14 to 17 May 2014
In Frank Marcus’ comedy, Sister George is a beloved character on a popular BBC soap opera, a cheerful nurse who bicycles about the countryside singing hymns and doing good. In private life, June Buckridge the actress, is a swaggering, foul-mouthed alcoholic.
Due to low ratings, cut-backs and June’s own bad behavior, the BBC decides to kill off Sister George on the series. A visit from Miss Mercy Croft, a no-nonsense network executive bearing the bad news sends “George” into meltdown.
Usually regarded as a parody of the killing of Grace Archer in The Archers, the 1964 West End production starred Beryl Reid as George.
15th to 18th October 2014
Wargrave Theatre Workshop is very proud to announce its 2014 production of Oh What A Lovely War, in the centenary year of the start of the First World War. This ensemble piece requires a mix of actors and singers of all ages, and we’re keen to encourage new members to take part alongside our ‘established’ performers.
We’d also like to hear from anyone who wants to help with the technical challenges of the production or in any of the traditional backstage roles.
If you would like to know more please come along to a reading on Sunday 9th March at 8pm. Auditions will be held on Sunday 23rd March at 7pm and Thursday 27th March at 8pm in the Sansom Room at the Woodclyffe Hostel.
16 to 19 January 2014
For our 2014 pantomime we present Beauty and the Beast by Alan P Frayn. The story begins in the small French village of Franglais de la Mer, a stone’s throw from Paris. A handsome Prince upsets an evil witch, is turned into a fearsome beast and banished to a magical castle in the woods. His only hope of becoming a Prince again is to get someone to love him, without revealing his true identity, before the last rose of summer dies. There will be six performances; Evening shows from Thursday to Saturday at 8pm and two matinees on Saturday 18th at 1:00 and 4pm and one on Sunday at 2pm. Theatre Workshop members can use priority booking from 09.00 on 23rd November and tickets will be on general release from December 1st.
Thursday – £9 full price & £8 concession
Friday & Saturday night – £12 (no concession)
All matinees – £9 adult, £8 concession & £6 child
28 to 30 November 2013
Wedge, the Theatre Workshop group for members aged 12 to 18, present a double bill of suspense and comedy.
Sorry, Wrong Number is based on a 1948 American suspense film noir starring Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster. It tells the story of a woman who overhears a murder plot.
In A Fish in Her Kettle the lack of a door handle causes disaster as the cast find themselves trapped on stage when the door jams. This great comedy is one of the famous “Coarse Acting” plays.
Tickets are available now.
Sunday 1st December
WTW Juniors will be presenting their annual mini-panto productions. These shows are always very entertaining so come along and spot the stars of the future.
Years 4 – 6 present Snow White and the Seven Aliens
Years 6 – 7 present Twas the night before Christmas
Performances at 2pm & 3.30pm. Each performance will be approximately 30 minutes.
Suggested donation on the door is £5.
WTW Juniors will also be performing in the Wokingham Living Advent Calendar during December.
16 to 19 October 2013.
In Neil Simon’s comedy three couples successively occupy a suite at the Plaza Hotel, New York. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before. This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart for a little sexual diversion who is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple are fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom as Mother yells, “I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!
Wargrave Village Festival
Junior Workshop present Down the Rabbit Hole.
Follow Alice on her journey down the rabbit hole to a strange world where the Queen of Hearts rules and anyone who upsets her loses their head. You will meet the always running late, white rabbit, the Cheshire cat who warns her everyone she meets will be mad. The Mad Hatter and his friends March Hare and Dormouse, where time stopped at 6 o’clock, so its always tea time. The naughty Knave of Hearts accused of stealing the tarts and many other characters along the way.
Come and join us on the green, where we will transport you off to Wonderland. Why not come early and have your very own family tea party in the lovely surroundings of the Green?
15th and 16th June at 2pm and 4pm both days. Adults £5 and children £3. Tickets are on sale on Festival Ticket Day, Saturday 20th April and after that online (fees apply when booking online).
Wargrave Village Festival
Shakespeare’s comedy of Man’s weakness, Woman’s deception and the travails of love. Open air on Wargrave Mill Green.
The pious resolution made by Ferdinand, King of Navarre and his three friends, to give up their riotous life and agree ‘not to see ladies, to study, to fast one day a week and to sleep but three hours a night’ is instantly broken with the arrival of the Princess of France and her entourage.
Please make sure you come early, bring a picnic to the lovely surroundings of the Green before the performance and bring your friends for a memorable evening.
Tickets are on sale on Festival Ticket Day, Saturday 20th April then by telephone on 07776 214455 for one week only up to Saturday 27th April. Book online from 27th April (fees apply when booking online).
2nd March 2013
The Whole Truth by Ray Jenkins
Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations by Alan Ayckbourn
Presented by WTW Youth Drama Group
Saturday 2nd March 2013 at 2.30pm and 4.30pm
Running time approximately one hour
Tickets £5 with all proceeds donated to Camp Mohawk and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. Call 0118 9403962.