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Recent Post from one of our readers - 07/10/2014
Name: Gill Jackson
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Message: Group Insurance
Hi there,
My name's Gill Jackson and I am looking for information regarding a policy for an adult amateur drama group I’m involved with. We meet weekly in a local village hall, they have their own insurance, we stage two/three productions a year anything from Panto to Stoppard. Members are aged between twenty – seventy, we also store some equipment, lighting and backdrops etc.
I would appreciate any information you can supply to enable a purchase of a suitable policy for the group.
Kind Regards,
Gill


Peter's response:

Hi Gill,
I’m afraid I can’t advise you directly as I’m not qualified to offer advice on insurance. My own group does have such a policy which is I believe quite inexpensive and I would think any local insurance broker would be pleased to advise you and arrange suitable cover.

What I can and will do is to place your query in the Advice section of the www.dramagroups.com website in the hope that a qualified person will make contact with you directly.

Do let me know how you get on.

Best Wishes,

Peter

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G. Wizz Promotions

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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.
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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 ;-)
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Posted on 03/09/2014

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Chesham Theatre Company


Chesham

 

Chesham Theatre Company was founded in 1947, and celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 2007. Currently we have around 60 members, of widely varying age, talents and experience, united by a lively interest in amateur drama.
We normally mount three productions a year, one at the Elgiva Theatre in Chesham, one at the Little Theatre by the Park and one outdoors. We have occasional social events, and members meet for a club night, or a play rehearsal, each Monday evening at 8pm in the Little Theatre.
We welcome new members, whether their interests be in acting, directing, backstage, technical or administrative work, or just to belong!
Contact: secretary@cheshamtheatrecompany.org.uk – For all general and membership enquiries.

 

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Downs Landscape Partnership Scheme

UK
Samphire Hoe

Contact: Downs Landscape Partnership Scheme (01304 225649)

Stories around the Samphire

Saturday 30th November – 1pm to 3pm

Spend an afternoon in the company of storyteller Richard Neville while he spins yarns, legends and folktales around Samphire Hoe and beyond. Find out what happens when the imagination of a storyteller meets the White Cliffs of Dover! Stories will range from animal fables to supernatural legends. This event is suitable for families (children must be 6+ years), and depending on the weather, will be out on the Hoe and around the cosy wood burning stove in the Samphire Hoe Education Shelter.
Booking essential (please ring WCCP on 01304 225649).
LEADER: Richard Neville for the Up on the Downs Landscape Partnership Scheme (01304 225649).
MEET: Education Shelter, Samphire Hoe.
Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (pay and display car park).

Posted on 26/11/2014

 

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CLAIRE BOOKER

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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.
CLAIRE BOOKER
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Tel: +44(0)20 8673 6147

Posted on 13/08/2014

 

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Dereham Theatre Company



UK
Norfolk


Dereham Memorial Hall, 62 Norwich Street, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 1AD

this superb production runs for five matinees and three evening performances, between Saturday December 27th 2014 and Saturday January 3rd 2015
Matinee performances on December 27th, 28th, 31st, January 1st & 3rd at 2:30pm. Evening performances on December 30th, January 2nd & 3rd at 7:30pm.


Box Office:
The Little Gallery, 62 Norwich Street, Dereham NR19 1AD, Telephone: 01362 690 969. Or you can book online at http://derehamtheatre.co.uk

Cinderella

Straight after the festive period, Dereham Theatre Company returns with its annual celebrated and multi award-winning Christmas pantomime.
Big on laughs, this imaginative new version of the classic, Cinderella, which has won numerous awards, comes complete with all the fun of the panto!
When her father, the Baron, marries into money (or so he thinks), Cinderella finds herself at the mercy of her new step-mother and her two ugly step-sisters, who reduce her to a life of drudgery and toil. Her only friend is Buttons, Hardship Hall’s endearing, but slightly dim page boy. Meanwhile Prince Charming intends to throw a grand ball, at which he intends to find a wife. Could a chance meeting in the forest between him and Cinderella be the start of something beautiful? Or will the Ugly Sister’s scupper her chances of going to the ball?
With loads of originality, audience participation, slapstick routines and traditional business,



Posted 24/11/2014

 

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Sylvia Stickings

UK


Contact: ssupersylv@aol.com 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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Dugout Music Studios Ltd



UK
Fareham,Hampshire
Contact: geoff.webb@dugoutstudio.com or Tel. 01329 829809

Studio / Rehearsal Space for Hire



Music, band and solo practice. Recording services. Small drama group rehearsals.
We are a rehearsal and recording facility with two rooms available for hire. Rooms are approximately 35sq metres. Equipt with PA and microphones, portable seating. Completely soundproof. Kitchen and toilet facilities available. Car parking. Free wi-fi access.
As Required / Available
7 days a week 10am - 6pm Evenings possible if block booking days.

 

 

Posted 17/10/2014

 

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Alan Smith

Cash For Cloisters

A play peppered with songs, rather than a musical Arthur C Throovest [nom de plume, Alan Smith]


Publishers: The Throovest Foundation, 6, Chantry heath Crescent, KNOWLE, West Midlands B93 9NH
throovest@gmail.com
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Tally Ho Conference & Banqueting Centre



UK
Birmingham
Contact: For more information contact our team call 01216268390 or email: info@tallyhouk.com

Available



Tally Ho Conference & Banqueting Centre is situated in the heart of Birmingham with easy access from major motorways and Birmingham New Street Station. The suite of purposefully designed rooms can be tailored to suit all needs each posses the latest dedicated audiovisual technology coupled with virtually unlimited layout. All suites are situated on ground floor level allowing easy access for disabled guests and all benefit from natural daylight.
The flexibility of the Centre, coupled with the expertise of our management team provides the ideal platform for a successful event, such as Business Meetings, Conferences, Exhibitions, Day Delegate Rates, Seminars, Outdoor Events, Lectures and Networking Events.
We pride ourselves in providing a highly personal service from the moment you make your first initial enquiry through to the big day itself, enabling you to relax with complete peace of mind knowing that our professional team will be taking care of every detail.

Please call for availability

 

 

Posted 07/11/2014

 

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Grosvenor Light Opera Company


UK
London

Ruddigore


Contact: admin@gloc.org

 

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 admin@gloc.org
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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Starburst Theatre Company



UK
The Wavell School, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6BH

Hairspray

Contact:
If you would like more information please email hairspray@starburst-foundation.org.uk.

Sunday, 1 February 2015 at 09:30–18:00

Noda Award winning Amateur Dramatics group Starburst are staging Hairspray in July 2015.

If you are interested in being part of what promises to be a great show then come along to our open auditions on Sunday 1st February.

You must be 14 or over (on July 9th 2015) to be able to audition.
If you "like" our FaceBook show page you will be kept up to date with whats going on, you could also come along and see our forthcoming Panto. Or follow us on twitter @starburstshows

Posted on 21/11/2014

 

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Film Competition - Actors Required

We are making the film "SAW" in a parody for the done in sixty seconds film competition. We are following the same themes as the original but adding a lot of humour rather than horror. We are hoping to film two versions, one for the competition and one to be viewed online.
I already have an actor for the role of Adam and a great location secured.

We need someone who can play opposite Adam as the second victim in the room as Dr. Gordon.
I also need someone to play Jigsaw, laying in the middle of the floor. This is perfect for anyone looking to experience a film set and have a little bit of dialogue.

The first film will be a straight up parody with added humour. In the second film we are doing the same but with an added Star Wars theme. In this version Dr. Gordon will be replaced by Stormtrooper.

Filming is scheduled for Tuesday the 9th of December 6pm - 10pm.

This is a self funded project so the budget is low but I will do my best to cover travel costs. Food and drinks will also be provided.

If you would like further details please contact me on 07869584973 Or email ahmaddabiri@msn.com

 

Posted on 26/11/2014

 

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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 robheslop10@gmail.com

Posted on 16/10/2013

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Alice Onion

UK
South London

Contact: call or text 07801523479 or Facebook

 

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Nov 2014

Period weekend case, yours for the taking



Posted 23/11/2014