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BTC Monthly Reading

April 7 @ 8:00 pm

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We are currently running monthly “virtual” play readings using Zoom. These are for adults only as not all the chosen plays are suitable for younger members. Our current plan is to run these readings every first Wednesday of the month at 8 pm throughout the rest of this year or until current lockdown and social distancing restrictions are lifted and theatre returns to normal – they may even go on longer than that if there is a demand for them.

The events are facilitated by Phil Cohen who, if you don’t know him, is a long-standing member of the theatre and often works with Bromley Little Theatre and South London Theatre as well. Phil also runs our Zoom socials on a Friday evening and would love you to join in with those too if you can!

Anyone is welcome to join these play reading groups – you don’t have to be a BTC member to come along – so, even if you are unfamiliar with using Zoom, don’t let this put you off as Phil would still be pleased to hear from you and will discuss how to get you set up with the Zoom program – it’s very easy once you know-how! The theatre also now has a Zoom Pro account so we have unlimited time online – useful as the readings can be of variable length!

The April play reading is on Wednesday 7 April at 8 pm.

This time we will be reading ‘Her Naked Skin’ by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Written in 2008, it was the first original play by a female writer to be performed at the Olivier Theatre at the National.

The setting is London, 1913. Emily Wilding Davison is dead! Militancy in the Suffragette Movement is at its height. Thousands of women of all classes serve time in Holloway Prison in their fight to gain the vote. Amongst them are Lady Celia Cain, trapped in a frustrating marriage and Eve Douglas, a young seamstress who embark on a dangerous and passionate relationship.

If you would like to take part, please contact Phil Cohen at btcplayreadings@gmail.com. He will then send you a script, assign you a role and forward you the Zoom link to join the meeting on the 7th of April.

Look forward to having you with us on the 7th! Properly dressed, hopefully.


April 7
8:00 pm
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Beckenham Theatre Centre
07500 908331
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