Scout & Guide HQ (Group Meetings) / Aughton Village Hall (Rehearsals)
Wednesdays at Scout & Guide HQ and Fridays at Aughton Village Hall
1.30 pm - 4.00pm (Wednesday) and 2 - 4pm (Fridays)
Leaders: John and Megan Tomlinson
It is planned to restart normal rehearsals on 23 June, subject to the dates in the Government Roadmap being achieved.
Normally, the Drama Group rehearses at the above location and times.
We present two productions a year usually with a one-act play in the first half and a variety of entertainment in the second half although we now include Murder Mysteries and full length plays from time to time.
Live performances to audiences have been cancelled in these times of Pandemic. But Drama Group are carrying on with Play Readings by Zoom.
In October we had our Autumn Shows and in November we performed a medley of sketches, poems and songs at the Sunday Social.
We are now rehearsing for our Spring Show – “Two Weddings and a Confereence” which will be at Aughton Village Hall as usual and a supper will be included. So the dates for your diaries for next spring are:
12th and 13th April
Tickets cost £12, including the buffet supper. We look forward to seeing you.
In October at Aughton Village Hall we performed “Slim Chance” a one act play about a failing slimming club. Anyone who has ever joined a slimming club would recognise some of the characters! This was followed by “Commemorate and Celebrate” when we paid tribute to the various historic events of 100 years ago and the period which followed.
Last year the Drama Group were asked for volunteers to take part in a short film being made by Edge Hill University students. The film, “Take Care” is now available to view on youtube and stars Jackie Roscoe and Maureen Bridge. Congratulations to both of them.
In January 2018 we were invited to entertain the Sunday Social Group with “Radio Aughton – Live (well almost)”, so thank you very much to Val Bullen and her team for inviting us. We had a great afternoon.
As a change from our usual format we presented a Murder Mystery Night at Aughton Village Hall in November 2014. Thank you to everyone supporting this event. Here is a photo of the cast in rehearsal.
Did you spot the murderer?
Our show on 27th and 28th June 2014 at Aughton Village Hall – “In the Mood” and “A Continental Journey”
We presented the World Premier of “In the Mood”, a one act play by Frank Gibbons who attended the Saturday show. The play was followed by “A Continental Journey”, a variety of music, comedy, sketches and dance.
Some pictures of previous perfomances
‘Camp Confidence’ which was produced in May 2011
Two scenes from the drama group production in Spring 2010
An Edwardian Music Hall evening which played to packed houses in early May 2008
Last year five of our members attended the first session of a pilot scheme called “Acting Up”. This was run by Kaleidoscope, a Northern Ireland professional theatre company and was held at the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester. Representatives of several other U3A Drama or Play Reading groups from the North West region also attended. Continue reading →
It was ‘all aboard’ the S S Persephone when the Drama Group presented ‘The Persephone Affair’ – a murder mystery – in Aughton Village Hall, which was attended on Saturday evening by the play’s author Kevin Green.
The Hall was transformed for the evening into the liner’s first class lounge thus ensuring that the audience felt part of the plot. Continue reading →