Social Play Reading Evening – Tues Sep 11th

Come and join us in the Theatre Bar at 7pm onwards on September Tuesday 11th for a play reading and social evening based round a reading of “Deathtrap” by Ira Levin.
 
Thrills and laughs abound in this ingeniously constructed play.  An unknown dramatist has sent a script to an award-winning playwright, but when he goes to […]

By |August 16th, 2018|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

February play reading – Tuesday 13th at 7:30pm.

As love will be in the air around Valentine’s Day, February’s social play reading evening will be Derek Benfield’s seductive comedy, “A Toe in the Water”.

Mr Potter’s health farm is the absolute picture of morality and high behavioural standards. Much to Mr Potter’s horror, it becomes the perfect setting for a riotous time with middle-class […]

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Play reading and social evening – January 23rd

Come and join us in the Theatre Bar at 7pm onwards on January Tuesday 23rd for a play reading and social evening based round a reading of “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller. It’s a tight set drama of a family at a critical turning point and there are great characters to read. We’ll read […]

By |January 15th, 2018|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Players Needed For All My Sons

Penrith Players are staging Arthur Miller’s play, All My Sons in late April and are looking for eight actors for a variety of roles.

Director Ian Baker says “It’s Miller’s first successful play, a drama of a family at a critical turning point, set in the 1940’s. There are some great acting opportunities, and for a […]

By |January 10th, 2018|Castings, News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Play reading and casting evening

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza.

Come along on Tuesday 18th July, 7.30pm, for a read through of this bitter domestic comedy – our October production.  Its a four-hander; two middle-aged couples come together for a discussion about their sons who have had a  scuffle in the park.  In the altercations which follow many and various hilarious tensions are revealed as each […]

By |June 25th, 2017|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Play reading and social evening – June 14th

Come and join us in the Theatre Bar at 7.30pm onwards this Wednesday for a social evening based round a reading of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, the Tennessee Williams’ classic 1950’s family drama. We’ll read sections from the play with breaks in between to chat about it, or anything else for that […]

By |June 11th, 2017|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

April 4th – Read through

In August Penrith Players are presenting Duet for One by Tom Kempinski, directed by Keith Spence. A read-through for anyone interested in playing the two roles, or helping with the production, is taking place on April 4th. The characters to play are Stephanie Abrahams, a concert violinist in her 30s, and Dr. Alfred Feldmann, a […]

By |February 19th, 2017|Castings, News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Behind Closed Doors – March 14th Play Reading

Three young Penrith-based writers are taking over the playhouse on March 14th for the play reading and social evening. It will be a collection of three brand new one act plays, all linked by the phrase “Behind Closed Doors” –

The End Is Nigh by Hannah Sowerby: Estranged siblings Andy and Sasha find themselves battling against […]

By |February 19th, 2017|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Play reading evening – Feb 7th

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertold Brecht

A more serious topic this month, Brecht’s wonderful satirical allegory of the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis. Ui is a small time Chicago gangster in the 30’s, who together with his henchmen provides “protection” for businesses and people in the grocer trade – […]

By |February 2nd, 2017|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Come and join us for a social evening of wonder and wizardry as we explore on Jan 10th Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth story in the series, that premiered on the stage last summer.  “Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places”…. Harry is now an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. […]

By |January 6th, 2017|Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments