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Play Reading: 'Sleeping Lions' written and hosted by Tom Derrington

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 18:30
online via Zoom

We invite you to our February play reading which will be held online, hosted by the author of the play, Tom Derrington.

Thursday 25th February 2021 at 18:30 on Zoom: playreading of 'Sleeping Lions' by Tom Derrington

It is Leo’s sixth birthday. His tormented mother, Katie, is determined to give her little boy the party he deserves. His father Max thinks it’s a terrible idea. Set in real time, as the parents wait in vain for Leo’s friends to start arriving, accusations begin to fly, uninvited guests show up and painful truths are realised. A mordantly funny, yet heart wrenching story about love, denial, compassion and loss.

Cast: 3 female, 2 male

We held a great reading of Tom's first play last summer and are looking forward to read this new one!

How to attend the reading:
- Download the play from the ‘Members’ section of the Upstage website or request the pdf via email to
- You'll find the link to the Zoom Meeting on the first page of the downloaded pdf - on clicking the link you may be prompted to confirm the downloading of Zoom
- The Zoom meeting will be started at 18:15 to allow attendees time to join by 18:30

Looking forward to see you again!

The Upstage Committee