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    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
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    Venue: The Barnfield Theatre Barnfield Road, Exeter. EX1 1SN Thursday July 5 at 7pm http://www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk/…/www.barnfiel…/whats-on/ or call 01392 271808 Tickets £10 (adults) £9 (students/OAP) Forget Assassins Creed; the real history and legends of the Knights Templar is equally exciting, with many unsolved mysteries to this day. Historically a monastic order of crusading knights in the middle ages, the Knights Templar began from humble origins, but soon became a powerful, international organisation, answerable only to the Pope, and institutionally extremely wealthy. As the medieval crusades failed, so did the Templars, and in 1307, among accusations of heresy, and treason, the senior members of the Order were arrested. Legend tells that their wealth, seen by eyewitnesses only months before, had vanished. With the accusations of heresy upheld, the Order was disbanded, and the last Grandmaster, Jacques de Molay, burned at the stake in 1314. Legends remain. What became of the Templars treasure? Were they really heretics, or victims of a political trap? Legends tell of them protecting various secrets, including those that could destroy the church - some of those legends relate to the Holy Grail; the cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper, or lost gospels, or even that Jesus himself had descendants who lived on through the ages. Based tightly on the history, and some of the theories, the film follows Hughes and Angelo, formally of Jacques de Molays inner council, from the fall of Acre, to Paris, and then as they go on the run to the Bristol preceptory, tonwards to Templecombe in Somerset and then to Trebeigh in Cornwall . Linking these three historical southwest Templar holdings and the existing mysteries surrounding the Templars into the tale, the final secret is revealed.... This production also features an exhibition of the painstaking research behind the scriptwriting, of the inquisition against the Templars, and of their historical links to the Southwest The show also features especially composed music by Grace Hancock from Exeter.(www.facebook.com/GraceHancockMusician) __________________________________ CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION OR FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA www.southdevonplayers.com Facebook & Twitter: @sdevonplayers Instagram: @sdevonplayers1 email: southdevonplayers@gmail.com
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    BRIXHAM VENUE Brixham Theatre New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA BRIXHAM SHOW DATES: June 22nd; Curtain up at 7.30pm, June 23rd Curtain up at, 2.30pm and 7.30pm PRICES Tickets £8 (full) £7 ( conc) BOOKING http://tickets.brixhamtheatre.uk or call 01803 415987 _________________________________________ Forget Assassins Creed; the real history and legends of the Knights Templar is equally exciting, with many unsolved mysteries to this day. Historically a monastic order of crusading knights in the middle ages, the Knights Templar began from humble origins, but soon became a powerful, international organisation, answerable only to the Pope, and institutionally extremely wealthy. As the medieval crusades failed, so did the Templars, and in 1307, among accusations of heresy, and treason, the senior members of the Order were arrested. Legend tells that their wealth, seen by eyewitnesses only months before, had vanished. With the accusations of heresy upheld, the Order was disbanded, and the last Grandmaster, Jacques de Molay, burned at the stake in 1314. Legends remain. What became of the Templars treasure? Were they really heretics, or victims of a political trap? Legends tell of them protecting various secrets, including those that could destroy the church - some of those legends relate to the Holy Grail; the cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper, or lost gospels, or even that Jesus himself had descendants who lived on through the ages. Based tightly on the history, and some of the theories, the film follows Hughes and Angelo, formally of Jacques de Molays inner council, from the fall of Acre, to Paris, and then as they go on the run to the Bristol preceptory, tonwards to Templecombe in Somerset and then to Trebeigh in Cornwall . Linking these three historical southwest Templar holdings and the existing mysteries surrounding the Templars into the tale, the final secret is revealed.... This production also features an exhibition of the painstaking research behind the scriptwriting, of the inquisition against the Templars, and of their historical links to the Southwest The show also features especially composed music by Grace Hancock from Exeter. __________________________________ CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION OR FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA www.southdevonplayers.com Facebook & Twitter: @sdevonplayers Instagram: @sdevonplayers1 email: southdevonplayers@gmail.com
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    Open auditions for our coming project 1307. This drama, centering on theories and legends surrounding the inquisition against the medieval Knights Templar. We are working from the same script; to perform a full length theatre show, as well as recording a radio drama, and dramatising part of the script into a 10 min film. *** DOWNLOAD AUDITION PACK FROM OUR MAIN WEBSITE: http://www.southdevonplayers.com/auditions.html *****This project takes three forms with the same script and cast: 1- Full length scripted theatre drama for stageThis is to be performed in and around Torbay, and Plymouth, in 2018. We are also looking into the possibilities of performing in Bristol, where part of the drama is set. 2- Full length scripted and dramatised radio drama for local radio Recording to take place on at local radio station for subsequent broadcast. This will then pass back to us for online distribution, to create (we hope!) profit shares for everyone. This will be a single day, or two half-days of audio recording in Paignton, Devon 3- Short 10-min film (adapted from the above script) We are using part of the script, from the 1307 dawn raid on the Paris Temple, onwards, to create a short film, This will be filmed on location in Devon and Cornwall, with one short additional scene in Bristol. Actors doing the theatre show and radio play have priority on these roles, but if not able to appear in the film, we will be open to casting differently for this. Nb: with this project, we do need the full length cast to be the same for radio and theatre. Ideally we would like to cast the same actors in the same roles for the short film, but are open to changes if someone is unavailable for filming. ****Synopsis of production**** In October 1307, an inquisition was called against the powerful, and international organisation, which had grown up from a religious order of warrior monks, during the medieval Crusades, who are now famed in legend as the Knights Templar., or more properly “The Poor Knights of the Temple of Solomon”. Accused of heresy, and confessing under torture, their Grandmaster , was burned at the stake in 1314. In the centuries since, myths, legends, theories and questions grew and remain. Were the Knights Templar heretics? They certainly had secrets, with guarded secret initiations; but what was their secret? Were they simply fanatical medieval Christian crusaders who had grown too powerful for their own good, around whom a mythos had grown? Were they guardians of an ancient Holy secret that the church in Rome needed to destroy? 1307 is based on those legends, and one line of theory. Beginning in the fall of Acre, on of the last Crusader ports, in a dramatic siege in 1291, in what is now modern-day Israel, and continuing to medieval Paris, and thence to England, and linking to legends in the Southwest of England, surrounding the Knights Templar, this drama follows a Templar knight, Hughes, and his secret. This is a heavily researched historical drama, about what might have been. In light of modern-day politics and issues, we want to make it abundantly clear that this production has no intended racial or religious bias, nor will any such inference be tolerated from anyone linked to the production. Characters opinions, allegiances, religious and political beliefs are those of the characters only, and where possible, are the known stances of the historical figures in person, as much as can be ascertained from historical research and records. There is good on all sides and bad on all sides. This production is not linked to any neo-Templar organisations. REHEARSALS Rehearsal 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. NOTES Due to previous incidents we need to state that 1) 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 costumes 3) All people in the production are expected to adhere to socially acceptable behaviour at all times. 4) We welcome performers of all backgrounds. 5) Performances are on an open-book equal-profit share basis. More about us: www;southdevonplayers.com www.facebook.com/sdevonplayers www.twitter.com/sdevonplayers www.instagram.com/sdevonplayers1
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    The Three Musketeers is an action packed, family pantomime, touring in Jan 2018. Based on the classic swashbuckling novel by Alexandre Dumas, this panto tells this classical tale set in the 17th Century French royal court, and how a young man from the country joins the royal guards, while foiling a plot to depose the King, with plenty of laughter, dance, song, - and epic sword fights from our trained fight team. A professional theatre and film team bring this show to the stage for your delight this winter! from a nationally award-winning theatre and film company, of local actors and creativesOnline ticket booking: http://www.southdevonplayers.com/box-office.html , or you can text 07855 090589, to reserve. Torquay Dates: Jan 21st - 2.30pm and 7pm Torquay Venue: St Matthews Church St Matthew's Rd, Torquay TQ2 6JA Torquay Prices: Adults £7 Concs (5.00) For more info on us: __________________ www.southdevonplayers.com Facebook & Twitter: @sdevonplayers Instagram: sdevonplayers1 email southdevonplayers@gmail.com Youtube: southdevonplayers
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    The Three Musketeers: The Panto : (Brixham)

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    The Three Musketeers pantomime dates announced for Brixham 16/9/2017 0 Comments The Three Musketeers is an action packed, family pantomime, touring in Jan 2018. Based on the classic swashbuckling novel by Alexandre Dumas, this panto tells this classical tale set in the 17th Century French royal court, and how a young man from the country joins the royal guards, while foiling a plot to depose the King, with plenty of laughter, dance, song, - and epic sword fights from our trained fight team. A professional theatre and film team bring this show to the stage for your delight this winter! from a nationally award-winning theatre and film company, of local actors and creatives, starting off in our theatre company's home town of Brixham. Online ticket booking: http://www.southdevonplayers.com/box-office.html , or you can telephone/ text 07855 090589, to reserve. Brixham Dates: Jan 20th - 7pm Jan 21st - 2pm and 7pm Brixham Venue: The Edge, Bolton Street. Brixham, Devon. TQ5 9DH Brixham Prices: Adults £7 Concs (saturday £5.50, Sunday £5.00) For more info on us: __________________ www.southdevonplayers.com Facebook & Twitter: @sdevonplayers Instagram: sdevonplayers1 email southdevonplayers@gmail.com Youtube: southdevonplayers
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    Jack the Ripper (Plymouth steampunk theatre show)

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    A dark drama based on the true story of the mysterious, unidentified serial killer who terrorised Victorian London. Combining theories of the killer, with a steampunk adaptation, in style, music and ulitimate motive, This is a production by a nationally award-winning theatre and film company, of local actors and creatives, bringing a whole new adaptation of this tale, to the stage. This show does contain violent scenes, and descriptions of wounds. It does not contain bad language. We are a Brixham theatre & film company, and are touring the show around South Devon and Bristol. Performances take place at the The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derrys Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW Plymouth DATE - Saturday July 22nd 2017, 7.30pm (doors open at 7PM) For alternate venues, please see our website www.southdevonplayers.com and click the Box office tab. ABOUT US: www.southdevonplayers.com Facebook & Twitter: @sdevonplayers Instagram: sdevonplayers1 email southdevonplayers@gmail.com Youtube: southdevonplayers The Plymouth Athenaeum, PL1 2SW on Saturday 22 July 2017 Doors Open at 7:00PM Starts at 7:30PM Ticket Price: £5.50 - £7.00 Box Office: 07855 090589
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    A dark drama based on the true story of the mysterious, unidentified serial killer who terrorised Victorian London. Combining theories of the killer, with a steampunk adaptation, in style, music and ulitimate motive, This is a production by a nationally award-winning theatre and film company, of local actors and creatives, bringing a whole new adaptation of this tale, to the stage. This show does contain violent scenes, and descriptions of wounds. It does not contain bad language. We are a Brixham theatre & film company, and are touring the show around South Devon and Bristol. Performances take place at the Abbey Hall St. Lukes Road South Torquay TQ2 5SP. This is a converted school hall space, which makes a wonderful, quirky and adaptable performance space. TORQUAY DATE - Friday July 21th 2017, 7.30pm (doors open at 7PM) For alternate venues, please see our website www.southdevonplayers.com and click the Box office tab. ABOUT US: www.southdevonplayers.com Facebook & Twitter: @sdevonplayers Instagram: sdevonplayers1 email southdevonplayers@gmail.com Youtube: southdevonplayers
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    Jack The Ripper (steampunk theatre show) Brixham

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    A dark drama based on the true story of the mysterious, unidentified serial killer who terrorised Victorian London. Combining theories of the killer, with a steampunk adaptation, in style, music and ulitimate motive, This is a production by a nationally award-winning theatre and film company, of local actors and creatives, bringing a whole new adaptation of this tale, to the stage. This show does contain violent scenes, and descriptions of wounds. It does not contain bad language. We are a Brixham theatre & film company, and are touring the show around South Devon and Bristol. Performances take place at the Edge, Bolton St, Brixham TQ5 9DH. This is a converted church space, which makes a wonderful, quirky and adaptable performance space. BRIXHAM DATES Saturday July 8th 2017, 7.30pm (doors open at 7PM) Sunday July 9th 2017, 2.30pm (doors open at 2pm) Sunday July 9th, 7.30PM (doors open at 7PM) For alternate venues, please see our website www.southdevonplayers.com and click the Box office tab. http://www.southdevonplayers.com/box-office.html ABOUT US: www.southdevonplayers.com Facebook & Twitter: @sdevonplayers Instagram: sdevonplayers1 email southdevonplayers@gmail.com Youtube: southdevonplayers TEL 07855 090589
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    Nationally awardwinning Brixham-based filmmakers from Brixham, present the trailer for thier first feature film, which is gaining international recognition Go behind the scenes of the forthcoming feature film with the cast and crew. See the trailer, making of footage, see how we developed the fights sequences in the movie. Please book in advance. The Edge, Bolton Street, Brixham TQ5 9DH as part of the English Riviera Film Festival June 18th 2017, 3-6pm - Tickets: £5 (in advance. only) Book online via http://www.southdevonplayers.com/box-office.html ABOUT US: www.southdevonplayers.com Facebook & Twitter: @sdevonplayers Instagram: sdevonplayers1 email southdevonplayers@gmail.com Youtube: southdevonplayershttp://www.southdevonplayers.com/box-office.html
  11. The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company are delighted to announce that on the evening of March 19th, 2017 at an awards ceremony at the Sage conference centre in Newcastle, they were presented with the Epic Award for England. Laura Jay, one of the founders, and Michael Mirsadeghi, who is the head of editing, and one of the cameramen of the Players current 6th Century Arthurian feature film Mordred, travelled to Newcastle to collect the award on behalf of the team, but as Laura feels it important to point out, this has been earned by efforts and collaborations of the entire team, not by any one person. There is growing recognition in the media and in public policy of the importance of everyday participation in creativity. The Epic Awards shines a spotlight on the incredible achievements of these groups each year. Winning groups are those that demonstrate the four Epic qualities – Engagement, Partnership, Innovation and Creativity. Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture in the UK stated ""The fantastic work of the South Devon Players shows what can be achieved by the ingenuity and determination of arts groups." This is wonderful recognition for a group which was founded by local Brixham performers, 11 years ago, on the proceeds of a carboot sale, and has grown into a vibrant theatre & film team, who perform newly researched historical shows around Devon, and whose film work is gaining recognition and awards abroad. In addition the Players work hard to promote the skills of local creatives, with workshops and training, networking events, and involvement with other local organisations. The award will stand next to the Torbay “Creativity In The Community” trophy won in 2010. The group are currently in rehearsals for their summer stage show, a steampunk theatre production telling the story of the mysterious Victorian killer known as “Jack The Ripper” and also busy fund-raising for the final few days of filming their 6th Century Arthurian feature film, Mordred, the trailer for which is already selected for screening at international film festivals, in Hollywood, New York, Barcelona, as well as at Torbays very own English Riviera film festival. The crowdfund – as well as more information about the film, is at https://igg.me/at/Mordred2017b/x/12578926 all assistance in promoting the crowdfund and the project is much appreciated. ABOUT US www.southdevonplayers.com Facebook & Twitter: @sdevonplayers Instagram: sdevonplayers1 email sdevonplayers@gmail.com Youtube: southdevonplayers
  12. INDIEGOGO CROWDFUND FOR MORDRED- https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mordred-film-completion-fund-devon-cornwall-17#/ Can we get please everyone to share our crowdfund to get Mordred: an indie featurefilm by The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Co. finished please - get people to support, even if only in a tiny way, if everyone who likes various social media page could just put in £1, we would have three our four times the amount needed raised . Its been seen on the BBC news, the The trailers doing well in LA too, as a semi finalist in the LA Conefest film festival, so please if you can at all, help us over the final hurdle! Together, we can make this happen, please share, and ask your friends to pop in even just £1 each. :) https://igg.me/at/Mordred2017b (proof we were on the BBC TV news can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1BIAdXSiB0) (The trailer from already shot film footage, can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiu9ZwwrQ8k)
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    Open auditions for Jack The Ripper (theatre)

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    Auditions at Chestnut Community Centre, 1-3 Poplar Close, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0SA, on Sunday feb 5th 2017, 1pm - 4pm (please arrive between 12 and 1pm) By popular request, we will be adapting legends and mysteries exploring tales of the Victorian serial killer known as Jack The Ripper, to the stage, with a steampunk twist. All roles are available for casting. This means that there are principal, and smaller roles (all speaking), for ladies and gentlemen of all ages. All ages are welcome, (we are mainly an adults group, but under 16s with a parent in attendance are welcome) and we are willing to help refine and develop performances, but we do expect a professional level of rehearsal and show commitment. Please come and be prepared for script readings etc. Rehearsals at our home base of Chestnut Community Centre, 1-3 Poplar Close, Brixham, TQ5 0SA Sundays - 12.30 - 4pm, Wednesdays 6.30pm - 9.30pm. A minimum of 75% of required rehearsals must be attended in order to create a professional show. We are strict about timekeeping and rehearsing with the rest of the team. For more info on us: __________________ www.southdevonplayers.com Facebook & Twitter: @sdevonplayers Instagram: sdevonplayers1 email sdevonplayers@gmail.com Youtube: southdevonplayers Members rules of conduct, and how we are structured at: http://www.southdevonplayers.com/about-us.html
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    Murder Mystery at the Cabaret (BRIXHAM)

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    A lively show of live dance, singing, music, comedy, poetry, and more- with a twist! Friday Jan 27th, 7.30pm Saturday Jan 28th, 7.30pm Mr Stewart hosts a night at his Cabaret club. The acts are great, the show is great - there is just one cloud on the horizon - some of the cabaret performers are arguing and bickering. During the evening, a murder occurs. Can you help Mr Stewart identify the culprit? This is a family-friendly production, with a team of professional actors, dancers, comediens, and singers, with a variety of acts providing something for everyone! Laughter, suspense and entertainment are guaranteed! Tickets: Adults £6 Children/ OAPs £5 Book your tickets now on http://www.southdevonplayers.com/box-office.html ABOUT US www.southdevonplayers.com Facebook & Twitter: @sdevonplayers Instagram: sdevonplayers1 email sdevonplayers@gmail.com Youtube: southdevonplayers
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    Live music singing violin - fundraiser Brixham

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    FREE ENTRY BUT PLEASE PUT A DONATION IN OUR COLLECTION BUCKET. Fundraising live music night for local Brixham-based theatre & film group The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company Local professional singer-songwriter Georgia O'Marah singing blues & ballads with original music Have a listen to some of her music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Q9QigNdTw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb_weNvQrbo Local violinist performing beautiful music (see her facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/steamcogs) Come and enjoy an amazing pair of local performers and help a local team fundraise to rent rehearsal space, to perform historical theatre & film, & help local people train in performance and media arts. (pop a donation in the bucket) THE RISING SUN PUB BRIXHAM HARBOUR Friday December 16th 2016 _________________________________________________ ABOUT US www.southdevonplayers.com Facebook & Twitter: @sdevonplayers Instagram: sdevonplayers1 email sdevonplayers@gmail.com Youtube: southdevonplayers ABOUT SHARON Facebook: The Magic Bow ABOUT GEORGIA Facebook: @georgiaomarah Twitter: Georgiaomarah

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