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The Tempest

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All: £8
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by William Shakespeare

The Tempest by WaterhouseTuesday 4 – Saturday 8 July 2017, performances at 7.45pm
Doors open at 7.15pm.

Summoning a storm, the magician Prospero - rightful Duke of Milan - shipwrecks his usurping brother Antonio and King Alonso of Naples on his island exile. Surrounded by his menagerie of spirits and monsters, the vengeful Prospero takes control, punishing his spiteful, scheming brother and matching lovers Miranda and Ferdinand. 

A bold and innovative interpretation of Shakespeare's famous last play by the talented Progress Youth Theatre.

Please note, this production has been brought forward one week from the originally published dates.

Presented by Progress Youth Theatre.

The Wind in the Willows

By Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Mike Kenny

Wind in the Willows

12 - 22 July 2017 at Caversham Court Gardens [Map]

Planning your visitOpen Air History |  Book Tickets

Join us as we tell the tale of The Wind in the Willows, from "Hang Spring Cleaning", to boats, gypsy caravans and - "poop poop....." - a few cars.

Set in the ruins of Toad Hall, we join Mole, Toad, Ratty and Badger as they bring to life the events at Toad Hall in this playful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic children's book.

Perfectly suited to the beautiful and enchanting setting of Caversham Court Gardens, why not bring a picnic and some fizz to one of the area's favourite annual events, presented by Reading's longest-running open-air theatre? With a laidback atmosphere in one of the area's prettiest locations along Grahame's beloved River Thames, The Wind in the Willows will be enjoyed by the whole family.

For directions, map, what to bring, and more details about times, see the Planning your visit page.

Tickets are £18 for adults, £16 for under-16s and other concessions*. Booking charges apply.

*Concessions for over-60s, JSA claimants, students, registered disabled

Cast

  • Toad - Peter O’Sullivan
  • Badger - Robin Kingston
  • Rat - Biffo Ordish
  • Mole - Debora Rochfort
  • Chief Weasel - Lola Vegas

with all the other parts being played by

  • Dylan Yates
  • Jordan Emmett
  • Karolina Michalowicz
  • Emma Bryant
  • Ethan Law

Directed by Laura Mills and Rik Eke

Please note, this production has been brought forward one week from the originally published dates.

Presented in partnership with Tony Roe Solicitors 

 

 

This amateur production of The Wind in the Willows is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books Ltd

12th Annual WriteFest

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Adult: £12, Concessions: £10
or call 0118 384 2169 Telephone sales will cost an additional £1.50

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6-9 September 2017, including Saturday matinée at 2.30pm
Evening performances at 7.45pm. Doors and bar open at 7.15pm

See something new! Our 12th festival of new writing; 6 short plays in one evening, chosen by competition and never before staged.

Each year Progress Theatre performs a selection of works by both budding and experienced writers to bring you this consistently popular annual production. If you're a newcomer to theatre, then this is a chance to discover what genre you enjoy the most. If you are an old hand, we can promise you a programme as vaired and entertaining as in previous years.

  • The Last Bus by Alison Hill
  • If It Be Now by Marie French
  • Buried by Matthew Beswick
  • Pen by Ian Petrie
  • A Little Nibble by John R. Goodman
  • Fairy Tails by Debra Evitts

 

Hamlet

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Adult: £12, Concessions: £10
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by William Shakespeare


12-21 October 2017, performances at 7.45pm
Doors open at 7.15pm.

William Shakespeare’s most famous play is given a new twist on the Progress stage. In a world which parallels our own, Hamlet mourns the loss of her royal father whilst her uncle seizes the throne and takes her newly-widowed mother as his Queen. An encounter with her father’s ghost drives Hamlet to agonies of despair and the edge of madness. Should she suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune? Or take arms against a sea of troubles?