Booking form entries are finished now, but will probably return later on in the year
If you would like to preorder your tickets for Elaps's 3 May productions,
simply printout and fill in a copy of the attached file.
Members can bring along the form (with money) to Jean Makin at rehearsals.
Alternatively, members and non members can send a stamped addressed envelope to;
but remember, the deadline for pre-ordering is 29/03/07
Each Year Elaps holds workshops to assist in developing or introducing new skills. These workshops are aimed at all of our existing members as well as new members. It is important that we all learn and develop ourselves, none of us are perfect and we all have areas of weakness onstage and off. Mine is accents! I'm useless at sustaining them and differentiating between Liverpool and Newcastle!
During last years workshops we were very fortunate to have outside professionals come in and run these courses, and we are hoping to have the same thing happen this year. The courses were great and we had some excellent feedback from you all.
The workshops are key for the new Directors and Producers of the Pantomime as they also provide an insight to peoples skills, abilities and progression.
Please put these dates firmly in your diaries for 2007 we look forward to seeing all our usual faces as well as any new members.
Thursday 28th June 7:30pm Village Hall
Thursday 5th July 7:30pm Village Hall
Thursday 12th July 7:30pm Village Hall
If you're that experienced that you don't need the workshops, let us know, you may be able to run one and share your valuable information!!
Keyworth dramatic society presents "Rumours", 22nd-24th March at Grange Hall, Radcliffe on Trent.
Having seen barrow perform Excalibur last year, I know it'll be interesting to watch to spot similarities and differences between that and our own production.
Small reminder though, we are rehearsing on 22nd March and 24th March is the pantomime alliance event.
Hello everyone and welcome to elaps in 2007, (and apologies for not sending this out last week).
Only a fortnight into the year and already we know we have quite a busy year ahead.
For the first time ever we will be performing three different show in May ... all on the same days! 17-19th May
Elaps juniors will perform at both the Nanda youth festival and the Village Hall.
Elaps juniors will be performing Shakespeare's "The merchant of venice", details on the Nanda performance dates are yet to be finalised but look like they will be either the last weekend in April or the first in May. The venue will be either 2005's Robin Hood theatre, or the Nottingham Arts Theatre.
Good luck to everyone involved.
The other two May performances are as follows:
Hindsight. A one-act play for two people - written by our very own Gill Bowness
Another one-act play yet to be decided, 5-10 people.
All three performances will be taking place on the above dates and will also be entered into Nanda's one-act play competition.
Other things to look forward to include,
6th 'Salute to Pantomime' Competition - 2006-2007
The 6th 'Salute to Pantomime' Competition will run through the 2006-07 season.
The 'Blue Balloon' trophy will be awarded to the pantomime of the year and there will be other categories in the competition as in previous years.
The 'Salute to Pantomime' awards will be presented by the Mayor of Oadby and Wigston at South Wigston High School on Saturday 24th March 2007.
See here for the arrangements as they are available.
Myself and Gill will be performing at the festival, singing "The song that goes like this"
3rd East Leake Carnival23rd June 2007
Once again there's a great day in the planning and Elaps will be involved in the entertainment.
For the first time ever we will be in the parade on a float rather than on foot.
The overall theme of the parade is countries and we hope to go as Greece (or should I say Grease - The musical).
Elaps for Elaps22nd September 2007
Another evening of fun where the members of elaps do the performing ... to the other members.
Anyone can enter, and this year "Hindsight" will be entered into the competition.
Elaps December Pantomime6-8 Dec 07
To be directed by Hayley
Keep your eyes peeled to the website for more info on all the above as the year progresses
As you may all be aware there are the Elaps awards presented every year at
the AGM. The awards are The Percy Akehurst Award for Off Stage Achievements
and The Nicci Dinni Award for On Stage Achievements.
These awards are measured by the input of the 3 directors for 2006 which
will be: Jarrod on behalf of Juniors, Nicky Spencer on behalf of Rumours
and Sonya on behalf of Aladdin. As well as an overall aspect taking into
account by myself and any other feedback provided by members of the group.
So, now is the chance to have your say.
If you'd like to nominate someone for an award, please do so now stating the
exact reasons why you think they should be considered. You can reach me at:
Decisions will be made by 10th December 2007.
Many thanks for all your hard work and input throughout the year, without
you its members, Elaps and the fun theatre group we have created couldn't