South Street & Sitelines presents

The Final Whistle

Venue: Sitelines (Directions)

Tue 19 Jul to Sat 23 Jul

Advisory age: 10+



A brand new show about family, fandom and formations, from the team that brought you 'Jackson's Corner' & 'Kaspar'.  

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death… I can assure you it is much, much more important than that." Bill Shankly

Everything rides on this
The biggest game of the season
Win and we're heroes
Lose and...
You need to be able to look yourself in the eye at the final whistle.

Set against the backdrop of Reading’s FA Cup triumph over West Brom earlier this year, the show takes a humorously poignant look at what it means to be a fan, through the highs and lows in the history of Reading Football club.

Specially commissioned & produced by South Street for Sitelines & Reading's Year of Culture 2016. 

Written & performed by Benedict Sandiford
Directed by Cassie Friend (RedCape Theatre)
Produced by South Street

Please arrive at the Players Entrance of Reading FC's Madejski Stadium (RG2 0FL), the audience will be taken from there into the inner sanctum of the home changing room. The players entrance can be found close to the hotel entrance - from the car park in front of the club shop, walk anti-clockwise round the stadium, past the hotel, where staff will be there to greet you.

There is free parking available to customers in the car park directly in front of the club / stadium shop.

Audience numbers are limited to only 20 per show, so book early.
Recommended for ages 10+.
Please arrive in good time - Due to the nature of the show no late comers can be permitted.

Ticket information

Tickets £12, £10 concessions



  • "...a seamless, humorous and touching forty minute whirlwind tour of the fascinating Jackson's Store and its long history."

    GetReading (On Jackson's Corner)
  • "Kaspar is played by Sandiford with poise and great sincerity... [his] delivery is very focussed, economical and compelling as he shifts from character to character."

    British Theatre Guide (on Kaspar)
  • "Ghosts of the past seem to emerge, to tenderly haunt our everyday. At the end of the performance ... we become part of Jackson’s history and it is suddenly moving... We linger around once the performance has ended, not quite able to leave.

    Total Theatre Magazine (on Jacksons Corner)

Venue info


SITELINES is a programme of theatre in unusual spaces run by South Street Arts Centre all year round. Please check specific show information for details of individual performance locations.

Contact: 0118 9606060

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