It was in 1951 that Aberaeron last had a drama group. They
called themselves the Amateur Dramatic and Play Reading Club and on March 17th
1951, their final performance consisted of two short plays - “The Monkey’s Paw”, a thriller by W W Jacobs and “The Folly of
Seithenyn”, based on the legend of Cantre’r Gwaelod by Ken Etheridge.
Therefore, after more than fifty years, the Memorial
Hall, Aberaeron is to have an Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Group. The group is
called “Memorama” and consists of local artistes from the Aberaeron area.
Their first production, was a modern comedy by H Connolly called “Twelfth
Man”. The action of the play is set in a small cricket pavilion in Tetford,
West Yorkshire. The Christmas production
2004 was Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows" adapted
for stage by Alan Bennett. Music by Jeremy Sams. In the spring of 2005 the group
embarked on the Agatha Christie Murder Mystery "A Murder is
Announced", followed by four nights of John Mortimer's adaptation of
Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" in December 2005. The
Company ventured into the world of farcical comedy in June 2006 with Ray
Cooney's "It Runs in the Family" followed by the heartwarming story of little Susan and Kris
Kringle in "Miracle on 34th Street" Christmas 2006.
Bicentenary Year of Aberaeron in 2007 saw four productions - Stage School
performing Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, another comedy Ten Times
Table by Alan Ayckbourn, and a unique perfomance of the dramatisation of the
late Gareth Owen's lecture on the genesis of Aberaeron - My Dear Reverend
Cousin - this was an open air performance at Monachty Mansion during the
Bicentenary Festival Week.The Christmas production was another Dylan Thomas classic - A child's Christmas in Wales.
In 2008 our Christmas production was 'Pinnochio' the magical story by John Morley.
The Summer 2009
production will be 'Over My Dead Body' by Derek Benfield
The 2011 Winter Production was 'Treasure Island'
2012 Winter Production was 'Me and My Girl'
Spring 2012 Production was a 'Fair Exchange' a new comedy by Ed Brown
2013 Winter Production wasw 'The Darling Buds of May'
Spring 2013 Production was Calendar Girls
2014 Winter Production was the Musical Calamity Jane
2014 Spring Production 'Fawlty Tower'
Rehearsals for the Winter production of Awaking Beauty will start on Tuesday September 2015 at the Memorial
Hall, Aberaeron at 7.00pm. Click here for
further information on the production
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further information on Aberaeron and forthcoming events