A Concerted Effort

A hilarious comedy of rows, revelations and raffle tickets from our very own Margaret Kynaston. 

The leading lights of the village community are putting on a concert in the village hall. The concert committee is an interesting mix: There's a self-important local councillor, the new vicar (single), a shy young helper, a few hidden secrets, not to mention simmering resentments. As the tension builds and opening night gets closer, will they be able to finally work together to make the show a success? And will the raffle ever end? 

Guaranteed to brighten an Autumn evening. 

Thursday 24th - Friday 25th - Saturday 26th November 2016

LLanymynech Village Hall


Neil Rhodes

It is with great sadness that the LADS say goodbye to Neil. His creativity, energy, enthusiasm, stubbornness, wry humour, bizarre imagination, and ability to carry off a giant babygro with pompoms will be greatly missed.

Neil was a founder member of the LADS. Many of us had the privilege of acting with him or being directed by him. The many plays that he wrote over the years peppered our repertoire with originality, wit, and moments that brought a lump to the throat and a tear to the eye.

Travel well, Neil. May your vegetables always be prize-winning.

Thank you for everything x

RSC practitioner leads LADS workshop

The cast of 'Twelfth Night' have spent a hectic and rewarding weekend, learning their craft from one of the best. 

Michael Corbidge is an international voice coach and practitioner and is Senior Voice and Text Associate with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was visiting Llanymynech as part of the LADS' preparations for their RSC Open Stages production of 'Twelfth Night', which comes to local theatres next month. “Having Michael for a whole weekend has really enhanced the production,” said director Alison Utting. “The whole team been inspired by his ideas and techniques, which will not only help us with this play but will carry forward to future productions.”

Michael spent the weekend demonstrating various warm-up techniques that the RSC use daily, and focusing on specific scenes with each of the cast members. “It was so amazing to see the cast really throwing themselves into the work, and seeing their performances really blossom as a result,” Alison said. “We can't wait to share the fruits of this work with our audiences.”

Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare's famous comedy of life, love and mistaken identity

The LADS - in collaboration with RSC Open Stages - will be bringing this wonderful play to vibrant life with a production set in the Swinging Sixties. Our aim is to make Shakespeare accessible and fun for all. Following the runaway success of 'The Taming of the Shrew' in 2015, we are once again working with the RSC to bring the very best out of our amazing team of actors. Our greatest reward is to find people who have never seen Shakespeare before, and discover that we've converted them!

So if you've never seen (or maybe never enjoyed) a Shakespeare play before, why not let the LADS persuade you? Performances will be the first three weekends of September, in Oswestry, Llanymynech and Ellesmere. 

To reserve your seat, go to our 'Buy tickets' page and click on the link, which will take you to our secure online site (Ticketsource). 

Voice Workshop

We are sorry that this event has had to be cancelled, due to unforeseen circumstances. 

We hope to rearrange at a future date. 



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