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In Our Time: Continuing the story of Leicester Drama Society (Susan Elkin reviews)

IN OUR TIME: Continuing the story of the Leicester Drama Society (The Book Guild)

Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩

Leicester Drama Society, which celebrates its centenary this year, is a fine example of just how significant a contribution well-managed amateur theatre can make to community life.

A hundred years ago three friends met in a Leicester café to discuss the formation of a drama society. The aims were high: they wanted to improve artistic standards of theatre in the city and to educate public taste.

Well, they clearly did just that because they are still here, a century later, with an impressive track record. Every show since 1922 is tabulated in the final pages of this book.

Since 1932 LDS has owned and occupied The Little Theatre in Grove Street, often affectionately known as “The Little”. The company also eventually acquired additional premises nearby which provide rehearsal space and other facilities …

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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