LIVING THE DRAMA

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NEWS

 

2018

 

September: Care Home Tour

 

We will be doing another Care Home Tour in September, and this time, going to 12 homes with Go for it, Girl! by Pauline Massey, one of our original Third Act playwriting members.   Pauline won the Care Home Writing Competition we held in December 2017.


The play will be directed by Fran Godsal, and stars Helen Mosby, Stephanie Connell, Matthew Staite and David Shackleton.


We are delighted to hear that we have been awarded a small grant towards our tour from Oxford City Culture Fund.
 
 
2017
 

December:  AgeUK Oxfordshire

 
 

We helped with AgeUK's campaign to make people aware of how lonely it is for older people, especially at Christmas by providing  actors who took it in turns to sit in the chair with a blanket, whilst others read poetry about old age to passersbys at Bonn Square, Oxford.

Photos  by Richard Cave and Stephanie Connell
 
 

2016

 

May: Playwriting Course

 
We held our first course in May 2016 in Oxford.   It's was for anyone 50 and above.  Other courses lean heavily towards younger people, why couldn’t new writing be from older people?   We saw a gap and felt “it’s never too late to create”.   We also wanted to prove that age is not a barrier to creativity – we’ve all lived the dramas of life.   What wonderful fodder to put fingers to keyboard; potential tenderness, conflicts, secrets, love, betrayal and more.
 
 
 
 
April: The Commission by Meryl Walker
 
Carolyn Lloyd-Davies directing Keith Merrill, Iris Baratier and Peter Saracen in Meryl Walker's The Commission at Actors & Writers London's Spring Competition.
 
 
 
 
February : Course in Directing a Stage Play, Oxford Playhouse
 

Photos courtesy of Chris Sivewright (Almost Random Theatre Company) and Mezze Eade (Oxford Playhouse)