The Semi-Circle
   English Language Theatre in
   Basel since 1975

Virtual Play Reading via Zoom

  • 28 Apr 2020
  • 19:30 - 21:00
  • At home

Registration is closed

As we are currently living in such difficult times and not able meet for our monthly dose of play reading it was kindly suggested to us that we try to arrange a virtual meeting.


We are going ahead with it!


We have already tried this in a small group using the Zoom video conferencing app to see how practical the system is and found that for the readers it is very straightforward requiring no prior knowledge and minimal technical assistance.


We shall read the short play “What Shall We Tell Caroline” by John Mortimer.


We will all meet via Zoom at 19:30 on Tuesday 28th April and the session should last approximately 90 minutes. We will use the first 30 minutes to make sure everyone has properly joined, understands the technology and has the play available either themselves or visible on our shared screen. If you want to read it would be best however to print out a copy of the script yourself.

Our Committee secretary Alison Bolton has kindly agreed to set up the meeting and she will invite participants via email. As usual Tony O’Sullivan and Michael Clarke will introduce the play and will direct proceedings. There is no need for you to have Zoom set up on your device as logging in to the meeting will automatically trigger a Zoom download. If possible you should use your lap top/PC and microphone and loudspeaker. A tablet should also work if you prefer and you can try a mobile phone although this is not ideal.

For those of you new to this technology you should expect to be able to see and hear all the participants and view a rolling copy of the play script.

All who have registered by 17:00 on the 24th April will receive a pdf copy of the play to print or view at home as preferred and the invitation will be sent out by the 27th. If we have many subscribers we may have two runs and meet again on the 29th.

As usual you do not have to read but can still join in to say hello and listen.

We look forward to “seeing” you on the 28th and, in the meantime, stay well and stay safe.


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