Playgoers Society of Dartington Hall

Welcome to Dartington Playgoers

We've been making theatre in and around Dartington (south Devon) for over 70 years. We are committed to creating the best shows we can and presenting our audiences with dynamic, imaginative and engaging productions.

 

We stage three shows a year in the studio spaces at Dartington Hall, along with a series of rehearsed readings and other theatrical events at venues including the Great Hall, Bogan House and Totnes Library.

 

We also exist to provide opportunities in acting, directing, technical and front of house management. We are always looking for new people to join us and develop their theatre skills.

Recent / upcoming shows
Live theatre was back momentarily in August/September last year, for outdoor performances of Ayckbourn's Ernie's Incredible Illucinations, directed by Richard Clark.

Encouraged by this, we had planned a winter tour of The Hollow Crown, John Barton's compilation of speeches, songs and sketches by and about the kings and queens of England.  Alas, the virus had other ideas, and the show is now on the back burner for the time being.

 

However - Playgoers members have been keeping themselves match-fit during lockdown with Zoom-hosted play readings and mini-performances.  And now, as life begins to return to 'normal', we're planning performances for summer and autumn 2021:

July/August - a touring production to various outdoor venues.  Details to be confirmed very soon...

23rd - 27th November (TBC) - All My Sons by Arthur Miller, directed by Mike Davies.  Audition information here...

Meanwhile, keep an eye on the website, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram...

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Some suggestions for theatre at home during lockdown...

BBC iPlayer:  Lights Up (BBC4) - new work recorded live in lockdown.  Search for Uncle Vanya (BBC4); Performance Live - The Way Out and A Midsummer Night's Dream

Old Vic In CameraFaith Healer; Lungs; Burn; The Greatest Wealth and more.

National Theatre At Home:  subscribe or rent recent NT Live productions.

Digital Theatre:  subscribe for All My Sons; As You Like It (RSC) and more.

Marquee TV:  subscribe for many RSC and West End productions.  Also opera and ballet.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre:  many productions available for individual rent.  Romeo & Juliet (2019) is streaming for free.

Lots more free streaming shows are listed here by What's On Stage, including Cheek By Jowl's Winter's Tale; Richard II; Frozen and work by Kneehigh, Opera North, etc.

Your further suggestions would be welcome...!

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