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Live theatre in a Peak District village
Parke Rd, Tideswell, Derbyshire SK17 8NS
Tideswell Theatre was established in 2002 to bring great theatre, music, dance and comedy to the village. Run by Tideswell Community Players (performing plays since 1930) it is also a leading promoter for the rural touring scheme Live and Local.
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a black comedy
Sunday 29th November
we have an audition this Sunday 29th November for my new play. We are looking to cast a male actor, playing range 25-30 years old.
We are based in Gosport, all rehearsals will take place here and the performance is in March of next year.
This is a new play, a black comedy set in a chapel of rest. It is a challenging role, this character is on stage for the duration of the entire play.
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The Campaign project
I have been approached by a gentleman looking for 2 ladies to participate in a "project" he is running. he is looking for two ladies, maximum height 5ft 5" and 10 to 14 dress size. The role is to act as backing singers, miming. This is on-going work in south Suffolk, Essex and London, Fridays or Saturdays, evening/afternoon as required. He would arrange transport as needed.
Please pass this on to anyone you may think would be interested.
The following are the details he has sent to me:
"The Campaign project"
"This is a small but unique charitable project which is closely linked to the Film snd Music Industry. It has the intention to operate as a non-profit making organisation using only the minimum amount of bureaucracy.
"The project now urgently requires the occasional participation of 2 mature snd photogenic ladies aged approximately 25 to 60 with an interest in nostalgic music to help promote awareness towards an important range of varied issues.
"No previous acting experience or singing will be required for this part-time opportunity, as only a very limited performing ability would be necessary prior to rehearsals. This exciting proposal will be salaried for the chosen candidates. Commitment, enthusiasm and good time-keeping is essential.
"For further enquiries and to receive full and comprehensive details, please telephone Matt in the first instance on 01502 530866, 9am to 9pm."
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Posted on 24/11/2015
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|Burnham-on-Crouch Carnival Committee|
Contact: To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org or for information call John Randall 01621 783134
For Sale by Auction
Saturday 7th November 2015
Vintage and fancy dress auction 7th November
Do you need costumes, wigs, hats, accessories etc?
|Every year Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex hosts one of the best carnivals in Essex. As part of the fundraising effort the Carnival Committee has been running a fancy dress shop since 2000. It is a treasure trove of over 1500 items, including many vintage costumes and accessories.|
The shop relied on the generosity of local people to provide premises but sadly the difficult financial climate has caught up and left it with nowhere to go. As a result the whole collection will be sold by auction on Saturday 7th November. The collection is also open for viewing Wednesday October 31st 10am-1pm and Friday November 6th 10am - 1pm.
The auction and viewing will be held at the Fancy Dress Shop, 61 High Street, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex CM0 8AH.
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Author: Norma Phillips
Teesside Musical Theatre Company
I feel passionately about the subject of no restriction amateur licences being dished out by rights holders with no regard to the problems it can cause for theatre companies in the same area.
I have enjoyed many happy years as a member of an amateur musical theatre company and hope to enjoy many more. I have been lucky enough to be able to help on the business side as well as performing, and from the start I felt as if I had become part of a large family. Members of the Company and Committee included generations of the same families, having grown up together, united by a love of musical theatre. It is still the same today, and some of our younger members have progressed to the professional stage. This has made us all very proud that we have played a part in their development into West End performers.
I admire West End and professional touring performers who dedicate their lives to entertaining audiences, but it is no different in the amateur theatre. The performers and production teams spend countless hours planning, rehearsing and preparing for production week in the theatre. Many also have "day jobs" and give up their precious spare time for no recompense other than the joy of producing a show to be proud of. It invariably involves hours of hard work, although we also manage to have a lot of fun along the way.
As well as the challenge of selling tickets in the current economic climate, the future of amateur theatre groups seems also to be in jeopardy because of the attitude of some of the rights holders who disregard the need for restrictions when allocating amateur licences. There are so many amateur groups competing for ever dwindling audiences, and it does not help matters when the same show may be given to two groups in close proximity within months or even weeks of each other.
Because of this trend of issuing amateur licences regardless of the distance between groups, it is now even more vital that groups from the same area work together and liaise with each other to ensure that their productions have a good chance of success. After all, we are amateurs and should be supporting each other. Presumably the reason for being involved in amateur theatre is for the joy of performing rather than for profit or prestige.
The demise of a local theatre group has already occurred in our area, and it was a tragedy to see years of their history come to an abrupt end. It could so easily happen to any group if a significant financial loss was made on a production. I could not contemplate this happening to my musical theatre group which would rob our audiences of the pleasure of watching West End quality productions and would be a tragic loss to the local community of amateur performers, especially the talented youngsters who in recent years have joined our youth group.
Our Company continues to strive to retain our integrity and endeavours to ensure the survival of amateur theatre, but it is becoming increasingly difficult. I wish that all amateur theatre groups would adopt family values, as this could possibly give amateur theatre a better chance to have a healthy future.
Posted on 10/10/2015
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Abergavenny, South Wales
Established in 2000 and run by professionals in the performing arts industry, VIG Theatre Company is a musical theatre company open to people of all ages and abilities from 14 upwards (no upper age limit). No audition to get into the company. If you enjoy singing, acting, dancing or all 3, you are welcome at VIG. We rehearse on Sunday afternoons from 3pm in Abergavenny and our productions run every July.
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GREAT BARDFIELD TOWN HALL, ESSEX
7.30pm ON DECEMBER 10th 2015
THE BARDFIELD PLAYERS NEED YOU!!
We need a few more people of all ages to help us with our productions. That includes actors, backstage helpers, front of house, set builders ....... the lot!
If you might be interested in keeping up the Bardfield Players tradition of 2 productions a year, why not come along to our
SOCIAL EVENING - 7.30pm ON DECEMBER 10th AT GREAT BARDFIELD TOWN HALL, where you will be able to meet all the people involved, have a glass of wine or two and watch a film of a pantomime we put on some time ago.
We look forward to seeing you there.
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Costume and Sheet Music Sale
I run a production company and we are selling lots of high quality adult sized costumes - a variety from Mamma Mia style to 1960s, to Grease, and many more.... evening dresses, shoes, accessories and sheet music of various standards and musical theatre. All at bargain prices.
Director - SO PRODUCTIONS
Sat 1 August, 2-5pm
Posted on: 24/07/2015
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Recent Post from one of our readers - 19/11/2015
Name: Emma Albrow
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Iím a beauty therapist with 16 yearsí experience and would love to volunteer to help. I currently work at Ringmer College teaching level 1. I would love to get involved myself and maybe the students. any advice on how to do this?
Wow thatís an offer Iím sure most groups would love to take you up on. I have two suggestions:
- Take a look at the #Groups section of www.dramagroups.com for groups in your area and make contact with them directly offering your services. There usually are contact details for each group and a website and social media details, if in doubt click on the group name or logo and itíll take directly to their website. Iím sure most if not all groups would welcome some help. I know mine would but Iím afraid youíre too far away to commute.
- I could place your query in the #Advice section of www.dramagroups.com and ask groups to contact you directly if they would be interested in having you help them out.
- Or we could do both things Ė might be more successful that way.
I need to know how people should contact you Ė via email at this address or phone number? Let me know how you would like to go forward.
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Emma's Response 20/11/2015
Thank you for your email. Yes letís try both out ? people can contact me through this email. Iíll have a look at the link you provided and email some of the groups. Be lovely if you could write in the advice section for me.
Thank you very much
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NOWMADS CAROUSEL REVIEW AND PICS FROM PETER JORDAN.....
Just when it seemed that the Kimberley based NOWMADS (Nottingham West Music and Drama Society) had reached a peak with a run of sparkling productions, out of the top drawer comes another amazing show.
The group's latest offering to packed audiences at the Kimberley School Theatre, was a brilliant interpretation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic "Carousel" which earned standing ovations each night.
An appeal in the EKA for new performers paid handsome dividends and in new leading lady Laura Collins NOWMADS have unearthed a real diamond.
Laura's stage debut for NOWMADS after responding to the appeal landed her the demanding role of Julie Jordan and in a remarkable success story the Residential Care Worker showed immense quality in a part that was made to measure.
Directed by Graham Lambert, this wonderful tear jerking musical classic was given the full treatment by NOWMADS cast of just twenty four performers with Daniel De Martino a tower of strength as Billy Bigelow, Tom Bailey in the part of the menacing Jigger Craigin, and Hannah Lishman who played Carrie Pipperidge sharing the accolades with Laura Collins.
From its exhilarating opening aboard a fairground carousel to its fabulous poignant finale and a stirring rendition of the immortal "You'll Never Walk Alone", this show stopping musical, set in the 1870's in America's New England and first performed on Broadway in 1945 was another winner for the NOWMADS team.
Carousel was enriched with a wonderful score of music and songs that included "Mr Snow", "If I Loved You", "June is Bustin' Out All Over",the rousing "Blow High,Blow Low" and the immortal "You'll Never Walk Alone", played to perfection by a talented orchestra conducted by John Wilson.
Carole De Martino as Carousel owner Mrs.Mullin, Alison Reeves impressive as Nettie Fowler and Jayden Ragozins well cast as Mr.Snow, shone in supporting roles while other show newcomers Ellie Hibbert, Phillipa Taylor, Jo Needham and Evelyn Skellett who also responded to the newspaper appeal, made sparkling contributions.
The return to the stage of NOWMAD'S leading light Martin Belcher playing the Starkeeper following a serious illness was another boost for this immensely successful Theatre group.
Fabulous costumes, stirring choreography led by Merle Harrison and Jane Clarke, impressive stage artistry by Sue Campbell and great team work by the stage crew and the technical team contributed to the success of an Amateur production that was professional in every way.
Those who haven't taken the opportunity to see the NOWMADS should do so and the next production its annual pantomime " Mother Goose",will provide the perfect opportunityfor families to see the show which is being performed from Wednesday 17th February to Saturday 20th February.
To book tickets or for more information and further details contact the Box Office on 0115-9194322 or 0115-9276189.
END OF CAROUSEL REVIEW BY PETER JORDAN......
Show star Laura Collins (front centre) with cast members.
Posted on 04/11/2015
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Old Tupton Methodist Church, Off Nethermoor Road, Tupton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42 6EN
Contact: Catherine Moorcroft 01246 860601
Greenwood, Duncan: Strike Happy
can anyone help with copies of this script?
We are willing to buy them from you!
Needed straight away for rehearsals next week
Required by: 14/09/2015
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