Did you miss it? Are you feeling nostalgic? Are you just looking for an idea of what might happen next 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…
A one-day performing arts event in it's second year packed with local talent, presented by Brooklands Radio and The Nomad Theatre Group, hosted by The Nomads in East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey.
We value community, and as a partnership for this event, we're giving many performers the chance to show their talent. Local visitors will be able to visit for the whole day, or just the evening to enjoy the performances across three spaces, and all profits will go to charity.
During the day, Brooklands Radio will broadcast live from the theatre venue. There will be interviews, live performances and recordings which will also be shared after the event.
There will be places to eat and drink, socialise and relax, as well as backstage tours to find out more about what The Nomad Theatre has to offer.
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Our 2018 line-up was amazing!
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Welcoming our first female poet to The Studio stage… Trisha Broomfield Trisha pulls inspiration from childhood memories whether real or imagined. Her poems combine light humour with a twist of perception and the occasional dash of darkness. Her second collection, Husbands for Breakfast has recently been published by Dempsey and Windle. Don’t forget to keep an…Read More
Hailing from Farnham and joining The Studio stage… Ray Pool Ray is a published poet from Farnham, regularly reading at open mic poetry events in London and in the Home Counties and tends to favour characterisations using regional accents for poems of an ironic nature whilst also being fond of more serious material too. Ray currently has two…Read More
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…Read More
On The Studio stage… Marc Brightside Marc Brightside is an author of poetry and realist fiction for adults, hailing from South London. Marc first discovered poetry under the tuition of Julian Stannard and has since been been published in various outlets across the UK, both online and in print. His poem ‘Eleven Years of May’…Read More
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 –…Read More
Lots of youthful energy on the main stage from… 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…Read More
Multi talented and joining The Studio lineup… 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…Read More
A group of dancers in their 50’s and upwards join the Main Stage lineup… Quicksilver QUICKSILVER is a Surrey-based company of ten older dancers, in their 50s and upwards, which includes dance teachers and performers with a rich blend of dance and theatre experience. Founded in 2014 by Sonia Talman and led by choreographer Angela…Read More
With just 100 days till we open the doors, we’re celebrating by announcing our very first artist… 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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
In the studio, we’ll hear some Jazz songs from… Diane Slater Having been a member of Kingston Orpheus Choir for a number of years, Diane decided to have a go at acting and joined an amateur dramatic group called Kasjog in 2007, playing the part of Tessa in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Gondoliers. Continuing to take…Read More
Not new to the Nomads stage, the youthful talents of… Daisy and Zaya Daisy (aged 12) has been dancing since the tender age of 2 after being allowed to join in her big sister’s ballet class. Since then Daisy has continued with her ballet including pointe work but also studies modern, contemporary, tap and street…Read More
Adding to our spoken word performers in The Studio… Ian McLachlan Ian McLachlan is a regular performer on London’s spoken word scene. His poems have been published in numerous magazines and journals including Envoi, Magma, Poetry Salzburg Review, and The Rialto. His spoof illustrated poetry pamphlet Confronting the Danger of Art, which he co-produced with Phil Cooper, is available from Sidekick…Read More
Joining the line up for Bob’s Busker Spot… Graham Powell Born in London, Graham’s interest in music began when his family relocated to Wales where he studied and played violin in the school orchestra. Graham has been studying guitar, and singing and composing on and off ever since! One half of duo Pohlman & Powell,…Read More
Nomad member Matthew Weaver brings his sketch “Fat Fingers” to Surrey Showcase… Fat Fingers Matt Weaver and Mike Ayres will be presenting an original comedy sketch entitled ‘Fat Fingers’ written by Matt which is based around the famous dagger scene from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Matt is a current Nomad member and works as an actuary. He…Read More
Joining the line up for Bob’s Busker spot… D’Artagnan Arbuah Local singer/songwriter D’Artagnan will be performing a set of his own materials including his new single – Crush Hour – which is currently getting a lot of airplay across the country. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists……Read More
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…Read More
Joining the buskers… James Gourlay Born and raised in Guildford, I am a 21 year old multi instrumentalist. Whilst still a novice at live performances, I have been playing instruments for the past 11 years ranging from Guitar, Piano and Drums. I take influences from bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Catfish and the Bottlemen and…Read More
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…Read More
Adding some guitar ballads to Bob’s Busker Spot… Graham Russ Graham is a Surrey based singer-songwriter penning ballads, thinkers & anthems for the head and the heart. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists… Buy tickets here! TICKETS Back to Surrey Showcase…Read More
Get involved and join the Ukulele jam on the main stage with… Charlie Tottman Charlie from The Play Now Corporation hosts a ‘Learn To Play Ukulele From Scratch’ workshop. Charlie’s experience as a musician has seen him perform throughout the UK & Europe and deliver lessons to aspiring musicians across a range of age groups…Read More
Joining the line up for Bob’s Busker Spot… Frank Summers Singer-songwriter Frank Summers plays jazz standards, American country classics and rock’ n’ roll around Surrey and London. His own songs draw on his love of blues, and of the popular music of the 40s and 50s. Frank’s influences include Billie Holiday, and Elvis Presley. Don’t…Read More
Joining the lineup in the studio… Clare Worrell Clare began her performing career as a contortionist and acrobatic strength-balancer. She is now a singer, and performs mainly at Performing Arts Festivals in Surrey, singing anything from traditional folk songs, to classical pieces, early music, songs from musicals/films etc. She particularly loves to go into another…Read More
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,…Read More
In the intimate studio space, we’ll hear some laid back tunes from… 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…Read More
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…Read More
Adding a duo to our busker line-up… Simon & Nika Nika and Simon have been performing together since the beginning of 2018as an acoustic duo and as part of a bigger band. They play many different styles from Blues to Gospel to Rock. At the Surrey Showcase event they will perform some Jazz standards; a…Read More
Did you miss it? Are you feeling nostalgic? Are you just looking for an idea of what might happen next 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…Read More
Nomad member Daniel Shepherd presents a short play “Con-text” at Surrey Showcase… Con-text Daniel Shepherd is a budding playwright from Effingham (“a town renowned for being unremarkable” Daniel writes!). This will be Daniel’s second show performed and he is incredibly excited to put it in front of an audience. The play, Con-text, is an exploration…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
We’re welcoming soloist… Charlotte Rowling Charlotte is an alumna of the Orpheus Centre, established by Sir Richard Stilgoe twenty years ago in Godstone, Surrey. She has been singing, under the guidance of a professional tutor and mentor, for nearly twenty years and has sung at St John’s, Smith Square, Cadogan Hall and the Royal Opera…Read More