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Ref. no.
Description/contact info.
Expires
AOC/PL001
BATH OPERATIC AND DRAMATIC SOCIETY
Do you want to sponsor musical comedy with an edge? "The award winning Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society (BODS) wants to work with you as our partner. Our show in October 2015 is Into the Woods, with its adult themes in a world of jumbled up fairy stories set to a powerful Sondheim score. Our Spring 2016 production is the edgy popular classic, West Side Story, at Bath's Theatre Royal. Savills Bath gets an association with one of the leading amateur musical and drama companies in the land, based in the beautiful and historical heritage City of Bath. Our audience in both the wonderful Theatre Royal and smaller theatres in the city is a discerning and generally better-off population and our activities are featured in local press and other media. We would also welcome you to our productions and ensure your sponsorship is publicised (eg in our theatre programmes). You could meet the cast and, for special sponsors, join our after show party! BODS puts on some of the more challenging and fun musicals such as Into the Woods, Rent, Witches of Eastwick and Hairspray. These productions fizz with excitement, with jazzy songs, raunchy stories, flying witches, sexy dancing and much more. We also present dramas, both serious and comic. We cover some topical themes such as tackling illness, fighting prejudice, surviving mental hospital and making love matches work! We use talented local directors for music, choreography and artistic direction with a string of successful shows behind them. We have won two Rose Bowl awards in the last two years (for Rent and our new version of the Mikado) and a NODA Innovative Production award (for Cuckoo). Two recent productions, The Witches of Eastwick and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, received high critical acclaim. So please take a look at our attached sponsorship offer, contact us for a chat and join us. You won't regret it and you will have fun!" Contact: Chris Born, Sponsorship Officer. Address: 1 Cambridge Place, Bath BA2 6AB. Tel.: 01225 319188. E-mail:
chris.born1@talktalk.net.
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Ongoing
AOC/PL002 CLOUDCUCKOOLAND/OP PRODUCTION
Cloudcuckooland is a music theatre comedy for kids and their families. It's riotous, funny and a touch irreverent, but carries a serious message about not messing up the planet. It's performed by six actor musicians who play twenty-two instruments between them; the musicianship is stunning and a great inspiration for kids. It was created in the Spring of 2008 with an initial one-off grant from the Onassis Programme and toured the UK, then played for a month at the Edinburgh Festival. It got excellent reviews, much feature coverage and was nominated for the Total Theatre Awards. The Observer picked it in its top seven pieces of theatre at the Edinburgh Festival from thousand of shows. Most importantly, for the company, it has fabulous feedback from kids, parents and teachers. The story follows an attempt by the birds to take revenge on humans for trashing their habitats. It features a gallery of beautiful and hilarious bird characters (the trombone-playing flamingo on stilts, and the trumpeting dodo with his zimmer frame) and culminates in the chickens trying to roast Gordon Brown for Sunday lunch unless he agrees to their climate change demands. The whole project aims to be ecologically sound and practice the message it preaches, but with with wit and humility. The company was helped in the creation of the show by a number of organisations, from the RSPB to the Carbon Trust. Many programmers from the UK and worldwide saw the show in Edinburgh and want to book it. One commented: 'I just wanted to say how impressed I was with Cloudcuckooland in Edinburgh. I thought it was unique, exciting and streets ahead of all the other children's shows at the Fringe'. The company would love to take the show to more kids around the UK and the world (together with a programme of workshops and participation events). However, they need a sponsor to be able to do that. They envisage this will be a company whose priorities are children getting involved in music and the arts and/or spreading a message of ecological responsibility in a fun way. The company can     Put the sponsors name and logo on all print, adverts, press releases, mailings, posters, etc.    distribute flyers/product samples with their mailings and at events    have display material in foyers    include adverts in their programme    host the sponsor's guests, with complementary tickets and entertainment opportunities    and be extremely grateful! The project is managed by Helen Eastman at OP Production Ltd.. Helen has a strong track record in producing and managing large scale arts events and UK and international touring. "We have raised a proportion of funds needed from donations (donors include Dame Judy Dench and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney) but need to secure £10,000 of sponsorship. We hope to find a great working relationship with a new sponsor". Further information, a selection of photos and reviews and examples of previous print and programmes are available on request. Contact: Helen Eastman. Address: 17 Shorts Gardens, London WC2H 9AT. Tel.: 07770 277812 or 020 7836 6798. E-mail: helen.eastman@classics.ox.ac.uk
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Ongoing
AOC/PL003
JUST SOME THEATRE COMPANY
A new comedy play inspired by the legendary Marx Brothers embarks on a nationwide tour this autumn. Just Some Theatre Company are producing The Doppel Gang, a new comedy by Dominic Hedges, which will tour twelve venues between September and November. "We are planning a much larger tour next year, taking in UK arts festivals, twenty-plus nationwide venues and at least three weeks in an established London theatre venue. We are offering sponsors the opportunity to get involved and help us create the first tour of the show, before we take it much further in the future. We also welcome sponsorship after the current tour, to make the show even better in 2016. Sponsors will be rewarded with prominent advertisements and thanks in our programme, tickets to the venue of their choice, opportunities to meet the cast, and a sponsor pack including signed posters, photos of the cast and programmes. More about the play ...     The Doppel Gang combines the wild wit of iconic comedy giants The Marx Brothers - Groucho, Harpo and Chico - with generous helpings of British humour and humility    war wages in Europe, while back in Blighty a group of entertainers battle to save a theatre from closure by masquerading as The Marx Brothers    as the Blitz tears through London, a hopeless theatre manager, Lombard, persuades a desperate double act, Tommy and Cyril, and not-so-convincing male impersonator Rachel, to join him in an audacious stunt - one last roll of the dice to save his building and boost morale    the curtain is about to rise, but so are the stakes as an unprecedented series of revelations leads to an exhilarating chain of events. Will anyone believe they are the real Marx Brothers? Playwright Dominic Hedges commented: "There are so many similarities between our comedy and that of our American cousins. We both think we're hilarious and we both think we're smarter than one another. Groucho Marx's lightning wit vs Eric Morecambe's wry asides for instance. I guess I've tried to pit us up against them, all the while hiding ourselves from the horrible reality of our Second World War surroundings. It's as though the faster we talk, the less life is real". And here's what the critics had to say about Just Some Theatre Company's tour of Coward, a speculative fiction about the playwright and wit Noel Coward, by James Martin Charlton. 'They clearly love every moment of their performance and it is a delight to watch', West End Wilma ****. 'The three men have a fantastic chemistry on stage and seamlessly they work together to create a big story in a small room', Bargain Theatreland. 'A gripping production with numerous layers to feed your mind and imagination for days', Everything Theatre ****. Coward was very well received by audiences and critics alike. Find out more about Just Some Theatre Company by visiting our website or social media pages". Contact: Jake Urry. Address: 57 Sideley, Kegworth, Derby DE74 2FJ. Tel.: 07816395883. E-mail:
justsometheatre@hotmail.co.uk
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May 2016
AOC/PL004
THE WIRELESS THEATRE COMPANY
The Wireless Theatre Company offers the opportunity to sponsor a new online audio theatre company, producing audio drama, comedy, sketches, short stories and more, to be downloaded directly from the site to listeners iPods, MP3 players, mobile phones or computer desktops. The company is rapidly growing and the website is receiving more and more hits every day. As it grows it reaches an even wider audience - both the younger iPod generation and older lovers of the traditional radio play. The beauty of The Wireless Theatre Company is that it is visited by all kinds of people, including theatre lovers but also those who simply wish to listen to a stimulating play whilst at the gym, or at work, or on the Tube. The Wireless Theatre Company has links all over the world and, since its launch last year, has had well over a million hits and a very large download rate! Sponsors can not only be featured on the website itself, but also on each download, thus reaching a very large audience. Contact: Mariele Runacre Temple, Artistic Director. Tel.: 07931 168911. Fax: 020 7244 7032. E-mail: info@wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk
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Ongoing
 

Ref. no.
Description/contact info.
Expires
AOC/001 BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME
Birmingham Hippodrome has presented the best in entertainment, opera and ballet, dance, comedy and drama for the people of the West Midlands and beyond since 1899. It welcomes 500,000 visitors each year, making it the busiest single theatre in the UK. It is also one of the top five paid-for visitor attractions in the region and one of the top twenty in the UK. 70% of its audience comes from outside Birmingham and of those nearly half come from outside the West Midlands. As a registered charity and independent theatre trust not in receipt of any regular or direct public subsidy, support from the business community is crucial to the organisation to maintain its excellent facilities, to continue to attract acclaimed companies and repertoire from across the world and to implement a vital education and access programme. "We would welcome sponsorship and are happy to discuss the opportunities available". Contact: Judith Greenburgh, Development Manager, Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Development Trust, Hurst Green, Birmingham, B5 4TB. Tel.: 0121 689 3082. Fax: 0121-689-3086. E-mail:
hannahhallam@birminghamhippodrome.com
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Ongoing
AOC/002 KEV F PRESENTS THE SITCOM TRIALS
Contact: Kev F. Sutherland, Producer. Address: PO Box 48, Clevedon, Bristol BS21 7LQ. Tel.: 01275 872111. E-mail: kevf@sitsvac.org. Text: 07931 810858.
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Ongoing
AOC/003 LAUGHING HORSE COMEDY
Laughing Horse Comedy is seeking sponsorship for its stand up comedy and cabaret nights run in eight London venues, which are focussed on helping to develop new comedy talent from around the capital. A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available through its venues, advertising and website. The organisation have been bringing stand-up comedy and entertainment to London and the south east since 1998 at a series of friendly stand-up comedy venues, which are enjoyed by both comedians and audience alike. The group also organise comedy shows, acts and events for private functions, and most of its venues are available for private bookings every night of the week. Contact: Alex Petty. Tel.: 01264 772850. E-mail:
info@laughinghorse.co.uk
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Ongoing
AOC/004 LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL
"One of the best comedy festivals in the world" - The Guardian. A range of sponsorship opportunities are available, to suit particular branding requirements, audience profiles and budgets. "Please contact us for details". Contact: Sponsorship Department. Address: Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival, LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE. +44 (0) 116 261 6812. E-mail: info@bigdifferencecompany.co.uk
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Ongoing
AOC/005 MISSING PIECES
Missing Pieces is an original theatre show - a play encompassing ballroom dancing, jive and Hollywood tap in the style of Eleanor Powell, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. "We are showing a two week fully-rehearsed development workshop, with top class dance routines choreographed by Richard Marcel of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Let's Dance and The Royal Variety Show. Consultant is Carole Todd who has Dreamboats and Petticoats in the West End and is a veteran of theatre, TV and film - and even Morecombe and Wise! We will cast West End performers. We are seeking sponsors for the Missing Pieces Development Workshop - we need to raise £10,000. It could be 'any family, any time, any place'. They lived through the Great Depression, the Second World War through to the '10 quid tourists" of the Sixties. This is a show for all the family, where dialogue turns into the fantasy of a full-on Hollywood tap routine or exquisite ballroom dance or comedy routine. Missing Pieces is an epic and ambitious show which deals with some of the hardest challenges that people face in life - such as death, disability, money problems and other pressures that they face when members of the family fall out. However - the play is darkly funny and they face all adversity with great strength and humour. Please contact Graham to discuss how we can tailor sponsorship to your requirements or for more information. And please see our website for further (updated!) details - via the link below". Contact: Graham Howes, Artistic Director. Address: 3 Riverside Cottages, Cattawade, Manningtree CO11 1QL. Tel.: 0787 5720623. E-mail:
grahamhowes1@talktalk.net
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Ongoing
AOC/006 NATURAL THEATRE COMPANY
Indoor and outdoor comic-visual theatre. Contact Helen Chamberlain, General Manager, Natural Theatre Company, Widcombe Institute, Widcombe Hill, Bath, BA2 6AA. Tel.: 01225-469131. Fax: 01225-442555. E-mail:
info@naturaltheatre.co.uk
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Ongoing
AOC/007 NEWCASTLE GATESHEAD COMEDY FESTIVAL (now JESTERVAL)
Jesterval, The North East's premier comedy festival, will return in 2015! Tel.: 07983389793. E-mail:
David@jesterval.com
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Ongoing
AOC/008 THE OTHER SIDE COMEDY CLUB
North Yorkshire's most successful comedy club is looking to expand, and is seeking a sponsor with whom to forge close links. After a first year of continual sell-out shows, The Other Side Comedy Club wishes to increase its number of performances, so as to accommodate some of the thousands of people who have rung up for tickets only to be disappointed. The company's advertising reaches over 50,000 people regionally, many mailed directly. Contact: Dan Atkinson, Promoter. Address: 13-17 Coney Street, York. E-mail:
theother.side@ntlworld.com
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Ongoing
AOC/010 PENNY PLAIN THEATRE COMPANY
Penny Plain Theatre Company is a Yorkshire Dales based touring company which performs high energy comedy from a travelling replica of a Victorian fairground theatre booth. They adapt Yorkshire tales and history and present it in the guise of "Malvolio Hardcastle's Mighty Excelsior Theatre", a troupe of disreputable down-and-out players trying to put on a play. The company has just finished a tour of "Black-hearted Evil" about the ghosts of Bolton Priory, and is starting rehearsals for a winter melange of songs, dances and mummery. Next year's summer production is "The Entire History of the North": chaos and mayhem as ever, but with a serious underlying aim of retelling some of Yorkshire's heritage. The company's unique shows have proved astonishingly successful, and they are in a position where they need to expand to cope with all the bookings. "We attract large crowds, but as this is street theatre, we are always seeking sponsorship to supplement our income. In return, we will mention you in the performance, display your sign and acknowledge you in our publicity material and the well-produced leaflets we distribute at performances. We can tailor a sponsorship package completely to your wishes. You are welcome to ask for one of our short promotional DVDs or to talk to us - we're friendly - and fun!" Contact: Mrs Angela Jackson, Company Manager. Address: Coach House, Hardy Grange, Grassington, North Yorks. BD23 5AJ. Tel.: 01756 752695. Fax: 01756 753099. E-mail:
thespians@pennyplaintheatre.co.uk
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Ongoing

 

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