30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This Weekend's Events (22nd to 24th November)

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Hi Everyone

I, your humble narrator, have a few things to do this evening.  So without any further ado, here's what we have at the Rising Sun this weekend

On Friday, we have STRIKEUP FORUM THEATRE

Forum Theatre was invented by Brazilian Theatre Practitioner, Augusto Boal, in the early 70s. It is an interactive form of theatre used to host a theatrical debate between actors and spectators, often by interpreting scenes in multiple different ways.

StrikeUp Forum Theatre is a space for Actors & Writers to collaborate on new work.

Every month, one new script from an emerging writer will be selected for development.

Scripts may be full plays or extracts, for 3 - 4 Actors, up to 15 minutes in length.

Following an ensemble-based physical warm-up,  actors will be split into 3 groups, each with a different rehearsal brief:

1.     Company A will work with the Writer, delivering the script close to its imagined life.

2.     Company B will work with StrikeUp Artistic Director, Rachel Mary, rehearsing the script in StrikeUp’s trademark fast-paced physical style.

3.     Company C will be furnished with props, music and a ‘wildcard’ stimulus, and charged with developing their own interpretation. This can include all, some, or none of the original lines of the script, and may simply draw inspiration from the text.

For the last part, all three interpretations will be performed back for a lively debate that will spill into the bar afterwards, with the opportunity to network for further development.

To Book a Space:

Please email rachel@strikeuptheatre.co.uk

Or call Rachel on 07514712785

We're open from 7.30pm to 10pm and it's £15 per session

Sunday evening sees another OPEN PAGE/OPEN STAGE

A monthly collaborative event for writers, artists, musicians, and everyone in between! The premise is an extension of the traditional ‘open mic’, however, the focus is on words and collaboration. We want people to come and showcase their art in a safe and comfortable environment. If you’re an artist, bring your work early on so we can hang it around. If you write – poetry, prose, songs, plays – bring a piece or an excerpt. Actors – come and practice for auditions! If you play an instrument, bring it along! Think of the evening as a cross-creative spectrum jam night.

We’re open at 7pm and it’s absolutely FREE!

That’s everything for another week, just to remind you that we are, as always, at 30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST (If you pop it into your satnav or Google, we shall magically appear!)

Have a nice weekend!

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