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RASA AUR DRAMA THEATRE

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[ Music in Pune ]Native Music on Nukkad Cafe's Live sessions this week!

May 2020
Deepak Sinha

Nukkad Cafe is starting an online program, called as "Native Music". The program is an initiative to bring forward n...

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Posted on 25/05/2020

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DANCE ONLINE CLASSES By Pia Bunglowala

April 2020
Deepak Sinha

Bengaluru based dancer and movement artist Pia Bungalow is offering these classes during lock down! Do check them ou...

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Posted on 16/04/2020

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TicketSource Ltd

TicketSource Ltd
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TicketSource Up to date with event cancellation refunds

Press release: 29th March 2020

We want to send our thanks to all event organisers who have cooperated and followed our guidance on cancelling their events affected by the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We're pleased to confirm that we are up to date with refunds to customers of all events cancelled through the TicketSource dashboard.

If you have not yet notified us of your cancelled or postponed event then please take a moment to read the updated guidance below.

Cancellations

If you know now that your event has not, or will not be going ahead then we would urge you to cancel the event in your dashboard (via the Events > Cancel Event menu option).

Cancelling the event will trigger an email to all of your customers, providing them with clarity and reassurance in these uncertain times. It will also enable us to ensure that customers receive their ticket and booking fee refunds in a timely manner.

Postponements

If you intend to postpone your event to a later date (but do not currently have a confirmed date for the event), we would ask that you modify your event name to include the word "POSTPONED" (via the Events > Modify Event menu option) You should also keep your customers informed of the postponement and rescheduled date (when available) by using our customer contact feature (via the Customers > Contact Customers menu option)If you need any assistance when cancelling or postponing your event then please get in touch with our customer service team at support@ticketsource.co.uk

As advised in our earlier email, the terms and conditions outlined in our Customer Purchase Policy oblige us to refund all customers of cancelled events, and customers of postponed events where they have indicated that they are not able to, or choose not to attend a rescheduled date. Unfortunately, we cannot release funds as customer donations under these circumstances.

Donations

If you are looking to raise funds for your organisation via donations, we would recommend you take a look at one of the many excellent online fundraising services available (conducting a web search for "fundraising services" will provide you with lots of options).

Thanks for your cooperation and understanding at this time.

The TicketSource team

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Posted on 29/03/2020

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RASA AUR DRAMA THEATRE

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Champak Studio: An artist's nest in Mumbai!

Champak Studio Opening its doors to a whole new world of creative thinking, meaningful artistic expression and enticing talent, Champak Studio has arrived like a much needed refreshing breeze of fresh air in the busy city of endless dreams, Mumbai.

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Posted on 21/03/2020

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Cressrelles - Our service to you during Coronavirus pandemic

Dear Friends,

We are so saddened to see all the drama Festivals and normal productions having to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. We know how much effort has gone in to them and how devastating this must be for you all. Naturally, we are glad to do our bit to help. Any societies who were planning to perform our plays but have had to cancel scheduled performances, we will be happy to either defer the licence to a date of your choosing or offer our usual refund terms.

If you would like to consider any of our plays for your next production, we are still offering free-for-approval-purposes pdfs of all our plays. Whilst I am still able to access the office, I can scan in any title you request. If I have to work from home, I will only be able to provide you with pdfs of those already available. That will still be a few hundred plays – plenty of reading material to keep you occupied over the next few weeks!

We would like to wish you all the very best, stay well, look out for those in greater need than yourself and keep the “ghost light” burning for the return of amateur theatre as soon as possible!

Simon

Download free copies of all our catalogues of plays and theatre textbooks from: http://www.cressrelles.co.uk

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Simon Smith - Cressrelles simon@cressrelles.co.uk
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Posted on 20/03/2020

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TicketSource Ltd

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TicketSource waives fees for coronavirus event cancellations

Press release: 16th March 2020

TicketSource, the online ticketing platform, has suspended its handling fees for customer refunds resulting from events cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus concerns. All affected customers will be refunded the purchase price of their tickets including booking fee.

"We understand that having to cancel an event is an organiser's worst nightmare," explained Terry Rosoman, Head of Marketing. "But, if it has to happen, we want to make the process as straightforward as possible."

TicketSource anticipates difficult times ahead for event organisers if public gatherings are scaled back or cancelled to help contain the spread of the virus. To help ease the financial impact of cancellations, TicketSource is waiving its £1 refund handling fee per transaction until further notice.

“We exist to help strengthen communities through events,” said Rosoman, “and this is one way we can help communities to stay resilient.”

Event organisers are encouraged to contact TicketSource’s friendly and experienced customer support team by telephone, email or online chat for further advice and information.

and to sign up for a TicketSource account www.ticketsource.co.uk/signup



Posted on 16/03/2020

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RASA AUR DRAMA THEATRE

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One Lyric poetry on World Book Day at Gyaan Adab Centre!

March 2020
Deepak Sinha

March is the month of books with the World Book Day celebrated worldwide on the 5th of March this year! And All Publi...

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Posted on 03/03/2020

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Qissa Kothi's latest production is a research into dialects and simple devised theatre!

March 2020
Deepak Sinha

Romeo Ravidas, a young farmer’s son, from the chamar community, loves riding his horse in his village Dumari, Bihar. ...

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Posted on 03/03/2020

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RASA AUR DRAMA THEATRE

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Photostory of Goshtarang and Junoon Theatre in an artistic collaboration in Mumbai!

March 2020
Deepak Sinha

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Posted on 03/03/2020

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Celebrating the spirit of the legendary Krishna Sobti around Delhi!

March 2020
Shubha B

An author for whom the act of writing was nothing less than the act of engaging with history, with language…with life...

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Posted on 03/03/2020

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TicketSource Ltd

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TicketSource Launches Community Prize

Press release: 11th February 2020

Community groups can win £1,000 for their next event in a new competition sponsored by TicketSource, the online ticketing platform.

“At TicketSource, we know how local events help communities come alive,” said Terry Rosoman, Head of Marketing. “We want to recognise and reward an event organiser who brings the greatest benefit to their community, and whose next event will be most enriched by the £1,000 prize.”

Organisers of events of all shapes and sizes are welcome to apply – from village hall cinema to Bonfire Night fireworks, events will be judged on the value they add to their community in relation to their size and scope.

The competition is open to registered charities and not-for-profit groups that have a current paid event listed through TicketSource or have organised paid events through TicketSource in the last two years.

Applications are open from Monday 2 March to Monday 30 March. All eligible events will go forward to an online public vote, which runs from Monday 6 April to Sunday 3 May. Entrants are welcome to encourage their supporters to vote and ensure their event makes the final shortlist of the ten most popular entries. A panel of judges from TicketSource will choose which event from the shortlist most deserves the £1,000 prize, and the winner will be announced on Monday 11 May.

TicketSource helps organisations to deliver events that bring communities together by providing a cost-effective and easy-to-use online ticketing platform with dedicated customer support.

More information on the TicketSource Community Fund can be found here: www.ticketsource.co.uk/community-event-fund

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Posted on 12/02/2020

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Banbury Cross Players

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If you have come across any of the publicity material for Banbury Cross Players’ forthcoming production of Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn and you’ve never heard of Nell Gwynn, you may well be wondering about the significance of the oranges. If you have heard of Nell Gwynn, you will be more than familiar with the legend that she was a fruit-seller in London in the 1660s and it was her … “oranges” … that caught the eye of that most Merry of Monarchs, Charles II. What you may not know is that she was one of the first women on the English stage. Her entry in Encyclopaedia Britannica gives an excellent clue to her character.

Nell Gwynn, original name Eleanor Gwynn, (born 1650, London, died 1687, London), English actress and mistress of Charles II, whose frank recklessness, generosity, invariable good temper, ready wit, infectious high spirits, and amazing indiscretions appealed irresistibly to a generation that welcomed in her the living antithesis of Puritanism.

She also, quite clearly, appealed to Charles II, becoming his mistress in 1669. On his deathbed Charles is purported to have said “Don’t let poor Nelly starve”. He also, quite clearly, appealed to her. She bore him two children and remained faithful to him until her death.

Jessica Swale’s exhilarating play is labelled “superbly funny … a wonderfully layered celebration of theatre”, and pays homage to this enticing individual. Director, Clare Lester, pays tribute to her cast and production team, highlighting the “great camaraderie” and the “interactive creativity” that has been evident during the rehearsal process.

So chase away your winter blues and grab yourself a ticket for this “deliciously bawdy” tale of the actress who bewitched the king.

Nell Gwynn opens at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, OX16 5QE on 12th February 2020 and runs until 15th February 2020. Curtain up is 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from The Mill Box Office on 01295 279002 or online

Visit BCP's website for more details of this and other productions this season.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Posted on 20/02/2020

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Click above to watch the "Nell Gwynn" cast in Rehearsal

There’s nothing quite like a rehearsal room on a chilly, damp Sunday afternoon in January … for lifting the spirits. At least that’s what I discovered as I joined the cast of BCP’s forthcoming production of Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn.

The play charts the rise of Restoration heroine Nell Gwynn from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to becoming Britain’s most celebrated actress – winning the heart of King Charles II along the way. Premiering in 2015 at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the play transferred to the West End in 2016 and won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. It is a bawdy, raucous and warm homage to a woman truly ahead of her time – one of the first female actresses on the stage.

As BCP’s cast gathered for the first time since their last pre-Christmas rehearsal, the camaraderie was evident. Not an easy thing to achieve with a cast of 19. Nell has certainly sparked the interest of Banbury’s acting fraternity. As the actors huddled around coffee mugs or grappled with rehearsal shoes, skirts and corsets, there was a great deal of banter. Something you might expect where members of the cast have known each other for a long time but this cast is made up of an exciting mix of experienced, young, BCP long-timers and complete newcomers.

The air of apprehension in the room was, I discovered, because the rehearsal was predominantly set aside for choreography. Led by the highly experienced Sharon Green, the afternoon was like watching a masterclass. The team were taken from zero to hero in a little under two hours. Coupled with an additional singing rehearsal from skilled Musical Director Kieron Galliard, the afternoon was certainly entertaining. The cast proved (to mangle one of the lyrics slightly) “they could dance and they could sing”.

Click the link in the video to see the cast in action. Licencing restrictions prevent sharing the music at this stage so if you’re curious what they sound like you’ll need to buy a ticket. And on that front, I’d just add that the Portuguese scene is hilarious - worth the price of the ticket itself!

Nell Gwynn opens at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, OX16 5QE on 12th February 2020 and runs until 15th February 2020. Curtain up is 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from The Mill Box Office on 01295 279002 or online

Visit BCP's website for more details of this and other productions this season.

We look forward to seeing you!

Linda Shaw



Posted on 09/01/2020

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TicketSource Ltd

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TicketSource Reveal Exclusive Insights Into UK Theatre Trends

Press release: 2nd January 2020

Aladdin Takes Number One Spot For Most Performed Theatre Production

The online event ticketing platform, TicketSource, reveals that, for the second year running, Aladdin is the most performed theatre production in the UK, rising a massive 23% compared to the previous year. The most popular theatre production to attend however is Jesus Christ Superstar, with 202 tickets sold per performance.

The report which analyses over 1.5 million tickets transactions from 12,500 amateur and professional theatre performances sold in the last year highlights theatre industry trends such as:

• Most Performed Productions
• Most Popular Productions
• Most Performed Genre
• Top Referral Sources
• Average Ticket Price
• In-House v Online Bookings
• Seasonality

A key highlight of the report is the growing importance of event organisers using online methods to sell and promote their events, raising 3% to a total of 63% of ticket purchasers preferring to buy tickets online rather than in-house.

Online promotional methods such as Facebook also overtook more traditional methods to become the second most effective way of promoting events in the last year.

Terry Rosoman, Head of Marketing at TicketSource said that the report clearly shows that more event organisers are having to adapt to newer online technologies to increase awareness and ticket sales for their events.

“With the increasing amount of competition from other events, the report emphasises the importance of selling and promoting your event tickets online, which can be ready and available for purchase as soon as the event is live.”

Click here to view the full TicketSource UK Theatre Event Report 2019.

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Posted on 03/01/2020

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