Play Reading


Activity

Where and when

We meet at 2pm on the third Tuesday of the month at the Angel.

Other information

New members are very welcome so if you would like to join us please contact me.

Contact details

David Ginns 01536 351328


News

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Play Reading – November

This month, Joe Orton’s ‘What the Butler Saw’ reaches its taboo-defying apogee in Dr Prentice’s highly disturbing psychiatric clinic.  And we might even have time for  ‘One for the Road’ by Willy Russell, in which a yearning for past dreams of freedom is thwarted by more materialistic aspirations for upward mobility!  Two for the price […]

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Play Reading – October

Leaving the carping, the suspicions and the resentments of Neil Simon’s California Suite behind us, we start a new play on October 15th.  If you would like to join us at our Desborough venue, you’d be made very welcome – just give the group leader a call. David Hughes

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Play Reading – September

From the gentle, lilting tones of Dylan Thomas’s Llareggub we turn this month to the petty bickering, bitter recriminations and relationships strained to breaking point between a succession of guests occupying rooms 203 and 204 in the Beverly Hills Hotel, LA.  Meet at Desborough at 2pm on September 17th to make the sparks fly in […]

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Play Reading

Hamlet had his travelling players, now meet the travelling play-readers!  Our latest new venue is at 35, Ise Vale Avenue, Desborough, NN14 2PU.  Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, August 20th with your best Welsh valleys accent at the ready as we begin at the beginning…  Yes, ‘Under Milk Wood’ is this month’s play.  We […]

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Play Reading – July

Remember Soames, Irene, Fleur and Jon?  That’s right: we’re reading The Forsyte Saga!  Well, tiny bits of it – this is a stage adaptation of the Galsworthy novels by Pat and Derek Hoddinott.  Join us for Act Two, set mainly in the 1920s, on Tuesday July 16th.  Please note the new time and venue:  2.30 […]

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Play Reading – May

NB Please note the change of venue: until further notice, we’ll be meeting at the Angel Hotel. Our next meeting will be at 2pm on May 21st, when we’ll be continuing to follow the irrepressible Pop and Ma Larkin in their blissfully tax-free life of rural excess in the stage adaptation of ‘The Darling Buds […]

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Play reading – April

A switch in our allegiance is on the cards for our next play.  Having last month had the satisfaction of witnessing the fulfilment of the illustrious barrister’s wish, ‘Let right be done’, in the case of the wrongly accused Winslow Boy, our sympathies this time may lie elsewhere as we get to know the joyfully […]

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Play Reading – March

At our March meeting we will be continuing Rattigan’s ‘The Winslow Boy’. Young Ronnie Winslow has been sent home in disgrace from the Royal Naval College, Osborne, where it is alleged that he cashed a five shilling postal order belonging to another cadet – an act which Ronnie denies having committed. Much to Ronnie’s surprise […]

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Play Reading – February

In ‘Quiet Weekend’ by Esther McCracken, a rash bet made after too much port has led to respectable middle-aged Arthur and even more respectable local magistrate Adrian indulging in a spot of night-time salmon poaching and almost getting caught in in the act.  And things are not quite going to plan, either, for those of […]

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Modern Play Reading – January 2019

We next meet at 2pm on Tuesday, January 15th. The aspiring authors of Pendon Writers’ Circle, who had left their final meeting of the year reluctantly mulling over the chairman’s half-baked idea that a collaborative effort might help them at last to set pen to paper, did indeed see their combined talents coming to fruition […]