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Auditions/Parts Available

  • Mayhem Theatre Company – published 6th July 2018 – Mayhem Theatre Company based in South Wimbledon are holding auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet
  • Surrey Showcase – published 1st May 2018 – a one-day event on 18th August 2018 are looking for performers
  • Auditions – Your Disco Needs You, The Musical – published 11th April 2018 – YDNYMusical Productions based in Scotland are looking for people to get involved with Your Disco Needs You, The Musical
  • Auditions – The Pirates of Penzance – published 1st September 2017 – New Rosemere based in Greater Manchester are holding auditions for The Pirates Of Penzance
  • Auditions/Parts Available – published 16th August – Wanstead Players based in Greater London are looking for a male actor for Visitors

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Festivals

  • In Praise of Festivals – published 6th June 2018 – Bob Thomson of Tiger Productions regular performs at festivals and wants to encourage other groups to do the same
  • EK RepFest 2018 – published 26th April 2018 – a festival of one act plays presented by East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club
  • SUP Theatre Company Win – published 12th April 2018 – Southampton’s SUP Theatre Company won Best Play at the Southern Region of the 2018 All England Theatre Festival (AETF) in Weymouth

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Miscellaneous

  • Limelight Scripts – published 25th July 2018 – Limelight Scripts consider the essential ingredients to maintain the tradition of pantomime and still entertain a modern audience
  • Shrek The Musical – published 18th July 2018 – Theatre International are currently accepting proposals from amateur theatre groups to stage a production of Shrek The Musical in 2020
  • Production Review – My Fair Lady – published 4th June 2018 – Andy Wilkin reviews this production performed at the Queen Theatre, Hornchurch based in Essex
  • Joan’s Costumes – published 30th May 2018 – Concord Youth Music based in Sheffield are delighted to announce that they have taken over running Crookes Valley Costumes and will be trading as Joan’s Costumes
  • Production Review Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – published 24th April 2018 – Andy Wilkin reviews this production performed at the Brentwood Centre in Essex
  • Shakespeare Collections – published 5th April 2018 – Drama Online launches two new exclusive Shakespeare collections: Shakespeare’s Heroes and Villains from Steven Berkoff and Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen 2 (2016-2018)
  • Brontë – published 21st March 2018 – Brontë is a fresh treatment of a famous story with strong, tuneful music, set against the bleakly beautiful landscape of the Yorkshire moors
  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – published 6th March 2018 – Information about this regulation which updates the European Union’s Data Protection Directive of 1995
  • Available – Have your production filmed – published 28th August 2017 – An individual based in Hertfordshire is available to film your productions (with permissions)

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Other Events

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Productions

  • Bouncers (Remix) – published 15th August 2018 – To kick off their 2018-2019 season, East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club presents the international smash hit comedy, Bouncers (Remix) – a night on the tiles from the point of view of the men on the door
  • Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense – published 6th August 2018 – Teddington Theatre Club based in London are performing Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense
  • Grease – published 1st August 2018 – Centre Stage London are performing Grease
  • Cats – published 4th July 2018 – Bath Theatre School based in Somerset performs the feline favourite musical of Cats
  • Working – A Musical – published 29th June 2018 – Panda Players based in Buckinghamshire are performing Working – A Musical
  • Mic Drop – published 15th June 2018 – Centre Stage London are performing Mic Drop
  • Three Plays – Two Nights – published 23rd May 2018 – Second Thoughts, Phoenix Players and Stratford Playwrights have got together to present two nights of exciting new drama
  • Monty Python’s Spamalot – published 16th May 2018 – Sharnbrook Mill Theatre based in Bedfordshire are performing Monty Python’s Spamalot
  • A Trip Across The Universe – Music and Lyrics by The Beatles – published 3rd May 2018 – The Bob Hope Theatre Actor’s Company based in London are performing A Trip Across The Universe – Music and Lyrics by The Beatles
  • The Ruling Class – published 20th April 2018 – Teddington Theatre Club based in London are performing The Ruling Class
  • In A Land Of Oz – published 18th April 2018 – A newly established drama society called Script to Performance is producing Jessica Irwin’s first play called “In a Land of Oz”
  • Spring Fever – published 16th April 2018 – Act One Drama based in Kent are performing Spring Fever
  • According To Rumour – published 10th April 2018 – Starlight Productions based in Essex are performing According To Rumour
  • Calamity Jane – published 4th April 2018 – WOS Productions based in Middlesex are performing Calamity Jane
  • Keeping Up Appearances – published 30th March 2018 – The Whitechapel Players based in Lancashire are performing Keeping Up Appearances
  • All By Myself and Alright On The Night – published 27th March 2018 – Bishops Cleeve Players based in Gloucestershire are performing two one act plays – All By Myself and Alright On The Night
  • Guys And Dolls – published 26th March 2018 – Bath School Boys make their Musical Theatre Debut in Guys and Dolls
  • Whistle Down The Wind – published 14th March 2018 – Long Eaton Operatic Society based in Derbyshire are performing Whistle Down The Wind
  • Alarms and Excursions – published 7th March 2018 – Hartley Players based in Kent are performing Alarms and Excursions
  • The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth – published 28th February 2018 – Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust based in Bedfordshire are performing The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth
  • The Merry Widow – published 7th February 2018 – Girton Musical Theatre steps into new territory, and faces new challenges when they perform The Merry Widow in February 2018
  • Love Happens Here – published 26th January 2018 – Centre Stage London presents an LGBTQI Cabaret celebrating LGBT History Month in February 2018
  • Things My Mother Taught Me – published 18th January 2018 – East Kilbride Rep Theatre based in South Lanarkshire are performing Things My Mother Taught Me
  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – published 15th January 2018 – SUP Theatre Company based in Southampton are performing Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
  • Beauty and the Beast – published 12th January 2018 – Chinnor Players based in Oxfordshire are performing Beauty and the Beast in January 2018
  • A View From The Bridge – published 10th January 2018 – Teddington Theatre Club based in London are performing A View From The Bridge
  • Betty Blue Eyes – published 11th December 2017 – Jess Pether discusses Shenfield Operatic Society´s next production in Essex
  • The Merry Wives Of Windsor – published 22nd November 2017 – Peter Jeary discusses Chelmsford Theatre Workshop’s production of The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Scotland’s Story – published 15th November 2017 – Gurmeet Mattu talks about his new production
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears – published 13th November 2017 – Starlight Productions based in Essex are performing Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • The Anstey Players And Bradgate Drama Group’s Joint Production – published 8th November 2017 – The Anstey Players and Bradgate Drama Group based in Leicestershire are performing The Dragon Of Wantley
  • Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! – published 6th November 2017 – Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! by Dario Fo is being performed by the Hartley Players based in Kent
  • The Wind In The Willows – published 3rd November 2017 – Teddington Theatre Club based in Middlesex are performing The Wind in the Willows
  • Centre Stage London Presents A New Musical Adaptation Of Lysistrata – published 1st November 2017 – Centre Stage London are performing Lysistrata
  • Peter Pan And The Darling Children Get Their Wings – published 30th October 2017 – STAMPS, St Alphege Musical Theatre Society based in Warwickshire are performing Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure
  • The Woodfield Entertainers presents Hansel and Gretel – published 25th October 2017 – The Woodfield Entertainers based in Surrey are performing Hansel and Gretel
  • A Night To Remember – published 18th October 2017 – New Rosemere based in Bolton are performing a Remembrance Day Concert
  • Centre Stage, London Launch Their 52nd Season – published 16th October 2017 – Centre Stage’s 52nd Season consists of four shows including cabarets, a musical throw down and the return of Grease The Musical
  • A Round Trip From New Zealand To London With Little Shop Of Horrors! – published 2nd October 2017 – Wimbledon Light Opera Society based in Greater London are performing Little Shop of Horrors
  • Thornbury Musical Theatre Group – published 28th September 2017 – Thornbury Musical Theatre Group based in Gloucestershire are performing The Wedding Singer
  • Dorchester Amateur Dramatics Society are performing According to Rumour – published 25th September 2017 – Dorchester Amateur Dramatics Society (DADS) based in Oxfordshire are performing According to Rumour
  • West Side Story – published 22nd September 2017 – Theats based in Northamptonshire are performing West Side Story
  • Kindertransport – published 23rd August 2017 – Richmond Shakespeare Society based in Middlesex are performing Kindertransport

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Seeking Advice

  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival – published 25th May 20187 – An author is looking to interview a group taking a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Problems With PayPal – published 19th October 2017 – Has any group had problems with PayPal selling tickets via their website?
  • Backdrops/Flats Advice – published 13th October – Eye Amateur Pantomime Society based in Cambridgeshire are looking for some advice about using flats on stage

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Technical Advice

  • Performing With Professional Backing Tracks – published 13th August 2018 – Stephen Robinson from London Arrangements discusses the benefits of performing with professional backing tracks as opposed to using real instruments
  • Tablets (And Not The Asprin Type) – published 17th May 2018 – Eddie is looking for advice about buying a tablet to contain his choir music
  • Act Out This Summer – published 13th April 2018 – Experienced writer/directors Philip Dart and Claudia Leaf from Scene Three Creative offer help and advice on acting in the open air
  • Lighting The Stage On An Amdram Budget – published 27th November 2017 – David Stone hopes to shed some light on the difficulties faced by amateur theatre groups when lighting their production
  • Problems With PayPal – published 19th October 2017 – Has any group had problems with PayPal selling tickets via their website?
  • Backdrops/Flats Advice – published 13th October – Eye Amateur Pantomime Society based in Cambridgeshire are looking for some advice about using flats on stage

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Help With Writing

  • New Writers Wanted – published 17th August 2018 – Have you written a play or pantomime and had it performed? Do you dream of other groups performing your work across the UK or further afield? If so, then Beercott Books are looking for new writers
  • Traditional Panto Set Pieces: Do They Have A Sell-By Date? – published 13th August 2018 – Philip Dart, writer and director of the Buxton Opera House pantomime for over 25 years, asks whether it’s acceptable to update well-loved comedy set pieces
  • The Quirky and the Curious: Turning Local Legends Into Drama – published 9th July – Experienced writer/directors Philip Dart and Claudia Leaf from Scene Three Creative explain how a local legend can provide inspiration for your next play
  • 7 Steps To Creating A Play Through Improvisation – published 8th June 2018 – Experienced writer/directors Philip Dart and Claudia Leaf from Scene Three Creative offer advice on creating a play through improvisation
  • Bringing Local History To Life – published 11th May 2018 – Experienced writer/directors Philip Dart and Claudia Leaf from Scene Three Creative offer help and advice on creating a play from local history records
  • Five Tips For Writing A Pantomime – published 13th March 2018 – Philip Dart writer and director of the pantomime at Buxton Opera House for over 25 years shares his tips for writing pantomimes

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All Articles in date order (as added to amdram.co.uk)

  • New Writers Wanted – published 17th August 2018 – Have you written a play or pantomime and had it performed? Do you dream of other groups performing your work across the UK or further afield? If so, then Beercott Books are looking for new writers
  • Bouncers (Remix) – published 15th August 2018 – To kick off their 2018-2019 season, East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club presents the international smash hit comedy, Bouncers (Remix) – a night on the tiles from the point of view of the men on the door
  • Performing With Professional Backing Tracks – published 13th August 2018 – Stephen Robinson from London Arrangements discusses the benefits of performing with professional backing tracks as opposed to using real instruments
  • Traditional Panto Set Pieces: Do They Have A Sell-By Date? – published 10th August 2018 – Philip Dart, writer and director of the Buxton Opera House pantomime for over 25 years, asks whether it’s acceptable to update well-loved comedy set pieces
  • Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense – published 6th August 2018 – Teddington Theatre Club based in London are performing Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense
  • Grease – published 1st August 2018 – Centre Stage London are performing Grease
  • Limelight Scripts – published 25th July 2018 – Limelight Scripts consider the essential ingredients to maintain the tradition of pantomime and still entertain a modern audience
  • Shrek The Musical – published 18th July 2018 – Theatre International are currently accepting proposals from amateur theatre groups to stage a production of Shrek The Musical in 2020
  • The Quirky and the Curious: Turning Local Legends Into Drama – published 9th July – Experienced writer/directors Philip Dart and Claudia Leaf from Scene Three Creative explain how a local legend can provide inspiration for your next play
  • Mayhem Theatre Company – published 6th July 2018 – Mayhem Theatre Company based in South Wimbledon are holding auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet
  • Cats – published 4th July 2018 – Bath Theatre School based in Somerset performs the feline favourite musical of Cats
  • Working – A Musical – published 29th June 2018 – Panda Players based in Buckinghamshire are performing Working – A Musical
  • Mic Drop – published 15th June 2018 – Centre Stage London are performing Mic Drop
  • 7 Steps To Creating A Play Through Improvisation – published 8th June 2018 – Experienced writer/directors Philip Dart and Claudia Leaf from Scene Three Creative offer advice on creating a play through improvisation
  • In Praise of Festivals – published 6th June 2018 – Bob Thomson of Tiger Productions regular performs at festivals and wants to encourage other groups to do the same
  • Production Review – My Fair Lady – published 4th June 2018 – Andy Wilkin reviews this production performed at the Queen Theatre, Hornchurch based in Essex
  • Joan’s Costumes – published 30th May 2018 – Concord Youth Music based in Sheffield are delighted to announce that they have taken over running Crookes Valley Costumes and will be trading as Joan’s Costumes
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival – published 25th May 2018 – An author is looking to interview a group taking a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Three Plays – Two Nights – published 23rd May 2018 – Second Thoughts, Phoenix Players and Stratford Playwrights have got together to present two nights of exciting new drama
  • Tablets (And Not The Asprin Type) – published 17th May 2018 – Eddie is looking for advice about buying a tablet to contain his choir music
  • Monty Python’s Spamalot – published 16th May 2018 – Sharnbrook Mill Theatre based in Bedfordshire are performing Monty Python’s Spamalot
  • Bringing Local History To Life – published 11th May 2018 – Experienced writer/directors Philip Dart and Claudia Leaf from Scene Three Creative offer help and advice on creating a play from local history records
  • The Rose Playhouse Open Days 2018 – published 10th May 2018 – The Rose Playhouse, first Elizabethan theatre on Bankside, dating from 1587, holds a series of Open Days throughout the year
  • A Trip Across The Universe – Music and Lyrics by The Beatles – published 3rd May 2018 – The Bob Hope Theatre Actor’s Company based in London are performing A Trip Across The Universe – Music and Lyrics by The Beatles
  • Surrey Showcase – published 1st May 2018 – a one-day event on 18th August 2018 are looking for performers
  • EK RepFest 2018 – published 26th April 2018 – a festival of one act plays presented by East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club
  • Production Review Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – published 24th April 2018 – Andy Wilkin reviews this production performed at the Brentwood Centre in Essex
  • The Ruling Class – published 20th April 2018 – Teddington Theatre Club based in London are performing The Ruling Class
  • In A Land Of Oz – published 18th April 2018 – A newly established drama society called Script to Performance is producing Jessica Irwin’s first play called “In a Land of Oz”
  • Spring Fever – published 16th April 2018 – Act One Drama based in Kent are performing Spring Fever
  • Act Out This Summer – published 13th April 2018 – Experienced writer/directors Philip Dart and Claudia Leaf from Scene Three Creative offer help and advice on acting in the open air
  • SUP Theatre Company Win – published 12th April 2018 – Southampton’s SUP Theatre Company won Best Play at the Southern Region of the 2018 All England Theatre Festival (AETF) in Weymouth
  • Auditions – Your Disco Needs You, The Musical – published 11th April 2018 – YDNYMusical Productions based in Scotland are looking for people to get involved with Your Disco Needs You, The Musical
  • According To Rumour – published 10th April 2018 – Starlight Productions based in Essex are performing According To Rumour
  • Mamma Mia Masterclass – published 9th April 2018 – Theatre Unboxed are hosting a Mamma Mia masterclass, run by two ex-cast members, Kellie Ryan and Leigh McDonald
  • Shakespeare Collections – published 5th April 2018 – Drama Online launches two new exclusive Shakespeare collections: Shakespeare’s Heroes and Villains from Steven Berkoff and Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen 2 (2016-2018)
  • Calamity Jane – published 4th April 2018 – WOS Productions based in Middlesex are performing Calamity Jane
  • Keeping Up Appearances – published 30th March 2018 – The Whitechapel Players based in Lancashire are performing Keeping Up Appearances
  • All By Myself and Alright On The Night – published 27th March 2018 – Bishops Cleeve Players based in Gloucestershire are performing two one act plays – All By Myself and Alright On The Night
  • Guys And Dolls – published 26th March 2018 – Bath School Boys make their Musical Theatre Debut in Guys and Dolls
  • Brontë – published 21st March 2018 – Brontë is a fresh treatment of a famous story with strong, tuneful music, set against the bleakly beautiful landscape of the Yorkshire moors
  • Whistle Down The Wind – published 14th March 2018 – Long Eaton Operatic Society based in Derbyshire are performing Whistle Down The Wind
  • Five Tips For Writing A Pantomime – published 13th March 2018 – Philip Dart writer and director of the pantomime at Buxton Opera House for over 25 years shares his tips for writing pantomimes
  • Alarms and Excursions – published 7th March 2018 – Hartley Players based in Kent are performing Alarms and Excursions
  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – published 6th March 2018 – Information about this regulation which updates the European Union’s Data Protection Directive of 1995
  • The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth – published 28th February 2018 – Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust based in Bedfordshire are performing The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth
  • Study Shakespeare in Italy – published 9th February 2018 – Study Shakespeare in Italy on a summer course in Pizzo Calabro in 2018
  • The Merry Widow – published 7th February 2018 – Girton Musical Theatre steps into new territory, and faces new challenges when they perform The Merry Widow in February 2018
  • Love Happens Here – published 26th January 2018 – Centre Stage London presents an LGBTQI Cabaret celebrating LGBT History Month in February 2018
  • Theatre Workshops in West Yorkshire – published 24th January 2018 – Grim Theatre based in West Yorkshire are holding several workshops in 2018
  • Things My Mother Taught Me – published 18th January 2018 – East Kilbride Rep Theatre based in South Lanarkshire are performing Things My Mother Taught Me
  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – published 15th January 2018 – SUP Theatre Company based in Southampton are performing Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
  • Beauty and the Beast – published 12th January 2018 – Chinnor Players based in Oxfordshire are performing Beauty and the Beast in January 2018
  • A View From The Bridge – published 10th January 2018 – Teddington Theatre Club based in London are performing A View From The Bridge
  • Betty Blue Eyes – published 11th December 2017 – Jess Pether discusses Shenfield Operatic Society´s next production in Essex
  • Lighting The Stage On An Amdram Budget – published 27th November 2017 – David Stone hopes to shed some light on the difficulties faced by amateur theatre groups when lighting their production
  • The Merry Wives Of Windsor – published 22nd November 2017 – Peter Jeary discusses Chelmsford Theatre Workshop’s production of The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Choir Camp 2018 With Kiki Dee – published 16th November 2017 – Sainte Cécile Ltd presents Choir Camp 2018 (16th to 18th March) with special guest Kiki Dee
  • Scotland’s Story – published 15th November 2017 – Gurmeet Mattu talks about his new production
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears – published 13th November 2017 – Starlight Productions based in Essex are performing Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • The Anstey Players And Bradgate Drama Group’s Joint Production – published 8th November 2017 – The Anstey Players and Bradgate Drama Group based in Leicestershire are performing The Dragon Of Wantley
  • Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! – published 6th November 2017 – Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! by Dario Fo is being performed by the Hartley Players based in Kent
  • The Wind In The Willows – published 3rd November 2017 – Teddington Theatre Club based in Middlesex are performing The Wind in the Willows
  • Centre Stage London Presents A New Musical Adaptation Of Lysistrata – published 1st November 2017 – Centre Stage London are performing Lysistrata
  • Peter Pan And The Darling Children Get Their Wings – published 30th October 2017 – STAMPS, St Alphege Musical Theatre Society based in Warwickshire are performing Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure
  • The Woodfield Entertainers presents Hansel and Gretel – published 25th October 2017 – The Woodfield Entertainers based in Surrey are performing Hansel and Gretel
  • West End Star Packs A Punch At Bath Theatre School Master Class – published 23rd October 2017 – Students of Bath Theatre School were treated to a musical master class
  • Problems With PayPal – published 19th October 2017 – Has any group had problems with PayPal selling tickets via their website?
  • A Night To Remember – published 18th October 2017 – New Rosemere based in Bolton are performing a Remembrance Day Concert
  • Centre Stage, London Launch Their 52nd Season – published 16th October 2017 – Centre Stage’s 52nd Season consists of four shows including cabarets, a musical throw down and the return of Grease The Musical
  • Backdrops/Flats Advice – published 13th October – Eye Amateur Pantomime Society based in Cambridgeshire are looking for some advice about using flats on stage
  • A Round Trip From New Zealand To London With Little Shop Of Horrors! – published 2nd October 2017 – Wimbledon Light Opera Society based in Greater London are performing Little Shop of Horrors
  • Thornbury Musical Theatre Group – published 28th September 2017 – Thornbury Musical Theatre Group based in Gloucestershire are performing The Wedding Singer
  • Dorchester Amateur Dramatics Society are performing According to Rumour – published 25th September 2017 – Dorchester Amateur Dramatics Society (DADS) based in Oxfordshire are performing According to Rumour
  • West Side Story – published 22nd September 2017 – Theats based in Northamptonshire are performing West Side Story
  • Auditions – The Pirates of Penzance – published 1st September 2017 – New Rosemere based in Greater Manchester are holding auditions for The Pirates Of Penzance
  • Chelmsford Theatre Workshop’s New Season – published 31st August 2017 – Chelmsford Theatre Workshop at The Old Court Theatre Chelmsford have just announced their new season
  • Available – Have your production filmed – published 28th August 2017 – An individual based in Hertfordshire is available to film your productions (with permissions)
  • Big Amateur Weekend – published 24th August 2017 – The RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon are holding another Big Amateur Weekend in October 2017
  • Kindertransport – published 23rd August 2017 – Richmond Shakespeare Society based in Middlesex are performing Kindertransport
  • Auditions/Parts Available – published 16th August – Wanstead Players based in Greater London are looking for a male actor for Visitors

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