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 21 May 2020
It was good to be contacted by a former member with his reminiscences of Tango, directed by Gean Browning back in 1978. It was Kevin Kibbey's first role with the Club, a role which kickstarted an acting career that has spanned 50 years. Greville Poultney, the then local Dorset Evening Echo critic, was less than complimentary about the actual script describing it as a "basically savage play" and he remained totally unmoved, although he did mention the good acting performances from Kay Thorneycroft, Ben Grassby and Tricia Cane. The less than kind review didn't put Kevin off though and he appeared in another Drama Club production that same year, The Male of the Species. Kevin is still acting, though no longer in the Weymouth area and has recently appeared in The Ladykillers and In the Club.
Has anyone else memories of former productions with Weymouth Drama Club? Send them via the contact form and the webmaster will follow them up.
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.