Welcome to LADS website
LADS was formed was formed on 6th January 1924.
It's founders wished to establish a "village society" with the
aim of presenting plays with “genuine dramatic worth”. Eighty-three
years later, the LADS are still going strong. Loughton can no longer
truly be described as a “village” but one thing has remained
constant - that original aspiration of “genuine dramatic worth”.
LADS has about 60 members of all ages. We perform and rehearse at Lopping Hall, conveniently
situated in Loughton High Road, just a few minutes walk from Loughton
tube station. Click here
for a map of Lopping Hall and the immediate vicinity.
We produce four plays a year, ranging from classics to
the latest contemporary drama. The LADS are proud of our reputation for
presenting plays fresh onto the amateur circuit and so we always keep an
eye on potential new releases.
We were one of the first amateur companies to produce
David Hare’s Amy’s View (January 2001) - now in a revival in the
West End, and are also proud to count Amadeus, The Madness of George
III, Steel Magnolias, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Communicating Doors
as among our local “firsts”.
What's on the website?
Here you will find details of our current production and a diary of
forthcoming events, such as read-throughs, set-ups as well as social
Brief details and dates of the four plays in our current season
How and when you can book tickets.
Why not join LADS? We're always pleased to welcome new
people. Or perhaps you'd just like to come along to one of our
events. Here you will find information on how to get involved,
either on-stage or behind the scenes.
Details of past productions, including photos and reviews.
Whether you're looking to come and see our latest
production, or thinking of joining the society, we hope you find our
website useful and informative.