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Who We Are
The South Devon Players theatre company is a non-profit community-based theatre company based in South Devon, England. We have no paid staff. All members, performers and helpers are unpaid. Any profits made go directly back into the group to facilitate the continuation of the group.
What We Do
The South Devon Players primarily (although not exclusively) perform family-friendly theatre shows based on history and legends
We have a strong ethos of
1) Promoting interest and education in local history and local culture
2) Supporting other local festivals, groups and venues with performances/ entertainment,
3) Helping members develop theatrical portfolios, and interpersonal/ life skills
4) Promoting excellence in amateur theatre,
5) Bringing theatre and performance to as wide an audience as possible, including those who may not be
able to access theatre and live drama in a traditional theatre.
Who We Cater To
Members are usually aged 16 through to 116, although occasionally younger members will be admitted, with written parental permission and mandatory attendance of parent/ legal guardian at all rehearsals and shows. Starting skills range from experienced in performing arts, through to complete beginners.
Members may also join to develop specific skills, either in a personal level or tied in with school/ college work experience.
The theatre company has no religious or political bias, and remains strictly non-partisan, in order to allow people to enjoy shows and participation, regardless of religion, or political views.
Audiences range across all ages and are local to, or visiting the venues at which the performances take place.
Other local groups and festivals
We support local (Torbay and South Devon) events/ groups/ festivals, with performances whenever possible (subject to availability of members to put on shows).
An award-winning, not-for-profit theatre company based in Brixham, South Devon, UK We specialise in shows themed on historical events, classics, and legends. We tend to be a more non-musical group, but we do sometimes get into musical-related things as well. We rehearse at Chestnut Community Centre on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
As with the majority of our main shows we perform at the Palace Theatre in Paignton, and are looking at expanding to Brixham theatre and maybe one or two others in the coming year.
We don't charge annual membership but instead each contribute £1 per rehearsal, which covers rehearsal hall rent.
You are considered a member as soon as you are cast in a show or working on the backstage crew for one, and once you have proven reliable as a member (good attendance, nice friendly conduct with others, etc), we add you to our careers development facebook group which is a group where we share local and national casting calls for film, theatre, modelling and related, and any local (Devon) training courses, which is a free perk to our members who want to develop a career related to the performing arts.
This summer and autumn quite a few things have come out of that, such as filming for Channel 5, being visited by the Britain's Got Talent scouts, performing in an international opera, etc. In the past we have also worked with the BBC, Disney, Smithsonian, ITV, and Sky TV. All costumes and scripts are provided each show, we are a range of people from those new to acting, through to semi-professional, and trained performers, everyone works together to produce a good show, and a pleasant supportive team. We strongly discourage "cliques" and forbid bullying and elitism, so that it is a friendly, respectful, safe, and energetic environment for everyone.
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Our main website: www.southdevonplayers.com
Our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sdevonplayers
Our facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southdevonplayers Our Twitter: https://twitter.com/sdevonplayers POSTS
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