Vamos Theatre

The Best Thing

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Wed 22 Mar to Thu 23 Mar

Advisory age: 12+



A swinging sixties story of unconditional love from the UK’s leading full mask theatre company

It’s 1966. The record player’s on, her hair’s bobbed and eye-lashes curled: for seventeen year old Susan, life is an adventure waiting to begin. But what happens next turns everything upside down, and its repercussions will last for decades to come,

Step into the wordless world of Vamos Theatre for this bitter-sweet story of mistaken morals and broken hearts, 45s and beehives, where sexual revolution proves a hard and rocky path to tread. Funny, heart-breaking and human, The Best Thing is the latest touring production from one of the country’s must-see theatre companies.

This production is accessible to deaf and hearing audiences alike, and is suitable for 12 years up.

The performance runs 1 hour & 45 mins including a 20 mins interval.

Made in association with London International Mime Festival and supported by Arts Council England, Worcestershire County Council, Sir Barry Jackson Trust, Worcester Arts Partnership.

Ticket information

£14, £12 concessions, £10 members - become a member


  • "The mask work is terrific... the storytelling is always wonderfully economical, too, with the swinging – and not so swinging – aspects of the 1960s revealed through action, music and fashion…"

    Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

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