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Welcome to Grange Drama
Welcome to Grange Drama
Like most clubs and societies in the country we have had to stop our normal activities for the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic.
We are testing zoom as a means of doing play readings.
Here is our first test piece, "The Lion and Albert" by Marriot Edgar. Read by Jim Robson.
And our second, "The Proposal" by Anton Chekhov
The Players are, Steve Rowlinson, Mary Rowlinson and Jim Robson. Production, Bob Somerset.
Our next Production,
We have postponed our production of
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery
The new date will be announced when Government plans and common sense dictates.
Further details of the remainder of our 2021 programme will follow soon.
Our Play Reading meetings in Grange have moved to Zoom whilst the pandemic continues.
Our next Zoom meeting
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, our next Zoom play reading is
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
This will be read over three evenings:
First Act (With a Workshop warmup) on Tuesday 23rd February 2021.
Second Act on Thursday 4th March 2021.
Third Act on Thursday 11th March 2021.
All at 7.30pm.
Widely considered one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. A farcical comedy in which the main characters pretend to be someone they are not, in order to escape the burden of social obligations.
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 Zoom Meeting for the play.
See what we've done on Zoom so far!
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:
In the absence of local shows we have redesignated this space to feature Drama created by others in the locality.
Our Guest Spot goes to ELaRtProductions and their Youtube recording of
A Christmas Carol.
n.b. This recording was created in December 2020 on Zoom. Dickens' text was adapted by Emma Rucastle for the production.
A Christmas Carol (Youtube Link)