Summer Social

You are warmly invited to the home of Dickon and Trish Faux-Nightingale from 2pm on Sunday 13th August 2017. (If the weather is kind, we will be able to enjoy their riverside garden.)

All are welcome - current and past LADS members and cast, anyone interested in joining, and friends. Please bring something to eat and drink. 

As parking is limited, we will be walking down from the Village Hall at 2pm, so please meet us there. For any other information, call 830558. 

Summer Variety Evening

Enjoy a relaxing evening of music and light entertainment at our Summer Variety Evening - Llanymynech Village Hall, 20th - 22nd July

The programme is set to include a highly entertaining episode of 'Dads' Army' (LADS Army?) as well as poetry, sketches and music - all with a Seventies flavour.  

Tickets available from our usual outlets, by phone on 01691 830558, or by clicking on our 'Buy Tickets' page. 


Under Milk Wood - the gathering

Our November 2017 production is going to be Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood, directed by Alison Utting. 

There will be a first get-together to explore the text, share ideas and meet people who would like to be involved on Monday 17th July at 7.30pm at Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry SY11 1LF. 

You don't have to be an actor. We're looking for musicians, creative artists and lovers of poetry, as well as actors (don't worry about the accent!) and backstage teams. If this sounds like just your cup of (good Welsh) tea but you can't make this date, please email us to let us know and we'll invite you to the next meeting during the summer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 



LADS actress in local film

One of the LADS committee members, Alison Utting, has been successful in auditioning for a key role in a local film project. 'Run For Your Life', produced by Rocking Horse Studios, is a community feature film about bullying and will be filmed in Shropshire and Wales over the next few months. Alison will be playing the part of Gwen, a college lecturer whose brother gets into a tricky situation when he tries to help an autistic student from a troubled background. "It was a pretty daunting experience," says Alison, "but I was helped enormously by the workshops and tuition that we have had in the LADS over the last few years. A few of the LADS have been involved in film work and their advice was really helpful. I can't wait to start work. I met some of the other actors at the audition and they seem like a really good team." 

Coming soon...

Our November production will be Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, a popular and much-loved play set in a Welsh harbour town. It's almost poetry - Thomas called it 'prose with blood-pressure' - the lilt and fall of the voices of the villagers forming a sound-tapestry that is hypnotic. Yet it's also salty and down-to-earth, filled with humour and humanity.

"It was at once recognized...that he had disturbed the roots of our language in an organic way and given it a new vitality." The Times

Watch this space for details of our free workshop, a Thomas poetry day, and how to get involved.

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Rehearsals have started for Under Milk Wood with a wonderful cast of new friends and familiar faces.

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Congratulations to Total Arts Community Theatre (TACT) who won the British Final of the One Act Play Competition with Lear's Daughters.

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The LADS - casting session for Under Milk Wood in Llanymynech Village Hall 7.30pm on Tues 22nd August. Contact Alison on 01691 622093

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Fantastic to so many people at our play reading last night - including some new faces, all very welcome. Read some great scripts.

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