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(no subject) [Feb. 15th, 2012|01:11 pm]
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The Great Gale of Brixham 1866 - Theatre show.

Brixham and Paignton, Devon, England.

On the evening of January 1866, a great storm blew up across the South coast, and hit Brixham. Much of her fishing fleet, and many other ships sheltering from the storm in Torbay were destroyed in just a few hours, and legend has it that in the aftermarth, it was possible to walk from Brixham to Paignton upon the wreckage.
In a desparate attempt to guide thier menfolks ships to safety, the fishwives of Brixham lit a fire on the peir, burning thier household effects, to create a guiding light, and in an inspiring display of community spirit, much of the town turned out help those sailors who were shipwrecked and left destitute, far from home.

As a result of the storm, the people of Exeter raised the funds for Brixham to have her first RNLI lifeboat, The City Of Exeter which was delievered to Brixham in October the same year.

The South Devon Players, winners of the 2012 Torbay Together: Creativity In The Community Award, a completely non-profit community theatre group from Brixham with members ranging from beginners to experienced, re-tell the story of this night through the eyes of those on shore, in a one-hour performance which is also being taken further afield to be performed in a heat of the All England Theatre Festival, and which also is the subject of one members postgraduate university thesis. The drama is suitable for the whole family, and is supplimented by a historical exhibition in the foyer of performance venues.

Saturday March 31st 2012, 3.00pm and 7.30pm. Christian Community Centre, Fore Street, Brixham
Tickets £3 (adults) £2 (children under 16), bookable in advance or on the door. (door open one hour before performance time)

Saturday April 14th 2012, 7.30 PM - Winner Street Baptist Church Hall, Paignton. Tickets £3 (adults) £2 (children under 16), bookable in advance or on the door. (door open one hour before performance time)

Theatre group online contacts

The South Devon Players Theatre Company @ southdevonplayers.weebly.com
Twitter: sdevonplayers , Livejournal sdp_theatre or Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/southdevonplayers/

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(no subject) [Nov. 4th, 2011|05:26 pm]
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Theatre auditions:

I am the co-founder and secretary of an award-winning non-profit community theatre company from Brixham (Devon, England) and we have auditions coming up in the next two/ three months, for two new shows. Both very different, and both generating a lot of interest already. If you live in the Devon area, and are interested, you would be most welcome to audition for one, or both.  Rehearsals take place mainly on Wednesday evenings with occaisional sunday afternoons as required. If you cannot make the specific audition date advertised, you can contact us to arrange an alternative audition date (wednesday evenings  or sunday afternoons).

You are welcome to apply, whether you are an experienced performer, or new to acting.  It would be very helpful, if you are attending auditions, to contact us and let us know beforehand. :)


The Great Storm Of Brixham
Auditions: Sunday December 4th, 1.30pm, or by arrangement
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The Musketeers and the Pirates

Auditions: Sunday January 29th, 1.30pm, or by arrangement
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For more information:
our website - http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com
our facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/southdevonplayers/
our twitter- http://twitter.com/#!/sdevonplayers
our LJ - sdp_theatre
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(no subject) [Jun. 17th, 2011|01:18 pm]
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Seeking medieval history enthusiasts to join new group forming in south Devon (UK obviously..) which was "talked about" last year, and is being got underway this year, finally!  
We are a lively group of hobbyists, who are interested in studying and portraying the medieval period, and the "heresies" and controversies of the time, from a balanced, unbiased viewpoint. It is a friendly, inclusive group, members are welcome regardless of nationality, religion, gender, etc.  - we would like to make it abundantly clear that we are not any kind of racist or religious-ist group, and such people joining with that kind of attitude in mind would not be tolerated, even a large percentage of our members are not, in real life, Christian even! We just all share a deep interest in the history and mythos of the Templars, and the world in which they lives.
You do not need to play Templar characters - in fact it would be great to have a team of people interested in portrating many walks of life, and from all "sides", to present a full viewpoint of the time.
We are also not a "neo-Templar" or "Masonic" group, although we will quite happily explore the myths and legends in that area as well.

We have made a few appearances in the spring just gone, have some projects taking place in August, and already have been approached to appear at various events next year...
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Spider crab, Breakwater Beach, Brixham (this morning) [Nov. 16th, 2010|04:36 pm]
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While on the beach this morning, I met this lovely spider crab, who was wandering about on the main part of the beach with an air of confusion.
Following photographing, I took this lovely person and released it off the rocks back into slight more spider-crab friendly water.

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(no subject) [Oct. 29th, 2010|02:43 pm]
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CASTING CALL (Torbay, England) with award winning community theatre company.

Show:  The Barbary Pirates
Group: The South Devon Players (website    Facebook group)

Performances between April and August 2011 in the South Devon area. Including national theatre competition entry.

Performers required
We are looking for RELIABLE male and female performers to play pirates, convicts and bellydancers. You need to be aged 16 -116, live locally to be able to attend weekly rehearsals and workshops (Wednesdays 7.30 - 9pm) in Brixham. Free training in bellydance and/or stage combat included. Experience not required, but enthusiasm, regular attendance and effort are a must. Re-casting several roles due to timewasters. The project isnt paid but lots of free dance and combat training, with photographs, and references upon request, for future drama/ theatre studies all provided upon succesful completion of the "run".

About show...
Based on historical accounts, this story is of a group of Devon fisher-folk taken prisoner by a fleet of Barbary Corsairs, and their subsequent adventures.
Rehearsals are currently underway, applicants will be asked to join us at rehearsal and workshops for an evening, and if successful to attend from there on.

To be considered
You can contact me directly here, or through the website or facebook group as listed above.
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(no subject) [Aug. 4th, 2010|04:32 pm]
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Upcoming theatre events in Exeter and Torbay

Non-profit community theatre group in the Southwest of England


More about our group: 
Main website, our Facebook, Twitter, sdp_theatre  Myspace
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(no subject) [Jun. 23rd, 2010|12:07 pm]
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Casting call - actor wanted to play the role of Prince William Of Orange, with the South Devon Players.

William is physically slim, with a strength of personality that belies his
appearance, regal but down to earth at the same time.

Historically based stage play by a non-profit community theatre company based in Brixham (Devon, England), telling the intertwined stories of several local historical characters.

Applicants must live in the Torbay / south Devon area to be able to attend rehearsals weekly in Brixham (currently on a Wednesday evening, and closer to the performance time some sunday afternoons as well). Previous experience is not required, though reliability, and willingness to work in a close knit team are vital.

Please contact us immediatly, if you are interested, as this is an urgent casting. You will be asked to attend a rehearsal and read the part along with the cast.
The play will be performed around South Devon during the first half/ mid September 2010. Evenings.

Please email me on bardic_dreams@yahoo.co.uk.

You can read more about us at

Website - http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com
Twitter - http://twitter.com/sdevonplayers
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=46022922794&v=info&ref=ts
Livejournal- http://community.livejournal.com/sdp_theatre/profile
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(no subject) [Apr. 19th, 2010|01:23 pm]
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The Trial Of Anne Bonney And Mary Reed
Brixham, Devon, England

(Photo of last years main cast) 

* FREE SHOW* The Trial Of Anne Bonney And Mary Reed * FREE SHOW*

The Trial Of Anne Bonney & Mary Reed
May 2nd 2010, 4pm sharp.
Brixham Old Fishquay

No tickets required. Free to all (donations in the buckets are welcome but not compulsory).

Written based on court records, this play tells the story of two of historys most notorious female pirates, and thier trial. Action, drama and humour take to the stage in this re-telling of thier story, during Brixham Pirate Festival. Suitable for all the family. Open air show although there is cover if damp.

There are no tickets bookable for this. There are a limited amount of seats available, last year we did the show and there were a mixture of people sitting and standing. If you want to be sure of a seat, it may be worth bringing a folding chair, or a cushion to be on the safe side.

Please note that there is gunfire in the show, pets are welcome, but please note that some may be upset by the shots being fired. (loud sudden noises).

To work out directions for finding us, the postcode is TQ5 8AW. It is the covered area close to the town tourist information centre and the Golden Hind. There will be events happening all day, please ask festival officials on the day to point one of us out if you have any queries, members of our group will be present all day at the festival.
Contact us via our site with earlier enquiries   or contact us via our new LJ community sdp_theatre  
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The Greenhouse, Torre Abbey [Jul. 25th, 2009|11:45 am]
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(no subject) [Jul. 10th, 2009|06:02 pm]
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Other versions of the poster at http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll1/that_darn_elf/pirates%201/posta2.jpg and http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll1/that_darn_elf/pirates%201/posta1.jpg .

A newly written show of the trial of two real life Eighteenth Century lady pirates.... With re-enactments, and the seized pirates being brought into town in chains earlier in afternoon for pre-show re-enactments, all done by the Brixham - based South Devon Players theatre company (I am one of the two co founders :) ) http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com
This show co-incides with one of Brixhams' Pirate Thursdays (a full day of pirate themed events, dressing up and fun for all ages run by www.brixhambuccaneers.co.uk).
Photo of the cast taken on board the replica of the Golden Hind in Brixham Harbour .
Continue for some of our (un-edited) promo pictures of the cast.

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