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Home-based play reading evenings

Wednesday 21 & 28 October at 7.30pm

The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance

Our popular Zoom play readings continue with The Elephant Man, hosted by Matt Kitsell. 
We’ll read the first half on Wednesday 21 and finish off on Wednesday 28, starting at 7.30pm both evenings.  
*** The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick,
who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. 
A horribly deformed young man – victim of rare skin and bone diseases –
he becomes the star freak attraction in travelling sideshows. ***
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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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.


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 
December TBC TBC TBC