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    Cheshire Cats by Gail Young

    Cosmopolitan Players are pleased to be supporting the breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk. www.walkthewalk.org www.cosplayersleeds.co.uk Wed 13th -Sat 16h February 2019 7.45pm Saturday matinee @ 2pm Tickets Standard £13 Concessions £11 www.carriageworkstheatre.co.uk
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  5. We are pleased to announce that the box office for #DrowningOnDryLand by #AlanAyckbourn is NOW OPEN!

    You can book your tickets via the WHAT'S ON page on our website, by emailing us, text or phone.

    Don't miss out - book your tickets today!

    07867 627 987 | alexandraplayers@gmail.com | www.alexandraplayers.org.uk

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    Keith Hartley

    CAST
    Charlie Conrad – Adam Alexander
    Linzi Ellison – Louise Gaul
    Jason Ratcliffe – Chris Lang
    Hugo De Prescourt – Mark Campbell
    Gale Gilchrist – Alex Parker
    Marsha Bates – Shereen Sands
    Simeon Diggs – Mark Foulds

    Charlie Conrad is a celebrity. His talent? He hasn’t got one; the nation took him to their hearts for very publicly being unable to do anything competently. One fateful day, however, Charlie meets Marsha, and his marriage and career go into freefall …Drowning on Dry Land examines the current obsession with celebrity for its own sake and chillingly but hilariously demonstrates how celebrities can be destroyed as quickly as they are made.

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  6. TheAlexandraPlayers

    'Drowning on Dry Land' by Sir Alan Ayckbourn

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    Drowning on Dry Land is a 2004 play by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn, his 66th to be produced. Exploring the culture of B-list celebrities, it is a comedy about the rise and fall of Charlie Conrad, a man apparently famous for being a failure. Charlie Conrad is a celebrity. His talent? He hasn’t got one; the nation took him to their hearts for very publicly being unable to do anything competently. One fateful day, however, Charlie meets Marsha, and his marriage and career go into freefall … Drowning on Dry Land examines the current obsession with celebrity for its own sake and chillingly but hilariously demonstrates how celebrities can be destroyed as quickly as they are made. CAST Adam Alexander, Louise Gaul, Chris Lang, Mark Campbell, Alex Parker, Shereen Sands and Mark Foulds 8pm, Wednesday 20th – Saturday 23rd February 2019 Doors open 30 minutes before curtain up Seats: £9.00 Concessions: £8.00 The Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue, Charlton, SE7 7HX You can book your tickets via the WHAT'S ON page on our website, by emailing us, text or phone. 07867 627 987 | alexandraplayers@gmail.com | www.alexandraplayers.org.uk
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    We are halfway through our rehearsals. Finally got books down. We are now on a countdown until our opening night which is in 5 weeks!!

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  11. SBPPlayers

    THE MIS-ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE

    WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY NEIL OLDHAM WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY TO SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2019 - CURTAIN UP AT 7:30pm. INCLUDING A SATURDAY MATINEE 2:30pm
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    Presenting The New Centurions amateur dramatic group! Calling all actors, directors, technicians, designers and back-stage hands! 🎵🎭If you would like to be part of an exciting new amateur dramatic group, come along to our auditions on Sunday 27 January, 5pm - 9pm for Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn! We will be performing the play on 16-18 May 2019 in the Century Theatre itself.All are welcome to join, come along whatever your acting experience. In the audition we will provide short extracts of the play to read. There's no need to prepare anything in advance.For Bedroom Farce we are looking for people suitable to play the roles of Delia, Ernest, Jan, Nick, Susannah, Trevor, Malcom and Kate.We have plenty of other parts in the company to get involved with too. If you are interested , please do come along as we are setting up the group and will be performing other plays in future! The Century Theatre is Britain's oldest surviving travelling theatre and is based in Coalville, Snibston, Ashby Rd, Coalville LE67 3LN.
  13. Gemrich

    Charley's Aunt - Open Auditions

    OPEN AUDITIONS Exciting oppotrunity to join TipTop Production for their production of the hilarious 'Charley's Aunt' by Brandon Thomas. With a cast of 10, there are a number of parts for both older and younger performers. Presented at Chester's intimate Forum Studio Theatre, this production promises to take a much loved classic and give it a hilariously contemporary twist. Everyone is welcome to audition. See audition notices for further details
  14. Gemrich

    Charley's Aunt - Open Auditions

    OPEN AUDITIONS Exciting oppotrunity to join TipTop Production for their production of the hilarious 'Charley's Aunt' by Brandon Thomas. With a cast of 10, there are a number of parts for both older and younger performers. Presented at Chester's intimate Forum Studio Theatre, this production promises to take a much loved classic and give it a hilariously contemporary twist. Everyone is welcome to audition. See audition notices for further details
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    A COMEDY Grown women, aching feet and heaving bosoms! Follow the Cheshire Cats team as they speed walk their way to fundraising success in the London Moonwalk. Hilary, Siobhan, Yvonne, Vicky and Maggie are attempting to walk 13 miles across the capital in record time in their decorated bras and posh new trainers, but the 6th member of the team doesn't seem to meet the physical criteria! Cheshire Cats is a cross between a girls night out and a real mission to support a cause close to many hearts, with plenty of laughs and a few tears along the way. Cosmopolitan Players are pleased to be supporting the breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk. www.cosplayersleeds.co.uk Wed 13th -Sat 16h February 2019 7.45pm Saturday matinee @ 2pm Tickets Standard £13 Concessions £11 www.carriageworkstheatre.co.uk
  16. Lousherlock

    Audition notice - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    Join WOS Productions for the area premiere of 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels', to be performed in the Winston Churchill Theatre in Ruislip 26 May - 1 June 2019. Based on the popular 1988 film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' takes us to the French Riviera for highjinks and hilarity as two con men target a wealthy heiress in a battle of wits. Sophisticated, suave, and with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards. Auditions are Wednesday 9 January at our rehearsal venue near South Kenton tube station - all roles big and small are up for grabs as well as general ensemble and dancers. Please contact wossecretary@gmail.com or visit www.wos-productions.org.uk for more information and the audition pack.
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    THE FINAL TEST by Chris Paling

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    Peter and Ruth have had a long and happy marriage; or so Peter believes... They both have their own interests – he loves listening to the cricket on the radio, she likes to travel. But all is not well as Peter discovers one afternoon when he’s dozing on his deckchair and listening to the last test from The Oval. His wife announces that she has sold the house and she’s moving to Bexhill-on-Sea with her lover. When the new owners move in they discover they have an elderly cricket-loving squatter living in the garden… The Final Test is the first stage play by highly acclaimed novelist Chris Paling. A touching and poignant comedy about marriage, cricket, and the dangerous lure of Bexhill-on-Sea. In the Malcolm Edwards Theatre(MET) at Stafford's Gatehouse. Tickets are £10.50, concessions £9.50 (includes Gatehouse Booking fee)from www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk or 01785 619080
  18. amdram33

    Aladdin - Pantomime

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    Fun pantomime for all the family
  19. gabbs

    Casting for 2019…

    Here are the shows you can get involved in! Contact the Director if you know them, or email info@nomadtheatre.com to find out more. Gym & Tonic – March See http://www.nomadtheatre.com/casting-gym-tonic Funny Money – April See http://www.nomadtheatre.com/auditions-funny-money/ The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery – June Directed by Elaine Burns 1 male, 4 females – Gordon (play Inspector O’Reilly) Felicity Audrey Mrs Reece Thelma Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night, and the ladies of F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society are no different, with the possible exception that almost everything that could happen, does! The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines are forgotten and the sound effects take on a strange note at times, as the ladies present their ambitious evening’s entertainment with the cunning whodunnit, “Murder At Checkmate Manor”. Blue Remembered Hills – September By Dennis Potter. Directed by Jackie Shearer. 5 males, 2 females Willie – smarter, excitable, love airplanes always watching and thinking (acting with eyes and ears) Peter – Bully, not very clever (scratch head, confused look), thinks with fists, always wants what the others have Raymond – Younger, sensitive, cowboy (toy gun focus of attention), stutter, follower John – protective of brother (Raymond), intelligent, diplomatic, calms atmosphere, moral Angela – girly girl, twirls hair, she uses her femininity to get her way, always gets her way, doll prop (likes playing the mummy) Audrey – unfortunate, boys don’t like her, threatened by her tomboyish nature, stroppy, happily resorts to violence Donald – loner, abused, scared, isolated, introvert, scratching his body, hiding his scars with clothes This deceptively simple tale relates the activities of seven English children, played by adults, on a summer afternoon during World War II. Round And Round The Garden – October By Alan Aykbourn. Directed by Danny Sparkes. 3 males, 3 females – Reg (Annie & Ruth’s brother) Sarah (Reg’s wife) Annie (Reg & Ruth’s sister) Ruth (Reg & Annie’s sister) Norman (Ruth’s husband) Tom (A vet) This play is part of the Norman Conquests trilogy which takes place over one weekend, with the hapless Norman trying to involve himself with his sister in law and this brother in laws wife. It is a comedy which shows just what happens when misunderstandings occur! Jack & The Beanstalk – December Directed by Andrew Hamel-Cooke There’ll be magic beans this year at The Nomad Theatre. Jack, the Dame and the cow adventure up the beanstalk to defeat the evil Giant. But will Jack win his girl’s heart and the riches he so badly needs? Will good prevail over evil? Character list coming soon… The post Casting for 2019… appeared first on Nomad Theatre.
  20. I am new to amdram theatre and dont know the correct terminology. I live in a small village and have been asked as a builder/joiner to build a stage front/curtain opening on an existing stage. The hall is aprox 9 metres wide with a stage 4.2 metres wide in the centre of the halls width and projecting 3.6 metres from the end wall, the stage is raised .75 metres off the floor, the stage has no front wall, curtain or curtain opening gear just the bare stage. I have no problems with construction it is design proportions I am having problems with eg. height of front opening to be in proportion to a 4.2 metre wide stage. I would be grateful for any advice or just to point me in the right direction.
  21. ianrobinson

    Cinderella

    Written and directed by Steven Catterall & Andy Burke The rags-to-riches fairy tale about a poor girl who is visited by a Fairy Godmother and finds herself at the swankiest party in the land. Leaving in haste, Prince Charming searches the land for the girl in the glass slipper… This traditional pantomime from the directors of Aladdin and Whittington! is packed full of jokes, japes, songs and silliness for the whole family.
  22. ianrobinson

    Woman In Mind

    Written by Alan Ackybourn Directed by Dave Reid Comedy from the view point of Susan, a woman who has just banged her head on a garden rake. Susan’s mundane life with her vicar husband and their estranged son is enlivened by an imaginary new family. As Susan draws us in to her private world, the line between fantasy and reality blurs, with some surprising results.
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    Stepping Out

    Written by Richard Harris Directed by Rebecca Dickinson A comedy about eight people from different backgrounds who end up attending weekly tap dance classes in their local church hall. As the weeks pass, they develop skill and co-ordination while new friendships are formed.
  24. ianrobinson

    A Bunch of Amateurs

    Written by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman Directed by Barbara Wilcox In this hilarious comedy, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele 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 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!
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    Our Town

    Written by Thornton Wilder Directed by Mark Jones One of the all-time great American plays, this reveals the lives of the citizens of the small New Hampshire town Grover’s Corner between 1901 and 1913. Looking back from 1938 we follow George and Emily as they leave school, get married and expand their families. Over the course of the play we meet the milkman, Doctors, farmers, shop workers and other residents that make up the town. With love, and loss, heartbreak and hope, this groundbreaking play presents three snapshots of everyday life at the start of the last Century.
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    Accidental Death of An Anarchist

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    Written by Dario Fo Directed by Robert Walsh Considered a classic of 20th Century theatre, this comedy about corruption is set in a police station, where an investigator must discover whether a recent suspect really “fell” to his death from the window or if there’s been a cover-up. “A zany political farce” - The Guardian
  27. NODA South-East Councillor, Kay Rowan, reviews the recent production of A Christmas Carol by The Nomads at The Nomad Theatre in Surrey (find us). A Christmas Carol – a step back in time to the Dickensian era. An true evening of nostalgia tinged with memories of Christmas’s past. This adaptation by Graham Botterill espoused all the nuances of the original novella but benefitted greatly from the technical advances in stage direction. The script was thoughtful and enhanced the action of the play. The pleasure of espying this delightful theatre is only heightened by the splendid theatre vestibule and surroundings. All the front of house staff were dressed in period costume which further developed the “mood” ready for the performance. The whole area of the stage was used at some point utilising the revolve to good effect. Very effective use was made of projection and video and the fly tower came into its own throughout. There was a minimum of props and furniture but quite enough to create the right effect on each and every scene. I particularly like the opening scene with Bob Cratchit’s desk down stage left with Scrooge’s alcove and the fire just to the left on the apron. The sound and lighting effects were very good throughout creating just the right amount of dismal glow without having to strain to see what was going on. All the costumes, hair and makeup were particularly appropriate in all scenes. Mr Fezziwig’ hair was a joy to behold. The use of songs by the ensemble served to raise the atmosphere of Christmas and family entertainment rather than promote music and singing for its own sake. All the music was well chosen and executed. The solos were delightfully clear. The use of recorded music was very judicious with the right level, length and style inserted into the play at appropriate moments. The adaptation of this Dickens novella was excellent. Graham is to be congratulated on his insight both of the original story, the ability to stage all the different scenes and guiding this fine cast to such a high standard of performance. The cast were a real team – this was exemplified by all the parts they undertook. – 20 actors for 60 parts! A truly outstanding production on all levels. Congratulations to everyone involved for bringing this gesture to Christmas to the stage of The Nomad Theatre and for giving the audiences so much pleasure. Kay Rowan – NODA South-East Councillor 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. The post NODA Review – A Christmas Carol appeared first on Nomad Theatre.
  28. gabbs

    Casting – Gym & Tonic

    The Nomads will be presenting Gym & Tonic by John Godber in March 2019, directed by Andrew Hamel-Cooke. Performance dates: 5-9 March 2019 Rehearsal days: TBC Don and Shirley Weston have come to the Scardale Hall Health Hydro to relax, pamper themselves and just possible rescue their ailing marriage. Don’s experiences with exercise and therapy are far from positive and the rifts in the marriage widen as his mid-life crisis becomes more and more evident, and moments of reconciliation do little to improve the situation! Audition dates will be set up in early January 2019 – if you’re interested in getting involved, contact: Andrew Hamel-Cooke, 07747 527180 / nomad.chairman@gmail.com Characters (inc playing ages) Don Weston – M, 39/40 – unfit Shirley Weston – F, 37 – Don’s wife, overweight and unfit Gertrude Tate – F, 72 Ken Blake – M, 42 – very fit Zoe – F, 27 – fitness instructor, step classes Chloe – F, 23 – attractive masseuse (physical part) Maggie Weston – F, 65 – Don’s mother (small part, one scene unwell) Sam Weston – M, 13 – Don’t son (small scene played by older actor but as a younger version) Shaun – M, 21 – unhappy / uncomfortable stydent, quite fit Bellboy – M, 20 – small part The post Casting – Gym & Tonic appeared first on Nomad Theatre.
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