In the depths of the 1930s, Annie is a fiery youngorphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical MissHannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she isselected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy industrialist, OliverDaddy Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff andeven the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love thiswonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offeringa reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, MissHannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan toimpersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which puts Annie ingreat danger. This is wonderful family musical enjoyed and loved by all ages.
Sat 8 Jun
Sun 9 Jun
A live injection of Bruce Juice during the long years between Bruce Springsteens tours, this new 7-piece band provides a vibrant tonic pumped into every aching hungry heart.You can expect an E-Street experience that captures the unique seven-piece band line-up through arrangements from legendary concerts such as the Main Point to the Bottom Line, Passaic NJ and Winterland.The first half reproduces the original arrangements from the 1970s Wild, Innocent and a slow, bluesy E Street Shuffle as well as the iconic anthems from the Born to Run tour.The second half moves into the 1980s and captures the crisp, rasping sound of the Professors piano, Federicis organ and Clarences sax from The River tour, as well as a few stadium foot-stompers from the Born in the USA tour.
Fri 14 Jun
An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me? relays the true story of the best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel. When she is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack. Stars Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant
Thu 13 Jun
Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits …Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, Whats in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe and often confused people with their band name (in fact just the brothers surname with absolutely no religious connotation!)Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian (who very much deserves the Daily Mirrors description of him as having one of the finest voices in pop) who has only gained in vocal stature (and wit) over the years! the band are enjoying a revival currently touring successfully in the UK and Europe.Currently embarking on a huge UK Tour playing their well known back catalogue and one or two favourites selected from newer albums.Catch them on tour and find out why Chris Evans said 'it was the best gig I've ever been to'www.thechristianslive.com
Fri 6 Sep
An exhilarating, funny and gorgeous biopic of the rise of Collette, a country girl turned writer forced to pen novels in her husband's name. As the novels become more successful and her husband's free spending libertine ways create problems, she demands the recognition she deserves.Stars Kiera Knightly and Dominic West
Thu 23 May
MEMBERS CHOICE - FREE TO MEMBERSYjir Takitas 2009 Best Foreign Language Oscar winner, a subtle and moving tale about a Japanese cellist forced to change direction when his orchestra closes down leaving him and his young wife in financial difficulties. His surprising choice of new career takes him on a profound and sometimes comical journey uncovers, through a close association with death, the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living.
Thu 11 Jul
An Electric Light Orchestra tribute band play all of the band's classics.
Fri 15 Nov
- 2h 18min
- Directed by: Xavier Beauvois
- Cast: Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Iris Bry
In rural France in 1915, Francine (Bry) falls for Georges (Descours), the soldier son of her employer, stoic matriarch Hortense (Baye). Subtle and languorously-paced story of WWI, which captures the emotional intensity of conflict and how it changes all those it touches.
Thu 9 May
John Coghlan joined Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in their newly-formed band The Spectres in 1962. The group went through a series of name changes, including Traffic Jam, before becoming Status Quo in the late 60s when Rick Parfitt also joined the line-up. In the years that followed, a string of chart-topping albums and an almost endless stream of hits included Pictures of Matchstick Men; In My Chair; Paper Plane; Caroline; Down Down; Rain; Wild Side Of Life; Rockin' All over the World, and many more. For Quo fans and critics alike, this time is often regarded as Quos Classic period.Since leaving Quo John has worked with many noted and diverse musicians, in his own Diesel Band; with Partners In Crime; and the Rockers featuring Phil Lynott, Roy Wood and Chas Hodges. Other collaborations have included Noel Redding (ex-Jimi Hendrix) and Eric Bell (ex-Thin Lizzy).In 2013 and 2014, John rejoined Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Alan Lancaster for the two sell-out Status Quo Frantic Four Reunion Tours, selling out all over the UK and Europe and reigniting the excitement of the early days of Quo
Fri 12 Jul
Not quite a tribute band as the Kast off Kinks feature former members of the Kinks from through the years, including original drummer Mick Avory.
Fri 29 Nov
A SPECIAL PRESENTATION FOR REFUGEE WEEK, IN ASSOCIATION WITH READING REFUGEE SUPPORT GROUP. INCLUDES INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER AND DISCUSSION.Proceeds to Reading Refugee Support groupNadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.Features Amal Clooney
Fri 21 Jun
Tickets: £14 adv / £17 door
Doors and bar open @ 7.00pm Show starts @ 7.45pm
Simply Dan will perform a 2 hour plus show - two sets with an interval.
Fri 4 Oct
Director Carla Simon's superb debut feature.After the death of her parents, a 6 year old girl is sent to the country to live with her uncle and 3 year old cousin…subtelty, richness and warmth..***** Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Thu 8 Aug
A 178-seat state-of-the-art theatre on the Luckley House School complex in Wokingham, Berkshire. It is available to hire and its flexible nature and high-spec equipment makes it suitable for a wide range of events including plays, musicals, school productions, dance, film, conferences and lectures.
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