Month: September 2013

Latest news on Grease

Reading Operatic Society's rehearsal of Grease, photographed by Alicia Field, Reading Chronicle
Reading Operatic Society’s rehearsal of Grease, photographed by Alicia Field, Reading Chronicle

It’s great to see the following news item on the Reading Chronicle in support of our forthcoming production of Grease.

Music and theatre lovers have the chance to pull out their leather jackets and turn-up jeans when one of the most popular musicals of all time comes to Reading.

The Reading Operatic Society will perform the 1970s hit Grease at the Hexagon, in Queen’s Walk, from Wednesday to Friday, September 28, starting at 7.30pm.

The society’s chairwoman, Yvonne Maynard, said: “It’s going to be fabulous. Everyone has put in 120% at rehearsals – we have a great bunch of kids.
“It should be a very good show and sales have increased after the success
of Footloose.”

The show will be raising money for Deafblind UK and the learning disability charity Mencap, with audiences given a chance to donate before and after each performance.

Tickets are £18, and £16 for concessions, for each night. Keep the music going with a rock ‘n roll after-show party on Friday at the venue, with a buffet and disco. Party tickets cost £12. To find out more, visit and for tickets call the Hexagon on 0118 960 6060.

The society is always looking for new members and auditions for the next production, The Wedding Singer, are in November 2013.