Men at Arms Behind The Scenes – Matt Burnett on Building Detritus, Stone by Stone

Behind the acting, laughter and bravado lies the hard work and efforts of our crew, from set design and lighting/sound effects to costume design and prop design. It’s really important to us to recognise the work everyone puts in off-stage as well as in front of our audience!

We thought we’d take a few moments to talk to Matt Burnett on his efforts with one of the stars of our show, member of the City Watch Detritus…

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Unseen University Challenge raises £163

On The Glorious 25th of May 2019, Peculiar Productions held the Unseen University Challenge, a comprehensive quiz dedicated to Terry Pratchett’s works, and raised £163 for Men at Arms and Nerve Tumours UK.

As well as a quiz held by our quizmaster, Terrance, there was a bake sale and raffle, and event attendees were among the first people to witness the Men at Arms poster and ticket launch, designed by the very talented Kat Orford!

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Our Gung-Ho challenge raises £425

On 20th April, the Peculiars tackled a 5K in Swansea! But it wasn’t just any old 5K, oh no – it was the Gung Ho 5K of massive inflatable obastcles!

A massive thanks to everyone who donated or, or came to cheer us on. Thanks also to our Gung-Ho team, for letting no obstacle stand in their way. We’ve raised a fantastic £425 towards our August production of Terry Pratchett’s ‘Men at Arms’!

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Pitches now open for 2020

Have you got what it takes to bring a show to the stage? We’re now accepting pitches for our Early 2020 and and Summer 2020 shows, so if you’re interested in directing with our talented and exciting amateur company, we want to hear from you.

Written pitches will be followed up by a meeting to discuss your pitch shortly after. If you’re interested in pitching, contact us for more information.

Summer show launch

Looking forward to our Pratchett production this Summer and want to get involved? Join us on Wednesday 27th February at the Owain Glyndwr, Tair Pluen at 6:30pm to find out what the production team have in store.

Whether you fancy acting, working backstage, being a creative genius and helping create the Discworld with us or just want to be a part of it, we have a place for you!

Audition and crew applications will be available from Wednesday. To get yours, drop us a line using the form below.

Terry Pratchett’s ‘Men at Arms’, 21st-24th August 2019, The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff

Audition pack requests are now closed. Thank you to everyone that got in touch.

Arcadia: Meet Paul, Down to Earth

It’s our final Meet the Actor – and that must mean it’s nearly Christmas! We’ve been rehearsing for twelve weeks and showcased twelve actors, who will be spending their Christmas break learning lines between bits of shiny wrapping paper.

Paul, last but not least, is playing the part of Richard Noakes. He has big gardening plans for Sidley Park, much to the chagrin of Lady Croom. He has made appearances in multiple Monstrous Productions’ performances, as well as our first production, ‘The Truth’.

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Arcadia: Meet Josh, Quietly Brilliant

Josh will be taking up the role of Gus Coverly as well as his ancestor, Augustus Coverly, in ‘Arcadia’!

Josh is no stranger to the stage, performing as many a panto villain with St. Peter’s Players, as well as well-received performances in Monstrous Productions’ ‘Going Postal’,‘Guards! Guards!’, ‘The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents’ and in Peculiar’s first production, ‘The Truth’, as Goodmountain the dwarf.

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4th December 2018 – Peculiar Quiz 3: Let’s Get Quizzical!

It’s time to get Quizzical for the third Peculiar Quiz! There’ll be some colourful questions, a look back at 2018, and even a round to get you in the festive mood for Christmas! You might need a drink after all of that…

Plus some surprise rounds – but you’ll have to be there to find out more…*.

(*Don’t worry, there isn’t a Sport round. There may be some questions about sport though…)

Teams of up to 5 people, cash prize for the winning team! Don’t have enough for a team? That’s OK – we’ll match you up on the night.

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Arcadia: Meet Tony, a Poetic Soul

Tony Beard is our featured actor this week, playing the curiously naive Ezra Chater.

Tony has graced the stage before in Peculiar Production’s ‘The Truth’.Beyond this, we have seen him with Monstrous Productions in various roles and performances, from ‘Witches Abroad’ to ‘Guards! Guards!’, in the Whovians and as part of Newport Operatic Society’s ‘Chess‘, ‘A Christmas Carol’ and others!

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