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Published: 12 Apr 2012 16:300 comments
"Three old friends. One remarkable day. For Ted, Danny and Charlotte, it's time to seize control. Make a difference. Change things. This is it."
wasted, a Paines Plough, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Roundhouse production in association with the National Student Drama Festival and Latitude Festival, is a day-glo trip through the parks, cafes and raves of South London. Written by performance poet and Sound Of Rum frontwoman Kate Tempest, the play features dynamic staging and rapid-fire, intelligent wordplay, and is already gaining rave reviews.
The play will be at Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor, on Saturday, and at South Hill Park, Bracknell, on Tuesday-Wednesday, May 1-2. Tickets cost £14 with £12 concessions. Book at www.firestationartscentre.com, or www.southhillpark.org.uk. Alternatively call 01753 866865 or 01344 484123 to book.
A JAZZ concert with some added comedy sparkle is coming to Eton College this month.
The Humphrey Lyttelton Band, who were led by the late, great jazz musician (and Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue chairman) Humphrey Lyttelton for 60 years, will be performing at the school on Sunday April 22.
The show will be compered by comedian Andy Hamilton, who is well known for his stand-up shows, Radio 4 appearances and writing credits Outnumbered and Old Harry's Game. He will also be calling in at Reading's Hexagon as part of his new comedy tour in May. Tickets for the show, in Eton College School Hall, cost £20 plus booking fee, or £15 plus booking fee for under-18s. Book online at www.eventelephant.com/humph
l Don't miss The Guide on Thursday, April 19 to read our interview with Andy Hamilton!
METAL fans can enjoy the pick of the music scene and raise cash for charity.
KORU, Karrion, 2011 Reading Rock Academy Battle of the School Bands finalists Blessing To A Burden, Hatana (featuring teenage musicians from Garth School, Bracknell), Speed Machine and Heights are just some of the bands so far confirmed to play the fundraiser gig at Facebar on Saturday, April 21. The gig will raise cash for Kids charity, which works with disabled children, young people and their families. Doors open at 6pm and entry is £5. Visit www.facebook.comevents/122915451161772
For more info on the charity, visit www.kids.org.uk
AFTER successfully bringing the music of Townsend, Daltrey, Entwistle and Moon to audiences at Rock The Moor festival, Penn Festival, and the international Who convention, The Who tribute act Who Are You? are coming to South Street Arts Centre in Reading.
The Reading-based five-piece are passionate about celebrating the music of the legendary band, but emphasise that they're about sounding-a-like, not looking-a-like the rock'n'roll greats. Their setlist includes classic 60s hits including My Generation and Substitute, selections from concept album Tommy, tracks from the definitive Who's Next record and Quadrophenia through to more recent tracks. Who Are You? play at South Street on Saturday, at 8pm. Tickets cost £10 in advance plus booking fee from www.readingarts.com, or call 0118 960 6060, or £12 on the door.