For those that know we you may be aware that I have been writing Pantomime scripts for a couple of years now.
It all started about 7 years ago when I was helping out at my wife’s’ Panto Group backstage. I was ‘forced’ to endure numerous rehearsals and performances when I idly (*and jokingly) mentioned that I thought I could write a better script. My wife then said “well, go on then!” … so I tried.
I wrote Cinderella, gave it to the company not really expecting them to read it, and waited. They read a few scripts that year and finally decided that they would use mine. A few tweaks here and there and they loved it.
I have been writing for them ever since. And I love it.
January 2018 sees them perform my 5th script “The Magnificent Seven Knights of Camelot.” … or ‘Camelot‘ so I can fit it on the posters. and even if I do say so myself, it’s great. Full of great characters, loads of jokes, one liners and set pieces. I am really looking forward to seeing what the group do with it.
It will be performed at Norton Parish Hall on January 11-13 2018 – and tickets can be bought from the online shop or their box office lady.
I am now in the process of editing and updating all my scripts I have written so far (including a couple for another theatre group who are performing my version of Peter Pan this year) and creating a website to showcase them and offer them to other companies. WATCH THIS SPACE.
We’re back, and this time it’s festive.
After the success of our summer event (even though it rained even though the weather forecasters said it would be sunny ) we have decided to return for a festive special Craft Fayre (the forecast is for snow and hail so we expect sun and light breeze)
We will have two rooms of crafters selling their wares, doing demos and being generally wonderful.
There will be coffee, tea, hoot chocolate, soft drinks, Mulled Wine, mince pies and cake in the Crafters Cafe where you will also be able to try a few crafts for yourself.
If that wasn’t enough we may even have some carols and / or festive live music to get you in the christmas (and spending money) spirit..
If you are a crafter and would like a table at this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07472 590055
There is a facebook event here – https://www.facebook.com/events/1665772193475136/
Tables are £10 (and a small donation to our charity / good cause raffle)
We had a great day on saturday and so we have a new facebook page. If you would like to be kept up to date with future events then like us here –
But first a quick note to say a HUGE thank you to all the wonderful stall holders who helped make our first event in Lower Broadheath a success..
Victorian Revivals Cards
Decorated With Fluff
Kids Bee Happy Sand Art
The Toy Shed
Phoenix Light & More
Adult Learning Education Classes (ALEC)
Soft Toys and Bunting
Charity Soft Toy Tombola
Also a huge thanks to Glam Sparrow and Paul Jeffery for some mighty fine live music.
And thanks to all the volunteers who helped it run smoothly.
We love you all.
Sarah and Chris
It seemed wrong to organise a craft fayre and not include one of the most popular crafts there is. Live Music.
We are pleased to bring to Lower Broadheath 3 very different acts.
Glam Sparrow – Their diverse repertoire includes tunes ranging from David Bowie and the Beatles to The Smiths and Madness. A great feelgood duo with lots of talent.
Sarah B – A newbie to the ‘Live Music’ scene but has spent over 20 years singing in church choirs and local theatre. A wonderful vocalist that we know will impress.
Paul Jeffery – One third of local supergroup The Players, a fantastic singer, songwriter and musician. Also possibly one of the nicest people on the local music scene.
OPEN MIC – We have a sound system, microphones and venue. We also have space for a few open mic slots. So,if you fancy coming along and playing/singing a few songs, please do so.
I can’t believe it has taken me this long to get back into organizing events. I gave it up when we moved house and my son was born. But two years later I am back.
Lower Broadheath is the birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar (the composer guy) and is a wonderfully peaceful and pleasant village. It boasts two pubs, a handful of farms and, rather interesting, not one, not two, but absolutely zero local shops. Wild huh!?!
We decided to do something fun for the village and have organised a craft fayre at the village hall that we hope you will fancy coming along to. There will be over a dozen stalls selling all manner of crafty and homemade items, tea, coffee, cake, childrens play area outside AND live music from Glam Sparrow, Paul Jeffery and Sarah B. There will also be opportunities to try some of the crafts for yourself.
We are really looking forward to hosting this event and hope you can join us.
Facebook event here https://www.facebook.com/events/1626542087386858
This week sees the start of a new regular comedy club in Worcester.
Scallywags Comedy Night, to be held in the cellar of The Worcester Arts Workshop, hosted by Jon Wagstaffe will be a night of hilarity and featuring some of the best names on the touring comedy circuit.
The first one features, amongst others, Nick Page, a comedian who gets around. He’s performed everywhere from Abu Dhabi to Vietnam – you may not think that’s much geographically, but we mean it alphabetically. He’s even performed in Sandi Toksvig’s garden, and if he’s good enough for Sandi Toksvig, he’s good enough for you.
Also featuring: Matt Stellingwerf, Roger Swift and Stu Woodings
Tickets £6 or buy a comedy season ticket and see 3 shows for £15 – available here – http://www.worcesterartsworkshop.org.uk/wdevent/scallywags-comedy-night-featuring-nick-page/2017-05-18/
THURSDAY MAY 18th 7:30 PM
Worcester Arts Workshop
21 Sansome Street
It’s that time of year again when we start think about Christmas.
(WHAT? IT’S ONLY MAY!!)
A PDF version of my promo booklet can be downloaded here – promo-booklet
Full Pantomime Scripts are available for just £75 – with unlimited show usage for the 2017/2018 season.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
and soon – THE MAGNIFICENT 7 KNIGHTS OF CAMELOT Read the rest of this entry »
Proud and privileged to be part of the team.
Another production is in the bag. The stage is put away, costumes are washed, the lights are powered down and the actors and crew are finally able to relax. It has been a tough year with the loss of Kate, but we hope that we have done her proud.
We would like to thank everyone who came to see the show. we had a blast and hope you did too.
there are loads of photos here.
Norton Theatre Groups 30th Annual show. Another one of my scripts given the NTG seal of approval .. which is cool.
Norton Theatre Group invite you to help them celebrate their 30th annual pantomime in January 2017. Founding member of the Group, Les Simms, proudly presents an amateur production of Peter Pan. Full of thrills and spills, fighting and biting, fun and laughter and just like Peter Pan, some of the jokes never get old.
View original post 329 more words