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

 

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 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.

  • Adam Warner
  • Emma-Sue Prince
    • “I have been singing in gospel choirs for a long time and love it. I am now experimenting with singing jazz. This is my very first jazz solo.”
  • Jo Fox
    • Jo has always enjoyed singing in choirs and, after being brave enough to sing a short solo in Summer 2018, decided it was finally time to learn how to sing properly.  She has been working with Phoebe on a wide range of songs for solo performance and enjoys singing with the Guildford Jazz Choir.
  • Jai Tye
  • Liz Walker
    • Liz joined Godalming and Guildford Jazz Choirs in 2015 and started singing lessons with Phoebe later that year.  “My singing has improved so much in four years, so it’s great to be with Phoebe and A Touch of Musicality at the Surrey Showcase.”
  • 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.
  • Steven Issac
    • A retired Barbershop singer of the last Millenia who has led a family life (3 teenage boys and lovely wife Rebecca) and over the last 9 months been re-taught by Phoebe to be more versatile in a choir and independently more confident in Jazz and popular genre. He has been farming in the Horsley’s all my life, this will be the first time singing solo in the village he grew up in.
  • Rhian  Alexandra

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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

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 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

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

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

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

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Bellyfunk

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

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

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

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

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

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.

The venue

The Nomad Theatre is set behind Bishopsmead Parade at the southern end of Ockham Road South in East Horsley. The theatre building itself has plenty of indoor space which is accessible to all, including washroom facilities and wheelchair audience spaces.

Getting here

Driving – postcode for SatNavs: KT246RT

  • From the M25/A3 southbound, take the B2039 (Ockham Road North) and follow the road for 3.8 miles through the village. Bishopsmead Parade is on your left.
  • From the A3 travelling London-bound, take the B2215 exit to Ripley and turn right at the roundabout on to the A247 to Clandon. Turn left at the major crossroads on to the A246 Epsom Road towards Leatherhead and the left at The Duke of Wellington pub on to Ockham Road South after 3 miles.
  • From Leatherhead take the A246 towards Guildford for 4 miles and turn right at The Duke of Wellington pub on to Ockham Road South.

Parking

We have limited spaces in our car park – please contact us to request loading access if you are a performer.

If you require a disabled parking space, parking vouchers must be booked along with your ticket or by contacting [email protected]

  • Bishopsmead Parade – there are 20 spaces at the parade, but parking on a Saturday is limited to 1 hour before 6pm.
  • St Martin’s Lane  (use postcode KT24 6RH) – there are 30 free spaces here. Opposite the church, follow St Martin’s close round to the right and you can access the car park via Holmwood Close. There is a walkway through to the main road.
  • De Vere Horsley Estate (use KT24 6DT) – our neighbour have kindly offered their overflow car park for the day. The entrance is next to the pedestrian crossing, behind residential property “Bishopsgate Lodge”. Please state you’re visiting The Nomad Theatre at the gate.

By rail

Horsley station is served by Southwestern Railway, Guildford – London Waterloo trains via Cobham or Leatherhead and by Southern Guildford – London Victoria trains. Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk to plan your journey.

You can walk from the station to the theatre in 20 minutes, the 479 bus runs through the village, or taxis are available locally.

By bus

Horsley is served by the following routes. See full map.

  • 479 – Guildford Friary bus station to Epsom – see timetable
  • 478 – Guildford Friary bus station to Woodbridge Tesco, Leatherhead – see timetable

Taxis

Bishopsgate Cars – 01483 286848 ([email protected]) are a friendly firm owned and run by local residents

Magnum Cars & Carriages – 01483 281111 are situated on Station Approach, Horsley

Silver Arrows – 01483 280050 are situated in St Martin’s House, opposite Bishopsmead Parade

Places to stay

There are two local hotels within walking distance of the theatre:

De Vere Horsley Estate (fr. £79 B&B, save up to 15% by signing up to the Applause scheme) – see website

Thatcher’s Hotel – see website

Want your local service listed? Contact [email protected] to get involved

Our final act, completing our line-up is…

Sid Dolbear

Regular visitors to the theatre and members of both The Nomads and Bookham Light Operatic Society will recognise Sid from his numerous appearances in productions over the years. Well-known, and well-loved, Sid will be presenting a few poems and readings for us on Saturday 18th at Surrey Showcase!

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Bringing her amazing opera set to The Studio…

Bronwen Harding

Bronwen made her operatic title role debut as ‘Carmen’ in London with Secret Opera and also premièred as ‘Madre Germont’ in the company’s all female production of Verdi’s La traviata – “The Trousered Traviata”  – with performances in London and Brighton. Recent opera roles include ‘Orlofsky’ in J.Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (Opera Integra), ‘Lola’ in Cavalleria Rusticana‘ (Opera Passione), ‘Suzuki’ in Madama Butterfly (Hellenic Opera Co, Greece) and ‘Amore’ & ‘Valetto’ in Lincoronazione di Poppea (Skull of Yorick Productions) and ‘Dorabella’ in Cosi fan tutti (Ensemble OrQuesta). 

In 2017, Bronwen founded Rogue Opera to bring intimate opera productions to new spaces and audiences. The company’s first show, Bizet’s Carmen, premiered in May 2018 and will tour in Autumn/Winter. Bronwen is also a regular recitalist and performs for private and corporate events across the UK.  

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