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Actors needed

I'm currently a first year student at Bournemouth university studying script writing.
We are looking for actors that would be interested in performing in a short piece written by a team of students from our course. There would be no pay but we will happily pay for transport, lunch and the experience may help enhance their portfolio.
We are looking for a father around the age of 35-40, or someone who looks around this age.
As well as a mother around the same age.

I'd be more than happy to send a script to anyone who is interested.
Filming will take place on the 8th to the 9th of January!

Thank you
Louise Giddings>

Posted on 17/12/2014


Dear Friends,
I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Thank you all for your custom this year, please come back in 2015!! Unfortunately, I did not have time to publish any new plays this year, but I am building up a few new ones for next year. I am also slowly working my way through the older plays so that they too can be available as pdfs – easier to send via e-mail and cheaper for you to print-off than buy.
In the meantime, can I ask you all to join us on Facebook, like us, share us and add any comments, reviews, photos and videos of our plays you can. Constructive criticism is always welcome too! Just follow
Thank you all again and very best wishes for 2015,
Simon Smith
Download free copies of all our catalogues of plays and theatre textbooks from:
Cressrelles Publishing Company Limited
10 Station Road Industrial Estate, Colwall, WR13 6RN.
Telephone: (01684) 540154
Directors: Leslie Smith; Simon Smith

Posted on 15/12/2014


Shaw's Corner
Fancy being a founder member of the Shaw Players?

An invitation to perform...

Would you like to take centre stage at Shaw's Corner?
Next year we would like to introduce weekly script in hand performances of Shaw’s short plays. These would be held outside in our garden through the summer months on Sunday afternoons. If the weather proves inclement we could use the village church.
We're looking for either amateur groups to come and perform script in hand readings, or individual actors and directors to come together and set up our own small company of Shaw's players.
The plays we have in mind are Bernard Shaw’s short plays such as Village Wooing, Dark Lady of the Sonnets and The Music Cure but we would welcome your suggestions for other Shaw plays.
The performance space is the woodcutting area of the garden at Shaw’s Corner – a self-contained space within the gardens, which will seat 40-50. If it rains we can use the beautiful Palladian Church of Ayot St Lawrence, a few hundred yards from Shaw’s Corner.
If you'd like to find out more or you are interested in being involved in any capacity, we would be delighted to hear from you via Twitter or Facebook.


Posted on 12/12/2014


Quince Players

Quince Players Supporting Operation SuperBen


Posted on 10/12/2014


WOS Productions

Do any local societies have men who are not in a current show but may fancy West Side Story?

Posted on 07/12/2014


All's Well that Ends Well

We are looking for actors to complete our cast for a production of Shakespeare's All's Well that Ends Well which will take place at the end of March, with rehearsals starting at the beginning of January. We require:-
3 young men (ages 18 - 30) to play Bertram, and the two Lords, Dumaine;
2 young girls to play Helen and Diana.
Rehearsals will take place in Exeter and the play will be performed at various venues throughout Devon.
For further details please contact Jill on 01392 434975 or on 07747102033 or by email at
Thank you.
Secretary, Countess Wear Community Theatre


Posted on 05/12/2014


BBC's Hair is back!
Anyone in your group a talented, unqualified hair enthusiast? Would they like to take part in S2 of BBC's HAIR?

BBC's Hair contestants and MODELS email:

See details here (BBC Website)

Posted on 05/12/2014


Royal Shakespeare Company - Dream 16 Project

The RSC will be performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Norwich Theatre in 2016 and are looking for a local amateur group to join the company to play the Mechanicals.
The notes cover a great deal of information that you may need but if you have any queries please do let me know.
I have also attached an application form if you are interested in being part of the project.
With best wishes
Jane Walsh
Programming Manager
Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL
01603 598514


Posted on 04/12/2014


New facility for Swindon
Can You Help?

We are in the process of fundraising to upgrade our school hall into a community theatre and are looking for letters of support to aid our bid. Please see above for details.
Letters / emails of support please to Josie Williams
Josie Williams, Community Arts Development Officer & Press Liaison Officer.
The Commonweal School
Tel 01793 612727/427860


Posted on 03/12/2014


Quince Players

Press Release Dec 2014:

Junior Chorus: Back Row (left to right) Nina Humphrey, Simran Johal
Front Row (left to right) Florence Coughlin, Hannah Sabey, Daisy McDonald, Kirsten Sabey


Posted on 02/12/2014



Extras needed for high profile English singer songwriter music video.
No previous experience needed.
We are filming an ambitious one take music video, where the extras will be featuring in the video for a few scenes.
Ideal age- 20 - 40 yrs.
LOCATION: OXFORD, near train station
TIME: Sunday 7th December, 3:30 - 10:00
Unfortunately this is an unpaid opportunity, but food and drink will be provided on the day. Please only apply if you live in/around central Oxford.
Please get in touch if you are interested to find out more. Please email on
Many Thanks,
Georgia Woolley


Posted on 01/12/2014


New TV Show

Hi there,
I am working on a brand new show called The Christmas Window Live! We're filming in Stratford from December 1st onwards and we'd love to invite your visitors to come along and watch the performances live. They are welcome to come as a group or email me individually if they'd like to request a ticket.
Anyone interested please contact me.
Princess TV are producing a brand new and unique Christmas TV series for the Sky Arts HD channel called The Christmas Window Live. Filmed on Monday 1st December, the show will be broadcasting live at 7:30pm from a festively dressed shop window in Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford, East London.
This is something that is completely unique and hasn't been done before so it's exciting for all involved in the project. We've got a great front row view and we'd like to invite you along to watch. There is no age limit (under 16's must be accompanied by an adult) and you're welcome to bring as many people as you like.
Please email me the below information and I'll send you a confirmation.
Number of guests
Name of main person
Contact number of main person
Please email to be added to the attendance list.
Kind Regards,
Davinia Richardson
Junior Producer, Princess Productions, Whiteleys Centre (3rd floor), Queensway, London, W2 4YN


Posted on 01/12/2014


Actors needed

I am writing on behalf of Scarlett Events, who are holding a Murder Mystery Dinner next March in aid of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. All profit is going towards them, so we're searching for volunteer actors to play potential villains on the night. Anyone interested in doing this on the 18th March 2015? Please email me if they are.
Your time and consideration is much appreciated!
Francesca Powell
Head of Scarlett Events
Scarlett Events


Posted on 01/12/2014


Film Competition - Actors Required

We are making the film "SAW" in a parody for the done in sixty seconds film competition. We are following the same themes as the original but adding a lot of humour rather than horror. We are hoping to film two versions, one for the competition and one to be viewed online.
I already have an actor for the role of Adam and a great location secured.

We need someone who can play opposite Adam as the second victim in the room as Dr. Gordon.
I also need someone to play Jigsaw, laying in the middle of the floor. This is perfect for anyone looking to experience a film set and have a little bit of dialogue.

The first film will be a straight up parody with added humour. In the second film we are doing the same but with an added Star Wars theme. In this version Dr. Gordon will be replaced by Stormtrooper.

Filming is scheduled for Tuesday the 9th of December 6pm - 10pm.

This is a self funded project so the budget is low but I will do my best to cover travel costs. Food and drinks will also be provided.

If you would like further details please contact me on 07869584973 Or email


Posted on 26/11/2014


Stage Fighting Course

My name is Phillip Bartlette, I am a Taekwondo and Self-Defence expert. I would like to offer your groups a 4 week basic stage fight course. I also do a medium 8 week course and a 12 week advance course. Where the students learn to fight to a professional level with out making contact with the opponent. If you are interested please e-mail me.
Kindest regards
Phillip Bartlette
Martial Art Sports
Tel: 01933 420501 - Mob:07770622776


Posted on 25/11/2014


Come Dine with Me Couples

Hi there,
I am contacting you on behalf of the Couples Come Dine With Me Casting Team. We are looking for couples in the BRISTOL & BATH to take part in the show.
It would be great if you could post the attached flyer on your Facebook and Twitter pages and share it with friends and family to help us spread the word about our search for contestants.
Thank you in advance for any assistance you might be able to offer. If you have any questions then feel free to contact me on or 0207 157 4559.
Many thanks,
Victoria Robinson

Posted on 25/11/2014


Sidcup Operatic Society

In need of men for Blitz, many roles available, show 15-18 April rehearse on Fridays, let us know if interested via Twitter


Posted on 25/11/2014


Film Shoot - Buckinghamshire - Hair&Makeup

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


Posted on 21/11/2014


BBC4 festive series looking for Santa's

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


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


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
Twitter. @tcfcharity
Facebook. TCF Charity
LinkedIn. The Children’s Foundation
Sutherland, Natalina


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


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 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


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 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


Posted on 16/11/2014


Discount offers for Truth, Lies, Diana
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- - 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
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


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 or call us on 0203 0406905.


Posted on 13/11/2014


Time Will Tell Reminiscence Theatre Company

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.
This is paid acting work and a lot of fun!
Gill McVey


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 -


Posted on 10/11/2014


Request/Help needed - Mon 17th November

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


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) /
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!! 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 or phone 07747 773284


Posted on 04/11/2014



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


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.



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.


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
Holly Harvey


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.
Colin Smith


Posted on 29/10/2014


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.





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:

( 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;

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


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

Thanks for any help
Jen Rhodes
Crowd Assistant Director
Inspector George Gently


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


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
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.

Josh (Lt JM Sanders) 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
or go to 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)
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:

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

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
t: +44 (0) 203 286 2088 - m: +44 (0) 7870 606201 - e:
Creative Media Skills Ltd, Club Workspace, 10 Barley Mow Passage, London W4 4PH

Posted on 13/10/2014


Stoke Poges Players

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

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.
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
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:

Trailer: youTube

To an inspiring new year!
Anne Bartram
Company Director
Sky Blue Theatre Co.

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: or 07896564950

Posted on 10/10/2014


Great Grottos Recruitment

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.
Hillary Kollas
Events Co-Ordinator
01306 886989 -

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

For more press information contact 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 website and select 'Competitions/Prizes', or call the office on 01273 818266. Or you can click here directly
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,

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,
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):

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
Visit our Buegle store

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 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


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