The Crucible

Arthur Miller's disturbing tale of fear, malice and injustice comes to Llanymynech.

“We burn a hot fire here; it melts down all concealment.”

Llanymynech Amateur Dramatic Society presents a new interpretation of Arthur Miller's famous stage play, 'The Crucible', written in 1953. Miller's script was based on historical accounts of the seventeenth-century Salem witch trials, which he used to create an allegory about the McCarthy 'witch-hunts' of the 1950s. It is a dark and powerful play about fear, belief and accusation, which challenges actors and audience alike.

Director Dickon Faux-Nightingale has created a new ensemble for this play, drawing together existing members, several newcomers and visiting actors from other companies. LADS is particularly proud to introduce some of its youngest new members drawn from Llanymynech's successful youth theatre group, Roleplay. The team has been exploring modern workshop techniques in rehearsal, to create a spirited and dramatic take on this modern classic.

"A powerful, disturbing play, performed by an inspirational local theatre group - don't miss it!"

Evening performances will be staged at Llanymynech Village Hall on 15th and 16th April at 7.45pm, and there will be a matinee at 2.30pm on Sunday 17th April. Tickets are now on sale via the 'Buy tickets' page of this website, or by calling Marg Kynaston on 01691 830558, as well as through our usual outlets. 

 

Burning Questions & Vegetable Stew

Two one-act plays, written by one of our own playwrights, Margaret Kynaston. 

In Burning Questions, we discover that an elderly widow is being abused in her own home. But which of the motley collection of characters in Ida's life is the culprit?

The local produce show becomes a hot-bed of rivalry, gossip and unravelling scandal in 'Vegetable Stew'. 

June 9th, 10th and 11th at Llanymynech Village Hall - tickets available soon. 

 

Shrewsbury Shakespeare Day 23rd April

Shrewsbury Heritage is celebrating Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death with performances throughout the town. 

There will be dances, singing and lots of acting at many interesting locations, including Shrewsbury Castle, coffee shops, pubs and shopping centres. 

Several members of LADS will be joining in the festivities. If you would like to be involved, contact LADS or Shrewsbury Heritage

One Act Play

MCDA One Act Play Festival

The LADS are performing 'Burning Questions', written by Margaret Kynaston (one of our members) on Thursday 31st March 7.30pm at Berriew Community Centre. Tickets £5. 

Drop-in workshop / audition

An evening of drama games, chat, Sixties hits and Shakespeare!

Come along for a free Shakespeare workshop plus a chance to become involved with the LADS/RSC Open Stages production of 'Twelfth Night'. We're looking for actors, singers, musicians, and people to be part of the backstage and front-of-house teams.  

Open to all.

Tuesday 26th April, 7pm - 9.30pm, Llanymynech Village Hall

(If you'd like to be involved but can't make the workshop, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Alison on 01691 622093)

 

 

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