2020 Programme

"Page to Stage" Dramatised Readings

21 January, 2020
AGM | 7:00 PM

Followed with

Knightsbridge by John Mortimer


Set in a parlour near Harrods in the early 1960s. Here we meet the slightly naive and spoilt Francesca Stokes bringing her fiancé Henry Bulstrode home to meet mother  for the first time. Complications set in when Henry has reason to believe mother is a member of the oldest profession..... A visit from a rather seedy individual adds to the confusion and hilarity.

4 February, 2020


Come on Jeeves

by P.G.Wodehouse & Guy Bolton

Nobody as national as the character of Jeeves, the most superb of "gentlemen's gentlemen", could fail to make a hit the first time he appeared in dramatized form. As butler and bookie's clerk to an impoverished nobleman, Bill (Lord Towcester) who practises turf accountancy, the imperturbable Jeeves is able, in his own resourceful way, to rescue his lord from one scrape after another and finally, with brilliant ease, to retrieve the family fortune.

18 February, 2020


by Patrick Hamilton

Members: Free | Guests: €3 (suggested donation)

The play is set in fog-bound London in 1880, at the upper middle class home of Jack Manningham and his wife Bella. It is late afternoon, a time that Hamilton notes as the time "before the feeble dawn of gaslight and tea."

Bella is clearly on edge, and the stern reproaches of her overbearing husband (who flirts with the servants) make matters worse. What most perturbs Bella is Jack's unexplained disappearances from the house: he will not tell her where he is going, and this increases her anxiety. It becomes clear that Jack is intent on convincing Bella that she is going insane, even to the point of assuring her she is imagining that the gas light in the house is dimming.

The appearance of a police detective called Rough leads Bella to realise that Jack is responsible for her torment. Rough explains that the apartment above was once occupied by one Alice Barlow, a wealthy woman who was murdered for her jewels but that the murderer never found them.

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Using persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying, gaslighting involves attempts to destabilize the victim and delegitimize the victim's beliefs.

The term "gaslighting" originated from the 1938 Patrick Hamilton play Gas Light and its 1940 and 1944 film adaptations (both titled Gaslight), in which a character tries to make his wife believe that she's gone insane, in order to cover his own criminal activities. When he turns up the gas-fueled lights in the upstairs apartment in order to search for a murdered woman's jewels, the gaslights in his own apartment grow dimmer, but he convinces his wife that she is imagining the change. The term has been used in clinical and research literature, as well as in political commentary. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting

3 March, 2020

Rumpole and the Show Folk

by John Mortimer

7:00 PM

Rumpole goes on Circus, or rather on Circuit, in the north of England, where an actor and theatre manager has been shot with a stage prop. Rumpole uses theatrics to defend an actress accused of murdering her husband. The case seems clear-cut, but everything depends on how one reads the script.

Members: Free | Guests: €3 (suggested donation)

17 March, 2020

St. Patrick's Day | 7:00 PM

A fun packed evening directed by: Mike Delany

Members: Free | Guests: €3 (suggested donation)

31 March, 2020

The Two Bees | 7:00 PM

Burch & Brentley

An evening of humour - side-splitting infinitives as the UK boldly

goes where no former EU country has gone before.

Members: Free | Guests: €3 (suggested donation)

early april, 2020

member luncheon

details tba



May - september

summer break


october - december, 2020

 meetings resume

every first & third Tuesday

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