Play Readings

video play readings by zoom

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Our next play reading, via Zoom, is on Wednesday 5th August at 7.45pm.

August 5th – Two into One by Ray Cooney
If you are a Cabinet Minister in the Government it is not easy to arrange to spend a night in a London hotel with a young lady. The problem is not so much that the Minister and the young lady are both married (not to each other obviously!) but that the young lady is the personal secretary to the Leader of the Opposition.

Richard Wiley (the Cabinet Minister) makes the mistake of enlisting the assistance of his own secretary, George Pigden. Before the end of the evening George’s intervention has resulted in Richard’s wife and the young lady’s husband turning up at the hotel. Add this to a wily waiter, a suspicious hotel manager and a puritanical Member of Parliament and you have all the ingredients for a Cooney comedy which made it hit of the year in both London and Paris.

If you would like to take part (either to read or just listen) please let me know by SUNDAY August 2nd and I will send you joining instructions.  You will need to be a member of LGDC to take part, so if you’re not already a member please ask about joining.
(01442 843155,

dates for your diary

August 19th – Out of Order by Ray Cooney
This sequel to Two Into One finds Richard Wiley in the Westminster Hotel once again. It’s a different lady this time but a far worse problem arises – in the shape of a dead body stuck in the window of their suite. As Richard shouldn’t be with the young lady in the first place he can’t report the body to either the hotel management of the police so (foolish fellow) he once more enlists the help of George Pigden. Richard’s wife, the wily waiter and the suspicious hotel manager are again on hand to add to the mayhem which includes a private detective and George’s mother’s nurse. Out of Order won London’s Lawrence Olivier Award for “Comedy of the Year” and went on to be  world wide hit.
Our Autumn Series continues every fortnight from September 2nd when we will feature plays chosen by members of the group.
If you have any queries please do get in touch.

Nan Newberry
01442 843155

in normal times…

Our informal play readings usually take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.45pm in the Village Hall Committee Room. They give as an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of plays throughout the year, some that we might consider performing or couldn’t perform for various practical reasons, and for us to become characters that we couldn’t possibly be on stage. All without having to learn any lines!

There’s no need to book – just come along and enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee, read a part or two, or just listen; you’ll be very welcome. For more information please contact me, Nan Newberry, on 01442 843155 or at

Nan Newberry
01442 843155