The Hartwell Players are proud to be hosting a group devoted to the appreciation of script writing. If you are a writer wanting some inspiration or a theatre devotee wanting to meet with like-minded creatives to read and deconstruct famous plays, then this might just be the group for you!

Our aim is to provide a platform for which you can soundboard your own ideas and discuss dramaturgical practices of renowned playwrights in a safe and social environment. No pressure, no judgement and no charge!

Every month a play will be read by the group (similar to a bookclub) and on the evening of the first Tuesday of the month we meet to read, analyse and draw inspiration for our own works. And if you don’t get a chance to read the month’s play don’t panic, we will read it on the night too 

Check out our complete reading list below and keep an eye out for our meet-up events on The Hartwell Players Facebook page. Tell your friends about us!

If you have any other inquiries please contact Chris O’Neill at cadwallon1969@gmail.com.

Reading List

March: The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh (meeting on the 6th)
April: Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler (meeting on the 3rd)
May: True West by Sam Shepard (meeting on the 8th)
June: No Exit by Jean- Paul Sartre (meeting on the 5th)
July: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne & John Tiffany
(meeting on the 3rd)
August: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen (meeting on the 7th)
September: The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht (meeting on the 4th)
October: Oedipus Rex (Oedipus the King) by Sophocles (meeting on the 2nd)
November: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Adly Guirgis (meeting on the 6th)
December: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee (meeting on the 4th)