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An epic tale of the life and times of Ben-Hur. His extraordinary journey takes him from wealthy merchant to galley slave, to champion charioteer and witness at the Crucifixion.
This large-scale production of award-winning playwright Hattie Naylor's adaptation takes place at Reading's Hexagon theatre and features a community cast of over 70 Reading residents of all ages, working alongside professional actors to bring this classic tale to life.
Spoof comic book story about a girls boarding school
Everything rides on this - The biggest game of the season - Win and we're heroes - Lose and... You need to be able to look yourself in the eye at the final whistle.
Audience numbers are limited to only 20 per show, so book early. Arriving at the Players Entrance of Reading FC's Madejski Stadium, the audience will be taken into the inner sanctum of the home changing room.
This performance takes place at Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL Te;: 0118 9606060
'Bump Off' brings together 4 professional theatre makers and a community cast to create a fast paced comedy featuring live baking, singing and a sprinkling of murder. Taking to The Hexagon's stage will be some of the finest arts talent based in Reading; including Benedict Sandiford, Sabina Netherclift, Cassie Friend and Toby Davies. Set in the mythical village of Little Itching, nestled between Sonning and Wargrave on Thames. Tongues wag and rumours fly when Sir Percival Clutch is discovered bumped off in his study the night before his sponsored Bake Off to raise funds for the local church. Amidst the aroma of baking cakes, join the church choir, the village WI and a cast of four professional performers as Janet Marpsbury and Inspector Paul Hollyhock bring their noted professional acumen to the judging of the Show stopper and to the dilemma of murder.
Co-written by Benedict Sandiford and Sabina Netherclift, and collaborating with local WI's, Girl Guides and local Reading choir 'Time to Sing', The Great British Bump Off brings together two iconic British institutions - the spinster sleuth and the amateur baking competition, in one hilarious theatrical spectacle suitable for the whole family.
A comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of beekeeping. All is not well in the Humble hive. Thirty five year old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astro-physicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, he returns to his middle England home and his difficult and demanding mother, where he soon realises that his search for unity must include his own chaotic home life.
This hilarious theatre version of the classic 60's radio show, famously starring Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Kenneth Horne, Douglas Smith and Hugh Paddick Round the Horne's ground-breaking mix of wordplay, camp caricature and risqu? innuendo proved an irresistible combination with millions of listeners worldwide (the show pulled in a regular audience of fifteen million listeners). It is was one of the best loved programmes in radio history and now you can relive the funniest Radio show ever, LIVE on stage.