Over the summer Q2 Players host three rehearsed readings in the Scout Hut from 8pm. These readings are for members, potential members and their invited guests and are always well attended. Potential directors are invited to submit a play to the committee and select actors from our members who will then rehearse the play 2 or 3 times. Summer play readings have then sometimes gone on to be performed as full productions in later seasons. There is a small cover charge to attend our summer readings, however, this includes your first drink free.
The first of our summer readings is this Wednesday 11th July (unfortunately clashing with a certain sporting tournament that England seem to be doing quite well in) and is directed by Alison Arnold, who is a first time director with Q2. Alison has a strong cast which includes Hugh Cox, Wendy Grossman, Cat Lamin, Paul Huggins, Jess Warrior and Craig Cameron-Fisher with a guest appearance by Chris Hodges.
Our second summer reading on 1st August is limited to members only as this is a special welcome event for us at the National Archives. The piece will be directed by experienced director and former chair, Laurie Coombs whose cast includes Genni Trickett, Polly Beauwin, Elizabeth Parker, Alison Arnold and Mia Skytte.
The final rehearsed reading will be directed by new director Lily Tomlinson, we are delighted to support Lily with taking her first steps towards directing. Keep your eyes open for casting updates soon.
Our summer picnic will also be on Sunday 5th August so hopefully we’ll see lots of our members there!