Organised Chaos Productions Newsletter
April 2013
In this months newsletter:
Our 2013 script call is now open
Insights into the professions that make theatre happen. In Manchester & Liverpool 
The next in our Perspectives series - calls now out for writers & directors
Opening this week. This double bill opens this week at The Lowry before taking in other venues in the North West
Our next Chaotic Combinations - writers & actors calls out now
Links to more information on Organised Chaos and social network links
Script Call
From our 2009 Script Call four scripts were chosen – all debuting in Manchester with great reviews some of the scripts went on to be performed as part of the Buxton Fringe Festival, Preston Tringe Festival, Write Now Festival, and New Wimbledon Studio Theatre. We chose two scripts from our 2010 call which were produced in 2011. Both debuting in Manchester and going to further venues in Buxton and Salford. We also produced the debut of All Because Of Molly – one of the 2010 24:7 Theatre Festivals rehearsed readings - debuting in Manchester at The Lowry and going on to Square Chapel, Arts Pavilion Centre, The Lantern Theatre and The Continental. 
Our 2011 script call was given Grants For The Arts funding from the Arts Council and the scripts - Bottled Wasps and After Words - debuted in Manchester before taking in the Buxton, Preston and Manchester fringe festivals, The Carrigeworks (Leeds), The Lantern Theatre, and The Square Chapel. AfterWords won the Buxton Fringe Festival award for New Writing.
Our 2012 script call has a North West tour taking in The Lowry, The Square Chapel, The Lantern Theatre, The Oldham Coliseum and The Pavilion Arts Centre and Buxton Fringe Festival this Spring/Summer.

We are now looking for two new scripts to work with in 2014 for a North West tour.
The call will close on the 30th April.
For more information and to submit your script -
We are also looking for writers to take part in Spring Ignition, Chaotic Combinations and Perspectives - see below for more information.
Broken & A Lot Of It About - NW Tour - OPENING THIS WEEK
We start this year with a North West tour of two debut productions - Broken by Ella Carmen Greenhill and A Lot Of It About by Ned Hopkins. Starting at The Lowry we stop along the way at The Square Chapel in Halifax, The Oldham Colisuem in Oldham, The Lantern Theatre in Liverpool and The Pavilion Arts Centre in Buxton.
Broken:"Some people get so lost, they don't find their way at all" May is desperately searching for something, Helen has everything she ever wanted and saw it all snatched away. As May searches for meaning for something to hold, she finds herself torn between two people and two agonising choices. A play looking at loss and identity.
A Lot Of It About: Ben's sex aversion therapy didn't work. Now on the verge of old age and trapped in a loveless marriage to Ann, he argues with his younger self and revisits key events in his life. A violent strugle with his alter ego finally brings things to a climax.
These two shows were selected from our 2012 script call.
For trailers/featurettes check out our YouTube channel -
For Five Reasons to see check out What's On Stage here 
Booking is now open in all venues:
25-27 April 8pm - The Lowry, Salford (book)
2 May May - Square Chapel, Halifax (book)
10-11 May 7:30pm - Lantern Theatre, Liverpool (book)
14 May - Oldham Coliseum, Oldham - part of the First Break festival (booking only available via phone - 0161 624 2829)
8 June 7:30pm - Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton (book)

More information on these productions and the people involved available here:
We are pleased to announce our new series of Masterclasses.
These are presented as Insights into the professions that make theatre happen
Producing – On what happens behind the scenes to bring a production together
Production – On the different departments behind the scenes (stage management, lighting, sound etc)
Writing – On the writing profession and how to get your work seen
Art Direction – On the design elements of putting on a production
Marketing – On the elements that go into marketing a production
Directing – On directing as a profession and how to work on a career
Acting – On the acting profession and how someone seeking work as an actor can get their career moving, including practical discussion of the opportunities available
Fringe Festivals – On fringe festivals and how they work
Manchester (The Black Lion) - Tuesdays (7pm-8:30pm) 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th May; 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th June
Liverpool dates will now be in the Autumn. 
There is more information (including pricing) here -
Chaotic Combinations - Creative calls
Our next Chaotic Combination takes place on 19th May at The Black Lion, Manchester.

Want to be involved in our unique theatre challenge and great networking opportunity? Then carry on reading...

We are looking for enthusiastic WRITERS and ACTORS who are willing to be challenged by collaborating as writer and actor, preparing a monologue for the actor to perform in front of a judging audience!

You will be given a theme to work with and then you will be locked away in a rehearsal space on Saturday 18th May for a full day of creativity.

The outcome of this will be performed on Sunday 19th May and who knows what we'll end up with? That's the fun part. It's all about working with people whom you are not familiar with. No experience is needed, just your willingness to try!
The grand finale will take place in December
If you are a writer or actor interestedin getting involved please email as soon as possible (Please put Chaotic Combinations as the subject)

Perspectives - Creative calls
We are running our Writer/Director programme again. Writers and directors will be paired up to create thirty minute pieces of theatre. You will be given a theme to write to with a positive or negative stance. Another great opportunity to great creative and showcase your talent.
Once written casting calls will go out. You will then have time to rehearse with the actors ready for performance.
The pieces will be show for a four night run - 19-22 June at The Kings Arms.
If you are a writer or director interested in getting involved please email as soon as possible (please put Perspectives as the subject)
Casting calls will be out in due course.
Organised Chaos on the net
We have set up a page on facebook so that we can keep you all better informed about all things Organised Chaos.
We also have a blog - come and follow us at
With this we are hoping to bring our audiences an insight to what we get up to behind the scenes and to the teams of people we work with.
On Twitter we're @orgchaosprods, on YouTube we're OrganisedChaosProd and our website is
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