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Our season runs from the end of August to the end of June and during that time LADS produces four shows typically in October, January, March and June. All rehearsals and productions are at Lopping Hall, High Road, Loughton. Rehearsals are on every Monday night plus one or two other nights during the week. We also have social activities throughout the year being dinners, lunches, quiz nights, ten-pin bowling etc. Membership of  LADS is £35 per year.

The four plays are chosen during the previous season by a play selection committee.  We carefully plan each season of four plays as a whole, aiming at variety and balance, while still trying to adhere to our forefathers’ aims. The criteria for our play selection are varied.  Top of the list is challenge: we look for plays to challenge the actors, the director, the designer and even the audience!  Against this we must consider audience appeal.  Like all companies LADS depends on “bums on seats” to keep us going and whilst a season of Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekov and Shaw would certainly be a big challenge for the society, it would also challenge the good will of our bank manager.  These playwrights have all regularly featured, but not in the same season.  

We appreciate members will have differing levels of commitment but we do encourage people to be involved in as many plays as possible, if not on stage, then as part of the backstage crew or by helping with constructing sets, finding props, helping with costumes, operating sound effects or lighting, or even simply selling programmes. LADS is a society…there are no stars…we all work together to achieve our aims.

To enquire about membership to LADS, become a season ticket member or to be put on our mailing list please click on the following link and fill out the questionnaire and a member of the committee will get back to you:

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Thank you
Cathy Naylor
Chairman of Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society (LADS)
tel: 07968486484

email: lads.chairman@gmail.com


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