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Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3EU
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24 Hour Rent

The premise is simple - the cast rehearses the musical over a 24-hour period, and then performs it.The rehearsals are an adrenaline-fueled mad-dash to the curtain. The performance is a unique experience; unpredictable and exhilarating for both the company and the audience.It provides an opportunity for creative people to network, exchange ideas and work positively together whilst still creating a high quality production.24 Hour RENT brings together a cast of professional actors and talented amateurs, a live band, and a hard-working production team. All volunteers, they pull together to produce a professional-standard musical in just 24 hours.Rehearsals start on Friday afternoon at 3pm. None of the cast have worked together on the show before this time. Then, 24 amazing, exciting, exhausting hours later, its showtime!

Sat 31 Aug

£15

The Christians In Concert At The Whitty Theatre

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

£25

Departures

  • 12

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

£6.50

ELO Encounter

ELO Encounter

An Electric Light Orchestra tribute band play all of the band's classics.

Fri 15 Nov

£18

Green Book

  • 12A

127 minsThis years triple Oscar Nominee (Best Picture/Best Screenplay/Best supporting actor) is a hard-hitting drama starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonight, House of Cards) and Vigo Mortensen.A working-class bouncer is recruited as the driver for a cultured black classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South; an unlikely mutual respect and friendship is gradually forged.

Thu 19 Sep

£4–£6.50

Hazel O'Connor Hallelujah Moments

HAZEL OCONNORHallelujah MomentsThey were absolutely fantastic,bringing the entire audience roaring to its feet.TelegraphThe first major female star of the 80s, award winningsinger-songwriterHazelOConnorrose to fame in1980 starring in the film Breaking Glass .There were hits andeye-catchingTop of The Pops appearancesaplenty along the way.Hazels agelesssongsinclude Eighth Day, Will You, BigBrother, Monsters in Disguise, Calls The Tune, If Only, Give Me An Inch ,Blackman andHanging Around - all ofwhich seem even more relevant in our present times.Accompaniedhere by virtuoso saxophonist Clare Hirst(The Belle Stars,Communards, David Bowie) on sax and vocals and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics)on keyboards and vocals, this powerful blend of voices and musicianshipbrings a classy touch ofenergy, passionand fireto Hazels vibrant performance.Unmissable. Its all there, thatvoice, soaring sax …timeless..GlastonburyFestivalThe sturdinessand earthy expression of her voice…marvellousHot Presswww.hazeloconnor.com

Fri 1 Nov

£22

John Coghlan's Quo

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

£18

Kast Off Kinks

Kast Off Kinks

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

£20

A Night At The Movies & Musicals

Luckley House School presents a summer concert with a difference!Join our talented music department with a delightful programme of all your favourite numbers from stage and screen.

Mon 8 Jul

£3–£4

Platform Summer Show 2019

The latest spectacular production from Platform Young Professionals

Fri 5 Jul

£5–£8

Sat 6 Jul

£5–£8

Sun 7 Jul

£5–£8

Plays & Prosecco

Join Luckleys prestigious drama clubs for a delightful evening of drama accompanied with a FREE glass of prosecco!The first half of the evening sees the Junior Drama Club present James Saunders hilarious short play OVER THE WALL.Ramping up the drama in the second half, the Senior Drama Club will perform the kaleidoscopic play BUCKETS by Adam Barnard.

Tue 2 Jul

£5

Wed 3 Jul

£5

Simply Dan - Steely Dan Tribute

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

£18

Summer 1993

  • 12A

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. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life. Multi-award winning including at London Berlin Film Festivals 2017 ..subtelty, richness and warmth.. ★★★★★ - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Thu 8 Aug

£4–£6.50

Summer School Performance: A Spoonful Of Sugar

The culmination performance of the weeks work: Steppin Out proudly presents A Spoonful Of Sugar based on Mary Poppins.

Fri 2 Aug

£6–£6.50

This Is How We Do It

The culmination performance of the high-energy Reading-based street dance company

Sat 13 Jul

£8

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The Whitty Theatre

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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