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Michael Paling

Contact: michael58037@gmail.com

I am a mostly amateur author of 18 novels and short stories, mostly twist in the tail type, I have 7 published works.

I am offering my comedy play "The Flower" for a limited number of performances free to an amateur group.

The play has 6 actors, Mary, her husband Richard, Evelyn his mother-in-law, June ( mary's friend) her husband Michael ( Richard's friend) and Rory, Junes grandson. The stage is 2/3 Mary's lounge and 1/3 their conservatory. mary likes her wine drinking mostly, all day every day, Richard is a budding gardener, or so he thinks and uses their conservatory as his indoor garden with lots of potted plants and flowers. He is a complete disaster . Evelyn is a little bit sarcastic in general, loves her knitting, Michael is thicker than two short planks and thinks Richard is fantastic at all he does both being friends since their school days, Rory in his late teens, bone idle, is unemployed and thinks that the world owes him a living. Richard buys a rare South American plant that is renowed for it being most difficult to get to blossom only 3 in the last century managing it, . But not for him, he is convinced that he will succeed where many others have failed.

The written play can be acquired from me via email.

The printed material which is copywrited will be posted to interested parties free of charge on application. First come first served will apply.

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Leavesden Green JMI School & Nursery



UK
High Road, Watford, Herts

 

Contact: admin@leavesden.herts.sch.uk

Available



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 admin@leavesden.herts.sch.uk or by calling 01923 484340.



As Required

Posted 26/03/2015

 

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Liverpool Barbershop Harmony Club
UK
Liverpool

Various Productions


Contact: Ralph Buckley (Club Chairman)
Tel: 0151 426 1743 or ralph1552006@yahoo.co.uk

 

Various
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.



Posted 05/05/2015

 

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Axis Youth Productions



UK
Feltham Community College, Surrey

Camp Rock the Musical



Contact:
Any questions? Do contact us please. Susan Wynne sue@axisyouthproductions.co.uk

Open auditions - Sunday 28th June.
Ages 7-10 yrs 11.30-1.30pm
Ages 11-18yrs 2pm –4.30pm


Great fun show! Come and join in our summer show. Ages 7 to 18.
Course fees are just £60 with discounts available (please speak to us).
You do not need to be able to attend every single rehearsal, but you do need to attend the majority.
Rehearsal dates are 4th/5th July, 11th/12th July and two evenings during show week, one of which will be Thursday 16th July.
Show dates are 17th and 18th July at The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton on Thames.

Posted 21/05/2015

 

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Performance participation opportunity

Quays Culture are making a mass dance artwork as part of the summer festival at Salford Quays/ MediaCityUK - all levels of ability welcome

We urgently need 300 Greater Manchester people from the ages of 10-100 yrs old to sign up and be part of this event. In preparation you will get 6 weeks free training on a weekend day by dance choreographers who worked on the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. Then you will perform with hundreds of others on July 18th as part of this unique show

This year’s annual waterside QUAYS FESTIVAL is on July 14-18th evenings, at Salford Quays/ MediaCityUK. The 10-storey high spectacular artwork MINI BURBLE will be UK-premiering as the centre piece. The inflated sculpture is a delight to see, and shaped from of hundreds of balloons with changing LED lights. It will rise above the evening skyline twice a day at MediaCityUK. The public can join in by playing with our iPads to change the colours in the balloons of this enormous structure.

On Saturday 18th July we have a mass dance troop made up from the residents of Greater Manchester to perform in the evening to MINI BURBLE. Choreographed by Boy Blue, who made the dance for the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Great summer evening fun and relaxation for all

For more information or to directly join as a participant, email us at participant@quaysculture
More information here



Posted on 21/05/2015

 

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Dom Stockbridge


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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Chesham Bois Catholic Players



The Little Theatre by the Park, Church St., Chesham, Bucks HP5 1HU

Contact: Further info publicitycbcp@gmail.com For Sale

Fri 10th July 7-9pm
Sat 11th July 10am - 2pm

Mega Costume & Retro/Vintage Clothing Sale

We are de-cluttering our costume store, so don't miss your chancce to get a bargain - prices start from only 50p.
Cash only please - no cards.


Posted 15/05/2015

 

Recently Posted Sets & PropSwap
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Carlton Theatre Group

UK
Wimbledon, London

Contact: Mike 07940 970470

 

For Sale

24/05/2015 onwards

Production: Tempest
2 boulders. Heights: 740mm and 600mm.
Very sturdy construction from roofing timbers, plywood, plasterer's mesh and 3:1 sand/cement with SBR admixture.
These were sat on, stood on and leapt on in a production of The Tempest, May 2015.
The biggest one needs 2 strong (or 3 weak!) people to lift. They both fitted in the back of an estate car at once. £10 the pair.




Posted 25/05/2015

 

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Post 45
Recent Post from one of our readers - 25/02/2015
Name: Denise McCormick
email address: Missyy324@aol.com - Click here
Message:
Hi Everyone !
I have a cute little story/play for pre-teen girls. I would love to see the story on stage. The story is to help girls who are being bullied. Any ideas on how I can get it to the stage appreciated.
Thank you


Peter's response:

Hi Denise, If you take a look at 'Post 2' in the Advice section of www.dramagroups.com you will find some very interesting information from an existing author on how to go about getting your play published. Do take a look I'm sure you will find it helpful. Peter
Best of luck, let me know how you get on.

Peter

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Brand new Pantomime title available for amateur release this year (2015)

FREEZIN' ~ The Story of the Snow Queen

FREEZIN' tells the tale of two Princess separated during their youth due to the eldest obtaining a chilling curse. One is raised by King Bumble and the other is raised far away from the Kingdom by the villainous Jack Frost. The story unfolds revealing that Jack Frost is not the loyal obedient servant he was made out to be and he is in fact a traitor to the King. He raises the eldest Princess out of the Kingdom's harm but convinces her through a web of deceit that her Father is out to destroy her. The truth is King Bumble wishes to rescue his daughter - so with the aid of Patch (the village idiot) and Nanny Nelly (everybody's favourite) goodness is set to prevail. But will the heroes save the day? Will the Princesses be reunited? Will Jack Frost get his comeuppance? All is answered in 2015's most exciting new title for Pantomime audiences - FREEZIN'

For more information visit: www.freezinthepanto.com



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ActOut

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!.

Contact: actoutbg15@gmail.com


Posted on 19/03/2015

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Peak Performance

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.
Please contact Karen at Peak Performance Therapy for more information: peakperformancetherapy@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.peakperformancetherapy.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PeakPerformanceTherapy
Karen Murphy BA (Hons) MFHT
Peak Performance - Treating the Performer as a Whole
Swedish, Sports & Remedial Massage
Hot Stones Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Non-Medical Nutritional Advice
Fully insured member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists

 

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Manchester Hub Drama


Manchester City Centre

 

A new independent theatre company producing shows and showcasing our Actors in Manchester City Centre. We aim to produce fun shows of a professional standard to entertain our audiences. We're always open to new members looking for a place to grow their experience, learn new skills and meet new theatre friends. Our sessions run every week in the busy city of Manchester. We're a little group with big ambitions - please come see what our little hub is all about!
Contact: info@mhdrama.com

 

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IUGTE

The workshop will take place in the XVth century castle, today the international multi arts centre, located in the beautiful Austrian countryside. Comfortable accommodation at the castle guest house and three meals per day are available for the group (bio vegetarian food as well).
Travel information:
Nearest airports: Graz or Vienna. From the airport participants can take a train.

Contact: To see full program details and application, please visit:
twitter.com/iugte_art
Directing admininfo@artscall.in.ua

International Directing Workshop

July 6-11

Intensive summer school recommended to directors, choreographers and artists interested in learning about ensemble building, directing, structuring the rehearsal process, applying new techniques and methodologies, networking with practitioners from different countries and finding future creative partnerships with like-minded people.
The training is designed as the multidisciplinary intensive lab with participation and practice together with performers from different parts of the world and various artistic techniques.
The working language is English.
Participants can receive the Certification.

Workshop schedule:

Monday July 6th:
From 13:00 - Group arrival and check-in.
16:50-17:00 - Short tour around the castle.
17:00-18:00 - First group meeting and introduction.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner.

Tuesday July 7th, Wednesday July 8th, Thursday July 9th:
7:00-8:00 - Warm-up in nature.
8:00-9:00 - Breakfast.
9:30-12:00 - Practical training.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-14:00 - Break
15:00-18:00 - Practical training.
18:00-19:00 - Dinner
19:00-19:30 - Break
19:30-21:00 - Creative diary: evening lectures, discussions and creation.

Friday July 10th:
7:00-8:00 - Warm-up in nature.
8:00-9:00 - Breakfast.
9:30-12:00 - Practical training.
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-14:00 - Break
15:00-18:00 - Practical training.
19:00 - Finall buffet dinner & party - food, music and dance.

Saturday July 11th:
7:30-9:00 - Breakfast. 9:00 - Check-out and departure.

Posted on 19/05/2015

 

Latest Review
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Bournville Musical Theatre Company

Review of "Kiss Me Kate" the musical by Cole Porter
Reviewed by Dave Massey @brumhour


Shall I compare thee to a summers day, when it’s too darn hot in Baltimore? Kiss me Kate is a musical by Cole Porter, about a travelling theatre company’s production of Taming of the Shrew arriving in Baltimore in the late 1940s!

I was really pleased to be invited to this first night which had a packed house at Birmingham’s Crescent Theatre.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:



See the full review here

 

Posted on 16/05/2015

 

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Southport Spotlights Musical Theatre Society



UK
Merseyside


Venue: The Little Theatre, Hoghton Street, Southport

Saturday 27th June to Saturday 4th July 2015 (Matinee on 4th July)

Box Office: There are several ways to book tickets:-
Ø At rehearsal, in person;
Ø Ring the ticket line on 01704 621249 from 12 noon – 8.00 pm;
Ø Or ring / text the mobile number: 07927 331977 (12 noon – 8.00 pm for calls, texts any time);
Ø Or email this address: tickets@southportspotlights.co.uk with your requirements;

Sister Act

Based on the comedy film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act tells the story of nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier who unwittingly witnesses a murder committed by her boyfriend, the owner of the nightclub. Desperate to escape from him when she realises she may be his next victim, she runs to the nearest Police Station to report the crime and recognises a former school-friend working there, Eddie, who arranges for her to be put into the Witness Protection Programme – where? In a convent, of course!
This promises to be one of our best ever shows, hot on the heels of our amazing sell-out production of “Eurobeat – Almost Eurovision”.

It's going to be another fabulous Spotlights show - book now to get the best available seats and prepare to find the holy grail of musicals!!



Posted 19/05/2015

 

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Kay Collins

UK
Ipswich


Contact: freya33bty@hotmail.com Available

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.

March 2015

Posted on: 10/03/2015

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Thorpe House School

UK
Kajima Community, 12b Basset Court, Northampton, Northampton, Norfolk NN4 5EZ

 

Contact: SchoolBookings Team.
Call: 03330 110 476
Email: thorpehouse@schoolbookings.co.uk

Available



Hire facilities at Thorpe House School
Host community sessions here at Thorpe House School
Great Facilities at Competitive Prices
Whether you are looking for a hall to host a bouncy castle party, go-kart party, football party, disco party or even a zorbing party, we have a whole host of halls, rooms and outdoor grounds to select from. Access to a small kitchen area can be provided for tea/coffee making!!
Check out our website for a closer look: thorpehouse.schoolbookings.co.uk

Please call to check availability

Posted 20/12/2014