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Keep up to date with the latest from WT, including details about auditions, reviews, and theatre news below.

Cast Announcement: Rules for Living

Many thanks to everyone who auditioned – we’re thrilled to announce the cast for our Christmas show as follows: Matthew – Mitch ThorpeCarrie – Sophie EarleSheena – Emma CarverAdam – Chris HillebrandtEdith – Rachel PearsonFrancis – Jerry RadburnEmma – Zoe Huppert Tickets are now on sale for WT members, and go on general sale 1st October 2022. The show runs at WT from 8 – 17 December 2022, and is directed by Alan Long.

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Cast Announcement: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Thanks to all who auditioned – the team for Les Liaisons Dangereuses is delighted to announce the cast list below: La Marquise de Merteuil – Caroline LoveysMme de Valonges – Sue BishCelice Valonges – Chloe CollinsLe Vicomte de Valmont – David WoodMme de Rosemonde – Louise PunterLa President de Tourvel – Sally RowlandsonEmilie – Gemma BurgessAzolan – Tom CobleyLe Chevalier Danceny – Clive ElkingtonMajor-Domo – Alan Long/Jerry Radburn

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Cast Announcement: A Bunch of Amateurs

The production team of A Bunch of Amateurs are delighted to announce their cast: Jefferson – Steve HallNigel – Alan LongDorothy – Emma MerchantDenis – Austin MarshallMary – Jacqueline Jourdan-SkinnerJessica – Clare BrayLauren – Gemma BurgessJournalist / Actor – Chris WestgateJournalist – Hayley CrouchJournalist – Nicky FryeJournalist – Kelly Vassey Tickets are now on sale here, with the show running 8 – 17 September.

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Season Tickets at WT

A number of our patrons are regular visitors to Wokingham Theatre, and enjoy the benefit of having a season ticket to our productions. Season tickets guarantee your chosen seat on your preferred night for each of our main season productions. Not only that, but for our 2022/23 season, season ticket holders will get their tickets at a discounted rate! For the same price as a west-end show, you get a ticket to all eight productions in our season, in the seats of your choosing, on the night that suits you best, all while supporting your local theatre. Of course, during the course of the year some

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AUDITION NOTICE: Ladies in Lavender

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 Ladies in Lavender is an evocative, heart-warming story of unfulfilled dreams and unrequited love. Based on the hit film screenplay by Charles Dance starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, and on the original story by William J. Locke, Ladies in Lavender tells the tale of two sisters, Ursula and Janet, who live in a close-knit fishing village in picturesque Cornwall in t

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WT is looking for a new Technical Director

After nine years in the role, Ben Kellett is stepping down as WT’s Technical Director. He has made a sizeable and much appreciated contribution to life at WT, and the board wish to express their thanks to him for his tireless work over that time. That means that we now have a vacancy for the role, and we are keen to find a willing volunteer to get involved with all things tech at WT. Ben is keen to stress that he is fully committed to helping whoever steps up to ‘bed in’ over the course of the next year. As for what’s involved, the Technical Director’s main responsibilities include

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AUDITION NOTICE: Rules for Living

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 Rules For Living by Sam Holcroft is a dark Christmas comedy running in real time on Christmas morning from 11am until the serving of Christmas lunch at 1pm. The family celebrations are going ahead despite Francis (the father) having had a stroke. The mother, the neurotic Edith, is determined that everything will go on as usual so that the bullying Francis will not be d

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AUDITION NOTICE: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

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 Christopher Hampton’s awarding winning play Les Liaisons Dangereuses was adapted from the novel of the same title by Pierre Chanderlos de Laclos (published in 1782), and was first performed at the RSC in 1984. This is a deliciously clever and witty script, with 10 wonderful roles for 6 women and 4 men. The play tells the story of the Marquise de Merteuil and the

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Introducing: Write@WT

WT are thrilled to announce the launch of our dedicated group for writing for performance led by Hedda Bird, whose recent writing credits include a celebrated new adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby produced at Oxford Playhouse. The group will be open to all those who are interested in writing for theatre, and will meet in-between productions at WT. Write@WT will give those involved a chance to share work and develop ideas, with an aim to produce regular rehearsed readings. The first meeting will be on Wednesday 18th May at Wokingham Theatre from 7:45pm. If you’re interested in coming or wo

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AUDITION NOTICE: A Bunch of Amateurs

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. Please note that these auditions have now closed. Synopsis Jefferson Steel is an arrogant, fading, Hollywood action hero with a recent run of flops to his name. No longer as young or attractive as he thinks he is, he desperately needs a boost to his career. His agent receives an appeal from a theatre company in England who want to invite a famous name to play King Lear in

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