Free online comedy project for people over 70

Primary interest
Arts and Crafts
Build your computer confidence and laugh and socialise with your peers!

Reading’s StrikeUp Theatre is looking for people aged 70 and over who are feeling cut off from their neighbours, friends and family and would enjoy the opportunity to meet new people in a relaxed, playful environment. They are working in association with Age UK Berkshire and Reading Borough Council to bring you 6 free comedy theatre workshops, whilst delivering a crash course in video communications online.


Thursdays, 11 am – 12 pm, 28 May – 2 July 2020


Your living room – the course is run through a computer system which we can teach you how to use.


Over six sessions, you will learn the secrets of being funny onscreen, from physical clowning tricks to the secret of comic timing, taught by experienced theatre practitioners from StrikeUp Theatre. Plus, you will learn how to get the best out of video conferencing applications like FaceTime and Zoom. Over the six weeks, we will put together a unique comedy performance from an original script, written specifically to meet the challenges of an online video workshop.

How to join in

Read more and watch a short video on the StrikeUp website.

To sign up, get in contact with Rachel from StrikeUp Theatre: