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Recent Post from one of our readers - 20/02/2014
Name: John Harrison
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Message? Hi Peter,
I am 47 and live in the North East and I am working full time.
I am looking to get back into acting after many years out and was hoping you could advise on a local drama group.
Thanks for your email.
I'm afraid that I can't advise you on any particular group you might join, I don't have detailed knowledge of the groups in your area. The best advice I can offer is to find some amateur groups that are near to you (look in our 'Groups' section there are quite a few listed with website information and contact details). I'm sure you will find that any group will welcome you with open arms just give them a call or drop them an email, men are always in short supply in the amdram world.
I'll put your letter up in our 'Advice' section and perhaps a group local to you will contact you directly.
Do let me know how you get on.
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Ray Cooney is to direct his 1984 play Two Into One at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory this spring.
The show will run from March 8 to April 26, with press night on March 19.
Design is by Paul Farnsworth, lighting is by Paul Anderson and sound by Gregory Clarke. Casting has yet to be announced.
Posted on 22/01/2014
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|Only Youth Productions||South Manchester||Only Youth Productions is a new amateur dramatics group in South Manchester run by and for young people in the local area. We aim for our productions to have little help for adults! We are funded by O2 Think Big and aim to close the gap between old and young by allow youths to show older generations their talents. Check out our audition page on our website for the latest auditions!|
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We are putting on an evening to display some of our huge costume wardrobe. We hire out for Fancy Dress, Costume Events and many other things, so come along and see what we have available.
Posted on 03/03/2014
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Posted on 10/02/2014
Lyndhurst Drama and Musical Society
DAILY ECHO REVIEW - Pinocchio
REVIEW: Pinocchio, Lyndhurst Drama and Musical Society, The Vernon Theatre, Lyndhurst
10:33am Monday 10th February 2014 in Curtain Call By Anne Waggott
IT’S a subdued Italian Christmas – children are mysteriously disappearing, toy donkeys cry real tears, toymaker Geppetto is saddened that nobody is interested in his wooden puppet, while lift operator, Jimmy Crankit, and shop assistant, Grazia, are challenged by the arrival of diva Dame Scrumptious (charismatic Hannah Marks) and her precocious students!
Nathanial Bond, this evening’s Pinocchio, was excellent with his marionette actions, convincing and engaging, frozen impeccably until activated by kindly Fairy Sapphire’s magic (Michelle Bradley-Harris).
Neville Green’s portrayal of Geppetto was both comical and eliciting sympathy from the supportive audience.
Director Jenny Green claimed that she chose this script to give an opportunity for her Kidzone Drama Group to “shine in their individual roles” – and she succeeded. Two separate groups of child actors were cast (not clearly identified in the programme which were performing for specific shows), but all shared enthusiasm, enjoyment and created fun characters.
Enjoyable family community theatre!
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University of Leicester, Students' Union, Queen's Hall
by Ivo de Jager
March 5th, 6th and 7th 7:30pm
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£7 – general public; £5 – students and concessions; £4 – LUTheatre members
A thriller set in the 1950s, Eden is a brand new play that promises to shock, entertain and shed new light on the story of a turbulent priest who gets caught up in a shady aristocratic family's affairs - with terrifying consequences.
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|Bedfordshire Drama Group|
Leighton Buzzard, Beds
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For Sale – Script Library
Our drama group are getting rid of our script library. We have approx 175 – 200 scripts of all genres on offer, to go as one lot.
Can provide all the details/ titles if you email email@example.com
The majority of the scripts are in great condition, but some of them have previously been used & are either marked up for a cast member or for lighting etc.
You would need to pick them up from Leighton Buzzard, Beds as far too heavy to send.
If interested, make us an offer!
Posted on: 27/05/2013
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29ft 4" - 29ft
8.94m - 8.84m
This Studio has a smooth dance floor, a large mirror, heating, access to water and black curtains to cover the mirror. easy access
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27ft 4" - 23ft 3"
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William John Adger PMA
Phone 01337 810213
Cell - 07818 498891
Address; Bagira, The Row, Letham, Fife KY15 7RS
The play is a sequel to The Crucible.
The script is FREE for use if e-mailed to the receiver by W.Adger, though the copy right is retained by W.Adger. If a hard copy is required a charge of £8 + postage is required to cover my costs.
Set in the 1690s, Frances Nurse prepares an appeal on behave of his wife Rebecca Nurse who was wrongly convicted of witchery and publicly hanged by Judge Hawthorn, influenced by the Deputy Governor Danforth, both known more for hanging than providing justice.
The appeal papers are collected from Frances Nurse and delivered to the court by two young clerks, Blythe Danforth, the grandson of Deputy Governor Danforth, who sits in judgement, and a witness, Osmond Trueman. Unknown to Frances Nurse his two older sons, working on the edge of legality, devise a devilish plan to expose the unjust judiciary, and the Reverend Hale, whose self preservation rides where the wind suits, by adorning a blood dripping sheep skin to pose as the devil. After delivering the papers young Blythe and Osmond accidently witness the judiciary talking with what they believe to be the devil before he disappears in a flash of light. Frightened by what they have witnessed they take to their heels straight to Frances Nurse’s farmhouse a few miles from town. Not waiting for an invitation to enter they burst into the living room where Frances, Adger Risng, his solicitor, the two younger sons, Nathan and Breca Nurse, were discussing the appeal. Shocked by the uninvited intrusion Breca and Nanthan restrain the intruders. Shaking in the brother’s grasp they shout out the sight they witnessed.
On hearing the boy’s story Agder Rising, a well respected solicitor and friend of the Governor Gourlie, has never lost a case, recognises how this can work in the appeals favour, offers to take the boys to the Governor. As they leave the mother of Blythe enters worried to why her son has not returned home after delivering Nurse’s appeal. Frances tried to reassure her both Blythe and Osmond, had already left and are in good hands and health. The words not long passed his lips when Goody Trueman, the mother of the young Osmond, entered screaming at the top of her voice demanding to know the whereabouts of her son. At Goody Trueman’s request following not far behind is the Marshall Herrick, to ascertain the whereabouts of the boys. Frances continually refuses to divulge the boy’s whereabouts leaving Marshall Herrick no choice but to arrests him for kidnapping, at great protest from Breca and Nathan.
In the courtroom Frances, to the annoyance of Judge Hawthorn, refuses to answer to the case until his solicitor arrives. It was only at the end of the courts patience Adger Risng arrives with the Governor Gourlie, who dismisses the court and puts Judge Hawthorn, Deputy Governor Danforth, Reverend Hale, and Cheever, the court recorder, on trial. Adger Rising calls witnesses from Rebecca Nurse’s trial who testify that Deputy Governor Danforth and fellow accused held dread over them should there testimonies not lean towards Rebecca’s guilt. Governor Gourlie threatened the defendants with removal from court if there continual interruptions did not cease. Finally found guilty and sentenced to the gallows. Frances Nurse, a man of God, had no stomach for more public hanging, intervened suggesting a sentence of banishment, without nourishment or weapons of defence, to a place where devil worship and witchery are a way of life, and let them either convert the people to the Good Book, or join inhabitants in the ways of the Devil. Only time will tell if they truly repent or have indeed adopted the ways they have been today found guilty of.
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|Splinters Theatre Group|
Contact: If you are interested or need more information, please contact Jillybean via email, letting us know your past experience and any views on how you would tackle the show. email@example.com
Happy New Year! Splinters are looking for a choreographer for our next production, South Pacific.
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Contact: If anyone cannot attend on the 14th and wish to express an interest please contact Sheila initially, who will pass your details on. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 01579 383717.
Friday 14th March 2014 - 7:30pm
AUDITIONS for Murder Mystery "Blood Money"
Anyone interested in auditioning for our Murder Mystery please come along to our theatre on Friday 14th March for a 7:30pm start.
Edward Crimper: Managing Director of Minsters pasty Factory. Mature male.
David Pensilva: International footballer and part-time model. Male aged in 20's, 30's or can get away with being so.
Colonel McDonald: Founder of a chain of fast food outlets. American accent, mature male.
Hugo St Anne: An international playboy. Male aged in 20's, 30's or can get away with being so.
Roberta Climsland: A powerful media tycoon. Mature female.
Joanna Fresco: A supermarket millionaire. Female, not too young or old.
Kelly Bray: An inventor and entrepreneur. Female not too young or old.
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Callout for Male Singers!
There are still spaces so please come along to our next session: Tuesday 11th March 6-8pm, Pearce institute, Govan.
Theatre Maker Martin O'Connor is looking for men who would like to join him in his new performance, Theology. You will join together with other men and work with a professional composer along the way.
The project culminates in 5 evening performances.
There are 2 taster sessions; Tuesday 25th March OR Tuesday 4th March, Pearce Institute, Govan Road.
If you have any questions and/or would like to sign up to come along to one of the taster sessions then please contact-Jodie Wilkinson.
Jodie@thearches.co.uk / 0141 565 1011 / 07814035773
We look forward to hearing from you.
Creative Learning Programmer
The Arches/ 253 Argyle St / Glasgow / G2 8DL
Posted on 06/03/2014
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Graduate of Creative Music Technology BA(hons)
My name is Rob Heslop and I am a recent graduate of Creative Music Technology BA(hons), aged 22 with a strong multi-arts background - my forte being composition and music production.
Throughout university I have had a keen interest in arts productions and performances and have composed for classmates as well as performing arts groups.
I now work at Wreake Valley Academy, Syston, as a Music, Performing & Visual Arts Technician assisting with recording music and drama performances and supporting the development of musical compositions for GCSE & A-Level students.
I am writing today to offer my services as a composer and producer for any forthcoming projects which might require a soundtrack, soundscape or any sound-design.
I have included a dropbox link to a recent short composition of mine that combines composition, production and sound design to demonstrate my ability;
If there are any opportunities for me to get involved please do not hesitate to contact me, Rob heslop email@example.com
Posted on 16/10/2013
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|St Faith’s Church Pantomime Group|
Wind in the Willows – Toads Caravan and Car
NOT A TOY. Following a recent church production of Wind in the Willows, we have a wonderful functional stage car and caravan for sale. All we want is the money to cover our expenses. We don't want to scrap these after all the hard work.
If your group is about to perform this play - contact us soon.
These are made using sturdy wooden frames with castors and painted hardboard.
Not suitable for children’s toys or playthings.
£50 or reasonable offers.
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