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Informal Play Reading - Wednesday 15th May 2019

Informal Play Reading Evening

Join ETS for a relaxed evening as we read some fantastic plays together. This informal group meets periodically to give members the opportunity to read or listen to both complete plays, and interesting excerpts. New participants are welcome, and play suggestions are also invited.

The second informal play reading group for 2019 will meet on Wednesday the 15th of May 2019

Rona Colbert
40 Michaels Ave


The reading will be The Secret Garden, an adaption of Frances Hodgson Burnett's much beloved children's classic adapted by Neil Duffield.

Plot Summary
Written for a cast of 7 men and 12 women. Mary Lennox, known as a difficult child, is sent from India to live at her uncleís estate in England after her parents pass away. Misselthwaite Manor turns out to be a gloomy fortress. Her uncle is rarely home, and his young son, Colin, never leaves his room, convinced heís an incurable invalid. To her surprise, Mary discovers a strange walled garden that has been locked up for years. With the assistance of Dickon, the gardenerís apprentice, Mary brings the garden back to life and discovers Dickonís amazing ability to communicate with animals. The garden seems to have a wonderful, magical effect on all who come into it, allowing Mary to help restore Colin to health and to reunite him with his father.

There are plenty of parts for readers, and listeners are also most welcome.

RSVP for numbers or enquiries to Jocelyn McQuaid 09 626 3070 ( Taking a little something for supper would be appreciated.