Tickets are available for both readers and listeners.
The play for this group: Cast one male, by Rachel Feeny Williams
Rachel is a prolific local playwright based in Exeter. The play is centred around a female dramatic society who are rehearsing for the Six Wives of Henry VIII. Obviously to avoid playing Henry in drag a man was invited to take on this role. It transpires that he met the director in the pub and after a discussion about theatre was asked to take on the role. As it turns out he trained at RADA and was expected to give the show a ‘professional finish’. Unfortunately, through a series of events during the rehearsals he becomes a little less liked until he finally pulls out just before the curtain up on opening night due to a professional engagement. Nevertheless, all turns out well as you might expect in a comedy as the ‘techie’ takes on the role with apparent success.
A Message from the organiser Chris Gill
For some years, people have gathered at the Marine Theatre to read through plays of all kinds and we want to continue this tradition in 2023. We are setting up a monthly reading on the second Monday of each month and the first three represent a wide range of ideas from new plays to Shakespeare. If you want to get involved, either as an active reader or just to listen to others, get yourself a free ticket. This will guarantee you a place and also provide you with an e-version of the play we will be reading so you can make your decision about how you want to contribute.
We are keen to encourage anyone interested in drama to participate. If you have any ideas about do readings of future plays, please contact Chris Gill through the Marine Theatre by emailing email@example.com