Little Gaddesden Drama Club
Little Gaddesden Drama Club (LGDC) was founded in 1947 and is very much a part of our local community. We have staged over one hundred productions – from drama to farce, musical to revue and pantomime. We aim to have one or two productions a year, as well as a regular program of play readings and occasional theatre trips.
Membership is open to both adults and children from both inside and outside the village. Most of the actors and technical crew live in the village, have lived here in the past or have some association with Little Gaddesden. This has encouraged a community spirit in the club and is a very important element in its success. The club is very much a part of our local community. This encourages a loyal audience, the majority of which also live locally. However, it is significant that when people from outside the village and its environs attend productions, they always comment on the warm welcome they receive and find that going to the village hall is a rewarding overall experience, particularly when the audience is seated at tables, a feature of our productions past and present. The happy consequence of this is that people come back again and again.
The play reading group has traditionally met in the Village Hall Committee Room one evening each month. During the pandemic this morphed to every couple of weeks on Zoom, a medium that we have found works remarkably well for readings. Whether in person or on Zoom, play readings give us a great opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of plays (over a glass of wine or cup of coffee) without learning the lines!
New members are welcome, both on stage and backstage. No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to have a go and have fun. Come along to a play or play reading or perhaps audition for our next show. For more information about us and our productions, check the village noticeboards, see the Diary, visit our website at www.LGDramaClub.com, or if you have any specific questions please email info@LGDramaClub.com.
Header image: the cast of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (2018). Credit: Michael Carver