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When an ordinary group of women come together, each with their own stories to tell, amazing things can happen. Through music they ‘find their voice’, they learn to live, love, and be happy with a confidence to look forward to a brighter future. Touching on themes of friendship, acceptance, loss, love, abuse, anxiety and ambition, 'A Song for You' is a story for every woman. From writers Rachel Millar and Liz Talbot, Artz Productions present this new Musical Comedy in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Staffordshire’s ALL WOMAN CHOIR. With an hilarious script and original songs, this production will take you on an emotional journey of empowerment and comradery with the power of music at its very heart.
Audition one: DATE: 21 AUG 2022 TIME: 10:00 - 12:45 LOCATION: SLT - SE27 9NS Audition two: DATE: 28 AUG 2022 TIME: 10:00 - 12:45 LOCATION: SLT - SE27 9NS PERFORMANCES: 22 - 26 NOV 2022 FIRST REHEARSAL: 11 SEP 2022 Rehearsals will take place from September - November 2022 on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 8-10pm and Sundays 4.45pm- 8.15pm
The Funeral Director is set in 21st-century Britain and examines Islamic attitudes to same-sex relationships incisively and sensitively, considering issues of sexuality, gender and religion. Life as the director of a Muslim funeral parlour isn't always easy, but Ayesha has things sorted. She and Zeyd share everything: a marriage, a business, a future. Until Tom walks in to organise his boyfriend's funeral. A snap moral decision, informed by the values of Ayesha's community and faith, has profound consequences. Forced to confront a secret she has hidden even from herself, Ayesha must decide who she is – no matter the cost. DIRECTOR: JESS OSORIO See www.southlondontheatre.co.uk for further information
Artz Productions is a production company based in Staffordshire. Their focus is on community projects and productions, ranging from large scale concerts to fully staged musicals. As a company, Artz Productions is also owners of ALL WOMAN CHOIR - a 300 strong all female choir who have been together since 2011. They also run ALL ABOUT UKE - a 50 strong ukulele band who meet weekly and perform for special events and gigs in the area. ARTZ also produce full scale musicals bi-anually.
We have lots of technical and theatre-related equipment and items for sale. Bargains galore!
12 x Fresnells and lamps 3 x winch stands for Fresnells set of 5 two-way radios and headsets etc. 4 Black portable ballet barres 15 x music stand lights 2 conductor music stands 3 heavy duty dress rails portable stage lights on stand x 2 Plus lots of props and costumes if interested!
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My name is Tony Stowers. I'm a Brit through and through but I currently live in France.
I've been writing and directing theatre plays since 1981 when I lived in Darlington, County Durham. I also spent three years at drama school in London.
I have 29 theatre plays seeking audiences, about half of which have already been performed, produced and toured or at least read to the public in both the UK or in France but always in English.
You will find below a list of all my plays and brief one-line synopsis of each plus cast requirements. I usually sell them in online anthologies but am happy to waive this if there is serious interest. You are under no obligation. Nothing ventured - nothing gained;
You can find out more about my commitment to literature, art and theatre on my website - a man of a million ideas and indefatigable energy and happy to collaborate with anyone.
Completed Plays of Antony J Stowers (plays marked * are good for theatre-in-education or young audiences)
1. The Waiting Room – Cast: 1 Female 3 Males. Total: 4
Synopsis: A mysterious dysfunctional family meets a stranger at a deserted railway station. The original version first featured Mark Gatiss.
2. 1979 – Cast 6 Males 6 Females. Total: 12
Synop: School-leaver Graham Barlow goes on a journey of self-discovery in Thatcher’s Britain.
3. The Bond - 1 F 3 M. Total: 4
A mysterious stranger returns home to his family and friends after many years abroad but nobody is quite certain of his true identity.
4. The Conformist – 6 M 2 F. Total: 8
Based on Alberto Moravia’s novel, a young man joins Mussolini’s Fascists in an attempt to be as ‘normal’ as possible to hide a guilty secret.
5. The Crossroads – 6 M 1 F. Total: 7
A young man is lost at a strange hotel in the middle of nowhere and its residents decide which road he will take from there
6. London Cousins – 5 M
Five strangers to London find their paths interwoven
7. *Harry’s Dream 1 – 2 M 1 F. Total: 3
A bullied schoolboy learns how to stand up for himself from an alien visitor
8. *My Brother Jake – 3 M 1 F. Total: 4
Young Jake learns the hard way how dealing drugs destroys his family
9. *Harry’s Dream 2 – 2 M 1 F. Total: 3
More lessons as the same bullied boy from HD1 teams up with the helpful alien again
10. *Scars – 3 M 1 F. Total: 4
A serious incident on school transport provokes an inquiry to find the guilty party
11. *Colours – 1 M or 1 F. Total: 2
A story about two races of people – one blue and one red – learning to live with each other.
12. Cyrano – 3 M 1 F. Total: 4
Based on ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’, a genius poet afraid of revealing his identity disguises himself to woo a girl.
13. *Eddie – 2 M
A 100 year old man tells his great great grandson about his life through the 20th century
14. *The Key – 1 M 1 F. Total: 2
A young boy learns the hard way about playing around with household drugs
15. Somebody up there likes us – 1 M 1 F. Total 2
Two border guards from opposing warring nations find a way to communicate
16. Le Petoman – 10 M 4 F. Total: 14
A comedy based loosely on the life of Joseph Pujol, a legend of 19th century Paris
17. *Pressure – 1 M 1 F. Total: 2
Out of prison, a young man tries to rehabiliate himself back into a ‘clean’ life
18. Space Station – 2 M
Two strangers meet on a hill outside their town for very different reasons
19. The Dishwasher – 1 M
A lowly dishwasher explains the intricacies of his job
20. Confessions of a rock n roll star – 1 m
A middleaged man explores the rock music that shaped his life
21. Gauguin’s Ghost Story – 6 M 2 F. Total: 8
The ghost of Paul Gauguin recounts his life
22. Tommy Greaves – 8 M 3 F. Total: 11
An alternate take on ‘Billy Elliot’, Billy’s boxing opponent shapes his own destiny during the 1984 miner’s strike choosing acting and not dancing as his means of escape
23. Unspoken – 1 M 1 F. Total: 2
An older, corrupt French Gendrame tries to corrupt a younger, idealitsic female trainee
24. A horse with no name – 2 M
An Iraqi bar owner and an American soldier are trapped in an illegal bar during the Battle of Baghdad in 2003
25. Space Jockey – 5 M
Five telephone salesmen recount the story of a selling legend who may or may not have existed.
26. The next life – 6 M 3 F. Total: 9
A Class ‘A’ London dealer watches helplessly as his life dismantles over one weekend
27. X – 2 M
Two couples – one gay, one straight – meet in a nightclub in a one-horse northern town
28. The Loser – 4 M 2 F. Total: 6
Based loosely on Francis Vebers’s ‘Le Diner de Cons’, an arrogant publisher is brought down to size by an affable hobbyist.
The Watermill’s bespoke setting and compact stage wouldn’t be my first choice of venue for a revival production of the musical Whistle Down the Wind based on the book by Mary Hayley Bell, adapted to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Jim Steinman. However, the results were extremely impressive.
The storyline touches upon grief, racism, loneliness, small-town attitudes from 1959 Louisianna and religious practising cults in the form of the Snake Preacher (Elliot Mackenzie).
Swallow (Lydia White) is an older teenager who’s struggling with grief for her recently deceased mother, attempting to reassure and protect her younger siblings while trying to understand her father’s problems. Her faith is the one stable and constant thing in her life and it’s quite easy to see why the “man” she discovers in the family barn soon becomes a victim of mistaken identity.
Robert Tripolinos’ performance as the injured “man” an escaped murderer. Mistaken for Jesus by Swallow and the children he starts quietly with an air of uncertainty about him. Yet, as he becomes comfortable and finds his voice the sinister background stories being discussed by the adults in the village soon become reality. Tripolino’s voice is outstanding and amazed the auditorium when he sang his first number.
Although on the surface the storyline appears far-fetched and improbable. When you look at the events taking place through the eyes of a grieving daughter and the younger cast it’s a befitting story that wild imaginations would create and encourage each other to believe in within their peer groups.
The entire performance is set in and around the backdrop of the barn set in farmland where Swallow and her siblings live. Doubling up as the house of god, the local bar and a railway tunnel. Simon Kenny uses all the space available to its best capacity.
Many of the cast doubled up as the musicians from a range of guitars, piano, clarinets and piccolo. The limited space in the Theatre doesn’t allow room for an orchestra pit as well. Musical director George Francis certainly overcame that challenge.
The smaller scale setting certainly didn’t leave the audience with a smaller scaled production. I am sure the Choreography at times took precision and planning to allow each of the dancers the required space they needed without falling over each other. Director and choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves has developed a memorable production.
For more information on this production which runs until September 10th and future shows coming to The Watermill please check out the link below.
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We are so excited to be bringing Legally Blonde to Great Dunmow but are still on the lookout for a musical director! We rehearse on Mondays and Wednesdays and are looking to start this show September/ October time. This is a paid role so if you or anyone you know might be interested then please get in touch!
I am looking for.my cousin Janice Parfitt. I know she used to be a member of a amateur group and she was a lead in quite a few productions.
If anyone knows her please could you ask her to contact me. I would appreciate it.
I'm afraid I don't have any knowledge of your cousin.
I will post your query in the #Advice section of www.dramagroups.com asking anyone who is able to help to contact you directly via your email address.
I wish you luck in your search and would be interested to hear if you are successful in tracking your relative down.