LATEST NEWS - OUR CHRISTMAS 'DO'

Our Christmas event was held on Saturday 16 December; Hermin Daley coordinated a festive show of songs, readings and sketches which entertained the appreciative audience with a mixture of comic and heart-warming turns. We then tucked into Christmas pies with peas and gravy followed by dessert and carols lead by Mike and Barbara Nicholson. It was a wonderful evening and put us all in the mood for Christmas. We extend our grateful thanks to all those many people who made the evening happen.

We wish all our members a very happy Christmas and a New Year full of promise.

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          The Society at Work

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We are...

... a very friendly long established but go-ahead group who enjoy getting together to put on plays for the local community. Whether you just want to come and watch our productions or would like to come and help you're very welcome. You could take an active role as an actor, front-of-house or backstage hand, or in technical support.

REMINDER

Our next event is the Members Evening on 17 February which will feature a talk by Ian Gledwell Art and Illusion.

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OUR NEXT FULL PRODUCTION

Our May production will be A Sense of Achievement by Jean Trew. Read all about it on our Calendar page.

QUARTET REVIEW

If you didn’t see the November production of Quartet, you missed an absolute treat. Ronald Harwood’s beautifully written play is set in a retirement home for musicians. Residents Reggie, Wilf and Cissy are ex-opera singers who spend their days reminiscing about the past and trying to deal with the indignities of old age. Their routine is disrupted by the arrival of Reggie’s ex-wife, Jean, who sang with them in their critically acclaimed performance of the famous quartet from Verdi’s Rigoletto. Her appearance stirs up old resentments and unwelcome memories and her integration into the group is difficult. Eventually the four come together to reprise their most notable performance at the grand event held by the residents to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. Continued on the Inside Story page.

More photographs on the Current Production page and on Facebook.

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Quartet montage by Justin Curtis

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