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October 2014

Utah Shakespearean Festival

351 W Center St, Cedar City, Utah 84720

Contact: Phone +1 800-752-9849

Utah Shakespearean Festival

June through October

Tony award winning theater at the Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City, Utah featuring nine plays and numerous educational and entertaiment activities from June through October.
We present classic and contemporary plays in repertory, with Shakespeare as our cornerstone. The Festival Experience entertains, enriches, and educates.

Posted on 26/08/2014



Brentwood, Essex

Drama Festival

Contact: Download the pre-application form and register here


This year festival is running from 1/10/14 to 4/10/14


Posted on 08/02/2014

Garden Suburb Theatre

St Margaret's, Victoria Avenue, London N3 1BD

Contact: Debbie Lane
61 Chandos Avenue, London N20 9EE
020 8445 2269
07767 825320


GST AGM notice 2014 - Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 08 October 2014 at 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start

The Annual General Meeting of the Garden Suburb Theatre will be held on Wednesday 08 October 2014 at St Margaret's, Victoria Avenue N3 1BD at 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start.
You are urged to attend so that General Committee can be guided by your views and by the decisions made at a fully representative meeting.
This year we will be electing a new Chairman as Mary will be retiring after four years in the post. Any member is entitled to stand as Chairman (and indeed as Treasurer or Secretary), should they wish to.
Please send any apologies for absence to me by telephone or email. Any member aged 18 or over is entitled to vote at the AGM but only if the subscription for 2014-2015 has been paid. As mentioned in the agenda, any motions to be proposed or nominations for General or Casting & Selection Committees must be received by me by the end of Wednesday 01 October.
Drinks and nibbles will be served all evening and your first drink will be free.

Posted on 10/07/2014


CASA Latin American Theatre Festival

Rich Mix and The Barbican

Nuestra CASA Artist-in-Residence Programme and Scratch Night

Contact: Valentina Borja Herrera
Press & Marketing Team
Tel. +44 (0)20 3302 0660
Mob. +44 (0)75 1429 0926
CASA Latin American Theatre Festival


10th-19th October

CASA Festival is the UK's biggest and best festival dedicated to showcasing Latin American performing arts, both from the continent and from UK-based practitioners. We have just opened our call for participants for our 2014 Artist-in-Residence scheme.
Are you a UK-based Latin American theatre, dance or live art practitioner or company that has a new idea you would like to try out in front of our festival audience and a panel of industry professionals? Would you like to be in with a chance of winning a bursary to develop that idea for CASA 2015? Would you or one of your company like the chance to attend all shows, workshops and talks during the festival, participate in structured discussions around the work seen and get paid a per diem for attendance?
Excellent, then look no further. Our call is now open for our Artist-in-Residence scheme and Scratch Night. The full details and how to apply can be found via our website at:
Submissions have to be in by the 14th July.

Posted on 11/06/2014

Rock Diabetes Festival Organisation Comittee

The Trowbridge Civic Centre


Rock Diabetes Festival

11th October 2014

We are a group of people trying to raise awareness for Type 1 diabetes and in particular in children through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF). One of our parents has a daughter, Cerys 12, who suddenly developed this terrible condition when she was 9 years old and has to manage her sugar levels with insulin injections for the rest of her life unless a cure can be found.
On the 11th October 2014, we are holding the hugely popular charity event called Lets Rock Diabetes Festival at The Trowbridge Civic Centre. As you can probably guess it is a rock concert, but featuring local bands as well as some top names such as Diamond Head. We are also holding a prize draw with all proceeds going to the charity.

Posted on 24/09/2014


Garden Suburb Theatre

St Margaret’s Church Hall, Victoria Avenue N3 1BD

Contact: see website for details

Jungle Rock Informal Workshop

Saturday 11 October 2.30 – 5pm

GST is delighted to present JUNGLE ROCK, Terry Rogers’ fun-filled musical which retells Rudyard Kipling’s famous story The Jungle Book. A human child arrives in the jungle and is loved and hated in equal measure by the animals. After many exciting adventures, the day comes when he must decide whether to stay or leave. The story is interspersed with classic catchy songs, including Wonderful World, Twist and Shout, Do You Wanna Dance and many more that will be sure to get the audience tapping their feet!

Posted on 22/09/2014


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


Garden Suburb Theatre

Badgers Croft, Totteridge Lane N20 8AH

Contact: Please contact Sylvia Cohen if you would like a table on 01923 85 6500 or e-mail on by Wednesday October 1st.


BBDF Quiz Night

Saturday 11th October
7pm Doors open with the quiz starting at 7:30pm.

Fund Raising Event - Quiz Night
Light refreshments served. Bar available for drinks. GST Member Terry Rogers, assisted by his wife, will be running the Quiz. Tables are for groups of 8 people. The cost will be £10 per person. Doors will open at 7 pm and the quiz will start at 7.30 pm. A light supper will be served and a bar will be open for wine and soft drinks.

Posted on 11/07/2014




Contact: Victoria Clements


Sunday 12th October at 3pm

The Osiligi Maasai Warrior Troupe will perform in concert at Cromer Parish Church their first performance in the town, as part of their UK tour
The Troupe are stunning performers. Every performance they give sees them receive rapturous applause, leaving behind unforgettable memories for their audience.This is their eleventh year of touring the UK, which has seen them perform so outstandingly at many prestigious venues,including the Cathedrals of Ely (twice), Salisbury and Exeter, and have performed before Royalty on three occasions.
The tours help the members of the Troupe raise money for their families and their community, which is situated some 30 miles south of Nairobi, where life is tough. Over the years, the tours, and the charity ( ) which they brought about, have seen the lives of the Troupe, and the families around them, move from abject poverty, where, for example, water came from a stagnant pond some five miles away, whereas they now have fresh clean water in two points in their community.The Troupe’s success and the spin-off to the charity have subsequently seen the unhealthy kerosene, to light their homes, now replaced by solar lighting, the building of a new church, and,most wonderfully, a new school. The latter now has 130 pupils, all sponsored by UK supporters
The Troupe’s performance is a sensation to watch, with all ages, from five to ninety five, being enthralled and excited by their natural rhythm and song, and their jumping, for which they are famous, is wondrous to watch ! All performances, which tell the story of their lives, are fully narrated, and audience participation a part of the show. Tickets priced £9 adults, and £1 children) are available from North Norfolk Information Centre, Louden Road Cromer or K’s Hardware 37 Church Street Cromer
A unique,once in a lifetime experience ! An unforgettable event, not to be missed! -And photography is permitted both during and after the event. - The troupe are quite open to this.
Any questions please do ask. Hope to see you there!!

Posted on 25/09/2014


DODS - Dursley Operatic and Dramatic Society

Kingshill House, Dursley, Gloucestershire


New Members' Evening

Tuesday Oct 14 8pm

Are you interested in joining the DODS? We'd love to see you at our New Members' Evening

Posted on 09/10/2014


Act 2 Cam

B3 Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30 2AY

Contact: 0191 270 4255 -


Monday October 27th to Friday October 31st 2014

Students will be involved in a range of creative activities including screen acting, film making, screen writing, art and design.
We are Ofsted inspected with a strict anti-bullying policy and an inclusive and collaborative ethos.
Places are limited.
Start at 9:00, drop off available from 8:30
Finish at 16:00, pick up available until 16:30
£25 for single day bookings, £100 when you book for the week.
Suitable for ages 6 to 15 years.
Please provide a packed lunch and water bottle.
Juice and biscuits provided at break times.

Posted on 13/09/2014


Water Lane Theatre Group

Bishop's Stortford, Herts


RSVP to Amber
Something wicked this way comes...

Wednesday 29th October 7:30pm for 7:45pm start

Join us on Wednesday 29th October for a Halloween playreading of Arnold Ridley's mystery thrilller, The Ghost Train.
Stranded in the middle of nowhere, a group of travellers hear chilling tales of 'The Ghost Train' by the station master who warns them of an eerie train which haunts the line and causes death to anyone who witnesses it. Is there really a phantom train, or are there more sinister, earthly forces at work?
Prepare to be spooked at Pat & Clive's, 7:30pm for 7:45pm start.

Posted on 20/10/2014


November 2014

Water Lane Theatre Group

St Michael's Primary School, Apton Road, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 3SN


Booking is essential and spaces are on a first come, first served basis. Please email Amanda to reserve a place and include your name and contact telephone number.
Comedy acting workshop

Sunday 30th November 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Water Lane Theatre Company are excited to announce that we will be running a Comedy Acting Workshop, hosted by stage, TV and big screen actor, Alex Delamere.
Booking costs £20 per person - to be paid on the door.
This cost includes tea & coffee but please bring your own lunch.

Posted on 20/10/2014


December 2014

KATS (Kennet Amateur Theatrical Society)

Bucklebury Memorial Hall, Berks

Contact: If you book and pay before the 23rd November you will also get a free glass of mulled wine!
So get booking via our website contact form

KATS at Christmas

Saturday 13th December at 7.30pm

KATS are organising a Christmas treat for you with a joint evening with Out of the Box to get yourself into the Christmas Spirit!!
‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ a live radio play performed by the Out of the Box theatre group will be on at Bucklebury Memorial hall on Saturday 13th December at 7.30pm.
KATS are providing the supper - jacket potato and various fillings, mince pies and chocolates - all for £10 a head.
There will also be a bar and a raffle for a Christmas Hamper.
We only have 80 tickets available so get your tickets early – don’t forget your friends and family too!!

Posted on


February 2015


Looking for a creative career?
Preparations are well underway for MOVE IT and PERFORM 2015, taking place from 13-15 February 2015.

Over the next few months we will be bringing you exciting news for next year's event but in the meantime, we wanted to highlight opportunities for you if you're currently looking for work in a creative career.
MOVE IT and PERFORM partner Creative Choices provide a vital resource for anyone that wants to work in a creative career.
Their website features:
Jobs: jobs listings are populated by employers across the UK. All the jobs, apprenticeships and internships featured meet the requirements for the National Minimum Wage.
Training: opportunities listings include events, workshops and courses to help you build the skills you need.
Creative Choices also works with leading employers across the UK to deliver training opportunities:
• Creative Choices events give 13-16 year olds the chance to learn about working in music, theatre, design and cultural heritage
• Production Days give aspiring backstage crew the chance to work at some of the country’s biggest music festivals
• Technical Masterclasses provide bespoke training for young professionals with some of the leading practitioners within theatre and live events
Advice: Creative Choices believes that employers should have a direct influence on the training of the future workforce, so that young people are equipped with the skills they need when searching for jobs.
The Creative Choices website is an online hub of advice and opportunities for anyone that wants to work in a creative career.
It has helped over 2 million people by delivering insight and knowledge from those that work in industry to those who aspire to do so.
Network: Through online resources and events, Creative Choices connects industry professionals with the future creative workforce.
Creative Choices is a programme of Creative & Cultural Skills, as part of their Building a Creative Nation campaign.


Posted on 29/05/2014

June 2015

Greater Manchester Drama Federation

Altrincham Little Theatre, Oxford Road, Altrincham, WA14 2ED

GMDF One Act Play Festival

Contact: Any queries please don't hesitate to contact the One Act play Festival secretary Paul Cohen


1st - 6th June 2015

The 2015 One Act Play Festival

The GMDF one act play festival is the leading North West one act play festival. It is now in it's 55th year - quite an achievement.The festival is held each year at various member theatres and GMDF are very grateful for their hospitality. The festival is not just for GMDF members, it is an open festival and we welcome all applications.
It's also a well organised, fun and friendly festival to enter, we have a Junior section for cast members up tp 14 years (Section A), a Youth section for cast members up to 15 - 18 years (Section B), an Adult section (Section C) and an Original play section (Section D). So as you can see something for everyone.There are awards for best actress, best actor and certificates of merit in sections A, B and C and across all sections there are awards for outstanding actor / actress, meritorious director, best comedy performance, best presentation and an adjudicator's award.
If your society doesn't usually enter the GMDF One Act Play Festival, why not consider giving it a go? You will be made very welcome and at the end of the day it's good experience all round. It's an excellent arena in which budding directors can cut their teeth and brilliant experience for actors who have never taken part in a competetive one-act play festival before.
The provisional entry form and rules are here and the full entry form is here.

Posted on 21/10/2014

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