What’s On

Forthcoming Productions and Events at The Whitty Theatre

 

 

 

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)         

SAMA 2018

Sat 13 October at 6.30pm

Drishti Dance

On the occasion of its 10th Anniversary, Reading based Drishti Dance brings together an evening of sensational and exciting Classical Indian Dance.

The evening unfolds gently, undulating to the thrum of drum beats.

Sometimes slow, often swift, shadows swirl like poetry in motion. Eyes alight with dreams, dance on nimble feet, to the song of words unspoken while the bells echo the incessant rhythm of the heart.

Tickets £11                                    

DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY FILM SCREENING: BRIGADOON

Thu 18 October at 1.30pm

Wokingham Film Society & The Link Visiting Scheme

Certificate U

Two Americans on holiday in Scotland, discover a beautiful village, Brigadoon. Strangely, the village is not on any map, and soon they find out why: Brigadoon is an enchanted place. It appears once every hundred years for one day, then disappears back into the mists of time, to wake up to its next day a century hence.

Tickets £5                                

FLORAL STRUCTURES: DEMONSTRATION BY BRUNO DUARTE 

Wed 24 October at 7.30pm

Southern Demonstrators Group

Internationally-acclaimed Canadian floral designer Bruno Duarte presents ‘Floral Structures’ – an evening of exquisite flower-arranging live on stage.

Tickets £20: Book by calling Sally on 07754 291110

FILM SCREENING: GET OUT

Thu 25 October at 7.30pm

Wokingham Film Society

Certificate 15

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend’s parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay 2018

Tickets £6.50 (£4 members)

ART THEMEN & FRIENDS

Sat 27 October at 7.30pm

A Charity Concert for Wokingham In Need

Art was involved in the traditional jazz scene in Manchester in the late 1950’s. A member of the award winning Cambridge University Jazz Band from 1958—1961 he became involved in the early London blues scene. A previous winner in the tenor sax category of the British Jazz Awards, he has toured the world fronting Stan Tracey’s quartet for 20 years and has been featured with virtually everyone on the UK jazz scene.

Tickets £15                                    

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                                      

FLEETWOOD BAC: LIVE IN CONCERT

Fri 2 November at 8.00pm

With Wokingham Music Club

Fleetwood Bac were the world’s first and are regarded as the UK’s most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute show. They have been endorsed by Mick Fleetwood, raved about by Peter Green’s biographer, and they were the first Fleetwood Mac tribute band to fully replicate the classic Rumours line up.

Tickets £17.50                             

THIRSTY

Tue 6 November at 7.00pm

The Paper Birds

Based on our nation’s love affair with alcohol, Thirsty weaves together real booze based confessions collected from a ‘drunken hotline’ and hundreds of questionnaires answered by young and old. From nightclubs to working men’s clubs, from house parties to dinner parties; Thirsty relays tales from the happy hours to the early hours.

Fusing live music, verbatim text and stunning physical theatre, The Paper Birds examine binge drinking culture in the UK

Tickets £12 (£9 school groups    

 

 

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