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.

"The Paragon" Programme, Aldermaston Court Drama Society

“The Paragon” Programme, Aldermaston Court Drama Society

"Two Dozen Red Roses" Programme, Aldermaston Court Drama Society

“Two Dozen Red Roses” Programme, Aldermaston Court Drama Society

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

Productions 1955-1957

Both programmes list past productions and plays performed from 1955 to 1957 has been compiled.

1955

1956

1957

The Bear

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

HON. PRESIDENT

Dr. T. E. Allibone F. R. S.

VICE PRESIDENTS

J N Barnett
Mrs. J Camp
J L England
J H Hole

COMMITTEE

ChairmanĀ  – Mike Ridout
TreasurerĀ  – Dennis Allenden
Stage Director – Mike Kirk
Secretary – Gail LoaderĀ  (in 1957 Mary Collet takes over as secretary)
Member – Mary Collet

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