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NBC Universal

I work as a Producer for TV company called Monkey (the makers of TFI Friday) and we have a brand new TV show I’m working on called Prom Night Live, hosted by Alan Carr.

I’m on the lookout for fun and outgoing people who have performed in the musical Grease before.

If anyone is interested in finding out more, please email casting@monkeykingdom.com or give me a call on 0203 618 5994 to find out more.

Chris Weller




Posted on 23/06/2016

 

IQARUS

Wanted, volunteer role players to participate in exciting and diverse events in the Hereford area, supporting media organisations, security services and aid workers. All ages, genders and abilities required. Full briefing and training will be provided. No previous experience required, only an adventurous spirit. Contact Alex at 01989 596107 or alex.stronge@iqarus.com for further information.

Location: Hereford UK

Contact: Alex.stronge@iqarus.com




Posted on 23/06/2016

 

Divergent Productions

Eden Court Acting Workshop with West End Casting Director

Divergent Productions bring a two-day acting workshop series 'Getting West End Ready' to Eden Court on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July. The course provides acting training for both aspiring and professional actors and actresses hoping to hone and develop their skills and boost confidence and the two older groups get free headshots included. On the course you will:
• Learn the most up to date industry advice from current industry professionals from London's West End
• Polish your audition skills
• Learn how to market yourself as a performer
• Have fun!
For more details or to book, visit Eden Court's website www.eden-court.co.uk and search 'Getting West End Ready' or visit www.divergentproductions.co.uk.

More Info:
The course is split into three age groups across two days: Kids 7-12 yrs (£30) 9:00-12:00, Teens 13-19 (£35) 12:30-15:30 and Adults 20+ (£40) 17:30-20:30. The course content can be found at: www.eden-court.co.uk and www.divergentproductions.co.uk.

Eden Court Theatre & Cinemas, Inverness

Divergent Productions are a vibrant new company set up by actresses and musical theatre performers Amy Alexander and Jess Nesling, and West End Casting Director Benjamin Newsome, all three of whom will be teaching on the course.

Contact us directly at divergentprods@gmail.com.

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Posted on 23/06/2016

 

Three Towns Theatre Company

Looking for men for production

Three towns theatre company are looking for men for their production of Hello Dolly which will take place in October. We rehearse every Tuesday and Thursday evening and some Sunday's (closer to the show).

For more info please contact Samantha Grace samantha_grace@yahoo.co.uk




Posted on 23/06/2016

 

BBC GARY BARLOW TALENT SHOW - EDINBURGH AM DRAM


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I’m currently working on ‘Let It Shine’ (working title) an exciting new BBC One Saturday night series with Gary Barlow, Co-presented by Graham Norton & Mel Giedroyc. We’re searching for guys who’ll ultimately form a group to perform the songs of Take That in a brand new upcoming stage show. We’re on the hunt for people who can sing, dance and who have great star quality to apply for the show, and I wanted to get in touch and see if you might be able to help us spread the word.

I will be travelling through the Edinburgh area next week (Wednesday 29th – Thursday 30th) and hope to find some great local talent (aged 16+).

We’re NOT after lookalikes but if you think you can sing and move as well as the original members of the group, or know someone who’d be perfect- we’d love to hear from you! No experience is necessary.

If you are interested in meeting the team. Please contact: amy.green01@bbc.co.uk




Posted on 23/06/2016

 

National Film and Television School

Production: "Howls Heard From Miles Around”

Stoke Poges, Slough, Buckinghamshire

Seeking VOLUNTEER EXTRAS for National Film and Television School student film exercise.

'Howls Heard from Miles Around' is a character drama about an emotionally repressed police detective, Aron, whose disciplined life gets interrupted by the visit of his estranged younger brother, Nick. In an ironic twist, the emotionally unstable brother, Nick, helps the rational brother, Aron, to come to terms with himself and let go of their shared traumatic past.

We are currently looking for men age 35-55, and women age 40-55 to take part as volunteer extras. You do not need to be available for all the dates, any help will be very much appreciated! Filming will be in the Slough area. Meals will be provided on set along with expenses of up to £10 per day.

Between July 1st and July 3rd, and the evening of July 5th/6th. Volunteers will be able to come for as many or as few days as they are available.

Contact: Leiah Yvonne Kwong (Production Assistant) - leiahyvonnekwong@gmail.com




Posted on 23/06/2016

 

National Film and Television School

I am Production Coordinator from the National Film and Television School.

We are currently preparing for our graduation fiction film.

We are shooting most of the film next week and we are looking for some volunteer extras and I thought you might be interested.

For 1-3 July we need 3 male volunteer extras per day age 35-55 and one female character age 35-5- for probably 1st of July. Volunteer extras would be needed for couple of hours to have either police officer or civilian's role at the police station.

'Howls Heard from Miles Around' is a character drama about an emotionally repressed police detective, Aron, whose disciplined life gets interrupted by the visit of his estranged younger brother, Nick. In an ironic twist, the emotionally unstable brother, Nick, helps the rational brother, Aron, to come to terms with himself and let go of their shared traumatic past.

We can pay up to 10 pounds expenses on travel per day per person and lunch will be provided on set. Location is in Stoke Poges, Slough region.

Agnieszka Pawlowska
Production Manager
@: agni.pawlowska@gmail.com
T: 0 1494 731 591
M: +44 7766 791 776




Posted on 22/06/2016

 

Production Photography

Last weekend I attended the West End Live event in Trafalgar Square – images from the event are available at www.top-pic.co.uk/westend.html

I am currently building my portfolio and experience and can offer free (subject to conditions) photography.

Locally to the RM19 postcode (within say 10 miles) no charge – although a cup of coffee and a bun wouldn’t go amiss!!

Further afield a nominal charge for travel expenses would be required (as well as the coffee and bun!!)

Images for use on web sites must have credit and a link to my site, copyright with me but reasonable use for production, i.e. individual sales to subject plus of course free use in programmes and publicity material. All published images must have credit and advice to me of where used, preferably with a hard copy, i.e. programme or newspaper.
Please let your members know. Contact details on my site.
Regards

Geoff Smith
sales@top-pic.co.uk




Posted on 21/06/2016

 

Invited One Show Audience

The One Show is seeking audience to watch our live shows. We would like to invite staff students and members of Drama groups to watch the show we have slots available to watch the show from July 4th –beginning of August.

We are based at BBC’s New Broadcasting House which is five minutes from Oxford Circus. We broadcast at 7pm and so usually get audience to arrive between 6 -6.30pm.

If anyone is interested they can email me directly on Rio.Gayle01@bbc.co.uk or else one.show.audience@bbc.co.uk and I can arrange this for them and provide the necessary details and free tickets. You can of course bring family members and friends along and can plan ahead for future shows.

Rio Gayle

BBC Television
Email: Rio.Gayle01@bbc.co.uk




Posted on 21/06/2016

 

The Bridge


www.thebridge-ttc.org

Scholarships available for our Professional Acting Courses - Apply today - www.thebridge-ttc.org

The Bridge



Posted on 20/06/2016

 

Can anyone out there in amdram land help us??

Sudbury Dramatic Society

Sudbury Dramatic Society
www.sudburydramatic.com

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Heartbreak House by Bernard Shaw, the Sudbury Dramatic Society November production at The Quay Theatre is sending out a plea! Director Trevor Laver has a cast of 10 and 8 of those parts have been filled at the recent auditions.
However, Director Trevor Laver, who has directed some outstanding productions at The Quay, is short of two older men to play the parts of
• Mazzini – a mild-mannered filed businessman and
• Billy – a similar aged burglar with a family secret
So come on all you frustrated thespians out there, if you are interested contact Trevor at sudburydramatic@supanet.com or pop in or ring the Quay theatre on 01787 374745 and leave a message and we will contact you.
Heartbreak House will be set against the backdrop of World War II, spotlighting a society on the brink of change and rehearsals will start at The Quay in September.




Posted on 17/06/2016

 

Unusual Request

Hi there

Apologies for bizarre request in advance!

I am in process of arranging a stag do in Gloucester on Friday the 24th June and would like to arrange for 1 or 2 faux army sergeant majors to match the stag 1.5 miles through town to the pub where we will be based for the evening. The whole episode would take less than 30 minutes and I am happy to pay £75 to any of your aspiring dramatists if they would like to volunteer to provide us with a make believe regimental sergeant major to meet us at the station and then scream and shout at the stag and get him to high knees jog or crawl or march to our first bar.

If anyone might be interested please could you let me know? The train arrives at 1930 so we would be all finished by 2000.

Thanks in advance!

Andrew Moreton andrewwilliammoreton@gmail.com




Posted on 17/06/2016

 

BBC1 Series: Living With the Doctor

BBC1 Series: Living With the Doctor
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My name’s Ellie and I’m a Casting Assistant Producer at Studio Lambert, the BAFTA winning production company behind shows such as Gogglebox, Undercover Boss and Doctor in the House. We are producing a new family health television series for BBC One which will follow our resident GP, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, as he immerses himself in the lives of British families.

We are reaching out to families in which one or more family members are living with ongoing health issues; no matter how minor they may seem. From weight concerns to bad backs, insomnia to fatigue, stress to over doing it with alcohol, our doctor would work with the family for an extended period of time to support them in making positive changes that could potentially make a huge difference to their health and family life.

The average GP appointment in the UK is only 8-10 minutes, so our aim is to see what affect our doctor can have on the health of a family with a more personal, tailored and one on one approach during a series of health visits done in the comfort of their very own home.

If you happen to know anybody who you think might be interested in being considered, we would really appreciate it if you could pass on our details.

We hope that this would prove to be a fun, informative and valuable experience for the participating families that could potentially really change the way they live their lives.

We can be reached on 0203 040 6828 (standard charges apply and we can call you/them straight back to save your phone bills) or alternatively email us at doctor@studiolambert.com.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at all or you think of anyone who should be considered for the programme.

Many thanks for your help,
Ellie

Ellie Priestman | Assistant Producer
STUDIO LAMBERT | 1 Denmark Street | London | WC2H 8LP
+44 (0)20 3040 6828 | www.studiolambert.com



Posted on 17/06/2016

 

SUBSIDISED REHEARSAL SPACE SUMMER OFFER

Greyscale Theatre Company
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Need some space this summer?

Hire our bright, airy 110 metre square studio in the centre of Newcastle for only £35 per day.

Greyscale studio is available for dates throughout June, July and August for a special rate of £10 an hour or:

Full day, Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm ........ £35 per day

Full week, Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm ...... £175 per week

The studio is ideal for rehearsals, work in progress showings, workshops and meetings.

The space has a carpeted floor, air conditioning and free wifi. There are chairs and a table in the space, yoga mats and a bluetooth sound system for your private use.

It is fully accessible by wheelchair, with lift access via the main entrance. You also have use of the kitchen facilities with kettle, toaster and microwave. There are accessible toilets on the same floor.

We offer flexibility and will try to accommodate requests for weekend/out of hours hire wherever possible - just ask and we will do our best to accommodate you.

For more information and bookings email studio@greyscale.org.uk or Click here.




Posted on 15/06/2016

 

Extras Wanted for Feature Film in Scotland

POP Casting


www.www.wegotpop.com

POP CAsting

My name is Amanda. I work for casting company called POP and we are looking for people based in/near Glasgow and Edinburgh who would be interested in some Extras work for a feature film and other projects shooting in Scotland. It is paid extras work with flexible dates and we are open to anyone and everyone, 17yrs+.

Some of our recent work includes Star Wars 7 and Spectre and there are multiple productions (film, tv and commercials) currently filming in Glasgow.

Paid work on Feature film for Glasgow/Edinburgh based Extras

POP the casting company behind Star Wars 7 and Spectre are looking for males & females 17yrs+, any ethnicty and any body type for paid work as extras on a feature film.

No on set exp required & no fee to join

Apply ASAP at www.wegotpop.com/apply for an invite to register with us.

Questions? Contact us at casting@wegotpop.com




Posted on 15/06/2016

 

Casting for Commercials

We're looking to cast 4x actors in non speaking roles for 4x commercials; 2 male, 2 female.

We're filming in Bristol and keen to use local talent if possible.

Details are:

Sub: Casting for non speaking roles

We're shooting 4 x commercials in Bristol, 2 with a female lead and 2 with a male lead. All characters are non speaking.

The shoots are 1 day per commercial in total, filmed between 21-24 June.

Contact Sama Alyasiri on hello@nymbl.com / 07891 724455




Posted on 14/06/2016

 

Will you be dining out this summer?

Banbury Cross Players


www.banburycrossplayers.org.uk

Banbury Cross Players Photographs courtesy and copyright of Jim Muller Photography with thanks to Hylton at the Moon & Sixpence, Hanwell.

Banbury Cross Players invite you to a different type of “Feast” this July when they present a smorgasbord of performance to satisfy your theatrical appetite.
In a change from the single full length play, BCP’s July production at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, consists of three one act plays.

Entrée
David Tristram’s “Peas” sees Daisy and Gerry as the first couple trying out a new online dating agency – just how successful has the computer been at matching their interests?

Main
In David Tristram’s “The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish”, Henry and Alice overcome the mundane in their marriage by drifting off into fantasy – which they happily and hysterically share with the audience.

Dessert
Harold Pinter’s “The Dumb Waiter” is a sharp, claustrophobic, urban thriller; a humorous and provocative story of two hit men as they wait in a basement for their next assignment.

Do come and gorge yourself on this theatrical Feast – running from 13-16 July 2016, curtain up 7.45pm.

Tickets available now from The Mill Arts Centre Box Office on 01295 279002 or www.themillartscentre.co.uk.

For more information contact Linda Shaw, contactus@banburycrossplayers.org.uk




Posted on 13/06/2016

 

Congratulations and Thanks

SAMS (Stamford Amateur Musical Society)


stamfordams.wix.com/sams

As Curtis gets used to life in the South Philadelphia penitentiary, Joey, T.J and Pablo start their new business venture selling "sacramental wine", Deloris starts her romance with Eddie, whilst Mother Superior and Monsignor O'Hara receive special recognition from the Pope, all the Nuns from the Queen of Angels Church take sanctuary in their newly formed choir and church discotheque it's time to thank all involved in SAMS production of Sister Act on such a fabulous week.

Thanks to all at Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre for making us feel so welcome, and for all your help with Box Office and ticket sales. Special mention to Sam & Jack for their wonderful work with our lighting effects.

To our Stage Manager, Malcolm Holmes, his Stage Crew, Scenery and Backstage helpers - you ensured all our shows ran smoothly between scenes and that all characters got into their costumes swiftly and without drama.

Our Front of House team, Publicity and Marketing for all their hard work promoting the show and displaying banners, posters throughout Rutland Areas. Huge thanks to Sharon Middleton for coordinating it all, and also to Rob Persani and Rutland Radio for your coverage and interviews. Thanks to Roythorne's Solicitors for your kind sponsorship and to all our advertisers for your support and our patrons for your donations.

Adding visual impact to our wonderful show were all our amazing, funky, groovy and chic costumes. Thanks Jo Henderson for making it happen and for all the behind scenes and endless hours sewing you did.

Massive thanks to everyone in the cast for your dedication and devotion throughout rehearsals. Every scene, and each song was performed to such very high standards - it was evident to see the enjoyment on all your faces and to hear the confidence in every note and with every dance move. Not singling anyone out, as everyone was simply brilliant - but WELL DONE Di Lander for your superb performances and for your scintillating character interpretation of Deloris Van Cartier.

Appreciation and acknowledgements to all on our committee who dedicate their time to ensure SAMS are able to perform each year.

The brilliant orchestra and our Musical Director, Reece Crane, for playing a fantastic backing track throughout every performance - it sounded awesome.

No production is possible without direction. Nicola Sandall you should be justly proud of your achievements. Sister Act was a first class show. Your enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism; guiding us all at rehearsals shone through with each and every performance from our cast. Our audience showed their recognition and appreciation with standing ovations and rave reviews from all that came to see it.

Finally, thank you, our audience. Your continued support provides us the opportunity to produce high quality shows for your entertainment. As your support grows, so too does our ability to produce more professional productions. We look forward to seeing you all again at our next show!

Adrian Worgan
Chairman




Posted on 12/06/2016

 

Australian playwright requires male actor from Bristol for Skint Theatre Festival

It's Kieran Carroll here, a playwright from Melbourne, Australia. I've had a short play (12 mins) accepted by the people at the Skint Theatre Festival which is taking place on July 22 and 23 at The Island Venue in Bristol.

My play is called Australia's Oldest Man and it requires a middle-aged to older male actor. It's a comic monologue and is a lot of fun to play. The piece also requires a cameo at the end from a female who is the long suffering wife. Age is not so vital for this role.

Please email kierancarroll@hotmail.com by Sunday 20th June if you are interested in the part.

Thanking you, Kieran
kierancarroll.com




Posted on 12/06/2016

 

PAID FILM EXTRAS

Bodega Bay
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We are casting PAID FILM EXTRAS for a Major Feature Film which will be shooting in Dorset late July for 1 week.

We really want to get as many local people involved in the film as possible and we need hundreds of people. It's a great opportunity for anyone remotely interested in film and TV or simply anyone who would like the experience on a film set and earn some extra cash!

If you, or anyone you know, would like to be a part of this exciting new project and get paid for it then please come along to the Open Castings! If you can't make either of the castings, not to worry just register via our website www.2020casting.com.

We are holding an Open Casting in Swanage on Sat 18th June and in Weymouth on Sat 25th June and this will be an opportunity for anyone to come along and get seen by the casting department.

What we are looking for...

Men & Women 16yrs and over with period looks of the 1920's
You must have the right to work in the UK.
No experience is necessary.
All work is paid.

Jessica Osborne Lax
Casting Booker
2020 Casting Limited




Posted on 10/06/2016

 

Couples'
Come Dine with Me
Birmingham

come dine with me
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Couples Come Dine With Me are looking for couples in the Birmingham Area.

Contact: matt.keyte@itv.com or 0207 157 4619

Clare Callan
12 Yard Productions




Posted on 09/06/2016

 

**CASTING NOW** POPULAR BBC DRAMA filming in Wales and the South West


Mad Dog Casting

Particularly looking for people of Black, Asian, South East Asian, and Indian ethnicity.

All roles are PAID.

For more information and to apply visit www.maddogcasting.com




Posted on 08/06/2016

 

BBC2 quiz show Eggheads

eggheads


12 Yard Productions are looking for teams of 6 with quizzing knowhow to take part in the 18th series of the popular BBC2 quiz show Eggheads and would like to hear from anyone who might be interested in applying for the show.

Eggheads is a game in which 5 members of the public face general knowledge goliaths and try to beat them for a cash prize. When the Eggheads win, the money rolls over to the next show. Often a huge amount of money can be at stake.

Each team will consist of 5 team members and 1 standby, so we need teams of at least 6 people. We are holding nationwide auditions over the coming weeks and months. We are keen to find teams from all over the UK.

Email eggheds@12yard.com or write to Eggheads Applications, 12 Yard Productions, The Huib G7, 70 Pacific Quay, Glasgow GS1 1DZ

Download the application form here




Posted on 08/06/2016

 

Retro Fundraising 300 Help Required

Hello,
I wondered if you could post to local drama clubs around Martock for me please? I've been to a few classic cars shows/festivals this year and seen actors putting on funny acts dressed up vintage and having a game of cricket that sort of thing, posing with old vehicles and wondered if any local clubs would like to come along to our fundraiser on Sunday 3 July in Martock, this will be our fourth show and always looking for new activities. Hope to hear from you soon. Kirstie www.retrofundraising.co.uk facebook.com/retrofundraising
Retro Fundraising 300
Cavalcade & Display.
Purchase online now.
Open to all makes & models of vehicle pre 1998.
Kirstie Hellings
Contact via via Facebook




Posted on 07/06/2016

 

Funding for Research Project


I am an Italian / English teacher who loves the theatre and who has performed as an amateur actress both in Italian and in English.I have applied for a Master’s by research in teaching Italian as a foreign language through drama and theatre at the University of Birmingham. You may wonder what my e-mail is for and I will get to the point: I was wondering whether you knew of any charities or trusts or organisations that might be interested in funding my research. If I get the Masters I will also love to join one of the drama groups as a member.

I look forward to hearing from you
Yours faithfully
Emma De Paoli DPEMMA@libero.it




Posted on 06/06/2016

 

Greater Manchester Drama Federation


2016 Full Length Festival Nominations
The 2015 - 2016 Full Length Festival Nominations


The nominations are here, congratulations and well done everybody.

The winners will be announced at the Awards Night Dinner which will be held on Saturday 9th July 2016 at The Last Drop Hotel at Bromley Cross, Bolton.

Tickets are £30 and all details are here.

If your Society has nominations would you please observe Rule No.10
A representative of each competing Society must attend the presentation ceremony at Awards Night. If this is not possible, the Federation Hon.Secretary must be informed at least 7 days in advance so that arrangements can be made for a representative to be appointed to accept any awards on the absent Society’s behalf.

Member societies, please don't forget the Board Award Nominations, the Criteria are here, but if you wish to make a nomination you really need to get a wiggle on and let Sue have your nomination in the next two or three days at the very outside. Thank you.




Posted on 05/06/2016

 

Chelmsford Young Generation Amateur Musical Society (CYGAMS)

Chelmsford Young Generation Amateur Musical Society
young-gen.co.uk

Young Gen seeking boys for production of Oliver!

Young Gen seeking boys for Fagin's gang...can you pick a pocket or two?

Are you a boy (or girl) between the ages of 8 and 18 who would love to get involved in putting on a show? This could be your chance! Open auditions are on Saturday June 18th from 9.30am – contact our Membership Secretary Jan Toland on Tel: 01245 266492 / 07889 488771 if you are interested and want to know more, or contact us through our website by clicking on the ‘Get Involved’ tab on our home page.




Posted on 04/06/2016

 

Group wanted to perform A Midsummers Night Dream


My name is Domenica Hall and I am the Community Engagement Coordinator for St. Monica Trust Westbury-on-Trym. I am planning a’ Midsummers Night Dream’ night with medieval banquet , I have also booked Music group playing Medieval music with instruments , which they would have used at that time. I was hoping to find an amateur group who could play a short extract from Hamlet’s Midsummer Night's Dream to celebrate Shakespeare’s work and mark the 400th Anniversary of his death.

The event will be taking place on 11 August at St Monica trust, Westbury Fields.

I hope that you could help me find an amateur group interested to put on a short play.

Domenica Hall

Domenica Hall
Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Domenica Hall Domenica.Hall@stmonicatrust.org.uk
Tel 0117 377 3840
Cricket Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 6TU
www.stmonicatrust.org.uk




Posted on 04/06/2016

 

Shakespeare Loving Volunteers Required


We’re a professional theatre company based in Reading and from the 15th – 25th June we’re putting on Twelfth Night in Henley, outdoors on Mill Meadows.

At the event we require some Front of House support and wondered whether any of your members might be interested in offering their services. In return, we’d be thrilled to offer a free ticket for a friend or family member as well as our undying love.

We often work with community actors and run many internship and work experience opportunities for those younger actors or backstage staff who are interested in going on to work in the profession.

If you’re able to pass the information on then we’d be extremely grateful.

Many Thanks,

Toby

Toby Davies toby@readingbetweenthelines.co.uk




Posted on 04/06/2016

 


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THE ACTOR'S TOOLBOX
-- career workshop for future creatives --


During this intensive 5-day course, we will educate aspiring actors and creatives to become mentally, physically and financially prepared for the entertainment industry! Our focus is on managing the expectations of actors on a realistic level and providing guidance within all aspects of the entertainment and media industry.

With 10 guest coaches over 5 days you are sure to walk away with inspiration as well as a realistic view of what to expect when becoming an actor.

And at the end of the course you will be placed with an acting agency that suits your needs and personality - if you are not with an agent yet!

The group will be small, with only 8 candidates per group, so get in touch soon to avoid disappointment!

For more information:
WEBSITE: www.typecast.tv
EMAIL: cast@typecast.tv
CALL: 073 235 2053




Posted on 30/05/2016

 

Flick Casting

Flick Casting

Twitter

Ch4 are looking for a foodie loving male 50 - 65 yrs to go on a date with a lady in the First Dates restaurant!

Call:02033018650




Posted on 26/05/2016

 

Anne Bartram's Bucket Wish List


Hello,

Knowing how difficult it often is for playwrights to get their work staged, Anne set up the British Theatre Challenge in 2012 and has volunteered tirelessly encouraging others to give their time to make the project a great success with the production of ten new one act plays in London every year.

You may have already heard that Anne from Sky Blue has since been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

We want to give back to Anne by staging her first full length controversial comedy at Camden People's Theatre. The hiring of the theatre alone costs in excess of £6000 because we had to hire a wheelchair accessible venue (so Anne can get in too!) for four weeks so critics will assess the play (part of Anne's bucket wish list).

With the help of Mini Mammoth film makers we have made a Kickstarter page where we're offering all kinds of goodies to help raise money to get the play funded. Even the smallest donation would be hugely appreciated; a donation of ten pounds or more would be rewarded with a thank you in the programme as a contributor to the project and a tweet to our 15K followers.

The making of the video was one of the hardest bits of filming we've ever done. It's so difficult to speak candidly about loved one's terminal illness with them. We hope that what we have put together will not only work for us to achieve our goal but help people think about their bucket lists and maybe ask their loved ones what they would like to do with the time they have left.

So please, dig deep and/or share this link via email, Facebook or Twitter so we can help Anne and Sky Blue Theatre Co. make this production as great a success as we know it can be!
www.kickstarter.com/projects/1452235660/annes-bucket-list-play

Our Warmest Regards,
John Mitton
British Theatre Challenge
Sky Blue Theatre Co.




Posted on 20/05/2016

 


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I’m currently working on a drama-documentary film for which I am seeking a female actor to play a small part as my Jewish grandmother.
My film is about my mother’s exile from Nazi Berlin in 1939.
I am looking for an actor resembling the portrait photo attached who might be interested.

She should be age around 45-50 approx dress size 14-16 not shorter than 5’ 6” have dark hair, long enough to wear put up and look something like the photo.

There would be a negotiable fee.

Barbara Loftus
2, Lovers Walk, Brighton BN1 6AH
tel 01273 275191
www.barbaraloftus.co.uk




Posted on 20/05/2016

 

The Runner film shoot (extra's needed)


We are a group of diverse filmmakers working on a compelling new short film called The Runner. The film is about an athlete training for the Rio Olympics and her newly found friendship with a young refugee boy who turns out to be a gifted runner.

With this project, we are raising awareness for the Refugee Council's work with unaccompanied children. We are also endorsed by GLL Sports Foundation, as we additionally want to highlight the importance of fitness and mental health in our communities.

For our big shoot day (race day!) on Saturday the 4th of June, we will be needing extra's that can act as spectators - it would be great if you could share this opportunity with your students. It'll most likely be for half a day. It's a great chance to be on set of an ambitious film project and to be part of a diverse London filmmaking community, as well as to show your support for the work of the Refugee Council. With the Olympic Games coming up soon, and their first ever Refugee Team, this film couldn't be more current and we're expecting a huge national and international interest.

So, to clarify:
What: Spectators for the big race day
When: Saturday the 4th of June
Where: Mile End Stadium (190 Burdett Rd, London E3 4HL)
Pay: as we are essentially a charity project, we work with a limited budget and can unfortunately not offer a pay

If you're interested, please send me an email at therunnerfilmproject@outlook.com with the subject line: RACE DAY. If you think you look like a runner and would possibly like to act as an athlete, let me know as well (please attach a photo). Mention in the email your: name, age, contact details, and your availability for the 3rd and 4th of June.

Very best wishes,
Sophie




Posted on 20/05/2016

 


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Marvel Avengers Casting


We're looking for children aged 7 to 9 for paid, non-speaking roles in four national and european TV commercials shooting in Norfolk this summer.

Casting days 1st - 2nd June 2016

The JMS Group studios, Hethersett (near Norwich) NR9 3DL

Call 01603 819204



Posted on 19/05/2016

 

Mad Science West Midlands


www.madscience.org/westmidlands

Recruiting Actors
Ten Actors Wanted For Special Events Shows, After school clubs & Workshops During September 2016 Warwickshire
Paid: 12 week contract minimum


We are looking for 10 Actors Wanted for Special Events (shows and workshops) during September 2016

All training will be given.

Actors will be playing Mad Scientists!

You would need to be loud, bubbly, out going, and enjoy working with children.
Events will be similar to TIE

Payment: £20 per hour for after school clubs, & £80 per day plus expenses for full day work in schools

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by the UK National Minimum Wage Act.
Other Roles Available:
15 Mad Scientist Actors in Warwickshire for workshops, afterschool clubs, and TIE shows
Must be able to Drive and have own car
Any gender, aged 18 to 35 from Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

Jasmine Hanlon
Regional Manager
Mad Science West Midlands
jasmine@madsciencewm.co.uk



Posted on 18/05/2016

 

The South Devon Players


www.southdevonplayers.com

Woodland or field location urgently sought for
Devon & Cornwall independent film
“Mordred”; a powerful Arthurian drama, all created by local people.


“I am what you made me become!” is the tagline of the film, spoken by Mordred.


Mordred is a locally made Devon & Cornwall film project, showcasing the skills of local actors and film makers, with a local non-profit community group from Brixham in Torbay, which has done historical drama for some years and is now moving into film projects in order to be able to showcase local work and local performers from across Devon & Cornwall, as a portfolio project for all those involved, to a wider audience than those who simply visit local theatres.

The film is an Arthurian story, centering on King Arthur's son Mordred, set in the early 6th Century, working with a lot of early legends and regional history. The full film budget (only possible as we have a lot of re-enactors on board!) is £2,000, raised from carboot sales, crowdfunding, ebay sales, school/ museum talks, and is mainly going on costumes for the non-re-enactors,, and keeping everyone fed and petrol covered, to locations.

Unfortunately, we have been let down over a critical location, and are urgently seeking a place to film in for up to four days, between June 21st and June 26th. This location appears in the film as “Isca”, Dark Ages Exeter. We have the offer to use equipment to create a period encampment, so while it would have been ideal to have a recreated settlement with roundhouse huts, we are also able to look for the use of an area of secluded field or woodland, and create it ourselves. Unfortunately we are finding it very hard to make contact with possible locations. We are able to travel anywhere in Devon or Cornwall. Due to being set in the 6th Century, It needs to not have modern houses etc in the background, and be away from busy main roads (due to sound), and be able to have access to a loo.
We are happy to pay our utility bills for water and electricity for the loo, and more than that, will be running raffles etc with the theatre shows (we have a theatre adaptation of this script in the autumn) , even special screenings, (once edited) etc to fundraise donations for the locations (this one and the others appearing in the film).
We would also be most willing to come back and film a video commercial/ promo for site owners during July/ August, for use online, or do full photoshoot for their website, if relevant. As with everything else, all of what we raise is on an "open book" policy, all anyone needs to do, is ask to see what we have and what is being done with what we have.
Anyone who is able to help, is asked to contact us as quickly as possible on southdevonplayers@gmail.com
The film is an Arthurian story, centering on King Arthur's son Mordred, set in the early 6th Century, working with a lot of early legends and regional history. The full film budget (only possible as we have a lot of re-enactors on board!) is £2,000, mainly going on costumes for the non-re-enactors, and keeping everyone fed and petrol covered, to locations.

Contrary to the usual glamourous medieval settings for many Arthurian adaptations, with knights in gleaming plate armour, and ladies in stunning court dresses; this drama is set within a very different landscape.
Following the departure of the Romans from Britain, the Southwest again became the Celtic kingdom of Dumnonia. At this point in history, the Saxons were raiding along the coast, much as the Vikings did, centuries later. Set against this backdrop, Arthur and his warriors, fight to defend Dumnonia, against invasion.
The timeline for this film came originally from the entry for the year 537AD in the Annales Cambriae;
537 The battle of Camlann, in which Arthur and Medraut fell: and there was plague in Britain and Ireland. (“Medraut” was the name that in later legend, became Mordred. We went with the later name “Mordred” simply so that it would be more recognisable to modern audiences.)
The Southwest is linked to a wide number of legends connected with King Arthur, and as we researched, we found yet more old stories, both of Mordred, and and of other, Mordred-like characters who almost never appear in modern adaptations of the legend. Piecing these together, against this dramatic, ever-changing landscape of the Dark Ages, and using peripheral history of the times – for example; as the Saxons began to expand their kingdom of Wessex, Cynric, who was the first king of Wessex, is also an important character in our drama – we created our own version of the legend, with a lot of the backdrop which would have existed in the time it is set.
After months of research, rehearsing and training, the cast are really excited to begin filming at last, and it would be the end of a very committed, strong group, to be unable to make the film due to needing one location!

The group running it, The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company, from Brixham in South Devon, also founded by Laura Jay, has a proven track record over 10 years of producing historical theatre and film, working from the early days of raising £80 from a carboot sale and using the backroom of a pub for rehearsals.

The large cast ranges from Julie Tetley playing Gitta; Morgan le Fay's maid and co-conspirator, and thirteen year old newcomer Reece Whitehouse playing King Arthur’s “legitimate” son, Duran, in their first ever major acting roles (in fact the first ever role for Reece), through our more experienced actors Rich Sandford who stars as Mordred, and Guillaume Rivaud, who plays King Arthur, right over to “Iron” Mike Mitchell, who, after holding 5 “Mr World” and 2 “Mr Universe” titles with the World Fitness Federation, went on to the world of acting and has appeared in films such as Gladiator, Braveheart, Skyfall, Apocalypse Z – and the TV soap Emmerdale.

The project is already gathering international interest, with three articles in New York – based arts magazine NY Elite, and Hollywood-based film production magazine Max-It, as well as various online interviews and podcasts.

The South Devon Players have an unusual raison d'etre; exemplified, in this project. The group, which started out as an amateur dramatics theatre group, specialising in historical and mythological drama, are a group of local career-orientated actors and creatives, who are unable, for various life reasons, or lack of resources, to move away to large entertainment hubs such as London, to make careers there.

It was considered very important to make sure that we were not making “just another King Arthur film”, and to find a unique adaptation. While novels have been written from Mordred's point of view, to our knowledge, this has never been transferred to film. That, coupled with spanning Devon and Cornwall, and delving into earlier and less known legends, has created an all new version of the legend.



Posted on 18/05/2016

 

CAODS


Barnum

CAODS Barnum - Chap needed for ensemble!


Roll up, roll up....and Join The Circus!!

CAODS are seeking a chap to join the cast of 'Barnum' for their production 27 Sept - 1 Oct 2016 at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford.

You will need to be a 'mover' but no need for a Wayne Sleep! This is a fantastic show with lots to do for the ensemble including learning some circus skills! We are a very friendly society and we rehearse Wednesday and Friday evenings, plus some Saturdays for setting calls with the Director at the CYGAMS HQ, Meteor Way, Chelmsford.

If you are interested, please see our website www.caods.com for more information about our society and get in touch with us at caods1@googlemail.com.

See Barnum Call Sheet here




Posted on 17/05/2016

 

Associated Studios

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Associated Studios - Part-time Musical Theatre Course


Associated Studios was founded in 2007 by leading vocal coach Leontine Hass. Over the years organisation has grown rapidly and established itself as a leading training provider.

One of the most popular courses we run is a 7 Month Part-time Professional Development Course which runs on Sundays (from 1pm to 8pm) and Monday (from 9.30am to 5.30pm). This course is ideal for trained professionals and talented amateurs who wish to hone their vocal skills, build their repertoire, learn or improve dance ability, study acting and get a real grounding and understanding required by a triple threat performer.

Students work with practicing industry professionals including agents, casting directors, directors, producers, vocal coaches, choreographers, acting tutors, performers, musical directors and marketing consultants.

The course starts on Sunday 4th September 2016 until Monday 21st November (12 weeks), followed by a nice long Christmas break, resuming on Sunday 19th February until Monday 12th June (16 weeks).

The cost of the course is £5200.00 and after a 25% deposit is paid to secure the place, tha balance can be paid by installments as agreed with us.

We are holding our final auditions for this course and I felt sure it might interest some of your members who have great voices and who might like the wonderful opportunity to work with an illustrious group of people.

The minimum age is 18 but there is no maximum age limit.

If any of your members would like to apply they should send their CV and photo to info@associatedstudios.co.uk as soon as possible.

We also offer Foundation Courses in Musical Theatre and Opera (4 Months part-time). One year Part-time Opera Course, One Year full-time Musical Theatre course and a 2-Year Musical Theatre Diploma Course.

For full details of our work please visit our website: www.associatedstudiso.co.uk



Posted on 17/05/2016

 

WANTED : Men 20-50 with upper body tattoos, to assist in photo exhibition in late August.


Foyle Photography
Flickr
Londonderry
Contact: 02871344536 or foylephotography@gmail.com

Also photos taken for guys who are interested in having a portfolio made of themselves, with a view to doing some acting work.

COST: Tattoo projects are paid up until £30 per hour studio time or 'no charge' for model/portfolio work.

Indoor shoots done on Wed/Thurs weekdays or weekends.
Outdoor shoots, subject to weather.

Can travel.




Posted on 16/05/2016

 

Henley Drama Festival 2016 List of awards:



Class I Open Kenton Drama Award
Maidenhead Theatre Guild. The Dreaming

Class I (Runner Up) Weatherhead Award
Sinodun Players. Too Long an Autumn

Class II (All Women) Charlotte Thomas Award
Shared Intent. Helen

Class III (Senior Youth) Reg Judd Award
Didcot Phoenix Drama Group. Fragile

Class IV (Junior Youth) Daphne Marshall Memorial Award
Young Theatre. The Shadow. Of the Giants

Class V Best Original Play John/Doris Clive-Spencer Award
Shared Intent. Helen. Thomas Maddren

SPECIAL AWARDS
Best Presentation Dorothy & Arthur Sharp Award
Shared Intent. Helen

Best Actor Henley Standard Award
David Choules. Maidenhead Theatre Guild

Best Actress Hannen Award
Marilyn Johnson. Sinodun Players

Best Supporting Role Clive-Spencer Award
Sarah Pickering. HAODS

Best Performance Class III Young Award
Tasha Moar. Didcot Phoenix Drama Group

Best Performance Class IV Cecil Hole Memorial Award
The Cast of Shadow of the Giants The Young Theatre

Best Supporting Class III/IV Joanna Jones Award
The Cast of The Beauty Manifesto. Stageworks

Adjudicators Choice Jean Sutherland Memorial Award
Home Free. Young Theatre
Magic Moment Diamond Shield Award
The Drunk Scene. Friendly Bombs




Posted on 12/05/2016

 

Acting Opportunity for Charitable short film


We are delivering a video for the National Youth Advisory Service (NYAS), which offers advice to young people in foster care. A group of their young people have written a short script and with our support will produce a short film about issues around foster care. It will be shot in Sussex.

We are looking for a male actor who is aged 18+ who looks young (about 14). We do not have any preferences as to colouring, height etc. Filming will take place from the 31st May – 2nd June 2016. We can pay all expenses.

The final film will be used by NYAS to promote their work and also educate other bodies about the issues of foster care.

This is the main role of the short film which will run for about 7 minutes.

Please email rachael@vividecho.co.uk with a CV and a link to showreel if you have one.




Posted on 12/05/2016

 

**New ITV Show - Challenge Me**



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Challenge Me is a brand new entertainment show for ITV with Stephen Mulhern, and we're looking for ordinary people with some extraordinary skills to take on some amazing challenges for a cash prize.

Do you have a unique skill or unusual party trick or know someone who does? Something that no one else can do? Could you use that skill to take on a huge challenge and win cash in the process? If this is you or someone you know APPLY NOW for Challenge Me - a brand new ITV gameshow. We’re looking for ordinary people with extraordinary, unusual or downright bizarre skills. You might be able to identify cars by hearing their engine, your Nan might have an unparalleled knowledge of Corrie or perhaps your son can play piano with his feet. No skill, trick or talent is too weird or wonderful for our show! No age limit!

*Must be available for filming various dates in July 2016*
To register and complete an application form, go to: www.itv.com/beontv/shows/challengeme




Posted on 11/05/2016

 

Greater Manchester Drama Federation


Irene Rostron RIP

It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the death of Irene Rostron.

Irene was a great supporter of Amateur Theatre and was for many years an adjudicator with GMDF and many other Festivals throughout the UK. She was also a member of GoDA and an accomplished director, actor and writer.

The GMDF Board offers its sincere condolences to her husband Dennis and family at this very sad and difficult time.

Irene's funeral is on Friday 20th May 3:15pm at Stockport Crematorium.




Posted on 11/05/2016

 

Short Film


Hello,
My name Grace Fellows and I’m from Gloucestershire College. I am currently preparing to film a short film for my Final Major Project. Our film is called You’re A Women Now, Girl. We are currently looking for 8 to 10 extras to play in our film for a classroom scene. Theses actors, male or female, need to look around 12 to 14 years of age. We would be grateful for anyone who is interested. The shooting dates are the 1st of June for a maximum of 5 hours (including breaks). We will be filming at Barnwood Park Art College in Gloucester.
Thank you for your time,
Grace Fellows grace.fellows213@gmail.com




Posted on 10/05/2016

 

Volunteer Request for Royal Cornwall Show


We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been chosen as Charity of the Year at the Royal Cornwall Show this year (alongside Cancer Research). This brings great opportunities for us to raise our profile, meet people, tell them what we do and to collect donations around the showground. The latter of course needs lots of volunteers and I wondered if you might be able to help us with that.

Ideally we’re thinking of collecting donations from midday onwards and especially towards the end of the day, at the main exhibits, halls and main exits. Do you have any cadets/members who will be at the showground, who might be able to help us by having a bucket and tabard and collecting for a few hours? They do need to be over 16yrs old but other than that, we ‘re really very grateful to anyone willing to help us.

You might be aware, that our services are free of charge to our patients but we receive only 16% funding from the NHS. This covers just 86 days of care per year so from 27th March each year, we rely entirely on the support of the general public to help keep our hospices running. Our clinical teams provide very specialist Palliative care at Mount Edgcumbe in St Austell and St Julia’s in Hayle and also in Cornwall’s hospitals and nursing facilities and in people’s homes. We also run a 24 hour advice line for other healthcare professionals who need our support.

Any help will be very welcome so please let us know if you think you could help us out.

Many thanks in advance.

I look forward to hearing from you

Kind regards

Sarah Britton
Fundraising Administrator

Cornwall Hospice Care
01726 66868
Sarah Britton sbritton@cornwallhospice.co.uk




Posted on 10/05/2016

 

Broadway Masterclass


Hi there,
Kevin here, on behalf of Tony Award winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (original Angel in RENT on Broadway and film) and Broadway’s Tyce Green (Moritz in Spring Awakening, Chris in Hands on a Hardbody). I’m just kindly following up about these gentlemen visiting the UK from August 8th-12th. They would love to teach a masterclass at your theatre during their stay. As I've mentioned an overseas visit by these NYC Broadway artists provides a unique opportunity for your actors; we’re flexible and we want to work with you to make this possible. :)

The artists would come to your theatre to work with you and the performers on either a specific show you’re rehearsing and/ or work individually with your performers on audition technique, acting through song, and provide unique insight to the vocal/ acting process based on their experience working in the Broadway industry. Generally, this is around a 3-4 hour class in which you perform numbers and receive feedback, as well as an ongoing Q&A. The format, numbers, and questions you have can be completely tailored to your unique needs (ie. solos, group numbers, duets, blocking, scene work, character analysis, etc.). There is also an additional option to add a performance from the artist.

SFNY (Straight From New York) is located in NYC and represents multiple Tony Award winning and nominated Broadway artists. We frequently reach out to theatres in an attempt to make these kinds of opportunities available, either for show-specific workshops or audition masterclasses. We work with various budgets and because of the unique nature of this overseas visit, we will work with you on finding a cost-effective option.

Let me know if this is an interest/possibility for you, and I'd love to talk further! :)

For interactive examples, you can check out @sfnyusa on Twitter and Instagram!

Kind Regards,

Kevin Bianchi | Booking Coordinator
E: kbianchi@straightfromnewyork.com




Posted on 10/05/2016

 

Stamp Your Feet! The Musical looking for cast members


Stamp Your Feet! The Musical are looking for 2 female singer/dancers (tap will be an advantage), aged 17- 20 from the Stamford area to join their production in September at the Corn Exchange Theatre, Stamford. Rehearsals will be in Grantham.

We are also looking for a young male actor to take the role of 'Dave the drummer' , singing and acting required with drum 'miming'! Aged 18-22 from the Stamford area.

Please contact Sonya on 07902808174 or visit:
www.facebook.com/stampyourfeetthemusical
www.stampyourfeetthemusical.co.uk




Posted on 10/05/2016

 

Waltham Abbey Theatre Company is giving away its props and staging materials


Waltham Abbey Theatre Company are disbanding after 90 years, as it has become increasingly harder to stage productions due to rising costs. Because we are disbanding, we have decided to give away our props and staging materials to local drama groups (if they want them!). This includes a variety of items including 200 hats, lots of props, paints, backdrops, flats etc.

We are going to display what we have on Sunday 15th May from 12pm till 3pm, so we are inviting local Drama Groups to come along, and take what they want.

We are not charging anything for the items, although we would appreciate a donation (no matter how large or small) that we can pass on to a local charity.

The details are as follows:

15th May 12pm - 3pm

Waltham Abbey Community Centre, 46, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1QD

Tania Oram (WATC Secretary) taniasharman000@hotmail.com




Posted on 09/05/2016

 

Perform at Wembley this June!
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the performance has been cancelled.



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I'm working with a director, Mark Murphy, who directed the Glasgow Commonwealth Closing Ceremony. He is currently directing a piece for the FA ahead of a friendly match at Wembley Stadium on Thursday 2 June.

We're looking for a 250 strong cast made up of men and women of all ages (16+) and I wondered whether you and those that you work with would be interested in this opportunity. All performers will be given a free ticket to the match as a thank you for taking part.

I hope you can be involved.

Best wishes,

Lauren
Lauren Barton
Freelance Producer // Production Manager // Coach
Currently working with Mark Murphy & National Theatre, London
Lauren Barton performatwembley@gmail.com




Posted on 08/05/2016

 

Money Matters Manager - Age UK Sutton
Needs help with a Scams Presentation


My name is Anthony and I am the money matters manager here at AgeUK in Sutton. The Money Matters service is a free service which we provide to the elderly residents in the borough in advising and raising their awareness of all things money related ranging from benefits, budgeting, fuel poverty and scams. We achieve this through workshop presentations and 1:1 advice services.

The reason for my contacting you today is for assistance with a scams presentation I have scheduled to give at the end of June. Scams is something that could effect anyone at anytime. A lot of the elderly are constantly targeted with numerous different types of scams and to reduce and prevent this it is essential to raise awareness. I hope to do so through the workshop, but would like to provide a workshop that is more than just talking at people. To provide a more interaction based workshop and believe an excellent way to do this is to include a couple of short role play act as part of the workshop and would like to enlist the help of anyone from your drama school who would like to volunteer and be involved in this.

I would be happy to meet to brainstorm ideas and provide more insight into this or even discuss over the telephone.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Anthony Mobee-Dumi
Money Matters Manager - Age UK Sutton
1/2 Lower Square, St Nicholas Way, Sutton SM1 1EA
Website: www.ageuksutton.org.uk
Telephone: 0208 770 5363
Anthony Mobee-Dumi moneymatters@ageuksutton.org.uk




Posted on 07/05/2016

 

Kentish Players (The)


www.kentishplayers.com

We are still looking for Men for Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde
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If interested please email Cara at secretary.kentishplayers@gmail.com for more info.




Posted on 07/05/2016

 

Ingatestone Musical and Operetta Group


www.imog.org.uk

We are still looking for Men for our auditions for Carousel on 19 May for performances on 6 to 8 October.

Contact: Lynne – 07812 662718 Sarah – 07751 029727 Anne - 07815 132369




Posted on 05/05/2016

 

Risborough Youth Theatre

Twitter

Jack and the Beanstalk audition forms are ready, if you have not got one and want one, please E-mail ryt08@hotmail.co.uk, or msg via Facebook and will forward it to you ASAP.




Posted on 04/05/2016

 

New Theatre Publications


Does anyone have any information on New Theatre Publications? I ordered scripts and a performing Licence about 4 weeks ago for a production that Stoke Climsland Amateur Theatrical Society are staging later this year. I have not received the items and have been unsuccessful in trying to contact them.
Any information would be welcome. Please contact either Paul Young (Director) at pqyoung@btinternet.com or Diane Young (SCATS Secretary) at dianeryoung@btinternet.com
Many thanks
Paul Young




Posted on 29/04/2016

 

CASTING CALL!!!


Bonnie Brae Productions presents
“My Blood Moving” depicts the fears and power struggles at play in the life of an ordinary Dundonian woman as she suffers stalking, abuse and miscarriage.

Locations – Dundee
Dates – Weekends in June/July
Expenses and food paid, time unpaid

Bonnie Brae Productions is looking for:
Boab – Late 30s/early 40s, Stoic Dundonian, husband and father, a very straightforward man.

Mr McInnes – 40's to early 50's. Wirey, snide, petty, awful. An office manager whose power has gone to his head. He takes his relative success as an entitlement to transcend his status. Fake and insecure in all aspects of his projected demeanor.

Erica McInnes – early 40's, Mr McInnes's wife. Defeated in spirit but crushing routine and the thumb of he husband/boss. A sad emptiness hangs over her which over the years has turned to distrust and hatred. Unsuccessful with children and suspicious or awkward around Audrey situtation.

“The Beast” - early/mid 20s, a tall large, physically imposing man with special needs.

Audrey’s Mum – Late 50s/60s, Has been through the mill and has disconnected from life due to years of abuse from her partner Gerald.

Gerald – Late 50's/early 60's. A large, short tempered man capable of physical violence at the drop of a hat. An irredeemable waste of space. Chains smokes, drinks, grumpy and intolerant of people in his way.

Non-speaking roles
Office employees x6 – a range of ages.
One must be male employee early 20s like a mini Mr McInnes

Shop assistant/Midwife/office employee – between 30 and 60
Little girl – 3-5 (face will not be shown)

Anyone interested please contact Imogen James at imogenjames4@gmail.com




Posted on 28/04/2016

 

Ashford Arts Centre

Ashford Arts Centre
ashfordartscentre.com

Ashford Arts Centre

Become a Member of Ashford Arts Centre and participate in voice-over's for everything from public service radio announcements to animated scenes to silent movies with live musicians accompanying the group! Ashford Arts Centre Actors perform at our festivals, participate in member-only workshops and sessions with industry experts. It's a club where you get to work and play behind-the-scenes as a community arts participant. It's just plain fun, great for your showreel (if you care about that) and a chance to actively support your local Centre for the Creative and Performing Arts in Ashford, Kent.
Ashford Arts Centre is a project of Kent Arts Television Film Music (KATFM) CIC.
bookings@katfm.org.uk




Posted on 27/04/2016

 

CALL FOR FESTIVAL PERFORMERS!!



I have a wonderful opportunity for Drama Groups. I am on the lookout for performers/actors to participate in pop up theatrical performances at Lunar Festival in Warwickshire.

I want to get this out to as many people as possible so that no-body is left out. Are you able to share this with your networks?

CALL FOR FESTIVAL PERFORMERS!!
IMPE.Productions have an extremely exciting opportunity for eccentric, off-the-wall, confident and experimental performers who are free from the 3rd-5th June 2016 to take part in the enchanting odyssey that is Lunar Festival.
We need actors to take on the roles of;
• The Lunar mascots; Stag, Mouse, Fox and Crow
• Mascot followers; 1 – 2 per mascot
• Office Clerks
• Pub landlord
• Womb babies
• Three belittling pigs
• Characters for an adaptation of a Brothers Grimm Fairytale (short children’s play)
Each character will have 2-3 short pop-up performances in and amongst the festivities to engage with audiences in a mischievous and surreal manner.

INTERESTED?
Please visit impe.productions/lunar2016/ or contact hayley@impe.productions for more info!




Posted on 27/04/2016

 

Radio Verulam



I am a presenter and producer for Radio Verulam. A commercial radio station that covers West Herts on 92.6fm and online at www.radioverulam.com

I present a radio show on Tuesday nights from 9 to 10pm. We cover musical theatre and plays both professional and amateur. I am looking to contact amateur drama groups around the UK to do features and to promote their productions on air with news, reviews, chat and music from the shows.

If any groups are interested in getting involved please contact Mark

Tel: 07861 299696
Mark Bilsby mn.bilsby@btinternet.com




Posted on 27/04/2016

 

DISTRICT 14
www.district-14.com
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DISTRICT 14

Community Youth Drama Company Launch in Wrexham


Students 7-19 welcome. From June, new youth drama company in Wrexham.
Beginning w/c Monday 6th June
Contact Andy on 01978 851007
for YRS 4-6/7-9/10-13
£5 per hour




Posted on 27/04/2016

 

Bristol Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic Society


FacebookTwitter Trial By Jury

INVITATION TO TAKE PART IN TRIAL BY JURY ON SATURDAY 24th SEPTEMBER


This is an open invitation to join BGSOS in a performance of Trial By Jury (and other G&S numbers) at the Newman Hall on Saturday 24th September.
Our intention is that we produce a semi-staged production of Trial by Jury in costume with principals performing ‘off-book’ and chorus members performing with a vocal score in one half of the performance, followed by a concert of other G&S ensemble numbers in the other half. We are going to perform a matinee and evening concert on the same day.
We are aiming to have eight rehearsals for this; the Tuesdays in July and September (with August off!) at our rehearsal venue in Bristol, and a final rehearsal on the day of the performance, and we would expect that singers taking part would be able to attend the majority of them.
In order to cover the costs of this event we are asking that visiting members pay £20 per person, which would help to pay for the hire of the hall, our accompanist and costumes for the performance.
If you would like more information then please contact chair@bristolgsos.co.uk



Posted on 25/04/2016

 

Filming music video in Portishead next week



Next week my group Record Scratch from Weston College will be producing a 40s style music video. Would any drama students want to attend for more experience.

We are looking for actors aged 16 - 50.
Pay would not be included but outfits would be as long as we could find out their clothing sizes as soon as possible.

Thank you very much.

Jacob Bryant - Record Scratch
Weston College
jacobbryant1357@gmail.com




Posted on 21/04/2016

 

Actors Required for Short Film



Hi- I am a Creative Media Production student studying at West Suffolk College and I'm currently working on a short film for my final major project, which will determine my overall grade. I am trying to seek out two main actors to help.

The short film will be taken from my own story, a psychological thriller following the relationship between an orderly and patient. I have chosen to film a scene where two orderlies discuss the treatment of the patients and the events which transpire within the facility.

I am looking for two male actors in their early to mid-twenties. I aiming to film during the first two weeks of May at the college, and would be willing to work around the actors schedule.

Any response would be much appreciated.

Thank you,
Jamey Collier
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Posted on 21/04/2016

 

Levin Brothers


www.levinbrothers.co.uk

Actor / Actress Wanted


Young actor or possibly actress needed to play the part of Robin (Roberta) Hood on Clumber Street Friday/ Saturday and Sunday 11:00 - 15:00
To promote the quirkiest new store place4

Sense of humour essential

City Centre Nottingham

aaron@levinbrothers.co.uk




Posted on 20/04/2016

 

Quince Players


www.quinceplayers.co.uk


Abigail's Party

Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh


The Quince Players may have been a little quiet since Christmas, but busy nonetheless. Our Spring Show, Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh is in the final stages of rehearsal.
I have attached two images alongside our press release for this week, in the hope you have some space to use something to help us publicise local theatre.
As always, I’d like to extend an invitation to you to come along and see the show on Thursday 5th May, our opening night in aid of charity. To book your ticket please contact Colin or Andrew at Box Office who will allocate you a complimentary seat.
Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh is a much loved play and brings the Quince Player’s 70th year to a close with a certain 70’s style!!
Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh is an iconic piece; many will remember the BBC Play for Today version which was aired in 1977 starring Alison Steadman as the glamorous Beverly, following a run at the Hampstead Theatre. An amusing satire then but perhaps now that almost 40 years have passed, there are laughs in places where there would not have been before. The 70’s was the first decade where the new middle classes invited neighbours in for drinks, often for the sheer pleasure of showing off their home and lifestyle.
This plot sees Beverly and Laurence entertain their new neighbours Angela and Tony and Abigail’s mother Susan whilst Abigail has a party. A formal beginning relaxed by a few ‘little drinkies’ lead to the couple’s true relationships being exposed. Of course the culmination of which leads to – well, if you don’t remember, you’ll just have to wait and see.
Retro fashion, for retro drinks, retro nibbles and retro music. Come and join the Quince Players for a gin & tonic, a bacardi & coke or a pint of light ale whilst being delighted by the talented cast.

For more information, visit our website.
Box Office 01344 874200



Posted on 20/04/2016

 

Make Believe Productions

Make Believe Productions
www.makebelieveproductions.co.uk

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We are currently casting the role of HOOK in The Return of Neverland!


Males, aged 18 to 28, must have some stage combat training.

Must be North West based, rehearsals and show will take place in Liverpool. You will be needed from the middle of May!

Send us your CV, Headshot & Showreel (If you have one) to:
Info@makebelieveproductions.co.uk




Posted on 19/04/2016

 

Strong Middle Aged Comedy Baritone Needed



We are looking to cast a strong middle aged Comedy baritone in a brand new musical called SWASH.
We rehearse in Braintree on Sundays and the show is being staged in Witham at the Witham Public hall in July.
Anyone interested can message me through FB
Gary Sullivan
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Posted on 15/04/2016

 

THE FEAST

The Feast

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we're looking for families to take part in a new ITV food show.
Contact: feast@crackitproductions.co.uk or 0203 761 4659




Posted on 13/04/2016

 

Voice Overs



Hello,

This is Roxanne from The Gate Films, Manchester. I wondered if you could help me please?

We are looking for some students that might want to help us record as Voice Overs.

We need to record some authentic Spanish (x2), Italian (x2), German/Austrian (x3), French/Belgian (x3) voices, chanting football chants.
We thought it could be an interesting experience for Arts, Media or Film students as it will be recording in an edit suite and it's for a commercial we have filmed, they could get some contacts, see how we run things etc.

The voice overs will be recorded on Wednesday 20th, 9:30-11:30, at Media City. Each person will get £150.

Thank you very much,
Roxanne Barker
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
The Gate Films, 4 Naval Street, Manchester, M4 6EW
Email: roxy@thegatefilms.com




Posted on 13/04/2016

 

Somersham Carnival need an Amateur Group to perform film scenes



Good morning,

I am part of Somersham Carnival Committee and this year the theme of our Carnival is “Great Films”. I had an off the wall idea that it might be fun to have a local Amateur Dramatic group attend and act out some scenes from famous movies (I.e. the jewellery box scene from Pretty Woman – that kind of thing).

somershamcarnival.org.uk
www.facebook.com/SomershamCarnival

Is this something Amateur Dramatic groups would be interested in? It is all for charity so we’re happy for you to drum up interest in your group at the time.

Am I totally off my head to ask?

Thanks and regards,

Gil Rodger gilrodger@hotmail.co.uk




Posted on 12/04/2016

 

Looking for a specific actor



Hello,

My name is Maddie du Boulay and I'm currently a student at Gloucester University at my first year studying Film Production. We're looking for a man to look to be in his sixties to be a part of our film and I was hoping you would know where I could find such a person.
The character this person will be playing will be called Arnold who will be going through the decades from the sixties onwards. Once we find someone then I'll be more than happy to send them a script.
Now as we are students, we can't really afford to pay him an hourly pay but we'll be more than happy to cover transport costs if there are any, and to provide food on the day.
We are filming on May 10th, I agree it's sudden notice, but we did have an actor but unfortunately he can't act for us anymore so if anyone can help us anyway then I would be really grateful.

Thanks,
Maddie du Boulay maddie.dub@hotmail.co.uk




Posted on 09/04/2016

 

OGLER! Casting call



OGLER!
Short 8 min psychological thriller about the deterioration of a middle aged woman mental health, and her obsession with her neighbours..
Looking for:
1 female (early 20's)
1 Male (early 20's)
Travel and food provided!
Based in Bristol (near centre)
To be shot between 12th and 20th of april. (sorry about short notice!)
Please get in contact! would love to hear from you

sam_knight@outlook.com




Posted on 09/04/2016

 

Bromley Little Theatre

Bromley Little Theatre
www.bromleylittletheatre.org

Need to cast an Actor (female role) for Old Times by Harold Pinter


Production Dates: Thu 16 – Sun 19 June 2016 at Bromley Little Theatre
Rehearsals are due to start at the end of April, rehearsals take place at the theatre during weekday evenings.

This is for the role of Kate, because the person cast has unfortunately had to drop out,

Quick Synopsis: Kate is the partner/wife of Deeley and a former friend of Anna. Kate and Deeley are staying at a cottage and Anna joins them, what is not clear is how they all met, how they know each other, and who has the greater claim on Anna. This is one of Pinter's memory plays, and the themes centre around knowing how much we see and understand about the relationships between the characters, and if the characters are reliable narrators.

Kate and Anna were friends in their early twenties, this is some time after - Kate's playing age is 40-45.

Also look at: www.haroldpinter.org/plays/plays_oldtimes.shtml

Contact: batsonca@gmail.com 07739 825321



Posted on 07/04/2016

 

St. George's day/Shakespeare day


I am an activity coordinator at Amberley Court Care Home (Birmingham). I am writing regarding St. George's day/Shakespeare day on Saturday April 23rd 2016. I'm wondering if anyone could spare a few performance hours as a donation for our residents? I am aware it's short notice, but the person who was volunteering has let us down. Our service users range from 18-100, and most of them are big fans of drama and entertainment. We would be very grateful if you could help us out in any way that you can? Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing back from you.

Charlotte Davies.
07983674978.
Joseph.cutler@bupa.com
0121 440 4450.
charleighdavies@hotmail.co.uk




Posted on 06/04/2016

 

Child Actors needed for a Promotional Video


We are looking for a couple of local Bedford children, preferably approximately 6 years old, to take part in a promotional video for the launch of a new children's book by some local authors.

The shoot would take place on Saturday April 16th in Bedford, in a local book shop, and should take roughly half a day. It's very low budget, so I'm afraid there is no money in it though all expenses will be covered, but a good chance to be well featured and have a fun day filming.

If you have any interest please contact me at martin.galvin@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks,
Martin
www.newtonvideoproduction.co.uk




Posted on 05/04/2016

 

Actors needed for a short film


I am currently a student at the University of York and I am studying film and television production. For our end of year exams we are making a short film of about 5 mins long.

I am the producer for our film and we are currently looking for a male adult actor. We are filming on the 30th of April and the 1st of May.

If anyone is interested in taking part please contact me by email.

Kind regards,

Georgia Bagnall gb874@york.ac.uk




Posted on 05/04/2016

 

The South Devon Players


www.southdevonplayers.com

PRESS RELEASE: Announcing crowdfunding campaign for Devon & Cornwall indiefilm “Mordred”, showcasing local actors and local 6th century history /Arthurian legend


Announcing crowdfunding campaign for Devon & Cornwall indiefilm “Mordred”, showcasing local actors and local history /Arthurian legend

“I am what you made me become!” is the tagline of the film, spoken by Mordred.
How relevant that seems!
This production aims to not only showcase very heavily researched Dark Ages (6th century) history of Devon and Cornwall, linked to some of the very earliest and less known Arthurian legends, but also equally to showcase the amazing skills by local actors, filmmakers, and other production creatives - a lot of film work happens in the southwest but very often local people are passed over completely for roles, in favour of imported talent due to stereotypes of "local people being no-good". Since there are very few opportunities, we decided to make our own and claw our own way up.
There is a national campaign at the moment for the recognition of working-class actors, who on a national scale, not just locally to us, are often bypassed.
This production aims to prove that local Devon and Cornwall working-class actors are capable of great things, with a large, attention-grabbing project that has already been featured in the press not just locally, but in New York and Hollywood itself, and with interest, subject to the finished product from global film distribution companies.
In order to make the film the very best it can be, and to facilitate this high-quality showcase for local actors, the team are crowdfunding for the film to be the very best it can be. A wide range of perks are offered on the indiegogo crowdfund; ranging from £1 social media shoutouts through clothing, signed items, set visits, and film/ IMDb producer credits – all support is most gratefully received.
The crowdfund link can be found at igg.me/at/mordred2016/
Read more....



Posted on 05/04/2016

 

Witham Music Theatre

Witham Music Theatre
www.withammusictheatre.com

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Casting Call:-
We're currently on the hunt for a Mayor for our upcoming production of ROCK OF AGES! If you or anyone you know might be interested, please get in touch. Needs to be at least late 20's, early 30's or older. It's written as a male part, however if the right person comes along we could consider a female for the role as it's not too gender specific. Drop us a message on our page or email contact@withammusictheatre.com if you think you can help!
See detail here
Please feel free to message me Rhianna Howard via Facebook or email the address above should you be interested in this role ?




Posted on 04/04/2016

 

Open Casting - Paid Extras Wanted!


We are casting Extras for a film for TV called THE LAST DRAGON SLAYER shooting in and around the Oxford area from April - May 2016.
We are holding an open casting for people to pop along to on Monday 4th of April in Wallingford and would love to have as many local people involved as possible. It is a great opportunity for anyone remotely interested in film and TV or simply anyone who would like the experience and earn some extra cash!
If you, or anyone you know, would like to be a part of this exciting new project, and get paid for it, please come and say hello! We will take a photograph and contact details, very quick and easy!
What we are looking for...
Men & Women 16yrs and over.
You must have the right to work in the UK.
No experience is necessary.
All work is paid.
Please comment on Facebook (link below) if you are coming to the casting so I can get an idea of numbers.
Facebook Comment
If you are unable to make the casting, email info@2020casting.com
Please have the subject as 'The Dragon Slayer' with a clear photo and your contact details.

The Dragon Slayer

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Posted on 31/03/2016

 

British Theatre Challenge 2016


Hello,

Just a quick email to let you know the submission deadline day for Sky Blue's 'British Theatre Challenge' is fast approaching - only three days remain...

If you are able to share news of this via twitter or facebook using #BritishTheatreChallenge with a link to our website www.skybluetheatre.com/playwriting-competition we would very much appreciate it!

The British Theatre Challenge is an amazing opportunity. Sky Blue choose not one, but ten plays to be produced and filmed over two nights in a London venue. One of the winning plays is also chosen to be made into a short film!

John Mitton
British Theatre Challenge
Sky Blue Theatre Co.
British Theatre Challenge



Posted on 27/03/2016

 

Actors required


I'm currently studying at Furness College in Barrow in Furness and currently involved in the creation of a music video for a local musician. Throughout the production, we require 1 male and 1 female actors of around 30+, the two actors will be playing the role of a couple. Due to only being a student film, we will be unable to pay for the role, however we are offering actors the chance to work on a unique story, as well as give the experience and the opportunity to work with those with similar interests and the local music industry.
If you or know of anyone who is interested, email me at fcmgeorgiag@gmail.com and I will reply with any details or respond to any questions you may have.

Thank you,
Georgia.
Georgia Gomersall



Posted on 23/03/2016

 

Space Monkeys Improv

Space Monkeys Improv
www.spacemonkeysimprov.com

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Space Monkeys is looking for new members
Contact via website, Facebook or Twitter




Posted on 22/03/2016

 

The Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre


Actress Required for Christmas Eve in Major Production of Avenue Q - Dartford, SE London/Kent

In May the Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre in Crayford (Post code DA1 4NP) starts rehearsals for their major production of Avenue Q, which is in performance from 23rd June to 2nd July 2016. We are currently seeking an East Asian actress to play the part of Christmas Eve. Please could anyone interested in performing or who may know someone interested in performing (!) please contact the Director, Ben Gaston, for more details!

Ben Gaston
Head of Managed Services
ben.gaston@btinternet.com or 07866 019938



Posted on 14/03/2016

 

Banbury Cross Players


www.banburycrossplayers.org.uk


The Hollow

Photograph courtesy and copyright Jim Muller Photography.
Thanks to Haidee Williams and the Upton House staff.

MOST GLAMOROUS SHOW THIS SEASON

Tickets are on sale for what is being heralded as Banbury Cross Players’ most glamorous production this season.

Hot on the heels of an exciting (if chilly) photoshoot at Upton House, the Box Office has opened for Liz Riley’s production of Agatha Christie’s classic thriller “The Hollow” and demand has already been high.

Set in the Art Deco era, we would like to invite our audience to join us for a glamorous night out. Come along dressed in your finery and join the Angkatell family for 1930s style cocktails in the bar before the show.

The Hollow is the country home of the Angkatells. One Friday afternoon in September, six people arrive for a weekend stay - four cousins and the Cristows. Demanding film-star Veronica Craye is the seventh to – unexpectedly - arrive. The next morning, one of their number is dead. Everyone’s a suspect and it’s up to Inspector Colquhoun to get to the truth.

The show opens on 20 April 2016 and runs until 23 April 2016. Curtain up is 7.45pm - but do come earlier for that cocktail!

Tickets are available from The Mill Box Office on 01295 279002 or www.themillartscentre.co.uk/cms/event/90952

If you would like further marketing information or higher resolution copies of the photographs, please email contactus@banburycrossplayers.org.uk or call Linda Shaw on 07802 301726.




Posted on 14/03/2016

 

Birmingham Feature Film


I am producing a full feature film in Birmingham this year, and our shoot start date is the first Monday in August, lasting around four weeks. Our long term aim is to kick start a film making production company based in the Midlands. We have a very strong screenplay for our first foray.

I am looking to find local actors that are based in the Midlands. It fits in with the film set here and helps keep our accomodation budget as low as possible!

The budget for the movie is thirty thousand and we have a very talented film crew all onboard due to the strength of the screenplay.

We are paying a wage (£280 a week) and we will also be providing transportation costs throughout the shoot as well as being fed and watered on set.

We have a website that gives details on the story and we will be shooting on the Sony FS7 making it 4K.

www.jeztatopia.co.uk

These are the eight roles on offer.

Ashley - (22-30 age range)
The lead role and bad boy of the story. Confident, cheeky and without conscience.

Karen - (26-32 age range)
Single mother and girl next door type. Caring,loyal and lovely. As unaware of peoples deceit as she is of being guilty of it.

Sophie - (22-28 age range)
Karen's sister, the naughty slightly younger one of the two. Always happy to outdo her more worthy sister.

Danny - (22-30 age range)
Sophies boyfriend. Insecure, possessive and lacking confidence.

Charlotte - (8-12 age range)
Sweet and lovely.

Ashley as a boy - (8-12 age range)
Shown in flashback. He is shy and an innocent.

Ashley's Father - (28-35 age range)
Working class guy, a little conventional and struggles without his partner.

Ashley's Mother - (28-35 age range)
A flirty, non working woman who struggles with domesticity and responsibilities.

Can you help? Could a notice be put up at your acting classes giving details?

Best,
Mark Wilson jezta@hotmail.com



Posted on 14/03/2016

 

The South Devon Players


www.southdevonplayers.com

Press release: local actors appear alongside international star in Torbay-created Arthurian drama film

Castings for local film and theatre show “Mordred” announced, starring local actors alongside international star from Skyfall!


Mordred

“I am what you made me become!” snarls Mordred, as he confronts his father, King Arthur.

How relevant that seems!

After already months of planning, research, scripting, and advertising, this production, created by local people, and being made soley in the Southwest, was cast at the beginning of March.
The audition day, which was widely advertised, was as well subscribed as we had hoped – in fact, due to demand, we had to run other sessions through the day, as well as the one advertised in the evening, in order to make sure everyone was seen.
There was a huge amount of incredible talent, to the point that discussions then ran until almost midnight, among the casting panel, but, after a non-stop 11-or so hours, we had a cast list. The next task was to contact all selected actors, and offer them roles. By Wednesday, that process was done, and the final cast in place.
And what an amazing cast. It ranges from Julie Tetley playing Gitta; Morgan le Fay's maid and co-conspirator, and thirteen year old newcomer Reece Whitehouse playing King Arthur’s “legitimate” son, Duran, in their first ever major acting roles (in fact the first ever role for Reece), through our more experienced actors Rich Sandford who stars as Mordred, and Guillaume Rivaud, who plays King Arthur, right over to “Iron” Mike Mitchell, who, after holding 5 “Mr World” and 2 “Mr Universe” titles with the World Fitness Federation, went on to the world of acting and has appeared in films such as Gladiator, Braveheart, Skyfall, Apocalypse Z – and the TV soap Emmerdale.
This amazing cast, have already begun working together in a highly energised, collaborative team, where regardless of experience, or age, everyone has come together to put a thousand percent into rehearsals and workshops for the production.
Rehearsals now happen twice a week, each time running over different scenes, alongside training sessions for historical combat, acting and all other skills needed by the cast to portray their characters.
“Mordred”, is set in the 6th century, a time of strife, after the Romans had withdrawn from Britain, and the native peoples are defending their shores against Saxon incursions. Careful research into what is known of the period, has been undertaken, and linked with some of the earliest legends about King Arthur, and Mordred, as well, to create this production.
King Arthur has ruled Dumnonia, the South-west peninsula of Britain, after being chosen as the Pendragon, after his defeat of the Saxon sea-wolves, at the Battle of Badon Hill, at the age of sixteen. His elder sister, once the Arch-druidess of Dumnonia, Morgan, consumed with jealousy, plots against the Throne, and is banished from Dumnonia after the deaths of Arthur’s first wife Anna, and his baby son.

Many years later, a young nobleman is found, poisoned, on the moors. Brought to the fort town Isca, by Arthurs warriors, he is revealed to be Mordred, illegitimate son of King Arthur and also the victim of plots by Morgan. Father and son slowly come to trust one another, and eventually, Mordred, who is well liked by most of Arthur's followers, is chosen as Regent of Dumnonia, as Arthur battles a second Saxon invasion.

Unfortunately, not all of Arthur's enemies are on the battlefield.
The drama tells how two equally honourable men came to hate one another, and how that hate to lead to a disastrous war.
Set against the backdrop of the post-Roman Celtic kingdom of Dumnonia, present day Devon and Cornwall, struggling to survive against the Saxon invaders, this is a dark, gritty drama, supported with an impressive team of performers, historical reenactors, historians, and a film crew ranging from students at Exeter College, through writing, research and direction, by Arthurian-afficiando, actress/director and Masters graduate from the University of Exeter; Laura Jury, and the ambitious Simon Knight, Director of Photography. The team is supported by the sound track composer, Michael Klubertanz, from Germany, the only team member from outside the Southwest of England, who is composing the film sound-track using only instruments which would have been in use in 6th Century Britain
The final aim of the production is to gain international exposure – and hopefully employment - for local actors and creative talent. As our team's history is also in doing theatre, a touring theatre production will take place in locations around Devon and Cornwall, in September 2016. The project already gathering international interest, with three articles in New York – based arts magazine NY Elite, and Hollywood-based film production magazine Max-It, as well as various online interviews and podcasts.
The South Devon Players have an unusual raison d'etre; exemplified, in this project. The group, which started out as an amateur dramatics theatre group, specialising in historical and mythological drama, are a group of local career-orientated actors and creatives, who are unable, for various life reasons, or lack of resources, to move away to large entertainment hubs such as London, to make careers there. For many years the Players have specialised in theatre, performing locally at the Palace Theatre in Paignton, and the Edge in Brixham, but now want to bring their work to the film circuit to publicise the fantastic skills of local southwest actors and “behind the scenes” creatives across the world. The belief of the Players is that in order to find opportunities, they must first create their own.
Filming will take place in May and June 2016 around Devon and Cornwall, with the theatre performances taking place in September 2016 .
It was considered very important to make sure that we were not making “just another King Arthur film”, and to find a unique adaptation. While novels have been written from Mordred's point of view, to our knowledge, this has never been transferred to film. That, coupled with spanning Devon and Cornwall, and delving into earlier and less known legends, has created an all new version of the legend.
Not that creating a production of this scale is easy. While grants are being applied for, and traditional crowdfunding sources are being applied to, you cannot put all your eggs in one basket. Cast and crew members are involved in a wide range of fundraising activities, ranging from small amounts from tombolas and face painting at fetes, and selling on ebay, through to a film/ scifi/ fantasy convention, grant applications, cabaret shows, ebook publications and more.
For costumes and props, It is also a case of keeping one eye on the history book and the other on what reclaimed fabrics and items can be remade, and adapted. We have to thank so many people who keep an eye out for second hand things that we can do this with.

This is an ambitious project, taking not just every ounce of creativity on screen, but also in the planning and logistics behind-the-scenes.



Posted on 14/03/2016

 

Are you single and looking for love?
Have you ever wondered if it was possible to fall for a stranger in just half an hour?


Hello, I hope you don’t mind me contacting you. I am Casting Researcher at a TV company called RDF. We have produced a number of shows including ‘Shipwrecked’, ‘Secret Millionaire,’ & ‘The Inbetweeners’ and are now looking for single men and women across the nation to audition for the hottest new dating show of 2016! If you know of a great single characters, please do pass our message on/share on social media!

This is a dating show with a difference that dares to ask if it's possible to fall in love with a complete stranger in just 30 minutes. Inspired by studies from American psychologist Arthur Aron, we’re aiming to carefully match two single people together in an exciting and unique scenario.
We're looking for lovely, fun and out-going individuals that are single and looking for love If this sounds like something which may be of interest to you, please email dating@rdftelevision.com with a little bit about yourself:

• Name
• Age
• Telephone Number
• A bit about you (optional)
• Audition Location preference:

London
Birmingham
Bristol
Newcastle
Manchester
Liverpool

or call us on 020 7013 4276 for an application form.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS *FRIDAY 11th MARCH 2016*

We look forward to hearing from you!

Undressed

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Posted on 02/03/2016

 

Banbury Cross Players


www.banburycrossplayers.org.uk


The Regina Monologues

Be part of Banbury Cross Players’ Festival Production

The Regina Monologues

Calling all Ladies. There’s still time to be part of Banbury Cross Players’ Festival Production - the funny, moving and provocative “The Regina Monologues” by Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer. The play will be performed at The Lighthorne Drama Festival on 10 June 2016 and at the ODN Festival in Abingdon, the same week.
“The Regina Monologues” surrounds six modern women with one thing in common. Each tells their story and shares their experiences of miscarriage, love affairs and betrayal with humour, pathos and a great deal of wine. The lives of the six wives of Henry VIII are brought right up-to-date in this clever and contemporary re-imagining.

Available roles as follows:
Cathy (of Aragon) - the discarded wife (40s to 50s)
Annie (Boleyn) - the faded beauty, worn out by partying (30s to 40s)
Jane (Seymour) - pale and vulnerable, with an air of simplistic naivety (20s to 30s)
Anna (of Cleves) - striking and intelligent, looks older than her years, wears a wig (30s to 50s)
Katie (Howard) - sometimes vulnerable and childlike; sometimes the assured teenager (late teens/early 20s)
Katherine (Parr) - the composed widow, determined and single-minded (30s to 40s)

The main rehearsal period will start from 25 April and will be 1/2 rehearsals per week. There are no set nights currently and, due to the nature of the play (short monologues) there is flexibility in the rehearsal schedule.
If you are interested in being involved, or would like to have a look at the script, or talk to the Director about the production, please email: contactus@banburycrossplayers.org.uk.




Posted on 02/03/2016

 

Gantry Youth Theatre
www.gantryyouththeatre.org.uk


The award winning Gantry Youth Theatre is looking for tutors to join our team.

Strong Drama/English/Dance background, teaching experience helpful but training can be given to the right candidates. Minimum 2 hour blocks of work available, early evenings at Bitterne Park and Regents Park. Holiday workshops and directing opportunities

All successful candidates will need a DBS check which we will fund.

We are a registered charity and we believe, Southampton's oldest youth theatre. Our ethos is to encourage children to develop, build confidence and be the best they can. (Whilst having a lot of fun along the way)

Please email Linda Fox at gantryyouththeatre@gmail.com for further details



Posted on 02/03/2016

 


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