Play Readings

play readings

Our informal play readings usually take place on the 3rd 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 email us or contact Nan Newberry on 01442 843155

Wednesday 12th December 2018, Flint Street Nativity by Tom Firth, Little Gaddesden Village Hall Committee Room, 7:45pm

Join our cosy festive December play reading accompanied with mulled wine and mince pies or tea, coffee and biscuits whichever you prefer.

Mizzis Horrocks’ class of seven year olds is about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Junior School for the proud mums and dads – and the occasional social worker. Squabbles arise when Gabriel wants to play Mary, the Star grumbles he’s not a proper star like they have at NASA, Herod won’t stop waving to his mum and dad and the subversive Innkeeper is determined to liven up the traditional script. And then the stick insect escapes…The children are played by adults, who later play their parents so the set changes to reflect the difference in scale. This warm, witty play is an ideal alternative to the usual Christmas fare with original lyrics set to the tunes of Christmas carols.

Wednesday 16th January 2019, Rumours by Neil Simon, Little Gaddesden Village Hall Committee Room, 7:45pm

Ken and Chris have found their host Charley, a prominent Government official, in his bedroom, too dazed to speak, with a bullet wound in his ear lobe! Len and Claire arrive, themselves injured in a car crash, and are soon joined by Ernest and Cookie, Glenn and Cassie, each with their own problems. A second, accidental, gunshot leaves Ken temporarily deaf, the police arrive and Len has to pretend he is Charley, concocting a touching and fantastic explanation …

dates for the diary

Play readings will take place throughout 2019 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Watch this space or subscribe to our newsletter and we’ll let you know what’s coming up.