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What's On 2021

We're sorry that Covid means we can't welcome you back in person this year.


But we'll be back with more brilliant public shows and events for 2022.


Until then we hope you'll tune in to our brand new streaming channel where we have some great student work from Rugby School to share with you (as well as some special guest performances) from our special Workshop Edition Festival on The Close 2021.


To access this year's highlight performances via our new streaming channel please go to:

www.macreadytheatrelive.co.uk

Festival on The Close 2021

CREDITS

Patron: Dame Judi Dench

Festival Directors: Tim Coker; Richard Tanner; Lara Hampton

Festival Workshop Manager: Chloe Lansley

Production Manager: Matthew Gray

Technical Manager: Kyle Arrowsmith

Programme Design: PJ Green & Mercers

Programme Print: Neil Terry

Outreach and Service Day: Lee Shepherd & Andy Davey

Festival Workshop Advisor: Sally Phillips

Previous Festival on The Close Events

SHOWSTOPPER!

THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL

direct from London's West End

THE CANCER RESEARCH UK

COMEDY NIGHT

with Jason Manford and special guests

HOMETOWN GLORY

NATALIE BLACK as ADELE

the best Adele tribute act with live band

STOMP

WORKSHOPS

with performances from student stompers!

GRAVITY & GIBBON

A DANCE THEATRE DOUBLE BILL

by Motionhouse and Gandini

NATIONAL YOUTH

JAZZ ORCHESTRA

the UK’s best young jazz musicians

MY KIND OF MICHAEL

BY NICK CASSENBAUM

supported by Bread & Circuses Arts

THE INDUSTRY – AN EVENING

WITH FILM & TV MAKERS

inc. Lauren Neal, writer of Netflix's SEX EDUCATION

TEAM OF THE DECADES

BY WILL DICKIE

play a different kind of game

AN EVENING WITH

DOLLY ALDERTON

in conversation with Adam Naylor

21 FUTURES

BY OLLY HAWES

performed by Square Pegs Young Actors' Company

MACREADY THEATRE

WORKSHOPS

more info TBA

Patrons: Dame Judi Dench · Anthony Horowitz · Sir John Tomlinson · John Agard · Prof. Jonathan Freeman-Attwood · Prof. Jonothan Neelands

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