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Play Reading

Meeting Details

Meeting DayLast Tuesday
Time1.30 pm
FrequencyMonthly
LocationUnitarian Chapel, Kendal
Co-ordinator(s)Linda Wood

What we do

Our aim is to read full length plays although at times we have also read one act plays and sketches, some written by the Creative Writing Group. We vary our readings between classical and contemporary plays, comedies, thrillers, tragedies etc. As the majority of the group have been members of dramatic societies, they prefer reading a part rather than just sitting and listening.

The plays are chosen by suggestions from the members or the coordinator and given out at the meeting. We do not read the plays prior to our meeting. On some occasions members have to take more than one part when the play selected has a large cast.

If you just like to hear a play read, however, you are most welcome to join the group.

Reports

January 2020

The Play Reading Group has continued to be successful.

We read three plays this season -  
Present Laughter by Noel Coward
Suddenly at Home by Francis Durbridge
Outside Edge by Richard Harris

Our next meeting is on Tuesday January 28th at the Unitarian Chapel at 1.30pm and continues on the last Tuesday of the month until June.

August 2019

Next meetings

Sept 24th Oct 29th Nov 29th

No Meeting in December

Our attendances are still very good and everyone seems to be still enjoying the plays.

In May we read “ No Time for Fig Trees “ a comedy and in June we read “ So What Do We Do About Henry? “ both of which went down very well.

As our group is still quite full I will have to start a waiting list on the Open Day in September.

May 2019

Next Meetings - 28 May; 25 Jun

No meetings in July and August.

Our group continues to flourish with good attendances. Unfortunately, one or two people have left but others keep joining which is great.

In January we read ‘A Murder has been Announced’ by Agatha Christie and in February we read three One Act Plays which went down very well.

March and April’s plays are to be arranged.

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