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(no subject) [Apr. 5th, 2016|07:09 pm]
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Mordred - a heavily researched Arthurian drama film being made in Devon & Cornwall - please support us - great perks from just £1!

Please support this crowdfund for a groundbreaking local film!
I am directing in this amazing film and theatre project, and I would love to see this become the very best that it could be. It is an incredible piece of work already, with an amazing team!
This production aims to not only showcase very heavily researched Dark Ages (6th century) history of Devon and Cornwall, linked to some of the very earliest and less known Arthurian legends, but also equally to showcase the amazing skills by local actors, filmmakers, and other production creatives - a lot of film work happens in the southwest but very often local people are passed over for imported talent due to stereotypes of "local people being no-good". This production aims to prove exactly the opposite, with a large, attention-grabbing project that has already been featured in the press not just localy, but in New York and Hollywood itself, and with interest, subject to the finished product (we are unknowns of course) from global film distribution companies. Directed by an experienced female theatre/film director.
The group running it has a proven track record over 10 years of producing historical theatre and film, working from the early days of raising £80 from a carboot sale and using the backroom of a pub for rehearsals. The group (working age adults, historical subject matter) falls straight through the cracks for grants etc, and so everything we do is fundraised for. Alongside a dizzying run of burlesque shows, sponsored swims, a scifi/ fantasy convention, ebay sales, carboot sales, shop counter collection tins, etc, we are also running this crowdfund.
Every penny raised goes into costumes/ props, donations to locations for use, food and camping equipment for cast on location, travel to locations, and some extra equipment. Equipment, following this film, will then be used to make more projects by this group, and to train local people in making high-grade film and video - to help them find work!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mordred-arthurian-film-in-devon-cornwall--2/x/12578926#/story

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Zorro! The Panto at the Palace Theatre, Paignton Jan 30/ 31st [Dec. 28th, 2014|03:31 pm]
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Always looking to create new dynamic theatre inspired by period drama, classical stories and legends, the Players now bring the tale of the dashing Zorro to the stage, in an all-new, family production, appearing at the Palace Theatre January 30th and 31st 2015.

Friday Jan 30th - 7.30pm
Saturday Jan 31st- 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets Adults £6, Children £5, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £18

Book now via the Palace Theatre
Palace Ave, Paignton TQ3 3HF
01803 665800 / http://www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk/

What a way to start off the New Year! Combining elements of traditional pantomime with the glamour of a Vegas-style show, and a 19th century legend of California’s very own answer to Robin Hood, Zorro! Is a high-tech, family friendly, action packed and energetic production which will delight young and old alike.
Featuring an all-local cast with an age range of over 60 years between the youngest cast member and the oldest, all of whom have worked together to create an amazing new show, filled with laughter, glamour, high-tech effects, swordplay, music, showgirls and dance, the South Devon Players, a theatre company from Brixham, once again, return to the Palace Theatre to brighten your winter!

This show may not be suitable for people with medical issues affected by bright or flashing lights.
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(no subject) [May. 12th, 2014|07:41 pm]
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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO & JULIET, ACROSS SOUTH DEVON, UK, NEXT MONTH.

ABOUT:
Written by William Shakespeare, and directed by Miss Laura J, the writer and director of our recent smash hit Les Miserables The Memoirs of Jean Valjean, this is a full-length, original language adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, set in 1860s Brixham, in a conflict between two families, the Capulets of Higher Brixham (Cowtown) and the Montagues of Lower Brixham (Fishtown). Performed by all-local actors, with an award-winning Torbay theatre company, this promises to be a thrilling production, bringing to life a classic of British theatre- set in the local area.

ALL PERFORMANCES: TICKETS £6 (FULL) OR £5 (CONCS)
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PERFORMANCE DATES/VENUES:
Thursday June 5th 2014 - Lipson Vale Primary School, Bernice Terrace, Lipson , Plymouth,PL4 7HW
7pm. 50% of profits to Plymouth Cat Rescue

Friday June 6th 2014 - 7pm: The Palace Theatre, Paignton (7 PM, tickets can be booked by calling the theatre box office on 01803 665800)
Venue Address: Palace Ave, Paignton TQ3 3HF
Palace Theatre Website: www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk/

Saturday June 7th 2014 - 2pm and 7pm, The Methodist Church Hall, Fore Street, Brixham (tickets can be reserved by calling 07855 090589)
Venue address: Fore Street, Brixham, TQ5 8DS

Sunday June 8th 2014, 2.30pm, St Matthias Church Hall, Wellswood, Torquay, (tickets can be reserved by calling 07855 090589)
Venue Address Babbacombe Rd, Wellswood, Torquay TQ1 1HW

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1428569630720309/
Posters and cast photos https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gdyp3aeeavvycvt/fCdF0vOlDF
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The South Devon Players theatre company are an award winning, family-friendly, completely non-profit, community-based theatre company, from ithe beautiful fishing port of Brixham; Devon (in South West England)
We perform theatre shows in Brixham, around Torbay, and South Devon, based on historical events, classical stories and mythology, with a strong ethos of often bringing to life the historical heritage of the Southwest in many of our productions.

We were founded in late 2005 by two Brixham performers, and performed our first production in the summer of 2006. Since then we have gone from strength to strength, and are now growing rapidly, with awards won and a rapidly increasing member base, an appearance on a national BBC 1 TV programme, and sponsorship from London for our recent non-musical adaptation of Les Miserables. We also act as a showcase for members seeking to increase their performance portfolios, facilitate access to other castings in the area (over the years we have been directly contacted for actors and models, from companies including, but not limited to, the BBC, Sky, Disney and Smithsonian)

Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sdevonplayers
Our main website: http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com/
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Les Miserables in Torbay.. [Jul. 16th, 2013|12:54 pm]
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New  Les Miserables theatre production around Torbay (Devon UK) this September...
Directed by me.


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We got a lot (not all, sadly! rounding up all of the 30-strong cast other than for shows and rehearsals is very hard!) of the cast out on a days character photoshoot a couple of weeks ago.. The photos are by me and a couple of friends.
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(no subject) [Mar. 14th, 2013|04:57 pm]
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Open theatre auditions - Brixham, Devon
Wednesday May 15th, 2013

Les Miserables; The Memoirs of Jean Valjean

with the South Devon Players theatre company from Brixham.

Full cast required for this full-length show, this is one of the straight-play adaptations rather than the musical, limited singing but not from the musical.

Auditionees for Little Cosette, Petit Gervais, and Gavroche the urchin, must be accompanied by parents/ legal guardians at auditions and at all rehearsals and shows.

The performances will take place in the first weekend of September 2013. Auditions at 7 for 7.30pm, at Chestnut Heights Community Centre, Brixham, rehearsals taking place from the following Wednesday at the same time (until around 9/ 9.30pm).

Auditions consist of a script reading for roles that you are interested in, and if you are not familiar with the story or background history, we are putting together a reference page you can look at - http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com/les-miserables.html on our main website.

As well as performers, we are also looking for front of house helpers, and set/ stage hands too, so if you do not feel like performing, there are plenty of other ways to get involved in the show.
Please note that Act 2 of the show is likely to contain strobe or light flashes.

The South Devon Players theatre company are an award-winning, completely non-profit community/ amateur theatre company founded in 2005, based in Brixham and featured on BBC 1 national television in January 2013. We mainly specialise in shows about local history, but sometimes expand to wider historical events (as in the case of this production) as well. We are family friendly, lively and welcoming to all who wish to be involved in theatre at any level. In the past, members have gone on to perform in major feature films, and train at RADA. Our membership ranges from age 10 to 65, and from professional performers to complete beginners, all of whom work as part of a team to create new exciting shows which are then brought to our local community.

Les Miserables: The Memoirs of Jean Valjean will be directed by one of the theatre company’s founders; Miss Laura J (
elven_ranger), who as well as being a professional performer and model in her own right, also holds a Masters degree in teaching performing arts, as well as degrees in film production, and photography – and has performed in another production of Les Miserables in the past, elsewhere. She is accompanied by Mrs Louise German, as assistant director. Louise is the other co-founder of the South Devon Players, who has decades of community and amateur theatre experience in her own right. Both are experienced directors, and looking forward to joining you to create the biggest show the South Devon Players have yet produced.


All our general audition information is on our main website here
http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com/auditions.html
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(no subject) [Mar. 14th, 2013|04:49 pm]
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The Ballad of Resurrection Bob  - Local history theatre show in Torbay
Brixham, Devon, UK
April 27th 2013

About the show:
In past centuries, smuggling of silks, tobacco and brandy, was rife along the coasts of the Southwest, and the smugglers invented ever more creative, and in some cases very humourous tactics to evade the law.
In the case of “Resurrection” Bob Elliott, he faked his own death in order to transport contraband to Totnes, under the noses of the coastguards, in a very large coffin. Later that night, the story tells, the local coastguards encountered Bob on the highway, and were convinced that they had seen a ghost.
From this escapade, Bob earned his nickname of “Resurrection Bob”.

The Smugglers Hotel, in Brixham town centre, is said to have been where Bob lived, at the time of the escapade, and indeed, that is how the hotel earned its name.


In the summer of 2012 The South Devon Players were filmed for a BBC 2 programme, performing a clip of their upcoming 2013 production The Ballad Of Resurrection Bob, the humourous true story of a 19th century smuggler, in the Devon fishing port of  Brixham, where the theatre company is based.
This award-winning non-profit community theatre company primarily specialises in bringing to life the history and legends of the county of Devon, in newly researched and written shows. We mainly specialise in shows about local history, but sometimes expand to wider historical events as well. We are family friendly, lively and welcoming to all who wish to be involved in theatre at any level. In the past, members have gone on to perform in major feature films, and train at RADA. Our membership ranges from age 10 to 65, and from professional performers to complete beginners, all of whom work as part of a team to create new exciting shows which are then brought to our local community.

Brixham- Saturday April 27th, matinee and evening
                 at the Christian Community Centre, Fore Street                 (town centre), Brixham Tickets £4 / £2.50 concs
        Matinee - Doors open 3pm (show at 3.30pm)
        Evening - Doors open 7pm (show at 7.30pm)
FACEBOOK EVENT

All show dates and ticket details on our website at http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com , or at our social networks: Twitter (sdevonplayers) or our facebook account (sdevonplayers)
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(no subject) [Feb. 5th, 2013|09:05 pm]
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Cast and crew wanted for theatre show in Torbay, UK
Auditions May 15th 2013

Les Miserables; The Memoirs of Jean Valjean


Full cast of 17 required for this full-length show, this is a non-musical adaption of Victor Hugo's novel, being produced by an awardwinning non-profit community theatre group.

Also looking for Front of House staff, set-builders, and make-up staff. (please note that if doing front of house for this show, you cannot have a major role in the show, but only a "extra" piece or two).

Auditionees for "Little Cosette" , Petit Gervais, and Gavroche the urchin, must be accompanied by parents/ legal guardians at auditions and at all rehearsals and shows.

The performances will take place in the first weekend of September 2013. Auditions at 7 for 7.30pm, at Chestnut Heights Community Centre, Brixham, rehearsals taking place from the following Wednesday at the same time (until around 9/ 9.30pm).

Adult cast members will also be asked to attend Paignton carnival parade which we understand is due to be the last Wednesday of July.

Auditions consist of a script reading for roles that you are interested in, and if you are not familiar with the story or background history, we are putting together a reference page you can look at - http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com/les-miserables.html on our main website.


NO TIME WASTERS
All our general audition, and theatre group information is on our main website
here http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com/auditions.html

Chat to us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SouthDevonPlayersTheatreCompanyBrixham or twitter @sdevonplayers
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(no subject) [Nov. 7th, 2012|12:32 pm]
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The Ballad of Resurrection Bob  - open theatre auditions in Brixham


Male and female cast required, ages 16 – 75.

Casting will take place at Chestnut Heights Community Centre, Poplar Close, Brixham, on January 23rd 2013, at 7pm for 7.30 start, at open auditions. Rehearsals commencing every Wednesday evening from thereon, the performances will take place late April/ Early May 2013 around Torbay.

About the show:

In the summer of 2012 The South Devon Players were filmed for a BBC 2 programme, performing a clip of their upcoming 2013 production The Ballad Of Resurrection Bob, the humourous true story of a 19th century smuggler, in the Devon fishing port of  Brixham, where the theatre company is based.

This award-winning non-profit community theatre company primarily specialises in bringing to life the history and legends of the county of Devon, in newly researched and written shows.

In past centuries, smuggling of silks, tobacco and brandy, was rife along the coasts of the Southwest, and the smugglers invented ever more creative, and in some cases very humourous tactics to evade the law.

In the case of “Resurrection” Bob Elliott, he faked his own death in order to transport contraband to Totnes, under the noses of the coastguards, in a very large coffin. Later that night, the story tells, the local coastguards encountered Bob on the highway, and were convinced that they had seen a ghost.

From this escapade, Bob earned his nickname of “Resurrection Bob”.

The Smugglers Hotel, in Brixham town center, is said to have been where Bob lived, at the time of the escapade, and indeed, that is how the hotel earned it’s name

Following on the heels of the BBC broadcast of the show in the winter of 2012/ 13, the Players will be auditioning for a full cast for the stage production. Performers are welcome of all ages 16 to the sky’s the limit, and previous experience is not required (what is required, is commitment and the ability to function in a hard-working friendly team)

No role is paid (no one in the theatre company is paid), as we are a non-profit, voluntary group with a turnover of less than £1,000. However, other "perks" are available free of charge eg: free photoshoot/ video clips/ references!

If you would like more information on becoming involved with us, who we are and what our ethos is, please see the "about us" page on our website. 

Feel free to pass on the casting calls to anyone anywhere who may possibly be interested, but make sure ALL information (including audition details, our website, location etc) is included. Thank you!

More information from the theatre company website at http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com (social networks: facebook: southdevonplayers/ Twitter: sdevonplayers)

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(no subject) [May. 1st, 2012|05:38 pm]
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Pirates meet Musketeers in a new play at our towns annual pirate festival this coming weekend...

The South Devon Players community theatre company present:

The Musketeers And The Pirates
FREE FAMILY ALL - ACTION street theatre show this coming weekend in Brixham.(Devon)

In the 1620s- 30s, historically, the French navy was low in strength, and Cardinal Richeleiu made increasing the navys strength, a priority. As part of this new drive, since there were not sufficient shipyards, he purchased foreign ships and imported foriegn shipwrights and crews.

This 20-minute play tells the humourous, fictional story of his attempt to recruit a crew of privateers. Unfortunatly, there is a problem with the small-print, and the Cardinals old nemeses, the Musketeers, are also in town.
(optional donations in bucket always most welcome)

LIVE PERFORMANCES 5pm on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of May at Brixham Pirate Festival (the old fishmarket on the Quay just by the Golden Hind)

All-action, light-hearted swashbuckling street theatre for children and adults alike, inspired by The Three Musketeers, and the historical dealings with foriegn ships and crews by Cardinal Richelieu. Performed by the South Devon Players, in support of of the annual Brixham Pirate Festival.

The South Devon Players: http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com/  https://www.facebook.com/SouthDevonPlayers
The Brixham Pirate Festival: http://www.brixhampiratefestival.co.uk/  https://www.facebook.com/events/275241225872303/


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(no subject) [Apr. 17th, 2012|02:46 pm]
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The South Devon Players theatre company
(Brixham, Devon)

SUMMER SCHHOL

We are currently  arranging some summer wednesday evening workshops in August / Sept in between our rehearsals for shows.

Bellydance and singing already confirmed, we need a few more things, see our main site http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com/summer-school.html for more info

We are looking for some more instructors, and please get in touch if you might be able to run a workshop.
Opportunity for possible profit share - more info on the site

South Devon Players social network links:
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SouthDevonPlayers (listed as south devon drama because Facebook wouldnt let us use the words players or theatre!)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/sdevonplayers
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