Play Reading on the 10th August

LADS is hosting a play reading on 10th August at 7.30pm at Llanymynech Village Hall. We are reading the Alan Ayckbourn comedy 'Round and Round the Garden' from the Norman Conquests trilogy.

Sarah's desperate attempts to have a nice, civilized week end culminate, not surprisingly, in disaster. Ruth, Norman's wife, is summoned but Norman still contrives to cause havoc involving, finally, all three women.

Everyone will get a chance to read. It’s not an audition its just for fun!

Please bring wine and nibbles. Everyone welcome!

Rehearsals well underway at Farndale Castle

WHILE we swelter in the current heatwave, the LADS are swapping steak and sausages for set-building and stagecraft, practising their blood-curdling screams as they rehearse the late summer production.

The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale Castle is a fast-paced comedy and spine-chilling mystery that combines murder, mayhem … and Tupperware.  Imagine the love child of “Rocky Horror” and “The Play That Goes Wrong” and you won’t be far off the mark.

Once again, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society make a spectacle of themselves. Sympathise with their hapless producer as he does his best to impose order. Attempt to make sense of the enthusiastic sound effects. Learn the importance of a good cleansing and moisturising regime!

With multiple role and costume changes, inept prompting and luggage with a mind of its own, this show throws up challenges for everyone – cast, backstage and especially the director!

Director Julia Thomas explains, “I have directed a number of plays and they have all brought their own challenges, but The Haunted Through Lounge takes challenging to a whole new level. The demands of synchronising set changes and scripted set failures, entrances and exits, complex lighting and myriad sound effects and props are ‘differently challenging’ to say the least!”

How will they fare? You have to wait until September to find out.

Evening performances will be held at Llanymynech Village Hall at 7.45pm on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd September, with a family-friendly matinee at 2.30pm on Sunday 4th. 

Tickets are on sale now and are available from:
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Llanymynech Village Shop
Or by calling Marg on 01691 830558

Things that go bump...

Rehearsals are underway for our upcoming production - 'The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale Castle', by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr. 

The ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society make another spectacle of themselves and their harassed producer. A hilarious tale of murder and mayhem that is guaranteed to bring the house down - or at least a substantial part of the set! 

Simply the best!

Huge congratulations to the cast & crew of 'Fancying Sheep', the LADS production that made it through to the final of the Drama Association of Wales One Act Festival. Actually, three groups from Montgomeryshire made it through to the final this year - so some of our friends from Guilsfield ADS and Newtown MTC were headed to Ystrydgynlais too! Sadly, none of us won the overall 'best in Wales' award; that went to the Players Theatre Company from the Rhondda. But what a fantastic experience for our team - including several brand new members. 

But best of all - our very own Rebecca Smith was awarded the Best Actor trophy. What an achievement! Bex's parents have both been involved with the LADS for many years. Bex came along to LADS when she was a child and has been involved ever since. She is now a shining star and I'm not sure who is more proud - her mum and dad, or the rest of the LADS. Congratulations, Bex!