Underlining once more the popularity of our revues, Here We Go-Go Again! filled Little Gaddesden Village Hall with music and laughter on 2, 3 and 4 November 2023. Directed by Shaun McCarthy and Benjamin Dawson, it involved a mix of pieces – solo, ensemble and company numbers, and a blend of musical items and acted sketches.
We agonised about our first production since the start of the pandemic: what to do, and when to do it? In the end we chose Michael Aitkens’ crackling comedy Waiting for God. Ably directed by Patrick Isherwood and with sparkling performances from our talented cast, this production played to packed houses in October 2022.
The play is something of a gem: as well as being really funny – sometimes outrageously so – it deftly explores many issues of growing old and society’s attitudes to the elderly. Hardly the material for a comedy, you might think, but in Michael Aitkens’ capable hands it truly is.
Revues have always been popular with the Little Gaddesden audience and this production reprised and refreshed some of the popular items from earlier revues alongside new material, including some iconic sketches and songs. A cast of over twenty delivered 24 different items that provided an opportunity for our actors to perform to their strengths.
Written and directed by husband and wife team and LGDC’s very own Patrick and Anne Isherwood, Thicker than Water is an unflinching exploration of nature and nurture with plenty of laughs along the way.
WIXIT! is the sixth play in the Extraordinary Women series of short plays for radio 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. Image credit: cliparts.co
J.B Priestley’s first play set in the 1930s explores the dangerous turn an evening takes when a chance remark by one of the guests sparks the demand for the truth. Directed by Nan Newberry.
Directed by Julie McCarthy, And Then There Were None is one of Agatha Christie’s darkest thrillers which plots the fate of ten guilty strangers trapped on a remote island with at least one murderer amongst them.