Compelling writing led us to reflect on the play’s themes of racist bias; class bias; cultural bias; the misconceptions which influence people; the value of the jury system and the principle of reasonable doubt. As with Act I, we found ourselves chuckling as members who were taking two parts with shared dialogue adopted different voices in reading their roles.
After the coffee break we discussed possible plays for next month, checking out possibilities through the Victorian Drama League’s online catalogue. This can be searched by author or title, provides a synopsis of the selected play and numbers of male and female roles involved. Our next play reading on Wednesday 5th April at 9.45 am could be fun, with ‘Calendar Girls’ the selected play.