Past Productions

Alby the Penguin Saves Christmas

Written and Directed by Helen Eastman A festive treat for children aged 3 – 6, and their families Alby isn’t just any penguin. Alby is a very special penguin. Alby is a snow-white penguin… Cast off by his fellow penguins, Alby finds himself all alone at the South Pole. When he stumbles across Santa’s list of presents left behind in the snow, Alby realises that Christmas isn’t going to more

The Man I Live With

A Co-Production with Oxford Playhouse and Deer Hunters Collective Adapted and directed by Clare Baybutt – read an interview with Clare here Like when you’re drunk? No, like when you’re dead. Intimate, darkly humorous, and often downright absurd, The Man I Live With (formerly named I Stop to Understand) introduces us to seven couples connected by friendship, love, and conflict. more

Reading Rep Young Company presents: Three

A National Theatre Connections production It’s a long, hot summer. Six teenagers are in various states of lust, longing and unrequited love. A boy has a crush on the girl next door; only she’s going out with the school heartthrob. Two teenagers meet for a blind date but they’re both thinking about someone else. A shy girl with a secret makes friends with the most popular girl in her class. O more

Reading Rep Young Company presents: RENT

An inspiring musical about friends and artists struggling with addiction, poverty, AIDS and – most of all – love. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that more

Every You Every Me

By Barney Norris Directed by Paul Stacey Every You Every Me explores young people’s sense of place in society in relation to mental health, rebellion and opening your A-level results. Written by award-winning author Barney Norris, it is the start of a conversation about identity, well-being and coping. Every You Every Me is a play about growing up and learning to live. In 2015, Barney went on a more

Disco Pigs

Disco Pigs
Reading Rep in association with Nick Thompson Productions By Enda Walsh Directed by Cathal Cleary Born seconds apart, Darren and Sinead, aka Pig and Runt, live in a fantasy world all of their own in Cork City. Trash TV, Disco beats and a load of cheap booze have fuelled this obsessive friendship. But as they go for their 17th birthday binge, reality violently collides with their fantasy and more


A Reading Rep production in association with The Hexagon and Reading Year of Culture An epic community production to launch Reading 2016 Year of Culture’s ‘Made in RDG’ month Ben Hur is the epic story of the life and times of Judah Ben-Hur, whose extraordinary journey takes him from wealthy merchant to galley slave to champion charioteer and witness at the Crucifixion. This a more

German Skerries

An Up in Arms and Orange Tree Theatre co-production, in association with Reading Rep BY ROBERT HOLMAN ‘My favourite living writer’ Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) A friendship, a marriage, a holiday, a death – German Skerries fills the stage with the meetings and departures that make us human. It’s 1977, and Martin, Jack, Michael and Carol ar more

Reading Studio Presents: 12 Days of Christmas

December 2015 saw the inaugural Reading Studio of Dramatic Art production, a devised piece inspired by the popular festive favourite, The 12 Days of Christmas. Reading Studio of Dramatic Art is a partnership between Reading College, the further education college, and Reading Rep. Reading Studio places enterprise and student employability at its core and provides students with clear pathways int more

Reading Rep’s 2014 / 2015 Season

Reading Rep's 2014 /2015 Season more

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