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3 Things to Remember as a First-Time Director

3 Things to Remember as a First-Time Director

Taking on the mantle of Director for the first time can be a daunting task. There’s lots to consider, and pressure to do the job well. Being the director of a production is an all-encompassing task and there’s lots of areas of production that you need to focus on. From auditions to opening night, the responsibility lies with you. So if you’re setting out as director on your first show, here’s some things that are useful to bear in mind.

The Secret to Writing the Perfect Rehearsal Schedule

The Secret to Writing the Perfect Rehearsal Schedule

Writing a rehearsal schedule can be a very daunting task at first. There’s lots to consider and lots of people to please. Let alone, the amount of rehearsing to actually be done! Then of course you have to take into account the needs of the other members of the creative team, costume fittings, so on and so fourth. So here’s my top tips to writing the perfect schedule that keeps everybody happy.

5 Easy Ways to Advertise Your Pantomime Online For Free

5 Easy Ways to Advertise Your Pantomime Online For Free

Digital marketing is a must-have feature of your next marketing campaign. There are lots of opportunities to do free marketing for your pantomime online, but some are more effective than others. Here’s my low-down on the best places to advertise your pantomime online for free.

How should my village pantomime sell tickets online?

How should my village pantomime sell tickets online?

With so much time to stop and think at the moment, you might be planning to have a look at how your amateur theatre group works. One thing that comes up time and time again is selling tickets online. Is this something you’re already doing? Or is it something you’re looking into? Either way, hopefully this blog will help spell out some of the things you’ll need and some of the companies who can help you make the most of it.

5 Types of Theatre Stage

5 Types of Theatre Stage

One of the most exciting parts of performing in flexible venues like town halls, village halls, community arts spaces (like a lot of amateur theatre groups) is that you can change the type of stage that you are performing on. In this blog, I’m exploring some of the possible stage shapes you could create.

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

Here’s an update from Alex Jackson Pantomimes on the Covid-19 crisis and how that affects licenses this year.

How to save money on producing a pantomime

How to save money on producing a pantomime

At times like these, it’s sensible to be financially prudent when producing your annual pantomime. I thought it would be useful to share some thoughts on ways you can save money on your pantomime without cutting corners.

Pantomime in Lockdown

Pantomime in Lockdown

If you’re stuck at home in lockdown, chances are you’re in need of a laugh. Something to bring cheer to the whole family. Pantomime is capable of doing just that. So here’s some links to some of the ways you can enjoy pantomime online!

A Potted History of Pantomime

A Potted History of Pantomime

The pantomime we know today draws its inspiration from many strands of popular entertainment through the ages. You’ve probably heard names of past stars such as Danny La Rue, Dan Leno and Stanley Baxter. In this blog I will give a potted history of the famous British art form.

5 Top Tips for Amateur Pantomime Producers

5 Top Tips for Amateur Pantomime Producers

Ever wondered what it takes to be a producer? Amateur producers have similar roles to professional ones. The role encompasses everything you might need to do to make the production happen. Here’s a few tips form my experiences producing amateur and professional theatre.

Why I Love Pantomimes

Why I Love Pantomimes

I’ve been lucky to work professionally in Pantomime, but my love for the art from started, as many people’s is did, with one of my first visits to the theatre. For some this annual outing would be the first or only trip to the theatre that year.

Types of Pantomime

Types of Pantomime

Lots of pantomimes take place up and down the country every year from the London Palladium to the smallest of village halls. Here’s a round up of the types of pantomime that take place.

5 Easy Steps to put on the Perfect Pantomime

5 Easy Steps to put on the Perfect Pantomime

If it’s your first time directing or producing a pantomime, it can be difficult to know where to start, so I’ve put together this first-time guide to making sure your production is one to remember!

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