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Rob Heslop
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;
Dropbox Link
If there are any opportunities for me to get involved please do not hesitate to contact me, Rob heslop

Posted on 16/10/2013

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Caroline Davis





Dec 2014

Wanted four old school desks
Hi Drama Groups, I'm from a school in Hampshire. On the 18th of December we are preforming a show of A Christmas Carol and we are desperately looking for four old fashioned school desks. If possible for free but only for hire please. in the future we may be able to lend some of our props as we have a large drama and preforming arts department. Thank you. Caroline

Posted 03/12/2014


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Recent Post from one of our readers - 15/12/2014
Name: Ellie Renwick
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I'm from Hexham, Northumberland, looking to find a drama group for my son. He is 6 years old.
Thank you for any help you can offer.
Many thanks

Peter's response:

Hi Ellie,
I suggest you take a look at the Groups section of the 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.

In general amdram groups are very happy to receive new members but I have to say in my experience the majority of drama groups these days only take people from the age of 16 years old onwards. This is in part due to the government regulations concerning minors which can be quite onerous. However, most Drama Schools will be very happy to take pupils of any age.

Take a look at the groups and schools in your area and make contact with them I'm sure you will be successful and I do believe that taking part in amateur dramatics will be of great benefit to you son. I wish you the best of luck and do let me know how you get on.

I'll place your query in our Advice section in the hope that others will have suggestions that will help you directly.

Best Wishes,


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G. Wizz Promotions
Our pantomime scripts are original, imaginative, adaptable, popular, and above all successful, to inspire the performers and bring out the best in them. They are suitable for presentation by both large and small amateur groups, with traditional story lines, comedy, excitement, adventure, and a good mix of songs and action - in fact, all the vital ingredients to delight and entertain your audiences.
Now there are nineteen… scripts that is… in the G. Wizz Promotions catalogue. The latest addition is a version of the Charles Perrault classic, ‘Sleeping Beauty’. It’s a fantastically frisky frolic, with oodles of fadoodle, and it’s up and about now.
Don’t be caught napping. Have a look at my website – – for more information.

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Axis Youth Productions

Autumn 2014 Newsletter

Dear All
I hope that you have had a lovely summer, although at the current time of writing this it feels like autumn has arrived already!

The Addams Family
Last term was at times a tricky term and we ended up with a smaller cast than we have had in a while due to many reasons. However what a cast and show week it was!

The help given from those parents and other friends who were able to help was simply amazing and truly appreciated, whether it was a few hours or several days. The cast really pulled together with many of the senior members coming in earlier to help and once again a special thank you to Jade Stygall for all the extra help that you gave. I know various members were excited and pleased with themselves that they had managed to actually paint some set some in block colours and others in more detail ;-)
Read more....


Posted on 03/09/2014

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Thrapston Amateur Dramatic Society



TADS is integral to the community in Thrapston, with performances stretching back to 1913. We are based in the High Street in what used to be the town’s Cinema: Thrapston Plaza
Twice a year TADS take to the Plaza’s stage; the annual autumn and spring productions are much anticipated locally and beyond – regulars travel many miles to see our shows.
TADS also performs at local events and work closely with local charities, putting on specially chosen shows for the Parkinsons society and the annual ‘Holidays at Home’ events.
TADS prides itself on its friendly atmosphere and always welcomes new, enthusiastic and dedicated members, whether you want to help backstage or tread the boards!
TADS is always on the lookout for new members to the group, with or without experience. Whatever your interests, acting, prompting, wardrobe, set-building or general backstage help we want to hear from you!


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University of Leeds

Online Course

Contact: You can find a course description and more information on our course sign up page below:

Physical Theatre: Meyerhold and Biomechanics

26th January 2015 for 3 weeks (4hrs study per week).

Free online course from the University of Leeds
The course is called ‘Physical Theatre: Meyerhold and Biomechanics’

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The Devil and Stepashka

A very gripping and haunting production

Little Red Hoodie
Part of a set of three plays entitled 'Retold' with new feminist angles on fairy tales. It's actually my first all-woman play. Quite dark, quite striking.

Both plays produced by Goblin Baby Theatre Co.
View 5 min film 'Enemy'
Tel: +44(0)20 8673 6147

Posted on 13/08/2014


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Little Theatre Company


The Palace Theatre, Westcliff - On - Sea


Box Office:
The Little Theatre Company would love for you to join them when their production opens for one week only and are pleased to announce the following exclusive ticket offers:
Groups of 10+ save £1 per ticket
Groups of 20+ save £2 per ticket
Groups of 30+ save £3 per ticket
Standard ticket costs are £17.00 for the evening performances and £14.00 for the matinee performances.
The above offers are only available to select organisations and tickets are limited.
Book your tickets at this special exclusive rate now by emailing

Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber Sunset Boulevard

With Christmas just around the corner, why not take some time out from the hustle and bustle of the local shops to treat yourself and your friends to something a little bit special.
Winner of 7 TONY Awards including BEST MUSICAL , this lush and sweeping tale of Hollywood’s darker side features one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best scores, including the hit songs ‘With One Look’, ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’ and the number one hit ‘The Perfect Year’.
Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of ‘talkies’. Having escaped from repossession agents finds Joe Gillis at Norma’s faded, dilapidated mansion. “You used to be in pictures – you used to be big?” Joe asks, to which Norma responds, “I am big… it’s the pictures that got small!”. Their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.

Posted 15/12/2014


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Sylvia Stickings


Contact: Wanted

I am looking for some scripts for Say Who You Are by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall.
I am hoping to direct this play next year but the play is out of print and I wondered if any society would have some tucked away in their library of plays?
I have permission to photocopy the one copy I have but I thought I would see if anyone had any copies first.

Nov 2014 onwards

Posted on 06/11/2014

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H7, Beaulieu Drive, Essex, EN9 1JY


Contact: 01992 715979


Studio space (2500 sq ft) and a Theatre seating 96 available for hire
Brief outline of our facilities:-
- two spacious fitness dance studios (fully sprung flooring)
- wall mounted mirrors
- ballet barres
- high ceilings
- sound system
- toilet and showering facilities
- changing rooms & lockers
- kitchen (not oven/hob) – microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster and sink
- wifi
- theatre seating 96
- free car parking spaces
- cafe for food and refreshments

Call for availability

Posted 14/02/2013


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Jan Harris
Contact: DEAR DIVA

Publisher Samuel French Ltd
£5.25 ISBN 978 0 573 120558

If you're looking for a One Act or Festival Entry This play has done very well in One Act Festival around the UK. 2 strong female lead roles. 1 Male

Frances, a spinster in her fifties, has been living alone since her mother died, now she is eagerly anticipating the arrival of her idol, Ezzlie Harlow, an ex-singing star who has fallen on hard times and to whom she has offered a home. Ezzlies agent has led her to believe that she is moving to a mansion and when she arrives Ezzlie is horrified to find herself in a terraced house, in a little village, miles from anywhere. She makes it clear, in no uncertain terms, that she has no intention of staying. Frances is shocked at Ezzlie’s attitude to her and her home, especially when she realises that Ezzlie feels that life has treated here badly, and that the last place she wants to be is living with a frumpy middle-aged woman in a house with no whiskey and no ice! However, from this bad beginning the women move on to form a mutually beneficial relationship, and they find that life still has plenty to offer them. Ezzlie introduces Frances to a world of glamour, and with new found organisational skills, Frances helps Ezzlie realise a life-long dream.
An enjoyable play to read, and I would think, even more enjoyable to perform. It moves along at a good pace, the women’s characters are well drawn, there is plenty of humour but also some pathos, A good festival play.
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Moseley School



Contact: For more details call James on 07825 542895 or email


'Moseley School are delighted to announce the opening of their brand new sports complex in January 2015. As well as offering a range of sporting activities the stunning new build also houses a 350 tiered seating area with professional level lighting rigs all perfect for your performance whether big or small. The facility has ample parking and extremely good public transport links due to its position just outside Birmingham city centre. The futuristic and aesthetically impressive new build is sure to make a distinct impression on all visitors whilst providing a secure and well managed environment to house your production.
What's more, we're more affordable than you think! We understand the financial pressures that all drama and dance groups face in these difficult times and will endeavour to house your performance at a price that means you've still got enough left in the coffers to go that extra mile on the main event...your performance! What's more we have a fantastic mirrored dance studio available for regular bookings or one-off rehearsals.

Please enquire for availability

Posted 14/02/2013


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Grosvenor Light Opera Company





Deadlines for applications are the 28th November 2014

Ruddigore – Director needed!

GLOC is looking for a Director for their summer performance of Ruddigore; Or, The Witch's Curse. Could it be you?
More details can be found on the GLOC website click here - or by emailing Laura at
Shortly after The Mikado became the greatest hit of their careers to date, W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan set about creating a new and original comic opera which was a pastiche of the popular Victorian theatrical melodrama. The result was Ruddigore.
Robin, the Baronet of Ruddigore, afraid of the family curse, has run away to be a farmer and fallen in love with a girl. But his rival in love reveals his true identity, meaning he must return to the family castle to replace his brother and fulfil the curse, committing a crime a day: "Each lord of Ruddigore, despite his best endeavor, shall do one crime, or more, once every day, for ever." Back in the gallery of Castle Ruddigore, Robin is surrounded by pictures of the former Baronets. His ancestors’ paintings come to life and torture him for his lacklustre criminality until he agrees to a major crime. Everything seems to be going wrong until Robin comes up with an ingenious solution to the curse.

Posted 27/10/2014


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Renegade Theatre Company

Duke St Theatre, 11, Duke Street, High Wycombe, Bucks HP13 6EE

Spring Awakening

Register for either of two audition sessions on January 5th, 2pm-5pm or 6pm-9pm, by emailing

Auditions: January 5th, 2pm-5pm or 6pm-9pm
performance dates are April 1st - 4th 2015

Renegade Theatre Company are holding auditions for our forthcoming production of the musical Spring Awakening.
We are looking for enthusiastic and talented performers aged 15-23 to take part, as well as offering technical placements.

Posted on 18/12/2014


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New dance competition coming to the North of England

2015’s the year that the RAD is Moving North… Next year will see the launch of an exciting new dance competition from the Royal Academy of Dance: Moving North.

Taking place in four locations across northern England – Bolton, Leeds and York for the heats, and Salford (Manchester) for the Final – we’re looking for budding young performers from all over the UK to join us to showcase and celebrate their dancing.

The competition is open to all* 8–18 year olds from the UK or Republic of Ireland, and you can compete solo, in a duo, or in a group (of up to 10 dancers in total.)

You can submit entries in one of four genres – ballet, jazz, contemporary, or street dance/hip hop – and the best performances from each heat will go through to the final at The Lowry in Salford.

The grand prize will be a VIP box at Dance Proms (to be held in London’s Royal Albert Hall in November 2015), as well as plenty of promotion of your act via the RAD’s global website.

The heats for Moving North will take place in:
• Leeds – 3 May 2015 (closing date for entries: 9 March 2015)
• Bolton – 10 May 2015 (closing date for entries: 16 March 2015)
• York – 21 June 2015 (closing date for entries: 13 April 2015)

The final will take place in the Quays Theatre at The Lowry in Salford on 18 July 2015.

Visit the RAD website and download an application pack.
* No RAD experience is needed but you must not be in full-time dance training or have professional dance experience.

Our mailing address is:
Royal Academy of Dance, 36 Battersea Square, London, London SW11 3RA United Kingdom

Posted on 18/12/2014