On Friday 2 October at 7.30 pm we’ll be holding Virtual Members Evening No.2. So fire up your devices, polish your Zoom connection, fill your glasses and hold tight for another rip-roaring evening of virtual play and sketch reading (am I selling it yet?). After the success of our first virtual event, we’re confident this one will be even better and we’d love more people to attend this time. So, whether you’d like to read or just be there, please let me know as soon as possible and no later than 21 September.
We currently have plenty of sketches and plays available, but if anyone would like to suggest a short piece (max running time of 15 mins) please let me know. The final selection will be made when we know how many people are attending. We’ll then either allocate parts in advance as we did the last time, perhaps with a read through before the event, or we may just do it on an ad hoc basis on the evening. If you’re volunteering to read, perhaps you could let me know which method you’d prefer.
26-28 November: we had thought there might be a possibility of staging live performances of our postponed Nöel Coward production to limited audiences, but unfortunately that’s unlikely to happen now. However, we do have another virtual event in mind for around that time, so please keep a look out for further information.
Saturday 12 December: we’re intending to go ahead with the scheduled Members Evening. Nothing definite planned for this yet but please keep the date free.
Eighteen enthusiastic members met up via Zoom on 15 August for our first ever virtual members evening. As anticipated, there was the occasional glitch but there was also a lot of laughter and camaraderie as we chatted, drank responsibly(-ish) and read the three winning sketches from our recent competition along with a short play Continuous Performances by Edwin Preece. At the end of the evening the general consensus was that it had been a thoroughly enjoyable event, and we’d like to do another one! This is now in the planning stage.
from our publicity officer Jean Trew
Sadly there'll be no productions in 2020 but watch the website for news of other activities