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  2. Yeovil Express Great-grandad who raised thousands with garden project and met Queen, dies at 99 Yeovil Express ... attracting hundreds of admiring visitors who often arrived by the coachload. Rob added: “Through donations and cream tea sales, Fred and Denise raised many thousands of pounds for charity. “This good work was recognised in 2006 when they both ... View the full article
  3. 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.
  4. The Register Life's a beach – then you're the comms nexus of the British Empire and Marconi-baiting hax0rs The Register Porthcurno had been almost uninhabited before the telegraph, but by 1877 the station employed four married men and 32 bachelors. They called themselves "exiles" – the valley was inaccessible by motor vehicle until the 1900s – a name that was picked up ... and more » View the full article
  5. The Telegraph Acting training comes free The Telegraph Paradip: A three-month-long free training programme on acting, news casting and anchoring has started here to hone the budding talents. Organised by Canmass, a theatre organisation, the programme has attracted local youths, who want to get trained in ... View the full article
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    Anchors away to fun on the high seas in "Anything Goes" being performed at Middlesbrough Theatre on 25 April to 28 April (including a matinee) starting at 19.15 Mon to Friday and 18.15 on Saturday, 28 April. Matinee starts at 13.15 pm. Tickets cost £15 for adults (£12 for matinee) and £10 for under 18s for all performances. Don't miss this amazing show with songs by Cole Porter and spectacular dance routines. Tickets can be ordered from our Ticket Secretaries on 07806 786327 or 07712 485211
  8. @grahamwitch1 No, I have. The one at the station is very good. Canvas coffee.

  9. This is The West Country Great-grandad who raised thousands with garden project and met Queen, dies at 99 This is The West Country ... attracting hundreds of admiring visitors who often arrived by the coachload. Rob added: “Through donations and cream tea sales, Fred and Denise raised many thousands of pounds for charity. “This good work was recognised in 2006 when they both ... View the full article
  10. Northumberland Gazette Young thespians shine in show Northumberland Gazette Review of Robin Hood by Coquetdale Amateur Dramatics Society at Rothbury's Jubilee Hall, by Steph Corbett. If you need a bit of cheering up as this winter seemingly forever goes on, then look no further than Rothbury's Jubilee Hall this week, where the ... View the full article
  11. RT @tixLondon: "A Class Act", Hampton Hill Theatre, 90 High Street from Tue 5 til Sat 9 Jun 2018, #musical tickets:https://t.co/0qa0GYWwTn…

  12. Daily Advertiser Retaining the spark: keeping young talent in Wagga key to unlocking artistic potential Daily Advertiser “There's a strong amateur theatre scene here but we'd love to see acting graduates staying here and contributing to the arts in Wagga,” Dr Sweeney said. “We think the way to do that is to provide these younger talents with more opportunities and we're ... View the full article
  13. Clacton and Frinton Gazette Cinderella and Friends is a panto with a twist Clacton and Frinton Gazette JUST when you thought panto season was drawing to a close, a much-looked forward to production by Merlin, is set to take place from next week. Cinderella and Friends is the 18th show put on by the amateur dramatics group, which has donated nearly £55 ... View the full article
  14. RT @ScottJaschik: Are you tired of hearing that humanities grads end up unemployed or working as baristas? If so, you'll enjoy the evidence…

  15. The Stage Audiences should boycott premium Hamilton tickets (your views, February 8) The Stage He certainly believed in 'populist theatre' and community involvement – and this policy has continued and developed with the current artistic director Douglas Rintoul. In 2016, I appeared in the community chorus of Doug's highly acclaimed debut ... View the full article
  16. Edenbridge Chronicle Southern Counties Drama Festival at the Barn Theatre in Oxted Edenbridge Chronicle The All England Theatre Festival has a history dating back to 1919 when the British Drama League was formed. It is the only national competitive one act drama festival in the UK and organises an eliminating series of festivals which lead ultimately to ... View the full article
  17. RT @ctlbanduk: Our single "won't settle" is now available on iTunes and Spotify!!! Go grab it! You can check out the song here if you haven…

  18. Another Quality Street hat in progress... https://t.co/JlFOetzNDq

  19. The Coloradoan History: Northern Colorado photography a family affair for Millers The Coloradoan Offspring often accompanied their father when he delivered his scenic postcards to stores along the canyon route. Most of all perhaps, they schooled themselves in patience as their father perfected each picture he took. Through it all Effie was by her ... View the full article
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  21. Elliot Lake Standard ELATE to perform 'Tempting Providence' and hosts QUONTA Drama Festival 2018 Elliot Lake Standard The Elliot Lake Amateur Theatre Ensemble (ELATE) will be presenting two performances of a piece of Canadiana 'Tempting Providence' in the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre theatre. 'Tempting Providence' will be on the Elliot Lake stage Feb. 23 and 24 at 7 ... View the full article
  22. Rehearsals for Avenue Q are well underway! Here are a few shots from Tuesday evening’s rehearsal. Avenue Q is... https://t.co/lR3ihVjMF4

  23. Abergavenny Chronicle The stars of Abergavenny's amateur theatre community recognised at A4B awards presentation Abergavenny Chronicle THE stars of the amateur stage in Abergavenny were recognised at a glittering awards ceremony held at the town's Angel Hotel on Saturday night. Organised by A4B the Borough Theatre based committee promoting and supporting the amateur theatre community ... View the full article
  24. First #rehearsal last night for #Ayckbourn ’s Communicating Doors. We’re off! #LocalTheatre

  25. Abergavenny Chronicle The stars of Abergavenny's amateur theatre community recognised at A4B awards presentation Abergavenny Chronicle THE stars of the amateur stage in Abergavenny were recognised at a glittering awards ceremony held at the town's Angel Hotel on Saturday night. Organised by A4B the Borough Theatre based committee promoting and supporting the amateur theatre community ... View the full article
  26. Actors and actresses.... do you want to be part of our hilarious autumn farce? Come along to our first read... https://t.co/r7O9uTnMzA

  27. VIDEO: County's youngest DJ - at 14 - aims to inspire others News & Star The teenager is also involved in sound production for the Gosforth Amateur Dramatics Society and also DJs for private and community events. He has offered advice to young people who might want to pursue something but feel their age is a barrier. He ... and more » View the full article
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