Playreadings: Autumn 2021-22

The new season of playreadings as it stands at Nov 2021 (subject to change) is as follows (For updates email, sign up to the UH newsletter or watch this space. Unless otherwise specified playreadings take place at 7.30 p.m GMT/BST on Thursday evenings on Zoom.

Thurs 11th Nov  Better Times (1985) by Barrie Keeffe

Unfinished Histories has been running a playreading group on zoom since April 2020, focusing on scripts from the alternative theatre movement of the 1970s and 80s and New Women scripts from the late 19th / early 20th century.

On Thurs 11th Nov the reading will be Better Times  Barrie Keeffe’s 1985 play originally staged at Stratford East, exploring in this 100th anniversary year, the events of the Poplar Rates Rebellion of 1921.

Playreadings are unrehearsed but those who would like to read will be emailed scripts in advance so they can, if they wish, familiarise themselves with the play in advance – or just discover it as they read. Please email for further details.

Thurs 25th Nov   Her Inside event including Maryland by Lucy Kirkwood. Public zoom event featuring material from Her Inside: Women in the Lockdown. See here for further details

Thurs 9th Dec The Amiable Courtship Of Miz Venus and Wild Bill (1974) by Pam Gems

Thurs 6th Jan  Rutherford and Son (1912) by Githa Sowerby

20th Jan  Twice Over (1988) by Jackie Kay

Thurs 3rd  Feb Wild Justice (1896) by Margaret L Woods

Thurs 17th Feb Men (1976) by Noel Greig & Don Milligan or Poppies (1983) by Noel Greig

Thurs 3rd  Mar Three Women (1911) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Waiter Speaks (1913) by Miles Franklin  tbd

Thurs  17th Mar Precious Moments from the Family Album To Provide You with Comfort in the Long Years to Come (1967) by Naftali Yavin

Thurs  31st  Mar  tbd

Thurs  28th Apr David Holman plays

Thurs 12th May tbd

Thurs 26th May Bohemian Rhapsody by Sue Frumin