We hope you find the enclosed information useful. If you would like to be kept up to date with what’s happening at SDC then do please get in touch via the Contact page HERE.
Meanwhile we are running a recital competition, as follows:
To commemorate the recent 200th anniversary since her birth and a date that is now celebrated as International Nurses’ Day, people are being invited to submit a recited speech or poem (in part or whole) based loosely on the theme of Florence Nightingale. For example, the piece may be a poem about war, whether by Shakespeare or a present day writer, a Winston Churchill speech or contain the name Florence or the word nightingale; may have been written in the year that Florence Nightingale was born – 1820; or even an extract from one of her books and letters. Self-penned submissions from writers keen to step in front of the camera, as well those not so keen but who have managed to persuade a friend or family member to read their piece, are also welcomed.
- Entry is free
- Submissions can be made by individuals or groups of no more than four people, where social distancing has been observed.
- No longer than two and a half minutes
- Submitted by 13 August
- As an attachment in a message to SDC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ShropshireDramaCompany
- File transfer using for example, Wetransfer.com or Dropbox, and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- YouTube link emailed to email@example.com.
How we began
SDC was founded in 1958 as Shropshire County Drama Group by the late Bert Amies, OBE, the former county drama adviser. The name was changed to Shropshire Drama Company in 2005.
Enshrined in the constitution of SDC is Bert’s original brief to perform ‘challenging, worthwhile and experimental drama’, which up until recently was SDC’s strapline. It is now ‘engaging live theatre’.
What we offer
SDC aspires to provide its audiences with high quality performances covering a wide genre of plays. Its members have the chance to be involved in productions at a variety of venues. Opportunities are also available to develop and hone skills in various aspects of theatre, through an expansive and continually reviewed programme of workshops and other social activities.
If you are attracted to the idea of being part of a dynamic, friendly company – please get in touch.