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GOV.UK - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance and support
Local COVID alert levels: what you need to know

Information on local COVID alert levels, including what they mean, why they are being introduced and what the different levels are.

Published 12 October 2020

Full details may be seen at the website here

Posted on 15/10/2020


Ace High Competitions

An opportunity to Host a Live Stream on Facebook

We are a NI based start up company running several competitions per week for luxury prizes.

We are currently trying to find a suitable person to host our live draws which will be streamed on Facebook as well as appear in “Vlog” style videos to promote our competitions and celebrate our winners.

With the Coronavirus causing the continued closure of theatres, we feel that this position could provide an outlet for your currently unused talent.

We will be considering candidates of all ages and gender. A suitable candidate will be self motivated, will feel and appear comfortable in front of camera, be proficient with all relevant social media platforms, be IT literate and of course will have a fantastic, vibrant personality which comes across on camera.

The position will be part time with very flexible hours which can be discussed at a later stage.

We forecast strong growth over the coming months and years and as such this position presents a fantastic career opportunity for a successful candidate.

If you feel you meet the criteria above, and would love to get involved with something new and exciting, then we would love to hear from you. Please drop us a line at

Looking forward to hearing from you,


Managing Director
Ace High Competitions

Posted on 15/10/2020


Invitation to join our free Cinderella ONeLINE virtual pantomime

Dear Drama Groups

I am student at Chester University and a member of a small community theatre company called Alliance Theatre based in Newtown, Mid Wales.

To help raise awareness of the crises facing theatres, my company has embarked on a project to create an online panto of Cinderella in time for Christmas. For this we need a large cast all of whom are asked just to deliver just a single line of dialogue, so we've called it Cinderella Oneline. All participants need to do is film themselves performing their one line, in character, and email it to us. We will then splice all the videos together to create the panto.

We need over 300 participants so I am writing to ask if you might be able to help me reach out to drama enthusiasts to invite them to take part. Everyone is welcome, family, friends, all ages, no experience needed, just a phone with camera and enthusiasm. It is free to take part.

The poster explains it all, but at this stage all we need is for people to do is go to our website and register by 31st October. We will then send them instructions and the line they need to deliver.

If you'd like to see what it might look like, take a look at our Shakespeare Oneline play

If you can help in any way then we would be very grateful

Thank you in advance

Paul Martin

Posted on 15/10/2020


#CreativeNetwork-Theatre - 2nd Wednesday of month


I'm getting in touch to share details for the monthly Theatre focussed #CreativeNetwork-Theatre session that Voluntary Arts have been running, should you wish to join a future session.

So far, these have brought together several theatre networks to share the support they've offered, as well as practitioners taking different approaches to adapt the delivery of their work. The #CreativeNetwork-Theatre webpage provides some background from these sessions and the wide range of themes that are likely to be of interest.
These monthly calls are free to 'drop-in' for informal sharing. More information about other regular sessions and joining instructions are here:

The next #CreativeNetwork-Theatre will be: 10am, Wednesday 14th October - with a provocation led by Sara Harrison (ACE) discussing outdoor performance and non-venue based work with The People's Theatre.

Following that, we are planning a session on 11th November with the Theatre of Sanctuary Network.

Kind regards,


Claire Sharples / Development Officer (North West)

Posted on 12/10/2020


Herts Music Co

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Whilst spaces last for October and November

Free 30 miinute lesson worth £30
Piano / Singing / Recording Techniques / Production / Songwriting

Posted on 11/10/2020


Actors Required for Robin Hood Movie

This is my third Robin Hood movie, from a script I've written , I direct and edit to look very pro cinema,in 4k

We make and buy medieval costumes for the movie swords etc, at the end of shooting I usually donate to people who help or are in my movie.

We have around 8 full costumes for the soldiers swords, shields, etc and we already have a Sheriff and a Gisbourne and we have Nuns, Peasant costumes. but need three more young guys characters, but always need more soldiers, and peasants, everything is supplied all I need is commitment for a few shoots in the new year, also lots of greenscreening is involved.

please let me know if you are interested.

Kind Regards,

Alan Pell

Posted on 11/10/2020


Brightlights Youth Theatre

Brightlights Youth Theatre


Saturday Theatre School - Brightlingsea, Essex

I run a very happy, fun and lively youth theatre company called Brightlights

I am opening a Saturday Theatre School after the half term so I'd you think your child would like to be part of this please

Brightlings 4- 6 years and Juniors 6 -9 years 10-11.30am
Pre -Senior 9-12 years and Senior 13 upward 11.30am-1pm

Please visit our website for more information.

Posted on 10/10/2020


The Regal Youth Company

The Regal Youth Company

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The Regal Youth Company

Call for Writers!

We are extremely excited to kickstart a brand new project for Winter!

We're looking for writers from across Scotland to submit briefs for scenes or monologues to be featured in our Adult Acting Group Winter Showcase.

We are looking for:
A scene or monologue
Length: 2-3 minutes

If interested please send a brief to us including:
A short synopsis of your scene / monologue
Character list alongside playing ages
Short explanation of writing style
Please send these to by Monday 2nd November with the subject heading "Writing Call - Adult Group."

This is a paid opportunity.

Brief closing date: Monday 2nd November. A decision will be made by Friday 6th November. You will then be given up to fourteen days to complete the script.

Three briefs will be selected to be written and those writers will be paid a fee of £25. Writers will know if their brief has been selected via email by Friday 6th November.

If you have any questions, please email

Get applying!

Posted on 09/10/2020


History of Theatre Productions Post War in Walsall

Dear Sirs,

I am not sure if this will be of any interest to you or if you know of someone that it could be of interest to.
My late Grandfather Edmund Spargo was a member of various Operatic and Drama Groups from 1916 through to late 1940's and was not only a very good actor and performer but also producer of shows.
My mother Marjorie who passed away a few years ago was also a very good performer with many local societies in Durham and Loughborough. We recently came across two Leather Bound Scrapbooks which my Grandfather had kept and painstakingly collected all of the programme's reviews and photographs/newspaper cuttings since his involvement until he was no longer able to do it

The detail within the books, the historical information together with the record of all the plays and musicals that were performed just seem too good to confine to the LOFT!

My Grandfather was a member of The Walsall Players, Walsall Theatres Co.Ltd, St Matthews Institute Amateur Operatic Society, Trinity Social Amateur Dramatic Society and probably others that were performing in the Walsall area. He was married to Elizabeth MYATT, and performances took place at Trinity Church Rooms, Schoolrooms, Her Majesty's Theatre Walsall and other venues all detailed in his collection of programmes and critiques.

I hope that they could be of use to someone or even perhaps a museum and just wondered if of interest could somebody write back to me.

Kind Regards,

Gillan Sarsfield

Posted on 06/10/2020


Greater Manchester Drama Federation

Greater Manchester Drama Federation

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Shout out to all GMDF members.

GMDF has a Theatre on the Meadow Shopping List!

We are looking for a Director, an Assistant Director, actors, back stage crew, SMs, pros 'n' frock teams, techies, FOH, publicity etc etc. for this really exciting project.

It will be a challenge but if GMDF members can't take on a challenge then nobody can.

We look forward to hearing from you because as a band of hugely talented theatre people, this is something that we CAN do - we're all fed up of being told what we can't do so get over to the GMDF members' web page and fill out the shopping list form.

Information about Theatre on the Meadow next summer - is here -
please pass this information on to your membership if you haven't yet got your password please email

Thank you

Details here

We look forward to hearing from you!

Posted on 02/10/2020


Chameleon Productions

Chameleon Productions

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Meet new people
New adult membership

Audition Online
Rehearse Online
Perform Live in 2021
Only £3.50 per Online Rehearsal
Wednesdays 8pm - 10pm via Zoom
No experience neccessary just a wilingness to have fun
Book a Place
Steve 07368 461766

Posted on 01/10/2020



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City Theatre based in Liverpool are looking for actors, actresses and dancers to be part of their exciting new adult comedy musical Bow & Arrow The Outlaws of Sherwood.

Rehearsals will be every Tuesday 7.30pm till 9.30pm at the Black-E (Chamber Theatre), Liverpool.

TO JOIN - email: or visit:

City Theatre is sponsored by Liverpool Local Business

Posted on 28/09/2020


Eating With My Ex

Eating With My Ex

Hi there!

I work for a TV production company called Thames and we’re currently casting for the new series of the BBC’s Eating With My Ex.

We’re looking for ex-couples who would like closure, have unanswered questions or even want to get back together / be friends.


Whatsap: 07388130270

Applicants must be aged 18 or over.

Sinead Lynch
Assistant Producer

Posted on 25/09/2020


GOV.UK - Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do from 22nd September 2020

3.18 Can I go to my hobby club / amateur musical group / other leisure activity?

It is against the law to gather in groups of more than 6, where people are from different households or support bubbles. Some activities - such as those organised for under-18s - are exempt. In a COVID-19 Secure venue or public outdoor place, non-professional performing arts activity, including choirs, orchestras or drama groups can continue to rehearse or perform together where this is planned activity in line with the performing arts guidance and if they can do so in a way that ensures that there is no interaction between groups of more than 6 at any time.

If an amateur group is not able to ensure that no mingling takes place between these sub-groups of no more than 6 (including when arriving at or leaving activity or in any breaks or socialising) then such non-professional activity should not take place.

Full details may be seen at the website here

Posted on 23/09/2020


St Ives Youth Theatre

St Ives Youth Theatre

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St Ives Youth Theatre is sharing a COVID-19 update.

If you’re in secondary education, or know someone who is, get in touch and sign up for an audition.
If you’re unsure about joining right now, we’ll have another round of auditions in the new year. You can still register your interest!
#youththeatre #cambridgeshire #SIYT

Posted on 21/09/2020


RDF Television

RDF Television

New Television Review show seeks 5-10 year old children for a Major Broadcaster

I am a Researcher working at a television production company called RDF Television. We make successful series like Channel 4’s The Secret Life of Four and Five Year Olds and How to Spend it Well with Philip Schofield for ITV.

We are producing a brand new Review Show for a major broadcaster and are looking for children between the ages of five and ten years old to give us their perspective on the world around us.

At a time when adults can be afraid to say what they think, we want to hand the news over to someone else - The Kids. Our show will be warm and funny and uncover what children really think of the news. From world leaders like Donald Trump to home schooling during Covid to the latest news about Meghan and Harry - no topic is off the agenda! This is because we think it’s time for a new generation to make sense of the world we are living in.

We are looking for children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old who are smart, funny and opinionated and who can offer us a fresh take on the world around us.

We are casting now and will be filming in October and November 2020.

Apply at

We will be complying with the latest government guidelines regarding Covid-19.

Very best wishes and I look forward to hearing from you,

Chris Piper

Chris Piper | Researcher (News at 5 and a Half)
RDF Television

Posted on 17/09/2020


BBC One : Casting Team

Hi there!

I am currently on the lookout for some great personalities to feature in our upcoming series of BBC Points of View on BBC One. I am casting a segment called “Tele Nation” that requires the public to review BBC shows on iPlayer. This would be filmed from the phones of our willing contributors.

I was hoping you would pass this on to your very talented performers, as I would love to feature some of the good people from your organisation.

I’d love to chat to people you would recommend from the group. Feel free to email me or drop me a WhatsApp on my mobile and I’ll get right back to you – 07491969617

Ross Taylor - Unscripted Northern Ireland

BBC Researcher
BBC Studios Unscripted


Posted on 10/09/2020


UK Government - Performing Arts
Guidance for people who work in performing arts, including arts organisations, venue operators and participants.




Northern Ireland

Posted on 10/09/2020


UK government bans groups of more than six people from Sept 14th.

Social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday - with some exemptions - amid a steep rise in coronavirus cases.

The law change will ban larger groups meeting anywhere socially indoors or outdoors, the government said.

But it will not apply to schools, workplaces or Covid-secure weddings, funerals and organised team sports.

It will be enforced through a £100 fine if people fail to comply, doubling on each offence up to a maximum of £3,200.

The new rules - which come into force on 14 September - mark a change to England's current guidance.

At present, the guidance says two households of any size are allowed to meet indoors or outdoors, or up to six people from different households outdoors. Until now the police have had no powers to stop gatherings unless they exceeded 30.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will give further details of the changes at a Downing Street news conference at 16:00 BST on Wednesday, alongside senior advisers Prof Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance.

What are the new rules for meeting my friends?
Five reasons rise in Covid cases is not all it seems
"One of the pieces of feedback we had including from the police was that we needed the rules to be super simple so that everybody knows what they are," said Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

"And now this will now be rigorously enforced by the police."

Mr Hancock told BBC Breakfast: "This is really simple. Gatherings are ok, they should be socially distanced of course, but groups only of up to six."

He said it means that some families will not be able to see both grandparents at the same time. "You know, I have three children," he said. "We have a family of five. And so we'll be able to see one other person at a time, as a whole family."

Challenged on whether the new rules could stop grandparents helping out with childcare, Mr Hancock said: "I'm not actively trying to do that".

But he said the government is "quite worried about" the "very serious problem" of children potentially passing on the virus to older grandparents.

See the full article here at

Posted on 09/09/2020


Summerseat Players

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Opportunity for writers!

Summerseat Players at The Theatre Royal

Summerseat Players are running a monologue competition for writers of all ages. A great chance to have your work produced by a professional film maker and featured alongside the work of BAFTA/Olivier award winner Tim Whitnall.
The video provides more details.

Closing date is the 1st October when the winners will be selected by a panel of judges.

Entries to

Posted on 04/09/2020


Culture Secretary: New rapid Covid test 'has potential to help us get fuller audiences in theatres'

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said last night that new improvements in testing can help get 'fuller audiences in theatres and fans in stadiums back sooner'.

Following the UK government's £500 million investment in quick Covid testing kits to provide rapid tracking of the virus, Dowden was optimistic that the new funding was a "very positive" step towards allowing events featuring a greater capacity.

According to GOV.UK, the new tests, which are being trialed in Southampton and Hampshire, can provide results within as little as 20 minutes using a testee's saliva. A further trial will also be taking place in Salford.

The hope is that testing capacity will be boosted ahead of the winter season, which, according to medical experts, may see another rise in cases if not handled correctly.

The government said yesterday: "By using this cutting-edge technology to widely roll out rapid tests, chains of transmission will be broken almost immediately by delivering on-the-spot results. Successful trials will then be expanded and rolled out more widely."

See the full article here at WHATSONSTAGE

Posted on 03/09/2020


Casting for environmental video


I am producing an environmental video for a grassroots organisation and we are looking to cast some male and female speaking roles (range of ages and ethnicities) to get our message across.

Unfortunately the positions are unpaid as we are all working for free on this but I wondered if any amateur actors might be interested in being in the video?

We are filming for one day on the 13th/14th or 15th September - location is likely to be Victoria Park, East London.

Sarah Janalli

Please contact me for futher information.

Posted on 02/09/2020


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