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CATS Juniors

CATS Juniors

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UK
Manchester


Venue: St Andrews Methodist Church Hall, Brownley Road, Wythenshawe M22 0DW

Box Office: 0161 945 1051 or email cats1922@live.co.uk
Tickets: £5.00 £3.50 conc.


April 28th 7:30pm & 29th 6:00pm

Murder on The Cards

Murder on The Cards




Posted 25/04/2018

 

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Firefly Parties

Firefly Parties

Work With Us!
At Children's Parties and Festivals

You need to:

- be available at weekedns
- love working with children
- have a fun personality
- drama experience an advantage
- great rates of pay

To apply e-mail laura@fireflyparties.com




Posted on 25/04/2018

 

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Southwell Theatre Club

Southwell Theatre Club
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Southwell

 

Southwell Theatre Club is a small amateur drama group performing plays of all sorts, murder mysteries and occasionally poetry and other readings. Most performances take place in Southwell Library which becomes our theatre for the night! We like to challenge ourselves and don't shy away from tackling trickier pieces. We consider ourselves part of Southwell's thriving artistic community and are always open to opportunities to get involved with community events and activities. New members are always welcome and we actively encourage members to get involved with all aspects of putting on a successful show.

Contact southwelltheatreclub@gmail.com or via facebook messenger

 

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Wilmslow Green Room Society

Wilmslow Green Room Society

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UK
Wilmslow Green Room Theatre, 85 Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5JH

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Contact: If you cannnot attend or would like further details, please contact the Play & Stage committee (pscc@wgrsoc.org.uk)


28 Apr 18 to 28 Apr 18
Times: 14:00 to 15:00


Open Audition. Play runs 7 to 15 December 2018

Posted 23/04/2018

 

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Fairy Dust Arts

www.fairydustarts.co.uk

UK
East Oxford Community Centre, 44 Princes Street, Oxford OX4 1HU

Contact: For more information see our website and info@fairydustarts.co.uk

Full Day Performers Workshop (inc)Fight Performance workshop (Stage combat)

Full Day Performers Workshop (inc)Fight Performance workshop (Stage combat)

50% off!!



Sat 28th April 11-5pm

11:00am - 1:30pm Drama Workshop by Edwin Davies

2:00 - 5:00pm Fight Performance by Dan Burman

Tickets can be bought on the door also through Eventbrite.com
£21.55 - 50% Off!!!

This Time ONLY £20

Learn new skill, Develop existing skills and Refresh old skills:

Dan Burman who is trained in stage combat and Edwis Davies a local theatre director has teamed together with Fairy Dust Arts to offer a full day performers workshop at affordable costs. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and if you are already trained in acting to continue with your practicing and developing the skills you have already have.
Dan Burman is an Actor, Fight Performer and Arranger with over 10 years experience in TV, Theatre and Film. He is a graduate of East 15 Acting School on the world's first full time actor training program to include a specialisation in Stage Combat.
Dan has delivered Fight Performance workshops all over the world to students of all ages. Fusing his experience and both as an Actor and Fight Arranger these workshops focus on acting through the fight and creating moments to resonate and connect with an audience.
He is the current Fight Arranger for the English National Opera and most recent projects include Hurricane starring Iwan Rheon and Milo Gibson. As a Fight Performer, he has appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Snow White and the Huntsman, Disney's Cinderella and Vikings.

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Posted 22/04/2018

 

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Theatre HubUK

Theatre HubUK
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Try Theatre Hub UK for your next production

Is your Theatre Group, Drama Workshop or School looking for a stage script to perform? Try Theatre Hub UK. Scripts range from family shows like Pirate's Rock and Destiny to plays such as Warnock.

Please feel free to visit www.theatrehubuk.co.uk

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Posted 17/04/2018

 

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Recent Post from one of our readers - 21/03/2018
Name: Gwen Chaney
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Message:

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,

Peter

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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

Arts On The Move
www.artsonthemove.co.uk

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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

www.amdramsupplies.co.uk

UK

 

"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)

Romiley Little Theatre
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UK
Cheshire

 


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


Contact: via website or social media

Nell Gwynn



Posted 29/03/2018

 

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ARC House

UK
Harrow on the Hill, London

 

Arc House Arc House Arc House

Available

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.

Contact us for availability

Arc House Arc House Arc House

Posted 28/03/2018

 

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The Paintbox Players

The Paintbox Players
www.paintboxdrama.co.uk

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The Paintbox Players

The Paintbox Players presents Puzzle Pieces
A series of one act plays by Robert Scott

Saturday 24th March 2018
Rosliston and Cauldwell Village Hall, Derbyshire, UK

Reviews by Vicky Talbot
vickytalbot1964@gmail.com

The recently founded Paintbox Players delighted and entertained their audience last night with a series of one act plays written by award winning author Robert Scott. The set for each play was minimalistic; a painted window, a table and chairs to set the scene. It may have been nice to see a little more scenery, but as this is the very first performance from this group, I can imagine that the production had a strict budget.

Closure (Comedy)
Luke's birthday party is a lonely affair - there's just him, until his ex-girlfriend Tanya walks in. She only meant to drop off his gift, but soon they're involved in a strenuous argument over closure and who gets it. Carl Smith gave a strong comic performance as the frustrated Luke, matched by his counterpart Nicole James as Tanya. They worked well as a duo and a pleasure to watch with many funny lines. However, the pace really picked up during the second half as David Owen arrived as the bumbling caretaker, who caught them in the act of ‘making up’. There were plenty of laughs from the audience as Luke tried to hide Tanya from the caretaker. There were a couple of moments where lines were not heard due to laughter from the audience, but this was rare. David Owen’s dry performance was a joy to watch and worked splendidly as a counterbalance to the other animated characters.

Sketches (Comedy)
Two short sketches led by Adam Livett interspersed the plays. Joan (The Movie) was a humorous piece where Adam Livett, a Hollywood writer, pitched the most ludicrous storyline to the long suffering executive played by David Owen. The second sketch, Symphony Dreadful, was delightful. Carl Smith played the “Next Beethoven” although his only likeness to the great man was his deafness and ill-temper. His skilled performance maximised the comedic effect and produced one of the funniest moments of the evening. Adam Livett, playing a TV interviewer, had a natural rapport with the audience and his timing had the audience chuckling throughout.


Checkmate (Drama)
In this play, a friendly game of chess between husband and wife becomes more of a game of cat and mouse. Michael likes to think he's always one move ahead, but perhaps this time Amy has him in check. This script was a contrast to the others on offer (and I would guess this was a deliberate production decision.) The complexity of the characters and menacing dialogue created a Hitchcockesque thriller which relied upon two young actors to create the atmosphere. This was a directorial masterpiece by David Owen. Adoria Grace as the vengeful Amy was captivating. Her sensational performance gave a dark and disturbing portrayal of a woman on the brink of insanity, due to her husband’s treatment. Michael was played by Richard Frudd. Richard gave a strong performance. He was required to demonstrate a whole range of emotions from domineering to vulnerable, which he achieved, no mean feat in just over twenty minutes.

Bride Before A Fall (Comedy)
Victor and his mistress Madelyn plot an 'accident' for Victor’s dim but very rich wife Lottie. Their scheming oft goes awry as they consider 42 different scenarios for the deed. The final result has unexpected consequences for all three of them. Joel Hutson gave an amusing performance as the long suffering husband. His comedy timing was perfect which ensured the audience were in stitches towards the end of the show. In contrast to her earlier role, Adoria Grace played the rather unbearable and dim-witted wife, Lottie, showing herself to be a versatile and talented actress. Nicole James, as the jealous lover Madelyn produced an assured and strong performance and I very much enjoyed watching her in this role. There were a couple of stumbles which were well recovered from without the need of a prompt and were nothing that would detract from the enjoyment of the evening.

Verdict 4/5 - The production was clearly a success and achieved its purpose, an enjoyable night out was had by all. There were a couple of moments where pauses for laughter would have been beneficial, but perhaps this will be polished for future productions. All the plays were pleasing to watch, but if I had to pick one to highlight, Checkmate was unique and a quality piece of theatre.

 

Posted on 26/03/2018

 

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

Author: Norma Phillips
Secretary of
Teesside Musical Theatre Company

Contact: nphillips6@gmail.com

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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2nd Skin Theatre Company

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UK
Northern Ireland

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Wanted


March/April 2018

Caravan Bunk Beds

We are looking for caravan bunk beds for an upcoming play


Posted 11/03/2018

 

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Lion and Unicorn Players

Lion and Unicorn Players
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UK
St Peter's Church Hall, St Peter's Rd, Petersfield, Hampshire

For Sale

Saturday 10th March. 10-2pm

Costume Sale


Lion & Unicorn Players in Petersfield Hampshire are having a mega costume sale. A chance to buy some fabulous costumes, browse, have a cup of coffee and a piece of cake! All welcome - drama groups, members of the public.


Posted 07/03/2018

 

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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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Sussex downs college, Lewes
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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