In the month of January, we read, Sarah Ruhl's 'Dead Man's Cell Phone' - 'Gordon is dead, but his cell phone lives on. When Jean, an empathetic museum worker, answers his ringing phone beside her in a café, she is soon playing unwitting comforter and confessor to the man's grieving friends and family. Before she knows it, Jean's ensnarled in the underbelly of the dead man's bizarre life.'
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.
In the month of February, we will be reading Tanika Gupta's adaptation of Harold Brighouse's 'Hobson's Choice' - 'the story revolves around Hari Hobson, his three daughters and his struggle to run his dress making business whilst still maintaining control over his increasingly strong willed girls'.
The title, Hobson's Choice, comes from the popular expression, Hobson's choice — meaning no choice at all.
The first London production was on June 24, 1916 at the Apollo Theatre, before transferring to the Prince of Wales Theatre on 20 November 1916. The story of the play is set in Salford in 1880.
Harold Brighouse (26 July 1882 – 25 July 1958) was an English playwright and author. He was a prominent member of a group known as the Manchester School of dramatists.
Tanika Gupta, MBE, is a British playwright of Bengali origin. Apart from her work for the theatre, she has also written scripts for television. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.We will be reading it on the 28th of February 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.