Hello, you gorgeous lot you!
Mad Cow Productions is hosting an open night for new members!
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Date: Wednesday 9th November.
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Darwin Community Centre, Frankwell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
(In between the Chip Shop & Hair Salon through the black gates.)
(I’ve provided a picture because…well…to be honest, I got lost on my first time going there and walked straight past,not once but twice:) )
Why should you join Mad Cow’s?
“I’m not a performer, I’m terrified of people looking at me. I danced a bit when I was younger, I was in some school shows but that’s it. I miss being on stage, I’m not confident enough to do it,I’m looking for something…I like a challenge, I don’t sing, I can’t dance… I want to meet new people…”
Do these thoughts sound familiar? You’re not alone. We have all had these, or very similar thoughts before we joined Mad Cow Productions.
Yet those very thoughts are also the reason why you should come along!
You have the chance to be a part of something amazing!
Being a member of Mad Cow Productions means that you get a chance to have a go at everything, not just being on stage! I thought I’d share my favourite moments so far.
Back stage it is all hands on deck and is a lot of fun!
We build our own sets…
And put up sets….( We didn’t make this one below…it’s Spamalot, but we did build it!)
There is literally loads for you to get involved with!
Rehearsals are hard work, but a lot of fun…
And often some sitting is involved…patience is a must…
But one thing that I have found beyond all of the above…is friendship!
A Little Bit About Me.
If I may, I’d like to tell you a story about me and my journey with Mad Cow’s…no don’t run away just yet!
It’s not a long boring essay of my hope and dreams…ok some of it might be, don’t judge!
I’m married with three gorgeous daughters and I’m a carer and a writer. I was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome along with my three daughters about five years ago. Since having my children, I hadn’t been involved in theatre and my dancing and singing days were more along the lines of row,row your boat and then came the dreaded High School Musical years. I felt that something was missing. My husband, Ryan Brown joined Mad Cow productions about four years ago. I watched as his confidence grew and I got to meet most of the Herd. A little voice in my head said “why don’t you join to?” An then I laughed and thought, I don’t have time. I couldn’t possibly sing, dance or act anymore. Hell, I had a million negative reasons that I gave myself as to why I shouldn’t.
But with each show I watched and the more Mad Cow’s I met, the more I got pulled in. I started to think, why couldn’t I do it? What’s the worse that could happen?
I did it, I auditioned. I got in. I’m not going to lie, it was nerve-wracking but I was supported all the way by Mad Cow’s. In the last year since I joined, I have been the DSM for The Games Afoot, I was in the ensemble for Spamalot, (my youngest daughter was delighted to tell her friends I was a fish Schlapper…only she missed off the fish bit. I do believe a few parents were told by their children that I was a slapper…Oh well) I played Gerda in ‘The Hollow’ which has just finished and is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. We have just done our first Murder Mystery with Mad Cow on the Mooove and had a fantastic time doing it! (My own mother didn’t recognise me! I’m the one in the red wig.) I’m looking forward to being a part of Anything Goes, it’s a fab musical!
We have the best support from our Herd Leaders Alex and Lisa and also a fantastic team of talented people backing them all the way; singing coaches, music director, choreographers, photographers, artists and musician’s. We even get to have masterclasses with professionals such as Graham Newell…what more could you ask for?
My confidence has grown in all areas of my life, I’m fitter than I thought I could get and Oh my…I have a social life.
I have watched as this fab group became my friends, my family and ultimately like my very own little village.
Essentially,what I’d like to say is… don’t let fear of the unknown hold you back. Whether theatre is something you’ve done before in the past or always had an urge to try. Hell even if it’s something brand new to you then come along and see us on Wednesday.
We look forward to seeing you! 🙂
Hopefully you’ll get on board for Anything Goes 😉