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Posted by Jane on 11th Jun 07 Posted by
Music, Organisations Tags

Making Music History is a Guinness World Record attempt to record the most versions of one song. We are donating all download profit to Children In Need and we are offering all who take part the chance to win prizes and even world fame (top ten downloaded versions will be released on single to the Media and profits again to Children In need). What’s the catch? …. no catch, it’s absolutely free, all you have to do is sign up and record your version…have fun and join in the excitement it’s as simple as that…. good luck from Making Music History.

Posted by Jane on 27th Apr 07 Posted by
London, People, Performance, Shakespeare Tags

The idea originated with the West and South West London Branch of the performers’ union Equity. It then went to their annual conference and was passed as a firm resolution with a handsome majority. The resolution called for an exuberant celebration of the works of William Shakespeare, right across the UK, and in parallel with the Olympic Games in 2012.

Posted by Jane on 19th Mar 07 Posted by
Music, Organisations, People, Wanted Tags

Are you the Master of an alternative choir? Are your kids in the coolest school choir around? Do they prefer singing Maximo Park to Mozart? Is your child more ‘punk’ than ‘choirboy’?

Posted by Jane on 02nd Jan 07 Posted by
Organisations, Useful Links Tags

You don’t have to buy plays and playsets direct from the Publishers, you can always borrow from a library. But how do you know where a play is? Well, Worldcat is the world’s largest network of library content and services, and it enables you to search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. It’s a very useful site.

Posted by Jane on 02nd Jan 07 Posted by
Festivals, Organisations, Wanted Tags

Two more teams required for the full length drama festival at Wakefield Theatre Royal, a 500 seater Matcham Theatre. The festival runs from Sunday 27 May to Saturday 2 June. 50% of net income is shared between the competing teams. For details e-mail Paul [dot] Haley [at] Leeds [dot] Gov [dot] UK. The closing date is Friday 5th January 2007.

Posted by Jane on 02nd Jan 07 Posted by
Available, Organisations, People Tags

What better way to plan your theatrical activities this year than with TLC Creative FREE Downloadable 2007 Calendar?

Posted by Jane on 31st Oct 06 Posted by
Available, Makeup Tags

Loopy Looks Costumes in Saltash, Cornwall stock a full range of Theatrical Makeup and Face Paints and have staff trained in its use. They are offering ‘Free’ Theatrical Makeup Demonstrations to amateur theatrical groups in the area. Marilyn and her team will demonstrate a ‘basic male’ and ‘basic female’ as well as a ‘speciality’ makeup of your choice – eg Dame or Ageing. However, the ‘Free’ offer is open to groups within an approximate 40 mile radius of Saltash. Contact Marilyn for more information.

Posted by Jane on 07th Oct 06 Posted by
Musicals, Scripts Tags

If you search Samuel French’s online there is an entry of “Rocky Horror Show” by Richard O’Brian. As far as I’m aware this musical has never been available for amateur before. Who’s going to be the first?

update 9th Oct 2006: A telephone call to Samuel French established that whilst the play is printed by them, it is not available to amateurs. They are collecting a waiting list just in case it ever does become available. Sorry guys.

Posted by Jane on 20th Sep 06 Posted by
Performance Tags

Like their first film collaboration, the Oscar-nominated, BAFTA-winning feature The Madness of King George, director Nicholas Hytner’s and screenwriter Alan Bennett’s The History Boys began life at London’s National Theatre where Hytner is Artistic Director. The History Boys opened in May of 2004 and following a sold-out run, went on to win numerous prizes. After a hugely successful regional and world tour, in April 2005, The History Boys took Broadway by storm, selling out performances and sweeping a grand total of six Tony Awards.

As in the original National Theatre production, the film’s cast is led by Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, Frances de la Tour, and Stephen Campbell Moore, with Sacha Dhawan, Samuel Anderson, Dominic Cooper, Andrew Knott, Samuel Barnett, Russell Tovey, Jamie Parker and James Corden reprising their roles as the boys. New characters in Alan Bennett’s film adaptation are Penelope Wilton as the art teacher Mrs. Bibby, Adrian Scarborough as the Physical Education teacher Mr. Wilkes, and Georgia Taylor as Fiona, the Headmaster’s alluring secretary.

The History Boys was filmed over a period of six weeks on location in England in Watford and Yorkshire.

Posted by Jane on 25th May 06 Posted by

John Silkstone is publishing an anthology of poetry for a worthy cause run by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Gold Appeal and is asking for poems on any subject no longer than 24 lines
There is no entrance fee; however, the books will cost £8.99 which includes package and postage. After purchasing the first book, extra copies can be ordered at the reduced cost of £6.99. The closing date 1st September 2006.

All profits from the sale of the book will go to the BBC Radio Lincolnshire Gold Appeal. The only ones to gain from the sale of the book are the children. (The Gold Appeal raises money to take deserving children to Lapland to see Father Christmas.

Send no more than three poems, together with your name, address, email address or SSAE together with a cheque made payable to Short Story Book Club to:
Gold Appeal Poetry Anthology,
PO Box 227,
DN21 2WT.

Your poem and purchase of the book will give some child a thrill of a life time.