Archive for June 2018

Guildford Jazz Choir on the main stage

Our second choir, this bunch from Guildford are sure to pull a crowd…

Guildford Jazz Choir

Phoebe Gaydon leads three choirs – Godalming Jazz Choir, Guildford Jazz Choir and most recently, Godalming Contemporary Youth Jazz Choir. Each are a small independent groups meeting once a week, sometimes accompanied by Alex Howe, resident pianist.

Jazz, pop, rock, musical theatre… “you name it we’ve got it” & all the arrangements are originally constructed by Phoebe & Alex. The choirs are often to be found at community events in the area including Guildford Fringe Festival and for cocktail hour at Komo, Guildford.

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.

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Malcolm Packer will be at Surrey Showcase

Joining the Surrey Showcase line up…

Malcolm Packer

Malcolm Packer is a singer songwriter from Guildford and ‘Surrey Showcase’ is his debut as a solo artist. Normally the frontman for popular local covers band The Serial Thrillers, Malcolm will, for the first time, be performing a set of his own original songs. If you want a sneak peak, you can listen to Malcolm’s songs on Soundcloud at: https://soundcloud.com/mvpacker

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.

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Indie artist Zach Johnson at Surrey Showcase

Offering us lyrically driven indie-folk tunes…

Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson is an artist from South-East England, writing lyrically driven indie folk tunes. He has been touring extensively for the last 2 years all round the country, supporting such acts as Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, The Black Feathers and Luke Jackson at sold out shows.

He has appeared at Trinity Folk Festival, The Big Feastival and Walton Folk Festival, where he was featured in a Folk Radio article, describing him as ‘the stand out courtyard performer‘. Zach released his debut EP, The Last Days of June in 2016 and a single, Small Town, in early 2018, to excellent response. (Spotify link)

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.

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New musical, Perfectly Ordinary at the Surrey Showcase

We’re excited to welcome a brand new musical to our stage…

Perfectly Ordinary

A new musical by GSA student, Matthew Rankcom and highly experienced MD, Joe Wilson, – Perfectly Ordinary explores how we view mental health. A preview of the songs from the musical can be found on Soundcloud and, excitingly, the production premiere’s at Surrey’s very own Guildford Fringe on 24/25th July 2018.
At Surrey Showcase, we’ll be among the first lucky few to hear some of the numbers from the show – not to be missed!
Keep in touch with news about the musical on Twitter:

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Published poet, Dónall Dempsey at Surrey Showcase

Our first spoken word performer has been announced…

Dónall Dempsey

Dónall Dempsey is originally from Kildare in Ireland, where he first began writing poetry and broadcast on local radio and on Irish television with John Cooper Clarke and Paul Durcan. He came to work in England in the 1980’s and has been living in Guildford, Surrey with his wife, Janice, since 2010.

He has read and performed his poems at festivals in France and India, as well as London, Guildford and elsewhere in Britain. He has published four books of his poems since 2010 and is an exciting, funny and moving performer, with an enthusiastic fan-base on the internet and at the monthly events that he and Janice host at The Keep, Guildford, as The 1000 Monkeys.

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.

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Pleased to welcome The Gaydon Jazz Trio

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Top notch jazz musicians join the line up…

The Gaydon Jazz Trio/Quartet

The Gaydon Jazz Trio/Quartet are Phoebe, Matt, Alex & Josh. Phoebe & Matt have been playing together for almost 10 years and with Alex for almost 6. Josh is a recent addition to the trio and studies at ACM.
They perform regularly for private events be it cheese and wine nights, private parties, art exhibitions or weddings and have recently been seen at Komo, Guildford.
“Our jazz and blues style music is what we love to play and hopefully you’ll love to listen!”

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.

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Guitarist, Alex Lawrence joins the Busker spot line up

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Joining the Surrey Showcase line up…

Alex Lawrence

Alex is a self-taught musician who has been playing lead guitar in cover bands for over 16 years – various genres including soul, disco and rock. He has played at many weddings, parties and festivals (RIP Guilfest!) as well as corporate functions. While he doesn’t sing in his covers bands much he’ll be doing his own take on some acoustic covers as well as possibly one of his own songs.

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.

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Casting – A Christmas Carol

The Nomads will be presenting Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in December 2018, directed by Graham Botterill.

The famous tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from miserable miser to generous benefactor, has been a popular feature of Christmas since it was published in 1843. Scrooge’s redemption is prompted by the visitation of a succession of spirits. By turns exciting, terrifying, amusing and always moving; this story is a wonderful prelude to Christmas.

  • Performance dates: 11-14 December 2018 at 7:45pm, 15 December 2018 at 2:30pm and 7:45pm
  • Rehearsal days: from 2nd September, Sundays at 2:30pm, Wednesdays at 7:30pm plus most Mondays from 17th October

Audition dates:

  • Sunday 15th July at 2:30pm
  • Monday 16th July at 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 18th July at 7:30pm
  • Further dates will be announced…

Audition pieces can be found here: Google Drive

Auditions will be held in the Bob King room at The Nomad Theatre, Bishopsmead Parade, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6RT (click here). There’s no fixed order; but, if possible, children will be auditioned first.

If you are interested in auditioning and/or would like further information, please contact Graham on [email protected]

There are over 60 characters, so cast members will be doubling and trebling parts. There are lots of fun roles including an ensemble of Carollers, Country Folk, Party Guests, Townspeople, Children, Businessmen, Sailors etc.

Characters (in no particular order):

  • Ebeneezer Scrooge: Playing age 60+ – A mean, unhappy loner who recovers his humanity and a fine sense of humour.
  • Bob Cratchit: Playing age 30+ – A gentle, downtrodden clerk who adores his family and desperately tries to provide for them.
  • Fred (Scrooge’s Nephew): Playing age 30’s – A warm, humorous man who is determined to redeem his uncle.
  • Charity Ladies: Playing age 40+ – Respectable ladies who can be doubled with the un-respectable Charwoman and Laundress.
  • Street Urchin: Playing age 12+ – crossing-sweeper, message-runner, etc.
  • Jacob Marley: Playing age 50+ – The ghost of Scrooge’s dead partner. A booming, terrifying character. Can be doubled with Old Joe the rag and bone man.
  • Ghost of Christmas Past: Female – Playing age 30s – Initially frightening but sympathetic to Scrooge’s plight. Can double with Mrs Cratchit and/or Ada (Mrs Fred)
  • Boy Ebeneezer: Playing age early teens – can double as Peter Cratchit
  • Fanny Scrooge: Playing age early teens – Ebeneezer’s sister
  • Schoolmaster: Playing age 40+ – a fierce bully who made Scrooge’s schooldays miserable.
  • Mr Fezziwig: Playing age 50+ – Scrooge’s first employer…a jovial, generous man who knew how to celebrate Christmas. Can double with Ghost of Christmas Present.
  • Mrs Fezziwig: Playing age 50+ – Fashionable, enthusiastic and adores her husband. Can double with Charwoman or Laundress.
  • Young Ebeneezer: Playing age 17 to 25 – An enthusiastic apprentice and fiancé of Belle. Can double with Undertaker.
  • Dick Wilkins: Playing age 17 to 25 – Fellow apprentice. Can double with Fred’s friend Topper.
  • Belle: Playing age 18 to 25 – Young Ebeneezer’s fiancé. Can double with Young Wife and/or Ada’s Sister.
  • Ghost of Christmas Present: Male – Playing age 40+ – Big and cheerful…a sort of prototype Santa Claus. Can double with Mr Fezziwig & Businessmen.
  • ParcelMen (2): Any age – Diamond geezers.
  • Mrs Cratchit: Playing age 30+ – desperate to keep her family alive on Bob’s pathetic wages. Can double as a Charity Lady.
  • Martha Cratchit: Playing age mid-teens – oldest of the Cratchit children. Works long hours for little reward.
  • Peter Cratchit: Playing age early teens – can double as Boy Ebeneezer
  • Tiny Tim: Playing age about 8 – the much-loved baby of the family. Could be played by boy or girl. Must have the “Aaah” factor.
  • Ada (Fred’s wife): Playing age 20+ – Suffers Fred’s ‘sense of humour’
  • Ada’s Sister: Playing age 20+ – Unmarried, as yet.
  • Topper: Playing age 25+ – Keen to marry Ada’s Sister…or anyone.
  • Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come: – Tall and terrifying. Non-speaking role…but bags of non-verbal communication.
  • Old Joe: Playing age 50+ – Filthy, Fagin-ish rag and bone man. Ideally doubled with Jacob Marley.
  • Charwoman: Playing age 40+ – Coarse, grasping harridan…doubles nicely with Charity Lady.
  • Laundress: Playing age 40+ – Coarse, grasping harridan…doubles nicely with Charity Lady.
  • Undertaker: Playing age 17 to 25 – Pond life. Can double with Young Ebeneezer.
  • Plus Carollers, Country Folk, Party Guests, Townspeople, Children, Businessmen, Sailors, etc.

Tickets go on sale at 18.08 on 01.06!

 

We’re pleased to announce that tickets are on sale from tonight, Friday 1st of June at the early bird rates… get over 20% off if you book early!

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The line-up so far for Surrey Showcase…

There are many more acts to be announced over the coming weeks… but to give you a taster, here’s the line-up so far! Click on the names to find out more…

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Entertainer, Cristiano joins the line up for Surrey Showcase

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We’re pleased to announce the next singer and entertainer…

Cristiano Munretta

Cristiano Munretta is a trained Bel canto singer of many genres who sings for a variety of events including: musical theatre, weddings, funerals, corporate events, nursing homes, day centres, charity events and more.

As well as singing, Cristi plays piano and drums, and has his own studio at home. He enjoys entertaining and is available for any kind of event, big or small, and recently appeared in “A Right Royal Romance“, brought to the Nomad Theatre stage in May 2018 by Bookham Light Operatic Society!

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.

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Raza brings some magic to Surrey Showcase

Our first magician to join the line up…

Raza

We’re excited to welcome Raza to the list of performers, as he won the London Society of Magicians Close Up competition trophy in November 2017. Raza performs regularly at weddings, corporate and social events as well as holding a restaurant residency.

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.

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Choral singing from the ladies of Elmbridge

The stage will be full with the wonderful voices from…

Elmbridge Ladies Choir

The choir is one of two, forming Surrey Community Music Society and aim to “ignite your life with passion through the joy of music”!

Elmbridge Ladies Choir are the choir with heart, whether it’s the singing of folk songs, modern pop, contemporary or any other form, their voices will blend together in unison and harmony for your enjoyment.

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.

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