30 Nov 2023 - 30 Dec 2023

It’s A Wonderful Life

Adapted by Mary Elliott Nelson

‘Every time a bell rings an angel gets it’s wings’  

It’s Christmas Eve in Bedford Falls… 

Down-on-his-luck banker, George Bailey, feels life has passed him by. So when his guardian angel pays him a visit, George is amazed to discover what life in his beloved town would be like without him in it… Maybe it’d be a little less wonderful after all?

Based on the critically acclaimed 1946 Frank Capra movie of the same name this reimagining is brought to life in this heartwarming magical adaptation. 



Age Guidance: 8+



Our Relaxed Performance takes place on 13 December at 7.30pm. Our Relaxed Performances have reduced capacity to help create the best experience.

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Get 4 tickets for the price of 3. 2 of those tickets MUST be child tickets.

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Under 16’s 

Under 16’s get £15 tickets


Under 30’s 

For the first week of performances, tickets will be £5 for those between 16-30 years old.

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*please note, tickets are limited to two people per purchase. Ticket buyers must bring proof of age to Box Office. The number of discounted tickets is limited to 30 per performance.


Babes in Arms Tickets 

Babes in Arms tickets, for children (where suitable) up to 18 months cost a £1 administration fee. These tickets are required in order to comply with our Health and Safety policy. Please note, these cannot be bought online and will need to be purchased at the Box Office on arrival.


School Bookings

Reading Rep Theatre has a long history of working with schools, and we look forward to collaborating with you. If you would like to discuss a bespoke workshop for your school or group please email engage@readingrep.com

For schools enquiries and ticket bookings, please email boxoffice@readingrep.com

Cast & Creative

Mark Desebrock


Eugene Evans

Angel Joe / Sam / Mr Gower / Potter / Ed / Welch / Bert

Orla O'Sullivan

Angel Clarissa / Mary

Charlotte Warner

Angel Gloria / Violet / Aunt Dilly / Harriet / Mrs Davies / Mrs Martini

Mary Elliott Nelson


Paul Stacey


Chris Cuming


Libby Todd


Julian Starr

Sound Designer

Aaron J Dootson

Lighting Designer

Molly Fraser

Costume Supervisor

Josh Mathieson

Accent Coach

Eleanor Walton

Stage Manager

Jamie Kubisch-Wiles

Assistant Stage Manager

Jordan Harris

Production Manager

Elese Palmer

Associate Production Manager