SITELINES - Theatre in Unusal Spaces

Winner of the Reading Culture Award for Cultural Space of the Year

** Just announced: BEING GORDON GREENIDGE, a brand new SITELINES commission, produced by South Street and the follow up to Jackson's Corner & The Final Whistle. See below for details**

Saturday 9 September & Sunday 10 September
SITELINES presents
a Light the Fuse & Scribbled Thought production
Playground Victories
as part of Reading-on-Thames Festival.

A huge playground waits to be conquered. Performers climb, crawl, swing and storm over it playing children, adults, teenagers, drunken students, single mums and even playground wildlife. Funny and physical, Playground Victories captures the highs and lows of our playground past, present and future from first snogs to pirate adventures. A joyfully comic theatre and circus show for all ages, from the people that brought Full Stop to Reading in 2015.

Venue and date:
Broad Street (outside M&S)
Performances at 12 noon, 2pm & 4pm. Running time 30 minutes
Tickets FREE. No need to book, just turn up!
Sponsored by: Reading Business Improvement District

Saturday 30th September, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm & 7pm
The Return of Get in the Back of the Van
by Here Are The Young Men & Uncle Peanut
with Matthew Dyson & Benedict Sandiford

We dare you to go against all advise yuo have ever been given and get in the back of a Luton van with two strange men as they perform the most intimate gig you have ever experienced.

Venue: South Street. Audience limited to 12 per show. The experience will last approximately 30 minutes. Book Early.

Thursday 12th, Friday 13th & Saturday 14th October, 7.30pm (+ 2.30pm Saturday matinee)
South Street & University of Reading present
a SITELINES commission
Being Gordon Greenidge​
in association with the Barbados & Friends Association (Reading) & Reading School.

A brand new theatre show from the makers of ‘Jackson’s Corner’, ‘Kaspar’ and ‘The Final Whistle’, featuring archive footage and exclusive interviews with elders from Reading’s Bajan community. 'Being Gordon Greenidge' charts the rise to international fame of cricketer Gordon Greenidge from humble beginnings in 60's Reading, celebrating the huge impact his West Indian cricket team had on the Caribbean community. Supported with public funding through Arts Council England

Venue: Reading School Cricket Pavilion, Erleigh Road


SITELINES - Theatre in Unusual Spaces, is a programme of off-site work curated by South Street, encompassing everything that doesn't fit a traditional theatre space including outdoor spectacle, intimate one-to-one work, promenade performance, site-specific / responsive work and everything in between.

SITELINES has previously attracted some of the countries finest and most innovative companies to Reading including Action Hero, Dante or Die, Made in China, Third Angel, Hannah Jane Walker & Chris Thorpe, Unfinished Business and Greg Wohead. South Street has also worked with Reading's finest talent too, to produce new shows for and about Reading, including Benedict Sandiford & Cassie Friend, Hogarth Productions & Beautiful Creatures.

To date locations in Reading that have hosted SITELINES performances include Madejski Stadium Home Changing Rooms, Malmaison Hotel, Jacksons Stores, Lok'n'Store self storage, University of Reading Whiteknight's Campus, Reading College Graduate Hair Salon, The Oracle Shopping Centre Car Park, Market Place, Broad Street, The Abbey School ladies toilets, a post office van and the 3B's pub.