Wheathampstead

Play Reading

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Richard BrettPlayReadingThursday mornings New members welcome

At the Play-Reading Group we read plays aloud, generally taking one part each. We also discuss the plays that we read.

Our meetings are held roughly once a month, usually at 10 am on a Thursday morning in a member's house. They last for around two and a half hours. Please see the diary at the foot of the Groups page for the date of our next meeting.

There is a nominal charge to cover the cost of hiring a set of scripts for the plays that we choose.

We welcome enquiries from new members who would like to join the group. If a number of people express an interest it may be necessary to form a second group.

The plays we have read in 2020

Henry James (adapted)The Turn of the Screw
Ian Hislop and Nick NewmanA Bunch of Amateurs
Terence RattiganWhile the Sun Shines

The plays we read in 2019

Rick AbbottPlay On!
Hugh WhitemoreBreaking the Code
Tudor GatesLadies Who Lunch
Patricia HighsmithThe Talented Mr. Ripley
Alan AyckbournWay Upstream
Charlotte HastingsThe Wayward Spirit
J. B. PriestleyAn Inspector Calls
David SummersA Convenient Murder

The plays we read in 2018

J. B. PriestleyTime and the Conways
Peter GordonMurdered to Death
Bettine ManktelowDeath Walked In
Penny GoldThe President's Holiday
Noel CowardThis Happy Breed
Noel CowardI'll leave it to you
Brian FrielDancing at Lughnasa
Terence RattiganLove in Idleness
John ChapmanKindly Leave the Stage

The plays we read in 2017

Bettine ManktelowCurtain up on Murder
Michael PalinThe Weekend
Agatha ChristieA Murder is Announced
Woody AllenPlay It Again, Sam
Norman RobbinsA Tomb with a View
Norman RobbinsPrepare to Meet Thy Tomb
Simon MossThe Merry Widower
Bettine ManktelowSpygame
Alan BennettHabeas Corpus

The plays we read in 2015-16

Alan BennettGetting On
Oscar WildeThe Importance of Being Earnest
Alan AyckbournNeighbourhood Watch
N. Richard NashThe Rainmaker
Noel CowardPresent Laughter
Charlotte JonesIn Flame
Ray CooneyFunny Money
Francis DurbridgeSweet Revenge
Alan AyckbournImprobable Fiction
Leslie SandsCat’s Cradle
Bettine ManktelowMurder Weekend
Kate AtkinsonAbandonment
Bill NaughtonSpring and Port Wine
More Group Pages
Art Appreciation Books 1 Books 2 Books 3
Bridge Canasta 1 Canasta 2 Computing for all
Creative Writing French Gardening German
History London Group Mahjong Music appreciation
Natural History Painting Patchwork Group Philosophy
Photography Play Reading Pub Lunches Science
Scrabble Spanish Advanced Spanish Beginners Spanish Intermediate
Theatre (Local) Walking
More Group Pages
Art Appreciation Books 1
Books 2 Books 3
Bridge Canasta 1
Canasta 2 Computing for all
Creative Writing French
Gardening German
History London Group
Mahjong Music appreciation
Natural History Painting
Patchwork Group Philosophy
Photography Play Reading
Pub Lunches Science
Scrabble Spanish Advanced
Spanish Beginners Spanish Intermediate
Theatre (Local) Walking