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.

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