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New Play-Reading Dates

March 18, 2010 1 comment

The dates for upcoming sessions of our popular Play-Reading Group are now all booked in and tickets for them will go on sale on Wednesday 24th April from the Theatre Box Office – (0161) 236 7110. These sessions are always very popular so advanced booking is recommended!

There is one change this term. Due to the closure of Central Library sessions will take place at The Friend’s Meeting House on Mount Street just behind the Library, and will run from 1.30pm-3.30pm instead of the normal morning session. This will only be for the summer though… When we come back in Autumn we will be based at the new temporary library in Elliott House on Deansgate and sessions will return to their normal morning slot of 10.45am – 12.45pm.

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9th April

The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde

7th May

The Dolls House Henrik Ibsen

4th June

Salt Fiona Peek

2nd July

Disconnect Anupama Chandreskhar

Categories: playreading, workshops

Today We’re Reading

February 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Today in our playreading group we read the wonderful play “The Pitmen Painters” by Lee Hall.  The picture above is a painting by Oliver Kilbourn who was one of the characters in the play and who was also one of the miners from Ashington who became known as the Pitmen Painters in the 1930s and 1940s.

Here are some things that the group felt about the play:

  • They really enjoyed the truthful and generous interpretations of all the different characters.
  • They like the themes that the play investigated around art and culture and the part that it plays in society.
  • They really admired the way that the play felt very accessible and easy to read but that it still investigated very complex themes and ideas.

Our playreading group takes place on the first Friday of each month and is for anyone aged 18 and upwards, who is interested in reading plays and sharing their responses and ideas with other people. For more information on this group please contact the Box Office on 0161 236 7110. The next session takes place on Friday 5th March and we will be reading “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams.