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CASTING. Amateur dance and acting groups from Nottingham. Dancers should be approximately 18-25 year-old. Acting ages should be 18-75. Men and women.

CASTING DETAILS: All applicants should send an email with contact details, name and age and if possible a picture to: by email or by post to Casting Director, 37 Quayside Close, Trent Bridge, Nottingham, NG2 3BP.

CASTING SESSION: A casting session will be organised during October. And after that some rehearsals. There will be dancing to jazz (18-25) in a kind of rock-and-roll style and also acting and speaking parts (18-75).

CONTENT: Based on the semi-autobiographical novel published in 1961 and written by Colin Wilson. All content suitable for 15 year-old plus. Dancing sequences taken from period documentaries.

FILMING: Documentary style and re-enactment sequences of 1950s documentaries.

DIRECTING: Pablo Behrens ( for Burning Films (UK) Ltd.

LOCATIONS: Nottingham's Lace Market area to stand for London's Soho.

BOOK: Adrift In Soho the novel can be bought in Nottingham City centre at Five Leaves Bookshop on 14a Long Row, NG1 2DH. Film is based in Soho section only.

020-77333645 - Mobile 07515017304. -

Posted on 15/09/2014


Quince Players

Quince Players - Press Release
Monday 8th September
Poirot plays Marple!
For the first time in history Miss Marple will be played by a chap! Indeed the same chap who played Hercule Poirot in the Quince Players production of Black Coffee by Agatha Christie back in September 2012. Huw Mordecai was awarded Best Actor (runner up) at the National Operatic & Dramatic Association Awards for his portrayal of the Belgian sleuth following the hugely successful QP show two years ago.
A Murder is Announced is another Christie mystery, familiar to many, but director Ken Long’s unique choice of a man playing this very familiar character is an ingenious idea. Huw says “learning to knit was one of the challenges I faced, but learning to sit with ones knees together was a much greater challenge, I even resorted to tying my knees together for a couple of rehearsals!”. Allison Sharpe, who is playing Miss Blacklock says “once on stage I completely forget Marple is in fact a chap, he’s very convincing even without a wig!”
The September production by the Quince Players is always a great way to transition from outdoor sunny evenings to more autumnal pursuits and this year the cast of A Murder is Announced will not fail to delight audiences as this classic mystery unfolds.
Show Dates 11th -13th & 18th-20th September (Matinee on 20th)
Box Office open at Sapphire Estates from 16th August
or at or on 01344 874200
Julie Voice, Press Relations 07985 401437
Ken Long, Director – A Murder is Announced - 07531 499247

Posted on 15/09/2014


The Legion Players of Douglas, Isle of Man win the Irving Trophy

Dear Friends,
I would just like to congratulate The Legion Players of Douglas, Isle of Man for winning the Irving Trophy in the One-Act Section of the 2014 NDFA British All-Winners Festival of Plays with their production of Eleanor Fossey’s Playing With Daisy.
If you would like to read this challenging drama, or any other of Ellie’s brilliant plays, drop me a line and I will happily send you a copy.
Don’t forget to peruse our catalogues for your next production – Christmas isn’t far away!
Best wishes and thank you for your continued support,
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 15/09/2014


Drama Incorporated
Drama Incorporated in Derby need chorus members (aged 13 and over) and members aged between 7 and 12 to join the children's group for their latest production.
Calamity Jane The Panto
St Martins Methodist Church, Flint Street, Allenton, Derby

Posted on 15/09/2014


Come Dine with Me Couples - NORWICH
We are making a new, daytime series of the hit TV show, Come Dine With Me for Channel 4
And we are looking for people from NORWICH AND surrounding areas to take part in the series.

Do you love cooking and having people over to your house for dinner? We’re looking for anyone over 18 years old, from any walk of life, who feels they have what it takes to throw a great dinner party!

The hugely successful C4 series, Come Dine With Me, follows FIVE strangers, all budding chefs, as they take it in turns to try and prepare the best meal, be the best host and hold the best all-round dinner party for the others. The best host at the end of the competition wins £1000 cash!

We have specifically sent you this letter to request your permission to put the attached poster on your public notice board or on display in your establishment.

If you are passionate about cooking and you’d like to find out more, or if you know someone who could be a perfect candidate for our show, then please get in touch with us as soon as possible and leave your contact details on:

Tel: 0871 244 4142
(Callers from a BT landline will be charged a set up fee of 14p per call plus 10p per minute.
Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will cost considerably more.)

Shoot dates are: MONDAY 6TH OCT – FRIDAY 10TH OCT

Many thanks,
Come Dine With Me Casting Team

Posted on 12/09/2014


BBC Mini Series

The BBC Arts Development team are looking for potential contacts that would be willing to work with the BBC to participate in a provisional mini-series following Amateur Dramatics groups or individuals.
If your company or a member within your company would be interested, please could contact

Posted on 10/09/2014


Greater Manchester Drama Federation

Barry Swithenbank RIP
It is with much sadness that we have to announce the death of Barry Swithenbank, Altrincham Little Theatre's Stage Director. Barry was well known throughout the world of amateur theatre in the Greater Manchester area.
He was responsible for designing and lighting many spectacular sets for Altrincham Little Theatre's plays. These sets regularly drew gasps of delight from the audience, followed by a spontaneous round of applause. His technical knowledge was second to none and Altrincham tell us that many was the time he managed to solve an apparently insurmountable problem. He was always generous with his help and advice and there will be many in the area who have learned much from him.
Barry will be greatly missed and our thoughts and condolences go out to Barry's family, his friends and all at Altrincham Little Theatre.

Posted on 10/09/2014


The Spread Eagle Pub

Tell Me About Your Ex is an exciting, brand new theatrical experience where the audience is the author! Funny, scary, sad and uplifting, this is a play for everyone who has been in love - or still is.

Tell Me About Your Ex is a new play from the Old Joint Stock Theatre, made up entirely of stories from you! For the next few months, we'll be asking the Birmingham public to send us tales from their past relationships, and in September we will be presenting them through song, theatre and storytelling.
The best submissions will come together to form our play, and all the stories we've received will be displayed in an exhibition in the theatre foyer of the Old Joint Stock during the production. What's more, each night's audience will be invited to fill in their own cards. These new stories will feed into the show during the production week, so it will be a different show every night!

An Old Joint Stock Theatre production, developed by Birmingham-based writer Tim Jefferies and directed by Robert Ball.

Want to submit a story?
It could be funny, sad, bitter; feel free to share an huge six page story or a one line anecdote. It's all completely anonymous - no subject is off limits and any experience is worth sharing.

Tues 9th September - Book here
Wed 10th September - Book here
Thu 11th September - Book here
Fri 12th Spetember - Book here
Sat 13th September - Book here
Tickets: £10 - Dates: 9th - 13th September - 7:30pm

Posted on 06/09/2014


Creative Drama Club

Be part of something bigger...
Music, Drama & Performance activities
M. 07745 943 772

Posted on 06/09/2014


Chads Theatre

Urgent casting call for young man 20-30 for Veronica's Room.
Email Director

Posted on 06/09/2014


March On Cancer

Cancer Research UK have an exciting new event coming to Gateshead on Saturday 11th October 2014, for which we need several actors (as many as possible) who can help us create an amazing experience for our supporters.

I’ll give you a bit of background. The event is March On Cancer, an event for all age groups, and it will be taking place in 15 cities simultaneously at 7.30pm on Saturday 11th October. It is a brand new event for Cancer Research UK, and is aimed at raising awareness, raising funds and galvanising local support for our national Stand Up To Cancer campaign*.

Starting and finishing at Baltic Square, the route uses the Millennium footbridge to cross the river into Newcastle. The march will last about 45 minutes, and will be an experiential journey for the 1500 marchers taking part. They will march at a controlled pace and every 5-10 minutes there will be some experience / activity aimed at inspiring a different emotion / response. The first part of the march will be reflective – there will be a choir and cancer survivors and their families, sharing their stories; this will move to defiance – cancer is a dreadful disease, but together we can make a difference by raising funds which will bring treatments to patients faster. Here we will have a zone where people actually “march on cancer” (pavement stickers), a flashmob and chanting. Then we move onto celebratory / proud / empowered as we realise that through marching we have affected change, and the return to the venue might be the end of our march, but the start of a journey.

We’re after a team of people (actors) who can work with us to help create this experience. We can’t just rely on supporters to have the confidence to start chanting, or stomping or cheering or dancing in the right places; we need people “planted” within the marchers to lead by example, and who understand impact, audience participation, and who are confident and comfortable with using their voices and getting into the spirit of the occasion.

This is a really exciting new venture for us and a great opportunity to unite communities, create memorable experiences and make a very real difference to people suffering from cancer.

If you do feel you could support us, I would be so very grateful. Please let me know your thoughts (either way – then we can chat some more, or I can stop bothering you!). It’s going to be amazing and we would love you to be part of it. I’m including some additional background information about Stand Up To Cancer and March On Cancer below – do have a read and watch the YouTube clip.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and give it your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

Stand Up To Cancer
Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK have joined forces to bring Stand Up To Cancer to the UK. We’re calling on the biggest names in film, TV and music to mobilise the British public to take a stand and accelerate the fight against cancer. Stand Up To Cancer is a rallying cry that brings the UK together to accelerate progress in cancer research and bring breakthroughs from labs to patients. It’s not technology or knowledge that’s holding us back in our fight –it’s funding. We need everyone to raise funds right now and give cancer research the firepower to develop new treatments more quickly and save more lives. Stand Up To Cancer is a decisive strike at the core of cancer.

US Heritage
Stand Up To Cancer was founded by the Entertainment Industry Foundation in 2008. It is an established initiative in the US, which utilises the entertainment industry to create awareness and build public support for cancer research. In six years Stand Up To Cancer already has a staggering $260m pledged to ground-breaking cancer research, speeding breakthroughs from the lab to patients.

Stand Up To Cancer UK in 2012
Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK joined forces in 2012 to deliver the most successful charity fundraiser on UK commercial TV in its first year – ever. It raised over £8million and brought the fight against cancer to the forefront of the Nation’s mind. Exceptional talent and entertainment from across the world helped raise money that has been spent funding twelve clinical trials which aim to improve survival rates and bring breakthroughs in labs to patients sooner. This year we’re back on air – and the campaign will be bigger and better than ever before. It’s a really exciting and powerful campaign – check out the trailer that was used in 2012 - Stand Up To Cancer UK | Channel 4

March on Cancer™
As part of the 2014 Stand Up To Cancer campaign, we are bringing March On Cancer™ to the UK for the first time. On 11th October, thousands of people will gather in city centres across the UK to Stand Up To Cancer as one united force in 15 simultaneous events. An empowered collective, Marchers will galvanise communities in the fight against cancer and will give cancer research the injection of cash it needs to bring treatments to patients faster, saving more lives.

Contact: Sarah Threadgall

Posted on 06/09/2014


Banbury Cross Players

PRESS RELEASE : Banbury Cross Players
Season Preview Event

It’s been busier than ever this summer as Banbury Cross Players prepare for their 70th Anniversary Season beginning with a Season Preview Event at The Mill Arts Centre on Tuesday 16 September, 8pm.

The evening opens with Brian J Burton’s thrilling Ghost of a Chance - performed by BCP this year at the Lighthorne, Abingdon and Wallingford Drama Festivals. The Directors for this season will then each give a short presentation - keen to tempt you with what to expect from their shows.

Trish Thompson will tell you all about the duvet dancing in her Oct 2014 production of Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious Bedroom Farce. Terry Gallager will be telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth about his Feb 2015 production of Hugh Whitemore’s thriller Pack of Lies. Chrissie Garrett won’t be leading you up the garden path with what’s in store in May 2015 for her production of Patrick Barlow’s spoof adaptation of The 39 Steps. And Linda Shaw raises the hairs on the back of your neck with spine-tingling tales of vampires in her production of Jane Thornton & John Godber’s adaptation of Dracula for July 2015.

BCP are delighted to announce this landmark anniversary season is being sponsored by a number of local businesses and we thank Spratt Endicott, Norbar, J & M Humphris, Walford and Round, The Courtyard Coffee Shop and Peepers Opticians for their support.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact BCP on The event is free but for one night only and places are in demand.

For further information contact or Linda Shaw on 07802 301726.

Posted on 02/09/2014


Drama Incorporated
New Chorus Members Needed!
Drama Incorporated desperately need new chorus members aged over 13 to join us in our rehearsals for Calamity Jane the pantomime. We rehearse every Wednesday evening 7.30-9.30 and weekly subs are only £2 each. We meet at St. Martin's Methodist Church hall in Flint Street, Allenton, Derby. All abilities are welcome, just bring your enthusiasm. The show goes on the third week of Jan 2015. If you're interested please let us know and you can find us on Facebook under 'Drama Incorporated' or click the link to the left.
Thanks Hayley Orgill

Posted on 31/08/2014



Can you sing and dance, do you dream of bright lights and screaming crowds? If so we need YOU!
This September we’re creating a Girl Band from scratch to give you the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a pop star.
We’ll audition singers/rappers, there’ll then be a dance audition, a public vote and then the finished band will be announced, you could be in it!
We will create a four piece group with three members chosen by public vote and then our judges will chose the fourth and final member of the new Girl Band. Click HERE to enter.
We’ll work with you to turn you into a group. You’ll have singing lessons, dance lessons, a makeover, stylist, photo shoot, media training and interviews on Key103, record a single to be released on the charts.
We’ll follow your progress as you perform your first live show, tour around Greater Manchester, perform at some Christmas Lights switch-on’s, attend a signing session, meet some mentors and all leading up to the ultimate prize of performing on the main stage as part of Key103 Christmas Live at the Phones 4U Arena on 4 December alongside some of the biggest names in the business.

Posted on 28/08/2014



Come Dine with Me Couples
The Channel 4 hit show 'Come Dine With Me' is returning for a new series and we are currently casting in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.
Across five nights, five strangers from all walks of life take it in turns to host the perfect dinner party with a view to winning the £1,000 cash prize!
If you or any of your members are interested in applying then please don't hesitate to give out my contact details as I can then send them an application form.
Please note- anyone interested in applying must be 18 years and over and must be available on the shoot dates which are Monday 29th September- Friday 3rd October.
Please spread the word amongst members, friends and family.
Thank you,
Hannah West.

Posted on 26/08/2014



Hi ,
I'm writing to you from the London casting agency ET Casting for a an exciting new Tesco commercial.

We are actually looking for groups of friends/family/colleagues to be part of the casting. Would you have a couple of others who would be able to join you?
Below is more information about the process.
Let me know if you have any other questions!

The casting process:
The first stage of this casting is that we are making contact with all parties who are interested in taking part. We then arrange for one of the ET Team to meet with the group for 20-30 minutes between the 29th August - 1st September. We would meet with you and your group at your home. It's a very casual chat, where we film 5-10 minutes of the meeting.
The final video is submitted to the production company, who then decides who they would like to meet. If you and your group are shortlisted, the production team and director would visit you and shoot footage for possible use in the final commercial. If you are chosen for the shoot, each person will be paid £250. If you are used in the final campaign, there is an additional £500 per person.

Shoot dates are as follows: Manchester - Friday 5th Sept; Liverpool - Saturday 6th Sept; and Brighton - Saturday 13th September.
We look forward to talking and meeting for our newest project.

If you are still keen to be involved and can get a couple of others to join you then please email me back with full names, ages, photos of everyone as well as your address as this is where we will come to see you to do the initial first part of the casting next weekend.
Thanks again!
ET Casting Brighton

Posted on 24/08/2014


Halloween Tractor fright nights

On the 30th and 31st October we are have an evening event at Chafford gorges nature park Drake rd, Chafford hundred, Thurrock, Essex. It starts at 6pm and finishes at 8pm.
We are looking for a group of actors/actresses who can come down and be part of the event. We need people to lie low in the gorge and jump out and scare people as our haunted tractor goes round the warren gorge. We also need some wizards to be with our education officer by our campfire making postions and looking all Halloweenee.
If you have any questions please feel free to phone the centre on 01375484016 or email me directly.
Hope you can help
Kind regards
Andrew Sidders
Education & Community Officer
Essex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01375 484 016 - Mob: 07715 994 504
Andrew Sidders

Posted on 24/08/2014



Hello, I am casting for Hannah Simons casting, and we are working on an online and campaign advert for BUPA :

Something like this:

A brief from our director is:
• A variety of real people that represent a number of different nations that Bupa operates within.

• Ideally UK, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the USA.
• A diverse range of age, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and disabilities. From children to old age.
• Ideally each person would be happy for us to visit them in a place that they feel represents them as a person - their home, work or somewhere else that they connect with (mosque etc).
• They have to say one line about their 'purpose'. Their goal in life or why they are here and what they want to achieve (i.e. a kid winning sports day to a mother providing for their child etc).
• We would ideally like them to just really say a couple of lines and be open to the concept like the reference video.
• Looking for 'REAL' people to film for a Bupa conference film (it will then live online on their site).
• We would go to their house for roughly 1 hour, get them to say their line, film them a bit in their location and head off to the next person.
What we need today or tomorrow:
A short clip (mobile recording) saying who you are and one line of what your purpose in life is...
Two photos of your chosen locations (living room/ park/ outside mosque ... etc).
Filming will take place on either 30th/1st or 2nd of september.
Anyone you know get them to email me the same
Alexandra Kessie
Freelance creative
alexandra kessie

Posted on 24/08/2014


TV Extras needed in Carlisle for a Sky TV Show – can you help?

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

For a major new Sky TV Series we are looking for males and females in Carlisle to play a variety of exciting roles.

Role 1 – Skinny Males
You must be male aged 20-60yrs.
You must have long hair.
Your Chest size must be between 26 to 34 inches.
Your Waist size must be between 26 to 32 inches.
You must have easy access for filming in Carlisle.

Role 2 – Males and Females
You must be aged 16-90yrs.
You must have easy access for filming in Carlisle.
Filming dates: This production will be filming in August and September 2014.
Pay Rate: £95.00 per day Basic Rate
(subject to Uni-versalEXTRAS Terms & Conditions which can be found on our website).

Taking Part
If you fit the requirements and would like to take part, please email the following information ASAP to
Subject: Carlisle Extra.
Full Name:
Contact number:
Basic measurements (Chest, Waist, Inside Leg, Shoe, Collar, OR Dress, Bra, Waist, Hips, 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 sending in your details you are confirming that you agree to Uni-versalEXTRAS Terms and Conditions which are stated on our website:

Kind Regards
Uni-versalEXTRAS Ltd

No. 1 for supplying Supporting Artistes across the UK and Ireland
Tel. 0845 0090 344 | |

Welcome to Uni-versalEXTRAS - Supplying TV and film extras for the UK & Ireland
Register today for free, A professional agency offering paid background artist work in the tv/film industry for students & non students

Posted on 22/08/2014


York Musical Theatre Company


Are you male? in the York/Leeds area? Fancy being a fabulous dancing sailor? Tweet us for details!

Posted on 19/08/2014



Sunday Night at the Palladium - Join Us!


If so, ITV's new entertainment series Sunday Night At The Palladium needs YOU!
Come and join us for a star-studded evening full of fun, surprises and performances from the biggest names in music and comedy.
As part of the show’s finale, audience members will have a chance to play a game and win an incredible prize!
To enter please visit:
Terms and conditions apply.
Allister, Graeme

Posted on 19/08/2014


Super Stars Opportunities to teach Drama
I represent a business called Superstars. We work in primary schools by providing subject specialists to teach Music, Art, PE and Drama.
We have a number of placements starting in September which have yet to be filled. We are currently running a refer a friend scheme so if any of your website visitors may be interested in gaining experience teaching or are looking for additional work you could refer them to our website where they could apply for a role.(They do not need to be qualified teachers)

Patrick Merton
Staff Development Manager
The Multi-Award Winning Child Development Company Developing Bright Futures for over 70,000 Children Every Week.
T: 0845 241 3682 - M: 07815860629 - E:
Pencoed Technology Park, Bridgend CF35 5HZ
Patrick Merton


Posted on 18/08/2014


Volunteer Male Actor needed!
Male actor needed for Friday Sept 12th and/or Saturday Sept 13th 2014. Either around early 20s or late 40s in age, to play Capability Brown the famous landscape gardener.
Would be needed for role one or both days as a volunteer, expenses may be cover and lunch provided. In the Northumberland area, must have own transport as Kirkharle is difficult to access via public transport. Essential to be comfortable working with children and families, with no previous convictions that would make this inappropriate. This role may continue until 2016 and a reference will be given.
Please visit website for more info on the site :
If interestesd or for more info please email Kitty Anderson at


Posted on 18/08/2014


Film Extras needed in Cumbria/Northumbria/Scottish Border area for a popular TV Series – can you help?

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

For a popular TV Series we are looking for males and females to film in Cumbria/Northumbria/Scottish Border Area to play a variety of exciting roles within the production.

The Requirements
You must be aged 16-90yrs.
You must have easy access for filming in Cumbria/Northumbria and Dumfries.

Filming dates: This production will be filming from the end of August 2014.
Pay Rate: From £95.00 per day Basic Rate (subject to Uni-versalEXTRAS Terms & Conditions which can be found on our website).

Taking Part

If you fit the requirements and would like to take part, please email the following information ASAP to
Subject: The North.
Full Name:
Contact number:
Basic measurements (Chest, Waist, Inside Leg, Shoe, Collar, OR Dress, Bra, Waist, Hips, 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 sending in your details you are confirming that you agree to Uni-versalEXTRAS Terms and Conditions which are stated on our website:

Kind Regards
Uni-versalEXTRAS Ltd

No. 1 for supplying Supporting Artistes across the UK and Ireland
Tel. 0845 0090 344 | |

Welcome to Uni-versalEXTRAS - Supplying TV and film extras for the UK & Ireland
Register today for free, A professional agency offering paid background artist work in the tv/film industry for students & non students

Posted on 16/08/2014


Runnymede Drama Group
Contact: Mark Humble
Our country's good. Black actor needed
"Wanted: Black actor, west Surrey/south west London area, to appear in Runnymede Drama Group's production of Our Country's Good. Rehearsals in Chertsey, performance in Woking 24-29 November.

We are looking for a male black actor of almost any age to play, through doubling, the parts of Black Caesar and the Australian Aboriginal. These are small but vital roles and you would not be required for every rehearsal. The rest of the cast is in place.

RDG has an enviable reputation in the Surrey area for high quality productions and competitive success. See our website where there is more info on the play and the characters.
Please contact the director Mark Humble via his Facebook page for further information."


Posted on 15/08/2014


Hollywood Monster

Contact: Lynne Baker
Company Mascot
We are looking to hire a lively character to act as our Company mascot at various events throughout the year, based in the Birmingham/Midlands area.
Briefly, our Mascot loves being involved in sporting events, charity fundraising events, fetes and joining in games for the community and gala dinners.
The mascot outfit will be supplied by Hollywood Monster


Posted on 13/08/2014


The South Devon Players

C/o Miss Laura Jury, BA(hons) MEd (secretary), 7 Speedwell Close, Brixham, Devon TQ5 9NJ, England. Tel 07855 090589 after 5pm.
Press release – Brixham theatre company announce ambitious new panto and film auditions
The South Devon Players return from a quieter summer, with all new projects in the bay, for stage and film, and are putting out a call for new people to join the projects. Whether acting for stage or film is your ambition, or whether you would like to join in a technical capacity, we are planning on two big projects to start through the autumn, both being cast in September 2014. Both projects are being written by local writers, and directed by local directors,

Zorro: The Panto
The stage show? Giving Zorro the panto treatment, in an all-new pantomime, with a difference. Combining traditional elements of pantomime, with elements of Vegas-type shows, this show is planned to be a high-tech, creative, glamorous, hilarious family show. Will the shy and bumbling Diego de La Vega outwit the evil Capistrano, and will we discover the identity of the dashing outlaw Zorro?
All roles are open for casting, we are looking for everyone from lead performers, who must be willing to sing and dance as well, through to chorus members, and require a cast aged from 8 though to the skys the limit.
We are holding open auditions on at 1pm on Sunday September 14th at our regular rehearsal venue of Chestnut Community Centre, Poplar Close, Brixham. People hoping for a principal role, are asked to contact us beforehand for set audition pieces for those roles. This show is to be directed by Laura Jury and Hayley Rushton.
Les Miserables: The Web-film Series
The film – well the film series? Following the success and London sponsorship of our 2013 production of Les Miserables: The Memoirs of Jean Valjean, several of our members have decided to collaborate on an crowdfunded internet film series based on the unabridged novel by Victor Hugo, in episodes of an hour each to be released for worldwide online viewing.
This is a long term project but we intend to begin filming for Episode 1: Favrolles, telling of how the main character Jean Valjean ended up in prison, by the end of 2014, and again, are seeking a full cast for this production, with most roles open for casting, including for characters not usually seen in stage or feature film dramatisations where the storyline is significantly condensed.
Again, we ask anyone who interested in performing in the show, to attend our open auditions, being held on Saturday September 27th, 11am – 6pm at Jasmyn House community rooms, on Midvale Road, Paignton.

For both productions we would also like to clarify that anyone is welcome to come and audition, they do not need to be pre-existing members, and we would also be delighted to hear from anyone interested in getting involved behind the scenes in a logistical or technical role.
This film is being directed by Ric Vince and Edward Stewart, with Laura Jury as producer.

We are an award winning, family-friendly, completely non-profit, community-based theatre company, from the beautiful fishing port of Brixham; Devon (in South West England).
We perform theatre shows in Brixham, around Torbay, and South Devon, based on historical events, classical stories and mythology.
We were founded in late 2005 by two Brixham performers, and performed our first production in the summer of 2006. Since then we have gone from strength to strength, and are now growing rapidly, with awards won and a rapidly increasing member base, an appearance on a national BBC 1 TV programme, and sponsorship from London for our recent non-musical adaptation of Les Miserables.
New members are always welcomed regardless of their background, experience, beliefs or nationality; we provide an exciting hobby, performance experience and education, and a friendly, safe, inclusive atmosphere. We are not a "childrens" group, and in general require our members to be aged 16 (to 116!!!!), however younger performers may be accepted for some shows, with the strict requirement that they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.
More details on us from our main website:
Laura J - Secretary and co-founder:
The South Devon Players Theatre Company
Twitter & Facebook: sdevonplayers


Posted on 11/08/2014


Stewarton Drama Group

Stewarton Drama Group are holding a NEW MEMBERS OPEN EVENING this week on Wednesday 13th August at 7.30pm in our premises in the Scout Building Corsehillbank Street, Stewarton. A poster for the event is attached.
If you, or anyone you know over the age of 18, might be looking for a new hobby and would be interested in finding out more, please just drop in for a chat on Wednesday night. And remember it's not just potential actors and actresses we're recruiting. We have a number of members who prefer not to appear on stage, and instead make a great contribution to our club by making props and costumes; designing, building and painting our sets; designing and operating our lighting and sound, or simply helping out backstage or front of house at our shows. If you're looking for a new could be for YOU !
Also - tickets for our October production of John Godber's 'Bouncers', directed by Nancy McPherson, which we will perform in the Stewarton Area Centre on Thu 9th, Fri 10th and Sat 11th October are now on sale every day at Stewarton Library. You can also reserve your seats by emailing

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 which kicks off with John Godber's celebrated play 'BOUNCERS' which SDG will perform between Thu 9th and Sat 11th October 2014 in the Stewarton Area Centre.
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.”
Stewarton Drama Group


Posted on 11/08/2014


Pirates of Penzance - discount for Drama Groups

On Tuesday 12th August, Hutton in the Forest welcomes back the Illyria Theatre Company,, for an open air performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. We would like to offer a £2 discount per person to any visiting Drama Group.

Please print out this notice and bring it with you on the night to take advantage of this offer.

Please have a look at our website at or feel free to contact me for further information.

Pamela Davidson
House Administrator
Hutton in the Forest
Tel 017684 84449

Posted on 10/08/2014


Claire Booker's play "One of Our Robots is Missing"
to be performed at Camden Fringe

Camden Fringe - Come see my new play (Bank Holiday, 6pm, Fri-Sun)
Hi dear friends,
It's the end of the world as we know it!
My 15 minute comedy (One of Our Robots is Missing) plays alongside three other short, pithy pieces of futuristic drama, under the title FORESEEN at The Camden Festival this month.
Four plays, three actors, two directors and one whole hour of darkly comic, thought-provoking theatre. All for £8.50 per seat! It's a Goblin Baby Theatre production, with performances at 6pm on Fri, Sat and Sun 22nd/23rd/24th August at The Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul's Road, Islington, N1 2NA (4 mins walk from Highbury & Islington Victoria Line tube or overground).:
FORSEEN features:
One of our Robots is Missing by Claire Booker
Nuclear bunkers. Read the small print.
Processed by Tilly Lunken
There must be somewhere to live. Even when there is nowhere to go.
The Appointment by Tessa Hart
The Legend of the Female Species. And their mysterious swelling bellies.
Lucy and the Beasts by Amy Bethan Evans
The Apocalypse. The Beast is what you make of it.
For more information on FORESEEN or to book tickets, check out:
And here's a direct link to FORESEEN on the Camden Fringe website:
I'll be at all the performances, and look forward to seeing you there if you can make it.
All best wishes,
View 5 min film 'Enemy'
Tel: +44(0)20 8673 6147

Posted on 10/08/2014


Sky TV Show in Scotland

I’m looking for people in Scotland to be extras for a new Sky TV Show - I work for a company called Uni-versalEXTRAS.

It’s all paid work so if it might be of interest to you or someone you know, please find more information below. Feel free to post this to Facebook or pass it on if you wish to do so.

TV Extras needed in Scotland for a major TV Show – can you help?

I work for Uni-versalEXTRAS Ltd, an agency that places extras in paid roles for Film and TV. For a major TV Show filming in Scotland, we are looking for males and females to play a variety of exciting roles.

You must be aged 16-90yrs.
You must have easy access for filming in Scotland.

PAY RATE: £95.00 per day Basic Rate
(subject to Uni-versalEXTRAS Terms & Conditions which can be found on our website).
FILMING DATES: This production will be filming in August and September 2014.

If you fit the requirements and would like to take part, please visit our Blog for more information on what you need to do: BLOG

Be an Extra in a TV Show in Scotland

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Posted on 10/08/2014



I am looking for a group of primary aged children who may be willing to take part in a workshop and have photos taken for our publicity material. I wondered if any of your drama groups might have young people between the ages of about 8 and 12 who would be willing to take part in this? I wouldn’t need a huge number but just a few who may be available during the Summer holidays to help out with this.
I wondered if you might be able to circulate this amongst your drama groups who meet in the mid and west of Cornwall?
Kind Regards
Hot Spot Coordinator - 01209 218764

Posted on 08/08/2014


Wantage Junior Showstoppers

Volunteers Wanted



Posted on 08/08/2014


East Norfolk Operatic Society

New Members Required
East Norfolk Operatic Society is actively seeking new members to rejuvenate our society. We have a history of musical productions stretching back over 50 years but we urgently need new blood to take the society forward. We are a friendly bunch and enjoy singing and socialising. We meet Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm at St Marys Church Hall in Wroxham. All newcomers welcome. Or come along to our first rehearsal of Gilbert & Sullivan's 'The Sorcerer' on Tuesday 9th September. For more details contact the Membership Secretary by email at


Posted on 08/08/2014


On September 2nd, Victoria Derbyshire's BBC Radio 5live programme is coming to Dundee to debate Scottish Independence.
We're looking to gather an audience of around 300 people to come along and discuss the issue.
I was wondering if you may be interested in attending the programme, of passing on the details to friends and colleagues who may wish to come along and whether you could display the poster for as many people as possible to see - that'd be brilliant.
Also, if you are able to publish it on social media or through any mailing lists and internal websites, that'd be great - we're trying to get it in front of as many people as possible.
If you’re interested, email me back with your name and contact telephone number.
The audience will be balanced between Yes/No voters on the day.
Thanks for your help – do get in touch if you’ve any other questions,
Calum Macdonald
BBC Radio 5live - Victoria Derbyshire Programme
0141 422 6276 - - @CalumAM

Posted on 08/08/2014


English Repetory Theatre

Free and discounted tickets to see 12th Night at Oxford Castle
Good morning,
Please use your Voucher code for the performance of Twelfth Night at Oxford Castle - OC12TH3514
Through our work with Visit Oxford we are making a significant allocation of tickets available to your members this week. The 35% discount may also be applied to the group bookings found on the which will be great opportunity for your members. All you have to do is enter the code in the Voucher Code box.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Castle. Performances are at 7.30pm. There is also a matinee time of 2.30pm.


Posted on 06/08/2014



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.
Please follow us on Facebook to stage in touch with all our production news by logging onto and hitting the big 'LIKE' button at the top of the page.

Kind Regards:
SDG Publicity Team
Check out our website:
Please ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook:


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


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