Leigh & District

Play Reading

Facilitator:Kathleen Smith01942 604790
Venue & time:Leigh Miners1pm3rd Wednesday in month

The Group meets in the Miners every third Wednesday from 1-3pm. We're a small group, currently about 9 of us, who enjoy reading plays but we don't perform them on stage. Ideally it takes two sessions to read through a play, longer than that and we literally lose the plot! The theme of a play and the moral, social and economic constraints of the period in which it's set give us plenty to discuss.

We've read a wide variety of plays so far. Currently we're half way through 'A Woman of No Importance' by Oscar Wilde which explores the double standards of Victorian times when men were excused, yet women condemned, for their failings, moral or otherwise. Luckily on 28th November this play is showing at Cineworld Event Cinema, so hopefully some of us will be going.

In contrast, our last play was 'Blood Brothers' by Willy Russell, which we all thoroughly enjoyed and listened to some of the songs as they cropped up, funny and sad!

It is difficult to get enough copies of a play and sharing one between two (like school!) doesn't really work; they're expensive to buy and never enough copies in the library even through their inter-library loan service. Some plays are free or relatively cheap on Kindle and so far we've managed with a combination of the two.

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Art Appreciation Bird Watching
Board Games Book Reading & Armchair Critics
Bowls Creative Writing
Crime & Punishment 1 Crime & Punishment 2
Culture Club Egyptology
Family History French
iPads & Tablets Italian
Knitting Local History
Luncheon Club Maths
Musical Instruments Play Reading
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Relaxation/Support Scrabble
Shakespeare Singing for Fun
Spanish Ukulele
Watercolour Painting Women & History