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Posted by The Hart on 19th Nov 07 Posted by
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It’s an intricate process to take part in an amateur drama production. There’s the business of learning the lines, for one. Not counting the frustrated tongue-clicking, this has proved to be a very physical exercise for me. Why?

Posted by The Hart on 19th Nov 07 Posted by
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If anyone would have foretold me round about Easter time that I’d be spending my summer making 11 costumes for a bunch of kids all different shapes and sizes, I’d have needed resuscitation, I’d have laughed so hard.

Posted by The Hart on 19th Nov 07 Posted by

This must be the question hovering most frequently on the lips of any amateur dramatics addict, or member of the society as we like to think of ourselves more politely. Most times it doesn’t even hover on the lips-it spooks through the mind, usually at the most extreme moments. I don’t like to put ‘inopportune’ here, you understand, as those moments appear actually to be the most apt of all.

Posted by Marketing Matt on 19th Nov 07 Posted by
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Your group can always do with some extra money coming in … here are a few ways to raise that cash without breaking the bank!

Posted by Marketing Matt on 19th Nov 07 Posted by
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Stand out from the crowd … be noticed!

Here are a few Gimmicks that have worked well in the past … give them a go!

Posted by Marketing Matt on 19th Nov 07 Posted by
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When advertising your future performances then you will create posters. They are easy to make, print and fairly cheap … they are also probably the most effective way of advertising an amateur dramatics production. However, there are a few ways in which you can use posters to an even greater advantage!

Posted by Marketing Matt on 19th Nov 07 Posted by
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Journalists are extremely busy people, and they love it when they can get interesting articles in their newspaper – which doesn’t involve hours of them phoning people, researching, sending photographers etc. This is fantastic because as an amateur dramatics group you want people to know about your productions, about your group, and you want the press article to be relevant, free and make your drama group sound fab!

So … write your own press releases … it’s extremely easy to do once you know how and here are a few top tips on what to do!

Posted by Marketing Matt on 19th Nov 07 Posted by
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Programmes are a fantastic for three reasons! Firstly you get to give your audience information about the show and something they can take away with them. Secondly, it is a perfect place to market your group, future productions and to advertise to new members and thirdly, you can raise a lot of money through sales of and businesses advertising in the programme. Here are some top tips about making your programme a great revenue maker!

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Posted by Marketing Matt on 11th Nov 07 Posted by
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The most important element of any amateur dramatics group is their reputation!

Posted by Jonah's Jottings on 15th Oct 07 Posted by

Jonah’s Jottings Number 45 of 45

In 1957, a young London copper suffered an injury (just a busted ankle) which could have had him for the time being employed on “light duties” – assisting the station officer with desk-work, answering the telephone, that sort of thing – but he decided to resign from the best Police Force in the world until he was fit enough to resume beat duties. Already he had started using his spare time to study Theatre, so now he could join a repertory company for a short period of recovery.