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God of Carnage

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Standard Miles: Simon Spillett Quintet

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Lady Windermere's Fan do some recycling

The list of important jobs As a small volunteer run theatre we like to find ways to save money -  without compromising on quality of course. In this spirit the platform from Trainspotting is being r...

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Portable Theatre

Progress Youth Theatre's next production is not at our own theatre but in the main hall at Bulmershe school on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd April. It is exciting performing in different venues and it...

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A new face in Trainspotting

Progress regulars will notice a few new faces in Trainspotting but in this post I am introducing Rachel Miller.Rachel is a relative new comer to Reading, as well as the theatre. She moved here eightee...

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Trainspotting photos

An important aspect of any show is making sure people know a) it is on and b) want to come and see it. There are various aspects to this, among them printing and distributing leaflets and posters, u...

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Bold Girls come out of the dark

When I arrived at the theatre to catch up with Bold Girls I had to feel my way to a seat. The auditorium was in darkness as they were going through the lighting and sound cues making sure everything...

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Bold Girls

Bold Girls is a very emotional and funny play about the relationship between four women and the men in their lives. The men are spoken about and are an important presence in the drama although they ar...

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The sounds of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

First the photo of the "Briskett" wig I promised in last week's blog.Geoff Dallimore as Mrs Briskett and Joe Morbey as Kate (photo Kate Eke)For this week's blog I spoke to Stuart McCubbin who is doing...

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The Wolves (and geese) of Willoughby Chase

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase is a story told by a group of children to each other. The set includes a range of toys mainly made by Kate, director Rik Ekes's wife. Normally when Rik is involved in a ...

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After Magritte and The Bald Prima Donna

When I gatecrashed a rehearsal for the youth theatre's latest production the technical crew were busy trying to balance a bowl of fruit and a lamp shade suspended above the stage. Martin Noble had jus...

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Progress Youth Theatre and Absurdist Blogging

Progress Youth Theatre are presenting a double bill of Absurdist drama from 9th to 14th December. The evening features After Magritte by Tom Stoppard and The Bald Prima Donna by Eugène Ionesco.In hom...

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