One Act Evenings 8-9 Sep 2023

September 8th and 9th, Two one act double header evenings.  Both Plays will be performed on both nights. There will also be a small exhibition of items from the Players archive.

Two short plays written and performed by the Settlement Players. Here comes the Sun, a short drama based around science, and, Fake or Fortune, a comedy about the almost true tale of how the Settlement was saved!, which will also be performed at the Cambridge Drama Festival on 14th September, in the new play category.

Tickets, £5,  available, online and on the door only, for 8th and 9th September at the Little Theatre, Settlement, Letchworth
Box Office – Settlement Players Settlement Players ( also plan to have a small exhibition of Players items from the Players archive on the 8th and 9th September.

Cambridge Drama Festival 14-16th September. Players performance of  Fake or Fortune is Thursday 14th September.  Tickets available ADC Theatre, Cambridge.
What’s On | ADC Theatre
Here, Claire Hogan the author of Fake or Fortune, talks about the play and the inspiration behind the play.

“The play takes place inside on the stage of the local amateur dramatics group home venue of The Settlement. Covid has left the Arts Centre badly impacted financially. With months to go to The Settlements Centennial anniversary, the centre faces closure leaving the local Am Dram group with two dilemmas’, what play will they chose for their centennial anniversary the following year and would they need to find a new venue as well as a play?
Can the cast use their talents on and off the stage to keep the Settlement open and a home for their dysfunctional group of actors?”

Claire further explained “Although, there is an element of this being meta for us; in the sense we really did nearly lose the venue due to the impact of Covid. Not to mention that this is our play to celebrate our 100th Anniversary. The reality is that arts centres and theatres are still suffering the long term effects for Covid and now austerity.”