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Performance participation opportunity

Quays Culture are making a mass dance artwork as part of the summer festival at Salford Quays/ MediaCityUK - all levels of ability welcome

We urgently need 300 Greater Manchester people from the ages of 10-100 yrs old to sign up and be part of this event. In preparation you will get 6 weeks free training on a weekend day by dance choreographers who worked on the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. Then you will perform with hundreds of others on July 18th as part of this unique show

This year’s annual waterside QUAYS FESTIVAL is on July 14-18th evenings, at Salford Quays/ MediaCityUK. The 10-storey high spectacular artwork MINI BURBLE will be UK-premiering as the centre piece. The inflated sculpture is a delight to see, and shaped from of hundreds of balloons with changing LED lights. It will rise above the evening skyline twice a day at MediaCityUK. The public can join in by playing with our iPads to change the colours in the balloons of this enormous structure.

On Saturday 18th July we have a mass dance troop made up from the residents of Greater Manchester to perform in the evening to MINI BURBLE. Choreographed by Boy Blue, who made the dance for the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Great summer evening fun and relaxation for all

For more information or to directly join as a participant, email us at participant@quaysculture
More information here

Posted on 21/05/2015


Playwrights Surgery at The Mercury Theatre Colchester

Full details here


A free service for adults with a serious commitment to writing plays. The group meets on selected weeknights throughout the year to read and discuss members’ work, as well as engage in practical tasks to assist in developing writing skills. The next session is due to take place on:

The next session is due to take place on:

Thu 21 May, 7.30pm – 9.30pm BOOK ONLINE

Thu 4 Jun, 7.30pm – 9.30pm BOOK ONLINE

Sessions are FREE, but pre-booking is essential. Click here to book online.

These sessions take place in Food@Mercury which is located next to the Mercury Theatre’s foyer. Please note the new start and finish time for the Spring Term.

Posted on 20/05/2015


Centenary Theatre Company

We are looking for black and minority ethnic members to join us for #SisterAct

Centenary Theatre Company are holding an open evening for new members and would particularly like to attract new black and minority ethnic members to join us in advance of our November production of Sister Act.
See our youtube video
Membership Enquiries:
Membership Secretary - Patsy Roberts 01925 601568

Posted on 20/05/2015


Get Me To The Church - New TV Series

looking for couples getting married this summer! Free 5* Honeymoon!

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Posted on 20/05/2015


MAD DOG CASTING are now recruiting for a big upcoming feature film!!

Paid Film Extras Wanted!

Casting for Ensemble Crowd * Small Featured Parts (16 years +) or 0203 693 1456

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Posted on 20/05/2015


Entertainers Required for Children's Themed Parties

I run CTP Party Bristol, we supply entertainers for children’s birthday parties!
I’m looking to recruit some male entertainers and potentially some female entertainers very soon. This may suit keen drama students looking for part time work.
Mallory Cottell
Children's Themed Parties
T: 07540800939
See us on Facebook & Twitter

Posted on 20/05/2015


VO opportunity


Anyone willing to complete a voice over for us? Its for a Leeds City Council online video.

It would need to be a female with Yorkshire/Leeds accent who sounds 18-22years old, available early next week and we would be able to pay £100.

Thanks, Claire

Claire Richardson
Account Director
+44 (0)113 275 3912
20 Wood Lane, Headingley, Leeds LS6 2AE

Posted on 19/05/2015




Inaugural Durham Dales Festival of Performing Arts

1 - 14 August 2015

All artists. All ages. Groups/solo acts. Musicians/dancers/comedians...

For further details, please email Lorna at

Kind regards,
Lorna Baillie

Posted on 19/05/2015


“Oh no it isn’t – Oh yes it is!!”

Over the last two years the Laleham Players, who last performed in the 1970’s, have been re-established by a group of local volunteers in association with the Laleham Residents Association, already producing two highly successful sell-out Pantomimes in Laleham. It may seem early in the year to be talking about this, but we already have an original script written by local resident Annie Roper, for the show in December 2015:-

Aladdin & his Talking Monkey

The Laleham Players are looking for performers and back-stage crew to be involved this year’s show, including; actors, singers, dancers and all types stage-management staff over 18 years old.

The Pantomime runs in the first week of December with evening performances from Wednesday to Saturday and a Saturday matinee at Laleham Village Hall.

Auditions for lead characters will be held very soon.

Anyone interested in joining the Laleham Players, as cast or crew, please email:-

Posted on 17/05/2015


NEW BBC SERIES - The Commute

Hi there,
I'm a producer with a television production company called Waddell Media where we're casting for a new series for the BBC called The Commute. We're seeking confident and chatty people to take part and I was hoping you might be able to help me spread the word amongst the drama groups or other contacts you might have across NI?

The series is called The Commute and the idea is we place a small, discreet camera inside cars to capture colleagues, couples, families and friends during their morning commute to work or on the school run. The aim is to represent a light-hearted and fun slice of Northern Irish life by giving an insight into what goes on inside cars across the country during that all important morning commute! We discover what people are chatting about - everything from the weather, to work, homework, holiday plans, road rage and opinions on the latest news stories or celebrity gossip. The only criteria is there are two or more people in the car and that the journey is no less than 15/20 minutes (it could be a short commute but slow due to traffic).

We made a Christmas special pilot at the end of last year, below you can view a few clips to give you a better idea what the series is all about ... click here

The cast list is shaping up well, but we would love to have more young people or families involved, if anyone is interested, I would love to hear from them.

Kind regards,
Catriona Doyle

Posted on 14/05/2015


Newbury Spring Festival - Exclusive Festival Offers

Newbury Spring Festival would like to offer your members 2 for 1 tickets to see ‘Vertigo’ at the Corn Exchange on the 19 May, 7.30pm.
To get the offer they will need to call the box office on 0845 5218218 and use the code: Heights
Here is a link to more information - Vertigo

We also have a performance at Audley Inglewood, 21 May 3pm called ‘Till The Clouds Roll By’.
It is performed by past students of the Royal Academy of music. I thought your group would be interested in knowing about this as it is a very special show - Till The Clouds Roll By

Holly Payton-Lombardo
Press & Marketing
9 – 23 May 2015
Newbury Spring Festival, 1 Bridge Street, Newbury RG14 5BH

Posted on 14/05/2015


Courtyard Theatre

The Courtyard Award for New Writing 2105

The Courtyard is delighted to announce that the 7th King's Cross Award for New Writing is formally being launched on 30th March 2015, and entries will be accepted between now and the closing date of 30th June 2015.
The Award, which is open to writers of all levels of experience resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland, seeks imaginative, original work, which explores the unique possibilities of writing for the stage. Scripts must be unpublished and currently unperformed.
Entries may be sent, marked "Courtyard Award 2015" and accompanied by a £10 entry fee (made payable to CTTC LTD) and a large SAE for return of script, to:
Please note that telephone calls or enquiries regarding The Courtyard New Writing Award 2015 will not be accepted.
See full details here

Posted on 13/05/2015


West End Play Offer


I am currently producing a show that I thought might be of interest to your members. The Waiting Room is showing at the Arts theatre from the 2nd to the 19th of June, Tuesdays to Fridays at 1:10pm.
'Harriet and Paul meet in the waiting room of a hospital. A chance encounter or so it seems. As the conversation flows, they realise they may have more in common than they thought, and that this meeting was no coincidence.'

Lunchtime theatre used to be popular in the 1980s, and it's now enjoying a resurgence. People want to have a more interesting lunchtime, and what better way to do so than by catching a quick play. You'll be adding a spot of culture to your break, and be back in time for work.

If you or any of your members are interested, we're offering an exclusive promotion: buy 4 tickets and get the 5th free. All you need to do is quote '5for4' when booking in person, online, or telelphone.

Click here to go the Arts web page where you can purchase your tickets. I've attached the e-flyer, and if you have any questions please do get in touch.

Kind Regards,

Mark Rush.
The Waiting Room at Above the Arts from 2/6/15 to 19/6/15
Mark Rush

Posted on 13/05/2015


Umbrella Festival

Groundlings Theatre

Groundlings Theatre was wondering if any groups would be interested in performing at our Umbrella Festival on the 8th of August and will be held from 11 am - 3.30 pm and for the umbrella festival and there be no charge for performers - it is a free event and we will have performances inside and out. We are also looking for performers to do 15 min slots ( but if you require more time just let us know and we will allocate accordingly ) The Umbrella Festival is to celebrate Jonas Hanway who was born on the site of groundings in 1712 and made the Umbrella Popular this is free for all stall holders, performers and people to enter. to celebrate Jonas Hanway we want to get all kinds of art forms (arts, crafts, stalls, performers, acts) and bring them together. it will be a great day out for all the family and a great way to get lots of awareness of your group/act out there We also like to know if you would like help such as being provided a mic and we will need to know if your Performance will need power. I hope to hear from you soon,

Phone 02392 737370
42 Kent Road, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3BS

Posted on 13/05/2015




I’m looking for mature ladies (65-­-75yrs) and a female friend or relative for a denture care advert. It would be great if you wear dentures of some sort, but not essential.

You will star in a documentary style advert in Madrid, Spain – it’s not for the faint-­-hearted though – because we want to take you to a rollercoaster theme park to ride the scariest rides.

You must be happy to ride a rollercoaster, not have significant heart issues and not be afraid of heights.

There is an extremely generous fee paid and the filming commitment would be from 23rd May – 28th May.

I will also need you to come for a casting session this week or next.

If you want to apply please drop me an email at with a little more information about yourself and a photograph.

Good luck and get your application in quickly!

Vicky Crawley

Freelance Casting Producer for Rattling Stick

Posted on 12/05/2015


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Posted on 10/05/2015


Student Film.

I'm a student director shooting a short film at the Arts University Bournemouth concerning women and mental health in politics. It follows the relationship between the foreign secretary, Millicent, and her daughter, Samantha, who disowns her mother after a political decision to go to war in the Middle East. Millicent has anxiety and suffers from a severe panic attack in a press conference following the argument with her daughter.
I'm looking for an actress around late thirties to mid fifties to play Millicent and a young actress in her early twenties to play Samantha. If you could ask around your drama school for anyone willing to take any of these roles, I would be very grateful. My phone number is 07522408665 and I will subsequently send over a script.
The film is only three to five minutes long and it is shooting on 14th May 2015.
Thank you
Chloe Brown

Posted on 05/05/2015


GMF Board Awards 2015
The Board of The Federation present their three awards each year at the awards night.
It is our custom to ask the membership if they will send in their nominations for these awards in order that we can be as fair as possible when making our final deliberations. Please do bear in mind when making your suggestions that they are (a) not covered by any of the Adjudicator’s awards in the Festival and (b) do not fall into the category of Societies own annual awards. The Board Awards are in recognition of work which affects the amateur theatre movement as a whole. For your reference, the criteria for the 3 awards are:
ATHENAEUM ROSE BOWL – for outstanding contribution to drama in amateur theatre by a SOCIETY.
LAURENCE ROBERTS TROPHY – for outstanding personal contribution to the amateur theatre movement.
MURIEL GOODWIN TROPHY – for outstanding contribution to the development and encouragement of young people in all aspects of amateur theatre.
Please send your nominations to Sue Mooney. Ideally, Sue needs to receive your nomination by the end of May and by the end of the first week in June at the outside. Thank you.
PS - The items on the above image are all links to the appropriate page of GMDF website.

Posted on 03/05/2015


Quince Players

Press Release 21st April 2015.
Magna Carta? Yes, Prime Minister!

In the fields of nearby Runnymede, the basis of democracy was created. Magna Carta celebrates its 800th Anniversary in June and as we know, our politics today stem from it.
Yes, Prime Minister by Antony Jay & Jonathan Lynn is an unmerciful send up of our political way of life.
The Authors have been extremely clever with their insights into our modern politicians and have created a very funny piece of work which the Quince Players will enjoy staging this May.

As a community theatre group it is always important that we not only acknowledge our local history on occasions, but also have great relationships with our local community. The Quince Players have been very fortunate over their 70 year history to enjoy not only repeat custom from the folk of Sunninghill and the surrounding towns and villages but also from local businesses.
For this Spring production of Yes, Prime Minister we are grateful to Jeremy Davies Wealth Management and The Little Flower Pot, both situated close to the Cordes Hall, our theatrical home, for their sponsorship of this show.
Box Office is now open at where you can now choose your seats and pay online, indeed you can even print your tickets!
Yes, Prime Minister runs on the following dates. May 7th – 9th & 14th – 16th
See you there!

Julie Voice: Press Relations - 07985 401437 - -
Jenny Brown: Director – Yes, Prime Minister! - 01344 876028 -
Colin Keating: Box Office 01344 874200 or

Posted on 21/04/2015


Business opportunity.
Theatre School franchise for Sale in North London.

Perfect location, lots of students, Massive Growth potential and ideal for someone who wants to be their own boss.
Fits around your performing as its Part time.
Making Over £16,000 annual Profit.
Email me for details

Posted on 15/04/2015


Casting Call for the Blue Birds Web Series

We are a small production company specialising in promotional videos and music videos, and we are currently casting our first creative project – a small web series – and we were wondering if any members of your company would be interested in being involved?

We have attached a small treatment of the story along with a list of parts we are currently looking to fill; the series would be shooting from August 1st to the 11th, with an episode featuring each character at its centre. The shoot itself would involve a commitment, but we can adjust the shooting schedule around work etc. All we would need is some headshots, and a body shot of any actors interested, preferably in colour at this early stage of casting.
As for our experience, the Spotted Mug team are all fairly young in age as is the production company, however we all have a wealth of varying experience working for larger production companies, with our crew used to working actors as well as on a variety of sets for clients as big as Thomas cook, but also many smaller bands and record labels, filming/directing a multitude of artists; whilst also working with local government, like Hertfordshire County Council producing promotional films.

This would be unpaid experience only work, we would provide a cold lunch but that unfortunately this is all our budget will stretch to. All the footage of any actors could be added to a show reel or a portfolio for professional actors; or even something cool to say to friends you were a part of whilst sipping a pint in the local pub.

If anyone has any further questions please email myself at or the company email
Kind Regards
Lexi Edwards
Spotted Mug Productions
Casting Call

Posted on 15/04/2015


Banbury Cross Players

Murder has NEVER been this funny!

In this exciting and fast moving spoof stage adaptation of The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow - from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon - you will experience shootings, plane and train crashes, villains with missing fingers and a daring escape over the Forth Road Bridge. Murder has NEVER been this funny!

BCP’s vast production team (over a third of the 80-strong society are involved!) have been hard at work supporting the cast of four. There have been filming sessions with local model aeroplane enthusiasts, train and Forth Road Bridge building, not to mention gathering together the vast array of costumes for the four actors who play a multitude of different characters from Mr Memory Man to Milkman; Salesman to Sheriff, Porter to Policeman, Compere to Crofter ... and many more besides! The latest creative challenge for the costume/props team has involved manufacturing a set of bagpipes, would you believe?

Playing the wide range of characters are Andrew Whiffin (Hannay), Clare Lester (Woman), Nik Lester and Dave Smith (Clowns). Banbury Rotarian, John Bennett, completes the local casting, taking on the role of the Radio Announcer. John also takes ‘centre stage’ in the video trailer the company have produced to promote the show – which can be found on the BCP website and YouTube. As if all this weren’t enough to whet your appetite, there will also be an “orchestra” performing live sound effects in the show. Some of the “orchestra” also appear as jitter-bugging ‘extras’ which involved some interesting evenings of bruised shins and flattened toes in the early stages of rehearsal!

Director Chrissie Garrett says she is “thrilled” to be directing again for Banbury Cross Players. “Working with such talented and supportive people on this show is great. I hope our audience have as much fun watching as I have had producing.”

The show runs from 22-25 April 2015 at The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Rd, Banbury, curtain up 7.45pm. Tickets (£12.00/£11.00) are available from The Mill Box Office - 01295 279002 - or online at – book now to avoid missing out on this must see show!

Andrew Whiffin (Hannay) - top, Clare Lester (Woman), Nik Lester and Dave Smith (Clowns)

Posted on 13/04/2015


Exciting Opportunity - 2015 Rock Challenge and J Rock Judging

My name is Hannah and I work for an organisation called Rock Challenge® and J Rock™. We run events around the country from Feb - July each year.

If you haven’t heard of Rock Challenge® before, we are an anti-drug, tobacco and alcohol initiative for young people under the age of 18, which takes the form of a performing arts competition. Schools and colleges create dance and drama performances of up to 8 minutes to a theme of their choice and then bring it to one of our events where they perform it in front of an audience of family, friends and a panel of judges.

We are currently looking to recruit judges for our 2015 events Eden Court Theatre, Inverness on the 27th and 28th April.

The role of a judge is voluntary but it is an enjoyable, rewarding experience and you get to be a part of providing a fantastic opportunity for young people. Each judge also has a short biography read out near the start of the show which gives you a chance to advertise your organisation or any events you have coming up.

You would obviously be fully briefed, about the format of the event and your role as a judge.

At this stage I am looking for judges for all of our criteria. Performance elements (Choreography, Stage Use and Performance Skill), Production elements (Drama, Concept and Soundtrack) and Design elements (Set Design and Function, Visual Enhancement and Costuming Character)

Should you be interested in helping us out with this opportunity, please feel free to drop me and email to discuss this further.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. My contact details are in my email signature below. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. If you think that this opportunity is not quite suited to you, feel free to pass it on to any colleagues that may be interested.

I look forward to hearing from you

All the best,

Event Manager- UK Rock Challenge®
T: 02392 985710 M: 07825655173
Hannah Cook
A: Rock Challenge® and J Rock™, Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth. PO1 2AB


Posted on 13/04/2015


Stewarton Drama Group

ONLY 20 SEATS LEFT FOR 'The Steamie' on Sat 30th May !

Thank you to everyone who has bought or reserved tickets for our forthcoming production of 'The Steamie' so far.

The performance on Friday 29th May is SOLD OUT, the performance on Saturday 30th May now has ONLY 20 SEATS LEFT, and the performance on Thursday 28th May has ONLY 60 SEATS LEFT.

Tickets are on sale every day at Stewarton Library in the Stewarton Area Centre.

If you would like to come and see the show, but you have not yet emailed us to order tickets, then we would encourage you to buy your tickets directly at Stewarton Library if that is possible.

For anyone on our mailing lists who is unable to arrange to get their tickets in person at Stewarton Library, please note that our email booking system is still open. You can still email us at to reserve your seats (£8.00 each) for the performances on Thu 28th or Sat 30th May 2015 at 7.30pm in the Stewarton Area Centre.

Don't delay.....they're selling fast and will soon be gone !

Many thanks.

SDG Publicity Team
Stewarton Drama Group

Posted on 13/04/2015


Quince Players

Press Release 10th April 2015.
Quince Players are canvassing for your Vote!

Yes, Prime Minister by Antony Jay & Jonathan Lynn is an apt production for this spring. Opening night is on the day of the General Election, Thursday 7th May!
The play has been on tour professionally and the QPs are extremely fortunate to be able to perform this amusing satire on today's politics.
Come and see those cherished characters Jim, Bernard and Sir Humphrey ‘running the country’ in their own inimitable style, being severely hampered by the Kumranistan Foreign Minister and the Director General of the BBC.

The Quince Players have achieved seventy glorious years of entertaining the local area and are still going strong.
Director, Jenny Brown, says “To be able to entertain today's public in a fast moving busy world is getting harder but thanks to your loyalty of following, you help us go forward. The enthusiasm with which Quince Player productions are greeted is heart-warming and gives us the energy to go on into the future.”
Box Office is now open at where you can now choose your seats and pay online, indeed you can even print your tickets!
Yes, Prime Minister runs on the following dates. May 7th – 9th & 14th – 16th
See you there!

Julie Voice: Press Relations - 07985 401437 - -
Jenny Brown: Director – Yes, Prime Minister! - 01344 876028 -
Colin Keating: Box Office 01344 874200 or

Posted on 10/04/2015


Looking for Actors

I am currently studying my first year of Film and Media Arts Production, FdA at Weston College. I am curently making a film biased round the theme of accidental marriage where a rich man and poor woman go out drinking in different locations but on their way home they bump into each other. The rich man then convinces her to marry him but being drunk she doesn’t realize what has happened till she turns up for a job interview at his business the following day.

I am emailing you as im currently looking for actors's aged between 20 and 30 to be in my film and was wondering if anyone would be able to help in any way. You can view my portfolio here.

Lizzy(seanto) holbrook
Creator Of Cloudburst Media Corporation.
lizzy holbrook

Posted on 10/04/2015


ITV2's Release The Hounds is BACK!

Do you want to star in your own TV show and have the chance of winning THOUSANDS of pounds?

Well RELEASE THE HOUNDS is BACK and we are looking for teams of 3 friends, work colleagues or family members to take part in the new series.

If you are interested (or know people who might be) then please read the information below:

The TEAM LEADER must complete and return the application form attached, along with a video audition of yourself, and your teammates. ***Your videos can be sent separately, but your TEAM NAME must be in the subject heading, and your full name in the body of the email.*** Please also send in FULL LENGTH photos of yourselves.

You can record the clip on any smartphone or laptop, it doesn’t have to be a cinematic masterpiece!


Start your video by telling us something interesting about yourself. This could be any of the following:

• Weird experiences
• Embarrassing moments
• Skills
• Most daring thing you’ve ever done
• Dreams and aspirations
• Things you absolutely hate
• Things you love or are obsessed with
• Phobias
• Funny stories
• Nicknames and why you have them
• Anything else we might find interesting

REMEMBER: this is your chance to tell us about yourselves. We want to know what you’re like individually and why you would make good TV. So sell us!

Please email your videos to or, if you have problems uploading your video, please upload your audition to

Please send the application and videos back to us ASAP!
We will be contacting all successful applicants and inviting them for an audition, unfortunately we won’t be able to respond immediately to all applications, SO PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US FOR FEEDBACK OR CALL THE OFFICE HERE!


Team Hounds
Twitter: @HoundsCasting
Twitter: @ITV2Hounds
Facebook: Facebook

Posted on 08/04/2015


CASTING: 4 actors required for a role in a short documentary about forced marriage

My name is Joana a TV and Film student form Portsmouth University. I am currently castings for various roles for a short documentary about forced marriage I am producing for Portsmouth City Council to be used as an educative medium for their early intervention programme.

I would be pleased if you can help me find actors from the South Asian community (preferably Pakistan, Bangladesh, indian) who would be willing to be a part of this project.

It's unpaid, but they will be credited. Food, drinks and transport will be taken care of.

Please for more information on the project, please visit: website

Kind regards
Joana Asante (Producer)

Posted on 05/04/2015


ITV Opportunity for Parents to get involved in!

We are currently looking for a particular set up for our next 'Sunday at the Palladium' show on the 12th April.

We would like to invite a family or parental guardian along with their 13 - 15 year old son or daughter who are currently revising for exams.

The presenter will spot the unknowing pupil in the crowd and speak to them about revision and school work .He will then, as a surprise, reveal that his/her teacher is actually also in the audience!

It's quite a small set up but just a bit of fun for all to get involved in.

Everyone involved will receive free tickets to watch the show and it makes for a really enjoyable evening!

Would any parents/teachers help us with this?

If so please email:

Deadline :8th April

Kind regards,
Felicity Rankin

Posted on 02/04/2015


Admiral Costumes

We have an excellent range of costumes and accessories both for hire and sale and offer our advice and complete personal service for all costume requirements.
Please call us to help you costume your next production or event.

Kindest regards
Ruth Hewitt
Admiral Costumes
86 Westbrook End, Newton Longville, Milton Keynes, MK17 0BX
01908 372504 or 07581 484 895
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Posted on 01/04/2015


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