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Lilian Wilcocks

Why I Enjoy Drama

Amateur dramatics, shorn of all its complexities, is rather like an adult version of children’s “lets pretend” games. Where else does one get the opportunity to become a totally different character in a competely different environment and stil stay within the law ? Some regard amateur dramatics as escapism. I prefer to think of it as opening a window to new and exciting experiences.

My Drama Experience

Apart from school drama, I first acted with a large Civil Service groupin a short play, “The Price of Coal”, by Lancashire playwright Harold Brighouse (of “Hobson’s Choice” fame). It was a strong drama based on life in a Lancashire mining community and it had a strong influence on me – I was hooked on drama ! For over 60 years (I started young !) I have acted in more than 30 plays and directed almost as many, some of them in groups in Lancashire and Plymouth, but the majority with Woodlands Drama Group. I have also undertaken the important roles of prompt and props.

Away From Drama

My other main interest has been golf, which I played and enjoyed for over 50 years, but sadly recently I have not been fit enough to play. Over the years I have done voluntary work with housing charities and with WRVS and last, but not least, have spent lots of time being a wife and mother.