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Supernumeraries Required for 'An Inspector Calls'

I'm the Associate Director of the national tour of Stephen Daldry's 'An Inspector Calls', which plays at The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 17th-21st of September. The production has been running for many years and uses 8 supernumeraries for a few moments within the show. I'm writing to ask whether anyone might like to be a part of the production?

We'd like a range of ages and genders - perhaps four ladies and four men, ranging from late teens to 70s and particularly encourage those from a diverse background.

Supernumeraries will be needed on Tuesday 17th Sept at 2.30pm, ready for the performances on Tuesday 17th - Saturday 21st at 7.30pm plus Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday matinees at 2pm. The calls for each performance will be 35 minutes before the show.

The performances will be:
Tues 17th, 7.30pm
Wed 18th, 2pm and 7.30pm
Thur 19th, 2pm and 7.30pm
Fri 20th, 7.30pm
Sat 21st, 2pm and 7:30pm

These are volunteer roles but provide a fantastic opportunity for individuals to gain experience of performing in a large-scale professional production.

Should you be interested, email me (charlotte.e.peters@gmail.com) with 'AIC - Southampton' as the subject and send over your name, age and a recent photograph.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kindest regards


Charlotte Peters
Theatre Director
Director - How Love Is Spelt at Southwark Playhouse for Brickdust
Director - Normality at The Other Palace
Associate Director - War Horse UK & International Tour
Associate Director - An Inspector Calls UK/US Tour
www.charlottepeters.co.uk Posted on 16/08/2019


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Harston Amateur Theatricals (HATS)

A Girl Next Door

Author: a family comedy by Rupert Dick

A Girl Next Door


Venue: Harston Village Hall (CB22 7PX)

Box Office: 01223 870 286
Tickets £9 and £6 (no concession on Sat)

28th, 29th and Sat 30th Nov 2019 7:30pm

Tom is looking for a quiet Saturday morning with his paper when he is interrupted by his neighbours who he hasn’t met before and somehow wishes he never had. When his wife returns in the middle of all this confusion things just start to get worse. A Girl Next Door is a fast moving farce with may twists and turns, the lies and mistakes just keep on coming. (Suitable for all the family)

Posted 16/08/2019


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Dorking Dramatic and Operatic Society (DDOS)

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Dorking Green Room Theatre, Rear of Dorking Halls, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1AA, RH4 1SG

An Evening With Alan Bennett Open Meeting/AUDITIONS

An Evening With Alan Bennett - Open Meeting/AUDITIONS

Contact: If you have any questions please message our Facebook page, we look forward to seeing you then!

Auditions: 3 Sep at 19:30 & 5 Sep at 19:30
Production dates: 23nd-26th October

AUDITIONS for An Evening With Alan Bennett directed by John Taylor will take place on the 3rd and 5th September at 7.30pm in a read through style at the Green Room Theatre, behind Dorking Halls.
This show will consist of three “Talking Heads” monologues and a one ace play.
”Talking Heads” monologues:

• Her Big Chance (about 30 mins)
Lesley, in her late 20’s or early 30’s is an aspiring, and somewhat naive actress who is hopeful of hitting the big time.

• A Chip in the Sugar (about 30 mins)
Graham is a middle-aged man who lives with, and looks after his mother. He is closer to her than perhaps he would admit and resists anything which might affect the status quo.

• A Lady of Letters (about 26 mins)
Irene Ruddock, Miss, is an ordinary middle-aged and rather lonely woman who is not slow to put pen to paper when she feels she should register her disapproval .

One act play (about 32 mins):
• Say Something Happened.
Somewhere in the north of England, Mam and Dad, a couple in their sixties, comfortable with their life and routine, and working, as such couples do, as a team.
June Potter, a young woman from the Social Services Dept., tasked with assessing the couples’ vulnerability.

You do not need to have anything prepared for the auditions.

Posted 16/08/2019


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Stage Door Productions

Stage Door Productions

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Barony Theatre, Bo’ness

Stage Door Productions is a Pantomime Production Company based in Bo’ness, Scotland with the mission of making theatre magic!

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The House of Influenza: A Spooky Tale of Freighteningness by Andrew Shires

Reviewed by: Elaine Chapman @elainec46302904

Review date: 15th Aug 2019

Lily Edwards performance in the one-woman show The House of Influenza by Andrew Shires is outstanding. A mixture of horror, humour and an array of different characters bring the stage to life.

The atmosphere for this “kooky, spooky and a little bit kooky” production switches between a blacked-out theatre and a fully lit one. Which heightens your own senses and adding another dimension to the performance of this “horror parody”.

Set during the beginning of a zombie apocalypse the women in the story decides that this is one her time to write the horror book that she has always wanted to do. Facing survival from the zombies outside as she is locked in her own house she uses humour to overcome fear.

With references to many popular horror films from The Woman in Black to Final Destination scattered throughout the performance it never feels like it’s just a list of titles for the sake of it.

Edwards certainly brings the book to life playing each of the characters within the book with a different stance and voice. Look out for the straight-laced Mrs Shinfeather the harder she tries to be serious the funnier she becomes.

Edward’s is brilliantly entertaining and has incredible talent. The stage is certainly ready for the next Victoria Wood.

Five Stars.

Lily Edwards
Writer Andrew Shires.


See the full review here theatreandartreviews.wordpress.com


Posted on 15/08/2019


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Rees Astley Performing Arts Insurance

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Rees Astley Performing Arts Insurance

We specialise in Performing and Creative Arts Insurance across the UK and have thousands of policyholders under our Performing Arts Scheme including individual performers and groups. We know what we are doing and we can help drama groups!

The core products under our facility are:
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Hastings LitFest

Upstairs at The Jenny Lind Inn, Hastings, Sussex

Contact: https://hastingslitfest.org/workshops/writing-for-comedy/

Workshop 8: Writing for Comedy

Saturday 31 August 10.00 to 17.00

Led by John Knowles

John Knowles will lead a day-long workshop exploring comedy writing for the theatre and taking your script from page to stage. The workshop will focus on duologues in particular, and in developing characters as well as looking at some rules (yes, there are some) and simple joke-writing techniques. The workshop will include plenty of hands-on exercises and an opportunity to have your work read by two professional actors. The Workshop is suitable for writers aged 18+ at all stages of their scriptwriting journey.

The day will be split into two key areas:

Morning session: 10.00am-12.45pm
Duologues, development, voice and character.

The workshop will explore the challenges of writing duologues, finding your character’s voices (mining your characters and taking a view). We’ll be looking at character outlines and backstories.

Break for Lunch 12.45pm – 1.45pm

Afternoon session: 1.45 pm – 4.30pm
The afternoon session will be focused around actual writing and creating comedy scenes which will be read/performed at the end of the session. We will also be looking at techniques for joke writing (if you want a gag fest) and a quick look at some sitcom rules.Places are limited to 12 participants so early booking is recommended.

We regret that this venue does not have disabled access. Nearest parking (pay & display) is The Bourne car park and there is more space at Rock-a-Nore car park on the Stade (10-15 minutes’ walk).

Tickets £65, students £55, available below (limited numbers)

Posted 13/08/2019


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David Edkins

The King Arthur Show

Location: Birmingham UK

David Edkins

The King Arthur Show a traditional Pantomime

All is peaceful in the Kingdom of Camelot. No naughty knights have tried to take over for ages. King Arthur is enjoying the quiet. If only the queen would let him bring his horse into the castle for a nice warm by the fireplace. One day, however, the evil Mordred plays a nasty trick on the wise, wonderful wizard Merlin then tries once more to take Arthur’s throne away from him.
Do our heroes stand a chance against the forces of evil? With the help of a baby dragon, a man whose name is definitely not Wayne, the Lady of the Lake, who assures us that she can still fit into her swimming costume, and a large dose of traditional British Pantomime fun, our heroes intend to do their best to restore normality to the Kingdom.
But beware the Questing Beast!

The script has been published by Lazy Bee Scripts, and the full script is available for perusal here:


Two quotes from the professional appraisal from Lazy Bee Scripts follow:
"This script does a great job of delivering the characters we expect, the storyline we want and the end result we’re hoping for, along with the bad jokes, the routines and the audience interaction that makes it a proper pantomime."

"It’s beautifully done, and a lot of fun."

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Banbury Cross Players

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Banbury Charities benefit from Theatrical Success

Banbury Young Homelessness Project have received a surprise donation of £500 from local theatre company Banbury Cross Players as a result of a win at the Lighthorne Festival of One-Act Plays.
BCP have taken part in the Festival since its inception in 2013 and, this year, were overall winners with their production of Mike Bartlett’s Contractions. Mike Bartlett is a prolific, award-winning writer across many genres including Doctor Foster and King Charles III. Contractions started life as a radio play and was then transposed for stage. Director, Chrissie Garrett, says of the play “It’s a dystopian piece, taking the audience through a roller coaster of a ride. It asks what lengths people will go to in order to conform. It demonstrates how big business could take over your life and, ultimately, be responsible for all decisions you make. I was convinced the first time I read the play it would a winner. I am delighted to have finally taken top honours at Lighthorne for BCP”.
Director of the Festival, Rod Chaytor, says “Banbury Cross Players were the very first group to sign up to the idea of a Lighthorne Festival when we first began to canvass quality local theatre groups back in 2012, and we will always be grateful for that initial support. They are one of only three teams to have entered every year since its inception in 2013. It was an absolute delight to see them take the Trophy this year and with a production which merited it, one hundred percent. The two actors performed their roles brilliantly. It was a great show. We are thrilled BCP have been selected for the National Drama Festival Association’s British All-Winners Finals and will be there to support them.”
The Prize at the Lighthorne Festival is the largest in Amateur competition and is shared between the winning group and a charity of their choice. Director Chrissie Garrett says “I had no hesitation in choosing BYHP. Our decision to support this local charity was quickly and easily made as both director and actors have worked alongside the staff and young people that BYHP support. We are so impressed with the dedication and work of this local charity that we want to enable it to reach even more vulnerable local young people.”
As a pre-cursor to the performance at Lighthorne (and also the Oxford Drama Network Festival in Abingdon), the cast and crew went to Adderbury Library where they performed a preview. “The play was very well received” says Chrissie, “and the audience engaged in a question and answer session afterwards. This proved very useful for the cast who were able to refine their performances in readiness for the two festivals”. Profits from the Preview performance were donated to FOCAL (Friends of the Community of Adderbury Library).

Liz Wingrove, Chair of FOCAL said “Contractions was FANTASTIC. With around 30 guests watching the two female actors unravel their extremely dark story-line, we were all mesmerised, not knowing which way this extraordinary drama would play out! 45 minutes of suspense with the added bonus of being able to discuss with the cast and director what we had just witnessed. Brilliantly performed by the actors.”
This wasn’t quite the end of the story for BCP and their production of Contractions. As a result of the win at Lighthorne, they were invited to perform at the National Drama Festivals Association All-Winners Final on a much-larger professional stage at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre in Woking, Surrey in July. Competing alongside 14 other winning companies from Drama Festivals nationally, BCP were delighted to come home with The Sydney Fisher Trophy – chosen by the backstage crew for the company they most enjoyed working with - as well as The Amateur Theatre Trophy Adjudicator’s Award for cast members Nicola Dixon and Almira Brion. Adjudicator Jill Colby, a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators, said “They both had to be so different, but also a team, working off each other, which they did brilliantly. It was impossible to separate the two actors. It had to be a joint award.” The awards were collected onstage on Saturday July 20 2019 by the play’s technician, Robin Williams, from the hands of NDFA Patron and theatrical knight Sir Derek Jacobi.

“This has been a fabulous team production” says Director Chrissie Garrett. “I am so proud of what members of BCP have achieved. We are delighted to have been able to support the work of BYHP as well as Adderbury Library. We hope these contributions will help.”
You will have the chance to see this award-winning production at Banbury Cross Players’ Season Preview Event at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury on 24 September 2019. The evening will also include presentations from the Directors of shows for what will be Banbury Cross Players 75th Anniversary Season.
For more details of Banbury Cross Players and what they are up to locally, see their website at www.banburycrossplayers.org.uk

Posted on 30/07/2019

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Posted 28/07/2019


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RAMP Studios

RAMP Studios





We’re shooting a comedy on the week of the 23rd September in and around Southampton.

We are in need all sorts, runners, MUA, Costume dep, Sound Dep, Composers!

Get in touch with what you do and we’ll get back to you. (performance artists too)

Must be local!

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Posted 19/07/2019


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Attic Studio. Liverpool


Contact: 07778310227 or Peter@a2online.co.uk


Donate Free/For Sale or Hire

Variety of Props and Scenery

We have number of cut out flats painted as trees/forest professionally painted and joiner made, roughly 8ft x4ft 10 or 12 of.

FREE OF ANY CHARGE. Must collect. Suitable for panto etc.

We are downsizing and have an abundance of props to sell, hire, give away free. Contacts ASAP please when they go they're gone.

Posted 09/07/2019


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Recent Post from one of our readers - 26/03/2019
Name: Barns Green Players
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From nfranciselectrical@btinternet.com

Hi we are staging a comedy play written by one of our members. In it, we want, desperately, to use rain and have created a prototype rain machine which works but we have been told by the village hall insurers that they will not entertain any water on stage.

Have any other groups successfully used rain in the past? If so can you contact me to advise on how you did it and how you convinced the insurers it was safe?
OR how can we create the effect of rain?

Really looking forward to hearing from you.

Neale – Chairman Barns Green Players

Peter's response:

Hi Neale,

Thanks for posting your question. I shall make sure it gets published in the #Advice section of the www.dramagroups.com website and its associated Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages within the next 24 hours. I shall ask people to contact you directly if they can help or advise.

Personally I have no experience in this area other than to say I’ve seen Singin’ in The Rain performed with both water and a projected rain storm. The real water won hands down.

Best Wishes,


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Kay Crawford

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Vocal scores and libretti

I am doing a big clear out at home and I have a bundle of scores and libretti from various shows etc from my days in an amateur operatic club. I am attaching a list and I am happy to pass these on.


SCORE for:


Irving Berlin - Golden Years
The Best of Jerome Kern
Song Album - Carousel

Posted 03/04/2019

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Comedy Plays

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Whitton. DN15 9LH

All genres of play and panto. Download full scripts on line or read 10 page extracts from each script free of charge. Script submissions from new playwrights encouraged.

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Crystal point mall, 213, 2nd Floor, link rd above star bazaar,
Andheri West, Mumbai - 53


Theatre Available

Contact: IRFAN HAMID 9820187443

A new entertainment venue 100 seater auditorium for
• Stand up Comedy
• Kids Plays
• All Genres Plays
• Dance shows
• Business events
• Presentation
• Learning space
• Non commercial movies
. Drama Workshops
Or any kind of events.

Posted 07/01/2019


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Mandy Gunter

Telford, Shropshire

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Does anybody have multiple copies of Same by Deborah Bruce that they would be willing to sell?
We would like to perform in the Wellington Drama Festival but the cost of purchasing 9 scripts is quite prohibitive as we would not recoup the costs from the performance. Thanks :-)

Oct/Nov 2018

Posted 05/10/2018

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Make-Up Artist Work Experience Required

I am a make-up lecture at Sussex downs college in Lewes. currently seeking work experience for my make-up group. They are all very passionate about theatrical make-up and I was seeking if by any chance they could have the opportunity in working together with the art performance in delivering make-up and gaining experience within the make-up industry in theatrical

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Nelia Mici
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Sussex downs college, Lewes