1st 4 London Theatre
Tickets and information about London West End theatre including musicals,
plays and comedy as well as pop concerts. There's also a calendar
and it also links to a sister site for London hotel booking.
4 Print and Design
A Brighton-based print company, specialising in theatre flyers and
posters. The site includes their price list for both design and print.
Actors in Management
Not directly theatre but interesting nonetheless: this is a company,
the partners in which are ex-professional actors, which uses theatre
techniques in management training. An interesting sideline on the
Children's Classics for the Stage
Article from the Independent by Jenny Gilbert
A York-based culture magazine that features contemporary writers,
artists, musicians and filmmakers.
Amber Lane Press
A small independent publisher of books on drama. Playwrights published
include 'Biyi Bandele, Steven Berkoff, Ronald Harwood, Julian Mitchell,
Martin Sherman and Hugh Whitemore. There's a complete list of all
their books, with each having its own page, and online ordering. The
online ordering is slightly complex, but secure.
The Arts Bookshop
There aren't a lot of books featured, but you do have the option of
requesting them to order you one. However the server isn't secure,
so, although you can order online, you have to phone or fax them your
credit card number!
One of the myriad sites offering performing arts audition and job
info which are springing up asll over the Web. This one, having a
better pedigree than most, seems to have more to offer but it isn't
cheap at £50 (plus VAT) per annum. Most of the site is
password-protected so it's impossible to check out, but it did claim
to have 190 jobs online the day I visited: these, of course, were
spread across the whole performing arts world.
Artsworks Graphic Design
Graphic design work for theatre. A very brief flier.
Another very brief flyer.
Ask About Writing
A site for writers in all genres, based in Ireland. Thetre is a tremendous
amount here for writers, from writing-related news to competitions
to awards to a showcase and a weekly Newsletter.
Carries a range of videos, CDs, cassettes and books of BBC output,
including classic drama, contemporary drama, comedy and popular series.
Published scripts aimed mainly at schools and amateurs. They also
run a week-long course for children in South Warwickshire every year
and have a theatre company (although this part of the site is under
A theatrical publishing company, an entertainment agency and a design
studio. Thye also run an amateur music theatre group (Stage One q.v.)
and a murder mystery dinner theatre.
Big House Theatre Company
Big House aims to promote disabled access in theatre, not in audience
terms but for the disabled actor or crew. It is not a site for the
disabled but is rather aimed at making the rest of us aware of what
those with a disability can contribute to theatre. There is a huge
amount of information here, including diability etiquette, a FAQ on
employing an actor with a disability, how to get text converted to
Braille, Equity policy, and training. An essential site for all who
work in theatre.
An online resource providing business opportunitiues for creative
and non-creative industries in the Birmingham area and beyond.
Black Cat Puppet
Based on the edge of the Yorkshire dales. There is one long page,
giving details of work in schools, productions, making puppets, devising
puppet shows, and a health awareness show on AIDS for primary schools.
A rather fussy background makes reading a bit difficult.
A significantly different puppet company: "the most powerful
place on the stage is the space between people: this is the
space the puppets occupy," they say. Details of their plays,
workshops for schools and businesses, tour dates and, of course, about
the company itself.
Internet Radio/Augusto Boal
A 30 minute programme (RealAudio: plug-in needed) about Boal, theatre,
politics and social change. Made during a legislative theatre session
in London's County Hall in November, 1998. Interesting!
British Hotels Guide.com
A fully searchable guide to finding and booking all kinds of accommodation
(including conference facilities) throughout the UK, together with
articles on a number of tourist destinations.
Details of the inaugural festival in 2005. Beware: it takes a long
time to load!
A talent agency with the motto "Anyone can be a star!" They
write, "TV & Film extras, Acting, Dancing, Singing, Writing.
Fame is within the grasp of anybody. Bristars.tv is a ground floor
service for people with no experience but first you need to let people
know you exist. Your details posted at Brit Stars will be accessible
by millions and our databases are constantly used by managers, agents,
producers and casting directors nationwide as their main source for
scouting. Your details here will be seen by those that matter there!
Based in Wigtown, Scotland. This link takes you to their second-hand
theatre and film book section.
C20th Entertainment Memorabilia
Specialises in finding rare theatre and film memorabilia from Britain
and Europe. Currently selling Julie Andrews memorabilia and and Gilbert
and Sullivan: an "exhibition" on "Flop Musicals"
is to come
Canadian Theatre in
With eight Canadian productions in the UK in the aututmn of 2003,
the Windchill Factor, a UK-Canada cultural organisation, with assistance
from the Canadian High Commission, has set up this website to highlight
Canadian theatre in the UK. It contains details of all the shows and
an online ticket booking section is under construction.
A composer of music for theatre, Jason Carr is currently associate
composer at the Chichester Festival Theatre, where he wrote music
and lyrics for a new version of The Water Babies. Biography,
details of his plays, reviews, recordings and how to contact him.
Casting Call Pro
A free service to actors, agents and casting professionals. It offers
the ability to uplaod CV, showreels and headshots, email alerts when
appropriate jobs come up and a forum.
Celebrity News and Website
A web design and hosting company for the entertainment industry. Full
details of their services and costs
A site for writers of comedy plays (one act and full length), pantos
and sketches to bring their plays to the notice of amateur companies.
There are synopses of plays with sample scenes, together with a list
of terms and consitions (and fees).
The Creative Freedom Awards
These awards are designed to celebrate and promote those who are pushing back the creative boundaries in many creative categories, including theatre. They are nominated by the public. Here you can read all about them and make your own nominations.