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Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3EU
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The Acoustic Strawbs In Concert

The Acoustic Strawbs consist of the founder, constant guiding force, originator and lead vocalist Dave Cousins, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of the UK. Alongside him longtime band members lead guitarist Dave Lambert and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front line of the classic 1970s StrawbsThe Acoustic Strawbs are firm favourites of Wokingham Music Club and it will be a pleasure to have them back and playing for us.http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/

Fri 10 Jan

£17.50

All Is True

  • 12A

101minsBritish acting royalty, Ken Branagh (who also directs), Judi Dench and Ian McKellen star in Ben Eltons light-hearted take on Shakespeares retirement in Stratford. Kenneth Branaghs witty, lovely meditation on Shakespeares legacy. 4*Tom Robey, Daily Telegraph

Thu 5 Dec

£4–£6.50

An Autumn Concert

A delightful concert featuring Thames Valley Chorus Steppin Out Stage School. All money raised will go straight to supporting people with chronic lung disease.

Sun 22 Sep

£5–£8

ELO Encounter

ELO Encounter

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

Fri 15 Nov

£18

An Evening Of Jazz: Art Themen & Friends

Following the hugely successful concert with Art Themen last year, he returns to The Whitty Theatre again with a mesmorising evening of jazz. Featuring the fabulous Lianne Carroll.

Tue 19 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

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

Katrina Formerly Of Katrina & The Waves In Concert

Katrina from Grammy nominated band Katrina The Waves, who had the massive 80s hit Walking on Sunshine which has been used in many films including, Look Whos Talking, High Fidelity and American Psycho and is still one of the most played summertime tracks on radio will be performing at Wokingham Music Club on Friday 27th March 2020Katrina The Waves have had their songs covered by Dolly Parton (who used to open her live shows with Walking on Sunshine), The Bangles and Celine Dion.Katrina and the band went on to win Eurovisionin 1997 with Love Shine A Light with the largest ever margin, followed by an unprecedented four consecutive appearances on Top of The Pops and a No. 3 in the UK Charts.21 years later they are still the last UK band to win Eurovision, but this show is so much more than EurovisionKatrina packs a powerful vocal performance and performs a lively and entertaining set.Dont miss this show!WEBSITE: www.katrinasweb.com

Fri 27 Mar

£20

Los Pacaminos

Los Pacaminos

Tex-Mex and Americana music, with none other than Paul Young (yes, that one) on vocals.

Fri 7 Feb

£24

Rosie

  • 12A

86 minsA young Irish mother tries to protect her family after they are forced into homelessness when their landlord sells their rented home. Written by Roddy Doyle (The Commitments)…. very moving and insightful 4*Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Thu 21 Nov

£4–£6.50

Sama 2019

Celebrating the traditionDrishti Dance presents Sama 19, the happening annual showcase of Kathak collective, returning to Whitty Theatre Luckley House School, Wokingham, on 20 October.After celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, Drishti Dance, Readings foremost performing arts company once again brings together its own exciting and high-quality dance works; a unique line up - an internationally acclaimed artist from India and rising stars of Classical Indian Dance in the UK.Katha kahe so Kathak Kahave, - meaning one who tells stories (Katha) is called a Kathak. Sama 19 celebrates this age old adage about the dynamic classical form of Kathak, on this evening featuring Smt Durga Arya, an internationally acclaimed dancer, Guru and one of the foremost disciples of Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj. She is known for her captivating presence on stage, mesmerising command over laya, enchanting playful compositions with complex rhythms, spellbinding chakkars, and engaging bhav-nritya. Also as a part of her visit to the UK, she will be conducting a 4 day intensive workshop with Youth dancers of Drishti Dance, culminating in a lively presentation during the evening.The evening also features two young rising stars of Kathak, Sonia Chandaria Tillu, founder of Sonalisa Dance company based in Birmingham, a prolific and virtuosic dancer who is a European Regional Winner of the Kalashram Kathak competition (Dec 17) performing at NCPA Theatre (Mumbai).Archita Kumar, a dancer and composer, who has been an Artist in Residence at the artsdepot (London) and recipient of the Bonnie Bird Marion North Choreographic Mentoring Award.Sama 19 is a truly unmissable event, extraordinary performances that are a feast for the senses, an unique opportunity to celebrate Indian cultural roots in the UK.

Sun 20 Oct

£12

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

The Small Fakers In Concert

Small Fakers will be performing all the hits: All or Nothing, Itchycoo Park, Sha La La La Lee, Hey Girl, Tin Soldier… and many more!A show not too be missed

Fri 10 Apr

£17

Snow White The Pantomime

The traditional tale of Snow White…with a twist! And a turn and another twist! Come and join the thrills and spills of this wonderful family Pantomime. What a great way to kick-off Christmas!

Sat 7 Dec

£13–£16

Sun 8 Dec

£13–£16

The White Crow

  • 12A

127 minsDirector Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West at the height of the Cold War, stunned the world . With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballets most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.

Thu 10 Oct

£4–£6.50

Woman At War

  • 12A

107 minsAn Icelandic choir leader turned eco-warrior takes on an aluminium company to protect her beloved Icelandic countryside. At the same time she finds out that an application to adopt has been successful…. warmth, wit and wisdom…a universal treat. 4* Mark Kermode, ObserverIn Icelandic with English subtitles

Thu 24 Oct

£4–£6.50

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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