Archive for May 2019

Chelley Wildman

Chelley Wildman

Chelley is a singer and musician who blends soulful contemporary blues, jazz and rock to create a laidback, uplifting performance.
Based in Godalming, her influences range from Led Zeppelin to Ella Fitzgerald. She performs solo, and with several local quartets and choirs in Surrey and Hampshire, including Guildford and Godalming Jazz Choirs.
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Bellyfunk

Bellyfunk

Uniquely different, non-professional,  Fusion Belly Dance group.

We are a group of all ages, capabilities and backgrounds, with a common interest to dance, have fun and smile!! This is probably why we have danced together for about 10 years. Styles from Egyptian fussed with Samba, Latin, African, Bollywood, Disco, Rock and the list goes on!

Everything can be mixed with Egyptian Belly Dance.

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Facebook: Belly Dance Classes – Leatherhead, Surrey – Bellyfunk

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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Bellyfunk

Hollie Beadell

Hollie Beadell

Hollie Beadell is a singer-songwriter, and studying music production at the Academy of Contemporary Music. She will be releasing her second album on the 14th September “Jukebox Nights”, a soulful funky album likened to Plan B and Amy Winehouse’s soul and funk albums.

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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Millie Jane Franks

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, Brooklands Radio, Hospital Radio Crawley and Eagle 3 Radio.

Millie’s biggest musical influences include Adele, Ed Sheeran, Joss Stone and Janis Joplin and has admired them from a very young age.

She has also featured on TV taking part in “Dress To Impress” on ITV2

Millie has also had the privilege of working closely with successful songwriters such as Tim Hawes (The Spice Girls and Sugababes) and Andy Nixon (Shawn Mendes and Rita Ora).

Her track ‘Remember’ appeared on BBC Radio Surrey/Sussex Music Introducing appearing as their chosen ‘Track of the Day’ in July 2018.

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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HarrowMan

HarrowMan

In 2018, we met Graham Russ twice at The Nomad Theatre – once for Surrey Showcase and again at our Variety Nights. This year he’s bringing HarrowMan to the stage!

HarrowMan brings a unique blend of poetic lyricism, soaring vocals and intricate acoustic guitar to Surrey Showcase 2019.

Weaving captivating storytelling with evocative ballads, sharp social commentaries and humorous travelogues, HarrowMan has been delighting audiences across the South and beyond, not to be missed!

https://harrowman.co/

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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Harrowman

James Gourlay – singer-songwriter

James Gourlay

Back for another year, here’s what James has to say for himself!

Born and raised in Guildford, 22 years old and a Surrey Showcase ‘veteran’. My aim is to bring a lively musical performance that is different from everything else that you will see. I’ll be performing a range of covers whilst putting my own spin on the songs. If you’re into fast raps, good times and bang average melodies, I’m your man!

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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James Gourlay

Auditions – Jack and the Beanstalk (pantomime)

The Nomads will be presenting Jack and the Beanstalk by Peter Forbes in December 2019, directed by Andrew Hamel-Cooke.

  • Musical Director: James Marr
  • Production Manager: Annabelle Lawrence
  • Performance dates: 10-14 December 2019 (inc Matinee on 14th)
  • Rehearsal days: Sundays from September, weeknights to suit the cast from October
Auditions will be held in the Bob King Room on:
  • Sunday 30th June – 2:30 PM
  • Thursday 11th July – 7:30 PM
  • Monday 15th July – 7:30 PM

If you are interested in auditioning and/or would like to know more, please contact Annabelle Lawrence, Production Manager on [email protected], or call Andrew, Director on 07447 527180.

A chuckle-full adventure of a show this year at The Nomad Theatre! In the village of Ample Bottom, Jack and his friends and family live in fear of the Giant and his nasty crew. After a bit of a mix-up with some beans and the family cow, will Jack’s visit to the cloud land end in victory?

A very popular show locally, the pantomime at Nomads is often full to the brim with theatre-goers enjoying our festive treats. With excellent reviews for both Cinderella in 2015 and Dick Whittington & his cat in 2017, plus a NODA accolade for Drama recently awarded to A Christmas Carol following the production in December 2018, the Nomads team are very much looking forward to the challenges and potential for fun that Jack and the Beanstalk will bring this year!

Characters – playing age ranges are flexible, as always:

  • Grotweasel: A thoroughly wicked, villainous person. Singing. | Male | Any age
  • Fairy Godmother: Young, ditsy. Singing. | Female | 18-30 (or, younger than the FGG)
  • Fairy Greatgodmother: Traditional fairy. Singing. | Female | Older than the FG
  • Sally: Silly Sally, Jack’s sister, tomboyish and a bit of a mess. Singing. | Female | 18-30
  • Jack: Principal boy, swagger required. Singing. | Female | 18-35
  • Dame: “Flower” Pott, the widow, mumsy but witty. Singing. | Male | 30-60
  • Daisy: Cow, 2-people
  • Squire: Typical sneering swine, Jill’s father. Singing. | Male | 30-60
  • Dogbreath: Squires man, scruffy. Singing. | Male | 18-40
  • Hairball: Squires ‘other’ man, hairline-meets-eyebrows-meets-beard. Singing. | Male | 18-40
  • Jill: Principal girl, Squire’s daughter, sweet on Jack. Singing. | Female | 18-35
  • Villagers: All ages, singing required. Dancers will be specifically chosen, for all others, some movement required.
  • Mummy: Not your mummy, a mummy.
  • Cook: Food lover but slovenly and unlovely | Female | 25-60
  • Giant: Sometimes a voice, may be seen | Male | Any age
  • Big Chicken: Now then, not what you were thinking.
  • Voice over artists: TV Chef, Sarcastic Harp

We welcome anyone to register their interest for the show, let us know what date you’ll be attending the auditions!

Auditions – Blue Remembered Hills

The Nomads will be presenting Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter in September 2019, directed by Jackie Shearer.

  • Performance dates: 18-21 September 2019 
  • Rehearsal days: TBC
Auditions will be held in the Bob King Room at 7.30pm on:
  • Thursday 6th June – 19.30 to  22.00
  • Saturday 8th June  –  14.00  to 16.30
  • Sunday 16th June –   14.30 to 17.00

If you are interested in auditioning and/or would like to know more, please contact Jackie Shearer
the Director on [email protected] or 07712 651 891.

Deceptively simple but intriguing and thought-provoking, it was originally written as a television play
and broadcast in 1979 as part of the BBC’s ‘Play for Today’ series. It tells the tale of a group of English
children, playing in the countryside on a summer afternoon in 1943.

Perhaps the most instantly striking feature of this play is that, although the characters are children,
they are played by adult actors. Another twist is that the dialogue is written in a Forest of Dean
dialect.

Originally billed as a comedy drama it could also be described as a black comedy.

So a challenging but also exciting play to be part of, offering lots of scope for working together on
character interpretation, interactions and – the big one – how to convince the audience that they are
watching children, not adult actors.

The cast consists of 2 women and 5 men. The character descriptions below are just some clues re:
the child’s character.

  • Angela – a girly girl, uses her feminity to get her way
  • Audrey – bit of a tomboy, stroppy, aggressive
  • Peter – a bully, not very clever
  • Donald – an introvert, loner, downtrodden.
  • Willie – smart, excitable, a thinker?
  • Raymond – youngest, sensitive, with a stutter
  • John – intelligent, diplomatic, moral

 

First artist announcements for Surrey Showcase 2019!

Here they are folks… plenty more information on them all to come! And look out for more artists being announced soon…

What happened at Surrey Showcase 2018?

Did you miss it? Are you feeling nostalgic? Are you just looking for an idea of what might happen this year?

You’ve come to the right place! Grab a suitable beverage and dive into this epic report!

A brand new event for Surrey… Surrey Showcase launched in April 2018 and was held on Saturday 18th August!

Annabelle joined JP in the studio to talk about the event – click here to listen!

During the build-up, amongst all the meetings JP ran to organise how best to broadcast live from the theatre all day, he found time to interview some of the performers – you can listen again below!

John and JP talked a little more about the event during one show – hear it here.

Millie Jane Franks gave us a listen to her recently released single, Home, and chat about the Showcase – here it is.

Malcolm and Barney Packer popped in, in July, to chat about how music has influenced them – listen here.

Catch up with loads more photos and videos by searching for #SurreyShowcase on:

When it was all over, we still enjoyed interviews and performances from the recap sessions Brooklands Radio edited together!

James Pearce introduces 1 of 3 shows featuring interviews with performers and others involved in Surrey Showcase on 18th August 2018 at The Nomad Theatre, East Horsely celebrating Surrey’s talented performers featuring a variety of music, dance, drama, spoken words, circus skills and magic on three stages and raising funds for local charities NPL and the Woking and Sam Beare Hospices.

Surrey Showcase Part 1 – listen here

Featuring Sarah Gage, Cristiano Munretta, Frank Summers, Elmbridge Ladies Choir, Charlie Totman, Daniel Shepherd, Adam Coburn, Daisy & Zaya, Ian McLachlan, D’Artagnan, Guildford Jazz Choir, Play in A Week and Fiona the face painter.

Surrey Showcase Part 2 – listen here

Featuring interviews with Alex Lawrence, Donall Dempsey, Guildford Jazz Choir, Raza, Elmbridge Ladies Choir, Graham Powell, Barney Packer, Action Theatre Club, Bronwen from Rogue Opera, Hedda Johnston, Millie Jane Franks and Graham Russ.

Surrey Showcase Part 3 – listen here

Featuring interviews with the writer of Perfectly Ordinary (Joe Wilson), Malcolm Packer, Matt Weaver, Adam Coburn, Graham Russ, Justin, Chelley Wildman, James Gourlay, Jennie Hamel-Cooke, Clare Worrell, Raza and Annabelle Lawrence.