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Today we started rehearsing for our next production of Midsummer Night's Dream. The actors worked hard, some even knew many of their lines without script. We worked on various movement sequences, trying out different positions. It was noticeable how improved many of the cast have...

Okay, so Drama in the Dale was not chosen to represent our area but I still decided to go to the final showcase of the RSC Open Stages at Stratford upon Avon. This was a culmination of all the projects throughout the UK. Each area...

Amazing, brilliant what else can I say. Our group really did Drama in the Dale proud with their extract at the Showcase in Manchester. I have a feeling they have all been saving this for the last. The Ariels were exquisite, Megan outstanding as Stephano,...

Today we have had our final rehearsal before taking an extract to Contact Theatre in Manchester as part of our RSC Open Stages involvement. The actors were all in full flow, special mention to Megan who has learnt a new part. The musicians have rearranged...

Just been putting together a powerpoint for our Open Event on 22nd Feb. It has been interesting to look back over the past 18 months and see how our production of the Tempest developed. For the group the project continues as we move towards the showcase...

It seems a long time now since our production of The Tempest but I am still getting wonderful feed back. Check out Dramadale facebook page! After many a sleepless night and a few minor hitches we were blessed with fantastic weather, sell out audiences and...

THE last time I went to see a Drama In The Dale promenade performance, The Bonny Moorhen, it was called off halfway through as the rain hammered down on Killhope mining museum. Liz Gill, director of the group’s latest effort, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, said...

What a busy week. Started with a promising dress rehearsal last Sunday (7th) - all cast know their lines, no prompting needed. Pyros worked as well. Then Wednesday at the Quarry for an interview with Bishop FM whilst helping Duncan and Ray set up sound installations...

It's been a busy weekend with rehearsals on both Saturday and Sunday. Script is almost there! A new Trinculo was added to the mix! Big thanks to Katy for stepping in. And on Sunday we added some of the music. To top it all it was...

Good positive day today and lots going on behind the scenes. Maddy, Danielle and Gillian were working hard on costumes, sewing fitting, glueing, adjusting and mending! Duncan and Paul worked with the various singers supporting them with their songs. Sam and Ray continued to build...