ALL EVENTS FOR THE REST OF THIS SEASON ARE NOW CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19

2020 Programme

"Page to Stage" Dramatised Readings

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18 February, 2020

GAS LIGHT  7:00 PM

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

€5 Per Person - Members and Non-Members

(includes Irish Stew and drink)

DUE TO COVID19

POSTPONED TO 2021 SEASON

31 March, 2020 

7:00 PM

The Two Bees

Burch & Brentley

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

The Two B's - Burch & Brentley

An evening of humour - side-splitting infinitives as the UK boldly goes where no former EU country has gone before.

DUE TO COVID19

POSTPONED TO 2021 SEASON

april 2, 2020

member luncheon

details tba

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May - september

summer break

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october - december, 2020

 meetings resume

every first & third Tuesday

DUE TO COVID19

POSTPONED TO 2021 SEASON

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