Hexagon - 21 South Street - Concert Hall, Reading
0118 960 6060, Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm. Directions to the Hexagon and maps showing the three
The Hexagon, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA.
21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU.
The Concert Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading.
Performances are at the Hexagon unless another venue is given.
Chores, 28th to 29th June at South Street
Chores is the story of two typical young boys playing in their messy bedroom. Suddenly, their mother's alarming screams rattle the boys back in to acrobatic action. A generous serving of comedy and chaotic acrobatics accompanies every attempt at cleaning their room and doing their chores. Inspired by slapstick legends Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, the show has very little spoken dialogue, but lots of skilled stunts and uproarious, interactive gags which will have the audience on the edge of their seats and giggling until the chores are done.
Pizza Shop Heroes, 10th to 11th July at South Street
Created by one of the UK’s leading refugee theatre companies and starring four young men who made the dangerous journey to the UK on their own as children from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Albania. They have told their ‘stories’ repeatedly to the Home Office as part of seeking asylum and it is the desire to reclaim them that grounds Phosphoros Theatre’s innovative work. From the precinct of a pizza shop we embark on a journey across time and continents to explore how they got here, where they’re going and what they’ve learnt along the way. It’s a story of male and cultural identity, of family and fatherhood; a lyrical collage of memories, hopes, dreams and imagined realities. From prisons in Libya and Greece to conversations with absent Mothers to raising the next generation of sons. Powerful, celebratory, affirming, authentic; this is theatre that puts refugees centre stage.
Reviews of Peter Pan
9th December 2017 to 7th January 2018
Review from GetReading.
Peter Pan at The Hexagon is an extravagant and lively pantomime for the entire family
A typical pantomime spin on the JM Barrie classic that is bound to have you in stitches
"dripping with melodrama, full of audience participation and as flamboyant as possible, The Hexagon's Peter Pan is everything a pantomime should be... the show was a roaring success that had children jumping in their seats and yelling to the stage in excitement, with humour that even the adults could appreciate"
There is a review from Wokingham Today ("another smash-hit this Christmas... just the perfect blend of slapstick, slosh, songs and surprises ensuring a memorable night out... the packed theatre was full of people with beaming smiles on their faces... Peter Pan flies high and a must-see festive treat. It’s a feel good show that gets the whole family laughing and laughing and laughing" - 5 stars).
For more details
see the Reading Arts web site at www.readingarts.com.