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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

EYEM blog: Cast Interview

An interview with actors Shala Nyx and Josie Underwood, on their experience making Every You Every Me. How are rehearsals going? Shala: Rehearsals are going really well! We are having lots of fun creating Every You Every Me, Barney Norris has written a brilliant script and for the past two weeks we have been exploring the scenes and dimensions of the characters in the play, along with some cool mu ..read more

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 ..read 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 ..read 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 ..read 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 ..read 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 ..read 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. ..read more

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