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Chris Bennion

Chris Bennion - Moldiwarts

Contact Moldiwart Pantomime Scripts moldiwarts@gmail.com or via webite or Facebook

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Pantomime Scripts Available
By Chris Bennion
Currently I have scripts for
Beauty and the Beast
Robin Hood and The Dame of Thrones
Jack and the Beanstalk
Peter Pan
The Magnificent Seven Knights of Camelot
Dick Whittington and Goldilocks and the Three Bears coming early 2018.
Jammed pack full of quick one liners, slapstick scenes, gunge, witty banter, great characters and fun.
Standard low cost one off fee for small/medium/community groups.

If you are looking for a pantomime script and would like a free perusal copy, please email moldiwarts@gmail.com

Updates, rewrites and adapting to your needs also available.

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Wycombe Swan Youth Theatre


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Wycombe Swan, St. Mary Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2XE




Audition and Technical Interview Date Sun 29 April 2018 10am
Rehearsal Dates Sat 28 July – Wed 8 August 2018
Performance Dates Thu 9 – Sat 11 August 2018

Audition applications are now open for our Summer Youth Project 2018
Apply to audition for our cast or for a backstage and technical interview on our Summer Youth Project page at wycombeswan.co.uk/online/summerproject
We're looking for aspiring young performers and technicians aged 9 -21 to audition to be the cast and crew of our Summer Youth Project Oklahoma. Working with a professional creative team this will be the theatrical experience of a lifetime. If you are aged 9-21 and have the passion, desire and commitment then download the audition pack.

Posted 23/02/2018


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What Will the Neighbors Say?

What Will the Neighbors Say?

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New York City


"WWTNS? mission is to provoke questions through untold stories. WWTNS? creates theater that creates theatre that examines historical, social, political and economic narratives that have been disregarded, misrepresented, or otherwise untold in order to provoke discourse in our audience and community. WWTNS?maintains a consistent commitment to diversity, arts education, community outreach, and artistic experimentation."
Contact: info@wwtns.org or 401-477-6348


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Wilburton Theatre Group

Wilburton Theatre Group

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2ND MARCH | 7.30PM

Lip Sync Battle returns to Wilburton this year. For the last three years we have held a lip sync battle in our local pub to raise funds for the group and this year is no exception. If you would like to participate in the Lip Sync Battle, then please contact us with your name and song choice.
Can you become our new Lip Sync champion?
If you would like to come along and enjoy the performances, please head down to The King's Head, Wilburton at 7.30pm on Friday 2nd March. £5 to watch performances and £1 per vote. Who will be your Lip Sync winner this year?
We are still looking for performers, so if you fancy miming and performing your heart out to one of your favourite songs then get in touch.
We can't wait to see you there!

Posted 23/02/2018


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Be an Extra for a feature film – Looking for redheaded females – can you help?

I am writing from Uni-versalEXTRAS Ltd - a company that places people as extras in paid roles for Film and TV across the UK. You can visit our website to see just some of the productions we have worked on.

For a major TV series, we are looking for redheaded females to be extras in Edinburgh.

The Requirements
You must be female.
You must be aged 18-90.
You must have red hair.
You must have a Height: 5’0” or below.
You must have easy access for filming in Edinburgh.

Filming date: Friday 2nd March 2018 (you must be available on this day).
Pay Rate: £120 per day (payments may rise on the filming day and are subject to Uni-versalEXTRAS Terms & Conditions which can be found on our website).
Catering is provided.

Taking Part
If you fit the requirements and would like to take part, please email the following information ASAP to info@universalextras.co.uk
Subject: Redheaded Female

Reference: FOG1
Full Name:
Contact number:
Basic measurements (Chest, Waist, Inside Leg, Shoe, Collar, OR, Dress, Bra, Waist, Hips, Shoe, etc.):
Whether you drive:
Attach Photos: a current head-shot & full length photo of you, taken with a digital camera to ensure high quality (mobile phone pictures are not acceptable); in front of a plain background such as a white wall in your house and with no light switches, cables, patterned wallpaper, clutter or other objects.

Please call us on 0845 0090 344 when you have sent required information and quote your reference: FOG1.

By sending in your details you are confirming that you agree to Uni-versalEXTRAS Terms and Conditions.

Kind regards,
Casting Team
Uni-versalEXTRAS Ltd

Posted on 23/02/2018


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The Latimer Players



Venue: Memorial Hall, Thurcaston


Author: Peter Gordon

Following last year’s success with ‘Secondary Cause of Death’, the Latimer Players are pleased to announce that Inspector Pratt will return in April to solve more murders in ‘Murdered to Death’ written by Peter Gordon. In this production you will meet some of the same characters again, along with numerous others for the hapless inspector to interrogate in his clumsy fashion. The Latimer Players first performed this play in 1998 and two members of the original cast will perform those same parts again, older and wiser!
This hilarious spoof is set in a country manor house with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight - Bunting the Butler, an English Colonel, a shady French art dealer and his moll, the bumbling inspector and a well-meaning sleuth who seems to attract murder wherever she goes. They are all caught up in the mysterious death of the house’s owner, but it soon appears that the murderer does not stop at one murder.
Will the murderer be unmasked before everyone meets their doom, or do the audience die laughing first?
There will be café style seating and you are invited to bring your own drinks and nibbles.
Every effort will be made to seat parties together on tables of 4,6,8 or 10 people.

26th, 27th and 28th April 7:30pm

Box Office: Tickets are available from Christine Deavin Telephone 0116 2376855
Email christinedeavin@btinternet.com or latimerplayers@yahoo.com


Posted 21/02/2018


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Josh Gardner

Bass Guitarist available for theatre work

My name is Josh Gardner and I am a 17 year old Bass Guitarist from Dorset.

I am looking to gain experience playing for musical theatre productions locally, for free.

I am looking to go into pit music work after education so this experience will be worth far more than any fees.

I have played Bass for around 4 years now and have lots of experience playing in a rock band, other ensembles as well as accompanying solo performers and of course for musical theatre in and out of school.

Contact me on: joshgardner7@aol.com or 07725876278

Posted on 21/02/2018


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The Upstagers


Contact: carrie439@hotmail.com

For Sale

Feb 2018

Aladdin Costumes

Grand Vizier, Emperor and Empress costumes including hats. Cost around £80 will sell for £30. Chinese police costumes (two) and police chief (one) with hat, Aladdin poor outfit with coolie hat and posh outfit (trousers, jacket and hat) £20 for all. Princess dress and finale dress, cost £31 for both will sell for £15. Abanazer hat and coat, Chinese style dress and wig (SoShy), cost around £45, will sell for £20. Three Chinese style jackets and trousers for Wishy and Washy characters and small stand in for laundry scene, two coolie hats and two identical wigs, cost around £75 will sell for £35. Three identical different sized Chinese style attendant dresses and flowers for hair, cost £25, will sell for £10 for three. Four plastic lamps and two metal lamps all sprayed gold, cost £35 will sell for £15.
All the costumes are clean and available straight away. We are based in Upton St Leonard’s.
Unfortunately haven’t got any photos yet as only just finished the pantomime.

Posted 19/02/2018


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London Arrangements

London Arrangements

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27 Howard Drive, Letchworth, Herts SG6 2BT


Professional Backing Tracks from London Arrangements
London Arrangements specialises in the production of professional music backing tracks, ranging from stage and screen, swing and jazz, to classical and easy listening genres.
Browse our online catalogue where you can listen to clips of all our mp3 backing tracks including professional musical theatre backing tracks. The majority of our tracks can be ordered in any key at no extra charge.
We can produce bespoke backing tracks, piano rehearsal tracks and piano/vocal sheet music transcriptions

Contact: Telephone: 020 7096 1801 or Email: enquiries@londonarrangements.com or via website or social media


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Cosmopolitan Players


Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Square, Leeds, Yorkshire

Dates: Application Deadline for Blackadder Director Midday February 14th 2018
Performance: 23rd - 26th May 2018


Director Wanted for Blackadder

The deadline for expressions of interest in Directing the May production of “Blackadder” for Cosmopolitan Players @ The Carriageworks Theatre is Wednesday February 14th

Cosmopolitan Players are an amateur theatre group who are based at the Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Square, Leeds who have been providing Community Theatre for the last 60 years. We perform a wide range of drama and comedy, and have had a successful run by grabbing 'telly-favourites' adapted for stage, also new popular titles and doing 'pop-theatre': Godber, Agatha Christie, etc.

We will be doing 3 episodes from Series 2 – Bells, Head and Beer, set in the Elizabethan era. Bells - Blackadder feels a funny attraction for his manservant and decides to marry when he discovers he is a she.Head – Blackadder is appointed as Lord High ExecutionerBeer – Blackadder tries to hold a drinking evening as well as getting a visit from his fanatically Puritan aunt. We are a small but very friendly group who are dedicated to bringing good quality shows to the community in Leeds. the May show in the Main 350 seater Auditorium. As we are an amateur group all the time we put in is on a voluntary basis.

Contact: If you are interested in Directing Blackadder for us or simply want more details please contact us @ cosmopolitanplayers@yahoo.co.uk

Posted 07/02/2018


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Theatre HubUK

Theatre HubUK


Why not try Theatre Hub UK which can provide you with a great script. What makes it better is that you can choose from our packages that gives you not only value but the opportunity to create an impressive production.
Our current scripts INCLUDE: -
PIRATE’S ROCK 2 – The Soul’s of the Lost (Musical)
DESTINY – A Time Travel Story (Musical)
SNOW WHITE & The Warrior’s Kingdom (Panto)

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Michael Hemming


Contact: if anyone can help please contact Mike Hemming on 07522695282 or mikehem4@aol.co.uk




Red Carpet Entrance

I am holding a charity stars in their eyes show and looking for entrance onto stage with a curtain coming onto red carpet and with rope pillars.
All in aid of breast cancer unit in Worcester

Posted 05/02/2018


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Make-Up Artist Work Experience Required

I am a make-up lecture at Sussex downs college in Lewes. currently seeking work experience for my make-up group. They are all very passionate about theatrical make-up and I was seeking if by any chance they could have the opportunity in working together with the art performance in delivering make-up and gaining experience within the make-up industry in theatrical

yours sincerely

Nelia Mici
Level 3 makeup artists lecture
Sussex downs college, Lewes

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Hand In Hand Theatre Company

Hand In Hand Theatre Productions

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THEATRE REVIEW: Baggage and S.P.A.C.E at Casa
by Chris High Reviews

Baggage & S.P.A.C.E.
CASA, Hope Street, Liverpool
January 25, 2018
Writer/Director: Bev Clark
Producers: Hand in Hand Theatre
Cast: Teri Bennett, Elisa Crowley, Susan Reeve, Geraldine Moloney Judge
Running Time: 2 hours
RATING: ****

See the full review here


Posted on 26/01/2018


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NEWS RELEASE - Haunted Theatres LIVE
For immediate release: 15 January 2018
Media Relations: Carol Lee
Tel: 07739 400946 Email: carol.lee.marketing@gmail.com
Twitter A/c: LuvC____ and @Hauntedtheatres

Haunted Theatres Live

An exciting brand-new play opens its doors for the first-time next month, in Stevenage.
The newly formed drama company, Unity Players of Hertfordshire presents, Haunted Theatres LIVE, as a guest production, at The Lytton Theatre in Vardon Road.
Written by Carol Lee-Brown, it is about a small independent paranormal investigation company, who have conducted several ‘LIVE TV’ broadcasts in Haunted Theatres, over the last few years. The theatre ‘owner’ has invited The Team, to conduct a paranormal investigation, to see if the tales of it being haunted, are in fact true. What happens during the LIVE broadcast, on and off screen, are all played out for the audience to see as and when it happens.
Carol said ‘I got the idea for the play, when I joined The Lytton Theatre, and was told by several people that it could possibly be haunted. Being interested in the paranormal world myself, the idea of writing a play about a LIVE TV broadcast and all the production side to it, when the cameras are not rolling, quickly came to me, and Haunted Theatres LIVE was born.’
She continued ‘With the Director Slava Budin-Jones, and the cast we personally ask to play the roles, the words of mine are truly lifted from the page and the characters are brought to life.’
Adding ‘It is a very technical play to produce, with videos being shown. It even has its own theme tune and title sequence. The play is more than just action on the stage, as soon as the audience walks through the doors, they are ‘IN’ the play.’
Proceeds from these performance dates will go towards The Lytton Theatre New Theatre Fund. Details of the project can be found on their web site www.lyttonplayers.co.uk
Haunted Theatres LIVE runs from Thursday 22nd February to Saturday 24th February, at The Lytton Theatre, Vardon Road, Stevenage, at 7.45pm each night.
Tickets can be bought online at hauntedtheatreslive.co.uk

Haunted Theatres Live

Actors and Character names:

William Thomas Roney – as THOMAS

Derek Blyth – as PETER

Louise Wiseman – as Jen

Posted on 23/01/2018

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Bridgewater Players

Bridgewater Players


Venue: Thelwall Parish Hall, Bell Lane, Thelwall WA4 2SX

Box Office: Tickets can be purchased from Thelwall post office, or at bwplayers.co.uk or on 01925 755 846.
Thursday 22rd tickets are priced at £6:00.
Friday 23th and Saturday 24th tickets are priced at £6.50.
Ticket price includes Tea/ Coffee/Squash and biscuits during the interval.

Thurs 22nd to Sat 24th February 2018 7:45pm

Agatha Crusty and the Health Spa Murders

Author: by Derek Webb

Agatha Crusty and the Health Spa Murders

Crime novelist and amateur detective Agatha Crusty (pronounced ‘croosty’) decides that a spell at a health spa is just what she needs to recharge her batteries and give her inspiration for her latest book. She books into Seventh Heaven Health Spa owned by Andy Eden who started it after the early death of his wife Evie. There she meets the other participants of the health spa weekend: members of the Zara Fernandez sales team who are there as a reward for being the highest achievers in terms of sales for the year. She also meets two members of the Seventh
Heaven team: Abigail the therapist and Dmitri Popov, a Russian therapist specialising in Venik massage.
Things start well with the women experiencing the choice of spa treatments on offer (Dmitri’s Venik massage using birch twigs being especially popular) until one of the group is found drowned, presumed murdered, in the Moor Mud Bath.
Enter Detective Inspector Simon Aster – a DI with a speech impediment and a penchant for complicating the simplest detection methods. When other murders follow, Agatha decides to take matters into her own hands, investigating among other things the significance of the apple tree in the health spa’s ‘Garden of Eden’.
There is of course a very healthy dose of humour throughout, but, being an Agatha Crusty murder mystery, this is also a genuine mystery with an ingenious plot to tax the little grey cells of the audience at the same time as making them laugh out loud.

Posted 20/01/2018


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John Lyon’s Theatre

John Lyon’s Theatre

1-10 Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BA

City Lit

City Lit

Venue Theatre Space to Hire
I manage a newly refurbished theatre called the John Lyon’s Theatre located in the heart of London, between Covent Garden and Holborn.
The space can accommodate up to 110 people for stand up reception styled events, 100 people theatre style on retractable seating or 80 people cabaret style. Our multifaceted, fully accessible theatre is the ideal space for product launches, AGMs, concerts, company presentations, theatre productions, rehearsals, award ceremonies and lectures. The theatre is available for private hire during the day or evening on a day/half day rate. Please see below for our venue page.

Space dimensions: 9.158m wide (narrowing to 8.93m at the stage) x 13.1m long x 5.4 m high. The rig height is 4.4m. Floor space 119m sq.

Available for any groups that would like to rehearse in it or have it as a permanent location.

Get in touch if you would like more information with Jo Harford jo.harford@citylit.ac.uk or call 020 7492 2615.

Many thanks

Jo Harford | Events and External Engagement Officer
City Lit
020 7492 2615



Posted 19/10/2017


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St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance, Shared Services Centre, St John House, 5 Broadfield Close, Sheffield S8 0XN

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance, the nations leading first aid charity is opening the doors to its training centre in England to groups needing space for training, conferences and meetings.

Local groups or companies interested in the hire of a St John Ambulance venue should email

facilities-north@sja.org.uk for North East & North West of England

facilities-east@sja.org.uk for East Midlands & East of England

facilities-west@sja.org.uk for West Midlands & South West of England

facilities-LASR@sja.org.uk for London & South East of England

Our training venues have superb space, ideal for training, conferences or meetings and, as we don't use it ourselves seven days a week, it makes sense to make our resources work for us and raise vital funds that allow us to continue our life saving work.



Posted 19/10/2017


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Post 57
Recent Post from one of our readers - 04/09/2017
Name: Julia Galbraith
Facebook: juliagalbraith1967@gmail.com
Hi Im 50 is there a group for me?

Peter's response:

Hello Julia,

The answer is yes of course, age is no barrier to joining an amateur dramatics group.

You don’t say where you are located and I’m afraid I probably wouldn’t know the groups or schools in your area and so would be unable to make any recommendations. I suggest you take a look at the Groups section of the www.dramagroups.com website and check the groups and schools 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 my experience most groups and schools would welcome any new member with open arms.

Best of luck, let me know how you get on.


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Actors Anonymous

Melbourne, Australia

Contact: Roslyn Gold rosgold@gmail.com


One Day in '67 by Mitch Torres

Hi there we are a private playreading group in Melbourne and would like to read Mitch Torres play "One day in '67" Could anyone help me in locating a hard or digital copies ?
We have belonged to the Victorian Drama League Library for over 30 years
Thanks so much
Cheers Roslyn

Date Req'd: ASAP

Posted 30/05/2017