NODA Newletter - July 2011

Post date: Jul 10, 2011 9:29:40 PM

Welcome to the NODA newsletter

This month we have a new section - NODA News, where you can find all the latest updates and information from the association.

Another new feature are the NODA special offers. Each month we will feature a different, discounted product on the website, look out for links in the email newsletters and be one of the first to grab a bargain!

Check out the BIG Discounts on offer on the website. Book through the NODA website and you can make huge savings on theatre tickets! Tickets to some of the top London shows are up to 50% cheaper!!

Latest News

FREE online membership for those belonging to a NODA society

If you belong to a NODA society, whether you are an individual member of NODA or not, you are entitled to FREE online membership, via the website.

SIGN UP now at:

Just click on the SIGN UP tab (top right on the home page) and complete the simple form. You will need your society's URN (unique reference number). This can be obtained from a member of your society's committee, or by calling NODA Membership Services on: 01733 865790. We will be happy to help. Please ensure that all members of your society are aware of this service from NODA.

If you have individual, or joint, membership of NODA it's even easier for you. A profile is already set up for you. SIGN IN using your URN number as both login and password.

Don't miss out - register today - it's FREE!

NEW NODA Factsheet

Insuring a Production - advice from NODA Insurance is available on the website now, in the Members' Area.

Essential information about insurance to protect your members, equipment, employees and perhaps most importantly, the general public.

See the list of NODA Factsheets available here...

What do you think of your email newsletter?

The latest NODA email newsletter is available to read on the website. Every month we feature a poll asking for your opinion on how we are doing! 88% said that they found June's email newsletter interesting and informative. Let us know what you think of July's email newsletter - VOTE NOW!

NODA regional magazines

Amateur Stage will be featuring NODA East, NODA East Midlands and NODA Wales & Ireland in the July issue. Watch out for your copy, coming soon!

NODA Officials' badges

NODA are pleased to announce that, due to immense popular demand, the stock of Officials' Badges has now been replenished.

The range includes:

Chairman, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Official, Committee and many, many more!

To order, or for more information, simply contact membership services on: 01733 865790.

Visit the NODA website now, for this weeks' special offers!

Every week we will be featuring different products - but hurry, when they're gone - they're gone!!

Don't forget to keep checking the website for new deals!

Take a look at this week's deals now...

Really Useful Group (RUG) amateur dramatic survey

RUG are conducting a survey of amateur theatre groups to help them develop new titles for release.

Take part in the survey and your group will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance to win £1,000 towards music costs. Closing date: 29 July 2012.

Take part in the survey now...

NDFA 38th British All Winners' Festival.

Why not take a holiday in beautiful Guernsey and enjoy the NDFA British All Winners' Festival at the same time?

Dates 23 - 30 July 2011 in Guernsey.

Find out more about the festival here...

National awards for stage management, sponsored by The Stage: Winners revealed!

The pains of touring rewarded. A team stage-managing a project out of the ordinary and a first: Stage Management Student of the Year, sponsored by GDS.

Read more here...

Kids' Week 2011

Children up to the age of 16 years old can experience the magic of London theatre and see an awesome selection of shows for free.

Tickets go on sale on 12 July and you can find full details of all the shows, workshops and activities on offer on the Kids' Week website.

For one night only!

Idina Menzel, the American actress, who originated the role of Wicked's, green-skinned, leading witch for both Broadway and the West End, is to return to London for a Royal Albert Hall gig.

The one night only concert on 6 October will feature the Tony Award-winning star, performing alongside the 60-piece Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by multi-award-winning Broadway composer Marvin Hamlisch.

Buy tickets...

Celebrate Shakespeare, as the world's playwright, in 2012.

The World Shakespeare Festival , which is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival, runs from 23 April to 9 September 2012.

Experience the richness of theatre performance from companies across the UK and around the world.

Ian Wainwright, Producer of the RSCs Open Stages, adds:

"The World Shakespeare Festival will also feature a celebration of amateur work with over 15 amateur Shakespeare productions from all over the UK being showcased at the RSC as part of the RSC's on going Open Stages project.

The project consists of over 260 amateur companies from Penzance to the Isle of Skye, performing Shakespeare, or Shakespeare inspired productions, taking part in skills sharing workshops and performing their work at 10 regional theatres.

With approximately 6400 amateurs the project aims to bring together professional and amateur theatre throughout the country."


Raising money for Alzheimer's Research

NODA members, the Sinodun Players, are performing Maskerade from 8 - 16 July 2011 to raise money for Alzheimer's Research a project inspired by Terry Pratchett.

Buy tickets online... Tickets are £10 and can also be bought from the box office on: 01491 825000.

If you can not attend, but would like to make a donation, the fund raising website is:

No more empty seats at your performance and FREE tickets to shows!

The Theatre Ninjas iPhone App and partner website offers you a chance to fill your show, have your work seen by a greater number of people and advertise through your presence on the app, website and word of mouth.

Theatre Ninjas also allows you to see the theatre shows, comedy and music gigs that have not sold to capacity on the day of the performance - for free!

The Theatre Ninjas iPhone app will be available to download from the iTunes store from mid July. If you are not an iPhone user, as you can also see the free ticket listings at:


Support your theatre... 4 Truck's Sake!

Hull Truck Theatre has launched an urgent appeal calling for its audience's support to help tackle serious funding cuts.

The theatre, a registered charity, is facing almost £500,000 worth of cuts to its public funding over the next three years. It has today launched a new fundraising campaign - 4 Truck's Sake.


To donate to Hull Truck Theatre, text: HULL04, followed by your donation e.g £2, £10, to: 70070

Theatre Royal Newcastle - Restoration March - September 2011

Newcastle's Theatre Royal is about to change. But to create the future, it is going back to its great past.

The Theatre Royal is one of only nine Grade 1 listed theatres in England and is regarded by many as the UK's finest theatre building.

Read more here...

Bristol now home to one of the world's largest theatre archives

The University of Bristol celebrates the arrival of the Mander & Mitchenson Theatre Collection.

The world-renowned Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson Theatre Collection (M&M), recently donated to the University of Bristol, has been safely relocated to its new home in the University's Theatre Collection.



Show Cruise 2012

Sets sail on the 15 September 2012 and is your chance to:

. Meet and mingle with showbiz professionals

. Develop your theatre techniques

. Showcase your performance skills

. Share your musical theatre experiences

. Or simply sit back and enjoy the show

You can indulge your passion for musical theatre on this unique 14-night no-fly cruise for little more than £100 per day, but remember the programme of special onboard events is only available to those who book their cruise through Travel Angels.

Inside suites start from just £1,472 per person sharing and ocean view suites start from £1,552 which includes all meals, entertainment, tax and gratuities as well as the special events.

Call: 0845 557 6341 for information, latest cabin availability and prices.

Or find out more at:

Does your society need a helping jazz-hand?

Prime Focus Productions is developing a primetime TV series about musical theatre - led by 'Pineapple' megastar Louie Spence.

Louie hopes to work with a handful of the UK’s musical theatre societies to push them to their full potential and put on a show that the local community will never forget.

Read more here...

York Musical Theatre Company present a world première of brand new musical Armada, written by company member, Rob Winlow.

Telling the untold story of the Spanish Armada, this is a musical full of passion, danger and intrigue aboard the high seas. Prepare to be swept away...

On at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, in York, from 28 - 30 July.

Tickets from York Theatre Royal Box Office on: 01904 623568 or book online at:

Read more about it and listen to some of the music from the show here...

2 for 1 on top two ticket prices to see Emperor and Galilean at the National Theatre.

Emperor and Galilean

by Henrik Ibsen

in a new version by Ben Power

4 STARS Independent, Daily Mail

‘A brilliant rendition of Ibsen's play. Breathtakingly staged.' Guardian

‘Enormous flair and dynamism.' Independent

A major play from one of the greatest playwrights of all time... and no one's ever seen it.

Ibsen’s magnificent farewell to epic drama tackles faith head on. A company of 50 perform this exciting new version, creating a cathedral of sound and ritual.

Call: 020 7452 3000 and quote: 'NODA Offer' or book online with promo code: 3886.


Offer is valid for all performances 4 July - 10 August 2011, subject to availability. Tickets usually £20-£30.

Theatrical Make-Up Course in Cornwall

Introductory 4-day course

with international make-up artist, Max Van De Banks*

Saturday 9 July, Sunday 10 July, Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17July. 9.30am until 5.00pm

Limited places. To book, or for more details, email: Marilyn or call her on: 07834 919531 Read more here...

Theatrical Make-Up Course - Application Form...

Discount Vouchers available for NODA newsletter readers!

Looking for a great comedy/farce?

For the last ten years, Raymond Hopkins has been writing farcical comedies and donating his royalties to Multiple Sclerosis Research.

His plays have been extremely successful in the UK with hundreds of productions and summer season runs. The plays are also very popular in Australia and Europe. At the present time, over twenty-two thousand pounds has been raised for Multiple Sclerosis Research.

The plays have received dozens of excellent reviews. For further information, please visit: Raymond Hopkins website

White Astro-Turf for sale, used once for play Teranova. Ideal for Panto, or where white stage is required. 2 rolls - 8 metres x 2 metres. Also 2 metre sledge. Contact: G. Silvester, Woodley Theatre. Tel: 07970 154712 or email: Graham Silvester

Scores and Libs, collected over 50 years, no longer needed.

For sale as a job lot, or individually. Some are in very good condition, some reasonable and one or two fairly tatty.

For details, contact: Pamela Staples, Banstead & Nork Amateur Operatic Society.

8 scores for sale at @ £8.00 each:

1. Don Giovanni

2. Yeoman of the Guard

3. Mikado

4. Tales of Hoffman

5. HMS Pinafore

6. Orpheus in the Underworld

7. Ruddigore

8. The Gondoliers

Please contact: Pauline Richards Tel: 01494 774582

Caligari Cabinet for sale which has been professionally made and was used in the latest production of Loughton Operatic Society, Jack the Ripper. Suitable for someone who is no more than a size 12. Flat packed, with photos and instructions for putting together, currently stored at Loughton. For further details email: Jeanette Abrahams

Aladdin pantomime costumes for sale (John Morley version). Need storage space! About 120 fantastic handmade outfits used by Ringmer Dramatic Society for 2001 production. Twanky 8 changes, Aladdin and Princess 4 each. Includes all wigs and headdresses. Contact, for more details: Jean Drinan 07921 762547 or 01825 841341.

Wanted - 28 metal gruel bowls!

NODA members, The English Theatre Group of Zug, in Switzerland, is staging Oliver! at the end of September. They need 28 metal, gruel bowls. Can anyone help, either with the bowls or with information about where they can be obtained? Postage to a UK address can be arranged. Please email: Fiona Schaller

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