Hi to all at Scottish Community Drama Association,
I would like to offer your organisation, and any drama and/or musical groups you may be associated with, a FREE Comedy Stage Play to perform throughout 2017.
Whilst written as a Comedy Stage Play there are lots of opportunities for other types of creativity, music, song, choreography and even puppetry. In fact it is an ideal vehicle for any group to put their own stamp on the work. There are even songs available if groups wanted to write and produce their own music.
As recently featured in both the AM DRAM Newsletter as well as the Portsmouth Amateur Diary, I am hoping to offer all sorts of communities and groups, the opportunity to raise much needed funds for their own worthy causes throughout 2017.
To this end I would like to offer my newest and original Comedy Stage Play - THE HOUSE OF VON RIMMER - FREE of royalties and performing rights, or any other monetary payment, and wondered if you, or any group you know, would consider it for production.
I started writing THE HOUSE OF VON RIMMER in 1993 as a TV sit com, it then turned in to a comedy screenplay, and then a musical comedy stage play, and then a radio play, and then it came back to being a comedy stage play.
Following the same tragic-but-funny story-line, it has been re-written and re-polished over 20-times, and it was only last year that I became satisfied the work is finally finished. Now, I would be happy to work with any performing company who requires minor changes to suit themselves.
Offering it for free seems a good way to entice performing groups to read and hopefully perform it, and this will also help to get my work more widely known. Yes, it has been a long hard road, but now I want to share the joys and laughter I’ve had with it over the years with as many people as possible.
Next year I may be lucky enough to earn some money from THE HOUSE OF VON RIMMER, but for 2017 I would ask that all profits should go back in to the performing group's own organisation for own improvements or good causes. It is also free to perform as many times as required during 2017.
If this is of interest to you, or anyone you know, please contact me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward the following 3 files as PDF files.
Character List Script Sets List
A brief description of THE HOUSE OF VON RIMMER is:
A Troll upsets The House of Von Rimmer by stealing the family fortune. The batty vampire Prince Otto, and his spoilt werewolf wife Christina, employ 2-ghoul investigators to search for their missing son (a bat), who returns 10-years later and restores the fortunes to The House of Von Rimmer, and gives come-uppance to the Troll.
Things which may be of interest are;
It is a family show. It is new and has never been performed. It is intended for the community in order to help raise much needed funds. Youth/Young Theatre and School participation is actively encouraged. It has the potential to become a musical with lots of opportunities for creativity, music, song, choreography and puppetry. Budget was in mind when writing the stage play and there are only 2 sets.
If you know of any advertising media which will help circulate this offer, I would be most grateful if you would share this information and I will make contact.
Thank you for your time and attention.
I look forward to your response.
Tom Rooney UK Playwright & Screenwriter (Always working on another great story) ...
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