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Like most clubs and societies in the country we had to stop our normal activities for the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic. We managed to continue our Play Readings and Committee Meetings using Zoom. With restrictions relaxed, however, we can begin to return to live activities.
The first is an audition reading of 84 Charing Cross Road at Victoria Hall.
Our next Production,
Autumn Production 2021
84 Charing Cross Road
a play by Helene Hanff (adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans).
In Victoria Hall from Wednesday 3rd to Saturday 6th November 2021.
Director Carol Williamson
Summer Production 2022
The postponed production of:
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery
a comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr.
will now take place in Victoria Hall from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th May 2022.
Director Steve Rowlinson
Further details of the remainder of our 2022 programme will follow soon.
Our Play Reading meetings in Grange moved to Zoom whilst the pandemic restrictions continued. Following the Government decision on 19th July 2021 to relax these, we are returning to live readings at Victoria Hall.
Audition Play Reading for production in November
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Led by Carol Williamson
This will be read on:
Thursday 12th August 2021 at 7.30pm.
The play spans the years 1949 – 1971 and is based on a memoir written by Helene Hanff.
The action is set, simultaneously, in Helene’s New York apartment and in Marks & Co. Booksellers, 84, Charing Cross Road, London.
The reading will be in the Council Chamber, Victoria Hall, Main St, G-o-S LA11 6DP
Social distancing measures will be used as required by the venue.
If you wish to join us, either to read or to listen, email our team at
Grange Drama Postmaster and request an invitation to the reading and audition script.
n.b. The Council Chamber is on the first floor. access via stairs only.
See what we did whilst using Zoom!
Previous Zoom Readings
In February 2019 we began recording Radio Plays. We started with two plays which were originally part of the Street Theatre that was Kendal Yarns in the summer of 2016.
Radio plays had some advantages for the society:
They allowed us to create a production with very little overhead, either of time or of money.
They gave a Drama opportunity to those who had less time to commit or who could no longer remember lines.
They gave us new skills both in production and performance.
2020 Radio Plays
Something Different' and 'The Wigan Train' both penned by Lancaster based, John Martin.
On 6th February 2020 at Victoria Hall, Bob Somerset stage managed the recordings assisted by directors Deborah Powell and Jim Robson.
Listen to our recordings thus far:
Amateur Theatre in our area:
Local shows are returning! Here is one in Kendal.
Kendal Community Theatre
The Threepenny Opera