Monthly Archives: February 2023

DD Play reading social

We’ll be meeting again at the Queen Victoria Pub in Dorchester next Wednesday (8/2/23) at 7:30pm.

This time we’re going to have a read through of ‘Curtain Call’, by Bettine Manktelow.

Curtain Call depicts an amusingly chaotic day in the life of Alec Partridge, Manager of Thurlow Playhouse. He has a lot to deal with. Doreta Mason, director of an amateur production of Oklahoma at the theatre, upsets the stage crew with her demands for real horses in the show; ms Murdstone, the far from genial agent from the Arts Council, arrives to assess the theatre’s eligibility for a grant; the Front of House manager’s flirty ways upset Alec’s secretary Val and, worst of all, Doreta’s husband Clarence, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, appears on the scene, bringing negotiation skills reminiscent of Attila the Hun to bear on the ever-worsening situation.

Everyone is welcome, even if it’s only to say hello and catch up.