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July 2016

Abingdon Drama Club

ADC Clubhouse on Marcham Road, Oxfordshire

Contact: Open to all comers as are all ADC play readings and castings. We hope to see you there.

Play Reading - Brief Encounter by Noel Coward

7th July 7:30pm

Why: ...because it will be fun!

Posted 03/07/2016


Shout Out Drama

Shout Out Drama


13 All Hallows' Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 0HH

Contact: Hannah 07944-807-996 or

Launch Party
Come along and help celebrate!

SATURDAY 16TH JULY 1.30PM - 5.30PM!!

There will be so much to do for all the family from having your face painted, Circus skills, performances, party games, art corner for ALL ages and so so much more!

It is a FANTASTIC chance to come and see what we have been up too over the last 2 years and find out how you and your children can GET INVOLVED!!

There will even be a raffle with the chance to win FREE & DISCOUNTED passes for PlaySpace and KudaCan as well as a Shout Out! T-shirt and A FREE TERM AT YOUR LOCAL CLASS WITH US!!

This is a party that is not to be missed so make sure you join us.
ALL CHILDREN ARE FREE, Adults £2 each (incl. refreshments)

Posted 10/07/2016


Paul Doust

The Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne ME10 4DN

Contact: Booking for FREE places closes on 12th July
Simply email me to say that you'd ike a ticket:

FREE talk about adult theatre classes

18 July 2016

Acting, Directing, Writing, Plays, Public Speaking

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Comments on my teaching

"Wow… what an insight into connecting with and truly affecting your audience, and highly useful for anyone involved in any kind of public speaking. For me, one of the most interesting aspects was getting to understand how to achieve this connection as an actor".
Lisa Caleno, acting student, Rochester.

"It made me realise the simplicity of getting the attention of your audience. I look forward to an in-depth course".
Tina Venus-Coppard, enjoying theatre workshops, Hempstead.

"I don’t know how he did it, but he had me working in ‘Second Circle’ within minutes - which amazed me... I’m very happy to endorse Paul as I believe he cares passionately about the subject and he wants to pass on his knowledge and to boot he’s a bloody nice bloke which helps".
Mat Wills, stand-up comic, Strood.

Posted 03/07/2016


Blyth Players

Barnaby Memorial Hall, Blyth, Nottinghamshire

Contact: via Twitter

Annual AGM & Awards evening

22nd July 7:00pm

Posted 20/07/2016


Backwell Playhouse Theatre Company



A Comedy Night

23 July 2016

Backwell Playhouse Fundraisers Present A Comedy Night
Joining us to make us laugh on the evening will be:
David Arnold
Franky Dore
Richard James
Angie Belcher
Mark Hurman
Ant Burn
and our MC for the night is 'Rob C'

For a great night out to see some fantastic acts from near and far, please come along. Limited tickets available so get yours while you can! Only £10!!

Warning: Explicit content
All proceeds to the Playhouse Refurbishment Fund

Posted 16/07/2016


Farnham Stagecoach


Contact: To book your space call 01252 216277 or email us on

You are invited to Stagecoach Farnham 2016 Summer Workshops!

Following the massive success of our "Show in a Week" workshop last year, we're thrilled to announce that we've been granted the performing rights for for the shortened version of the brilliant show “Matilda” for this year’s Summer Workshops.

When: 25th - 29th July 2016
Times: 10.00 - 16.00 daily
Venue: Farnham College Morley Road GU9 8LU
Cost: £175 (Sibling cost £125)

We put on a fantastic show in the week culminating in a performance to family and friends. Students aged from 6-18 may apply, and you don't have to be a regular Stagecoach student to attend - all we ask from you is enthusiasm!
Children are split into age related groups and are taught singing, acting and dancing by our friendly, enthusiastic, experienced and DBS checked teachers in high energy and fun classes. Whether you are looking to learn new skills, make friends or build confidence our Stagecoach Summer Workshop has something to offer your child.
And for any younger siblings looking to get in on the action we have our...

Little Performers Workshop!

When: 25th - 29th July 2016
Times: 9.30 - 12.30 daily
Venue: Farnham College Morley Road GU9 8LU
Cost: £125 (Sibling cost £100)

Our Little Performers workshop for 4 - 6 year olds is packed full of singing, dancing and acting. Children will get to experience learning songs, lines and choreography to present a show to family and friends at the end of the workshop, making friends, learning new skills and developing confidence along the way.

Posted 20/04/2016



Hertford Theatre, Hertford, Herts

Contact: or or

43rd British All-Winners Drama Festival

July 25 to 31 2016

8 One Act Plays, 3 Youth entries, 3 Full length plays, the very best of Bristish drama!

Posted 22/07/2016


Abingdon Drama Club

ADC Clubhouse, Abingdon, Oxfordshire


Play reading

26th July 7:30pm

Thou Shalt Not Suffer
A tense courtroom drama, it asks the audience to be the jury.

Thou Shalt Not Suffer

Posted 18/07/2016


August 2016

Cygnet Theatre

Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate Exeter, Devon EX2 4AZ

Theatre Hotline: 01392 277189

Cygnet Theatre Summer School

August 1st – 5th

Cygnet Theatre in Exeter is running its annual Summer School August 1st – 5th

Open to anyone interested in performing (aged 16+) the 5 day course will use Shakespeare and Contemporary texts to explore approaches to acting and characterisation.

Voice, movement and improvisation are key focusses as participants work towards an informal showing of work in progress at the end of the week guided by a range of tutors including Alistair Ganley (Artistic Director of Cygnet), Stephen Copp (Actor and Voice specialist) and Steve Bennett (Actor Broadchurch, Peep Show , Panto Dame and Shakespeare specialist).

The Summer Course is suitable for performers of all levels and gives an insight into Cygnet’s unique approach to actor training as well as offering a fun and challenging practical experience of rehearsal and character development to take into their next production.

Cost £325 (£295 if paid before July 1st)
The course runs from 10.00 – 17.00 approx each day.

Posted 15/06/2016


Spotlight School of Speech and Drama


Contact: Please send a Facebook message with your email address for more info or visit

Summer Holiday courses in Sale and Stockport

1-5 Aug in Sale, Drama and Musical Theatre age 7+, 9.45-15.30, £23 per day, £105 for full week
1-5 Aug in Sale, Speech and Drama Small Group Age 5+, 10-12.30, £15 per session, £70 for full week
1-5 Aug in Sale, Confident Speaking Age 8+, 13.30-15.30, £15 per session, £70 for full week
8-12 Aug Stockport Grammar School, Drama and Musical Theatre age 7+, 9.45-15.30, £23 per day, £105 full week

Posted 22/06/2016


Hauser & Wirth Somerset


Contact: Buy tickets here



Partnering with Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Hauser & Wirth Somerset is delighted to host the hugely successful Bristol Old Vic youth summer school again this August. This is an incredible opportunity for young people interested in drama and performing arts, to work with professional directors to create an original piece of theatre.

Working with the professional creative team from Bristol Old Vic Theatre, this year’s course participants will be asked to devise a new play told through movement, music and theatre. They will take Martin Creed’s exhibition ‘What You Find’ as their starting point and will explore the theme of ‘connection in the modern world’, dissecting the idea of what it means to be yourself, to not be yourself, or to try to be someone else. The school culminates in a public performance on Thursday 11 August 2016, set within the grounds at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.

The workshop will run on weekdays from 1 – 11 August 2016, 10 am – 5 pm daily, and is available to young people aged 12 – 19 years.
This is a subsidised event and tickets are £120 for the full course.

We ask that all children are delivered to the gallery and picked up by a responsible adult, please let us know if you wish your child to travel to and from the gallery on their own. Children should bring a packed lunch, snacks and drinks as necessary.

‘If you’re lonely,
If you’re sad,
If you’re lovely,
If you’re mad,

Then this is for you.’
– Martin Creed, Work No. 470, 2005 © Martin Creed 2005

Posted 06/07/2016


Red Players Academy

Red Players Academy


St George's Parish Centre, Albert Place, Altrincham, Greater Manchester WA14 4DB

Contact: Lee Battle (Artistic Director) 07791250947 or


Monday 8th to Friday 12th August 2016 10am-4pm (early drop-off can be arranged)

Aged 7-15 and want to perform? Red Players Academy are offering users of a discount on our Summer School this August!
Red Players have worked with leading actors from Coronation Street, CBBC, Waterloo Road, Hollyoaks – national touring theatre shows – and numerous acclaimed film productions.
Join us this summer holiday for five full days of DRAMA and ACTING workshops plus the chance to perform to friends and family in a THEATRE at the end of the week!
£99 for the whole week including your 10% when quoting
(regular cost is £110 for the week-long Summer School)
*extra 25% discount also available for additional siblings
Red Players Academy is the drama school division of Manchester based theatre and film company Red Players Arts & Media. RPA offers fun and professional drama & acting classes suitable for anyone with an interest in the performing arts. Our aim is to help enable young people to express themselves artistically and socially, building confidence through training in movement and physicality, voice and text, characterisation, improvisation, concentration and much more.
Principal tutor Lee Battle began his career as an actor playing the role of Simon Green in Coronation Street. Other television performances followed, with credits including Doctors, The Royal, Casualty, and Wire in the Blood. Lee played Connor in the BAFTA winning BBC drama The Street, and Darryl in ITV’s Vincent alongside Ray Winstone. Film roles include Billy Powell in the adaptation of Kevin Sampson’s novel Awaydays, and acting with Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood. Lee has a first class degree in Drama and an MA in Creative Writing with the Royal Exchange and Bolton Octagon Theatres. He also lectures in Media and Performance at The University of Salford. (Enchanted CRB/DBS and trained in Safeguarding Children).

Posted 29/06/2016


The Lir

The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus, Pearse Street (at Grand Canal Quay), Dublin 2

Contact: Book your place at:


One day Monday 15th August 2016 16+ 10.00 - 5.30pm €85

Interested in stage management? Managing The Stage - 1 day introductory course runs August 15th.
This course will includeRunning a rehearsal room - blocking, prompting and reporting
Creating a prompt copy
Calling cues for production.
This course is day one of the Introduction to Stage Management and Technical Theatre course running at The Lir Academy 15th - 19th August 2016. You can choose to attend the full week of training or choose particular topics within the course. The topics include
Managing the Stage
Technology and the Stage
Making the Stage
Dressing the Stage

Posted 24/07/2016


Musical Theatre School


Marlborough Square, Leicestershire

Contact: Open to all students aged 5-17yrs (not just MTS students) so call 07969 688215 or email today to book your place!

SUMMER WORKSHOP for ages 5-17yrs

17th-19th August

SUMMER WORKSHOP for ages 5-17yrs singing dancing drama with a show for family & friends!
You can now book a place on our MTS Summer Workshop which is taking place at Marlborough Square from 17th-19th August.
We have two special guest teachers this year who will be working with our workshop students.

Posted 06/07/2016


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