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The Twenty Club Amateur Players, to use the full name, is one of the oldest dramatic societies in North Wales
DINNER WITH OTTO
by Tom George
The play is set in March 1919 after the conclusion of the bloodiest conflict in history. It tells the story of a young soldier Ben, returning home to his Mother and friends after witnessing the atrocities of war, and now having to live with a deep sense guilt, and hopelessness for his future. Otto Schultz, whom he killed during the fierce battle, died slowly, on the end of Ben’s bayonet and during the time that Otto was dying the two young men realised that in other circumstances they could have been friends. Otto asked Ben to write to his mother and told him that he will keep a seat for him at the dinner table in Hell, as that is surely where they will both end up. Ben had promised to protect his friend, Aled, but Aled was killed, further adding to Ben’s sense of guilt. Aled’s mother forgives him, which leaves Ben feeling even more wretched. Ben’s Mother realises that he has many other secrets that will affect the future course of his life.
MEET THE CAST
The play reaches a dramatic climax, and is sure to keep the audience on the edge of their seats in willing this sad and haunted young man to survive, and to deal with the traumatic impact that any war may have a returning soldier.
A must see piece of exceptional writing, brought to life by a very talented cast, and creatively directed by Lyn Aston.
We look forward to seeing you at The Town Hall, Llangollen soon.
Details of our 2019 AGM are alongside. We hope that all Club Members will come along to hear how the last 12 months have been, and to hear about our exciting plans for the future. It’s also an opportunity for those interested in joining us to find out a little more, and to join us for a light buffet and some fun.
The sequence of events should run something like this:-
7.00pm – Welcome by Club Chair, Sian Glynne-Jones – followed immediately by Annual general Meeting
7.30pm – Light Buffet
8.00pm – Entertainment, including Skittles Competition
There will be opportunities throughout the evening to catch up with old friends, and to meet new ones! It promises to be a fun evening. We look forward to seeing you.
If you’d like to become more involved, let us know, as there are a number of openings on The Committeee this year, where you will be able to help to shape the future of the Club.
Nominations for new Committee members and Officers should be submitted on or before 3rd June 2019, and will need to be proposed, and seconded by at least one person, before elections at The AGM.
Email nominations to the Secretary – email@example.com
One of the oldest dramatic societies in North Wales, the club was founded in 1946 with twenty original members, which gave the club its name. The club presents two plays a year, in autumn and spring, with a mixture of comedy, drama and period productions.
If you are interested in appearing in any of our productions, or helping in any way, please contact us and come to the auditions (you don’t have to be a member as they are open to all). Also, just because we are called the Twenty Club doesn’t mean you have to be over twenty to join – we are called that because we started in 1946 with twenty members!
Please come along and get involved.
We are also looking for people who would be interested in helping backstage, front of house, publicity or tickets, there are many jobs available – far outnumbering the number of cast needed and all vitally as important! If you would like to be involved, even if you can only spare a little time, we would love to hear from you. We also hold a number of social evenings throughout the year, so you don’t even have to work to be a member!
We still need younger blood to come in and help across all roles, so that the reputation we have of putting on good productions with excellent sets can continue. It truly is a team effort to stage a production ? Come and try us out!
If you would like to be considered for a role in the play, but are unable to make the auditions, then please get in touch! If you would like to be kept informed by email of dates for auditions and performances then contact us or see us on Facebook.
A little intro to us here at the Llangollen Twenty Club Amateur Players.
The society’s first production was ‘Distinguished Gathering’, and since then it has presented over 100 separate plays. In the 21st Century, the Twenty Club continues its programme of events, visits and readings, and currently has more than 100 members, many of whom live locally. One of the founder members, Betty Lowe, is now Life President and still active on stage. We strive to reach professional standards in every aspect of production, and pride ourselves on the welcome we give to audience members, both old and new.
A member of the National Theatre for the Disabled, the club takes productions to a Cheshire Home in the Llangollen area. Along with other users of the Town Hall in Llangollen, we are working towards a grant application to improve the social and performance amenities in this fine example of a Victorian civic building.
Should you have any questions, or wish to find out more, then please do not hesitate to contact us using the ‘Contact Us’ page.