a rehearsed reading of a world premier

When the Cat’s Away

written and directed by Claire Parker

9 February at the Cafe Mila, Godalming, £10, £5 students (tickets at the door only).

and 13 February at the Electric Theatre Cafe Bar, £10, £5 students (tickets available for pre-booking on 7 Nov through Electric Theatre Box Office at 01483 501200 or www.electrictheatre).

1914. The indomitable spirit of the modern Suffragette Movement rolls into Fernstead when a serious-minded, light-hearted woman returns from London to the sleepy village of her birth and turns it upside down. Meet the Fernstead Players in a comedy drama inspired by the stories, songs and text of the period.

Claire Parker, writer of ROTTEN PERFECT, which we recently produced at the Watts Gallery, returns with her witty new play WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY to celebrate the spirit of the women who won the right to vote in 1918 – 2018.

Upcoming ScripTeases at Café Mila, Godalming (Fridays at 7:30pm) & Electric Theatre Café Bar (Tuesdays at 7:30pm)
9 and 13 March – AA Milne’s Miss Elizabeth Bennett*
6 & 10 April – Kingdom a new play by Jaymes Sygrove

(*subject to securing performing rights)

As always, the Cafe Mila will be open for supper from 6:30pm. Do come and have a bite to eat and something to drink before the show. And preorder your drinks to be ready for the interval.

And the Electric Theatre Cafe Bar will be open for drinks prior to the show and at the interval as well as immediately after the show.


ScripTease is an aspect of LynchPin which is Readers Theatre events where we expose little-performed and/or new play-scripts through rehearsed public readings with professional actors. We started in the summer of 2009 and to date we have produced well over 50 ScripTease events.

It is our hope to expand the concept of Readers Theatre, ‘teasing’ out scripts and exposing audiences and actors to plays they might not otherwise have the chance to experience.  This also gives a chance for professional actors to be involved in developing new scripts and keep their skills sharp.

With this, we also create a public forum for local playwrights to have the opportunity to test new work with professional actors in front of a live audience. To date we have worked with over 10 playwrights helping them to develop new scripts. Click here to see a full list of past readings.

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