'Thespis' - a newsletter of amateur productions in the area
'Thespis' is a newsletter, produced by John Miles, of all the information on amateur drama productions in the Torbay and South Devon area.
The aim is for local groups to share information, help each other with casting, prop loans and to avoid clashes of production choices and dates.
If you are interested in taking part in amateur drama shows then this is the place to check out which groups exist, what shows are coming up and when auditions are being held.
Have fun on the stage or behind the scenes.
Latest update 19.6.21
The news that Covid restrictions were being extended until 19th July at least has inevitably meant the postponement for a second year of Toads' production of 'Allo, Allo'. The play will be rescheduled for August 2022.
No doubt there will be further repercussions for other societies, including Teignmouth Players' July production. It is planned to reschedule 'Frank' for later this year.
Bijou's production of 'Spider's Web', currently running at the Palace Theatre, Paignton is socially distanced and therefore unaffected.
I am not including a 'Thespis' update until I have confirmation of dates from the societies.
Now that 'The Torbay Thespis' has been running for quite a few years, the time has come for a reboot. All of the hundred plus recipients asked to be put on the mailing list, and although I always ask you to tell me if you don't want to receive updates, I'm now being proactive and asking you to confirm that you still want to be listed.
Please confirm by email so that I can reorganise my records. I will send a reminder with the next 'Thespis' but after that, if you have not confirmed that you still want to be listed, then I'll remove you from my list.
Best wishes in difficult times, John Miles.