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Next production! Waiting for God, a crackling comedy by Michael Aitkens – Auditions on 29 May 2022

Yes, we’re getting back on the stage!  Our next production will be Michael Aitkens’ Waiting for God, to be staged in October this year.  Definitely not to be confused with Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, it is a sharply funny play.

Michael Aitkens originally created Waiting for God as a Sitcom for the BBC. It was very successful and ran for 5 series in the 1990s. However, Aitkens had originally imagined it as a stage play and that finally happened in 2017 when this spin off toured the UK. Asked whether you need to be a fan of the original TV series to enjoy the new play Aitkens replied, “No, it’s totally new. It’s a sort of love story using the same characters in the same location. They’re recognisable, but no, it’ll appeal to anybody – especially if you’ve had to cope with being over 50!”

Auditions are booked for Sunday 29 May at 3:00pm in Little Gaddesden Village Hall – note change of date from that given in The Gaddesden Diary.  If you would like to be considered for a part, it would be helpful if you could please email the Director, Patrick Isherwood, in advance at waitingforgod@lgdramaclub.com.

Play readings

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, play readings have been taking place by Zoom meeting, currently on the fourth 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 and The Gaddesden Revue 20/20 Images © Copyright 2018-2020 Michael Carver

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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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