Hexagon - 21 South Street - Concert Hall, Reading
0118 960 6060, Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm.
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.
Double Bill Shakespeare: Ophelia and Mercutio, 14th August at Abbey Ruins, Reading
Shakespeare's plays retold from one character's scenes using the original play text to raise money for the homeless. In a double bill of world-first productions see Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet performed only with the scenes in which Mercutio and Ophelia feature. These productions are their complete stories. 60 Hour Shakespeare rehearses and performs Shakespeare’s plays in 60 hours to recreate the limited rehearsal time that might have been available to Shakespeare’s actors. Mercutio is set on the King's Road, London, in 1977 with punks rivalling teddy boys. Ophelia is set in 1949, New York City, and features Wittenberg University in Ohio. The total running time will be approximately 90 minutes with a 20-minute interval between the productions. All proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to New Beginnings Reading homeless charity.
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.