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Current Season - 2020/21

“A Walk on the Wild Side” in association with EFDC’s Festival of Culture

Come and join us on our Walk on the Wild Side as we present stories, poems and dramatic extracts celebrating the animal kingdom and the natural world. 
This compendium of entertainment features writers such as Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, D H Lawrence, Edward Lear and Kenneth Grahame, all performed by LADS’ members.


“The Memory of Snow” a radio play by Sian Rowland.  Directed by Cathy Naylor.

“It is now 102 years since the execution of the Russian Royal Family.  In this funny, moving and compassionate play we experience the hopes and fears of the four young Romanov sisters during their 18 month incarceration before their deaths in July 1918.  It is a portrayal of how love can win through in the most hopeless of situations.”

“Alone/Together” – Directed by Howard Platt

LADS brings you a collection of stories about how the pandemic has both kept us apart and brought us together – stories of  frustration, laughter, tears and the indomitable spirit of ordinary people living through extraordinary times”

“I’ll be Seeing You” by Peter Harrison
“I’ll be Seeing You” starts at the beginning of World War II and is a story told through letters between a Mother and her young son as he joins up.  His choices drive a wedge between them, but we see that when life falls apart, it often mends in a stronger, happier way than you can ever imagine. 

“Last Cage Down” by Peter Harrison
“Last Cage Down” is a short radio play dealing with the final closings of the mines in the 1980s and what the future held for pitmen.  It is a play of hope and new beginnings, and shows how friendship and laughter can get you through the darkest of times.