The Whitty Theatre

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Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3EU
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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

An eclectic group of sixth graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons.

In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score and a sweet funny script, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its 'perspicacious', 'jocular', and 'effervescent' spellers.

Director: Emily Burton Musical Director: Seann Wilkinson Choreographer: Sophie Horrox

Thu 11 Aug


Fri 12 Aug


Sat 13 Aug


After Love

After Love
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Aleem Khan
  • Written by: Aleem Khan
  • Cast: Joanna Scanlan, Nathalie Richard, Talid Ariss

After the death of her husband, a widow discovers some shocking secrets.

Thu 15 Sep


Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders

Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy', '(If Paradise is) Half As Nice' are internationally remembered to this day. But if you were paying close attention you might have picked up a clue in the magnificent ‘Gin House’ to Andy’s future musical collaborations.

Since the early days Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck, The Impressions, Lonnie Donegan, Mary J. Blige, Georgie Fame, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Rush, Van Morrison, Chris Barber, Jackson Browne, Bill Wyman, Sheryl Crow, Pete Townshend… and hundreds more.

Now following a solo path, his first solo album in 24 years 'Sweet Soulful Music' was released late in 2007 followed by 'The Very Best Of Andy Fairweather Low' which was released in the UK in June 2008 and the Live DVD followed hot on it’s heels. In fact Andy has been touring and releasing CD Albums since then and is building a strong following having now released four CD Albums, One Live DVD and a Three disc Box Set DVD / Double Live CD which debuted in the Amazon Box Set Top 50 in it’s very first week of release.

2013 saw Andy & The band opening the shows on Eric Clapton's European tour, headline The Americana Festival and complete their first tour in Japan with 8 shows in Tokyo. Their UK Autumn 2013 tour in support of the Zone O Tone was so well received that further early Spring dates in 2014 were added in the UK and Germany whist 2014 started with the band on Bob Harris’ rock show playing in session and continued with two UK tours, Festival appearances, a second tour of Japan and further German touring and a landmark appearance at Bluesfest held at The Royal Albert Hall which was broadcast live on Paul Jones Radio 2 Blues show and the next night they played a show at The New Theatre in Cardiff which was both filmed and recorded and was released as a DVD / Double live CD in Autumn 2015.

2015 itself was a year of consolidation as it started with an appearance in January at Celtic Connections Festival, contained two long UK tours, two tours of Germany, another Japan stint, a tour of Ireland and several UK summer festivals and one in Estonia but many people will remember that in May 2015 Andy and the band were the opening act for Eric Clapton’s 70th Birthday tour starting at Madison Square Garden, NYC and ending with a run of seven shows at The Royal Albert Hall.

2016 & 2017 saw more Japanese trips and European tours and also saw a few shows with an extended line up, The Hi Riders Soul Revue, with extra brass and Hammond organ players.

2018 saw a 41 date UK tour with this extended line up with remarkable festival appearances  including two drummers and in 2019 Andy was recognised as being among the top echelon of the world’s guitar layers when Eric Clapton invited him as a named guest to play at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, and Andy with the band completed another hugely successful 43 date UK tour.

A remarkable band, A remarkable Front Man ………….. Follow them into 2022 !

Andy Fairweather Low – Guitar & Vocals

Dave Bronze – Bass & Vocals

Paul Beavis – Drums

Nick Pentelow – Sax & Clarinet

Richard Milner - Organ

Fri 10 Feb

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Art Themen & Friends

Art Themen is a previous winner in the tenor sax category of the British Jazz Awards. Stan Tracey, widely regarded as the 'Godfather of British Jazz' employed him in all his groups throughout a period of over 20 years, during which they toured the world together, winning the jazz album and jazz ensemble of the year along the way.

Fri 9 Sep


Cloudbusting: The Music of Kate Bush


Tribute to Kate Bush featuring the voice of Mandy Watson.

Fri 11 Nov

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An Evening With PJ Powers

An Evening With PJ Powers

A fabulous evening of music with South African music legend PJ Powers

PJ is an award-winning musician ​with 12 gold discs, 4 platinum, and a ​gold ​CD. Her career ​started in the 1980s as the lead singer of Hotline, and her solo career flourished during the 1990s and 2000s with hits such as THERE IS AN ANSWER, FEEL SO STRONG, JABULANI, YOU'RE SO GOOD TO ME, and ​WORLD IN UNION, which has ​become an iconic World Cup song.

Tue 20 Sep


The Korgis featuring James Warren in concert

The Korgis featuring James Warren in concert

'Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime’ was a massive worldwide hit, and ‘If I Had You’ is often cited as a favourite love song of all time. Add to that the George Martin produced album ‘The Man With the Bowler Hat’ by Stackridge, of which James was a founder member, and it becomes clear that the fanbase for The Korgis is huge. 2021 saw the release of KARTOON WORLD….the first album of original Korgis material in 30 years! The current 8-piece line-up is the most dynamic version of The Korgis ever. Add to that a new album written for these almost biblical times, and the guys are itching to get out and play it live.  Of course all the hits will still be there…James and the band have worked hard at creating a show that is both musically superb and visually stunning.  Backing vocal group, 'Born To Win' bring a vibrant energy to the show, and James' meticulous attention to musical detail has elicited comments such as 'flawless musicianship', and 'breath-taking musicality'. The set has been designed to bring in fans from all of the era's.  Going back to the very first Stackridge song ever released, through all the Korgis hits and favourites, the reformed Stackridge of the 2000's and the new material from ‘Kartoon World’ that is being compared to 'Lennon at his finest'. 

The shows to date have drawn standing ovations at every performance.

Fri 16 Sep


Lamda Show 1

Sat 19 Nov


Lamda Show 2

Sat 19 Nov


Los Pacaminos

Los Pacaminos

Tex-Mex and Americana music, with none other than Paul Young (yes, that one) on vocals.

Fri 28 Oct


Nell Bryden

Nell Bryden

Modern day Dixie, bluegrass, jazz, soul and blues from this Brooklyn singer-songwriter and Radio 2 favourite.

Fri 7 Jul


Steve Norman & The Sleevz: Journeys To Glory 40th Anniversary

Steve Norman and the Sleevz - Journeys to Glory 40th Anniversary

Steve Norman, Co-Founder, Saxophonist And Multi-Instrumentalist Of The World-Famous Spandau Ballet Takes This Very Special Event Out On Tour In February 2022. The Show Is To Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of The Release Of Spandau Ballet’S Ground-Breaking Debut Album, ‘Journeys To Glory’.

Steve, Accompanied By His Five-Piece Band ‘The Sleevz’, Will Perform The Album In Its Entirety For The First Time. Journeys To Glory Contained The Band’S First Hit Single, ‘To Cut A Long Story Short’ Plus Other Singles, ‘Musclebound’ And ‘The Freeze’. The Show Will Also Feature Later Spandau Classics, Including ‘True’, ‘Gold’ And ‘Only When You Leave’, And Will Give Steve An Opportunity To Show His Prowess As A Talented Guitar-Player Alongside His More Well-Known Sax And Percussion Duties.

Steve Has Many Career Highlights Including Performing At The Live Aid Concert At Wembley Stadium And Being Involved On Band Aid’S Christmas Classic ‘Do They Know Its Christmas’. With Spandau Ballet, He Has Toured The World Playing To Huge Audiences In Stadia And Arenas. In 2015 Spandau Ballet Released A Critically Acclaimed Documentary Movie About The Band’S Story Called 'soul Boys Of The Western World' That Premiered At The Sxsw Music Festival In Austin, Texas.

Steve Has Played Saxophone, Guitar, Percussion, And Sang For A Wide Selection Of Artists Over The Years Including Holy Holy Featuring Ex-“Spider From Mars” Woody Woodmansey, Tony Visconti (David Bowie Producer) & Glenn Gregory; Marc Almond; Earl Slick (Bowie Guitarist); Mike Garson (Bowie Pianist & Keyboard Player); Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Bruce Foxton; Glen Matlock; Kim Wilde And Many Others. However, He Achieved A Personal Goal When He Performed On-Stage With The Legend That Is Iggy Pop.

Fri 30 Sep


The Whitty Theatre

A 178-seat state-of-the-art theatre on the Luckley House School complex in Wokingham, Berkshire. It is available to hire and its flexible nature and high-spec equipment makes it suitable for a wide range of events including plays, musicals, school productions, dance, film, conferences and lectures.

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