Due to Coronavirus restrictions, Hornby Drama Group is to suspend physical meetings after 27th October 2021. We shall continue virtually though, rehearsing and recording the play, 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by CS Lewis on-line using Zoom. If you would like to join us, please get in touch. Contact details are on the 'Join Us' webpage..

We aim to recommence as soon as conditions allow. Any updates will be published on this website. Alternatively, please use the Contact form on this website to seek further information.

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As we have been unable to meet together at the Institute stage during lock down, we have instead been busy rehearsing and recording ‘radio’ plays on-line using Zoom! These are available for you to enjoy. Just click on the links below.

THE FLOWERS ARE NOT FOR YOU TO PICK by Tyrone Guthrie.

The BBC broadcast this play in 1930, describing it in Radio Times as ‘A Play for the Microphone’.
The protagonist, Edward, is drowning in the sea, recalling events from his past.
Click here

ORPHEUS by Ted Hughes

A radio play written in 1971 for BBC Schools.
During lockdown, the junior members of Hornby Drama Group came together to explore Orpheus by Ted Hughes. They looked at Greek theatre, made masks, and explored the use of the Zoom video-conferencing tool in performance.
This is the culmination of their efforts; we hope you enjoy.... Click here

THE BLUE DRAGON PAPERS

As we have been unable to meet together at the Institute stage during lock down, we have instead been busy rehearsing and recording a ‘radio’ play on Zoom! It is now available on-line for you to enjoy.

Written especially for HDG, The Blue Dragon Papers is set in Hornby in 1946 in the immediate aftermath of World War II, when Britain is leading the international race to develop an atomic weapon.

The play spans some tumultuous days in the life of Mrs Walton and her four children as they are unwittingly caught in an international web of intrigue.
Secret agents race to retrieve top secret documents which are hidden in the Walton’s family home in Hornby. Will the Russians get there first? Will the children save the world!!? Click here