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friendly strangers read
no judgement, no egos, no end goals.
just good plays and good company.
it's just £5 per evening (with bursary places available), and 50% of proceeds go to charity
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Find a date that suits you, and reserve a place at one of our upcoming evenings. There's no need to be a pro or even an amateur performer - our events are open to everyone.
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Don't worry about prep
You won't find out which award-winning contemporary play we're reading until the session, so there's nothing to do in advance. All you will need to access your script is an internet browser.
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Get into character
Once everyone's logged on, we randomly assign roles out of a hat. This isn't a performance after all: anything goes. And gender-, colour- and ability- blind casting is just how we like it.
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We promise to always pick fascinating plays - containing meaty roles for those wishing to try out or maintain performance skills, and superb writing for those who just appreciate award-winning drama.
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other people think
Absolutely amazing evening! Doesn't matter if you're not a performer, this is the perfect remedy for anyone who's just missing theatre. I was in real tears by the end 😭
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the reading last night. The themes of the play have really resonated with me and it was really well organised. Thanks again.
Had a blast this eve - really nice laid back way to spend the eve and remember that theatre is a thing that actually happens normally.
Thanks so much for organising it. SUCH a good play and so thought-provoking. Everyone read so bloody well. Apologies for my cat’s occasional cameos...