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Kingston on Soar eco town news!!! Reply to this News Item Print this Topic E-Mail this Topic
Posted 2008/01/07 - 09:59 By Jazz
News Many of you may or may not be aware of a plan to build 6,000 houses between East Leake, Gotham, Kingston on Soar, Sutton Bonnington and West Leake. The thought is terrifying.

Please remember the following:
Saturday January 12th - Rally against the Eco-Town.
Takes place at Kingston on Soar Village hall at 12:00 midday

Keyworth Dramatic Society Recruiting Reply to this News Item Print this Topic E-Mail this Topic
Posted 2007/12/22 - 15:02 By Jazz
News Keyworth Dramatic Society has vacancies for the leading role of Letitia Blacklock - a more mature lady - and Patrick, late 30s early 40s.

Dates of Production - the week of 8th - 13th April to include one technical and two dress rehearsals.

Venue - Grange Hall, Radcliffe on Trent.

Anyone interested please contact Ruth Cheetham - 'phone 0166 4434 351 asap - not later than 31st Dec.

Ruth Cheetham is a semi-professional Director who now works at The Little Theatre in Leicester. She has directed shows for us including A Christmas Carol and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Why everybody needs to come to every rehearsal Reply to this News Item Print this Topic E-Mail this Topic
Posted 2007/09/26 - 14:36 By sue
News Autumn seems to have arrived this weekend. The berries on the hawthorn bush outside are plentiful and plump. School is back and everyone has that sort of energy that you get at the start of a school year.

Which is good news for ELAPs rehearsals. It's always a problem trying to juggle what to do in rehearsals during the summer with different people away from week to week. In some ways it doesn't get better in the Autumn, as there are always people nipping off for a quick break and half term can be problematic.

But one thing we have to insist on is that people are around for the last month. Think twice before declaring that you can't possibly make it to the dress rehearsal. The director will go through the roof.

Why should this be so important? You may know your part, but it's easy to go off the boil in the run up to the show if you've been away for a week. Even more, it disrupts the rest of the cast. The person who stands in simply hasn't been able to get into the part like you have, doesn't speak the same way, and doesn't move to the correct positions.

All of this takes the edge of performance. And we want to give our best performances. Yes sirree!

Cinderella - not quite a panto - or should I say, a panto with a difference, is taking shape. Madeline, our Wardrobe Witch has bustled everyone into giving their measurements. Oh yes, all costumes are individually made.

We have an enthusiastic junior chorus ready to sing out and entertain you.

So put the 6th, 7th and 8th December in your diaries, matinee on Saturday the 8th too, to come and watch, at East Leake Village Hall.

And, momentous news, you can book your tickets and pay online too at http://www.elaps.co.uk/shop.php with Google Checkout.

Keen on treading the boards or helping out backstage? Come and meet us on Thursday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30 pm at East Leake Village Hall. More details and contacts at www.elaps.co.uk

Cinderella - not quite a panto - is cast Reply to this News Item Print this Topic E-Mail this Topic
Posted 2007/09/26 - 14:34 By sue
News It's hard to believe that it's still summer with more rain lashing down outside and a strong breeze blowing, although hopefully by the time that you read this, the sun will have appeared once more.

The ELAPs panto has been cast. And very excited we are about it too. Gill Bowness, who won plaudits for her first play this summer, has written the script for our very own version of Cinderella, weaving in strands that reflect her own experience with ELAPs in past productions and perhaps some of her pet hates! If I tell you that that includes killjoy civil servants, perhaps it will leave you intrigued.

Certainly, not everything is quite as straightforward as you might expect in a panto.

We have two gorgeous hunky men, Kevin and Kevin, playing the Ugly Sisters - Salmonella and Diphtheria. Gill herself is playing Cinderella's step-Mum, Umbrage.

Elly Bowness, who was rolling around the stage as Typhoo the Panda in last December's panto, returns as Cinderella with an off-stage persona rather different from her on-stage role. Larissa Oates is Principal Boy again, this time playing the Prince with a lost glass slipper to place on somebody's dainty foot.

Richard and Lesley Hesk, and Celestine Stafford return to the boards as Dandini, The Fairy and Buttons. Paul Weston is bringing along Jo Weston to perform the duo act of Alf and Sefty. Thereby hangs a tale.

Sonya Oates, Nicky Doherty and Jarrod Makin are also back, but it would be spoiling the surprise if I told you who they were playing.

It's a large cast, with lots of parts in the chorus, and a massive undertaking for director Hayley Masom and producer Jean Makin. Wardrobe Mistress, Madeline Lord, is already putting out requests for Grandad's braces (watch out Grandad!) and forewarning the cast that costume measurement is already in hand.

Want to lend a hand making costumes, or painting, or making props? Come along and meet us in East Leake Village Hall from 7.30pm every Thursday evening. More info and contact details at www.elaps.co.uk

Audition Pieces for CINDERELLA (Not quite a pantomime) Reply to this News Item Print this Topic E-Mail this Topic
Posted 2007/07/02 - 12:49 By HayleyMa
News Cinderella is now online (thanks to Jarrod).

We've only a 2 weeks until our first audition (19th July, 26th July and 2nd August) and this will now give all our members the chance to read our pantomime and also decide in advance of first audition what parts they would like to audition for. When you've made your mind up, the following are a list of audition pages for the different parts.

Pages 4 to 5
Prince, Dandini, Very Important Villagers 1-6

Page 6

Page 12
Handymen (mime audition required)

Pages 13 to 15
Salmonella, Diptheria (Ugly Sisters)

Pages 15 to 17
Cinderella, Buttons, Fairy Godmother,

Pages 17 to 19
Director, Producer, PC, Alf, Sefty

Non Speaking Parts of Footmen and Chorus will be discussed on all 3 auditions.

Dobbin (2 people a front and a back) will be required to do a very small audition routine to "born to be Wild", Dobbin will need to be played by energetic individuals who don't mind getting a bit sweaty. This can be practised by individuals before the audition dates or in the back room on any of the audition nights before being shown to the producer. All that is required is a 30 second routine to show co-ordination and energy in working together.

Audition Songs:
Ugly Sisters/Buttons - Wheels on the BUS (Audience Involvement Song)
Cinderella/prince - Summer nights (from Grease)
Producer - Hey big spender or wham bam I am your man (song - depending on who is auditioning)
Umbrage - Depending on who auditions for this part there is a potential for a song but this will be determined at the time of auditions and who is auditioning.

If you have any questions at all, or can't make auditions please call me Hayley on: 01509 852364

Thanks to you all...