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Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre



UK
Aylesbury, Bucks

Pinocchio

Pinocchio



Contact: dario@qpc.org


August 2017

Casting Call for Aylesbury actors - if you're aged 17+ and would like to be in our panto Pinocchio please contact dario@qpc.org

Posted 16/08/2017

 

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Bel Canto Choir

Bel Canto Choir
www.belcantochoir.co.uk

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UK
Manchester / Yorkshire


Venue: St Margaret's Church, Swinton

Box Office: 07803925212 Tickets: £9

The Best of Bel Canto

Musical Director: Robert Webb
Pianist: Jonathan Gooing

The Best of Bel Canto



Sat 7th October 2017 7:15pm
A selection of choral anthems, classical and popular songs.



Posted 16/08/2017

 

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Birmingham Hippodrome

UK
Birmingham

Birmingham Hippodrome Heritage Talk - The Birth of the Mega Musical

Birmingham Hippodrome Heritage Talk - The Birth of the Mega Musical



Sat 9 Sep, 1pm - 2pm

Heritage Project Update!

Birmingham Hippodrome has helped make memorable theatre moments for generations of visitors.
Since our opening as the Tower of Varieties and Circus in 1899 we have had a fascinating history, with many changes to the building and the kind of events taking place here over the last 118 years. From crocodile wrestling to The Lion King, there have been variety acts, circus and major touring musicals performed on our stage!
Through the Hippodrome Heritage project, our fantastic volunteer team are bringing our dynamic history to life! Take a look at the exciting opportunities below and find out how you can get involved!

Heritage Open Day
FREE Talk - The Birth of the Mega Musical
Sat 9 Sep, 1pm - 2pm, PwC Suite


Birmingham Hippodrome is inviting audiences to celebrate the theatre's incredible history as part of Heritage Open Days.

From the soaring melodies and epic majesty of Miss Saigon to the magical sets and spectacular special effects of Mary Poppins - nothing sets our temperatures soaring here at Brimingham Hippodrome quite like a 'mega-musical!

With the return of the original Broadway blockbuster, Miss Saigon, Birmingham Hippodrome are hosting a FREE Heritage Talk all about The Birth of the Mega Musical.

Our Hippodrome Heritage volunteers will take audiences on a magical 'musical' tour through the archives, re-tracing the genre's evolution. You'll also be able to look through old programmes and our touch table.

Posted 15/08/2017

 

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Cartwright Drama Studio coming to Bramhall

Hello there,

I thought this may be of interest to the wonderful Amateur Dramatics world if anyone wishes to further their experience and skills.

Under the direction of Jim Cartwright,I shall be teaching TV acting, audition technique and more importantly, having fun and using our imaginations to become better actors or to use the new found skills in every day life.
Classes for both adults and children in Bramhall every Thursday from September.

Please find below Jim's quote regarding these classes which is soon to go on the I Love Bramhall Website:

''We are thrilled to be bringing The Cartwright Drama Studio to Bramhall and particularly excited that the classes will be run by Neil Rowland, who has worked successfully in all areas of the acting profession. He also brings to the sessions the skills of a natural and imaginative communicator and an experienced teacher.
The Cartwright Drama studio invites the people of Bramhall to come and experience our ground breaking approach to drama training. People of all levels and ages are welcome from absolute beginners, to the creatively curious to professionals and all ages are served from children to OAPS. Why not give it a go? The least that can happen is you will have a good laugh the best is that you will find your way to working in the acting profession.'

Jim xx

Please follow the links below for more information.

www.cartwrightdramastudio.com
BBC article re Cartwright studio:

www.bbc.co.uk

Many thanks
Neil Rowland




Posted on 14/08/2017

 

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Donna Atherton



UK

Contact: 07986569132

For Sale

Aug 2017

Ever thought about running your own Drama Group?
I am selling everything you need you to start a new business.


I am including 100's props & costumes, scenery, books, scripts Facebook Page and 5 years of lesson plans, themes including - Frozen, Jungle, Pirates & Princess, Under the sea and many more! - I can recommend a venue and help you get things off the ground if needed. I ran Dramatazz in Arnold for 5 years ages 4-14, please see the Facebook page for loads of photos.
Unfortunately due to personal circumstances I can no longer run this group.
I will consider all reasonable offers. Tel Donna 07986569132 to register your interest.
Thank you.

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Posted 14/08/2017

 

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Harefield Amateur Dramatic Society (HADS)

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Harefield

 

HADS is the local amateur dramatic society for the village of Harefield, between Rickmansworth and Uxbridge, in West London. We have been active since 1951 and currently produce 2 main plays a year plus a summer production, Christmas party and various other side-ventures.
We have members from Harefield itself, plus a wide surrounding area and of all ages, who are a mixture of frontstagers and backstagers. We have a reputation for quality performances, sets and effects and have garnered several awards.
We're not stuffy or dah-lings and recognise that people give up an enormous amount of their free time and dedication to producing performances and we try to make it fun and inviting. Of course, as with any drama group, there can be more drama off-stage than on, but that's half the fun ...
We are members of NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) and supported by the HAA (Hillingdon Arts Association).
We meet at St Mary's Church Hall, High Street, Harefield, UB9 6BX, every Tuesday evening at 8pm. Come and join us to see what we're up to.
Contact janscurr@hotmail.com. or 01895 253346.

 

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John Hegarty

jhegarty777@aol.com




PANTOWEEN

My panto is opening up new ground. It is based around Halloween !!!.

I have written it to include a lot of songs and audience participation.

It is also deliberately short, just over one hour in length.

This is so that groups can easily perform two show in one evening.

I always thought that there should be more for children to do at Halloween, considering the amount of effort that they and their parents put into dressing them up and the fact that in general, fireworks terrify the majority of small children.

Please contact me to discuss.

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OperaUpClose

OperaUpClose
www.operaupclose.com



UK
London

Contact: please email tom@operaupclose.com for more details

 

Available Free


August 2017

wish to donate to a good home the following items:
12 stage flats of varying sizes (2x3m to door-size)
two filing cabinets
large public bin
assortment of chairs and other misc props
These are available to collect from NW London at any date or time.


Posted 06/08/2017

 

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Aidan Bell

Aidan Bell
www.aidanbell.com/videography.html

Hertfordshire, England

aidan1@aidanbell.com

Aidan Bell

Show Video


I am a musical theatre performer, but have also for the last 13 years multi-camera filmed amateur and professional productions, creating full-feature DVDs for the members of the group.

I do not charge to film per se. I film for free, at my own expense, and earn by selling the resulting DVDs (strictly only to members of the company of course).

I've filmed over 100 shows.

Visit my website or contact me for details

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The Grand Pavilion

The Grand Pavilion
www.thegrandpavilion.co.uk

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The Grand Pavilion

 

Theatre Space Available

Contact: Lynn Allison FCIM
Direct - 01629 826219
Mobile - 07831 649 647
Restoration café and Box Office – 01629 584 675
Lynn Allison lynn@lynnallison.co.uk



I represent The Grand Pavilion in Matlock Bath (www.thegrandpavilion.co.uk) which was bought from the council in 2013 by a charity run by local people keen to save and restore this historic building. It is a restoration project and all profits go back into the restoration fund.

We would like theatre groups to visit our ‘Little Bit Scruffy’ venue with a view to using it for performances and rehearsals. We have three usable spaces (all insured and with good fire safety systems):

- Grey Room 9.5x9.5m square, high ceilings, triple aspect windows, south facing, polished wood floor - £10/hr
- Nuttall Room 9.5x9.5m square, high ceilings, triple aspect windows, north facing, unpolished wood floor - £10/hr
- Main Hall – very large room with bar and stage. Stage is 6’ high and has large wings left and right and there are 4 changing rooms underneath. Main hall seats up to 400 (flat). We also have 20’ wide staging at 2’high to use with the main stage or instead of the main stage.

Local groups booking a room for a performance will get most of their rehearsal time free of charge.

Contact us for availability

Posted 15/07/2017

 

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The Aston Academy of Magic

The Aston Academy of Magic
www.magicschool.org.uk

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Professional magic shows and group or one to one tuition.

We are based in the village of Marston Moretaine and can provide individual one to one or group tuition on magical entertainment and presentation.

Contact: magicmentors@gmail.com

 

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Copperdollar Studios

Copperdollar Studios
copperdollarstudios.co.uk

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Copperdollar Studios, 22 Montague St, Brighton BN2 1JX

Contact: (0)7775 502727 or info@copperdollarstudios.co.uk

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Copperdollar Studios are two unique studios situated in the heart of Brighton’s Kemptown on the East Sussex coast. They are available to be hired by the creative community of Brighton and beyond. They are popular with photographers and videographers because of their rustic walls, wooden floors and variation of textured aesthetics that create a rich choice for backdrops. Theatre companies and musicians who need a quiet yet rich shabby chic atmospheric for music videos and band shoots make use of the space, too. They are available from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week.
Although we can't accept regular small slot bookings, both of the studios can be block booked or rented as a one off which makes them perfect for summer programmes, workshops and training.
The booking rate is reduced by 50% for students.
You can check the studios out on our website and social media platforms


Call for availability

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Posted 13/06/2017

 

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Support Your Local Amateur Theatre Group

Author: Norma Phillips
Secretary of
Teesside Musical Theatre Company

Contact: nphillips6@gmail.com

We hope that Teesside Musical Theatre Company’s (TMTC) reputation will encourage audiences to buy tickets for the upcoming 2017 production of “Spamalot” being performed at Middlesbrough Theatre on 15-20 May 2017. “Spamalot” was aptly described by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle as “a pantomime for all seasons”, and our production promises to be spectacular and hilarious, appealing to everyone who wants to leave the theatre feeling thoroughly entertained. The only pain you will experience from this encounter with a “python” is the ache in your ribs from so much laughter.

TMTC were excited to secure the rights to “Spamalot” in 2014 to be the first North East Amateur Company to perform the show. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, tickets sales are likely to be adversely affected by the fact that many people may have already seen the show recently in the local area.

True to the “Spamalot” ethos, we are determined to “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”, and rehearsals are progressing well. Our Committee and Members endeavour to be supportive of each other and work together to ensure the survival of local amateur theatre. Several members of Teesside Musical Theatre Youth Company are also part of the cast, giving them valuable experience in a full scale production and helping to secure the future of TMTC.

For “Spamalot” TMTC also have a Youtube page with amusing videos providing a taster of the production and showing how much fun the cast is having at rehearsals. Visit the page at www.youtube.com and subscribe to receive news of future videos.

We need the support of local audiences to come and join in the fun at Middlesbrough Theatre from 15-20 May 2017 by ordering tickets from our ticket secretaries, Jacquie Kelly (tel: 07712 485211) and Sue Bargewell (tel: 07806 786327) or from the Box Office on 01642 815181. Tickets cost £15 for adults and £10 for Under 14s.

Posted on 28/04/2017

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VG Plays

VG Plays
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Contact: Tasterella@hotmail.co.uk

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VG Plays www.vgplays.co.uk for scripts for am dram and youth groups all tried, tested and staged worldwide

Most famously: ’The Magdalen Whitewash’.

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Junior AMDRAM Club

Junior AMDRAM Club

UK
Southam, Gloucestershire

Production: Summer Revue


Contact: Gerry Jones 07823 883203 or gerryjones108@gmail.com

 


Dates Required: Feb 2017 on

Southam Junior AMDRAM Club are performing a summer revue with two choir songs, so we are looking for a singing teacher to help with two choir numbers, so if you are able to help, and live within easy travelling distance of Southam Call Gerry Jones on 07823 883203 or email me: gerryjones108@gmail.com


Posted 21/02/2017

 

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Recent Post from one of our readers - 17/04/2017
Name: Debbie Bell
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Play Script

Calvary greetings to Yuh all, please I need a drama script on this topic The Full Amour from Romans 13:12

Peter's response:

Hi Cynthia,
I'm afraid I can't help you directly as I'm not aware of any such play scripts.
I'll post your enquiry in the #Advice section of www.dramagroups.com and ask people to get in touch with you via your FB page if they can help.

Peter

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The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin
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Pirates of Penzance

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The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin

Read the review of "Pirates" by the American Statesman's Andrew J. Friedenthal.

 

Posted on 17/06/2017

 

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Actors Anonymous

Melbourne, Australia

Contact: Roslyn Gold rosgold@gmail.com

Wanted

One Day in '67 by Mitch Torres

Hi there we are a private playreading group in Melbourne and would like to read Mitch Torres play "One day in '67" Could anyone help me in locating a hard or digital copies ?
We have belonged to the Victorian Drama League Library for over 30 years
Thanks so much
Cheers Roslyn

Date Req'd: ASAP

Posted 30/05/2017