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  2. Clacton and Frinton Gazette Seaview Players host another whodunnit night Clacton and Frinton Gazette Following last weekend's special Murder Mystery Evening, the Seaview Players are back once again for another whodunnit. A Dramatic Murder has been written and directed by the Seaview's very own Joshua Betteridge and itself continues previous ... View the full article
  3. BCLocalNews B2B season has rare Island line-up of shows in Qualicum Beach BCLocalNews “Not one of these shows has been staged on Vancouver Island by an amateur theatre before so we are extremely excited to bring them to Oceanside,” said Gary Brown, co-chair or B2B's artistic direction committee, and director of Chicago. “To be the first ... View the full article
  4. CentreStageLondon

    Mic Drop: A Musical Throw Down

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    Who wins? You decide! Innovative Audience Participation in Centre Stage London’s Mic Drop Mic Drop - a musical throw-down, lets the audience decide who wins in an innovative musical showcase. It’s officially on! In a new musical concept, Mic Drop, Team Girls take on Team Boys in this musical throw-down of epic proportions! Each team will battle for fame and glory but only one can be victorious. Who will it be? Well, the audience has the power! The creative team of Centre Stage London’s latest production Mic Drop wanted the show to be as interactive as possible and let the audience decide who wins at each performance. They thought about many options including a digital voting system on mobile phones before settling on a far simpler (and arguably more fun!) method, the ‘Ready Steady Cook’ audience voting system! Audience members will be given a voting card upon entry; one side supporting #teamboys and the other supporting #teamgirls. Teams will compete over several themed rounds, guided by our energetic compere. During the performance the audience make up their minds which team they think has performed the best and who should win the performance for the evening. At the finale, the host will ask the audience to vote, displaying their cards, and the winning team will be decided. It’s ‘Popstars’ meets ‘Pitch Perfect’ with some incredible talent battling it out for glory! A great night out with something for everyone, featuring well-loved classics and re-worked pop arrangements from the Four Seasons to Celine Dion. Who wins? You decide! The production opens in two weeks, so there’s no better time to grab your tickets, pick your side, and consider the gauntlet thrown! About Centre Stage Centre Stage is a central London-based theatre company that has been entertaining audiences with musicals and cabarets for over 50 years. An amateur society and registered charity, we began as a light opera company in 1966. Our members range in age from their 20s to their 60s and come from all walks of life - current members include teachers, lawyers, bankers, directors, web designers, nannies, librarians, managers, event organisers and retirees. But we all share one thing: a passion for musical theatre! Our 2018 season includes Love Happens Here- An LGBTQI Cabaret, Mic Drop and the return of the original high school musical, Grease The Musical! http://www.centrestage.london | @centrestageldn GREASE Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey “Grease The Musical” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorised performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 122-124 Regent Street, 3rd floor, London W1B 5SA. http://www.theatricalrights.co.uk 10000000_264603920774938_6099828324622663680_n.mp4
  5. JamesFortune

    Audrey 2 Pod 3 Required

    Hi, I am directing a wonderful production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Woking, Surrey. The show week is in November. I am looking to hire or buy Audrey 2 Pod 3 (the "Feed Me" one not the final big one). It needs to be the variety where the puppeteer sits not kneels so his/her feet can be the animated roots. We can modify things if you have the basic pod. Thank you for any help you can offer. Warmest regards James Here is a video that shows what we would like to achieve:
  6. JamesFortune

    Audrey 2 Pod Required

    Hi, I am directing a wonderful production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Woking, Surrey. The show week is in November. I am looking to hire or buy Audrey 2 Pod 3 (the "Feed Me" one not the final big one). It needs to be the variety where the puppeteer sits not kneels so his/her feet can be the animated roots. We can modify things if you have the basic pod. Thank you for any help you can offer. Warmest regards James Here is a video that shows what we would like to achieve:
  7. Simon

    Creative Team for Return to the Forbidden Planet Wanted

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  8. 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.
  9. HuntingdonDramaClub

    A Bunch Of Amateurs

    A comedy by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman. Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steel arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Sir Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!
  10. Bdaily Celebrating the Father's of Engineering Bdaily In 1977 Joe joined T. Kilroe & Sons Civil Engineering, a tunnelling specialist firm, where he was able to rise, becoming a contract manager and in 1992 achieving his first Directorship, running highways and local authority groups. Joe now runs ... But ... View the full article
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  12. Riverine Herald Denham has taken his final curtain call Riverine Herald “The last three shows all received standing ovations; that just doesn't happen in amateur theatre, especially in small country towns. “I know I go over the top, and am always clapping everything, but this was really special, we even had people coming ... View the full article
  13. Western Advocate TOO good for creative ex-Charles Sturt University trio Western Advocate Rebekka Manns, from Cobar, Taylah Evans, from Grong Grong, east of Narrendera, and local girl Gabrielle Allen graduated from CSU last year with a Bachelor of Communications specialising in theatre/media and have since formed an amateur theatre group ... View the full article
  14. RT @aljwhite: It appears @MarinaHyde has delivered one of the single most devastating responses to a tweet in journalistic history https://…

  15. 'Allo 'Allo Opening Night Ticket Offer - 2 for £10 - https://t.co/s4NO4s0c6K

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  17. Very nice evening. @ Figueres Centro https://t.co/60VM63jjj4

  18. YAODS Bad Girls the musical 2018 WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR CAST . Shell Dockley .ALICIA ROBERTS . Char… https://t.co/2YCQ0XcGQu

  19. southdevonplayers

    Auditions - William Shakespeares Macbeth

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    Casting all roles for this production. The text will be William Shakespeares original text, the show set in a a steampunk, post-apocalyptic setting. Auditions are on Sunday July 22nd 2018, at Chestnut Community centre, 1-3 Poplar Close, Brixham, Devon TQ5 0SA. Please arrive to begin at 1pm. (doors open from 12). Rehearsal and show schedule to be posted in the audition pack. (some dates still being firmed up) . Castings will take the form of reading and characterising excerpts from the script. A casting pack will be available shortly and a link to download it will be posted onto this event as well as on our websiteCharacters who will be cast are: Macbeth Lady MacbethThe Three Witches Banquo King DuncanMacduff Hecate Fleance Lennox Ross The Murderers Porter Lady Macduff Donalbain REHEARSALSRehearsal dates: Wednesday evenings 7pm - 9.30pm, Sundays 12.30pm - 5pm, at Chestnut Community Centre, 1-3 Poplar Close, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0SA, the same as the auditions. For this reason, priority will be given to performers who live in the South Devon region. Please note that you will be expected to attend regular rehearsals. NOTESDue to previous incidents we need to state that1) All cast will need to be able to attend regular rehearsals, and to be able to learn characterisation, lines and blocking, 2) Actors will be required to wear costumes3) All people in the production are expected to adhere to socially acceptable behaviour at all times. 4) Performances are on an open-book equal-profit share basis. 5) We welcome performers of all backgrounds. More about us: www;southdevonplayers.comwww.facebook.com/sdevonplayerswww.twitter.com/sdevonplayerswww.instagram.com/sdevonplayers1
  20. Fredrika

    Earthquakes in London

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    From the writer of Doctor Foster and King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's Earthquakes in London is set in the politically charged post-election summer of 2010. Combining a strong sense of humanity with epic ambition, this production staged in traverse at the Bridewell Theatre, presents a fast and furious metropolitan crash of people, scenes and decades, as three sisters attempt to navigate their dislocated lives and loves, while their dysfunctional father, a brilliant scientist, predicts global catastrophe. ‘The theatrical equivalent of a thrilling roller-coaster ride.' (The Telegraph)
  21. Critics' picks: A Chorus of Disapproval; Laketown Shakedowns; Kaleidoscope Theatre's family festival Times Colonist Why: Langham Court is closing out its 89th season with Alan Ayckbourn's play within a play about a British amateur theatre company attempting to stage a version of The Beggar's Opera — with disastrous results. With direction from Wendy Merk, A Chorus ... View the full article
  22. 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.
  23. @LouClare_Wright Can you check in a case to share with another girl? I had to do this on my friend’s hen do in Portugal!

  24. 1 week to go till opening night! The cast have their final rehearsal tonight, have you got your tickets?! Made in D… https://t.co/6pbGLhNVjU

  25. The Big Fat Musical Theatre Concert and Quiz of the Year is back in just a week's time! Make sure to buy your tic… https://t.co/wvcqqw7cxC

  26. West Leeds Dispatch (blog) Know a West Leeds 'good egg'? Get cracking and nominate them for award! West Leeds Dispatch (blog) A local sports club organiser, mental health support group leader, dramatic amateur dramatics performances, community gardener … the list is endless. We like to celebrate our wide West Leeds community and we believe that those volunteers who put in ... View the full article
  27. Directors and cast working hard at last night's rehearsals for "Not Enough Men"

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