Aldermaston Court Drama Society
It was interesting to find and purchase from e-Bay these two programmes from plays put on in the theatre at Aldermaston Court by Aldermaston Court Drama Society in 1956 and 1957.
At this time in the 1950s the Court was being used by A.E.I. Ltd (Associated Electrical Industries) as their Research Laboratories. The Director of the AEI Research Laboratories was Thomas Allibone from 1946 to 1963 who was the Honary President of the Drama Society. So it is reasonable to assume that the Drama Society was mainly formed of employees of AEI.
It is believed that AEI provided lighting equipment and assistance to the first production of the Aldermaston York Nativity Play in 1957 and subsequent years
Both programmes list past productions and plays performed from 1955 to 1957 has been compiled.
Red Sky at Night
Lucretia Borgia’s Little Party
Return of Peggy Atherton
|Pig in a Poke|
The Paragon (15 &16 Nov)
|Two Dozen Red Roses|
OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY in 1956
J N Barnett
Mrs. J Camp
J L England
J H Hole
Chairman – Mike Ridout
Treasurer – Dennis Allenden
Stage Director – Mike Kirk
Secretary – Gail Loader (in 1957 Mary Collet takes over as secretary)
Member – Mary Collet