CALLING ALL PERFORMERS! Epsom Players need you for their upcoming online cabaret.
Epsom Players are thrilled to announce we will be presenting an online cabaret (date tbc), devised and directed by long standing member Katy Jackson, and we are on the look out for people who would like to be a part of it!
WHAT IS IT
This will be a virtual pre-recorded cabaret featuring songs from previous Epsom Players shows. It will be streamed online (date tbc) with virtual tickets to keep us all entertained during the ongoing pandemic, whilst keeping the spirit of theatre very much alive.
HOW CAN I BE A PART OF IT
At the moment we are on the look out for people who would be interested in performing. Due to current restrictions, performances will largely be solo numbers but duets/group numbers will be considered if all performers are from the same household.
Katy will be providing some online zoom directing and vocal coaching to help get those performances all polished up so they are more sparkly than the strictly glitter ball.
If you are interested in taking part, send an email to the dedicated cabaret address: firstname.lastname@example.org In the email please include your favourite previous Epsom Players show(s) and any favourite musical numbers from them! Equally if you live with others who want to join in as performers, let us know so we can use this when planning what material to use!
We hope to hear from lots of you soon!
Stay safe x
Posted on 19/01/2021
BRAND NEW PRIMETIME singing competition for a MAJOR UK broadcaster casting now!
Have you always dreamed of being transformed into one of your favourite music icons to perform on a massive stage!
Do you think you sound like FREDDIE MERCURY or TINA TURNER?
Perhaps similar to the positive vibes of STEVIE WONDER or ROD STEWART, LEWIS CAPALDI or ED SHEERAN?!
Are you a powerhouse like WHITNEY HOUSTON?!
WHOEVER IT IS, now is your chance to have a go!
We are searching for all kinds of talented singers, from undiscovered acts to established professionals, to completely TRANSFORM into their dream music icons to win a BIG cash prize.
My name is Alex and I’d like to share with you a writing opportunity for you to pass on to your members
I work with The Literal Challenge - a company that brings together a community of writers, wannabe writers and newbies through creative challenges.
Over the last six Februarys, we’ve run six 28 Plays Later, a play-a-day writing challenge that has inspired the writing of 33,202 plays!
Do note: In response to the effect Covid has had on our industry, we continue to offer our challenges on a commit-what-you-can basis, so everybody is welcome, and no financial obligation is required.
Registrations are now open through the website www.theliteralchallenge.com/28playslater and will be open until 28 January. There are more details online, on our social media channels, and in the registration invitation (attached).
Thank you so much for your support and time. If you have any questions please do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!
We’ve had some incredible successes from our previous years; some of those 33,202 plays have gone on to great things, including professional runs at theatres, readings, festivals, and even adaptation into films. And we’re trying to get the word out to encourage as many people to begin, or develop, a relationship with writing for theatre.
It would be of huge help to us if you would be kind enough to share this opportunity with your group members, or even connect with us on social media (details at the bottom) and/or share our pinned challenge announcement. Of course, in return, we would be more than happy to tweet, share and shout about any upcoming shows or opportunities you think might interest our community.
If you need inspiration you could tweet/facebook something like…
Stretch your writing muscles with @TheLitChallenge for #28playslater Write a play a day in Feb. Participants are sent a brief daily & have 36 hours to write a play.
On a commit-what-you-can basis, so everybody is welcome. Join the challenge & do some art! https://bit.ly/3fctiHZ
I hope that you will be just as excited as I am to share it with your networks.
Are you an Archers Addict? Podcast Drama fan? Considering producing your own audio play?
As live theatre performances continue to be impossible for theatre groups many are considering online presentations or audio shows.
This workshop is a creative tonic in these distanced days and serves as a useful introduction to the essential skills needed for successful audio performances.
This is a practical introduction to how radio drama is made with plenty of chances to have a go and practice the techniques used in the production of professional radio drama.
The workshop introduces you to the weird and wonderful world of radio - featuring playful exercises to include all participants.
Stefan Escreet is a freelance radio producer and director having been a BBC Radio Drama Producer in Manchester working on programmes across the Radio 4 schedule.
He is visiting tutor in Radio Acting for Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre.
Stefan was Associate Director at Theatre by the Lake for many years and is now Artistic Director of Ragged Edge Productions which has toured nationally with the award winning The Chef Show.
Stefan has delivered Radio Acting workshops to groups in a wide range of places including The Witham in Barnard Castle, The Edge in Manchester, Shropshire Drama Company and in Cairo for the Cairo Radio Drama Festival.
If required the author must be available to discuss the play with members of BST, Cong Bear and the Radio production team. (All Children must have parents or guardians permission to enter the competition and be able accompany them even if the discussion is via the internet. Please enclose adults email address and mobile phone number)
Black Sheep Theatres decision will be final.
The winners will be informed by email no later than 31st January 2021
The Judges will of course allow for the entrants age differences.
All entrants guardians or parents by submitting a play give permission for any publicity including photographs to be used in local and National media
‘Why not ‘Google’ writing radio plays to give you a definite idea of how to stimulate the audience without the use of vision and give the play a structure. Include use of sound effects, beats (pauses) and write them into the script.
The closing date for registering entries has been extended to Friday 11th December 2020 and you then have until 3rd January 2021 to record and upload your entries.
The closing date for the Over 60's Talent Show is 16th December 2020. Any other late entries will only be considered up to this date.
I have attached the syllabus and would be extremely grateful if you could please forward this on to any interested parties or if you could just simply spread the word via your usual channels or Facebook page.
Thank you very much for your help in making our virtual festival a success. If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Vocal Coaching - Production - Piano - Songwriting - Career Development - Studio Recording
Posted on 05/12/2020
I am a Maidenhead resident and I am also a casting director for London productions such as Les Mis and Mary Poppins. As an aside I am also the recipient of the 2020 Special Recognition Olivier award. I tell you this for child protection reasons, of course so that you know I am a real person. You may also like to look at Johawes.com
I am running a Christmas course and concert at Norden Farm this Christmas for 7 - 16 year olds and I wonder if you might put this flyer out to your mailing list. I feel that we all need some sparkle this Christmas and we are very much looking forward to this event. I have two well known West End Industry Professionals with me - Mark Hedges - (Resident Director for the Phantom of the Opera) and Caroline Grant (Assistant Musical Director and Children’s MD for Oliver, Les Mis and The Waitress).
I have a couple of spaces to fill and just thought I would do a final push before rehearsals start on Sunday week.
I'm messaging regarding an acting/narrating/designing/general art opportunity some folks might be interested in. Me and a fellow year 1 contemporary art student in the University of Huddersfield are currently in the process of creating a series of short sci fi films with themes of found family, community, and freedom. They start on a new planet after escaping earth hundreds of years ago. Everyone's lives are the same, filled with monotony and structure, one day one person decides they have had enough and walks out of there room. Others follow and after being caught, they are all sent to Earth where the group have to navigate surviving and living in a whole new way.
Sadly we don't have the funds (or any funds) to pay you in anything other than smiles, enthusiasm, and biscuits, but are hoping despite this to attract people as passionate as us about creating art in all forms.
We are aiming for as many different types of people as possible, so know that if anyone is interested, we with strive to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.
To note, each person will have the freedom to create their own character along side us so if there is a certain story you want to explore, this could be the place.
This one may be obvious but at all times we will abide my social distancing and gathering guidelines, and to that end for acting we have 5 main characters, but also many side characters so even if you want a small role please message or email.
Regarding designing we are looking for folks interested in designing: identity patches, food packaging, 101 explanation leaflets and probably more.
Also if you just want an excuse to make some art there will be a big box of art found so you could make a piece to be found my the characters.
Unless you are applying to be a narrator then any folks in the film will not have any speaking involved as the only speaking will be from the narrator.
If anyone is interested, please email U2054414@unimail.hud.ac.uk my email and they will promptly be sent a quick questionnaire to fill out to get some basic information from all possible participants and to answer any questions asked.
If anyone is enthusiastic about the project but not sure how they could contribute then still send them my way as we are aiming to get as many people involved as possible.
If you are interested please reply swiftly.
If it is possible we would love this message to be shared around your community so everybody has an opportunity to get involved.
We must note that those wanting to get involved must be over the age of 18.
It is likely that we will be filming around the west Yorkshire area.
Posted on 29/11/2020
British Prime time TV opportunity
My name is Chris - I'm a casting researcher at ITV. I'm currently casting for the new series of Britain's Got Talent (2021) and looking for great young talent. I am especially interested in finding young boy singers with incredible voices
As a former performer myself, I’m a huge advocate of using our platform to gain exposure for young artists and helping them to begin and advance in their careers. Our show is a prime-time Saturday night programme reaching out to 12 million viewers on the prestigious ITV channel alone, let alone our social channels which collectively reached a billion views last year.
Therefore, I was wondering if you would have any young male talent that you think would be suitable for the show as we would love to be able to showcase them.
Please feel free to spread the message around / share my contact details below. It would be great to arrange a quick informal chat to tell you more about the show, and how it will be working next year, if you think you may have anybody that fits the bill.
Marble Academy will be resuming classes on Monday December 7th.
We are always on the lookout for new talent, so if you are interested in becoming a student with us, auditions/interviews are still be held, so get in touch with us as soon as possible and we'll be happy to have a chat about all the details.
Marble Academy For Drama
Tel: 07429 847 300
Posted on 17/11/2020
CAN YOU HELP?
Hi, My name is Daniela Bianchi. I live in Milan. I love movie REUNION AT FAIRBOROUGH (1984) and I love also to find locations and any kind of information about it. Well, some locations were already known but I found some others by myself. It was filmed in Surrey. Watching it I saw a comedy poster WHEN WE ARE MARRIED by a somewhere amateur dramatic soc. I cannot read the first word... I attached some photos (forgive the bad quality) maybe they recall you something... I'd like to know it a lot!
I joined some Surrey villages facebook pages and I always met so nice British people who helped me a lot about my RAF movie obsession!
'The sequel to Southwell (Nottinghamshire) Theatre Club’s radio play podcast ‘The Assassination of Robert Opray’ is now freely available to listen to on Soundcloud. Titled ‘Whatever Happened to Robert Opray?’, we hope that the original half hour comedy drama engages the listener and raises a smile! As with the first play, it was rehearsed on Zoom, then recorded using smartphones whilst wrapped up in non-crackle duvets with curtains drawn - and ticking clocks removed!'
Get the link to download the play from our website.
Posted on 11/11/2020
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The Theatre Royal in Bath, who is one of our clients, credits us in helping to keep their theatre open during these uncertain times. They have kindly sent us some pictures of one of our products being used. Please see attached photos...
Mr Hibbert was kind enough to drop us line also:
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Sky Blue Theatre Company is delighted to announce that the international new writing competition, the British Theatre Challenge, is returning for its ninth year and open for submissions from today, November 1st!
In anticipation of this, we are reaching out with this information email and hope you will pass it along to your community with our compliments.
2021 will see five winning plays produced by a professional cast & crew for a one week run of performances in London. Moreover, this opportunity will also see the winning works filmed in performance, given full written assessments by theatre professionals and considered for publication by our partnered publishers!
With over 50 of our previous winning plays having received offers of publication don’t miss the chance to see your work in motion!
Furthermore, we have been working hard over the last few months to future proof the Challenge against Covid-19 related disruption. If Covid-19 restricts live audience at the time of performance, plays will be live-streamed (with live editing by Mini Mammoth Films).
To learn more about the competition including important dates, rules, etc. do see our website www.skybluetheatre.com.
We would be delighted to offer this opportunity to your community and look forward immensely to seeing their submissions.
Posted on 02/11/2020
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