Past Productions

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

A Little History of the World

Little History of the World
By Toby Hulse Based on the work by E.H. Gombrich as translated into English by Caroline Mustill Directed by Paul Stacey In association with The Watermill Theatre ‘Not just a story, but our story, the story that we call the history of the world. Shall we begin?’ E. H. Gombrich  This world premiere adaptation based on the international bestseller takes us on a light-hearted, whistle-s more


Race by David Mamet
By David Mamet Directed by Stephen Macaulay A co-production with 2Heavy Productions 7th – 18th April 2015 The Play ‘We’re going to give them a surprise. Sufficient to get whosoever’s on the jury, to put aside all the nonsense they think they’re supposed to think about race. And rule on the facts.’ A hotel room in disarray – lamps broken, cigarette butts, liquor bottle more

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Inspired by Clement Clarke Moore’s poem Adapted by Douglas Rintoul with Thomas Padden Directed by Paul Stacey Originally commissioned by the Unicorn Theatre in 2012 The Play Reading Rep present a magical adaptation of Clement Clarke Moore’s festive poem. Bring your letters to Santa and join us at the North Pole. Meet the ‘Santa Scientist’ and discover her story about the night she met a ce more

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Written by Samuel Beckett Directed by Paul Stacey   The Play Hailed as one of the most significant works of drama of the 20th century, this thrilling play is arriving at Reading Rep in a brand new production, directed by Reading Rep’s founding Artistic Director Paul Stacey, who returns to the director’s chair following the success of PROOF. Two friends are stood somewhere, waiting for som more


Proof by David Auburn
Written by David Auburn Directed by Paul Stacey The Play A play about love, loss and mental illness, Proof is one of the most acclaimed productions of this century. Hal, a student of the recently deceased maths professor Robert, discovers a ground-breaking mathematical proof in Robert’s old office. The struggle is on to find out who wrote it. Could it be Catherine, the daughter of Robert more

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