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East Norfolk Operatic Society

IOLANTHE

Author: W.S.Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

IOLANTHE

Norfolk

Venue: Maddermarket Theatre, St John's Alley, Norwich NR2 1DR

Box Office: 01603 620917 or www.maddermarket.co.uk
Tickets: All £16.50 with Friday night only student rate £10.

3rd May 2023 to 7th May 2023

‘Iolanthe’ is Gilbert and Sullivan at their best. Gilbert's hilarious satire on the House of Lords and the role of women in politics is complemented by Sullivan's sparkling music, making this one of the most popular of the G&S cannon. ENOS's exciting new production moves the action forward to the Roaring Twenties, promising a magical evening of melodious merriment.

Posted 06/02/2023

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Witham Amateur Operatic Society - WAOS

Witham Amateur Operatic Society - WAOS

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO PROVIDE MUSICAL DIRECTION FOR CRAZY FOR YOU?

We commence rehearsals for our October show, Crazy For You, in May. We are looking for a Musical Director to work with us. We are based in Witham, Essex. We are a multi award winning society, having recently celebrated our centennial, having performed in the impressive Witham Public Hall for 100 years. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming society, with fun being as important as producing a quality show.

If you are at all interested in providing MD services for Crazy For You, or any of our future productions, let's have a chat.

Contact: Email: trevordrury@waos.org
Mobile: 07974000011



Posted 05/02/2023

Recently Posted Scripts & Playwrights

Scripts by Peter Travell

Peter Travell

Actor, Director, Producer involved in amateur theatre for 40 years.

Peter has also published several childrens' books on Amazon



Contact details:

www.travellfamily.co.uk

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peter.travell@btopenworld.com

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT

Set roughly in the Victorian age.
Dame Hilda Owl has two sons Terry and Freddie. Terry is a schoolteacher and is engaged to Tabitha (Tabby) Kat. Freddie is a bad lot who ran away to escape gaol.
A Mr Fowl is the new Squire. It is none other than Freddie Owl who is now rich. He means to evict his mother from her cottage and marry Tabitha.
Terry and Tabby elope to Bong Island to get married where they meet the Pigg sisters. They discover that Periwinkle was recently married to Freddie Owl who stole her money and ran away. They confront Freddie, who is then arrested by the local village Constable. The Constable then asks Dame Hilda Owl to marry him. Cue celebration.
M/F 7, F 3, M 3, Chorus 6

Published by Upstage Publications https://upstagepublications.co.uk

LITTLE MISS MUFFET & THE BLACK WIDOW

Set roughly in the Victorian age.
Marmaduke Muffet, a rich man and the owner of a pickle factory, has a daughter, Molly who is in love with Peter Piper (Chief Pickle Blender). Widow Black and her son Jethro Black arrive in the village. The widow has a magical pendant necklace, which makes old men fall in love with her. She sets her sights on Marmaduke.
Darren and Davey Rotter are two market traders who fall in with Jet who cons them into getting Peter sacked. Dazzer and Davey discover Widow Black’s secret. With the help of Peter, Polly, Molly and Willy they expose her evil plan.
Peter and Molly marry. Marmaduke retires. Peter takes over as MD of the Pickle Factory. Widow Black is made to be the Cleaner and Tea Lady while Jethro becomes the Odd Job Man.
M/F 2, F 3, M 5 Chorus 4

Published by Upstage Publications https://upstagepublications.co.uk

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Bristol One Act Drama Festival

www.bristoloneactfestival.co.uk

Bristol

The Bristol One Act Drama Festival is a preliminary round of the All England
Theatre Festival showcasing some of the finest amateur performances in and around the Bristol area.

Contact: via our website

Recently Posted on the NoticeBoard

BBC Morning Live

BBC Morning Live

We are looking for a family based in South London (ideally near Wandsworth, Battersea and Richmond areas), who would be interested and available to film a short feature with us over the next couple of weeks.

morninglive@bbc.co.uk with the subject: FOOD BILLS


Posted on 02/02/2023

 

Recently Posted Events

Blue Apple Theatre

Blue Apple Theatre
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Fareham Library, Osborn Road, Fareham PO16 7EN

Forgotten People Forgotten Planet

Forgotten People Forgotten Planet

Friday 10 February 2023 10am-3pm

This is a drop-in event so no tickets are needed
An immersive exhibition screening showing ways to do less harm to the planet.
Meet key players in the climate emergency, often forgotten and left out. Look up, think, and act, before it’s too late.
This project was created by Blue Apple’s Special Assignments Company to share their perspective on climate change. Through workshops, performers created and produced a film for a live and interactive public screening event. It aims to engage people in the climate crisis conversation, promoting discussion about access and equality.
This is an exhibition style screening, so drop in at any time it is playing.
Free entry.

Posted 02/02/2023

 

Recently Posted Performance & Rehearsal Space

Spotlites Theatre Company

Spotlites Theatre Company
www.spotlites.co.uk

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UK
Medway, Kent

Available for Hire

Full details including pricing here: www.spotlites.co.uk/hire-our-space

Contact: takepart@spotlites.co.uk / 01634 829 468
Our theatre space is available to hire for performances and rehearsals. Many dates available through out the year with competitive pricing.

Posted 31/01/2023

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Stewarton Drama Group

Stewarton Drama Group
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Stewarton Drama Group - Acting Up for 50 Years!

Dear Friend of Stewarton Drama Group

We’d love you to join us at our Open Evening next Wednesday 17th August at 7.30pm as we launch our 50th Season of Drama ! More details below:

Stewarton Drama Group start their 50th season on Wednesday 17 August 2022 with an Open Evening for those over eighteen in the local area who are interested in any aspect of drama or theatre arts. On the night, there will be an opportunity to chat to group members, browse the photo gallery, see a slide show of group highlights and enjoy an informal reading of short comedy play.

The Group hopes to recruit new members and new patrons as they build back after two years of challenges brought by the pandemic. Throughout this period, they have maintained their momentum, by performing monologues and short comedy sketches on Zoom to local audiences, and in the past year, they’ve performed short plays in their own small theatre in Stewarton, to invited audiences of patrons and friends.

The Group are now very excited to build up activities in the months ahead, keeping quality local theatre alive and accessible.

In its 50th season, the Group is also acknowledging the contribution of Ismay McKenzie, founder member and first SDG President. Ismay performed in many plays and pantomimes, but she also produced many plays. One of her favourites, was the very funny one-act comedy, ‘The Devil His Due’, by Seamus Fail, which she first produced in 1984. So, aptly, the Group’s first production in season 2022-23 will be ‘The Devil His Due’, produced by Nancy McPherson, the current President. After an informal reading of the play at the Open Evening, the casting will take place the following evening, Thursday 18 August at 7.30pm. The production will be staged on 20, 21 & 23 October 2022 - more details coming soon !

If you’re interested in reading for a part, or taking on any of the many jobs such as building scenery, painting the set, collecting props, operating lighting and sound, managing costumes, doing make-up - or just coming along to join in the fun, you will be made very welcome.

Drama Group President for Season 2022-23, Nancy McPherson said:

"Stewarton Drama Group has connected very well with the local community over its 50 year span. Now more than ever, we value those connections and the friendships we’ve forged over the years. We are lucky to have our own small theatre in Corsehillbank Street, as well access to the larger theatre in Stewarton’s Area Centre. This has given us flexibility in planning our varied programmes. We have also built up a remarkable store of sets, costumes and props - not to mention experience in all aspects of the theatre.

"So, with all this to share, we’d love to meet you if you’re interested in participating. Please don’t hesitate - come along and meet us at our informal Open Evening on Wednesday 17 August in our Premises in Corsehillbank Street Stewarton, next to the tennis courts.

“If you’d like more information please email us at stewartondramagroup@hotmail.co.uk or follow us on Facebook at Stewarton Drama Group by clicking the ‘LIKE’ button at the top of the page to receive all our news updates.”

Best wishes
SDG Publicity Team



Posted on 10/08/2022

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Latest Review

Six Plays in One Day at The Space

Reviewed by: Elaine Chapman @ElaineC_reviews

Review date: 25th Jan 2023

Reviewing Six Plays in One Day can feel like an endurance test at times. Beginning at 2 pm and finishing at 9 pm. The range of performances kept my interest alive. Produced by Threedumb Theatre with Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts sponsoring the day hosted at The Space Theatre.

Permanent Tenants by Louis Gale an interesting idea where five housemates are killed by carbon monoxide poisoning due to their negligent landlord. The cast of six were still reading off script. With all the stage directions and prop details read out too, the production is quite a way off being finished.

The audience were informed at the end that it was destined to be a television, theatre and various other productions a long the way. Their best way forward if this piece is going to be developed would be to decide on a performance platform. Strict editing and good direction would be advised. At times, the performance descended into a disorganised shouting chaotic situation, which is one area in which good direction would help.

Chicken Pasta by Katie Read facing the “Big C” at any age is a frightening prospect. When George is a personal trainer who eats healthy, never smoked, and drinks in moderation, he has to live with the terminal bowel cancer under the age of thirty life is cruel.

Married to Cat the ups and downs of everyday life are marred by the ticking time bomb which is ever present in their lives. Potentially, the subject matter should leave the audience with at least a lump in their throat, sadly that part was missing for me.

Ophelia by Hannah Roze-Lewis advertised as a work in progress. Delivering every line with a smile Roze-Lewis describes the horrendous circumstances surrounding Ophelia’s friend Emma going missing. The damage caused by males and phone cameras, violation of privacy, and the heinous behavior of exploiting obscene images on the “darker side” of the Internet.

Unstitching by Ruby Shrimpton facts and upbeat entertainment from the world of Eurovision song contests past and present. Shrimpton’s analysis of the sometimes deemed “rigged” voting system left me looking at the contest in a different light.

There’s a platform on the Fringe Festival circuit where Upstitching will be welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed. The Eurovision Song Contest has a large following, and if the advertising is targeted correctly, Shrimpton could be playing to full auditoriums.

At Eternity’s Gate by Joseph Winder is based on Vincent Van Gogh. His brother reflects on living in the shadows of the famous artist. Selling his artwork, trying to live his own life, and the pressure he felt from his brother’s demands. An interesting insight into the brothers’ relationship.

Although, at times, it felt slow and would benefit from editing. Covering the floor of the stage with papers and props left the majority of the audience at a disadvantage from not being about to see what he working through or looking at.

Pill by Rebecca Phythian, the contraceptive pill was created to liberate women and allow them to control their bodies against unwanted pregnancies. Studies have shown that for some women, the risks to their physical and mental health issues are far too high.

Phythians’ pent-up frustration and anger directed towards the doctor during her appointments and their refusal to listen to her concerns reflected some of my own experiences with health professionals.

The information and facts delivered through Pill are more of a public information production. Colleges and Universities were the younger generations of women who could be affected by the concerns raised during this performance.

New showcase work is always unchartered territory. Out of all the pieces today, the two that stood out are Ophelia, Roze-Lewis has an incredible stage presence and delivery. The piece is well-written, compassionate, and disjointed to represent the fragility and destruction mental health creates. One actor to watch in the future.

The second is Pill, although I don’t necessarily see this work appealing to Fringe Theatre audiences on its own due to being thirty minutes. It would have a future in touring Colleges and Universities raising awareness among young women, and creating a platform for discussion around what they are putting into their bodies. It might help others recognize symptoms they are suffering from and, in some circumstances, save someone’s life. I make sure that I question everything I am offered by doctors, especially side effects, and I feel more patients should do the same.

New artists and new work benefit from showcase events like these. Giving the artists a safe platform to perform and audiences to watch up-and-coming creatives under one roof.

For more information on the day and future productions, please visit the links below.

The Space HOME

space.org.uk/event/spod-chicken-pasta/

space.org.uk/event/spod-at-eternitys-gate/
space.org.uk/event/spod-pill/
www.threedumbtheatre.com/about

See the full review here theatreandartreviews.wordpress.com/

 

Posted on 14/01/2023

 

Recently Posted Auditions

Southport Spotlights Musical Theatre Society

Southport Spotlights Musical Theatre Society
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Greenbank High School, Southport

CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL

CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL

Interested in getting involved in our next production?
Come along to our talk up on MONDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2023 7:30pm
Directed by Rob MacGregor // MD: Adam Dutch
All welcome

Posted 30/01/2023

 

Recently Posted CostumeSwap

Streetz Ahead Theatre Artz

UK
Lincoln, Lincolnshire

For Sale

Job lot of theatre costume accessories and props. Age 6-16 years.


I ran a performing arts group in Lincoln for 10 years and put on many productions. Age range 6 years to 16 years. Few adult costumes too.

Due to health we have changed career and are looking to sell all of our stock.

We have a variety of costumes from musicals such as Sister Act, Wizard of Oz, Annie, Grease, Footloose, Fame, Bugsy Malone, Holka Polka, High School Musical etc

We have a vast variety of various costumes and characters, many accessories such as hats, wigs, gloves, and many various props used in all our shows.

It would be great to sell as a job lot or happy to sell an individual musical separately.

Open to offers. Please call or email to enquire to see if we have what you may need or are looking for as a job lot.

Would love for another school or theatre group to continue to use these items.

Many handmade and many bought new also.

Thank you so much!

Adele
Contact: 07908 227847 or Adele.amanda1@gmail.com


Posted 30/01/2023

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Dukeries Theatre Group

Dukeries Theatre Group
www.dukeriestheatregroup.org.uk

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Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Show

Are you interested in Directing? Do you have a play that you are desperate to direct? Fancy having a go?

We are looking for a Director for our November production. If you would like anymore information or you are interested please let me know or see a committee member.

Dukeries Theatre Group, Acorn Theatre, Queen Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 2AN

Contact via our websitye or social media



Posted 29/01/2023

Recently Posted Group Details

The Loft Drama Society

The Loft Drama Society

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Athenry

New drama group open to new creative members

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Recently Posted Sets & PropSwap

Billericay Operatic Society

Billericay Operatic Society
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Billericay, Essex

Wanted

Sunshine on Leith

Hi there everyone,
I am gathering props for Billericay Operatic Society and am after a few props for our next show, Sunshine on Leith.
Does anyone have a hospital screen, hospital bed, but not a full length one and a heart monitor ( obviously a fake one), that we could borrow?

Annabel Lowman
Contact via our website or social media

Posted 23/01/2023

Recently Posted Publishers

Stage-Write Plays


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Are you a writer?
Please contact us via email at: scripts@stage-write.com.au or via our website or social media

Queensland, Australia

PLAY SCRIPTS FOR THE MODERN ERA
Online scripts & plays - Something for everyone!
Stage-Write Plays, an online publishing website based in Queensland, Australia, showcases original stage plays and musicals. You can look for a vast range of stage plays of different genres. They have a remarkable team of writers who have written exceptional plays to entertain the readers.
They offer you a standard performance packages that include the complete script, piano, vocal scores, and SFX soundbites to support your theatrical performance. SFX sounds are the special effects that enhance a play’s visual and dramatic effects.
The website also provides a hassle-free way to decide which play and music suits your requirement by offering a free ready-only sample of the play with two audio song sampes. The sample script is a generous 50% of the full version, which is helpful for the reader to choose a play. The script samples are encrypted and cannot be printed. The sample tracks are rehearsal tracks which serve as a reference for you to imagine how they could sound as a part of full production.
You can easily search for a play by title or by the name of the writer. The website also has an Easy-Choose search feature. You can select from the options according to your preference based on options like genre, age group, and duration number of cast. You can contact us via email or use our live chat option. We encourage and welcome your feedback regarding our website and plays.Please contact me at admin@stage-write.com.au or leave a review on our website.

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Recent Post from one of our readers - 18/11/2021
Name: Sheila Spatcher


Message:

From spatchersheila@gmail.com

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.

Peter's response:

Hi Sheila,

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.

Best Wishes,

Peter

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Recently Posted Script Swap details

Eileen Norton

UK

Available

I have a number of copies of well known plays, (in good condition) looking for a home. These include Noel Coward, ‘ Private Lives’ and Chekhov ‘ The Cherry Orchard’ and various others.

Do you know of any group that would like them? If so, please get in touch, my email is: elnorton49@gmail.com

Posted 03/05/2021

Recently Posted Theatrical Makeup

Make-Up Artist Work Experience Required


Hi.

I’m Amanda. I’m currently doing make up artistry at West College Scotland. I am in my first year level 6.

I am looking for any work experience I could do. Anything at all would be great. Any local groups who need makeup artists for their productions do please get in touch.

Thank you

Amanda
amandalindsay@live.co.uk




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