Rehearsed Readings

Kelvin Players run a series of Saturday evenings throughout the year to showcase their Rehearsed Readings. What are they?


The Rehearsed Readings offer the chance to Kelvin members to direct or act in small productions usually up to 60 minutes in length, but occasionally longer by special arrangement. Commonly known as "a play in a day", the readings are often rehearsed over a few hours rather than weeks. With scripts in hand, it is a great opportunity for both absolutely new and more experienced members to take part in a selection of roles and genres.


The Rehearsed Readings has seen a large variety of genres performed, from classic Shakespearian to famous film adaptations, radio plays to brand new writings. These have very often seen the premiere of a new play, or the showcasing of new directorial work from a member. With two launch nights held in a year, members have the chance to come along and find a play they want to be a part of for the half of the year the night relates to. Everyone at the launch who is interested in having a part in a reading will get the chance to be in one.


The Rehearsed Readings are a good opportunity to have a go at something you never thought you would. It has seen backstage crew turn into actors, and actors into writers and directors. So, why not have a go?


If you are interested in taking part, or directing a play, please contact Rick Procter, Rehearsed Readings Co-ordinator, for more details at


NB. Please note that to be involved with the rehearsed readings in any way you must be a fully paid up Kelvin member.


Rehearsed Reading - Directors' Guidelines