Friday, 29 October 2010


To celebrate the new month we're not having a reading on Monday. Instead, it's the AGM.

7.45 is the start time. And it's free! What more could you ask for?

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Facing The Enemy

October 25th of October brings us a rare revamp of something from yesteryear. Six or so years ago at the Horse and Groom we did Facing the Enemy, a stage play by our treasurer Tony Diggle. Now it's back, rewritten, recast, and even better than before!

As Tony explains:

In one of the most far-flung and undeveloped areas on earth, it looks as if another border war is about to erupt between two of its countries, Wyvernia and Mabuta. But what is different this time? Why is one of Wyvernia’s generals saying that this time they’ll really show them? And what has one of its other generals taken that must be returned? The answers are slowly revealed in this play about war and conflict.

7.45 at the Phoenix. Be there.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Staying Up

October 18th brings us the return of John Hone. It's been a while. He had a pretty serious accident this time last year, and it was nip and tuck. However, the finest medical minds in the land soon sorted him out and here he is with a new script. I read an early draft, and it's a fast-moving family drama with a star-studded cast. Good to have the man back.

Monday, 4 October 2010

The Patient

As explained in the previous post, we're not on today, which is probably just as well given the tube strike, but we are back next Monday, October 11th, for the debut play for us by Kevin Connor.

The Patient is a comedy stage play set in a pub-theatre. It’s Christmas and a theatre company is rehearsing for a pantomime performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The pub landlady is in love with the pantomime director, the head barman is playing Daddy Bear and a former porn star is playing Goldilocks. Anti-social behaviour, jealousy and betrayal push some of the characters to the point of losing their minds ....those that remain unaffected were never actually sane to begin with.

7.45 at the Phoenix. Be there.