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Hodder Valley Show Society


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a full size Holstein {black and white } milking cow for hire
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Posted 16/09/2014


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Recent Post from one of our readers - 16/09/2014
Name: Rudie Moore
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I am very much interested in joining a local drama or musical theatre group. I am based in Langley
However I don't really know where to start- I've had a look around and was hoping you could give me some information.

Peter's response:

Hi Rudie,
I suggest that you look through the Groups pages and find all groups in your area. They mostly have contact details or website addresses, if in doubt click on the group name or logo and it will take you straight to the group’s webpage. All groups always welcome new members. I’m sure you will find local groups only too willing to give you a start.

I’ll put your email on the Advice column and perhaps a local group will make contact with you directly.
Do let me know how you get on.

Best Wishes,


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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 ;-)

A big thank you to Ricky for coming in and playing Gomez with only a few weeks to go. Ricky fitted right into the group who I know made a big effort to also make him feel welcome. Ricky faced a few difficulties during the rehearsal process as did a few of our cast members; your professionalism and will to carry on is never unnoticed and always highly thought of.

I think everyone will agree that the company looked fantastic in their make-up and wigs etc. Thank you to Hannah Parsons (one of our longest standing members, yet to fully escape) for doing the make-up. Hannah has now just finished her course at Brush Strokes, Shepperton Studios; a well-respected course. So if you ever want prom make up, or theatrical etc call on Hannah. Thank you too to Amy Milligan whom I know enjoyed making up the girls in her room; they looked great!

I would also like to congratulate the members of our cast who took their GCSE’s during the rehearsal process and who got excellent grades, some got several if not all A’s and many got A*’s as well. Proving once again that it is possible to do your exams while doing a show. Congratulations also go out to our other members/supporters, Reece Webster, Issy Hooke and Charlotte Evans for their excellent results too. Well done to anyone else who also took exams.

Winter Term
This term will be a busy one, in which a few of our members will be off taking part once again in Evita, this time in London. Some members will also be found in Pantomime at Windsor Theatre.

AYP however will be found at The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse (Walton on Thames, Dec. 18th – 20th. As some of you know, we will not be doing a pantomime as such again this year, nor a matinee. We will be doing instead another show based along the lines of A Kickin Christmas. This show too was lots of fun and the first show that AYP have ever done like that at Christmas. Our new Christmas show (yet to be named) will be a fully inclusive affair…… I would like to give members who may not always play lead roles etc the chance to do more in this show if they wish. As we discovered at our fundraiser we have a lot of talent in AYP that it is not always possible to showcase….. I would like this forthcoming show to provide opportunity for everyone with singing, dancing, acting and whatever other talents may develop. Like A Kickin Christmas I plan to have some close harmony singing and also a scripted work along the lines of a pantomime, which were very popular last time.

If you haven’t taken part in an AYP show for a while, now is the time to come along. We won’t be holding a casting day, but will see who comes along and go from there, building the show around the various different talents that we have, ensuring there is something for everyone! I am pleased to announce that Jade Stygall will be assisting me with the production side of this show, however if there is anyone else who would like to be involved more with the choreography, music, script writing, please do contact me.

Rehearsals and Dates
Rehearsals start on Sept. 14th from 2-5pm and will be held at Feltham Community College. The course fee will be £125.00 for the term working out at less than £2.00phr and is for ages from 7 to 21.
However if fees are paid by Sept. 21st then they will be £110.00. We will still offer help with payments where needed, as always please do come and speak to us, we don’t want anyone to miss out.
If paying the full £125.00 then we will require two instalments one on Sept. 21st £50.00 (as we are aware that there is often a lot to pay out in September). The following one will be due by Nov. 2nd.
Please do feel free to tell all your friends about the forth coming show, new members are always very welcome.

All that remains is for me to say enjoy what is left of the summer and that I look forward to seeing you all in Sept.

Kind regards
Frances Oldbury
Company Director
Susan Wynne


Posted on 03/09/2014

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Stagecoach Plymouth and Ivybridge

Plymouth and Ivybridge


We offer classes in drama. dance and singing every Saturday throughout the schools term times.
Students are taught in small groups, in their own age group, by professional teachers in a safe, family environment.
All young people children aged 7-18 have an hour each of dance, drama and singing. (90 minutes minutes for 4-6 yrs. olds)
Split into three terms, Stagecoach runs concurrently with the regular school year but with classes taking place outside school hours.
For three hours each week, our students experience a wide variety of performance skills and styles. Lessons are structured so that one term focuses on the skills of singing, dancing and acting; the second term allows students to practise and hone these skills; and the third term sees students gaining performance practice in front of friends and family.
For information on classes call: 03300 500101 / 07810282391 or email.


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Cue-Script Shakespeare

Little Mill Oast, Marden, Kent

Contact: For more information about Cue-Script Shakespeare, visit this website click here

Fascinating Shakespeare Workshop Set to Inspire Actors this October

11th October

For one day only, Cue-Script Shakespeare is running a brand new acting workshop which promises to unravel the scripts of the world’s most famous playwright. On Saturday 11th October, Paul Doust will be showing actors how to bring these plays to life as never before - letting participants see Shakespeare in a completely new light.
Shakespeare is the pinnacle of the theatre world, with actors dreaming of playing Hamlet, Rosalind, Macbeth and Cleopatra. This one day workshop will help actors and drama students get to grips with the complex language and action of the plays. It will be held at Little Mill Oast in Marden, Kent. Little Mill is a unique timber building and the perfect place to replicate an Elizabethan playhouse.
Shakespeare’s plays remain as popular as ever, drawing audiences from all backgrounds and cultures. The roles attract actors of the highest quality. For instance, Benedict Cumberbatch is the latest to take on the title role in The Barbican’s Hamlet, which has already sold out its 12 week run a year in advance of the 2015 production. More than 400 years after they were written, Shakespeare’s plays are still pulling in the audiences - with new generations of theatre professionals bringing fresh creativity and insight to scripts.
Paul Doust is in the vanguard of this exciting movement.
Paul, founder of Cue-Script Shakespeare, said, “Shakespeare’s plays sometimes carry the reputation of being confusing and daunting. People think you have to be very academic to read or perform them. This really isn’t the case – so I’ve created this one day workshop to dissolve that misconception. Having worked with a whole range of people, I know that absolutely anyone interested in acting can easily get to grips with Shakespeare – if only they are shown how. All it takes is an informed approach, and the use of practical, tried and tested methods based 100% on the way Shakespeare’s actors would have prepared his plays in the 16th century.
“I’ll be teaching a set of simple but remarkably powerful techniques for unlocking Shakespeare. Central to this approach is the use of cue-scripts – a key method that Elizabethan actors used when preparing plays for performance. Cue-scripts are not the whole play – rather they are a “part” written out, with just a couple of “cue” words to link each speech together. Working with cue-scripts has a remarkable impact on how the play is revealed in rehearsal. In the evening of the workshop, once we’ve worked the cue-script magic, participants will apply what they’ve learnt in a public performance of on-the-book scenes and extracts. This performance is especially exciting because of the unique, timber-built venue of Little Mill Oast – replicating closely, as it does, the very particular conditions of an Elizabethan stage and auditorium.”
Paul Doust is a trained actor, director and playwright. He is also a properly qualified adult tutor (holding the Certificate of Training Practice, awarded by the chartered institute of Personnel & Development). Paul trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama - the London home of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Having been taught by the very best Shakespearian experts, Paul is now passing on his knowledge and enthusiasm through Cue-Script Shakespeare.
The one-day workshop will be held at Little Mill Oast, Marden, Kent on 11th October. It is suitable for anyone wanting to improve their skills in understanding and performing Shakespeare. For a free example cue-script and to book your place, email
Watch a video giving an in-depth description of the workshop here: YouTube
About Cue-Script Shakespeare: Cue-Script Shakespeare is run by Paul Doust - a professional actor, director and playwright. Paul trained for three years at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London (securing the GSMD advanced diploma in Performing Arts). He has since worked all over the country in theatre, radio, film and television.
As well as being a theatre professional, Paul is a properly qualified adult-tutor and workshop leader - having achieved his Certificate in Training Practice (awarded by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development). Paul also holds the City & Guilds certificate in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Posted on 17/09/2014


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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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Bristol Musical Youth Productions


Redgrave Theatre, Clifton

October 7th - 11th
7.30pm and Sat Matinee 2.30pm

Box Office: Ticketsource or phone 07966 432 420
Tickets at £11.50, £12.50 and £14

Music by Steven Margoshes Lyrics by Jacques Levy Book by Jose Fernandez Based on a concept by David DeSilva
(Title song 'Fame' written bu Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore)
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York

Follow the struggles and triumphs of a group of young wannabe performers as they audition for New York's legendary high school for performing arts. There, the best dancers, singers, actors and musicians all work tirelessly for the elusive prize of.................. FAME !
Taken from the Oscar winning film and popular TV series, it's an evening of high octane energy and a roller coaster ride of teenage emotions.

Posted 15/09/2014


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Bedfordshire Drama Group

Leighton Buzzard, Beds

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For Sale

For Sale – Script Library
Our drama group are getting rid of our script library. We have approx 175 – 200 scripts of all genres on offer, to go as one lot.
Can provide all the details/ titles if you email
The majority of the scripts are in great condition, but some of them have previously been used & are either marked up for a cast member or for lighting etc.
You would need to pick them up from Leighton Buzzard, Beds as far too heavy to send.
If interested, make us an offer!

May 2013

Posted on: 27/05/2013

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Discover Children’s Story Centre

Discover, 383-387 High Street, Stratford, London, E15 4QZ


Contact: To book email (Administrator), for enquires call Manager on 02085365555

Available for Hire
Any day, enquire for availability. Full access available on Mondays when building is closed.

Studio Space
Located on Stratford’s High Street, Discover Children’s Story Centre is a unique and exciting venue offering versatile and affordable spaces for meetings, away days and rehearsals.
There are a number of rooms available, the most popular for rehearsals being The Studio, which is a black box space with integrated lighting rig and sound system. 120m2 space 15m x 8m wide.
Studio 2
The Studio is a large white box space with black out blinds, lighting and sound system available as an optional extra.
An excellent rehearsal space with a discount for organisations using it for this purpose. It is also suited to meetings exhibitions and events.
This space can accommodate 100 people for a launch or event 60-70 lecture style or is suited to smaller seminars and break out groups.
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Posted 18/06/2014


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Morella - a gothic opera

Contact Jack Smith
I'm Jack Smith - the composer of the musical opera, and myself and my lyricist - Lesley - produced a show as part of Macclesfield's Barnaby Arts Festival back in June 2014. It was a huge success - it was a sellout and received a standing ovation.
Now we're looking to expand further - encourage more people to get on board and work towards a full production. Please assist us in getting a complete team of vocalists, instrumentalists and anybody wanting to help us theatrically, be that production, backstage, sound etc.
Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Should you wish for me to post a flyer to you instead then please just let me know.
Thanks for your time

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Sleaford Little Theatre



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Hire the Playhouse
Are you planning an event and looking for a small, intimate yet functional theatre with full bar facilities, comfortable raised auditorium and full working stage with lighting and sound capabilities. Look no further.
Please call to check availability

Posted 30/06/2014


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Borderline Art



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September 2014
Hello We are looking for a co-director for a film/play we are creating.

Posted 31/08/2014


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East Grinstead Operatic Society



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5th October

Audition Pieces are now on the website...
The audition pieces are now on our website for you to download. If you are already a website member, then just login and follow the links or if you are not a member, register first on the website as a "Website Member" which is free and easy and follow the links.

Posted on 15/09/2014


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Performers required for a Cancer Research UK Event

A plea for a Cancer Research UK event we are having in Plymouth on Saturday 11 October, for which we need several actors (as many as possible) who can help us create an amazing experience for our supporters. The details are below.

The event is March On Cancer, an event for all age groups, and it will be taking place in 15 cities simultaneously at 7.30pm on Saturday 11th October. It is a brand new event for Cancer Research UK, and is aimed at raising awareness, raising funds and galvanising local support for our national Stand Up To Cancer campaign*.

Starting at The Hoe, the March goes from the Promenade along the iconic seafront, taking in local landmarks around the surrounding area, before heading back towards the Hoe with the distinctive red and white striped lighthouse in the background.

The march will last about 45 minutes, and will be an experiential journey for the 1500 marchers taking part. They will march at a controlled pace and every 5-10 minutes there will be some experience / activity aimed at inspiring a different emotion / response. The first part of the march will be reflective – there will be a choir and cancer survivors and their families, sharing their stories; this will move to defiance – cancer is a dreadful disease, but together we can make a difference by raising funds which will bring treatments to patients faster. Here we will have a zone where people actually “march on cancer” (pavement stickers), a flashmob and chanting. Then we move onto celebratory / proud / empowered as we realise that through marching we have affected change, and the return to the venue might be the end of our march, but the start of a journey.

We’re after a team of people (actors) who can work with us to help create this experience. We can’t just rely on supporters to have the confidence to start chanting, or stomping or cheering or dancing in the right places; we need people “planted” within the marchers to lead by example, and who understand impact, audience participation, and who are confident and comfortable with using their voices and getting into the spirit of the occasion.

This is a really exciting new venture for us and a great opportunity to unite communities, create memorable experiences and make a very real difference to people suffering from cancer.

I’m including some additional background information about Stand Up To Cancer and March On Cancer below – do have a read.

Michelle Leighton
Area Events Manager, Cancer Research UK
Mobile: 07717 815305 - Email:

Stand Up To Cancer
Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK have joined forces to bring Stand Up To Cancer to the UK. We’re calling on the biggest names in film, TV and music to mobilise the British public to take a stand and accelerate the fight against cancer. Stand Up To Cancer is a rallying cry that brings the UK together to accelerate progress in cancer research and bring breakthroughs from labs to patients. It’s not technology or knowledge that’s holding us back in our fight –it’s funding. We need everyone to raise funds right now and give cancer research the firepower to develop new treatments more quickly and save more lives. Stand Up To Cancer is a decisive strike at the core of cancer.

US Heritage
Stand Up To Cancer was founded by the Entertainment Industry Foundation in 2008. It is an established initiative in the US, which utilises the entertainment industry to create awareness and build public support for cancer research. In six years Stand Up To Cancer already has a staggering $260m pledged to ground-breaking cancer research, speeding breakthroughs from the lab to patients.

Stand Up To Cancer UK in 2012
Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK joined forces in 2012 to deliver the most successful charity fundraiser on UK commercial TV in its first year – ever. It raised over £8million and brought the fight against cancer to the forefront of the Nation’s mind. Exceptional talent and entertainment from across the world helped raise money that has been spent funding twelve clinical trials which aim to improve survival rates and bring breakthroughs in labs to patients sooner. This year we’re back on air – and the campaign will be bigger and better than ever before. It’s a really exciting and powerful campaign – check out the trailer that was used in 2012 - Stand Up To Cancer UK | Channel 4

March on Cancer™
As part of the 2014 Stand Up To Cancer campaign, we are bringing March On Cancer™ to the UK for the first time. On 11th October, thousands of people will gather in city centres across the UK to Stand Up To Cancer as one united force in 15 simultaneous events. An empowered collective, Marchers will galvanise communities in the fight against cancer and will give cancer research the injection of cash it needs to bring treatments to patients faster, saving more lives.

Posted on 16/09/2014


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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

Posted on 16/10/2013

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Medieval Musicians/Reenactors

Notts/Derbyshire border

Wanted - to buy preferably

July 2014

Looking for a realistic full bear suit for Medieval dancing bear scenario.

Posted 30/07/2014