|Details|| ||Readings begin at 1.00pm prompt. Everyone will have a pre-assigned part which they will have read, as well as the entire play, and have worked out how to perform their character. Usual break halfway through. All members will give a short introduction to their part before we begin. We are an informal group of theatre lovers who enjoy reading plays together, making them come alive, often generating much laughter, through the characters we create. Readings take place every two months, normally on the second Tuesday; sometimes we have another reading on the fourth Tuesday, depending on numbers.
We want everyone to feel comfortable in the group, and ‘on the same page’ (literally!), to make sure we have a successful and fun reading. So we have come up with some criteria that we ask each member to abide by:
Bring your own copy of the play, as sharing is tricky. We will advise you which edition to buy or borrow. It is really important that we all read from the same edition as the text can vary considerably in different editions.
Do read the play at least once beforehand; this is really critical!
Think about your character, their interactions, etc., and how best you can bring these out in the reading.
Selection and casting the play is quite a long and complex process, so when you are given a part, please do turn up for the reading, or give as much notice as you possibly can, excepting emergencies, of course.
And finally, do stay until the end! We always try to have a postreading discussion, needing all of us there to contribute; it’s usually very enlightening and great fun!
Looking forward to seeing you!|