An Evening of Play-Reading

Join us for an Evening of Play-Reading!

Monday 14 December, 7.30pm

SUDS held another successful and enjoyable online evening of readings on Wednesday 11 November. We hope shortly to post video clips on our website so that those who were unable to attend can catch a flavour of what took place.

Buoyed by the fun and the camaraderie of these sessions, we’re looking forward to holding another online get-together, this time on MONDAY 14 DECEMBER at 7.15 for 7.30pm.  Put the date in your diary! The procedure will be as before: we will ‘assemble’ via Google Meet and those who wish to take part – as readers or spectators – will receive a link enabling them to access the event.

This is an invitation to all who wish to take part to let us know by sending an email, preferably
by Monday 7 December, to David.Walker@sheffield.ac.uk.

We would be particularly glad to receive, from would-be readers or spectators,  suggestions for texts you’d like to see featured or read yourself – sections of dialogue, monologues, poems, novels or any favourite piece of prose. The idea is to compile a programme as varied as possible. Ideally items should take no longer than 7 minutes to read.    

We are delighted also to announce that we are ALREADY planning an online occasion of a slightly different – even more ambitious! – order, which will take place in the latter part of January (exact date to be decided). This will be devoted to Arthur Schnitzler’s play La Ronde, in a new translation/ adaptation by Ian Gledhill. The play consists of ten linked dialogues which we are hoping to develop (initially online, depending on circumstances and the evolving COVID regime) through workshop/ rehearsals towards a possible ‘production’ as the situation allows. We are proposing to include a ‘taster’ of this play on the programme for 14 December, and will provide more detailed information in due course.

As you can see, we are keen to do our bit during these difficult days to keep people connected and keep theatre alive. Our experience so far makes it clear that these are practical and worthwhile aims!

We look forward very much to hearing from you!

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