As part of our precautionary measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, ESOC Theatre Group have decided to suspend all upcoming physical workshops and Stammtisches until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Online Stammtisch
Living Together by Alan Ayckbourn
Thursday 4th June, 19:30 via Zoom


This comedy covers a traumatic family weekend in a Victorian country house. The central character is Norman, a disheveled librarian, who is married to Ruth but fancies his sisters-in-law, Annie and Sarah. Annie, in turn, is being courted by Tom, a dim vet, while Sarah is frustrated with her marriage to the boring Reg.

(Living Together is one of the trilogy, The Norman Conquests, three plays that cover a weekend from the vantage point of three different areas: dining room, living room and garden. Living Together covers the action that takes place in the living room.)

Review: "The Norman Conquests – three very British comedies of domestic despair.
Alan Ayckbourn’s trilogy can be seen in any order and is delivered with biting wit that’s always a knife edge away from tragedy." (The Guardian)

To join us you will need to download the Zoom app. You can do this by going to https://zoom.us/signup and registering. It is free to use.

Then, on the evening in question, just before 7:30pm, click HERE and follow the instructions. The meeting ID is
 858 2737 3864. If you have any problems or questions, please let us know.

A PDF of the script will be available during the Stammtisch using Zoom's 'screen sharing' option, therefore a tablet or PC would be easier to use rather than a mobile phone.

Our Stammtisch events are not rehearsed readings or performances from the group. Instead, they are casual meetings where we usually sit around a table (currently via video call), and read a script together. Sometimes just for fun, and sometimes to review them as a potential production. You do not need to be a Member to participate, so if you're curious, come and join us!