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Imagine That

Imagine That
www.imaginethatdrama.co.uk



Exeter and East Devon

 

Fun and exciting Drama classes for 8-16 year olds in Exeter and East Devon.

Come along to our weekly classes for fun and exciting Drama classes in Pinhoe taught by our experienced teacher. Classes will combine games, role play, improvisations and much much more for a fully rounded Drama experience!

Classes are split into 2 age groups;
8-11 years (4-5pm) and 12-16 years (5-6pm)

Each class aims to develop imaginations, increase confidence and learn some industry performance skills.

Please visit the website for much more information
Contact: Maddi Jenkins enquiries@imaginethatdrama.co.uk

 

In The Wings Theatre Company


Tavistock

 

In The Wings Theatre Company was set up in March 2009 by co-founders Ross Ayling and Morag Stolton. The concept behind ‘In The Wings Theatre Company’ is to provide exceptional entertainment to local audiences in the South West of England and also to provide education and fun to adults and children of all ages. The Company are currently producing musical and theatrical shows each summer to raise funds for local charities and to provide an opportunity for local performers and students to take part in short run performances.

 

Kalla Arts

Kalla Arts
www.kalla-arts.com

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Sidmouth

 

New 18+ drama group for Sidmouth + surrounding areas! FREE taster!
Drama groups for 13-18 yrs + adult group. LAMDA, acting coaching and consultancy for business.
Contact: info@kalla-arts.com

 

Kingskerswell Theatre Group

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Kingskerswell

 

We meet regularly in Kingskerswell to explore and discuss all things theatre. including producing our own plays, workshops in performance and Theatre trips to local groups and mainstream venues. Go to our facebook page for more details.

 

Maritime Players


Appledore

 

If you are interested in joining us, please call Tom on 01237 474838
Comedy - Age Range: all - Rehearsals: Weds PM

 

Marjon Performing Arts

Marjon Performing Arts

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University of St Mark and St John Plymouth

 

Use your passion for Performing Arts to carve your career.

 

Moretonhampstead Variety Group

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Moretonhampstead

 

The Moretonhampstead Variety group has been producing an annual pantomime for over 70 years. It started as a group of friends who wanted to produce a variety show for the summer, hence the name, that expanded into two productions annually, the variety show in the summer and a pantomime in the winter.
Although the Summer show no longer exists, the Winter pantomime is still flourishing and a production takes place every year during the half term school holiday week in February.
We currently have approximately 40 members including actors, directors, backstage, front of house members and we are always looking for someone new to join our happy band.
We start rehearsing at the end of September, on a Tuesday night in the local Parish Hall
If you would like to join us or need to know anything about us then please contact Chairman and Producer Heather - please email us.

 

NIKKI'S IRISH DANCE


North Devon

 

Want to learn a new exciting and energetic style of dance? then why not give Irish dancing a try by booking your free 45 minute trial class today!
Classes for children age 4+ and adults too!
Lots of fun and competitions!
£4.60 per session introduce a friend and pay £3.90 per session.
Wear loose clothing, pumps or go barefoot!
Please contact me for details of class venues, days and times..
"Come along and move your feet tot the rhythms of the Irish beat".
Contact email irishjigger@live.co.uk or 07402912164

 

North Devon All Starz
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Barnstaple

 

We are a modern theatre group for young people between the ages of 8 - 23. We work hard all summer long and have great fun whilst rehearsing. We produce one musical performance every year during the second week in August with the profits being donated to a children's charity. We also take part in local carnivals and other activities throughout the rest of the year

 

Ottery Community Theatre

Ottery Community Theatre
http://otterycommunitytheatre.weebly.com/

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Ottery Saint Mary

 

Ottery Community Theatre is an amateur society formed in 1985 following the very successful Colway Theatre Trust production of Ottery’s community play ‘The Ballad of Tilly Hake’ by Sheila Yeger. The society’s objective is ‘”to promote the performing arts and to encourage public appreciation of such arts in the community of Ottery St Mary and District”. Since its formation, the society has staged some memorable productions. Have a look at our Past Productions galleries on our website for a glimpse of what we do.
We've been affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NADA) since our earliest days. We like to be different and virtually all our productions are home-grown and written by one of our members.
We produce a pantomime every year in January and usually put on a production in July as well. For the last few years, the July productions have been shorter plays so there has been time for the audience to enjoy a light meal as well.
We are always on the lookout for actors, writers, front-of-house helpers plus anyone willing to get involved in any aspect of back-stage (music, costumes, set construction etc). Anyone of any age from school year 6 and upwards is most welcome and don't let lack of previous experience put you off joining in - we've all had to start somewhere.
You can get in touch via our website or by emailing otterycommunitytheatre@gmail.com. we look forward to hearing from you.

 

Paignton Pantomime Productions


Paignton

 

01803 402685
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Pantomime - Age Range: All

 

People’s Company


Plymouth

 

01752 230 372
Olivia Moon, Creative Learning Assistant, 01752 230 379, email
Opportunities to be involved in all aspects of theatre making
Age Range: 18+ - Rehearsals: Regularly on Thursdays, 7.30 - 9.30pm, and additionally as required by productions. We also have a writer\’s group on Mondays from 7 - 8.30pm and Voices, our community choir, on Wednesdays 7.30 - 9.30pm.

 

Pinhoe Pantomime Society


Pinhoe, near Exeter

 

We are based in Pinhoe, near Exeter in the south of the UK. Every year, we put on a magical pantomime. If you live, work or can travel to the area, we would love to see you at one of our shows. We are always ready to welcome new members, so please check out our News and feel free to get in touch or come along to one of our auditions or readings.
Pantomimes are usually held in January, at America Hall in Pinhoe. We are all volunteers helping out in many areas from being a member of the cast, producing, choreography, making costume, scenery and props to lighting, sound, being a member of the stage team, front of house, publicity, box office and playing in the band.
Auditions are normally held in June or July with rehearsals every Wednesday at the United Reformed Church Hall in Pinhoe and some Fridays at America Hall or other local venues.
Our Members are very enthusiastic and as well as the annual Pantomime, we also stage other events and some Summer Shows, which are normally a variety show with a meal during the interval – a real piece of community theatre!
If you would like information on joining us and becoming involved in some traditional family entertainment please contact our Secretary or Chairman, who would be pleased to hear from you!
Secretary – Kim Foss Email: secretary@pinhoepantomime.co.uk
Chairman – Annette Ward Email: chairman@pinhoepantomime.co.uk

 

Playgoers Society of Dartington Hall


Dartington Hall

 

Honorary Secretary: Roberta Fuller 07809 715543
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We produce an open-air show in the private garden at Dartington every summer, often with a professional director, plus two major productions usually in the Barn Theatre (April and October). In addition, we present small-scale studio work at Bogan House, Totnes in December and February each year. 2004 saw a second open-air production in the Chairman's Garden at Follaton House, Totnes, and 2006 brought theatre-in-the-round to St Johns Church Bridgetown a venue we continue to use each spring.
Please contact us for more information on Playgoers, to join the society, or to provide feedback on the website. New members are always very welcome.

 

Plymouth Gilbert and Sullivan Fellowship

Plymouth Gilbert and Sullivan Fellowship
www.plymouthgilbertandsullivan.com

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Plymouth

 

The Plymouth Gilbert & Sullivan Fellowship are the UK's oldest performing company dedicated to the works of W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan.
We produce one fully staged production each year (not just limited to G&S) and present several concerts throughout the South West combined with an active social diary and fundraising events.
Membership to Plymouth Gilbert & Sullivan Fellowship is very rewarding and you can choose to participate as much or as little as you like. We can offer you unique opportunities such as performing at The Buxton Opera House, singing live with The Band of HM Royal Marines Plymouth and recording an album in an actual recording studio!
To discuss what membership can offer you or to arrange to come along to a rehearsal to see what we are about please contact Secretary Rosy Griffith on 01822 611005 or secretary@plymouthgilbertandsullivan.com
We meet on Monday evenings (7.30pm) at Kings School, Plymouth, Devon PL3 5LW.

 

Plymouth Musical Activities Club – PMAC

Plymouth Musical Activities Club – PMAC
www.plymouthmac.co.uk

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Plymouth

 

PMAC; a youth music group for 9 - 18 year olds. We are 35 years old. Volunteer staff teach Guitar Bass Flute Clarinet Drums Singing & Keys; club is 80 strong!
Contact: For general enquires/registration; Angela Fuller – 01752 773482
Elaine Perring – Chair plymouthmac@live.co.uk
We use premises at;
(but please do not send correspondence to)
Courtlands Special School, Widey Lane, Crownhill, Plymouth, Devon PL6 5JS

 

Plymouth Musical Theatre Company


Plymouth

 

0845 226 6275
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Musical Theatre - Age Range: Any Age - Rehearsals: Monday and Thursday

 

Plymouth Theatre Company


Plymouth

 

If you are interested in theatre or would like to learn more about the theatre then you are in the right place.
As we have relaunched in 2010 we aim to help young inspiring actors to help develop their talents with our specialist range of acting courses.
If you have considered a career in acting or would simply like to boost you confidence, acting is a great way achieve this.
The Plymouth Theatre Company is based in the Devonport Playhouse, Fore Street and is 110 years old. The company formed in 1899 and is still going strong today having performed in three different centuries in Plymouth.
In the 19th Century they became known as The City of Plymouth Operatic Society. That was until 2002 when they decided that their name should encompass all that they had done and achieved over the years and became known simply as the Plymouth Theatre Company.
The company has presented over 140 productions over the years, from Merry England to Me and My Girl and from Calamity Jane to Crazy for You. They have not only performed musicals but also Gilbert and Sullivan, Music Hall, Vaudeville, Concerts and Pantomime!
The company has produced many acclaimed shows, being affiliated to NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association), and are regularly reviewed and won many awards.
The company members have also regularly been in 'Music of the Night', which has been running every two years in the Royal Citadel, Plymouth since 1992. The company has provided many of the leading soloists for the productions as well as many of the dancers and behind the scenes crew. The Music of the Night has a cast of 400+ people, uses the band Royal Marines and Royal Artillery and the Director/Choreographer Angela Collins is from the Plymouth Theatre Company.The Plymouth Theatre Company is a Registered Charity No.264977

 

Queen Elizabeth's Academy Trust
www.qe.devon.sch.uk



Mid Devon

 

Contact: m.crooks@qe.devon.sch.uk

 

Rolleplay Musical Theatre Society


Exmouth

 

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Musical Theatre - Age Range: University Students - Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays

 

Salterton Drama Club


Budleigh Salterton

 

There is a long tradition of successful amateur dramatics at Budleigh Salterton. Since the group was founded in 1938, it has gone from strength to strength, finally acquiring its own theatre - the Salterton Playhouse - in 1970. The Playhouse is a large wooden building set next to the stream in Meadow Lane, and offers raked seating and full facilities for approximately 80 patrons.
Although the Club is relatively small, levels of enthusiasm and commitment are very high indeed. As a result, we are currently able to stage four plays a year, with each production running for six consecutive nights.
We are always glad to welcome individuals who are interested in acting and directing, such involvement is not a requirement of membership, and there are plenty of opportunities for non-acting members to become involved in a variety of backstage and front of house activities.
The club also has a busy Social Programme, which does much to maintain the integrity of the group during the periods between productions. This involves events such as social play readings, theatre visits to both local amateur and professional productions, barbecues, treasure hunts, skittle evenings and so on. The Salterton Drama Club is nothing if not social, and new members can be assured of a warm welcome.
Membership enquiries to:
Wendy Gomm: Tel: "01404 811420"
Other enquiries to: email

 

Shiphay Amateur Dramatic Society (SADS)


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Established 1957

Shiphay, Torquay

 

01803 390928
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Perform Plays and an Annual Pantomime - Age Range: All age groups - Rehearsals: Monday and Thursday

 

Sidmouth Amateur Dramatic Society Ltd


Sidmouth

 

Heather Hodge (Company Secretary SADS.Ltd), 43 Temple Street, Sidmouth, EX10 9BA Tel: 01395 577816
The Society was founded in 1922 and until 1956 (with a gap during the war years) produced one play a year at the Manor Pavilion Theatre in Sidmouth. From 1957 - 1964, two plays a year were presented and after a few years these were increased to three which continues to this day. The famous 1920's music hall/variety entertainer Gene Gerrard and author Ron Delderfield, were both prominent members of the Society.
Our annual pantomimes were started in 1978 with great success and in 1979, due to a gap in the theatre\’s programme during peak summer visitor\’s season, four local societies were asked to fill a gap in the theatre\’s programme. This was due to the professional company \‘The Mercury Players\’ deciding to delay their return to Sidmouth and the Council wished the theatre to be used during the summer months for entertainment for the visitors so for five years, SADS presented four plays and a pantomime.
Due to the financial success of our pantomimes, it enabled us in 1986 to re-build our headquarters/workshop. This is situated within ‘The Byes’ Sidmouth, on land owned by the National Trust and although we built the hall and maintain it, the building remains the property of the National Trust to whom we pay an annual rent to use the facilities. The building proudly boasts a rehearsal room, a large scenery dock for construction, painting and storage. We have a small kitchen, toilet facilities, and a store devoted for all our props. The upstairs section of the hall is home to our extensive wardrobe department. We hold a tremendous amount of lighting & sound equipment which is stored at the Manor Pavilion but is available for hire at a competitive rate.
We have a thriving junior and youth group which meets on a Wednesday and they staged their own show at the Manor Pavilion in April 2010.
Over the last two years, we have had entries in the Exmouth one-act play festival. The first year was an adult entry plus a separate junior entry. This year saw just an adult entry, written by two of our members and which won the award for \‘Best Original Script\’. Two actors were also nominated for best character actor & actress.
We present an active social programme as well which includes such things as Barbecues, Quiz nights, Film night with Fish & Chip supper, skittles and play reading evenings.
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Sounds Musical Theatre Company


Plymouth

 

Sound Musical Theatre Company is one of the oldest amateur theatre companies in Plymouth.
Founded in 1911 as The Glee Singers, and producing various choral works and full musical productions, through the Gilbert & Sullivan years to the present day, Sounds Musical Theatre Company has covered a huge variety of musical theatre. We were until recently known as Plymstock Amateur Operatic Society, and are well known throughout the Plymouth area for our high standard of work, largely due to the talents of Musical Director, Jenny George.
We perform a musical every March/April, the most recent of which was 'Me and My Girl', and a revue every October, an eclectic mixture of song and dance, appealing to all ages.
We always welcome new members, whether on stage, back stage or front of house.
For more information, give Di a call on 01752 343472 or email: dianebennellick@talktalk.net

 

South Devon Singers

South Devon Singers
www.communitychoir.co.uk

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Teignmouth and Ivybridge

 

The community choir that likes to sing in the Community. Mostly original works by David Haines. We sing about science. Bioluminescence, Atoms, String Theory etc.
South Devon Singers is the charity name for Teignmouth and Ivybridge Community Choirs and The Red Earth Opera Company.
REHEARSALS
Teignmouth
Teignmouth Community Choir rehearse on Mondays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Function room at Teignmouth Rugby Club.
Rehearsals usually take place every week, even on Bank Holiday Mondays. We take a holiday at Christmas and Easter and all or most of August.
There are often additional rehearsals when performances are coming upIvybridge Community Choir rehearse on Tuesdays from 7.15pm to 9.15pm in the Library at the Watermark, Erme Court, Ivybridge.

 

Southwest Dramatic Society


Torbay and Plymouth

 

07855 090589
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drama, musical, historical, street, also some film - Age Range: 16 to 100

 

Squire Theatre


South West

 

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Squire Theatre is a new Devon based company offering industry standard stage combat training to schools and theatre groups such as yourself. We offer a range of services including armed and unarmed combat, theatrical effect such as blood and squibs and historical consultancy for plays and film productions. Squire offers practical experience from industry professionals developing unique skills that can be utilised within your training program or productions. We aim to provide affordable workshops dedicated to introducing students and amateur performers to the fundamental workings of dramatic combat so as to encourage safe and professional working practices and all levels of theatre.
Stage combat builds confidence, self control, trust and physical fitness all essential qualities for any actor. Be it a youth production or a rep company, a high quality combat scene is a true joy to watch. After all conflict is the essence of drama and the epitome of conflict is combat. Stage combat is so much more than a way of providing filler for the ever dreaded stage direction 'they fight.' It is an all encompassing performance skill combining the physical fitness and control of dance with the close character study of acting and the practical know how of riggers and stage managers. Be it creating a convincing Shakespearian duel or a truly slick slapstick routine stage combat has something for everyone.
As well as gaining a highly sought after performance skills actors and students will also have the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals gaining valuable insight into the reality of the performance industry. As company manager I personally take responsibility for all combat based workshops using my knowledge and experience as a working actor combatant and stunt performer to introduce more people to a side of drama that is seldom explored in traditional training and yet one of the most exciting. I know a lot of us (particularly the lads) only got into performing in the first place after having watched any number of Jackie Chan, Van Dam, Batman combinations and always relish the chance to be an Errol Flynn like action hero.
Unlike a martial art or sporting activity stage combat is an art form which is founded on cooperation and support rather than competition. It is primarily non contact although with confidence groups can explore cooperative contact techniques such as lifts and throws and is by its very nature highly safety conscious (the first rule of fight club is...no one gets hurt!).
Workshops are very flexible and can be booked according to your needs. Squire also runs an artist in residence scheme which can be tailored to your individual needs combining long or short term tuition in fights, falls, and effects. All our staff are fully CRB checked and all props used adhere to British safety standards.
All students must be 10 years old or over. Our instructors are all high grade drama graduates and are certified by the British Academy of Dramatic Combat. For the sake of quality we also insist that all our instructors have received a level 3 distinction grade from the BADC (British Academy of Dramatic Combat) and nothing lower. For more information on our work with schools and to book Squire Theatre please visit our website and click on the secondary section. Or if you would like more information as to my personal work within the stunt industry please visit my personal site. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Mark Ruddick - Company Director

 

St David's Players

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Exeter

 

St David's Players is a Gilbert and Sullivan Society formed in 1969 in the city of Exeter in the UK. Renowned for the very high standard of their productions, St David's are considered to be one of the premiére Gilbert and Sullivan Companies.
Contact: stdavidsplayers@gmail.com

 

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Barnstaple

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Heanton Fort, Heanton, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4DG
Times - Saturdays during Term Times at Pilton Community College Barnstaple

 

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Barnstaple is a part time performance arts school for children aged 4-18years. We coach our students in drama, dance and singing each Saturday during term times at Pilton Community College and work towards staging plays and productions as well as routines and songs to perform in and around the community. Many of our students come for their love of the performance arts whilst others come to build confidence and to learn new skills. To come along as meet the team and find out a little more give us a call on 01271 533123 to enrol on a two week trial.

Early Stages School (4-6years) - 9.30-11am
Morning School - Main Stages (6-18years) - 10am-1pm
Afternoon School - Main Stages (6-18years) - 2.30-5.30pm

Main Stages Classes 6-18 years
We delight in seeing our Main Stages students grow in self-esteem, become more creative and develop great social skills that put them ahead of the rest.
Our fun and friendly classes operate during term time, out of school hours, and run for three hours each week. Students are split by age into small groups so we can give every person the attention they deserve.
No two lessons are the same as students enjoy experiencing a wide variety of performance skills and styles. With three terms a year we structure the lessons so that one term focuses on the skills of singing, dancing and acting, the second term allows students to practise and hone these skills, and the third term sees students gaining performance practise in front of friends and family.
Stagecoach's experienced and professional teachers have worked in the performing arts and all are police checked to the highest level.
A two week trial costs £50. A full term costs £324. 50% discount is given for siblings.

Early Stages Classes 4-6years
Our 90 minute classes are held weekly, during term time, over three 30 minute sessions.

A two week trial costs £25. A full term costs £162
We keep our class sizes small allowing us to nurture budding talent at the same time as inspiring those whose confidence needs building.
Contact: Kate Ridley-Holloway
Tel: (01271) 533123 Mobile: 07792330354
barnstaple@stagecoach.co.uk

 

Studio Theatre


Ilfracombe

 

07971 176044
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Full - serious drama, musical & comedy - Age Range: All, adult & junior - Rehearsals: As required

 

Stage Stars Plymouth


Plymouth

 

0845 226 2454
scott@pmtc.co.uk
Musical Theatre - Age Range: All Ages - Rehearsals: Tuesday or Sunday

 

Stagecoach Plymouth and Ivybridge


Plymouth and Ivybridge

 

We offer classes in drama. dance and singing every Saturday throughout the schools term times.
Students are taught in small groups, in their own age group, by professional teachers in a safe, family environment.
All young people children aged 7-18 have an hour each of dance, drama and singing. (90 minutes minutes for 4-6 yrs. olds)
Split into three terms, Stagecoach runs concurrently with the regular school year but with classes taking place outside school hours.
For three hours each week, our students experience a wide variety of performance skills and styles. Lessons are structured so that one term focuses on the skills of singing, dancing and acting; the second term allows students to practise and hone these skills; and the third term sees students gaining performance practice in front of friends and family.
For information on classes call: 03300 500101 / 07810282391 or email. Plymouth@stagecoach.co.uk

 


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