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SITELINES presents '900'

Written & performed by Benedict Sandiford

Sat 19 June, every 15 mins from 11am to 4pm

Performed as part of Abbey 900 at Water Fest. 


The Townsfolk of Reading have much to thank the Franciscan brothers who have ministered to the sick of the town for nigh on 50 years. 

Yet the brothers still live on the flooded marshes by Caversham Bridge, granted to them begrudgingly by Reading Abbey. 

Until today. 

South Street is proud to present this very special six-minute performance for one person at a time, as part of the celebrations for 900 years of Reading’s historic Abbey. 

Written & Performed by Benedict Sandiford
Designed by Nigel Bish
Produced by John Luther 

Commissioned by the Reading Abbey Revealed project. 

With thanks to Christelle Beaupoux, Matthew Williams, Lucy Daniels & Natalie Ganpatsingh. 

Forbury Gardens

You will require a ticket to the Abbey 900 @ Waterfest event which are free from here

The performance lasts 6 minutes and will start every 15 mins. You will be able to sign up to a slot on the day. 

All COVID protocols will be adhered to on the day, including a screen between performer and audience.