Play Reading Group

June 2015 Newsletter

The Play Reading group continues to meet on the 3rd Friday of each month. At the last meeting our numbers were down to 5 and we had to empty our reserves to pay for the room. So hoping for new members! Last month we read two one act Noel Coward one act plays which were really very funny although somewhat dated with housemaids and butlers!

In May Sylvia Trench led a reading of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman’ a much more serious play in June we are hoping for good weather as we are meeting for a reading in Rosemary Hain’s garden- play to be announced!

We are pretty eclectic in taste and always looking for new members with ideas!

Do come along and join us. Contact Christine Dornan 0115 9287576 or Suzan Gokova 0115 9289972

Christine christinedornan@gmail.co

March 2015 Newsletter

The Play Reading Group continues to meet on the 3rd Friday of the month. We had a break in December as this was a little close to Christmas. However in November we read David Hare’s ‘ Murmuring Judges, and at the last meeting in January, we read ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. At February’s meeting we read Tom Stoppard’s ‘Arcadia’ led by Rosemary Hain.

Christine christinedornan@gmail.com

December 2014 Newsletter

We have a steady membership of about 9-10 people and would welcome more (particularly chaps!) We meet monthly on the 3rd Friday of the month 2-4pm in the Epworth room CRMC. The choice of plays is fairly eclectic and has included Sheridan’s “School for Scandal”, Shaw’s “St Joan”, and in November we read David Hare’s “Murmuring Judges”. For more information contact either myself on 0115 9287576 or Suzan Gokova on 0115 9289972.

Christine

June 2014 Newsletter

This group was formerly known as ‘Performing Arts’ but its members have shown that their preference is to enjoy reading plays so the group has been renamed to reflect this. Joan Whiting, who has led the group from its beginnings, has decided to stand down as leader and the group will now be led by Christine Dornan. We thank Joan warmly for her work and efforts in running this group. We also thank Christine for stepping into the role of leader.

Apart from the Christmas entertainment ably led by Joan Whiting, the group have enjoyed reading ‘Twelve Angry Men’ and ‘Under Milkwood’, and, at the last meeting, celebrated Shakespeare’s birthday by reading some of his sonnets. The group meets on the 3rd Friday of each month at 2pm at Chilwell Road Methodist Church when the subject will be Restoration Theatre and will read either a play or an extract from this period. The group is small at the moment and needs to increase its membership to be viable so why not give it a try! Christine’s contact details can be found on the Groups Page.