Reading Theatre News and Reviews

Catherine Love: International ideas benefit audiences everywhere
By Catherine Love · 12 May 2014

The caravan showcase, currently taking place as part of Brighton Festival, is a reminder of the benefits of international exchange

Happy 80th birthday Alan Bennett: 8 quotes we love from Untold Stories
By Theo Bosanquet · 9 May 2014

To mark the great man's 80th today, we've compiled a selection of quotations from his 2005 collection of writings

Gary Lucy leads new Full Monty cast, tour starts September
By Editorial Staff · 9 May 2014

Lucy will star alongside Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Rupert Hill, Martin Miller and Bobby Schofield

Paines Plough's James Grieve and George Perrin: 'We strive to be a truly national theatre of new plays'
By James Grieve and George Perrin · 6 May 2014

As Paines Plough turns 40, its joint artistic directors tell WhatsOnStage how they're celebrating with the company's biggest season yet

Globe on Screen returns with Macbeth, The Tempest and more
By Rosie Bannister · 2 May 2014

Shakespeare's Globe will broadcast three of its 'Season of Plenty' productions to cinemas around the world later this year

By Chris Snow · 11 Apr 2014

Proof follows the story of Catherine, the daughter of a mathematical genius, who has been caring for her ill father for several years.

Enchanted April (Mill at Sonning Theatre)
By Angie Johnson · 27 Mar 2014

Elizabeth von Armin's post-WWI novel is brought to life in this "charming" new version at the Mill st Sonning Theatre

The Nativity Play Goes Wrong (Reading)
By Katherine Graham · 31 Dec 2013

The Nativity Play Goes Wrong is the latest offering from Reading Rep. As the suggested by the title, the whole premise is that your bog-standard nativity play is turned on its head by an inept theatre company.

Blue Remembered Hills (tour - Watford, Palace Theatre)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 30 May 2013
 Children play games. They're not always as nice or as gentle as adults expect them to be. Dennis Potter's drama was written for the BBC's Play for Today series in 1979 and is now on a too-...
The History Boys (Colchester, Mercury Theatre)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 29 May 2013
Mounting a new production of what is arguably Alan Bennett's most successful play has given director Daniel Buckroyd the chance to stamp a different pattern on it. The central character, of ...