The Association's Annual Youth Theatre Festival will be held this year on Saturday 12th May 2018.
The venue for this will be the Chilwell OlympiaTheatre, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 5HR
The adjudicator will be Bob Wildgust who has been associated with the promotion of music and drama for over the past forty years involving acting, directing and adjudication throughout the UK. He has acted and directed for all the leading regional groups with productions ranging from French farce to grand opera. His adjudication work has taken him on assignments throughout the UK and Europe which have included setting up a theatrical exchange programme between UK and Poland.
He has also served as a member of the Board of the Nottingham Playhouse and has and is heavily involved in recording audio books for Calibre, the national charity for the poorly sighted and disabled with over forty books now recorded.
The final closing date for entries is Saturday 7th April. Please enclose scripts with entry.
We are pleased to announce that our next celebrity luncheon will be on Wednesday January 10th at 12 for 12.30 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham.
Our guest will be the lighting designer Mark Pritchard.
Mark has lit more than 40 productions in the West End. He has extensive experience lighting opera and ballet productions world wide. Mark has also lit productions for companies throughout the UK, from the RSC and the Pitlochry Festival Theatre (eight seasons) to our own Nottingham Playhouse.
As well as talking about the trials and tribulations of lighting design, he has a wealth of anecdotes about the great, the good and the maybe very interesting!
I hope you all had a good summer break and know that already you have started on your 2017/18 season. Similarly it is time to start getting in your entries for the new
Play of the Year Competition.
The last one brought us 21 entries so it is still a popular competition. Don't forget though that the adjudication and your improvement is as important as winning trophies.
Based in the East Midlands, UK, this voluntary association
of amateur dramatic societies exists to promote all aspects
of theatre arts, to foster progressive standards and
to provide a basis for mutual assistance, with involvement and members in
Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire as well as Nottinghamshire.
We have been operating in Nottingham for over 50 years.
We run festivals and workshops, and
maintain a calendar of members productions and other activities.
If you are interested in Amateur Theatre and
would like to act, paint scenery or play with lights and sound effects
then have a look at some of our
see which groups are near you and look in the
Go along to have a look at what they do.
Tell them you found them in Nanda