Organised Chaos Productions Newsletter
February 2013
In this months newsletter:
Debut productions of the scripts chosen from our 2012 script call
Insights into the professions that make theatre happen. In Manchester & Liverpool 
Our next Chaotic Combinations - writers & actors calls out now
Film Maker, Graphic Designer, Casting, Writers & Directors calls
Links to more information on Organised Chaos and social network links
Announcing our writing workshops in Liverpool & Manchester
The next in our Ignition series - calls now out for actors, writers & directors
The next in our Perspectives series - calls now out for writers & directors
Our 2013 script call is now open
Broken & A Lot Of It About - NW Tour
We start this year with a North West tour of two debut productions - Broken by Ned Hopkins and A Lot Of It About by Ella Carmen Greenhill. Starting at The Lowry we stop along the way at The Square Chapel in Halifax, The Lantern Theatre in Liverpool and The Pavilion Arts Centre in Buxton with a few more dates to be added.
Broken:"Some people get sol 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.
Casting now announced for Broken - check this link:
Booking is already open in some 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 opening soon)
8 June 7:30pm - Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton (book)

More information on these productions and the people involved available here:
Writing Workshop
We are pleased to announce our new writing workshop.
The first term of the course will cover writing practices and techniques and will result in actors reading the participants’ scripts in the final workshop. The second term will be geared towards developing a specific piece with each writer, leading towards a public showing of a rehearsed reading of the participants’ work at the end of the term. There will be some workshops in both terms that will have guest speakers, and prior to the rehearsed reading writers will be able to spend rehearsal time with actors and director in order to gain a better insight into the process of taking a script from the page to the stage.
First term
Liverpool (The Lantern Theatre) - Mondays (6pm-7:30pm) 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th April; 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th May
Manchester (The Black Lion) - Tuesdays (6pm-7:30pm) 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th April; 7th, 14th, 21st 28th May
Second term dates to be announced.
There is more information (including pricing) 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
Liverpool (The Lantern Theatre) - Mondays (7:30pm - 9pm) 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th April; 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th May
Manchester (The Black Lion) - Tuesdays (7:30pm-9pm) 9th, 15th, 23rd, 30th April; 7th, 14th, 21st 28th May
There is more information (including pricing) here -
Spring Ignition - Creative calls
We're bringing a fantastic opportunity to get creative, showcase your talent and meet like minded people. We will be bringing writers, directors, and actors together to create some new and unique theatre. You will be put into a team on the weekened of the 16th/17th March and the result will be an eclectic mix of theatre performed at The Black Lion, Manchester 4th-6th April with a Spring theme.
There is more information on the event here:
If you are a writer, director or actor interested in getting involved please email - as soon as possible and we'll give you all the information. (Please put Spring Ignition as the subject)

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 possibl (please put Perspectives as the subject)
Casting calls will be out in due course.
Casting/Creative Calls
We are still looking to cast our production of A Lot of It About.
The remaining role is Ben - 40-50
We are also looking for the following roles to join the Organised Chaos central team:
Film Maker
Graphic Designer
There is more information on these roles here:
Also see Spring Ignition, Chaotic Combinations and Perspecties above - looking for actors, writers and directors. Our Script Call is also now open - see below.
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 last year. 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 this Spring
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 above for more information.
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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