Our productions of Inspector Drake and the Black Widow, planned for March 2020, had to be called off at short notice. Since then, of course, no other public performances have been possible. We hope to reschedule this production once restrictions allow.
Members of the Society, however, have not been inactive during lockdown and have not only met regularly via Zoom, but produced innovative pieces of drama during this period.
Our production of The Hadleigh Hall Inheritance was broadcast on Friday 16th April and was well received by the audience. This was our first online broadcast and despite some small technical glitches, all went well.
In the summer of 2020 the Society released, online, a series of one minute plays. You can find these on our Film Archive page.
In the run up to Christmas 2020, the society produced a radio version of Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. This script was written by Dickens himself so he could perform it at various events as a one man show. Our version splits the characters between a number of actors and it will be made public once again in the run up to Christmas 2021.
Early in the New Year we worked on two radio scripts. the first, Lifeline, tells the story of how real life experiences can affect staff in a helpline call centre and the second, Mabel’s Day Off is an amusing fantasy adventure. If you missed either you can catch up with them here:
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We are currently working on a series of monologues from Joanna Murry-Smith’s dazzling Bombshells. We hope to bring those to you in the near future.
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