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Alex Hitchcock tenor sax

13 May - The Alex Hitchcock Quartet

‘An incredible saxophonist, with something very unique and original to say’

Presented in association with Jazz in Reading.

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Angels in America

20 June - 2 July

The lives of six New Yorkers intertwine through two highly praised plays telling the story of the AIDS epidemic at the end of the last millennium. A classic of modern theatre.

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Great Expectations

20 - 30 July

Charles Dickens comes to Reading Abbey. A tale of redemption, violence, humour and unrequited love. Watch orphan Pip come into his Great Expectations as the sun sets over the ruins.

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We need to raise £50,000 by March 2022 to cover 50% of the costs of our updated facilities.

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We offer 2 socially distanced performances per show, with a reduced seating capacity.

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On Wednesdays we open early and invite our patrons to feel safe and comfortable during their time with us.

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Progress Theatre is a self-governing, self-funding group, founded in 1946.

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