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Amersham Playgoers Theatre Group

Amersham Playgoers Theatre Group
www.aptg.co.uk

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Amersham

 

Whether you are interested in performing, directing, working behind the scenes or participating in our various social activities I am sure you will find us a warm, approachable and friendly group.
Amersham Playgoers Theatre Group actively welcomes new members of any age from the Amersham area or beyond. If you enjoy any aspect of theatre then you're welcome to come along and join us. You don’t have to act or direct as there are a number of other roles we always welcome help with and no experience or training is necessary.
We have a great social calendar and a regular newsletter so there’s always something fun going on to get involved with from pub lunches, theatre visits, car rallies, BBQ\’s, play readings, London trips and much more! We have a wide spectrum of ages from 18-80 and like to enjoy ourselves whether it\’s putting on a play or just getting together. So why not join us and be a part of it all?
We rehearse for a couple of hours twice a week and love to see new faces coming down and taking an interest.
Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, Bucks HP6 5AH
Wednesday evenings in the Barn Hall from 8pm
Sunday evenings on the stage in the Drake Hall from 7.30pm
APTG Secretary, Anne Hearn 07871 074363.
Box Office: aptgtickets@yahoo.co.uk

 

Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre


Aylesbury

 

Aylesbury Vale Youth theatre has been operating for 9 years in the Bucks area, having started life as Songbird Productions in 2006. We put on one large musical a year, previous shows having included; All Shook Up, The Wedding Singer, The Drowsy Chaperone, Guys and Dolls and Little Women.
We also regularly perform smaller plays, such as An Inspector Calls, and put on variety shows, comedy nights and quiz nights.
AVYT is unique in the Aylebury area in that is is run entirely by young people age 16-25 and is completely FREE.
For more info, or to get involved email info@avyt.org

 

Ballinger Players


Chesham
Ballinger Common (between Chesham and Great Missenden)

 

Comedies, light and serious plays
Ballinger Players is a small community group consisting of approximately 15 members, of which about half are regular actors.
Ballinger is a hamlet in the Chilterns, midway between Chesham and Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire. Members of the group come mainly from the Chesham, Amersham, Wendover and High Wycombe area. Ballinger Players rehearse and perform in Ballinger War Memorial Hall and the group dates back to the Hall\’s inception in the 1920's.
The group stages either one or two productions a year. If you fancy a go at:
Acting
Directing
Stage Management
Sound & Lighting
Make-up
Props
Producing
Set-building
or even just making the tea, having a new hobby and coming to our social events you would be made extremely welcome! No previous experience is necessary.
Over the years, our performances have included:
Seasons Greetings; The Enquiry; Sweeney Todd Shock \‘n\’ Roll Show; Absent Friends; Play On; Confusions; Dangerous Corner; The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole; Key for Two; No Time for Fig Leaves; Steel Magnolias; Shirley Valentine; Blithe Spirit; Trial and Error, Murder in Play, A Kiss on the Bottom, Trivial Pursuits, Dead Ringer, Curtains, The Dresser, Spectre Over London, Natural Causes and The Odd Couple.
Our productions usually run for three nights. Part of the 'Ballinger Experience' is that our seating is laid out around tables, rather than rows, and the audience is encouraged to bring their own refreshments.
This 'supper format' could mean people bringing anything from a bag of crisps and a Coke to a three-course hamper complete with wine and candelabra, or a Chinese takeaway.
If you would like to come along and find out more about the 'Ballinger Experience', you would be most welcome. For further information, please email or info Mark Lawrance or phone him on 07764 334480

 

Beaconsfield Theatre Group


Beaconsfield

 

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Big Dog Theatre


Chesham

 

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Carabosse


www.carabosse.co.uk

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Milton Keynes

 

The Carabosse team are a miscellaneous and eccentric group of creative individuals with a mixture of different theatre–making expertise and experiences.
Our mission is to produce and create exciting theatre and production projects. As we grow from strength to strength, we aim to emerge as a risk taking and innovative Company with a unique style.
We mostly work on ground breaking new work as part of our Literary Department and adapt established work to use as a starting point for new writing. Although we may also work on written plays they will all have our individual style and treatment.
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Chesham Bois Catholic Players

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Chesham

 

To find out more about the Players please click email to correspond with the Secretary. secretary@c-b-c-p.org
And to join the Players please click email to correspond with the Membership Secretary. memsec@c-b-c-p.org
Junior Membership is open from 12 years of age.

 

Chesham Methodist Players


Chesham

 

We are a drama group.
We perform two or three times a year:-
In October Half Term (usually Thursday Friday and twice on Saturday)
In February Half-term (Every night except Wednesday and twice on Saturday)
On a Summer Saturday
We're also appearing again this year in Chesham Carnival.
Rehearsals are on Friday evenings 8.15 - 10.00pm and Sunday afternoons in October, January and February.
We meet at:
Chesham Methodist Church Hall, Bellingdon Road, Chesham
Anyone over 8 years old is welcome. We need actors; directors; make-up people; scene builders and shifters; front of house staff; sound and lighting technicians - in fact if you would like to join us there's a warm welcome waiting for you!

 

Chesham Musical Theatre Company

Chesham Musical Theatre Company

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Chesham

 

Musicals, Concerts - Age Range: 16+ Rehearsals: Wed, Thurs, some Suns leading up to a production
CMTC - Chesham Musical Theatre Company has been running for over 85 years. Latest productions include "Crazy For You", "Sweet Charity" and "Guys & Dolls". We perform at the Elgiva Theatre, Chesham.
Recently nominated for NODA and runners up for the Kathleen Oyler Trophy for chorus work in "Crazy For You".
CMTC Box Office: 0844 504 2665. Elgiva Box Office: 01494 582900 www.elgiva.com
Contact: 01494 792754
Email: info@cheshammusicaltheatre.co.uk

 

Chesham Theatre Company

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The Little Theatre By The Park, Church Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1HU

 

Chesham Theatre Company was founded in 1947, and celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 2007. Currently we have around 60 members, of widely varying age, talents and experience, united by a lively interest in amateur drama.
We normally mount three productions a year, one at the Elgiva Theatre in Chesham, one at the Little Theatre by the Park and one outdoors. We have occasional social events, and members meet for a club night, or a play rehearsal, each Monday evening at 8pm in the Little Theatre.
We welcome new members, whether their interests be in acting, directing, backstage, technical or administrative work, or just to belong!
Contact: secretary@cheshamtheatrecompany.org.uk – For all General, Workshop, Murder Mystery Event inquiries and to become a member
publicity@cheshamtheatrecompany.org.uk - For all Publicity, Sponsorship, Press and Media inquiries
tickets@cheshamtheatrecompany.org.uk - For all Box office, ticket and event inquiries
webmaster@cheshamtheatrecompany.org.uk - For all Website, Facebook and other Social media inquiries
treasurer@cheshamtheatrecompany.org.uk - For invoicing and billing and all CTC financials

 

Chesham Youth Theatre


Chesham

 

Closed
Any reliable person interested in reviving the youth theatre, who is able to commit the necessary time and enthusiasm to do so should contact Geoff Mendoza.

 

Chiltern Shakespeare Company

Chiltern Shakespeare Company
www.chiltern-shakespeare.co.uk

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Beaconsfield

 

The company readily welcomes new members, both actors and back stage crew, as well as volunteers for the many other tasks involved in staging the plays. Please email our enquiries Main contact address for general information and enquiries: enquiries@chiltern-shakespeare.co.uk
Contact address for membership enquiries: membership@chiltern-shakespeare.co.uk
Production schedule and future auditions/productions: production@chiltern-shakespeare.co.uk
Publicity: publicity@chilternshakespeare.co.uk or call us on 08700 667720
Ticket Sales and Information:
Call the booking line on 01494 573 559 for credit card sales and information, or email bookings@chiltern-shakespeare.co.uk

 

Company MK

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Milton Keynes

 

Our versatile and imaginative group re-forms itself for every production, and we hold auditions for each new show, which means that we can attract the best talent available in the area. We started this policy with Company in 1992, and continued with subsequent productions, the more recent being A Slice Of Saturday Night and Into The Woods in 2002, and Closer Than Ever and Little Shop Of Horrors in 2003, Oh What A Lovely War! in 2004, The Boy Friend in 2005, Ladies 'n Love and Assassins in 2006, The Importance Of Being Earnest - our first play - in 2007, followed by Buddy. In 2008 we produced Death of a Salesman and City of Angels. In 2009 we produced And the World Goes Round and Stepping Out - the Musical, which we took on tour to village halls - a first for us!
Contact info@companymk.com

 

Dodsworth Show Choir - High Wycombe

Dodsworth Show Choir
www.howtosing.ltd.uk

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High Wycombe

 

(The Community Choir with Jazz Hands!) No experience necessary!
Contact via website

 

Encompass Theatre Group

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Milton Keynes

 

A Theatre Group with a difference! Classic shows done "our way".
Personal Interests, Acting, Singing, Music Shows like Grease, West Side Story and Mamma Mia!
Contact: Phone: 01908 674880
Email: julie.pattinson@milton-keynes.gov.uk

 

EtcTheatreCo

EtcTheatreCo
www.etctheatre.co

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Milton Keynes

 

The Company was founded by eight seasoned practitioners hoping to bring lovers of theatre together in order to collaborate on major projects. The team members, many with professional credentials, will share their plans for productions spanning various genres at Arts Central, Norfolk House, Milton Keynes on September 24.
Chairman Shirley Jones said: “Milton Keynes is such a vibrant new town with a constantly expanding pool of artistic talent. Etc Theatre Company hopes to pull together not only those who want to act, sing and dance but also people who are creative in behind the scenes roles too.”
The group will be kicking off with a couple of large-scale household name productions interwoven with a variety of challenging smaller offerings.
Secretary John Drinkwater added: “Over the years to come we’d like to build a collaborative theatrical experience that provides opportunities for personal growth, stretches individuals and gives them a chance to work across the artistic disciplines where pertinent”.
Contact: Shirley Jones shirleyatsegment@hotmail.co.uk

 

For Heaven's Sake Theatre Company


Milton Keynes

 

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Forum Players

Forum Players
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Bourne End

 

We are a friendly club, who celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2008, and we try to put on two plays or revues and a pantomime each year.
We meet most Mondays and Wednesdays at 8.00pm at the Bourne End Community Centre.
Contact info@forumplayers.com

 

Fourways Theatre Company


www.fourways.org.uk

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High Wycombe

 

Fourways has presented theatre productions in the High Wycombe area for over fifty years. We strive to bring the highest professional standards to our productions, and this page will give you a little insight into our history and aims. We are a registered charity and as well as our productions we provide training. Indeed a number of our members have gone on to Drama School and some have pursued an acting career. In addition to the obvious skills of acting and directing, there are a wide range of backstage activities in which you could become involved. So you don't forget the meetings, auditions, rehearsals, production and social events, here's the low down! The venues we use... Lancaster Arts Centre and the grounds of Pipers Corner School for performances and Wesley Hall, Priory Road, for meetings, auditions and rehearsals. If you would like to join us, or would just like more information, please contact us. If you would like to join the company, please feel free to come along to any of the meetings posted on the diary dates page (www.fourways.org.uk) and see how we work. If you would like any further information or would like someone to contact you about joining us please drop an email to carolyn@fourways.org.uk.
Charity no. 1150257

 

Haddenham Players


Haddenham

 

We put on two performances a year (two or three nights each), with panto coming round every other year. We have a programme of social events in between for members to get together and share skills, ideas for future productions and enjoy ourselves. We're always very happy to have new members, whether you want to act, help behind the scenes, direct or even write for us. Get in touch!
Contact kimbiddulph@btinternet.com (Chairman)

 

Hanslope Entertainments Group
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Hanslope

 

As the name suggests this amateur group are located in the North Bucks village of Hanslope. The group have been established over 30 years and some of those original members are still treading the boards!
The group have specialised in traditional pantomimes and have performed all of the popular shows. More recently they have performed pantomimes with a modern slant and one or two self written productions.
But they are a very versatile group and have performed farces, old time music hall, musical reviews, Christmas carol concerts, mediaeval banquets both in Hanslope and surrounding villages.
We are always looking for new members.
We always need more actors, but we also need people to help backstage and front of house during productions. Maybe you have skill or experience; painting backcloths and scenery, building sets, making props, lighting or sound. We are desperate for a wardrobe crew, we have costume, but it needs repairing and replacing. We need front of house people during productions to man the door, sell raffle tickets and serve refreshments.
If you\’re interested call Andy Grout on 01908 510 709
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Hazlemere Players


High Wycombe

 

The Hazlemere Players is a small, friendly amateur dramatics group meeting once a week on Tuesdays at the Hazlemere Community Centre. We put on many types of plays, ranging from thrillers, comedies, costume dramas and a pantomime every other year. Also extremely popular are our supper evenings when a meal is served during the interval.
We pride ourselves on the professionalism of our productions, while making sure we have great fun along the way.
New members are always welcome to act, direct or work backstage - no previous experience necessary.
Box Office 07933 838 713
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Hazlemere Community Centre, Rose Avenue, Hazlemere
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Please join us on a Tuesday evening from 8:00pm at the Hazlemere Community Centre or on the above Email or contact our secretary on 01494 713357

 

High Wycombe Choral Society
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High Wycombe

 

The High Wycombe Choral Society welcomes new members and Sponsor
The Society was founded in 1934, originally as the Wycombe Oratorio Choir, to perform classical choral music of a high standard in High Wycombe. The choir now numbers over 60 singers and performs two major choral concerts every year with a professional orchestra, and a number of smaller and less formal events.
Contact: hwcs100@btinternet.com

 

Holmer Green Players


Holmer Green

 

Holmer Green Players was founded in 1980 when it split from the Village's Evening WI and became a drama group. Since that time it has produced two to three shows each year. In the late 80s the group formed a Junior section which rehearses and stages shows for the under 16 year olds.
Holmer Green Players meets on a Wednesday night at Holmer Green Village Centre on The Common at Holmer Green. At around 10.30 each Wednesday we go to the Earl Howe pub in Earl Howe Road, Holmer green for an after rehearsal drink.
If you are interested in joining the group you can phone or email the contacts listed below.
Phone 07778 175616 for infromation or tickets
Secretary: Sarah Hockey - email
Chairman: Peter Healy - email
Membership Secretary: Rachael Healy - email
Treasurer: Rachael Healy - email
Junior Manager: Mathew Hearn - email

 

Iver Heath Drama Club

Iver Heath Drama Club
www.ihdc.co.uk

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Buckinghamshire (although we are on border of London/Middlesex)

 

The Iver Heath Drama Club was established in 1948 by John Hargreaves and members of the local Women's Institute.
Iver Heath is an interesting community: in Wood Lane there are mansions worth over £1 million and yet there are people living in energy and food poverty on benefits just 10 minutes walk away. At IHDC, everyone is equal and it is fantastic to see children & adults from accross the spectrum of wealth, culture, skillset and ability work together.
At the moment, we have over 40 members aged between 6 and 80 from a range of abilities, skills and disabilities. We receive no government or council funding, just surviving on donations and profits from performances. The club played a vital role in the building of the current Iver Heath Village Hall (SL0 0DA) which we call home and to this day maintains the stage lights and stage for the club, hall and other hirers to use. The club charges a £2 a week membership fee and has the lowest pantomime ticket prices in our region.
During the summer our club splits into three teams; Youth, Teens and Adults – to produce three shows and encourage the most out of everyone in our club. Then in Autumn/Winter we all come together to work on our pantomime. In 2014 over 550 people saw our panto over the 6 performances.
We are looking for new adult members (aged 20+) of all ages and abilities on and off stage. We currently have a waiting list for Children and Teenagers.
This becuase we are not a school - we are a volunteer group - and in accordance with our Child Protection Policy and physical size of the stage we cannot take new Under 18 members until later this year (2014). The club receives sponsorship from nearby Pinewood Studios.
Contact: Chairwoman, Sandra Corcoran 01753 652 616 or email Matt Streuli, Vice Chairman on matt@ihdc.co.uk

 

Jokers Wild


Great Horwood

 

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Jubilee Players


Bierton

 

Into drama? We are an amateur dramatic society (Amdram) based in Bierton nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
The Jubilee Players were founded in 1961 at a time when most villages of any size in Buckinghamshire had their own amateur dramatic society. Now it is one of the few that maintain a regular programme of productions.
The Jubilee Players take their name from the Jubilee Hall in Bierton, our main venue for performances.
The aims and objectives of the society "shall be the study and performance of plays to foster an interest in the art of drama and all the funds shall be applied for the furtherance of these aims and objectives and for the charity as agreed by the society"
Each year, the Jubilee Players present:
A Christmas Pantomime
This provides the opportunity for younger members (10 to 18 years) to showcase their talents, taking part often in the principal roles. The cast can normally be large so there's plenty of chance for smaller parts and always the opportunity to have a sing-song.
Older members get the chance to let their hair down and misbehave a little playing a dame or a baddie.
The panto is often a classic tale with a modern spin, but we have put on original themed productions too; 2003 saw Jubilee Players member Adrian Ripley write 'Panto Goes wild West'.
Each Spring we put on a more serious production; a light hearted comedy, farce or drama.
We also put on special occasion events which involve the society getting amongst the community to perform short productions, often aimed at reaching members of the community who find it hard to come to us.
Not a Jubilee Player?
If you want to get involved with the society, please do not hesitate to contact one of us.
The Jubilee Players Regular Venue:
Jubilee Hall, Bierton, Aylesbury, HP22 5BU.
This is the regular venue for the plays and auditions.
Alternative Rehearsal Venue:
Hop Barn, Manor Road, Rowsham, HP22 4QS
Contact Us:
General Inquiries: Joyce Baxter (secretary) email
Chairman: Andy Capjon email
Treasurer and Box Office: Chris Tyrrell: 01296488918 email
Web Master: Kieron Stanger: 07763148332 email

 

Lacey Green Productions

Lacey Green Productions
www.laceygreenproductions.co.uk

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Lacey Green, near Princes Risborough

 

Lacey Green Productions was founded in 1983. Since that time a proportion of our annual profits has always been given to good causes and our donations to date add up to more than £60,000
We like to vary the style of our productions and we also perform in a variety of venues. For example the group puts on “Dinner Theatre” where the audience comes to our home venue in Lacey Green Village Hall - a new hall built with funds from the Millennium Commission. At the other end of the scale we have our “Theatre at Home” - intimate theatre, where our performance goes into a private home. We write Murder Mysteries, performing them initially to our local audience and then taking them “On tour” to audiences elsewhere. We’re a well-travelled group!
Choice of plays is strongly influenced by the preference of the membership, at any given time. All new ideas are listened to and given an airing. Lacey Green Productions is always happy to re-invent itself!
There is no lower age limit, families with children are welcome. Membership is free.
To see more, go to www.laceygreenproductions.co.uk and follow us on Facebook.
Contact: info@laceygreenproductions.co.uk

 

Longueville Little Theatre Company


Milton Keynes

 

The Longueville Little Theatre Company (LLTC) closed in 2014 - it was founded in 1977 by a professional actor Dermot Lee Baker. It used to stage three productions a year in March June and November and produced a Variety Show in September.

 


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