Sailing On

Sailing On

Theatre - Sitelines

Tickets available from 0118 960 6060 or online

SAILING ON
Weds 24th & Thurs 25th Oct
4pm, 7pm & 8.30pm
The Abbey School, Ladies Toilets
£10 Available from South Street Box Office
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Virginia Woolf was missing for days before she was eventually found drowned. Where was she all that time... probably just in the ladies toilets (with Ophelia of all people).

Looking for something to do, our two half-drowned literary heroines become obsessed with passing patron, Romola. It appears that tragic events in Romola's past are achingly familiar for the two women. Romola cannot face it, but can they coax her submerged memories from her?

The ladies toilets are transformed into a unique setting for storytelling and theatricality in this imaginative and hauntingly beautiful piece.
'If it is originality and inventiveness you seek then Sailing On is the show for you'

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Red Herring in association with South Street & Hogarth Productions present
DRIVE IN
Fri 26th Sat 27th & Sun 28th Oct
7pm & 9pm
South Street's Car Park £10
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Three vehicles are parked up, their drivers waiting inside. Who are they? Why are
they parked here? Are they waiting for somebody? Or hiding from someone? As you approach they seem like they want to talk. Step inside to hear their secrets in three intimate, confessional performances.
An audience of 15 people will see the three short performances in different orders as they split into three groups of five to enter the vehicles.
Children under 16 must be accompanied.
Originally staged at the New Vic Theatre in Stoke as part of the New Vic Fringe 2011 and re-created with a new cast for Reading by Red Herring.

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Bootworks Presents
THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY
Sat 27th Oct
30 x 5 mins shows throughout the day
Battle Library, Oxford Road
£5 per show (one adult, one child) Available from Reading Arts
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©Oliver Jeffers. Published and Licensed by HarperCollins Children's Books
Henry loved books, but not like you and I like books...he loved to EAT books. This exciting theatre adaptation of Oliver Jeffers' award-winning children's book by Bootworks Theatre follows the story of a boy with a voracious appetite for books.

in the company's world-renowned Black Box theatre and watch Bootworks bring the pages to life! An exciting adventure for 4+ year olds, and their grown ups using live performance, puppetry and back projection.
Each performance is 5 minutes long, performed to one child and an accompanying adult at a time. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Hannah Jane Walker & Chris Thorpe
THE OH FUCK MOMENT
Tues 30th Oct - 7pm & 9pm
Jelly 42 Market Place £10

You just fucked up. Now what? Sometimes, fuck-ups are so massive, there's no way back.
In this Fringe First winning show, poet Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe examine the poetic guts of mistakes in a bundle of words and strip lighting. Fucking up is the truest, funniest, most terrifying moment you can experience.
You will make a mistake, maybe you'll learn from it.
'The oh fuck moment' is a conversation around a desk for brave souls to hold their hands up and admit they fucked up, or for people to laugh at us because we did.
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Made In China Present
STATIONARY EXCESS
Wed 31st Oct & Thurs 1st Nov 7pm & 9pm
A Garage close to South Street Arts Centre. £8
How to get here.

(Sometimes I think I am helping, but really, I'm just making things worse.)
Imprisoned on an exercise bicycle, a lone woman tells the story of an extraordinary man. Stationary Excess is a daringly honest solo performance that evokes the absurdity, pain and hilarity of being alone. A bizarre and intimate experience that will scream out to anyone who has ever loved and lost.

Fresh from acclaimed runs at BAC with We Hope That You're Happy (Why Would We Lie?) and with Get Stuff Break Free at the National Theatre's Inside Out festival.
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Exiled Theatre present
THE WATCHMAN
Thur 1 November, durational performance 7pm - 10pm (last admittance 9.30pm)
Venue TBC

Since he was a child he was obsessed with the coming Apocalypse.
His mother would often tell him in excited tones about the End Times and how judgement day was coming very soon.
It didn't.
But it still excited him. He played out a fantasy of survival, and longed for a world devoid of people, a world of peace and beauty, an idyll.
And then it came, just like she said.
And now he considered himself alone at last... But someone was just outside, standing at the door, knocking, waiting...
A fully interactive theatrical experience brought to you by Exiled Theatre.
A secret location for this performance is to be announced soon.
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ONLY WOLVES & LIONS
Fri 2nd Nov 7pm, Sat 3rd & Sun 4th Nov 6pm
Reading College, Kings Road £12
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A Meal, a conversation, a performance provocation....
'Only wolves and lions eat alone, you should not eat, not even a snack, on your own.'
Epicurus

Mixing cooking, performance and a
good chat, Only Wolves and Lions takes
a fresh look at human behaviour in the pursuit of happiness. Drawing on research surrounding community and isolation, Leo Kay and Unai Lopez De Armentia invite you to cook, eat and converse together. They will bring you anecdotal storytelling, and the odd philosophical musing, as they host a dinner with a difference!
Unfinished Business will provide 'carbs and condiments', however you must bring one raw ingredient to contribute to the meal for 16 people. If you are coming with friends don't tell them what you're bringing!
'A singularly unique experience, overflowing with charm and invention'
Sleepwalk Collective

Co-commissioned by South Street Arts Centre, Reading & Theatre in the Mill, Bradford with the support of ACE. Unfinished Business are a resident company at South Street where they previously created the acclaimed show 'It's Like He's Knocking'.
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Action Hero
A WESTERN
Fri 2nd Nov. Saloon Bar opens 7.30pm!
3B's, Town Hall. £10
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...We want to make a Western. We have a cowboy hat and some ketchup. We want the scene where our hero walks into the bar and everyone stops talking. We want the scene where the whore begs to be loved. We want to cheat at cards. We want blood and guns. Everyone will have a moustache. All the bad guys laugh. Dust blows across a deserted street.
Music...

Together with their audience, Action Hero reclaim this chaotic half-arsed Western as their own and celebrate the failure of generic heroes, cheap whores and the all American idol.

THEATRE STRAND LAUNCHED FOR WAF

In 2010, Artistic Director Edmund Harcourt brought two innovative shows to the Whitley Arts Festival. Laura Mugridge's: Running on Air and Aganieszka Blonska's: I the former performed in a camper van and the second in the front room of a local resident.
Both shows were sold out and caused plenty of interest.

Two years later the festival director is delighted that South Street have put together a series of theatre experiences in unusual spaces under the banner 'Sitelines' for the latter half of the festival.

The Incredible Book eating Boy

Drive In

The Oh Fuck Moment

Stationary Excess

The Watchman

Only Wolves and Lions

Co-commissioned by South Street Arts Centre, Reading & Theatre in the Mill, Bradford with the support of ACE. Unfinished Business are a resident company at South Street where they previously created the acclaimed show Its Like Hes Knocking.

A Western