Posts by Annabelle Lawrence

Adam Coburn

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Adam Coburn

Adam is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist originally hailing from Oxfordshire, but now living in Guildford.

Influences range from folk, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Hip hop, abstract experimental electronica and classical roots. (You’ll also spot him in Guildford Jazz Choir on the Main Stage!)

Finding bands has always a struggle and so he decided to go it alone and experiment with looping. This lead to the current project: covering and re-imagining tracks that make his head swim, with a little bit of Ukulele thrown in to break things up.

You’ll find a mix of styles in Adam’s set, as he aims to provide something for everyone.

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Tilly Winford

Tilly Winford

Tilly Winford has appeared in several Nomes Youth Theatre and Nomads shows, and recently appeared in BBC 2’s drama ‘Don’t Forget the Driver’.

Tilly has Cerebral Palsy (CP) but she’s not letting that hold her back! She continues to 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 continue 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!”

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Tilly Winford

 

Jason Tye

Jason Tye

Jason sings in both Guildford and Godalming Jazz Choirs while training with Phoebe Gaydon of ATOM music school. His performance will be an acoustic performance with keyboard and guitar.

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Bendy Bella and her Dad

Bendy Bella and her Dad

A variety act by the amazing bending Bella, featuring her dad, Matt. Bella has skills in ballet, gymnastics, contortion and they both show amazing acts of strength!

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A Touch Of Musicality presents

A Touch Of Musicality music school

In September 2017, Phoebe Gaydon set up A Touch Of Musicality, expanding on her own music and choir tuition, to offer opportunities to people of any age or ability to learn more instruments & team up with the wonderful teachers. Situated in Godalming, they have a beautiful music studio with three teaching rooms, a beautifully light airy waiting area & performance space. ATOM offers lessons which include Singing, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Music Theory, Songwriting & Composition.

At Surrey Showcase, ATOM will present numerous talented musicians during a 30-minute slot.

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Guildford Jazz Choir

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.

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Guildford Jazz Choir

Action Theatre Club

Action Theatre Club

A stage school offering singing, dancing and acting classes in Surrey for children, Action Theatre Club wants to give children their moment in the spotlight – which fits perfectly with our aims for Surrey Showcase!

The Action Theatre Club was established over 8 years ago when Principle, Lizzie Crawford, found that there was a need for a new style of Stage School – one which offered the highest standard of dance, drama and singing lessons yet at affordable prices and with flexibility on the disciplines taken. Since then the Club has grown and now offers over 30 classes a week to around 200 students.

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Action Theatre Club

Dragonfly Sky

Dragonfly Sky

Dragonfly Sky are a harmony-driven acoustic duo from Surrey, UK. Amy and Chris are writers and performers of well crafted, atmospheric songs. With mellifluous harmonies and perfect arrangements, you’ll be caught up in the story and drifting through a heady mix of light and dark shades.
They released their debut EP “Neon” in September 2018 to critical acclaim.
“Neon is certainly one of the strongest EPs of the year so far” FATEA Magazine
“Dragonfly Sky are an exceptional band, with lush harmonies and an incredibly alluring stage presence. Well crafted songs with passionate vocals and skilled musicianship|” – Andy Brook – The Brook Studios
“Refreshingly original, infectious melodies and delicious harmonies” Jim Cozens – Singer-Songwriter
“I’ve seen Dragonfly Sky perform several times now and I love them more each time. Every performance is slick, consistent and entertaining. Amy’s voice draws you in, and the harmonies they intertwine are spot on. For me, music is a journey; I want to be taken somewhere. Dragonfly Sky use clever dynamics to create a unique sound that feels like your favourite slippers! I’d highly recommend them”.
Michelle Luscombe  (Music Promoter)
With an eclectic mix of songs; their performances create atmospheres of both joy and intensity and you are guaranteed to be gripped from beginning to end. Don’t miss an opportunity to discover this outstanding band.

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Sarah Gage – aerial hoop

Sarah Gage

We’re excited to welcome Sarah back for a second year! 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!!

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Sarah Gage

Pauline and the Imaginary Friends

Pauline and the Imaginary Friends

Describing themselves as “a very versatile and interactive trio”, the group play a very wide range of covers, often adding a quirky twist and a little ‘je ne sais quoi’. Look forward to hearing everything from relaxing background music to lively party sounds from their extensive repertoire ranges – classic 50s through to current chart as well as covering well-known Jazz standards.

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Pauline and The Imaginary Friends

Bookworm Breaks Out! – Nomes Youth Theatre

This show based on some of our most loved books has been devised by the children and young people at Nomes. Many pieces of the drama you will see today have been written by the Nomes themselves.

  • Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July at 2:00 pm

Tickets: adults £10, children/students £7

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Auditions – Round And Round The Garden

The Nomads will be presenting Round And Round The Garden by Alan Ayckbourn in October 2019, directed by Danny Sparkes.

  • Performance dates: 8-12 October 2019 
  • Rehearsal days: TBC
Auditions will be held in the Bob King Room at 7.30pm on:
  • Sunday 30th  June
  • Tuesday 2nd July

If you are interested, please contact Danny – she says:

“I am looking forward to this new venture with a new society. I hope to have a read through/cast evening before July, give out scripts and start rehearsals mid-August I would hope to hold 2 rehearsals a week, with the option to increase as we get towards production dates. I thought Sunday evening plus another evening, to suit cast.”

Danny Sparkes (Director) – [email protected] /07855 120387 /01932 343183

This play is the third of the “Norman Trilogy”. The ‘Norman Conquests’ occur during a single weekend in different parts of the same house and concern a group of related people. Each play is complete in itself. A common factor is Norman’s inadequate attempts to involve himself in turn with his sister-in-law, his brother-in-law’s wife and his own wife!

There are three couples in the play – Annie and Tom, Norman and Ruth, Reg and Sarah

  • Tom – is a thoughtful, pensive man; a ‘stolid’ veterinary surgeon, happier with animals than humans, but probably in love with Annie
  • Annie -‘spinster of this parish’ and carer of her mother; probably in love with Tom
  • Norman – Annie’s brother in law; likes to think he is “Jack the Lad”; (The ‘Norman’ of the Trilogy). “I only want to make you happy!!”
  • Reg – Annie’s (and Ruth’s) brother; a trifle pedantic (especially about mileage!)
  • Sarah —wife of Reg
  • Ruth – Annie’s sister; long-suffering wife of Norman

The action takes place in the garden of Annie and her mother’s home, over Saturday, Sunday, Monday. Mother is never seen!

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.

[email protected]

Facebook: Belly Dance Classes – Leatherhead, Surrey – Bellyfunk

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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.

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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.

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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/

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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!

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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!