Monthly Play Readings


The club holds monthly play readings on the first Wednesday of each month. This acts both as a way of introducing new plays to the members, of providing a club activity for members not currently actively involved in a production, and also as a social event for club members. The evenings are held at members houses, and the only requirement to take part is to turn up with enthusiasm (and a small contribution to the refreshments).




We aim to start reading at 8pm (because some of the plays are rather long), HOWEVER  if you arrive after this time it’s REALLY not a problem! Don’t be embarrassed, we all know that work/transport/parking can cause delays!

Wednesday 4 July

One Man, Two Guvnors

By Richard Bean

We will meet

Chez Rina

CEIA, Blvd St. Michel 119, 1040 Brussels

7.45pm for an 8pm start


If you wish to participate please add your name to the Doodle




or email


It’s 1963.  Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad.  But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up in The Cricketer’s Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel.  To prevent discover, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.  Simple.


In this highly acclaimed comedy, based on the Commedia dell’Arte The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, sex food and money are never far apart.


If you haven’t come to a play reading before, new participants are always welcome!  Please sign up, as above, and for further information email Janet at the play readings email address.  There is no need to prepare: this isn’t an audition! We all take turns in reading the roles in a friendly atmosphere.  Drinks and nibbles are part of the evening, and contribution towards these (a bag of crips, a bottle of whatever you’re drinking) are always welcome, but not compulsory!

Every month Janet emails a reminder to people who have attended in the past and wish to be on the mailing list for these reminders.  If you would like to be added to the ECC Play Reading Email List, please email Janet. 

How to Doodle:  All you have to do is click on the link above, add your name to the list under ‘Table View’, click in the box to show you are coming (or do nothing if you’re not!) and then ‘Save’ your entry.  If you have any problem with this, please do not hesitate to contact Janet.