Play Readings

video play readings by zoom

Photo of playscripts with Zoom logo

Our Play Readings via Zoom have moved to the 2nd Thursday of the month and our Autumn series begins on Thursday 8th September at 7.45pm with Lovesong by Abi Morgan. I have chosen this play, not just because we have enjoyed another play by Abi Morgan, but because it has a small cast. Several of us will be involved in rehearsals for our next production and unable to take part in the play reading. Lovesong is for everyone else!

If you would like to take part (either to read or just listen) please let me know by SUNDAY September 4th 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.

September 8th – Lovesong by Abi Morgan

Lovesong is the story of one couple, told from two different points in their lives – as young lovers in their 20s and as worldly companions looking back on their relationship. Their past and present selves collide in this haunting and beautiful tale of togetherness. All relationships have their ups and downs; the optimism of youth becomes the wisdom of experience. Love is a leap of faith.

Dates For Your Diary

October 13th – No Play Reading

There’s no play reading in October as we’d rather you came to see our latest production, the comedy Waiting for God, instead!

For more information, and to book tickets, visit

November 10th – The Climbers by Carmen Nasr

When Yasmin and her guide, Tshering, return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, they have a lot of questions to answer. Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically? As private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality, and fact from delusion, it’s clear that someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

December 8th – tbc

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