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Oh What A Night 2018

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23/01/24 We are very pleased to announce our next two performances: on October 4 & 5 will be back at Amherst School with our annual concert, this time called ACT One, Live And Loud, and in May next year we will be presenting the full stage version of "Disney's The Little Mermaid" with a full orchestra.

20/10/23 We held our latest set of new members auditions tonight, and we are pleased to welcome 9 new members to the ACT one family: Freddie, Freya, Isla, Leo, Lizzy, Mary, Megan, Polyanna & Skye

01/10/23 TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR OUR NEXT SHOW - BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL at www.ticketsource.co.uk/act-one

28/05/23 We held our new member's auditions over the last 2 Fridays and we are very pleased to welcome lots of new members to ACT One: Arlen, Beth, Bobbie, Eleanor, Etta, Evie-Mai, Leah, Lola, Marli-Rae, Nellie & Olivia as well as David returning - we look forward to you joining our rehearsals and future shows.

14/05/23 Popstars was an enormous success and sadly is over - we also say goodbye to 8 loyal members: Ari, Emily, Freya, Gracie, Josie, Noah, Scarlett & Zach - ACT One would like to wish them well for everything they do in the future. We'll miss you !!

20/11/22 - Tickets now on sale for POPSTARS - go to www.ticketsource.co.uk/act-one

29/10/22 - POPSTARS is cast - head over to the SHOW PAGE for further information

21/10/22 - Giving a warm welcome to our new members - welcome to Heather, AJ and Indya!

30/09/22 - ACT One is proud to announce that next May we will be performing POPSTARS - THE 90s MUSICAL. It's packed full of well-known songs from the 1990s, including Baby One More Time, Believe, Wannabe, Everbody (Backstreet's Back), Man I Feel Like A Woman, Let's Get Loud, and many many more...... The Cast List will be announced at the end of October


17/05/22 - Our lineup for our next performance has been revealed and will be available on here soon - as usual it will be a miscellany of fantastic singing and dancing from musicals, film, pop & Disney - TICKET ARE ON SALE NOW : www.ticketsource.co.uk/act-one

17/05/22 - Well, that's the end of another fantastic show - Aladdin Jr - and our first show back for 24 mths. But what a show it was. Fabulous singing dancing costumes and scenery. We also said goodbye to Alex after 7 years. We will miss you! Have a fantastic time in all you do in the future.

06/05/22 - New members audition open night is being held on 19 May at 6.30 pm - please phone 07904 303488 or email HERE to register

27/03/22 - We were very pleased to hear that one of our former members, Joe Harrison, under his stage name of Noah Harrison, has been cast as Roger in the new West End production of Grease. We are very proud of you!

14/01/22 - Aladdin is now cast. After a stunning set of audtition we have an amazing cast headed up by Noah, Emily & Alex as Aladdin, Jasmine & the Genie. Congratulations to everyone, you were all amazing! See the show page for full details here

11/12/22 - Tickets for Aladdin Jr are now on sale - the Cast will be announced mid-January

21/11/21 Our Christmas Cracker concert is now completely sold out!!!! Please do not ring or email for tickets, there aren't any!

31/10/21 We are also extremely pleased to announce our next 2 performances - Yes, ACT One are back performing!! - first with our amazing "Christmas Cracker" concert at Christchurch Methodist Church on December 11 this year and next year we are performing the stunning Disney's "Aladdin Jr", all being well back at our old home, Iveshead Theatre.

31/10/2021 New members audition were held again last Friday and we are pleased to announce that we have 6 great new members - Hello to Amy, Eleanor, Freya, Holly, Jessie & Layla!

26/09/2021 A massive congratulations to all our fantastic performers in CURTAIN UP...FINALLY! - Two amazing performances to very appreciative audiences.

09/07/2021 Our open rehearsals for new members were great fun and we have 5 new members - Welcome to the ACT One family Caitlin, Caitlyn, Elizabeth, Marcia & Zach.

25/06/2021 Our next amazing performance is FINALLY in the diary and at a new venue, 24-25 September 2021, Loughborough Amherst School - CURTAIN UP...FINALLY!!!! will be a sensational return for our amazingly talented members! - Take a look at the show site here for more details

18/06/2021 We are holding open rehearsals for potential new members over the next 3 Fridays: 25/06/2021, 02/07/2021 and 09/07/2021 from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. If you are 11-18 and want to see what we do, call Adrian now on 07904 303488 or email
adrian@act-one.co.uk for details and to book your place (limited due to COVID regulations). If you like what you see and perform a satisfactory small audtion at the end of the night, you will be invited to become a member.

08/05/2021 - 25 years ago ACT One gave it's first performance - a concert called "Encore", at Hind Leys College in Shepshed. Happy Silver Anniversary ACT One!!

16/04/2021 Following the UK's 3rd lockdown, we are very pleased to announce that ACT One is back in the rehearsal room at Christchurch, albeit still under government regulations, but we hope to be able toannounce details of our next amazing performance dates soon.

01/09/2020 We have now officially cancelled our "Curtain Up" Concert but we are working with Christchurch to return to our rehearsal venue soon.

24/03/2020 Unfortunately, due to the continued disruption caused by the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is with great sadness that we have to announce the postponement of our forthcoing concert, "Curtain Up", due to be performed on 3 & 4 July. We have suspended our rehearsals until further notice and will announce new performance dates as soon as we are able. Thank you for all your continued support.

17/03/2020           *** URGENT IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ***                           Due to the current outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are following the Public Health England and Department For Education Guidelines, and particularly the ongoing safety of our members at this time. As such, and after difficult discussions and consultations, we have unfortunately decided to suspend all ACT One rehearsals at least until the Easter break. THERE ARE THEREFORE NO REHEARSALS ON 20 MARCH, 27 MARCH OR 3 APRIL. We hope to provide you with further information about rehearsals soon, so please keep an eye on email and the Facebook and Social media sites for this. This may mean we might have to bring in additional rehearsal time to catch up and ensure the concert is ready for the beginning of July. Please try and make sure that you all go over the dances that have already been set and listen to the music files on the member's page of the website as this will greatly help us all when we get back to rehearsing again. Take care everyone!

14/02/2020 We had a great set of new member's auditions on February 14 and happy to welcome our 12 new members: Adam, David, Ethan, Evie, Jessica, Katie, Lexie, Libby, Lilia, Madison, Merrie & Miles

03/02/2020 Congratulations to Georgia on gaining a place at Emile Dale.


04/12/2019 ACT One continues to look for a permanent Musical Director after Chicago. Interested parties should email adrian@act-one.co.uk for full details of the role.

03/12/2019 Congratulations to Bella, who was our Annie in 2017, who has just picked up an individual Young Performers BAFTA for Mildred in Worst Witch, and she also voices Hilda which won best animation - What an amazing achievement.

14/11/2019 Congratulations to former members Craig Nash, Richard Carson & Charlotte Whittle, all of whom have landed some great professional theatre jobs. Craig joins the touring production of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas"; Richard is going into the West End new production of "Les Miserables" as ensemble and first cover Javert, and Charlotte is dancing her way in the touring production of The Bowie Collective. We are extremely proud of you all!

06/09/2019 Wow! We have had our audtions for "Chicago" and what a fantastic noght we had - what talent we have in ACT One - We have cast the show - please go to the SHOW PAGE for full details

09/07/2019 Following a fantastic summer concert, "Heart & Soul", we sadly had to say goodbye to four of our most loyal and long-standing members, Izzy, Katie & Nikki, now that they have reached the end of year 13, and Oli, who allegedly has been with us since he was about 3 - well it seems like it. We wish all 4 of them the very best for the future.

30/06/2019 We have just had our latest set of new members auditions and very pleased to welcome Amelia, Charlie & Ruby as new members.

01/03/2019 ACT One is looking for a new Musical Director to work with us from August 2019, as Hazel has decided to vacate the post after 12 years - we wish her well for all her future ventures! - Interested parties should email adrian@act-one.co.uk for full details of the role.

11/02/2019 New members auditions were held again last Friday and we are pleased to welcome our 7 new members: Abi, Alisha, Cerys, Elizabeth, Ella, Emily & Lizzie. We look forward to you coming along as we start our rehearsals for "Heart And Soul"

03/02/2019 Following a fantastic show week with "Anything Goes", we sadly had to say goodbye to one of our long-standing members Livs after 8 years with ACT One. She has played several leading roles with the group, including Reno in "Anything Goes". We wish her well with her further music studies at University. Also leaving the fold is Ryan, albeit a little earlier, and we also wish him the very best!

04/01/2019 DOUBLE REDCOAT - We are very pleased to announce that 2 of our previous members are to become Butlins Redcoats! Congratulations to Paige & Beth.

08/07/2018 Welcome to new members: Charlotte, Grace, Leah, Noah, Toby & Yasmin.... welcome aboard and full steam ahead to Anything Goes - rehearsals start 17 August.

08/07/2018 Following another successful annual summer concert, "Oh What A Night", 2 of our long-standing members have "retired" after faithful service - Paige & Beth we wish you all the best for the future. I'm sure it will be great! Also saying goodbye are Tom, Jed, Joe, Lulu & Ben.

15/02/2018 Congratulations and welcome to our new members: Beth, Ellie, Gracie, Kyle & Lily - we look forward to you joining us for "Oh What A Night" and "Anything Goes" - Rehearsals start 23 February.

15/02/2018 "Our House" gained amazing feedback and reviews. Well done to everyone involved as cast, crew or helpers and thank you to our supportive audience. And it's goodbye to strong and loyal member, Jacob - we wish you all the best for everything you do in the future!

31/12/2017 We are pleased to announce that our 2019 show will be "Anything Goes" and will be preceded by our annual concert in July 2018, this year entitled "Oh What A Night"

02/09/2017 Following an excellent set of auditions on Friday 1 September for "Our House", we are very pleased to announce our fantastic cast for our show in February, headed up by Joe and Livs - full details available onthe show page. A massive well done to everyone - what an entertaining evening. we can't wait to get started now.

27/08/2017 Some news about 2 former cast members now working professionally - Craig Nash has secured one of the brothers in the UK tour of Joseph, and Richard Carson another principal role in a new musical "Heaven & Earth" playing opposite Kerry Ellis and touring UK arena venues. Well done to them both

11/07/2017 Congratulations to all involved with "Shimmer And Shine" - what an amazing concert it was. The superlatives have run out. Farewell too to 3 long-standing members: Jack, Katie & Jemma - wishing you all the best as you head into adult life!

03/07/2017 Once again, we have had our July new members' auditions and would like to welcome Lydia - we look forward to seeing you in August to start rehearsals for Our House

27/02/2017 Hello & welcome to our new members: Daniel, Georgie, Mia, Rhys, Sophie & Zoe - hope you have fun with us!

20/02/2017 Annie proved to be a fantastic success, despite an unprecendented level of illness in the cast and crew - well done to everyone, especially those who stepped up and covered other people during show week - it's shows what a fantastic team you all are. Sadly we have to say goodbye to Danni and Tom M as they reach adulthood! And to Tom P - we wish you all the best in whatever you do in the future. Come back and see us!!

11/09/2016 Following some very entertaining auditions, we have cast Annie, congratulations particularly to Bella who lead the cast as Annie, and to all those who gained parts

01/09/2016 We are very pleased to announce that our 2018 show has now been chosen and this will be the Madness musical, Our House

10/07/2016 Annie audition information & material is now available on the members only section page

09/07/2016 Congratulations and welcme to our new members: Ayeka, Eleanor, Georgia & Josie

20/06/2016 Our next new member's auditions are to be held on Friday 8 July. Please get in touch HERE if you would like more details and to register

03/05/2016 A massive congratulations to Shelly and James on the birth of your daughter, Harriet Ann, weighing in at 7lb 4 oz, born 3 May

24/04/2016 Christchurch Methodist Church in Shepshed where we rehearse has being undergoing renovations recently and are holding an open day on 21st May. We have been asked to take part and provide 1/2 hour snippet of what we do. This is at 2pm and everyone is welcome to come along to support and have a look round the new building. There is also a rededication service at 6pm on Sun 22 May at the church - everyone is welcome.

24/04/2016 Richard has done it again! ACT One would like to congratulate ex-member, Richard Carson, as he joins the cast of Mamma Mia on the West End in the leading role of Sky.

05/03/2016 - Our 20th Birthday Concert - Celebration Time programme has been announced - see the concert page for details. Members will shortly be able to download a copy of this from the Member's only section, together with the first rehearsal schedule

27/02/2016 - A massive welcome to our 13 new members: Alex, Alice, Chloe, Freya, Jess, Joe, Josie, Maddie, Ollie, Olivia, Ryan, Scarlett, Will - come and join the fun!

25/01/2016 Our new member's auditions will be on 26 February 2016 - for full details contact Adrian HERE

01/12/2016 Our 2017 show has been announced and will be the ever popular "Annie"

24/10/2015 A reminder that a current rehearsal schedule, rehearsal material and a cast list are available on the members only page

24/10/2015 A new newsletter is now available to read/download - click HERE.

06/09/2015 After a fantastic set of auditions we are pleased to reveal our cast for an amazing show. Click HERE for details. Congratulations to all our leads. Such talent!

01/08/2015 Rehearsals start up again on 14 August at 7 p.m. with Auditions for parts in Grease taking place on September 6.

18/06/2015 Our next new members' auditions are to be held on 28 June at 1.30 pm. Please contact Adrian HERE for further details and to register.

01/06/2015 Congratulations To James & Shelly - now Mr & Mrs White - on your recent wedding on 30 May 2015.

01/06/15 Brilliant News! - Former member, Richard Carson (Camp) is now performing on the West End in "Miss Saigon", in the ensemble and as first cover for leading role, Chris. Congratulations on a well deserved rise to fame!

28/02/15 A very warm welcome to our newest members following the auditions last night: Alice, Lulu, Mia, Ben, Thomas and Tom. Congratulations - we hope you enjoy your time with us!

14/01/2015 Our next new members' auditions are to be held on 27 February. Please contact Adrian HERE for further details.

30/12/2014 A massive congratulations to Charlotte & Darren Spencer on the birth of their baby girl, Hermione Grace on 29 December at 10 24 am. Weighing in at 8lb 15oz, baby & mum are doing very well - the first true ACT One baby!! Oh and Dazman is pretty happy too as is Wendy who is now a Nanny! We'll look out for your audition in 2025!

03/09/2014 ACT One is very please to announce that after lengthy discussions with America, we have been granted the rights to perform the full and revised version of the musical "Grease" as our 20th production in February 2016

02/09/2014 Thoroughly Modern Millie auditions are on Sunday 14th September starting at 2.30 pm at The Scout Hut, Hind Leys Campus

21/08/2014 The Where Are They Now section of the website has been updated with some interesting facts and information from past members. Take a look to find out what they are doing now. If any one wants to add anything or change things please Adrian know.

01/08/2014 Rehearsals for "Millie" start 22 August at 7 pm

01/08/2014 Audition material and information for Thoroughly Modern Millie is now available in the members area

31/07/2014 Congratulations to Jed, who recently took the title role in the English Youth Ballet's The Nutcracker at Nottingham Theatre Royal.

05/07/2014 Sad to say goodbye to 3 very loyal and long-standing members: Rowan, Lottie & Amy, we wish you all the very best for the future in whatever you do!!

05/07/2014 Congratulations ACT One on a superb two nights concert - you are all so talented and the production team are very proud of you all!

29/06/2014 Welcome to our new members - Katie & Bella; we hope you enjoy your time with us

01/06/2014 Our next new members auditions will take place on Sunday 29 June. Contact us now to reserve your place

21/03/2014 The programme for our summer concert has been announced - this is very exciting! See the "Showstoppers" page

14/03/2014 Our director, Adrian Dobson, has recently landed himself a role in a professional touring musical comedy production in Cumbria, "What The Window Cleaner Saw", for a 3 week period in April.

28/02/2014 ACT One welcomes new members: Caitlin, Charley, Charlotte, Jack, Jed, Katie, Madalyn & Susie!

1/02/2014 After a fantastic "Summer Holiday" show, rehearsals start again on 7 March for our summer concert, "Showstoppers!"

18/01/2014 New members auditions are set for Feb 28 - get in touch via our contact page if you are interested

20/12/2013 Our summer concert will take place on 4 & 5 July 2014 at Hind Leys College and is called "Showstoppers"

14/11/2013 Just found out we have another ACT One ex-member on national professional tour of a musical at the moment: Tom Woods is in the Ensemble/Sid Phillips in "Singing In The Rain"

30/10/2013 ACT One is extremely pleased to announce we will be performing "Thoroughly Modern Millie" as our show for 2015.

20/10/2013 Congratulations to Charlotte Hall & Darren Spencer on their marriage on 19 October 2013.

20/09/2013 Well done to all our members who auditioned for parts in "Summer Holiday". The full cast has now been announced. Go to the show page for details

21/07/2013 We are pleased to learn that two former members of ACT One have just landed professional theatre contracts: Richard Camp (Richard Carson) joins the ensemble of the UK national tour of "Wicked", and Zoe Adkin plays the part of Liza in the UK national tour of "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers".

14/07/2013 It's a fond farewell to 3 male ACT One members, Dan Kauss, Richard Evans and Aaron Richardson after this year's summer concert. We wish them all well for their future.

14/07/2013 Once again, ACT One put on a successful summer concert at Hind Leys, Shepshed playing to an appreciative audience.

07/07/2013 Welcome to our new members: Millie Mae, Beth, Alex, Oliver, Megan & Elly - welcome to the family

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