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Open Play Reading - The Father


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Our next play reading night will be for modern mystery THE FATHER at 8pm in the Studio. Free drinks and nibbles will be laid on by the production committee and this is your chance to come and find out a bit more about the play and meet the director, Iain McGrath. Anyone who wishes to read will be given a chance to do so, but you are also very welcome to come and listen to others read. We hope to see you there!

At the end, you will be able to borrow a script (which must be returned before or at the audition).

The audition will be on Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 2pm in the theatre. The audition notice is available here:


PERFORMANCE DATES: 25th October - 3rd November 2018 (including a matinee on Saturday 3rd November).

Access to the Studio is around the back of the theatre: This is at the end of Timber Lane, off Timber Hill Road - use the postcode CR3 6LZ. There are a few parking spaces available by the Studio (however the car park for the old William Hill building is now being used by another business 24 hours a day). You can also park in local side streets.

You do not need to be a member to come to a play reading or audition, but if you are cast in a play, you must join (membership is just £15 per year).

Andre is a man facing persecution from all sides. First some girl, a “helper” - whom he doesn’t need at all - steals his favourite watch. Then his daughter Anne tries to take his flat away. Anne’s husband - or lover - Pierre, threatens Andre with violence if he will not cooperate, and to top it off, strangers keep entering Andre’s flat, telling him that they are his friends & family. However aged he may be, Andre knows that he is a powerful man, a man of authority. After all, he still has all his faculties... doesn’t he? A darkly humorous & deeply poignant play, The Father is a tragi-comic mystery, and an unsentimental, emotionally intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing dementia.