Theatre and Shows Online

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If you are missing your regular trip to the theatre why not browse our  list of plays and shows that can be viewed online. Information courtesy of Rowena Perry from Wokingham Library’s Play Reading Group.

Theatre:
National Theatre: from 2nd April and each Thursday at 7 p.m. the NT will show a NT Live production of their top plays, starting with ‘One Man Two Guvnors‘, on the YouTube platform.
Details at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDq1XzCY0NIOYVJvEMQjqw

Hampstead Theatre: a production each week for three weeks. This week ‘Wild‘ by Mike Bartlett.
Details at: https://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/

BBC:
Culture in Quarantine: an extensive selection of plays, exhibitions, talks and art festivals including the Royal Shakespeare Company and Northern Ballet.
Details: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/culture-in-quarantine

 

RSC:

sign up for a 30-day free trial on Marquee TV, the performing arts streaming service with a catalogue of more than 400 dance, opera and theatre productions. Seventeen RSC shows available through the service, including Hamlet (pictured), Richard II with David Tennant, and King Lear with Antony Sher. https://www.marquee.tv/viewplans

 

TWELFTH NIGHT WATCH ALONG: acclaimed 2017 production of Shakespeare’s comedy, featuring Adrian Edmondson as Malvolio and Kara Tointon as Olivia, will premiere on Marquee TV on Saturday 11 April, with the watch-along starting at 7.15pm.

 

PLAYS ON THE BBC: partnered with the BBC to bring audiences six shows between now and September, as part of their Culture in Quarantine initiative. The plays chosen include our recent productions of Macbeth, with Christopher Eccleston in the title role, and Romeo and Juliet (pictured).

 

Royal Court Theatre:

Cyprus Avenue https://royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/cyprus-avenue-film/

 

The Original Theatre Company:

The Croft http://www.originaltheatre.com/portfolio-item/the-croft/

 

The Barn Theatre:

Henry V https://barntheatre.org.uk/performances/henry-v

 

Subscription theatre websites:

https://www.digitaltheatre.com/consumer

https://globeplayer.tv/

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What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries February Half-term 2020

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries February Half-term 2020

Monday February 17
guide dogsGuide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.
Wokingham Library 10am to 11.30am
sold out*Sold out *Alice’s tea cup adventures! with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company – Join us for this musical theatre show, with Alice and Captain Hook! Followed by a mad hatters crown craft. £5 charge per child and £1 charge per adult. Places must be booked.
*Sold out *Woodley Library 3pm to 4pm
Tuesday February 18
origami frogsChildren’s Origami Club – For children aged 7 and over. 50p charge. Places must be booked. Wokingham Library 4pm to 4.45pm

lego20190124_163439*Sold out* Lego Creation Session – Lego building session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. £1 charge. Places must be booked.
Lower Earley Library 10am to 10.45am and 11am to 11.45am

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents. Free, just drop in!
Twyford Library 11am to 11.30am

Storytime – Pirate- tastic stories and activity sheets, For children aged 5 years old and under. Free, just drop in!
Twyford Library 3.45pm to 4.15pm

Children’s Storytime with SP K-Mushambi – The Mysterious Melody – Come and have some fun with this interactive storytelling session, hear
“The Mysterious Melody” story then have a go at creating your own rhythm with African drums and shakers. Free event, just drop in! For children aged 7 and under.
Wokingham Library 4pm to 4.45pm

Wednesday February 19
Get Arty – Arts and crafts fun on for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £1.50 charge. Just drop in!
Woodley Library 10.30am to 11.30am

Grammar workshop with Explore Learning – Free session with Explore Learning, as you travel back to medieval times and children will joust their way through many grammar tournaments. Places must be booked.
Wokingham Library Session for children aged 5 to 6 9.45am to 10.45am
Wokingham Library Session for children aged 7 to 8 11am to 12noon

quirks lower earley*Sold out *Quirks Animal Roadshow – Quirks Animal Roadshow will allow children to interact with a variety of animals. For families with children aged 4 to 12 years old. Please phone to book a place, £ 4 per child.
*Sold out *Wargrave Library 11am to 12noon

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents. Free, just drop in!
Wokingham Library 10am to 10.30am and 11am to 11.30am

Thursday February 20, 2020

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents. Free, just drop in!
Spencers Wood Library 10.15am to 10.45am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture or sand bottle with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture or £3 per bottle for children aged 4 to 11 years old.
Lower Earley Library 10am to 11.30am

Sand Art Craft session – Create a sand art craft with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. Charges apply, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Drop in!
Lower Earley Library 1pm to 2.30pm

*Sold out* Sea-cycle – Make creatures from the sea out of recyclable items, with an opportunity to learn about recycling as you create. Places must be booked. £2 charge. For children aged 5 to 12 years old.
Wokingham Library 2pm to 3pm

Friday February 21, 2020
*Sold out* Get Arty – Pirates and Mermaid themed – Arts and crafts fun on for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £1.50 charge.
Wokingham Library 10.30am to 11.30am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture or sand bottle with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture or £3 per bottle for children aged 4 to 11 years old.
Woodley Library 10am to 11.30am

Sand Art Craft session – Create a sand art craft with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. Charges apply, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Drop in!
Woodley Library 1pm to 2.30pm
Wokingham Borough Libraries Phone Contact details
Arborfield Library 0780 1664520
Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656
Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771
Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304
Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries February Half-term 2020

What’s On for Children in Wokingham Borough Libraries February Half-term 2020

Monday February 17
guide dogsGuide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities.
Wokingham Library 10am to 11.30am
alicesAlice’s tea cup adventures! with The Enchanted Players Theatre Company – Join us for this musical theatre show, with Alice and Captain Hook! Followed by a mad hatters crown craft. £5 charge per child and £1 charge per adult. Places must be booked.
Woodley Library 3pm to 4pm
Tuesday February 18
origami frogsChildren’s Origami Club – For children aged 7 and over. 50p charge. Places must be booked. Wokingham Library 4pm to 4.45pm

lego20190124_163439Lego Creation Session – Lego building session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. £1 charge. Places must be booked.
Lower Earley Library 10am to 10.45am and 11am to 11.45am

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents. Free, just drop in!
Twyford Library 11am to 11.30am

Storytime – For children aged 5 years old and under. Free, just drop in!
Twyford Library 3.45pm to 4.15pm

Children’s Storytime with SP K-Mushambi – The Mysterious Melody – Come and have some fun with this interactive storytelling session, hear
“The Mysterious Melody” story then have a go at creating your own rhythm with African drums and shakers. Free event, just drop in! For children aged 7 and under.
Wokingham Library 4pm to 4.45pm

Wednesday February 19
Get Arty – Arts and crafts fun on for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £1.50 charge. Places must be booked.
Woodley Library 10.30am to 11.30am

Grammar workshop with Explore Learning – Free session with Explore Learning, as you travel back to medieval times and children will joust their way through many grammar tournaments. Places must be booked.
Wokingham Library Session for children aged 5 to 6 9.45am to 10.45am
Wokingham Library Session for children aged 7 to 8 11am to 12noon

quirks lower earleyQuirks Animal Roadshow – Quirks Animal Roadshow will allow children to interact with a variety of animals. For families with children aged 4
to 12 years old. Please phone to book a place, £ 4 per child.
Wargrave Library 11am to 12noon

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents. Free, just drop in!
Wokingham Library 10am to 10.30am and 11am to 11.30am

Thursday February 20, 2020

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents. Free, just drop in!
Spencers Wood Library 10.15am to 10.45am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture or sand bottle with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture or £3 per bottle for children aged 4 to 11 years old.
Lower Earley Library 10am to 11.30am

Sand Art Craft session – Create a sand art craft with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. Charges apply, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Drop in!
Lower Earley Library 1pm to 2.30pm

Sea-cycle – Make creatures from the sea out of recyclable items, with an opportunity to learn about recycling as you create. Places must be booked. £2 charge. For children aged 5 to 12 years old.
Wokingham Library 2pm to 3pm

Friday February 21, 2020
Get Arty – Pirates and Mermaid themed – Arts and crafts fun on for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked. £1.50 charge.
Wokingham Library 10.30am to 11.30am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture or sand bottle with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture or £3 per bottle for children aged 4 to 11 years old.
Woodley Library 10am to 11.30am

Sand Art Craft session – Create a sand art craft with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. Charges apply, for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Drop in!
Woodley Library 1pm to 2.30pm
Wokingham Borough Libraries Phone Contact details
Arborfield Library 0780 1664520
Finchampstead Library (0118) 908 8176
Wargrave Library (0118) 940 4656
Winnersh Library (0118) 979 7519
Lower Earley Library (0118) 931 2150
Spencers Wood Library (0118) 988 4771
Wokingham Library (0118) 978 1368
Woodley Library (0118) 969 0304
Twyford Library (0118) 934 0800

What’s On in Winnersh Library January 2020

What’s On in Winnersh Library January 2020

What’s On for Adults

Winnersh Readers*

Tuesday January 7                                                                 6pm to 7pm

What’s On for Children and Families

Winnersh Library Gaming Club – Gaming Club for teens. £1 charge

Saturday January 4, 11, 18, 25                                            10.30am to 12.30pm

Lego Club* – Weekly Lego building club, For children aged 5 to 10 years old. Places must be booked.   50p charge.

Thursday January 16 23, 30                                       4pm to 4.45pm

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 9797519 to book a place.

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s On in Lower Earley Library January 2020

What’s On in Lower Earley Library January 2020

What’s On for Adults

Board Games Club             Thursday January 2, 16      10am to 11am

Reading Aloud Group – enjoy reading great literature aloud.  Friday January 3      10.30am to 11.30am

Pass the Book Book Club*    Friday January 10    10.30am to 11.30am

Knit and Natter  Tuesday January 14    4pm to 5pm

Jack in the Books Book Club*   Monday January 20     10.30am to 11.30am

Poetry Reading Group – Group for adults who enjoy reading poetry aloud.   Monday January 27    10.30am to 11.30am

What’s On for Children and Families

Story and Rhymetime – Stories and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together, For children aged 5 and under. Just drop in!  Monday January 13    11.15am to 11.45am

Lego Club* – Weekly Lego building club, For children aged 5 to 10 years old. Places must be booked.  50p charge.  Tuesday  January 14, 21, 28    4pm to 4.45pm

Rhymetime – Rhymes for children aged 5 and under, Just drop in.   Tuesday January 28   10.30am to 11am

*Places must be booked in branch. To renew your books online visit:             http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s On in Twyford Library January 2020

What’s On in Twyford Library January 2020

What’s On for Adults

Twyford Author Book Group*

Monday January 6                                                                                     2.30pm to 3.30pm

Reminiscence Club

Tuesday January 7                                                                                  10.30am to 12noon

Twyford Tuesday Reading Group*

Tuesday January 14                                                                                   2.30pm to 3.30pm

Knit and Natter – Drop in for knitting and a chat.

Tuesday January 21                                                                                   2pm to 3pm

 

What’s On for Children and Families

Rhymetime – Rhymes for children aged 5 and under, Just drop in

Tuesday January 21                                                                                   11am to 11.30am

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 5 and under. Just drop in!

Tuesday January 21                                                                            4pm to 4.30pm

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 934 0800 to book a place.

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s On in Wokingham Library January 2020

What’s On for Adults in Wokingham Library January 2020

Reminiscence Club – discuss your memories of days gone by.  Thursday January 2            10.30am

Wokingham First Thursday book group       Thursday January 2      6pm to 7pm

Embroiderers Guild Session – Come and see the art of stitching demonstrated in the Library Café. Thursday January 2    10am to 11am

Art Journalling for Well-Being* – Use mindful art techniques to help soothe and calm and keep anxiety at bay. Thursday January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30       10am to 12noon

Wokingham Library day book group*  Friday January 3       10.30am to 12.30pm

Rose Buddies – Activities Afternoon for Adults with Learning Difficulties,  Friday January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31       2pm to 4pm

Cribbage and Card Games Club* – Suitable for all abilities.  Friday January 3, 17       10.30am to 12noon

Stories to unwind with – A shared reading group, Saturday January 4, 11, 18, 25       1.30pm to 3pm

WI Stitch and Chatter Tuesday January 7, 14, 21    2pm to 3.30pm

Make Friends with a book* – Shared reading aloud group.  Tuesday 7, 14, 21, 28             10am to 12noon

Poetry Writing group Saturday January 11         10am to 11.30am

Monday Evening Book Group*  Monday January 13   6pm to 7pm

Optimising Brain Health* – Talk with Nutritionist Joanne Hart. £3 charge.  Monday January 13   5.30pm 7pm

WI Afternoon Book Group*  Wednesday January 15     2pm to 3.30pm

Classics Book Group* Thursday January 16    6.30pm to 7.30pm

VIP Book Group* – For people with a visual impairment.  Friday January 17  2pm to 4pm

Play Reading Group*   Friday January 17           10am to 12.30pm

Wokingham Writers Group*  Saturday January 18        10am

Third Tuesday Group – Book group for adult meets to discuss new books, best-sellers and favourites.  Tuesday January 21         10.30am to 11.30am

Third Tuesday Group – Book group for adult meets to discuss new books, best-sellers and favourites.  Tuesday January 21        10.30am to 11.30am

E-Help Library Sessions* – Book onto a 30 minute session for help with E-Library services including e-books e-audio, e-magazines. Please bring your device with you

Tuesday January 21     10am to 12noon and Thursday January 23  10am to 12noon

Quilling Workshop – Snowflakes.  Thursday January 23                     10am to 12noon

Family History Drop In  Tuesday January 28             2pm to 5pm

One Hundred Years of the WI and the 2019 Centenary of the Berkshire Federation *- A talk about the rise of the WI.  Thursday January 30            2pm to 3pm

Archaeology Finds Surgery  Thursday January 30             10am to 12noon

Stories to Unwind With – A shared reading group, bringing people together in a small group to read aloud a book, short story or poem. Group members can choose to read, share personal reflections, or simply listen. Very informal, relaxed, and friendly environment. Tea, coffee and biscuits, and all ages welcome from 16 years upwards – no limit! Just drop in! For more information contact Jo on: jungius@ntlworld.com

Every Saturday                                                                                                            1.30pm to 3pm

What’s On for Children and Families in Wokingham Library

Dad and Baby Rhymetime – Rhymes for babies aged 0 to 18 months and their parents, Just drop in!  Saturday January 4          10am to 10.30am

Code Club* – Monthly club for 9 to 12 year olds Beginners. Places must be booked.

Saturday January 4, 11     10.15am to 11am

Code Club – Monthly club for 9 to 12 year olds Advanced. Places must be booked.  Saturday January 4, 11                11:10am to 11:50am

Rhymetime for Babies – Rhymes for babies aged 0 to 18 months and their parents, Just drop in.

  • Tuesday January 7       10.30am to 11am
  • Wednesday January 15   10am to 10.30am

Rhymetime for Toddlers – Rhymes for babies aged 18 months to 3 years old and their parents.

  • Tuesday January 7     11.30am to 12noon
  • Wednesday January 15        11am to 11.30am

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for children aged 7 and under, and parents. Just drop in!Tuesday January 7, 14, 21, 28             4pm to 4.30pm

Children’s Origami Club – For children aged 7 and over. Just drop in,  Tuesday January 7, 21    4pm to 4.45pm

Teen Writing Group – Get writing, get ideas, make new friends and Have fun with writing.  Saturday January 11, 18, 25           10.30am to 12noon

*Places must be booked in branch. To renew your books online visit:

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s On in Wargrave Library January 2020

What’s On in Wargrave Library January 2020

What’s On for Adults

Jigsaw Club – come along and help create the library jigsaws.

Friday January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31                                                                         1.30pm to 3.30pm

Monday Bookworms* – Book group.

Monday January 6                                                                                                 2pm to 3pm

Crafts and Laughs – Drop in for a chat and some crafts.

Wednesday January 8                                                                                          2pm to 4pm

Coffee Morning – Drop in and see what the library has to offer.

Wednesday January 8                                                                                           10am to 12noon

Knit Wits Knitting Group – Knit or crochet items and enjoy a chat.

Wednesday January 15                                                                                        2pm to 4pm

ihelp Support Group – Support for anyone with an iphone, ipad or tablet.

Wednesday January 22                                                                                        2pm to 4pm

 

What’s On for Children and Families

Read Me, Make Me – Craft activity for children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!

Saturday January 4                                                                                    10.30am to 11.15am

Rhymetime – Rhymes for babies aged 5 and under and their parents, Just drop in!

Wednesday January 22                                                                            11am to 11.30am

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 940 4656 to book a place.

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s On in Woodley Library January 2020

What’s On in Woodley Library  January 2020

What’s On for Adults

Woodley First Thursday Evening Book Group*   Thursday January 2  6pm to 6.45pm

Woodley Library Book Group* – Book group for adults meets to discuss new books and favourite books.  Thursday January 2      11am to 12noon

Crochet Group – Crochet Group for adults-all abilities welcome.  Tuesday January 7, 14, 21, 28    12noon to 2pm

French Conversation Club – Basic French required. Just drop in! Sunday January 12, 26  2pm to 3pm

Scrabble Club  Wednesday January 15       2pm to 3pm

Reminiscence Club – Group for adults discusses topics from days gone by.  Thursday January 30         10.30am to 12 noon

Smoke Free – Advice on how to give up smoking with smokefreelife. Every Thursday        1.30pm to 5pm

What’s On for Children and Families

Children’s Chess Club – Aimed at children aged 8+ from complete beginners upwards. Free to attend.  Just drop in.  Thursday January 2      3.30pm to 5pm

Children’s Book and Craft Club – Join in with our Read Me, Make Me, craft activity. For ages 7 to 10 years. Wednesday January 8, 15, 22, 29          4pm to 4.45pm

Storytime – Stories and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together, For children aged 7 and under. Just drop in!  Saturday January 11      11am to 11.30am

Rhymetime – Rhymes for babies aged 5 and under and their parents, Just drop in!Tuesday January 14        10.30am to 11am

*Places must be booked in branch.

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

What’s On in Spencers Wood Library January 2020

What’s On in Spencers Wood Library January 2020

What’s On for Adults

Lit Wits Book Group* – adults meet to discuss new books and favourite books.  Monday January 13    6pm to 7pm

Pages in the Wood* – Book group for adults.  Monday January 27    6pm to 7pm

What’s On for Families and Children

Rhymetime – Rhymes for under 5’s and their parents, Just drop in!  Thursday January 2 and 16     10.15am to 10.45am

Storytime – For children aged 5 and under. Just drop in!  Monday January 6    4pm to 4.30pm

* For events marked with asterisk please call the library on 0118 988 4771 to book a place.

To renew your books online visit: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-online/search-renew-and-reserve-items/