Search within the Drama Groups website
Recently Posted Studio/Rehearsal Facilities
Click here for a full list of Studio Facilities
|Schools Plus based at Virgo Fidelis, Croydon, UK
We have a venue that may be of interest to any groups that want to use it to rehearse or have it as a permanent venue.
Contact: Kevin Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently Posted Scripts & Playwrights
Click here for a full list of Scripts
A suffragette themed play set in World War 1. It examines political and social attitudes prevalent at the time, depicts life in London and on the Western Front (including a cameo of J B Priestley as a young man) and features an ingenious plot involving John Constable’s painting of The Cornfield!
My One Act play is now available from @Smithscripts for a fiver!
Recently Posted Theatre Facilities
Click here for a full list of Theatre Facilities
Lightwater, Surrey GU18 5RA
Contact: email@example.com or 01276 473889
Availability: Vvarious dates throughout the year
Hire or use for free if applicable
Crossley Club in Lightwater is a fantastic village venue, ideal for touring theatre or small productions - we would welcome amateur dramatic groups to use our facilities to host their plays and training/rehearsal. We have a downstairs main area with stage and PA system, and an upstairs dance studio that can be used for a variety of requirements.
Recently Posted Auditions
Click here for a full list of Auditions
Cotesbach, near Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Captain Pouch's Dream
Contact: Len Holden Tel: 01858 - 446067 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Sophy Newton on T: 07720761285 E: email@example.com
Audition Dates: Sunday 5th February, at 2 p.m. Cotesbach
Performance Dates: 9th, 10th and 17th June
We are looking for actors, both men and women to take part in the performance of ‘Captain Pouch’s Dream’.
The play is to be performed as a reading, so there will be no need to learn lines.
There is no need for acting experience - enthusiastic amateurs welcome!Captain Pouch’s Dream is a play written by local author Len Holden and is based on real historical events which took place in Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire in 1607.
In 1607 a series of riots led by John Reynolds, known as ‘Captain Pouch,’ exploded across three counties. The cause was the enclosure of land which resulted in many people being evicted from their homes and losing their land and animals. ‘Pouch’ was a charismatic and strange figure who in spired the angry peasants to take things into their own hands by digging up the hedges and throwing down the fences which the new landowners had erected. The riots affected many local villages such as Cotesbach, Haselbech and Withybrook and culminated in a huge battle at Newton, Northamptonshire in which over 50 people were massacred.
Recently Posted on the NoticeBoard
Click here to see the NoticeBoard
The Stockton Foresters
LET IT SHINE
Have you ever watched any TV talent show and thought, “I could do that!”, but haven’t the time, energy or opportunity to follow it through? If you think you could be “born to perform”, don’t despair as we may have the answer for you. The Stockton Foresters, one of the best (and we’re being modest) drama groups in the York area are looking for new members. We are a very successful, well equipped and financed group, enjoying packed houses for every production. With an unbroken record of annual shows for over 70 years, we are always looking for new blood evolving as older members move on, and welcoming new talent with open arms.
We are in the process of choosing a script for our next production and are looking for actors of either sex, directors ( experienced or aspiring) and back stage crew, including lightling, set design and wardrobe etc. Whatever your talents, aspirations or experience we would welcome you to our friendly, social club where we harbour “no stars”. We choose our scripts democratically and do not expect more commitment than a weekly rehearsal for performers.
We present our shows in a totally unique way, seating our audiences cabaret style, with a running wine and juice bar and serving a supper in the interval. Combined with an excellent performance, its an experience our audiences really appreciate.
We also lead a friendly social life with the odd dinner or party as well as the inevitable after-show parties, and trips to the village pub.
If you are even slightly interested, with no wish to commit, why not contact us now, while we are in the planning stage of our next production? We meet on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the modern and well equipped Village Hall in the delightful village of Stockton on the Forest (which is just 3 miles out of York).
If you would like more details or a friendly face to accompany you, just call our wonderful secretary Pat Jennings on 01904 400327, our retiring director John Hall on 01904 400182 our facebook contact Sharon Sawyers /Sharon.Sawyers.37 or take a look at our facebook page : The Stockton Foresters.
Just come along for a taster – you won’t regret it......
Posted on 19/01/2017
Recently Posted Articles
Click here for full details and a full list of Articles
Check out my resource for the new AQA GCSE Drama spec The 39 Steps, it's had rave reviews!
This scheme of work is ideal for teaching The 39 Steps.
I know how hectic a drama teacher’s life is, so these twelve one-hour lesson plans are simply laid out and a doddle to follow. There are easy to photocopy handouts, lots of inspiring videos and many web links – so it’s important you can access YouTube to really take advantage of all the valuable resources. Read more below…
“This Scheme of work is brilliant”- Lance Keegan ‘Royal Latin School’
Posted on 09/11/2016
Would you like to comment on this article. Click Here
Recently Posted CostumeSwap
Click here for full details and a full list of Costumes For Sale / Swap / Wanted
Littlehampton, West Sussex
Contact: via Facebook
We are a school drama club & we have 28 x blue & white choral robes for sale if anyone can make use of them? Perfect for anyone doing Sister Act, or any show with a choir, or simply just for the material alone!
We are open to any sensible offer as we require funds for our current production.
Recently Posted Sets & PropSwap
Click here for full details and a full list of Props For Sale / Wanted
Dussindale Park Nursing Home in Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk
Making Props - Help Available
Jan 2017 onwards
Making props for drama groups
My name is Rachel and I am the activities co-ordinator here at Dussindale Park Nursing Home in Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich.
I was wandering if the drama groups in our area have any need for help making props or backdrops for shows etc this coming year. Our residents really enjoy art/craft activities and would benefit from working with the local community on creative projects. They are of varying abilities and normally do some arts and crafts on a weekly basis- they would love to get involved. Please let me know if you have any information.
Recently Posted Publishers
Click here for full details and a full list of Publishers
Book purchases can be made via our online store.
VG Plays www.vgplays.co.uk for scripts for am dram and youth groups all tried, tested and staged worldwide
Most famously: ’The Magdalen Whitewash’.
Recently Posted Group Details
Click here for a full list of Groups
We are the “Minshull Amateur Dramatics Group”, known for short as the MAD Group. We are an Amateur Dramatic Company based in the Village Hall in Church Minshull, Cheshire and are a non profit-making organization. Our aim is to do two performances a year with everybody welcome and we include all ages (C.R.B. checks in place). We are always looking for and would give a warm welcome to new members in all areas of the Theatre including but not limited to Acting, Back stage, Front of House, Props, Singing, Dancing, Tickets & Programs, Advertising & Bookings and Costumes.
Recently Posted Events
Click here for a full list of Events
Shakespeare in Italy
Contact: More information can be found on our website, shakespeareinitaly.eu, and do feel free to contact us for any further information.
+44 (0) 1424 254540
3rd Shakespeare in Italy 14 day residential summer course
24th June - 8th July 2017
We are delighted to be organising our 3rd Shakespeare in Italy 14 day residential summer course in Padua, 24th June - 8th July 2017.
The course leaders will be Directors and Actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Here is a brochure about the course, which I hope you find interesting.
Recently Posted Back/Off Stage Requirements
Click here for a full list of Off/Back Stage
Dates Required: Jan - May 2017
Production: Allo Allo
We need a Production Assistant for Allo Allo. Good people skills and organisational skills required for this super-fun show.
Contact: via website, Facebook or Twitter
Recently Posted Music Services, Music Swap
Click here for full details and a full list of Music & Lyrics
Posted on 23/09/2016
Recently Posted Shows
Click here for full details and a full list of Shows
Venue: The Edge, Bolton Street, Brixham TQ5 9DHBox Office: If you would like to come along and enjoy this night, tickets will set you back £6 per adult or £5 per child/ OAP.
Tickets can be booked online at www.southdevonplayers.com or by calling 07855 090589
Some of the performers at Mr Stewarts Cabaret Club:
(Left to right, back row first ) Laura Jay, Greg Porter, Georgia O Marah, Martin Sharp
Front row: Jayden Yapp, Hayley Rushton, SallyAnn Berry, Julie Sharp
Murder Mystery At The Cabaret
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th Jan 7:30pm
Some of the team hard at work behind the scenes preparing costumes for the show
(Left to right Laura Jay, Sally Ann Berry, Greg Porter, Rich Sandford, Hayley Rushton, Julie Sharp, Martin Sharp)
The 11 year old South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company announce their winter production. Appearing at the Edge, an ideal space to convert into a cabaret club, in Brixham, Murder Mystery At The Cabaret combines a family-friendly cabaret show of dance, comedy, music, storytelling, and more, with an interactive murder mystery. |
The more than slightly harried Mr Stewart hosts a night at his Cabaret club. The acts he booked are great, the show is great - there is just one cloud on the horizon - some of the cabaret performers are arguing and bickering. During the evening, a murder occurs among the cast.
Can you help Mr Stewart identify the culprit?
This is a family-friendly production, with the Player's team of professional local actors, dancers, comedians, and singers, with a variety of acts providing something for everyone! Laughter, suspense and entertainment are guaranteed, along with plenty of teas in the interval.
Latest from our Advice Column
Click here for the complete Advice Column
Recent Post from one of our readers - 19/01/2015
Name: Jamie Whitfield
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org - Click here
Hi my name is Jamie Whitfield and I'm very interested in taking acting lessons and very keen on learning more as the days go by I believe more and more this is what I really want out of life. I'm an emotional person who does belive can bring a lot of enthusiasm and I think emotions are a huge role in acting I would love to learn more I'm in telford I'm 25 and have a admire for television series and films and would love to try a new life experience I do hope you can give me more knowledge of this or help me to follow the right path thanks for reading sincerely Jamie whitfield
Thank you for your email, which I read with interest. The Drama Groups website is a portal for amateur groups and acting schools to advertise themselves and their events, etc. The emphasis here is on amateur not professional so I can not give you any advice about how to become a professional actor other than to say that very many professional actors today started their careers in amateur groups.
I suggest you take a look at the Groups section of the www.dramagroups.com website and check the groups in your County/Region. There will be groups and societies listed with contact details. If in doubt click on the group name or logo and that will take you directly to the group’s own website. All amdram groups are always happy to receive new members and I’m sure you’ll have no difficulty in finding a group in your own area.
I shall place your email and my response in the Advice section of the Drama Groups website in the hope that someone with more knowledge than myself will be able to advise you better than I.
Best of luck, let me know how you get on.
Would you like to comment on this? email@example.com
Virginia Dimitriou firstname.lastname@example.org Responded 15/12/2016
Jamie the advice I can give you is to find a LAMDA teacher and start taking the Grades. You will be taught how to recite Shakespeare, poetry, improvisation, mime, etc .
I went through the Grades in both Guildhall and Lamda exams finally gaining the Gold Medal and A Teaching Diploma.
To have good sound voice production is vital . At the same time join a group and learn the ropes of acting with fellow actors.
Click here for a full list of Reviews
PIRATES OF THE PANTO
Little Waltham Drama Group at the Memorial Hall - 17.01.17
A winning blend of originality and tradition for this year's Little Waltham village panto.
Festive favourite Richard Butler brought his trademark anarchy to the role of Squire Flinders, heading an excellent comic team which included Ken Little's dim Bobby and Gordon MacSween's lovely Scottish Dame, a wicked glint in his eye, sporting a wonderful wardrobe of fancy frocks.
Good supporting work from a double helping of duos: feeble seamen Poop and Deck [Hugh Godfrey and Julie Cole] and Skull and Bones [Kathy Jiggins and Verity Southwell], sidekicks to Ash Cobden's dashing villain Captain Spongebag Roundpants. Plus cameos from Jenni Money as Harry the Harbour Master, Brian Corrie as Honest [“no tic”] John and Martin Final as Bosun Rollicks [Rowlocks?] with his knobbly cosh.
Love interest from principal boy Zac Sparrow – a swashbuckling, thigh-slapping Tash Wootton – and Rebekah Walker's demure Moll Flinders. Karen Allen's Queen and Marea Irving's Priestess led the denizens of Discomania Island.
This being Little Waltham, there was a generous supply of disco routines from the hard-working chorus, impressively choreographed by Sue Butler and Karen Allen. A lovely undersea scene change, too, with bubbles and giant jellyfish. MD Karen Wray treated us to an eclectic play list: Barbados, Montego Bay, Otis Redding, Nelly Furtado, Michael Buble, Avenue Q, not to mention Prokofiev for the evil pirate.
And of course we had the walkabout with the sweetie baskets, a custard pie, and a nice hairy-bottomed ghost routine.
Liz Jones's backdrops included an impressive perspective for the Slack Jenny's deck; the stage-side murals this year featured Jolly Roger, gull and parrot.
Pirates of the Panto was directed by Jenny Broadway, who last worked with Karen Wray on the 2012 Abba Ali Baba.
See Michael Gray's Arts Blog here
Posted on 19/01/2017
Recently Posted Script Swap details
Click here for a full list of Script Swap Details
A Proper Caper And No MistakeDate Req'd: ASAP
I stumbled on an article in 2009 about a play called "A Proper Caper And No Mistake" by Anthea Roberts that was performed by the Buckfastleigh Drama Group. The story sounds absolutely fascinating and I was reaching out to see if there are any hard copies available of the play. Or even a digital copy. I would love to purchase one for reading.
Recently Posted Resources & Links
Click here for full details and a full list of Links
Professional magic shows and group or one to one tuition.
We are based in the village of Marston Moretaine and can provide individual one to one or group tuition on magical entertainment and presentation.