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Royalty Free Musical Play - Another Saturday Night
I have just had my musical play "Another Saturday Night" produced by a company in Winnemucca, Nevada, USA where it was very well received. It is also in the process of being performed at a University in Malawi. I am happy for any amateur society to perform the play with no fee being charged by me. PRS say that they would want 5% of the take at the Box Office as it uses songs already in the public domain such as the title song, "As Usual", "Rip it Up", "I Will", "Sand and Water", "The Wanderer" and 15 other popular songs.
It is mainly set in a Singles Bar in the present day with two minor scenes; one in a front room of a house and just outside set in the early sixties and one, again in a front room, set in the present day. By setting it in such a way it reduces costs for costumes and sets. Music can even be played "Karaoke" style, with just keyboard or with a band depending on the wishes of the company involved.
In the next few weeks I will have a copy of a DVD shot in Winnemucca, not a professional version but it will give some idea of how the play works.
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|Leavesden Green JMI School & Nursery|
High Road, Watford, Herts
I am a Governor at Leavesden Green school in Watford, which you may know is near the Warner Bros Studios and just off the A406 so very handy for the M1 and M25 and of course Watford (we are on the number 10 bus route) Our school has some fantastic spaces that we know we can make better use of to generate some extra revenue to continue to make Leavesden Green the best place for our children to learn and grow.
For example we have two large school halls which would be perfect for theatre groups - one has a large stage We are offering each space for £10 per hour/ £50 all day for community groups and £15/£75 for commercial ventures.
They are available after 4pm weekdays, all day on weekends and school holidays Full details including a brochure can be obtained from Jo Rogers in the School Office by email to email@example.com or by calling 01923 484340.
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|Liverpool Barbershop Harmony Club|
Contact: Ralph Buckley (Club Chairman)
Tel: 0151 426 1743 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Liverpool Barbershop Harmony Club is seeking a Musical Director to lead them to new performance heights. We have been performing and entertaining audiences for over 40 years, with over 1000 performances.
The person we are looking for needs to be positive, energetic and like a challenge, and will take firm control of all aspects of our musical direction. The successful applicant will be assured of the full support from our music team.
We wish to build the chorus and are committed to doing a full Learn to Sing recruitment course shortly after the appointment of the new Music Director.
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|DEBUT THEATRE COMPANY|
DNA by Simon Stephens and join our training company
FRIDAY 21ST AUGUST 4:00pm
We are the DEBUT THEATRE COMPANY and we are looking for new members to audition for DNA by Simon Stephens and join our training company, located in Essex looking for young people aged 16-21 to audition for our next play and training company!
PREPARATION: A 2-3 MINUTE MONOLOGUE. PLEASE ARRIVE DRESSED APPROPRIATELY AS YOU WILL ALSO TAKE PART IN AN EXCITING ACTING WORKSHOP.
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Contact: Djstockbridge@btinternet.com or Tel: 01623 883097
Session Guitarist/Bassist available for musical theatre work.
Grade 8 standard by ‘Trinity College London’ and ‘Rock school’
Competent in most styles Jazz, Rock, Funk, acoustic... (See Examples in link Below).
Past Musical Theatre experience and many years gigging experience in functions bands and other ensembles.
Based in the Midlands but will travel anywhere in the UK if the price is fair
Evidence of ability - https://soundcloud.com/domstockbridge
Contact me to discuss:
Posted on 11/03/2015
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Porthmadog in North Wales
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The Vicar of Dibley - cassock and surplice for Geraldine
My daughter is producing the costumes for a production of The Vicar of Dibley in Porthmadog in North Wales, and she is having problems getting hold of a cassock and surplice for Geraldine to wear. She is quite a buxom lady, so would need a reasonably large size!
The performances run every Tuesday over the summer, so she would need it for about 10 weeks, so hiring is not really possible - she only has a very small budget!
The photo shoot is this weekend, so she needs one pretty soon. I live in Derby, so could collect and get it over to her.
Is anyone able to help us, please?
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|Kaleidoscope Theatre Company|
Conwy, North Wales
Contact: Michelle Wallo via Facebook
We are in need of a plant for Audrey 2. Or the set, for a week on Friday!!! Happy to hire if you have one can you please message me? Xxx many thanks in advance.
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Recent Post from one of our readers - 04/06/2015
Name: Boglarka Omosomwan
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My name is Boglarka Omosomwan, I am a qualified social scientist from Hungary. At the moment I am volunteering as a workshop assistant with the Me1 organization in Manchester. I am supporting youth people age between 11-25. In the University I had two semester drama therapy lessons and I found it very interested and useful. I studied a lot about drama therapy games but actually I never have a chance see how it works in the life. I want to use some drama therapy games during my sessions to help young people to build self-esteem, self-confidence, give them problem or conflict solving skills. I believe drama therapy can be useful to help young people in personal development. I would be happy to get involved a bit in drama therapies and be a volunteer to improve my knowledge. Are you using drama therapy in the drama theater supporting young people in that way?? Do you know any theater in Manchester who is doing that? it would be a big help for me.
I hope to hear from you soon.
www.dramagroups.com is simply a website that allows groups to promote themselves and their events, etc. As such I am not in a position to offer you help directly. What I can do is place your information in the #Advice section of the www.dramagroups.com website asking people to contact you directly. I hope you get a good response.
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The Playwrights Publishing Co.|
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70 Nottingham Road, Burton Joyce, Nottingham, NG14 5AL, U.K.
Since 1990 we have been bringing together talented new playwrights with adventurous theatre groups who are looking for new plays to perform.
We receive scripts from around the world, choose the best and upload half onto the net. If you want to read the second half of any play you can purchase them on-line or by post and pay for performance royalties when you have decided on dates.
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D R A M A    H O L I D A Y S
ACTING ACTIVITIES IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Some time ago, I was in conversation with a friend who was extolling the virtues of a ‘singing holiday’ he’d been involved with.
I could say he was ‘singing the praises’ of this for those who collect bad puns. Interested in what he said, I began wondering if there was a ‘drama/acting’ equivalent.
After some research I discovered that there are, indeed, such holidays available. However, these mostly cater for school aged children who are transported to some exotic location, e.g. Greece or, say, Suffolk, where they both holiday and rehearse a play which is put on in a week.
Alternatively, there are acting courses for adults who wish to participate in a ‘Masterclass’ or gain entry into drama schools. These, though, do not generally have a ‘holiday’ element to them. I must admit to feeling a little aggrieved at this. Non-professional theatre is a very popular pastime/hobby for a large number of people and yet there seems to be very little on offer that might appeal to those amongst us who enjoy ‘treading the boards’ and wish to combine this with a holiday.
I’d therefore like to bring to your attention a new venture which offers the more adventurous soul the chance to travel to somewhere a little more exotic than Farndale Avenue Housing Estate and presents the opportunity of experiencing a different culture, enjoying spectacular scenery and good weather, drinking very good wine whilst at the same time pursuing one’s interest in thespian activities.
So, if you’d like a holiday that’s adventurous and different, takes you out of your comfort zone somewhat and allows you to engage in your chosen hobby, let me direct you to the following website - croftevans.wix.com/actoutbg. A few simple clicks and more will be revealed!.
Posted on 19/03/2015
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Therapy Services for Actors and Crew Members
Peak Performance. Helping you reach yours by treating the person as a whole offering sports, remedial, swedish and hot stones massage, nutritional advice, gait and posture analysis and manual lymphatic drainage. So whether you're injured or someone looking to be pampered, Peak Performance can help.
Friendly and professional therapist based in Toddington, Bedfordshire who is fully insured and qualified through the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Pamper parties catered for.
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Karen Murphy BA (Hons) MFHT
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|Spotlight School of Speech and Drama|
Sale and Altrincham, Greater Manchester
Claremont Centre Claremont Rd, Sale M33 7DZ
Spotlight School of Speech and Drama specialises in providing speech, drama, oral communication and business focused sessions for people of all ages in the Manchester area. Speech and Drama class locations include Sale and Altrincham.
We provide traditional children's drama lessons and one to one private lessons at our dedicated studio in Sale which are taught by dynamic speech and drama teachers who will motivate and inspire enthusiasm for performing and communicating. Children attending our fun and fast pased weekly classes also benefit from a full calendar of events. Children can focus courses for special events such as festivals and competitions, exams and performances. Spotlight is regularly approached by casting agents and television programmes to take part in productions. In 2012 we were the voices and faces of the CBBC Christmas choir and in 2014 we attended auditions and interviews for other exciting projects. All children attending group and private lessons are considered for any opportunities that come our way. Professional actors are regularly invited to work as part of our teaching team.
Our company is not a franchise. We also provide a very personal teaching service which can be tailored to suit the needs of our students. All teaching staff are fully qualified and are CRB checked. All ages and abilities welcome, visit our website for more information or our Facebook page
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|Greater Manchester Drama Federation|
Players Theatre, Anfield Road, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Cheshire. SK8 5EX
GMDF 2016 One Act Play Festival
6th – 11th June 2016
This is always a brilliant week’s theatre of one act play and it is open to non GMDF members.
All details, rules and entry forms are on the GMDF
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Chiltern Shakespeare Company|
Review: The Taming of the Shrew
Local theatre does not get any better than this! Hall Barn in Beaconsfield is the idyllic setting for this energetic, witty and visually beautiful outdoor production of Taming of the Shrew by the Chiltern Shakespeare Company. It cracks along at a rollicking pace and is utterly captivating from start to finish.
The striking set of an Italian piazza is adorned with pillars, a fountain, a trompe l’oeil of Padua and beautiful plants and benches, a perfect backdrop for the sumptuous and, at times, amusing costumes.
Emily Taylor-Callingham shines as the fiery, hot-blooded and misunderstood Kate. She storms onto the scene and drags us kicking and screaming on her journey, her expressive face capturing everything from indignant rage to great tenderness.
Jamie Kwasnik is impressive as the deliciously arrogant Petrucio, delighting us with his absurd mood swings, childish petulance and bewildering energy as he willfully attempts to tame his shrew.
Jean Warner as Grumio along with the rest of Petrucio’s servants are a joy to watch and provide many of the play’s greatest laughs. But the entire ensemble worked seamlessly as a team to bring one of Shakespeare’s more thought-provoking plays into glorious light.
A special mention to the talented Suzie McPherson who, as well as her vivacious portrayal of Biondello, choreographed all of the movement, fights and lively tussles.
This is a fast-paced, highly physical and comedic production and definitely not one to be missed. If you have not already booked, do not delay!
You can arrive two hours before the show and have a picnic in the enchanting grounds of Hall Barn Estate. Do not let the weather deter you as the audience is safely under cover, but you might want to bring a blanket for later.
The play continues its run today (Wed) until Saturday (June 20) at 8pm with an afternoon matinee at 2pm on Saturday.
Book online at www.chiltern-shakespeare.co.uk or call 08700 66 77 20.
Posted on 18/06/2015
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I have a number of stage show manuscripts that I need a home for My Mother produced many shows until she was elderly and they contain all notes moves etc I do not want to destroy them as I am sure performers would enjoy having them They are currently in Ipswich and in one good size box I am happy to deliver them within a reasonable distance.
Posted on: 10/03/2015
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I have an open space available in the jewellery Quarter Birmingham on Kenyon Street.
It is open square space with toilet and kitchen facility.
It would suit any fitness yoga or drama style classes.
Available straight away
Competitive rates and day rates also available.