Play Readings

video play readings by zoom

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Our most recent Play Reading via Zoom was on 8 June, when we read Queen Margaret by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jeanie O’Hare.

If you would like to take part (either to read or just listen) in future play readings please let me know.  You will need to be a member of LGDC to take part, so if you’re not already a member please ask about joining.

June 8th – Queen Margaret by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jeanie O’Hare

Hungry for power and angered by their king, the nobles of Henry VI’s court plot and scheme against each other. As Henry wavers and the factions split, Queen Margaret is determined to hold on to power and protect the crown that will one day belong to her son.

Using Shakespeare’s original lines, alongside new text, Jeanie O’Hare retells the Wars of the Roses through the eyes of the Queen.

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July 6th (change of date) – Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson, adapted by Tim Whitnal

In 1973 Bill Bryson arrived in Dover hoping to conquer the island, like Caesar attempted before him. But how can the nation that produced Marmite, Gardener’s Question Time and people who say “Ooh lovely” at the sight of a cup of tea, hold such a special place in this American’s heart? Recently adapted for the stage, this is a glorious celebration of one of the nation’s most beloved books, and a brilliant dissection of the enduring quirks of our small island.

I look forward to seeing you soon

Nan Newberry
01442 843155

why play readings?

Our informal play readings usually take place monthly.  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!

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, but you will need to let us know you’re coming so we can plan the distribution of parts and you’ll need to pay the modest subscription to join LGDC.  For more information please contact me, Nan Newberry, on 01442 843155 or at

Nan Newberry
01442 843155