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Reading Rep Young Company selected for Chrysalis Festival

Chrysalis, Scotland’s groundbreaking festival for ambitious performance by young theatre-makers, returns to the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh this November. Audiences can look forward to three days of innovative, thought-provoking and challenging performances from the UK’s best youth theatres. This year’s Chrysalis Festival brings together seven theatre groups of talented, young artists from ..read more

Director Interview – Clare Baybutt

In this interview series, get to know our cast and director for The Man I Live With – at Reading Rep 22nd – 23rd September. What are you enjoying most about directing The Man I Live With? As my first fully funded theatre production I am enjoying pretty much everything! But I guess building the characters is the most rewarding, especially when it comes to portraying real people. What is the ..read more

Cast Interview – Joseph Kane

In this interview series, get to know our cast and director for The Man I Live With – at Reading Rep 22nd – 23rd September. What’s the best show you’ve ever seen and why? That would have to be American Psycho. I think I particularly liked the vibe of it and I thought it was a really good take on the film. What are you enjoying most about rehearsing The Man I Live With? It’s ju ..read more

Cast Interview – Guy Faith

In this interview series, get to know our cast and director for The Man I Live With – at Reading Rep 22nd – 23rd September. What’s the best show you’ve ever seen and why? The best show I’ve ever seen was People, Places and Things. It was at the National Theatre and it was Denise Gough’s second show. I wasn’t expecting massive things, but I’ve never been to a show where a ..read more

Cast Interview – Celeste Harper-Davis

In this interview series, get to know our cast and director for The Man I Live With – at Reading Rep 22nd – 23rd September. What’s the best show you’ve ever seen and why? I don’t know if I have a stand out show that I really loved, but there are companies I really love like 1984, who I saw do Gollum, and since then I’ve just been interested in the work that they make and how th ..read more

20/20 Summer School – Book Now!

Following the success of our 20/20 Youth Theatre, Reading Rep are delighted to announce that we will be running two week long summer schools for young people who identify as having Learning Disabilities or Difficulties.  These sessions will allow participants to explore their creativity, play games, get to work with new people and most importantly have fun. The sessions will run at Reading Studio ..read more

EYEM Feedback: Staging Mental Health

While we were delighted with all the positive feedback we received about Every You Every Me, the sentiments which touched us most were those pertaining to the effectiveness and sensitivity with which we staged mental health – here are just a couple of takes from Dr Anna Scarna, Psychology Lecturer at the University of Oxford, and Shamyla Naveed of mental health charity Brighter Berkshire. ..read more

EYEM Blog: Writer Barney Norris on the themes and new-found relevance of Every You Every Me

I wrote Every You Every Me for Salisbury Playhouse over the course of 2014 and 2015. At that time, it had a personal resonance because of the landscape I was exploring – it was developed out of a year wandering round Wiltshire, my home county, and talking to people there – but the subject material itself was all quite new to me, a research project rather than something that had grown out of ..read more

EYEM Blog – Meet the Director

PAUL STACEY Before launching Reading Rep, Paul was Literary Manager of the Old Red Lion Theatre in London. Prior to returning to the UK, Paul worked as a Director and Dramaturg for some of the most prestigious companies in world theatre, including the Moscow Art Theatre, Punchdrunk Theatre Company (the critically acclaimed American premiere of Sleep No More) and New Repertory Theatre. His directin ..read more

EYEM Blog: Meet the Playwright

Barney Norris Barney Norris is a critically acclaimed playwright, poet and author. For his debut full-length play Visitors, which ran at that Arcola before transferring to the Bush in November 2014, he won the Critics Circle Award 2014 for Most Promising Playwright. He was also shortlisted for the prestigious Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Most Promising Playwright, the Writers Guild of Gre ..read more

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