AN amateur drama group will be performing a thriller which was made famous by Hitchcock next week.

The Latchingdon Arts and Drama Society (LADS) will be performing Rope at the Tractor Shed in Latchingdon from March 20-23.

Director Cathy Hallam said: “I have the pleasure of directing LADS’ next production the classic thriller Rope, written by Patrick Hamilton of Gaslight fame and made famous by Hitchcock.

“It is a dark thriller and we have some great performances which I promise will have you wondering whether they will get away with it or not.

“As usual a great set has been put together in keeping with the time the play is set.

“Please come along and support your local theatre we promise you won’t be disappointed.”

The society was formed in late 1957 and was the dream of Latchingdon councillor John Glassborow, who later became a president of the society.

Latchingdon Village Hall was built in 1955 and served as the venue for many LADS productions over the year.

The very first play, The Good Young Man, produced by Peter Jones, was performed in January 1958 and the society has been going strong ever since.

In February 1998, LADS moved to its new home at the Tractor Shed, which is located on Mr Jones’ farm.

Performances will start at 7.30pm and tickets are priced £7. For details, email or visit