Amateur Pantomime, oh no it isn’t!!

This year why not choose to watch or be in your local “amateur” pantomime over a professional pantomime. Amateur theatre (amateur dramatics) can be defined as “theatre performances in which the people involved are not paid but take part for their own enjoyment” Locally organised theatrical events provide a source of entertainment for the community, and can be a fun and exciting hobby, with strong bonds of friendship formed through participation. Many amateur theatre groups reject the “amateur” label and its negative association with “amateurish”, preferring to style themselves “dramatic societies”, “theatre groups” or just “players”. Whether we like it … Continue reading Amateur Pantomime, oh no it isn’t!!

Ladies’ Day show week

Well its arrived Wednesday 21st March, is opening night for Ladies’ Day. This is my first go at Directing, we’ve encountered pretty much everything during rehearsals to hinder us but we’ve all pulled together to put this show on. There is nothing more to do but to perform in front of a sell out audience for performances. Thanks to everyone who’s helped, given me assistance ideas and support. Thanks to everyone who’s loaned, made and given us set, props and costumes, Ive had so much help from great friends. Thank you. Continue reading Ladies’ Day show week

Ladies Day Cast List #bradfordplayers

On Tuesday and Wednesday, i sat down with an audition panel, complete with scripts, note paper and mince pies ready for Ladies Day auditions. Can i thank everyone who came and took time out to audition and also thank my audition panel for reading in, the standard was very high and made an interesting discussion on Wednesday evening. To everyone who didn’t get a part, i thank you again for auditioning and i’m really sorry i couldn’t create more parts, hopefully you will be interested in auditioning for Singing in the Rain early next year Congratulations to all who were … Continue reading Ladies Day Cast List #bradfordplayers

It’s audition time, here’s some final preparation notes……….Good Luck

Tips for Auditions (Taken from Acting in London) 1. Never ever be late.Make sure to never be late for your audition. Showing up right on time is late already — be there at least 15-30 mins in advance (you have lines to learn!) 2. No more apologies, for anything. Committing yourself to whatever you want to perform is showing your courage, so stay with it and do not apologise for whatever mistake you might make. 3. You’re there to perform. You’ve been invited to the audition — not forced to get there — as a guest. Come, do your job … Continue reading It’s audition time, here’s some final preparation notes……….Good Luck

Theatre “Characterisation” #bigtopbeauty #bradford #pantomime 

The word “Characterisation” makes me squirm! “Ok, so who are you? Tell me about your character blah blah blah”.  It’s not for me at all! So our first rehearsal tonight for Big Top Beauty and the Beast what do we do…….. characterisation. Basically tonight’s rehearsal was a question and answer session with people I hardly knew in regards to my pantomime character Russell. I was asked questions such as who are my parents? How old am I?, and who’s my best friend in the circus? I thought, shit, I don’t actually know the answer to any of these questions! So … Continue reading Theatre “Characterisation” #bigtopbeauty #bradford #pantomime