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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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The line-up so far for Surrey Showcase…

There are many more acts to be announced over the coming weeks… but to give you a taster, here’s the line-up so far! Click on the names to find out more… Millie Jane Franks – Singer Songwriter Barney Packer – Singer Songwriter Tilly Winford – Solo Dancer Sarah Gage – Solo Aerial Hoop Riya Vyas – Solo Singer Raza – Magician Cristiano Munretta – Singer and Entertainer Elmbridge Ladies Choir The post The line-up so far for Surrey Showcase… appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Entertainer, Cristiano joins the line up for Surrey Showcase

We’re pleased to announce the next singer and entertainer… Cristiano Munretta Cristiano Munretta is a trained Bel canto singer of many genres who sings for a variety of events including: musical theatre, weddings, funerals, corporate events, nursing homes, day centres, charity events and more. As well as singing, Cristi plays piano and drums, and has his own studio at home. He enjoys entertaining and is available for any kind of event, big or small, and recently appeared in “A Right Royal Romance“, brought to the Nomad Theatre stage in May 2018 by Bookham Light Operatic Society! 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 Entertainer, Cristiano joins the line up for Surrey Showcase appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Raza brings some magic to Surrey Showcase

Our first magician to join the line up… Raza We’re excited to welcome Raza to the list of performers, as he won the London Society of Magicians Close Up competition trophy in November 2017. Raza performs regularly at weddings, corporate and social events as well as holding a restaurant residency. 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 Raza brings some magic to Surrey Showcase appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Choral singing from the ladies of Elmbridge

The stage will be full with the wonderful voices from… Elmbridge Ladies Choir The choir is one of two, forming Surrey Community Music Society and aim to “ignite your life with passion through the joy of music”! Elmbridge Ladies Choir are the choir with heart, whether it’s the singing of folk songs, modern pop, contemporary or any other form, their voices will blend together in unison and harmony for your enjoyment. 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 Choral singing from the ladies of Elmbridge appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Auditions – Trivial Pursuits

The Nomads will be presenting Trivial Pursuits by Frank Vickery in September 2018, directed by Michael Ayres (Artistic Director, The Nomads). Performance dates: 12-15 September 2018 at 7:45pm Rehearsal days: TBC Audition dates: Friday 1st June 7:30pm Sunday 3rd June 2:30pm 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 email us to let us know on annabelle.nomads@gmail.com  Characters (playing ages are flexible): Teddy – Often insensitive and selfish, he sees himself as a joker. Very friendly with Joyce. Joyce – Roz’ sister. Once talented and well-meaning; a lush, she gets drunk during the play. Mona – the choreographer. With no real sense of humour, she takes herself very seriously and has a hard edge. Maybe fancied Teddy in the past, but was ignored. Bitter? Pearl – the Treasurer. Sensible and straightforward. Roz – Nick’s wife and Joyce’s sister; the sensible, organised person behind Nick’s power. Jessica – pretty and younger than the other members. Derek – Boring and pathetic, but harmless. His divorce from Deirdre is about to be finalised, but he is missing her and is miserable without her. He has been involved with the Operatic Society through Deirdre. Nick – Roz’ husband. The society Business Manager. He feels pressured from all sides, and is in a no-win situation, but does find opportunities to get something positive out of it, however. Fancies Jessica. Deirdre – happy to be getting divorced from Derek, as she feels she can start living life now. Eddie – not part of the society, he has tagged along with Deirdre. His only interest is television. The post Auditions – Trivial Pursuits appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Announcing… Riya Vyas

We’re very pleased to announce our first young performer… Riya Vyas Riya Vyas is 12 and has always been a passionate performer.  She especially enjoys singing and acting and has been lucky enough to sing on stage at Wembley Arena as well as making her professional west end debut in the award wining production of Ragtime at the Charing Cross Theatre.  Riya studies both the ABRSM and Musical Theatre syllabus as well as attending theatre classes on the weekend.  She is so excited to be performing at the Surrey Showcase! 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 Announcing… Riya Vyas appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Amazing Aerial Hoop from Sarah Gage

Widening the range of performing arts, our first circus act… Sarah Gage We’re excited to welcome Sarah to the list of talented performers, having first experienced her awe-inspiring aerial hoop performance at a Nomads Club Night in December 2017. Sarah is multi-talented, having appeared in The Nomads previous productions of Shakespeare and pantomime among others – we’ve seen her act, sing and dance, now we’ll see her acrobatic skill suspended in the air… not to be missed!! 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 Amazing Aerial Hoop from Sarah Gage appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Dancer, Tilly Winford joins the list of talent

Here’s our first Surrey Showcase dancer… Tilly Winford Having recently graduated from Reading Studio studying UAL in Performing Arts, Tilly Winford has appeared in several Nomes Youth Theatre and Nomads shows. Tilly lives in Shere, and has had Cerebral Palsy (CP) since birth… but she’s not letting that hold her back! “I would like to become a professional actress and show the world that disability is no longer a justifiable barrier to inclusive casting in theatre and television. I have a huge passion for performing and feel that there’s not many actors out there with disabilities and I would like to be part of changing this fact. I am determined to show the world that a disability doesn’t change a person inside, and that that person is just as capable of thinking/doing the same things as anyone else. I want to inspire and encourage others with disabilities to get out there and live their lives!” 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 Dancer, Tilly Winford joins the list of talent appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Goose & West Horsley WI confirmed as partners for Surrey Showcase

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be providing savoury snacks which can be bought at the bar – all lovingly made by our super-local deli! Goose is a charming little independent eatery that sits at the heart of the local community of Horsley. Situated in the quaint Bishopsmead Parade, they offer a unique destination for lunch or dinner with friends and family. Alongside the savouries, we’re also going to have some yummy cakes and other sweet treats, provided by the lovely ladies of the West Horsley WI.             The West Horsley WI meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the West Horsley Village Hall, The Street, KT24 6DD. The post Goose & West Horsley WI confirmed as partners for Surrey Showcase appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Casting notes – Much Ado About Nothing

The Nomads will be presenting Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in October 2018, directed by Andrew Hamel-Cooke. A sharply witty romantic comedy – a battle of the sexes. As soldiers memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, two fall madly, deeply in love, while another two reignite their own altogether more combative courtship. Performance dates: 9-14 October 2018 at 7:45pm Rehearsal days: TBC Take a look at the reviews of the previous two Shakespeare plays presented by The Nomads and directed by Andrew, here: Twelfth Night – 2016 A Midsummer Nights Dream – 2014 Audition dates: TBC 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 email us to let Andrew know on and2hc@gmail.com Characters (in no particular order): Beatrice – Female – Playing age 25 – Beatrice is a strong willed woman, with a sharp wit and spirit.   Our Female lead must deliver a well rounded character with honesty and intellect.  She wages a war of wits against Benedick and often wins the battle. At the outset of the play, she appears content never to marry, however, she is in love with Benedick, just unwilling to admit it.  Chemistry with the male lead in paramount. Benedick –  Male – Playing age 25 – Our Male lead…must be able to deliver a three dimensional character full of energy, humor and honestly.   Benedick is a soldier  recently returned from the war along with with Don Pedro and best friend Claudio. Benedick is quite charming, always making jokes and puns and carries on a “merry war” of wits with Beatrice.  Chemistry with female lead is paramount. Claudio –  Male – Playing age 20 – A young soldier who has recently returned from war.  Claudio falls in love with Hero upon his return to Messina. He is easily manipulated., wears his heart on his sleeve, and too quick to believe rumors, and reacts emotionally without enough thought. Hero – Female – Playing age 20 – The beautiful young daughter of Leonato and cousin to Beatrice. Hero is lovely, gentle, and kind.  She also needs to have a well rounded character.  She has the lead in the prank that is played on Beatrice, she is scorned by her betrothed, and the actor who wins this role must be able to portray a wide range of emotions through the course of the play. Don Pedro –  Male – Playing age 50 to 60 – An important nobleman, sometimes referred to as “Prince.”  Don Pedro is a longtime friend of Leonato, Hero’s father. Don Pedro is generous, courteous, intelligent, and loyal to his friends. He is the most politically and socially powerful character in the play.  This character needs to be very charismatic. Leonato –  Male – Playing age  50 to 60 – A  well-to-do, elderly noble.  Leonato is the father of Hero and the uncle of Beatrice. As governor of Messina, he is second in social power only to Don Pedro. Don John – Male – Playing age 45 -55 – The illegitimate brother of Don Pedro; sometimes called “the Bastard.”  He is the villain of the play; his actions are motivated by his envy of his brother’s social authority, (or jealousy if cast as a female). Margaret – Female – Playing age 20 – Hero’s serving woman, who unwittingly helps Borachio and Don John deceive Claudio into thinking that Hero is unfaithful.  Margaret is lower class, full of life and a bit sassy.   She unwittingly becomes involved in Don Johns plot. Borachio –  Male – Playing age 25 – An associate of Don John. Borachio is the lover of Margaret, Hero’s serving woman. He conspires with Don John to trick Claudio and Don Pedro into thinking that Hero is unfaithful to Claudio. His name means “drunkard” in Italian. Conrad –  Male – Playing age 25 – One of Don John’s close associates, entirely devoted to Don John. Dogberry –  Male – Any age 30+ – The constable in charge of the Watch, or chief policeman, of Messina. Dogberry takes his job seriously, but isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. Middle class, with a desire to appear higher, which creates great humour in his choice of words.   Comedic timing is a must with this role. Verges – Male – Any age – The deputy to Dogberry.  Equally bumbling. Sexton – Male – Any age 30+ – Leads the trial against the villains. Antonio –  Male – Playing age 60’s – Leonato’s elderly brother and Hero’s uncle. He is Beatrice’s father. Balthasar –  Male – Any age – A waiting man in Leonato’s household and a musician. Balthasar flirts with Margaret at the masked party and helps Leonato, Claudio, and Don Pedro trick Benedick into falling in love with Beatrice. Should be able to sing. Ursula –  Female – Playing age 20’s – One of Hero’s waiting women. Friar Francis – Male – Any age 30+ – The priest who married the lovers, and is the voice of reason in the show.   Compassion, patience, (humor) and stability are keys to his character. 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Casting notes – The Chalk Garden

The Nomads will be presenting The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold in November 2018, directed by Murray Stephen. Performance dates: 13-17 November 2018 at 7:45pm Rehearsal days: TBC Audition dates: TBC 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 email us to let us know on annabelle.nomads@gmail.com  Characters: Mrs St. Maugham: Playing age around 70. Cultured, but not as clever as she thinks she is; at her worst an arrant snob, but underneath it genuinely (if not wisely) devoted to her grand-daughter. Dominated by her aged butler from his sick-bed, with constant exhortations to maintain the old standards and the old ways. Miss Madrigal: Playing age 35-45; a solitary woman with apparently no past, but a passion for gardening. Hired by Mrs. St Maugham as a governess for Laurel. Gradually develops a deep concern for both Mrs St Maugham and Laurel. Her arrival is the catalyst for the play, which reaches its climax when her secrets are revealed. Laurel: Playing age 16: a troubled girl, who plays up to the idea of being “troubled”, living with her grandmother. She fled there after her mother re-married. Maitland: Manservant, playing age anything between 30 and 60; insecure and nervy, but reasonably good at his job; still recovering from his time in prison as a Conscientious Objector during the war. Laurel’s only real companion. The Judge: Playing age @75; old friend of Mrs St. Maugham. A little pompous at times, but shrewd and genuinely concerned for justice. Olivia: Mrs St. Maugham’s daughter, mother of Laurel. Having been widowed young, after a marriage that appears to have been more successful socially than personally (rich older man) she has recently re-married for love, and is seeking to persuade Laurel to come back and join her and her new husband, and the child they are expecting. Nurse: small but important part – mouthpiece of aged butler. Applicants – two other women applying for the post of Governess; small parts in opening scene only:
– “Little Lady” – nervous, fingers constantly fidgeting
– “3rd Lady” – “Decayed Beauty”, arrogant, only came out of curiosity. The post Casting notes – The Chalk Garden appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Event organisers JP & Annabelle chat on Brooklands Radio

Did you hear the launch of Surrey Showcase on Brooklands Radio? Event organiser and Nomad, Annabelle Lawrence popped in to chat to JP at Brooklands Radio on Saturday 14th April. Listen again here: http://www.nomadtheatre.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/SurreyShowcase2018-04-14.mp3 The post Event organisers JP & Annabelle chat on Brooklands Radio appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Tuesday night socials

The Greenroom bar is open every Tuesday evening from 8 – 11pm
Why not bring a friend? Or two . . . Or more! Open House Come along and sit quietly in a corner contemplating the universe. Or talk with others about theatre, politics, the meaning of life, the price of fish etc.
Or would you like to start a Tuesday night Book Club? Play cards? chess? Scrabble? The giddy goat? Let us know. And if you are a Full Member and show your membership card when ordering your drink(s) we’ll give you 10% off our already very reasonable prices!* *Offer not applicable to coffee, tea etc from the beverage machines. The post Tuesday night socials appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Social event – 6th May

Come and join us to celebrate the bank holiday weekend, from 6pm on Sunday 6th May. The bar will be open and ready to provide refreshments as you catch up with other members and friends… and if you want more details on any of the forthcoming events including the Surrey Showcase just ask a member of Council. Please let us know if you are planning on coming along (it helps with the number of bar staff!) RSVP or questions to annabelle.nomads@gmail.com Or tell us you’re “Going” on Facebook The post Social event – 6th May appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Become our Theatre Manager!

The Nomad Theatre Group is looking for a… Theatre Manager (Voluntary, will consider job-share) We’re a team of dedicated volunteers, striving to continue to provide excellent performing arts to the communities local to us. To find out more, visit the About Us page. Role:
Theatre Manager We’re looking for someone (or two people, possibly) to be a key contact on-site for our fantastic theatre. The Theatre Manager is primarily responsible for the essential front-line organisation of the booking of the theatre spaces – the studio/rehearsal room, the auditorium and Greenroom for audition, rehearsal, workshop, Nome classes and other appropriate purposes. They will also be responsible for supervising the security, tidiness and cleanliness of the building and grounds. This person will be supported by a Theatre Management team comprised of no fewer than two other members. They will meet at regular intervals to ensure that the requirements of the TM role are being fully met and that the working of the theatre runs as efficiently as possible. The team will also be supported by many other volunteers who already currently work hard to maintain and improve the theatre and the group. General activities Maintain a cleaning rota, stocks of supplies and budget Maintain the interior and grounds of the theatre including organisation of “deep cleans” Manage security such as swipe cards, key holders and alarm system maintenance/response Manage the bookings for each of our theatre spaces, keeping the box office/marketing teams and group calendar up to date and liaising with affiliate groups as well as updating the Council on activity on a monthly basis This role is is an electable Council role and thereby accountable to the membership – the person may be co-opted by the council outside of the annual elections. To take on the role, you’ll need to be a member – find out more about membership here. Does this sound like you?  Contact us on info@nomadtheatre.com for more information or to discuss in more detail.   The post Become our Theatre Manager! appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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First performer announced!

With just 100 days till we open the doors, we’re celebrating by announcing our very first artist… Millie Jane Franks From an early age, Millie Jane Franks set out to become a performer and professional R’n’B/Soul Singer & Songwriter who backs herself with guitar or piano. Natural ability will only take a talented artist so far, but a strong will and determination has helped push this artist forward. Since graduating from the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey, Millie has continued to drive her development and success by performing all over Surrey/Sussex. She has appeared on local radio stations such as  Surrey Hills Community Radio and Eagle 3 Radio. Millie has also appeared on the Nomads stage a fair few times too – check out the reviews and see if you can spot her name and picture among the panto sections! We’ve heard a little bird also mention that you might be hearing her soon on Brooklands Radio! 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 First performer announced! appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Casting now – Love Me Slender

The Nomads will be presenting Love Me Slender by Vanessa Brooks in July 2018. A perceptive and comedic look at modern issue… Siobhan, the ‘Achiever of the Year’ inspires her hopeful new recruits in the Slim For Life dieting club. Performance dates: 10-14 July 2018 at 7:30pm Rehearsal days: TBC to suit Audition dates: Tuesday 27 March 7.45pm Thursday 29 March 7.45pm Wednesday 4 April 7.45pm 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 email us to let us know on annabelle.nomads@gmail.com or call Moyra on 07771 757625. Characters: Playing ages aren’t too important, with the exception of Kelly – neither are “sizes” as we can costume to suit requirements! Siobhan – 30/40’s, Group Leader. Target Weight: Maintained it for 2 years “…and so will you”. She is slim and attractive. Totally absorbed by the programme and is dictatorial and controlling. She also has a darker side. Claudette – 40’s, Hotel bar Manager. Mancunian. Target weight: A Turquoise mini skirt and for her daughter not to be ashamed of her. She is overweight. Lucinda – 30’s, Marketing Manager. Target weight: £40K a year and an executive chair. She is aiming for size 10 and is only 10 pounds over. Desperate for promotion. Rosie – Church worker. Lives with an ailing mother. Target weight: A slim third finger and that one small world. Rosie is slightly overweight. Celia -60’s Retired housewife. Target weight: Room in the waist band for an extra post bridge scone and room in her husband’s life for her. She is fun and mad. Wants to lose weight so she can go on walking holiday with husband and a friend. Jean – 40/50’s Part time wife, mother and chronic over worker. Target weight: “the confidence to make an independent decision. I think.” Jean is slim has lost 4 stone! Kelly – 20’s unemployed. Target weight: Transparency. She is slim. The post Casting now – Love Me Slender appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Club Night – 10th March

Come along and join us on Saturday March 10th at 7pm for a great fun social evening.
It’s an opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some new ones in the new Bob King Room.
The Bar will be open and we will be serving complimentary nibbles.
You will hear about two of our future productions (including “Love me Slender” which we will be casting soon) and learn about some exciting partnerships to publicize our wonderful Theatre.
Paul Asher will be “breaking the ice” with a one of a kind entertainment. RSVP to annabelle.nomads@gmail.com or on this Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/333274507185974/ The post Club Night – 10th March appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Freewheelers Easter Showcase

Freewheelers Easter Showcase Wednesday 21st March @ 7.30pm Tickets: £12
Concessions: £6
Carers go free – please contact the box office
Limited Wheelchair spaces available – please contact the box office Box office: 01483 284747 Our box office is open on Saturday’s 10.30am – 12 noon. AT all other times, please leave a voicemail with your name and telephone number, clearly stating your requirements and we will call you back. Online box office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/nomadtheatre Join the Freewheelers at our Easter Showcase for an evening of Dance, Drama, Film and Music presented by our weekly workshop groups. From incredible improvised dances to hilarious Roman radio plays and live musical medleys, our creative programme promises to entertain! The post Freewheelers Easter Showcase appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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Review: Shakers (by AmDramFan)

Shakers By John Godber and Jane Thornton 14-17 February 2018 Directed by Michael Ayres “This companion piece to John Godber’s ‘Bouncers’ (written by him and his wife Jane Thornton), was set in a cocktail bar somewhere in the north of England during the Thatcher years, but could easily have been a comment on austerity Britain and the #metoo movement.
The cast was made up of four actresses, who each spend almost the entire 90 minutes on stage and between them play a wide variety of parts related to the cocktail bar. Each has a core role as one of the waitresses in the bar and then also had several cameo roles – male and female – ranging from the girls celebrating a 21st birthday party, young couples on a big night out through to the TV executives taking advantage of “happy hour”. Each character gave a monologue during the action which illustrated the living, breathing aspects of their lived lives as human beings, in contrast to the sneering, condescending customers who called them ‘lovey’, made tiresome innuendoes and saw in them distortions of their own tawdry fantasies.
The director, Michael Ayres, had gathered a strong cast to represent the waitresses. Carol (played with an affecting world weariness by Nikki Kirkup), has a degree and urges the other girls to make something of themselves and not waste their lives on men. Nicky, admirably played by Laura Spalding, yearning to be an actress showed confidence, – until faced with an audition. Adele (Hayley Clines with an impressive reprtoire of facial expressions told us of her first sexual encounter, – at age 16, with her teacher which led to an abortion. Mel, young, sarcastic and embittered by life, was wonderfully played by Lucy Hamilton. As an ensemble the actresses showed us how the friends supported each other and clung on to their self respect and belief in something, maybe, a little better than they had in the bar. The Nomads’ decision to stage the play in the cramped (Ed: some might say “intimate”!) Studio was an excellent one. The audience being in the midst of the smoky atmosphere. Sound, and choice of music was spot on, and brought new romantic (was it?), nostalgia to the play. The minimal set was well wrought too, showing enough of a, slightly seedy, cocktail bar but allowing us to concentrate on the people who populated the space. A nice touch was the velvet roped entrance to the club in the Nomads (real), bar with a DJ’d doorman to lead us through the light festooned (very ’80’s!), corridor into ‘Shakers’. And can I have been the only audience member to have got in to the spirit of the play with a pre-show ‘Greenroom Gloomraiser’ cocktail? Thank you Nomads!” As seen by Amdramfan   The post Review: Shakers (by AmDramFan) appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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NODA review: Dick Whittington & his cat

NODA representative, Mark Allen, reviews the recent production of  Dick Whittingon and his cat by The Nomads at The Nomad Theatre in Surrey (find us). The NOMADS – “Dick Whittington and his cat” Nomad Theatre – 13th December, 2017 Author – Peter Denyer
Director – Andrew Hamel-Cooke
Choreography – Samantha Potten
Musical Director – Gareth Alber Warmly welcomed by the front of house I was ushered into the bar and awaited meeting with Andrew, the director who extended his good wishes and requested we remain to meet the cast later. A refurbished and (purpose) rebuilt theatre, it was gratifying to see it almost full.
Greeted with a relatively simple set which worked very well, the changes as they were, were slick and without much fuss. Well lit and with good sound too, the diction was clear and could be heard well above the three-piece band offset stage left. In true fashion the pantomime started and we were introduced to a motley cast of characters ably led by Sophie Johnstone as Dick, Daniel Shepherd, very boo worthy as
King Rat and the sweet and innocent Hayley Clines as [Fairy] Bow Bells, all three confident and audible.
Michael Ayres played the dame Sarah the Cook, and seemed to be enjoying the role too, as was fairly evident. I liked the enthusiasm, it rubs off well!
The cast and chorus were well drilled by Andrew Hamel-Cooke and the choreography (Samantha Potten) was well performed, and in the main all in time too! Again like Sarah the Cook, the chorus and associated cast (too many to mention) (Ed: see below for our comments!) were really enthusiastic and this came across well, helping the audience to a very good evenings entertainment.
Overall a really enjoyable evening, and well worth the drive to see it. Well done Andrew and well done Nomads. Mark Allen
December 2017 The Nomads are members of NODA, which has a membership of 2500 amateur theatre groups and 3000 individual enthusiasts throughout the UK, staging musicals, operas, plays, concerts and pantomimes in a wide variety of performing venues, ranging from the country’s leading professional theatres to tiny village halls.   Editors comments Unfortunately, the large cast meant that not everyone got a mention by name, but we wanted to add a few notes on their amazing performance! Millie Jane Franks as Idle Jack was punchy, energetic and had fabulous stage presence! Iain Watson (Alderman Fitzwarren) and Jeff Wightwick (Captain Cuttle) both embodied their characters with sincerity and humour. As The Sultan of Morocco, Richard Peachey‘s accent work and nimble movement made for very lively scenes! Sasha Plaché brought grace and wonderful singing to the part of Alice Fitzwarren. King Neptune and his mermaid (Ricky Powell and Tilly Winford – not to be mixed up) were ethereal and deserving of the audience “oohs” and “aahs” under the sea. Our not-very-dynamic duo of baddies, Gnashfang (Lisa Arnold) and Gnawbone (Johnny Diamond) were suitably nasty, horrible and comedic in equal measures. Tommy The Cat played by Karolina Sepiak presented an amazing solo self-choreographed dance piece as well as plenty of laughs and cheers! All the adults and children in the ensemble clearly worked very hard to present coordinated and energetic group songs and dances which the audience loved. All of the production team should have a huge pat on the back too – costumes were fantastic as always,… make-up was striking and a great display of what Guildford College students can do,… props convincing and consistently well placed,… lighting enhanced the audience understanding of the story locations and sentiment,… sound kept the pace and humour of the scenes,… staging, flying and scene changes were slick,… and the chaperones kept all of us in check… not just the children! Millie Jane Franks as Idle Jack Sophie Johnstone and Karolina Sepiak as Dick and Tommy Daniel Shepherd, Lisa Arnold and Johnny Diamond as the baddie rat pack The band (L-R) – Vito, Ryszard and Gareth Richard Peachey as The Sultan of Morocco Ricky Powell and Tilly Winford under the sea The post NODA review: Dick Whittington & his cat appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Adapted and Directed by Graham Botterill Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th December at 7.30pm, matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm Tickets: adults £16, children/students £10 (£12 for adults on the 12th) A brand new adaptation of this classic, popular story. The post A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens appeared first on Nomad Theatre.

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