Minutes of the meeting at La Rosa Hotel on Thursday 31 March 2022.
Present: Adele, Pip, Peter, Kaz, Michele, Jenny, Jonathan, Fiona, Ian (chair).
Apologies: Lesley, Gill, Harry.
Topic: Members’ work-in-progress.
This meeting was devoted to a reading of Adele’s play: Sex, Lies and Baking Cakes.
The play has 4 characters:
Sandra: Kaz — Nearly 40 years of age. A successful businesswoman with no children, recently divorced, very busy with work. Lives in Leeds.
Carly: Fiona — Sandra’s best friend since they were young children. Also nearly 40. Never married, and in a fluid relationship with two bisexual men and is also bisexual herself. She never takes work seriously and is an environmental activist. Lives in Manchester.
Ray: Peter — Sandra’s father. Has traditional northern working-class attitudes to life. Spends a lot of time at his Bowls Club.
Sybil: Pip — Sandra’s mother. Always been there for the family. A good baker and home-maker. Her health is now declining rapidly with Alzheimer’s Disease.
The play-reading finished around 12:40 PM. The ensuing discussion was lively and enthusiastic.
The meeting concluded at 1:05 PM.