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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
By Graeme on 22 Apr 2018 15:00

Little Voice
By Graeme on 22 Apr 2018 14:58

Rapunzel - A pantomime by Annette McQuillan
By Graeme on 12 Nov 2017 17:20

Message for Juniors
By Graeme on 20 Apr 2017 20:47

Blithe Spirit
By Graeme on 16 Apr 2017 10:00

Unsung Hero Award
By Graeme on 19 Nov 2016 11:29

Snow Queen Important Information
By Graeme on 18 Nov 2016 10:00

By Graeme on 06 Nov 2016 18:58

Pantomime Poster
By Graeme on 06 Nov 2016 18:56

By Graeme on 06 Nov 2016 18:50


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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
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Posted 2016/11/06 - 18:56 By Graeme
News Hi Folks

The poster for the Snow Queen Panto is now available

Gill has posted some around the shops that are selling tickets but if you are able to publicise further please download, print off a copy and post.


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Tickets Reply to this News Item Print this Topic E-Mail this Topic
Posted 2016/11/06 - 18:50 By Graeme
News Tickets are on sale in the East Leake shops in the following locations in East Leake Village:

The Post Office, The Olde Bakehouse (Pet Shop next to the Co-Op) and Mel’s Greengrocers

The performances are at 7.30PM on Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th
December PLUS a Matinee performance on Saturday 10th at 2.00PM

The tickets sell out fast especially for the Matinee so be quick to avoid disappointment!

Ticket prices are £7.00 for Adults and £4.00 for concessions (Under 16, Students, OAPs)

THE SNOW QUEEN IMPORTANT INFORMATION - message from Gill Reply to this News Item Print this Topic E-Mail this Topic
Posted 2016/10/15 - 17:15 By Graeme
News From Gill Bowness 0774 700 6196


Costumes and Make Up:

All Mirrors, Villagers and Robbers need the following basic items for their personal costumes/make up:
Plain black leggings/trousers, plain black soft-soled shoes (plimsolls. Jazz shoes or similar). ELAPS will be providing a black polo-neck with a mirror motif. All these should be marked/labelled with the actor’s name (we know from experience that they can easily be “lost” or misplaced;
Skin toned foundation, neutral lipstick, grey/black eye liner and light blusher (we do not like the actors to share these items (other than between family members) to prevent infection). Please put these in a closable bag marked/labelled with the actor’s name; and
Coat hanger(s) and a bag (marked/labelled with the actor’s name) to carry all costume items (including those for the villagers and robbers that ELAPS is providing).
Please make sure that costume items are available from the 3rd November, make up items from the 20th November.
All members of ELAPs are required to provide at least one raffle item (such as Xmas biscuits/sweets, wine, scented candles, toys). This raises quite a lot of money at each performance so is an important revenue source for us. Please start bringing these in as soon as possible but by the end of November at the latest.
As we start to step up a gear towards performance dates, all actors (including the mirrors, villagers and robbers) will be required to remain at rehearsals until 9.30 pm every Thursday from 3rd November. Please remember that if you cannot attend a rehearsal either write your name down on the calendar at rehearsal or text me.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on 1st November but please note that the tickets for the Saturday matinee and evening performances sell out really quickly. All cast and crew can order tickets in advance from Annette at rehearsals:
Write down your name, preferred performance and number of tickets (indicating the number of full and concessions);
Include cash or a cheque for the full amount;
Place all this in an envelope with the crew/actor name.
Ticket prices are £7 full price and £4 concession (please note that there are no concession prices for the Saturday night performance). If you do not get an order in before 1st November then tickets will be available from the Post Office, Olde Bakehouse (pet shop) and Mel’s Greengrocers.

Leicestershire and Rutland Drama Festival Reply to this News Item Print this Topic E-Mail this Topic
Posted 2016/09/14 - 10:28 By Graeme
News The message below is from Leicestershire and Rutland Drama Festival - if anyone needs the attachements please contact a member of the elaps comittee member who will have the details.

Leicestershire and Rutland Drama Festival

11 / 09 / 2017
Dear Fellow Thespians

It’s that time of year again!!!!! I am writing to invite you to take part in next years’ One Act Play Festival which will be held once again at the lovely Little Theatre in Leicester..

Our dates are: week ending Saturday April 1st for the Preliminary Round.

Exactly when it starts will be subject to the number of entries. At a real push we could do 17, but 14 would be our ideal. This would allow 3 plays each of
3 evenings/Saturday afternoon, and 2 plays on Saturday night which would allow plenty of time for the final presentations.

Sunday, April 9th again at the Little Theatre

This year we are using two new adjudicators who have never been part of the Leicestershire scene so should give us all a new perspective.

For the preliminary round we have Robert Clarke who lives in Bedford. He is delighted to be visiting a new area and seeing some fresh groups.

For the quarter final we have Jennifer Scott-Reid who lives in Cambridge. She is a very experienced adjudicator and again is delighted to be visiting a new area and seeing some fresh groups.

The Festival will be an open festival again this year, which means groups outside the Leicestershire / Rutland area are welcome to attend.
To enter you will need to complete the Entry Form and return it to me, together with a cheque, no later than Friday, 6th January 2015


I do hope you will be able to enter the 2017 festival. If you are considering entering for the first time, I have attached a brief guide to explain more

Attached are a number of necessary or informative additions.

1. The Entry Form. Please return with cheque.
2. The Declaration Form. This MUST be completed together with your Entry Form unless you are going forward as part of another festival.
3. A copy of the rules. Please note further information can be found on the AETF website
4. Some information for groups entering for the first time.

I look forward to hearing from you. You can book a place now even if you are not sure of all the details yet of your play. Please note, however, that a booking is a firm commitment.

Yours sincerely

Sandra Sutcliffe
Festival Organiser

Please contact me at

ELAPS In May Reply to this News Item Print this Topic E-Mail this Topic
Posted 2016/05/08 - 11:47 By Keith
News A brief update on what's happening in May (VH = East Leake Village Hall).

Wednesday, 4th - Committee meeting (Madeline's 8.00)
Thursday, 5th - Juniors rehearsal for Sinbad (back room of Catholic Church, 7.00 - 8.30).
Saturday, 7th - NANDA Youth Festival (Friesland School, Sandiacre, performers to arrive by 4.30).
Thursday, 12th - Juniors rehearsal for Sinbad (VH 7.00 - 8.30)
Thursday, 19th - Juniors final rehearsal for Sinbad (VH 7.00 - 8.00).
Friday, 20th - Final performance of Sinbad by Juniors (VH, crew 6.00, cast by 6.30, doors 7.00, curtain up 7.30)
Thursday, 27th - no rehearsal, elections in VH.

The group open evening has been postponed until Thursday 9th June, 7.00 a 9.00pm.