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Subtitle How to Set Up, Run and Enjoy an Amateur Drama Group
By Ann Moore
Published by Eyelevel Books
ISBN 978 1902528 236
Category How to
June 2009


A highly practical guide to setting up and running an amateur drama group - whoever and wherever you are.  Includes:   Choosing a venue and establishing the group on a legal footing; play selection, finance, publicity and marketing; backstage personnel plus dozens of exercises for use in group meetings.

Author's Biography

Ann Moore has more than fifty years experience in drama, from acting to stage management, props to directing, working with both amateurs and professionals.  She has directed regularly for thirty years and has taught drama to Secondary School pupils and adults.


"An engaging guide [with] a friendly air of authority... it is not only the novice who will benefit from it."  NODA National News

"[This] timely book gives us the tools to establish new groups to benefit not just participants, but the whole community."  Gavin Stride, Chair of the Independent Theatre Council

"A well-presented guide by a tireless champion of amateur theatre... thorough but practical."  Amateur Stage Magazine

"A user-friendly manual - clear and accessible yet highly informative for all those involved with youth theatre and school groups. I recommend every budding company gets a copy!" Simon Atkins, Head of Drama and Theatre Studies, The King's School, Worcester

 “’ll find ideas in this manual which will help you to enjoy not only the fun and friendship, but also the success, of bringing live theatre into your community.”  Bill Maynard,

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When I was production director for our drama group's pantomime I found Ann's book extremely useful. It was easy to understand, and it outlined the various tasks I had to do very well.
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