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Mock Trial - Actors Required

My name is Darren Weir and I am a Barrister and Lecturer at the Kent Law School.

Kent Law School is piloting a Mock Trial module through the use of a Law of Evidence assessment in the upcoming Spring Term. We are looking for a small toupe of actors who are willing and able to play witnesses in the 3 trials that we have in March 2019. The trials take place on the 13th, 15th and 22nd March (5pm -8pm). If there is enough interest then I am hoping that each actor will only need to perform in one trial. There will be just 2 rehearsal sessions at the start of March. We are looking for actors who have great improvisation skills. The roles are unfunded but if the actor is a student at the university they will gain employability points. For those who are not students we are appealing to people's enjoyment of acting. For those who are looking at a career in the arts then this will always look good on a CV. On the side I run a Murder Mystery Dinner Company and when I look for actors it is this type of expereince I look for in my cast.

If you have members who are interested they should please send a short CV and head and shoulders photo to: d.weir@kent.ac.uk by 5pm on 15th January 2019. Auditions will be at the end of January.

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Darren Weir
Lecturer at Law
Specialises in Evidence, Criminal and Law in Practice

Posted on 13/12/2018


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Steve Howrie
Steve Howrie
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Location: Scotland

Steve Howrie

The Pipes, the Pipes

One-act play, situation comedy.

Imagine a World where seemingly innocent occupations have been bomb-dropped into the same category as drug-taking and alcohol abuse. Occupations such as bagpipe playing, for example. Should pipe addict Dan Hunter hide his 'problem', or bow to the wishes of his wife Judith? This is the dilemma facing Dan as he tries to manage his addiction in the face of increasing pressure from Judith, his friends, and society at large - with comical results.

Publisher: Smashwords

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Theydon Bois Drama Society

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The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps


Venue: Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois

Box Office: Ticket price - £10.00 - available online from TicketSource or by phone: - 01992 919038

Thurs 10th – Sat 12th January 2019 (including a Sat mat 2:30pm)
Performances start at 8.00 pm

Posted 13/12/2018


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Little Theatre Company



Contact: Peter Banton


For Sale

Dec 2018


Witches Cloak, Little Red Riding Hood's Cape, Grandma's Quilt, Plate of Buns, Hen and Egg, Harp, Milky White

Into The Woods Into The Woods Into The Woods Into The Woods Into The Woods Into The Woods Into The Woods Into The Woods Into The Woods

Posted 13/12/2018


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Salisbury Playhouse

Borderline by Lydia Vie

Reviewed by: Elaine Chapman @elainec46302904

6th-8th December 2018 at 7.30pm

Venue: The Lamb and Unicorn, 42-44 Gaisford St, London, NW5 2ED

Calima Productions presented Borderline for three nights in the fringe theatre venue Lion and Unicorn, Kentish Town. The smaller theatre provided an intimate setting for this production dealing with the mental health damage caused to women through various seemingly everyday situations.

The cast of five actresses told the nine featured stories in this production through dance, poetry, movement and dialogue. Lilian Tsang’s powerful portrayal of an alcoholic wife berating her long-suffering husband Victor moved the audience. On a couple of occasions, she locked eye contact with me while in character and the conviction in her body language was moving and I felt slightly uncomfortable. Achieving the desired effect of her role.

The stage was unusually dressed with the costumes worn throughout the play hung on various wall sections. The actresses putting the coloured clothes over the top of their black outfits once taking on their main roles. The outfits displayed can be seen in the above photo. These transitions flowed very well and did not interrupt the performance. As seen below the collage of torn out pages depict the jumbled thoughts inside the minds of their roles, adding another dimension to their performances.

Esther Fernandez directing ability has created an interesting look into the minds of women whose mental health has been damaged and the extreme measures they will turn to. The aim of the company is to give a voice to women and unrepresented performers in the theatre industry.

See the full review here theatreandartreviews.wordpress.com


Posted on 11/12/2018


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Stage and Screen Production Arts

Introducing Our Stage and Screen Production Extended Diploma Course!

Our new Stage and Screen Production Arts Diploma developed in partnership with the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School - part of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, and one of the leading drama schools in the world, brings a strong new offer for young people in Bristol. There are so many opportunities for well-trained people ‘backstage’ in the arts and entertainment industry and yet so few people are aware of these hidden careers.

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The course is a full time two year Extended Level 3 Diploma (that’s the equivalent of up to 3 A* A-levels) at the end of which you can choose to progress to university, a drama school technical theatre such as The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School course or you'll be able to go straight into a higher apprenticeship or employment.
On the course you will take units in:
• Lighting design
• Sound design
• Set design
• Lighting and sound technician skills
• Stage and TV floor management
• Event management
• Camera operation
• Film editing
• Music production techniques

Qualification: Stage and Screen Production Arts Extended Diploma
UCAS: Up to 168 points - Equivalent to 3 A levels
Duration: 2 years
Attendance: Full-time

Have you ever thought how great it would be to control the sound desk at Glastonbury, be part of the backstage team on the latest hit musical, or be a camera operator the latest Bond movie? Well those jobs are achievable and your first step should be the new boomsatsuma stage and screen production arts course.

You'll need to be on track to get at least five GCSEs grades A*- C or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma (at merit or distinction). In exceptional cases we can take students who don’t have GCSE English or Maths at grade C or above and we can provide tuition in those qualifications alongside the course. Though experience of dance, drama or expressive arts subjects are advantageous in giving you a sense of what’s involved, we are more interested in raw talent and welcome your application even if you have had little or no experience.


If this sounds like something you would be interested in then get in touch by DM on Facebook and Instagram, or email us at hello@boomsatsuma.com. We would love to hear from you!

Our mailing address is:
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Bristol Temple Quarter, Temple Meads, Bristol, Bst BS1 6QH
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Posted 08/12/2018


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Bidborough Dramatic Society


Bidborough Village Hall, Tunbridge Wells

The Bidborough Dramatic Society has been staging plays and musicals in the Village Hall since 1972 and has staged over 90 shows with two main productions each year, normally in April and November. A few shows have been for children but most are for a wider age group. In all of our productions we invite members of Age Concern in Southborough to attend the dress rehearsals, who have been to-date a very appreciative audience. Rehearsals normally take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Bidborough village hall or school hall.
The society also organises two social events each year, one a summer soirée with entertainment in July and the other a Christmas party, as well as play readings during the year where any member can take part. All this happens because we have members who want to provide entertainment to the local community. We are always seeking new members who may be interested in acting, singing and dancing or helping out in the many tasks involved in back stage, front of house, lighting and sound. No previous experience needed!
Membership costs as little as £7.50 per year (£3.50 for those in full time education) which entitles you to priority booking of our productions at reduced rates. There are currently over 100 members.
Contact: Frank Jackson (Chairman) on frankjackson@uwclub.net
Jo Pierce (Membership Secretary) on jpierce@live.co.uk or via our website or social media


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Just Smile

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Aldenham Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire WD23 2TR


Just Smile have been providing Audio Visual Equipment Hire for meetings, conferences and awards evenings for a number of years. We are also the first choice of provider of AV equipment to many of the leading hotels, conference centres and venues in Hertfordshire and North London.

Contact: 01923 750525 / info@justsmile.co.uk or via website or social media


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Rainhill Musical Theatre Company

Rainhill Musical Theatre Company

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Rainhill Village Hall, Merseyside

SISTER ACT The Musical

SISTER ACT The Musical

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Please inbox for details, or alternatively fill in the contact form at www.rainhillmusicaltheatrecompany.co.uk

Posted 02/12/2018


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Syward Place, Pyrcroft Road Chertsey KT16 9JT


Production: PANTO

Dates Required: 11th, 12th and 13th December

My name is Craig Waddle and I work at a local company in Chertsey. We are putting on a panto for Charity in December.

The cast is made up of people who work at ADP and all monies are going to Sam and Beare Hospice.

We are holding a panto in an agile space with our office, we are building the stage and have seating but we don’t have any spot lights to lighten up the stage, there isn’t a large area so it would only take a couple of lights with stands.

We are holding 3 shows on 11th, 12th and 13th December from 6.00 each evening at our ADP office, address as shown.

If anyone can help out by supplying lighting for us please contact me via email.



Craig Waddle

Posted 29/11/2018


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Stane Street Players

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Colchester, Essex

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January 2019

Goose Costume

Anyone out there got a high quality goose costume for hire or sale for a production of mother goose in January?

Posted 23/11/2018


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Peterborough Male Voice Choir

Peterborough Male Voice Choir

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Peterborough, Cambs

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Piano Accompaniment Required

Peterborough Sings! seek a musician to provide professional standard piano accompaniment and to play a major role in the training of their two adult choirs, Peterborough Male Voice Choir and Peterborough Voices.
The vacancy arises as the previous post holder, Alessandro Viale, recently left the UK at the conclusion of his Junior Fellowship at Trinity Laban.
Rehearsals take place in Peterborough on Mondays (PMVC) and Tuesdays (PV) from 7.00pm – 9.45pm. Scheduled performances, competitions and tours are available on request.
Peterborough Male Voice Choir and Peterborough Voices are ambitious auditioned ensembles. In recent years they have performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Brighouse and Rastrick, Black Dyke, Grimethorpe Brass Bands. They have an impressive record of competition success and have toured extensively, both in the UK and overseas. Further details of our organisation and activities can be found at our website

Posted 04/11/2018


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369 film studios




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369 film studios Leicester has space for hire only £29 per hour.

Posted 16/10/2018


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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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Let's Misbehave!

What audience doesn’t love a WHODUNNIT ?!?!

Thinking of planning a Fundraising Event, Theatre Show or Private Party?

‘Let’s Misbehave’ Murder Mysteries are perfect for a fun-filled occasion for both actors and audiences alike.

With the possibility for Audience Interaction and Involvement too - Success is ensured!!!

All 9 ‘Let’s Misbehave!’ play packs include ideas for audience interaction and involvement; making accusations and awarding of prizes.

Let's Misbehave

For our Murder Mystery script titles and themes, tips on planning your event and all further information, please visit http://murder-mystery-games-uk.co.uk/play-game-titles/ or please ring me, Liz Davey, on 07980317739

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Copythorne Amateur Theatrical Society

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Press release- ‘Robin Hood and Babes in the Woods’

This Christmas Copythorne Amateur Theatrical Society are celebrating 50 years of Copythorne pantomimes with a production of ‘Robin Hood and Babes in the Woods’. In 1968 the local British Legion put on a panto to raise funds. It proved so popular that it became an annual event. In 1995 CATS was formed to continue the tradition when the Royal British Legion changed their fundraising rules. Over the years, hundreds of local people have been involved with the shows and thousands of pounds have been raised for charity.

This year’s show has been specially written to mark the occasion and includes all the characters you’d expect, plus quite a few that might surprise you, including some panto ghosts.

Robin Hood has returned from the Crusades to find that the people of Nottingham are in desperate need of help. The wicked Sheriff of Nottingham keeps taking their money in taxes and burning down their houses. Things get even worse when Prince John demands even more money and the Sheriff decides to get rid of his two young wards and marry Maid Marian so that he can get his hands on their lands.

Can Robin rescue the Babes and Marian and defeat the Sheriff? Maybe. With the help of his merry men (and women) and, of course, Nurse Nora, the dame, who knows everything there is to know about the soldiers in the castle, including the bungling Private Eye and Private Parts. A true village panto with plenty of songs, swash buckling and audience participation. The show also features dancers from the Jo Hyne School of Dance, who will bring some magic to Sherwood and a bit of Rock n Roll to Nottingham Castle.

Performances are: Saturday 24th November at 7.30
Sunday 25th November at 2.30
Saturday 1st December at 7.30
Sunday 2nd December at 2.30
At Copythorne Parish Hall, Pollards Moor Road, S04 2NZ
Tickets: Adults £8, under 16s £5, Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £22
Available from Bartley Post Office, Landford Stores and Bramshaw Village Stores or by phoning our box office 02380 813415

Posted on 16/09/2018

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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.

Best Wishes,


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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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Sussex downs college, Lewes