Our creative team and our partners have extensive theatre experience and have been producing dance shows, pantomimes and musicals for years but for other organisations. Our partners formed Sparks Dramatic Society in 2023 to come together to produce quality, fun and modern productions in Tameside.
All of our partners were involved in Hyde Festival Theatre's family and adult pantomimes which were both fundraisers for the theatre in 2022 - Cinderella & Jack and His Big Stalk (Adult Pantomime).
In 2023, we went on to produce our own productions, Beauty and the Beast (Family Pantomime) and ALaddIn'Er (Adult Pantomime) - Both productions completely sold out prior to the show.
Our small organisation are now in the process of planning for our 2024 productions, 'Rumpelstiltskin' the Family Pantomime and 'The Blow Queen' the Adult Pantomime which will debut at Hyde Festival Theatre in December 2024.
We do not offer a membership scheme at SDS. This means that anyone can audition for our society.
Check out our upcoming auditions page to sign up and find out more information. All of our cast, whether it be acting principals, dancers or ensemble parts are offered on a voluntary-only basis. Remember to keep your audition date/time free as we may not be in a position to audition you again.
Whether you've got decades of experience behind you or are brand new and want to try out a new hobby - we have crewing opportunities available to suit any ability, skill or commitment.
From running shows backstage, building sets, chaperoning our younger cast, decorating the theatre, costumes, technical or customer facing - there's a role for you. All of our crew must be 16+ or accompanied by their own parent/guardian.
Our partners appoint a production team for every single production. We encourage all of our crew to become leaders when feeling comfortable to take the next step.
Our production team plan, coordinate and run the production. From head of wardrobe, set build management, stage management, technical management, safeguarding lead and more - it comes with a lot of responsibility and requires a lot of commitment but it's definitely worth seeing your work when it comes to life.
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