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Match Funding for Rabble Access Fund

Match Funding for Rabble Access Fund

We’re delighted to announce that The Greenham Trust have agreed to match every single fund donated to the RABBLE Access Fund. The fund supports young people and adults who are unable to access our education programmes and productions because of financial restrictions....

Banksy Pledges Millions to Help Reading Buy the Gaol

Banksy Pledges Millions to Help Reading Buy the Gaol

Banksy has pledged millions of pounds to help Reading buy its Gaol, so long as it is used as an arts centre. Quoted in this BBC article, Banksy said "Converting the place that destroyed him [Wilde] into a refuge for art feels so perfect we have to do it.”. Toby...

Rehearsals in Full Swing for The Snow Queen

Rehearsals in Full Swing for The Snow Queen

Whether you're 8 or 88, there is something in The Snow Queen for you; giggles, massive adventures, an evil Ice Queen, an emotional talking crow and heaps of love. We can't wait to share it with you. Rehearsals are well underway and puppetry is a big part of this...

Vote For RABBLE’s Access Fund

Vote For RABBLE’s Access Fund

The good people of Ecclesiastical Insurance are giving away £1000 to a different charity every day for 12 days. The more votes a charity gets, the more likely it is that they will get a slice, so if you’d like RABBLE’s Access Fund to get a significant boost, then...

RABBLE Fight On With The Snow Queen

RABBLE Fight On With The Snow Queen

Of course, we were all very disappointed by the cancellation of Who Killed Alfred Oliver? but thankfully we have another show to pour all of our efforts into. The Snow Queen is a beautiful, heartwarming adventure that will delight the whole family and it’s fair to say...

RABBLE RECRUITMENT: Fundraising Manager

RABBLE RECRUITMENT: Fundraising Manager

As RABBLE approaches its tenth anniversary in 2022, we are now seeking a dynamic fundraising professional to join our core team in the new role of Fundraising Manager. The Fundraising Manager is a new position and will work closely with the Artistic and Executive...

Who Killed Alfred Oliver? Cancelled

Who Killed Alfred Oliver? Cancelled

It is with a heavy heart that we must let you know that we have had to cancel our production of Who Killed Alfred Oliver? The reason for this is that two key members of the company have received positive PCR tests. We have assessed whether we can replace the poorly...

Who Killed Alfred Oliver? Begins!

Who Killed Alfred Oliver? Begins!

Last week we welcomed BBC News to our final rehearsals before our run of Who Killed Alfred Oliver began. The relatives of Annie Oliver (Alfred Oliver's wife) joined us to share with us what it means to have local stories be celebrated. Click here to read the article...

RABBLE’s Covid Responsibilities at WKAO?

RABBLE’s Covid Responsibilities at WKAO?

Although the Government aren’t enforcing theatres to social-distance their audience members, we have decided to implement socially distanced seating inside the Minster at Who Killed Alfred Oliver?. We’ll also have sanitisers around the space and shall be encouraging...

Who Killed Alfred Oliver? – The Trailer

Who Killed Alfred Oliver? – The Trailer

Local film-maker, Henry Steedman, dropped into rehearsals last week to make this little trailer for the show. Filmed in Black and White inside the stunning venue, Reading Minster, the film gives a tiny taste of what our riveting, fast-paced murder mystery will be like.

Crime and Punishment Walking Tours in Reading

Crime and Punishment Walking Tours in Reading

A RABBLE Community Collaboration!   As part of our next production Who Killed Alfred Oliver, we are delighted to be collaborating with an active member of our town's community, Terry Dixon. Terry runs non-profit educational walks around the city of Reading,...

Get Up On Stage students achieve record success

Get Up On Stage students achieve record success

We are thrilled to let you know that over the last twelve months, six of our Get Up On Stage students have been awarded places at a range of professional drama schools. That’s an excellent strike rate and we’re exceptionally proud of them for doing so well. As a...

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 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...