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Who Killed Alfred Oliver?

Who Killed Alfred Oliver?

Written by: Beth Flintoff Directed by: Gareth Taylor   Reading, 1929. A murder has been committed! The tobacco shop owner, Alfred Oliver, has been found bludgeoned to death in his Cross Street store. On the same day, the star of the box office smash hit, The...

Foundations: Play In A Week – Holiday Course

Foundations: Play In A Week – Holiday Course

Join RABBLE Theatre this summer and create your very own Play in a Week! Working with our talented team of theatre professionals, you will push your creativity, stretch your imagination, and learn something new every day, before your final show, performed to an...

RABBLE Nominated for Muddy Stilettos Award

RABBLE Nominated for Muddy Stilettos Award

We're very excited to have been nominated for a Muddy Stilettos Award!  The Muddy Stilettos Awards celebrate the most awesome indie businesses from a range of categories across 25 counties with the emphasis on quality, creativity and style. The first NOMINATIONS stage...

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Written by: Anna Wheatley Directed by: Jessica Daniels Music by: Benjamin Hudson   A new play, written by Anna Wheatley based on the original story by Hans Christian Andersen. We find ourselves in a country called Denmark, in a city called Odense in a time...

The RABBLE Podcast Act 9: The Last Abbot of Reading

The RABBLE Podcast Act 9: The Last Abbot of Reading

For The Last Abbot of Reading, we're producing a series of podcasts where we get to know key figures involved in the production. This week, it's RABBLE's associate writer, Beth Flintoff, recorded back in 2019 just before the restrictions came in. Toby, Dani and Beth...

Reading Gaol Bid Fails

Reading Gaol Bid Fails

We’re pretty disheartened to hear that the Ministry of Justice has rejected Reading Borough Council’s bid for the Gaol. Having offered a restrictive 3-month period of exclusivity on Christmas Eve, 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, the MoJ then never approached...

Kate Winslet answers RABBLE’s call to help Save Reading Gaol

Kate Winslet answers RABBLE’s call to help Save Reading Gaol

Following support from a number of high-profile names - including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Natalie Dormer, Shazad Latif and, most recently, a new Banksy artwork - to save Reading Gaol from property developers and preserve it as an arts hub, RABBLE's...

Banksy artwork appears at Reading Gaol

Banksy artwork appears at Reading Gaol

Following Sir Kenneth Branagh, Dame Judi Dench, Natalie Dormer and Shazad Latif's support for the campaign to Save Reading Gaol, we were thrilled to wake up on Monday morning to learn that Banksy had visited Reading. And it is brilliant. The artwork has been confirmed...

RABBLE Hardship Fund

RABBLE Hardship Fund

RABBLE want to create work that is accessible to everyone, so we've created The RABBLE Hardship Fund. Amazingly, Aviva have selected our new mission as one of their 2021 Community Fund Projects, and the more money we can raise, the more money they are likely to give...

En-Garde – Sword Course

En-Garde – Sword Course

En-garde! Join Rabble Theatre's professional team this August for a week like no other! Working with our highly-trained instructors, you will experience professional training in unarmed combat and swordsmanship, and work towards an APC-recognised Proficiency...

The Conquerors Trilogy: Monologues #5

The Conquerors Trilogy: Monologues #5

We can't entertain you in person right now, so instead we've created a series of projects that we're releasing over the next few months. Actors from our Conquerors Trilogy: Henry I, Matilda the Empress and Henry II, have recorded some of your favourite moments, from...

A Message Of Support From Sir Kenneth Branagh

A Message Of Support From Sir Kenneth Branagh

We are thrilled to have received these powerful words from Reading icon, Sir Kenneth Branagh "Reading is an amazing place. It deserves to preserve and transform its world renowned link with a unique piece of social, political and artistic history. Reading Gaol can be...

A Message Of Support From Natalie Dormer

A Message Of Support From Natalie Dormer

Following Dame Judi's inspirational message, we are delighted that local girl Natalie Dormer has emailed us with this heartfelt plea to MoJ. "I so hope that Reading Gaol can achieve its huge potential as a thriving arts & culture centre. The historic significance...

RABBLE Rumble

RABBLE Rumble

Who said anything about getting bored during lockdown? RABBLE Foundations lay it down on a Saturday morning with our professional combat king, Mark Middleton. Check out the video below. If you'd like to learn how to get beaten up and smacked about a bit (oh, and learn...

A Message Of Support From Dame Judi Dench

A Message Of Support From Dame Judi Dench

Embed from Getty Images Having worked since 2013 to ensure that Reading Gaol is transformed into a Cultural Hub and saved from development into flats, we were thrilled this week to receive this message of support from Dame Judi Dench... “It is vitally important that...

The Conquerors Trilogy: Monologues #4

The Conquerors Trilogy: Monologues #4

We can't entertain you in person right now, so instead we've created a series of projects that we're releasing over the next few months. Actors from our Conquerors Trilogy: Henry I, Matilda the Empress and Henry II, have recorded some of your favourite moments, from...

The RABBLE Podcast Act 8: Moving On

The RABBLE Podcast Act 8: Moving On

In a hard-hitting and emotional edition Dani and Toby sit down with their friend and fellow Rabble HQ resident Mary Genis from CultureMix. Mary and her organisation have been sharing the Caversham Centre building with Rabble and like Toby and Dani she dreams of a...