The Rumble Under The Rug Cast Announcement!

1 year ago

Today we are extremely excited to announce the cast for our upcoming production The Rumble Under the Rug, directed and written by Helen Eastman  (Alby the Penguin Saves Christmas, Alby the Penguin Saves the World).

Before hitting our theatre, The Rumble Under The Rug will be visiting local libraries, schools and the Reading Town Centre’s John Lewis Store. All performances on these tour dates are completely free!


Touring dates include:

Central Library – Friday 5th May/ 11:15am

Whitley Library – Tuesday 9th May/ 10:30am

Palmer Park Library – Wednesday 10th May/ 10am

John Lewis, Reading Town Centre – Wednesday 10th May/ 1:30pm

Caversham Library – Thursday 11th May/ 10:30am

Tilehurst Library – Thursday 11th May/ 3pm

Battle Library – Thursday 18th May/ 9:45am

Southcote Library – Friday 19th May/ 10am

John Lewis, Reading Town Centre – Wednesday 24th May/ 1:30pm


After it’s tour The Rumble Under The Rug will show at our theatre from 31 May – 3 June.

Join us on this interactive adventure to discover who is hiding under the rug, and how we can make them welcome in our world.

Tickets are already limited to make sure to click HERE and book your seats today!


With that, we are so excited to finally announce the incredible cast & creative team for this production.



Holly Burns as Dr. Hubbub 

Holly Burns returns to Reading Rep after making her professional debut in our latest production Peter Pan. Holly is a Reading born actress, with bases in London and Manchester. She completed her training at ALRA North and Rose Bruford College in 2022. During her third year, Holly played the role of Alistair Ryle in an all female-cast of Laura Wade’s ‘Posh’, directed by Heather Carroll and Yusuf Khamisa.


Alongside our cast we also want to announce the amazing creative team behind this production:


Helen Eastman – Writer & Director

Patrick Stockbridge – Composer

Miriam Houghton – Designer


We are so excited to watch this incredibly talented cast & creative team bring this adaptation to life, and bring your little ones a theatre experience they won’t ever forget!