What’s On

Forthcoming Productions and Events at The Whitty Theatre

 

 

MURDER BALLAD

Wed 5 September – Sat 8 September 7.30pm

Mayan Productions

Mayan Productions returns to the stage with a fresh dose of love, hate, betrayal and revenge:

Murder Ballad is a steamy and fun thriller with a razor’s edge. A dramatic story of a love triangle gone wrong centering on Sara, an uptown girl who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her.

Who kills who in this rock musical murder mystery?

Age guidance 15+

Tickets £12.50 (£11.50)             

CHRIS DIFFORD: LIVE IN CONCERT

Fri 14 September at 8.00pm

With Wokingham Music Club

For over 40 years, Chris has been at the forefront of British popular music, whether as bass player, vocalist and lyricist with the iconic new wave band Squeeze, as a songwriter for other artists including Brian Ferry and Lisa Stansfield, a solo artist with three critically acclaimed albums to his name or heading up songwriting schools – he’s rightly been called a master of his art.

Tickets £18                                    

FILM SCREENING: IN BETWEEN

Thu 20 September at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate 15

Three Palestinian women with different personalities, living in Tel Aviv, attempt to shape their lives, kicking against tradition.

Feature debut of Arab-Israeli female filmmaker Maysaloun Hamoud.

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)         

THE WAR OF JENKINS’ EAR

Sat 22 September at 7.30pm

Aquila Youth Theatre

Toby Jenkins hates boarding school. He doesn’t fit in. When a new boy, Christopher, arrives and announces he is Jesus Christ, Toby is swept up into his strange world. Desperate to defend his new friend who promises miracles, Toby’s life is turned upside down. Is Christopher a fraud or really the second coming?

As tensions rise between the privileged boys of Redlands School and the aggressive locals, is Christopher the only one who can end the hatred? Michael Morpurgo’s story is brought to the stage in a new adaptation specially written for this talented company

Tickets £12                                    

AN AUTUMN CONCERT

Sun 23 September at 2.15pm

Singing For Lung Health (TCH)

Join talented local performers, including local choirs and students from organisations such as TCM Music and Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow, as they perform a varied programme of music showcasing their talents, ranging from pop to classical, to raise money for Singing for Lung Health (TCH).

Singing for Lung Health (TCH) is a local charitable organisation that provides specialist weekly singing sessions for people with chronic lung disease to help them better self-manage their conditions through developing better breathing, correcting postural tension and building stamina, whilst meeting people with similar conditions. All proceeds will go directly to sustaining the work of the organisation in the local area, so come and be entertained and support us!

Tickets £7.50 (£4.50)                 

FILM SCREENING: THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY

Sun 30 September at 6.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate 12A

London, 1946. A charismatic and free-spirited writer gets a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, she decides to visit the island and meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey , the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter. As the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet’s growing attachment to the island, the book club and her affection for Dawsey will change the course of her life forever

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)         

OYE SANTANA: LIVE IN CONCERT

Sat 6 October at 8.00pm

With Wokingham Music Club

The magnificent Oye Santana are back with their full theatre show.

2 hours of the best of Santana always proves popular. They have recently been nominated for the National Tribute Music Awards and not before time

Tickets £15                                    

FILM SCREENING: LEAN ON PETE

Thu 11 October at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate 15

Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to call home.

Multiple award winner from director of 45 Years.

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)         

THE ORESTEIA

Mon 29 October at 6.00pm

Splendid Productions

Splendid Productions present an epic, murderous tale of family, history, vengeance and honour in a story nearly as old as theatre.

Condensing Aeschylus’s classic trilogy into an hour, Splendid’s regal cast of three retell the story of King Agamemnon, his queen Clytemnestra, and their children, Iphigenia, Electra and Orestes. A legendary family born to power, but destined to rip itself apart in a bloody cycle of tragedy.

Splendid’s new creative adaptation explores the place where rage meets justice in an artful, political, physical, musical, entertainingly furious – and furiously entertaining – piece of theatrical magic.

Tickets £10 (£7 school groups    

AN EVENING OF MAGIC

Wed 31 October at 7.00pm

A charity event for the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre

Following the success of An Evening of Magic 2017, we are back again with another spellbinding evening!

This time, award-winning magician Ian Vallance is joined by none other than Daniel Radcliffe’s stunt-double in the Harry Potter films: David Holmes. For over a decade, David was the stunt-double for Daniel Radcliffe until a horrendous on-set accident left him paralysed for life.

The first half will see a set of mesmerising magic from Ian, with the second half giving the audience an insight into how the magic of the Harry Potter films was created in a series of interviews, stories and clips with David.

A full bar service will be running, so book now for a great evening – a positive alternative to Hallowe’en!

Tickets £8                                      

 

 

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