Great Text Reading - come read a play with us

On the last Monday of every month people meet in Q's drawing room to read a play they may have heard of but not necessarily have read. Writer's come to see how the greats wrote, actors come to play multiple parts and theatre lovers come because it keeps them in touch with the art form. It is open all and everyone takes turns in playing characters from the play. Discussions ensue after over tea and biscuits.

Last month, we read David Mamet's "Speed-The-Plow" - a satirical dissection of the American movie business.
A film producer faces the ultimate dilemma.

His best friend brings him the movie that will make his fortune; a beautiful girl offers him the movie that will save his s
oul. He only has one choice. In this tale of greed, seduction and power everything he believes in will be put to the test.

Similar to last month, there was a downpour. But this time of people. Anukool was packed with more than 25 people filling Q's drawing room to read the play. Some even came with cakes and cookies for all! Thank you Facebook.

In the month of October, we will be reading Tom Stoppards "Rock 'n' Roll". The plays throws light on the significance of rock and roll in the emergence of the democratic movement in Eastern Bloc Czechoslovakia between the Prague Spring of 1968 and the Velvet Revolution of 1989.

The play is, amongst many other things, a hymn to Pan. It starts in a Cambridge garden in 1968 with a piper playing the Syd Barrett song, Golden Hair. It ends in Prague in 1990 with the film of a Rolling Stones concert led by Mick jagger. And, although Stoppard's play deals with Marxism, materialism and Sapphic poetry, it is above all a celebration of the pagan spirit embodied by rock n' roll.

The original production was staged at the Royal Court Theatre and ran from June 3 until July 15 2006. It then transferred to the Duke of York's Theatre.


We will be reading it on the 25th of October at 7:30pm at 18 Anukool, Sq. Ldr. Harminder Singh Marg, 7 Bungalows. Next to Daljit Gym. All are welcome. If you need directions call Quasar on 26392688 or 9821087261.