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Manor Musical Theatre Company

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Addams Family Musical

AUDITION OPPORTUNITY
We are searching for a frighteningly good Fester for our next production of Addams Family Musical!
He should be full of energy and a tenor (C sharp-C sharp).
All audition pieces are available now, message us via Facebook for more info!

Posted on 18/08/2018

 

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The South Devon Players

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The Rising Sun, 8 The Quay, Brixham TQ3 8AW

Quiz Night

Fundraising Quiz Night



Thurs 20th September 2018 7:30pm

£10 entry per team (up to 6 members)
Top prize: A lovely case of wine
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Posted 18/08/2018

 

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Australian playwrights


Looking for savings on royalties?
Here is a chronological list of Australian playwrights.


Copyright law is complex and changes - do your own research before deciding they are royalty free.

1794- 1857 William Thomas Moncrieff - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/21552149
1813-1868 Charles Harpur - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/26147659
1814-1882 Charles Reade - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/6392140
1822–1889 Edward Reeve - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/22998990
1822-1878 William Akhurst - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/42644567
active 1834 Henry Melville - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/45058405
1842-1928 Benjamin Hoare - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/21422225
1842–1880 Walter Hampson Cooper - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/11147291
1843–1913 Garnet Walch - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/14544767
1846-1881 Marcus Clarke - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/30868519
1846-1911 Mary Hannay Foott http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/12444768
active 1849 James R. McLaughlin - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/10965020
1849-1916 Francis Rawdon Chesney Hopkins -see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/27983889
1850-1921 George Darrell - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/48577781
1856-1919 Alfred Deakin - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/34642429
1860-1921 Charles Haddon Spurgeon Chambers - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/9979239
1862–1938 Edmund Duggan - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/38589306
1862-1935 Blamire Young - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/15020990
1862-1915 George William Louis Marshall-Hall - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/22606769
1864–1939 Catherine Clarissa (Kate) Howarde
1865-1931 Edward Dyson - see http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128726790
1865-1944 Alexander Melrose - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/43567176
1868-1935 Steele Rudd
1868-1930 William Jethro Brown - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/25522448
active 1866 Richard Henry Horne
active 1867 Ralph Delaney - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/7456474
1868–1937 William George Moore - see http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article147569643
http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/45528314
1868–1953 Albert Edward (Bert) Bailey
-1913 Bert Royle - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/21976506
1869-1953 Alfred Law - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/42899693
1869–1942 Sir George Stephenson Beeby
active 1869 W R Honey - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/31167262
active 1870 John Smith - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/40529683
1871-1936 [John Stange Heiss] Oscar Asche
active 1872 Walter H. Cooper
1872-1936 Arthur Henry Adams - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/45528986
active 1874 Helen Lucy Benbow - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/10965020
1877-1946 Harry Tighe - see http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1042373
1877-1952 Robbitt Jon Clow - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/22278577
1881-1961 Evelyn John Rupert Atkinson - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/15720607
1882-1941 Enid Derham http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/14273334
active 1886 Thomas Walker
1888-1954 Lionel Shave http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/23036187
active 1889 Arnold Denham
active 1890 Arthur M Heathcote - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/22005014
1890- Harrison Owen
1892-1918 Adrian Consett Stephen - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/9860177
active 1896 Euston Leigh and Cyril Clare - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/18300697
1878-1943 Louis Esson - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/26999377 and trove.nla.gov.au/work/18981575
1881–1917 Helena Sumner Locke - see http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A371
1884-1946 Walter James [Redfern ?] Turner - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/21322161
1873-1953 Mary Theodora [Dora] Wilcox - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/39025913
1879-1954 Miles Franklin - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/207732183
1901-1954 Malcolm 'Max' Afford - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/26214868
active 1908 Nugent Robertson - see http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article125688269
active 1909 Inez Bensusan - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/46642834
1909 -1952 Russell J Oakes - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/19239096
active 1911 Bernard Ingleby -see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/18990291
active 1915 James Albert Ross - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/14183525
active 1916 E Coungeau - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/8506188
active 1917 Christian Alphomega - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/30327327
active 1919 E Coulson Davidson - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/31083519
active 1925 Juliet - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/22279454
active 1928 R Frewen Boult - see http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2448818
active 1929 Nora Winifred Collison - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/22291190
active 1930 W F Chapman - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/12419598v
active 1944 Doris Hayball - see http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/22290262

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Harefield Amateur Dramatic Society (HADS)

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Moon Over Buffalo

Moon Over Buffalo

UK
Middx


Venue: St Mary's Church Hall, Harefield UB9 2XB

Box Office: 01895 822697 or janscurr@hotmail.com or from The Harefield pub, High St., Harefield
Tickets: £9.50 / £7.50 Thursday only


15th, 16th, 17th November 2018 8:00pm


The hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centres on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1050s. At the moment, they're playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New Yourk with five actors.

On the brink of a disasterous split-up caused by George's daliance with a young ingenue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter's clueless fiance and hilarious uncertainty about which play they're actually performing, caused by Charlotte's deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George's body.


Posted 16/08/2018

 

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Hamish Darby



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Free out of Copyright Scripts

Here is a link to a collection of scripts confirmed out-of-copyright for Australia, some by Australian playwrights - held free online at gutenberg.net.au/drama.html

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Lowdham Players and the Lowdham Pantomime Group


UK
Lowdham, Nottinghamshire NG14 7BD


 

Peter Pan

Production: Peter Pan

Dates Required: Start Wed 5th September 2018

Choreographer and Musicians Wanted

Contact: Show Director Paul Judd 07450 99 69 65 or pauljudd@live.co.uk


Posted 15/08/2018

 

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KATS (Kennet Amateur Theatrical Society)

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Bucklebury Memorial Hall, Berks

Spamalot

Spamalot

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Auditions: September 6th, 10th & 13th from 7:30
Performance: 21 - 23 Feb 2019


These auditions are open to anyone aged 18+ and include singing and dance auditions.

Posted 15/08/2018

 

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BHOS

BHOS
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At B.H.O.S. our mission is to produce high quality productions that build on our history whist contributing to the community.
Established on 2nd December 1886, The Brighton & Hove Operatic Society have been a continuous presence on Brighton stages. With over 250 full productions to their name they have played in nearly all of Brightons professional theatres both past and present. BHOS have performed nearly 80 times at Brighton’s Theatre Royal and produced The Domes annual Pantomime for the best part of 40 years between 1946 and 1986.
Although the word “Operatic” no longer reflects the company we now are, it is important to retain our name so we can celebrate our long and illustrious history. To Date we have produced 50 plays, 30 Pantomimes and 180 Musicals so we are so much more than an “Operatic Society” However as the South of England’s oldest theatre company we made the decision to incorporate out traditional name with more modern branding.

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Money Savings Tips For Amateur Performers

London Arrangements For anyone keen to get into musical theatre performing, it can be a daunting thought not only to stand in front of a big crowd on stage, but from a financial perspective too. Particularly when starting out, you’ll be faced with budget restraints which can limit your success as a performer, if not managed properly.

Here are 6 super easy money savings tips to help amateur performers make musical theatre affordable.


1. Use Multi-Skilled Musicians To Cut Down on Pay Whether you’re a musical theatre performer, actor or singer, you’ll often need a musician or band to help enhance your performance.

One of the most important ways to cut costs with your musician is to use talent who can offer multiple skills at once, so you want someone who can play more than just one instrument and play each well.

For instance, if you have a rhythm guitarist who can also fill in on backing vocals and the occasional bit of keyboards, you’ve essentially saved three salaries.



2. Opt for MP3 Backing Music

Opposite to having a musician play your musical pieces, using professional backing tracks is a great alternative that can provide the same effect of a live band and, in a lot of cases can be much more cost effective.

You’ll also find that they’re often a lot more reliable than an external musician who might not be as invested as the performance as yourself. If their parts are integral to your performance and you suffer from a no show, their absence could not only damage your act but also lead to wasted budget that could have been allocated elsewhere.




3. Dedicate Funds to Press Over Marketing

Of course, if you have more people coming to watch your shows, you get more ticket sales and inevitably more profit or budget to put towards the next production. Although it’s encouraged to keep enough budget back for some marketing of tickets and similar, it’s crucial to create positive relationships with press and spokespeople in the musical theatre community. But why?

The press is usually made up of influential individuals that have huge followings and a platform which they can use to talk about your performance. If you can get these people to watch your production, you can spur a conversation between their readers to improve awareness to your show and in effect have a similar effect to the marketing efforts, only on a larger scale.

This will help you to gain something back from your performance. Particularly if it’s a small production and you’re looking to make a living or extra income from musical theatre.
4. Get Savvy When Buying Props & Costumes

If you’ve been in musical theatre for a while, you’ll come to understand that props, costumes and set dressing can be extremely expensive. It’s important that you don’t pay more than you need, though particularly beginners may find it hard to know what price to pay.

Before going to a retailer and browsing through their many items, it’s best to do some preparation and research. Write up a list of what you need and look online for these products and get an idea of the prices they’re being sold at.

Tip: You can use Pricesearcher to find unbiased prices of millions of products being sold on the internet to ensure you get the best deal if you decide to buy online.

Buy From Charity Shops
A fantastic idea is to make copies of this list and take them to local charity shops and similar with your contact details. This way, when they receive new items in store, they can contact you first for you to view the product rather than putting it up for sale or worse, throwing it away in the trash - which unfortunately happens too often.

Alternatively, you can even transform your old bed sheets, curtains and similar into great costumes and props with very little cost. Even those with very basic sewing skills can create a some props or accessories and plus, wearing your own clothes on stage can be an extremely rewarding feeling. London Arrangements




5. Fundraise For Your Performance

One of the best ways to generate some budget for your performance is to host a local fundraising project a few months before the event. It’s important that this event is of value to those you’re targeting to make the most of the event.

Bake sales almost always go down a treat whether it’s in your works office, at a community dance or school, though if you’re looking to get rid of some old items try going to a carboot or similar.





6. Use Crowdfunding, GoFundMe or Similar

With social media becoming such a dominant aspect of many of our lives, sites like Crowdfunding, GoFundMe and similar have developed. They’re all pretty similar with the main aspect of the site allowing users to share their fundraiser online for people all around the world to donate through online card payments or apps like PayPal.

That makes generating some budget for your performance really easy and no longer limited to physical donations at one particular location. You can reach a wider audience and can also open the door to a community of people with similar interests wanting to help one another. It’s truly a beautiful concept.



Summary

It’s clear there are plenty of ways you can save money as an amateur performer. From sourcing your props and costumes from charity shops to selling homemade cakes.

Especially when it comes to fundraising for your performance or a musical theatre course, be creative and think outside the box and the opportunities will be endless. Now, it’s time to put your findings into practice.

If you’ve got any money saving tips you’d like to share, connect with us on Twitter and Facebook - we’d love to hear from you!

Stephen Robinson, London Arrangements


London Arrangements specialises in the production of professional music backing tracks, ranging from stage and screen, swing and jazz, to classical and easy listening genres.


Posted on 06/08/2018

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Jim Walker
Jim Walker
East Midlands
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Violinist available

Freelance violinist available for musical and theatre productions. 30 years experience in all styles of music, equally at home reading or improvising.Tour work, recording for music libraries and teaching, weekly performances all undertaken. Have played lead violin for 'Oliver' at New Mills,. Derbyshire

Posted on 04/08/2018

 

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Hassan Peymani



Scotland
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High Spec PCs, Pro Audio, Pro Video . Production Gear / Rigging / Drapes - SALE

Hi, I have a lot of equipment for sale (we are a former production company based in Edinburgh). I would like to notify your members about our list if possible. Is there a way to do this. For example, I have about 60m of serge wool drapes along with microphones etc.
Here is a public link to our list
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Posted 31/07/2018

 

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Our Lady & St Chad Catholic Academy

UK
Wolverhampton

 

Drama Theatre Available

Contact: Mike Osborne mosborne@olscmail.org.uk


The drama theatre at OLSC measures 13x10m and is fully equipped with black-out curtains (or natural daylight if needed), lights (spots and lighting rig), a projector, a piano, a small movable stage and small kitchen area. There is ample parking, with ground floor disabled access, making it the perfect drama space to hire in the Wolverhampton Area.

As well as being used by local drama clubs and organisations for practice and rehearsals the drama room it is also suitable for those looking to hire a small studio for band rehearsal, dance, aerobics or yoga.

Our lettings are available for hire during term time weekdays from 17.00pm until 22:00pm with extended hours during school holidays as well as from 8:00am to 4:00pm on weekends
Images and further information can be found at: merchantsfitness.schoolhire.co.uk/drama-room/1336

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Recent Post from one of our readers - 22/07/2018
Name: Kimi Carter
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Hi guys,
I’m looking for help regarding grants to help us get some new equipment any websites etc that I should be looking at?
We’re based in Kegworth in North West Leicester-Shire... we are a youth theatre 10-18 non profiting organisation...
Please contact me on my email which is kim@flowitt.co.uk or my mobile which is 07748272085 if you can help, thank you very much x

Peter's response:

Hi Kimi,

Thanks for posting your question. I shall make sure it gets published in the #Advice section of the www.dramagroups.com website and its associated Facebook, Google+ and Twitter pages within the next 24 hours. I shall ask people to respond directly to you if they have advice to offer.

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Peter

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Great War Theatre

Great War Theatre
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During the First World War just under 3000 new plays were written and licensed for performance across England, Scotland and Wales. Around one quarter of these dealt directly with the war. These plays have mostly been forgotten. However the scripts, their performances, and audience responses to them, offer a unique and unexplored insight into experiences of, and attitudes towards the Great War whilst it was taking place.

If you're looking for something different to perform, esp. for the #WW1 centenary, check out the original plays written during the First World War at our website.

All are free for performance, adapting etc.

Located at: Great War Theatre Project, School of Arts, Jarman Building, University of Kent, Canterbury CT5 1RU

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BROS Theatre Company


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A Class Act

A Class Act 5 June - 9 June 2018

Venue: Hampton Hill Theatre

Our first night audience was raving about A Class Act!

“Stylish choreography”

“Total class in every department - performers, band, staging”

“I’m in love with the cast"

"Impeccably performed”

“Witty script and really poignant"

"Beautifully intimate”

“A little gem of a show”

But don’t just take their word for it; give Love Island a miss and come see this wonderful show for yourself!

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Posted on 07/06/2018

 

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Make-Up Artist Work Experience Required


I am a make-up lecture at Sussex downs college in Lewes. currently seeking work experience for my make-up group. They are all very passionate about theatrical make-up and I was seeking if by any chance they could have the opportunity in working together with the art performance in delivering make-up and gaining experience within the make-up industry in theatrical

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