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Plays by Joe Simonelli
I wish to introduce my very popular plays for your consideration. But first, an endorsement from my legal representative, Gary DaSilva
“I represent such notable playwrights as NEIL SIMON, LARRY GELBART, and MART CROWLEY. I find Joe Simonelli to be in good company with his more famous counterparts.”
Although known mainly for my comedies, I have written eighteen full length plays ( including one musical) across different genres. Two plays in particular, MEN ARE DOGS and OLD RINGERS, enjoy enormous success among theatres in the U.S. and Canada. THE GHOST IN THE MEADOW, has already enjoyed many professional productions including an extended run at The Barter Theatre (LORT) in Virginia!
Perusals of ‘MEN ARE DOGS’, ‘HEAVEN HELP ME’ and ‘LADIES IN LINGERIE’ are available from Samuel French. All other titles are available on amazon books.
For performance rights and electronic perusals of all non Samuel French titles contact my literary agent:
IPEX Theatrical Artists
PLAYS AVAILABLE FOR PRODUCTION
For full details please see my website www.joesimonelli.com
INJUSTICE FOR ALL
A RAINBOW HOLIDAY
'WERE THERE'S A WILL'
"MEN ARE DOGS"
"HEAVEN HELP ME"
(a musical about Internet dating)
"A CHRISTMAS TAIL"
"THE GHOST IN THE MEADOW"
"WITH THIS RING"
"STOCKS AND BLONDES"
"THE HAUNTING OF BILLOP HOUSE"
"WAKE ME AT MIDNIGHT"
"OUT AT THIRD"
"SICILIANS IN THE BASEMENT"
DYING FOR THEATRE
(formerly LADIES IN LINGERIE')
SEVEN BY SIMONELLI
(SEVEN COMEDIC ONE ACTS)
(3 DRAMATIC ONE ACT PLAYS)
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Posted on 02/04/2020
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The Thrill of Love
Author: Amanda Whittington
Venue: The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park Rd, Banbury OX16 5QEBox Office: www.themillartscentre.co.uk
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25th - 28th November 2020 7:30pm
Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in Britain in 1955 after being convicted of shooting her lover, David Blakely. The Thrill of Love dramatises this true story, taking a closer look at the women behind the headlines.
A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth Ellis works in the kind of nightclubs where there’s more than just a drink on offer. The girls work hard, play hard and dream of a movie-star life. Ruth meets wealthy, womanising David – a racing driver – with whom she becomes obsessed. She also begins seeing Desmond Cussen, a man driven mad with jealousy by her tempestuous and often violent relationship with David.
Whittington’s play focuses on Ruth’s interior life, as well as her friendship with three women all working the club scene: the dependable club owner, Sylvia, aspiring actor and model, Vickie and charwoman, Doris. These friends provide comfort to her as she battles abusive lovers and a rabid press.
Detective Jack Gale follows her story from the beginning, hoping to piece together her motive for murdering David and, more importantly, whom she might be protecting.
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The Dock Brief
Reviewed by: Elaine Chapman @elainec46302904
Review date: 28th Mar 2020
With the closure of all the Theatres during the coronavirus outbreak and the country lockdown. I reviewed the last production performed at The Cockpit Theatre of “The Dock Brief” which had been filmed especially for reviewing purposes. It was a somewhat unusual experience and although it’s been nice to be able to review from the comfort of my home it definitely is not something I wish to do for any length of time. As the only thing that it’s really highlighted to me is how much I’m missing not going to the theatre and reviewing first-hand from the live experience.
The Dock Brief is a two-man production written by the late Sir John Mortimer the Barrister and playwright whose most famous work has to have been “Rumpole of the Bailey”. The story is based around the relationship between the accused known as The Unsuccessful Criminal Mr Fowle(Kingsley Fowler) and his bumbling Unsuccessful Barrister Morganhall (Matthew Vernon). These two actors appeared to have an excellent connection on stage which for a production heavily reliant on dialogue it is definitely crucial.
Henpecked husband Fowle the seed shop owner has been accused of murdering his adulterous wife of 40 years. Fowle simply wants to plead guilty and get on with his jail sentence. However, Morganhall has other ideas and wants to clear his client’s name in order to help him become famous. Which would help him increase his client list at the same time which currently stood at the grand sum of One, Fowle?
Morgenhall confesses to Fowle early on that he is his only client. Which should really have raised concerns to the accused about his ability as a Barrister. This fact becomes more apparent throughout the performance as Morgenhall devotes an awful lot of time to his client, far more than I imagine a Barrister would have time for.
Glovers performance of the defendant was extremely believable and alongside his main role, he also plays a host of other characters in minor subplots mainly in the form of conversations building up to the time of the crime. These ranged from a policeman, shop owner to a Judge.
Each of the scenarios acted out during their role-play ends in a not guilty verdict. The failing Barrister certainly has an extremely high opinion of his own ability and appears desperate to make his mark in the justice system and become well known. While trying to coerce his client into following his instructions onto what to say actually happened.
I especially enjoyed the range of voices that Glover gave to each of the additional characters which allowed them to take on a persona of their own during each of their brief appearances. He certainly gave a very entertaining and interesting performance.
The filming quality was pretty good on the whole although the glaring lights often obscured the two actors faces. However, the sound quality was extremely good and both actors were very clear and concise speakers.
The company hopes to take this back to the stage once restrictions are lifted and I would be very pleased to accept an offer if they were to invite me back to see it once the production returns to the stage.
Kingsley Glover as The Unsuccessful Criminal
Matthew Vernon as The Unsuccessful Barrister
Director David Tudor.
See the full review here theatreandartreviews.wordpress.com/2020/03/28/the-dock-brief/
Posted on 29/03/2020
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The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire
Getting Dark by Joe Graham
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Thursday 2nd April 2020 7.30pm
BCP will be holding Open Auditions for their 2020 Festival Entry, Getting Dark by Oxfordshire Playwright, Joe Graham.
Directed by Terry Gallager, Getting Dark is an award-winning dramatisation of the true story of The Ribbon of Truth by Kal Gibson. The play is a moving and dark exploration of a young girl’s descent into blindness.
For six-year old Karen, the world is gradually shrinking and getting dark. Colours that meant so much to her are slowly ebbing away. She needs artificial light all day and all through the night. Mum and Dad love her but have a new baby and are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with their daughter’s condition. They make a life-changing decision.
Roles available as follows:
• Karen (plays adult and six year old self)
• Dad/Mr Marks (doubled)
This is a fabulous opportunity to be involved with Banbury’s award-winning theatre company. Auditions will be in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere and we would love to see you. You do not need to be a member to audition but will be required to join if cast. See Season Brochure on the BCP website for details of membership.
The play will entered into the Lighthorne and Abingdon Drama Festivals (June 2020), as well as being entry into BCP’s own 75th Anniversary Festival (July 2020). The play will also be performed at BCP’s 2020/21 Season Preview evening (September 2020).
If you have any questions or would like to audition but cannot make the above date, please get in touch. We look forward to seeing you!
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M. A. P. D. Ltd
THEATRICAL COSTUME SALE LINCOLN - PANTOMIME AND VINTAGE - THIS SUNDAY 15 MARCH
This is to inform you that I shall be having a costume sale starting on Sunday of a large selection of theatrical costumes and panto costumes.
These have been in storage for a while.
I have lots of vintage costumes - a few Royal Shakespeare Company ones, and quite a few excellent Pantomime Costumes, including a few dames and wigs.
I have lots of shoes including Panto shoes as well plus a few boots.
Its viewing strictly by private appointment only, you cant just turn up sorry!
I will need to see id before entering and have your full details.
I've been producing panto for years and need to downsize!
There are some great vintage costumes as well great for period productions.
If you are interested please email me with your details and a contact number.
Viewing will start at 10.30am this Sunday and will continue throughout next week each in 2 hour slots.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with be if you have any questions.
There are no photos or catalougues ...its turn up and have a look.
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Studio 32 was established in 1985 by two 16 year old schoolgirls, desperate to participate in theatre. As the name suggests, original productions were limited to smaller studio style formats but as the club grew in numbers and ambition, musical theatre became a reality and in 1992 the club performed it's first production in the Village Theatre, "The Matchgirls". The opening of the East Kilbride Arts Centre in 1994 provided Studio 32 with another superb outlet for smaller scale productions and the club have performed more shows in the Arts Centre than any other company. "Bondagers" was the club's 75th production across 22 years, and throughout that time over 24 thousand people have enjoyed our shows. Today the club membership stands at over 70 and with seven productions planned for 2008, Studio 32 continues to be one of the most productive amateur companies in the whole of Scotland. Studio 32's mission has remained clear throughout, to provide the opportunity for anyone to participate in all aspects and styles of theatre and to have fun while doing so......if you are interested in joining us please contact us by clicking on the committee button at the top of the page. We hold rehearsals up to three times a week with Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday being the appointed days. We also on occasion ask new members to audition so as to have a greater understanding of ability, this would be explained in advance.
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Join our Open Day on Tuesday 10th March at Associated Studios, to experience training with professionals from the London's West End including;
• A dance rehearsal run by Mark Hedges
• Sit in on a Contemporary Musical Theatre workshop run by Danielle Tarento
We highly encourage those looking to audition with Associated Studios on March 15th, to attend the Open Day and experience Associated Studios first hand.
To sign up for the Open Day, email email@example.com with the full names of those wishing to attend.
To apply for the audition please send your Headshot & CV/ performance experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. The audition will consist of a Dance Audition followed by performing two contrasting Musical Theatre songs and one monologue.
We currently have some partial bursaries, worth between 50% -90% of course fees available for talented performers who require additional financial support. Bursaries are competitive and in order to be eligible, proof of financial circumstances may be required. We value the diversity of those attending Associated Studios and believe in equality of educational opportunity based on merit. We encourage you to apply irrespective of background, beliefs and socio-economic context.
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Mill Hill, London
Were looking for a producer to work with us and help us take the next step in our development! Were doing a mixture of applied theatre, immersive family experiences and traning with some exciting developments on the way please email email@example.com for more info
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Is your group struggling to find the perfect pantomime script? Perhaps you’ve read a few scripts, but they don’t adhere to the props you have in storage or costumes you already have, well good news we can write one for you! Want a script with eight main characters and a chorus? No problem! Or perhaps you just want a cast of two! No problem! Though we do have a range of panto scripts that are already written, should you wish to read a script to see if you like our style or to use that script! We even provide song suggestions with every script we write!
Are you a Youth Theatre? Special rates available for any Youth Theatre that uses a Page to Panto Script! We always think that's worth mentioning! Oh yes we do!
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Make-Up Artist Work Experience Required
I’m Amanda. I’m currently doing make up artistry at West College Scotland. I am in my first year level 6.
I am looking for any work experience I could do. Anything at all would be great. Any local groups who need makeup artists for their productions do please get in touch.
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Recent Post from one of our readers - 12/01/2020
Name: Sarah Miatt
Hi, I hope this is okay to post. You are all my last hope.
I really want to do the stage play of dinnerladies! By Victoria Wood. I know there are two out there. Does anyone know where I can go to ask about the rights? I have tried everything. I contacted David Graeme who is he authors but he’s the wrong David Graeme. Has anyone had any luck tracking down the scripts or the rights for this?
Thanks in advance
I've had this query before from Thurrock Courts Players and as far as I am aware they couldn't find publishers details either. I shall put your question 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.
Response from Sian Morris 13/01/2020
All Victoria Wood work is unavailable for amateur production
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CREATE STUDIOS, 120A Hartopp Road, Clarendon Park, Leicester, LE2 1WF
At Create Studios, we have 5 bespoke studios available for hire, which is perfect for Drama Groups/Dance groups. We have many rehearsals take place at our Studios, and our welcoming staff are always happy to help and go the extra mile for those in the Creative Industry!
If you have an event coming up in the future,or would like somewhere to rehearse and perform shows etc, Create Studios might be the perfect place!
We're located in Clarendon Park, Leicester. Create is somewhat like a tar-dis as you don't realise just how big it is until you walk inside!
With our bespoke studios, we have great working spaces for freelancers and groups to use for their creative purposes. Additionally, we have had an influx of musicians booking in with us as we offer a great music room for lessons and rehearsals in Studio 2, as well as larger choirs who rehearse in our larger studios for events.
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WantedI'm looking for a copy of Last Tango in Little Grimley to read but cant seem to get it delivered to me as I'm based in Ireland
Last Tango in Little Grimley
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AvailableI 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.
Vocal scores and libretti
SCORE AND LIBRETTO for:
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
WALTZES FROM VIENNA
LA BELLE HÉLÈNE
A WALTZ DREAM
THE MERRY WIDOW
ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD
MY FAIR LADY
LAND OF SMILES
A WALTZ DREAM
THE DESERT SONG
THE DANCING YEARS
THE NEW MOON
Irving Berlin - Golden Years
The Best of Jerome Kern
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