South Street– in association with Reading Football Club & Reading FC Former Players’ Association - are delighted to announce the return of our acclaimed theatre show ‘The Final Whistle’ as part of the 150 anniversary celebrations for Reading Football Club.
Enter the inner sanctum of the home changing room and experience an immersive theatre show like no other.
Pull on the shirt and prepare for the game of your life as we skip through the history of Reading Football Club, reliving the highs and lows of supporting the Royals, revisiting Elm Park and the cult heroes of the club’s past.
Originally commissioned by Reading 2016 Year of Culture in association with Reading Football Club & restaged in 2019 by popular demand. Presented again for a final time (we promise!) as part of the 150 year anniversary celebrations.
Written & performed by Benedict Sandiford
Directed by Cassie Friend
Produced by John Luther
Location: Home Changing Room (arrive at the Player's Entrance), Select Car Leasing Stadium (formerly Madejski Stadium), Stadium Way, RG2 0FL
** Audience members need to arrive at the Player's / Guest Entrance a short walk anti-clockwise round the stadium from the club shop - just past the hotel **
No Latecomers (please arrive in plenty of time)
Running Time: 45 mins Age Guidance: 10+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
We would ask that you arrive without personal belongings (bags etc) as they are difficult to accommodate in the show.
South Street Arts Centre is a nationally acclaimed theatre & venue in the heart of Reading promoting the very best small-scale theatre, comedy & music from across the UK and further afield.
SITELINES is South Street’s award-winning programme of “theatre in unusual spaces”, which has sited work around Reading including Malmaison Hotel, South Reading Leisure Centre, Reading School Cricket Pavilion, View Island, Abbey Quarter & Ruins, Broad Street & Lok’n’Store (amongst many others).