SITELINES presents

Take On Me by Dante or Die

Venue: Sitelines (Directions)

Fri 1 Mar to Sun 3 Mar

Advisory age: 15+ (contains strong language and brief full frontal nudity)

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TAKE ON ME is a show taking place after hours in South Reading Leisure Centre. Set in the 1980s world of headbands and leg warmers, it follows a lonely woman coming to the gym for the first time and a lifeguard who has never saved anyone.

Live musicians belt out classic 80’s hits including I Wanna Dance with Somebody and Flashdance, and lead you through the changing rooms, gym, an aerobics class and finally the pool. You are a fly on the wall for one extraordinary day in these people’s lives, as characters from 80’s films appear out of nowhere to change the course of fate.

A guest cast of local people play various parts including the Karate Kid, the centre receptionist and pool spectators who suddenly break into a rendition of Holding Out for a Hero.

You’ll never look at your leisure centre in quite the same way again!

Take On Me has British Sign Language integrated into the show using a hearing BSL Communicator, who will be present at every performance 


Venue: South Reading Leisure Centre
Address: Northumberland Ave, Reading, RG2 8DF
Parking: The leisure centre has a spacious car park, which is free to visitors

Over 15's (contains strong language and brief full frontal nudity).
The show lasts 90 minutes.
Requires the audience to move around the leisure centre and stand for most of the show.
Strictly no latecomers.

TAKE ON ME was commissioned by Farnham Maltings and Arts Partnership Surrey, co-commissioned by Harlow Playhouse and funded by Arts Council England. The 2018-2019 Project is funded by Big Lottery Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation and Arts Council England.

Ticket information

£16, £14 members - become a member

Take on Me - 2018 - 2019 Tour Trailer

Take on Me - 2018 - 2019 Tour Trailer

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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