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Sportivate - Getting Young People More Active!

Leisure Services are now looking for providers who would be interested in running Sportivate projects from March 2015 onwards.

Sportivate gives 11-25 year-olds who are not particularly sporty access to six-to-eight weeks' of free or subsidised coaching in a range of sports. During the six-to-eight weeks those taking part can work towards an event or personal challenge and when the free or low-cost coaching has finished they will be supported to continue playing sport.
Sport England’s target groups for Sportivate projects next year are:

• Women and Girls
• People aged 19+

If you think this sounds like a programme your organisation would be interested in delivering, Leisure Services are on hand to support from the planning stage, to sourcing coaches and delivery agents who can organise sessions.

Please contact the Leisure Team if you require any further information – 01743 255071

Kind Regards,
Emma Tomkins
Sports Development Officer
Leisure Services

T: 01743 255095
M: 07990 085500
Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

Posted on 26/01/2015


Your Turn
Do you want to perform on our stage? Here's your chance!

Sat 7th Feb 5:00pm

Open to everyone: singers, dancers, musicians, poets, comedians, magicians ...

Any age, any talent!

Performances to be up to 4 minutes long.

Contact for a free audition slot / 01723 370540

Posted on 23/01/2015


Performing Arts Job Opportunities

I am currently casting for touring cabaret shows in the Cornwall area. I was wondering if this would be of any interest to any of the local drama clubs? I am looking for someone over the age of 18 who can pick up a tour van from Mullion, Cornwall.

I am looking for one Male performer to portray a pirate in our Big Box Fire and Illusion Show. He will also perform 'Spike' a fun kids character in children's show 'Rascals' and possibly perform in our UV Puppet show.

All disciplines are taught including Fire Art and Stilt Walking, The work is Cabaret work touring the circuit (holiday parks, hotels etc), so bookings are as and when they come in (mainly main season) they are all evening shows and are from 2 shows together too 2/3 weeks worth of shows.

We pay a very competitive rate per day cash in hand on a self employed basis.

We are also casting for the female part in all shows but we have a huge influx of CVs already, more are always welcome if you have girls who may befit from this kind of work opportunity.

Many Thanks
Eloise Bradbury
Operations Director
08445 001661

Posted on 23/01/2015


Veronica (Viki) Williams RIP

Message received from GMDF

It is with sadness that we have to announce the passing of Viki Williams.
Viki was a Hon Life Vice President and a longstanding Hon Secretary of GMDF.
Her funeral will be on Tuesday 27th January 1.00pm at Swann Lane Methodist Church, Cheadle Hulme.

Posted on 22/01/2015



We are looking for males 18-24 with very long hair for a television project.
If interested please send a recent photo plus CV to today.
Acting experience a bonus but not essential
Audition places are not guaranteed unfortunately.

Posted on 22/01/2015


Les Miserables: The Web Film Series
Les Miserables global internet film series launched by Torbay-based theatre company - D&CFilm

The Les Miserables web series from the South Devon Players is coming to an internet near you

In Devon & Cornwall film: DEVON-CORNWALL-FILM.CO.UK

Posted on 22/01/2015


Weston's Got Talent!

After the success of last year’s competition the talent show is returning for a second year!

Download the application form here to be returned by post to: Grove House, Grove Park, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 2QJ or drop it into the Blakehay Theatre. (Hardcopies available from The Blakehay Theatre)

The deadline for all applications is the 23rd January midday. Any applications received after this date will not be accepted.

Heats will be taking place on Friday 13/02/15 and Saturday 14/02/15 with the final being held on the evening of the Sunday 15/02/15.

Family and friends are welcome to attend the heats and watch. At the end of the each heat it will be announced who has made it through to the final!

All contestants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and complete the consent form at the end of the application otherwise their entry WILL NOT be accepted.

For more information please contact Zoe Scott on 01934 632575 or email

Posted on 21/01/2015


Stagecoach Theatre Arts (Beeston)

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Beeston would like to welcome new 'Early Stages' teacher Whitney Hancock to our school. Whitney graduated from the 'DeMontfort University of Leicester' after studying a combined degree in 'Dance Theatre Arts' and 'Business Studies'. Before university Whitney studied Musical Theatre at 'Leicester College' whilst finishing her last grades at 'Dupont Dance Stage School'. Whitney is extremely passionate about the arts as she has been dancing, acting and singing since the age of three. In her spare time she enjoys writing songs and keeps her acting up by consistently working within the film and TV industry as well as modelling. Whitney loves to choreograph and teach within all aspects of the arts and is very thrilled to be a part of the Stagecoach team.

Posted on 21/01/2015


AppliedTheatre MentalHealth Wellbeing

Applied Drama and Theatre sessions

Calling all far and wide across the county. We are inviting you to register you interest for Applied Drama and Theatre sessions in the New Year. You can email us at:, message us via our page or add us as a friend on facebook and send us an inbox message.
Our mantra for today, is express yourself! Why not try something new for 2015?

Posted on 21/01/2015


Child Genius 2015


Exploring the extraordinary lives of gifted children and their families – Child Genius returns for a third series!
Production company Wall to Wall Media is once again searching for the country’s brightest young minds to take part in a competition series to be shown on Channel 4.
The series will follow a group of children as they battle to be crowned Child Genius 2015 in a competition devised in association with high IQ society British Mensa and other leading children's education experts. Child Genius will also explore approaches to parenting and education, and what it can mean to be a high-achieving child in Britain today.

If you know an 8-12* year old who would enjoy competing for the much-coveted title of Child Genius 2015:
see terms & conditions, application form and 10 mind-boggling Brainbusters for your child to try at
*Please note applicants must be born between 01/09/2002 and 31/08/2006

Posted on 21/01/2015


Actress wanted for Leatherhead Festival

Actress wanted by local drama group for lead role in new play to be performed at Leatherhead Festival between 4th - 8th May Ideal age 45 - 60.
A big part playing an older lady plus a younger (same) lady in 'flashback'.
Reasonable singing voice would help!
Rehearsals around Staines area from February onwards.
Please email Jenny on or me if interested.

Posted on 20/01/2015


Cork Operatic Society

The Everyman and Cork Operatic Society are looking for male singers to form the Soldiers Chorus in our upcoming production of Faust.

We are searching for men to sing one chorus in this exciting production along with the COS chorus, full orchestra and concert band.
Performance dates are February 20, 21, 24, 27, 28 at the Everyman. Rehearsals will take place on Sundays, beginning on Sunday January 25th from 12-2 with a dress rehearsal on February 18th.
Please email to get involved.

Posted on 19/01/2015


Moving On TV seek their Jo

Hi we are looking for Jo for our Little Women set in 2010 uk.
We are filming a very exciting series adapted for this day and age,and we have all the girls apart from Jo.
We film in High Wycombe from Sunday 25th and after that up to end April.
The actress needs to be 18 to 28 and able to learn lines and work well with us,as well as be local to Wycombe Chilterns.
We can't pay but you get great showreels and opportunity to host your own shows.
Please contact or 07989408940
Thank you
If we dont cast by Sunday 25th we can postpone Jo's scenes and film later on once we find the actress.

Posted on 19/01/2015


Paid Work!
Film Extras Needed for
Jim Sheridan's
"The Secret Scripture"

Open Casting
Wednesday 21st January 10:00 - 17:30
GAA Club, Cois Abhann Centre, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny
086 272 3304

Posted on 19/01/2015


CATS-Community Amateur Theatrical Society

Join Us at CATS

We meet each Tuesday evening at St Andrews Methodist Church, Cnr. Simonsway/Brownley Road, Wythenshawe M22 0DW
Membership works out at ust 50p per week and for this you get out of the house. Learn about theatre. Meet new friends. Have social night out. "Walk the Boards"
Call 01619451051 or email

Posted on 19/01/2015


Hamlet 50% discount on full price tickets

We have a new show coming to London next month and would like to offer your members a 50% discount on our full price tickets.
Hamlet runs from the 16th of February a the Cockpit Theatre prior to tour (subject to confirmation of dates) and runs for a month.
Our website has a Friends of English Repertory page which is free to your members. Simple registration will ensure the discount and also make each Friend eligible for future discounts and competitions.

English Rep
English Repertory Theatre
Tel: 01628 601672
Fax: 01628 559812

Posted on 15/01/2015



Birdcage Theatre

BIRDCAGE THEATRE - PEFORMERS WANTED (singers, dancers and actors) for The Lion King Festival, staged at The Victoria Hall - Hanley in July 2015.

Classes run every Monday 6-11 years (5pm -7pm) and Tuesdays 12 -18 years (5.30pm-7.30pm) based at The Prince's Trust Centre in Hanley. Just £5 for 2 hour sessions. Master class with West End performers, technique workshops with industry professional choreographers, directors, musical directors and many more..

Sessions start Monday 19th Jan (6-11 years) and Tuesday 20th January 2015.

For more information or to register for a class at Birdcage Theatre please contact Artistic Director, Zoe Scott.
Email :
Mobile : 07872017007


Posted on 11/01/2015


Casting for a high profile feature film

POP are casting artists for a high profile feature film and looking for attractive/neat/sophisticated/international ladies and gents of 35+.
If you (or someone you know) matches this specific brief please apply at asap or email filming on this project will be in London.


Posted on 11/01/2015


Call out for female mixed raced actresses

Hi there,

My name is Georgia Lucas - Going and i am currently an Artist in Residence at the University of Bedfordshire in the Art and Design Campus.

I am filming a performance video on the 19th January in Luton at the University and need as many mixed raced females (Black and white) for the performance as possible. There are no age, weight restrictions. You just need to be able to cry and wear all black clothing.

Filming will take no longer than 90 minutes and i will provide all participants with head shots as a thank you and they will have copies of the performance for their show reel.

Please note the video will be exhibited in the UK and outside the UK, so exposure will be great!

My contact number is 07450221013

Please feel free to spread the word to other females you think may be interested, txt or email me.

I look forward to hearing from you all!

Kind Regards,
Georgia Lucas-Going


Posted on 09/01/2015


FREE TICKETS for Mel & Sue TV Show

We are currently booking groups to come and see Mel & Sue.

Grab your FREE TICKETS now and join Mel & Sue with celebrity guests like Dermot O’Leary.

Monday to Thursday - 12th-15th, 19th-22nd, 26th-29th, with two shows on a Thursday.

Monday to Thursday - 2nd-5th, 9th-12th, 16th-19th, with two shows on a Thursday.

You and your guests will be on the Applause Store Guest list with guaranteed entry.

Please e-mail or call 0871 987 1234 to get your group booked in.


Posted on 09/01/2015


Ucd Dramsoc

Jafar's Return

Palmerston, Ireland
We are delighted to announce that this year's 24 Hour Musical in Astra Hall will be Jafar's Return: A Twisted Retelling of Aladdin directed by Daragh Cushen.
What is the 24 Hour Musical, we hear you ask? The 24 Hour Musical is auditioned on Tuesday 27th January, cast the same evening, and on Wednesday 28th, the entire cast and crew come together and spend 24 hours putting the whole musical; set, lights, props, costume, acting, singing, dancing, together until the show begins on the evening of Thursday the 29th! And the best part is, it's all for charity!
We are so excited to announce the excellent team behind the musical:
Director - Daragh Cushen
Musical Director - Searain Ní Riain
Vocal Director - Joyce Murphy
Dance Captain - Aly Coyne
Stage Manager - Chris Casey
Keep an eye out for the event details to be released and for information about auditions and getting involved! Who says there's no second chance to play Iago? If you'd like to get involved backstage helping us create a Whole New World, email
We hope to see you there!

Posted on 08/01/2015


Chelford Players

Blithe Spirit

Chelford Players, Cheshire, looking for actor for role of Madam Arcati in Blithe Spirit. Reh Monday eves, perf x4 end March
Contact via Facebook

Posted on 07/01/2015


Alan Sharman Agency

Alan Sharman agency are currently looking to expand our extras/Walk on department to prepare for all of the TV/Feature films coming to the Midlands area this year. We are looking for a diverse team of artrists to present to clients.
Do you know anyone who maybe interested in this field of work and has previous acting experience?
If you do could you please follow this link -
If you do want to join the extras/walk on area can you please put in brackets (walk on) when applying on the site.
Kind regards
Ben Smith
Tel. +(44) (0) 121 212 0090
Office 6 Fournier House, 8 Tenby St, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B1 3AJ
Ben Smith


Posted on 07/01/2015


FREE COPIES of the comedy "Legends and Bridge"

Joan Crawford, Bette Davis and Judy Garland living together under one roof!

Contact Black Box Theatre Publishing:

Legends and Bridge GRT Act 1, part 2

“Foster’s light-hearted script scores some bitchy zingers. Nifty, colorful comedy filled with intrinsic wit and charm!” BACKSTAGE

“OUTRAGEOUS! One of the bitchiest cat fights this side of Dynasty. Campy farce exploring the fine art of Hollywood backstabbing!” –LA WEEKLY

"A recipe so packed with bitchy spices even the queens in West Hollywood will burn their tongues"--FAB MAGAZINE

"Wild and whacky! Bawdy, naughty and oh, so bitchy. Hilarious! Screamingly funny!" --TOLUCAN TIMES

"Pick of the week! Fun! Fun! Fun!" --VALLEY SCENE

"Legends and Bridge" is a comedy imagining former, silver-screen legend Joan Crawford (matronly, washed-up, and pickled on spiked Pepsi) who invites Judy Garland (recently fired from her CBS TV show) and Bette Davis (bitter at no longer being the "Queen of Hollywood") up to her Manhattan apartment in 1964 to live with her as they work on a "secret" film project.

For scripts or production rights contact

"Legends and Bridge" was produced by the Group Repertory Theater in 2002 playing for 11 weeks.


Posted on 21/12/2014


British Theatre Challenge
International Playwriting Competition

Sky Blue Theatre's one act playwriting competition is now in it's fourth year and accepting submissions for 2015 and with a five star review for 2014 performances from Down Stage Centre you can be sure your plays will be well represented.

Re-named The British Theatre Challenge, the judges for the competition will, as always, be choosing ten plays as winners which will be performed in a London venue and filmed in October 2015.

Why you should submit your play...
All 10 winning plays will be:
• Given a full performance in a London theatre!
• Filmed in performance by MiniMammoth Films!
• Given a written appraisal by a leading script publisher!
• The audience favourite play wins £250!
• In the past 2 years, 18 of the 20 winning plays were given offers of publication!

"Thanking you and the Sky Blue Theatre family for a wonderful experience with 'Daily Habits Mask Pain'. It will be published by Lazy Bee next year. Class all the way!" - Mildred Lewis
"My experience of the competition was very positive, and I am especially grateful for the chance to get published ... receiving feedback and appraisal from two such renowned publishing companies is invaluable." - Aviva Philipp-Muller

"I was so impressed with the professionalism of these two actors. I couldn't have asked for better performances in my play..." - Doc Andersen-Bloomfield
The British Theatre Challenge 2014 was a roaring success (videos and photos of the winning plays can be seen on our Facebook page This is an international playwriting competition with 3 simple requirements - Plays must be written in English for more than 1 character and with a running time of between 10 and 30 minutes. Email: Click here for full details


Posted on 19/12/2014


New dance competition coming to the North of England

2015’s the year that the RAD is Moving North… Next year will see the launch of an exciting new dance competition from the Royal Academy of Dance: Moving North.

Taking place in four locations across northern England – Bolton, Leeds and York for the heats, and Salford (Manchester) for the Final – we’re looking for budding young performers from all over the UK to join us to showcase and celebrate their dancing.

The competition is open to all* 8–18 year olds from the UK or Republic of Ireland, and you can compete solo, in a duo, or in a group (of up to 10 dancers in total.)

You can submit entries in one of four genres – ballet, jazz, contemporary, or street dance/hip hop – and the best performances from each heat will go through to the final at The Lowry in Salford.

The grand prize will be a VIP box at Dance Proms (to be held in London’s Royal Albert Hall in November 2015), as well as plenty of promotion of your act via the RAD’s global website.

The heats for Moving North will take place in:
• Leeds – 3 May 2015 (closing date for entries: 9 March 2015)
• Bolton – 10 May 2015 (closing date for entries: 16 March 2015)
• York – 21 June 2015 (closing date for entries: 13 April 2015)

The final will take place in the Quays Theatre at The Lowry in Salford on 18 July 2015.

Visit the RAD website and download an application pack.
* No RAD experience is needed but you must not be in full-time dance training or have professional dance experience.

Our mailing address is:
Royal Academy of Dance, 36 Battersea Square, London, London SW11 3RA United Kingdom

Posted on 18/12/2014


Actors needed

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

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

Thank you
Louise Giddings>

Posted on 17/12/2014


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

Posted on 15/12/2014


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

An invitation to perform...

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


Posted on 12/12/2014


Quince Players

Quince Players Supporting Operation SuperBen


Posted on 10/12/2014


WOS Productions

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

Posted on 07/12/2014


All's Well that Ends Well

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


Posted on 05/12/2014


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

BBC's Hair contestants and MODELS email:

See details here (BBC Website)

Posted on 05/12/2014


Royal Shakespeare Company - Dream 16 Project

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


Posted on 04/12/2014


New facility for Swindon
Can You Help?

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


Posted on 03/12/2014


Quince Players

Press Release Dec 2014:

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


Posted on 02/12/2014



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


Posted on 01/12/2014


New TV Show

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


Posted on 01/12/2014


Actors needed

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


Posted on 01/12/2014


Film Competition - Actors Required

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted on 26/11/2014


Stage Fighting Course

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


Posted on 25/11/2014


Come Dine with Me Couples

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

Posted on 25/11/2014


Sidcup Operatic Society

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


Posted on 25/11/2014


Film Shoot - Buckinghamshire - Hair&Makeup

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

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

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

Julia Berg, Producer


Posted on 21/11/2014


BBC4 festive series looking for Santa's

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


Posted on 19/11/2014


Community Space Needs Equipment

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


Posted on 19/11/2014


Calling character actors

North East Drama Groups,

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

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

With warmest regards,
Natalina Sutherland

Media and Community Fundraising Coordinator
The Children’s Foundation
T. 0191 282 0896
Twitter. @tcfcharity
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Sutherland, Natalina


Posted on 18/11/2014


Would anyone be interested in working as a Father Christmas?

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


Posted on 18/11/2014


Woodford Players

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


Posted on 18/11/2014


Heald Green Theatre Company

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

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


Posted on 18/11/2014


Quince Players

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


Posted on 17/11/2014


Garden Suburb Theatre

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


Posted on 16/11/2014


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


Posted on 16/11/2014


ITV Holiday Show - Merseyside Drama Groups

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

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

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

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

Anyone interested in taking part can contact us at or call us on 0203 0406905.


Posted on 13/11/2014


Time Will Tell Reminiscence Theatre Company

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


Posted on 13/11/2014


Theatre Books at a greatly Reduced Price

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

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

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

Gill and David Playne
(Gill writes as Gill Davies) Gloucestershire
01453 826190 -


Posted on 10/11/2014


Request/Help needed - Mon 17th November

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


Posted on 10/11/2014


Casting Call for 2 Lead Males - Short Film

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


Posted on 08/11/2014


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


Posted on 04/11/2014



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

CASTING is for
2 male characters
1 female

If anybody is interested contact me on : 07912795954 or


Posted on 04/11/2014


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

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

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

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



Posted on 04/11/2014


Casting Call - Checkmate

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

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

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

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

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

Ruth Houghton - Producer.


Posted on 03/11/2014


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