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Notapushymum withdrawal symptoms - anyone else and any gossip?

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Dunlurking Sat 28-May-11 07:09:41

Anyone with gossip or news to post? I have cracked and have to out myself as a NAPMer - am a twitching wreck I can't stand the end of the month days that NAPM goes down! Please post here someone....

What news of Munchkin auditions/Matilda auditions/Sadie 2 castings etc etc? Any other auditions happening?

elphabadefiesgravity Sat 28-May-11 19:10:43

I was hoping to hear more about the Oliver auditions. I have been told Manchester ones are not 'til September.

elphabadefiesgravity Sat 28-May-11 19:11:40

Also am waiting for Manchester LAMDA results, its been over 6 weeks now and everyone is a nervous wreck.

KatyMac Sat 28-May-11 20:16:24

How do I find out about auditions?

How would I know if my DD is good enough even to try out?

Would I want her to do a show <gulp>?

What is 'Notapushymum'?

elphabadefiesgravity Sat 28-May-11 21:53:00

How tall is she Katymac. Most West end and touring shows that need children they have to be under 5ft and undeveloped (no speed bumps as we refer to them on NAPM. For the West End you usually have to live within the M25 radius. Some tours will take children within 25 miles of the venue but some tour the children and again they have to come from London.

www.notapushymum.com is a website of children who like to perform. It is very popular but run by volunteers on a shoestring hence they tend to use up their monthly bandwith and so go offline towards the end of the month.

Some children have agents who put them forward for auditions, especially tv and adverts are often agents only (my dd doesn't). Opens such as Wizard of Oz, Oliver & Matilda are advertised in The Stage newspaper

KatyMac Sun 29-May-11 07:22:59

Way too old/big then DD is 13 & 5ft

Glad I don't need to panic about her running away to be on the stage

Dunlurking Sun 29-May-11 10:45:39

Hi elphabadefiesgravity. It's a pain not to hear what's going on isn't it! Nothing around about the Oliver auditions yet I think. My 2 too old and tall anyway. Hope you hear about the LAMDa results soon.

KatyMac the site is seriously addictive. Enter it at your peril. It should be online again 1st June. I guess my gossip catch-up will have to wait until then.

I'm trying to find a suitable summer school for musical theatre for my 2 the week after school finishes so was going to post on there. I've probably left it too late. Was trying to get on the Sylvia Young Website to check their dates and availability but can't seem to get on it for some reason. Maybe they're working on it.

elphabadefiesgravity Sun 29-May-11 13:22:22

DD does Stagecoach workshop then dh goes down to London to teach on a pre vocational age 16 plus workshop at the college where he teaches. We are hoping to join him towards the end of the week to watch the showcase then do a couple of Kidsweek shows.

Dd's dance school show is also the week after she finishes school so plenty to look forward to.

Fingers crossed for a student of mine who is waiting to hear about an audition for the local rep theatre xmas production, she got in the last two years but didn't like the audition workshop format so much this year and the director she worked with before wasn't there. She is 14 and this year will be her last chance as the age limit is 10-14.

elphabadefiesgravity Sun 29-May-11 13:24:18

And I saw in the local paper who ran an article on the auditions that Nicola's dd auditioned for it too.

Dunlurking Sun 29-May-11 13:53:47

Well I have just found that both Urdang and Laines have workshops the right week. You have to be Intermediate standard for Laines which would be pushing it, but the Urdang one looks possible. Do you know anyone who has done it?

I can't get holiday for Kidsweeks unfortunately. Would have liked to try it this year. Have you found anywhere cheap to stay for trip? All the usual places seem really expensive the week 25-29th July if we did a workshop in London that week.

We're not doing Stagecoach workshop - looking to break away from Stagecoach for the summer - they've done 7 years Stagecoach!

veritythebrave Sun 29-May-11 13:55:26

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Dunlurking Sun 29-May-11 14:01:08

Hi veritythebrave. Yes I guess so - sometime on June 1st it should come back on. Was sort of hoping we could find a refuge on another forum for when this happens blush. Don't want to join the facebook group, and someone said it wasn't very active anyway hmm

veritythebrave Sun 29-May-11 14:15:47

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KatyMac Sun 29-May-11 14:52:55

I think I visited but I don't think I really 'got' it

DD is hoping for summer school......if I can find anywhere; as she is no-where near as experienced as your lot

elphabadefiesgravity Sun 29-May-11 15:00:08

Last year we stayed at The Premier Inn at Euston.

Not sure about this year - dh stays at a B & B near Sidcup every week in term time so we could stay there. But it is nice to be in the centre of London so it doesn;t take long to get back to the hotel after the show with the kids. Last year we went to Wicked and took dd to the Stage door afterwards so even staying at Euston it was 11.30pm when we got to bed.

Dunlurking Sun 29-May-11 15:00:39

Hey it's back. Pg must have been doing some tidying and taking stuff off!

KatyMac you can do Stagecoach summer workshops without being in Stagecoach classes normally - so you might find one locally.

<rushes off to feed her addiction on NAPM>

Dunlurking Sun 29-May-11 15:02:29

Cross posted elphaba. Had thought about that Premier Inn hmm

No thoughts on Urdang??

elphabadefiesgravity Sun 29-May-11 15:08:51

Stagecoach workshops are a mixture of ages and experience. Some children it is the first time they have done anything, some have been doing it for years. I think it would be good for your dd Katymac if so far she has done mostly dance, it will give her the chance to try out drama and singing classes without long term commitment.

I don;t really know much about the summer schools as dd is only 9 and we are in Staffordshire it is too far for us to consider that sort of thing. I guess when she is older we may consider some of the stuff at Bird if dh is down there at the same time but I woulnd't want it to be at the expense of a family holiday we have non performing ds to think about.

elphabadefiesgravity Sun 29-May-11 15:10:12

The Premier at Covent Garden is supposed to be really nice too but we left it too late last year to get a famil room. Problem with London hotels is that most of the cheaper ones are geared up to double rooms and you pay a premium for the extra bed.

KatyMac Sun 29-May-11 15:13:22

DD sings & has lessons regularly too; she has only done a bit of drama - school stuff & a weeks summer school

YHA are quite nice in London I understand

Dunlurking Sun 29-May-11 15:21:41

Thanks KatyMac, will check out YHA as well.

elphaba i never thought of Bird. They've got one for the right week as well [very pleased emoticon] Can now contemplate a decent few to show the dcs....Thank you!

elphabadefiesgravity Sun 29-May-11 15:31:07

How old are your dc Dunlurking?

Dunlurking Sun 29-May-11 15:36:36

10 and 13. Think that the 13 is OK for Bird, not sure about 10. Think they could both do Urdang though.

elphabadefiesgravity Sun 29-May-11 15:49:07

bird courses are open to age 10 plus -its just that they have to be 14 to stay in college accommodation which are local college approved B & B's

Dunlurking Sun 29-May-11 16:29:34

Was thinking I would stay down there anyway. DD singing at a wedding on the saturday though so she couldn't do the Bird's one as they seem to finish on the saturday. Ds could.....will see what they want. Thanks for that.

Have said hello on NAPM admin thread!

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