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Channel 4 - Mary Portas
My name is Janette Hodds I am an Assistant Producer at Optomen working on the new series of Mary Portas. I am in need of people to be Secret shoppers next week looking like Thursday 31st of July and Friday 1st of August for our new series. I was just wondering if any of your member maybe interested in taking part, we would only need them for a few hours for one of the day and we would be able to cover travel costs to the location, which is Stourbridge. The Secret shopper will have hidden cameras on them and they will be asked to test the costumer services skills of a shop in questioned. If anyone is interested in taking part please can you get them to email me at with their name and phone number so we can have a chat about it more in-depth.
Many thanks
Janette Hodds

Posted on 30/07/2014


Hat Trick Productions Ltd

Search for Contestants
Hat Trick Productions are working on a number of new game shows and are looking for contestants. If you are fun, outgoing and have good general knowledge skills then we are very interested in hearing from you.
If you, or anyone else you know might be interested in applying - please email for more details.
You must be over 18 to apply.
Many thanks
Katie Huggins


Posted on 28/07/2014


Sherlock World Record, 31st August Temple Newsam Leeds

Dear Theatre enthusiasts
I was hoping you would be interested in attending the Sherlock World Record in Leeds on 31st August at Temple Newsam, 12-4pm.
Please see our event website
We are not only breaking the Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as Sherlock Holmes, but we are also offering some fabulous entertainment, including music, dance, theatre and comedy. As well as book signings and special guests.
The event is raising money for the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre. Tickets are only £15 per head and every participant receives a Sherlock goody bag (consisting of a Deerstalker hat, magnifying glass and pipe). Under 5's go free. You can register online, via phone, 0113 206 4812, or if you wish, we can send you some leaflets to distribute to members?
I do hope you can join us.
The Game is On!
Kind regards
Clair Challenor-Chadwick
Managing Director
Cause UK

Posted on 28/07/2014



Hi guys and girls
We are making a feature film called Myrrdin - all about how Arthur and Merlin met when they were young. We are based in Sheffield and are shooting down at Butser Ancient Farm in early September. We need about 30 extras for a scene on one day - around sept 3rd - and can pay expenses only. We need people passionate about film and performance who are hungry for more experience and needing feature film credits. And who want to have a day of fun with us - a very entertaining scene with an evil wizard, young Merlin as a boy and even the death of a principle character!
Let me know please - ASAP - if you guys can help! We are looking for people to sign up ASAP so we can get your specs and provide you with the right costume.
All the best,
Rob Speranza
Producer Myrrdin

Posted on 28/07/2014


Stewarton Drama Group

Press Release for 'Bouncers':

Tickets for our Autumn 2014 production of 'Bouncers' are now available to reserve by email......and we've already received a number of early ticket reservations over the summer !
SDG will perform the play in the Stewarton Area Centre on Thu 9th, Fri 10th & Sat 11th October at 7.30pm.
To reserve seats - priced at £8.00 each which includes a complimentary glass of wine on arrival - simply email us at and let us know how many seats you would like to reserve and for which night.
An Ayrshire theatre company are all set to bring John Godber’s celebrated play ‘Bouncers’ to Ayrshire this Autumn. And news that the award-winning Stewarton Drama Group are staging the popular show has already sparked a rush for advance ticket orders.
The smash-hit comedy/drama will be staged in Ayrshire in the Stewarton Area Centre at 7.30pm on Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th October 2014 to open Stewarton Drama Group’s 42nd season of drama.

This fast-moving, night-time comedy is John Godber’s most performed work. It made the National Theatre’s list of the top 100 plays of the 20th century and is studied widely in schools.
Acutely observant, sharply funny, and often hard-hitting, the play relies on the four performers morphing throughout the play from menacing doormen to a gaggle of flirtatious handbag-wielding girls to lager-swilling, lairy lads and a myriad of other characters.
The audience are in for a real treat as they are taken on a compelling, and at times shocking, journey covering every aspect of the Big Friday Night Out, from its optimistic start, through the booze-fuelled nightclub mating games to the sober early hours reality as the world-weary bouncers sift through the debris of a night they’ve seen a million times before.
The talented quartet of actors who will portray the twilight world of the four doormen in SDG’s production are Jim Goldie who plays ‘Lucky Eric’, David Robertson who plays ‘Judd’, Brian Smith who plays ‘Les’ and Gavin Cook who plays ‘Ralph’.
Director of the show, Nancy McPherson said:
“I’m very excited to be directing this powerful play which certainly packs a punch.
“At times hilarious, it is also sometimes shocking, poignant and disturbing.
“The play never shies away from the harsh truths of urban night life and John Godber’s dialogue is always slick and authentic.
“In this production, I’ve tried to use music and movement to punctuate the many fast-moving scenes which are sure to engage the audience and keep them involved in this ground-breaking play.
“If you’ve never been clubbing, now’s your chance to experience it like it is !
“If you’ll have some idea of what you’re in for !”
All tickets for ‘Bouncers’ are priced at a flat rate of £8.00 each – which includes a complimentary glass of wine on arrival - and will be on sale every day at Stewarton Library from early August. Alternatively, tickets can be reserved NOW by emailing
A licensed bar of wine will be on sale throughout the evening.
The play contains adult content and is suitable for over 18s only.
DON’T MISS IT ! It’s gonna be a night to remember!
Kind Regards:
SDG Publicity Team


Posted on 28/07/2014



Come Dine with Me Couples
I'm working on Channel 4's Come Dine With Me Couples, and we are looking for fantastic food-loving couples from Middlesbrough, Stockton on Tees, Durham and Hartlepool to apply for our show.
The second series of the successful show takes place over three days with three couples from all walks of life taking turns to host the perfect dinner party. At the end of the week the winning couple walk away with £1,000!
We are coming to your area soon and we are currently looking for couples in Middlesbrough, Stockton on Tees and Hartlepool, Durham and the surrounding area to take part in the show. I've attached a copy of our poster to this email and I would be most grateful if you could pop it up on any staff notice boards you may have.
Equally if you know a couple who are keen on applying for the show please find attached an application form. Once filled in, this can be emailed directly to myself, along with a recent photograph of the applicants.
The shoot will take place w/c 8 September, 2014.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions - 0207 157 4874.
Download Application Form here
Kind Regards
Jen with Come Dine With Me
Jennifer Archer | Assistant Producer | Shiver
| ITV Studios | ITV plc / The London Television Centre, Upper Ground | London | SE1 9LT | Tel: 0207 157 4874 | | |
jennifer archer

Posted on 25/07/2014


Ravenshead Theatre Group

Cast Needed
Ravenshead Theatre Group are looking for 2 males between 18-25 and 1 female of the same age for an original comedy about friendship and loss.
We are a local group who perform 3 shows a year. I have just been given the go ahead to put on my play this coming May. Rehearsals start in February. We rehearse every Wednesday night between 8/10 (Nearer to the show we will be doing 7.30 starts) and a few Sunday mornings coming up to the show (3/4 max).
If you are interested, available through Feb-May and can get to Ravenshead in Nottinghamshire, then I would love to hear from you. Please note that this is voluntary, but an extremely friendly and fun group to be in.
Please Email me at or call/text me on 07557 525440. (If I don't answer, please leave me a message)
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kindest Regards,
Richard Kinnaird

Posted on 23/07/2014



Hi there
I work for the BBC where I am developing a short series on Amateur Dramatics Groups within the UK.
If you part of a distinctive and dynamic group and interested in taking part please contact with a short introductory paragraph about what brings you to the group and how it is different to your every day job. Pictures would be great too.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Miriam Newman

Posted on 23/07/2014


Banbury Cross Players

PRESS RELEASE : Banbury Cross Players

Press Release 322

Banbury Cross Players’ audience as well as cast and crew proved last night that “the show must go on” regardless of circumstance. Half an hour before curtain up for the opening night of Shelagh Stephenson’s The Memory of Water, a power failure hit The Mill theatre taking out all the theatre lighting and sound.

As Mill staff worked to discover the root cause (eventually found to have been an external issue) the cast and production team took the decision to continue with the performance.

The fluorescent lights of the theatre didn’t put anyone front of house off as none of the 60+ audience took BCP up on their offer of a refund or alternative night booking. The audience took to their seats and the cast put on what was described at the end of the evening as a “brilliant” performance by many who attended.

BCP extend thanks to their audience for their support this evening and to staff at The Mill who worked to resolve the issue. Power was eventually restored during the second half of the show and a Western Power vehicle was seen in attendance as the audience left.

The Memory of Water continues its run at The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park, Banbury, OX16 5QE until Saturday 19 July. Curtain up 7.45pm at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury. Tickets are available online or from The Mill Box Office on 01295 279002.
For further information contact or Linda Shaw on 07802 301726.

Posted on 17/07/2014


Fiction Foundry

Female Actor Required
We are looking for a female actor with a playing age of between 65-85 for a commercial being shot on Sunday 20th July 2014. This is a low paid part offering £50 to cover travel expenses. You will be required for no more than 3 hours from 7am. We can also offer showreel material and catering will be provided. Please feel free to call or email if you have any further questions!
Ben Keene (Producer) – Fiction Foundry
Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire
Contact: Tel. 07870 502904

Posted on 15/07/2014



July 13, 2014
The Castleton Festival is sad to announce the passing of its founder and artistic director, the conductor, composer, musician and mentor Maestro Lorin Maazel.
Maestro Maazel died on July 13, 2014 in, Virginia, from complications following pneumonia. Maestro Maazel had been at his home, Castleton Farms, rehearsing and preparing for his annual Castleton Festival. - See more at:

Posted on 15/07/2014


The Stirrings


I know this is probably a long shot and that I'm knocking on the wrong door, but I am trying to find out if there are any up and coming productions of 'The Stirrings'?

My 76 year old mother, who is a Yorkshire lass through and through, takes great delight in telling me stories of 'old Sheffield' The other day she started talking about a play she remembers called 'The Stirrings' (from the 50s I think) and how she would love to see it again.

Any information would be greatly received or if I could be pointed in the right direction to start digging, I would be very grateful.

Kind Regards

Mrs Morag Grant

Posted on 14/07/2014


Banbury Cross Players

PRESS RELEASE : Banbury Cross Players

Press Release 321

Banbury Cross Players will be bringing a different kind of weather to Banbury next week at the opening of their forthcoming production - the Olivier Award-winning The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson. One of the more unusual items the Props Team have been tasked with obtaining for the production is snow as the play is set in a Yorkshire Coastal town in Winter. This, as well as a coffin (thanks to JM Humphris of Banbury for their assistance with this) have made a change from the normal bedside lamps and crockery for the BCP Props Team.

The Memory of Water is the story of three sisters, returning to their childhood home where they are making final preparations for their mother’s funeral. Each sister has different memories of the same events from their childhood causing them to bicker about whose memories are true.
Performances run from 16-19 July 2014, Curtain up 7.45pm at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury. Tickets are available online or from The Mill Box Office on 01295 279002.
For further information contact or Linda Shaw on 07802 301726.

Claire Taylor, Trish Thompson and Helen Williams in rehearsal

Posted on 14/07/2014


Stewarton Drama Group

Stewarton Pantomime
We've had a few enquiries from our audience members and friends asking for the dates of the Stewarton Pantomime this year.
We're pleased to confirm that we have booked the Stewarton Area Centre, and the performance dates of the Stewarton Pantomime this year will be:
Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at 7.30pm
Thursday 4th December 2014 at 7.30pm
Friday 5th December 2014 at 7.30pm
Saturday 6th December 2014 at 2.00pm
Saturday 6th December 2014 at 7.30pm
Please note that tickets are not available to buy or reserve at this early stage, but we'll be sure to keep you informed.
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Kind Regards:
SDG Publicity Team
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Posted on 14/07/2014


Casting for John Lewis Advert

Hannah Simons Casting is looking for genuine couples between the ages of 65-75 for the John Lewis Christmas Advert.

The pay is £1000 per person and the casting is in London next week.

If anyone is interested please email your names, photos, ages and contact details by 11.07.14 to

Posted on 11/07/2014


Stage It - Seeks New Members

My name is Sue Thomas and I am a Drama Teacher and professional actress . I am looking for new members for a community theatre group called Stage It to start up in September in the Billericay Area .

Please email me at if you're interested.

Posted on 06/07/2014


Lauren du Mont

*** CALLING ALL Actresses/Presenters/Trainers ***

Kreate are casting for exciting and rewarding performance roles, for a major brand’s ‘On Trade’ incentive program.

We are looking for Actresses/Presenter/Trainers in each of the following regions:
• London & South • Birmingham • Liverpool • Leeds • Bristol • Wales • Manchester • Newcastle • Edinburgh • Glasgow • East Anglia • West Country

Training & Rehearsals: 5th August

Live dates: 11th August – 5th September
Payment: Competitive rates

Seeking: Actress
- Experienced actress/presenter/trainer - On trade/Bar experience - An ability to interact credibly & confidently with experienced bar management - Ability to learn, naturally relay & understand content - Ability to answer questions fluently, based on training received - Soft regional accent - Good communicator/ engaging - IT proficient & organised - Honest, punctual and reliable - Full project availability: Training & Live Campaign - Clean driving license and use of vehicle - Willing to travel long distances - Age Range 25 – early/mid 30’s

To apply… Please contact: or call 0207 401 4271.

• Our team will advise you on how to complete the next steps of your application.
• Candidates will be short-listed and invited for an interview

Posted on 06/07/2014


Looking for Male Actor for Full Monty

We need one more man to play a few small parts and some ensemble work in our Production of the Full Monty, at the Chequer Mead East Grinstead in Sept. This is a great fun production, with rehearsals on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons from and the show is on from September 17th to the 20th at the Chequer Mead Theatre.

Our Contact details are:



There is a contact form on the website as well as details about how to get involved. If you need any more information please get in touch.

Posted on 04/07/2014


Dancing at Lughnasa

My name is Gemma Kettle and I am PRO with Gallonray house community centre in Co. Cavan. we are holding an event on the August bank holiday Monday 4th and are linking it to the lughnasa festival. we were hoping to show the play 'dancing at lughnasa' and would like to locate a troupe or dramatic group or society in Ireland who would be available for such a performance. I didn't know where to begin this search so decided to contact you.

Thanking you for your time and looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Gemma Kettle

Posted on 04/07/2014


Props person and male actor

I expect you probably have a wide variety of members in the Sussex area who may be willing to help us out.
I have recently written a short film which we are shooting in Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex and Brighton, East Sussex. We are shooting next week, on 10th and 11th July (Thursday and Friday). We are looking for a props person and a male actor.
As we are low budget production we are not in position to offer payment but you will get a credit at the end of the film. This film will be aired on Brighton's newest TV channel which is being launched in Aug 2014. We are also planning to send this film to film festivals too. We will be supplying catering on set too, so you will be well fed.
We are looking for help with the following:
Props person
Someone who is interested in set design, sourcing props etc. You would be solely responsible for designing the set and for sourcing props and control of props on days of shooting. Must be available to meet up before the 10th July and also available to work on set for two full days 10th and 11th July.
Male actor
Age 30+. Needs to be experienced actor, not necessarily in front of camera but in theatre too (which obviously your members are). Needs to be able to auction ASAP, then rehearse on Wed 9th July from 8pm and finally all day Thursday 10th July on set.
Please contact if you are interested.

Posted on 03/07/2014



Channel 4 are looking for people to become secret shoppers for a new series. We want people who can take on a character as a undercover shopper and give their opinion about customer service.

If you are interested the please email me at or call 02032275992

Thank you
Josh Kerr

Optomen Television Limited
102 St Pancras Way
London NW1 9ND
Direct Dial: 020 3227 5992

Posted on 02/07/2014



I have a local community arts group in Oxford who aims to produce original and exciting new works. We are currently producing a new written play called Oxage. This is a fantasy play and we are currently fundraising to help with the cost of the production.
I am emailing if you could be so kind and pass our crowd funding link to people who are interested in theatre and maybe spare a £1 to the cause. If everyone who look at the link donate as little as £1 we will reach are target.
The performance is on the 16 & 23 of August.
Below is the link to the campaign and our website.
Also some pictures of the play for your interest.
Oxage's crowd funding campaign
Oxage web address
Many Thanks
Laura Boone
Please check our funding campaign if you can't donate please pass it on.
Donation Link

Posted on 01/07/2014


Free and discounted tickets to see 12th Night at Oxford Castle

I would like to ask for your support in our forthcoming production of Twelfth Night at Oxford Castle and invite your members, staff and customers to see the production. We have a limited allocation of free tickets for the preview week and are delighted to offer you a significant group discount of only £15 per ticket.

With a new space, holding up to 400 audience members, set within the Castle complex with the huge Oxford Castle mound forming the backdrop of Illyria, Twelfth Night leaves it’s traditional Christmas slot and jumps with a huge splash into the Summer Fete hosted by the local dignitaries. Set on the Cornish coast at Orsino’s stately home, this vivid, outrageous comedy grabs identical twins form the sea to turn them loose on society with designs on marrying well, disguises sea captains as fools, finds love, drunkenness, debauchery and the return of the conga to the ballroom. Whilst never losing sight of the glorious verse be warned, if you sit in the front row you will get wet.

If audiences do not know the play, or are concerned with not understanding old Elizabethan verse, be not afraid. The play is directed with a colloquial freshness and promises to serve up a historical comedy for a contemporary audience, with a refreshing modern delivery. New parallels that have afforded a completely new take on the twins and Antonio, providing new twists and riotous adventure that should prove a historical first. With the huge support of Oxford Unlocked, the Tourist Board (Visit Oxford), Oxford Quarter and Malmaison, audiences are invited to join a cast of extraordinary characters at Oxford Castle in this fast paced comedy that brings the Bard to bear and promises to be the beginnings of a popular new cultural hub in Oxford that brings to life the glorious historical buildings together with our unmatched dramatic heritage.

An ensemble of just 10 actors will take the audience through this dazzling adventure comedy and welcome back to Oxford, Jack Taylor (Fat Christ / Merry Wives of Windsor) who appeared as a very well reviewed Falstaff last year.

I have long considered Oxford to be an artistic hub. To be a part of such a huge investment with Oxford Castle Quarter and Visit Oxford as well as to have the opportunity for the inaugural English Theatre Festival of plays is a rare gift for any incoming theatre company. Twelfth Night is a wonderful choice of play, possibly the most popular and easily recognisable, even within the context of verse and interpretation. Never one to rest on our laurels though we have delved into the text and come up with what I do believe is a brand new,never been done before, dynamic and of course very funny interpretation.

We look forward to bringing this hugely ambitious play to Oxford and showing off the historical backdrops of the Castle and the Old Prison compound.

This is an ambitious undertaking for all concerned and one that I hope will promote our dramatic heritage to local people and tourists from all over the world as well as improve the local businesses of Oxford.

If we can be of any help to you, please do call myself or Guy Hutchings, our Event Director.

Many thanks.
English Rep
English Repertory Theatre
Tel: 01628 601672
Fax: 01628 559812

Posted on 01/07/2014


GDS Productions

NODA South East Regional Awards!

GDS Productions are extremely pleased to announce that we have collected FOUR awards at the NODA South East Regional Awards, which were held today in Eastbourne. The awards were as follows:
- Best overall poster: Jekyll and Hyde
- Runner Up overall poster: The Wizard of Oz
- Runner Up standard programme: The Wizard of Oz
- District 5 accolade for best musical: The Wizard of Oz.

Huge congratulations to all those involved, but particularly to Rebecca Lehmann, who designs our fantastic posters!
See Rebecca's Facebook page here

Posted on 30/06/2014


ICON FILMS Benjamin Franklin wanted

I work for Icon Films based here in Bristol and we are currently making a documentary for the US broadcaster PBS on the life of the great founding father Benjamin Franklin and the large periods of his life that he spent in London.
We are intending to shoot a number of reconstructions and for this we need an actor to play the role of Franklin. This role will most likely be unpaid (PBS is a public service broadcaster and our budget is very small) but we would be able to cover someone’s expenses during the few recon shoot days we have planned in London.
I enclosed a painting of Franklin to outline the kind of look we’re going for. Franklin would have been early to mid 60s and robustly built.
If you could ask anyone who may be interested to contact me that would be very much appreciated.
Kind regards
Ryan Evans
Production Co-ordinator
ICON FILMS 3rd Floor | College House| 32-36 College Green| Bristol| BS1 5SP
T: +44 (0) 117 9 10 20 80 F: +44 (0) 117 9 10 20 31

Posted on 30/06/2014


Banbury Cross Players

PRESS RELEASE : Banbury Cross Players
Shelagh Stephenson's "The Memory of Water"
Press Release 320


Banbury Cross Players are delighted to announce details of their forthcoming production - the Olivier Award-winning The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson. A sharp and witty piece, incredibly funny and, above all, honest, this production is multi-layered with human experience that each audience member cannot fail but relate to.
The tale of three sisters, returning to their childhood home in a snowbound coastal town in North England, sees them making final preparations for their mother’s funeral. Each sister has different memories of the same events from their childhood causing them to bicker about whose memories are true.
BCP's Vice Chairman, Tara Lacey, is making her directing debut and her six-strong cast have been thoroughly enjoying themselves getting to grips with sisterly love, choreography, wigs and a mountain of props big enough to give Chris Bonnington a hard time.
Performances run from 16-19 July 2014, Curtain up 7.45pm at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury. Tickets are available online or from The Mill Box Office on 01295 279002.
For further information contact or Linda Shaw on 07802 301726.

Claire Taylor, Trish Thompson and Helen Williams in rehearsal

Posted on 29/06/2014


Little Bridge Theatre Company

Little Bridge Workshop on LIVE LIKE PIGS

SUNDAY JULY 20th - FROM 2 – 5 PM

St Thomas’s Church Parish Room - a most welcoming venue with access to outside garden – Pennington Road, Southborough TN4 0SH **

• Aimed at EVERYONE who has already been cast, even though our new production date – 1st week of March 2015 – may be difficult for some.
• PLEASE come and share an afternoon’s exploration of the characters and dialogue of “LIVE LIKE PIGS” with plenty of time for TEA, CAKE AND DSCUSSION.
• A warm welcome will be waiting for any of your friends and/or family as well – they do not have to be members of Little Bridge already. Or simply to enjoy a creative and enjoyable Sunday afternoon.

There will be a nominal charge of £1 per person for the refreshments towards the cost of hiring St. Thomas’s Parish Room.

• We are fully committed to those persons who have already been cast if they are still willing and available, but there are several roles as yet uncast, so the work you do at the workshop will give you a chance to get to know some of those roles and will serve as a kind of pre-audition which will be followed up by more specific auditions in the autumn.

We would also love to welcome anyone who is interested in the equally vital backstage roles – all of which are up for grabs – Stage Manager; Prompt; Props; Production Assistant; Wardrobe Assistant, Set design; Sound Assistant; Lighting Assistant, etc.

All best wishes and looking forward to seeing lots of you.

Fiona Brown, Patricia Mayes and Liz Pretty

*** For those without Satnav. From Tonbridge – London Road down the hill from the Hand and Sceptre on LEFT; cricket pavilion and church on RIGHT; 1st turning LEFT is Pennington Road with the Imperial pub on the corner. There is a car park – 1st LEFT again of if full, park wherever you can!


Posted on 27/06/2014


Stewarton Drama Group


Wednesday 13th August 2014 from 7.30pm

“STEWARTON DRAMA GROUP will open their 42nd season on Wednesday 13th August 2014 with an Open Evening aimed at recruiting potential new members and new patrons. The club is always keen to meet people in the local area who are interested in any aspect of drama or theatre arts and the Open Evening will be a perfect opportunity for people to come along and find out more.

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

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

Season 2013-14 was a tremendous success for the Group. The season opened with an informal ‘New Members & Patrons Open Evening’ in August, which saw several new members join the club and go on to give their debut performance for SDG later in the year. The first performance of the season was the group’s memorable production of the hit play ‘Calendar Girls’ which brought audiences to their feet in standing ovations in October. That was followed by the group’s annual Pantomime ‘Aladdin’ which played to packed houses in December. Finally, the season closed on a high with two performances of ‘An Evening of Comedy and Drama’ in May featuring 3 short one-act plays, including a performance of ‘LittleBro Morning and BigSis Afternoon’ by guest performers The Dunlop Youth Players, plus two plays by SDG - ‘The Red Balloon’ and ‘Interior Designs’.

And the Group’s trophy cabinet is now packed with 9 new pieces of silverware thanks to the success in national drama festivals across Scotland of their full-length play from last season ‘Calendar Girls’,which won the 2013 West of Scotland Full-Length Play Festival, and their one-act play ‘Waste Management’ which won the 2014 West of Scotland Final of the One-Act Play Festival, going on to be placed 2nd overall in Scotland out of the 125 plays that originally entered the competition.

If all of that encourages you to find out more about getting involved next season, the Group are inviting anyone, over the age of 18, interested in local theatre to drop into their Premises in the town’s Corsehillbank Street on Wednesday 13th August from 7.30pm. This will be a great chance to come along, see round the Premises, have a chat with existing members, and find out more about the Group’s planned productions for the new drama season.

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

Drama Group President, Morag Smith said:
“We’d love to meet you if you are interested in any aspect of drama - whether you fancy treading the boards, helping out backstage, building scenery, working on lights and sound, making props or costumes, singing and dancing in our pantomime chorus, or simply supporting the Group by becoming a Patron - please come along and meet us on Wednesday 13th August in our Premises.
“If you’d like more information please email us at or log onto our website or follow us on Facebook page by clicking the ‘LIKE’ button at the top of the page to receive all our news updates.”
Kind Regards:
SDG Publicity Team
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Posted on 25/06/2014


The Quay Players

They’re creepy, they’re kooky and they’re coming to London

The Quay Players are proud to present the central London premiere of The Addams Family musical at the Greenwood Theatre, London Bridge from Thursday 17th July to Saturday 19th July 2014. The show premiered on Broadway in April 2010 and ran to the end of the following year. It is still touring successfully across the US and around the world and this year has finally reached the UK.

The award winning London based charity were granted the opportunity to produce one of the first UK performances of the Tony nominated production. Supported by a financial grant from Southwark council the musical theatre company focuses on developing public education and appreciation of the arts within inner London.

The Addams Family features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Award nominated director Julianne Palmer Mitchell was delighted when the Quay Players were granted the opportunity to put on this great show: "I was lucky enough to see the Broadway show and the catchy songs stuck in my head, so when the opportunity came up I jumped at the chance to direct this dark, witty comedy with an original storyline but with the same dysfunctional family we all know and love".

The show runs at The Greenwood Theatre from Thursday 17th July to Saturday 19th July at 7.30pm nightly with a 2.30pm Saturday matinee. There will be a BSL interpreter at the Thursday performance Tickets are priced at £14 for adults and £12 for concessions and can be purchased at

Notes for Editors
The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marsall Brickmann & Rick Elice, and Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party) who is currently performing his own work “The Life of the Party” at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

The Quay Players have been established for over 15 years in Bermondsey and produce two large shows annually at the Greenwood Theatre, London Bridge. Granted charity status in 2012 (1147608) the group also runs workshops for local young people aged between 8 to 16 years and engages with a diverse range of people from across the area. Local MP, Simon Hughes is honorary president of the society.

Available for articles: pictures of cast, interviews with director, producer and principal actors.
Contact: email:; Julianne Palmer Mitchell 0773 6450485; Aine Brown 07754 548762

Posted on 22/06/2014




We are in need of some young talent on the 26th of July. We are making a short film about the workings of a busy lettings agent in West London and all the parts are to be played by children between the ages of 5 and 11 years old. We need between 10 and 15 superstars for the project to work smoothly and capture the audience’s imagination. Filming will take place in several locations across West London, including our head office, one of our branches and at a rental property. We anticipate the film being very well received across the internet as it should be very amusing watching children play the roles of adults.
For further details please do not hesitate to get in touch

Posted on 22/06/2014


Feature Film Casting Extras in Suffolk - can you help?

I am writing from Uni-versalEXTRAS Ltd - a company that places people as extras in paid roles for Film and TV productions across the UK. You can visit our website to see just some of films we have worked on.

For a major new Feature Film directed by Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Walk to Freedom, The Other Boleyn Girl) we are looking for males and females based in Suffolk to play a variety of roles.

The Requirements
You can be male or female.
You must be aged 16-90yrs.
You must have easy access for filming in Suffolk.

Filming dates: you must be available for filming on Thursday 3rd July and Friday 4th July.

Payment min per day: £120 per day Basic Rate (payment follows Uni-versalEXTRAS T&Cs and may rise depending on what happens on the filming day).
Catering is provided throughout filming.

Taking Part

If you fit the requirements and would like to take part, please email the following information ASAP to
Subject: Suffolk Extras

Full Name:
Contact number:
Basic measurements (Chest, Waist, Inside Leg, Shoe, Collar, OR Dress, Bra, Waist, Shoe, etc.):
Whether you drive:
A current head-shot & full length photo of you (taken with a digital camera in front of a plain background such as a white wall.)

If you have any questions please call us on 0845 0090 344.

By replying to this notice you are confirming that you agree to Uni-versalEXTRAS Terms and Conditions which are stated on our website:
Kind regards,

Casting Team
Uni-versalEXTRAS Ltd
No. 1 for supplying Supporting Artistes across the UK and Ireland
Tel. 0845 0090 344 | Email.

Posted on 18/06/2014


Open Casting Call - Kingston

Clothing Brand

Kate & Lou Casting are searching for people who have close relationships - husband & wife, couples, mums & daughters, sisters, grandparents & grandchildren, even godparents & godchildren!

It's for an online promotional short film for a well known clothing brand.

You need to be aged between 28 and 60 and be based in or near London, UK.

We want to understand what it is that you are both passionate about, hobbies and interests that you share, fashion styles that you love or hate. What is it that makes your relationship so interesting?

How to be involved - We need you and the person who you share the close relationship with to come along together and have a quick chat with us, which we will film. This open casting call will be held on Saturday 21st June

Kingston upon Thames between 12:30pm and 4:30pm, at The Mayo Room, The Richard Mayo Centre, Eden Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HZ

The client will then select people to take part in the shoot. If you are chosen for the shoot, we will need you for filming on Saturday 19th July in London which will take approximately half a day - each person will be paid £100 cash on the shoot day.

For more information please contact
Please add the subject 'Clothing Brand' to your email
Zita Zutic Konak
Kate & Lou Casting
Office - 0207 323 1952
Kate - 0797 625 2531
Lou - 0788 576 3429
Zita - 0791 021 9397

Posted on 18/06/2014


CASA Latin American Theatre Festival

Nuestra CASA Artist-in-Residence Programme and Scratch Night

CASA Festival is the UK's biggest and best festival dedicated to showcasing Latin American performing arts, both from the continent and from UK-based practitioners. We have just opened our call for participants for our 2014 Artist-in-Residence scheme.
Are you a UK-based Latin American theatre, dance or live art practitioner or company that has a new idea you would like to try out in front of our festival audience and a panel of industry professionals? Would you like to be in with a chance of winning a bursary to develop that idea for CASA 2015? Would you or one of your company like the chance to attend all shows, workshops and talks during the festival, participate in structured discussions around the work seen and get paid a per diem for attendance?
Excellent, then look no further. Our call is now open for our Artist-in-Residence scheme and Scratch Night. The full details and how to apply can be found via our website at:
Submissions have to be in by the 14th July.
Thank you!!
Valentina Borja Herrera
Press & Marketing Team
Tel. +44 (0)20 3302 0660
Mob. +44 (0)75 1429 0926
CASA Latin American Theatre Festival
CASA 2014: 10th-19th October at Rich Mix and The Barbican
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Posted on 11/06/2014


Funds 4 Clubs Launch with Beth Tweddle

Walker Smith Way Legal are launching a unique scheme called Funds 4 Clubs into Cheshire which is a scheme where any type of club or group (brownies/guides/PTA's/sports clubs/choirs/drama groups etc) can receive donations if any of their members use Walker Smith Way Legal services. The scheme is completely free to join and already runs very successfully in Lancashire. As an example, Preston City Trampoline Club have received well over £1000 as a result of their club members using Walker Smith Way Legal services (anything from buying/selling a house, to wills etc).

The launch event is on Wednesday 18th June at Chester Rugby Club from 6pm – 7.30pm and Beth Tweddle is guest of honour.

The scheme has a great community based interest because it not only gives clubs opportunities to receive funding but Walker Smith Way Legal also provide information to clubs on other funding streams & is another way in which they can promote themselves through Walker Smith Way Legal website and newsletters etc.

We would love for you and any colleagues to come along see attachment here

Book your place here

Louise Purcell
Events Co-ordinator
DD : 0844 346 3048
Tel : 0844 346 3100
Fax : 0844 346 3200
Louise Purcell

Posted on 11/06/2014


Call out for Fringe Performers - Splendour Festival 19th July

Dear Performer/s,
We are searching for fringe performers to join our new Fringe stage at Splendour Festival in Nottingham on the 19th of July.
We are looking for all types of performances including theatre companies, interactive performers, solo artists, duos, community groups, circus performers, spoken word artists, stand up comics and more to be involved, anything interactive, colourful, family friendly and fun!
Attached is our application form and some more information about the event.
The deadline for applications is Monday 23rd June
Please read over the attached information and return with as much detail as possible for us to consider your submission to perform.
Please feel free to get in touch with any questions.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Warm Regards
Fiona McMartin
Festivals Assistant
Office hours: Tues/Thurs 10-6
M +44 (0)7 455 866010
P +44 (0)20 8985 8846
Office 15, The Laundry, 2-18 Warburton Street, London Fields E8 3RT
Fiona McMartin

Posted on 10/06/2014


Murder Mystery Party

We are hosting a party at Logie Country House, Pitcable in the 4th October 2014.
We are looking to set a murder mystery evening for our guests.
Are there any groups of actors who will come to us and perform in the evening?
If not is there anyone else that may look at doing this for us?
kind regards
Pat Summers

Posted on 10/06/2014



Talent Show for IIH UK
My name is Leanne, I am fundraising officer for IIH UK. We are organising a talent show to raise much needed funds for our charity.
This is due to be held on Sunday August 17th at 2pm at 'The Ladies Mile' function room in Patcham. We are looking for people who would be interested in taking part. If anyone is interested, please drop us an email.
Many thanks
Leanne Barnard
Fundraising Officer

Posted on 06/06/2014


Bethlem Royal Hospital

‘Are you interested in acting? Or being a part of our new museum? We are looking for up to 30 people to help us with a short filming project about the different reasons people have visited Bethlem Hospital, both historically and today. We have sourced quotes to be voiced and each person will be asked to remember a couple of short sentences to be filmed.
Filming will take place at Bethlem Royal Hospital on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 July and you would need to be available for approximately half a day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Please email to register your interest or for more information. No previous acting experience necessary.’

Posted on 04/06/2014


Big Noise Studios

Metzo Soprano & Bass Baritone wanted to demos songs for new musical.
I own and run Big Noise Recording Studios in Rochford, Essex. I am looking for a metzo soprano and bass baritone singers for a new musical currently being demoed at my studio. Could you please put this up on your site, or email all of your members advertising this please.
They must be able to travel to the studio in Rochford, Essex. They must have a good strong voice throughout their range and if they have a website or any material they could send me so I can hear them before hand, to the studio address below, it would be appreciated.
Best regards
Simon Davies
Big Noise Studios
Tel: +44 (0) 1702 542844

Posted on 04/06/2014


BuccaneerBlades SummerCamp 2014

Posted on 02/06/2014


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