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Casting for our Les Mis film series announced 12/23/2014 08:10:29
    Jean Valjean - Ric Vince
Valjean's sister - Victoria Lester
Theodule - Richard Odonnell
Prosecutor - John Broom
Cosette (Grown up) - Jo Burgess
Cosette (Little) - Willow Gradwell
Thenadier - James Scott
Madame Thenadier Pam Vince
Eponine (Grown up) - Elizabeth Lizzie Jordan Moulds
Eponine (Young) - Josephine Garner
Azelma (Adult)- Leanne Emily Ryan
Azelma (Young)- Kezzy Pumphrey
Enjolras - Edward Stewart
Courfeyrac - L Jay
Feuilly - Jon Ian Dredge
M Gillenormand - John Broom
Mlle Gillenormand - Shirley Thrift
Bishop - Melvin Schofield
Mlle Baptistine - Mary Earle
Sister Simplice - Jade Callender ( Jade Ashley)
Fantine - Telene Jordaan
Mere Houcheloup - Hayley Tink Rushton
Prioress - Megan Tarrant
Chapmantheiu - Ben Carroll
Grantaire - Rich Sandford
Prosecutor - Roy Chamberlain - Prosecutor
Gavroche - Joe Evans
Young Valjean (you will also be dragged in for one of the revolutionaries!) - Darius Frost
Javert - Andrew Swinbank
Labarre, Fauchelevant, and Combeferre (because you are one of the most versatile people we have ever come across!) - Anthony Webster
Marius - Tom Molyneux
Zorro! The Panto at the Palace Theatre, Paignton Jan 30/ 31st 11/20/2014 08:07:42
    Always looking to create new dynamic theatre inspired by period drama, classical stories and legends, the Players now bring the tale of the dashing Zorro to the stage, in an all-new, family production, appearing at the Palace Theatre January 30th and 31st 2015.

Friday Jan 30th - 7.30pm
Saturday Jan 31st- 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets Adults £6, Children £5, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £18

Book now via the Palace Theatre
Palace Ave, Paignton TQ3 3HF
01803 665800 /

What a way to start off the New Year! Combining elements of traditional pantomime with the glamour of a Vegas-style show, and a 19th century legend of California’s very own answer to Robin Hood, Zorro! Is a high-tech, family friendly, action packed and energetic production which will delight young and old alike.
Featuring an all-local cast with an age range of over 60 years between the youngest cast member and the oldest, all of whom have worked together to create an amazing new show, filled with laughter, glamour, high-tech effects, swordplay, music, showgirls and dance, the South Devon Players, a theatre company from Brixham, once again, return to the Palace Theatre to brighten your winter!

This show may not be suitable for people with medical issues affected by bright or flashing lights.


An award-winning, not-for-profit theatre company based in Brixham, South Devon, UK We specialise in shows themed on historical events, classics, and legends. We tend to be a more non-musical group, but we do sometimes get into musical-related things as well. We rehearse at Chestnut Community Centre on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

As with the majority of our main shows we perform at the Palace Theatre in Paignton, and are looking at expanding to Brixham theatre and maybe one or two others in the coming year.
We don't charge annual membership but instead each contribute £1 per rehearsal, which covers rehearsal hall rent.
You are considered a member as soon as you are cast in a show or working on the backstage crew for one, and once you have proven reliable as a member (good attendance, nice friendly conduct with others, etc), we add you to our careers development facebook group which is a group where we share local and national casting calls for film, theatre, modelling and related, and any local (Devon) training courses, which is a free perk to our members who want to develop a career related to the performing arts.
This summer and autumn quite a few things have come out of that, such as filming for Channel 5, being visited by the Britain's Got Talent scouts, performing in an international opera, etc. In the past we have also worked with the BBC, Disney, Smithsonian, ITV, and Sky TV. All costumes and scripts are provided each show, we are a range of people from those new to acting, through to semi-professional, and trained performers, everyone works together to produce a good show, and a pleasant supportive team. We strongly discourage "cliques" and forbid bullying and elitism, so that it is a friendly, respectful, safe, and energetic environment for everyone.

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Acting Classes anyone? 11/10/2014 08:43:48

I have had a few people recently contact The South Devon Players theatre company, Brixham and ask about basic acting classes for adults (age 16 to the Skys-The-Limit), rather than learning by being involved in an actual show.

I am considering therefore, running a short course like this, one early evening per week, after Xmas, of one and a half hours, at the community centre where we usually rehearse, it would cost £4 per person per session.

If you would like to express interest, you do not need to be an existing theatre company member, but please email, with "acting class" in the subject line.

This is so that I can gauge how many people would be interested, before I go ahead and set things in motion if I have enough people interested. (I apologise but this proposed course would not be ideal for children or people with specialist needs)

I would be running the course, I am trained to Masters level, with a Masters In Education, specifically in teaching performing arts in further and community education, via the University of Exeter.

All profits from the classes would go back into the theatre group.

From Laura (South Devon Players secretary)
Texan voice over needed 10/05/2014 11:24:33
    For our next show, we are looking for a male voice over person to record some lines for us, needs to have a strong Texan accent. It is a high-level, strictly non-profit, amateur theatre group so we cant pay, but you will be fully credited as "Harvey the trucker" in the show programme. Please email us direct on )if you want to read about our group, check out our website
Open auditions for Les Miserables web-film series 07/22/2014 13:41:00
    *if you cannot make this date, but wish to make an appointment to be auditioned on an alternative date please contact us, the same rules of auditioning will apply*
Jasmyn House, Midvale Road Paignton Devon TQ4 5BD
SEPT 27TH 2014


In a nutshell, this is a long term crowdfunded internet film series, to be broadcast on Youtube and Vimeo, (and any other film or video sites chosen!) starting shooting by the end of 2014.

Overall, this is a three year project, with filming taking place for each crowdfunded episode, over a few days, after funding has been raised. During filming days, shoots could be an early start to late finish, and for relevant characters also include night-time shoots. A lot of locations will be in and around Devon and Cornwall in the UK, some locations in France, especially for later episodes, will be looked into as well.

This is a pretty different project, as it is based on Victor Hugo's UNABRIDGED novel (this is not the musical or a single feature film!) and we are remaining as faithful to that unabridged novel as is possible.

Due to the nature of crowdfunding we are hoping to be able to pay our performers, but this depends entirely on funds raised, and may alter episode by episode as the series gets more well known, but at the minimum, once you have been cast as a character in the series, your expenses will be covered.

Depending on what character you wish to audition for, and are cast as you may be required for several episodes (or indeed all of them), or simply one.


During August, our project website will be updated with set audition pieces for each character. You will be expected not to necessarily have learned the piece but to have made yourself familiar with it.
There will also be an audition pack in PDF and Word format, which will contain important information, and an application form. You will be asked to bring that, along with a headshot and an up to date performance resume.

At the auditions, you will be asked to perform the piece on video camera, as a screen test. We will be looking at your characterization, focus, and the realism of your portrayal of the character. You will be either auditioning solo, or with one other person, in front of the directors.

When you arrive, you will be directed to a waiting room, and we will call people in to audition in front of our panel. Doors open at 11am, and close at 6pm. The earlier you arrive, the earlier you will be seen, unless you have made a specific appointment.

There are several child roles, but all children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Please be aware that we cannot accept auditions or applications via email or video. In order to be considered for a role, you need to attend in person.



- Read Victor Hugo's unabridged novel online (or get the free ebook) (you will probably want to do this if you get in, anyway.

- Our film project website:

- The film facebook fan page:

- What we expect of performers:

- List of characters being cast for:

- Our main theatre company website:
Open Auditions: 1920s Cabaret, Brixham 06/05/2014 09:58:31
    Set in a 1920s cabaret club in the fashionable seaside holiday resort of Torquay, there is a clash of modern 1920s and traditional values, and a mystery to be solved. The performance venues will be set up as cabaret clubs.

Auditions for this show will be held at Chestnut Community Centre, 1-3 Poplar Close, Brixham, Devon TQ5 0SA, at 1pm 1- 3.30pm on Sunday June 15th 2014.

Rehearsals will be held on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons at Chestnut Heights Community Centre.

There is no cost whatsoever to audition.
If you become involved in the production, we each contribute £1 per rehearsal towards the weekly hire of the rehearsal hall. All scripts and costumes etc are supplied free of charge.

Show dates are will be in late August 2014 in Paignton, Torquay and Brixham.

More information on our group at

Twitter: sdevonplayers
Facebook: sdevonplayers
Due our sadly encountering a handful of people thinking that community and amateur theatre groups are for messing around and a couple of people seeking "adult" sutuations, over the years, and having recieved an enquiry of the latter nature already with regard to this production, presumably due to Romeo & Juliet being a love story, we would like to draw your attention to the information on our website, especially the members rules of conduct link. All performers, supporters, and backstage crew are required to abide by these at all times. Failure to do so may result in being dismissed from the production.


Open Auditions: 1920s Cabaret, Brixham
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet:show dates! 05/22/2014 08:17:51
Written by William Shakespeare, and directed by Miss Laura J, the writer and director of our recent smash hit Les Miserables The Memoirs of Jean Valjean, this is a full-length, original language adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, set in 1860s Brixham, in a conflict between two families, the Capulets of Higher Brixham (Cowtown) and the Montagues of Lower Brixham (Fishtown). Performed by all-local actors, with an award-winning Torbay theatre company, this promises to be a thrilling production, bringing to life a classic of British theatre- set in the local area.


Thursday June 5th 2014 - Lipson Vale Primary School, Bernice Terrace, Lipson , Plymouth,PL4 7HW
7pm. 50% of profits to Plymouth Cat Rescue

Friday June 6th 2014 - 7pm: The Palace Theatre, Paignton (7 PM, tickets can be booked by calling the theatre box office on 01803 665800)
Venue Address: Palace Ave, Paignton TQ3 3HF
Palace Theatre Website:

Saturday June 7th 2014 - 2pm and 7pm, The Methodist Church Hall, Fore Street, Brixham (tickets can be reserved by calling 07855 090589)
Venue address: Fore Street, Brixham, TQ5 8DS

Facebook Event:

The South Devon Players theatre company are an award winning, family-friendly, completely non-profit, community-based theatre company, from ithe beautiful fishing port of Brixham; Devon (in South West England)
We perform theatre shows in Brixham, around Torbay, and South Devon, based on historical events, classical stories and mythology, with a strong ethos of often bringing to life the historical heritage of the Southwest in many of our productions.

We were founded in late 2005 by two Brixham performers, and performed our first production in the summer of 2006. Since then we have gone from strength to strength, and are now growing rapidly, with awards won and a rapidly increasing member base, an appearance on a national BBC 1 TV programme, and sponsorship from London for our recent non-musical adaptation of Les Miserables. We also act as a showcase for members seeking to increase their performance portfolios, facilitate access to other castings in the area (over the years we have been directly contacted for actors and models, from companies including, but not limited to, the BBC, Sky, Disney and Smithsonian)

Our Facebook page:
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Featured on Broadway website 08/09/2013 07:38:06
The South Devon Players theatre company production of Les Miserables in Paignton and Brixham is now featured on a Broadway website in their international news section...
Way to go!

Les Miserables shows doing great! 08/04/2013 03:40:36
Les Miserables comes to Brixham and Paignton September 19th ? 22nd, in a thrilling new production by the award-winning amateur theatre company from Brixham, The South Devon Players theatre company, Brixham. All performances are now open for booking, tickets 6/ 5.

Thursday September 19th
Doors open 6.30, for 7pm start.
Paignton Baptist Church Hall, Winner Street
Paignton TQ3 3BH

Friday September 20th
Doors open 6.30, for 7pm start.
Churston Ferrers Grammar School, just outside Brixham.
Greenway Rd Galmpton, Brixham, Torbay TQ5 0LN

Saturday September 21st
Doors open 2.30 for 3pm start (matinee) and 6.30 for 7pm start (evening)
Christian Community Centre, Fore Street, Brixham
Devon, TQ5 8DS

Sunday September 22nd
Doors open 1.30pm, show starts 2pm
Main Hall, Paignton Community College (Waterleat Road Campus)
Performance in aid of HALO: Helping Animals Live On

feedback from the weekend... 06/28/2013 07:08:21
    Show audience feedback from The South Devon Players theatre company, Brixham? production of The Ballad of Resurrection Bob last weekend:
1) " Very entertaining with impressive creativity"
2) " Another excellent show"
3) " Very good, enjoyed it very much"
4) "Excellent, you obviously enjoyed putting on the play and we really enjoyed the whole production - well done"
5) "Enjoyed the play very much"

Well done everyone!

post by south_devon_players 06/22/2013 07:12:21
    The trailer for a new movie, directed by the local film director John Tomkins, featuring several members of the The South Devon Players theatre company, Brixham, and filmed in and around Torbay in Feb 2013.

post by south_devon_players 06/18/2013 11:23:36
    1) Les Miserables production meeting (that is for tech, makeup, set, special effects etc.) will be on Saturday May 11th at Weatherspoons in Brixham (so in town centre) at midday. 2) The next South Devon Players committee meeting is on April 13th at 12.30 at Lytes House church hall, attendance is committee only, but if you have anything you want brought up in the meeting, please let one of the committee people know in advance.

post by south_devon_players 03/31/2013 23:54:04
    We are a Brixham theatre group holding auditions soon, we need a fairly large cast for this show, would be wonderful to see you, and please let any of your friends interested in acting and singing know about this:!/events/202802263181988/. The South Devon Players are a nonprofit group from Brixham, specialising in the history of Devon, and were filmed for BBC 2 this summer, you can see our main site at

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