10 Apr 2024 - 12 Apr 2024

The Rumble Under the Rug

Written by Helen Eastman

There’s something rumbling under the rug. What could it be? Is it an alien, a tiger, or a monster? 

Never fear – Dr. Hubbub has arrived to investigate, but they need your help!

The Rumble Under The Rug returns to Reading Rep after a successful tour in 2023. Join us on an immersive adventure to discover who is hiding under the rug, and how we can make them welcome in our world.

An interactive workshop for ages 18 months – 6 years old. 

From Helen Eastman, writer and director of sell-out successes Alby the Penguin Saves Christmas, and Alby the Penguin Saves the World.


Tickets are free for these performances.



The Rumble Under The Rug Tour is Back! 

See below, for a full list of reading libraries hosting performances of The Rumble Under The Rug.

Please pre-book through your local library during opening hours, tickets are free.

You do not need to pre-book your tickets for the Broad Street Mall performance.


Monday 15 April: Tilehurst Library, 10.30am, 0118 9375112

Tuesday 16 April: Palmer Park Library, 10.30am, 0118 9375106

Friday 19 April: Battle Library, 10.30am, 0118 9375100

Saturday 20 April: Whitley Library, 10.30am, 0118 9375115

Saturday 2o April: Fourbears Book Shop, 2pm. Pre-Booking required. Book here.

Monday 22 April: Woodley Library, 10.30am, 3.30pm. (Sold Out)

Tuesday 23 April: Caversham Library, 10.30am, 0118 9375103

Tuesday 23 April: Broad Street Mall, 1pm.

Thursday 25 April: Southcote Library, 10.30am, 0118 9375109

Friday 26 April: Central Library, 10.30am, 0118 9375950

Saturday 27 April: The MERL, 10.30am and 11.45am (Both performances now Sold Out).

Cast & Creative

Sam Amestoy

Dr Hubbub

Helen Eastman


Patrick Stockbridge