphs as they rose the ranks alongside many of history’s greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return.

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)         


AFTER THE PICNIC

Mon 13 & Tue 14 November at 7.30pm

Luckley House School’s Senior School Production

This is an intensely thought-provoking play set at the turn of the century.

During a Valentine’s Day outing in Australia, three schoolgirls climb to the top of precipitous Hanging Rock to undertake a bullying ‘penitence’ ritual on one of their classmates, naïve Edith. The girls are pulled upward by a mysterious, intangible force. None of the young ladies return home, sparking a frantic search. Despite reported sightings – strange, spectral sightings – no trace of the girls is found. This terrifying and mysterious incident remains as much a mystery today as it did over 100 years ago.

 

Tickets £7 (£3.50): BOX OFFICE OPENING SOON


FILM SCREENING: THE FLYING SCOTSMAN

Thu 16 November at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society in association with Wokingham Cycling Club

Certificate 15

The true story of Graeme Obree, the champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines only to have his title stripped from him, leading to a new struggle with mental health problems.

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)         

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Thu 23 to Fri 24 November at 7.45pm, Sat 25 November at 3.00pm & 7.45pm

Starmaker Theatre Company

Not suitable for children under 14

Featuring a small cast of young actor-musicians, Starmaker’s Spelling Bee is sure to be a unique and unforgettable experience! An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life-unaffirming ‘ding’ of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.

Tickets £15                            

 

 

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