The Government Inspector

8 - 18 December 2021

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Welcome to
Wokingham Theatre

Wokingham Theatre is a thriving amateur repertory group, presenting eight major productions a year, alongside Youth Theatre productions, short runs of experimental productions, evenings of new writing, and a wide range of theatrical skills training and workshops, all in our 160+ seat auditorium and home at Cantley Park in Wokingham.

Founded in 1947, WT is a registered charity and our purpose has always been to promote the enjoyment of theatre in and around Wokingham. The theatre is staffed and managed entirely by volunteers who give their time and skills to support all aspects of our operation, and our membership is made up from a wide array of experiences and backgrounds. We have a policy of colour-conscious casting, a wide-reaching diversity and inclusion policy, and we’re always keen to hear from any potential new members thinking about joining us.

We hope to welcome you to Wokingham Theatre very soon!

Get Involved At WT

As a community theatre grouped staffed, managed, and run by volunteers, there’s never a shortage of opportunities to get involved at WT, whether that’s on-stage, backstage, or front of house.

Wokingham Theatre wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for our brilliant members, and membership is open to everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned amateur actor looking to flex some creative muscle, or you’re looking for a chance to meet new friends and get involved with the arts, there’s something for everyone.

Unlike many other societies, there are no show fees to pay, and once you’ve joined, you can get involved with as much or as little as you’d like to at WT.

With regular social events and a packed calendar of productions, as well as membership extras such as workshops, play reading groups, and a writing group, there’s plenty to enjoy at WT, and you also get a direct say over how WT is run at our annual AGM.

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Whether you want to know more about membership at WT, leave us a review for a recent show, or even find out about how you can hire our venue, then we’d love to hear from you. You can drop us an email, Tweet us at @wokinghamthtr, or do it the old fashioned way and pop us a letter in the post.

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Latest News

Our 2021/2022 Season

We’re thrilled to introduce you to our 2021/2022 season! After a tricky 18 months, the whole team at WT are incredibly excited at the prospect of reopening, first for a season extra in July, September in the Rain, and then a full season beginning in September 2021. Artistic Director, David Stacey, writes: Understandably, the recent seasons have been really difficult to plan and deliver. This coming season will be my third attempt! Licence limitations and the pandemic have made planning a tough experience for all involved, so I want to thank the Board for their support and everyone for t

Q&A with ‘The Government Inspector’ director – Thomas Joy

The world-famous comedy The Government Inspector opens in December, and we caught up with director Thomas Joy to find out more about the show, how rehearsals have been going, and why the show is just as relevant in 2021 than it ever has been! Tell us a little about The Government Inspector – what can audiences expect to see? I think it’s best to start by saying that above all, The Government Inspector is fun. It’s an absolute riot, filled with preposterous characters, silliness, and innuendo, it really is a comedy that caters for all. Set in a small provincial town ‘in


WT is committed to being a diverse and open organisation. Auditions are open to anyone, regardless of background or experience, and we particularly welcome those who have been traditionally under-represented in theatre. Synopsis: While Andre may be apt to forget things, they are only ever small things. He is an aging man facing persecution from all sides. First, a ‘helper’ steals his favourite watch. Then his daughter Anne, a scheming woman who worries too much, tries to take his apartment away. His other daughter Elise, the one he actually loves… where is she? The Father by Florian Zell

AUDITION NOTICE: Hobson’s Choice

WT is committed to being a diverse and open organisation. Auditions are open to anyone, regardless of background or experience, and we particularly welcome those who have been traditionally under-represented in theatre. The readthrough and auditions for Harold Brighouse’s Hobson’s Choice are just one week away, so here is a reminder of the dates and roles on offer. Synopsis: Set in Henry Hobson’s Boot shop in 1880’s Lancashire, the play tells the comic tale of an overbearing, alcohol- fuelled father and his efforts to keep his three daughters, Maggie, Alice and Vickey, under contro