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Posted by Ray Dyer on 19th Nov 07 Posted by
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I know this is a drama site, but what is happening to the TV? There is a plethora of programmes about gardening, DIYing, cooking, being made to spend valuable living time with people you don’t know, being humiliated in quiz shows and audition shows, rescuing pets, watching, voyeuristically, hospital wards and operations, football wall to wall, repeats and repeats.

Posted by Ray Dyer on 19th Nov 07 Posted by
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The world of communication technology is now rampant. Everyone seems to be “on-line” and at social events you are just as likely to be invited to visit someone’s web site as you are to be offered a drink. A few days ago, an enthusiastic surfer button-holed me to announce that advertising will never be the same again now that you can log on to practically anything you ever wanted to know! Well, I don’t know about that.

Posted by The Hart on 19th Nov 07 Posted by
Costumes Tags

I wonder if you need to have a secret yearning to be in drag, to be an amateur dramatics person. There’s just nothing like flouncing around in a long gown, whether it be Cinderella’s finale scene’s bridal version or a nun’s habit – it must be the only time, certainly, you could ever get a man into a frock and make him comfortable in it.

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!