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Posted by Marketing Matt on 18th Aug 08 Posted by
Comedy Tags

Script writing doesn’t have to be as hard as you might think – I can do it, then anyone can! Here’s a few top tips on how to attempt your own pantomime script.

Posted by Mark Wheeller on 18th Aug 08 Posted by
Musicals Tags

No one has been more surprised by the success of my One Act Play TOO MUCH PUNCH FOR JUDY than me. In its short eleven-year history it has been performed nearly 4000 times to become one of the most performed plays in the world.

Posted by Marketing Matt on 18th Aug 08 Posted by
Marketing Tags

There are many ways to advertise your production… Posters, mail shots, press releases etc… but there are also weird and wonderful ways too!

Posted by Jane on 08th Jul 08 Posted by
Festivals, Organisations Tags

Crowned Drama Champions of Britain

At the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea on Saturday 05 July, Stewarton Drama Group from Ayrshire were crowned British Drama Champions 2008.

Posted by Jane on 15th Jun 08 Posted by
Festivals, Scripts, Writing Tags

2008 One Act Playwriting Competition

On Friday 6th June 2008, the result of the Drama Association of Wales’ One Act Playwriting Competition was announced at Blackwood Miners’ Institute, Blackwood, Gwent.

Posted by Jane on 15th Jun 08 Posted by
Festivals, Organisations, Writing Tags

On Friday 6th June, the result of the Drama Association of Wales’ One Act Playwriting Competition was announced at Blackwood Miners’ Institute, Blackwood, Gwent.

Posted by Jane on 13th Mar 08 Posted by
Festivals, Organisations Tags

Every year in the villages, towns and cities of the United Kingdom, over 600 amateur theatre companies prepare plays for the local, regional and national festivals that form part of the National UK Festival of Community Theatre. The culmination of this is the British Final Festival of One Act Plays, where the best drama groups of the four nations come together to celebrate their work.

Posted by Grumpy on 19th Nov 07 Posted by
Comedy Tags

Bums on seats? Of course we want bums on seats! We need the money.

Would that it were as simple as that! How many amateur companies have sold their souls – or at least their futures – to get “bums on seats”?

Sold their souls? Their futures? Is this man a total idiot?

Posted by Ray Dyer on 19th Nov 07 Posted by
Shakespeare Tags

Many years ago I was working with a company at the Edinburgh Festival presenting two verse plays by Christopher Fry, The Lady’s Not For Burning and A Sleep of Prisoners. Both of these plays formed part of Fry’s vigorous output of verse drama from his earlier works with amateur groups before the war and his later works from 1948 which relied on biblical stories.

Posted by Marketing Matt on 19th Nov 07 Posted by

Your group name and image is important… you might have developed a name associated with the area you perform in… something relating to the theatre/stage or maybe just a name that sounds good and isn’t linked with anything! Whatever your group name is, there are a few handy hints on how to brand your group, develop a good name, Image, Logo and Brand.