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Jazz in The Studio from Liv Fernandes

Soloist and radio presenter joins the jazz contingent… Liv Fernandes Liv Fernandes grew up in SW London and began singing more than a decade ago and with a feeling for jazz studied the genre at City Lit Adult Education College, London. In 2017 she was selected as one of several soloists at the Addlestone Community Theatre in the musical extravaganza ‘Ella Fitzgerald’  a celebration of the legendary jazz vocalist. 2018 has been an increasingly successful time and this summer she was selected for Platform 4 at The Pheasantry, part of the Pizza Express Live Entertainment programme, where she showcased her repertoire accompanied by a trio led by incredible pianist John Crawford. Liv is also a presenter with the show Soul Jazz Junction at the internet station Jazz London Radio. Prior to this she had four years with community station Croydon Radio. Her highlights included interviews with award winning artists Gregory Porter, Clare Teal, Liane Carroll, Courtney Pine and Zara McFarlane. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Jazz in The Studio from Liv Fernandes appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Opera cabaret presented by Bronwen Harding

Bringing her amazing opera set to The Studio… Bronwen Harding Bronwen made her operatic title role debut as ‘Carmen’ in London with Secret Opera and also premièred as ‘Madre Germont’ in the company’s all female production of Verdi’s La traviata – “The Trousered Traviata”  – with performances in London and Brighton. Recent opera roles include ‘Orlofsky’ in J.Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (Opera Integra), ‘Lola’ in Cavalleria Rusticana‘ (Opera Passione), ‘Suzuki’ in Madama Butterfly (Hellenic Opera Co, Greece) and ‘Amore’ & ‘Valetto’ in L‘incoronazione di Poppea (Skull of Yorick Productions) and ‘Dorabella’ in Cosi fan tutti (Ensemble OrQuesta).  In 2017, Bronwen founded Rogue Opera to bring intimate opera productions to new spaces and audiences. The company’s first show, Bizet’s Carmen, premiered in May 2018 and will tour in Autumn/Winter. Bronwen is also a regular recitalist and performs for private and corporate events across the UK.   Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Opera cabaret presented by Bronwen Harding appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Charlotte Rowling represents Play In A Week on the Main Stage

We’re welcoming soloist… Charlotte Rowling Charlotte is an alumna of the Orpheus Centre, established by Sir Richard Stilgoe twenty years ago in Godstone, Surrey.  She has been singing, under the guidance of a professional tutor and mentor, for nearly twenty years and has sung at St John’s, Smith Square, Cadogan Hall and the Royal Opera House.  She sings regularly in outreach performances for the Orpheus Centre, demonstrating, in the best way she can, what the Centre can offer young people who face more than their fair share of challenges in life. She is an enthusiastic member of an arts group called Freewheelers where she contributes to music, singing and drama workshops, and recently performed in their production of Amandla, telling the story of Nelson Mandela.  Charlotte has recorded several CDs and is learning the violin.  She has established her own stained-glass project and, to let off steam, is now a member of Meridian Archery Club.  Never a dull moment! Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Charlotte Rowling represents Play In A Week on the Main Stage appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Duo Simon & Nika on Bob’s Busker Spot

Adding a duo to our busker line-up… Simon & Nika Nika and Simon have been performing together since the beginning of 2018as an acoustic duo and as part of a bigger band.  They play many different styles from Blues to Gospel to Rock.  At the Surrey Showcase event they will perform some Jazz standards; a particular favourite! Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Duo Simon & Nika on Bob’s Busker Spot appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Graham Russ will be on Bob’s Busker Spot

Adding some guitar ballads to Bob’s Busker Spot… Graham Russ Graham is a Surrey based singer-songwriter penning ballads, thinkers & anthems for the head and the heart. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Graham Russ will be on Bob’s Busker Spot appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Up on our Bob’s Busker Spot – James Gourlay

Joining the buskers… James Gourlay Born and raised in Guildford, I am a 21 year old multi instrumentalist. Whilst still a novice at live performances, I have been playing instruments for the past 11 years ranging from Guitar, Piano and Drums. I take influences from bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Green Day. My claim to fame came back in 2013 at George Abbot School when my band won the battle of the band competition during charity week! Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Up on our Bob’s Busker Spot – James Gourlay appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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In The Studio – Marc Brightside

On The Studio stage… Marc Brightside Marc Brightside is an author of poetry and realist fiction for adults, hailing from South London. Marc first discovered poetry under the tuition of Julian Stannard and has since been been published in various outlets across the UK, both online and in print. His poem ‘Eleven Years of May’ was a top ten finalist in the National Poetry Competition and his debut collection, Keep it in the Family, was released by Dempsey & Windle Publishing in 2017. Marc is currently working on a second poetry collection and his first full-length novel, and can be found performing in-and-around Central London. Fans of barbed, bitter, cynical musings on life may find something to enjoy in these poems. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post In The Studio – Marc Brightside appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Trisha Broomfield, poet, joins Surrey Showcase

Welcoming our first female poet to The Studio stage… Trisha Broomfield Trisha pulls inspiration from childhood memories whether real or imagined. Her poems combine light humour with a twist of perception and the occasional dash of darkness.
Her second collection, Husbands for Breakfast has recently been published by Dempsey and Windle. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Trisha Broomfield, poet, joins Surrey Showcase appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Poet, Ray Pool in The Studio

Hailing from Farnham and joining The Studio stage… Ray Pool Ray is a published poet from Farnham, regularly reading at open mic poetry events in London and in the Home Counties and tends to favour characterisations using regional accents for poems of an ironic nature whilst also being fond of more serious material too. Ray currently has two pamphlets to his credit, and Dempsey & Windle have published two collections by Ray who has at various times in a varied life been a musician working on the BBC and on cruise ships,  a skilled  furniture  restorer, a bird – watcher, an opportunistic photographer, and a keen railway enthusiast. He is a collector of quaint words, dialects, regional accents, other  people’s conversations, tin whistles, and other shiny things, which may go some way to  explain the eclectic nature of his poems. His stories, dryly and sometimes absurdly humorous, are always entertaining and sometimes moving. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Poet, Ray Pool in The Studio appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Spoken word from Ian McLachlan

Adding to our spoken word performers in The Studio… Ian McLachlan Ian McLachlan is a regular performer on London’s spoken word scene. His poems have been published in numerous magazines and journals including Envoi, Magma, Poetry Salzburg Review, and The Rialto. His spoof illustrated poetry pamphlet Confronting the Danger of Art, which he co-produced with Phil Cooper, is available from Sidekick Books. He tweets and instagrams @ianjmclachlan Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Spoken word from Ian McLachlan appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Ukulele workshop with Charlie

Get involved and join the Ukulele jam on the main stage with… Charlie Tottman Charlie from The Play Now Corporation hosts a ‘Learn To Play Ukulele From Scratch’ workshop. Charlie’s experience as a musician has seen him perform throughout the UK & Europe and deliver lessons to aspiring musicians across a range of age groups and abilities. The Play Now Corporation deliver lessons to workplaces & organisations. His session at 12:05 on Saturday 18th August at the Surrey Showcase aims to show you just how easy it is to pick up a new instrument, encouraging you to get involved and learn as part of a group. Absolutely no musical experience required! Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part. Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Ukulele workshop with Charlie appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Jazz from Diane Slater

In the studio, we’ll hear some Jazz songs from… Diane Slater Having been a member of Kingston Orpheus Choir for a number of years, Diane decided to have a go at acting and joined an amateur dramatic group called Kasjog in 2007, playing the part of Tessa in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Gondoliers.
Continuing to take small parts with Knaphill and St Johns opera group (Kasjog)  in several of their G&S shows, she also sang in Addlestone’s jazz concerts, enjoying them thoroughly, having always loved the Music of the 1930s and 40s – as a child, Diane always enjoyed listening to Frank Sinatra, Billy Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald and many more of the great singers of that time.
Diane joined Molesey Musical theatre in 2013, and sang and acted in a variety of their shows, one of which was Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (see photo), and last November played the part of Dolly Messiter, in Hampton Hill theatre’s ‘Still Life’, the Noel Cowards play, which was later adapted to the film ‘Brief Encounter’. “I sing in ‘open mic’ jazz bands throughout my locality, and have made many wonderful friends through my hobby of singing and acting.” Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part. Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Jazz from Diane Slater appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Chelley Wildman in The Studio

In the intimate studio space, we’ll hear some laid back tunes from… Chelley Wildman Chelley is a singer and musician who blends soulful contemporary blues, jazz and rock to create a laidback, uplifting performance. Based in Godalming, her influences range from Led Zeppelin to Ella Fitzgerald. She performs solo, and with several local quartets and choirs in Surrey and Hampshire, including Guildford and Godalming Jazz Choirs. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part. Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Chelley Wildman in The Studio appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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“Fat Fingers” by Matthew Weaver – main stage event

Nomad member Matthew Weaver brings his sketch “Fat Fingers” to Surrey Showcase… Fat Fingers Matt Weaver and Mike Ayres will be presenting an original comedy sketch entitled ‘Fat Fingers’ written by Matt which is based around the famous dagger scene from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Matt is a current Nomad member and works as an actuary. He has varied experience of performing over many years within circus and as a jousting knight, though he is a relative latecomer to acting. Since joining Nomads two years ago, he has appeared in a number of productions including Twelfth Night and the farce Move Over Mrs Markham. Other writing credits to date have included school essays, actuarial reports, birthday cards (when he remembers) and apologetic emails (when he doesn’t). Mike is the current Artistic Director at Nomads and a brilliantly talented actor, singer, director. Most recently, Mike was to be found sporting some rather rowdy little numbers in the December 2017 pantomime, Dick Whittington & His Cat. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part. Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post “Fat Fingers” by Matthew Weaver – main stage event appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Guildford Jazz Choir on the main stage

Our second choir, this bunch from Guildford are sure to pull a crowd… Guildford Jazz Choir Phoebe Gaydon leads three choirs – Godalming Jazz Choir, Guildford Jazz Choir and most recently, Godalming Contemporary Youth Jazz Choir. Each are a small independent groups meeting once a week, sometimes accompanied by Alex Howe, resident pianist. Jazz, pop, rock, musical theatre… “you name it we’ve got it” & all the arrangements are originally constructed by Phoebe & Alex. The choirs are often to be found at community events in the area including Guildford Fringe Festival and for cocktail hour at Komo, Guildford. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part. Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Guildford Jazz Choir on the main stage appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Malcolm Packer will be at Surrey Showcase

Joining the Surrey Showcase line up… Malcolm Packer Malcolm Packer is a singer songwriter from Guildford and ‘Surrey Showcase’ is his debut as a solo artist. Normally the frontman for popular local covers band The Serial Thrillers, Malcolm will, for the first time, be performing a set of his own original songs. If you want a sneak peak, you can listen to Malcolm’s songs on Soundcloud at: https://soundcloud.com/mvpacker Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part. Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Malcolm Packer will be at Surrey Showcase appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Indie artist Zach Johnson at Surrey Showcase

Offering us lyrically driven indie-folk tunes… Zach Johnson Zach Johnson is an artist from South-East England, writing lyrically driven indie folk tunes. He has been touring extensively for the last 2 years all round the country, supporting such acts as Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, The Black Feathers and Luke Jackson at sold out shows. He has appeared at Trinity Folk Festival, The Big Feastival and Walton Folk Festival, where he was featured in a Folk Radio article, describing him as ‘the stand out courtyard performer‘. Zach released his debut EP, The Last Days of June in 2016 and a single, Small Town, in early 2018, to excellent response. (Spotify link) Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part. Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Indie artist Zach Johnson at Surrey Showcase appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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New musical, Perfectly Ordinary at the Surrey Showcase

We’re excited to welcome a brand new musical to our stage… Perfectly Ordinary A new musical by GSA student, Matthew Rankcom and highly experienced MD, Joe Wilson, – Perfectly Ordinary explores how we view mental health. A preview of the songs from the musical can be found on Soundcloud and, excitingly, the production premiere’s at Surrey’s very own Guildford Fringe on 24/25th July 2018. At Surrey Showcase, we’ll be among the first lucky few to hear some of the numbers from the show – not to be missed! Keep in touch with news about the musical on Twitter: @OrdinaryMusical @MatthewRankcom @mdjoewilson Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part. Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post New musical, Perfectly Ordinary at the Surrey Showcase appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Published poet, Dónall Dempsey at Surrey Showcase

Our first spoken word performer has been announced… Dónall Dempsey Dónall Dempsey is originally from Kildare in Ireland, where he first began writing poetry and broadcast on local radio and on Irish television with John Cooper Clarke and Paul Durcan. He came to work in England in the 1980’s and has been living in Guildford, Surrey with his wife, Janice, since 2010. He has read and performed his poems at festivals in France and India, as well as London, Guildford and elsewhere in Britain. He has published four books of his poems since 2010 and is an exciting, funny and moving performer, with an enthusiastic fan-base on the internet and at the monthly events that he and Janice host at The Keep, Guildford, as The 1000 Monkeys. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part. Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Published poet, Dónall Dempsey at Surrey Showcase appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Pleased to welcome The Gaydon Jazz Trio

Top notch jazz musicians join the line up… The Gaydon Jazz Trio/Quartet The Gaydon Jazz Trio/Quartet are Phoebe, Matt, Alex & Josh. Phoebe & Matt have been playing together for almost 10 years and with Alex for almost 6. Josh is a recent addition to the trio and studies at ACM. They perform regularly for private events be it cheese and wine nights, private parties, art exhibitions or weddings and have recently been seen at Komo, Guildford. “Our jazz and blues style music is what we love to play and hopefully you’ll love to listen!” Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part. Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Pleased to welcome The Gaydon Jazz Trio appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Guitarist, Alex Lawrence joins the Busker spot line up

Joining the Surrey Showcase line up… Alex Lawrence Alex is a self-taught musician who has been playing lead guitar in cover bands for over 16 years – various genres including soul, disco and rock. He has played at many weddings, parties and festivals (RIP Guilfest!) as well as corporate functions. While he doesn’t sing in his covers bands much he’ll be doing his own take on some acoustic covers as well as possibly one of his own songs. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part. Back to Surrey Showcase… The post Guitarist, Alex Lawrence joins the Busker spot line up appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Casting – A Christmas Carol

The Nomads will be presenting Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in December 2018, directed by Graham Botterill. The famous tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from miserable miser to generous benefactor, has been a popular feature of Christmas since it was published in 1843. Scrooge’s redemption is prompted by the visitation of a succession of spirits. By turns exciting, terrifying, amusing and always moving; this story is a wonderful prelude to Christmas. Performance dates: 11-14 December 2018 at 7:45pm, 15 December 2018 at 2:30pm and 7:45pm Rehearsal days: from 2nd September, Sundays at 2:30pm, Wednesdays at 7:30pm plus most Mondays from 17th October Audition dates: Sunday 15th July at 2:30pm Monday 17th July at 7:30pm Wednesday 19th July at 7:30pm Further dates will be announced… Auditions will be held in the Bob King room at The Nomad Theatre, Bishopsmead Parade, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6RT (click here) If you are interested in auditioning and/or would like further information, please contact Graham on graham.botterill@btinternet.com There are over 60 characters, so cast members will be doubling and trebling parts. There are lots of fun roles including an ensemble of Carollers, Country Folk, Party Guests, Townspeople, Children, Businessmen, Sailors etc. Characters (in no particular order): Ebeneezer Scrooge: Playing age 60+ – A mean, unhappy loner who recovers his humanity and a fine sense of humour. Bob Cratchit: Playing age 30+ – A gentle, downtrodden clerk who adores his family and desperately tries to provide for them. Fred (Scrooge’s Nephew): Playing age 30’s – A warm, humorous man who is determined to redeem his uncle. Charity Ladies: Playing age 40+ – Respectable ladies who can be doubled with the un-respectable Charwoman and Laundress. Street Urchin: Playing age 12+ – crossing-sweeper, message-runner, etc. Jacob Marley: Playing age 50+ – The ghost of Scrooge’s dead partner. A booming, terrifying character. Can be doubled with Old Joe the rag and bone man. Ghost of Christmas Past: Female – Playing age 30s – Initially frightening but sympathetic to Scrooge’s plight. Can double with Mrs Cratchit and/or Ada (Mrs Fred) Schoolmaster: Playing age 40+ – a fierce bully who made Scrooge’s schooldays miserable. Mr Fezziwig: Playing age 50+ – Scrooge’s first employer…a jovial, generous man who knew how to celebrate Christmas. Can double with Ghost of Christmas Present. Mrs Fezziwig: Playing age 50+ – Fashionable, enthusiastic and adores her husband. Can double with Charwoman or Laundress. Young Ebeneezer: Playing age 17 to 25 – An enthusiastic apprentice and fiancé of Belle. Can double with Undertaker. Dick Wilkins: Playing age 17 to 25 – Fellow apprentice. Can double with Fred’s friend Topper. Belle: Playing age 18 to 25 – Young Ebeneezer’s fiancé. Can double with Young Wife and/or Ada’s Sister. Ghost of Christmas Present: Male – Playing age 40+ – Big and cheerful…a sort of prototype Santa Claus. Can double with Mr Fezziwig & Businessmen. Mrs Cratchit: Playing age 30+ – desperate to keep her family alive on Bob’s pathetic wages. Can double as a Charity Lady. Martha Cratchit: Playing age mid-teens – oldest of the Cratchit children. Works long hours for little reward. Tiny Tim: Playing age about 8 – the much-loved baby of the family. Could be played by boy or girl. Must have the “Aaah” factor. Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come: – Tall and terrifying. Non-speaking role…but bags of non-verbal communication. Plus Carollers, Country Folk, Party Guests, Townspeople, Children, Businessmen, Sailors, etc. The post Casting – A Christmas Carol appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Tickets go on sale at 18.08 on 01.06!

We’re pleased to announce that tickets are on sale from tonight, Friday 1st of June at the early bird rates… get over 20% off if you book early! Click here to buy The post Tickets go on sale at 18.08 on 01.06! appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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