We are delighted to announce that SITELINES has been commissioned by the Reading on Thames Festival to create a show along the Thames celebrating women in Reading for Vote100. We have brought in South Street favourite Laura Mugridge, working with 5 very special local women, to bring you a brilliant and unusal theatrical experience. Here's the details..
Take a walk along the Thames Pathway with award-winning performer Laura Mugridge (Running on Air, The Watery Journey of Nereus Pike).
Be immersed in stories drawn from five current residents of Reading, as they unfold around you whilst you walk. Stop halfway for an outdoor silent disco! Along the journey there will be music, comedy, stories and whatever weather Reading chooses on the day.
Meet at Thames Lido.
Audience limited to 20 per show.
This promenade performance requires ticket holders to walk for approximately 70 minutes. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather.
No latecomers – please arrive in plenty of time.
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 South Street’s studio & bar. 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.
Dante or Die are associates of our SITELINES programme and have previously visited Reading with hit shows "I Do" (Malmaison Hotel) and 'Handle With Care' (Lok'n'Store).
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.