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Bedford Drama Company

Bedford Drama Company

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Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

Author: by Arthur Miller
Directed by Jenny Curzon

Death of a Salesman


Venue: The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road, Bedford, MK40 3DE

Box Office: www.theplacebedford.org.uk
Tickets: Adults - £12, Concessions - £10

13th - 16th June 20187.30pm

The play tells of the search for the "American Dream" and what happens when a man can't attain it. The play tells the story of 63 year old salesman Willy Loman, who has strived to achieve the "American Dream" and cannot understand why he has not been successful. It explores his relationships with those around him; his jealousy of his older brother and his fortune; and how he tries to manipulate the lives of his sons, Biff and Happy, through his own dreams. Told using flashbacks and illusions, the play depicts Willy's struggle through a series of soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, sons and business associates. With a fantastic cast, new simplistic take on the setting and inventive lighting, the show promises to be a hit.

Posted 22/05/2018


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The Centralian Players


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St James Road Church Hall, 23 St James Road, Watford, WD18 0DZ

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Open Evening

Open Evening

4 June 2018. 8pm to 10 pm

Inviting all Actors, Creatives and More

An informal drop in session from 8pm to 10pm to meet existing members, see details of previous productions and a chat over a cup of tea.

Posted 21/05/2018


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An exciting opportunity to join the CAODS cast of...


At the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford. Tuesday 25th - Saturday 29th Sept 2018

We are looking for...

The Leading Man...Jerry Travers

A triple threat role, strong acting, vocals and dance is needed for this Broadway sensation. He must command the stage and be a confident tapper. Handsome and charming, this American bachelor has an irrepressible sense of fun and enjoys a mischief making 'no strings' lifestyle. Play age 30+.

Auditions for this role will be held Wednesday 30th May at 7.30pm. The dance and tap audition for this role will be done in workshop setting on the evening, so no need to attend rehearsal beforehand.

Male Ensemble

We require men to join the ensemble for smaller speaking roles and the non-tapping production numbers, plenty to be involved in! Audition dates for ensemble can be flexible.

For audition pieces and any further information please contact Claire Carr at clairecarr@sky.com or call her on 07899 998077

Posted on 21/05/2018


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The Three Towns Operatic Society

The Three Towns Operatic Society


Orpheua in the Underworld

Orpheus in the Underworld 15th - 19th May 2018

St.Joseph's Hall, Leigh.

Three Town’s Operatic Society are an award winning operatic group catering for amateur singers and performers in and around the Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley area. (hence the 'three towns'). The society ranges in age from teenagers to those old enough to have been on stage for 50 years (you work that one out!) Although they are still widely acknowledged as a Gilbert and Sullivan society, they introduced operettas by other famed composers such as Strauss, Lehar, Benatzky and Stoltz, in the mid-nineties. This being a non-G&S year, their latest production is Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach.

The show is a comic operetta in three acts. Satirising Greek Mythology and in particular, the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. The performance pokes fun by mocking the gods, Mount Olympus and the Underworld. Whilst it presents the twisted tales of love and relationships between earthly beings and the gods, one thing is for certain, it never takes itself too seriously. The audience and performers alike spend a really entertaining two and a half hours watching the events unfold in a hilarious series of comic vignettes and everyone looks like they were having so much fun on stage throughout!

The visuals of the production were so varied because the three acts were so distinctive in their content. Act one, with its Alpine-earthly setting could have been quite dull but the bright cardboard cut-outs of sheep and the very obvious fakeness of the fields, gave the audience every signal that this was a comedy. As we were introduced to Eurydice, played by the vocally talented Victoria Goulden, singing about her lover (who isn’t her husband Orpheus), we see the cheeky humour shining through in her delivery. The hatred in her relationship with Orpheus (Tony Meehan), is hilarious to watch and Meehan’s comic timing had the audience in stitches.

Without giving away too much of the story, act two is set on Mount Olympus, with the Greek gods. When the curtains first opened, the spectacular imagery of the costumes (provided by Charades of St Helens) drew a gasp of admiration from the audience (including myself). The music was faster tempo, the energy on stage was electric and act two was just a feast for the eyes and ears. The cast filled the stage with their presence and part of their success is down to the dynamic sound and energy from the chorus of gods and goddesses.

Having seen other productions from Three Towns, I know that the backbone of the society are those who have been in it for many years, however there were a number of newer members in this production and their presence was really worth noting. In the roles of Mars (Winston Carmichael), Diana (Lauren Smith) and Venus (Jennie Heywood), they brought a new energy to the entire show and gave so much back to the production that you couldn’t help watch them on stage. The audience were delighted by dancers from Kathleen Atherton’s School of Dance who made a guest appearance in act three to perform a magnificent display can-can.

The atmosphere, style of music and visuals changed once again for act three, set in the underworld. The red lighting, sequined costumes, smoke machines and punky atmosphere gave a real edge to the final act. When you consider that David Kay has been a member of this society for 50 years, it could have become quite tiresome and unchanged. However, Kay’s direction and sense of fun really shaped this performance to create a production which was slick and contemporary.

Under the musical direction of Rod Dakin, this amateur operatic group excels in their field. The stunning vocal harmonies and precision in their delivery is a real treat to witness. With solid solo performances throughout (too many to mention), you really feel the true power of this company when the full ensemble sings. This, accompanied by the 18 strong, professional orchestra really created an evening of quality entertainment and music.

I was really taken by this show, the tongue-in-cheek humour, the spectacle of the staging and the incredible talent of the singers on stage. You just wouldn’t expect this level of professionalism on a church hall stage in Leigh! In the words of Jupiter, last night Three Towns were ‘the most affluent society in existence. If you knew what some of those wretched mortals on earth have to put up with,’ this show will certainly surprise you!

Orpheus in the Underworld will be performed at St Joseph’s Hall in Leigh until Saturday, 19th May. I suggest you get your tickets before it’s too late.

Reviewer - Johanna Hassouna-Smith
on - 15/5/18


Posted on 18/05/2018


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PAP Productions Limited

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The United Church, Union Street, Hyde SK14

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Contact: If you can't make the 21st but want to be involved in the Company, please contact us through Facebook or Twitter

Company Sing Through Monday 21st May
Performance: 31st Oct - 3rd Nov 2018

We are now looking to assemble a strong Company for this production.
If you are interested in being part of the Company there is a session happening on Monday 21st May at The United Church, Union Street, Hyde SK14.
Come along at 7:30pm, meet the production team, give us your details and have a bit of a sing of Ballad of Sweeney Todd. You should be able to leave ny 8:15pm latest.

We will contact people after we have finished the recalls on the 21st to let them know.

Rehearsals will be Thursday evenings and some Monday evenings (for Company) with Sunday afternoons from end of September.

Posted 18/05/2018


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Newtown Musical Theatre Company


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Montgomeryshire, Powys, Wales

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For Sale

May 2018

Props & Costumes from The Producers

cheques, programmes, dollar bills
• 2 3-D Tanks
• 1 - Motor bike and sidecar cut out.
(These have been fire proof sprayed but may need re spraying)
8 Prisoner ball and chain


The Producers The Producers The Producers

Ulla - Wig, blue transformation dress, follies costume, dress for Rio, prison uniform
Roger de Bris - Silver dress, silver headdress, silver shoes (size 7)
Little Old Ladies - Wigs (21), Skirts (21), shawls (21), ruffs (27), hats (21)
Usherettes - dress and jacket and hat ( 2sets plus one spare jacket)
Prisoners - dresses (7), trousers (8), tee shirts (10), hats (18 hard), (14 soft)
Stormtroopers - shorts (6), shirts (11), armbands (12), ties (7), belts (7), hats (7), leather belt (1)
Bavarians - shorts (2), wigs (5)
Chorus girl - basques (7)
Follies girls - walkyrie, Bratwurst, Pretzel, Stein
Buyer collects
£600 o.n.o

Posted 16/05/2018


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Kingsbridge Amateur Theatrical Society - KATS

Kingsbridge Amateur Theatrical Society - KATS

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Traditionally KATS perform their main musical production in March of each year, casting and rehearsals for which can start as early as September. In 2007 KATS introduced an additional summer play which has also become a popular annual event.
The only venue in our area suitable for staging full-scale musicals is currently the Village Hall at Malborough where the Malborough Amateur Dramatic Society have been staging very successful Pantomimes for many years. The transformation of Malborough Hall into a raked-seated theatre is always a spectacular success and KATS look forward to staging quality musicals and plays there for many years to come.

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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

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17th May

The Thrill of Love

I am looking for six bar stools and 6 hooped back chairs for The Thrill of Love , can anyone local group help ?

Posted 30/04/2018


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Cheltenham Operatic and Dramatic Society

Cheltenham Operatic and Dramatic Society

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A Bunch of Amateurs

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Calling all potential directors for the @codsonline production of A Bunch of Amateurs.
Deadline is fast approaching (30th April) for applications to direct.

Posted 27/04/2018


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Post 59
Recent Post from one of our readers - 21/03/2018
Name: Gwen Chaney
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Do small AmDram groups need to register for GDRR?

Gwen Chaney

Peter's response:

Hi Gwen,

Do you mean GDPR the new EU General Data Protection Regulation?

If so then I believe that any organisation that has an on-line presence and that collects visitors personal data through whatever means need to ensure that they comply with this new regulation and this compliance has to be in place by 25th May 2018.

It is a very complicated area, however there are many organisations on the web who have advice and guidance to help you understand your responsibilities.

I will post your question in our #Advice section and ask others to provide additional help if they can.

Best Wishes,


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David Collard

David Collard

David Collard, Pen y wyrlod, Pen y cae mawr, Usk NP15 1LX

Contact: collarddavid@yahoo.co.uk

I am not asking for any payment for the performance of these (not yet at any rate!) but would be glad to know if anyone decides to do a performance.

The plays are obtainable from me at my email address collarddavid@yahoo.co.uk

Inventing the Truth:
Shelley v Trelawny

A one-act play with 5 characters. About three quarters of an hour.

In about 1850 Mary Shelley and then her son appeal to the adventurer Trelawny for the return of a portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelley. He refuses, abandons his wife, and finds himself a new mistress.

If anyone does want to produce it, please let me know, there is no charge.

The Last Will and Testament of Roger Edwards, Gentleman.
Or Wolfland

10 characters. Set around 1620. About an hour and a quarter,

Edwards is a rich landowner who wishes to endow a local grammar school and almshouses. But his nephew, who expects to inherit, has other ideas.

Shakespeare's Henry VII

15 characters plus extras. About an hour and a half

A five act play in blank verse. Shakespeare's "missing" Henry covers Henry's reign from 1485-1509, featuring Catherine of Aragon, Elizabeth of York etc.

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Arts On The Move

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Location: Manchester, UK
Contact Details: Call 0161 881 0868

Arts On The Move publishes great plays that have been written specifically for young actors. Over 20 titles, including 4 Shakespeare adaptations, 2 mini plays (15-20 minutes long), a 2-act murder mystery, and plays with music and songs written for young voices. Great original material for schools, youth theatres, and junior drama groups. All scripts come as PDF downloads and groups can print/copy as many copies as they need for their production. Each PDF contains full production notes – with suggestions for staging, costumes, props, music, lighting, etc. Performing Licences are sold separately for a fixed price and standard one-act play licences allow up to 5 performances of one play. All current titles have been written by Alison Chaplin BA (Hons); PGCE; MA.

Arts On The Move

Bestseller: Harry Rings, Lord of the Potters
This award-winning one act play is a comedy mash up of stories from the fantasy genre. Familiar (and not so familiar) characters come together in a common quest.

Arts On The Move

Most powerful play: The Big Ship Sails
This one-act play explores the British Child Migration Scheme of the 20th century and uses genuine testimonies to expose the shocking stories of some of the children involved.

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Amdram Supplies




"Amdram Supplies” - focusses on supplying consumables and equipment hire across all theatrical departments to produce a high quality show.
The company was born out of not wishing to purchase consumables in bulk, and not having the time to shop across several different suppliers within a busy pre-production schedule. I also wanted to hire high quality equipment within a tight time frame for tech week and production week, alongside friendly and professional stage and technical crew.
We launch July 1st 2018, and we will offer everything required to put on a production; consumables for sound, lighting, stage management, wigs, wardrobe or tools, and also offering high quality, professional equipment hire, with or without technicians that can train amateur theatre operators.
Please have a look through our website, which I’m continually in the process of updating - www.amdramsupplies.co.uk

Contact: 07528 334 929 or will@amdramsupplies.co.uk or via website


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Romiley Little Theatre (RLT)

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Dates Required: Rehearsals in Romiley, performances @HYDEFESTTHEATRE May 16 to 19

Unfortunately our guitarist (acoustic) for this show has had to withdraw on health grounds. Looking for a replacement.

Production: Nell Gwynn

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Nell Gwynn

Posted 29/03/2018


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ARC House

Harrow on the Hill, London


Arc House Arc House Arc House


Contact: Reena.Patel@harrow.gov.uk

This is an exciting venue called ARC House which is located near Harrow on the Hill Metropolitan train station.

There is a magnificent outdoor performance space with stage, lighting and sound equipment which would be the ideal space for theatrical and dance performances.

The function room is also available for private hire for birthday parties, conferences, business meetings, dance/fitness classes and charity events.

It is an ideal venue for you and your business and will provide you with an excellent opportunity to showcase your business and talents in Harrow.

ARC House is only 100 meters from Harrow on The Hill train station. It boasts a café that serves delicious food and drink. It is the perfect place to rest your feet and unwind.

For more information, please visit our website at www.harrowcommercialservices.co.uk or you can call us on 020 8736 6810 where we will be happy to assist you.

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Arc House Arc House Arc House

Posted 28/03/2018


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Anything Goes for local Reverend who "misses the boat" as Bishop

Author: Norma Phillips
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Teesside Musical Theatre Company

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Reverend Peverell, Vicar of Great Ayton with Easby and Newton under Roseberry is taking part in our production of Anything Goes. He feels this is the only chance he will ever get to be a Bishop.
“Anything Goes” for local Reverend who “Misses the Boat” as Bishop

Teesside Musical Theatre Company were very pleased when Reverend Paul Peverell (fondly known locally as Rev Pev), Vicar of Great Ayton with Easby and Newton under Roseberry, accepted the invitation to take part in their production of “Anything Goes”, and he has admitted himself that this could be the nearest he ever gets to being a Bishop. Unfortunately, his role as Bishop Henry T. Dobson also means he will be arrested and physically dragged off the Cruise Liner S.S. American by the F.B.I. in the opening scenes (another new experience for Rev Pev). Let’s just hope that he abides by his own philosophy of not holding onto any grudges.

Rev Pev is not a stranger to “treading the boards” but is more likely to be seen as a pantomime dame, an indication that he is not your “run of the mill” Reverend. Anyone whose marriage in the parish of Great Ayton involved the Reverend’s bride and groom puppets would agree that the experience was truly unforgettable. Teesside Musical Theatre Company’s production of “Anything Goes” promises to be just as unforgettable with the Reverend as part of the cast.

Come and join in the fun and enjoy a wonderful evening of song and entertainment with this classic musical by Cole Porter including some of his most popular songs such as “It’s Delovely”, “I get a Kick out of you”, “Anything Goes”, “You’re the Top”, “Friendship” and “Blow Gabriel Blow”. Teesside Musical Theatre Company’s production of “Anything Goes” sets sail at Middlesbrough Theatre from Wednesday 25th April to Friday 27th April at 7.15pm, Saturday 28th April at 1.15pm and 6.15pm. Tickets cost £15 for adults (Eve) and £12 (Sat Mat), under 18’s £10 for every performance, and can be ordered from TMTC’s Ticket Secretaries on 01642 275970 and 01287 635259 or from the Theatre Box Office on 01642 81 51 81.

Anything Goes Anything Goes

Posted on 22/03/2018

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Actors Anonymous

Melbourne, Australia

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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