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Performing Rights and Licensing
Performing Rights Society
Regarding use of downloads, backing tracks etc. All of this comes under the same heading as any music used in a show, from whatever source, and is covered by application to The Performing Rights Society...READ MORE
Benefits of a NODA Representative
My aim is to build and foster good relations between all the amateur Societies that fall under my aegis in District 3, and to promote their productions throughout the District. I will also advise on points.....READ MORE
The Lloyd Webber Foundation allocates 125k for theatres
The Stage Newspaper,
Below is a link to a scan of an article from the 5th April 2012 edition of The Stage Newspaper. Essentially it is an announcement that The Lloyd Webber Foundation has allocated £125K to support theatres.......READ MORE
NODA and HiBROW -
NODA is proud to be working with HiBROW, a brand new online platform for professional
and amateur arts.
Officially launched earlier in the year, HiBROW has already released over 100 high definition.........READ MORE
Gift Aid Update for NODA Societies
NODA has received several queries about Gift Aid in the past few months, and so we reproduce here the advice received from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in response to a request from.....READ MORE
Benefits of NODA Membership
GUNSHOTS MADE EASY
You’re in the final phase of rehearsals for a great show. You’re aware that a gun needs to be fired, but until now you’ve made do with someone shouting “bang!”. You know there are rules about using guns...READ MORE
Benefits of Nova and Luton News
My aim is to build and foster good relations between all the amateur Societies that fall under my aegis, and to promote their productions throughout the District..............................................................READ MORE
THEATRE TOKENS: THERE’S A LITTLE THEATRE IN US ALL!
With Theatre Tokens, you open the door to the sheer excitement of some of the world's greatest theatre. That's because with Theatre Tokens, your loved one, friend or colleague can choose from over 240 different theatres nationwide, including London's West End.
These unique gift vouchers can be used to see plays, musicals, dance, opera and entertainment. Choosing how to spend Theatre Tokens is part of their unique appeal. And with no expiry date, unlike other gift vouchers, your recipient can pick exactly where and when to exchange them.
Available from as little as £5, you can buy Theatre Tokens on the high street from selected branches of WHSmith and Waterstone’s as well as from a range of retailers and participating theatres or you can order online at www.TheatreTokens.com or by phone on 0844 887 7878.
The perfect gift because… there’s a little theatre in us all!
Performing Right and Licensing
If you wish to view details on this issue please CLICK HERE
To download your membership form for Dunstable Rep please CLICK HERE
Programme and Poster Competition
NODA’s Annual Programme and Poster Competition is a major competition for amateur
theatre in the UK. Its purpose is to encourage high standards in programme and poster
design. Each region holds its own competition with the winning entries then entered
into the National Competition. Trophies for the Winners and Runners-
For the competition detail and criteria please. CLICK HERE
NODA EAST DISTRICT 3
MEETING ON 20TH September 2015
Once again we were lucky enough to have the use of Boxmoor Playhouse,
home of Hemel Hempstead Theatre Company, for my annual District Meeting
This year we enjoyed refreshments, an amazing guest speaker, live entertainment and of course finding out the winners.
DISTRICT MEETING AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
CLICK HERE TO VIEW
For the overview of the awards and the winners with citations
NODA EAST Annual AGM and Awards Ceremony – WINNERS
This year the event was held on the 10th of May 2015 at At Burgess Hall, St Ives, Cambridge PE27 6WU and it was lovely seeing you all there. We have had some wonderful feedback on great the event was so all we ask is to spread
the good word.
CLICK HERE to see who were the WINNERS at the 2015 ceremony.
NODA working for you
NODA continues to play a vital role as an advocacy body being represented at the Arts Council England Amateur Arts Forum, Voluntary Arts Network and Association of Chief Executives’ Special Interest Group for Culture and the Arts. CLICK HERE to download the full PDF information flyer from NODA
Hemel Hempstead Theatre Company
Fancy running or working in a theatre?
If you have ever considered working in a theatre environment then Hemel Hempstead Theatre Company may be just what you are looking for CLICK HERE for the advert
Stage 1 -
Vacancies for boys & girls
Formed 26 years ago Stage 1 is a Children’s Theatre Club catering for Children between 8 and 13 years of age and present a variety of Musical Entertainment, Concerts, Reviews and Pantomimes etc. We are an independent organisation. Unlike some other children’s theatre groups......
New Musicals Available -
"The Decent Rogues"
Music is Life Productions would like to draw your society's attention to a brand new musical that has just gone on general release.
THE DECENT ROGUES -
The Decent Rogues is an Edwardian tale of two gentleman crooks. It follows their story of love, betrayal and redemption and has a completely new book, lyrics and score.
* Awarded "Best Musical" and "Outstanding Achievement" by NODA.
* Its world premiere included 3 sell-
* Unanimous critical acclaim.
* Time Out Magazine listed it as one the Top 10 most popular musicals in London.
Find out more at:
"A Christmas Carol" by David Redston
"One of the best shows I have seen in the past 30 years" -
Written by David Redston, who spent eight years as Michael Ball's music arranger, and has worked with Elaine Paige, Michael Crawford and Jerry Goldsmith among many others, this new production of Charles Dickens' fantastic story makes a brilliant alternative to panto next Christmas.
The original performance featured James Paterson [Phantom of the Opera, West End original cast] as the mean and miserly Scrooge, who is visited by four spirits who teach him that Christmas is a time of hope and goodwill.
This version features numerous character roles, has plenty for the chorus to do,
and also has a few kids parts [Tiny Tim's "The Candle Song" is a definite tear-
The set and costume requirements are not too extreme, and there is a choice of size
for the band – either 5, 9 or 18 -
The first five confirmed productions of "A Christmas Carol" will also benefit from a reduced royalty rate of just 10%!
The rights are owned by Ready Made Theatre Ltd, who specialise in material for children, but have some adult shows also available.
Contact them on 07725997078 for more information, or to order a FREE perusal copy of the script. Audio samples and more information are available on their website at www.readymadetheatre.com
Planning your Panto?
We may be approaching the end of the current cycle of seasonal pantomimes but it isn’t long until theatre companies are going to be deciding on what show to put on later in the year.
If you’re making this decision for your company, remember that NODA is here to help.
NODA has been providing quality pantomimes to the amateur sector since the mid 1980s.
In this time we have not only built a strong reputation for quality pieces of work
but also a substantial repertoire of over 150 traditional titles, by the most popular
authors in the business. Sample versions of each of our titles can be found on the
NODA website at www.noda.org.uk in the ‘Panto’ section of the website in PDF format
to view or print. Each sample contains approximately 60 -
All of our pantomime titles are priced at £6.50 (exc.postage).
For pantomime enquiries, including licensing, contact Dale Freeman on 01733 374790 / firstname.lastname@example.org
NODA EAST -
CURTAIN CALL JACK & THE BEANSTALK
GRIFFIN PLAYERS SLEEPING BEAUTY
PHOENIX PLAYERS ALADDIN -
WHEATHAMPSTEAD DRAMA SOCIETY DOUBLE DOUBLE
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD THEATRE COMPANY FAWLTY TOWERS
GRIFFIN PLAYERS A FEW GOOD MEN -
SHIELD WINNER for Best Overall Production
DUNSTABLE AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY HAIRSPRAY -
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD THEATRE COMPANY INTO THE WOODS
ST ALBANS MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY HAIRSPRAY
STAGE 1 SNOW WHITE & the 27 DWARFS -
ST ALBANS SCOUTS & GUIDES 2015 GANG SHOW
COLIN SMITH YOUTH MUSIC THEATRE SLICE OF SATURDAY NIGHT
GRIFFIN PLAYERS SLEEPING BEAUTY / ROBIN HOOD
TADS THEATRE GROUP SHERLOCK HOLMES
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD THEATRE COMPANY
FAWLTY TOWERS/INTO THE WOODS -
ABI HOUGHTON Dorothy in Griffin Players "The Wizard of Oz"
PICTURES OF THE WINNERS:
we had a great turnout for the District Meeting where the award winners were announced.
Another great year of amateur dramatics
and I am only to pleased to be able to
present these awards to individuals who have impressed me over the year.
Please CLICK HERE for
the full details of all the winners
While below show 2015 success stories we now turn our attention to best productions of 2016. I am pleased to show you the shortlist if you CLICK HERE
In the meantime please see all our winners from the last presentation below.
Please CLICK HERE for
the full details of all the winners