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GIRISH PARDESHI & Krishiv Creations


Contact: Ganesh Panchal 9763676508 Akshay Bendre 8830897961 or rangrishi11@gmail.com

Theatre Workshop with actor GIRISH  PARDESHI & Krishiv Creations

Theatre Workshop with actor GIRISH PARDESHI & Krishiv Creations

7th June 2019 onwards

On Going Theater Training & Public Performance Programme

With the growing milieu of Indian theatre , GIRISH PARDESHI, trained at National School of Drama brings this unique workshop to India.

Weekend schedule, Public Shows.

Every Two Months Reputed Guest faculties Indian & Western approach in modern acting.

Theatre in India is as diverse and rich as the continent. ...

see details here

Posted 21/05/2019


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Wellingborough Cooperative Amateur Dramatic Society

Wellingborough Cooperative Amateur Dramatic Society

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Key for Two

Author: John Chapman and Dave Freeman

Key for Two


Venue: Castle Theatre, Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XA

Box Office: 01933 270007 or book tickets online via the theatre’s website https://www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/castle-theatre/whats-on

June 12th-June 15th 2019

Harriet solves her financial problems by entertaining two married gentlemen callers on different days of the week. The scheme falters when her friend Anne arrives hotly pursued by her husband and both of Harriet’s lovers turn up at the same time, closely followed by their irate wives. The indescribable confusion that ensues builds to a rich complexity of mistaken identity, splendidly farcical situations and a climax of comic wizardry.
This amateur production of “Key for Two” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

Posted 21/05/2019


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Encore Productions

Encore Productions

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Summer Holiday

Encore Productions are looking to find new members, particularly men, for our forthcoming production of Summer Holiday, based upon the hit Cliff Richard film, to be staged in September.

If you would like more information, drop us a message on Gacebook or Twitter!

Posted on 20/05/2019


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Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, Essex

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Contact: Please forward all enquiries to civic.theatreemail@chelmsford.gov.uk
See full details here www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres

Sunday 2 June 2019 10.00am - 5.00pm

Open auditions for the star crossed lovers for a professional production at Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre
We are looking to cast a number of the lead roles in Shakespeare’s best loved tragedy Romeo and Juliet on at the Civic Theatre from Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 July. There is a huge pool of local young talent in the city and we want to give these people the chance to be involved in a professional production put together by Chelmsford City Theatres and Mike Dodsworth
OPEN auditions for people between the ages of 16 – 25 will take place on Sunday 2 June 10.00am – 5.00pm at the Civic Theatre.
There is no application process, registration will open at 10.00am and close at 11.00am on the day.
Auditionees are required to prepare a short monologue to perform to the panel. This does not need to be from any specific genre or play, it can be anything that the auditionee is comfortable performing.

Posted 20/05/2019


claire catterson

Casting Call

We're looking for Teenagers & Kids based in or around the Essex area to appear in a new campaign for a well known Shopping Centre!!

Boys & Girls
14 - 16 years old & 4 - 6 years old

28th, 29th, 30th May 2019

Location Essex

Email hello@clairecatterson.com ASAP and include:-
- Recent Picture
- Contact details

Fully paid work.

Posted on 18/05/2019


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Testament by Sam Edmunds

Reviewed by: Elaine Chapman @elainec46302904

Reviewed 17th May 2019

14th May-1st June

Venue: The Hope Theatre, 207 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1RL

The Hope Theatre with the Artistic Director and “Offies” winner Matthew Parker at the helm, hosts an excellent quality of hard-hitting and challenging Theatre productions. Sam Edmunds was in extremely hands as he brings his award-winning debut play Testament to this intimate theatre space found in the heart of Highbury and Islington.

Testament pushes your senses and emotions to an extremely heightened level of intensity. Finding the dark corners of mental illness which in this play has been bought on by grief and the inability to let Tess go. As we watch Max’s mind descend into despair which he still searches for her among the shadows. Not allowing himself to grieve as he wants to believe she is still out there alive and waiting for him.

Max played by Nicholas Shalebridge delivers a fast-paced heart rendering performance as he battles with severe depression and a now failed suicide attempt months after the death of his girlfriend Tess played by Jessica Frances. The play begins in the hospital where his condition is deteriorating rapidly and receiving the correct treatment is a race against time.

His brother Chris watches as his brother struggles through the immense pain. While he too battles with his own conscience and guilt. When asked to sign the hospital consent form in order to release the pressure on his brain from the fluid building up from the fall, he is keen for Max to be coherent enough to complete the task himself.

The fantastic lighting effects raise the senses as you see an outstanding performance by Shalebridge as his character battles with convulsions possibly an epileptic fit, as he relives moments from the fatal accident in his mind. Often talking to Tess and believing he is still living the memories that are consuming him.

The simple but extremely effective props used for the car accident memories are an absolute touch of genius. We see two damaged front panels of the car with working headlights used to simulate the car crash being manoeuvred by other cast members. As Max relives the fateful crash during the play piecing bits together as the play progresses. It’s only towards the end that we discover the truth about how and why the crash happened!

I really enjoyed the added element to the play where Jesus and Lucifer battle with words to influence which path Max will take next. Both of whom only happen to appear when his depression has taken hold and Max then seems to be existing in another dimension.

Upon speaking to Edmunds after press night he disclosed that “Shalebridge never wanted to be an actor…” if his performance in Testament is anything to go by it was definitely his calling in life as he has an incredible talent.

With many deeply sad moments and an extremely talented cast, this is certainly worth going to watch. Just be prepared to be emotionally challenged by some of the themes covered within the play.

Four Stars.

Max-Nicholas Shalebridge
Tess-Jessica Frances
Chris-William Shackleton
Doctor-Shireenah Ingram
Jesus-David Angland
Lucifer-Daniel Leadbitter
Written by Sam Edmunds.
Producer-Vikesh Godhwani
Director-Sam Edmunds and William Harrison
Designer-Becca White
Lighting Designer-Alan Walden
Sound Designer-William Harrison
Assistant Director-Hannah Benson

See the full review here theatreandartreviews.wordpress.com


Posted on 17/05/2019


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Vale Musical Society

Vale Musical Society

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We are a friendly and welcoming amateur dramatic society with members based in Buckinghamshire. We put on one musical per year, usually in May, in The Court Theatre in Tring, and we put on a fundraising show in Long Marston Village Hall in November. Our last few shows have been very successful and we have won awards from NODA for best male in a musical, best female and best chorus. We welcome all who would like to join our chorus and we audition for principal roles. We rehearse on Tuesdays in Long Marston village hall (or venues nearby). We also hold various social events throughout the year and enjoy eating out together.

Contact: zozoryder@hotmail.com or via our website or social media


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Cynthia Prior

Shropshire / Herefordshire border near Ludlow

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/cynthia.prior.1

For Sale

Traditional 'School Master' Gowns

We have two black academic gowns to 'move on'. Traditional 'school master' type. One is for a tall man and the other for a shorter person.
Located Shropshire / Herefordshire border near Ludlow, but may be able to deliver elsewhere.
Any takers?

Posted 15/05/2019


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Sawston Youth Drama (SYD)

South Cambridgeshire



Dates Required: as of September 2019

Talented Musical NODA nominated Youth Company based in South Cambridgeshire needs a Musical Director (Paid Position)

Contact: mark@sawstonyouthdrama.com

Posted 14/05/2019


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Ben Chi (Mr. Ben)

Mr. Ben, as he is fondly called, has a mandate of serving humanity through the creative use of writing. Encouraged by his labor for knowledge through the years, he has unequivocally brought to the hearing of people and organisations values that would be instrumental to their positive change. To depict this feat, Mr. Ben has written over twenty works-fiction and non-fiction. He has under his belt written works that fall under the categories-juvenile, SCI-FI, short stories, family, inspirational, scientific, educational/academic, business, sexuality/relationship, self-help, religion and many more. Contact mrbenisreal@gmail.com or via www.facebook.com/ben.chi.775

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

The Young People's Plays

The Young People's Plays

This is a collection of short plays that mirrors the life of young students from the Nursery to the primary (or elementary), all the way to secondary (or High School) levels. With didactic intents, the plays aimed to educate, inspire and entertain readers and audience whose love for young people growing up to be responsible adults is a priority.

Each play has its synopsis, characters and the subsequent story.

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Hedgehog Productions

c/o Mount Cottage, Aldon Lane, Addington, Kent, ME19 5PJ

Contact:Mob: 07973 282808 (Contact - Graham) or (Jim 07736 578878)


STAGING Suppliers & Services

For Sale

Staging Panels

We have some staging panels that are surplus to our needs. We are seeking to place them by a reasonable negotiated price.

Surplus to requirements:
10 ply topped sturdy staging panels as shown in the photo. Each panel 6'-0" (1830mm) x 3'-0" (910 mm) x 7" deep (18mm). Plus 40 Support legs each of 29. 5" (750mm) length.

Posted 09/05/2019


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What We Did Next

What We Did Next

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Be More Chill

Press release- Liverpool theatre company What We Did Next
presents the Broadway hit musical
at The Hope Street Theatre

What if popularity came in a pill?

Liverpool theatre company WHAT WE DID NEXT will be performing the North West premiere of the critically acclaimed musical Be More Chill from 8-11 May at The Hope Street Theatre in Liverpool.

'If you fed DEAR EVAN HANSEN to the LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS plant you would get BE MORE CHILL.' The New Yorker.

The thrilling story of a teenage boy's quest to become popular and talk to the girl of his dreams with the help of a pill-sized supercomputer.
Be More Chill is the ‘little musical that could’. It started in a small theatre in New Jersey in 2015 and, thanks to an incredible fan following, opened on Broadway in 2019.
Liverpool theatre company, What We Did Next, has the unique opportunity to stage the musical at the same time as its Broadway run, meaning theatre fans in the North West don’t need to look further than Hope Street to see New York’s hottest new show.
And it was all thanks to Liverpool-based superfan, Jess Sutcliffe.

'I have loved this show ever since first listening to the soundtrack two years ago. I had never directed a musical before, but I knew I wanted to direct this show and bring it to Liverpool. Being a part of this company has helped bring all my ideas to fruition and it’s so incredible to see the show come to life. I can’t wait for audiences to see it!'
Jess Sutcliffe, Co-Director.

Jess is co-directing with Andrew Ab, who previously directed Rent and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change for What We Did Next.
'It's amazing to work on a show that has only been performed a handful of times around the world. We get to be really creative and put our own stamp on a show that’s going to get bigger and bigger. The music is so addictive and we feel incredibly privileged to be bringing this show to a Liverpool audience who will hopefully leave the theatre humming the tunes.' Andrew Ab, Co-Director.
For What We Did Next it’s an exciting opportunity to perform at The Hope Street Theatre for the first time and to add to its extensive musical theatre repertoire, which it has built up over the last ten years.
The company has previously delighted local audiences with their take on several modern and classic musicals such as ?Pippin, Bonnie & Clyde, Bat Boy, Carousel,? ?Rent, The Last 5
Years, Company and Into the Woods.
What We Did Next was founded during Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture Year in 2008, by a group of recent University of Liverpool graduates looking for an outlet for their creativity, while starting out in various careers in and around the city. A decade on, they are thriving as a company and very much a part and a product of Liverpool’s vibrant cultural scene.
The company defines itself as a team of ‘Professional Amateurs.’ Members include doctors, teachers, photographers and those who are training for a career on the stage, who come together to produce professional-standard theatre that otherwise may not be seen in the city.

Tickets for Be More Chill are £12-£15 (plus £1 booking fee) and are available from the Ticket
Quarter Box Office website here.
The Saturday 11th performance has already SOLD OUT so get tickets quick so you don’t miss out!

Notes to Editors
Be More Chill | 8-11 May 2019, 8pm | Hope Street Theatre | Tickets £12 and £15 (plus £1 booking fee)
Tickets available from Ticketquarter.
Box Office: 0344 800 0410

Amy Gormall (Producer)

Posted on 28/04/2019

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Vintage Years Costume Hire

Vintage Years Costume Hire


77 Cannock Street, Leicester LE4 9HR



We have been supplyng television, film and amateur and professional societies from all over the U.K. and abroad for over 43 years and continue to do so. Please check our website and Facebook sites (see above) for an idea of some of our capabilities.

Any queries please do contact us or visit us during our working hours to view our vast stock.
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Kay Crawford

Contact: kaycrawford@talktalk.net

Vocal scores and libretti

I am doing a big clear out at home and I have a bundle of scores and libretti from various shows etc from my days in an amateur operatic club. I am attaching a list and I am happy to pass these on.


SCORE for:


Irving Berlin - Golden Years
The Best of Jerome Kern
Song Album - Carousel

Posted 03/04/2019

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Comedy Plays

Comedy Plays

Whitton. DN15 9LH

All genres of play and panto. Download full scripts on line or read 10 page extracts from each script free of charge. Script submissions from new playwrights encouraged.

Contact: jude@comedyplays.co.uk or via our website

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Recent Post from one of our readers - 26/03/2019
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From Thurrock Courts Players

I am interested to know if any group has managed to succeed in getting performing rights for Victoria Wood's Dinner Ladies since her sad death, and if they managed to buy the stage scripts or just used the scripts in her books / can they be photocopied. Who they contacted to get performance rights because I read about four years ago that she granted the rights as long as payment went to her charity foundation.

Thanks for any help! I have googled like mad. Most responses take you to a David Graham who denies being the one who adapted the scripts for the professional touting company.

Peter's response:

Hi Madeline,

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, Twitter and Instagram pages within the next 24 hours. I shall ask people to contact you directly if they can help or advise.

Best Wishes,


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Royal Holloway, University of London

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Family Guy

Family Guy

Contact: Please email: isaac.sims.2018@live.rhul.ac.uk or Ayazabadne99@gmail.com

Wed 28th March 2019 6:00pm

My name is Aya and I'm a first year Film Production student at Royal Holloway, University of London. I'm directing and producing two short films in May 2019
A short thriller/horror film about a family and a killer that is still at large on the streets.
Martin - male 30s, tall, central and improtant role. looking for a confident and expressive actor
Sarah - 30s, tall, confident and charismatic, looking for an actress to brind tension to the film.

Posted 21/03/2019


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Crystal point mall, 213, 2nd Floor, link rd above star bazaar,
Andheri West, Mumbai - 53


Theatre Available

Contact: IRFAN HAMID 9820187443

A new entertainment venue 100 seater auditorium for
• Stand up Comedy
• Kids Plays
• All Genres Plays
• Dance shows
• Business events
• Presentation
• Learning space
• Non commercial movies
. Drama Workshops
Or any kind of events.

Posted 07/01/2019


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Mandy Gunter

Telford, Shropshire

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Does anybody have multiple copies of Same by Deborah Bruce that they would be willing to sell?
We would like to perform in the Wellington Drama Festival but the cost of purchasing 9 scripts is quite prohibitive as we would not recoup the costs from the performance. Thanks :-)

Oct/Nov 2018

Posted 05/10/2018

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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

yours sincerely

Nelia Mici
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