Monday 13th June 2022
8 of us met for a lively super meeting in the gallery for Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" , set in small town New Hampshire and re living the passage through life of the inhabitants. No scenery , unique in it's day , with the Stage Manager , prompting the scenes . A great chance to put our rural American accents on and relive those times and beyond . Thanks to all concerned for taking part and for Jim and Evelyn for suggesting . G.A.
Monday 11th April 2022
6 of us met for a reading of Hiawatha and a quick discussion of the meaning of the poem , one view being that it was the replacing of native culture with Western Christian culture, which led onto further discussion of the exploration and opening up of America in the 1830's.
This was quickly followed by our star event , reading "Under Milkwood" , with 72 characters , which meant reading around the table to cover the parts and what a fascinating play it is , really brought it to life , in a way perhaps we wouldn't have by solo reading - and made me want to go to the location .... Thanks to all for coming and particularly Kathryn for transposing the mammoth 42 pages. G.A.
Monday 14th March 2022.
"Basil the Rat " , script out of Fawlty Towers - much chuckling at this superb script, followed by Val's poem and Kathryn's "Hiawatha" which we read in turn. Two Burn's poems were performed and a mountain tale , an enjoyable session, G.A.
Monday 14th February 2022
A good meeting , where we read "Ernest" to good effect. Unfortunately , I missed due a hospital appointment .G.A.
First Meeting 10 January 2022
6 of us met in the convivial surroundings of the gallery room , Hanger Farm Arts Centre , for a hilarious reading of Jenny's script "Caribbean Cocktails" , where we quickly learnt the pitfalls and nuances of character reading. We followed on with a pantomime script which was great fun. To raise the tone , Jenny suggested our next reading would be Oscar Wilde's "The importance of being Ernest " , which should be interesting. Thanks to all for coming and supporting our fledgling group ,
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