Hello everyone

It is exactly two years since we last performed, however we are all set with our first production after lockdown and we are so glad to be back.

Lawrence Chandler has taken on the comedy “Lend Me A Tenor” a play which we have done previously but which has been updated by the author, Ken Ludwig.  Evening performances will be Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th and Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th November 2021 at 7:30pm with Matinees at 2:00pm on Saturday 20th and Saturday 27th.

The cast and backstage crew have been busy since early September with rehearsals which have not gone altogether smoothly due to COVID regulations and the need for cast members to self-isolate due to infection of family and friends.  Currently everyone has the all clear!

Tickets (including a programme), at £10 are on sale via the online link:

www. or by telephone

from the Gainford Box Office, 07760 244 840, Monday – Friday between 5:00pm and 7:00 pm, where Sara West is covering the phones for us.

Sadly we have recently lost one our admired and dedicated actors. Joan White passed away in September after a short illness. She joined the Club in 1978, initially socially and back stage, before joining the acting ranks, initially in small cameo roles, before progressing to the role of Miss Skillen in the production of ‘See How They Run’.

Up to 2020 she had appeared in over 30 productions, with great enthusiasm and, when not actually performing, would be involved with back stage work and set construction.  Joan was a Club committee member several times including a period as Chairman in the early 2000’s helping with the creation of the club’s ‘Green Room’ in 2009

Our grateful thanks and a BIG, BIG Thank You for your support go out to those members who donated and promoted the fundraising to friends and family, without this effort the Drama Club would have been in significant difficulty.

We have held a few play readings this season to which we welcomed some new members. A festive Play Reading with Mulled Wine & Mince Pies will be held on Monday 13th December at 7:30pm, in the Green Room. Do join us.

To keep up to date with our activities, please visit our public Facebook page (you don’t need a Facebook account) to see what we are doing

Hoping to meet you all again during the run of Lend me a Tenor

Allan Jones

Gainford Drama Club Chairman