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Stevenage Lytton Players

Male actor is needed to play "Stone" in 'City Of Angels'
Info www.facebook.com/LyttonPlayers



Posted on 03/07/2015

 

Video to be shot in Great Yarmouth

Dear Norfolk Drama Groups,
I’m contacting you from a film production company Rebel Yell, we are producing a music video for Sway a fairly well known artist and producer at the Great Yarmouth South Beach during July (exact date tbc).
The video tells of the artist's personal cancer survival story and is a personal project for him to be released in time for his new album ‘Deliverance’ on the 25th of July.
We would love to offer people of all ages in Norfolk and Suffolk the opportunity to help out both in front of and behind the camera as actors, extras and crew members. If you have experience on set then all the better but feel free to apply either way.
In particular, if you're a make-up artist we'd love to hear from you and can cover costs for kit.
Sadly as this is a personal project for the artist the positions are unpaid, but we can re-imburse for local travel, and food is provided on location. It worth mentioning that the last video we produced for Sway gained over 8 million hits on Youtube, and was shown on Sky as well as every music video channel in the UK, so it would be great exposure for people involved and we’re happy to credit organisations should you wish.
If you have any students or members who might be interested, please could they send a CV and a covering letter to me, if they’re interested in taking part in front of the camera a current picture would be great too.
Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards

Lili Zhu - Production Manager

Email: lili@rebelyell.tv
Phone: 0740 1822271
www.rebelyell.tv



Posted on 03/07/2015

 

TWO THIRDS at the EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL

This "brave and perceptive piece of new writing" (Cambridge TAB) is heading to the Edinburgh Fringe festival 16th-31st August and we are looking for male and female actors to fill a variety of parts ranging from age 18-25.

For more information please contact Emily Layton on the details below.
07960657904 ehlayton@hotmail.co.uk

HATS - West Yorkshire/Edinburgh



Posted on 03/07/2015

 

ITVBe Dating Show

Hi there,

My name is Ryan and I am working on a brand new dating show and we are looking for single men to take part, it would very similar to Dinner Date however the dates would take place in the daters place of work.
If there is anybody who is interested please get in touch with asap either on this e-mail address ryan.mellin@keshet-tv.com or they can call Ryan on 02037710055

Thanks

Best Wishes

Ryan Mellin
Casting Researcher
ryan.mellin@keshet-tv.com
02037710055



Posted on 01/07/2015

 

Win 2 free tickets to WAOS's October musical, The Producers!!!

Details are on www.waos.org/competition



Posted on 26/06/2015

 

Sky TV looking for 2 stand ins for wk 6th July

Hello,

We are photographing/filming in Rye a promotion for Sky TV and are looking for:

one female, slender, blonde long hair around 5’6 - 5’7 (1.70m)
one male, slender, very short hair around 6’1 to stand in for our actors.

We will need them for 1, maybe 2 days and have £100 - £120 per day depending on the hours.

If you know anyone who is like this and available for either 7th and 8th or 8th and 9th bearing in mind it may just be one of those days?

Please send pictures and sizes to me at kingdomproductions@me.com

Many thanks!
Jane Grunberger



Posted on 26/06/2015

 

Sales pitch needs a 'family' to either sing or do a sketch

I work for United Biscuits. We need to do a pitch to a client in a kind-of Britain's got talent/ dragon's den style. The product is a box of Biscuits and the pitch is for a Christmas promotion. We are looking to potentially hire a 'family' to either sing or do a sketch (which we will create..or if that is something you could help with also we may be interested in that).

Is there a Group that might be interested enough to hire themselves out?

Thanks & Kind Regards
Becky
Rebecca McCardle - Business Account Manager
United Biscuits
E: rebecca.mccardle@unitedbiscuits.com



Posted on 26/06/2015

 

Staines Players


PLAY READING

We will be reading Terry Pattinson’s The Indispensable Man on Thursday 25th June at Staines Prep. This is a short piece, suitable for festivals and supper evenings. With a cast of 11, some of them quite small roles, it should be quite a challenge. Please come along at 7:45pm, we would really appreciate your support.



Posted on 25/06/2015

 

Promotional/Lead Generation vacancies - Anglian Windows Ltd

I am looking to recruit people full and part time to work in Promotional/Lead Generation vacancies. I have employed people in the past that have been from the performing arts background and have found that they feel comfortable “performing infront of an audience” (not surprisingly) and therefore fall very easily into the role that is required to be effective at this type of work.

I would like to point out that the vacancy does not have a direct link to the performing arts however the role requires the candidate to have to speak in front of an audience. In other words public speaking is a big part of Instore Exhibition work as pitching to a crowd of people is often required. The candidate must be able to captivate the audience by radiating a positive rap ore with the kind of personality that customers would buy into. The nature of this kind of work would help boost a candidates self confidence, give the opportunity to practice public speaking and also provide training in face to face Direct Marketing along with the great earning potential that is available.

Alastair Roy
Regional In-Store Manager – East Anglia Region
Mobile – 07894038073
E-Mail – alastair.roy@angliangroup.com



Posted on 23/06/2015

 

Pocklington Theatre Company

A new and upcoming drama group based in Pocklington!

*Needing aspiring performers aged 12-18

*Talented musicians (any age) for the companies theatre band

* Must have a passion for all aspects of performance ... dance, acting, singing

Please contact us on our Pocklington Theatre company Facebook page if you are interested!



Posted on 22/06/2015

 

Shakespeare at Appleby Castle
Special offer for Drama Groups. Contact Peter Bass 07593661775

In August 2014 the GB Theatre Company, a touring troupe of experienced, top-drawer professional Shakespearean actors staged unforgettable open-air performances of the Comedyof Errors and Macbeth in the stunning setting of the 12th century inner bailey of ApplebyCastle. By popular demand the players will return this year with two of the Bard’s best-loved comedies, Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night from Thursday 2 July to Monday 6July there will be matinee and evening performances.

Come and see the work of the nation’s greatest dramatist brought to brilliant life.

Appleby Castle has a special family offer of £2 for every child with two paying adults.

Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th July 2015: Open-Air Shakespeare at Appleby Castle

GB Theatre Company are returning to Appleby Castle in the Summer to perform two of William Shakespeare’s finest comedies, Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing. The shows are performed in the open-air by a cast of Britain’s finest professional Shakespearian actors in beautiful Elizabethan costumes. The shows include live music.

Thursday 2nd July 2015
Much Ado About Nothing – 12pm matinee
Twelfth Night – 7pm evening

Friday 3rd July 2015
Twelfth Night – 12pm matinee
Much Ado About Nothing – 7pm evening

Saturday 4th July 2015
Much Ado About Nothing – 2pm matinee
Twelfth Night – 7pm evening

Sunday 5th July 2015
Twelfth Night – 2pm matinee
Much Ado About Nothing – 7pm evening

Monday 6th July 2015
Much Ado About Nothing – 12pm matinee
Twelfth Night – 7pm evening

TICKETS: Adults £18. Senior citizens £15. Child (under 16) £10.
Family Tickets – (2 Adults + 2 Children) £40 or (2 Adults + 3 Children) £42.
Gates open one hour before the performance. Running time: 2 hours plus a 20 minute interval.

Tickets available from :
www.applebycastle.co.uk or from Appleby TIC, Kirkby Stephen TIC or Penrith TIC.



Posted on 22/06/2015

 

Supporting Roles - Feature Film shot in Brighton



Hello,

I'm currently casting supporting roles for my self-funded feature film shot in Brighton over this past year and thought I'd reach out to some of the local performance groups such as yourself.

The majority of the film is now in the can with just a few days left to film this summer.

Feel free to view the trailer here:
uTube

Due to being a self-funded project, unfortunately, I can only offer paid expenses. Filming days vary from 1 - 5 days dependant on the character role. Details are below and should anyone be intested please get in touch with a showreel and headshot.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Many Thanks,
Daniel
daniel.grasskamp@gmail.com

Synopsis
A shy and troubled photography student’s life is illuminated when her voyeuristic nature behind the camera lens leads her to a beautiful and confident girl.

Auditions to be held in July in Brighton.

Shoot dates in Brighton:
Friday 14th - Monday 16th August (4 days)
Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd August (2days)

Cat’s Mum
Cat’s mum is hospitalised. She is a loving woman who is proud and cares a lot for her daughter. She lost her husband to cancer, leaving her to raise Cat on her own.

(1 Day of filming required)
Females, aged 45 to 55 from Brighton, United Kingdom
• Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience
• Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
• Skin colour: White
• Languages: English
• Accents: UK English
• Hair colour: Brown

Sally [April’s Mum]
Sally is proud of her daughter’s achievements and has high expectations of her academic success. She cares about April and wishes for her to be happy, but objects to her friendship with Cat. Despite her actions, Sally simply wants the best for her daughter.

(4 days of filming required)
Females, aged 35 to 45 from Brighton, United Kingdom
• Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience
• Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
• Skin colour: White
• Languages: English
• Accents: UK English
Jim [April’s Dad]
Jim is a kind and loving father. He is open-minded and loves his wife, even if he doesn’t see eye to eye with her about their daughter’s friendship with Cat. He wants the best for April by giving her the freedom to pursue her own happiness.

(4-5 days filming required)
Males, aged 40 to 50 from Brighton, United Kingdom
• Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience
• Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
• Skin colour: White
• Languages: English
• Accents: UK English

Daniel Grasskamp
Filmmaker

www.danielgrasskamp.co.uk
www.facebook.com/catskinfilm



Posted on 22/06/2015

 

Cresselles - Special Offer



Dear Friends,
Just a quick reminder to you all that I am still running our Special Offer on Approval Copies – no individual charge, you only pay the actual postage cost. So please browse through our catalogues – hopefully, you have all downloaded a copy of each already! – and send me an order of as many titles as you like via e-mail.

I am currently working on a two-act adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” by Andrew Perkins. It is ideal for youth and adult groups. A pdf of the script is available, so please drop me a line if you would like a sneak preview!

I had a total PC crash recently, so please forgive me if you are receiving this e-mail after you have asked to be removed – please ask again and I will remove you from all back-ups.

Best wishes
Simon

Download free copies of all our catalogues of plays and theatre textbooks from: www.cressrelles.co.uk

Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Cressrelles



Posted on 20/06/2015

 

Mad Dog Casting
**PAID WORK**
WE ARE NOW CASTING
MEN & WOMEN
(aged 16 and above)
FOR ENSEMBLE CROWDS & SMALL FEATURED
PARTS FOR A MAJOR PERIOD TV-DRAMA


Want to be involved?
Apply at www.maddogcasting.com and when completed send your ARTIST ID to castme@maddogcasting.com

Call us on 020 3693 1454 with any queries!!

With over 15 years of experience, Mad Dog Casting has cast for many major worldwide and independent films including: FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, SKYFALL, PHILOMENA, PRIDE & HUGO. TV shows we’ve cast include: SHERLOCK, WOLF



Posted on 19/06/2015

 

Proforca - Professional Endeavour
Actors required for new amateur theatre production!

We are currently looking for a group of amateur actors / performers to help workshop and develop an exciting new piece of writing, leading ultimately to a full production at a fringe theatre venue in London.

The play is a story about long term friends and flatmates, their friends and what happens when there is a big decision to be made. We are looking for funny, outgoing and confident actors who can help bring our idea to life and hopefully create a production we can be proud of.

Interested parties will need to be available for two workshops duting weekends in July and August (dates TBC)

These two full day events will consist of full read throughs of the work and development sessions in order to produce a final draft version on the play ready for production in 2015.

We hope that this first production will have the potential to create a new group of passionate and talented creatives with scope for many more projects in the future. We'd love to create a brand new group for professionals in London who enjoy performing in a break from their busy working lives!

If you would be interested in joining us for this production, or would like more information, please register your interest by sending us an email to hello [at] proforca.co.uk

A member of a production team will be in touch with you and will be able to direct you to more details once our submission window has closed.



Posted on 17/06/2015

 

Citizen Films


Search for 8 year old drama students for Educational video

We are a London based production agency and we are looking for 6 - 10 x 8 year old children for an online educational style video for Epson.

We are reaching out to local drama clubs and wondered if you have any students who fit the above age bracket.

If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Best wishes,
Dawn
Contact: Dawn Malham dawn@citizenfilms.co.uk



Posted on 15/06/2015

 

The South Devon Players




Press Release 12th June 2015.
Torbay based theatre and film company at big film and TV convention alongside stars of Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, and Star Wars

South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company
Over the past year, the South Devon Players have expanded to also become a film company, and casting agency for experienced actors, and is rapidly moving away from its amateur roots, although a strong ethos of theatre involving local people will remain central to what we do.
In March 2015, after several months of casting, the Players began filming trailers and test scenes for their biggest project yet, a 20 hour film series based word for word on Victor Hugo's original novel of Les Miserables, and featuring mainly local actors. Filming for the promotional trailer, which will be put forward for funding, for the full series, will be completed here in Brixham at the Skipper Inn, on Saturday June 13th with the full series beginning filming in Devon and Cornwall, in the autumn of 2015.

The organisers of the Optimus film and TV convention, taking place in Torquay at the Riviera International Conference Centre have invited the Players, to host a panel discussion on August 2nd, about this film production. The Players will be the local film team, giving a half-hour panel discussion on the Players, and the Les Miserables film series, alongside some of the biggest names in film and TV who will also be giving panel talks; with teams from Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Red Dwarf, Ghostbusters, and Doctor Who.

The Players are naturally delighted and very proud to be featured in the line-up alongside these teams, but also point out that this is achieved by sheer hard work and dedication to excellence.

The South Devon Players Theatre Company are members of both the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) and of the Brixham Chamber of Commerce.

Contact Information

Press release submitted by

Ms Laura Jury. Tel 07855 090589, email southdevonplayers@gmail.com for more information.

Photos: Behind the scenes photographs from filming Les Miserables trailer.



Posted on 12/06/2015

 

Quince Players



Press Release 10th June 2015.
A Rather Dramatic Anniversary!

The Quince Players of Sunninghill celebrated 70 years of Amateur Dramatics at the weekend with a lovely BBQ hosted by their current chairperson Mrs Allison Sharpe. More than 30 members were able to attend to raise a glass in honour of all those members past and present who have made the society such an ongoing success.

The Quince Players were founded on 19th June 1945 by Beryl Barber, Ken Higginson and Michael Westmacote and the minutes of that first meeting recorded how the players came up with their name which is now so synonamous with top quality amatuer theatre in the village. Mr Higginson reminded the meeting of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which a group of ordinary men perform a sketch, the prologue being spoken by Quince the Carpenter. He suggested that Quince’s words “our true intent is all for your delight” would be an an excellent motto for the society and that they should therefore be called the Quince Players.

The Quince Players home for seventy splendid years has been the Cordes Hall, Sunninghill. They regularly fill the 170 seat auditorium with audiences enjoying murder mysteries, comedies, thrillers and of course the annual pantomime each January.

Mrs Jane Mills is the longest standing member, she can recall attending the first meeting with her mother as a young girl and she continues to attend each production having been an active member of the society for seven decades. Jane was delighted to be able to attend the celebrations at the weekend and is pictured above in the centre of the front row behind one of our Junior members Miss Amelie Barker. Drama really is for everyone, young and old, and the Quince Players will go on delighting the audiences of Sunninghill and the surrounding areas for many years to come.



Posted on 11/06/2015

 

Alice Day 4th July 2015

I'm looking for people to play Alice in Wonderland characters in a croquet match. I may have an Alice and possibly a March Hare but am lacking a Red Queen. My original idea was to use the tea party as a conduit to introduce other characters from the books such as Tweedledee and Tweedledum or the Walrus and the Carpenter even tho they never took part on either the tea party or croquet match.

I have done a prototype flamingo (see picture) and Emma from Oxford Botanic Gardens has given me the permission to use their lawn but am struggling to find people to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the book. Would expect around 100 punters to turn up in costume so you can wander around Oxford dressed up as a character from Wonderland. If the weather is good it will be amazing but then it might rain.

If anyone you know is interested in participating can you ask them to either call me on 0117 962 63 64 or email shall1800@gmail.com.

Thank you

Spencer Hall



Posted on 09/06/2015

 

Stewarton Drama Group



STEWARTON DRAMA GROUP OPEN EVENING

Wednesday 12th August 2015 from 7.30pm

STEWARTON DRAMA GROUP will open their 43rd season on Wednesday 12th August 2015 with an Open Evening aimed at recruiting potential new members and new patrons. The club is always keen to meet people in the local area who are interested in any aspect of drama or theatre arts and the Open Evening will be a perfect opportunity for people to come along and find out more.

The Group meet on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in their own Premises, complete with a fully functional stage, rehearsal room, costume store, kitchen and lounge, in the Scout Building, Corsehillbank Street, beside the Tennis Courts in Stewarton.

Productions are cast by all interested Group members reading a section of the play script at a casting evening, so that the director can select the right actors and actresses for the parts. The Group then get to work on the technical side of the production where there is always plenty to do building the scenery, designing and painting the set, collecting or making the props, preparing the lighting and sound plans, and choosing the right costumes, music and stage make-up.

Season 2014-15 was a tremendous success for the Group. The season opened with an informal ‘New Members & Patrons Open Evening’ in August, which saw several new members join the club and go on to give their debut performance for SDG later in the year. The first performance of the season was the group’s memorable production of the hit play ‘Bouncers’ which delighted audiences in October. That was followed by the group’s annual Pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ which played to packed houses in December. Finally, the season closed on a high at the end of May with three sell-out performances of the Scottish comedy classic ‘The Steamie’.

And the Group’s trophy cabinet now boasts 3 new pieces of silverware thanks to the success in the annual drama festival of their one-act play version of ‘Bouncers’, which won the 2015 Ayrshire Round of the SCDA One-Act Play Festival, and also picked up awards for Best Acting and Best Stage Lighting.

If all of that encourages you to find out more about getting involved next season, the Group are inviting anyone, over the age of 18, interested in local theatre to drop into their Premises in the town’s Corsehillbank Street on Wednesday 12th August from 7.30pm. This will be a great chance to come along, see round the Premises, have a chat with existing members, and find out more about the Group’s planned productions for the new drama season 2015-16.

Alternatively, for only £30 a year you can become a Patron of the award-winning Group and receive two tickets for each of their three annual shows in the Stewarton Area Centre as well as a complimentary copy of the Group’s monthly newsletter ‘Cuelines’ and invitations to any in-house ‘Patrons Evenings’ that the group perform within their own premises.

Drama Group President, Morag Smith said:
“We’d love to meet you if you are interested in any aspect of drama - whether you fancy treading the boards, helping out backstage, building scenery, working on lights and sound, making props or costumes, singing and dancing in our pantomime chorus, or simply supporting the Group by becoming a Patron - please come along and meet us on Wednesday 12th August in our Premises.
“If you’d like more information please email us at stewartondramagroup@hotmail.co.uk or log onto our website www.stewarton-drama-group.co.uk



Posted on 04/06/2015

 

Channel 4’s hit show Come Dine with Me is coming to
EXETER & the surrounding areas
and we’re looking for COUPLES to take part in the series!!


Do you and your other half host the best dinner parties in town? Come Dine With Me are looking for the perfect partnership to create the recipe for success!

The award winning series Couples Come Dine With Me is back! Following three COUPLES as they combine their hosting skills in an attempt to prepare the best meal, be the best cooks and hold the best all-round dinner party for each other. At the end of the competition the winners walk away with £1000 cash!

We are currently looking for COUPLES for this new series and we think that your staff and clientele may be interested in taking part in the show.

We would be grateful if you could display the enclosed poster and flyers in your establishment, or pass them on to any COUPLES or organisations you think would be able to help spread the word! We’d love to hear from anyone interested in taking part.

Contact us with your names, ages & numbers NOW!

Email: comedinewithme@shiver.tv



Click on flyer to see full size


Posted on 04/06/2015

 

GMDF - Greater Manchester Drama Federation



The 2015 Nominations for the 2014 – 2015 season

Here are the nominations for the 2014 – 2015 season. Congratulations everybody, well done.

Further awards for Best Pantomime, Best Youth Theatre Production, Best Musical and Drama Productions, Adjudicators’ Awards and Best Overall Drama Production will all be made at the Awards Night Dinner 11th July.

The winners will be announced at the Awards Night Dinner on Saturday 11th July at The Last Drop Hotel, Bromley Cross Bolton. Tickets are £30 and they are available either through your member Society’s Secretary or direct from GMDF. All details are here.

See list of nominations here.


Posted on 04/06/2015

 

DEVON Shakespeare Performance for All



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Posted on 04/06/2015

 

Amateur Drama Research
May 14, 2015
Post written by: Erin Walcon


We're thrilled to announce that we're hosting two events in June as part of the AHRC Connected Communities Festival. These events are called:

Evocative Objects: the Materialities of Amateur Dramatics

Calling all amateur dramatics enthusiasts, historians, box office volunteers, board members, ushers, chorus members and performers! Fancy a chance to meet other amateur society members, to be filmed and interviewed about your society, and to learn more about the first major research project into amateur dramatics in the UK? Join us for a free workshop day on 16th or 27th of June.

Evocative Objects workshops will be held over two dates in two locations:

Tuesday 16 June (11am - 4pm) Questors Theatre, London W5 5BQ. Book your free place HERE
Saturday 27 June (11am - 4pm)The Swan Theatre, Worcester WR1 3ED. Book your free place HERE
The only requirement is that you have to bring an object with you that captures a story (or stories) from your amateur society. This could be:

a pair of tweed trousers with the hem let down four times
a chipped teacup that has been used in 13 different productions
a framed photograph (signed) of the member of the company who ‘made it big’
a single torn page from a script highlighted in pink with scribbled notes in the margins
a crumpled sheet of red gel
a pint glass from the bar
a ripped ticket stub from your last show
What will we do? Over a morning workshop and a lunch, we will come together and share our stories and objects. You will meet other people from other amateur societies and talk about the ways in which you archive and capture your organisation’s history. Stories will be recorded and written down in small workshop settings, and at the end of the day, the narratives will be compiled into a final album which we’ll share with you and the larger amateur sector.



Any questions about the events can be directed to E.C.Walcon@exeter.ac.uk.

Twitter ID - @amateurdrama

Posted on 04/06/2015

 

ITV documentary - looking for actors for Friday 5th June

Hello

I am working on a brand new series for ITV on Dinosaurs in Britain and we need some acting extras for a shoot at the South Bank on Friday 5th June. I wondered if this might be something of interest to any up and coming actors. We need 8 extras for a scene with a crowd staring at a statute and 2 actors pointing at a Dinosaur in disbelief! We are able to pay £7.40 per hour and cover expenses. This is great opportunity for an actor to use for their show reel. The documentary broadcasts at the prime time 9pm slot with potentially 5 million viewers. The Dinosaurs will come to life via an award winning CGI Company

If you're interested please contact Paul Hillary at p.hillary@mavericktv.co.uk or call me on 07852 125 341

Best,

Paul

Posted on 04/06/2015

 


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