The Semi-Circle
   English Language Theatre in
   Basel since 1975

Virtual Play Reading 26th May 2020

  • 26 May 2020
  • 19:15 - 22:00
  • at home via Zoom


Registration is closed

We are pleased to inform you that our trial of a virtual play reading was a great success (albeit with a couple of technical hiccups that we have now resolved)! We have therefore decided to go ahead and organise another at home play reading via Zoom. 


It is being held on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 19:15, with the first 15 minutes to address any technical requirements. The play reading will start at 19:30.

We shall read the short play "Dumb Show" by Joe Penhall.  Joe is a noted writer for both stage and screen and has won numerous awards for his plays and musicals. In this rather black comedy he features a famous comedian and entertainer, being lured into revealing his dirty washing to two seamy journalists pretending to be financial advisors. The play then continues with greedy sordid manipulations from all three of them.

Please register for the event by Friday 22 May.  I will then send a Zoom meeting invitation to all those who have registered, together with a pdf of the play for you to become familiar with in advance if you wish.  

As usual Tony O'Sullivan will introduce the play and will direct proceedings. 

Please note that there is no need for you to have Zoom set up on your device as logging in to the meeting will automatically trigger a Zoom download. If possible you should use your lap top/PC and microphone and loudspeaker. A tablet should also work if you prefer and you can try a mobile phone although this is not ideal. For those of you new to this technology you should expect to be able to see and hear all the participants and I will project a rolling copy of the play script on to the screen.

As usual you do not have to read but can still join in to say hello and listen.

We look forward to "seeing" you on the 26th and, in the meantime, stay well and stay safe.


Alison Bolton

Secretary, Semi-Circle

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