Organised Chaos Productions Newsletter
June 2012
In this months newsletter:
Our upcoming North West Tour
Our first writing workshop
Our first writer/director led event
Shows and events coming up from Elysion
Front of House and Box Office
Our upcoming North West Tour
Our next event in the series
Actors, Writers, Directors, Fundraiser, Sponsorship Manager
Elysion are looking for short films
Links to more information on Organised Chaos
AfterWords by Michael Hart
'AfterWords' charts the journey of Julie, a recent arrival in the afterlife, as she attempts to be reacquainted with her husband Derek who passed away many years before. The controlling dynamic throughout is that in the afterlife your physical appearance is determined by the age at which you were happiest in life. This simple conceit has significant effects on the relationships between husband and wife, father and daughter and past and present. Julie took her own life to be with Derek. This afterlife will keep them apart forever.

supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Tour dates:
* 21 June 8pm - Smiths Restaurant, Eccles
* 11 July 2:30pm & 7:30pm - (with AfterWords) Greater Manchester Fringe Festival - Kings Arms
* 12 July 3pm - Buxton Fringe Festival, Underground Venues - Paupers Pit
* 14 July 4:30pm - Buxton Fringe, Underground Venues - Paupers Pit
* 15 July 4:30pm- Buxton Fringe, Underground Venues - Paupers Pit
* 16 July 3pm- Buxton Fringe, Underground Venues - Paupers Pit
* 6-7 July 7.45pm - (with Bottled Wasps) The Carriageworks, Leeds
* 16-17/11 - (with Bottled Wasps) Lantern Theatre, Liverpool
* 22/11 - (with Bottled Wasps) Square Chapel, Halifax

Bottled Wasps by Paul Buie
Grace and Patrick have returned to the scene of their great romantic adventure, the small seaside hotel where they stayed when they left their respective partners in order to be together. During the course of an evening they realise that much has changed. Walter, mine host, has his own issues: defender of his country and its traditions and what thanks do you get? With a complimentary bar and a sniper’s rifle that can take off the top of your head from half a mile away, how bad can it get?

Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Tour dates:
* 7 July 4.30pm -Buxton Fringe Festival, Underground Venues, Paupers Pit
* 8 July 9pm -Buxton Fringe, Underground Venues - Paupers Pit
* 9 July 4.30pm- Buxton Fringe, Underground Venues - Paupers Pit
* 11 July 2:30pm & 7:30pm - (with AfterWords) Greater Manchester Fringe Festival - Kings Arms
* 19-20 September 8pm - Smiths Restaurant, Eccles
* 6-7 July 7.45pm - (with AfterWords) The Carriageworks, Leeds
* 16-17/11 - (with AfterWords) Lantern Theatre, Liverpool
* 22/11 - (with AfterWords) Square Chapel, Halifax

Once Upon A Time... (Writing Workshop)
Once upon a time.... A playwriting workshop that looks at how we tell a story on stage. If we don't have a story then is it a play?
Nicola Schofield won the Royal Exchange Bruntwood prize in 2004 and was on the Royal Court Young Writer's programme mentored by Simon Stephens. She is currently Literary Associate and writer on attachment at The Octagon Theatre Bolton and teaches and mentors young playwrights.
This workshop is open to playwrights of any experience and offers exercises and tools that help in areas such as story and structure and finding your character. We all know playwriting isn't easy but there are tools that can help when the sight of a blank piece of paper seems a cruel taunt
21st July, 11:30am-3pm, The Lass O'Gowrie
Tickets are £4.50
Available online (QuayTickets) or on the door
This event is part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival
Chaotic Combinations
Sunday 22nd July 7pm will see monologues performed as a result of just over 24 hours work.

On Saturday 21st July many actors and writers will be brought together to team up in groups of an actor and a writer to create short monologues. They will be locked away in a rehearsal space for a full day of creativity with the outcome performed in the evening of 22nd July.

They will compete against each other and the winner will go on to the grand final in December to compete against other Chaotic Combinations. 

This event is part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

Who wins? You (the audience) decide!
at Taurus Bar, Canal Street, Manchester
Tickets £4 (£3 concession)
Online booking available soon

We are running a Writer/Director programme this will involve collaborating to create a completely new piece of approximately 30 minutes. The final event will be watching pieces looking at different perspectives on a central theme.
This is for a two night run in September at the 3MT in Manchester.
If you are interested in taking part email us at
Casting calls will be out in due course.
For more information on these roles please check out this link
Casting/Creative Calls
We are currently casting the following roles
Actors - Chaotic Combinations
For more informaiton on these roles please check out this link  -
We are currently looking to fill the following creative roles
Writers - Chaotic Combinations
Writers - Perspectives
Directors - Perspectives
Sponsorship Manager
For more information on any of these roles please check out this link -
Upcoming programme - Elysion Productions

Elysion Sensory Exhibtion - Open from 4/7 2:30pm and 5/7 12:00pm closing 9:30pm each night
Elysion Productions present an exhibition of art installations from our design team as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival: IRIS (presented at the Chorlton Arts Festival earlier this year) THROUGH SOUND WE SEE and A GIRL.
Tickets on sale online and on the door. £5 (£4 concession)
Once you've bought your ticket you can come and go as you please on that day
Elysion Short Film Corner - 7pm-9pm - The Lass O'Gowrie (36 Charles St, M1 7DB) - 9/7
An evening of short films from some of the up and coming talent in the film industry. Set to become a regular evening featuring new and professional films. (Entrance by donation)

Dev's Army - UK Tour (May-July)
A rich, dark comedy in the grand Irish tradition - instantly recognisable characters and oozing charm. Nothing is as balck and white as we think when it's coloured green! Winner 'Best New Writing' Buxton Fringe, ***** FringeGuru, "Imagine Dad's Army on a sortie into Father Ted territory" Manchester Theatre Awards.

Etcetera Theatre/Camden - 19th - 24th June 9:30pm
Lantern Theatre/Liverpool - 7th July 7:30pm
Buxton Fringe Festival/Underground Venues - 11 & 13 July 4:30pm, 12 July 6pm
Greater Manchester Fringe Festival - 21 July 7:30pm
For more information check out 

Film call - Elysion Productions
Elysion Productions are looking for short films up to 30 minutes in length in any genre to screen at our short film night at the Lass O'Gowrie in Manchester on Monday 9th July as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival.

Entries are welcome from across the UK.

24:7 Theatre Festival calls
24:7 Theatre Festival are looking for Front Of House and Box Office Volunteers as well as Venue Coordinators and Venue Box Office Managers. 
Email Gayle on 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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