EYEM Blog: Humans are weird and wonderful things

It is a complicated world, the one we live in. Growing up has never been an easy task, but dealing with mental health issues adds another layer of weight to a life guided by school exams and learning to become an adult. ‘Every You Every Me’ is a play about exactly that, mental health, and the systems we buy into as members of a wider society. It is these systems that are simultaneously valuabl more

Living Advent

Countdown to Christmas with dance, music and theatre as Reading launches its first living advent calendar. Reading Rep has teamed up with Station Hill developers, Stanhope and Benson Elliott to create something new for the festive season. From Thursday, December 1 until Friday, December 23, Reading’s first live advent calendar will bring the temporary event space close to the station to life. E more

Disco Pigs Creative Team

Writer: Enda Walsh Enda Walsh is a playwright and screenwriter who shot to fame when he won both the George Devine Award and the Stewart Parker Award in 1997 with his play Disco Pigs. In 2007 and 2008 Enda won Fringe First Awards at two consecutive Edinburgh Festivals for his plays The Walworth Farce and The New Electric Ballroom. The former led the Guardian to name him “one of the m more

Disco Pigs Cast Announced!

Ciaran Owens and Amy Molloy will reprise their roles as Pig and Runt in a UK and Ireland tour of Enda Walsh’s critically acclaimed Disco Pigs. A Reading Rep Theatre production, in association with Nick Thompson Productions, Disco Pigs is directed by award-winning director Cathal Cleary, and will tour to Lyric Theatre, Belfast; The Everyman, Cork; Town Hall Theatre, Galway; Birmingham R more

Ben-Hur Professional Cast Announced!

We are very pleased to announce the lead cast for our upcoming production of Ben-Hur which runs at The Hexagon in Reading from 1-3 September 2016. Judah Ben-Hur is played by Miles Yekinni, Matt Lapinskas plays Messala, Chris Barritt plays Balthazar, Rebecca Tanwen plays Zina and Ian Pirie as Melchior. Ben Hur is adapted by award-winning playwright, Hattie Naylor, and directed by award-winning more

Now Casting for Ben-Hur!

Reading Rep will be holding open workshop auditions for the community cast of their latest production – an epic production of the classic Ben-Hur to celebrate Reading 2016 Year of Culture. The community chorus will be made up of 70 local residents of all ages and backgrounds, who will play characters encompassing all aspects of Roman society, from senators and slaves to market traders. more

German Skerries Cast Announced!

George Evans, Henry Everett, Katie Moore and Howard Ward will appear in the first major revival of Robert Holman’s 1977 play German Skerries, 6-9 April. This co-production by Orange Tree Theatre and award-winning touring company Up in Arms, who produced Barney Norris‘ Eventide and Visitors, which picked up nine Off West End Award nominations between them, is produced in association w more

Clore Leadership Programme

After introducing Sharon, Christie, and Megan over the last few weeks, it seems only fitting to give an update on what Paul, founder and Artistic Director of Reading Rep, is up to. Earlier this year, Paul was awarded a place on the Clore Leadership Programme Short Course for cultural leaders. The intensive 2-week course takes place in November, and will be attended by twenty-four arts and heritag more

Meet The New Team: Megan Turnell

Megan celebrating her birthday in style earlier this year. The final instalment of our Meet The New Team series is all about our Development and Administration Officer, Megan Turnell. Not strictly a brand new member of the team, Megan has worked with Reading Rep for over a year in various roles. Her involvement with the company began with an Arts Strategy internship organised through the Universi more

Meet The New Team: Christie O’Carroll

Christie at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival In the second instalment of our Meet The New Team series, it’s our great pleasure to introduce our new Associate Director, Christie O’Carroll. This role is a relatively new one for Reading Rep, having initially been filled last year by Tim Ford before his appointment as Artistic Director of Lichfield Garrick. Christie brings with her a wealth o more

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