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A joyful ‘Hansel and Gretel’ with RBL at South Street this December

By Gillie Tunley and Brenda Sandilands.

Hansel and Gretel with RBL at South Street

Hansel and Gretel with RBL at South Street. Photo courtesy of Pieter Lawman.

Reading Between the Lines (RBL) are staging Hansel and Gretel at South Street Arts Centre in a joyous adaptation by Anna Wheatley during December. This enchanting production is deftly directed by Hal Chambers and set to a sassy soundscape by Benjamin Hudson, with exuberant movement by Rebecca Randall.

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‘Macbeth’ with the RBL theatre company at Reading Minster

The brilliant Reading Between the Lines (RBL) theatre group are staging Macbeth in the atmospheric Reading Minster. Hal Chamber’s powerful and provocative production challenges convention with a female Macbeth in a post modernist setting.

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RBL bring a modern horror movie version of Macbeth to Reading Minster in October

The Reading Between the Lines (RBL) theatre group will be performing Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Reading Minster this autumn. RBL brought plays about Henry I, Matilda the Empress and Henry II to the town over the last few years.

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First view of ‘The Last Abbot’ at Reading Abbey

‘The Last Abbot’ preview at the Reading Abbey, June 2019. Image (c) Reading between the Lines

The fabulous Reading Between the Lines (RBL) theatre company, led by Dani and Toby Davies, and fresh from their Cultural Award for Henry II, are embarking on another historical drama to further develop the cultural identity of Reading, in collaboration with second year history students. The Last Abbot, penned by prodigious playwright Beth Flintoff, examines the intriguing tale of Hugh Faringdon, the bloodily executed last abbot of our newly re-opened abbey… was he true or treacherous?

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Book tickets for RBL’s Hansel and Gretel this Christmas

Hansel and Gretel. Image by permission of (c) Reading Between the Lines (RBL)

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Christmas special by the Reading Between the Lines theatre company (RBL) at the South Street Arts Centre. Last year they put on a heavily bepuppetted version of A Christmas Carol and this year they’re performing Hansel and Gretel.

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Young actors’ auditions for Macbeth and Julius Caesar

The Reading Between the Lines’ (RBL) youth company RBL Foundations has invited aspiring actors between the ages of 16 and 25 to attend auditions for their production of Macbeth and Julius Caesar on Saturday 2 February.

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‘A Christmas Carol’ at the South Street Arts Centre

The ghost of Christmas present from RBL’s ‘A Christmas Carol’. Photo: VIVA photography.

The Reading Between the Lines theatre group is performing Anna Wheatley’s version of A Christmas Carol at Katesgrove’s South Street Arts Centre throughout December. Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a diligent entrepreneur driven to emotional collapse by the health problems of his employee’s children now includes some blindingly good puppetry, several terrific song-and-dance numbers, and a lot more comedy.

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10 December – first night of ‘A Christmas Carol’ at South Street

A Christmas Carol‘ from Reading Between the Lines Theatre Company (RBL) at South Street Arts Centre, opens tonight (10 December) and runs until 30 December.

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Henry II at St Mary’s Minster, with Reading Between the Lines

By Gillie Tunley and Adam Harrington.

Mark Middleton as Henry II. Photo: Pieter Lawman Photography.

The theatre company Reading Between the Lines (RBL) present the final instalment of their Conquerors trilogy, Henry II, in the thrillingly atmospheric St Mary’s Minster, Reading, until Saturday October 27. It is the story of love and power; love between a husband and wife, a King and his former drinking buddy, and a Welsh monk and a beaver.

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First night of Henry II at Reading Minster

The first night of Henry II, the pay what you want night, on 8 October was booked with much anticipation as soon as tickets came out in June. There are 17 more days and 24 more performances to come until Reading collapses exhausted with the last night of the last part of the Conquerors trilogy.

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Reading’s young actors get opportunity to perform in Romeo and Juliet

The Reading Between the Lines (RBL) theatre company are looking for actors aged 16 to 25 to audition for their production of Romeo and Juliet, but you need to be quick if you’re interested as they want to hear from you by Saturday 3 March.

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Matilda the Empress at St James’ Church

Lighting of the church porch

There really was a buzz of excitement and expectation around the eagerly awaited opening night of Matilda the Empress. A queue had formed outside St James’ Church on the chilly evening well before the official door opening time 7pm.

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The Life and death of Reading’s King, in the Oracle on the Kennet

Courtesy of the “Reading-on-Thames Festival“, which is sadly a misstatement when clearly Reading’s whole history is based on the River Kennet, came free culture in the form Reading Between the Lines Theatre Company’s play The Life and Death of Reading’s King. For the lucky 700 ticket holders on the night of 15 September this was a history making moment.

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Matilda the Empress comes to Reading

Great seal of Matilda the Empress

Bookings are now open for Matilda the Empress which will be performed by Reading Between the Lines (RBL) this November in St James’ Church in the Forbury.

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