Posts Tagged ‘carousel’

Sid Dolbear completes the Surrey Showcase line-up

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!

Buy tickets here! TICKETS

Back to Surrey Showcase…

Opera cabaret presented by Bronwen Harding

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.  

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…

Charlotte Rowling represents Play In A Week on the Main Stage

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 House.  She sings regularly in outreach performances for the Orpheus Centre, demonstrating, in the best way she can, what the Centre can offer young people who face more than their fair share of challenges in life.

She is an enthusiastic member of an arts group called Freewheelers where she contributes to music, singing and drama workshops, and recently performed in their production of Amandla, telling the story of Nelson Mandela.  Charlotte has recorded several CDs and is learning the violin.  She has established her own stained-glass project and, to let off steam, is now a member of Meridian Archery Club.  Never a dull moment!

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…

Duo Simon & Nika on Bob’s Busker Spot

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 particular favourite!

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…

Up on our Bob’s Busker Spot – James Gourlay

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 Green Day. My claim to fame came back in 2013 at George Abbot School when my band won the battle of the band competition during charity week!

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…

In The Studio – Marc Brightside

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’ was a top ten finalist in the National Poetry Competition and his debut collection, Keep it in the Family, was released by Dempsey & Windle Publishing in 2017.

Marc is currently working on a second poetry collection and his first full-length novel, and can be found performing in-and-around Central London. Fans of barbed, bitter, cynical musings on life may find something to enjoy in these poems.

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…

Trisha Broomfield, poet, joins Surrey Showcase

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 eye on our social media feeds for announcements of new artists…

Buy tickets here! TICKETS

Back to Surrey Showcase…

Poet, Ray Pool in The Studio

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 pamphlets to his credit, and Dempsey & Windle have published two collections by Ray who has at various times in a varied life been a musician working on the BBC and on cruise ships,  a skilled  furniture  restorer, a bird – watcher, an opportunistic photographer, and a keen railway enthusiast. He is a collector of quaint words, dialects, regional accents, other  people’s conversations, tin whistles, and other shiny things, which may go some way to  explain the eclectic nature of his poems. His stories, dryly and sometimes absurdly humorous, are always entertaining and sometimes moving.

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…

Spoken word from Ian McLachlan

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 Books. He tweets and instagrams @ianjmclachlan

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…

Youthful talents, Daisy & Zaya on the main stage

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 dance and also drama and musical theatre.  Daisy loves performing and its her biggest goal in life is to perform in musicals and dance professionally.  She does dance competitions, has performed in many shows and displays with her dance school and also with her school in various choirs and solo singing performances.  Daisy has appeared in several shows with the Nomad Theatre and was thrilled to appear as part of the senior chorus in 2017 with Enchanted Entertainment’s panto at Dorking Halls.  She is hoping to be successful again this year but in the meantime has been lucky enough to be chosen to be in a British Theatre Academy production of Annie.

Zaya is 14 and loves the performing arts. She has been dancing since she was 3 and has performed in lots of dance festivals and shows. When she was 10 she sang at the Surrey’s Got Talent competition and came first in the junior school section. She is studying GCSE Dance and Drama and is involved with many concerts at school, including a 4 day school choir  tour of New York where they performed in Central Park and other locations.

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…

Singer songwriter – D’Artagnan on the busker stage

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…

Buy tickets here! TICKETS

Back to Surrey Showcase…

surrey showcase dartagnan

“Con-text” by Daniel Shepherd – main stage event

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 of the duality of dating in a modern world: that of a digital and real world interaction. There will be 3 lives, 3 lies and only one conclusion.

A familiar face on The Nomads stage, you may have seen some of Daniel’s performances – as King Rat in Dick Whittington, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night and Simon in Hayfever to name but a few!

The cast

  • Roland Eve as Pete
  • Sarah Roberts as Kelly
  • Tilly Winford as Deanne
  • Alannah as Deanne’s digital persona

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…

 

Quicksilver celebrate the ongoing power of movement

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 Hardcastle, they celebrate the ongoing power of movement to inspire the spirit, strengthen the body and sharpen the mind- at any age.

“With their energy and artistry, Quicksilver prove that dancing in later life can be beautiful, dynamic and fun!” Celia Imrie, Patron.

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.

Buy tickets here! TICKETS

Back to Surrey Showcase…

quicksilver dance surrey showcase

In The Studio – multi-instrumentalist & vocalist Adam Coburn

adam coburn surrey showcase guildford

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 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.

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.

Buy tickets here! TICKETS

Back to Surrey Showcase…

adam coburn surrey showcase guildford

Frank Summers on Bob’s Busker Spot

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 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.

Buy tickets here! TICKETS

Back to Surrey Showcase…

frank summers blues surrey showcase

Action Theatre Club to perform at Surrey Showcase

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 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.

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.

Buy tickets here! TICKETS

Back to Surrey Showcase…

Singer, Clare Worrell to peform in the studio

singer clare worrell surrey showcase

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 world when she sings, and sees music and voice as a kind of healing aid for mind, body and spirit.  After a period of prolonged ill health, Clare now feels ready to expand on her musical adventure and is “so looking forward to the Surrey Showcase, as it is something new and refreshing for her”.

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.

Buy tickets here! TICKETS

Back to Surrey Showcase…

singer clare worrell surrey showcase

Singer songwriter, Graham Powell joins the Busker lineup

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, and setting up Shed and Cabin Records Ltd in May 2017, the two musicians write, record, publish and produce original music as well as performing live. They currently have an album entered in this year’s Mercury Prize competition – ‘Letting Go – A Year In The Life Of A Broken Heart” which Graham will be bringing to the Surrey Showcase in August this year.

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.

Buy tickets here! TICKETS

Back to Surrey Showcase…

graham powell dorking surrey showcase singer musician

Ukulele workshop with Charlie

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 and abilities. The Play Now Corporation deliver lessons to workplaces & organisations.
His session at 12:05 on Saturday 18th August at the Surrey Showcase aims to show you just how easy it is to pick up a new instrument, encouraging you to get involved and learn as part of a group.
Absolutely no musical experience required!

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.

Buy tickets here! TICKETS

Back to Surrey Showcase…

charlie tottman ukulele surrey play showcase