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AUDITION NOTICE – Around The World In 80 Days 19th February 2017

Contact NettieBBrown@outlook.com to register your interest:-

Primary Auditions will take place on Sunday 19th February – there may be additional auditions on Wednesday 22nd (by request). However if you cannot make either of these dates I will arrange to see you before the first audition date – just let me know.

You do not need to prepare anything for the audition – but you do need to be prepared for some physical theatre (riding an elephant!) and to try your hand at a multitude of characters (see list of characters below).

The recommended cast size is 8 adults (to play 50 roles) – however we are considering having a few extra cast members to help with some of the ‘grand designs’ under consideration and particular crowd scenes.

I should have a limited scripts available for perusal from the beginning of February – or you can buy a copy from Nick Herne Books or Amazon.

Look forward to seeing you there!around-the-world-audition-notice


ATW Cast 1


Rehearsals start Sunday 12th March @ 4.30pm – 8pm. (March Sundays only)

April/May /June rehearsals will be on Wednesdays from 7pm to 9.30pm and Sundays 4pm to 8pm

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Final Performance

Sadly – Tonight is the final performance of Canterbury Tales by a truly talented cast of actors – we have had as much fun bringing this production to the stage as the audience obviously had being part of this unmissable 14th Century experience!
Here are some of our reviews…

“Totally hilarious evening; could not have been funnier!!”

“Absolutely hilarious evening at PVADS production of Canterbury Tales! Rather raunchy and bawdy! Great five course medieval feast too! All for £12! Great value! Brilliant!”

“Treated to a hilarious production of Canterbury Tales by PVADS tonight. Loved the tavern stye set up, the cast running round the audience, the six course meal, the overacting, the bawdiness, the atmosphere – what more could you want for £12 and in Pewsey”

“I just want to say a HUGE thank you for a FANTASTIC evening. A hilarious romp through Canterbury Tales. You were all brilliant…including the catering staff – I’d forgotten how much I loved blancmange !!”

“We have been supporting the theatre group since arriving in Pewsey some 8 years ago and this production has been your best yet. Excellent acting, timing, humour, the music, sound, lighting were all excellent. From the moment of arriving at the Hall, front of house and the team intermingling withe the audience just got everyone in the mood to which one must add the serving wenches, bar staff and catering who worked tirelessly to also make the audience’s evening so enjoyable.”


(Written by Nettie Baskcomb Brown)

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Dress Rehearsal


Yesterday I watched the dress rehearsal for Canterbury Tales and it was absolutely fantastic!  It was the first time I’d seen it and I can assure you all that it was incredibly funny and the acting was superb (although it was very rude in places…). Well done cast and crew! I took lots of photos during the performance and I’ll share some of them with you now.

All the tales have been well directed and have been brought to life with colourful costumes, crude jokes and lots of visual comedy to enjoy. Tickets are limited so BUY NOW.

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Ellie 🙂


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Book your tickets!

PVADS are in full swing rehearsing our next production – CANTERBURY TALES from 9th to 11th June.

This modern version of Canterbury Tales is hilariously funny! Seven of the original Chaucer Tales will be performed by a large cast of PVADS actors – it is a mix of bawdy farce, Tavern, Monty Python, classic pantomime with some Buster Keaton/Benny Hill chases thrown in for good measure.

Included in the ticket price is a SIX course medieval Chaucerian taster menu!

Limited tickets available – PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL!

Tickets now available online at www.pvads.co.uk or reserve on 01672 810436/562248

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15 years old age restriction suggested.

Ellie 🙂

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Harold Jolliffe

Hello PVADS people,

What an extraordinary week we’ve had! It has been very busy for all of us and I would just like to start it off by saying a big WELL DONE to everyone who was involved and THANK YOU to everyone who came to support us.

On Wednesday, we did a preview performance of ‘The Laundry Room’ and ‘Watching the Magpies’. Thanks to everybody who came and gave feedback afterwards.

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On Friday, we performed ‘The Laundry Room’ at the Harold Jolliffe One Act Play festival in Swindon. It went really well and we were given great comments from the adjudicator. The next day, our adult play also performed. Stunning performances from Nettie, Avril and Steve!

‘The Laundry Room’, as well as being nominated for many of the awards, got the award for Achievement In Technical Theatre.

I was also nominated for best youth actor! 😛 Well done to Izzy, Jazz and my little sister Miranda for their nominations as well. I am extremely proud of the whole cast!

I would also like to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Quirky Bird Theatre for ‘Tusk Tusk’ who won not only the best youth play, but also the best play overall! The performances were outstanding and they were deserved winners!

‘Tusk Tusk’ and another play which also performed at Swindon called ‘The Proposal’ (A hilarious play by Chekhov) have made it to the quarter finals of The All England Theatre Festival. These plays, along with three others, will be performing at the Bouverie Hall in Pewsey on Saturday 23rd April. It would be absolutely fantastic if you could come along and watch. More information on the poster below.


Ellie 🙂

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A Successful Workshop

Hello PVADS people!

On Wednesday, there was a drama workshop organised by Katie Wakeham. The kids had great fun making shadow puppets and doing team-building exercises. They also worked on their communication with other actors on stage.

My sister Miranda attended the workshop: “I hope Katie does more of these workshops! I had fun and it helped me develop my acting skills.”

Ellie 🙂

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Baby Lissie

This is the prop I have to use as my baby in ‘Laundry Room’. Creepy, huh? I try not to look at the face too much…

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I hope I haven’t given you nightmares.

Ellie 🙂

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Happy Easter!

Hello everyone!

It is now officially the Easter holidays… phew! I hope you enjoy the excuse you now have to eat a mountain load of chocolate. I am sorry to those of you (like me) who will be spending the next two weeks revising for exams. Good luck!

Ellie 🙂

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Don’t forget about the upcoming drama workshop from 2pm-6pm on the 6th of April! The workshop is at the Bouverie Hall and is for 10-16 year olds. All other information is on the poster below! Hope you’re all excited for it.

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Ellie 🙂

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