What’s On

Forthcoming Productions and Events at The Whitty Theatre

 

 

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Thu 23 to Sat 25 November at 7.45pm

Starmaker Theatre Company

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                            

THE ACOUSTIC STRAWBS

Fri 1 December at 8.00pm

Wokingham Music Club

The Strawbs have enjoyed major success on both sides of the Atlantic. In the early 1970s, as well as the hit albums, their hit singles “Part of the Union” and “Lay Down” topped the charts. From the mid-1970s they spent more time in the States and Canada where their albums charted for five years as they toured with Santana, The Eagles, Peter Frampton, Blue Oyster Cult, Joe Walsh, King Crimson, and Frank Zappa.

Tickets £15                            

 

JACK & THE BEANSTALK

Sat 2 December at 3.00pm & 7.00pm, Sun 3 December at 3.00pm

StageAbility

Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum, a giant of a panto comes to Wokingham this December! Join Jack Trott as he climbs the beanstalk to Cloudland in this year’s hilarious family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. Join Jack as he fights to rescue the beautiful Princess, outwit the evil Giant and win the hand of the girl he loves. Don’t miss out on tickets to this year’s gigantic show, packed full of laughter, music, magic beans and loads of audience participation!

Tickets £12                            

FILM SCREENING: THE RED TURTLE

Thu 7 December at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate PG

A shipwrecked mariner is washed ashore on a small and deserted tropical island. He builds a raft and sets off to the wide sea, however, an indistinguishable adversary prevents him from escaping. Each day, the exhausted man never giving up hope will attempt to make a new, more improved raft, but the sea is vast with wonderful and mysterious creatures and the island’s only red turtle won’t let the weary survivor escape that easily. Is this the heartless enemy?

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)         

BEAUTY & THE BEAT

Sat 9 December at 4.00pm & 7.30pm, Sun 10 December at 4.00pm

Strictly Street Dance Company

Strictly Street is a Reading based street dance company that was established in 2003. The company was created by a love and passion for dance and performance. Strictly Street specializes in events, workshops, choreography and dance tuition offering excellent training for all ages and abilities. We give all our dancers the opportunity to be involved in various events and do yearly shows, creating pieces of hip hop theatre with our unique choreography and style.

Tickets £13.95 (£11.50)        

 

YPWD BERKSHIRE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Tue 12 December at 7.30pm

Younger People With Dementia

A delightful festive concert featuring the Harmony Choir, the Bel Canto Chorus, and saxophone band Saxcelerate.

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

STAGECOACH AUTUMN PRODUCTION

Sat 16 & Sun 17 December at 7.30pm

Stagecoach Wokingham

The Wokingham branch of Stagecoach present their Autumn performance in a professional theatre!

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

FILM SCREENING: MY COUSIN RACHEL

Thu 11 January at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate 12A

Daphne du Maurier classic mystery gets a reboot from director Roger Mitchell, with Rachel Weisz taking the ambiguous heroine/villain lead role originally taken by Olivia de Havilland in the 1952 original.
A young man plots revenge against the widow he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face to face with the enigmatic beauty.

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)         

FILM SCREENING: FRANTZ

Thu 11 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.

Tickets £22.50                       

 

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   

 

 

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