THIS is a recent piece on The Guardian about 'amateur theatre;. David Eldridge, Simon Stephens and Alecky Blythe have all been moved by watching non-professional productions of their plays. They explain the appeal... click here to read the full piece on The Guardian
LADS are bringing their great entries for the One Act Play Festival to a stage near you...
If you can't get to the Festival in Berriew, then fear not - we will bring our plays to you!
Featuring two plays written by LADS members, and a wealth of acting and technical talent, these four productions** will provide a fabulous evening of entertainment. From moving drama to laugh-out-loud comedy, these short plays are guaranteed to keep you enthralled.
Llanymynech Village Hall - 19 20 21 April - 7.00pm (not 7.30pm as previously advertised)
*Some strong language and adult themes
**PLEASE NOTE: Three of the four plays will be shown on each performance night. See our more recent news post for details.
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!
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.
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