video play readings by zoom
Our next Play Reading via Zoom is on Wednesday 25th November at 7.45pm when we’ll read the second part of Small Island by Andrea Levy.
November 25th – Small Island by Andrea Levy (Part 2)
Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. In these three intimately connected stories, hope and humanity meet stubborn reality, tracing the tangled history of Jamaica and Britain.
Andrea Levy’s epic novel Small Island, adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, journeys from Jamaica to Britain in 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. It premiered at the National Theatre, London, in April 2019, directed by Rufus Norris.
If you would like to take part (either to read or just listen) please let me know by SUNDAY November 22nd 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, playreadings@LGDramaClub.com)
dates for your diary
December 9th – Wendy and Peter Pan by Ella Hickson
Ella Hickson’s version of J.M. Barrie’s much-loved story puts the character of Wendy firmly centre stage, in an adaptation that is refreshingly modern but never loses the charm of the original.
Winter 1908. Snow is falling across London. Wendy Darling and her brothers sleep peacefully in their bedroom, as their parents bicker downstairs. In a sudden flurry of snow their window blows open, and into their lives tumbles a mischievous boy called Peter, followed by a fractious fairy called Tink.
With the aid of a little fairy dust, Wendy agrees to fly with Peter to Neverland, seeing not only the promise of an awfully big adventure, but also the chance to rediscover the key to her parents’ lost happiness. Once there, she will give the Lost Boys a run for their money, defeat Captain Hook and his pirate crew, and ultimately, learn what it means to grow up.
If you have any queries please do get in touch.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.