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Home-based play reading evenings

Monday 16 & 23 November at 7.30pm

Time of My Life by Alan Ayckbourn

Our popular Zoom play readings continue with
Time of My Life, hosted by Ginny Harrington
We’ll read the first half on Monday 16 and finish off on Monday 23, starting at 7.30pm both evenings.  


When Gerry Stratton plans a family meal out with his two grown up sons to celebrate his wife’s birthday he has no idea of the events that will unfold over the course of that evening. Their elder son, Glyn is now back together with his long-suffering wife Stephanie, and their younger son, Adam has brought along his new girlfriend, an outrageous hairdresser, to meet the Stratton family for the first time.

Family skeletons intrude on cheerful domesticity as we get a glimpse of Glyn and Stephanie’s story unfolding. Meanwhile at another table in the same restaurant, Adam and Maureen’s story is played out in reverse chronology, with Gerry and Laura remaining in the present time unpicking their marriage and recalling first love.


You don’t have to read, you’re welcome to just listen.  There will be opportunities for chat and comfort breaks as well.  

Please email contactus@horsellads.com for further details.

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Production News


Our new production of The Actor’s Nightmare is now in rehearsal and will be screening in the new year; please see the webpage for more details and how to pre-book.

The cast includes old and new members and a lot of fun has been had learning new technical skills as well as a whole new way of acting and communicating!

We are nearly at the end of the filming sessions and look forward to sharing the finished result in the New Year.


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
Wednesday 9 & 16 September Black Comedy Peter Shaffer
Wednesday 21 & 28 October The Elephant Man
Bernard Pomerance
Monday 16 & 23 November Time of My Life Alan Ayckbourn 
Thursday 10 December Surprise! Hugh Cowan