Organised Chaos Productions Newsletter
February 2012
Chaotic Combinations

On Saturday 18th 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 19th February.

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

Who wins? You (the audience) decide!

At 325 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PG

Tickets available on the door £5 (£3 concession)

Audience comments from our last Chaotic Combination: "Well written, talented performance", "Very passionate, well acted and written", "Heart warmingly intelligent", "Witty, true, warm performance", "Excellent writing"
Upcoming productions
We are extremely pleased to announce that we are able to support the two chosen scripts from our script call last year with financial support from the Arts Council. 
Dates for your diaries for production in Manchester
Bottled Wasps by Paul Buie (7:30pm 18-21 April)
After Words by Michael Hart (7:30pm 16-19 May)
Watch this space for more information on when and where the shows will be being produced.
Casting Calls
We are currently casting the following roles
Chaotic Combinations - Actor (all)
Bottled Wasps - Male 50-60
Bottled Wasps - Male 40-50
Bottled Wasps - Female 35-45
Casting calls for After Words will be out soon.
For more information on any of these roles please check out this link -
Writer call
We are currently looking to fill the following roles
Writer - Chaotic Combinations
For more information on this role please check out this link -
Casting call - Elysion Productions
Elysion Productions are looking for a versatile and enthusiastic male actor to join our award winning production of Dev's Army, a play written by Stuart D Lee.
Michael O'Connolly 18 - 25. Local Security Force Volunteer - naive, immature, ill-educated. (the actor auditioning for this role will also be expected to audition for another character demonstrating control, coolness and intelligence) NOTE: All actors must be able to perform an East Coast Southern Irish accent competently (Dublin will do) 
"A rich, dark comedy in the grand Irish tradition - instantly recognisable characters and oozing charm. This play peeks into the classic subtleties of Irish allegiances through local defence volunteers and 'a body on the beach' - nothing is as black and white as we think when it's coloured green!"

The play was originally produced in June/July last year as part of the Not Part Of Festival, Buxton Fringe Festival and Preston Tringe Festival. Gaining many 5 start reviews it went on to win the Best New Writing Award at the Buxton Fringe Festival where it was also nominated for Best Production, along with winning the Forever Manchester Award at the Not Part Of Festival.

The production will be going on a tour of Manchester, Oxford and London for a couple of weeks in June and possibly in August for up to two weeks at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Those applying must be available for these periods and for rehearsal during evenings and weekends from March. They will be joining the rest of the original cast. This is offered on a profit share basis.

Actors must be Manchester/North West based.

Auditions - 18th February. Deadline for application - Midday 16th February

Successful applicants will be asked to prepare a part of the script. 
There is more information on our company at
A Light In Every Window & Hope In Boxes
Straight from their 'Best Show' success at the Not Part Of Festival, Elysion Productions present a double bill of premieres from the award winning playwright Nicola Schofield - writer of Peacefully At Home.
Hope in Boxes sees two Grandchildren sorting throught their Nan's letters and photos. As scenes bring Nan's experiencs of the Second World War to life, the contrasts of social pressures across generations become blurred and issues of hidden sexuality are revealed. The more things change....
A Light in Every Window changes the mood and catapults the audience into a fast contemporary drama of parties, love, marriage, infidelity, shocking consequeances, and ultimately the subtlety of sweet revenge.
Directed by our very own Gayle Hare, these plays promise an evening to remember.
A sell-out at The Lowry - audiences loved it:
"Both brilliant and moving performances. Would have paid £10 just to see 1 of the shows! Thoroughly enjoyed it! 5/5"
"Brilliant, excellently portrayed. An enjoyable evening. 6/5"
Some great reviews as well
"The very competent writing coupled with five solid performances made for an evening of very intense, naturalistic theatre. (Remotegoat - Patrick Cunningham)
"Both these plays were enjoyable, and the cast were absolutely amazing, (Public Reviews - Tracey Lowe)
Coming to:
The Lantern Theatre (Liverpool) - 3 February (
Pavilion Arts Centre (Buxton) - 10/11 February (
Square Chapel (Halifax) - 16 February (
On The Fringe (Southport) - 24 February (
Organised Chaos on the net
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