Gweek Players have not been idle these past few months, despite Covid-19. Every fortnight on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings we’ve been reading a variety plays on good old Zoom.

An average of 24 actors take part over the two nights. Aline Turner, our Committee Chair, has read dozens of plays to find scripts that are interesting, with enough parts to go round and that aren’t too long! The plays we’ve read include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Anne Boleyn by Howard Brenton and Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale. Next up is Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas – originally written as a play for radio, so ideally suited to a virtual performance. With permission from the publisher we use the Zoom share function to display the script on the screen.

Another member of the Committee, Emma Phillips, has taken it upon herself to direct and film short sketches, songs and party pieces by various members of Gweek Players. To view, go to gweekplayers.co.uk and click “Contact us” to receive the link.

Our production of Blithe Spirit, cancelled this April, is due to go ahead in April 2021. Rehearsals will resume once it is safe to do so. We are very much looking forward to performing in front of a live audience again in the not-too-distant future. The photos below show the actors, Chris Breach, Mark Breach, Antonia Coppen, Tabby Lammas, David Quinn and Steph Randlesome, in rehearsal at the WI in Constantine.

Linda Capone