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Behind the scenes filming promos and trailer for the 20-hour Les Miserables film series that I am producing with my period-drama secialist theatre and film company

We had a fantastic weekend filming for the trailer in Dartmouth and Plymouth for scenes with Valjean, Javert, Fantine, Marius and Cosette. Despite the very early morning starts that come with filming, and the fact we were filming in two towns, we had a fantastic time, supported by amazing local actors, and crew members. It is so exciting to see the series trailer coming together bit by bit, supported by an amazing cast. :) The next shoot is next Saturday, in Brixham Museum, and in Stoke Fleming.

Meantime, our producer grabbed some photos behind the scenes!

EDIT - And we have started a behind-the-scenes youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjNo_NJXQ6Nmj4Xq1ZjPl6y1TTy2eI7xF

(dont forget we are looking for supporting cast for the full series which commences filming around Devon and Cornwall at the end of the summer, see our site at www.southdevonplayers.com and hit the Les Mis tab) )

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New  Les Miserables theatre production around Torbay (Devon UK) this September...
Directed by me.

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We got a lot (not all, sadly! rounding up all of the 30-strong cast other than for shows and rehearsals is very hard!) of the cast out on a days character photoshoot a couple of weeks ago.. The photos are by me and a couple of friends.
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Theatre auditions:

I am the co-founder and secretary of an award-winning non-profit community theatre company from Brixham (Devon, England) and we have auditions coming up in the next two/ three months, for two new shows. Both very different, and both generating a lot of interest already. If you live in the Devon area, and are interested, you would be most welcome to audition for one, or both.  Rehearsals take place mainly on Wednesday evenings with occaisional sunday afternoons as required. If you cannot make the specific audition date advertised, you can contact us to arrange an alternative audition date (wednesday evenings  or sunday afternoons).

You are welcome to apply, whether you are an experienced performer, or new to acting.  It would be very helpful, if you are attending auditions, to contact us and let us know beforehand. :)


The Great Storm Of Brixham
Auditions: Sunday December 4th, 1.30pm, or by arrangement
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The Musketeers and the Pirates

Auditions: Sunday January 29th, 1.30pm, or by arrangement
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For more information:
our website - http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com
our facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/southdevonplayers/
our twitter- http://twitter.com/#!/sdevonplayers
our LJ - sdp_theatre</lj>

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Seeking medieval history enthusiasts to join new group forming in south Devon (UK obviously..) which was "talked about" last year, and is being got underway this year, finally!  
We are a lively group of hobbyists, who are interested in studying and portraying the medieval period, and the "heresies" and controversies of the time, from a balanced, unbiased viewpoint. It is a friendly, inclusive group, members are welcome regardless of nationality, religion, gender, etc.  - we would like to make it abundantly clear that we are not any kind of racist or religious-ist group, and such people joining with that kind of attitude in mind would not be tolerated, even a large percentage of our members are not, in real life, Christian even! We just all share a deep interest in the history and mythos of the Templars, and the world in which they lives.
You do not need to play Templar characters - in fact it would be great to have a team of people interested in portrating many walks of life, and from all "sides", to present a full viewpoint of the time.
We are also not a "neo-Templar" or "Masonic" group, although we will quite happily explore the myths and legends in that area as well.

We have made a few appearances in the spring just gone, have some projects taking place in August, and already have been approached to appear at various events next year...

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CASTING CALL (Torbay, England) with award winning community theatre company.

Show:  The Barbary Pirates
Group: The South Devon Players (website    Facebook group)

Performances between April and August 2011 in the South Devon area. Including national theatre competition entry.

Performers required
We are looking for RELIABLE male and female performers to play pirates, convicts and bellydancers. You need to be aged 16 -116, live locally to be able to attend weekly rehearsals and workshops (Wednesdays 7.30 - 9pm) in Brixham. Free training in bellydance and/or stage combat included. Experience not required, but enthusiasm, regular attendance and effort are a must. Re-casting several roles due to timewasters. The project isnt paid but lots of free dance and combat training, with photographs, and references upon request, for future drama/ theatre studies all provided upon succesful completion of the "run".

About show...
Based on historical accounts, this story is of a group of Devon fisher-folk taken prisoner by a fleet of Barbary Corsairs, and their subsequent adventures.
Rehearsals are currently underway, applicants will be asked to join us at rehearsal and workshops for an evening, and if successful to attend from there on.

To be considered
You can contact me directly here, or through the website or facebook group as listed above.

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Upcoming theatre events in Exeter and Torbay

Non-profit community theatre group in the Southwest of England


More about our group: 
Main website, our Facebook, Twitter, sdp_theatre  Myspace

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Casting call - actor wanted to play the role of Prince William Of Orange, with the South Devon Players.

William is physically slim, with a strength of personality that belies his
appearance, regal but down to earth at the same time.

Historically based stage play by a non-profit community theatre company based in Brixham (Devon, England), telling the intertwined stories of several local historical characters.

Applicants must live in the Torbay / south Devon area to be able to attend rehearsals weekly in Brixham (currently on a Wednesday evening, and closer to the performance time some sunday afternoons as well). Previous experience is not required, though reliability, and willingness to work in a close knit team are vital.

Please contact us immediatly, if you are interested, as this is an urgent casting. You will be asked to attend a rehearsal and read the part along with the cast.
The play will be performed around South Devon during the first half/ mid September 2010. Evenings.

Please email me on bardic_dreams@yahoo.co.uk.

You can read more about us at

Website - http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com
Twitter - http://twitter.com/sdevonplayers
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=46022922794&v=info&ref=ts
Livejournal- http://community.livejournal.com/sdp_theatre/profile

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 Swash a buckle! 

Here is a video of a pirate re-enactment that I was in, last weekend, at Brixham Pirate Festival (in the video I am one of the people who board the big ship from the rowing boat) 


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The Trial Of Anne Bonney And Mary Reed
Brixham, Devon, England

(Photo of last years main cast) 

* FREE SHOW* The Trial Of Anne Bonney And Mary Reed * FREE SHOW*

The Trial Of Anne Bonney & Mary Reed
May 2nd 2010, 4pm sharp.
Brixham Old Fishquay

No tickets required. Free to all (donations in the buckets are welcome but not compulsory).

Written based on court records, this play tells the story of two of historys most notorious female pirates, and thier trial. Action, drama and humour take to the stage in this re-telling of thier story, during Brixham Pirate Festival. Suitable for all the family. Open air show although there is cover if damp.

There are no tickets bookable for this. There are a limited amount of seats available, last year we did the show and there were a mixture of people sitting and standing. If you want to be sure of a seat, it may be worth bringing a folding chair, or a cushion to be on the safe side.

Please note that there is gunfire in the show, pets are welcome, but please note that some may be upset by the shots being fired. (loud sudden noises).

To work out directions for finding us, the postcode is TQ5 8AW. It is the covered area close to the town tourist information centre and the Golden Hind. There will be events happening all day, please ask festival officials on the day to point one of us out if you have any queries, members of our group will be present all day at the festival.
Contact us via our site with earlier enquiries   or contact us via our new LJ community sdp_theatre  

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Auditions for new historical play in Torbay, Devon, England


 Gentleman Of The Road, is a newly written play about a historical Devon highwayman who operated in the area (and others) in the 1680s and 1690s.
It tells the story of a true life local highwayman, with plenty of action, humour, and thrills.

Shows will be performed in Brixham, as well as in Exeter and other locations as we are able to book, towards the end of the summer.
Actors, actresses, and people who want to help with costumes, effects, and Front of House all needed.

-You need to be aged 16 plus (to the skys the limit). Previous experience is not required, but reliability, enthusiasm, good manners, and willingness to work in a team ARE musts.
- All involved in the show should live locally to Torbay (thats Brixham, Paignton, Torquay, Dartmouth) and be able to attend rehearsals on Wednesdays and some Sundays, in Brixham, in the evenings.

Will take place at Brixhams Royal British Legion Club, Bakers Hill (Off St Marys Square) Brixham, on Wednesday March 31st, 2010 at 7.30pm. All welcome to attend. The audition will involve group readings of sections of the script. You may be asked (for two principal roles, that of the highwayman and his lover, and a minor role, Bella the pickpocket) to sing a folk song as well.

The South Devon Players are a small non-profit community theatre group based in Brixham Devon, England, founded in 2005. As such, roles are not paid, but you do get photos, and DVDs wherever possible.

We rehearse weekly at our local Royal British Legion club, and specialise in newly written plays (by our members) about local history and legends. These plays are performed locally, often in aid of charity, and occasionally outside Torbay as well, in the wider South Devon area.

We pride ourselves on being inclusive, and welcoming anyone who wants to participate in the performing arts. Members need to be aged 16 or over, other than that the only restrictions are that they are reliable, prompt for rehearsals and show set-ups, and that they can work within a team.

Main Website http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com
Livejournal sdp_theatre  
Facebook South Devon Players