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Rapunzel - A pantomime by Annette McQuillan
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I have retired from the group Reply to this News Item Print this Topic E-Mail this Topic
Posted 2008/06/09 - 14:38 By Jazz
News Dear Elaps,

After several weeks of consideration it is with a great deal of sadness that I inform you of my resignation from my role of group director and committee member of the group.
I would have liked to deliver this news in person, but unfortunately my current work pattern followed by my Holiday would have made my next available Thursday 26th June, which is too late.
Don't think that this is just due to prompting issues, I have several reasons. After appearing in 14 different productions over 50 performances in 8 years it's time for a rest.
I still intend to support the group by continuing to host the website, as it no longer costs me to host it, and will aim to be a regular in the audience for many years to come.
I wish you success in everything that you do, and hope that the 10th birthday celebrations are a hit.
Maybe one day I shall return


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 - 13:36 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 - 13:34 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