NODA Newsletter - November 2011

Post date: Dec 11, 2011 7:23:10 PM

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Latest News

Lloyd Webber opens up back catalogue to amateurs

Following the success of the release of Jesus Christ Superstar to amateur theatre, Really Useful Group is to release more of Andrew Lloyd Webber's work to the amateur sector. Read article...

Extra savings on NODA Officials' Badges

Order before 31 December 2011 and get an extra 10% off all NODA Officials' badges. More details here...

NODA membership renewals

If you are already a member of NODA, you should have recieved you membership renewal documents in the post for 2012. This year, if you renew your membership before 31 December 2011, you will be eligible for some great Early-Bird Offers. Your renewal will take effect, as normal, from January 2012.

If you are not a member and are thinking of joining us, take a look at the benefits of NODA Membership...

There's no better time to become a NODA member.

BBC Consultation - Delivering Quality First

As a result of a recent BBC Trust consultation a set of proposals has been delivered, entitled Delivery Quality First, which set out proposed changes to services. Read more...

Local radio shows that focus on amateur theatre could be at risk. Please tell us what you think by taking part in the NODA Forum (you will need to sign in).

Risk Management FAQs from HSE

The Health & Safety Executive website has some useful tips on Risk Management. Read more here...

Michael Frederick Hinks

Mike Hinks was my friend for almost 35 years. I have known him as the husband of my very good friend Wyn and as a colleague and Councillor at NODA West Midlands.

Mike was a gentleman or rather a gentle man. A career in Local Government and a distinguished hobby with several operatic societies (Chesterfield Operatic Society, Derby Opera Company, Long Eaton Operatic Society, Ripley & Alfreton) and with NODA, reaching its highest office as President of the Association.

My personal memories include eating sherry trifle at 1am after a trip to London to see a show, visiting Hardwick Hall when my husband Ron and I were National Trust members and Mike and Wyn were not but I had forgotten my card and I had to pay, working on the Pro-Am Production of La Cage Aux Folles, the list goes on and on. Happy times, sad times, good times and bad times Mike never changed. Steadfast, loyal, ready to listen, to give advice and, above all, to be a true friend.

Remember Mike and if you were fortunate enough to call him a friend be glad BUT shed no tears for Mike. He will be selecting a show, managing the budget, assembling the cast of Angels for their production and be front of house awaiting the arrival of his friends.

Jean Beard District 07 Representative NODA West Midlands.

Manx Amateur Drama Festival 2012

The Manx Amateur Drama Federation (MADF) have been organising an Easter Festival of Plays, in the Isle of Man, for 60 years and last year celebrated their Diamond Anniversary.

Next year's festival is being held at the Gaiety Theatre, Douglas, from 7 - 13 April 2012 and has very generous travel allowances.

The adjudicator will be Jan Palmer-Sayer, who is a very accomplished member of GODA. Local hosts will be on hand to look after teams, who come from all over the British Isles including Eire. We are known as the Friendly Festival, why not find out for yourselves?

For further information of upcoming events, please contact Festival Co-ordinators Olga Gray or Bob Brown .

Night of 1000 Voices 2012

Originally produced to celebrate the centenary of NODA, The Night of 1000 Voices returns to the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 6 May 2012, presenting The Best of British. Read more...

Thinking of re-locating or retiring to Spain?

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society based near Torrevieja would be delighted to hear from you.

We are looking principally, for a MUSICAL DIRECTOR and PIANO ACCOMPANIST to replace our current members when they vacate their posts next year.The Society stage a fully-costumed, G&S Operetta every year, plus numerous concerts, soirees etc.

The Company which comprises ex semi- professionals, members with many years performing experience and newcomers, enjoys an enviable reputation on the Costa Blanca.

Please contact the Chairman: Sue Woodward Prior, who would be very pleased to hear from anyone who is concerned that they won't get their regular fix of G & S when they to move to Spain !


Win tickets to see The Ladykillers...

Gielgud Theatre, Shaftsbury Avenue

From 26 November 2011

The celebrated Ealing comedy– THE LADYKILLERS comes to life on stage this Autumn in a hilarious and thrilling, new adaption, by Graham Linehan (Father Ted) and directed by Sean Foley (The Play What I Wrote).

Featuring a stellar cast of some of the finest stage and screen comedy actors including: BAFTA winner, Peter Capaldi, (The Thick of It) as Professor Marcus, along with James Fleet (The Vicar of Dibley), Ben Miller (The Armstrong and Miller Show), Stephen Wight (Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer) and Olivier Award winner, Clive Rowe, with Marcia Warren as the sweetly innocent, Mrs Wilberforce.

THE LADYKILLERS is a classic black comedy; a sweet little old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing.

Book your tickets here...

Enter the competition here , for your chance to win a pair of top-priced tickets to The Ladykillers.

'Bring him home' for Lytham Proms Festival Weekend 2012

Alfie Boe will headline a 'Last Night of the Proms' concert at the Lytham Proms Festival, on Saturday 4 August 2012

Alfie Boe, from Fleetwood, Lancashire is sure to be as massive a hit with locals, as he is with audiences across The UK.

Read more about the festival here...

Discounted tickets are available for readers of the NODA email newsletter by following this link...Ticketline website

Alternatively call: 0844 888 9991

Lines are open Mon – Fri 08:30-21:00 and Sat - Sun 09:00 -21:00 Further ticket information...

For the very latest information on the event you can visit the Lytham Proms website or follow them on Facebook

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Methuen Drama for your next show...

Methuen Drama’s vital and comprehensive list includes a wide variety of scripts, practitioner guides for directors and stage managers and performance rights for plays.

From perennial favourites like Terry Pratchett scripts, A Christmas Carol and Peter Pan to new writing by James Graham and Kwame Kwei-Armah.

Visit the Methuen Drama website and explore!

10% discount to NODA members...

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Friendly technical advice always available, please call:

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Massive Closing Down SALE

Dress Circle, Theatrical Costumes, based in Leicestershire, is closing down and selling it's entire stock.

Includes: theatrical costumes for all the major shows, Pantomime costumes, vintage clothes 1920s - 1980s, handbags, shoes and accessories. Read more...

Weekend of 10

- 11 December 2011

Saturday 10am until 4pm - Sunday 11am until 4pm

Beauty and the Beast costumes for sale

All costumes are made from high quality material.

Complete list of costumes and sizes... Belle's gold dress has lights sewn in.

Price for all costumes, as a set, £1,500. More images...

Please email: Elizabeth Belleville, Innerleithen & District A.O.S, for more information or questions.

6 brand new lib's of Gilbert and Sullivans Sorcerer

£25.00 the lot. Contact Mr D Kay on: 01942 675964

Nuns costumes wanted!

CLOGS Musical Theatre is looking for nuns costumes for their forthcoming production of the Sound of Music (mid March 2012). Do you have any for sale, loan or hire? Please contact Jane Clark if you can help!

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