Our 11th Annual WriteFest runs from 16-19 November 2016. Here, director Adrian Tang tells us of his experiences with Knock Knock by Marie French: My Writefest 2016 journey started in June when I saw Chris Moran's email asking for directors. Not wishing to miss out on the opportunity, I quickly submitted my proposal as there was one play in [...] Read more
~ Nov 15, 2016
~ Sep 17, 2016
Director Dan Clarke explains the thinking behind his own new adaptation of Bram Stoker's horror classic, Dracula. Vampires got soft. It is hard to pinpoint exactly when it happened, perhaps Billy the Kid vs Dracula in ’66, but by the time that The Lost Boys came around vampires were no longer the creature to fear when stepping out after nightfall. [...] Read more
~ Sep 6, 2016
The Progress Theatre stage has been transformed into an abandoned mining hut in the Malayan jungle for our production of The Long and the Short and the Tall. It’s 1942 and the Japanese are advancing on Singapore. Blue Patrol are miles from base when they find the hut. A collection of ill-assorted soldiers, from different parts of Britain, they [...] Read more
~ Aug 9, 2016
Regular playgoer? A Progress Theatre season ticket offers the chance to see our productions at great value for money, and this is the best time to buy.
~ Aug 7, 2016
Our production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Caversham Court Gardens was a great success, although we had to disappoint some playgoers with some performances selling out. "Magical" was the word many used to describe the riverside setting, staged under one of the great trees on the lawn of the Gardens.