70 years of drama, fun and friendship

The Drama Club’s 70th Anniversary Party on 10 September provided an opportunity to meet up with old friends and also delivered a timely reminder of the comradeship which has been a feature of the club for as long as most of us can remember. It is a sad fact that the group of actors and […]

Celebrating Little Gaddesden Drama Club’s 70th Year!

Yellow Sands Poster

2017 sees the 70th Anniversary of the setting up of the Drama Club under the umbrella of the Gaddesden Society.  The poster for our first production reads:  Friday and Saturday 12 & 13 December 1947 at 7.30 pm The Gaddesden Society  will present in the School Hall, Little Gaddesden YELLOW SANDS a comedy in three […]

Why do we do it?

The worst time in any production for an actor is the time spent in the wings either waiting for the curtain to go up at the beginning of the play or preparing for his first entrance. It is at times like this that you question why you are here.  Why put yourself through this ordeal […]

Actually, the revue’s the thing

The club’s next production in January 2017 will be a Revue.  Sketch-based shows have been popular with our audience for many years although this will be the first one we have done since 2011. An important ingredient over the years has been to seat the audience at tables rather than in rows. There are many […]

The set’s the thing

In every professional company or amateur drama group the actors accept the applause. Of course professional actors also run the gauntlet of newspaper and other critics, some only too keen to savage their performances.  Amateur actors are luckier in this regard. Most audiences for Am-Dram performances are well-stocked with family, friends and supporters and most […]

The LGDC returns – November 1998

In November 1998 the Little Gaddesden Drama Club emerged from a four year hibernation with a production of Peter Pan. The play’s director Penny Gregory was one of a small group of members who had got together to revive the club. Their aim was to reinvent it as a community organization putting on performances by […]