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Abella Barn Dance Band

St Ippolyts Parish Hall, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Contact: Jan Strapp

Barn Dance to raise money for The Garden House Hospice

8th October

My name is Janet Strapp and I perform with a local Ceilidh Band called Abella Barn Dance Band. Last year we organised and performed our own event to raise money for Alzheimer's Research and raised £1,500 from the event. This year our chosen charity is The Garden House Hospice which you probably know is a local charity. Ever the optimist I have set myself a personal target based on last years of £2000. My appeal is may I send you via email a poster to display/promote event in your church as by getting a complete sell out of tickets I will be halfway to my total. If you are able to offer any other suggestions of help it will be truly appreciated. We are also looking for people who can offer a service for our Silent Auction as we raised nearly £500 from this last year. If you would like to look at our facebook page at the pictures from last years event our band is called Abella Barn Dance Band
Event will be on 8th October at St Ippolyts Parish Hall and is a Fancy Dress themed Ceilidh

Posted 22/08/2016


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Trinity Musical Theatre CompanyTrinity Musical Theatre Company

Dormston Mill Theatre, West Midlands

Dates Required: Nov 1-5th


Witches of Eastwick

We are still looking for stage crew to help in show week November 1st to 5th. if you've ever wanted to be involved in theatre but not on the performance side, now's your chance. Message us on Facebook and we can pass your details on to the stage manager. You are guaranteed to have a fun week.

Posted 23/08/2016


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Philip Dodgson

Philip Dodgson My name is Phil and I am a reading kit drummer (percussionist) with lots of experience in all styles of music, I come from a military music background and I am now currently teaching.
During my time teaching I have played in lots of shows (schools and Am Dram) Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, Anything Goes,Grease,hairspray,Wizard of Oz, High School Musical,to name a few, As a drummer I am very show friendly (not a heavy player) and I am easy going but professional in my attitude and approach and have good kit and transport with access to percussion equipment when needed.
I recently relocated to St Annes Blackpool and would be willing to travel the Fylde coast and West Lancashire within reason, If you would like to contact me my Email and contact number are below.
Mobile 07456001001

Posted on 01/08/2016


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Endon Dramatic Society


Venue: Endon Village Hall, Station Road, Endon, Stoke-on-Trent ST9 9DR

Box Office: 01782 412641 / 07870 750857

Neighbourhood Watch

Author: Alan Ayckbourn

Neighbourhood Watch

Wed 9th November – Sat 12th November 7.30pm

A dramatic comedy about a brother and sister, Martin and Hilda Massie, who live together, leading a quiet, Christian existence in the confines of the new Bluebell Hill Development.
Just as they are preparing for a housewarming gathering, their peace is shattered by a young trespasser in their garden.
The Massies' neighbours congregate in their living room and together they agree to form a neighbourhood watch group to safeguard against further incidents.
But, after their beloved garden gnome Monty is thrown through their window, matters swiftly escalate, complicated by Martin's burgeoning romance with Amy, wife of Gareth, who was formerly involved with Luther, husband of Magda…
What begins as a well-intentioned scheme for a safer community ends in violence and acrimony.

Neighbourhood Watch is typical of Ayckbourn's writing, providing humour, compassion and wry observation.

Posted 22/08/2016


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Recent Post from one of our readers - 02/05/2016
Name: Lorna Baillie
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I wondered if anyone else has been receiving similar emails to the following:-

“I came across your email address at ( and I would so much like us to be friends. I have something important to discuss with you.


I have received more than one, and identical to the above, from apparently different people.
Thank you.
Kind regards,
Lorna Baillie
Durham Dales Festival of Performing Arts

Peter's response:

Hi Lorna,
I’m sorry you have been bothered with spam email, please rest assured that it is nothing to do with We would not email such a thing to you and would not / have not released email addresses to anyone. The only way that these people could have picked up your email address is by trawling the website. If you would like me to remove your email address from our website just let me know and I’ll take it down.

It is unfortunate that people abuse the email system in this way as it is the easiest way for genuine people to get in touch if they do not use social media.

I’ll put your comments up in our #Advice section along with my reply and ask our visitors for comments.

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Wilburton Theatre Group

Wilburton Theatre Group


NODA Review 15 April 2016
Wilburton Theatre Group
Directed by Emily Starr
Assistant Director Bryannie Quarrie
Musical Director Maria McElroy

Big Fish 12-chair is the new, small-cast version for 12 actors of a short-lived Broadway musical featuring music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and follows on from the Tim Burton’s film of the same name.

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Posted on 02/05/2016


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Alexander Vargas


Contact: Wanted

A Proper Caper And No Mistake
I stumbled on an article in 2009 about a play called "A Proper Caper And No Mistake" by Anthea Roberts that was performed by the Buckfastleigh Drama Group. The story sounds absolutely fascinating and I was reaching out to see if there are any hard copies available of the play. Or even a digital copy. I would love to purchase one for reading.

Date Req'd: ASAP

Posted 24/04/2016

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PRS for Music

We are a society of songwriters, composers and music publishers. We license organisations to play, perform or make available copyright music on behalf of our members and those of overseas societies, distributing the royalties to them fairly and efficiently. We promote and protect the value of copyright.
Performing rights royalties are paid to a songwriter, composer or publisher whenever their music is played or performed in any public space or place. This includes TV, radio, online, in a shop, an office, pub or restaurant, at a concert, a sporting event and thousands of other places.

Mechanical rights
MCPS represents our members’ mechanical rights, whenever a piece of music is reproduced as a physical product.
Mechanical rights royalties are different and are paid to the songwriter, composer or publisher when music is reproduced as a physical product or for broadcast or online.
What’s changing?
The PRS for Music brand now represents our members’ mechanical rights whenever a piece of music is reproduced for broadcast or online. MCPS will continue to represent the mechanical rights for physical products at this stage.

What’s staying the same?
The Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society will continue to exist as a legal entity, company name and as a brand for physical products’ mechanical rights. Cheques will come from the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Limited, you can still send cheques to the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Limited and it will continue to be registered at Companies House.


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Schools Plus based at Virgo Fidelis, Croydon, UK

We have a venue that may be of interest to any groups that want to use it to rehearse or have it as a permanent venue.
Contact: Kevin Jones



Posted 05/07/2015


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Matthew Boardman

What is Truth?

My name is Matthew Boardman and I have a play of sorts I've written called 'What is Truth?' which I like and would like very much to see performed. It is a largely blasphemous rewrite of 8 key Bible scenes.

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Hanbury Hall

Hanbury Hall

Spitalfields, London


Hanbury Hall
Contact: Helen Skybak
M: 07803520102

Available now

Hanbury Hall - Performance Space

I would like to introduce our recently refurbished venue Hanbury Hall.
I am sure you are always on the lookout for new spaces to hold your performances and Hanbury Hall is a fantastic hidden gem in the heart of Spitalfields.

Helen Skybak

Hanbury Hall Hanbury Hall Hanbury Hall Hanbury Hall

see our Venue Fact Sheet here

Contact us for availability

Posted 13/02/2016


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BYP Theatre Group




STEVE OR PAM ON 11184277739 OR 07740062202 OR 07843581348

Audition Dates: 4TH SEPTEMBER
Performance Dates: 1ST 4 FEB 2017 AT Kenton THEATRE HENLEY

Posted 24/08/2016


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I am an Assistant Producer on a dating show called Undressed, and we’re currently casting. We’re casting for men and women aged 18+, who are genuinely looking for love and want to try a totally new and unique way of finding their perfect match!

From the makers of ‘The Secret Life of 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds’ comes a dating show with a difference, that dares to ask if it's possible to fall in love with a complete stranger in just 30 minutes. Inspired by studies from American psychologist Arthur Aron, we’re aiming to carefully match two single people together, to embark on a series of questions in order to get to know one another better.

We’re going to be holding auditions in Manchester/Birmingham/London/Essex so I would be very grateful if you could circulate our attached flyer to your friends and family, colleagues and customers.

If you have a work intranet or social network, please feel free to post this online (the poster is jpeg so it can easily be uploaded as a photo)

If you’re intrigued by our concept, see a clip of series 1 of the show on channel TLC, here that aired Friday 15th July 2016 at 10pm.

For those who are interested in applying, they can get in touch with the team at or call me directly on 0207 013 4546.

Thank you so much,
Facebook: UndressedTVShow
Twitter: UndressedTVShow

Posted on 24/08/2016


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Clara-Jade Revan Stevens




Oct/Nov 2016 & Jan 2017

I'm looking for three Victorian style dresses to hire/borrow for a short low budget film being made in Sussex over three/four days in October/November and January. Is anyone here able to point me in the right direction?

Posted 08/08/2016


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Vicki Jaffer


Contact: 01604 594230


For Sale

August 2016

We have 6 x Manfrotto autopoles (180cm height) and 6 connecting poles (200cm height) plus 2 100cm poles with fittings. If anyone would like to make a sensible offer, you would need to collect from Northampton.

Manfrotto autopoles Manfrotto autopoles

Posted 17/08/2016


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The Pride of Teesside

Author: Norma Phillips
Secretary of
Teesside Musical Theatre Company


A follow up to my article "Family Matters" to highlight the impact of one particular family dedicated to keeping Teesside Musical Theatre Company alive.

The Pride of Teesside

Following my article, “Family Matters”, which was posted on this website recently, I was inspired to disclose more about the family values that have been an integral part of Teesside Musical Theatre Company for decades. I originally intended to make specific reference to several of the families involved, but I realised this would probably just become a long list of names, and I could also be in danger of excluding someone.

I, therefore, decided to focus on our Producer, Alison Dale, whose family has been a part of Teesside Musical Theatre Company (previously known as Teesside Operatic Society) for most of its existence. Kath Dawson, Alison’s mother, was a leading lady for many years before retiring from the stage to take over as Business Manager and Wardrobe Mistress. Alison and her sisters were, therefore, brought up in the amateur theatre world, and Alison naturally started to take on leading roles from an early age.

In recent years, Alison decided that, as well as acting in productions, she would like to use her extensive experience to produce shows for Teesside Musical Theatre Company. This revealed that Alison has an amazing talent for visualisation, creating a masterpiece as an artist would with paints and canvas. The cast and crew can always be confident that following Alison’s direction will result in another spellbinding production that we can all be proud of. It is a joy to be part of the process, and it is heartwarming when Alison thanks the cast and crew for making her visions into a reality. She always expresses her appreciation and pride and commands the respect of all involved.

With the help of Stockton Stage Society, Alison introduced the use of back projection with minimalist sets, which makes scene changes so fluid and seamless, to great effect. I particularly remember our production of “The Sound of Music” when Maria changed from being a nun in the Mother Superior’s Office to walking through the streets clutching her guitar and suitcase, arriving at the von Trapp mansion, without leaving the stage (using a screen to allow her to change costume)! In “The Producers” Max Bialystock is transported from a prison cell to Broadway theatre land with minimal set changes.

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Posted on 06/12/2015

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VG Plays

VG Plays


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VG Plays for scripts for am dram and youth groups all tried, tested and staged worldwide

Most famously: ’The Magdalen Whitewash’.

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Angel Shed Theatre Company

Angel Shed Theatre Company


Islington, London, N70SP


Angel Shed’s vision is that every child, regardless of disability, income or background be given the opportunity to shine in the performing arts. We are a fully inclusive theatre charity, providing specialist opportunities for children otherwise excluded from this kind of activity.
We run theatre sessions every Thursday at the City and Islington College, Camden Road. We have a children's theatre group allowing children up to 5-7 to take part on Mondays from 5-6pm and a children's theatre session from 5.30pm - 6.45pm (age 7-11) and a youth theatre session from 7.30pm - 8.45pm (age 11-16) and we also work with 16+ young people and train them up to be inclusive theatre practitioners.
Angel Shed has a subscription of £100 per term, but support initiatives are in place.
The artistic team at Angel Shed write and direct their own plays each term inspired by the membership.
Contact Details:
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T - 0207 700 8689
M - 07910 822 412
A - City and Islington College, 444 Camden Road, London, N7 0SP