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The Heavenly Path

Patrick Isherwood has written a new radio play, The Heavenly Path, a comedy/thriller set a few years in the future.  We’re planning to hold a public reading at some point.  Running time is about 1 hour, so it’s the perfect length for a bit of afternoon theatre.

Check back here again for more details.  Or look out for notices in The Gaddesden Society’s Village Notices emails, or sign up to our own mailing list to be among the first to know.

Play readings

Our play readings take place by Zoom meeting, generally on the second Thursday of each month.  Look for details on our Play Readings page, or email playreadings@LGDramaClub.com to find out more.

Play readings in pre-pandemic times

In the old days play reading generally took place monthly in the Village Hall Committee Room.  But because of the popularity of holding them by Zoom during the pandemic, we’re carrying on like that for now at least.

radio play

WIXIT!‘ by Trisha Wood, performed by members of Little Gaddesden Drama Club

WIXIT! is the sixth play in the Extraordinary Women series of short radio plays written by Trisha Wood. In it the ladies of Great Titley Women’s Institute (WI) bow to pressure from one of their members and decide to hold a referendum on whether to leave the National organisation. To the committee’s surprise there is a yes vote (52-48%) which leaves them with some uncomfortable choices.

Listen now!

For those of you who are not familiar with the earlier plays, you can find them here and for a little more information on the formidable characters that make up the committee of this local WI click here.

Past Productions

And Then There Were None, Dangerous Corner, Thicker Than Water, The Gaddesden Revue 20/20 and Waiting for God Images © Copyright 2018-2022 Michael Carver

About Us

the drama club

Formed in 1947, Little Gaddesden Drama Club has staged over 100 productions in the village since then. Shows have varied in style from dramas to comedies, musicals and revues. Performing around twice a year we mostly play to packed houses. More…

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Waiting for God – An Appreciation

Michael Aitken’s crackling comedy Waiting for God was our first production since the coronavirus pandemic effectively grounded us in Spring 2000.  It played to full houses in October 2022 and seems to have gone down a treat.  The production was reviewed in the November 2020 edition of Little Gaddesden’s Parish News and, with the kind […]

Terry Staniforth

Little Gaddesden Drama Club has learnt with great sadness of the death of Terry Staniforth. Terry was a member of LGDC from 2000 and has been in many productions, including Toad of Toad Hall, Christmas Will Be Late This Year, Confusions (in which he played he played Ernest and Terry), Habeas Corpus (Mr Shanks), Stand […]