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Reading Rep Unveils Inaugural Season featuring new Play from Gary McNair


A new theatre is set to open this Autumn in Reading, and its inaugural season has just been announced. The new arts hub in Reading will include an 180-seat theatre, rehearsal space, an education and learning centre and a cafe and bar.

Gary McNair will be writing a new version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ and it will be opening in early 2022.

Of the new season, Artistic Director Paul Stacey said: “Today is a big day for Reading and for Reading Rep. Announcing this brilliant five-show season in our new venue with locally, regionally and nationally leading artists is the culmination of eight years of work for Reading Rep, beginning when I founded the company with a £500 overdraft in 2012. I was born and raised in Reading, and being able to put my hometown on the national cultural map and make our work accessible to all across Reading through our ENGAGE programme and free ticket scheme is the greatest honour.

“As we return to live performance, bringing our community together to share stories and experiences, and to laugh and celebrate is more important than ever. We are so excited to welcome audiences into our new home.”

Published: 14th May 2021