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PYT Presents...
4-6 July

Director’s Cut - Thursday 4th, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July at 7.45pm

Performed by the Floodlights and Blinders - A bloody dagger, an enchanted forest, a devilish pact, and a bit of Chekhovian meta-theatre…what could possibly go wrong? Seamlessly blending scenes from Progress' past seasons with original devised work, the Floodlights and Blinders are proud to present this performance which encapsulates all the highs, and the lows, of rehearsing a production. Charting our beloved theatre's history through reinterpretations of iconic plays, this playful production pays affectionate, and at times hilarious, testimony to the magic of theatre.


Channel Hopping - Wednesday 3rd July 7.45pm and Saturday 6th July at 2.30pm 

Performed by Birdies and Parcans A group of teenagers attend a sleepover but like many can't decide on what to watch. As they argue over each channel we see a glimpse into each of the programmes they choose from a nature documentary to a soap opera to a game show and many more but will they agree on what to watch before the night ends. Birdies and Parcans will use improvisation to take the audience on a journey that we can all relate too. From fantasy to drama to reality to pure entertainment, so sit back and feel like you're sitting on your sofa at home trying not to lose the remote.




17-27 July in the open air at Reading Abbey Ruins

The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities with some of the best-loved characters on the modern stage.

See this timeless classic in the shadow of Reading Gaol, where Oscar Wilde was himself imprisoned.



All the plays in our 2023-2024 Season

Including work by Oscar Wilde, Dylan Thomas, Terry Pratchett, Lucy Prebble and new writers. 

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