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11hr Productions


152 Knighton Lane, Leicester LE2 8BFEstablished in 2005, 11hr productions is one of the leading amateur theatre companies in Leicester UK, specialising in all manner of performance genres including youth drama, one act plays, pantomimes, musicals and comedies.
We also are well known for devising our own Murder Mystery and Party Events for community groups and societies wishing to offer that little something different to their guests.
An award winning company. 11hr Productions is proud to offer varied performance opportunities to it's thriving membership of adults and young people.
We are further proud to offer our productions and events to a wide audience including USA via our ongoing Exchange programme with the students from Missouri USA
Actor, dancer, singer, young person or simply young at heart you will find a welcome with 11hr Productions.
Take the opportunity to appear in one of our productions or exciting party events or become a vital part of our team working backstage.
From pantomime to drama, musical to Murder Mystery there is something always going on to keep you busy. If you are aged between 8 and 18 why not become a Youth Member or if older, an Associate Member of one of the leading amateur theatre companies in Leicester.
Telephone: (07971) 265 346
E-mail enquiries@11hr-productions.co.uk
ACT One

Shepshed
Main Contact
7 Coombe Close, Shepshed, Loughborough, Leics.
01509 821314 - 07904 303488 - email
Tickets & Bookings
30 Radnor Drive, Shepshed, Loughborough
01509 507217 (Evenings and Weekends only)
email
ACT One is an amateur musical theatre group based in Shepshed, near Loughborough, Leicestershire. We are an independent youth theatre, catering for local young people and their interest in musical theatre.
We rehearse every Friday night at Christchurch Methodist Church in Shepshed, and perform two productions a year at Hind Leys College Theatre, Shepshed. A major musical in February, and a staged concert in June/July.
We are always looking for new talent, but unfortunately we need to limit the size of the group. In order to do this we ask every potential member to audition to join us. If you are interested in joining us and are in school years 6-13 (that\’s roughly 10 -18 years old!) then please contact us for the details of or next audition.
As well as providing the opportunity to perform on stage, Act one inspires and builds confidence not only on stage, but also in life itself. In fact we already have several ex-members attending performing arts colleges and indeed some of them have also entered the profession. Many of our members have also gone on to perform with a host of local adult groups.
We are a close group, we make every effort to support each other and make every rehearsal a fun experience. We have 2 cast representatives, to help bring ideas from the cast to the committee. These are currently Becky Bakewell & Christian Darnell.
Please note that all our trustees and leaders have been CRB-checked with regard to their involvement with children.
Join Us...
Interested in joining ACT One?!
If you can sing, dance, act or maybe even all three, then we would love to hear from you. We hold new member auditions twice a year.
Production / Direction: email
Music: email
Dance / Choreography: email
Publicity email
Sound Hire: (Variety of sound equipment available to hire at reasonable rates. For details, contact:) email
Costume Hire: (Extensive range of individual and sets of costumes available for hire at reasonable rates. Most of these are for children and young adults, but we also have adult-sized costumes. For full details, please contact:) email
Anstey Players

AnsteyThe Anstey Players are a village group, made up of enthusiasts from the local area. We do two or three productions a year, including a pantomime each winter.
Contact email
Ashbeian Musical Theatre Group

Ashby de la ZouchAMTG is looking for more members, particularly men!! to join a very successful company, which rehearses twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Methodist Church Hall, Burton Road Ashby from 7.30-10pm. So come on chaps give it a go!
Any new member is requested to send an email and from there we can organise the auditions. New members will need to prepare a song to sing and please encourage them to be accompanied
There are also activities behind the scenes if you are interested in becoming part of the stage and technical crew, so again, please contact the group if you are interested in becoming involved off-stage.
If you are interested in joining this talented and successful company, please email and further details will be sent about what is required.
We rehearse Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Ivanhoe College, Ashby or the Ashby Methodist Church schoolroom
If you wish to join us, contact us via email
Ashby Dramatic Society

Ashby de la Zouch
The Venture Theatre, North Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1EG
The Venture Theatre is owned and run by Ashby Dramatic Society (ADS). Both the theatre and the Society are self-funding and receive no grants or subsidies although a capital grant from the National Lottery in 1995 helped to refurbish the building.
The auditorium has an intimate atmosphere with tiered seating for 112 people or 90 when seated cabaret style. The bar offers a substantial range of drinks including wines, spirits, soft drinks, beers, lagers and cask-conditioned ales. Prices are comparable to local pubs.
We regularly meet at the Venture Theatre, North Street, and you are welcome to come and meet us before making the decision to join. Club night is every Monday from about 8 pm (except Bank Holidays).
Broughton Ashley Drama Society (BADS)

BroughtonBroughton Astley Drama Society are an award winning local theate group in South Leicestershire. We perfom at least two plays a year on the village hall stage, as well as one show each October at the Hinckley Concordia. We produce exciting varied shows that keep our audiences totally entertained, and new members are always welcome!
Join BADS Tel: Jen Hawkins on 01455 286018 or email
Braunstone and Wycliffe Operatic Society - BWOSLeicesterSmall, friendly amateur group (not very operatic) presenting one musical and one panto every year. New members welcome.
Meet at: St. Pauls Church, 2, Kirby Road, LEICESTER, LE3 6BA
Contact Email: bwos@ntlworld.com
Christchurch Theatre Club


ShepshedCTC perform two shows a year at Loughborough Town Hall and recent high profile productions include 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'Jekyll & Hyde' and 'We Will Rock You'
Prospective members should be aged 16 and above.
Rehearsals take place at Hind Leys Community College every Wednesday 7:00 - 9:45 for the Ensemble, and on Fridays for principals. Nearer the show, full Ensemble are required at both rehearsals each week.
If you are interested in joining, or know someone who might be, then give one of our New Members reps a call:
Michael Gamble - 07967 495952
Lucy Brown - 07921 959260
email
Coalville Amateur Operatic Society (CAOS)CoalvilleMonday Rehearsals at
The Brass House, Albert Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 3FA
at 7.30pm
Thursday Rehearsals at
The Old Adult School Hall & Theatre, Bridge Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 3PW
at 7.30pm
For tickets or for further enquiries please call Christine on 01530 834534
Coalville Drama Group

CoalvilleThe Coalville Drama Group has the privilege of presenting up to 4 productions a year, in March, June, September & December. These can be drama, comedy, farce or any other type of production that is deemed suitable. The CDG operate an open production style, where the nominated producer has total control of the play chosen, the cast members and the production style. All members would support this producer in their chosen production, by being available to assist either on or back stage.
Box Office Contact Janet Box on 01530 456045 or email
The Old Adult School Hall & Theatre, Bridge Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3PW
Tickets or for more information please call 02476374176 or email
Community TheatreLoughborough
Concordia TheatreHinckley01455 847676
Contact email
Concordia Youth TheatreHinckleyThe Concordia Youth Theatre has made its name over the years by nurturing raw, young talent to produce shows to professional standards.
The Concordia Youth Theatre is a society founded in 1974 . The aim of the Youth Theatre is to encourage younger members to take an active role in the performing side of theatre. This allows them to develop their skills and increase their confidence. Our members are openly encouraged to perform with adult societies within the Concordia Theatre, such as:
The Tinhatters
The Pantomime Company
The CAOS
The New Theatre Players
The Hinckley Community Guild.
We also encourage our members to participate in other areas of theatre including working back-stage, lighting, sound and production design.
The Youth Theatre produce one show each year which normally runs for 5 nights in June.
Contact email
Application forms via website.
East Leake Amateur Players

East Leake Village Hall, East LeakeContact 01509 852364
ESNA Players

LoughboroughFounded in 1965, the ESNA Players have a long history of performing both tradition and modern musicals. With our dedicated and enthusiastic performers and crew, we continue to \‘wow\’ our audiences with the professionalism of all our shows.
You’ll find us singing and dancing on Thursday and Friday evenings at the United Reform Chuch, near Loughborough Town Centre.
You don’t need to have any previous experience to join the ESNA Players, entry to the society is via audition alone. The audition consists of a solo song of your choice, performing an acting piece and a short dance workshop
Contact via website
Falcon Players

LoughboroughThe Falcon Players has become one of Loughborough's leading amateur theatre groups since being founded in 1957. We have performed 142 productions to date and specialise in producing comedy and farce written by well known playwrights.
The Falcon Players meet most Wednesday evenings on the first floor of the Brush Sports and Social Club, Fennel Street, Loughborough (just behind The Rushes Shopping Centre). You are more than welcome to come along, say hello and find out more.The Falcon Players is a friendly group, and whilst there are many members of long standing, new members are always welcome. Involvement in amateur theatre can be a rewarding pastime, offering many new challenges and experiences; anyone wishing to make an active contribution to our work will be warmly welcomed into the group.
Still interested in joining the Falcon Players? We would love to see you at one of our rehearsals, either come along to the Brush Club on a Wednesday night or contact Chris Marlow on 01509 415272.
Festival Players

LoughboroughThe Festival Players, an amateur theatre group based in Loughborough.
We put on three productions each year at Loughborough Town Hall.
The Festival Players was formed in 1954 and the group has since put on over 210 productions at various locations in and around Loughborough.
We're always looking for new members, both acting and backstage. Auditions for acting members are held before each play. To audition, all you have to do is come along and sign up as a member, the cost is only £10 per year and discounts are available for couples membership and those in full time education.
Or you can just pop along to one of our rehearsals or meetings and see if you like us before you join!
If you're interested in joining The Festival Players as an acting or non-acting member, e-mail our secretary secretary
To be added to our patrons' mailing list or for performance and ticket information, please e-mail our secretary
For tickets to our productions please contact Christine Moore on 07855 248832 or Loughborough Town Hall on 01509 231914 or go to Loughborough Town Hall website
Gasleak Theatre Company

Melton MowbrayGASLEAK is an acronym, standing for Gilbert and Sullivan, Light Entertainment and Kids.
We set out in 1987 to have a Company that had no formal structure, no Committees, no AGMs, just a group of people who would get together on an ad hoc basis to present as wide a variety of shows as possible, participation being open to all regardless of experience. By and large, that\’s how it has continued, although the casting of one or two productions has been by invitation.
Our themes have been, firstly, G & S- at first, fairly traditional presentations, but then developing into our own versions, bringing the lib and settings up to date while not interfering with the music. Other Societies have performed those versions, with great success and enjoyment.
Secondly, Light Entertainment, in the form of Revue (usually for charity), and in the form of some of the lighter musicals, and lately by way of presentation of stage versions of TV sitcoms. Thirdly, we have made a point of encouraging youngsters to enjoy the magic of theatrical experience by participating in shows specifically featuring children, and by joining in other works where they could learn by working alongside adults.
For all enquiries about this our show, or if you wish to know more about Gasleak or you wish to join us than please get in touch by contacting David Irving via telephone on 01664 560407 or email him.
Gracedieu Youth Musical Theatre GroupCoalville
Greasepaint Productions

LoughboroughWe are a musical theatre society based in Loughborough, in the East Midlands. We have been performing well known musical shows since the society formed in 1993. Greasepaint is a collection of some of the brightest stars and most talented performers in the area.
Contact Us
Auditioning / Fundraising: Shane Perry shane.perry@hotmail.com
Patrons Enquiries: Neil Ledward neil.ledward@tiscali.co.uk
Programme Advertising: Alan Clark clarkturvey@googlemail.com
Tickets: Debby Newton deb_23_04@yahoo.co.uk
Herrick Theatre

LeicesterHerrick Theatre are a friendly Leicester based amateur dramatic group, based at Knighton Fields centre, and open to all (generally 16+). We perform annual Christmas productions at the Guidhall (Leicester), and have regular workshops, irregular productions and social events.
For enquiries regarding bookings, or becoming part of Herrick Theatre, contact: Tel: 07722861387 or email
Herrick Theatre are always looking for new members to become part of productions in an acting or technical capacity.
Rehearsals are generally Tuesday evenings, and some weekends.
Highcliffe Amateur Theatrical Society (HATS)BirstallWe are a group of mainly women desperately in need of male input either for acting, sound and lighting or helping with scenery. We do 2 productions a year. A spring play and then a panto end of november. Our rehearsals and performances are at Highcliffe School, Greengate Lane, Birstall, nr Leicester.
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Hinckley Community Guild AOSHinckley01455 847676
Contact email
Hinckley Concordia Amateur Operatic SocietyHinckley
JCC BandHinckley
Lansdowne Drama WorkshopAylestoneMeeting on Tuesday evening 7pm-9pm at St Andrew's Church Hall, Old Church Street, Aylestone. The over all philosophy of Lansdowne is aimed at the individual member interacting within the group, learning through the art of drama, skills of theatre which are also transferable skills of life.
We hold no auditions as through weekly workshops we learn about ourselves, and each other, which enables the work we produce to be automatically cast. We use the 'talent' that each member brings, to discover skills that they may not know they have.
Any person over the age of 16 is welcome to join Lansdowne, a cohort which is under catered for in this form of drama training. Many young people having left school find that when they reach the age of 18 opportunities are severely limited.
Weekly sessions include improvisation, role play, workshops in voice and movement, children's theatre, mime, creative drama, music hall, stage management, individual tuition and drama for self development. Opportunity will be available to attain Arts Awards.
Lansdowne was formed and funded in 1966 by the Leicester Youth Service in response to 1960 Albemarle report. Funding continued until the mid 1990s and from 1970 until 2004 under the leadership of Anne Payne. Dee Cleaver took over the leadership role upon Anne’s retirement followed by Clive Ward who attained LAMDA Gold medal Acting through Lansdowne and has since gained a Master of Arts Degree in Drama.
Contact: Clive L Ward MA. BA (Hons) Cert Ed at clive_ward2003@yahoo.co.uk Tel. 07505630637
Last Minute Theatre CompanyKibworth Phone 0116 2793511 for details
Leicester Operatic Players

LeicesterThe Leicester Operatic Players are an amateur operatic group with members from in and around Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We perform operettas / musicals each March or April at Leicester's Little Theatre, generally alternating between Gilbert & Sullivan and other light opera composers such as Offenbach and Strauss.
We also put on small and large concerts, raise money for local charities, and generally have an active social diary. Groups from the Players have taken part in music festivals and events in places as varied as Banbury, San Francisco, North Wales and Philadelphia.
We are always pleased to welcome new members
If you would like further information about the Society or its activities, or if you would like to know more about singing with us, please contact any of the Society's officers below.
CHAIRMAN: Philip de Voil - 07775 784 335
VICE CHAIRMAN: Peter Freeman - 07818 096 933
HON. SECRETARY: Janette de Voil - 0116 277 0041
HON. TREASURER: Helen York - 07730 984 926
or l-o-p@sky.com
If you think you might enjoy singing and mixing with a friendly group of people with a common interest, come down to rehearsal to test the water and see whether you'd like to join us full time.
Rehearsals take place in Evington every Wednesday night from September through to the show.All company rehearsals are held at the Mayflower church hall, Ethel Road, Evington, Leicester (near Waitrose and the General Hospital).
Please do get in touch...
Leicester Theatre Group

LeicesterLeicester Theatre Group is a musical theatre group formed in 2012 to give the youth of Leicester the opportunity to perform in musical theatre productions.
We aim to use professional directors, choreographers and musical directors to teach and develop our members during productions, and a series of workshops starting in 2013.
We are already rehearsing our first show, planned for October 2012, where we are showcasing some of Leicester's best youth talent in an evening of song and dance. The production is a mix of choir and solo numbers from some of the best known musicals.
We are also planning our first full youth musical for 2013.
So, if you are interested in joining, or would like further details then please check out our website.
Alternatively please contact Karl Strickland at leicestertheatregroup@gmail.com or phone 07500900737
The group offers the young people of Leicestershire a chance to perform with and learn from the best talent around. Leicestershire has some incredible talent, we want to bring that talent together with several performances a year as well as exciting workshops delivered to a professional standard, by a professional production team who have experience of London’s West End.
Enquiries enquiries@leicestertheatregroup.co.uk
Little Acorn Production Company & Youth Theatre

St Mary's Community Church Hall, St Mary's Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 1EQLittle Acorn Production Company formed in 1999 by a group of local enthusiast to perform mainly comedies, either one act or full plays. Over the years they have entered professional adjudicated competitions and won a host of awards including best actor, best actress, best director, best set and runner up in the Leicestershire one act play festival on more than one occasion.
LAPC host three productions each year, in March four one act plays which then go on to the Leicestershire or Warwickshire One act play festival, May and November the main productions. The group also hosts murder mystery evenings and a review show featuring sketches, songs monologues or anything else they can add every four years with a meal.
We are friends with a number of groups in the local area and members often appear in their productions. To keep things going between productions we also host a number of social events that members are welcome to attend. LAPC meet on Thursday evening and Sunday afternoons.
The group has a thriving Youth Theatre for 13 -17 year olds which meets on a Saturday morning to enjoy, theatre workshops. For those that wish to appear in the one act play festival LAPC encourages participation but this is always at each member’s discretion.
Like most groups we also need behind the scenes people such as Directors, Producers, lighting and sound, publicity, set designers, builders and decorators. We also need a regular crew to provide front of house and look after the audience. Whatever your talent there is a place for you within LAPC.
You can follow us on facebook, Little Acorns or contact us directly by email Cchriszena@aol.com or ring Chris Shreeve on 01455 631235 for more details.
Loughborough Amateur Operatic Society
LoughboroughLAOS first started performing in Loughborough in 1895, officially registering with NODA in 1899 for our production of Agetha. This took place in the local church hall where carriages were available to take you home from 10:15pm sharp!
Over the following decades LAOS performed in a number of venues across the town and under a variety of names, Finally settling on Loughborough Amateur Operatic Society in 1939.
Our 1914 show of King Hal was particularly popular. It had a cast of 60 Adults and tickets cost between 6 Pence and 3 Shillings. That's approximately 21/2 to 15p today!
Unfortunatly, due to inflation that had to change, but one thing that hasn't changed is out tradition of "Keeping it in the Family". In King Hal there were 7 sets of sisters, mothers and daughters!
Contact via website
LUTheatre

LeicesterWe are the theatre society based at the University. As well as producing a variety of shows we also aim to develop the skills and abilities of our members through our other opportunities. We use our Proteus workshops as a chance for our aspiring actors, directors and writers to collaborate outside of the larger productions and to work in a smaller time frame to create short ten/fifteen minute pieces, which have in the past been taken elsewhere; for example the Leicester Comedy Festival and more recently as part of a programme of events at the Y theatre at the YMCA in Leicester.
Our Open House explores different styles and types of theatre ranging from the pantomime of Commedia Dell'Arte to the epic theatre of Bertolt Brecht and back to the naturalism of Stanislavski and gives our members the chance to develop their own interests within theatre. Our newest venture, our show choir, aka The Muses has given our members the opportunity of indulging in musical theatre as well as other genres of music and performing some good old jazz hands.
In addition to these we are continuously aiming to develop and broaden our outreach programmes, which mainly consists of taking theatre to local schools and helping them with their own productions and increasing their skills and interest in drama.
We are always looking for more opportunities to demonstrate our work as well as form relationships with other theatre groups, so please contact us and for more information check out our website!
Contact email ajj22@student.le.ac.uk

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