21st March 2018, 7.45pm, Little Gaddesden Village Hall, Glorious by Peter Quilter
Glorious is a comedy based upon a true story about Florence Foster Jenkins; “the worst singer in the world” in 1940’s New York. Florence was the performer who everyone wanted to see, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as ‘the first lady of the sliding scale’, she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was.
18th April 2018, 7.45pm, Little Gaddesden Village Hall, Iron by Rona Munro
Iron is an intense psychological drama. Fay is serving a life sentence for murdering her husband with a kitchen knife. She is 15 years into her sentence when Josie, her 25 year old daughter, visits her for the first time. Following her mother’s imprisonment, Josie was brought up by her paternal Grandmother whom she calls ‘mum’. Josie has no memory of the incident, or of her father, and has come to uncover the past – a past that Fay wishes to forget.
Join us, there’s no need to book, just come along and enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee, read a part of just listen, you’ll be very welcome.
dates for the diary
Future play reading dates:
- Wednesday May 16th
- Wednesday June 20th (tbc)
For more information on these and all future play readings, please email us or contact Nan Newberry on 01442 843155