Archive for May 2018

Auditions – Trivial Pursuits

The Nomads will be presenting Trivial Pursuits by Frank Vickery in September 2018, directed by Michael Ayres (Artistic Director, The Nomads).

  • Performance dates: 12-15 September 2018 at 7:45pm
  • Rehearsal days: Tuesday and Thursday

Audition dates:

  • Tuesday 31 July – 7:30
  • Thursday 2 August – 7:30
  • Sunday 5 August – 1:00

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 (playing ages are flexible):

  • Teddy – Often insensitive and selfish, he sees himself as a joker. Very friendly with Joyce.
  • Joyce – Roz’ sister. Once talented and well-meaning; a lush, she gets drunk during the play.
  • Mona – the choreographer. With no real sense of humour, she takes herself very seriously and has a hard edge. Maybe fancied Teddy in the past, but was ignored. Bitter?
  • Pearl – the Treasurer. Sensible and straightforward.
  • Roz – Nick’s wife and Joyce’s sister; the sensible, organised person behind Nick’s power.
  • Jessica – pretty and younger than the other members.
  • Derek – Boring and pathetic, but harmless. His divorce from Deirdre is about to be finalised, but he is missing her and is miserable without her. He has been involved with the Operatic Society through Deirdre.
  • Nick – Roz’ husband. The society Business Manager. He feels pressured from all sides, and is in a no-win situation, but does find opportunities to get something positive out of it, however. Fancies Jessica.
  • Deirdre – happy to be getting divorced from Derek, as she feels she can start living life now.
  • Eddie – not part of the society, he has tagged along with Deirdre. His only interest is television.

Announcing… Riya Vyas

We’re very pleased to announce our first young performer…

Riya Vyas

Riya Vyas is 12 and has always been a passionate performer.  She especially enjoys singing and acting and has been lucky enough to sing on stage at Wembley Arena as well as making her professional west end debut in the award wining production of Ragtime at the Charing Cross Theatre.  Riya studies both the ABRSM and Musical Theatre syllabus as well as attending theatre classes on the weekend.  She is so excited to be performing at the Surrey Showcase!

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.

Buy tickets here! TICKETS

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Amazing Aerial Hoop from Sarah Gage

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Widening the range of performing arts, our first circus act…

Sarah Gage

We’re excited to welcome Sarah to the list of talented performers, having first experienced her awe-inspiring aerial hoop performance at a Nomads Club Night in December 2017. Sarah is multi-talented, having appeared in The Nomads previous productions of Shakespeare and pantomime among others – we’ve seen her act, sing and dance, now we’ll see her acrobatic skill suspended in the air… not to be missed!!

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.

Buy tickets here! TICKETS

Back to Surrey Showcase…

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Dancer, Tilly Winford joins the list of talent


Here’s our first Surrey Showcase dancer…

Tilly Winford

Having recently graduated from Reading Studio studying UAL in Performing Arts, Tilly Winford has appeared in several Nomes Youth Theatre and Nomads shows.

Tilly lives in Shere, and has had Cerebral Palsy (CP) since birth… but she’s not letting that hold her back!

“I would like to become a professional actress and show the world that disability is no longer a justifiable barrier to inclusive casting in theatre and television. I have a huge passion for performing and feel that there’s not many actors out there with disabilities and I would like to be part of changing this fact. I am determined to show the world that a disability doesn’t change a person inside, and that that person is just as capable of thinking/doing the same things as anyone else. I want to inspire and encourage others with disabilities to get out there and live their lives!”

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.

Buy tickets here! TICKETS

Back to Surrey Showcase…

 

Barney Packer at Surrey Showcase

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We’re pleased to announce another act for the Main Stage…

Barney Packer

After recording a handful of songs on his iPhone 5s, English multi-instrumentalist Barney Packer is now releasing them across three EPs; with all songs self-written, recorded, and performed.

The tracks have made people’s ears prick up, resulting in Barney being interviewed across regional and BBC radio stations, performing live sessions with his band for YouTube sessions, securing impressive press coverage in a number of publications and picking up radio play across the UK!

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.

Buy tickets here! TICKETS

Back to Surrey Showcase…

barney packer live surrey showcase

Goose & West Horsley WI confirmed as partners for Surrey Showcase

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be providing savoury snacks which can be bought at the bar – all lovingly made by our super-local deli!

Goose is a charming little independent eatery that sits at the heart of the local community of Horsley. Situated in the quaint Bishopsmead Parade, they offer a unique destination for lunch or dinner with friends and family.

Alongside the savouries, we’re also going to have some yummy cakes and other sweet treats, provided by the lovely ladies of the West Horsley WI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The West Horsley WI meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the West Horsley Village Hall, The Street, KT24 6DD.

Auditions – Much Ado About Nothing

The Nomads will be presenting Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in October 2018, directed by Andrew Hamel-Cooke.

A sharply witty romantic comedy – a battle of the sexes. As soldiers memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, two fall madly, deeply in love, while another two reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

  • Performance dates: 9-13 October 2018 at 7:45pm
  • Rehearsal days: Sunday, Monday, Thursday evenings – some daytimes can be arranged if a appropriate

Take a look at the reviews of the previous two Shakespeare plays presented by The Nomads and directed by Andrew, here:

Audition dates:

  • Please contact to arrange a date

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 Andrew know on [email protected] 

Note: The Nomads are a not-for-profit, non-professional group residing in a well designed theatre building. We are unable to offer expenses or payment for actors, all roles on and backstage are voluntary.

Casting still open for:

  • Claudio –  Male – Playing age 20 – A young soldier who has recently returned from war.  Claudio falls in love with Hero upon his return to Messina. He is easily manipulated., wears his heart on his sleeve, and too quick to believe rumors, and reacts emotionally without enough thought.
  • Margaret – Female – Playing age 20 – Hero’s serving woman, who unwittingly helps Borachio and Don John deceive Claudio into thinking that Hero is unfaithful.  Margaret is lower class, full of life and a bit sassy.   She unwittingly becomes involved in Don Johns plot.
  • Ursula –  Female – Playing age 20’s – One of Hero’s waiting women.
  • Borachio –  Male – Playing age 25 – An associate of Don John. Borachio is the lover of Margaret, Hero’s serving woman. He conspires with Don John to trick Claudio and Don Pedro into thinking that Hero is unfaithful to Claudio. His name means “drunkard” in Italian
  • Antonio –  Male – Playing age 60’s – Leonato’s elderly brother and Hero’s uncle. He is Beatrice’s father.

Other characters (already cast):

  • Balthasar –  Male – Any age – A waiting man in Leonato’s household and a musician. Balthasar flirts with Margaret at the masked party and helps Leonato, Claudio, and Don Pedro trick Benedick into falling in love with Beatrice. Should be able to sing.
  • Benedick –  Male – Playing age 25 – Our Male lead…must be able to deliver a three dimensional character full of energy, humor and honestly.   Benedick is a soldier  recently returned from the war along with with Don Pedro and best friend Claudio. Benedick is quite charming, always making jokes and puns and carries on a “merry war” of wits with Beatrice.  Chemistry with female lead is paramount.
  • Hero – Female – Playing age 20 – The beautiful young daughter of Leonato and cousin to Beatrice. Hero is lovely, gentle, and kind.  She also needs to have a well rounded character.  She has the lead in the prank that is played on Beatrice, she is scorned by her betrothed, and the actor who wins this role must be able to portray a wide range of emotions through the course of the play.
  • Beatrice – Female – Playing age 25 – Beatrice is a strong willed woman, with a sharp wit and spirit.   Our Female lead must deliver a well rounded character with honesty and intellect.  She wages a war of wits against Benedick and often wins the battle. At the outset of the play, she appears content never to marry, however, she is in love with Benedick, just unwilling to admit it.  Chemistry with the male lead in paramount.
  • Don Pedro –  Male – Playing age 50 to 60 – An important nobleman, sometimes referred to as “Prince.”  Don Pedro is a longtime friend of Leonato, Hero’s father. Don Pedro is generous, courteous, intelligent, and loyal to his friends. He is the most politically and socially powerful character in the play.  This character needs to be very charismatic.
  • Leonato –  Male – Playing age  50 to 60 – A  well-to-do, elderly noble.  Leonato is the father of Hero and the uncle of Beatrice. As governor of Messina, he is second in social power only to Don Pedro.
  • Don John – Male – Playing age 45 -55 – The illegitimate brother of Don Pedro; sometimes called “the Bastard.”  He is the villain of the play; his actions are motivated by his envy of his brother’s social authority, (or jealousy if cast as a female).
  • Dogberry (/Hugh Oatcake) –  Male – Any age 30+ – The constable in charge of the Watch, or chief policeman, of Messina. Dogberry takes his job seriously, but isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. Middle class, with a desire to appear higher, which creates great humour in his choice of words.   Comedic timing is a must with this role.
  • Conrad –  Male – Playing age 25 – One of Don John’s close associates, entirely devoted to Don John.
  • Friar Francis – Male – Any age 30+ – The priest who married the lovers, and is the voice of reason in the show.   Compassion, patience, (humor) and stability are keys to his character.
  • Sexton – Male – Any age 30+ – Leads the trial against the villains.