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Paul Hepworth


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Scenery Flats

I help to manage a suburban Community Hall in York. We once had an amdram group, and still retain a quantity of scenery flats that we need to find a good home for. Each measures about 8.9ins high x 2 ft wide, and most have got connectors. Single side canvas on wood frames, some painted from productions of long ago.

Posted 23/04/2019


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Whetstone Drama Group


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Appointment With Death

Author: Agatha Christie
directed by Sandra Sutcliffe

Appointment With Death


Venue: United Reform Church Hall, Whetstone

Box Office: www.whetstonedrama.co.uk or 0116 223 6428 / 07853 058787
Tickets £8.00

16 - 18 May 2019

An assorted group of travellers find themselves thrown together on an expedition to the rose red city of Petra. At the centre of the group are Mrs. Boynton and her four stepchildren who never leave her side. This apparent devotion however is actually a façade for something far more sinister.

Posted 23/04/2019


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BROS Theatre Company



BROS Key Dates 2019

29th April- Pitch night for our 2020 Richmond Theatre slot
13th May- Pitch night for our 2020 Hampton Hill slot
18th May- Hymnathon at St Michael's
27th -31st May- Sister Act show week at the Minack Theatre
4th June- Launch night for Sweeney Todd
6th June- Pre-audition workshop for Sweeney Todd
9th June- Pre-audition workshop for Sweeney Todd
11th June- auditions for Sweeney Todd
13th June- auditions for Sweeney Todd
5th July- BROS Summer Party (venue and time TBC)
7th August- Theatre trip to Evita at Regent's Park
14th September- Fundraiser for Sweeney Todd
15th-19th October- Sweeney Todd show week at Hampton Hill Theatre

To find out more about...
• pitching a show for Richmond or Hampton Hill: email chair@brostc.org
• BROS TC Academy: www.brostheatrecompany.org/announcing-the-bros-tc-academy
• Sister Act tickets: www.minack.com/book/?bookid=1913
• how Sister Act rehearsals are going: www.brostheatrecompany.org/inside-the-rehearsal-with-sister-act
• Evita tickets: www.brostheatrecompany.org/summer-outing-to-evita
• Sweeney Todd: www.brostheatrecompany.org/shows/sweeney-todd

Posted on 23/04/2019


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PAP Productions Limited

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The United Church, Union St, SK14 1 Manchester

The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer

Contact: via our website or social media

Auditions will be held on
Monday 13th May (Principals)
Monday 20th May (Ensemble/Dance)
We will be booking principal auditionees into time slots on the 13th, so please get in touch if you would like to attend.

We would like to invite telented performers to come and audition for our next production The Wedding Singer.

An audition pack can be found at this link: tinyurl.com/PAP-Pack
Send us a message if you would like further details

Posted 21/04/2019


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Suitcase Theatre Company



Director Required

Suitcase Theatre (North East Wales - Mold) are going to be performing a locally written play about baby loss early 2020 at Theatr Clwyd, and are currently looking for a really special, experienced Director, with significant and proven experience working with challenging subject areas.
It’s a difficult topic, and an emotionally challenging script. Its really important we identify the right Director, and preferably before July, as there will be a special Forum at the end of July in Mold for actors interested in auditioning for the play. The Forum will involve talks from charities working in this area, and the Executive Director from Theatr Clwyd. An excerpt from the play will also be read(more details on the Forum will be available shortly)
For further information JUST REGARDING DIRECTING at the moment, please PM me or email. (Please note this is a Community Theatre production and not paid sorry). Philippa.davies@live.co.uk. Many thanks in advance.

Posted 17/04/2019


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Amelia Marriette Publisher: Lazy Bee Scripts

Amelia Marriette  

Contact via ameliamarriette@gmail.com or 00 44 7909 9655658 Location: Austria

Nay Remember Me

After Shakespeare’s death, two of his principal actors, John Heminges and Henry Condell, undertake the task of publishing all of his scripts, and the First Folio is born. Four centuries later in 2001, the First Folio is auctioned at Christies. My play “Nay, Remember Me!” was recently published by Lazy Bee Scripts. It began its life as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Fringe Festival in 2001. It has been revived twice by Malvern Theatre Players and toured to Devon. NODA nominated the last production for an award.

Nay Remember Me Nay Remember Me Nay Remember Me

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Funky Fever Fancy Dress

Altrincham Wa15 8hq

Contact: 07954 894158

Closing Down Sale

Final closure 30th April 2019

Hi, Jane from Funky Fever Fancy Dress.

Just wondering if I could let you know of our closing down sale which would be suitable for one off costumes and or group themes.

We have three floors of top quality costumes all for sale at fabulous really low prices.

If you could kindly share this with any interested parties it would be much appreciated.

Posted 15/04/2019


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Vintage Years Costume Hire

Vintage Years Costume Hire


77 Cannock Street, Leicester LE4 9HR



We have been supplyng television, film and amateur and professional societies from all over the U.K. and abroad for over 43 years and continue to do so. Please check our website and Facebook sites (see above) for an idea of some of our capabilities.

Any queries please do contact us or visit us during our working hours to view our vast stock.
Mike Berman for Vintage Years Costume Hire

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Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb story by Stephen Dolginoff

Reviewed by: Elaine Chapman @elainec46302904

Reviewed 12th April 2019

Venue: Hope Theatre, 207 Upper Street, Islington N1 1DL.

It is an absolute pleasure when you find such a powerful performance staged in one of the many fantastic “Off West End” Theatres spread across the Capital. The passion and professionalism can easily be overlooked by those who are not familiar with these venues.

Director Matthew Parker’s latest production at The Hope Theatre of Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb story by Stephen Dolginoff based on a true story about Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold the “thrill me” killers who murdered a young boy in 1924, in what they believed to be the way of proving they were “superior to all” is one these such finds.

It is an unusual harrowing theme to have been set as a musical as the audience become plunged deep into the minds and disturbing actions of the two young sociopaths Leopold and Loeb who are driven by the writing of Nietzsche. Loeb has been devouring his writings and quoting to Leopold. Where we discover “relationships can be murder”.

The narrator Leopold as pictured above played by Bart Lambert begins the story 34 years later after the events took place while he is in prison waiting for the fifth time for the parole board to grant him his release. Before the decision can be made they ask him to tell the truth about what really happened.

The storyline moves smoothly between Leopold’s narrative and the flashbacks exploring how the two men met and how and why their relationship develops. Whereas we discover only crime ignites Loeb’s passions. From the first sex-fuelled arson attack on an abandoned barn to burglary and their final act of murder.

The two actors have an incredible rapport on the stage. As they bring to life these two infamous criminals. While the rich and dense scripted musical leaves you with an unnerving edge combined with the macabre interest wanting to know how it ends.

Throughout the story, Loeb pictured above takes control and superbly manipulates leopold dictating the sinister route these two take. Just how far we one person to go in the persuit of love?

A brilliant unforgettable moving performance. Where I would defy anyone not to leave the Theatre without feeling moved by this disturbingly dark, sinister and fantastic production.

Five Stars

See the full review here theatreandartreviews.wordpress.com


Posted on 12/04/2019


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What We Did Next

What We Did Next

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Press release- Liverpool theatre company What We Did Next
presents the Broadway hit musical
at The Hope Street Theatre

What if popularity came in a pill?

Liverpool theatre company WHAT WE DID NEXT will be performing the North West premiere of the critically acclaimed musical ?Be More Chill ?from 8-11 May at The Hope Street Theatre in Liverpool.

'If you fed DEAR EVAN HANSEN to the LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS plant you would get BE MORE CHILL.' The New Yorker.

The thrilling story of a teenage boy's quest to become popular and talk to the girl of his dreams with the help of a pill-sized supercomputer.
Be More Chill is the ‘little musical that could’. It started in a small theatre in New Jersey in 2015 and, thanks to an incredible fan following, opened on Broadway in 2019.
Liverpool theatre company, What We Did Next, has the unique opportunity to stage the musical at the same time as its Broadway run, meaning theatre fans in the North West don’t need to look further than Hope Street to see New York’s hottest new show.
And it was all thanks to Liverpool-based superfan, Jess Sutcliffe.

'I have loved this show ever since first listening to the soundtrack two years ago. I had never directed a musical before, but I knew I wanted to direct this show and bring it to Liverpool. Being a part of this company has helped bring all my ideas to fruition and it’s so incredible to see the show come to life. I can’t wait for audiences to see it!'
Jess Sutcliffe, Co-Director.

Jess is co-directing with Andrew Ab, who previously directed Rent and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change for What We Did Next.
'It's amazing to work on a show that has only been performed a handful of times around the world. We get to be really creative and put our own stamp on a show that’s going to get bigger and bigger. The music is so addictive and we feel incredibly privileged to be bringing this show to a Liverpool audience who will hopefully leave the theatre humming the tunes.' Andrew Ab, Co-Director.
For What We Did Next it’s an exciting opportunity to perform at The Hope Street Theatre for the first time and to add to its extensive musical theatre repertoire, which it has built up over the last ten years.
The company has previously delighted local audiences with their take on several modern and classic musicals such as ?Pippin, Bonnie & Clyde, Bat Boy, Carousel,? ?Rent, The Last 5
Years, Company and Into the Woods.
What We Did Next was founded during Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture Year in 2008, by a group of recent University of Liverpool graduates looking for an outlet for their creativity, while starting out in various careers in and around the city. A decade on, they are thriving as a company and very much a part and a product of Liverpool’s vibrant cultural scene.
The company defines itself as a team of ‘Professional Amateurs.’ Members include doctors, teachers, photographers and those who are training for a career on the stage, who come together to produce professional-standard theatre that otherwise may not be seen in the city.

Tickets for Be More Chill are £12-£15 (plus £1 booking fee) and are available from the Ticket
Quarter Box Office website here.
The Saturday 11th performance has already SOLD OUT so get tickets quick so you don’t miss out!

Notes to Editors
Be More Chill | 8-11 May 2019, 8pm | Hope Street Theatre | Tickets £12 and £15 (plus £1 booking fee)
Tickets available from Ticketquarter.
Box Office: 0344 800 0410

Posted on 12/04/2019

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Helen O’Grady Drama Academy

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy



Cotham High School

Adult Acting Classes held at Cotham High School each Thursday from 7:30pm – 8:30pm. Qualified Speech and Drama teacher and experienced actress Alison Mazanec teaches a wide variety of acting skills. Come along to brush up on your acting skills or just to have fun. Great for building confidence and presentation skills! Weekly classes include: voice production, theatre games, scripts, small group improvisations and monologues. No experience necessary. Optional theatre going club too!
Contact 07778046951 or bristol@helenogrady.co.uk


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Kay Crawford

Contact: kaycrawford@talktalk.net

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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Third Man Missing Theatrical Productions

Third Man Missing Theatrical Productions

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Hodge Lea Meeting Place, Milton Keynes MK12 6JS

Contact:For more info and to confirm attendance, contact Lucy on thirdmanmissing@gmail.com

Dracula Dracula

Dracula, adapted for the stage by Roderick Eire

Workshop for Try Outs: 3rd April 2019, 18:30-21:00, Hodge Lea Meeting Place MK12 6JS
Confirmed dates for production:
5th October, TADS Theatre, Toddington
26th October, Waddesdon Village Hall<
1st November, The Cock, Stony Stratford

If this 3rd April is not possible, please still contact us to express interest. We are looking at other dates, as well.

Background: The workshop is on a new dramatic interpretation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. This unique, creative and thought-provoking production will challenge and stretch you in tantalising and exciting ways. Meet with other members of the cast and share the artistic vision and practical plans for the production, along with author, Rod Eyre, Steve Mead, AV & Tech Director, and Lucy Gray, Production Director, who will give a director’s outline, including planned staging and approach to rehearsals.

NB: Rehearsals will mainly be Wednesday evenings at Hodge Lea in Milton Keynes. There will be some Saturday rehearsals when we get closer to October. Rehearsing will begin in June.

Actors will be invited to read through selections of the script.

No cost to attend.

Posted 31/03/2019


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Comedy Plays

Comedy Plays

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.

Contact: jude@comedyplays.co.uk or via our website

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Recent Post from one of our readers - 26/03/2019
Name: Madeleine Emmerson
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From Thurrock Courts Players

I am interested to know if any group has managed to succeed in getting performing rights for Victoria Wood's Dinner Ladies since her sad death, and if they managed to buy the stage scripts or just used the scripts in her books / can they be photocopied. Who they contacted to get performance rights because I read about four years ago that she granted the rights as long as payment went to her charity foundation.

Thanks for any help! I have googled like mad. Most responses take you to a David Graham who denies being the one who adapted the scripts for the professional touting company.

Peter's response:

Hi Madeline,

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.

Best Wishes,


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Royal Holloway, University of London

WPTS - Williams Building, Royal Holloway, University of London TW20 0EX

Family Guy

Family Guy

Contact: Please email: isaac.sims.2018@live.rhul.ac.uk or Ayazabadne99@gmail.com

Wed 28th March 2019 6:00pm

My name is Aya and I'm a first year Film Production student at Royal Holloway, University of London. I'm directing and producing two short films in May 2019
A short thriller/horror film about a family and a killer that is still at large on the streets.
Martin - male 30s, tall, central and improtant role. looking for a confident and expressive actor
Sarah - 30s, tall, confident and charismatic, looking for an actress to brind tension to the film.

Posted 21/03/2019


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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

yours sincerely

Nelia Mici
Level 3 makeup artists lecture
Sussex downs college, Lewes