Play reading is a popular activity and our group has a steady membership of approximately fifteen. With careful direction, everyone has a chance to read and enjoy flexing their voices in a range of parts.
For the past two years we have met approximately every two months at a member’s house and have enjoyed reading plays from a specific country, continent or period. For example, we spent some sessions exploring British drama from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century including You Never Can Tell by George Bernard Shaw, Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourne and Plenty by David Hare.
In 2015 following some works from European drama including The Good Woman of Szechuan by Brecht, Antigone by Anouilh and Six Characters in Search of an Author by Pirandello, we embarked on Chekhov’s oeuvre and will then move on to Ibsen.
Dates for Playreaders sessions are published regularly on the website although in principle they generally held on the second Thursday in the month and approximately bi-monthly. For details of the next meeting please contact either Julia Ball on 01892 655505 or Christine Roberts on 01892 853159.
We charge a small subscription of £10 for five meetings to cover hire of books and the cost of refreshments.
For current events please visit our events page.
Our new series of play-reading sessions begins on 12th October and over the course of the next few months we will be looking at the work of Irish playwrites, starting with Playboy of the Western World by J M Synge. If you are interested in joining our friendly group of Armchair Thespians, please contact either Julia Ball on 01892 655505 or Christine Roberts on 01892 for details of the venue and we will be happy to welcome you.