Play Readers

Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 5AF
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Play Readers


Nottingham Playhouse
Wednesdays, 12 January - 23 March 2022 (exc. 16 February) | 12.30pm - 2pm
Price: £70 for 10 sessions

A chance to explore some of the greatest plays ever written, in a friendly and sociable group.

What will I learn during the autumn course?
Encore is like an exciting first Table Read*, during which you will all get involved in the various story layers of a new script (classic and contemporary) every few weeks.

You take it in turns to read the various parts, and together you'll delve deeper into the script's intrigue, backdrop and character motivations. There's no pressure on any individual to perform. Entertainment and a thorough exploration of the writer's ideas are our priority.

*the first time everyone involved in a theatre production gathers and reads through the script together

Who is the course for?
People who want to be part of a close-knit friendly and welcoming group, who share a love for experiencing the highs and lows of theatre scripts together; the high-brow equivalent of Gogglebox.

Open to anyone aged 18+ who loves the thrill of discovering a great story, no previous knowledge of literature, theatre or acting is required.

The Playhouse believe that theatre should be for everyone and always ensure their building and sessions are accessible to all participants, removing any barriers to participation. Find out more about Access at Nottingham Playhouse on their website and please let them know if there is anything further they can do to ensure the sessions are accessible for you. You can get in touch at

What do I need to bring?
Some participants like to read the scripts from an iPad or tablet and, if you have one, you're welcome to bring it with you. The scripts will be emailed to participants for printing at home in advance, or alternatively some copies will be available on the day.

Can I try it first?
Yes, they offer a taster session for those who would like to try before they buy (subject to availability). You can register your interest for a taster session by emailing and you will receive an email once places are available for booking.

Price: £70 for 10 sessions
Age suitability: 18+

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