Content warning: infant mortality, murder
Another original South Street production created for SITELINES & performed by Cassie Friend & Benedict Sandiford, with Sabina Netherclift, and produced by John Luther.
In March 1896, a brown paper package was found floating in the river at Caversham lock. What was discovered inside brought an end to the chilling career of baby farmer Amelia Dyer. Exploiting the train lines, the ineptitude of the police and the desperation of women in the Victorian era, Dyer is believed to be responsible for 400 infant deaths.
Learn about this sombre chapter in Reading's history as you're led around Caversham Lock and View Island, the scene of the dark discovery.
Full details and booking: http://bit.ly/SITELINESAmelia
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Enter the inner sanctum of the Madejski Stadium home changing room and experience an immersive theatre show like no other.
Pull on the shirt and prepare for the game of your life as we skip through the history of Reading Football Club, reliving the highs and lows of supporting the Royals, revisiting Elm Park and the cult heroes of the club’s past.
Created by Dante or Die
Written by Chris Goode
Tuesday 8th October
It’s the moment of your death.
There’s a magic button.
Do you delete your entire online legacy?
Or do you keep it – and leave the choice for someone else?
USER NOT FOUND is about our digital identities after we die. This new play by celebrated site-specific company Dante or Die and pioneering writer Chris Goode is performed in the cafe at Broad Street Bar & Kitchen. Through smartphones and headphones you become a fly-on-the-wall of one man faced with keeping or deleting. A story of contemporary grief unfolds through this intimate, funny performance that gently interrogates our need for connection.
Shows: 6pm & 8.30pm
Location: Broad Street Bar & Kitchen, 81 Broad St, Reading, RG1 2AP
Duration: 90 minutes (no interval)
We’re delighted to share the news that Dante or Die have become our very first SITELINES Associate Artists. Since 2013, we have been collaborating with the nationally acclaimed company and co-commissioned both 'I Do' (Malmaison Hotel in 2013 & 2016) and 'Handle With Care' (Lok'n'Store in 2016). We’re so excited to create this long term partnership, which will allow us to originate more projects in new places around Reading.
This announcement coincides with the company starting a Research & Development period on a brand new production, currently entitled Kiss Marry Kill. The R&D has been commissioned by us in partnership with the University of Reading, and is part of our Development & Diversity Through Theatre project, funded by Arts Council England.
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, Reading School Cricket Pavilion, 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.