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SAVE THE DATE! – Mon 15 and 22 February at 7.30pm

Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman & Dominic Cooke

We had a wonderful year of play readings in 2020, initially at members’ homes, and from April, on Zoom. We have all surpassed ourselves at negotiating and mastering new technical skills, and realised that we can all do it! Zoom has been a super platform to share scripts and socialise as we investigate great plays and try them on for size… from Stags and Hens, to The Elephant Man, Blithe Spirit to Cinderella, there has been something for everyone and opportunities to play characters we might not necessarily be cast for.  The programme for 2021 has now been confirmed – see below for the details.

Noughts and Crosses has been dramatised as a 6-part TV series on BBC TV, as well as dramatised as a theatre play and produced as a radio drama for Radio 4.

With echoes of Romeo and Juliet, Noughts and Crosses is an electrifying, bittersweet love story set in a society divided by racial bigotry and a world rocked by terrorism. Sephy (a Cross) is the daughter of the Deputy Prime Minister. Callum is the son of a Nought agitator. United by a shared sense of injustice as children, and separated by intolerance as they grow up, their desire to be together begins to eclipse all family loyalty sparking a political crisis of unimaginable proportions.

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Please stay in touch via our Facebook page or email and let us know of any bright ideas for home-based get togethers!  There are lots of free, theatre-related resources currently available which we’ve posted on Facebook, for example improving your acting skills with the Royal Court’s Bitesize tutorials made for the BBC.



Do get in touch if you need help, advice or simply a chat. Look after yourselves and each other and hopefully we can resume activities in the near future. 


Date Play Author
Thursday 21 & 28 January Fleabag POSTPONED Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Monday 15 & 22 February Noughts & Crosses Malorie Blackman & Dominic Cooke
Tuesday 16 & 23 March Pitmen Painters Lee Hall
Wednesday 14 April Performance: Murder Mystery  
Thursday 13 & 20 May The Nether Jennifer Haley
Monday 7 & 14 June The Lie Florian Zeller
Tuesday 13 & 20 July The Ferryman Jez Butterworth