CMTS Library - Updated.

The CMTS Library has been updated to include our recent Productions; 'Pinocchio', 'Bugsy Malone' & 'The Full Monty'. Please remember this is a free service to our Members that also includes our Backing Tracks Library and our Sheet Music & Words Library. If anyone wishes to borrow an item from our Library, please contact Sam McCarthy. Thanks.

Little Clacton Summer Carnival - Monday 4th June 2012.

We will be participating in the Little Clacton Summer Carnival on Monday 4th June 2012. We will need to meet at 1pm at the Parish Fields, Plough Corner, as the procession starts at 2pm. It will only last for about an hour, so I am sure you could spare us the time! We will have a car to cover in posters and play music. But we will need walkers to give out some publicity leaflets. Everyone is welcome to come and join us but anyone under the age of 16 years old will need a Parent to accompany them please! You do not need to dress up unless of course you want to. If you are interested in joining us or want more information then please contact Sam McCarthy on 07585440815 or Thanks.

Clacton Railway Club Jubilee Day Celebration

We have been asked to provide some entertainment at the Clacton Railway Club's Jubilee Celebrations on Tuesday 5th June. We need to do four 20 minute slots, made up of solos, duets, etc. We will be performing at 1pm, for 20 mins, have 20 mins break and then do another 20 mins. Then the same for 4pm. You can sing whatever you like and how ever many you like, but we need to bear in mind that it is for Families and it would be good to have a mix of current songs with musical theatre numbers. You can use a backing track or have Hector Moyes play for you. But you would need to contact him first to ask!! As before, the Clacton Railway Club will be making a substantial donation to use for providing this entertainment. Last time we got over £200, so it is all worth it! If you are able to support us with this ideal opportunity to publicise the Society, please contact Sam McCarthy on 07585440815 or Thanks.

'We Love The West Cliff' Concert

We have been asked to participate in the 25th Anniversary Concert for the Friends of the West Cliff Theatre. It is on Sunday 22nd July 2012. Rehearsals will start on Monday 2nd July 2012, 7.30pm at our HQ. They will be every Monday and Wednesday until the Concert. Only 6 Rehearsals in total, so we will need 100% attendance and commitment from everyone please. Sam McCarthy, Hector Moyes and Ashleigh Masters will be putting this all together. We will be performing the following numbers: 'Breeze Off The River', 'Walk With Me' and 'Women's World' from 'The Full Monty'. 'Nun's Chorus', 'Do Rah Me' and 'Finale Ultimo/Climb Every Mountain' from 'The Sound Of Music'. 'When You Believe' from 'Prince of Egypt'. The Youth Performers will be doing: 'Bugsy Malone', 'Fat Sam's Grand Slam' and 'You Give A Little Love' from 'Bugsy Malone' 'Kids In America' 'Freak Flag' from 'Shrek'. 'When You Believe' will be our Finale and the Youth Performers will join us for it. If you would like to participate with us please can you contact Sam McCarthy. This is so we can work out how many Members will be taking part. If you would like some more information, please contact Sam McCarthy on 07585440815 or Thanks.

Colchester Operatic Society Presents...

Springers Present...

Families wanted for a TV Documentary on C4.

I recently got this email, which I have been asked to pass onto our Members:

My name is Kate and I work for Twofour, a television production company based in London. We are currently developing a documentary series for Channel 4 about family life in Britain in 2012 and we’re looking for warm, engaging and outgoing families who might be interested in taking part. I wanted to drop you a line, as I thought your amateur dramatics group might be a great place to find the kind families we are looking for.

We are hoping to make a landmark series about what life is really like for British families in this iconic year and are looking for six vibrant families from different backgrounds and regions to film with throughout this summer. Our search for families is very broad, but we are looking for a family with at least two children still living at home- other than that, absolutely anything and everyone goes! At this stage, we would like to speak to as many people as possible - all our conversations are confidential and do not commit people to be involved.

If you can think of any parents or youngsters at your group might be interested in taking part in this series, please send them our contacts or give me a call directly and we can chat further. We would always need parental consent before talking to those under 18.

Please feel free to give me a call anytime or pass my number to anyone you think might like to have a chat – 0207 438 1972.

Thanks again for your help and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes


Two Four

CVS Tendring News: VE Day Act of Remembrance Service – 8 May 2012

Clacton on Sea Royal British Legion will be holding a VE Day act of remembrance service and blessing of a new plaque on the War Memorial on Marine Parade. The service will be taken by the Reverend Dennis Hart and the Chairman of TDC will be reading Psalm 46 verses 1 - 7. The service begins at 11am and we encourage anyone wishing to attend to be there for 10.45am. Thank you.

'Jack and the Beanstalk' Production Team - Update.

The Production Team has been confirmed so far as and will be :
  • Chair of Production & Casting Committee - Sam  McCarthy
  • Director - Steve Liversedge
  • Choreographer - Katie Barnett
The dates are as follows:
  • Rehearsals start on Tuesday 4th September 2012.
  • Auditions are Sunday 23rd September 2012 (At our HQ)
  • Dry Run Saturday 22nd December 2012 (At the Theatre)
  • 'Get In' Saturday 22nd December 2012.
  • Dress Parade Sunday 23rd December 2012.
  • Band Call Sunday 23rd December 2012 (At our HQ)
  • Technical Rehearsal Thursday 27th December 2012.
  • Dress Rehearsal Friday 28th December 2012.
  • Performances; Saturday 29th December 2012 (Matinee & Evening). Sunday 30th December 2012 (Matinee & Evening). No Performance on Monday 31st December 2012. Tuesday 1st January 2013 (Matinee & Evening)

Change to the Future June Productions.

As you are aware, the Management Committee has secured licences for our June Productions until the year 2015. Due to another local group performing 'Sweet Charity' in January 2013, the Management Committee contacted the licence holder to see if we could change. This request has been successful and therefore our June Production in 2013 will be 'The Sound of Music'. We will now perform 'Sweet Charity' in June 2014, with 'My Fair Lady' in June 2015. The Management Committee is currently discussing the June Productions for 2016 & 2017.

NODA Awards - Results.

As you may or may not be aware, we were nominated for 'Best Production of 2011' for our NODA district for 'Cinderella'. Unfortunately we did not win on this occasion but it is always an honour to be recognised for our Productions by NODA, which we are grateful for. Some local groups were winners though: 'Best Musical' went to Colchester Operatic Society for 'Sweeney Todd'. 'Best Play' went to CADS for 'It Runs In The Family'. 'Best Pantomime' went to Dovercourt Theatre Group for 'Babes In The Woods'. 'Best Youth Performer' went to Alex Hooker from the West Cliff Theatre Youth Group for playing 'Reno' in 'Anything Goes'. 'Best Technical Achievement' went to CADS for the set for 'Sandcastles'. The District Shield for 'Best Production', (which we won for 'High Society' last time!), went to Colchester Operatic Society for 'Sweeney Todd'. The Councillors Cup also went to Colchester Operatic Society for 'Sweeney Todd'.

CVS Tendring News: North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Stakeholder Event - 29 May

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Stakeholder Event - 29 May The North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group needs your views. A morning workshop with lunch provided is being held at Colchester’s Firstsite. From 1st April 2013 the CCG will be commissioning health services and they want to ensure they have effective engagement with everyone who has an interest in local health. This will be your chance to find out about the commissioning plan and priorities for health and social care from 2013 and beyond. For catering purposes please indicate when you book your place on the workshop if you are staying for lunch. Those attending are entitled to have travel and parking costs re-imbursed. Booking details are attached or book online via:

Mad About Theatre Presents...

CVS Tendring News: Health Expo ‘Your Life, Your Health’ Friday 25 May 11am – 7pm

Health Expo ‘Your Life, Your Health’ Friday 25 May 11am – 7pm Sponsored by the Colchester Catalyst Charity CVST is hosting an exciting Health Exposition entitled “Your Life-Your Health”. It is being held at Clacton’s Town Hall and will be showcasing a dynamic mix of services and activities available to all those who are interested in living a healthy independent and fulfilling longer life. There will be demonstrations and exhibitors showcasing alternative health therapies encompassing the mind, body and soul. The event is a great opportunity for your organisation to promote and advertise your service, recruit volunteers, staff or trustees and engage with new clients, patients and/or service users. At the same time, you will be able to visit other stands at the exhibition, you can meet staff from a wide range of agencies and find out about the many varied community services that are available. You may even pick up new ideas. A booklet promoting exhibitors will be published. This will be given out to event visitors. For more information, contact or call 01255 425692

CVS Tendring News: Resources for You Exhibition - Wednesday 16th May 2012, 10am – 12.noon

Resources for You Exhibition- Wednesday 16th May 2012, 10am – 12.noon Oasis CafĂ©, Frinton Free Church Connaught Avenue, Frinton on Sea, Essex, CO13 9PW. This is an event which has the sole purpose to inform and encourage use by the over 55’s of some of the many community services we have in the Tendring area.

CVS Tendring News: Free Bowling!

Have you always wanted to have a go at bowling, or just like to have a go at another sport? Clacton-on-Sea Bowling Club are inviting anyone who is interested in having a go at ‘bowling’ to come to our ‘bring a friend and try for free’ coaching sessions. 10.00am on Sunday 6th May. 10.00am on Saturday 12th May. 6.00pm on Friday 18th May Just come along and see us at Collingwood Road (opposite the Toby Carvery). All you need is flat shoes – bowls are available. This is a sport for all ages and is an easy way to make friends. It is also an easy way to keep active with gentle exercise. For further information call Ann on 01255 476394. e-mail or visit the Club’s website or just turn up at any of the sessions.

'The Full Monty': Reaudition for 'Marty' & 'Teddy'.

For personal reasons, Alex Bass, has had to pull out of the Show. Therefore, we are having Auditions for the parts of 'Marty' & 'Teddy' next Thursday 10th May 2012. One person can play both parts or we can have two people playing a part each. The part of 'Marty' will require a singing, movement and dialogue audition. The playing age is 20-40 years old. The part of 'Teddy' will require a dialogue audition only. The playing age is 25-30 years old. If you or anyone you know would like to be part of this fantastic musical, please come along to Rehearsals either this Thursday or next Tuesday or both, to learn the audition pieces to then audition on Thursday 10th May. If you can not make these Rehearsals but are still interested, then please contact Sam McCarthy, Production Chair on 07585440815. Thanks.