Friday, 2 January 2015

Casting our next show - Out of Order

Our next production is 'Out Of Order', a hilarious farce by Ray Cooney.  Casting readings are on Tuesday 13th & Thursday 15th January, 7.30pm, at our rehearsal rooms. How to find us.
Please come along if you are interested in any aspect of the production. There are ten parts available in the play, with a variety of ages and a good mix of male and female roles. All are welcome.

Blackadder raises over £450 for poppy appeal

Fundraising at our recent production of Blackadder Goes Forth has raised more than £450 for The Poppy Appeal.

Sales of remembrance poppies and other poppy products, plus proceeds from a raffle and donations by audience members totted up to £450.10.  Chairperson Paul Meakin presented a cheque to John and Grace Knightall, local representatives of the Royal British Legion.

Remembrance has been a hugely important part of the production and we decided early on to try and raise as much as possible for the Poppy Appeal. We’ve been selling poppies and poppy products at rehearsals and in the theatre as well as donating all the proceeds of our raffle. It was amazing to see people coming out of the performance and adding their donations to the collection, and we’d like to thank them for their support.

Mr and Mrs Knightall were also extremely helpful, supplying the poppy petals used in the show, and we'd like to thank them for all their help.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Blackadder reviews online now

Our production of Blackadder was a great success, and seemed to be enjoyed by cast, crew and
audiences alike. Feedback from audience members included praise for the poignant ending to the show as well as the comedy throughout.
We invited reviewers from The Grantham Journal and NODA as usual, so check out what they had to say about the production.
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Monday, 3 November 2014

Blackadder Goes Forth - book your tickets now!

Blackadder Goes Forth opens on Wednesday 26th November, until Saturday 29th November 2014. We can't wait for you to meet our fantastic cast, who are putting the finishing touches to their performances!
All your favourite characters are there, including naïvely enthusiastic Lieutenant George, downtrodden Baldrick and frustrated Captain Darling, not to mention blustering General Melchett!
Find out how Blackadder and chums plan to escape back to Blighty, how to make cappuccino in a trench, and why ‘wibble’ is such an important word.
Find out more about the show on our 'Latest Show' page. Book your tickets online or call the Guildhall Box Office on 01476 406158.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

GDS to perform new Newton play - 28th September

Free performance starts at 12 noon, Arrive from 11.30am to sample free 17th Century-style coffee and bakes.

Grantham Dramatic Society will perform a free rehearsed reading of a brand new play on Sunday 28th September at Grantham Museum. The new play, 'The Old Dogg at the Mint', tells how Isaac Newton trawled the depths of London society to capture counterfeiters while he was Warden of the Royal Mint.

Based on historic facts, the new play was written by GDS members and Andy Barrett of Nottingham community theatre and events company Excavate as part of the Lincolnshire's Age of Scientific Discovery Project.

The script will be performed in a dramatic rehearsed reading by GDS and Andy as part of the Gravity Fields Festival. Set in a coffee shop, the reading is complemented by free 17th century-style coffee and bakes. It is hoped that a full production will be mounted during the next festival in 2016.

Since the beginning of this year GDS has been researching Newton's time at the mint, including a trip to the Royal Mint museum in Wales, and have been learning playwriting skills.

The free performance (no tickets needed) at Grantham Museum begins at 12 noon; arrive from 11.30 to sample the period refreshments.