One Act Play Festival

The MCDA One Act Play Festival is coming soon...

Four plays are being entered by the LADS, two of them written by our own members. We expect some strong competition from the other local groups taking part and look forward to a very high standard throughout. It's a great way to sample the best of local dramatic talent and enjoy a varied evening of short plays and friendly competition. We're delighted that last year's adjudicator, David Price, will once again be joining us for unenviable task of judging the competition. 

The Festival will take place over four evenings 4th - 7th April at Berriew, with more details about running order to follow soon. 

Break a leg, LADS!

 

Directors' Workshops

Members of several local drama groups (who will be competing in the upcoming one-act play competition*) gathered at Llanymynech for a weekend of professional training with RSC voice and text coach, Michael Corbidge. 

Michael put the wannabe directors through their paces in a weekend that was all about active participation and fun. There is going to be a second cluster of workshops over the weekend 16th-18th March, and all members of the MCDA groups are welcome (including LADS). 

Michael will be formally welcomed as patron of the LADS at our AGM on 15th March. His input via the RSC Open Stages project and later as an independent practitioner has helped the LADS achieve new heights - and we continue to aim high. 

*Montgomery Community Drama Association one-act play competition will this year see eleven plays performed over four nights of friendly competition. The LADS entries will also be performed at the Village Hall. 

Coming up in 2018

Spring   We will be submitting 4 one-act plays to the mid-Wales festival, as well as performing them at Llanymynech.

Summer    'My mother said I never should' (Charlotte Keatley)

Autumn     'The Forester's House' (Neil Rhodes) and 'The Accrington Pals' (Peter Whelan) - part of the Armistice Centenary festival

Live music

Many of our members are involved in the creative arts outside of LADS. Here are some music gigs coming up for you to enjoy:

 
The Street Band
(including Dave Cotterill)
Saturday 3 February
Ex-Serviceman's Club, Bailey Street, Oswestry.
FREE admission. 
 
An Evening of TUNES with
Jock Tyldesley, Vera van Heeringen, Michelle Soinne, Phoebe Rees and John Neilson
Friday 2 March
Village Hall, Rhydycroesau, Oswestry
Starts 8pm, doors open 7.30. Tickets £9 (£5 child 16 and under). Advance booking advised.
Please bring your own drink (and glass if you can). 
Tickets from Rowanthorn shop, Chapel Court, Oswestry (from midday this Saturday), or by phoning John on 01691 791403, or Eirene on 01948 710218.

Casting for one-act plays

Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th January at Llanymynech Village Hall, 7.30pm.

We will be reading from one-act plays, with a view to casting them. It's all very informal, nothing intimidating. Great chance to meet other members of the group and perhaps get involved. Open to all.

Come to either evening - or if you are interested but can't make it just drop us an email or phone 830558. 

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