Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Stamp competition winner announced!

Artistically talented Grace Francis of New Balderton was chosen by GDS' Chairperson Vicky Williamson as the winner of our 'Design a stamp' competition.

Vicky said: "I love Grace's design and the way it captures the whole of the Discworld. I'm really impressed by all the entries which were really creative." The winning design will shortly be seen around the area on posters and leaflets promoting our production of 'Going Postal'.

Grace commented: It's fantastic news! I'm really looking forward to seeing the play and so pleased that there's some Discworld Amdram happening right on my doorstep."

GDS would like to thank everyone who entered the competition. Grace is a Terry Pratchett fan, and you can read her Discworld fanfiction on her website, Jurious.co.uk.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Put your stamp on our posters!

Grantham's favourite performing arts group has launched a new competition which will see the winner's artistic efforts plastered all over town.

People young and old are encouraged to submit their design for a stamp, based on our current production of 'Going Postal' by Terry Pratchett, to be featured on all the show's publicity. The marketing materials for our comedy show will include letters, parcels and stamps. We're sending out a challenge to Grantham to get creative and design a stamp that will be included on our posters, leaflets, programmes and website. 

So get busy designing your stamp! It can be whatever shape you like, as long as it fits in with Terry Pratchett's 'Discworld' in which the play is set. It's a fantasy world, but you don't have to be a Pratchett fan or a discworld expert to take part. Just search online for ‘Terry Pratchett', 'Going Postal’ or check out our 'latest production' page for ideas - there's loads of inspiration out there!

In addition to this money-can't-buy prize, the winner will also receive a £25 voucher to spend at Westgate Gallery, the town art supplies store.

'Going Postal', adapted from the Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, will be on at the Guildhall Arts Centre from 30th November 2011 to 3rd December 2011, performed nightly at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the Guildhall.

Terms and conditions:
Entries must be received by 21st October 2011. Please send your entries to Grantham Dramatic Society, Unit 19, The Old Malthouse, Springfield Road, Grantham, NG31 7BG.  Alternatively entries can be scanned and emailed to us or dropped in to the Journal offices. Name, address and email address and/or phone number must be supplied. Unfortunately we cannot return any entries, unless a stamped addressed envelope is included. The winner will be chosen by Grantham Dramatic Society's Chairperson.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Rehearsal update - Going Postal

With our performance of Blackadder now completed, (it was part of the Guildhall's 20th Anniversary celebrations), our full attention is on preparations for Going Postal.

Our actors are creating hilarious, heart-warming and evil characters, and with over 30 characters in the show, this is proving to be one of our biggest productions ever. The costumes are already looking fantastic, and the set is going to be something really different!

Everyone we mention the show to is really enthusiastic, so bag your tickets now to avoid disappointment. We'll keep you updated, with photos and video coming soon.