Rehearsed Reading of ‘Follow My Leader’ Dinner and A.G.M.
Award-winning director and friend of Terence Rattigan, Adrian Brown, will be directing members of the Society (VOLUNTEERS PLEASE) in a rehearsed reading of ‘Follow My Leader’, written in 1938 but banned by the Lord Chamberlain until 1940. Members who attended the Oxford Conference will recall the extracts from the play performed as part of Michael Darlow’s unforgettable final conference session.
The evening will begin with drinks and the rehearsed reading, followed by dinner during which our Annual General Meeting, will be conducted (professionally but with brevity) by TRS Secretary Clive Montellier. The event will be hosted by Denis Moriarty, a member of the exquisite Oxford & Cambridge Club through whose auspices we shall have access to this unique venue.
The foundation of the Oxford and Cambridge University Club dates from a meeting of members from the two universities held at the British Coffee House, 27 Cockspur Street on 17 May 1830, with Lord Palmerston in the chair. The meeting resolved that a club consisting of members of both universities should be formed “for the association of individuals educated at those universities and for promoting and continuing a mutual interest and fellowship between them.” This remains the Club’s ethos. Denis Moriarty will be happy to escort members on a tour of the club during a break in the proceedings.