It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dennis Dunford, one of our most long standing members and part of the fabric at Weymouth Drama Club. Dennis has been heavily involved with the Club for decades and his touch has been cast over many productions, the most recent of which was Colder than Here. He had also helped with flower arrangements for Murdered to Death and wardrobe for A Doll's House as recently as February 2020. He had been involved with the local drama festivals and had had many successes, he had directed all types of theatre including panto and was a whizz with the sewing machine. We will miss him loads. We send our love to Cathrin, Chris, Nicola and Sky.
Statement re Covid-19 situation
We regret to announce that due to the ongoing health emergency, all our activities are on hold until we are advised that it is safe to resume. Watch this site for updates and Thursday throwbacks.
We're not being idle however. Here is our first lockdown story for you to enjoy and we have started play readings on a Wednesday evening. Message the website via the contact form if you would be interested in reading with us.
Thursday Throwback 4 June 2020
The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew was the Curtain Raisers third production at Weymouth Pavilion. Think Knights of the Round Table, a dastardly enemy, talking magpies, of course, a dragon and a magical professor. A fantastical story brought to the stage by a fantastic team.
Our Curtain Raisers presented this exciting new play as part of the NT Connections Festival 2020. The play, especially commissioned and written by John Donnelly explores how careful we need to be with the language we use, and the resulting problems when we aren't. Unfortunately the planned Partner Theatre Festival is Southampton is currently on hold, together with the Fesitval at the National Theatre.