Saturday, 18 January 2014

Casting now for 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again'

If you've been thinking about joining us, then now is the perfect time. We're currently casting for roles in 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again' - a comedy play based on the classic film. We always welcome new members on or offstage.

Join us on Tuesday 21st January at 7.30pm to watch the film and get inspired by the comic storyline. Then, on Thursday 23rd January at 7.30pm we'll be reading the play. There may be more readings but please come along on Thursday to find out more.

Our readings are pretty informal and you don't need to prepare anything in advance- although you could always watch some clips on Youtube for inspiration! Find out more about how we cast our shows, and check our maps to see where we meet.

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Please note - to be cast in this show, you must be available for play week - 11 -17 May 2014, and preferably the week prior.

Friday, 1 November 2013

‘Allo ‘Allo cast growing moustaches for Movember

Our ‘Allo ‘Allo cast are being sponsored to grow their characters’ moustaches to raise money for men’s health charity Movember.

Several characters had moustaches in the original TV series and we want our actors to look as much like them as possible. Usually we would just use make-up or false moustaches. However, our actors decided to raise money for charity as well as achieving an authentic look.

Steve Sale (Captain Bertorelli), Tony Lane (Rene Artois) and Mark Brown (Officer Crabtree) have been growing their facial hair for two weeks already. Regular moustache-wearer Kevin O’Neill (Monsieur LeClerc) is doing the ‘reverse Movember’ and will be shaving off his moustache. All are being sponsored by colleagues, friends and families.

Mark Brown said: “It’s a bit of fun to grow a moustache for your character, but it’s great to raise some money for charity at the same time. I’ve never taken part in Movember before, but I’m happy to take part and raise awareness of the campaign.”

Movember raises money and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and men’s mental health issues. Men usually grow their moustaches during November, but GDS members have started early to ensure they will have a full upper lip coverage in time for the performances.

Sponsor the GDS team here

‘Allo ‘Allo will be on at the Guildhall Arts Centre in Grantham from the 13th to the 16th of November, 7.30pm nightly. Call 01476 406158 or book tickets online.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Book your tickets for 'Allo 'Allo

Tickets for 'Allo 'Allo are on sale now!

People have been asking us for years to bring back 'Allo 'Allo as it was such a hit when we last performed the show in 2006. Catch up with your favourite characters at Cafe Rene from 13th to 16th November, 7.30pm nightly. Randy Rene, tone-deaf Madame Edith, the cheeky waitresses, and all the other residents of Nouvien will be waiting to greet you.

Tickets are available now from the Guildhall box office on 01476 406158 or online at the Guildhall website.

Monday, 23 September 2013

67th Annual General Meeting coming up

GDS's 67th AGM will take place on Friday 27th September at 7.30pm at The Green Room.

This meeting is open to anyone who would like to learn more about GDS and what we do, and will review the last year to April 2013. We will be looking forward to what is coming up over the next few months and making plans for the future.

The AGM will also see the committee for the coming year being voted in.

This meeting will also include an Extraordinary General Meeting to agree some changes to our constitution.

Drinks and nibbles will be served following the meetings and there will be an opportunity to chat, share ideas, and meet friends.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Casting for 'Allo Allo'

Initial readings for 'Allo Allo' will be held on:

2nd July 2013
9th July 2013
11th July 2013
- all at 7.30pm

“Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once!”

Back by popular demand, GDS is excited to bring you this classic sitcom adaptation set in occupied France. Hapless café owner Rene Artois is caught between the Germans, the resistance, his wife and two mistresses. Can he keep everyone happy and save the café and his own life? This is an uproarious comedy with all your favourite characters, including ‘The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies’!

More info about roles on our Latest Show page.

Performance dates: You must be available from 11th to 16th November 2013, and preferably the week prior.

Find out about our audition process
How to get to our rehearsal room

If you’re new to the group, email to let us know you’ll be attending, and to get the code for our electronic gate (not published here for security reasons).