A morning reading through Lathered Up, a comedy by Lynn Brittney
This is a regular monthly opportunity for any member to come along and have an unrehearsed read through a play.
This month’s play
…is Lathered Up – a comedy by Lynn Brittney. This is a new play with a cast comprising 10 women and 4 men.
The legend on the back of the script reads, “Magenta Place, a prime time TV soap, is in trouble. Ratings have fallen like a stone and the writers can’t come up with any new plots. After some advice from Natalie Thorpe, leading lady of a rival soap, Grover’s Avenue, and “The World’s Most Famous Northern Woman”, they decide to take some action and hire Sasha Martindale, a notorious Production Consultant. Sasha turns out to be an eccentric genius, whose drastic actions turn around the fortunes of the failing soap, but not without some casualties along the way. What follows is a ratings war between the two soaps and a whole load of devious and dirty tricks – not to mention the exposure of Natalie Thorpe’s long-held secret! But is all as it seems?”
Arrive at 9.30am for a 9.45am start. The reading will run until around 12.15pm with a break for coffee, biscuits and chat.