Summer play readings

We will be reading some plays in June and July to help us to decide on what our future productions should be.

These will be informal play readings, not auditions; they’re an opportunity to read and listen to plays that we might want to produce in the future. Everyone is welcome to come and read, or just listen if you prefer.

We’ve booked the meeting room upstairs at the Victoria Pub, 6 Union Road, Lincoln LN1 3BJ from 7:30pm on the following Wednesdays:

21st June
Dark Sublime by Michael Dennis is a play about relationships, unrequited love and the nature of fandom. It explores the complexities of connection, especially in the LGBTQ+ community. It’s also a love letter to British sci-fi. Marianne is a fading actor who once starred in the cult TV show Dark Sublime. Unable to express her love for her best friend Kate, she forms a new friendship with a Dark Sublime superfan, Oli. Scenes from the TV show are woven into the action and mirror Marianne’s relationships in real life.

5th July
The Father by Florian Zeller. In a darkly humorous and deeply poignant translation by Christopher Hampton, this is a tragi-comic mystery, a sobering and realistic family story, and an unsentimental, emotionally intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing dementia, a dramatic illustration of the physical losses which occur along with the mental ones. Anthony Hopkins won a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the 2020 film based on the play, and Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

19th July
The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter In the setting of a rundown seaside boarding house, a little birthday party is turned into a nightmare when two sinister strangers arrive unexpectedly. The play has been classified as a comedy of menace , characterised by Pinteresque elements such as ambiguous identity, confusions of time and place, and dark political symbolism.

Please join us on these dates and look out for more readings in the future.

If you would like to propose a possible play for us to produce or to direct yourself, why not email us and let us have a copy of it as soon as possible?