LDS Notice Board

The Society’s Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) will be held at 7:00pm on Sunday, 25 March in the Haywood Studio.

More information can be found on the ‘AGM – 25 March 2018’ page of the ‘Information’ section of this website. From there you can also access the formal notice of the meeting and nomination forms for Board and Operating team positions. To access the documents, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded free of charge at

Nominations for Board and Operating team positions must be received by the Theatre no later than 12 noon on Saturday, 10 March. You need to have joined as a member on or before Friday, 23 February to be eligible to vote at the AGM in person or by proxy.

Wyrd Sisters Auditions

Tuesday 6th & Friday 9th March in the Library  from 7pm.


Granny Weatherwax, a Witch F 60+ Nanny Ogg, a Witch F 60+
Magrat Garlick, a Witch F 20’s
Felmet, Duke of Lancre M 30+
Lady Felmet, Duchess of Lancre F 30+
Fool, a Fool M 20’s
Tomjon, an Actor M20’s
Hwel, a Playwright M 40+
Verence, King of Lancre, a ghost   M 50+
Vitoller, an Actor-Manager M 30+
Mrs Vitoller, his Wife F 30+
Sergeant, a Sergeant M 40+
Chamberlain, Demon, guards,  robbers, actors, peasants.
The first 6 characters are present throught the play but as the rest may only appear in one or 2 scenes , (or in the case of Tomjon and Hwel only Act 2) there are opportunities for doubling/trebling up so there will be plenty to do throughout the play.
If you are interested in auditioning please contact Russell Hughes on 07922979801or asap.  Scripts are available from the box office.

As a current member of the Drama Society  you are legally a member of the limited company and the Trustees are obliged to maintain an accurate register of members and their addresses.

We have now linked the members database and the Spektrix box office system and use the address, postcode and email address that you give when buying tickets and renewing your membership to update the members database. Please keep these details up to date so that we can communicate with you on membership and company business.

If your details change, login to the box office system using the login link at the top right hand corner of the home page or click on login to the box office system and use the my account address tab. You can also do the same when buying tickets either online, on the phone or in person at the box office counter.

At its meeting on 28th January the Board of Trustees
Confirmed arrangements for the AGM on Sunday, 25th March at 7.00pm in the Studio;
Approved an amendment to the Byelaws relating to new members;
Proposed a system for routine review of policies;
Received a report from Gill Adams (Fundraiser) and agreed to extend her contract by a further six months;
Received an updated spending plan from the Facilities Team;
Noted the resignation of the Youth Theatre Assistant, Victoria Tye, and that an advertisement seeking a replacement had been placed;
Discussed the General Data Protection Regulation that will apply from May 2018 and the procedures which are needed; and
Noted that Dick Whittington played to an audience of 8,052 over 23 performances and that Jeeves and Wooster played to 87% and that these sales benefitted greatly by company members promoting and discussing the production on their own social media channels.

‘Allo ‘Allo
Performance dates: July 9-14th 2018
Audition date: Friday 2nd March 7.30p.m in the studio.

Due to unavailability of space, I have only offered one date. I would ask anyone interested to really try to make this audition as I can see everyone together and get a feel for parts. If this date is impossible for anyone, please email me and I will do some more the following week in the library.
The scripts should be available from the office. It is a very complicated play, full of physical comedy and requires a lot of stamina. I would like to cast physically similar to the tv programme. I have some dvd’s if people want to borrow them to watch as a reminder. They will be in my envelope in the pigeon holes in the office.

Cast required:
Rene……………café owner. French accent required. (40+)
Edith……………his wife. Singing badly required. (40+) flamboyant
Yvette………….sexy, young (25-ish) waitress. Needs to sing
Mimi………………..needs to be shorter than Rene due to height gags in .Script. sexy waitress and undercover bodyguard, (20+) needs to sing
LeClerc…..undercover forger and buffoon. (60+) French accent
Michelle…’I shall say zis only once’ character. resistance fighter.(25+)
Colonel strohm…………….…..german accent. Buffoony-type character. Bald preferably (40+)
Captn. Bertorelli………………………..italian accent. Sleazy/girl-obsessed. needs to do Hitler impersonations
Herr Flick………gestapo officer. limps. scary but sexy (25-40) needs to have some movement skills as small bit of dancing.

Helga…………….german officer.girlfriend of but shouty (25+)
Lieut Gruber………… camp, lots of physical gags. (30+)
Gen. Schmelling……..eye patch. Professional soldier. (45+)
Crabtree……………………………..….………..English resistance..disguised as policeman.rubbish at French accent. (30+)
2 English airmen……..… funny roles. will double as extras and German soldiers (25+)
I also need about 4 extras to play café visitors/soldiers/peasants. These people will also play a vital part in swift scene changes so if you would like to get involved, there is a potential for interaction/dialogue so please come along or let me know if you’re interested.
Contact for me is: and telephone is 07891167305.

AUDITION “Quartet”

by Ronald Harwood

directed by Penny Kimmins

Auditions 26th and 28th February

in the Studio at 7pm

(if possible please be prepared to attend on both dates)
Performance dates 18th – 23rd June 2018

Made into the delightful film of the same name, (Maggie Smith, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtney, Billy Connolly) Quartet follows the ups and downs of four retired opera singers all living in a home for retired musicians.

Cast: Two women and two men who can act old enough – actual age doesn’t matter!

No actual singing, but need to be able to mime to the Quartet from Verdi’s Rigoletto (rehearsal time will be given to this).

Please let Penny know if you are interested.

Phone: 0115 9377 216

Scripts from Theatre office.