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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!

Gym & Tonic

Gym & Tonic

By John Godber

Directed by Andrew Hamel-Cooke and Moyra Brookes

5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th March at 7:30

Tickets: adults £14, students £10 (adults £12 on Tuesday 5th)

Don and Shirley Weston have come to the Scardale Hall Health Hydro to relax, pamper themselves and just possible rescue their ailing marriage. Don’s experiences with exercise and therapy are far from positive and the rifts in the marriage widen as his mid-life crisis becomes more and more evident, and moments of reconciliation do little to improve the situation!

BOOK NOW – call box office 01483 284747 or www.nomadtheatre.com/book-now

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Review: Arabian Nights – Nomes Youth Theatre

Review author – Elaine Burns 

This year’s summer show by the Nomes Youth Theatre was based on the stories told by Sheherazade to keep herself alive. Every age group was involved from 4 year olds to 18 years. Impressively all the scenes were devised by the Nomes in rehearsal.

The set was simple; several rostrum plus arches painted in vibrant colours. A lamp and jars at the side of the stage and a magic carpet. The costumes were harem pants and black T-shirts.

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For the introduction everyone was involved, were well-drilled and mostly easily heard. The juniors performed the Ali Baba scene and their ‘Bad Boys’ routine was delightful.

During Aladdin the minis had their Magic Carpet scene, assisted by three of the Young Company. Each of these 4/5 year olds had a line and enchanted the audience with their energy and innocence. I did enjoy the use of physical theatre as Nomes formed the cave entrance.

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Act 2 opened behind the gauze with the full cast minus the minis who were too young to be on stage any further. The staging was very effective as the Seniors acted out the story of The Little Beggar. This was well-executed, very funny as each person in turn thinks they have killed the beggar, and all were heard clearly.

The adventures of Sinbad the Sailor were performed by the Juniors and Seniors and their extra confidence and experience showed, beginning with some excellent solo singing. They then told the stories of the Whale. the Giant at the Gate and the Cannibals.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable show and it was a joy to see how the Nomes are well on their way to learning about and acquiring stagecraft.

Elaine

Nomes Youth Theatre Classes

Registers are now open for a September start!

All of our classes have an emphasis on confidence building, teamwork and developing theatre arts skills in an inclusive environment.

Nomes Youth Theatre