In the 1940s, under the auspices of the Tilehurst Methodist Church, existed a thriving organisation known as The Social and Recreational Club. There were also several youth organisations. In 1943 one of these, the Boys Club, put on an evening of entertainment, which included a one-act play.
This inspired The Social and Recreational Club to venture into the field of amateur dramatics with a production of 'The House at Arrow Ghyll'.
Following this questionable masterpiece 'The Drama Club' was formed, the name chosen by the members. They got into their stride with a number of productions put on in the hall in some discomfort. We believe the first of these, in 1945, was 'Quiet Week-end'.
Later the Youth Hall was built at The Triangle in Tilehurst. This immediately suggested a better title for the Drama Club which was re-named Triangle Players.
The newly named group embarked on a series of productions, growing in experience, confidence and ambition as time went by.
The opening of the new hall with its greatly improved stage made life much easier and productions more professional.
These were written, and still are, by the members and became an instant hit, so much so that it became necessary to mount a third performance on the two Saturdays, making a total of eight performances.
In addition, there was the dress rehearsal to which Senior Citizens were invited in later years. The group was also responsible for a number of events in the Church such as Nativity plays.
We meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm.
We welcome new members , either to act or to help our backstage & front of house team.
Do come along to get a flavour of what we do!
We would love to see you.
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