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Off The Page Autumn 2023 (Online)

Sociable online weekly play-reading workshops aimed at older adults
Off The Page Autumn 2023 (Online)

Fancy reading a great play in the company of others from the comfort of your own home?

If so, grab a coffee and join us on Wednesday mornings, 11am-12.30pm on Zoom.

No advance reading is required – enjoy finding out what happens each week!


There are a limited number of places so advance booking is recommended.

Your booking will require an email address. We will use that email address to get in touch before the start date with more information and instructions on how to access the weekly sessions.

If you have any questions, please email Neil Packham, Community Drama Director at neil@citz.co.uk for more information.


To access the sessions, you need a smartphone, tablet or laptop and Zoom, which you can download for free. Don’t worry if you’ve not used Zoom before, we have a step-by-step guide.


This term we'll be exploring Howard Brenton's stage adaptation of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell. The story captures the lives of a group of painters and decorators pre 1st World War, under constant fear of being laid off. It’s full of characters, a gentle sense of humour and humanity.

You will need a copy in advance of the first session. We will be reading the Howard Brenton adaptation, published by Nick Hern Books. It can be bought from a range of online stores including Blackwells, Nick Hern Booksand Hive


It has been great fun, challenging and an unmissable part of the week." Participant

"It has been a major highlight of my week during lockdown, getting a social boost and some very stimulating and intellectual chat, as well as a lot of laughs...such a tonic!” Participant

    20 Sep11am
    27 Sep11am
    4 Oct11am
    11 Oct11am
    18 OctNo session
    25 Oct11am
    1 Nov11am
    8 Nov11am
    15 Nov11am
Running Time: 90 mins