Audition Notice: Outside Edge by Richard Harris

Auditions: May 16 and May 30th at 7.30pm at The Nomad Theatre

Show Dates: 12-16 September at 7.30pm

Outside Edge by Richard Harris

Directed by Jeff Wightwick

The Play

Roger has enough trouble assembling his cricket team to play the British Railways Maintenance Division Reading East, but these complications pall before those occurring among their various wives and girlfriends. As a final catastrophe, rain starts to fall

Characters

Roger: Middle Aged, Captain of the team, full of himself,talks down to people addressing them like his troops

Miriam: Middle aged, Roger’s wife, plain looking makes no effort, downtrodden

Bob: Middle aged, nervous man, smokes too much

Ginnie: Middle aged, Bob’s wife an attractive women with a faint northern accent

Dennis: Older Middle aged, tall if possible, drinks too much, self made sales manager

Maggie: middle aged Kevin’s wife, tall wears a fur coat at all times with a flat london accent

Kevin: middle aged short with a drinkers stomach (can be padded)

Alex: 20-30 Tall too much money, public school boy

Sharon: up to 25 Alex’s girlfriend. Very attractive, blonde feels out of place at the cricket club

This amateur production of “Outside Edge” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

If you are interested in auditioning please email Moyra [email protected] or just turn up on the night. If you cannot make the dates but want to audition please let us know so we can arrange to see you

Auditions: Snakeskin and Fur & Honeymoon Suite 12th and 25th April at 7.30pm

Two One Act Comedies

Scheduled: 20-24th June at 7.30 pm

If you are interested please email Moyra Brookes,  [email protected] or just turn up on the night. Please let us know if you are interested but cannot make it so we can arrange a suitable time to see you

Snakeskin and Fur written and directed by Phillip Bingham

An Original play: Liberty is a hustler and is in search of a man to assist her with a scam. She’s racing against time to find someone so uses speed dating to interview as many men as quickly as possible! Here she meets Oscar, who is the best of a bad bunch and with reluctance they get together.He thinks its because of his charm and ability to sell himself. Liberty decides to set him a test and settles on a simple “short-con” to test him. She describes to him (and hence the audience) how it should work and what he should do. They then try to play it out…….

Characters;

Oscar: Playing age 30’s

Liberty: Playing age 30’s

Geoff: Male any age

Facilitator:Male or Female, any age

Barista:Male or Female, any age

Bartender: Male or Female, any age

Honeymoon Suite by Tony Layton

Directed by Moyra Brookes

Something Old Something New

Ageing and fading pop star Jet checks into the bridal suite with new wife Pat. She has been his PA for over 15 years and has seen it all. The marriage is, for him, a sham, a publicity stunt, not so for her. Francis the porter is an unwitting pawn in keeping the press at bay. During their stay they gradually make discoveries about each other with a surprising conclusion ……….

Characters

Jet: Middle aged faded rocker

Pat: 35-40 smart, quick witted PA to Jet

Francis: Wily, elderly Irish Porter

 

 

BLOS in association with The Nomads presents: Orpheus in the Underworld

Bookham Light Operatic Society in association with The Nomads presents:

Orpheus in the Underworld

Directed by Jackie Shearer, Musical Director Laura Brown, Choreographer Samantha Potten

Wed 24th to Sat 27th May at 7.30pm and Sat 27th May at 2.30pm

A comic operetta in three acts. From the original by Hector Cremieux and Ludovic Halvy Music by Jaques Offenbach, New book and lyrics by Phil Park, Music adapted and arranged by Ronald Hanmer

Tickets: Adults 17, Children under 16 £12

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This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International on behalf of Joseph Weinberger Ltd

The Bear & The Proposal (Part of the Sneeze) by Anton Chekhov translated and adapted by Michael Frayn

Two Hilarious Russian Farces

The Bear and The Proposal (part of The Sneeze)

by Anton Chekov, translated and adapted by Michael Frayn

The Bear Directed by Justin Cobb, The Proposal Directed by Murray Stephen

18-22 April at 8pm in the studio

Tickets £12

This amateur production of “The Sneeze” (featuring The Bear and The Proposal only) is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

The Bear: Grigory, a landlord has come to collect an outstanding debt but meets his match in the mourning widow, Elena, whose husband died 7 months ago. She has no money in the house , he won’t leave without it.This leads to a clash of wills. Can the butler get Grigory to leave before things get out of hand? How will it resolve itself? Come along and find out

The Proposal: A young Russian landowner goes to propose to his neighbour’s daughter. Apart from being a neurotic, hypochondriac he is very eligible and her father is delighted- so what could possibly go wrong? And what have two hunting dogs got to do with it?

Auditions: The Bear & The Marriage Proposal 10th and 19th Jan at 8pm

Two one act comedies by Anton Chekov.

Scheduled: 18th -23 April at 8pm

If you are interested please email Moyra Brookes , [email protected]  or just turn up on the night. Please let us know if you are interested but cannot make it so we can arrange a suitable time to see you.

The Bear by Anton Chekov Translated by Michael Frayn

Directed by Justin Cobb

The Play

A one Act Comedy. Elena’s Husband died 7 months ago and she is in deep mourning. Grigory arrives and explains she must settle her late husband’s debt. She has no money as she is waiting for her steward to arrive the following day. Grigory is angered and challenges her to a duel with surprising results…..

Characters

Elena Ivanovna Popova : a middle aged landowning widow with dimples on her cheeks, her husband has dies. Playing age 35-55

Grigory Stepanovitch Smirnov: a middle aged landowner. Playing age 35-55

Luka: Popova’s aged footman, caring, loyal and not so intelligent

The Marriage Proposal by Anton Chekov Translated by Michael Frayn

Directed by Murray Stephen

The Play

In this farce Ivan has come to propose marriage to his neighbour’s daughter, Natalia. After he has received permission to marry Natalya, she is invited into the room and he tries to convey the proposal. However a series of arguments follow on a variety of topics. This results in some interesting complications….

Characters

Stepan Stepanovitch Chubov: a landowner, bluff and hearty playing age 50+ but must be old enough to be Natalya’s father

Natalya Stepanovna : his daughter, described as 25 but playing age could be between 25-40. A robust country lady, argumentative but fond of Ivan

Ivan Vassilevitch Lomov: a neighbour, age given as 35 but playing age could be 35-50. Needs to play significantly younger than Chubov, nervous, tending to hypochondria but still capable of being equally argumentitive.

 

 

Table Manners By Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Danny Sparkes

Table Manners by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Danny Sparkes

Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th March at 7.30 pm

Tickets : Adults £15, Children/Students £12

This is our final play in the Norman Conquests Trilogy and it is often considered the funniest. We started off in the Garden in 2019, moved to the Living Room in 2021 and are now in the Dining Room in 2023! Will Annie get away for her illicit weekend? Her brother Reg and sister-in-law Sarah have arrived to look after mother. However, Norman has arrived to pick up Annie, contrary to plans. The family’s constant misunderstandings lead to arguments and complications …………..

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This amateur production of “Table Manners” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd www.comcordtheatricals.co.uk

Blue Fire Theatre Co present: Marie Lloyd Stole My Life by J.J. Leppink

Blue Fire Theatre Co present:

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life by J.J.Leppink

Saturday 18th February at 7.30 pm

Tickets: Adults £15, Children/Students £12

A tale of tempestuous relationships, a scandalous divorce, infamous jewel heist and a rescue at sea- all set against the background of Victorian Music Hall, and all absolutely true!

Nelly Power was a male impersonator and headliner at all the major theatres, but life was not a bed of roses and she was finally usurped by the next teenage sensation, her end was both sad and premature. That “teenage sensation” was Marie Lloyd!  “Marie Lloyd Stole my life” is the story of the unglamorous side of showbusiness in Victorian London, told through the subversive lens of Music Hall. It’s a bit Ripper Street and a bit EastEnders, with songs.

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Horsley Live Music Club Present: Counterfeit Quo

Horsley Live Music Club Present:

Counterfeit Quo

Friday 17th February at 8pm

Tickets £20

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Counterfeit Quo are the UK’s longest running Status Quo tribute band. Get ready to rock to Caroline, Down Down, Pictures of Matchstick Men, Rocking all over the World and Whatever you want as well as some better known album tracks. They have toured all over the UK and Europe.

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan By J.M. Barrie

A lively Pantomime version

Adapted and Directed by Graham Botterill

6th to 10th December at 7.30 pm and 10th December at 2.30 pm

Tickets: Adults £17 Children/Students £12

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This amateur production of “Peter Pan” is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity and Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. wwwconcordtheatricals.co.uk

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Cheshire Cats by Gail Young

Cheshire Cats by Gail Young

Directed by Marion Millinger

Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th November at 7.30 pm

Tickets: Adults £15, Children/Students £12

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“Cheshire Cats” follows the antics of a group of friends as they aim to stride across the capital in record time in their decorated bras and posh new trainers, but the problem is that one of the team doesn’t seem to meet the physical criteria!

This London Moonwalk adventure is a cross between a girl’s night out and a real mission to support a cause so close to many hearts, with plenty of laughs and a few tears along the way. “Cheshire Cats is a truly comic homage to walkers, marshals and organisers of charity walks everywhere.

This amateur production of “Cheshire Cats” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

 

Surrey Magicians Present an Evening of Magic

The Surrey Magicians Present :

An Evening of Close-Up and Stage Magic

Friday 21st October at 7.30 pm

Tickets: Adults £12, Children/Students £10

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Prepare to be amazed! The evening will comprise a first half where you will be seated at a table and the magicians will move between the tables so you can see the magic “Close Up”. The second half will be traditional Stage Magic with the magicians on stage and the audience in the auditorium.

 

Blithe Spirit By Noel Coward

Blithe Spirit By Noel Coward

Directed By Murray Stephen

Tuesday 27th Sept to Saturday 1st Oct 2022 at 7.30 pm

Tickets: Adults £14 , Children/Students £10

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This comedy sees Charles Condomine, a novelist, wanting to learn about the occult for a new book. He arranges for a medium to hold a seance at his house.. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife Elvira after the seance. Elvira tries to disrupt Charles’s marriage to the straight laced Ruth who cannot see or hear the ghost. Chaos ensues! The medium , Madame Acarti, is called back to try and exorcise the ghost. Will Charles be left in peace with no further ghostly visits……?

This amateur production of “Blithe Spirit” is produced by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Play In A Week 2022: The Time Thief

The Nomads present Play In A Week :

The Time Thief by Josh Sadler

Directed by Brandon McGuire

Saturday 30th July at 7.30 pm and Sunday 31st July at 2.30 pm

Tickets: Adults £14, Children/Students £10

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This is the annual week-long project for adults with physical and/or learning disabilities. A separate play is commissioned every year with enough parts to suit every individual wishing to participate, a huge task with at least 40 performers!

Auditions: Peter Pan

Audition Notice

Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie

Directed and adapted by Graham Botterill

Scheduled dates 6-10th December at 7.30 pm and 10th December at 2.30 pm

The Play

This pantomime retains the spirit of the book whilst injecting songs, dances and lots of family-friendly comedy. This is brought to you by the team behind last year’s award-winning Alice in Wonderland. There are over 20 speaking parts (10+ junior roles) plus dancers, pirates, Red Indians, children and servants. All the cast will sing and many will be dancing. Many parts may be doubled (such as Mr Darling/Hook and Mrs Darling/Tiger Lily), or even trebled…to keep things interesting. Nanna has been changed from a St Bernard dog to a full-blown pantomime dame – a Great Dame as she says. This gives the character much greater comic potential.

Characters:

Darling Household: Mr Darling, Mrs Darling, Wendy, John, Michael, Nanna, Party Guest

Peter’s Band: Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Tootles, Slightly, Twin 1 & 2, Curly, Nibs

Pirates: James Hook – Captain, Samuel Smee – Bo’son, Baines – Cox’n, Spratt – Sailor, Ned – Cabin Boy, Lookout

Red Indians: Tiger Lily-Chieftainess, Running Nose –Medicine Man, Little Bear- Brave, Minnie-Ho-Ho -Squaw

If you have any questions, cannot make the dates and are interested, or would like an audition pack, please contact Graham Botterill; [email protected]

This amateur production of “Peter Pan” is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity and  Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

 

 

Auditions: Cheshire Cats by Gail Young

Cheshire Cats by Gail Young

Directed by Marion Millinger

Scheduled Dates: 15-19 November 2022

Auditions: Monday 8th and Wednesday 10th August at 7.30pm at Nomad Theatre

The Play

“Cheshire Cats” follows the antics of a group of friends as they aim to stride across the capital in record time in their decorated bras and posh new trainers, but the problem is that one of the team doesn’t seem to meet the physical criteria!

This London Moonwalk adventure is a cross between a girls’ night out and a real mission to support a cause close to many hearts, with plenty of laughs along the way.

Characters:

Hilary;Bombastic, middle aged team leader/organiser

Siobhan; caring diplomatic, old friend of Hilary

Yvonne;overworked  stressed out mum and friend of Hilary

Maggie;younger mum

Vicky;artistic, fit, glamorous middle aged divorcee

These girls can be between 25-45 (or look these ages )

Andrew;trim toyboy

Aerobics Instructor; needs to look fairly fit and energetic

There are also Marshalls (any age), Policeman (small part), Photographers 2(any age/sex) These parts will not be needed until later in the rehearsal schedule.

If you are interested in auditioning please email Moyra Brookes [email protected] or just turn up

This amateur production of “Cheshire Cats” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd, on behalf of Samuel French Ltd www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

 

Pirates of the Curry Bean

The Nomes Youth Theatre are proud to present

Pirates of the Curry Bean by Craig Hawes

Directed by Samantha Swanborough

Saturday 2nd July and Sunday 3rd July at 2.30pm, Tickets £10 adults, £6 children

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This is a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas with our heroes in pursuit of treasure. With colourful characters, sparkling songs this show is dripping with piratical style

Auditions: Blithe Spirit 26th and 31st May at 7.30pm

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

Directed by Murray Stephen

Scheduled: 27 September-1st October 2022

Audition dates are Thursday 26th May and Tuesday 31st May at 7.30 pm

If you are interested please email Moyra Brookes, [email protected] or just turn up on the night. Please let us know if you are interested but cannot make the date so we can arrange a suitable time to see you.

The Play

This comedy sees Charles Condomine, a novelist, wanting to learn about the occult for a new book. He arranges for a medium to hold a seance at his house. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife Elvira after the seance. Elvira tries to disrupt Charles’s marriage to the strait-laced Ruth who cannot see or hear the ghost. Elvira then unintentionally succeeds in killing Ruth who comes back for revenge on Elvira. Chaos ensues! The medium Madame Acarti is called back to try and exorcise both wives. The maid, who is psychic, then plays a key role in the proceedings. Will Charles be left in peace with no further ghostly visits……?

Characters

Charles Condomine: Successful author, tendency to smugness. Playing age 35-50

Ruth Condomine: Charles’s second wife, very practical, solid, rather insensitive. Playing age 30-50, needs to be compatible with Charles’ age

Elvira Condomine: Ghost of his first wife, enormously charming, but wildly emotional and at heart totally selfish. Playing age 30-45 she has to be younger than Charles, she has not aged since dying.

Madame Acarti: A medium, eccentric but totally sincere in her passion for the occult. Playing age timeless but cannot really be less than 30

Dr Bradman: Conscientious but friendly neighbour of the Condomines. Playing age 35-60

Mrs Bradman: Dr’s wife, bossy and tending to be snobbish; Playing age 30-60, but should be compatible with her husband

Edith: The maid, inexperienced and nervous. Playing age 14-40

If you are interested or would like further information please contact Moyra Brookes [email protected] or you could just turn up on the 26th or 30th May at 7.30 pm

 

Ember Big Band present: Fine Women and Song

World Premiere

Ember Big Band Present : Fine Women and Song

Saturday 7th May 7.30 pm

Tickets Adults £14, Children/Students £10

This amazing evening tells the story of of the world’s greatest female performers, musicians, composers and lyricists. You will hear some brilliant music and learn some amazing facts. The last time the band visited the theatre they sold out!