Apr 8, 2021
Welcome to this evening's showcase from Loveday Ingram, Artistic Director
Guilsfield ADS entered the Liverpool Novia Scotia International Drama Festival. The brief was to write a 5 - 10 minute play on the theme of Family and to produce it within national COVID restrictions. Please find a selection of recent plays.
Peter arrived in Park Hall Camp in 1963 as a 15-year-old boy soldier. One of his very first character-building exercises was an abseil from Chirk Aqueduct.
We had to make two descents before moving on to rock faces. The first was down a pillar and the second over the arch. It was one of these rites of passage. We were not attached to a safety rope and had a very uncomfortable carabiner and sling arrangement to enable braking.
Between lockdowns last November we had the help of a local qualified drone pilot. Every time you ask a former Oswestry boy about their time here, they say "Chirk Aqueduct". So this is on our website because many have never been back once we left two years later. (Some of us married local girls me included. I was fifteen and my wife 13 when we met!!
David Andrews has written another book based in and around Oswestry. ‘Fifty Shapes in Green – Hills near Oswestry’
Apart from going out to exercise, David has been going to Sainsbury’s once a week to do the food shopping. The bright atmosphere there, the abundance of food and the positive attitude of the staff have all made him reflect on how fortunate we are, despite Covid, and this prompted him to write this sonnet encouraging people to be positive in the face of our current difficulties.
Written by Marg Kynaston. Performed by Marg Kynaston and Pam Johnson.
North Shropshire Musics trombonist, Zinnia plays Slide ‘n’ Stomp by Mark Nighttengale.
Local student, Holly sings an arrangement of the beautiful Scottish folk song The Water is Wide.
The ‘Lockdown Monologue’ project welcomed performances by professional actors.
The pieces performed were written by Drama pupils, Cecily Tyne and Jemima Bebb.
For further information about the Holroyd Community Theatre, near Oswestry, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Holroyd Community Theatre, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ