What’s On

Forthcoming Productions and Events at The Whitty Theatre

 

 

GCSE & ALEVEL DRAMA DEVISED EXAM PERFORMANCES

Thu 18 January at 6.30pm

Luckley House School

Students from Luckley’s GCSE & ALevel Drama Dept present their moderated exam pieces to a live audience.

Tickets FREE – no booking necessary

PLATFORM YP SHOWCASES

Sat 20 January at 12.00pm, 4.30pm & 7.00pm

3 performances by the talented stage school Platform Young Professionals influenced by School Of Rock, 13! and others

Tickets £5 & £6.50                      

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FILM SCREENING: FRANTZ

Thu 25 January at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate 12A

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé’s grave to lay flowers. A relationship develops leading to complex personal conflicts for both the young widow and the Frenchman.

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)         

JUDIE TZUKE

Fri 26 January at 8.00pm

Wokingham Music Club

After the sell out success of the Songs and Stories tour, which saw Judie perform over 70 concerts around the country, she is back on the road performing these special acoustic concerts.

This promises to be an intimate evening of old favourites, new songs and tales from across her life and career.

SOLD OUT

 

TEECHERS

Mon 29 January at 7.00pm

Blackeyed Theatre

Blackeyed Theatre revives its highly-acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a struggling ‘sink school’ for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher. Featuring breathtaking ensemble performances and a bang-up-to-date soundtrack, Teechers brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the unique eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby; three Year 11 students about to leave school for good.

Will Mr Nixon abandon his students for a green and pleasant Grammar school? Who puts the bounce in Miss Prime, the PE teacher? Will Mrs Parry ever find her Koko? And why does everyone smell of spring onions?

Crammed full of unforgettable characters, political left-hooks and razor-sharp comedy, Teechers is more relevant today than ever, a modern classic with something vital to say about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.

Tickets £15 (£13), School groups £9   

FILM SCREENING: THE FLORIDA PROJECT

Thu 8 February at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate 15

Set amongst families living on the poverty line in a series of budget motels in Orlando, we follow the summer adventures of two 6-year-old girls, Moonee and Jancey. Living in neighbouring motels, they and their friends run amok unsupervised, frequently getting under the feet of Bobby, the tough-but-tender manager (Willem Defoe) of the Magic Castle Motel, where Moonee lives with her explosive 22-year-old mother Halley.

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)         

SHOWTIME 2018: SENSATIONAL SIXTIES

Wed 14 – Thu 15 February at 2.45pm, Fri 16 February at 7.45pm

Wokingham U3A

The Wokingham branch of the University of the Third Age present their delightful annual Showtime production of music, narration and imagery. This year looks at the 60s.

Tickets £6 by emailing muriel.froom@sky.com

FILM SCREENING: VICTORIA & ABDUL

Thu 22 February at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate PG

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favour with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

BOX OFFICE OPENS SOON

BEVERLEY CRAVEN: LIVE IN CONCERT

Fri 23 February at 8.00pm

Wokingham Music Club

BRIT Award winner Beverley Craven will be playing a small handful of dates in 2018. Her concerts have been selling out round the UK since her return to the stage in 2006. An emotional, humorous and highly entertaining evening is in store as Beverley bares her soul and music on stage.

After the success of her recent album, Change of Heart, Beverley is looking forward to performing her new songs live alongside timeless classics Promise MeHolding OnWoman To WomanLove Scenes and many more. With a witty narrative and unforgettable melodies, her poignant sentiments will leave you with a warm glow of nostalgia, or maybe even the odd tear.

Tickets £22.50                             

 

EARTH, SEA & SKY (A CHORAL SHOW)

Sat 24 February at 7.30pm & Sun 25 February at 5.30pm

Reading A440 Choir

A440 Choir will transport you from earth to sea to sky with the help of wonderful dancers and stunning photography.

Fabulous choral music spanning 5 centuries, heard alongside a colourful visual adventure – this is a concert not to be missed!.

Tickets £12 (£8) by emailing a440tickets@gmail.com

METAMORPHOSIS

Wed 21 March at 4.00pm

Splendid Productions

Are you normal?

Gregor Samsa is. He has a nice normal job and a nice normal family and lives in a nice normal house with normal wishes and normal dreams and a nice normal future to look forward to.
That is until the day he wakes to discover he has turned into a giant insect.

In a new creative adaptation, Splendid Productions get their scrabbly little insect legs on Franz Kafka’s chilling story of dislocation, mutation and isolation and transform it into a slithering, creeping, wriggling, delightful, comical, tragical, musical, physical theatrical adventure for everyone who has woken up wondering: has the world changed, or is it just me?

Tickets £9                             

 

 

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