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11th NOV 2017
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28/09/2017 to 18/11/2017 PERFECT WEDDING
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Imagine... A bridegroom wakes in the bridal suite on his wedding morning, with his bride-to-be about to arrive at any moment, and finds beside him – a naked girl. What’s more, an extremely attractive naked girl whom, in the depths of his post stag night hangover, he can’t remotely remember having been introduced to. Imagine also that during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed, the bride arrives and the girl is trapped in the bathroom. Imagine further that the only way out of the dilemma is to persuade the best man to pretend that the hidden girl is his girlfriend but that his real girlfriend is to be kept ignorant of the fact! By the time the bride’s parents and half the hotel staff get in on the act the chaos reaches nuclear proportions. This hilarious play moves at the speed of light with a riot a minute that will leave you aching with laughter.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
08/11/2017 to 11/11/2017 A CHORUS LINE
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

A Chorus Line looks at one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves. Reservations open into revelations, confessions and personal exposure. Within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality and fears. Broadway’s sixth longest running musical, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest, including memorable songs such as – What I did for Love, One, I can do that, Nothing, and Dance ten Looks three.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
10/11/2017 to 11/11/2017 MAIDENHEAD OPERATIC SOCIETY - GUYS AND DOLLS

The glitz and glamour of 1950’s New York comes to Maidenhead this November, with gamblers, gangsters and gorgeous showgirls in Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows’ classic musical, Guys and Dolls. When naïve mission-band girl Sarah Brown and worldly-wise gambler Sky Masterson meet, they fall in love. But can their love overcome their very different backgrounds? Can Nathan Detroit find a venue for his crap game? And will he and fiancée Adelaide ever get married? This much loved romantic comedy features feel-good music and famous songs.
The Desborough Suite, Town Hall, St.Ives Road, Maidenhead SL6 1RF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 671589   mail@mos-uk.org   Event Web Site
11/11/2017 BOOT-LED ZEPPELIN
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Boot-Led-Zeppelin offer the definitive tribute to one of the world’s most legendary rock bands, Led Zeppelin. The Early Days and Latter Days Show is their most spectacular production to date, featuring Led Zeppelin trademarks such as the laser pyramid and the flaming gong. Capturing the magic and excitement of Zeppelin’s concerts from the 70s, the band faithfully perform all their classic songs, from mellow acoustic numbers such as Going To California to epics such as Whole Lotta Love, Kashmir and Stairway To Heaven. Big Sound, big flares and big hair! Boot-Led-Zeppelin are back to deliver the ultimate Zeppelin experience!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: The Hexagon Theatre 0118 960 6060   hexagon.boxoffice@reading.gov.uk   Event Web Site
11/11/2017 TALL STORIES - THE SNOW DRAGON
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Billy has everything a young goat could need – and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies... But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems a long way off. How will Billy escape? And has he been naughty or nice?
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
11/11/2017 LUKE JERMAY - SIXTH SENSE
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Luke Jermay is the most incredible man you’ve probably never heard of. He can read your mind. No really; he can read your mind. He doesn’t use mind games or psychological tricks; he is not a trickster, there are no smoke and mirrors. He can simply read your mind. His awe inspiring intuitive abilities have gained him high profile fans such as Derren Brown, Dynamo and Uri Geller who all agree Jermay is astonishing.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   south.street@reading.gov.uk   Event Web Site
11/11/2017 DANNY BHOY - MAKE SOMETHING GREAT AGAIN
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy embarks on his maiden tour of his brand-new show this autumn in selected theatres throughout the UK. Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically acclaimed comedian who regularly sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational story telling.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
11/11/2017 THE KINDRED SPIRIT BAND
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

The Kindred Spirit band sound is special and distinctive, driven by haunting and bewitching female vocals, guitar, two classically-trained, virtuoso, lead instrument players (on violin and flute/sax), dynamic drums and bass guitar and laced with jigs, reels and duelling improvisations. The heart of the band sound is ELAINE SAMUELS' beautiful vocals, powerful, perceptive and intriguing songs and guitar work. The band soars into a rock stratosphere with classically trained, exciting and charismatically eccentric, newest band member, MARTIN ASH's thrilling and beautifully melodic violin playing, which takes on the role of electric guitar during the rockier moments. He has been known to jump off the stage and dance with the audience!
Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST
MORE INFO: Gig Enquiries 0118 986 6788   info@risingsun-artscentre.co.uk   Event Web Site
12/11/2017 READING SCHOOL INTER-HOUSE MUSIC COMPETITION
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

The largest event of the Reading School calendar, The Inter House Music Competition, now in it’s 82nd year, sees it being held at the Hexagon for the first time. For the last 20 years the competition has been held at the beautiful Concert Hall, and having outgrown the venue, the competition has been moved to the larger Hexagon.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
12/11/2017 HENLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Henley Symphony Orchestra is delighted to open its 48th season in the splendid Reading Concert Hall by welcoming Laura Samuel and Scott Dickinson as soloists. They will play Mozart’s richly expressive Sinfonia Concertante, where Mozart’s favourite instrument, the viola, is complemented by the violin in an interplay of equals. Laura is leader of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Scott is principal viola. Both players are eminent chamber musicians and members of the Nash Ensemble. Our concert opens with Schubert’s charming Rosamunde Overture. The opera no longer survives but the incidental music, happily for us, lives on.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
13/11/2017 to 18/11/2017 PROGRESS THEATRE PRESENTS BUDDY COP 2
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Two cops...in the kind of quiet little town where a kid dreams of growing up to be a fireman. Or a racecar driver. Where the only question you ask yourself at the end of the day is if you're gonna knock back your cold one at Swanky's, Spanky's, or Zingers. A town where neighbours pitch in to help neighbours in need, and where if you wake up in the middle of the night...you should keep your eyes closed. Because the man in red is there in the corner. Watching you. Smiling at you with his yellow eyes and black teeth. Best to pretend you're still asleep. When a flood destroys the police station, the local cops set up shop in the nearby community centre, in this early 80s comedic action/mystery of holiday nostalgia and athletic rigour.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169   enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
14/11/2017 to 15/11/2017 FINDING JOY
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Joy is 83 today: she’s funny, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and a mutual affection. But is that enough to take on the challenges ahead? Vamos Theatre’s wordless production tells the true story of a teenager's decision to care for his grandmother with dementia, with humour, poignancy, and warmth.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
15/11/2017 to 18/11/2017 THE DEEP BLUE SEA - BY TERENCE RATTIGAN

The Basildonian's are performing The Deep Blue Sea by Terrence Rattigan. Tickets £10 in advance £12 on the door. Performance Starts at 8.
Basildon Village Hall, Bethesda St, Upper Basildon RG8 8NU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0119 984 1122   contact@basildonians.org   Event Web Site
15/11/2017 CHLOE HANSLIP AND DANNY DRIVER
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Chloe Hanslip and Danny Driver are two of this country’s most versatile performers, described as An outstanding compelling partnership by Gramophone Magazine the duo have been performing together regularly for the last 6 years. Their combined ability to perform lesser known and new works whilst performing the great masterpieces with consummate ease never ceases to amaze. This concert focussing on two of Beethoven’s Great Sonatas is part of Chloe and Danny’s 2017 exploration of the complete Sonatas For Violin And Piano, they have recorded all these works for release on Rubicon Classics the first of which will be released in October 2017.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
15/11/2017 LUCY WORSLEY - JANE AUSTEN AT HOME
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Historian, BBC presenter and chief curator of the Historic Royal Palaces Lucy Worlsey comes to the fitting setting of the Kenton Theatre with Jane Austen at Home. Her new talk accompanies her Sunday Times bestseller book of the same name. On the 200th anniversary of Austen's death, Lucy takes us into the rooms from which our best-loved novelist quietly changed the world. This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the places and spaces that mattered to her.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
15/11/2017 to 18/11/2017 PEAS AND CARROTS
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

This play has been created in response to a series of observations in The Atrium right here at South Hill Park. Peas and Carrots is at times hilarious and at times outrageous but always heart felt and real. We have an amazing Arts Centre made up of amazing people. All characters and situations in this play are fictional.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
15/11/2017 to 20/11/2017 DAVE GORMAN - WORK IN PROGRESS
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

In preparation for next series of his hit TV show Modern Life is Goodish (Dave), Dave Gorman is back on the road armed with brand new material. Taking a mischievous look at modern life, Dave will share his observations and frustrations with a little help from his laptop.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
15/11/2017 to 25/11/2017 FOOTLOOSE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Everybody cut loose and kick off your Sunday shoes! This sizzling rock ‘n' roll musical explodes on to The Haymarket stage for the first time ever! City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he’s forced to move to a rural town where dancing and rock music are banned. Ren rebels – and soon has all hell breaking loose and the whole town on its feet.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
16/11/2017 SCOUTING FOR GIRLS
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

2017 officially marks a decade since the release of Scouting For Girls’ unstoppable million-selling self-titled debut album and to celebrate the 10th anniversary, SFG returns with the release of an extended, deluxe version. The deluxe anniversary reissue of the eponymous debut album will boast 14 additional tracks including live tracks and unreleased demos, available on 2CD, stream and download, plus the original album on vinyl for the very first time and a limited edition cassette.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
16/11/2017 to 31/12/2017 THE BORROWERS - THE WATERMILL CHRISTMAS SHOW
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Quick, clever and only four inches tall, The Borrowers live happily under the floorboards of a huge house. Bold young Arrietty dreams of exploring the big blue-skied world above their cosy home. But when she finally does, she’s spotted by a frightening ‘human bean’ and The Borrowers are thrown into peril. Will the tiny family escape before it’s too late? And are they ready for their greatest adventure yet? A big-hearted adventure story full of magical live music, book tickets now to join us for an action-packed Christmas treat!
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
16/11/2017 REPUBLICA - JUAN CARLOS OTERA, KEIR COOPER AND LOLA RUEDA
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Inspired by historical events that preceded the Spanish Civil War, REPUBLICA is the untold story of the Spanish Revolution and a bold reclaiming of the ideals of The Second Republic (1931-1939). With today’s rising opposition between anti-austerity and far right movements all over Europe, REPUBLICA is a timely examination of the last time a government took land and power from the super-rich to give back to its people. Told by a flamenco dancer, a punk guitarist and a stripper, it demands we break the Pact of Forgetting.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
17/11/2017 LIVE MUSIC - CASE HARDIN
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

UK Americana favourites, Case Hardin are a Clubhouse Records recording artist and make a long overdue return to Arlington. Their latest album - 'Colours Simple' has been described as a 'rock masterclass' and was awarded 4/5 stars by Q magazine. Its predecessor - 2011's 'PM' was the same publication's roots Album of the Month. Case Hardin recorded a session for Bob Harris 'Under The Apple Tree' series and Harris has also played their material on his BBC Radio 2 show. Case Hardin are a powerfully engaging live act and have toured extensively throughout 2016/ 17 promoting 'Colours Simple'. They have performed at the world-famous London Palladium and the O2 Arena as part of the C2C Country 2 Country festival, where the band have appeared in three consecutive years (2015, 16, 17).
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
17/11/2017 THE ILLEGAL EAGLES
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Often acclaimed as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles return to the stage in 2017, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK & international touring! This seasoned group of talented musicians are true Eagles fans at heart. Their impressive mastery of the Eagles distinctive sound has made them one of the most sought after shows of their kind in the world. For their special 20th Anniversary tour, The Illegal Eagles bring you their strongest and most popular show to date.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
17/11/2017 JOHN MAYALL
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues". Regarded by many as British blues’ most influential artist, John’s band The Bluesbreakers launched the careers of Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green and Mick Taylor.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 THE THINKING DRINKERS - THE HISTORY OF ALCOHOL
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Enjoy five free drinks as these award-winning professional drink experts definitively prove that alcohol has influenced everything that has ever happened. Ever. Their brand new show is an intoxicating, hilarious time-travelling journey through our drink-drenched past, pouring the entire history of human civilisation into a shot glass. You’ll laugh a lot, you’ll learn a lot and, if that’s not enough, you get five free drinks. The perfect aperitif to any evening.
Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 SIMON AMSTELL - WHAT IS THIS?
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Following a series of critically acclaimed, sold out international tours, Simon Amstell begins his fifth stand up tour in the UK. 'What is this?' promises to be a deeply personal, funny exploration of beauty, intimacy, freedom, sex and love.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 BASEL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Mendelssohn's vivid musical picture of the surging sea around Fingal's Cave is followed by a short piece by tonight's conductor. The piano concerto shows many of Mendelssohn's strengths, as a dramatic first movement gives way to a lyrical and tender slow section. The finale is a tour de force of fleet fingered virtuosity. Schubert’s last symphony is possibly his greatest masterpiece in any form, a supremely lyrical and imaginative work. The four movements are built on a grand scale and the musical architecture is handled with great care, yet the whole piece unfurls in one majestic sweep.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 SOUL LEGENDS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Coming to you direct from the USA… it’s the music of Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson and more! From Sixties origins to present day via all your classic Seventies and Eighties floor-fillers. Talented singers and musicians, jaw-dropping choreography and costumes, and hits such as Respect, Soul Man, Boogie Wonderland, Knock On Wood, Midnight Hour, Proud Mary, Ain’t No Stopping Us Now and many more.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 PHIL WANG
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Phil is a 27-year old stand-up comedian on his first tour of the UK. He has appeared on Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and Would I Lie To You? He is very excited to be performing here, in Reading - a place he often calls his second home.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Formed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System are a European and African based collective who’ve been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started. With sales now topping one and a half million albums and two Grammy nominations to date, Afro Celt Sound System celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a stunning new album.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   hexagon.boxoffice@reading.gov.uk   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 CLUB VELOCITY - A VERY DEEP HOLE, WOLFS, AND DROVES
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

A VERY DEEP HOLE - Your fave psyche garage five piece punks. Very good band-for people who know their garage from their garage. Their debut album is ace. WOLFS - Becoming firm Silver Street faves. Two piece from Oxford. Left of centre pop music for kids who know their punkrock. ROVES - Made a lot of new friends the first time they played Silver Street-
recently. New kids on the block,already causing waves round these parts.
Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 986 6788   info@risingsun-artscentre.co.uk   Event Web Site