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15/02/2018 Congratulations and welcome to our new members: Beth, Ellie, Gracie, Kyle & Lily - we look forward to you joinging 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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