Archive for April 2018

Casting notes – The Chalk Garden

The Nomads will be presenting The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold in November 2018, directed by Murray Stephen.

  • Performance dates: 13-17 November 2018 at 7:45pm
  • Rehearsal days: TBC

Audition dates:

  • TBC

Auditions will be held in the Bob King room at The Nomad Theatre, Bishopsmead Parade, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6RT (click here)

If you are interested in auditioning and/or would like further information, please email us to let us know on [email protected] 

Characters:

  • Mrs St. Maugham: Playing age around 70. Cultured, but not as clever as she thinks she is; at her worst an arrant snob, but underneath it genuinely (if not wisely) devoted to her grand-daughter. Dominated by her aged butler from his sick-bed, with constant exhortations to maintain the old standards and the old ways.
  • Miss Madrigal: Playing age 35-45; a solitary woman with apparently no past, but a passion for gardening. Hired by Mrs. St Maugham as a governess for Laurel. Gradually develops a deep concern for both Mrs St Maugham and Laurel. Her arrival is the catalyst for the play, which reaches its climax when her secrets are revealed.
  • Laurel: Playing age 16: a troubled girl, who plays up to the idea of being “troubled”, living with her grandmother. She fled there after her mother re-married.
  • Maitland: Manservant, playing age anything between 30 and 60; insecure and nervy, but reasonably good at his job; still recovering from his time in prison as a Conscientious Objector during the war. Laurel’s only real companion.
  • The Judge: Playing age @75; old friend of Mrs St. Maugham. A little pompous at times, but shrewd and genuinely concerned for justice.
  • Olivia: Mrs St. Maugham’s daughter, mother of Laurel. Having been widowed young, after a marriage that appears to have been more successful socially than personally (rich older man) she has recently re-married for love, and is seeking to persuade Laurel to come back and join her and her new husband, and the child they are expecting.
  • Nurse: small but important part – mouthpiece of aged butler.
  • Applicants – two other women applying for the post of Governess; small parts in opening scene only:
    – “Little Lady” – nervous, fingers constantly fidgeting
    – “3rd Lady” – “Decayed Beauty”, arrogant, only came out of curiosity.

Tuesday night socials

The Greenroom bar is open every Tuesday evening from 8 – 11pm
Why not bring a friend? Or two . . . Or more!

Open House

Come along and sit quietly in a corner contemplating the universe. Or talk with others about theatre, politics, the meaning of life, the price of fish etc.
Or would you like to start a Tuesday night Book Club? Play cards? Chess? Scrabble? The giddy goat? Let us know!

And if you are a Full Member and show your membership card when ordering your drink(s) we’ll give you 10% off our already very reasonable prices!*

*Offer not applicable to coffee, tea etc from the beverage machines.

Become our Theatre Manager!

The Nomad Theatre Group is looking for a…

Theatre Manager

(Voluntary, will consider role-share)

We’re a team of dedicated volunteers, striving to continue to provide excellent performing arts to the communities local to us. To find out more, visit the About Us page.

Role:
Theatre Manager

We’re looking for someone (or two people, possibly) to be a key contact on-site for our fantastic theatre. The Theatre Manager is primarily responsible for the essential front-line organisation of the booking of the theatre spaces – the studio/rehearsal room, the auditorium and Greenroom for audition, rehearsal, workshop, Nome classes and other appropriate purposes. They will also be responsible for supervising the security, tidiness and cleanliness of the building and grounds.

This person will be supported by a Theatre Management team comprised of no fewer than two other members. They will meet at regular intervals to ensure that the requirements of the TM role are being fully met and that the working of the theatre runs as efficiently as possible. The team will also be supported by many other volunteers who already currently work hard to maintain and improve the theatre and the group.

General activities

  • Manage the bookings for each of our theatre spaces, keeping the box office/marketing teams and group calendar up to date and liaising with affiliate groups as well as updating the Council on activity on a monthly basis
  • Manage security such as swipe cards, key holders and alarm system maintenance/response
  • Maintain a cleaning rota, stocks of supplies and budget
  • Maintain the interior and grounds of the theatre including organisation of “deep cleans”

This role is is an electable Council role and thereby accountable to the membership – the person may be co-opted by the council outside of the annual elections. To take on the role, you’ll need to be a member – find out more about membership here.

Does this sound like you? 

Contact us on [email protected] for more information or to discuss in more detail.

 

First performer announced!

With just 100 days till we open the doors, we’re celebrating by announcing our very first artist…

Millie Jane Franks

From an early age, Millie Jane Franks set out to become a performer and professional R’n’B/Soul Singer & Songwriter who backs herself with guitar or piano. Natural ability will only take a talented artist so far, but a strong will and determination has helped push this artist forward. Since graduating from the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey, Millie has continued to drive her development and success by performing all over Surrey/Sussex. She has appeared on local radio stations such as  Surrey Hills Community Radio and Eagle 3 Radio.

We’ve heard a little bird also mention that you might be hearing her soon on Brooklands Radio!

Millie sprung to her career by appearing on the Nomad’s stage a fair few times (check out the reviews and see if you can spot her name and picture among the panto sections!) playing many big roles during her musical theatre days and also making her TV debut on ‘Dress to Impress’ on ITV. Since releasing her first single ‘Remember’ on iTunes and Spotify , Millie has had many radio plays and interviews on local radio stations, been scouted for many ‘exclusive’ gigs and also snagged a spot on the Top 5 ‘Surrey Songwriters’ Spotify chart reaching Number 2 for 2 weeks.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… and of course, apply if you wish to take part.

Back to Surrey Showcase…

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