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Film Shoot - Buckinghamshire - Hair&Makeup

Hi
I am writing from a London based organisation called Creating Freedom.
We are founded by an award winning actor/director. We are producing a short film filming at Nether Winchendon House in Thame from this coming Sunday till next Thursday Nov 27th.
The film is a murder mystery and we are looking for a Hair and Makeup person to come on board for 4 hours on Sunday, Tues, Wed and Thursday. It will be a fun shoot! It is set in the 1960s and we are filming at a really prestigious location.

The film will then premiere in London next year and be taken on a film festival circuit.

Creating Freedom work with prisoners & people with mental health & other issues to create brilliant theatre & film and give people the tools to transform their lives. In this instance we are working with adults with learning difficulties from the local community.
I can be contacted on 07913 826409 or via my email.

Julia Berg, Producer julia@creatingfreedom.co.uk

 

Posted on 21/11/2014

 

BBC4 festive series looking for Santa's

Hi,
My name is Emma Furniss and I work for a TV casting company 'Casting House' where we specialise in finding people for different TV shows and documentaries.
We are currently casting a series for BBC4 called “Some jokes with..” With the show, each episode involves a different group of people sharing a favourite joke of theirs one after another so we get lots of different people sharing something they find funny.
In the past we have had vicars, dog owners, Irish men and women and many others taking part. The last series was a great success and as a result they have decided to do a festive special this year where the episode will be “Some jokes with Santa’s.”
We are therefore looking for individuals who dress up as Santa each year, whether it be as a professional or just for the children or for charity at Christmas. We would be looking for them to share one or two jokes that they enjoy to camera, the filming would take just a couple of hours and we are looking at filming in London on Wednesday 26th November and in Manchester on Friday 28th November and all travel expenses would be covered.
We are looking for a large number of Santa’s to take part; over 30, so if you could pass the message onto as many people as possible that would be fantastic.
Anyone who might be interested or may just want more information, I am available on 01908 681142 or email emma@castinghouse.co.uk

 

Posted on 19/11/2014

 

Community Space Needs Equipment

Help! We are desperately trying to get kids and young adults off their computers and on to the stage in our small Somerset town! We are setting up a community space with storytelling, crafting and theatre and need any donations of a theatre-related kind. Props, costumes, lights, backdrops - you name it, we need it. Happy to collect! Thank you!
Please email Sophie on shahsafia@hotmail.com

 

Posted on 19/11/2014

 

Calling character actors

North East Drama Groups,

We are looking for actors to dress up as one of our charity mascots on Northumberland Street to help us raise money through a street collection.
We have been granted an amazing opportunity for a huge street collection over several days on Northumberland Street. We have never had this kind of opportunity before and any support will be welcome.
There are several costumes to choose from, as our original appeal was the Yellow Brick Road:-
• Dorothy
• Courage the lion
• Tin man
• Scarecrow

Please let us know if you can help on the following days;
Dates: 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st December
Times: 10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm, 4pm-6pm
Please let know if you or anyone you could be interested in being cast for this part.

With warmest regards,
Natalina Sutherland

Media and Community Fundraising Coordinator
The Children’s Foundation
T. 0191 282 0896
W. thechildrensfoundation.co.uk
Twitter. @tcfcharity
Facebook. TCF Charity
LinkedIn. The Children’s Foundation
Sutherland, Natalina Natalina.Sutherland@nuth.nhs.uk

 

Posted on 18/11/2014

 

Would anyone be interested in working as a Father Christmas?


I am currently recruiting for the absolutely fantastic grotto at Stockeld Park nr Wetherby - Christmas Adventure
The grotto is open Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's in November and then every day in December up to and including Christmas Eve.
I have various shifts available with flexible times from 12 noon to 7pm.
The rate of pay is £10 per hour
Costume provided (including beard, wig and 'fat-suit' if required)
Age unimportant - you must be good with children and be able to put on a good performance. Currently our youngest Santa is 25 and our oldest Santa is 70.
If interested, please get in touch asap!
Mark Brayshaw
Grotto Manager Grottomanager@stockeldpark.co.uk

 

Posted on 18/11/2014

 

Woodford Players


Woodford Players are looking for a black actress, "Rose" to appear in their production of "Stepping Out" which will be staged 22nd - 25th April 2015. Rose is described as being of Trinidadian extraction, voluptuous, 40s and married with children. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays and tap lessons will be given in addition to rehearsal night. Full details are here. If you require any further information please email admin@woodfordplayers.co.uk Woodford Players.

 

Posted on 18/11/2014

 

Heald Green Theatre Company

Heald Green Theatre Co are looking for a "Jack Absolute" to appear in their production of R B Sheridan's "The Rivals".

The play will run 27th - 31st January 2015. Rehearsals commence December 9th 2014. "Jack Absolute" is 18 -30yrs and anybody interested should contact Liz Cook on lizcook73@aol.com.

 

Posted on 18/11/2014

 

Quince Players

Press Release Nov 2014:
Queen Caligula opens the Victorian Street Fayre
Yesterday marked the launch of the Quince Players Box Office for their forthcoming pantomime, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs and as is now customary, they coincided this with participating in the Victorian Street Fayre in Sunninghill. It was a lovely afternoon, kicked off with a parade through the village high street headed by the Town Crier and the Pipe Band and the magnificent Batmobile, followed by the Quince Players cast, with Queen Caligula riding in her Pony & Trap. Her Royal Highness was a little perturbed that the gathered crowds were not just there to see her, and her unbeated beauty, but more to see Peppa Pig, Minnie & Mickey Mouse, and of course Father Christmas. Queen Caligula condescended to declare the Fayre open at midday.
The afternoon’s entertainment was drawn to a close by the cast and chorus of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs performing a short sketch from their January show and a couple of the musical numbers which they are currently rehearsing at the Cordes Hall each week. Box Office sales were extraordinarily good during the afternoon, and half of the tickets for the 10 show run have already sold, so for those who don’t want to miss this traditional pantomime, the advice is to take advantage of the QP’s newly launched online ticketing service.
Our online system, at http://www.quinceplayers.com/book-tickets/ allows you to choose your seats, and indeed pay for them which means there really is no need to miss out this year on the best show in the area. It will also enable us to continue to sell tickets until curtain up. However for the pantomime, I don’t think there will be any tickets left by then!

 

Posted on 17/11/2014

 

Garden Suburb Theatre

Army-based Theatre Programmes
The National Army Museum is looking for donations of theatre programmes relating to coverage of the British Army (Journey's End, Privates on Parade, To The Green Fields Beyond, The Long and the Short and the Tall etcetera etcetera). If anyone's having a clear-out of their programmes cupboard and find such items. Ed Smith would love to hear from you. Email us and we'll pass it on.
Garden Suburb Theatre info@gardensuburbtheatre.org.uk

 

Posted on 16/11/2014

 

Discount offers for Truth, Lies, Diana
Hello!
I am emailing to let you know that we can offer you and your members huge discounts on the new and exciting play Truth, Lies, Diana, which will running at the Charing Cross Theatre from January 9th - February 14th 2015.
Please check out the play's website for all the info on the cast and content- truthliesdiana.com - in the meantime, here's a brief synopsis!
A playwright uncovers secrets about Diana and her death, that the establishment have tried to keep hidden. As he does, his own life starts to unravel and he becomes paranoid, suspecting the wife he is devoted to is being unfaithful. Is Ray being manipulated by the 'men in grey' that Diana had always maintained existed, or does no-one in their right mind believe Diana was murdered?
As you can see it's a very interesting piece of theatre - a fictional character commenting on factual events.
The discounts we can offer are - all evening performances @ £19.50 (usual £32.50) and wednesday and saturday matinees @ £15 (usually £19.50) We can also offer at no extra cost a Q and A session with the cast on a wednesday matinee (for groups of 25 or over) - we may be able to add groups together if you have less than 25.
The Q and A can either be about the subject matter or if your members prefer, about acting, techniques and performance skills.
All you need to do to obtain the discount is enter the code NATS either by calling the box office on 08444930650 or online at charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
If you need any help in booking or would like any more information please don't hesitate to contact me. I may also be able to arrange meet and greets with cast members on other performances depending on booking sizes.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards
Natalie Cleverley natalie.cleverley@sky.com

 

Posted on 16/11/2014

 

ITV Holiday Show - Merseyside Drama Groups

My name is Sophie and I work for an independent television production company called Studio Lambert.

Studio Lambert are the television producers behind TV programmes such as Gogglebox, Undercover Boss & The Great Interior Design Challenge.

We are producing a brand new series about holidays for ITV. They want to speak to families and couples from across the country who might be interested in taking part. If selected, filming will take place during school holidays.

We are currently looking for families, friends and couples from across the country to take part in the programme, which will see those chosen reviewing holidays in a variety of different locations around the world and in the UK. We are looking for people who really know what they want from a holiday!

Anyone interested in taking part can contact us at holidaymakers@studiolambert.com or call us on 0203 0406905.

 

Posted on 13/11/2014

 

Time Will Tell Reminiscence Theatre Company

Hello,
I am a relatively new company and have recently expanded my area to cover most of England. I am always on the look out for good improv actors/actresses with a keen interest in hearing stories from the older generation.
Please could you pass on my details to your group and ask anyone that might be interested in working with me to contact me directly via email preferably with a brief cv (age, experience etc.) and a photo if poss.
Thanks.
This is paid acting work and a lot of fun!
Gill McVey
www.timewilltell.uk.com
gillmcvey@ntlworld.com

 

Posted on 13/11/2014

 

Theatre Books at a greatly Reduced Price

Dear fellow enthusiasts
Would you like some copies of our (Playne Books) theatre books at a greatly reduced price – perhaps to sell in the foyer or simply for society members. I have written and/or edited all the "Create Your Own" (theatre) series for the publishers A&C Black (also Hutchinson and Heinemann), designed by my husband, David Playne, but now, having moved into a small house, we do need to clear the bulk of our stock. Is anyone interested? They are all brand new books.
The books were originally about £10.99-£14.99 but some are very rare now and command vast sums on Amazon!!

Titles include:
Create your own Stage Costumes 0713642610
Create your own Stage Sets ISBN-10: 0713624949
Create your own Stage Makeup ISBN-10: 0713656808
Create your own Stage Effects ISBN-10: 0713650508
Create your own Stage Production ISBN-10: 0713654996
(Create your own) Stage Source Book: Props ISBN-10: 071368584X
(Create your own) Stage Source Book: Sets ISBN-10: 0713665866
The Complete Stage Planning Kit ISBN-10: 0713665858
£4 each plus postage.

Create Your own Stage Lighting (published 1985 so some elements outdated now but you could have some copies free and pay post/packing only)

Gill and David Playne
(Gill writes as Gill Davies) Gloucestershire
01453 826190 - gp@gillplayne.co.uk

 

Posted on 10/11/2014

 

Request/Help needed - Mon 17th November

Hello,
I hope you're well.
I'm holding a pilot for an immersive theatre / art project on the evening of Monday, November 17th at a venue just off Brick Lane in East London, and am looking for some extras. I wondered if anyone of your visitors would be interested in taking part?
It's the initial stage of developing the project so it'll be a stripped back, low-key trial and relatively informal. The concept for the project is to offer audience members various ways/experiences of being with other people - stood in front of a small crowd, one-to-one in silence, etc. The space will be separated into sections and audience members will spend a few minutes in each. I'm looking for actors/extras (male/female aged 25 - 35) to be in the different areas.
It'll be from 6pm - 9.30pm, and I'd just need to brief them beforehand.
(FYI - I'm an NGO worker as well as an NHS art therapist with a small art practice.)
I hope to hear from you.
Best wishes,
Sarah Car
sarah.ragfactory@gmail.com

 

Posted on 10/11/2014

 

Casting Call for 2 Lead Males - Short Film

Hello, we are casting two lead male roles for a short film as part of the M.A. Directing course at Bournemouth University and I'm hoping you can post the following casting call on the Dorset Drama Groups website:
Film: "So, When Do We Start?" (2-3min. short film for M.A. Directing course through Bournemouth University)
Casting: The roles are unpaid due to the fact that we have no budget for this film, but we can reimburse you for travel/food expenses.
1 - Male / 18-24 yrs. Young thief, aged anywhere between late teens to late twenties. Scruffy and lanky in build.
2 - Male / 40-65 yrs. Middle-aged priest. Strongly built, preferably quite tall to contrast with the thief's lankier build. Intimidating figure.
Film Summary: When a young man attempts to steal the poor box from a church, he soon realizes he has made a fateful error and lost his wallet inside. When he returns to search for it, he is confronted by a priest, who craftily attempts to allow the man a way out of his predicament by doing an honest job to amend for his crime. When the thief instead chooses to threaten violence, the priest stands up to him and the thief learns the hard way that there are consequences to his dishonest actions.
Location: Bournemouth
Duration: Two day shoot (Nov. 21-22)
Contact Info: Lauren Turigliatto (Director) / i7678612@bournemouth.ac.uk
Please feel free to get in touch if interested and I can send you a copy of the script to consider.

 

Posted on 08/11/2014

 

WORLD RECORD attempt!!

Songanddancekidz.com are looking for 70 schools or youth theatre groups Nationwide to take part in a WORLD RECORD attempt!!
70 productions of THE SECRET CODE performed simultaneously - same date and curtain-up time - across the country to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War 2 next May.
This has never been tried before and the potential for publicity and fund-raising for drama departments is enormous.
For more info FB message me or email jonathan@songanddancekidz.com or phone 07747 773284

 

Posted on 04/11/2014

 

CASTING CALL

Hello!
I'm Keiran Patel , a film and television student at Edge Hill university.
I'm writing to explore the possibility of casting for an exciting short film based around themes such as paranoia and fear. The film will be around 5 minutes long and is set to enter competitions and film festivals

CASTING is for
2 male characters
1 female

If anybody is interested contact me on : 07912795954 or keiran8@hotmail.com

 

Posted on 04/11/2014

 

New Channel 4 Programme on Dispute Resolution
Hi there
I'm working on a pilot documentary series for Channel 4, which will make an innovative dispute resolution process available to people with community, business, family and consumer disputes for the first time. With court fees having just risen significantly and small claims taking an average of 31 weeks to get a court date, the aim is to de-mystify the legal world and facilitate a new, efficient process for people wanting to sort out difficult disputes.

I'm looking for parties considering court to go through this process for our pilot. It could be anything from a neighbour dispute landlord / tenant issue, a consumer dispute or money claims from friends or family, but it is best suited to cases where individuals, and not large companies or organisations are involved.

The process will be authentic, legally-binding and free for the parties, and although it's being filmed, the pilot is not intended for broadcast.

Do you know someone whom this scheme could benefit? We're filming this process in the next 3 weeks so want to hear from people ASAP.

Claire.Allitt disputes@windfallfilms.com

 

Posted on 04/11/2014

 

Casting Call - Checkmate

Hello my name is Ruth Houghton and I am a third year student at the University of Lincoln. My multi-camera group 'ChromeLab Productions' are producing a 30 minute show for our final project.

I am hoping to find some actors who may be interested in working with us. See flyer for details (click on it to see full size)

We are holding auditions on Friday the 7th November at 2pm at the University of Lincoln. I know this is quite short notice so we will also be holding auditions the following week for anyone who can not make this weeks.

We intend on filming over 2 weeks in November and again early next year for a few days over several weeks.

I can provide more information if required send me an email.

Ruth Houghton - Producer.

ruthhoughton@hotmail.co.uk
07540892588


 

Posted on 03/11/2014

 

Southampton Airport Christmas video needs actors


We are filming the Southampton Airport Christmas video on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th November and desperately need two more actors to fill roles.
Actors from Hampshire drama groups – preferably Southampton, New Forest, Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford and Hedge End areas.
The roles we are looking for are a male late 20’s/30’s to play a soldier returning to meet his family for Christmas and a lady aged 60s – 70s waiting to meet her husband off the plane. Unfortunately we are not able to pay the actors so are looking for volunteers but it is a great project to be involved in and great on screen acting experience. The video will also be displayed on our website, YouTube channel and sent to local media.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Many thanks,
Holly Harvey
Digital Marketing Executive
Southampton International Airport Ltd | Wide Lane | Southampton | SO18 2NL
tel 023 8062 7230
southamptonairport.com
Holly Harvey Holly_Harvey@Southamptonairport.com
twitter
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Posted on 31/10/2014

 

Casting Call from LJMU

Hello there, I am a 3rd year student at Liverpool John Moore University studying Media Production, as part of one of my modules me and my group have been asked to create a short drama piece, for this piece where after two older actors a man and a women aged between 35- 80. We were wondering if it was at all possible to ask if there are any willing actors who would like to participate in our project, we are really professional and will pay any expenses used for travel and provide lunch, its a small 5 minute drama based around a married couple playing chess. If anyone would be interested and we could they contact us? Copies of the final production will be given to them and it would make an excellent short drama to add to their show reel.
Thanks.
Colin Smith cpj.s@live.co.uk

 

Posted on 29/10/2014

 

FATHER CHRISTMAS WANTED
Possible interest to any of the amateur dramatic members within Lancashire?


We are offering a great rate of pay and the work is only required at weekends. We are of course a charity and this is the first time we have advertised for a position like this.

THE LANCASHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST

FATHER CHRISTMAS
BROCKHOLES NATURE RESERVE, PRESTON

PART TIME - 5 HOURS EACH DAY DURING THE WEEKEND
3 WEEKENDS IN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
(HOURS/DAYS MAY INCREASE SUBJECT TO DEMAND)

£9.50 - £10 PER HOUR DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE.

During the festive period Brockholes Visitor’s Village will be transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland. With twinkling lights and decorations and even a Brockholes Santa’s Grotto; everyone at Brockholes is waiting in anticipation of Christmas and also for you know who!! However due to Father Christmas being so busy during the festive period we require a stand in!

We are looking for a Father Christmas who can get into character, bring their costume to life and play the role of Father Christmas in our Grotto during this joyful period. Our Father Christmas will enter into the Christmas spirit to ensure each child’s visit is memorable and magical; you will meet all children and their families in a jovial fashion, interacting with them, chatting briefly about their plans for Christmas and any specific items that may be on their Christmas list!

Our Father Christmas will be required to hand out presents from a sack full of gifts and pose for photographs; therefore you will be creative, patient and excellent with children. You will be required to work with our Santa’s Grotto team to ensure that appointments stay on track, therefore you will be naturally helpful and you will also assist with setting up the Grotto each day and pack away at the end of a busy day spreading festive cheer!

We require a flexible Father Christmas who is available to work weekends from 10:30am until 3:30pm, however additional hours may be available subject to demand. Due to the sensitive nature of this role, we do require the successful applicant to hold or have a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Applicants for this post are required to be male and should fit the profile of a Father Christmas; this is an occupational requirement for the role under the Equality Act 2010.

Further details about this role can be found on our website. To apply for this position you are required to complete an Application Form which can be downloaded from our Website: www.lancswt.org.uk

( CV's will not be considered - No Agencies)

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Is: Tuesday 4th November 2014

It Is Envisaged Interviews Will Be Held: week commencing Monday 10th November 2014

Details can be found on our website here; www.lancswt.org.uk/jobs/father-christmas

Best wishes,
Briony Taylor
Human Resource & Administration Manager
The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside
The Barn, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6BY
Telephone: 01772 317245 - Mobile: 07912599978
Email: btaylor@lancswt.org.uk
Website: www.lancswt.org.uk

 

Posted on 29/10/2014

 

Casting Call - George Gently


I'm looking for people of all ages to play extras in our upcoming episodes of the BBC's George Gently.

I need anyone with dancing experience aged between 35-45 and a few either side of that age group for Friday 7th November. I am also looking for men aged 20-50 for Monday 3rd November.

I need 7 men and 3 women for Thursday 6th November

I also need quite a lot of men for Tuesday 18th November and then both men and women for Wednesday 19th November. Finally, I would need to find 45 men to play football fans on Thursday 20th November.

We are filming around the Durham area and all shoot days are between 7am and 8pm. We may finish earlier on some dates but I can't guarantee this. Anyone willing to be involved will receive £50 cash on the day and all meals are provided.

If you know of anyone who you can share this message with that might be willing can you please ask them to contact me on Jennifer.macaulay@live.co.uk

Thanks for any help
Jen Rhodes
Crowd Assistant Director
Inspector George Gently
Jennifer.macaulay@live.co.uk

 

Posted on 29/10/2014

 



Saturday 8 November, 1 & 4.30pm
BBC Maida Vale, London


Love the glitz and glamour of Broadway? Fancy a dose of razzamatazz? Here’s your chance to perform with our very own Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers; the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers.

On 8 November we’re calling all singers to join us at one of two free workshops for a 2.5 hour session of singing in a relaxed environment where you can get tips from the professionals and learn from the best.

Come & Sing: Broadway is suitable for all the family, ages 7+. An ability to read music is an advantage but not a necessity.

Click here for more information, including audio clips from previous Come & Sing: Broadway events and details on how to participate.
Garth McArthur garth.mcarthur@bbc.co.uk

 

Posted on 29/10/2014

 

Glamour Magazine


I am hoping that some of your readers can help with a feature I am writing for Glamour magazine.

The piece is about women taking up childhood hobbies. One of the ones we're focusing on is acting and singing. I wondered if anyone would be able to offer any advice as to why women (in their 20s and 30s in particular) are getting back into acting through drama groups and amateur dramatics.

The idea is to say why taking up the passtime again is good for you. For example, does acting boost confidence, is learning lines good for your brain...

If you think you can help, please do let me know!

Thanks for your time
Best wishes

Jenny Stallard
thejenstallard@gmail.com
Writer and Editor - 07855 760638 - Twitter: @SaintAllard

 

Posted on 23/10/2014

 

Officers' Mess Halloween Ball 01 Nov

We need some talented actresses/actors to scare the living daylights out of our guests

We are hosting an Officers’ Halloween Ball on 01 NOV 14 at our barracks in Weeton, just outside Blackpool. We’ve got some great entertainment lined up with magicians, casinos and fire performers etc but one thing we are missing is some suitably talented actresses/actors to scare the living daylights out of our guests during the evening! Are there any thespians who would be available to come down to our mess dressed as the horrors of Halloween and spend some time frightening people!?

We are expecting around 90 people to attend.

We can of course offer to pay, or we can supply you with some good food and all the drink you may need to really put on a horrifying (in the best way intended of course!) show!

If anyone cannot or do not want to stay for the entire evening then their services would be required only between 1930-2030

If anyone is interested in joining in the fun please contact me.

Regards,
Josh (Lt JM Sanders)
2LANCS-BCOY-5PLCOMD@mod.uk or 07980 039 765
Posted on 23/10/2014

 

Brand new BBC music talent show

Do you love to perform?
‘Frank Sinatra: Their Way’ is an exciting new BBC1 talent search where acts from all over the country will celebrate Sinatra’s centenary year by interpreting their favourite Frank songs in front of a studio audience on a prime time Saturday night show, for the chance of winning a spot on the bill of a special Frank Sinatra Centenary Concert to be staged in 2015.
Singers, bands, choirs, am-dram, musical theatre and performance groups – if you love singing Ol’ Blue Eyes, we want to hear from you!
To apply, email
frankapplications@whizzkid.tv
or go to
www.bbc.co.uk/beonashow or Twitter
and download and complete the application form, and email back to us along with a video of your unique interpretation of a classic Frank Sinatra song.
Deadline for applications is November 16th 2014
All applicants must be 16 years of age or over on August 31st 2014, be UK residents and will need to be available for filming in December 2014.


Posted on 22/10/2014

 

Zombie Event Needs Zombies (charity event)

A Message from Evil (Terror Fest) evil@terrorfest.co.uk
I’m organising an event at Cuerden Valley Country Park in Preston (Near Leyland and Chorley) called Moonlight Zombies. It’s a walk around the park in the dark, with zombies chasing you!
It’s a charity event and was a massive success last year thanks to our wonderful volunteers.
The charity is the park itself (as the park doesn’t receive any money from the council etc).


Posted on 20/10/2014

 

Stewarton Drama Group

Press Release Oct 2014:
2014 PANTOMIME TICKETS NOW ON SALE !

We are delighted to confirm that tickets for our 2014 Pantomime 'JACK AND THE BEANSTALK' - written by Nancy McPherson and directed by Alison Barr - are NOW ON SALE AT STEWARTON LIBRARY ! You can also email us at this email address to reserve your seats !

Performance dates are: Wed 3rd, Thu 4th, Fri 5th and Sat 6th December at 7.30pm in the Stewarton Area Centre. There will be one matinee performance at 2.00pm on Sat 6th December......we've already sold over 100 tickets for the matinee so it is over half way to being sold out already !

Tickets are priced at £8.00 (full price), £5.00 (concession) with a blocking booking offer of 'Buy 10, Get 1 Free'.

Click here to see the full press release.

Best wishes

SDG Publicity Team

 

Posted on 16/10/2014

 

Actors needed for short film in Lincoln area


Isdas Video is looking for actors for their next short film:

Francis Hulme's Viewpoint

We are looking for two males aged 25 and 40

Filming starts on 25th November

Contact: andyterry@isdasvideo,com 07501 739498

Posted on 16/10/2014

 

Bristol Boilerhouse

We, at Bristol Boilerhouse, are currently looking for some lovely people to perform our Pantomime.
We are starting rehearsals on the 16th October and then every Thursday evening 7pm – 9pm at the Bristol Boilerhouse, Lincoln Street, Lawrence Hill.
The Production will be on Friday 12th December – at St. Mark’s Baptist at 7:30


Posted on 14/10/2014

 

Film/TV crew looking for barbering models

Hi,
I am writing from a film skills school and we're going to be running a course at The Lowry, Salford Quays on Thursday and Friday, during which we'll have professional film/TV hair & make-up artists learning advanced barbering for their trade.
We are desperately looking for men to model for us so we can use real life models, and I was wondering if any of your visitors might be willing to give up a bit of their time later this week (approx. an hour and half) to get a free haircut of their choice by film, TV and theatre specialists, where they will get a free modelling headshot thrown in (if they want).
If anyone who fancies a bit of an experienceplease contact me, it would be very much appreciated!
Kind Regards,
Claire Smith
Communications Manager
Creative Media Skills
World class training for the film industry
www.creative-media-skills.com
t: +44 (0) 203 286 2088 - m: +44 (0) 7870 606201 - e: claire@creative-media-skills.com
Creative Media Skills Ltd, Club Workspace, 10 Barley Mow Passage, London W4 4PH


Posted on 13/10/2014

 

Stoke Poges Players

Hi
Stoke Poges Players are looking for people to join their 2014 pantomime Cinderella by Norman Robbins which is being staged on 4th - 6th December at the Village Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, Bucks SL2 4LP.
We need extras to be villages, huntsmen and guests at the ball. The roles will include a few songs.
We meet every Monday from 8 pm - 10 pm at the Village Centre.
If you are interested please pop in or give Linda (our Secretary) a call on 01753 677032 - email stokepogesplayers@hotmail.co.uk

Posted on 13/10/2014

 

Cambridge Theatre Challenge at Lost Theatre
The Cambridge Theatre Challenge is on!

10 winning plays; 21 actors; 2 nights of fantastic entertainment!
The Lost Theatre, Wandsworth 24th & 25th October 7.30pm


Sky Blue Theatre presents the première of 10 new one act plays from around the world. An eclectic mix of comedy, thriller, romance, mystery and horror in two evenings wherein the audience will be asked to vote for the play they believe to be the best.

This is a unique opportunity to see the première of new work by a group of hugely promising playwrights. The evening includes work from established writers such as 3 time Emmy nominee Arnold Kane to exceptional emerging playwrights like Jennifer Sancho. Hear how belonging to a writing group can be a route to getting your work seen. Find out how you too can get your work published; guidelines explained by Stuart Arden of Lazy Bee Scripts. Our selected winning plays are of the highest quality, with nine out of ten plays offered publication last year.
If you want to be in with a chance to see your own work included in the winning plays for 2015, international submissions are now open and we’d love to hear from you, whether you are a new or published writer.
www.skybluetheatre.com/CambridgeTheatreChallenge.php
Great news! As part of our resolution to encourage young people in theatre arts we are including a new youth section in The Cambridge Theatre Challenge for students aged 17 and under. If you know of anyone who may be interested in finding out more, ask them to get in touch at ctcschools@skybluetheatre.com
If you are interested/available or know someone who might be, please pass on our details. Tickets info for upcoming winners showcase below -
Ticket info: £10 Special Offers: Quote CTC241 for 2for1 on all tickets!
Box Office: 0207 720 6897 Website: www.losttheatre.co.uk/cambridge-theatre-challenge

Trailer: youTube

To an inspiring new year!
Anne Bartram
Company Director
www.skybluetheatre.com
Sky Blue Theatre Co. admin@skybluetheatre.com


Posted on 13/10/2014

 

Michelle Baden-Daintree

Hi there.
I am looking. For actors and actresses to join my team. I run Bristol and North Somerset MAscots based in long Ashton but travelling all over Bristol and North Somerset to parties. Ideally I Need to recruit several female singers ( pref ones that can drive) and several male characters too. The role is mainly for Disney princesses and also marvel superheroes.
Contact: avonsc@sky.com or 07896564950


Posted on 10/10/2014

 

Great Grottos Recruitment

Hi,
I'm an events co-ordinator at Great Grottos. We're a company that runs over 65 Christmas Grottos up and down the country. At the moment we're recruiting in the Ambleside area for the Hayes Garden World. We’re looking for Father Christmas’ and elves.
If anyone is interested our contact number is 01306886989.
Regards,
Hillary Kollas
Events Co-Ordinator
01306 886989 - Events4@greatgrottos.co.uk

Posted on 10/10/2014

 

David Oliver

Is there any amateur dramatics in Burnley that need a workshop leader? Contact thru Facebook


Posted on 10/10/2014

 

Banbury Cross Players


Production Manager, June Ronson and Andy Crump (“Nick” in “Bedroom Farce”) with BCP members Terry Gallager and John McCormick at Canal Day 2014
Cowboys in Pyjamas?
The sun came out on Sunday as did the good people of Banbury (and beyond!) to join in the fun at Banbury’s Canal Day and Banbury Cross Players took the opportunity to wax lyrical to the visitors about their forthcoming production of Alan Ayckbourn’s “Bedroom Farce”. Cast, crew and production team, dressed in pyjamas and dressing gowns, rubbed shoulders with the Cowboys and Indians passing along the towpath and received enthusiastic responses to tales of “four couples, three bedrooms”.
“This is our eighth year at Canal Day”, says BCP Canal Day Organiser, Terry Gallager, “and it’s a great opportunity to share our passion for live theatre with the townsfolk”.
Ayckbourn’s “Bedroom Farce” sees Trevor & Susannah’s marital problems doom their friends’ evenings to disaster as they descend on everyone in turn - leaving complete chaos in their wake in this hectic and hilarious comedy.
BCP’s production opens on 15 October 2014, 7.45pm at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury and runs until 18 October 2014. Tickets available from The Mill Box Office on 01295 279002 or online at www.themillartscentre.co.uk.

For more press information contact mail@banburycrossplayers.co.uk or Linda Shaw on 07802 301726.


Posted on 08/10/2014

 

Academy of Creative Training

Acting Drama Workshops - free place!
Actor training by professionals comes to Eastbourne! Win a free place!
After 17 successful years in Brighton, the Academy of Creative Training is bringing its winning Adult Drama Workshop to Eastbourne. The Workshop offers intensive training over one week in the evenings (7 - 10pm) in the basic principles and activities involved in an Actor Training. These include Voice, Movement, Acting Technique, Improvising & Devising and Working with Text. We are launching in Eastbourne due to the interest in quality drama training shown by people living in your area but who cannot travel to Brighton.
The course costs just £50, but as an introductory offer ACT is awarding ONE FREE PLACE on the October course. To enter the competition, simply click the 'About' tab on the www.actbrighton.org website and select 'Competitions/Prizes', or call the office on 01273 818266. Or you can click here directly http://www.actbrighton.org/competitions.php
ACT purposely keeps its prices low in order to be able to offer quality actor training at an affordable rate to people of all backgrounds and experiences - so they can benefit from the actor training they have always dreamed of. And uniquely there is no upper age limit. All courses run in the evenings and at weekends so people can continue with their family or work commitments.
The first Eastbourne Workshop runs from 20th - 24th October and then again on a monthly basis - could be a great Christmas present idea! There is a follow-up one to one feedback interview with the Head of Acting to find out your strengths and weaknesses, get advice and guidance about your suitability for future training and potentially be offered a place on ACT's Foundation or Diploma courses, starting in Eastbourne Spring 2015.
ACT also offers classes to children after school and hires out studios in its premises near Eastbourne station.
ACT Eastbourne - Station Street, Eastbourne BN21 4RG

Quotes by recent students
"I loved the variety, the pace, the teachers, the atmosphere! The teachers made everything fun instead of being scary or daunting. It was like playing!" Sarah Pollard
"The teachers were superb. I had always wanted to have a go at acting but felt I'd missed the boat. This gave me the confidence to take up acting - at my age!" Michael Cassidy
I hope you find the above of interest. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Many thanks and kind regards,
Judi
info@actbrighton.org

Posted on 08/10/2014

 

Bespoke drama class for military PTI Cse

I am currently the chief instructor of the Physical Training Instructors Course at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines. The members of the course are required to perform different instructional assessments i.e they must be in front of a class/group teaching or coaching. Some of the course are having problems with being comfortable in themselves ‘out front’ which is the reason for my email.

I was wondering if there would be the opportunity for someone within your organisation who could spend a session with them to give them a ‘101’ on how to improve this area? The intention would be to give them exposure in to how to perform/act to help them find out how to be comfortable with them selves in those situations.

Of course we are willing to pay and travel and are looking at definitely one maybe two sessions as this would be extra to the course they are already on. The timeframe is particularly tight in terms of planning when the session can be conducted, we would be looking at sometime in the very near future.

I think it would be easier to talk through my plan so I am available on either of the numbers below.

I hope you can help,

Kind Regards,
Mo
Sgt R Morris | Sgt RM | PT School| Gymnasium | CTCRM Lympstone | Exmouth | Devon | EX8 5AR
MoD tel: 93785 4150 | BT tel: 01392 414 150 | Mob tel: 07738274969
Email (mil): NAVY TRG CTCRM-SW PT SCH02 | Email (civ): ryan.morris238@mod.uk


Posted on 07/10/2014

 

Admiral Costumes




We have an excellent range of costumes and accessories both for hire and sale and offer our advice and complete personal service for all costume requirements.
Please call us to help you costume your next production or event.

Kindest regards
Ruth Hewitt
Admiral Costumes
86 Westbrook End, Newton Longville, Milton Keynes, MK17 0BX
01296 682448
www.facebook.com/AdmiralCostumesMK
Visit our Buegle store http://goo.gl/9f4vS
email info@admiralcostumes.co.uk

Posted on 07/10/2014

 

Extras for a feature film

Anyone fancy being an Extra for a feature film we are shooting in Liverpool that will be shown in cinema's nationwide - please email casting@formidableproductions.com with a recent picture and your availability over the next few weeks. We have a big shoot on Monday 6th October 11am till 10pm so if you are free then please make that clear in the email! The roles are unpaid but you will get fed and watered and a credit for a film shown in cinemas with a star studded cast!! Great opportunity!!
Jennifer Howell


Posted on 01/10/2014

 

Banbury Cross Players

PRESS RELEASE : Banbury Cross Players at Canal Day
Banbury Cross Players are looking forward to joining in the fun at Banbury’s Canal Day this Sunday. A well-established part of the calendar, members of Banbury’s leading Amateur Theatre Company will be on hand to encourage anyone interested acting or backstage activities to come along and join us.
Theatre is a great opportunity to do something for yourself ? explore some new skills and be part of a thriving society within Banbury as well having the chance to give something back to the community. You can find out all about plans for BCP’s 70th Anniversary Season which opens in October at The Mill with their production of Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious comedy “Bedroom Farce”.
If on- or back-stage is not for you, join our growing number of regular supporters by becoming a Gold Card Holder – saving over 25% on standard ticket prices for the Season.
Season and Membership details are available on our website: www.banburycrossplayers.co.uk or pick up a Season Brochure from The Mill Arts Centre. Also you can see us on Facebook at Facebook or follow us on Twitter @BCPTheatre.
For further information contact mail@banburycrossplayers.co.uk or Linda Shaw on 07802 301726.


Posted on 29/09/2014

 

Christmas

Hello
I am enquiring as to whether anyone can support our charity, we are looking for a small group to carry out some carol singing or a short Christmas play for the children who currently attend our service. We are holding our Christmas party on 13th December in Pelton from 1-4pm and are searching for small local amdram or choirs to attend.
Can you help?

Ashleigh Gordon-Pucci
Short Break Co-ordinator
0191 3868112
www.heelandtoe.org.uk - ashleigh.gordon@heelandtoe.org.uk
Pelton, Chester-le-Street, North East, UK


Posted on 29/09/2014

 

On It Academy Auditions - TV and Film Workshops

Do you know any talented young actors between 9 and 18 years old who want the opportunity to be a TV and Film actor? Have them check us out www.onitartists.com, we are relying on word of mouth so young actors in Oxfordshire with this dream and passion will hear of this opportunity. No experience required. Although the auditions and workshops are highly organised by professionals they are also compelling and fun as that is the best way to learn. We ran them in London last year with tremendous success and the kids grew fast over the 9 months, not only in acting but in confidence and emotionally too Thank you for your kind consideration, we are here if you have any questions. Elaine Walsh, pp Sherina Bartram, www.onitartists.com
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ON IT ARTISTS PROUDLY PRESENTS: ON IT ACADEMY INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS
On It Academy are holding local auditions to find talented young actors to join their industry training workshops for TV and Film.
The workshops have proven highly successful and paved the way for our young clients to work on high profile productions such as Disney feature 'Alice through the Looking Glass' and 'A Casual Vacancy' a co production for HBO and BBC,
Over the years we have been lucky enough to discover and develop aspiring actors from all over the UK. We know that there is remarkable talent to be found outside of London and so we are bringing our workshops to DIDCOT, BRISTOL and CARDIFF.
These workshops are a unique opportunity to study TV and Film Technique with industry professionals.
The monthly workshops conclude with a one to one interview with a top agent and a recording at Spotlight!

Auditions as follows:
Didcot - Cornerstone Theatre on 11th October between 10:00 18:00
Bristol - Tobacco Factory on 18th October between 11:30am - 19:30
Cardiff - Chapter Arts Centre on 25th October between 10:30 - 18:30

Call today to book an audition:
Onitacademy@gmail.com 0208 834 1266
Sherina Bartram
On It Artists


Posted on 28/09/2014

 

Paid acting support at Anglia Ruskin University

Dear actors,

I am a Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. We would like to recruit actors to support us in our assessment process for the social work degree at Anglia Ruskin University. We have been using actors to support us very successfully over the last year. We are currently looking to recruit more actors to support us in our course assessments.

Actors have supported us in the preparation for practice module for student social workers. The assessments occur at several points throughout the year. The purpose is to ensure that new social work students are ready to go out on their practice placement to begin work with service users and carers. The assessment simulates a conversation between a social worker and a service user / carer. The actor is given a scenario and role plays either a service user (a person who is a social services or health client) or a family carer representing their relative. The student is assessed on their communication skills and how they interact with the ‘client’ (the actor).

We are holding a briefing day to induct and recruit some additional actors to support us in this work. In this session, you will have the opportunity to role play one of the scenarios. We have two possible dates to hold the briefing session and we will select the date that most people can attend.

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 2 pm – 4 pm Or Friday 24th October 2014 1pm – 3 pm.

The session will take place on the Cambridge campus Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT. I will confirm the room on confirmation of your attendance. Unfortunately there is no parking on site. You will be offered the opportunity to undertake assessments on the Cambridge, Peterborough and Chelmsford campuses. You will be paid travelling expenses of 45p per mile or public transport rates, and £60 per morning session that you are involved in the assessment process. The morning session typically runs from 9 am – 1:30 pm. You will not be paid for the induction session.

If you would like to become involved, we will ask you to register with the Employment Bureau at Anglia Ruskin University. They will manage the payment and employment processes. They will check your eligibility to work in the UK and manage the employment checks. You will need to register on-line with the Employment Bureau and they will explain the process to you.

For further information their contact details are below.

Call: 0845 196 3617 (Chelmsford) or 0845 196 2564 (Cambridge)
Click: employment-bureau@anglia.ac.uk
Visit: www.anglia.ac.uk/employability/eb

If you are interested in becoming involved, please email me with your preferred date for the induction session and your contact details. I will confirm the induction date and confirm room numbers with you. If there is enough demand, we can also hold a briefing session on the Chelmsford campus. Please indicate if this is your first choice.
I look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes
Joanna Fox
Dr. Joanna Fox
Senior Lecturer
Education and Social Care
Helmore 308
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT
PhD, PG Cert (HE) Learning and Teaching, HEA Fellow
Email: joanna.fox@anglia.ac.uk


Posted on 23/09/2014

 

Looking for actors

Hi there!
My name is Karen, I'm contacting you on behalf of Pondering Media. I'm looking for local actors (male 30-60) who would be interested in working on a small, paid project with us. We are shooting some promotional sketches for a local business on the 5th of October that will also be shot in Cheltenham.
I'll leave the link to the job description here so maybe you could send it on to anyone who you think would be interested? http://www.castingcallpro.com/uk/job_view.php?uid=241030
Karen Healy karen@ponderingmedia.com


Posted on 23/09/2014

 

Romsey Amateur Operatics and Dramatics Society - RAODS

We are directing The Shell Seekers for (Romsey Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society) RAODS at The Plaza in Romsey. Unfortunately one of our cast has had to drop out due to work commitments so we are looking for a replacement.

The character is a young shy gardener in the 1980s and doubles as an officer in the Royal Marines in the 1940s. The male actor needs to be able to play age range 20s to 30s.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Wednesdays with the occasional Thursday, if required, nearer to the run of 11th to 15th November 2014. Technical and dress rehearsals are on Friday 7th, Sunday 9th and Monday 10th November.

If any of your members would like to be considered for this part please contact us either by phone on 01794 340609 or email pwfrancis@hotmail.co.uk.

Thank you.
Pat & Dave Francis

Posted on 22/09/2014

 

Assistant Job Vacancies

I am writing to enquire as to whether any Group has vacancies for teenagers wishing to assist with Drama and the performing sector with a local Drama group or organisation.
Although I am looking for a Saturday job, it would be an incredible opportunity for me to find a position within performing arts as I have a distinct passion for performing and I would love more experience in the field because I am going to venture into singing and acting more and more as I progress through my education. I have been in many school productions whilst also having performed in the Beck Theatre in Hayes, and I achieved an A in my Drama GCSE. I also was a part of the West End Kids group for a while last year and have attended many Drama groups throughout my school years.
I am currently in sixth form taking Drama, Music Technology, Media and Spanish however I am looking for a job in the performing sector for the weekends.
I would be very grateful to hear from you.
Kind Regards,
Natalie Kyriacou
nataliekyriacou27@hotmail.co.uk


Posted on 21/09/2014

 

Bodmin Musical Theatre Company

We have Started rehearsals for our seasonal concert at Bodmin Methodist Church on November 28th at 7.30 p.m.
Rehearsals are at the BCA rooms, Mount Folly Bodmin.on Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m.

We are wanting new members, especially men. Come and join our friendly company whether as a performer or backstage helper.

We will be performing THE WIZARD OF OZ next May. Auditions will be in January 2015. For info, call trudy(Hon artistic producer) on 01208 73201.

Please help to keep live theatre in bodmin ,,,,,,,

Contact: kernow1@sky.com

Posted on 21/09/2014

 

BBC1 24 hours in the past - Calling Nottingham Volunteers

My name is Bella and I work for Darlow Smithson Productions - a television company who make factual programmes including the documentary Richard III: King in the Car Park, and the film Stephen Hawking's Universe.
We are currently making an exciting, new living history documentary series for BBC One which aims to reveal what life was like for the working people of the 19th century. As part of this four-part series, six celebrities will leave their busy modern lives for one week, and experience 24 hours in some of the hardest working conditions of the Victorian age.
The celebrities will undertake the endurance challenge of a lifetime and discover the emotional truth behind the lives that built Britain. In each workplace location, we will transform it, using a well-known historical designer to accurately represent what daily life was like for our workers, and take our workplaces back in time.
Our final episode is called ‘Workhouse’. We are transforming an area in Nottingham using a well-known historical drama set designer to accurately represent what daily life was like for our workers, and take our workplaces back in time.
To help bring our settings to life we are wishing to need many volunteers. You do not have to be a trained actor, rather people who have a passion for the period and would enjoy immersing themselves in the making of a ground-breaking portrayal of working class life in Victorian Britain.
Furthermore, we are casting key contributors in positions of authority, who – in the modern day - have jobs similar to those we’ll be exploring in the Victorian age. If you have had experience of running your own company, being a teacher, Headmaster/Mistress or any other managerial jobs and would enjoy the part of being Master or Matron of the Workhouse then we would love to hear from you!
We will be rehearsing on Thursday 9th October and filming would take place from the afternoon of the 10th October and Saturday 11th October.
If the programme is of interest then please email casting@dsp.tv at your earliest convenience.


Posted on 18/09/2014

 

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: michelle.leighton@cancer.org.uk

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

 

Quince Players


Quince Players - Press Release
Monday 8th September
Poirot plays Marple!
For the first time in history Miss Marple will be played by a chap! Indeed the same chap who played Hercule Poirot in the Quince Players production of Black Coffee by Agatha Christie back in September 2012. Huw Mordecai was awarded Best Actor (runner up) at the National Operatic & Dramatic Association Awards for his portrayal of the Belgian sleuth following the hugely successful QP show two years ago.
A Murder is Announced is another Christie mystery, familiar to many, but director Ken Long’s unique choice of a man playing this very familiar character is an ingenious idea. Huw says “learning to knit was one of the challenges I faced, but learning to sit with ones knees together was a much greater challenge, I even resorted to tying my knees together for a couple of rehearsals!”. Allison Sharpe, who is playing Miss Blacklock says “once on stage I completely forget Marple is in fact a chap, he’s very convincing even without a wig!”
The September production by the Quince Players is always a great way to transition from outdoor sunny evenings to more autumnal pursuits and this year the cast of A Murder is Announced will not fail to delight audiences as this classic mystery unfolds.
Show Dates 11th -13th & 18th-20th September (Matinee on 20th)
Box Office open at Sapphire Estates from 16th August
or at www.quinceplayers.com or on 01344 874200
Contacts:
Julie Voice, Press Relations 07985 401437 Julie.voice@btinternet.com
Ken Long, Director – A Murder is Announced - 07531 499247 durlston@uwclub.net

Posted on 15/09/2014

 

The Legion Players of Douglas, Isle of Man win the Irving Trophy

Dear Friends,
I would just like to congratulate The Legion Players of Douglas, Isle of Man for winning the Irving Trophy in the One-Act Section of the 2014 NDFA British All-Winners Festival of Plays with their production of Eleanor Fossey’s Playing With Daisy.
If you would like to read this challenging drama, or any other of Ellie’s brilliant plays, drop me a line and I will happily send you a copy.
Don’t forget to peruse our catalogues for your next production – Christmas isn’t far away!
Best wishes and thank you for your continued support,
Simon
Simon Smith simon@cressrelles.co.uk
Download free copies of all our catalogues of plays and theatre textbooks from: http://www.cressrelles.co.uk
Cressrelles Publishing Company Limited
10 Station Road Industrial Estate, Colwall, WR13 6RN.
Telephone: (01684) 540154
Directors: Leslie Smith; Simon Smith


Posted on 15/09/2014

 

Drama Incorporated
Drama Incorporated in Derby need chorus members (aged 13 and over) and members aged between 7 and 12 to join the children's group for their latest production.
Calamity Jane The Panto
St Martins Methodist Church, Flint Street, Allenton, Derby

Posted on 15/09/2014

 

ITV / CH4
Come Dine with Me Couples - NORWICH
We are making a new, daytime series of the hit TV show, Come Dine With Me for Channel 4
And we are looking for people from NORWICH AND surrounding areas to take part in the series.

Do you love cooking and having people over to your house for dinner? We’re looking for anyone over 18 years old, from any walk of life, who feels they have what it takes to throw a great dinner party!

The hugely successful C4 series, Come Dine With Me, follows FIVE strangers, all budding chefs, as they take it in turns to try and prepare the best meal, be the best host and hold the best all-round dinner party for the others. The best host at the end of the competition wins £1000 cash!

We have specifically sent you this letter to request your permission to put the attached poster on your public notice board or on display in your establishment.

If you are passionate about cooking and you’d like to find out more, or if you know someone who could be a perfect candidate for our show, then please get in touch with us as soon as possible and leave your contact details on:
Email: cdwm@itv.com

Tel: 0871 244 4142
(Callers from a BT landline will be charged a set up fee of 14p per call plus 10p per minute.
Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will cost considerably more.)

Shoot dates are: MONDAY 6TH OCT – FRIDAY 10TH OCT

Many thanks,
Come Dine With Me Casting Team


Posted on 12/09/2014

 

BBC Mini Series

The BBC Arts Development team are looking for potential contacts that would be willing to work with the BBC to participate in a provisional mini-series following Amateur Dramatics groups or individuals.
If your company or a member within your company would be interested, please could contact Miriam.Newman@bbc.co.uk


Posted on 10/09/2014

 

Greater Manchester Drama Federation


Barry Swithenbank RIP
It is with much sadness that we have to announce the death of Barry Swithenbank, Altrincham Little Theatre's Stage Director. Barry was well known throughout the world of amateur theatre in the Greater Manchester area.
He was responsible for designing and lighting many spectacular sets for Altrincham Little Theatre's plays. These sets regularly drew gasps of delight from the audience, followed by a spontaneous round of applause. His technical knowledge was second to none and Altrincham tell us that many was the time he managed to solve an apparently insurmountable problem. He was always generous with his help and advice and there will be many in the area who have learned much from him.
Barry will be greatly missed and our thoughts and condolences go out to Barry's family, his friends and all at Altrincham Little Theatre.


Posted on 10/09/2014

 

The Spread Eagle Pub



Tell Me About Your Ex is an exciting, brand new theatrical experience where the audience is the author! Funny, scary, sad and uplifting, this is a play for everyone who has been in love - or still is.

Tell Me About Your Ex is a new play from the Old Joint Stock Theatre, made up entirely of stories from you! For the next few months, we'll be asking the Birmingham public to send us tales from their past relationships, and in September we will be presenting them through song, theatre and storytelling.
The best submissions will come together to form our play, and all the stories we've received will be displayed in an exhibition in the theatre foyer of the Old Joint Stock during the production. What's more, each night's audience will be invited to fill in their own cards. These new stories will feed into the show during the production week, so it will be a different show every night!

An Old Joint Stock Theatre production, developed by Birmingham-based writer Tim Jefferies and directed by Robert Ball.

Want to submit a story?
It could be funny, sad, bitter; feel free to share an huge six page story or a one line anecdote. It's all completely anonymous - no subject is off limits and any experience is worth sharing.

Tues 9th September - Book here
Wed 10th September - Book here
Thu 11th September - Book here
Fri 12th Spetember - Book here
Sat 13th September - Book here
Tickets: £10 - Dates: 9th - 13th September - 7:30pm

Posted on 06/09/2014

 

Creative Drama Club


Be part of something bigger...
Music, Drama & Performance activities
M. 07745 943 772
E. becky@singmemersey.co.uk
W. www.singmemersey.co.uk

Posted on 06/09/2014

 

Chads Theatre

Urgent casting call for young man 20-30 for Veronica's Room.
Email Director victor@fsmail.net

Posted on 06/09/2014

 

March On Cancer

Cancer Research UK have an exciting new event coming to Gateshead on Saturday 11th October 2014, for which we need several actors (as many as possible) who can help us create an amazing experience for our supporters.

I’ll give you a bit of background. 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 and finishing at Baltic Square, the route uses the Millennium footbridge to cross the river into Newcastle. 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.

If you do feel you could support us, I would be so very grateful. Please let me know your thoughts (either way – then we can chat some more, or I can stop bothering you!). It’s going to be amazing and we would love you to be part of it. I’m including some additional background information about Stand Up To Cancer and March On Cancer below – do have a read and watch the YouTube clip.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and give it your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

www.standuptocancer.org.uk/march-on-cancer

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.

Contact: Sarah Threadgall sarah.threadgall@cancer.org.uk


Posted on 06/09/2014

 

Banbury Cross Players

PRESS RELEASE : Banbury Cross Players
70 YEARS and GOING STRONG
Season Preview Event

It’s been busier than ever this summer as Banbury Cross Players prepare for their 70th Anniversary Season beginning with a Season Preview Event at The Mill Arts Centre on Tuesday 16 September, 8pm.

The evening opens with Brian J Burton’s thrilling Ghost of a Chance - performed by BCP this year at the Lighthorne, Abingdon and Wallingford Drama Festivals. The Directors for this season will then each give a short presentation - keen to tempt you with what to expect from their shows.

Trish Thompson will tell you all about the duvet dancing in her Oct 2014 production of Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious Bedroom Farce. Terry Gallager will be telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth about his Feb 2015 production of Hugh Whitemore’s thriller Pack of Lies. Chrissie Garrett won’t be leading you up the garden path with what’s in store in May 2015 for her production of Patrick Barlow’s spoof adaptation of The 39 Steps. And Linda Shaw raises the hairs on the back of your neck with spine-tingling tales of vampires in her production of Jane Thornton & John Godber’s adaptation of Dracula for July 2015.

BCP are delighted to announce this landmark anniversary season is being sponsored by a number of local businesses and we thank Spratt Endicott, Norbar, J & M Humphris, Walford and Round, The Courtyard Coffee Shop and Peepers Opticians for their support.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact BCP on mail@banburycrossplayers.co.uk. The event is free but for one night only and places are in demand.

For further information contact mail@banburycrossplayers.co.uk or Linda Shaw on 07802 301726.


Posted on 02/09/2014

 


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