Wakefield Diocesan Drama Committee
This is a group which has been in existence for a great many years. The acting wing of the group, The Pamela Kiely Players, is named in memory of Pamela Kiely who was very active in promoting drama within the Church during the last half of the twentieth century. She was employed in this capacity by Bradford, Wakefield and Ripon dioceses and directed a great many memorable performances. She was a remarkable, dynamic woman and is remembered with great fondness by all who knew her.
The group puts on plays about twice a year. We have no home theatre and rely on churches inviting us to perform. The usual pattern is a small tour, mainly within the diocese, but there have been forays to Whitby, Durham, Nottingham, Derbyshire and North Yorkshire.
One strategy that is being explored is that of performing to groups that have already gathered for educational purposes or for conferences. There have been excellent responses to our performances from the Northern Ordination Course, and Wakefield Ministry Schemes day events. We are very keen that we should be used in this way and offer our services for group meetings, courses and conferences. We will write and produce plays for specific events, issues, celebrations, but obviously we need plenty of time for such projects.
From time to time we hold workshops for anyone interested in drama.
For details of conferences and workshops, please contact:
The Mirfield Centre
Tel: 01924 481920
We are very keen to expand our work and are looking for new members. Anyone interested in acting, directing, writing, administration, or publicity would be very welcome. We are also always on the lookout for venues and friendly, hospitable churches in which to perform our plays.
People to contact:
Diocesan Drama Adviser:
Revd Dr Roger Grainger
7 Park Grove
Chairman of the Committee:
Revd Ron Ayres
119 Church Lane