The drama club
Little Gaddesden Drama Club (LGDC) was founded in 1947. It began by putting on plays on a make-shift stage in the old school hall before moving to the village hall in 1958. We generally put on two productions each year, usually in January and May/June plus one-off special evenings.
Membership is open to both adults and children from both inside and outside the village. Most of the actors and technical crew live in the village, have lived here in the past or have some association with Little Gaddesden. This has encouraged a community spirit in the club and is a very important element in its success. The club is very much a part of our local community. This encourages a loyal audience, the majority of which also live locally. However, it is significant that when people from outside the village and its environs attend productions, they always comment on the warm welcome they receive and find that going to the village hall is a rewarding overall experience, particularly when the audience is seated at tables, a feature of our productions past and present. The happy consequence of this is that people come back again and again.
The village hall
Built and rebuilt over the years, the village hall has always been the focal point of Little Gaddesden. Seating about 100 people, whether in traditional rows or with table seating, the hall provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for performances of all types.
The committee is appointed on an annual basis to look after the affairs of the club. The business of the club is conducted through an elected committee which consists of five officers – Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Technical Officer – and ordinary members as follows:
- President – Patsy Blackmore
- Chairman – Patrick Isherwood
- Vice-chairman – Andrew Sheard
- Secretary – Lyn Hyde
- Treasurer – Diana Ball
- Technical Officer – Michael Carver
- Ordinary members – Jackie Tannett, Nan Newberry, Shaun McCarthy and Ben Dawson
If you are interested in joining the committee please contact us on info@LGDramaClub.com