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I've been writing plays since I was 11 or 12 and used to 'persuade' friends and neighbours to perform them! I have now written and published over 20 plays for children. My background as a drama and English teacher, and as the Artistic Director of a local youth theatre, has been great for developing ideas, stories and writing techniques. I have also written five drama resource books, published by Scholastic and, in 2006, I gained an MA in TV and Radio Scriptwriting which gave me another creative outlet. I particularly love writing for young actors, though, because I have never really grown up - and because they are the most discerning (and honest!) readers.
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We are looking for a Mrs Lovett to join our Sweeney Todd cast!
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Help! Calling anyone in the Tavistock/Okehampton area. I am directing The Railway Children for Tavonians which is on stage in November. We are touring around the Tavistock/Callington/ Okehampton area - 7 performances over 2 weeks. If anyone wants to find out more - I still require some cast members, and desperately need some backstage/admin help - please message me or Tavonians directly. Rehearsals start in September.
Posted on 22/07/2016
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Military uniforms & militaria. Any old military uniforms no longer required wanted to buy. Also associated uniforms, ie WVS/Home Guard/Home Front etc.
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Production: Medieval Armed Forces Day
We had these 2 beautiful Knights made for a Medieval Event, majestic, stunning and a great prop. Huge crowd pullers
2 Available, selling individually, collection only from Cornwall TR13
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|The Pride of Teesside
Author: Norma Phillips
Teesside Musical Theatre Company
A follow up to my article "Family Matters" to highlight the impact of one particular family dedicated to keeping Teesside Musical Theatre Company alive.
The Pride of Teesside
Following my article, “Family Matters”, which was posted on this website recently, I was inspired to disclose more about the family values that have been an integral part of Teesside Musical Theatre Company for decades. I originally intended to make specific reference to several of the families involved, but I realised this would probably just become a long list of names, and I could also be in danger of excluding someone.
I, therefore, decided to focus on our Producer, Alison Dale, whose family has been a part of Teesside Musical Theatre Company (previously known as Teesside Operatic Society) for most of its existence. Kath Dawson, Alison’s mother, was a leading lady for many years before retiring from the stage to take over as Business Manager and Wardrobe Mistress. Alison and her sisters were, therefore, brought up in the amateur theatre world, and Alison naturally started to take on leading roles from an early age.
In recent years, Alison decided that, as well as acting in productions, she would like to use her extensive experience to produce shows for Teesside Musical Theatre Company. This revealed that Alison has an amazing talent for visualisation, creating a masterpiece as an artist would with paints and canvas. The cast and crew can always be confident that following Alison’s direction will result in another spellbinding production that we can all be proud of. It is a joy to be part of the process, and it is heartwarming when Alison thanks the cast and crew for making her visions into a reality. She always expresses her appreciation and pride and commands the respect of all involved.
With the help of Stockton Stage Society, Alison introduced the use of back projection with minimalist sets, which makes scene changes so fluid and seamless, to great effect. I particularly remember our production of “The Sound of Music” when Maria changed from being a nun in the Mother Superior’s Office to walking through the streets clutching her guitar and suitcase, arriving at the von Trapp mansion, without leaving the stage (using a screen to allow her to change costume)! In “The Producers” Max Bialystock is transported from a prison cell to Broadway theatre land with minimal set changes.
Posted on 06/12/2015
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The Courtyard Theatre, Hazelwood Lane, Chipstead, Surrey CR5 3QU
The Chipstead Players present shows at The Courtyard Theatre, a converted stable block which forms a 97-seat theatre with full facilities. Originally founded in 1924, The Players were able to purchase their premises in the 1970s and, by virtue of much effort and fundraising by the members, the transformation was completed and the doors were first opened to the public in 1995. Since then, the usual schedule is 6-7 productions per year, some of which are specifically Junior or Youth productions. All current details are to be found on the website: www.chipsteadplayers.org
Box Office: 01737 555680 or Ticketsource
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Hertford Theatre, Hertford, Herts
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43rd British All-Winners Drama Festival
July 25 to 31 2016
8 One Act Plays, 3 Youth entries, 3 Full length plays, the very best of Bristish drama!
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Dates: July 2016 onwards
Production: Sleeping Beauty
Pantoloons needs you! We're looking for any budding musical directors and costume designers for our next production, Sleeping Beauty. No experience necessary, just your enthusiasm! If you're 16 or over and would like to be involved, please message the Pantoloons Facebook page for more details.
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MD | Piano/Keyboards | Music Preparation
Lewis Meaden is a musical director, pianist/keys player and arranger. The majority of his experience is found in musical theatre productions. In his previous endeavours he has been the musical arranger for The Original Military Wives Choir, as well as musical director and rehearsal pianist for local Falmouth theatre productions whilst reading Music at Falmouth University. He has recently graduated with a first class Bachelor of Arts (hons) degree and moved his home to Manchester.
Lewis is willing to travel and is looking to work as a pianist or musical director, for more information please visit: www.lewismeaden.com
Posted on 10/07/2016
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Venue: Thameside Theatre, Grays, Essex, RM17 5DXBox Office: 07475 634 474 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets £12. Concessions £10
The Ghost Train
Author: by Arnold Ridley
Directed by Martyn Williams
22nd - 24th September 2016 7:45pm
A group of travellers find themselves stranded late at night at a remote railway station and, despite the station master's stark warnings, decide to spend the night and await the first morning train. However, true to the station master's word, events throughout the night threaten to drive the group half to madness as the ghostly train that haunts the line approaches, promising death to all those who lay eyes upon it.|
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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.
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